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  Don't worry -- Apple is well on their way to making future laptops impossible to upgrade.    I expect them to do the same thing to the next iMac.    And they'll probably remove the DVD/CD-ROM drive there as well even though there is absolutely no reason to do so and plenty of reasons not to.   Apple's decided we should only use iTunes.   
I develop rights management systems and the reason why companies use it is exactly to avoid situations like this one. At one company I consulted at (after the fact) they had the rights to publish a children's novel. Someone got the idea to create a coloring book. They didn't have the rights to do that. I don't know whether they settled or whether there was a lawsuit, but it cost them $ millions. If you use someone else's asset without a license, you get sued. If...
I'm sure there's a bar code that gets scanned when you enter a facility (same as when you download and print your own tickets).  Once scanned, no one else gets admission with the same bar code.   I haven't tried the app yet and some people seem to have UI concerns, but the general idea is a good one, especially if you attend events (or fly) often.  I hate having to print out tickets/boarding passes, etc.   If they're just downloaded to the iPhone, that's a big advantage,...
Haven't read all the posts, but even with Obama's poor performance in the first debate, he's still going to win, assuming he wins Florida.      My analysis says that Obama will get 304 electoral votes, well above the 270 he needs to win even if every toss-up state goes to Romney.  Electoral-Vote.com claims Obama will get 319, but I'm not convinced of that yet.      Here's my analysis.  Feel free to poke holes: States with 18 or more electoral votes (CA, TX, FL,...
While I've never used one, this phone actually does look like a nicely designed phone.    The spot is mildly interesting EXCEPT: - half of it is stolen from the "1984" commercial - the other half is stolen from "Yellow Submarine" - when they pour the yellow over the phone to give it color, it gives the impression that you must do something to the Nokia to give it color.  It implies you're putting a color case on it, which obviously, you can also do with the...
  While I think your sentiment is true, I think there are some aspects of Jobs that were negative and this story about the floor is but one typical example.    While we don't know all the details and there are obviously types of (even) white floors that won't scuff, he insisted upon a white floor, probably because it fit into his concept of Zen design, regardless of the ramifications of such practical aspects as cleaning.    While I respect Jobs' insistence that even the...
  Well..it depends.    The summer I graduated high school, I worked 75 hours a week + I had 15 hours of traveling time for a total of 90 hours per week (6 days per week).   When I was an executive at a database publishing company, I worked a minimum of 60 hours a week (8am to 8pm each day) when I wasn't traveling and (obviously) more than that when I did.    And many students who are in school full time work another 20 hours per week outside of the classroom.       Now I...
Not if they make it a free app.    Customers who want it get what they had before and Google protects its advertising revenue.    Consumers have a choice, Apple will be encouraged even more to continuously improve the app and everybody wins.     I understand and think it's legit that Apple developed their own app to get turn-by-turn and I understand Google's reluctance to give it to them so they can save it for their Android platform.   But Apple should not attempt to win...
In many airports, the employees are not actually TSA employees.   The services are contracted out and these employees are very poorly paid - somewhere between minimum wage and about $10 an hour.    Who do we think we're getting for those kinds of wages?      However, there should be a TSA supervisor at every single security position keeping an eye on the employees and every employee caught stealing should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.    The airlines...
That local Fox station was the New York station (Channel 5) and probably has as many viewers as all of Fox News. I happened to see this report when it was broadcast and first I thought, "wow..that iPhone5 is a lot thinner than I thought it was going to be," but when I saw the holographic projection and the virtual keyboard, I realized they had accidentally picked up some concept video, but I was still totally shocked at how stupid an error this was. What I'd love to...
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