7/15/2015: Apple introduced an updated iPod line today. On the good side, lots of power bringing it up to iPhone 6 specs with a new 64bit A8 processor, access to Metal for gamers, M8 Motion Processor for fitness benefits and a 8 megapixel camera with stabilization. Overall 6x speed inprovements 10x Graphics compared to predecessor.Starting at $199 for 16gig five colors Space gray, blue, gold, pink, and silver as well as a Product Red option.
Under missed opportunities: As my readers know, I do feel vindicated, barely, although Apple did finally update its iPod line supporting my prediction, they have not chosen to increased its screen size (hoping for 7″) to better facilitate gaming nor have they increased its audio quality along the lines of Neil Young’s Pono player. Both moves I believed would have reinvigorated the line, ignited the Apple Music (Beats) brand and disrupted the hand held gaming market.
Oh Well 😎
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While other Cable companies are placing road blocks for cord cutters Cablevision has taken the bull by the horns by offering old fashion competition.
Cablevision Systems Corp. Thursday took a step toward retaining cord cutters who do without cable TV service, by offering two new products that include broadband service, Wi-Fi access and a digital antenna to capture over-the-air broadcast TV signals. Read the TechCrunch Report Here
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Over the years Cablevision a Long Island based cable company has led the cable industry with vision. Always ahead of its competitors and as well as other cable companies. Recently the company announced a deal with HBO NOW similar to the one signed with Apple, introduced a WIFI only mobile network FreeWheel for $9.99 per month, has spread WIFI over its entire coverage area with over one million hotspots available to its members and readers of its Newspaper Newsday. Always leading the pack by its Chairman James Dolan (Owner of the NY Knicks & Madison Square Gardens). Cablevision has always met its competition with innovation from its “DVR” Lawsuit case back in 2006 to this weeks announcement to provide cord cutters with fast internet only service as well as a free digital antenna for over the air digital stations.
Describing the process Apple goes thru to “get it right” , when shooting the jellyfish they actually built a tank in the design studio.
Yet what Dye seems most fascinated by is one of the Apple Watch’s faces, called Motion, which you can set to show a flower blooming. Each time you raise your wrist, you’ll see a different color, a different flower. This is not CGI. It’s photography.
“We shot all this stuff,” Dye says, “the butterflies and the jellyfish and the flowers for the motion face, it’s all in-camera. And so the flowers were shot blooming over time. I think the longest one took us 285 hours, and over 24,000 shots.”
Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation takes you on a tour of the most visually stunning and important products produced by the world’s most innovative company — Apple.
With a breathtaking collection of unique photography, Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation takes the reader on a tour of the most visually stunning and important products produced by the world’s most innovative company — Apple. Follow Apple’s journey through a photographic collection of their most important desktops, portables, peripherals, prototypes, iDevices (iPad, iPod and iPhone) and packaging.
What will be the Apple’s NeXt Big Thing. Can Apple pull off the most important product introduction of maybe all time? I believe so and here is why!
3D printing technology is at the same point that the personal computer was when the Steve’s were beginning to produce the Apple 2. That little packaging of computing power unleashed a wave of industrial growth not seen since the utilization of the Assembly line at the beginning of The Industrial Revolution. The technology for 3D printing has reached a cost factor approaching a pro consumer level. Like the laser printer introduced by Apple in 1984 the 3D printer would benefit from Apple’s unique ability to simplify and commoditized the product. Apple also uniquely processes the ability to build the subsystems for unifying, developing and distributing software.
Macintosh Pro Computer line (trucks) would find a new life as a leader in industrial design and production.