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This is a pretty interesting statement. I think Ballmer almost gets it. 1) From a user perspective, I don't think the Mac is at all narrow; it is consistent. 2) The choice that Windows provides, in terms of hardware, is valuable. What other choice, provided by MS, does the user get? Now, from a developer perspective, his comments make more sense. 3) If you want to develop for a Mac, you use Cocoa and Objective-C. Very complete, but that's just about it. 4) ...
Hey, I'm just getting my toes wet in developing with XCode, and plan to develop for the iPhone OS. I have the SDK, but haven't yet joined the developer program. I've been watching the intorduction videos in the documentation (good stuff), but one left me with a question. In order to test on the target device, it needs to be "designated". From the video, it seems like a modified version of the OS is loaded, with the hooks for app deployment, debugging, instruments,...
This is a wild guess: How about a transition of the iPod line to in-dash automotive systems? Last year, there was some buzz on Apple working with Volkswagen, even making an appearance on the VW Up! Concept car. Microsoft has been working to get in this market for years, with the Auto PC project, evolved into Sync and sold on Fords. Many other car stereos are including hard-drive MP3 capability and nav. An aftermarket iPod-branded car stereo/nav system could...
I don't see either 3G/EDGE or GPS in the Touch. First, is the cost of the 3G/EDGE data plan. The point of the iPod Touch is that the total cost of ownership is fairly low. If you'd need a data plan for an iPod Touch, you might as well have the whole iPhone. Second, GPS doesn't seem to be much use without a data connection. I have read that the iPhone offloads some GPS processing to the cloud, so a connection would be needed if this is true. Even if GPS functions...
I have been using this: http://supersync.com/ It also can sync iTunes libraries with PCs.
The headline and initial story make it sound like a very general/obvious patent, and implies Saxon is a patent troll. "Hey we invented the idea of encrypting wireless signals" (Nevermind that the Germans did it 60 years ago, and the practice of encrypted messages is ancient!)The tidbits quoted sound to me like they could be very specific solutions and improvements to pre-existing technology, and could be very legitimate patents indeed. Just because the patent is old, or...
I figured our best shot was to just head to the store, having her bring a pay stub as evidence of employment. Turns out that was all that was needed! The sales guy checked her stub and License, called it good. Since the school wasn't listed on his terminal, he said "I'll just put the UW." Then he helped us process the rebate form online before even leaving the store! So, we were able to take advantage of the discounted Macbook and the free iPod Touch. Also, I...
Good information. I didn't know Adobe has education discounts until earlier today. I was a bit excited until I also found that they are College-only. No CS3 discounts preschool teachers. \
Having a hard time figuring this out... My mother-in-law is a teacher at a non-profit preschool, which should qualify her for the educational discount (last bullet on the qualification FAQ). Looking to get a Macbook + iPod Touch, and we'd prefer to buy at a local Apple store. (Honestly, it is for me, but I'm encouraging her as well...) Looking through the information online, the school isn't listed, so I called the 1-800-MY-APPLE number to find out about...
The Apple TV is designed for HDTVs and doesn't support legacy TVs. S-Video is a legacy "Standard-Def" connection. If you are using the switch to connect to an old TV, not worth it. If you are using the switch with an HDTV that doesn't have enough inputs, get a new switch! Using S-Video in between two HD components will ruin the picture.
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