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Alvin A. Smith
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Read it and weep Rudolph.

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For the most part I think that this article is ridiculous and wouldn't go as far as saying "all the steps that typically comprise an online search, including the ads served against search results, become completely irrelevant. He believes Apple can and will circumvent this search experience"

It's a nice try and I do remember reading a lot about the post search age, the answer machines, Wolfram Alpha, but with the Humanities, etc. And Apple does have a good product on their hands.

But it seems to me that all those eggheads at Google would have to do is create their own powerful Answer Machine, center it at the heart of their business, market it, make it actually work great. I think Siri is way better than what Google currently has, but it's not as if Siri is any better at voice recognition or processing. This product will be faster than traditional search which all of Google's competitors will be using.

So maybe Apple needs to build their own search.

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Perhaps my Google+ activity could be limited to Android trolling? :)

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I could see myself picking one up in a fire sale eventually; that is, if the price is really right.

I hoard data. When I pass, my kid will inherit terabytes and terabytes of digital data; quite possibly too much to go through in a lifetime. I never delete any photos I've taken even if it was an accidental shutter press. Same with videos. If I attempt to snap a photo with my phone and I accidentally start recording a video, I keep that weird video of people posing for a photo. I can't complete an online backup of my data onto the cloud, because I produce it faster than it can upload (though, I think it has a lot to do with the throttling policies at Carbonite). Who wants this data? I doubt my kid will. Who would? Maybe people will live on as "Grandpa's hard drive" passed on from generation to generation like some old hope chest. Is it even important?

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Another possible line drawn in the sand between Apple and Google? I suppose not necessarily. While Apple may opt to not support dedicated NFC, I could see Google supporting both NFC AND Bluetooth 4.0; in fact, its inevitable I suppose.

Makes me a little uneasy, as it would be a bummer for iPhone users to be on the losing end of any protocol battle. A world where everyone but iPhone users can pay for their groceries with their phone is a world where I start using an Android phone.

Installing OS X Lion. Will it be MAGICAL?

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We discovered an issue with the version of the iPhone Google+ App that was on the App Store. When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version had. It started serving the correct version a little later. If you downloaded within the first 1 hour 40 mins, you may have downloaded the older test version.

To check:
- Click on the gear icon on the top left of your App's homescreen and look right above the Help button, the version number of the App should be:

- If that is not the version number, then please uninstall and reinstall by clicking on the link below:
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