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"Come See What 2011 Will Be The Year Of" implies a lot more will be hyped than just iPad 2. after all, it will be the year of iPhone 5 and OS X Lion too, and whatever else Apple has up its sleeve. so hope to hear about a lot of stuff! btw, that is a terribly written phrase. and ... here comes the media frenzy. with that open-ended come-on, the Apple guessing game may hit an all time high.
don't you mean Apple gets $3 and Amazon gets $3 and you get $4? obviously not the best of the three options for you. but as a practical matter, most buying Kindle books will get them on the Amazon or Kindle device website anyway, even if they might read them later on an iPad via the Kindle app. and the rest of the iPad owners are going to buy your book via iBooks. so i doubt you will get hit by many of this double-billed 3rd option. the way you still come out way ahead is...
yeah, that's right. you buy the iOS product, you buy the whole Apple package. with respect, take it or leave it. if you don't like it, either jailbreak your Apple device, or, for heaven's sake just don't buy it at all! get something else. there are alternatives. no one is twisting your arm. Google is selling a package too, just a different kind, and in cahoots with the telcos to boot. same for Amazon. so will MS/Nokia, if they ever pull their sh*t together. and HP. and...
the Giz post - "Apple's New Subscription Model Is Evil" - is stupid bullshit. for good example, it also says:"But check it. Suppose you've never used Rhapsody before (or the NYT or Rdio or whatever), and you download the app. When you open the app, you need to buy a subscription. Do you:A) Subscribe on the device, and start getting the stuff you want immediately?or B) Wait until you go home and subscribe on your computer?"the idiot couldn't even think of C) Open Safari (or...
Baloney. because as you say they already have their own websites too where you can sign up for and/or buy their content/services. which web sites you can easily access via browser on the same iOS device that runs their app. and then you stream/download that "purchased outside" content via their app per usual. Apple did not prohibit that. so nobody is being "forced" to do business through Apple only. Apple just said the browser-buy price can't undercut the in-app...
True, eventually. but only a fraction of today's Macs in use have SSD's. will take some years before a majority do.no, can only access one user's files at a time right now. maybe with OS X Lion.yes could be done, but would need some OS level changes. Mayve with OS X Lion.yeah. but Apple could enable AppleTV to be your NAS media hub very easily today and avoid all these practical issues.
this would be ok for waking from sleep (which AppleTV does automatically, btw). but who wants to wait for a full boot and log on to play a song? and what if different user is already using that computer?
there are a couple of ways Apple's cloud iTunes service could work, but this article is way too simplistic. the big problem now is, in order to stream music/media from your Mac: - your computer must be turned on - your must be logged in as user (not someone else) - either a third party server app (for existing media streaming apps) or iTunes must be running the simplest approach to avoid all that would be for Apple to store and sync your iTunes library file in the cloud...
Ah, you almost figured it out! the new iPhone Nano will REPLACE the iPod Nano. which otherwise has been made unnecessary in the marketplace by the iPod touch (which is actually a mini-iPad).it'll be a great featurephone. still a really good PMP of course. with blutooth. and FaceTime?the iPod Shuffle will live on for those who still just want a simple PMP.
in response to all the criticism, today Elop added that MS will be paying Nokia "billions" as part of the deal. of course it's really a cheap quasi-acquisition by MS, since Nokia will have no real business independence left. i guess you can say, as many have, it turns Nokia into the smartphone Dell - an OEM almost totally limited to selling products with MS software (once Symbian is phased out and MeeGo inevitably becomes MeeGone). except of course there is still a huge...
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