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For over a year I had been wanting something like an echo to try out some smart appliances. I had wanted Apple to come out with a Echo competitor a home Hub or expanded apple TV.
Back in the summer DED did a similar article
Which lead me to wait thinking it would be shortly released this past fall. Well I was wrong and in November finally got an Echo. Its great. I'm so impress with how Alexa can understand me from the other room even with a television on. Love it. So much nicer than picking up a phone.
While many of DED's stories are very informative I don't see a need to attack these other products whenever one of the other ones receives favorable press.
Siri may have been expanded to other platforms like the watch or Mac but I don't find it any more useful now than two years ago. I don't know anyone who thinks its much more than a frustrating joke to use it. It's your grandfather's Oldsmobile of AI.
I think that Apple is really behind the times. I would find the watch and AirPods much more compelling if Siri was better. If Amazon does deliver another phone (yes the first fire phone was a joke) I will take a look at it and may switch because Amazon has a big Ecosystem themselves.
Apple would be foolish to think that people are forever locked into their products even when they are the best now.
dfergenson said:This database remains very unlikely to be created.
But if it does then every loyal American reading this post should register for it. I certainly will.
Muslim American are Americans and we need to defend our fellow Americans, through the dilution of an unconstitutional database if necessary.
This probably won't happen because it will probably be blocked by the Senate or liberal courts.
Besides Trump already gave into public opinion in not investigating Hillary.
1. The only one who criticizes the press as much as Trump is DED.
2. Obama's stimulus act included $8 Billion for high speed Trains but nothing ever came of it. Trump will definitely build his wall.
3. Apple is against Trumps immigration policies only because they wanted more H1b visas and Hillary was going to give them to the Tech industry to pay them off for their support.
tallest skil said:I can see it being called Apple Drive and being activated by saying, "Engage." They could even do a Star Trek tie in.
And wind up killing hundreds of fiancées as they phone their friends about their engagements…
Titan will be seen as a big failure for coming out so long after Tesla. And a big waste of time and resources.
melgross said:Soli said:melgross said:Yep, Daniel, as soon as I read the headline, I knew it was you.
I love reading DED, I've yet to disagree with a word he's written to be honest and as a deeply involved Apple 'person' since 1978 (user, dealer and software company) I claim some right to judge. I would add I miss PED, his columns were excellent too but I just can't find any these days.djsherly said:I have trouble understanding why this article exists. As an editorial I would assume it's meant to comment on something topical but this just seems to be a rant about pundits complaining about Apple capex with some non-existent nexus with Samsung profits/exploding phones.
To be honest, the Samsung comparison could have been left out and the article would have stood well on its own, as well as chopping a few hundred words away.
It's no news flash, but Dilger confirms his zealotry here with a needless comparison with a competitor which adds nothing to the story. But that's no surprise, right?
Of Course, it *is* April Fool's day as I wake.
but I find it unseemly. Sure, maybe that's old fashioned, but this type of writing should be kept in the opinion section of the political publications.
he can write about troubles, but in doing so should show a bit more restraint. Opinions of his style seems to be split down the middle. I really don't think it gets AI more readers, and it lowers the reputation of the site. I spend a lot of time defending Apple elsewhere, but I like to feel as though, here, among what I often think of as family, I can temper the far out opinions.
i've been criticized, at different times, as being an Apple fanboy, and an Apple hater, and that's right here. So I'm just about in the middle.
I used to find DED's articles highly informative.
But now they have become the Apple equivalent of a Donald Trump Twitter tirade. If positive news about Google Now or Alexa comes out, we are sure to have a really long article about why Siri not long after wards. It will go into the history is Siri, why Alexa isn't as good as the public thinks, Amazon's past and current sins, and why the biased Tech Press is spreading FakeNews stories. Finally it will end with how we just need to wait a little bit longer for the great revision to Siri to be released.
I'm sure there will be an updated one soon about why Bixby sucks and is a total ripoff of Siri.
fallenjt said:cali said:I wonder how Apple Watch did...
the fact Alexa is even on the charts or being gifted shows Siri needs an overhaul.
Phill Schiller won't get any holidays off if he had to spin a Apple Hub.
Alexa is so easy to interact with. If Google can add the same flexible to its assistant then Google Home can become an even bigger hit.
Google, LG, Motorola, Huawei all make great phones and most eclipse iPhone on the camera too. Look at the verge website for their latest camera shootout and you'll see iPhone doesn't even make the podium.
hmurchison said:I'm in for about 4 of these.
Id probably replace my two Google Home. What I need is
1 good sound
2, Siri 2nd Generation
The rest will take care of itself
maury markowitz said:"Apple is in a unique position to fix a series of ugly problems with social networking"
No, they are in a unique position to fail any such attempt.
Their history is filled with repeated failures in this field. They show no evidence that they understand it at all. The technology basis for such a system is also largely a failure (iCloud).
What could possibly convince anyone that this a good idea?
(I'm a little surprised DED didn't advocate buying Twitter to shut Trump down).
Don't divert programmer/development resources to something like this. How about fixing iTunes on the Mac and windows.
How about making SIRI actually work better and with the ability to work without a network connection