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Nope. Two females, 19 and 14, smart and healthy, if I do say so myself : ) My point is you either buy this widget which offers some things you want and some you don't, or you don't buy it. You either tell your kids to not do something and accept what happens when they do it anyway, or you don't. Your kids might do something excessive with a loophole they've figured out, and if they buy $5,000 worth of porn you simply ream them out and then when they're out of...
I don't get it. Pull up "Iron Giant", hand it to your kid in the back seat and remind him that only Mom or Dad can put movies on it. When we used to eventually get to grandma's, grandpa usually was playing poker and cussing and drinking. And my folks told me not to go in the den when he was. (Either way I didn't turn out much of a cusser, drinker or gambler, though it wasn't for lack of trying). I don't get it. You don't want to tell your kid how you want him to...
I think that's it, although not the stigma part. Refurbs can be great but, really, $50 off on a $500 item for a refurb version isn't enough to generate any interest. This is much more realistic in terms of moving refurbs. Now that I think about it, they probably did have a backlog of refurbs not due to big numbers of failures but because the refurb price wasn't attractive. Now with the new model rumored for Feb. gotta move 'em now.
I'm not making that argument, though it might seem so in response to the quoted post. My honest opinion is that there is nothing in it for Apple to follow the strategy of those who advise Apple to get with the non-closed system program. They have a model that works for them, unsatisfied as some are with it. It's similar to their "professional" applications strategy. They have alienated a huge portion of their pro audio/video/photo user base by releasing the products...
A lot of what you say is true, but the basic premise that Apple is sinking and needs to fix anything is misguided. According to who? Possibly users who want it to be an open system, but certainly not to stockholders or according to any yardstick of profitability to the company.When you have 20% of a market but to the world at large it seems like 80%, it's your competitors who are doing something wrong. Apple serving that 20% the way they are would still make them the...
What are you smoking? "you have to try and hunt down apps"? LOL. Just Google Android and Torrent and you get 300 sites. Then it takes 10 seconds to find every available android app on any of fifty torrent sites, and then 30 more to down load them. Not that I own any Android devices (please), but the fact is that jailbreaking is a faaaaaaaaar smaller percentage of IOS hardware than pirate apps are of Android. Jailbreaking is an infinitely bigger a deal than...
Don't know how it is elsewhere, but I've had Verizon in NYC for over a decade, family plan, four phones, one data plan for a smartphone, and I would liken the experience of walking into any Verizon store in an attempt to solve a problem to holding out your hands and allowing someone to repeatedly jab hot rusty needles under your fingernails. It really is a parody of how insanely horrible the service side of a company could possibly be run.
His post was better.
It is a space that you couldn't honestly call a "ghost" space, but nothing substantial has been there for quite a while. If my memory is serving right about the exact space there have been many temporary installations and events there but I can't even remember the last permanent tenant. Makes sense that any other chain like Best Buy would pass on it. It only gets commuter traffic, and every town a commuter is going home to has a Best Buy. An Apple Store is really the...
It doesn't matter how many Fires Amazon sells to determine if it's a success. They basically are stating that by selling them around cost. If the people who do use them use enough Amazon services through it, then it doesn't matter if a large portion of the public hates them, it was never a goal to market a good cheap tablet. It's like selling $25 tennis rackets, however mediocre, so people will rent your courts. You can't judge the strategy by judging the rackets,...
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