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And what new and improved features have you found?   Because aside from some font changes in menus and a new look for the bottom Tabs in Excel, I haven't really found any yet, although I haven't spent a hell of a lot of time with the new versions yet.
Excel:  I actually think this is Microsoft's best program - it has never crashed or failed and it has great functionality.  But I'll agree that some of the very advanced functionality is opaque and I don't use it, but I do use far more than Numbers can provide.   I can't say that I understand how to use every Function in the program, but I know enough that even my daughter's tax accountant couldn't figure out how I got numbers to automatically appear in the correct column...
For investment decisions, I think that would be correct unless one primarily invests in tech stocks, in which case Nasdaq would be better.  But for the overall health of the U.S. economy, I really think all three exchanges need to be evaluated.     Over the last few years, the S&P has outperformed the Dow.    At the end of 2012, the Dow was up 7.3% for the year, but the S&P was up 13.4%.   In 2013, it was 26.5% for the Dow and 29.6% for the S&P.  In 2014, it was 7.5% for...
I don't why you think Office 2011 sucks (for other than UI issues). I use it interchangeably with Office on a PC and it works absolutely fine. The big question is whether the Outlook calendar and address book will sync with the iPhone or at least sync with Apple's calendar and address book which would in turn sync with the iPhone like it used to. That used to work until either an OS update or iCloud (I forget which) came along. If it still doesn't sync, I don't know...
Why is this news?   Since you have to pay to have products placed, it's basically an advertisement.   Would there be a post if Apple was the #1 advertiser?   Back in the days when film companies requested to use products in films, I used to get calls from set designers looking for certain products I was involved with.   But after going completely out of my way to get them what they wanted (like rush shipping several hundred units from Europe to the U.S. or even...
Not that many retailers, especially independent retailers, take Apple Pay as yet.   I'm someone who tries to avoid the big chains, so it hasn't proved all that useful to me so far.   Although I was in a Lowe's hardware store the other day and their terminals didn't yet support Apple Pay (at least not the ones at self-checkout).    And while my local regional chain supermarket does accept Apple Pay, they still make you confirm the amount and sign the terminal, so what's the...
That's actually quite surprising and good news. It's hard for me to believe that they won't be all far better off and it's probably far better for them to have "Apple" on their resume than "Jones Security Services" if they're the type of person who can move beyond doing security work. Kudos to Apple on this. Most companies move in exactly the opposite direction - trying to offload employees onto third parties. Between 1998 and 2002, I worked for a large well-known...
I think that's exactly right.   Around 15 years ago, I was involved in an e-commerce project that IBM, Microsoft and others bid on.   IBM's offering was their WebSphere product and every time  I asked whether it would do something out of the box, the answer was "no".   It all required extra software, custom programming, consulting fees, etc. But even if that's not the case with these offerings, they still need to be integrated with the client's databases and systems.   And...
I don't.   Apple's brand is very strong - stronger than that of Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Subaru and most other car companies.  And most consumer surveys show that most consumers think their electronic dash controls suck.   So I think full integration of an enhanced Car Play would be beneficial to those companies.   Car companies already advertise such things as a "Bose sound system".   But one hurdle might be price as car companies incorporate unbelievable markups...
We do have more free time because of automation.   But we have less free time because corporate America has demanded a longer work week and most of us are working far more many hours than the average worker put in 30 years ago.    And plenty has been eliminated:  there used to be rooms full of typists as well as clerks and secretaries at virtually every business, even smaller ones.   Those people are all gone.    And we're all accomplishing more.   One of the reasons why...
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