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  • Nancy Pelosi expresses disappointment over Tim Cook's GOP fundraiser

    Nancy should go F herself
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  • AirPods unboxed: Apple's other new wearable of the future

    I wish they offered a black version... it would be a bit more subdued for those who dont want to flash the white.
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  • Peter Thiel says 'age of Apple' at its end

    "smartphone has reached a zenith. ..." A man of very limited imagination if that is what he thinks. Or is he just pumping where his investments are .
  • Kuo: Demand for new MacBook Pro models tepid due to high prices, disappointing specs

    demand low? its not even out yet.  lol

    FUD.... FUD...FUD 
    ofcourse to take attention away from brand new libeup.... same as they do when they spread rumors about iphone 8.

    its a securities trading firm formost ....... where manipulations are rooted.

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  • Australian banks call alternatives to NFC 'unrealistic' in fight to avoid using Apple Pay

    Colluding  bullies  
  • Unicode committee to meet at Apple campus, discuss addition of redhead emoji

    I guess Apple is trying to keep The Irish Authorities Happy ....... ..... 🤣
  • Apple ships first LG UltraFine 4K Display orders ahead of MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar

    dreyfus2 said:
    Really do not care if it says Apple on the box, I might even get the 5k model due to lack of alternatives. But even if Apple gets out of the monitor business (and several other ones I assume, Airports and Time Machines seem to be equally forgotten and behind), can't they extend their collaboration with these third parties to give them some designs? Hooking a $4k+ laptop beauty up to something that ugly just hurts.
    No you are not wrong... you make excellent points. If Apple is working with LG on these monitors.... as Phill mentioned at the last presentation.... WHAT HAPPENED TO APPLE DESIGN THEME....? They look like Dell monitors from 6 years ago. How does this complement the Apple design theme?? How does it promote the brand and its visibility?? (you know when we see those offices with filled with iMacs and Apple logo... or news conferances with reporters filling the room with macbooks and Apple logos....where did that go Apple and Why? Why are you doing this Apple? is perplexing .
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]

    Just make an Apple tv that is state of the art and has a coherent state of the art interface and an ergonomic remote.. ... not the convoluted incoherent fragmented mess it is now. Then worry about content.. While u are at it... how about recognizing that music and movies are two different forms of entertainment ..... dont stick series and movies in Apple music... learn something from the Mess you created called ITunes !
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

    As I've been suggesting for a while...

    The car of the future is already here.  It's called a Smartphone.  Think about it.  If you were to clear the slate, look at the modern world and ask yourself, how would I design a transportation system given existing and soon-to-come technologies, like autonomous driving, real-time availability scheduling. Route optimization, etc, no way you'd conclude there should be a car, or two, in every garage.  You'd create a technology/software infrastructure to allow individuals to call up the transportation they need (car, truck, van, etc) on-demand.  And it would show up wherever they are, or wherever they are going to be, when it's needed.  You'd be able to schedule transportation in advance, like the airport shuttles of yesteryear that you'd schedule a week in advance. Über pretty much killed that business, I expect.  

    Or schedule recurring transportation, such as to take the kids to soccer practice and back.  In this case the transportation technology system might suggest a shared van service, that knows the schedules for local after school sports practice and offers up and constructs pick-up and drop-off routes based upon participation; a regular route to gather up the kids and deliver them.  Accommodation for security will be considered when children are being transported without accompanying parents, such as real-time tracking and a constant open line of communication, both audio and video streaming from the vehicle to parent's smartphones. 

    The specific vehicle that arrives can be determined by number of passengers, whether you'll be transporting something large or just yourself, etc.  The notion of owning, maintaining, accommodating parking requirements of, insuring, etc, a personal vehicle, for many people, has already begun to feel like 'the old paridigm.'  

    To create this infrastructure, you need route optimization software, that incorporates the real-time whereabouts of all vehicles in a local fleet. You need scheduling software.  You need to deal with remaining charge/range of each vehicle out in service to know when a vehicle can accommodate an additional requested or scheduled route without running out of juice.  You need to accommodate stand-by, where the vehicle drops someone off at a location and is requested to stand-by for an indeterminate time while the person goes into a store or bank to run an errand.  In short, you need a very sophisticated set of interacting technologies to accommodate smooth operation of a transportation network that provides near immediate responsiveness to a population's constantly fluctuating needs.

    If I were Tim Cook, this is exactly the way I'd envision the future, and this is what I'd set out to create.  It's not so much about constructing vehicles yourself, but about getting sign-in from all vehicle manufacturers such that their vehicles can work within the envisioned transportation network.  And that means that people who do own vehicles could lend them into their local autonomous transportation fleet in order to earn money (this has already been suggested by Musk and makes sense for a maker of vehicles to accommodate, as it helps him sell more Teslas direct to consumers).  It means that new rental fleets will simply be staged in large metro areas, with one or more depots that the vehicles come back to for recharging, maintenance, cleaning, etc.  And that means that there's a path forward for the rental companies, because they already have staging areas for their existing fleets.  The big picture can be accommodated during a transition phase from the world we have today to a world where almost all transportation is shared and autonomous.  

    Extend this to trucking, inter-city bussing, etc, and the whole thing becomes a future that Apple could play a major role in developing.  Without ever producing, on their own, a single vehicle.

    Also key to this is that everything Apple needs to do to revolutionize transportation does not require Apple to do any work on autonomous driving, nor does Apple need to build a single vehicle model.  Nope, Apple will want to own the end user interaction used to summon and schedule transportation, and it'll want to own the route optimization algorithms and server side scheduling and dispatch.  And take a cut of every ride.  

    There will need to be some tech in each car to pick up the user interaction that began on a rider's smartphone or Watch, once the car arrives to pick up the rider.  The car will need a voice interface to interact with the rider.  The car will need to constantly ping its whereabouts to the dispatch and scheduling servers, along with its charge level, so that the dispatch system can determine its next pick up and determine when it needs to exit the active fleet and return to a nearby depot for recharging or maintenance.  The car will need to contain sensors, like internal cameras, to monitor for left-behind packages, spilled coffee, etc, and report appropriately to riders or to dispatch.  The car will need streaming audio/video capabilities to stream to parents when children are riding without adult accompaniment.  All of this can be designed as a set of interfaces that automakers can implement in order to be compatible with Apple's dispatch and routing servers, and the vehicles might also be required to utilize Apple's mapping infrastructure.  

    Once verified as able to serve a ride request, the car is handed details on the location of the rider, and the rider's destination, and it can then utilize its own autonomous driving capabilities to serve the request.  And all of this can integrate both driverless and human driven vehicles into the same service.  So as vehicles are developed that are licensed for autonomous operation, these can be added to an existing Uber-like fleet of human driven vehicles, both serving together to form a centrally requested and directed/dispatched swarm serving a metrolitan area.  Eventually, the human driven vehicles would all be replaced with autonomous vehicles, and the future will have arrived

    Copied and pasted in my notes... thanks !:)
  • LG UltraFine 5K Display now for sale through Apple, first orders ship in January [u]

    Joint venture between Apple And LG ...yet there is no Apple logo or Any Hint of Apple design theme there... Big mistake by Apple to approach monitors in such a secondary way.. reducing Apple logo and Design theme visibility at the high end.
    Firstly, why would there be an Apple logo? It's an LG display. Secondly, Apple more than likely contributed on the technical side rather than the aesthetic design of the display.
    Did you watch Apples last product presentation...? This is supposed to be a joint venture between Apple and LG replacing Cinema Display. Hence : Big mistake by Apple to approach monitors in such a secondary way.. reducing Apple logo and Design theme visibility at the high end.
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