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I think Time have made a good decision this year. All too often they pick someone incredibly controversial just to increase their sales, but the people who've been putting their own lives at risk to save others are worthy of praise like this.
Silicon Valley in general is doing pretty poorly with attracting diverse talent.  We do well attracting people of Asian ancestry, but not so well elsewhere (and don't get me started with how poor engineering remains at attracting women). This almost certainly is leading to the Valley missing out on some great talent.  I don't recall the numbers, but there was an interesting report on NPR last week talking about the percentage of tech employees of African American ancestry...
Yeah I am as well.  I've got an iPad Mini (the original) and an iPad 2, and I've not managed to find a use case for either of them that's greater than browsing and playing the odd game.  I tried to use it as a Macbook replacement, but it just didn't cut it, so I've not found it useful at work at all.The truth is, I'm not going to pay to regularly update something that fits my use cases so well with a much earlier model. If they do a 13", I really can see that fitting into...
Sure.  That's why I wouldn't pay $4500 for an Apple Watch.  $350 is fine though.
My Breitlings major functionality is telling the time.  It's minor function is telling me the date.  It does **** all else, but I was happy to pay $4,500 for it. As Oscar Wilde so accurately said, "a cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing".
Will be interested to see how they execute it, but this could be a really neat idea. Amazon have done some nice hardware. Fire TV is a nice piece of kit for the money, Fire Phone while not an iPhone competitor really was nicely built and if iterated nicely could become a really nice device (and the build quality of it is really nice).
 I didn't know that about CVS.  Madness. Here's an example of where the free market just doesn't work all that well.  Standardization is needed here.  Getting rid of physical credit cards would have a ton of benefits to end users, but they aren't people that matter.  The only people that matter are stores and their determination to harvest our data.
I agree with you.  I know things are possibly different in the Bay Area than elsewhere, but iPads with Square credit card scanners seem to be popping up as POS devices all over the place. If Apple had put the NFC antennas in the new iPad they'd have destroyed Square, but more importantly increased the ease with which small stores could offer Apple Pay. It seems slightly short sighted to me.
I'm struggling to find anything on this one anywhere on either apple.com or the internet generally but I'm seeing a weird problem with Messages since I upgraded to Yosemite.   I can send photos with it fine, and they seem to be received as well, but they don't display "in line" as expected.     Interestingly, if I double click on the IMG_2360, the photo is sort of there, I just can't get at it. Double clicking does this:     However, I can't do anything from...
I will, since it's going to launch in 220,000 stores! The one disappointment I have with Apple Pay (although this may become possible), is that Apple didn't build in the NFC technology into the new iPads.  Given increasing numbers of small merchants seem to be using iPads with Square as their POS device, it would seem like Apple has missed a trick by not exploiting that market.Surely they could have made an iPad have the tech needed to Apple Pay on the merchants side?
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