No shit. The mobile industry. Or the music industry for that matter. Like with Ryan Braun last year, this just makes me sad. Even worse, Cabrera, batting. Fascinating stuff.
TPM has an article summarizing the most interesting answers. Michael Burford devised a more clever way of guesstimating the weight of an iPad Air than I did. I like his assumptions and I like his math. My guesstimated weight for the iPad Air sure looks light, looking at this list. And that Surface Pro sure seems like a brick at grams. None of them have identifying text labels, and their logos are frequently so unhelpful they may as well be random Cyrillic letters.
Would you guess, for example, that to turn on handwriting recognition, you tap an icon that shows a circle in front of a mountain? Some of the icons in S Note actually display a different menu every other time you tap them. Microsoft might be willing to lose money on each sale to grow the platform, but OEM PC makers need to sell tablets for a profit. If false, this is a perfect example of Microsoft mismanaging expectations.
By not giving a price at the introduction, they opened themselves up to something like this. Under-promise and over-deliver — Microsoft should have given a price at the introduction and then tried to beat that price when the Surface actually shipped later in the year. Raiders is a movie of my own, that I can actually stand to watch from beginning to end.
In that sense, it has a special place in my heart. If it were it could have saved Smith quite a bit of work. The whole desktop-vs.
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Nearly two-thirds of U. In addition to treating YouTube as a de facto free music service, young people said they are less inclined than those 18 years old and up to listen to CDs or the radio. I find this surprising, but disruptions usually are. Like newspapers, magazines have been in a steady slide, but now, like newspapers, they seem to have reached the edge of the cliff. Last week, the Audit Bureau of Circulations reported that newsstand circulation in the first half of the year was down almost 10 percent. When 10 percent of your retail buyers depart over the course of a year, something fundamental is at work.
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We all know there are 9MP cameras that take much better pictures than 21MP cameras. The same applies. Apple did what they always do. It was not because it was the best resolution for viewing their devices. Me, I disagree entirely. Anil Dash, writing for Wired, is hopeful that the Surface portends a return of the Microsoft of old, and throws in a new-to-me theory that their consent decree with the DOJ hamstrung them over the past decade:. The tech scene since then has been all about Apple.
True, Steve Jobs headed up what is arguably the most remarkably innovative decade of any company in history. Microsoft has become an underdog in all of the most interesting areas of technology. They had a mobile OS for smartphones on the market throughout the entire period of the consent decree. If anyone questioned whether Microsoft could get back in the fight once the cuffs finally came off, Surface should put those doubts to rest.
The iPad will have to improve. Android tablets will have to improve. In fact, I hope so. For all we know at this point, Surface might be the new Zune. One afternoon we sketched out a screw in our 3D program, a very strange screw where the head was neither a star, tracks, pentalobe or whatever, but a unique form, also very impractical. Samsung earned roughly Seth Godin, regarding some interesting Kickstarter project statistics :. I noticed that piling-on effect over the weekend with App. Via Alex Hillman. Still a day left, during which time you can claim your existing Twitter name on the new service.
Who knows if App. Squarespace is an amazing website creating and publishing platform, and version 6 introduces over 50 new features. Their LayoutEngine technology allows anyone to create visually-rich pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks by dragging items exactly where you want them. You can use Squarespace for everything from blogs to portfolios. Just watch the demo video and see how flexible and well-designed the whole thing is.
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Update: Several keen-eyed readers spotted something I missed. The graphs that accompany the article for example, this one and this one are highly misleading, insofar as they omit the first 10, responses from the bottom of the chart, so as to exaggerate the results.
Text editors are hard, hard work. In a nut, App. By generating revenue from users instead of from advertisers. This basically means after it assessed and tested the value of its assets or goodwill , it has determined that its Services business may be overvalued. As a result, it has to issue an impairment charge on its balance sheet to take into account the reduced value of its goodwill.
Keep that in mind next time you see someone draw up a list of expensive acquisitions for Apple to expend its cash hoard upon.
Might be of use to fellow BBEdit users. As part of its case against Samsung, Apple has shown snippets of an internal Samsung document comparing the original Galaxy S phone with the iPhone.
On Tuesday, Apple managed to get the whole page document admitted into evidence. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone. Paczkowski uploaded the whole thing to Scribd. You really have to read it to believe just how audacious it is.
An Apple worker with knowledge of the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Wired that the over-the-phone password freeze would last at least 24 hours. The employee speculated that the freeze was put in place to give Apple more time to determine what security policies needed to be changed, if any. The study was entered into evidence today in the high-stakes patent trial between Apple and Samsung.
The study, conducted last year at 30 Best Buy stores in New York, Los Angeles, and Florida to determine why consumers were returning the tablet, found that 25 percent of the returns cited malfunctions such as browser freezes, lack of screen sensitivity, and poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Another 17 percent cited issues such as screen lagging, short battery life, and inability to sync with PCs.
On Tuesday, Amazon handed down to its customer service department a policy change that no longer allows people to call in and change account settings, such as credit cards or email addresses associated with its user accounts. If one edits a document, then chooses Save As, then BOTH the edited original document and the copy are saved, thus not only saving a new copy, but silently saving the original with the same changes, thus overwriting the original.
And maybe an OMG-what-happened consider a customer invoice that was overwritten.