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They need an app that compels the kids to PUT DOWN that iPad once in a while and GO OUT and play outside.   On a more serious note, what would be fantastic would be if Apple just offered a bundle of "good kids apps" to buy.    That is, I point my iPad to the App store, tell them "give me the 3 year old configuration" and I get a bunch of 3 year old appropriate apps. And no in app advertising.    This is what I need as a parent. Right now the kids share my account and...
I'd actually find it weird if Tim Cook publicly "came out". Simply because it would have nothing to do with Apple. The reason he'd never do it is not because of fear, but because he knows it would (A) not benefit Apple, and (B) quite likely damage Apple. Even if it's just a small damage, it would still be damage, and why would he be doing that? It would make no sense. He would not help the gay cause, if there were one, and quite likely I don't think there is one. I think...
The fact alone that the EFF has these awards in place is great. Now tech companies have a benchmark to work against, and it's one that can be improved over the years. For example I'd like to see some scores for hack-proofing and pervasive encryption. If Google and Facebook also got perfect scores - great! It's not about "winning" here. All these companies should be expected to protect their user's privacy and the more do it the better. Google in particular has done a lot...
 That's definitely one of the very few. 4.3". Wonder how well it sells. And: It's "compact" even though it's bigger than the iPhone 5 ;) And those Sony phones kick Samsung's butt... I still think Samsung is silly looking to Apple as the #1 enemy. They should look over their shoulders and the other Android makers. 'Cause those guys are going to take Samsung's money.
 I don't know, only about 90% of Wall Street Journal articles written over the last 3 years? Anything not written by Mossberg, basically.  Unlike others, I don't think malice is behind that - although there's certainly always some who want to manipulate a stock price to their own ends. But I think in general the problem is understanding Apple's business model. They don't get it. And they keep comparing Apple/Android with Apple/Microsoft from way back when, even though...
 Well I think we can disagree on the definition of "nerd".  I'm a heavily technical user myself, programmer, studied CS, et cetera, and yeah I very much enjoy the iAppliances as they are. iPhone and iPad will in the future be regarded as the first computing appliances. General purpose computers that are also appliances. PCs and also Macs are not - they're too complicated, there are too many options which means too many things can (and will) go wrong, and they keep running...
 Anti-Apple bias is mainly on Wall St. I suppose it's their failure to understand Apple's business model. They don't understand it and so they treat everything as a one-hit-wonder lucky-strike kind of thing and fail to see that rather the opposite is true. None of this is luck. Totally agree that file system is the last feature any normal person would think about when buying an Android phone. Techies would but they don't buy 1Bn smartphones a year. They buy maybe a...
 I think you're off by a few orders of magnitude. Maybe 1M people think this stuff is important, but likely much less. they all grew up with PCs and they like things to stay as they were. This isn't the reason people are buying Android over iOS - the vast majority of Android users today have no idea what a file system is. They bought the latest Samsung phone for its nice, big screen, that's all.  That said the lack of file system is a problem in iOS on the iPad - the lack...
I don't think Samsung needs to be concerned with Apple - well except they need to continue copying features. But what really kills them is the Android competition. Last year, Android was all Samsung, no one else. This year I see lots of _attractive_ and cheap Android phones in the mall. Sony makes very nice designs at super competitive prices - for $400 you can get a fugly Android mid range product - an "almost" S4 or almost Note with worse features and a worse screen -...
Here in SE Asia I have hotspot enabled for free and 3GB / month of 3G for $20. Benefits of having actual market competition. Getting upgraded to 4G for free in a few months too. Oh there's phone minutes and texts included too but I mostly use the phone for data.    Enabling hotspot for $30 is a sick joke. 
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