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Tim Cook can get his watch replaced for free. I can't, so I'm not going to wear that watch or any expensive and showy watch in the shower. That said, I did wear watches that were dive-rated when I did sailing and I would wear one of Casio's G-Shock watches swimming%u2014but if-and-only-if there was a reason to do so. Not all of us have the luxury of an Apple executive's income. Still, this is a good sign. It may hint that Apple is thinking about create a sport model of...
I can think of something else Apple should buy%u2014the rights to include in the next version of iOS the marvelous audio-enhancing code in Marco Arment's podcast app, Overcast. I downloaded the app last week and immediately discovered just how much more enjoyable it makes podcast listening. I can set just the right speed. (No dreadful choice between 1x and 1.5x.) Distracting pauses disappear. Varying sound levels are smoothed out. It'd be great for just that. But it also...
Apple would do all of us a world of more good if it spent some money to upgrade OS X's dreadful spell checker. Its vocabulary is that of a college sophomore (For example, it doesn't know about exceptionalism, which has been a hotly debated political topic for at least a decade.) Its anemic correction suggestions are so poor they would would shame a spell checker from the 1980s. The spell checker ought to be smart enough to know whether a particular hyphenation is standard...
Assuming that the money Apple is hoarding overseas from the IRS is in dollars and with the dollar up in comparison to the Euro, this is excellent timing. By the way, if you've long planned to 'do Europe,' now is an excellent time. Fuel costs are down, making travel cheaper. And the dollar is up, making expenses lower. Ah, but given how many others will also figure that out, you might want to make your trip off-season, either just before or just after the regular tourist...
He's an interesting guy to listen to. Maybe Apple will put him to work creating helpful videos or podcasts.
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Claiming that Apple could capture a 10% market share is hysterical. They're moving into a niche inside a niche with electric minivan. Even if they captured 100% of those sales, we're looking at well under 1% of the auto market. When I was studying engineering, we had an adage that "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." I suggested that some of our teachers wouldn't be all that great with real-life projects. There's a level beyond that, however, in that those who...
Nothing's changed that matters. Judging by the pictures, these new Apple stores will still be far too brightly lit just like the old ones. When I buy, I want to view what I'm considering in an environment like that I'll be using it in. That most emphatically isn't with banks of florescent lights overhead. I don't do brain surgery in my home office. ---- Does Apple really think it can repeat the iPod and iPhone phenomenas with the iWatch? If so, they're likely to be...
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