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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.
DavidAlGregory said:macxpress said:I don't think price was the issue.
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.
justme12 said:"… the offensive and extremist content that saturates YouTube." That would be liberals, the leftists and democrats - but Google supports that ideology 100%. So that content stays on Youtube. Google seems to support the vast amount of Muslim terrorism also - that content stays on Youtube too. Google has been in bed with the federal government for many years. Mostly democrats - but a lot republicans also. The Google corporate motto of "do no evil" has always been a sham. It's all they do. As long as it harms America.
GeorgeBMac said:I always wondered about the logic of purchasing and then lugging around 2 separate computer systems that do essentially the same functions and the only real difference being screen size?
... Carrying an Apple Watch and an IPhone -- that's ok and it's not what I'm talking about.
But carrying an IPhone and an IPad and a MacBook are just totally, absolutely redundant. Almost a crazy kind of stupid. They each are supporting: systems board, batteries, memory and processors that are each capable of doing what the other formfactor is doing. The only real difference is screen size and external keyboard & touchpad.
So, OK! Let's Do This! It's time to leave the 20th century!
But, there is another, more important reason: Apple is getting killed by the Chromebook. Parents, schools and kids simply don't want to shell out $2,000 when $200 gives them what they need. But, they all carry IPhones. By plugging them into a light, thin, dumb terminal that supplies a large screen and professional quality keyboard you have everything you need at less than the cost of a Chromebook -- and Apple preserves its youth market.
500 million potential users who have iPhones but don't need the power of the MAC. They would feed into services via the iOS App Store.
Could easily do 9.7 inch in the polyCarbonate from the 5C for 299.
Then also premium based on the iPadPro starting at 899.
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