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so the much hyped Fire is a flop. and the much touted Surface is an outright fail. there should be a claim chowder banquet on the tech websites today feasting on the dozens of glowing predictions that were showered upon them both, but i just can't find it. meanwhile tho this will be reported as more proof Apple is doomed, and great new things are coming from Amazon and MS, just wait.
DED is clearly right about the overwhelming double standard in media coverage of everything Apple. for example, take the New York Times ... please. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/apples-profit-climbs-but-cracks-are-showing.html?ref=brianxchen the url shows the article's original headline and lede, but both were later edited to change "cracks" to "pressure"! LOL. but the worm may be turning somewhat as Google gets more time as media punching bag due to...
 that would be a neat trick, but there's no standard protocol to implement it. all the OEM's including Apple want capture you in their own 'walled garden' for such device interoperability. you can do a half ass job of it with some IR remotes now, programming them to run all your stuff with dedicated buttons to switch inputs, but there are always individual quirks for each device's UI that don't fit somehow, and if you need to enter text you're outta luck. or you can get a...
 that's what is never going to happen, if you mean ATV would be the primary source for all your viewing. despite all the 'cut the cord' hype, access to broadcast/cable content will remain essential for most homes for the foreseeable future.
Apple TV definitely needs some improvements just to make it easier to use. i've been using two for several years.   first the Remote app still inexplicably requires old style clumsy swipe navigation to control the ATV home screen and all the other menus. i have no idea why. all the icons and lists on ATV could easily be on screen buttons and pull downs in the Remote app too. that should have been fixed years ago.   second, an HDMI pass thru with auto input selection...
for the page hits of course. in general, articles about Apple will routinely get a lot of hits. and in general, negative articles about anything will routinely get a lot of hits. so, articles that are Apple + negative get the most hits. they're just hit whores.
you keep forgetting the /s
you forgot the /s
nice try, word games. "official Google" = using the Google ecosystem. and no, once you are in it, you can't readily get out of all its data mining and still use it all. sure, you can abandon all Google services, root you phone, etc. and escape. but that's not what consumers do. and Google knows that and exploits that.
yes you can opt out of much of the Google data mining. but never all.  and the right way to protect our privacy is to instead make everything like that opt in. which iOS does nearly all the time. you know damn well Google stacks the deck its way. pretending otherwise is apologia for evil.
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