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  Two comments:    1.  Facetime voice quality is surprisingly better and more clear than a regular cellular call.  Switching makes the voice quality sound like it's going from talking in a tin can (AT&T) to nice clear distinct sound.  A few times, me and the person I'm talking with simply put the phone down (so if you're looking at the screen, all you see is ceiling, or black (if the back camera is activated)).  The call quality is that much better.      2.  When I need...
yeah, RIM tried that tactic when they promoted their "Playbook", calling the iPad a toy compared to theirs.    ...   Didn't work out too well for them either.
I just love how all these companies define "unlimited" by some specific amount. And no, reaching that threshold and throttling you down to slower-than-modem speeds (making even getting mail painful) doesn't count as unlimited, sorry.
  That's because Lion is top-to-bottom 64-bit.  And 64-bit apps use more RAM than their 32-bit counterpart. It's part of the cost of going fully 64-bit.  You can easily see this for yourself by opening up Activity Monitor and looking at the RAM usage for, say, Mac Mail.  Then quit Mail, "get info" on it and set it to open in 32-bit mode instead, and relaunch.  Notice how it's almost (but not quite) half?   This invariably leads to the debate, "do we *need* to be...
  Jabber - basically unused?!   Jabber is the only open-sourced protocol of the list.  It's also the back-end protocol used by Google Talk; so drop support for Jabber, and that GTalk goes away.  Jabber is also used extensively internally at many corporations (like mine), thanks largely to the free open-source OpenFire app that will run on Mac, Windows, or Linux (http://www.igniterealtime.org/).  It's pretty cool, and powerful, server software.  It's pretty cool to be...
Just great, Apple ruins everything... again.    iTunes.net used to be my home page.  Now where am I supposed to find "what I need, when I need it"?
    it seems like you answered why Apple isn't supporting non-64bit ROM machines.  ;-)
OMG! OMG!! Apple is working on iOS 6?! I can't believe it!
Boy, that sure has never happened at every single company I ever worked for!
I don't use Twitter, I don't have Google+, I do have a Facebook account, but rarely log on (about once a month). However, even I see the trend is social networking use is accelerating, not decreasing. And it's not going to stop any time in the near future. Why? Because people just looove sharing the mundane details of their lives. I came to this realization when standing in line one day last spring; the person beside me was checking their Facebook on their phone. The...
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