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Pandora works out to $3/month if you go with an annual subscription instead of month-to-month. http://www.pandora.com/one
2 years, 2 months ago on Stop Fretting About Spotify’s Business Model, It’s Pandora We Should Be Worried About
I think there would be a good number of people that subscribe to Netflix and Hulu who would jump at the chance of getting live tv on any Internet connected screen anywhere they wanted.
People have completely given in to replacing their stationary land lines with cell phones. Who knows how many people would jump at the chance to take their tv with them?
2 years, 5 months ago on Don’t Root for Aereo, the World’s Most Ridiculous Start-up
@trevoragilbert While Box and Dropbox are both excellent services, they require you to install programs such as Office on each and every computer you use. Licensing for this can become quite expensive, depending on the size of your organization. (Of course there are alternatives such as OpenOffice.)
As for portability, I stopped using Dropbox over a year ago and switched to Google Docs. Being able to login from any computer (at home, school or work) and access my documents is incredibly convenient for me. I can also save the documents in whatever format I choose and send it to someone if I need to.
I know those who are opposed to services like Google Docs because they don't like trusting Google to hold on to their documents. They prefer to keep it on their own hard drive, etc.
2 years, 6 months ago on Going Google: Is Chrome OS a Viable Product?
It takes a few minutes to set up a new Chromebook. It can take hours to set up a new Windows computer or Mac, considering how many documents, pictures, songs, videos, etc, people keep on their hard drive.
From an IT perspective, that can be a major advantage. Especially for companies using Google Apps: http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/customers.html
@trevoragilbert That's the purpose of Chromebooks, though - offload as much as possible to web services and leave only the essentials.
2 years, 6 months ago on Going Google: The Cloud is Horribly Quiet
@oreillchj ChromeOS has basic file managing features, so this can be done from a Chromebook.
@MattCoddington Forgetting about one music service doesn't mean you're bad at the Internet. I mean, how many different car models are out there in the world?
Trevor makes a good point, though. There's no web-based music service for the Chromebook that can compete with the iTunes experience on a Mac.
Personally, I go with Pandora on my Chromebook.
Have you tried Spotify on your phone or tablet? Or are you trying to stick exclusively with the Chromebook/ChromeOS?
I purchased my iPhone in March 2011, but I've used an iPod touch since 2008. I actually think the UI they have is as simple as you can get. The gestures on the iPad work because of the bigger screen, in my opinion, since it'd be rather awkward to stick three or four fingers on an iPhone's screen. I typically use my iPhone with just one hand anyway, so gestures would turn into quite a hassle for me.
If anything, my guess is they'll probably integrate Siri into iOS to the point where you can just say what app you want launched or switched to, etc.
2 years, 8 months ago on iOS Needs a Fresh Start