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And who would I have to sign contract with for that HD radio this time? Any exclusive agreements for Apple to bind my iPod to something/someone I do not want and the only gain is for Apple and that company? Nice. As long as I do not need to sign up with anyone for fixed period of time you can provide me any tuners in iPod as you want... just like when I buy the car (I can cancel trial without any penalty).
Far away from perfect. Have you used it? I have been using it for last years daily with my family. I find it far away from prefect comparing to recently found XBMC or Boxeee. I could open list of flaws in design apprach to Apple TV not to mention its casual problems with content. Only rental works erelatively okay (excapt glitches when it can give you only 24 hours to play rented movie even though you have not started it yet... or some rented movies given FULL YEAR to...
I thought that hardware is supposed to be cheaper - not more expensive. At least Apple should have courtesy to keep previous level of pricing for Mac Mini, that is $599. Knowing their policy they will not drop the price (noyt likely), but they will keep introducing new models at the same price... which creates foolish threshold. Besides that looks like replacement of Apple TV which is good as AppleTV sucks more and more (if you add a lot of media on network it cannot...
Does Rosetta Stone work with it? No? It'd better do. Enough of tricks with reverting to old Flash Player on Mac OS X just for Rosetta Stone - the most popular online way to learn languages.
Hobby? Good! It is supposed to be hobby as watching TV. Now if it is hobby for Apple... let me go XBMC/Boxee on some of ION nettops. After all hobby is hobby and some of us need to navigate media content while sitting at TV regardless where it is (local, commercial, internet... you name it).
Not neccessarily OS makes difference, but it could mean that all deficiences are solved by the better OS. ATV can offer much more in area of user interaction and media management. I can give one fundamental example: Why do I need to pair some streaming device with Apple TV to play my private content on network drive that does not have anything to do with iTunes store purchases? For this I prefer solution like on XBMC - just grab the file from network. If not then provide...
I do not agree. I do not care about TV set released by Apple. I want to pick one. Tuner (set top box) should be outside.This is the same reason I do not use laptops at home. I do not plan on crooked fingers and too little screen (causing strain on eyes) that you get with that supposedly "convenient" computer. Prefer mac Mini and large screen that is out of proportion to full sized keyboard. It would not be practical to make it portable. Portable should be small and...
I pretty much care less about Time Capsule. Just let it use storage on my LAN. Cloud is nice, but not vital to me. And yes streaming is the key - not syncing content to some small storage on the device. That's what I have been using on Apple TV for last years. Syncing is not allowed with my environoment. Now with this please provide some inexpensive Apple protocol streaming server. How about making Airport Extreme Apple video/audio streaming capable? No? Then I will...
Visual Studio 2010 on the other hand will be surprize ;-) So many consumers are waiting for this. Developers are also anxious to see what "technology changes" are coming from Microsoft with new suite of development tools. It will bo so easy now to develop some .NET parts and perhaps some ActiveX/COM funky stuff (that is what... 15 years old?). As development engineer for last 19 years, I still cannot get Microsoft's point of going big bang with development tools that...
This - as European who came from Eastern Europe and knows what that system meant and eventually it turned into more healthy capitalism than observed in America now - actually caused me questionioning for quite long time now:Since when "The Capitalistic Superpower" seeks financial help (selling gov. bonds?), healthy business collaboration and increase in world power with communist/socialist regime run by some government that cannot follow basic human rules. One has to be...
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