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Oh great, yet another way for the FBI, NSA, and various sex perverts to spy on us. I actually consider it a feature of my Mac mini that it doesn't have a camera or mike. Of course, I guess we can fix that camera with a bit of black electrical tape. It'd be better, though, if Apple would add a sliding cover in front of the lens. That said, I do hope the new Apple TV brings major changes. It'll justify my waiting.
Quote: "With the new features and services, schools will have greater control over devices handed out to students." Ah yes, the memories of high school that brings back. We didn't have gadgets like iPads back then. But looking back, I can recall in the first half of the 1960s the early symptoms of what torments us today--schools obsessed with "greater control" of their students. Oddly, that wasn't true of my grade school in the happy latter-1950s. Then, I could and did...
I wonder how these WiFi-dependent gadgets work in high-density areas? I've seen high-rise condo locations where WiFi will pick up two dozen or more stations at once. With that much interference and continual high-data-rate streaming, that video might get erratic.
Hilarious! Google, which would claim to employ some of the most intelligent people on the planet, gets caught doing something any journeyman plumber would know they shouldn't do. They were attempting to build without a permit, and in San Francisco no less. SF must have some of the most draconian permitting and building regulations in the country. And did someone point out to the just how useless a barge would be for staging Google Glass demonstrations? Barges don't...
The bullies at the DOJ made a giant blunder when they took on Apple. They hoped for a quick settlement, with happy little book purchasers, all properly bought off, pulling the lever for Obama in 2012. The big publishers folded quickly. Even they can't afford to take on the feds. But Apple, with pockets $160 billion deep, can fight them until doomsday and shows every indication of doing just that. Now what's the DOJ to do? Their lawyers, in proper Chicago-machine style,...
Still no fix for the dreadful spelling correction suggestions? One letter missing or two letters transposed and it's clueless.
I was most impressed that Apple had an iOS patch for this that covered iOS 6 and my aging iPhone 3gs. That's the kind of long-term support, I tell people, that puts iPhones ahead of their competition. Most smartphone makers seem to give no support once a product is discontinued. I hope Apple does the same with the OS X patch. My MacBook, which I still find useful, won't run any OS X past Lion. It needs a patch too.
Great ideas all, and likely to be a good reason to get us to upgrade. But while they're making all these changes, Apple might give serious consideration to: 1. Adding GPS to all iPads. It'd one-up the competition and location can be valuable even without cellular data. 2. Consider adding GPS to MacBook Pros and perhaps the MacBook Air. 3. Develop a way for GPS-equipped iPhones and iPads to share location data via Bluetooth with other Apple devices. Again, that'd one-up...
Larger screens are OK, but that's hardly innovative. Almost everyone else already has one. If Apple wants to "Be Different," is should create an iPhone Sport that can be taken surfing or even in dives down 30-40 feet. It'd also work well in hospital environments where equipments needs to be sterilized. It makes little sense to be developing an iWatch to be used for jogging in a heavy rain, but have an iPhone attached that can't cope with a light mist. Apply might also...
* Adjustable control whose purpose an app could define would be great. I hate having to mouse to those tiny sliders in apps. Using it for scrolling through web pages would be great too. * A virtual keyboard? Not so great. No tactile feedback. On the other hand, having the keyboard lighting dim when a user stops typing to extend battery life would be fine. --Mike Perry
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