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To: Moonray who wrote (199491)10/5/2017 4:44:38 PM
From: Doren
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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

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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."


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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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From: Moonray10/6/2017 10:33:04 AM
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Apple Stock Slides Lower as iPhone 8 Plus Battery Issues Pile Up

Apple Inc. ( AAPL - Get Report) stock traded lower 0.42% to $154.73
in premarket trading Friday, Oct. 6, after Chinese media reported an
iPhone 8 Plus unit there had split open before ever being used,
reigniting concerns over the new model's battery.

The new battery issue comes after a customer from Taiwan and another
from Japan reportedly sent Apple pictures of their devices split open in
the same manner earlier this week, 9to5 Mac reported.

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This is not good. Perhaps Apple can send Duct Tape to these
3 customers, to keep their iPhones together. Or, since it is just
3 out of the millions and millions and millions sold, perhaps
Apple can send new iPhones to these three.

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From: Moonray10/6/2017 10:40:38 AM
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Intel readies Coffee Lake lineup

Intel has released its Coffee Lake-based 14nm desktop
processors including Core i7-8700K/8700, Core i5-8600K/8400
and Core i3-8350K/8100, as well as the corresponding Z370

Commenting on the news, Intel said that it will be shipping its first
10nm products near the end of the year beginning with a lower
volume SKU followed by a volume ramp in the first half of 2018.

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From: Moonray10/6/2017 10:49:31 AM
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Arizona Diamondbacks coach apologizes for wearing Apple Watch in dugout

LOS ANGELES—Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto says it was a mistake
for him to wear an Apple Watch in the dugout during the NL wild-card game against

Prieto told reporters on Thursday that he didn’t use the watch for any illicit purpose
and that it was on “airplane mode” during the game, a setting that shuts off any of
the watch’s communication abilities. The former big league pitcher is an extra coach
who also serves as interpreter for the Diamondbacks.

Last month, the Boston Red Sox were fined by Major League Baseball for using
an Apple Watch to relay signs to hitters.

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From: Moonray10/6/2017 10:55:13 AM
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Apple holds 65% of the global premium smartphone profits pie

For Samsung premium smartphones account for 66% of the global
handset profit, while for Apple it is 96%.

Key highlights:

* Premium smartphones account for 80% of global handset profits

* Apple dominated the global profit share, holding 65% of the pie
with just 9% of the total handset shipments

* Note 7 issue has resulted in a shift in sales towards mid-tier
models has caused Samsung's profits to decline by almost 30%

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