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Quote: Originally Posted by TBell I did the same test using two iPhones. One had Google's iOS Map App and the other Apple's Map App. Both Google and Map's App pulled up the various locations I wanted. Google's was harder to figure out. To get it to jump from searched location to giving turn by turn directions was not intuitive. Once on the road, I ignored the actual directions of both phones to test how well the devices could auto correct routes. Google's app was slow...
  Agree both with you and the analysts, but while manufacturing may well be the past and SaaS the future, Vertical Integration (Apple and Samsung), which is a brilliant combination of both approaches, is very much the present, and a solid foundation from which to prepare for the future.   From this perspective, Samsung has a ways to go on the software integration side (Tizen or possibly a fork of Android in mobile, weaning itself off Windows on the desktop, etcetera)...
  I'll fix that for you, for free: However, sloppy mistakes and being overly wordy, kill the mood and turn off the superficial reader.   Competent readers and enquirers go for the essence, the core message and disregard all else...
  Maybe we are both reading different articles, but his critique of the Google Android approach appeared to be coming mainly from the historic perspective of Apple's disastrous spell in the 90s, when its much-recommended strategy of licensing its OS to all-comers only succeeded in denting its own already-minuscule market share and profit margins in one fell swoop. Hardly a glowing commendation of Apple's past strategies.   The Zune analogies also hold true for Google's...
Horses for courses, as they say. Or as Mum used to say: "One thing at a time, and that done well is a very good thing, as many can tell".   It really isn't Apple's modus operandi to attempt "being all things to all people", as some other vendors we won't mention seem to do.   This merely results in diving into various markets occupied by friends and foes alike, leading to enmity, litigation, duplicated effort and half-baked offerings that remain in Beta for almost their...
Quote: Originally Posted by drblank  What they should do is have it modifiable so that the person can add in additional time for them to get to their car.  Some people work in a building where it might take 15 to 20 additional minutes for them to get into their car, etc.  So, they should ask the user if they wish to add additional time to compensate so they can get ot their car or how much prep time they'll need before they are actually on the road.  Just an...
  Location, Time and Context aware Tasks - brilliant, and why not? It can be done with Reminders, after all.   I have no doubt that intelligent advances in Siri / Control Centre combination functions will arrive soon, especially when these API's are opened up to enterprising 3rd party developers that specialise in Task Management apps.
Quote: Originally Posted by psitthipo Personal Hotspot should have been included.   Who knows, the autumn / fall is still quite a few months away, and more surprise additions could be in the offing...
  Cool story, 'bro. And I mean it on several levels.   § Kid Thief got what was coming to him - I wish the same on all unapologetic, ambitious, wilful, shameless copiers in all walks of human creativity.   § Don’t musicians play other musicians’ songs? - Yes they do, and sometimes theirs become the definitive version: I Will Always Love You is a Dolly Parton original (I bet many people reading this will not know that fact) and Joe Cocker absolutely killed With a Little...
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