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I doubt I'll ever understand the point of these 'keep you from having to stand up and walk a few feet' gadgets. We sit around too much. Getting up and about is good for our health. It make no sense.
These delays may be good news. As is did when iTunes debuted, Apple may be trying to break new ground, hence these licensing delays. That said, I have not interest in a $30-40 per month service no matter what it includes.
Ah, but there's one area where Google beats the socks off Apple. The spell-checker in OS X is so pitiful, it fails to offer suggestions about 1/3 the time. Even a single missing letter or pair of transposed letters can leave it clueless. I cut and paste that same misspelling into a Google search and perhaps 98% of the time Goggle nails the word I meant. And I might add that for a lot of us having decent spell checking is a heck of a lot more important than anything...
Good news. I'm suspecting that the techniques and technology developed for the Apple Watch may prove more useful on iPhones.
Not surprising. Apple is the only major computer maker who refuses to engage in a pricing race to the bottom. Often, you get what you pay for. My gripe isn't with their service, which has always been excellent. It's that in the last few years they've made self-service increasingly difficult. I don't need Apple to replace a hard drive that, out of warranty, is likely to be expensive. I need Apple to apply its creative brilliance to give us Macs with the same easily...
We can only hope that Ive's promotion means that Apple as a whole will return to creating products that are useful tools for those of us who work for a living and need unpretentious but necessary features such as upgradable RAM, easy repairability, sufficient ports, and replaceable drives. I've grown tired of an Apple that seems to regard their customers as no different from H. G. Wells' Eloi, of whom Wikipedia says: "By the year AD 802,701, humanity has evolved into two...
Never forget what Bill and Hillary Clinton illustrate all too well with their corrupt foundation. For the Democratic party, fraud and corruption is a feature not a bug. There's typically a pretense of caring about those with limited incomes, but the real purpose is pay-to-play for the rich and well-connected. Those who pay, fill the pockets of Democratic politicians either directly (political contributions) or indirectly (foundation donations or inflated speaking fees)....
Quote: "Were it around at the time, Americans might have used the word to refer to the Clampett family from the Beverly Hillbillies." Not, they were simply hillbillies not used to being rich. This guy has far different problems. That said, my response is "Who cares?"
Good for some%u2014probably. But I suspect I'm one of those for whose coordination isn't up to the distinction between a light tap and applying more pressure. Of more use might be a keyboard that uses our palms for new meanings. Pressing down the right palm of a pad would trigger uppercase. Pressing down the left palm would enter a command-key mode. My feeble sense of coordination might handle that. Even better would be a small, thumb-operated keyboard on an iPhone that...
 Wireless is fine if you live in a home on a large lot. it becomes dubious in high density locale. At a university library reading room I used to write in, WiFi became absolutely unworkable in early afternoon with 200+ students in one large room. And many dense condo and apartment neighborhoods are much the same. I've been in many locales where I could seen two-dozen plus WiFis visible. Email and that may be fine. But it's disaster when you start streaming HD-TV. Were I...
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