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franklinjackcon said:I'm not sure I agree with the assumptions that this article is based on. Could Apple have developed something like Voice Match to differentiate between less personal accounts, e.g. News or Apple Music without opening up access to contacts or calling? If the issue was privacy not technology then why wouldn't they at least start with those? This looks very much like retrofitting a privacy excuse that was never the main reason for HomePod's limitations.
rogifan_new said:ascii said:Is that good or bad? Buffett buys sensible companies. But as a tech nerd I want innovative companies even if they don't balance the books! I guess it's good if you're an investor and bad if you're a fan.
I really do feel Apple is STILL king of the castle. Sure they may not be first at everything but they are the ones that push the whole system forward. Those people who are jumping all over Amazon like they are the next big thing, are those that leave their supermodel wife for something new... only to be disappointed in a few years when they get too familiar with them and start asking the same questions all over again and looking for the next big thing.
I do think your, ‘get so big, it’s inevitable’ comment does have merit and does play a role, but perhaps the size has more to do with the inability to keep things secret and the expectation that Apple needs to keep pace with all these other supermodels who are trying bold things just to attempt to make a statement, to stand out, and differentiate themselves as they attempt to break into a nearly impenetrable business market. (Side note - if you are arguement is simply referring to the comparison of the push to get voice assistants in the main stream with the already major players in the system, then ignore this argument. )
Soli said:What exactly is wrong with an Echo that is designed with a parental filter built in?
My keyboard was suffering with the issue of the ‘Device is not supported’ message. I was able to find sweet spots for a while and then it started causing the screen to flicker. I tried multiple times to fix it but they were only immediate fixes and only lasted as long as it was in that position, the moment I moved it it was back to the drawing board. So I took it in last month and they replaced it straight away. I did not have AppleCare, and have had the keyboard for the entire 2+ years. And now I am happily typing on my brand new keyboard! I am definitely upgrading with the next iteration of 12.9” iPad Pro. I really can’t speak more highly about any computer that I have ever owned then this one. It with iOS 11 made it possible to not need a desk/lap top. Love it.