Thanks General Mills, that makes it pretty simple. I know what cereal I won't be buying.
"There used to be this thing called Windows Gadgets. But I guess that wasn't cool and trendy enough."
Or useful enough. Remember there was Konfabulator (Yahoo bought them), Google Desktop (widgets, discontinued). Only one left and barely alive is Apple's Dashboard.
Would be a great recreational drug. There are times in my life where I would total love to feel like it lasted long. (That's what she said)
I could also use a Fast-Forward drug for those parts of the day that just keeps dragging.
But this isn't in Silicon Valley where $100K is really about $50K.
There's a job, if you're a COBOL programmer. In the last few months, I've had friends and relatives wishing they were proficient in COBOL or their company needed someone proficient in COBOL. I hear it pays $100K+.
Traffic data. There's been times where I would totally pay $5 for 30 minutes worth of good data rate to figure out the traffic. Unfortunately, the reason for that was because ATT network is terrible. I would get full-bars but no data would come through. So this partnership does nothing really because the ATT network can't handle the data they have right now.
Should have bought Here instead. I don't see what they gained with the Nokia handset business. It's basically a $7B buy for the Lumia line. Here/NavTEQ is really reliable data source. They've been in this mapping business for a long time and know what they're doing.
Radio Shack, it's like Best Buy if you don't have a Best Buy around, feel like paying 300% markup for basic items like a cable, and a lot less selection. I can't think of a way out for Radio Shack. Maybe start with changing their name to something not so out-date sounding.
I've had iPhones with ATT and Verizon, it has always defaulted to "Send as SMS" on for me. That's usually the first thing I turn off since it annoys people because some messages gets sent twice.
This is not really an issue when you switch phones, the problem is the other users has set to always to use iMessage. Normally, if a "message" don't reach an iPhone user in a set amount of time, the system defaults to sending it as a text. That's the default behavior of iOS out of the box. Some users have turn it off in Messages settings therefore the iMessage never delivers the message and continues to wait it out.
Why would someone turn off "Send as SMS"?
1) they're on Verizon or ATT and it's $10 minimum text plan,
2) the limit before it sends as SMS is really short (something around 5 seconds), and you don't want to annoy everyone with multiple iMessage and SMS for the same message
3) the user like knowing if the message actually arrived
Probably like me, a married dude that goes shopping with the wife. While she and women like her try on clothes, men like me play on our smartphones and occasionally wander into guy stores like Tesla, Brookstone, Microsoft or See's Candy.
I haven't driven one but played around with the interior at the mall. The human/car interface is by far the best one I've used. The multitouch screen is responsive and intuitive. The material quality is top of the line. I totally would buy one if I had the money.
I rented a Ford Taurus and I hated SYNC. It was slow, counterintuitive, and the screen was low-res.
I guess Hitachi fixed the DeathStar issues. I remember those old IBM Deskstar having horrible failure rates, then Hitachi bought the division.
I don't mind ads if they're non-intrusive. Slashdot gives me the option to not have ads, but I let them through anyway. Gizmodo and Yahoo (mobile) have painfully annoying ads. I block them when possible. But in Yahoo (mobile) when I can't block I just go somewhere else. Has anyone look at the recent Google search result page? Fill with so much advertising. I've done a lot more of my searches over at DuckDuckGo. I don't mind a little banner ad or side ads, but don't try to take over my screen or play sound.