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 Hear, hear.  Brought a tear to my eye.  We have quite a few of those decal'ed MB's in our office, too - though most are retina MBPs.
 Less than 8,000 titles that are "whispersync" (aka including audio) for Kindle Unlimited. Audible itself has 40k (based on investor site) to 150k (from wikipedia) titles, which pretty much dwarfs the KU selection.  Of course, at Audible I pay $180/yr for 12 credits - some of which give an immense amount of value (Cryptonomicon was 47h for 1 credit, very nice). Though I'd like Whispersync, my audiobook usage is pretty limited to commutes so not useful for me, so I'll stick...
Anyone interested in this should look at a mountek. It's 1/10 the price @~$20, comes with a metal plate that can be slapped on (or in the case of my wife's iPhone, *inside* an existing case), and works with your CD slot - which almost every car has. http://www.mountek.com/press/2013/12/12/ngroove-snap-2-mountek-debuts-next-gen-hands-free-/ It's also easy to install (takes 10 seconds), can be reused as a table mount, and is highly portable (I throw it in my carryon for...
As a TMO subscriber, this is pure awesome. Why? Because in basement conference rooms of large hotels, museums, warehouses and the like - I have access to wifi, but my TMobile data signal is weak or nonexistent. Calls just don't work; messages (i.e. not iMessage) arrive much later and are not reliable. With wifi-calling, I will at least get my calls when I'm traveling to such areas.
I'm looking forward to their horizontal docks, esp. at my 2nd office (i.e., living room corner desk) where I don't have a monitor. I spend 50% of my time on the laptop display, even when I have 2 other monitors (i.e., @work) b/c it's retina and my company won't shell out for retina external displays. http://hengedocks.com/pages/horizontal-mac-dock
Conventional pricing, AT&T locked, contract required unless you want to pay iPhone-level prices for an Android 4.x based experience. The 3D is most certainly a gimmick, unless they actually have meaningful content that leverages it (maps? games?). I predict sales will be as flat as the HTC First, but Amazon will claim it's the highest selling phone on amazon.com (which there's no way of us tying to reality in any way as we won't get the numbers). Amazon never releases...
If it's done right, I'd love to see it happen. Many times I have to resort to switching apps - even with the three/four finger swipe it's easier to just have both apps on screen if it could be done. Maybe that's what the "resizable iPhone" reference was all about?
So I assume they're going to inspect Google, Microsoft and Amazon (and 100 other huge multinational corporations) as well? I'm absolutely certain they all use the double-dutch irish coffee sandwich, or whatever it's called these days, to avoid taxes.
So Sony is ready to disrupt it's own market (PS4) to pursue Apple's hobby? Good for consumers. I'm interested.
Nice! Way to sandbox stuff like Waze - i'm happy broadcasting my location for the benefits Waze offers, but right now I always kill the app after I arrive at destination since it apparently sits there silently and tracks my location even if I'm not using it. Now, it'll only track location while I'm using it, even if it's backgrounded. Me likey
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