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You can't switch off Auto-Save or Versions. Those are the problems. They need work, they need much more thought behind them, and they need a way to OPT OUT. It's truly bad practice to have multiple saved versions of confidential documents floating around, pinned to some text app. It's plainly ridiculous. And as it goes forward, multiplying one version upon another, ad infinitum, storage space gets gobbled up at an alarming rate. Oh, wait a minute, isn't there somebody out...
The whole thing is a big step back. Auto-save prohibits the user from making any test version of a contract or document, the Apple way is to save everything, make multiple versions and eat, eat, eat up disk space to sell, sell, sell more via iCloud. So, you inadvertently make a mistake on a document and iCloud whisks it away, forcing the error-laden doc to all of your instruments. I've been fighting in Pages with this boneheaded auto-save el crapo rio system for 2 weeks...
Still, the ROI just isn't there, the numbers plainly reveal this, regardless of whether Apple takes their unfair share of sales or not. Whether change is coming sooner or later is immaterial, really. Gearing up for iPad sales is capital intensive, not time intensive. And there's no advantage to be gained by losing money being on the bleeding edge. This man is very smart, he's made a billion or two running his media organization intelligently for years. Let others pave the...
Good point... what I would like to know is why I can't adjust the space between the keys on the virtual keyboard? I mean, it's a virtual keyboard, why is it so stultified? I have huge fingers and typing on those puny iPhone & iPad virtual keyboards are really difficult. I'm constantly hitting adjacent keys, nearly on every character. The software feedback from the strike on the key to the display of the character is still a bit slow but it's manageable, I think. And it...
Absolutely 100% wrong. Been a Mac guy since 1988. Please note you can now get great taste in a decaffeinated coffee :-)We're brainstorming here, try to follow along with us because it seems like you're a Mac supporter, so your experience, input and thoughts would be valuable.One question for you: can you successfully & completely move and share all your data between your desktop Mac, your iPad, your iPhone and your MacBook?
You're on track regarding the offloading of data. Sure, it makes sense to virtually everyone on earth. Except of course, Apple. You're trying to delineate between devices & data and Apple cannot help you there (yet). Eventually in their epic battle with Google (still to come), Apple will be forced by the market to assist their customers with their data. But right now, Apple only cares about their devices, not your data. The real question is: will Apple wait to be forced...
I'm not sure I understand your ? .... The Dock connector has 30 contacts; the USB B-mini has 4, and one must be used for ground. So, it would appear that the iPod dock connector is vastly more capable of a myriad of functions than a simple USB B-mini.
This is a correct analysis. Another benefit would be: check into any hotel, and there's a charger to be had either in the room or at the front desk as a loaner. At airports as well as coffee shops, bars, et al. Ubiquitous availability. Use/charge & re-charge anywhere. Extremely convenient for road warriors. This will probably come to pass because the EU market is a big $$$ market for Apple. But it won't be a data connection - only a power port. Apple will not easily...
If only we could bring back Microsoft Bob, I'm sure everything would be alright. Too bad there's no "Dinner & A Movie" services to the home... Apple should buy Netflix and give away an DVR-based Apple TV with a 2-year subscription. Later, Google will buy Blockbuster and with a 1-year subscription, give away a Google TV that has 2TB of cloud storage. HoHoHo!
It's two things that bug me which I consider "big issues": (1) Apple tells people they can OPT OUT when quite clearly no one can ever OPT OUT. They need to stop trying to fool people, and come clean; (2) It's not the services themselves that freak me out, it's the reporting & subsequent storage of the data. I don't want Apple or any of their cute little developers knowing where I the hell I am at some given point. I don't care if they're evil or not, that's not the issue....
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