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Apples and oranges.   The 1984 ad did not show anyone actually using a Macintosh.  It was about mindset. The Visa ad pretended to show people actually using the payment system.     Wikipedia has nothing to do with it. 
Yes.  And whenever I'm skateboarding past an outdoor stand and want to pay without stopping (and apparently not need to actually either tell the clerk what it is I want to order or take what it is I'm purchasing), I'll be sure to you use Visa Pay instead.   I hear this is also a great way to pay when:- jumping off a diving board- using a trampoline- skydiving- riding in a high speed elevator- riding a train - needing to pay a merchant who is driving past me at 60mph. And I...
Much ado about nothing but in terms of my own use, I only want Spotlight to return my own files. As it is, I find Spotlight to be too broad. It should really prioritize results so that where the searched term appears in the filename, those results should be sorted first. If I want to search the web, I'll use the browser. I can't imagine any situation where I'd want to search both at the same time.
Absolutely ridiculous (unless you're being sarcastic).   While I don't personally think that Apple should have dropped selling Bose, there are plenty of places to buy Bose headphones.   It's not like Apple ever sold them below list price.    Frankly, I don't know why anyone would buy third party accessories at an Apple store anyway - you can get most of them far less expensive elsewhere.     It's not a walled garden unless the devices somehow stopped a consumer from using...
It's not what Apple can handle, it's what the record labels are willing to take. The fact remains that the music industry is a disaster.   In the U.S., based on the first half of 2014 and including digital downloads, paid and ad-supported streaming services and even including Sound Exchange and synchronization royalties, the U.S. industry is at 43.8% of its former peak if you don't count inflation.   If you adjust for equal dollars, it's at 30% of its former peak.   (And...
How do you know what Microsoft's attempt is?    Those images above are concepts that DID NOT COME from Microsoft.   They're someone's guess. The fact is that anyone who is commenting on the quality of Microsoft's offering is trolling.   You have no idea whether Microsoft's attempt will be good, bad or indifferent.     Microsoft's watch may indeed wind up being another piece of crap that no one wants, but the fact remains that we simply don't know.   
It's called "official sponsorship" and it's part of every pro sports league.    Want to see it go away?    Then you have to end the greed in the leagues and also start paying the players far less.    And they don't require NFL players to wear Bose headphones.  They're just not permitted to display other headphones for 90 minutes after the game.     And you have absolutely no idea what Communism means.    In a true socialist state, all players would be paid exactly the same...
We live in a time when the overwhelming majority of people refuse to pay to read articles or view content provided by people who do it for a living.  Those naive souls who thought "data should be free" think they've won.      But the true price we've paid is obnoxious, invasive advertising, click bait, SPAM and invasions of privacy.    What do you expect?    They should be congratulated for surviving and thanked for providing the video at all. If this site decided to stop...
That's what I thought.   Unless you pay to custom build with an upgraded processor, isn't this a step down from the previous models?  Weren't the October, 2012 models a 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 for $799 and a 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 for $599? Now we have 2.8GHz dual core i5 for $999, a 2.6GHz dual core i5 for $699 and a 1.4GHz dual core i3 for $499.    As I understand it, the i3 doesn't multi-thread at all.   Is this really progress?  What am I missing?   
 Except that outside of the largest cities, where the cable companies charge more, most people aren't paying much more than $40 for the basic cable portion of their bill today.    So you'd simply be getting less for the same price.   The other issue is that most people who get cable also get their internet access from the cable provider and have a package deal.   If you drop cable completely, your internet access rate goes up and they'd probably do the same if someone took...
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