Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What to expect in 2015

http://mashable.com/2014/12/09/apple-predictions-2015/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-bus-link

iPod Classic Lives!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Glide

Check out this amazing application called Glide. It is a video texting application and also can be used as a video walkie talkie! 
It is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. 
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving how are you celebrating the holiday? Let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

iPod Classic’s pesky parts problem killed the click-wheeled player

Apple’s click-wheel enabled iPod was once the epitome of portable music playability, but when a parts shortage loomed, Tim Cook sent the iPod to God.
Vale, iPod Classic, ye of the click-wheel interface, ye of the pocket-size jukebox that smashed the sales of all thine competitors.
RIP - Rest iPod, for you revolutionised the portable music business, you killed the Walkman, you kicked off the iTunes digital music buying revolution and you paved the way for your spiritual successors - the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Sure, the iPod brand name lives on, with the iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod touch, but none sport the click-wheel the iPod made so famous.
The clatter of clicks as thumbs spun in circles has ceased, and while once that wheel was like lightning greased - so fast were we able to search through huge libraries - it is a truism than in the end, all things are deceased.
Naturally, there was the question as to why Apple stopped the music. Video may have killed the radio star, but a parts shortage and an unwillingness to spend the engineering time to use other parts was the culprit, according to Tim Cook, speaking at the WSJ.D conference.
Presumably this is because Apple is spending so much time on more important issues like next year’s iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Apple TVs and other magically integrated hardware/software solutions that are the future - not hard-disk based players with outdated circular interfaces in the face of the iPod Touch’s multi-touch glass facade.
Let’s face it - while some iPod Classic sales could easily have continued, it was simply time to call time on the device that helped Apple have the musical and profitable time of its life in the early 2000s.
Mashable quoted Tim Cook at that conference explaining to an audience member who lamented they could no longer buy a 160GB iPod Classic - or at least, not directly from Apple as brand new stock anymore - with Tim Cook replying: "We couldn’t get the parts any more, not anywhere on Earth. “It wasn’t a matter of me swinging the ax, saying 'what can I kill today'.
"The engineering work was massive, and the number of people who wanted it very small. I felt there were reasonable alternatives."
Mr Cook is, of course, correct. Sure, he could have ensured hard disk makers continued pumping out iPod Classic-sized hard drives, but in a world of flash, why keep hard drives alive?
He could have put flash storage into the Classic, but at what cost compared to a hard disk?
He could have redesigned the iPod Classic, but if he was going to do that, why not just put more flash storage into the iPod nano and call it a day?
Even putting 128GB of 256GB of storage into an updated iPod Touch would be a lot more exciting that an iPod Classic.
There must also still be a stack of iPod Classics in stores around the world, or on eBay or Gumtree or Craigslist or old Radio Shack stores.
Those who really want an iPod Classic can surely get one from somewhere out there, but it’s clear the Classic’s days were numbered, and now the jig is up.
RIP, iPod Classic. May the force be with you, and say hi to Steve up there for us!

http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/entertainment/65871-ipod-classic%E2%80%99s-pesky-parts-problem-killed-the-click-wheeled-player

Tim Cook talks Apple Pay pushback, Alibaba deal, death of iPod Classic

LAGUNA BEACH — Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an unusually candid interview Monday night — in which he struck back at companies leaving the Apple Pay system, teased a possible partnership with Alibaba, and revealed why Apple killed the iPod Classic.
Speaking at the WSJ.D conference in Laguna Beach, California, Cook called Apple Pay a tremendous success even in its first week, and revealed that there had been 1 million credit cards activated on the system in its first 72 hours. "That's more than all the other guys combined," Cook enthused, touting his early lead over similar payment systems such as Google Wallet. "And we're only just getting started. I'm already getting flooded with emails from customers."
As for the fact that CVS and Rite Aid just blocked Apple Pay? Cook dismissed that as business maneuvering. "It's a skirmish," he said. "Over the long arc of time, retailers will step back and say, no other system is more secure." He added pointedly: "you're only relevant as a retailer if your customers love you." (CVS and Rite Aid are working on their own system, to be launched in 2015 and called Current C.)
"We’re not collecting your data," Cook added. "We’re not Big Brother. There's no other mobile payment system where you can say it’s easier than the credit card." Indeed, Cook had to change his own credit cards twice last year because of various security issues, he revealed. "It's a pain in the butt. You forget to change [the card] on one or two on websites, people don’t think you pay your bills any more."
That "long arc of time" was something Cook frequently invoked — such as when discussing iPhone sales, which he suggested would constitute roughly 50% of the business for the foreseeable future. Also happening in the long arc of time is a possible relationship between Apple Pay and Alibaba's AliPay, a popular payment system in China.
"We're going to talk about getting married later this week," Cook said of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, who'd said much the same thing during his preceding talk. "We love to partner with people who are wicked smart."
On the Apple Watch, Cook clarified a question that had been bothering some — when he said at its launch that you'd have to charge it every day, did he mean during the day or once at night? "People going to charge it overnight, we think," Cook said, although he pointed out there wasn't a lot of data to go on yet. "There’s a scenario where you use it less and charge less frequently, certainly."
When an audience member complained that he was about to buy a 160 GB iPod Classic whenApple discontinued the device a few months ago, Cook shrugged: "We couldn’t get the parts any more, not anywhere on Earth," he insisted. "It wasn’t a matter of me swinging the ax, saying 'what can I kill today'.
"The engineering work was massive, and the number of people who wanted it very small. I felt there were reasonable alternatives."
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http://mashable.com/2014/10/28/tim-cook-apple-ceo-wsjd/


Tim Cook says Apple killed the iPod classic because it couldn't get the parts

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/28/7082095/tim-cook-says-apple-killed-the-ipod-classic-because-it-couldnt-get

Tim Cook says Apple killed the iPod classic because it couldn't get the parts

Apple quietly discontinued the iPod classic last month, just short of the iconic MP3 player's 13th birthday. Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained why the company decided to shelve its revolutionary device — it couldn't get the parts any more. Cook, speaking at this evening's WSJD Live event, said on stage that Apple no longer had access to the components necessary to build the 160GB iPod classic. You'd imagine manufacturers would still produce parts for Apple if the company really pushed for them, but Cook said when faced with a dearth of necessary materials, the company felt that it wasn't worth redesigning the venerable device.