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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...
I was wondering if there was going to be a change with the Youtube app and now it looks like there will be.  The original contract was likely exactly five years which I'm sure there was much debate at Apple as to renew the deal.  The deal had some things I that I'm sure both parties didn't care for.  For example:   1.  Youtube got first screen placement.  That was just fine in 2007 but Apple and Google just aren't friends any more and are barely frenemies.   2....
Maybe so, but the fact remains that up until recently, the only way to get Firewire out of Thunderbolt was to buy a $999 external monitor.  $29 is affordable by everyone and paves the way for the day when Firewire is dropped from all Macs (which may happen sooner than we think...we haven't seen the Ivy Bridge iMacs and Mac Minis yet).
I'm sure the Apple gig was great but Papermaster upgraded him from a director level position to Group VP (essentially a two level upgrade) with a lot more control of what he does.  Of course, he has to work for AMD, which is a problem.  They need all the help they can get right now.
What's a miss for Apple is killer numbers for just about anybody else.  It's amazing how spoiled everyone has come.   Still, we're so used to Apple putting up video game-like statistics that we now have inevitable Monday Morning Quarterbacking about just what went wrong.  In a nutshell:   1.  It's the summer!  Everyone knows a new iPhone debuts in 60-70 days from now.  We used to see this same slackoff in the spring in the "old days" of three years ago.  Apple...
This is an interesting, if desperate legal theory.  If I'm Apple's legal team, I'm framing this letter to the Senate in their offices and trotting it out for any further legal jousting with Google.  Some people have said that in order for Google to enjoy iPhone patents, they will need to cede something important like their search patents.  It's more than that....they'd have to hand over Adsense and a bunch of other related IP.  And even all of that is still smaller than...
  I work from home.  On Nest's website they have a white paper they published last year about their calculations on hos the Nest may affect two different types of homeowners...the ones who leave the house and go to work for 7+ hours a day, and the ones like us who are home most of the time.  Even for the ones who are home, there are savings to be made.   I just got the electric bill for last month.  $422 (ouch).  But Nashville, my home city, had a heat wave for the record...
  My wife's Santa Rosa MBP will be nearly 5 years old and it was introduced almost to the week that Mountain Lion will come out.  That machine can run Mountain Lion.  My two year old original iPad cannot run iOS 6.  Apple can be strange sometimes...
One of the other things likely attractive to Reliant is the Nest's ability to interface with the Zigbee standard for smart energy monitoring.  That means smart thermostats and smart meters measuring energy usage at homes and businesses.  This will allow Reliant to better model energy consumption trends and better anticipate problems going forward.  And better technology will help all of us use less of that energy overall.  Nest is certainly not the only Zigbee capable...
The Nest isn't that aggressive in terms of the auto-away feature. Usually it's an average of two hours before it turns the house off. But it really depends on your observed habits. Nest published a white paper last year when the came to market based on their research of potential customer habits. They summized that there were two basic kinds of users...the ones who went to work and left the house for long periods of times, and the ones who work from home. One of the...
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