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  • Dead Money Walking: Sell PC Players And Buy Apple Before It's Too Late [View article]
    I am very concerned with the fact that from a programming standpoint IOS is trying to keep-up with the Android 4.0. Split screen and multi-processing and better voice dictation bothers me a lot!

    I have been in the computer field for 37 years ( 28 IBM) and when programmers move to a different platform because they see the new opportunities that the general public is not aware of for a few years, watch out! Watson built IBM around the IBM 360 and the government attempted to break them up!

    No other CEO could bet the farm on a new computer other than Watson. Steve Jobs was the only CEO that could move mountains and take Apple in new directions and that is why Google attacked Apple with the Android and Bezos with the Kindle.

    Ebook fixing pissed me off and it should you! IOS should be at least one step ahead not behind. Metro PCS and Boost and other China Telecoms have unlimited data for $50. and most people prefer that rate to $150. per month.

    I am very concerned and I have 3 Apple systems at home two of which won't work with Mountain Lion!
    Sep 10, 2012. 03:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • District Judge Denise Cote yesterday approved an antitrust settlement in which major publishers - Lagardere's Hachette, CBS's (CBS) Simon & Schuster and News Corp.'s (NWS) HarperCollins - agreed to end alleged price-fixing e-book deals with Apple (AAPL). It's a major win for Amazon (AMZN), while Pearson's (PSO) Penguin, Macmillan and Apple are going to take their chances in a trial. [View news story]
    To me this was very upsetting and I understand that AMZN may have had a monopoly position but that was honorable for consumers. It didn't serve APPL well to be behind a scheme to screw consumers. I was long on AAPL and I am a not so proud owner of a Macbook pro 17" that can't support Mountain Lion and a G5 Mac Pro that won't support Snow Leopard and a Lion Mac Mini Server! I might not get the Macbook Pro 15" retina and solid state for $3700.
    Sep 10, 2012. 02:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • British Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple (AAPL) to put a notice on its Web site for six months and in U.K. newspapers saying that Samsung (SSNLF.PK) didn't copy the design for the iPad. Birss is the same judge who ruled last week that Samsung couldn't have committed such sins, as its tablet is "not as cool" as the iPad.  [View news story]
    It appears that although the people from the U.K. think they are more intelligent than us because they sound better when they speak but the Olympics, JP Morgan shutdown of the London office and the infamous shutdown of Sir Paul McCartney and the Boss just shows that they really aren't except for hopefully Scotland Yard!
    Jul 19, 2012. 05:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Digital Textbooks And iPads Do Not Belong In Classrooms Yet [View article]
    Should we all take out a slide rule. A pencil , eraser sharpener! Parents have much to much to say about education! I have all the text books and novels on my ipad and I can read it where ever I am!

    If children with autism show tremendous results I am sure your child will do as well!

    If I was you I would worry more about the fact the Texas and Florida have much to much to say about what is in the textbooks!

    The kids will just fine carrying around an iPad2 or 3 than 5-10 books that may or not be out of date!

    I have been in the computer field for 40 years and I am tired of listening to those that can't keep up with technology and somehow think they can stop progress by complaining! Get over it this is the next frontier!
    Jan 20, 2012. 03:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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