10/27/13 at 3:27pm
Posts by matt_s
10/27/13 at 12:02pm
10/27/13 at 8:56am
We want to sync hardwired. We don't want to entrust our hard earned business contacts or our calendar or our documents to any other company. Not just Apple; any company. Apple is special here because of the history of their remarkably poor cloud performance over a relatively long time period. It's a fairly pathetic legacy. It once pissed Steve off. This is not about photos or music. This is business. We have patent data, product designs and critical competitive...
10/25/13 at 12:09pm
What’s relatively annoying is that Windows users can still sync their iPhones and iPads with their computer over USB but Mac users are forced to use iCloud. No more USB syncing via iTunes. Like millions of other Mac users, I run my business on my Macs and synching across devices and computers is critical. Who wants to bet the ranch on iCloud? I'm certainly not big on risking my income, home, business, family on Apple's cloud performance and policy. How many times...
9/19/13 at 4:18pm
- Forum: iPhone
"...it is our hope that Activation Lock will prove to be an effective deterrent to theft, and that the widespread use of this new system will end the victimization of iPhone users, as thieves learn that the devices have no value on the secondary market." You don't believe that's really why law enforcement wants this upgrade, right? They want it so they can gain quick access to your iPhone's contents without a court order. To their chagrin, they're not (yet) allowed...
7/27/13 at 9:25am
Only assembly. The castings and precision machined parts are made in Japan.
7/27/13 at 9:24am
Not for very long. I agree with his assessment. Car manufacturers were looking for something to give them a leg up in the feature race & Microsoft was financing the implementation. It was what was available at the time, chosen for that benefit more than anything else. iOS gives auto makers a much more robust environment & infrastructure, backed by the leading smart phone handset in the market. iTunes is a very major force here. Hand's free voice activation via Siri...
7/26/13 at 5:24am
Oh no kidding. It's pathetic. Worse than texting & driving. No way you can locate anything you haven't done 1,000x before without pulling over on to the shoulder. Siri will blow Microsoft Sync away - it's made for the car. The auto industry is not shy about switching horses in mid-stream. An earlier poster seemed to think Apple (or anyone new) would not be able to "crack" the market, due to embedded vendors and old decisions. Neither of those are significant barriers...
7/25/13 at 7:59pm
It's merely an opportunity to humiliate members of your own peer group, drink beer, and hand out cash.
7/24/13 at 3:12pm