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While the three major record companies are so desperate for any revenue, they may be browbeaten into agreeing to lower streaming fees (although I think this would be largely controlled by Sound Exchange, not the labels) if they thought total revenue would increase, the record industry is dying and they're not going to want to take any cuts.   The only areas that are growing are vinyl (but that's from such a small base that it's still insignificant) and streaming.  ...
Not a market leader?  They sold 10 million phones in one weekend - I assure you it's a market leader. Secondly, one case of a phone being damaged from a fall does not indicate the overall reliability of the phone in such case.   I've seen lots of people with cracked screens, but that doesn't mean anything either.    I had the opposite happen:   I slid my iPhone 5 into what I thought was the inner breast pocket of my winter coat, but I actually just put it through the slot...
I used to think people were tin foil-hat paranoids before all the revelations about just how far the government had gone in terms of domestic spying on Americans who had no relationship to criminal or terrorist activity.   I used to think that the Government wasn't capable of organizing a lunch, never mind an organization that was spying on everyone.  The approach of attempting to spy on everything because "we might need it later" not only violates our freedoms, but this...
Exactly. First of all, don't at least 95% of iPhone users sync to another device or to iCloud which is not encrypted in a way that authorities couldn't get in if they wanted to?      Secondly, this whole kidnapping scenario is a red herring.   Let them show that there have been kidnapping cases in which they were resolved based upon obtaining physical access to a locked phone.    My bet is that it has never happened.    I think they've been watching too many crime shows on...
It could only do so if the image it projected was larger than the surface of the screen.   But since anything it's going to project is going to have transparency (assuming it's at all similar to either holography or concepts of such devices), I don't think it's going to work well for web pages, email documents, etc.   And therefore, you'll still need a larger screen to read such documents effectively.    And let's not forget that this is just a patent.   It doesn't mean...
Yes, but doesn't Apple always "do the impossible"? 
I haven't tried these new phones out yet, but I've never been able to use the iPhone5 (or even the 4s) one-handed except (obviously) when holding it to my ear during a phone call.   When using the touch screen, I find I'm always holding it in one hand and typing with the other.   I've never been able to type two-handed on these phones and I don't think I have especially large fingers.   (I was able to type with two hands before the iPhone when I still had a...
That's true and back in the early 1970s, they rated the AMC Gremlin as the best subcompact car made.   They later actually apologized.   (I owned one and absolutely everything that could go wrong in a car went wrong in that car.  Just about the only thing that never broke was the air conditioner.   Even the seats broke.  As well as brakes, rings, wheel bearings, the electrical systems (horn once started honking on its own), oil leaks, etc., etc.   After that car, I've...
 But in each of these incidences, we don't know the facts behind it.  Maybe he told Apple management that these apps/OS builds weren't ready, but they told him to release anyway.Maybe he said he needed 30 more people to effectively test the apps, but they told him no.Maybe the coders or the product managers insisted that the software was releasable over his objections and they won out. According to the article, his testers weren't permitted to test on unreleased hardware,...
 While I'm not claiming that you're absolutely wrong, when I read the specifics of what he did and wanted to do at JCP, I agreed with them.   The problem was that he misread the JCP shopper:   they wanted to maintain all the idiocies of the past.   For example, Johnson wanted to eliminate coupons and phony sales and simply lower the prices in the store.    But I saw some interviews with JCP shoppers and at least among those interviewed, they liked coupons and they liked...
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