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iPads make the best photo albums. As a matter of fact, that's the only reason I ever bought an iPad for.The fact that it does other things is a pleasant side effect, but I'd never spend as much money as an iPad costs without a serious business case; watching Netflix in bed isn't exactly worth $1k or even half as much. Having a few thousand pictures in presentation quality in a about a pound of weight without having to spend $0.30 for each print and having to lug around a...
Didn't have a problem securing a 128GB iPad Air this afternoon for store pickup. However, the SIM removal tool is worse than what I expected from Samsung. They might have just as well included a bent paper clip; can't even put that sorry piece of wire on a key chain. YUCK!!!! Whatever happened to the liquid metal license??? Is Apple so desperate to increase profit margins that they can't afford to include a decent SIM removal tool anymore? May it is time to start...
 REDiculous is Rudolf's nose, and are the noses of many clowns. Ridiculous is just about what happens to spelling in this world, in particular what the misspellings reveal about true understanding of language, including the meaning of word roots, etymology, etc. ("ridere" is Latin for "to laugh", thus something ridiculous is something that's laughable) It's even more depressing when considering that while not the pinnacle of the educational elite, a forum like AI at least...
 Buy the Server upgrade to OS X, and enable your own CardDAV server, move your contacts over, and be done with it. It's a $20 purchase. Most basic iCloud services (unfortunately NOT (yet?) keychain sync) you can host on your own server, in particular calendar, contacts, etc. Only push notifications will go through Apple's push server, but that can be turned off. Not sure what information is in the push notification, i.e if it's just a "check the server for updates" or a...
 The problem is whose server......the last thing I would like to see is Apple implementing some (castrated) server side rules for iCloud accounts, and ditching rules in Mail.app; or for that matter each and every mail server having different server side rules.Until such a point where server side rules are powerful and standardized and can be edited from the client over an extended IMAP(-like) standard protocol, as much as I conceptually like the idea of server side rules...
Issues: - marking a message as junk in a smart mailbox only marks it as junk but doesn't move it to the junk mailbox as it used to do correctly in previous releases; marking a message as junk in the inbox still moves it to the junk mailbox. This makes using a smart mailbox for unread or flagged or VIP messages useless - if mail is open on multiple machines junk message marking and classification gets seriously wonky and/or out of sync There are other issues, like mail...
 None of which has anything to do with silver power cables, which are utterly pointless, because any decent, and even more so any high-end equipment has an internal power supply that filters, regulates, stabilizes and transforms the power from AC to DC at levels useful for the electronics inside.  For one, most of that expensive equipment you quote has nothing to do with the sampling frequencies we were discussing, because like you what you don't seem to know, speakers and...
 Glad you bring that up....16-bit vs. 24-bit: 16-bit is perfectly adequate as a delivery system, provided *everything* was done perfectly during production and mastering, AND the source material was higher resolution and word-length reduced and dithered as the absolutely last step.Unfortunately, that's a lot of iffs which in reality almost never are true, sticking with 24-bit removes a variety of potential error sources in the digital production work flow, so in any...
 Make people pay for any textbook that's not returned in pristine condition. Guess how quickly that situation will improve, it's the government, they can put a lien on parents' property and wages if need be.  Excited? Is this Disneyworld? Whatever happened to duty? Back in the day if students didn't pay attention they got a beating from the teacher, and they shut up about it, because if the dad heard about it, he was sure to give them a second beating for giving the family...
 It's not about hardware, it's about content. It's much easier for a teacher to whip up a demo app with Xcode than trying to deal with the development tools available for any other platform.Similarly, there are tons of demo apps, simulation apps, textbooks, etc. for the iPad, and not very much for any other platform that's kids friendly.So just as technology and money per se aren't the solution, neither is cost cutting when just looking at purchase price rather than doing...
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