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  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    interesting article out, CR apologizes and retracts their Apple Maps comments saying "Wow, it's better than we thought, once we actually tested it and did not listen to hearsay!", next we'll have Google and Nokia apologizing tool

    Head to head comparison Apple vs Google maps, ... well, lame comparison but the comments from CR are outrageous!

    http://bit.ly/UUEdsH
    Sep 28, 2012. 05:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Stretched Or Just Stretching? [View article]
    @user, you missed something along the way, Apple doesn't gouge you for "apps", if you are referring to system software or system apps, Apple's "profit margin" has never been associated with system software.

    Don't equate the cost of the "package" with the software.

    If you're talking about a clock app, those are also free for the iPad, in fact there's at least 60K apps out there for the iPad a few are free, Ha.
    Sep 27, 2012. 12:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Stretched Or Just Stretching? [View article]
    Even better people in Tokyo have a public transportation app far superior to anything Apple or Google can make, just like San Franciscans like myself use Nextbus, wrt to transit?

    I hazard to guess that tourist are the only ones seriously hampered in urban cities. Trust me urbanites don't need apps!
    Sep 26, 2012. 10:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Stretched Or Just Stretching? [View article]
    @tom, the setup is just mere clicks, seconds, and the app is a mobile app so it's different than the web google maps
    Sep 26, 2012. 09:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's a new Apple (AAPL) rumor: Tech analyst Paul Mueller claims "at least three people close to Apple" have told him there are next-gen iPad prototypes featuring widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) displays. Many Android tablets sport widescreen displays, which lend themselves well to multimedia viewing, but the iPad has stuck with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which works better for reading and other portrait-mode activities. Judging by market share trends, consumers aren't complaining. [View news story]
    "Judging by market share trends, consumers aren't complaining."

    This makes it sound like consumers aren't complaining about the aspect ratio, but the link seems to suggest consumers aren't complaining about the size of tablet, which implies Apple could just as easily stay with the larger current tablet, eh?
    Sep 26, 2012. 07:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Just as IDC's PC forecasts are getting gloomier, its tablet forecasts continue getting rosier: the research firm now expects 117.1M tablets to be shipped this year, up from a June forecast of 107.4M and a March forecast of 106.1M. Moreover, IDC predicts shipments will reach 165.9M next year, narrowing the ratio of PC to tablet shipments to less than 2.5:1. The iPad, perhaps a month away from including a 7.85" model, is expected to account for 60% of 2012 shipments, and Android tablets 35%. [View news story]
    this is a year end projection
    Sep 26, 2012. 07:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - The Next Government Financed Alternative Energy Debacle [View article]
    the recent cross country adventure in a Model S also proves this notion of an immature infrastructure overstated.
    http://bit.ly/QFxPjq
    Sep 26, 2012. 01:47 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - The Next Government Financed Alternative Energy Debacle [View article]
    yes but the physical plant and materials were way under market rate, Nummi that is
    Sep 26, 2012. 01:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Falling On Missed iPhone 5 Sales Estimates: Opportunity To Buy At A Lower Price [View article]
    Not in NorCal! Stores have been sold out since opening day. I even tried the 10pm pick up at store trick, nada!

    I spent three days calling stores as well no luck the whole Bay Area is waiting. I'll try again today.
    Sep 26, 2012. 12:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Insider Trading History: Interesting, In A Non-Obvious Way [View article]
    You can group them which in effect hides them
    Sep 26, 2012. 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wins And Losses In Apple's IOS 6 [View article]
    You know I think speed also has to do with who you trust, this test last week shows a sub 1600 score for S3, also using Geekbench.
    http://bit.ly/OQF38l

    But all three of the links concur on this one thing, only the S3's with the Exynos chip and the one avaible in Korea have Geekbench scores better than the A6. Not sure what that means, but it appears, from the links, that neither AT&T, Sprint nor T-Mobile's S3's have the Exynos chip. I really don't know?! I checked T-Mobile as of this summer they were selling phones with the slower Snapdragon chip. Hmmmm?

    Yep, I think it really all boils down to personal preferences too. I think voice to speech is really cool, but never having it, I don't know how to score that one.

    On the maps thing, I've read all the articles and followed all of the links, and with the exception of a few High Schools and the Stature of Liberty most of the egregious errors are international. I really am not a western snob, but that's understandable given the betaness of the Apple Map app. But my understanding is that the sheer volume of iPhone's installed base and their propensity to use gobs of data, is supposed to result in relatively quick fixes. At least that's what the posts are saying.
    Sep 24, 2012. 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Favor Of An Apple Stock Split [View article]
    @recall congratulations!
    Sep 24, 2012. 10:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Favor Of An Apple Stock Split [View article]
    I use my ROTH to "throw" money at AAPL, well I did years back, it may be time to start up again, I'm pretty convinced that Apple has at least 3-5 years of growth yet.
    Sep 24, 2012. 09:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wins And Losses In Apple's IOS 6 [View article]
    @chopchop0,

    Hold your horses ... S3 lost to A6 according to Anandtech!
    http://bit.ly/Tjx45D Anandtech points out that most smartphones use some sort of "dynamic voltage/frequency adjustment" for better battery efficiency(?), Apple's actual range is CPU clocked at 800Mhz-1.2Ghz. It appears that your link only considered CPU function, not data performance using the Geekbench test.

    Consider this, Anandtech also ran Google's V8 and Octane benchmarks, BrowserMark and GLBenchmark 2.5 in these 4 other tests, primaryily tasking the A6 with actual "data", the A6 was quite far ahead of the S3 in performance. Someone else will have to come along to explain why Anandtech did not consider Geekbench the last word, as your link appears to do!
    Sep 24, 2012. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    Yep, ... Ive's has this folks! *forgive my grammar* Ha
    Sep 24, 2012. 08:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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