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Have you ever actually used micro-USB?  Every time I plug the thing in, I have to stop, check the orientation, and then try to insert the thing...sometimes not getting it right on the first try.  The whole point of the new connector was ease of use, and multiple applications.  So you can do USB...or analog audio, or HDMI or whatever comes down the pike.
This is certainly faster than Siri, mainly for the fact that it relies on Google's liquid fast search engine. It's also pretty good (but not flawless at speech recognition). But where Siri is still better is understanding context and relationships. In fact, that was the whole point of Siri and what set it apart from any other similar technology. Siri also understands context over multiple queries, not just one question, which is also important. Still, if I'm Eddie...
If I had to guess, the whole Maps things didn't help Forstall's position in executive management. There may have been other reasons. He's not just being fired though since he'll be around in an advisor role for a little while. What will be interesting is where he will show up again. He probably wants to run his own company and that may not have been in the future with the Cook era underway. Well, at least we now know why he wasn't at the recent product...
I have to give Microsoft some credit for at least coming up with a design that most reviewers are showing has lots of potential and maybe even some features both Apple and Google could learn from.  But comments like calling the iPad a "recreational" tablet is rich coming from a company that is nearly six years late on the modern mobile movement.  I think it's fair to say that Apple wasn't looking at the enterprise market closely when the iPad was first introduced.  But...
So a shared stream's pictures can all be saved to a common iPhoto library?  Does this really solve the family iOS devices problem with iPhoto?
  My household has a video library of about 600 titles residing on a Drobo attached to a Mac Mini (2009).  I must not be living right. :-(
  Could be one of two reasons.  The first is that despite the fact that 802.11ac chips were available at the launch of the Ivy Bridge MacBooks doesn't mean that Apple could get them in the quantity that they would have needed to do a product launch.  Apple sells about 4 million Macs per quarter and 3/4s of them are MacBooks.  Since the entire Macbook Air/Pro line refreshed at the same time you'd need 3 million+ chips in order to keep Apple's supply chain happy and that...
  I'd say that if you want to get the most clear picture, you have to read both Groklaw and Foss Patents.  Both have their biases (Groklaw is Pro-Google, Foss Patents is Pro Apple/Microsoft/Oracle) but together you get a pretty decent picture.
  Apple Maps is hardly hugely inferior.  It's not completely up to snuff yet but its enough for most applications.  And Bing still is not the search engine of choice.   Apple is a publicly traded company that is widely watched.  It's not in their best interest for "crazy vendettas".  It is in their best to control their own destiny as much as possible.  There are many reasons why that was necessary with mapping.
Apple and Google may have lots of problems in their relationship, but neither of them are stupid and both are continuing to act like grownups (mostly).  I'm sure the discussions about YouTube have been going on for some time and it was likely's Apple's choice to go with the "have Google make their own YouTube app" solution.  Google probably doesn't mind this at all since they get YouTube's logo on the app (finally) and they get to control revenue on the app in terms of...
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