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Posts by Dick Applebaum

This may be a bit off-topic for this thread, but Apple's business may be evolving into an XaaS business -- as are many other tech businesses.Consider The sales of iTunes Software and Services:http://www.asymco.com/2014/02/10/fortune-130/To some extent, Apple already offers XaaS with iCloud Apps and storage, iTunes Match, Streaming, etc.What if Apple were to offer SHaaS, (SHopping as a Service) using iTunes to browse/shop/buy/pay for services, general merchandise and hard...
Like it or not, individuals ar the only buyers of Apple products. More and more enterprises (governments, large business, education, health, etc.) are buying (or underwriting BYOD) iPhones and iPads for business use. Tim said recently that over 95% of the Fortune 100 were evaluating or buying iPads. Normally, enterprise sales mean that large purchases are subject to the enterprises' budget cycle.When I worked for IBM, we were very aware of these budget cycles and...
So, you don't think that there will be any iPhone or iPad announcements between June 2 (WWDC) and September?
In which quarter is June?  September?  October?
First: By my calculations, the year 2014 is less than 1/3 along -- yet many, like you, assume that there will be no new products -- seems a bit illogical.Second: The 2014 WWDC Keynote will occur on June 2 (approximately mid-year) -- this. historically, is the venue for announcing new and updated products -- and sometimes new categories,Third: Often Apple's products are dependent on new or leading-edge technology being available in large volumes (TouchID, 64-bit A7, Mac...
I didn't say that it was a good goal, or that I necessarily agree with it!However, look at Apple's Mail app in landscape mode on the iPad or an iPad mini. Here, you can do most of the Navigation you need to do with a single hand -- yet additional, out of reach, information is available to improve the user experience.If you wanted to redesign the app for one-handed use you could allow the user to double tap a message summary on the left and bring the full message into the...
I disagree!"The bigger the screen the lazier you get (as a developer)." Bullshit! Just the opposite is true!If one-hand access is your goal, you can accomplish that regardless of screen size.Are you an iOS OSX developer?Have you ever written an iPhone app?By your logic, the iOS developer would be much more creative and have a better app on a 1.5" x 1.5" screen.
What makes sense to me: Take a standard iPad Air WiFi ($499-699) and: attach it to the dash with a [suction cup or somesuch] case/holder attach it to the iPhone via AirPlay attach the iPhone to the car systems (QNX) via available standerd interface This way the QNX could supply all the car controls/info through the iPhone. The iPad/iPhone could supply maps, navigation, traffic, weather, etc. Backseat iPads could be standalone or AirPlay-connected to the iPhone for...
You can turn Bluetooth off.But, if you are concerned about tracking, you should also turn off your:WiFiGPS radioCell radioI can't remember where I read the article (arstechnica???), but, for example: every time your phone detects a nearby WiFi tower (used to assist GPS) -- the tower also detects your phone's unique WiFi ID. Same principle for the cell towers.So the WiFi system and the cell system can detect where you are and track where you've been (and when).If I can...
Here ya' go:Aside: We've been watching Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classics -- similar to Upstairs, Downstairs on Masterpiece theater -- only a lot funnier!One of the lead actresses is Elizabeth McGovern. I had remembered her appearing in a controversial movie some time ago ... A little surfing on IMDB, and I came up with the movie Ragtime. She played a character that was supposed to have posed for the statue of Diana, above that was commissioned by Architect Stanford...
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