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Well, If you look at the true technical reviews, they are very long as well.  However, I don't think this has quite the signal:noise ratio than say a John Siracusa review.   And DED will always spend a paragraph reviewing the competition when a footnote will do.   The Org iPad Mini is an excellent tool, but I think as Apps march on, it's just a little under capable.   the iPad 2 (which I have), under 8.1 is showing signs of overload.   It will likely be relegated as the...
That's closer to the truth now.  iTunes, iphoto, Contacts, Mail, reminders, iMessage, Pages/Numbers/Keynote etc etc. all have different syncing control methods.     iTunes Sync was a good idea when you had an iPod Classic.  As soon as the the iPhone arrived, a new sync tool was needed. If you look at syncing 2-to-many devices, I think the metaphor of managing printer devices is the better model. take the Sync windows from iTunes, change the view to show all devices...
We are in violent agreement.The apps can link where appropriate and there's no reason why I can't buy a DVD in the Movies app, that doesn't include a link to the ebook  that automatically opens in the iBooks app.  And there's no reason what a 'spotlight' capabilility couldn't be built into every app to show 'things related to your search intent' and let people cross link if they want.(we should only assume it's a drag because of the current HW... in a couple years, context...
What I responded to was where s/He hammered home it was all about security and convenience.  or maybe I misunderstand the statement "There is no added security" ... or maybe you did. context.
Less bloated is like saying 'The Titanic is now taking on water at a slower rate' eBooks is one of the few.  (iTunes University drove this). and it's still in the way in the iTunes App on the Mac. unmitigated is a valid term (really, what have they done to fix it... UI is 'skin deep' (beauty is only skin deep, but ugly runs clear to the bone)).  And disaster is also true if you look at how Apple has arguably a great ecosystem, but is getting outflanked on it's own hardware...
To this I agree.   Although I was thinking IBM/Lotus Notes as the unmitigated disaster (the app everyone has to use and everyone hates now that a real internet model has come to fruition). Apple needs to decouple and build an 'app family' Books Movies Music stuff I've bought/uploaded/downloaded... stuff I desire/could-desire to listen to... curated/genned streams of music [pseudo radio] Real Radio (streams of OTA/Satellite radio) TV Shows Pod casts   audio  ...
Security is a big deal.  and you're assuming there is only one place where your information is.It's in your head (for me)It's in your walletIt's in your browserIt's sent decrypted by your vendor (amazon or not) if they do it wrong, or their payment processor (heartland Financial, for example)It's sent and decrypted to your bank (card issuer)It may be copied to a Fraud assessment service as well at any of these locations That's the online side of it.    Apple Pay basically...
I'm almost certain that Apple Pay is less expensive an alternative (fees+fraud < current fees+fraud).   Apple Pay is really a tier beyond CVV as it truly is 'something you (and only you) have'.    Anyone doing huge sales online will adopt ApplePay as 1) Apple iOS users are huge online shoppers2) Apple's trends in the PC world means the significant online shoppers in the PC world are trending to Apple3) Apple isn't 'owning' the transaction (the customer).  It's a passhthru...
yep.  The new iPad is basically is PC zippy for casual users.  my iPad 2 is still usable, compared to my 2009 White Macbook.    But the new Air 2 is not a Macbook Pro, and 2GB memory... remember every one and their mother complains of MacBooks shipping with 4GB of memory  and not being field upgradable.  Running a 'full' OS (real multitasking, real multi-user) means a lot of context switching, which means a lot of cache flushing, etc, etc. Just turning up the clock speed...
which is 4 year old architecture.   But Intel needs to ship Broadwell to keep it's power/performance curve lead. Figure 3 years (A11) before you see enough systems guts to legitimately say 'you could make a pretty darn good laptop out of this chip' 
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