Apple revolutionized App distribution and deployment and even management when it introduced the App store years ago. But the App store by design seems to have been created for an ideal customer.
The title of this post might make it sound like it's a jab at Android. But however much I am on the iOS bandwagon, I understand the pros and cons of both the mobile platforms. Unfortunately not many do. Just remember one golden rule when it comes to anything in life, "nothing is actually free". Everything has a cost associated to it.
By now it should be obvious that Apple is working on some sort of a vehicle and/ or services related to it (like hopefully a better version of Apple CarPlay?). Head over to one of the longest columns, I had written in while, here, for where and how this rumor began to develop.
Tired of using cheap routers, I bought an Apple Airport Extreme a few years ago. I of course did not spend hundreds of dollars on the overpriced Apple Time Capsules, but rather discovered a way to connect third party external USB hard drives to the Airport Extreme to enable automatic time machine backups (see here for instructions on how to do that), over the air. I have had a few minor issues with the Airport Extreme, like trouble connecting when we moved apartments, etc, but nothing major and I absolutely love it. In fact I was thinking of upgrading my old Airport Extreme to a newer model, when I heard of the rumor ( via Bloomberg) that Apple is going to stop making them!
Apple maps has improved hugely in the last few years. But Apple still lags Google on the Maps front, mostly of no fault of their own except that they were into the game too late. But as far as the end user is concerned that cannot be an excuse and Apple needs to something to catch up to Google soon, in this area
If you had been following world news and especially news from the Indian sub-continent, the last few weeks, you must have heard of demonetization. But what has this got to do with the iPhone sales in the country?