The attention to details in their software never ceases to amaze me.
Yeah – Apple blew this one.
They could have made a cool home kit with mesh, music, stuff to control devices, manage updates and manage kids/home.
All with easy setup and management built into Apple hardware.
Article pretty much nails it.
Buy kid a Chromebook – one login via setup and everything done. My son has google docs, some storage and what this article also misses is with his google login he had easy access to the other tools that he might use. Apple doesn’t have that since they are nowhere near the scale in logins that are used to login to other sites.
This article also doesn’t cover the other tools – recently I noticed the Singapore classroom switch from Edmondo over to Google classroom.
Which of course just sits over the top of google drive and google docs.
Apple makes great hardware but the student version of the laptop I bought my soon was 300 bucks. No pencil needed.
I have never gotten the whole Tim Cook is not a great CEO meme – just look at the numbers and try to defend that stance.
Apple’s current spate of longevity is amazing to me.
I think the takeaway from all this is computers are coming for your speakers.
So awesome – I hope they do something for the TV next!
Love the headline graphic.
The Prof’s latest video – this one from DLD 18
This is a bummer but makes sense given the revenue numbers. I have to admit I use it mostly on the macOS since I don’t use my iPad Pro much anymore but when I did I relied heavily on Transmit for iOS. I also have coda but don’t do that much with it now.
I also moved over to WordPress hosting and use MarsEdit which means I don’t need server level type access.
Apple needs to sort out upgrade pricing and come up with a way for these type of app models to not just survive but thrive.
I still haven’t bought one – I don’t feel like I need it but I do like where the X is going. Now that I have seen it and played with it, I am happy to wait for the plus size version of it.
I also think it will get even more refined.
Hopefully they will add the tech to iPads and Macs.
Regardless – I am most anticipating the LTE watch.
Such a great video – check it out first:
I think a lot of what he says is terribly true and I wonder if most of the world’s governments have simply bowed down to Big Tech assuming that it will always do the right thing for everyone. Sure – these companies are doing amazing things but some of their success feels like it is coming at the cost of meaningful things.
I don’t have the answers but I think government and the people must remain vigilant and not always assume Big Tech has all the answers or always means well.
This is also why I feel conflicted about bitcoin or crypto – on the surface the ideas are amazing but at the same time it is for the moment creating another way to generate wealth that is concentrated mostly with the tech elite and creating a sense of moving away from central management of capital. This could be good or it could be bad, all depends on how you see it or benefit from it.
I think this post is slightly sensationalist but does make some meaningful points :: https://hackernoon.com/ten-years-in-nobody-has-come-up-with-a-use-case-for-blockchain-ee98c180100
All in all I am pro-tech and crypto is here to stay but the world still feels like it continues to bifurcate into the have’s and have not’s and I am sure that is a bad thing.