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  1. Clinton McClure

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    I don't care about multi tasking on the iOS level. That's why I have a MBP. I am concerned about what it may do to battery life.
     
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    I don't care about multi tasking on the iOS level. That's why I have a MBP. I am concerned about what it may do to battery life.
     
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    Doing the math on the rumored bigger iPhone resolution:
    http://9to5mac.com/2014/05/14/likely-iphone-6-with-sharper-larger-1704-x-960-resolution-screen-in-testing/
     
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    I've argued that Apple had two basic choices: bigger pixels (same count) or more pixels (more count). Or some combination of both ... Hand waving...no idea what that would be...Apple might be doing that middle ground: increasing actual pixel count by 50% while keeping the logical pixel the same with a new 3x scaling (150% relative to the current 5/5S). I didn't expect that. I haven't wrapped my head around it yet. As a 40-something, starting to lose my visual accommodation, I'm cautiously enthused. But I don't know it's the best solution for a bigger phone. We may know more after WWDC.
     
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    Doubtful. I suspect WWDC is going to be all iOS8, Mavericks v2 (Yosemite?) and new form factor Macbook. With an August / September special event for phones pads and maybe more.
     
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    Interesting essay. It was so long and ranging, I'm not sure what to say about it. It adds to the perception that:
    * No one understands photo stream
    * No one understands iCloud / syncing
    * Sandboxing is still really hard on the Mac and developers struggle with it
    * Everyone's still waiting to see if/how sandboxing of files and cross-app sharing of files gets worked out for both iOS and OS X
     
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    Financial Times is reporting that Home Automation will be a big play in WWDC next monday:

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/26/5751816/apple-developing-home-automation-features-for-iphone-report
    http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/26/apple-said-to-be-prepping-smart-home-software-platform-for-wwdc-reveal/

    Starts to make sense why Google bought Nest. All of these companies finally taking it seriously, drinking the milkshake of Microsoft who laid out a vision for this as far back as Bill Gates' Road Ahead and earlier with things like X-10...
     
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    I look forward to spending tomorrow evening catching up on all the apple news! :D
     
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    Just read that WebKit is getting access to the optimized JavaScript interpreter than Safari currently only has. This will be a big deal for all the apps with their own webviwers! This will feed up RSS apps, to say the least.
     
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    I am intrigued by what I saw in the iOS 8 demos.

    ...not that there is anything significant (within my interests) that
    Android doesn't already have.

    ...that is, except the hand-off/continuity/phone to Mac features.

    That, along with the 5.5 iPhone hardware, may sway me to return
    to the iPhone brand.

    I just don't want to be locked into the iOS environment. There is a
    report this morning that hackers are very confident of an iOS 8 jailbreak.
     
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    I'll go on record saying I don't think you are gonna see a 5.5. The 4.7 rumor seems too prevalent with actual replacement parts leaks but the 5.5 seems like a pipe dream based on internal tests only, for this year anyway.
     
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    Don't know, Sam....

    Speculation is heating up. I am with the speculators...

    http://www.cultofmac.com/283612/apples-iphablet-might-cost-extra-100/
     
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    Family sharing can't get here soon enough.
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    (My wife bought Ticket to Ride. We both have it on our iPads and play locally. She bought the in-app Europe expansion. I can't download it nor can I buy. I'm willing to pay an additional $5 because I want to play the game. iTunes won't take my money unless I first delete and buy my own copy of TTR. I'll just wait until September to play TTR Europe.)
     

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