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The Palm PRE "looks" to surpass. "Indications" are that... All qualifiers, and all pretty much worthless until someone gets the phone in their hot little hands and we see if it lives up to the hype. The LG didn't. And neither did the Storm. Besides, if I were Apple I'd be less than worried about a "me too" touchscreen phone tied to the nation's 4th largest network. Oh, and manufactured by a company desperately in need of a "Hail Mary" play.
Apple said that the 3.0 release will add over a hundred new features to the iPhone. As such, I'm sure that there are plenty of things still hidden behind the curtain, waiting for the office public announcement and, probably, for the next-generation iPhone 3G.
Time Machine only keeps multiple copies of files that have changed. If you've changed file A twice in the last 30 days then there are probably just three copies of the file out there: the original and the two mods. Besides, even with a block-level comparison on average half the file is going to be "dirty". (Think of adding a single character to the top of a text file, which shifts everything after that.) Not only that, but now you're in a time-for-space tradeoff, as...
Well. I'm in a DSL household, which means my DSL line is coming in at a location different from that of cable. I have an Extreme on the DSL, two Apple TVs that handle streaming to two different TVs, some Expresses for streaming music to various speaker systems, and an iMac in my office which also acts as my iTunes base station and media server. They all do different jobs at different locations, so some sort of magical "all-in-one" device just isn't going to cut it.
To me it simply boils down to two things: 1) Many free apps are downloaded just to try them out, and discarded after the fact. 2) Many "novelty" apps like iBeer or iFart are only fun the first few times they're used. After that the novelty quickly vanishes. Which brings us to a corollary: If you want to create longer-lasting applications, then make them useful. Very, very useful. I use applications like Stanza, Now Playing, OmniFocus, Shazam, and Shopper almost...
"Like to use the iPhone as a gateway so you can get on to the internet from your computer over the iPhone. Something totally legitimate." Since doing so is a breach of contract with AT&T, which does NOT support iPhone tethering on its network, doing so is NOT "totally legitimate". Basically you just said you want to jailbreak the phone so you can do something illegal and unsupported, just like the app stealers...
The external packaging is often different, but most manufacturers use sets of standard round AA-sized and shaped cells within the plastic case you think of as "the battery". This means that a good portion of the internal space is simply dead air. Apple, on the other hand, is having the cells custom sized and formed to fit the exact sphape of the "battery", even to the extent of having the individual cells pressed into rectangular shapes in order to maximize the amount of...
Personally, I disagree with the entire premise. Netbooks are not eroding PC notebook or desktop sales to any significant degree. First, the type of person that is going to buy a netbook for his main computer is probably the same person who would have bought the cheapest notebook or desktop anyway. Machines that already run on the thinnest of margins. After all, does it make a major difference to Dell if they sell you an Inspiron mini 12 ($399) or their cheapest Inspiron...
According to some recent numbers, 40% of the browser hits coming from Apple mobile devices are coming from the iPod Touch, a high-priced non-subsidized iPod. And starting at $229, it's at the low end even for a netbook. So you can check your email, do a little web browsing, play some games, listen to your music, and watch some TV and a movie or two, all on a pocket-sized device that costs less than the average netbook. Sounds to me like they're competing just fine. All...
Wait... you can do that?????
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