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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...
knew this was coming the day Elop got the Nokia job last September. but i didn't expect such a complete sellout to MS. first, there was no word about Ovi, but if Nokia dumps Ovi and uses only Windows Marketplace and other MS sales fronts for content and services, then it becomes totally dependent on MS for its "ecosystem." and that would be irreversible, leaving Nokia essentially a permanent MS captive. second, going "open source" with MeeGo is a joke. look what...
RIM can't face the truth it is a one trick pony. BB's enterprise messaging was a really good trick. but it is the only one RIM has been able to come up with. trying to match the multiple capabilities of OS X-based iOS, and even Google's Java Android platform, with QNX is simply beyond the range of its organizational competency. so it is flailing ... RIM should have bought Palm. together they would have had a chance, combining their strengths. now if HP focuses on...
enabling Apple TV's much bigger iOS potential has to be in Apple's near term plans - i mean this year - and prior to the Holiday season is obviously the right time. remember, first we will see iOS 5 coming with iPhone 5 in June. presumably it will come to the iPad and iPod touch a few months later in the Fall too. i don't know if this literally means a new third category of iOS apps for AppleTV, or it will something to be projected via Airplay from iPads, or some...
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