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1. Apple set up the App store agnostic to games,... 1,134 Views / 9 Replies  
1. Apple set up the App store agnostic to games, productivity, videos, magazines, etc., that if you use the site to [good will, services [super credit card], data, infrastructure, convenience, and...
Posted by gprovida, on Jul 23, 2015 at 06:17 PM, in Mac News
Without data on number of orders, it seems more... 2,111 Views / 12 Replies  
Without data on number of orders, it seems more than a bit conspiracy theory mindset in this article. Apple has had similar supply exhaustion for their other devices with extraordinary demand. I...
Posted by gprovida, on May 11, 2015 at 04:35 PM, in Tech News
I wonder if Apple will have the same anti-theft... 1,054 Views / 10 Replies  
I wonder if Apple will have the same anti-theft provisions built into the Apple Watch like the iPhone.
Posted by gprovida, on Mar 22, 2015 at 08:35 PM, in Mac News
Market conditions change that is Apple introduced something new 188 Views / 1 Replies  
Aside from "fast follower" I am curious how all those chats and photos are stored to be easily recovered?
Posted by gprovida, on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM, in Tech News
Aside from priority, is this opt-in or do I need... 195 Views / 2 Replies  
Aside from priority, is this opt-in or do I need to explicitly block this creepy feature?
Posted by gprovida, on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM, in Tech News
Well here we go again. Does ultraviolet DVD... 574 Views / 7 Replies  
Well here we go again. Does ultraviolet DVD backed by content providers, magazine publishers wanted my data with Newstand, the withering of Music DRM, etc., suggests that these games to suck data...
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:36 PM, in Tech News
Set of silly arguments. First and foremost the... 859 Views / 9 Replies  
Set of silly arguments. First and foremost the Airlines can set policy, they just can't hide behind FAA regulations. The problem with takeoff and landing is the presumed 10,000 ft ceiling for...
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM, in Tech News
Clearly there is little incentive for retailers... 657 Views / 9 Replies  
Clearly there is little incentive for retailers to improve security. This is just a cost of doing business and not a big cost, ergo no Apple Pay.
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 11, 2014 at 04:25 PM, in Tech News
I wonder if Apple will directly or through a 3rd... 935 Views / 9 Replies  
I wonder if Apple will directly or through a 3rd party buy GT and see it move forward under new management. It certainly has the cash and if Sapphire is seen as a core technology, then ????
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 10, 2014 at 06:44 PM, in Tech News
Aarrrgghhh, I am so conflicted and this adds to... 352 Views / 4 Replies  
Aarrrgghhh, I am so conflicted and this adds to my inability to make a choice, sigh, but good review.
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 10, 2014 at 03:28 PM, in Tech News
Gee I wonder if they are looking into Apple Pay... 275 Views / 6 Replies  
Gee I wonder if they are looking into Apple Pay for enhanced security my bet not. The penalty for poor security is a bit of bad publicity (everyone is bad excuse) so why make it better.
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 10, 2014 at 03:20 PM, in Tech News
on a more serious note, Amazon has tried to buy... 197 Views / 4 Replies  
on a more serious note, Amazon has tried to buy or break into a lot of markets to establish such market leverage. Monopoly, that I can dictate prices. Books, Audio books, DVDs, music, and recently...
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 10, 2014 at 03:08 PM, in Tech News
Sounds like monopoly collusion by Amazon, quick... 197 Views / 4 Replies  
Sounds like monopoly collusion by Amazon, quick get the Justice Dept involved.
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 10, 2014 at 02:58 PM, in Tech News
Siri on iPhone is NOT Apple Car Play. Therefore,... 1,051 Views / 11 Replies  
Siri on iPhone is NOT Apple Car Play. Therefore, this might be interested if you use the iPhone in lieu of Car Play, but really not relevant. It would have been interesting to see AAA use Android...
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:22 PM, in Tech News
This should be interesting, seeing the DOJ who... 259 Views / 7 Replies  
This should be interesting, seeing the DOJ who worked hard to guarantee Amazon monopoly to now address abuse of Monopoly sanctioned and enforced of DOJ and the courts.
Posted by gprovida, on Sep 25, 2014 at 02:26 PM, in Tech News
Let's see, they think it happened over 4 months... 187 Views / 1 Replies  
Let's see, they think it happened over 4 months and their systems are now clean, BUT

1. They have not told their customers until today sort of
2. They are unable to ID who their customers were,...
Posted by gprovida, on Sep 24, 2014 at 08:32 PM, in Tech News
Guess who has NOT embraced Apple's much more... 838 Views / 10 Replies  
Guess who has NOT embraced Apple's much more secure Apple Pay.
Posted by gprovida, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM, in Tech News
When there is vibrant private sector competition,... 868 Views / 8 Replies  
When there is vibrant private sector competition, then ATT argument may make sense, but when there is effextively little to no competition, then ATT arguments are meaningless.
Posted by gprovida, on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:59 PM, in Tech News
So will the European Union ban these or require... 510 Views / 7 Replies  
So will the European Union ban these or require old connectors to ensure endurance of obsolete technology? Or will they simply drop the whole everyone use USB old style connectors which allows Apple...
Posted by gprovida, on Aug 13, 2014 at 03:31 PM, in Tech News
In general, its teachers and school... 855 Views / 12 Replies  
In general, its teachers and school administrators [also the archaic school IT "Pros"] that require keyboards. My experience and most parents is that kids take to no keyboard fast. The Apps will...
Posted by gprovida, on Aug 7, 2014 at 10:16 AM, in Tech News
Really complex situation, where China (an active... 272 Views / 4 Replies  
Really complex situation, where China (an active and aggressive cyber spy) is concerned about its own security based, I suspect weakly on NSA, but much more on its own capabilities. This was like the...
Posted by gprovida, on Aug 6, 2014 at 11:13 AM, in Tech News
Astroturfing or front groups for carriers do NOT... 215 Views / 5 Replies  
Astroturfing or front groups for carriers do NOT represent consumers and all the evidence is showing increased costs, poorer service, continued limited coverage, resistance to new media distribution,...
Posted by gprovida, on Jun 6, 2014 at 01:33 PM, in Tech News
I would recommend that ATT be required to Support... 246 Views / 4 Replies  
I would recommend that ATT be required to Support and adopt for all ISPs to be common carrier utility. Then their behavior will be enforced by law.
Posted by gprovida, on May 20, 2014 at 04:11 PM, in Tech News
Drops FireWire and does not include Thunderbolt.... 195 Views / 2 Replies  
Drops FireWire and does not include Thunderbolt. That requires their ~$650 version with 5 bays. The Drobo 2nd Gen it replaces had FireWire 800 as well as USB.
Posted by gprovida, on Mar 26, 2014 at 04:01 PM, in Tech News
Alternatively, the episodic or surge nature of... 245 Views / 2 Replies  
Alternatively, the episodic or surge nature of the product cycles do not lend themselves to human staffing. That is, rapid ramp ups and gradual tapering off in prep for next surge. Machines do this...
Posted by gprovida, on Mar 24, 2014 at 01:01 PM, in Tech News
Silly law, will delay technology develop, bit USB... 1,397 Views / 15 Replies  
Silly law, will delay technology develop, bit USB in a straight jacket, and Apple will prob just include an adaptor for USB rather than degrade the performance and design of the devices, thereby...
Posted by gprovida, on Mar 16, 2014 at 06:59 PM, in Tech News
The subsidized 2 year contract is a real money... 214 Views / 2 Replies  
The subsidized 2 year contract is a real money maker for carriers, they get lock in by the customer, put in all sorts of cost obstacles to fight switching (note has little to nothing to do with their...
Posted by gprovida, on Mar 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM, in Tech News
It is hard to imagine this being approved. It... 1,041 Views / 9 Replies  
It is hard to imagine this being approved. It reminds me of ATT trying to buy TMobile only worst, there is no Verizon and the geographic isolation means effectively no competition. At a minimum...
Posted by gprovida, on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM, in Tech News
Has anyone gone back and looked at Gartner and... 264 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone gone back and looked at Gartner and IDC Mac sales, 10 Jan article in Appleinsider, "...While IDC and Gartner did agree on overall market trends, the two research firms had wildly...
Posted by gprovida, on Jan 29, 2014 at 03:06 PM, in Tech News
Well this kill the NEST and Apple/iOS partnership... 1,542 Views / 21 Replies  
Well this kill the NEST and Apple/iOS partnership pretty fast.

Fadel at Google is interesting, except Google is not are hardware product company and Fadel at the end of the day is a hardware...
Posted by gprovida, on Jan 13, 2014 at 05:25 PM, in Tech News
OK, now lets see a plastic model with bright... 249 Views / 1 Replies  
OK, now lets see a plastic model with bright colors that is "unapologetically plastic" and a model with a metal [and i suspect glass] and then to go the next level with "... and it's evident...
Posted by gprovida, on Jan 13, 2014 at 05:18 PM, in Tech News
Got to love speculation building on speculation... 213 Views / 2 Replies  
Got to love speculation building on speculation with little real data on either sales or timing, or or or .
Posted by gprovida, on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM, in Tech News
One reason NOT to merge Comcast with TWC is... 181 Views / 3 Replies  
One reason NOT to merge Comcast with TWC is Comcast's utter determination to control the user, ergo Apps like TWC [albeit limited] are foreign.
Posted by gprovida, on Dec 10, 2013 at 01:07 PM, in Tech News
"...As part of the improvement, the new connector... 369 Views / 5 Replies  
"...As part of the improvement, the new connector will not be directly backwards compatible with existing USB sockets, though the design will allow for "passive new-to-existing cables and adapters"...
Posted by gprovida, on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM, in Tech News
Sure sounds like a iPad Christmas. If Apple was... 950 Views / 9 Replies  
Sure sounds like a iPad Christmas. If Apple was in such trouble, it is doubtful that these ads would be running. Basically, Apple is cleaning up on iPads this Christmas and a lot of desperate...
Posted by gprovida, on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM, in Tech News
Lets see compliance with a weak, unenforced, and... 217 Views / 3 Replies  
Lets see compliance with a weak, unenforced, and commercially driven set of US privacy laws is a rather low bar to get over. It would more interesting to see if AT&T would meet European privacy laws...
Posted by gprovida, on Nov 7, 2013 at 03:25 PM, in Tech News
I wonder how much longer Gartner is going to... 286 Views / 2 Replies  
I wonder how much longer Gartner is going to continue the myth that PCs [including the mini-Netbooks] do not include Tablets. In other words, these are subcategories of PCs like laptops, desktops,...
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM, in Tech News
I wonder how much longer Gartner is going to... 286 Views / 2 Replies  
I wonder how much longer Gartner is going to continue the myth that PCs [including the mini-Netbooks] need to include Tablets. In other words, these are subcategories of PCs like laptops, desktops,...
Posted by gprovida, on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM, in Tech News
Sounds like whomever handles QA for Apple... 1,500 Views / 15 Replies  
Sounds like whomever handles QA for Apple security and code development needs to be a whole lot more attentive to design and implementation.
Posted by gprovida, on Sep 30, 2013 at 02:10 PM, in Tech News
One of Job's big concerns on Macs and iPods was... 291 Views / 3 Replies  
One of Job's big concerns on Macs and iPods was creating a price umbrella that competitors could leverage. It is unclear whether the current 5S and 5C prices are creating that situation. This does...
Posted by gprovida, on Sep 11, 2013 at 03:06 PM, in Tech News
Concur with facepalm. Not sure I understand. ... 1,260 Views / 6 Replies  
Concur with facepalm. Not sure I understand. The only explanation I can get is that there is some sloppy code software that allows an admin to bypass the normal means to get root access but using...
Posted by gprovida, on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM, in Mac News
Its all about the light. I get a kick out of... 177 Views / 1 Replies  
Its all about the light. I get a kick out of pixel fixation on iPhone or any cell phone, when the cameral lens and optics are the gating technology. Sony can make a terrific 20 MP camera and its...
Posted by gprovida, on Aug 27, 2013 at 02:21 PM, in Tech News
Like the enhanced privacy for children, but the... 192 Views / 1 Replies  
Like the enhanced privacy for children, but the in-app purchases in all the cases I am aware reflect sloppy oversight by parents, especially names and passwords. If Apple introduces fingerprint ID,...
Posted by gprovida, on Aug 15, 2013 at 01:29 PM, in Tech News
Apple does not compete on essentially meaningless... 1,004 Views / 10 Replies  
Apple does not compete on essentially meaningless specs. However, as Apple expands across multiple iOS devices, to keep consistency and simplicity i can imagine some devices may have excess pixels...
Posted by gprovida, on May 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM, in Tech News
Am I missing something, I am unaware of such... 251 Views / 2 Replies  
Am I missing something, I am unaware of such offers being made on Android of SAMSUNG Galaxy. It seems the desirable customers are overwhelming using iPhones and that making attractive offers to...
Posted by gprovida, on May 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM, in Tech News
As Cook said be careful drawing conclusions. All... 341 Views / 1 Replies  
As Cook said be careful drawing conclusions. All you can really say is Apple is buying less of this companies product but another company may be dong fine or Apple has a large stock or .... ...
Posted by gprovida, on May 8, 2013 at 04:35 PM, in Mac News
Another reason might be that the iPhone 5 remains... 270 Views / 3 Replies  
Another reason might be that the iPhone 5 remains a huge draw and that others offering it at a discount is a threat to Verizon customer base who may switch rather than getting a cheaper Android...
Posted by gprovida, on May 6, 2013 at 05:42 PM, in Tech News
The courage to be disruptive 1,447 Views / 9 Replies  
In an effort to keep the Office cash cow, MS is loosing the opportunity to disrupt itself. Instead grabbing the opportunity, MS remains trapped in sustaining its past successes and will be disrupted...
Posted by gprovida, on Apr 11, 2013 at 08:19 AM, in Tech News
Apple iPhone Disruption 323 Views / 2 Replies  
The great irony is the utter lack of real awareness by media and tech pundits on the enormous disruption that Apple [and really ONLY Apple] has had on the Telcos. Whether its customer interface,...
Posted by gprovida, on Mar 22, 2013 at 04:01 PM, in Tech News
iTunes redux 288 Views / 3 Replies  
Songs were bundled with Albums on special distribution media and channel, that is, CDROM and Music Stores, eventually, Songs became unbundled and available on Digital Media, e.g., iTunes. Similar...
Posted by gprovida, on Mar 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM, in Tech News
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