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SpamSandwich said:Good riddance?
Siri should be able to reliably and flexibly do some easily defined and useful subset of functions on, say, iPhone by now. All this "and now read what's on the display" is not only useless, it also discourages use of Siri because you expect to have to pull out the phone and look at it anyway... so you might as well use the touchscreen that you know is going to work.
The actual speech recognition is really good (I use dictation all the time for messages and E-Mails) but the capabilities behind are rudimentary.
These guys seem to be living in the past, for many years now you've had to put security foremost in networking products even if it does cause the user some extra steps. Misleading the user on installation isn't good either, let alone hidden reinstallation.
"enabling our users to have seamless, one-click-to-join meetings" cannot come at the expense of exposing the user to unintended/unknown camera or microphone activation.
I am pleased never to have used the software, they will need a pretty convincing update to satisfy those that have.
ednl said:What I'll miss terribly is Calcboard, a free form calculator with functions. One keypress away and with a transparent view of the desktop, to see the numbers I need.
Spotlight does lots of calculations these days. Example: sin(pi/2)+sqrt(2) works fine.
Presumably we will still be able to rip CDs too?
I still buy albums on CD, for a variety of reasons including the obscurity of some, though I almost never listen to them: one rip into iTunes and I have all the convenience of a download. It's also the case, if you're an albums person, that music can be cheaper on CD and sometimes it's even packaged with a worthwhile booklet!