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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?????
Or because someone else that YOU were depending on failed to meet THEIR delivery date. In which case you suck it up, walk into your boss's office, and tell him it's going to miss.
How do you translate a component shortage or delay (which the article implies) with "really struggling with their quality control"? If we hear about problems AFTER they ship it then you can complain about QC issues. Until then...
Well, look at the iPod. With the Shuffle, Nano, Classic, and Touch they have 'pods at nearly every price point.Precisely. As many companies have learned far too late, it's much, much better to cannibalize your own product line than let someone else do it. My money is on Apple doing an oversized Touch, perhaps 4x6 or 5x7 max. Any larger and the touchscreen keyboard would be too awkward to use, and you'd be reaching the point where you might as well carry a notebook. A...
"Additionally, while Microsoft was building Windows from a relatively clean slate..." How can you say that with a straight face? Windows 3X, 95, 98, and Me were all built on top of DOS, were compatable with DOS extended memory managers, and all used (or supported) the orginal DOS-based FAT file system.
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