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Posts by karmadave

I guess copying Apple can only get you so far...
I think there is a huge backstory involving lots of vendor protests, back room dealing, etc. The bottom line is you are never going to get a large, public institution like LAUSD to 'standardize' on any one platform. There are multiple factions each with their own preferences and agendas. The higher ups probably came to the conclusion that they needed to offer a range of devices and allows teachers and administrators to choose what they want within a list of supported...
John Stewart famously ripped CNBC, and Jim Cramer in particular, with providing false and misleading information to viewers for their own financial gain. Whether TC is gay or not is his own damn business and doesn't effect my opinion of him one bit. CNBC and other so called financial news channels are acting in their own self interest, not yours. Period. End of story...
I can't see Amazon being sucessful selling an Android phone, especially if Google is struggling to compete in the handset business and finally threw in the towel. But hey, Bezos is welcome to throw his smartphone into the ring and give it a go...
Problem, for Microsoft, is they still don't have a decent tablet OS so any 'improvements' would need to be made on touch and developer support. My constantly trying to 'extend the PC' they developed an OS that is neither a tablet or desktop OS...
I've played with the Dell 8" Windows tablet and based on my experience I think MS would be smart to kill the product. Windows 8 tablets are really just hybrid laptops and an 8" screen is simply too small to be useful. This why MS went with a 12" screen for the Surface Pro 3.
Apple should buy Nuance and not let it fall into the hands of a competitor.
I'm thinking this might actually turn out to be a pretty good deal for consumers and Apple. They get the cache of Iovine and Dre plus a pretty thriving headphone and speaker business. It may not appeal to 'cork sniffers', but their products are very popular especially with the under 30 crowd. Combined with Apple marketing machine this deal could pay for itself several times. Especially if their music streaming service really takes off...
Personally, I think this is really a 'head fake', by Apple, and we'll all be talking about the iWatch announcement by next Monday. One can hope. Can't they? 😜
I am sure Apple has lots of things in their labs that never see the light of day. It makes zero sense for Apple to 'switch' from Intel to ARM for their traditional desktop and laptop products. However, if products like the Surface Pro 3 take off it might make sense for Apple to offer a competing Laptop/Tablet hybrid. Apple is also likely testing Intel-based Atom processors in their tablets should Intel make some huge breakthrough in terms of power/performance. Apple no...
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