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It's only a big deal if they make a truly stunning device. Otherwise it's a snooze. Google has always made some kind of reference. Their main reason for the Motorola purchase was for patents.
1 year, 2 months ago on Google working on "X Phone" to directly compete with Samsung, Apple
@MattWilkins I think read receipts are an archaic Windows legacy that should rightly be "sent out to the country to live with grandma". Frankly, if I want you to know I've read your email, I'll let you know.
1 year, 4 months ago on Gmail gets more advanced, should professionals use it exclusively?
I think unless you have some serious corporate needs, Gmail is just fine for real estate agents. Most people don't give a rats behind what your .com address is. They just want to be able to get ahold of you. As matter fact with some of the names agents pick for their websites, they are probably better off.
If you throw in their superior spam protection it's a no-brainer. I get almost no spam to my inbox and that is huge, huge deal for me.
I don't know why the Journal would make a big deal of 10,000 screens. Apple doesn't order in the thousands, it orders in the millions. I'm also not convinced Apple will roll an iPad mini out for the holidays. There has been a shrinking supply of iMacs to third party dealers which would indicate updates. They could just call it year and roll iMacs and iPad minis out early in 2013
1 year, 5 months ago on Apple's ordering of 10,000 mini tablet screens validates iPad mini rumors
I love the idea. It becomes problematic if your office has built-ins. It would be nice to find add-on solutions that don't look clumsy.
1 year, 5 months ago on The stand-up desk craze: what is it, and how can you try it out?
Correction - iPhone 5 will be available to everyone in the US on September 21st both in-store and delivery, period. The only exceprion to this would some of the lesser carriers in the US. As a matter of fact, for the last couple of years, some lucky folks have gotten iPhone delivery one to two days before the actual release date. The 28th release date will be for a second set of countries.
In terms of "aesthetics" slowing down adoption rates one needs only to look at the the 4S adoption rates that were through the roof. I think the design is absolutely killer, unless you are a fan plastic-backed look-alike phones, then you are excused. Take a look a the video outlining the design and manufacture process on Apple's home page. Even if you are not a design fan you'll appreciate the level of attention to detail that has gone into the iPhone 5. iPhones designs are iterative. Much in the same way BMW designs cars. You know it's a BMW.
1 year, 5 months ago on iPhone 5 details: top 20 details you'll want to know
This the kind stuff that really resonates, as opposed to something that just ends up being another monthly bill. Kudos Destiny!!
1 year, 6 months ago on HaikuDeck: the cure for ugly, boring presentations
I love the general ease of use that Apple's Keynote provides, and is a nice option to that app. Well done to the creators. I'm pretty difficult to please when it comes to tech and especially new tech, so this app is a welcome addition to the arsenal.
Is it just me, or does nobody comment on AG any longer.
1 year, 6 months ago on Local realtor association sues member for internet comments
@davetipton It's not just your association in Tampa. Our MLS and associations in Orange County CA know there is an internet. They just don't believe everyone should be able to access it - i.e. cross-browser compatibility, iPads, iPhones etc. We've been waiting years and are still waiting. Sometime this year we're told, which is what we heard last year.
These blatant advertisements masquerading as posts are really starting to get annoying. An why it's particular product? I believe the emperor has no clothes.
1 year, 6 months ago on 3 things you might not know about contact management systems
Skip all the noise and go straight to this book - Insanely Simple "The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success" by Ken Segall. I must have listened to this book ten times by now since I I got it two months ago. I'll continue to listen just for inspiration. A quote from the book - "Complexity is easy, simplicity is hard work."
1 year, 6 months ago on Top 15 must read business books
Well, make that three months, technically.
1 year, 7 months ago on Housing and the July jobs report
Only two more months of this nonsense and we can have someone new In The White House.
I've had a Squarespace account for two years and have never really done anything with it. It just wasn't as easy to use as iWeb on the Mac. However, with the official rollout of Sqaurespace Version 6 on July 17th, I'm back onboard.
One thing that is easier to do in V6 is iFrames - the process of framing exterior websites within your own website, thereby helping sandboxing users to your site. The code injection is pretty simple. Sqaurespace can help you get away from crappy and cheesy agent templates that I absolutely despise and have railed against on this site. V6 is not as WYSIWYG as I would like but it is a huge step in the right direction and I think Squarespace will continue to make improvements.
Another cool thing is that Squarespace has been offering Webinars and they also have video tutorials - check out the workshops here http://workshops.squarespace.com/. You can get discount codes from podcasts like Macbreak Weekly. Sqaurespace has been known to the geek community for a few years and now is a great time to jump in and do your thing.
1 year, 7 months ago on Squarespace: high-end web design accessible to all
Ever since the iPhone came out, I've tried a number of ToDo list solutions. However, ever since starting to use Daylite, I find it difficult to run my business on two different platforms. Daylite easily takes care of tasks and calendar items within the same program. I love the ingenuity of some of the these system apps and web apps. But more and more productivity for me means and all-in-one app solution.
1 year, 8 months ago on 3 hot productivity apps for busy professionals
I vote Conservative, period! If some the The Realtor Party agenda happens to fall into that slot, fine.
1 year, 8 months ago on Realtor Party? Count me out
I've found that if I express my dissatisfaction with Obamacare, I am labeled as mean and selfish. Nonetheless, I'm good with much of it except the mandate portion. I'm much more in favor of letting market forces truly be allowed to work and figure out a way to offer catastrophic-only policies in combination with HSA accounts for office visits.
Part of the problem is that anybody that has insurance, has no idea how much things cost because someone else is paying for it. It's intersecting that the cost of lasik surgery has come down over the years even though that particular practice is expensive to be involved with as a business. Why? Because of competition and no insurance companies getting in the way. The lazy way of solving the healthcare problem is to throw up our hands and say let government take care of it instead of figuring out much more granular solutions.
As I love to say on this site - complexity is easy, simplicity is hard work.
1 year, 8 months ago on Health care ruling's impact on small business
One way to take care of a BIG chunk of California's debt, is to figure out a way to take us into some form of bankruptcy. Bankruptcy would allow us in theory to trash all the public sector union contracts. Hopefully, then we could move every single public sector worker over to Social Security, even cops and firefighters.
Yes I know I'm speaking sacrilege here. But who in the private sector gets to retire at 55 years of age with a pension worth 90% of their salary? I'll tell you who, NOBODY. Public sector unions are KILLING us, period!!
If you want a job in the public sector, great. Take the job because you want it, not because you get a cushy pension and benefits. If you don't want the job then get out. I'm sure someone will take the job just to earn the money.
1 year, 8 months ago on Why California's population is packing their bags for Texas
Well, this doesn't look good. :) I know like Apple, that BlackBerry has it's fanboys but I think it's time look elsewhere at least for now.
1 year, 8 months ago on BlackBerry's vision of customer service's future is bright