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Posts by Dick Applebaum

Ha! The potential is kind of piquing your interest too.Imagine iCloud with a special format/access, like dropbox, for these crossover devices and Macs.If PCs are trucks and iPads are cars -- then these devices would be SUVs.I don't know that Apple needs to make a lot of money with this device but it certainly needs something between OS X and iOS.Elegantly typed and dictated on my iPad 4.
IDK, the idea of an expanded iOS running, with kb/touchpad, on a somewhat more powerful device than an iPad intrigues me.There are several no-man's-lands separating iOS and OSX -- the file system and multiple, overlapping windows. The touch UI on the iPad could handle these -- but I think a mouse/touchpad would provide a superior experience.Consider a device with 4-8GB RAM 128-256GB SSD.Aside: My iMac 27" is awaiting service and I am typing this on a Mac Mini -- 2.2GHz...
Yes!If Apple does SoS, I suspect that their first iteration will be a separate chip -- rather than part of the Ax APU. A wireless radio (Cell, WiFi, BT, GPS) would seem a natural first step.
Not to mention the money-saving potential. The iPhone 5S wireless chips at $32 are second only to the display and touch ($41) costs in the BOM. Wireless is about 17% of the total BOM cost of $191.http://technology.ihs.com/451425/groundbreaking-iphone-5s-carries-199-bom-and-manufacturing-cost-ihs-teardown-reveals
What you describe could happen to any add on system regardless of OS (Android, iOS, Windows). Apparently, QNX is specifically designed for fail safe operations where it cannot be allowed to abort, reboot, etc -- things such as imbedded automotive, medical, industrial, security implementations.
I agree with this -- even though I am an AAPL shareholder.According to what I've read, QNX OS (owned by Blackberry) is the common denominator for imbedded automotive OSes.
Good idea! I would add to that the "safe speed limit" based on road, traffic weather conditions. etc.
Ahh... A while back they held some games at Stanford * for the Olympics or World Cup (can't remember which). What impressed me were the fans of the Italian team -- singing, laughing having a good time -- some even watched the game * The Stanford stadium seated 100,000 back then -- and it was packed!
Wow! Those are U12's?What particularly impresses me is the passing and position -- playing as a team, rather than as individuals
Well, if PCs are trucks… and iPads are cars… I guess that makes a power iPad an SUV or minivan!
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