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From: Moonray10/5/2017 2:03:24 PM
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Apple vs. Samsung doesn't need Supreme Court redo, DOJ says

Samsung in March asked the Supreme Court to review another aspect
of the case, a 2014 verdict that awarded Apple $120 million for patent
infringement. Apple filed its own response in May, arguing that the high
court doesn't need to look at the matter -- an assessment with which
the Justice Department agrees.

More at: cnet.com

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 2:10:59 PM
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Ohio State will give every incoming freshman an iPad Pro

Back to school shopping just got way easier for freshmen enrolling
at Ohio State next fall.

The school announced on Wednesday that every incoming freshman
will be supplied with an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Apple keyboard
case starting in 2018 as part of a new partnership with Apple. The
iPads will be paid for from funds from Ohio State's "administrative
efficiency program."

At retail prices, an iPad Pro starts at $599, and the keyboard case
costs $159.

Ohio State's new program is called Digital Flagship University, and
it includes a new lab opening in 2018 at Ohio State's main Columbus
campus dedicated to iOS development using Swift, Apple's
programming language.

More at: finance.yahoo.com

It should be pointed out that Apple DID NOT devise this program
for the 7K freshman in an attempt to get people to count better,
there being 14 schools in the Big Ten.

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 2:35:28 PM
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15 Amazing Quotes From Steve Jobs on Success, 6 Years After His Death

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 2:42:02 PM
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Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals
your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

High Sierra update derided by devs as half-baked

Apple on Thursday released a security patch for
macOS High Sierra 10.13 to address vulnerabilities
in Apple File System (APFS) volumes and its
Keychain software.

More at: theregister.co.uk

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To: Moonray who wrote (199491)10/5/2017 4:44:38 PM
From: Doren
2 Recommendations   of 200680
 
Note to Jonathan Ive:

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works." Steve Jobs

"In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design." Steve Jobs


Read more at: brainyquote.com




I think Steve "got it" more than they seem to now.

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To: Moonray who wrote (199492)10/5/2017 4:46:14 PM
From: Doren
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Note to beta tester guinea pigs:

Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals
your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

High Sierra update derided by devs as half-baked

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From: Doren10/5/2017 4:50:14 PM
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Google’s Marketing Plan: Do Everything Apple Does, But Better With AI

Not quite there yet...

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From: Doren10/5/2017 5:08:41 PM
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I can't imagine what this would be used for but what he says is interesting:

There's no better example of that than Google Clips, a tiny little camera that automatically captures seven-second moving photos of things it finds "interesting." It's a new way to think about photography, one that leverages Google's ability to do lots of different AI tasks: recognize faces, recognize "bad" photos, recognize "interesting" content. It's simply applied to your own pictures instead of content on the internet.

Clips does all this locally: nothing is sent to the cloud, and nothing integrates with whatever Google Photos knows about you. As much as Google is known for doing its AI in the cloud, many of the devices it's releasing are doing AI locally. Pichai says that's by design, and that both kinds of AI are necessary. "A hybrid approach absolutely makes sense," he says. "We will thoughtfully invest in both. Depending on the context, depending on what you're dealing with, it'll make sense to deploy it differently."


SUNDAR PICHAI SAYS THE FUTURE OF GOOGLE IS AI.

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To: Doren who wrote (199495)10/5/2017 5:57:22 PM
From: OrionX
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I won't hold my breath for Google to design something that even remotely looks appealing.
Yes, function is very important but heck can't they find designers that understand form and function!

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To: OrionX who wrote (199497)10/6/2017 12:49:48 AM
From: Doren
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I can't see any major aesthetic difference between the major phone makers phones. I have no idea what the mindset is that cares about such trivial differences. They are all rectangular, with rounded corners, tiny buttons, a glass screen.

I want a phone that makes phone calls where the person I call can hear me and I can hear them. I want internet access and I want the interface to be usable. Security is also important.

The non-flat interface that was on older versions of OSX is statistically provable to be easier to use. Its a known fact supported by data that semi-3D interfaces like buttons etc make an interface more easily understood and easier in every day use. This is an example of aesthetic appeal (which is purely subjective) making an interface LESS functional (data) in its form. There have been many such mistakes (IMO) since Ive, a hardware guy, took over software interface design. Big mistake. "form and function" have nothing to do with a phone being appealing in fact appealing can get in the way of form and function.


For example, Jobs always hated seeing buttons on iMacs. This creates a problem on mine. I frequently cannot tell if I pressed the button hard enough for it to boot since I have an SSD drive. The only way I know is if my plugged in iPod wakes. Jobs' Mac was sitting on his desk in a big giant office. Plugging stuff into the back was no problem. Many of us have our Macs against the wall. I have a mirror behind mine and a clip light so I can see the USB plugs.

Jobs of, one would presume, never dallied with the lower classes who have their Macs up against a wall, despite his quotes.

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