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Correct... and "Android phones" is made up of tons of models from a dozen different manufacturers.This article is good news for Apple in Japan... which is a highly competitive mobile phone market... and one that people thought Apple would never have decent sales in.Can't you be happy for Apple on this Apple forum?
Who's talking about confusing customers?I think a lot of us here just feel sad for HP...His comment "In no way did HP try to mimic Apple... in life there are a lot of similarities" isn't really helping them there.Maybe they didn't "try" to mimic Apple... but they sure succeeded.And I also think the Envy/Macbook Pro comparison is valid as well.If HP existed in a vacuum... and they had never seen any Apple laptops before... then I'd say it was pure coincidence.But no... what...
I had a Genius Bar appointment at an Apple store in Charlotte, NC at 10am one morning. There were quite a few people in the Apple store at that time... while the rest of the mall was a ghost town. This is what I could easily identify: - a group of 7 people in the back of the store taking a class - a husband and wife meeting with a Genius having new software installed on their Macbook - a guy brought in his iMac and was meeting with a Genius about something to do with...
Who are we to say Adobe charges too much for their products? Photoshop has been $700 for decades. If you're a TWiT listener... a running joke is saying something costs an "Alex" ($700, the price of Photoshop)Nobody has challenged Adobe yet. There are plenty of cheaper software packages... but they aren't a good replacement for Adobe's offerings.I just looked up Adobe's financials... they had over $4 billion in revenue last year... and a profit of over $800 million.Do we...
Are you mad that Adobe charges what they think their software is worth... or are you mad that no other company can make cheaper software that works as well as Adobe's professional software?Just think... if Pixelmator had all the features of Photoshop... they wouldn't be charging $30 for it.Adobe does offer Photoshop Elements for the price-conscious consumer.
Here's a paradox... I use Dreamweaver to create Wordpress sites! Whoa!Dreamweaver at its core is a text editor. But it has other great features beyond vanilla text editing.But to your point... I don't know which is worse: cookie-cutter Wordpress sites... or poorly-designed sites slapped together in Dreamweaver "Design View"Like "techno" was hinting at above... there's more to a website than which tools were used to create it.
If you have a couple employees... and you're using Adobe's software... you're probably making some money, right?Like someone said earlier... these are tools of the trade.The nice thing is... Creative Cloud comes out to $600 a year.I made $500 in one night videoing a dance recital... then spent another night cutting it together and authoring a DVD using Adobe's tools.So for me... two evenings plus a couple more hours duplicating and printing those DVDs... and I could have...
Are they talking about the actual definition of "market share" which is the percentage of units shipped by a company in a single quarter compared to the rest of the industry? Or are they talking about "installed base" which is the number of units actually sold and in use by consumers? I keep hearing reports like "Android tablets have 30% market share... Apple slips to 60%..." and I wonder where these Android tablets actually are. Apple is selling the iPad as fast as they...
  I remember hearing many people say that the iPhone will be destroyed by Android.  After a quick look at the United States... it's 50% vs 30% and they are both doing incredibly well and are very well received.   I don't think anyone thinks either of those platform will cease to exist anytime soon...     Movable goalposts?  Sure.   Finish line?  Absolutely not.   The truth is... Apple will be making smartphones for the rest of our lives... and so will Android OEMs.   Of...
  I knew you'd get a kick out of that.
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