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Thu Oct 23

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 10:58 AM

Re: 13 years ago today.

I feel compelled to point out that Sony got there first. And made a lot more money. So did Microsoft. Also, GM was putting car radios in cars for decades before Car Play.

Harumph.

Mon Oct 6

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 2:37 PM

Re: Authenticate

Why would the device have to be on your wrist?

What an excellent question. There's a couple of answers to this.

The first answer comes from the "truly personal device" portion: This is a device that is in constant [more]

Sun Oct 5

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 6:37 PM

Re: Samsung unhappy with Microsoft fees

As Gruber sez: "That’s incredible. In all seriousness, could Microsoft be profiting from Android more than Google is?"

Interesting question.

http://daringfireball.net
(see [more]

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 12:35 PM

Authenticate

You want to open the door to your house? Authenticate: Get your keys out, your keys that have their unique shape, insert them, whatever the lighting or weather conditions, yada yada.

You want to start your car? Authenticate: As [more]

Fri Oct 3

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Wotdabny replied to the Falling Knives board. 11:03 PM

Re: FKA: LUK

That was supposed to be a Nixon joke -- you know, Ford's next. Then I see that the next thread really was Ford.

I didn't plan it that way. I am not a crook.

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Wotdabny replied to the Falling Knives board. 2:25 PM

Re: FKA: LUK

So, what's next? FKA: F?

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Wotdabny replied to the Falling Knives board. 11:21 AM

Re: FKA: LUK

Interesting company. Had a quick look, wondering if the pop today was about anything, and the news today is, well . . .

A federal appeals court on Friday signaled that former Jefferies Group Inc managing director Jesse Litvak has a good [more]

Tue Sep 30

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:43 AM

Re: Yikes - serious Reset All Settings bug in iOS 8?

Not exactly. If you are a user of iCloud Drive, then you are using Yosemite, which is still in beta.

Whole lot of people testing the public beta, yes. But it's a beta product, so don't put crucial data in it without a backup, and if anyone [more]

Tue Sep 16

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:05 PM

Re: Obesity - Is Apple Watch the Cure?

I'm not sure the Apple Watch will foster the fitness revolution. Cheaper options from Nike and Fitbit and others have existed. The Apple Watch pricing will make it non-ubiqitous. Those that care about fitness probably already bought something. [more]

Mon Sep 15

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 5:19 PM

Re: Apple has "forced" free stuff on u

Finally, Apple has decided that maybe you can delete it after all

I also liked this take on the whole thing:
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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 10:09 AM

Re: Apple has "forced" free stuff on u

OK. I'm going with "annoying."

Oh, I agree. I didn't have the album for days after the announcement, and I couldn't figure out why. Then, it showed up. And, that's annoying, too.

The whole thing is a bit [more]

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 3:13 AM

Re: Apple has "forced" free stuff on u

So, do you suppose that an implicit part of Apple's message with the U2 album is the following reminder?

"The default settings are generally good, but they won't be right for everyone. That's why we made all our stuff configurable. If [more]

Sun Sep 14

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 8:44 PM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Apple does not need to work with banks, Visa/MC do

If you would do me the favor of reading "credit card issuers" for where I've said "banks" would that do? I had that in mind. It seems the editors of the Financial [more]

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 7:29 PM

Re: What if Jobs gave the keynote last week?

As smart critical responses to the presentation goes, the following is the best I've read:
http://stratechery.com/2014/apple-watch-asking-saying/

Wot

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:07 AM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Excellent posts Wotdabny. By the way, why is your name so hard to spell?

Thank you. And you can call me Wot. A former TMFer once suggested I start a column: Wot's What?

What do you think about CurrenC, and why didn't Apple [more]

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 8:52 AM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Tokenization is indeed key. That is part of the whole point of this discussion (see the part about fraud protection I put in bold, above). It is part of how much of the world already does secure payments, and part of how the US will start doing [more]

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 2:08 AM

Charlie Rose Interview Excerpts

Part 2 airs Monday. Interesting moments from part 1 (best I could do on the fly; please pardon transcription errors):

Charlie Rose: [with regard to IBM]: Is Apple becoming more open?
Tim Cook: Are we more open? Yes. . . . We think we can [more]

Sat Sep 13

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:58 PM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Fantasy. It assumes 100% use

Sorry for being unclear; I was just trying to indicate the size of the total market that's out there. It was not my intention to suggest that Apple Pay will be making "$6.57 billion anytime [more]

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 7:06 PM

Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Article in Financial Times, 9/12/14:
. . . 15 cents of a $100 purchase will go to the iPhone maker, according to two people familiar with the terms of the agreement . . . .

. . . The list of early Apple Pay partners is impressive,
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Fri Sep 12

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:11 PM

Re: It's Not A Watch!

Do you really want a third (or fourth) party monitoring the readouts from such a device? Do you really want to provide your full health history to some anonymous "Big Brother"?

You're thinking of Facebook.

Wot

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