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SaneIT
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11/4/2015 | 8:14:49 AM
Re: Not quite....
A seamless user experience across every platform is going to be the norm in the next few years.  We had a big push toward apps and web apps that allowed your OS, browser, etc. to vary but still provide you with the same experience but while it solved some problems it also made people aware of just how fractured their various pieces of technology are.  I'm not picking a winner in this war but I can see that all of the big players are moving in this direction, I'm happy for that much. 
tjgkg
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11/4/2015 | 8:04:26 AM
Re: Not quite....
And I just heard a report that Google is going to have Chrome that works on all platforms as well sometime in 2016. So the trend seems to be in the direction you mentioned.
SaneIT
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10/19/2015 | 8:32:24 AM
Re: Not quite....
I'll agree with your user experience opinion.  Apple does seem to keep things more consistent and that's why I thought they would bring iOS and OSX together sooner.  They do tend to look similar as opposed to how Windows and Windows Mobile were for a very long time.  Either way I'm happy to see it taking place now because it means I'll get what I really want soon. 
tjgkg
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10/16/2015 | 4:14:18 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
The processor is powerful for iOS, but will it be powerful enough for MacOS? That part i am unsure about. Also there will have to be a significant amount of RAM and perhaps a special graphics chip, I think.
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10/16/2015 | 1:55:25 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
The next step might be to supercharge the innards with laptop quality processors and RAM.

I think the iPad Pro hits that mark. It's pretty powerful.
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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10/16/2015 | 9:21:24 AM
Re: Not quite....
I also thought Apple would have merged the two OS' first. While only an iOS user myself, i have seen enough MacOS laptops to notice that many of the icons are identical on both platforms and there probably is already similar functionality. It is just that Apple does a better job with the user experience than MS in my opinion.
SaneIT
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10/16/2015 | 8:12:33 AM
Re: Not quite....
I think what we'll see is the two OSes coming together much like Microsoft is doing right now.  Win 10 phone isn't quite Win  10 but it can behave in a  very similar manner.  I think iOS and OS? will eventually run in a very similar manner.  Honestly I expected Apple to do this first since they rolled out the Appstore for OSX and their app delivery is much closer between the two OSes than Windows and any mobile OS Microsoft ever had.
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10/15/2015 | 4:55:04 PM
Galaxy Note 5
I did remarkably well traveling this weekend with my new Galaxy Note 5 and an external bluetooth keyboard. I don't think anything without a keyboard could ever be a serious business device, but for me it needs to be as close to full size as possible. I would be curious to see what this iPad cover keyboard thing is like, but not curious enough to buy it.
progman2000
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10/15/2015 | 4:52:57 PM
Re: Missing hardware
Yep, this is the death nell for me. Give me external accessibility or give me death.
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10/15/2015 | 4:08:15 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I think they will eventually come around to realising that laptops and tablets can coexist and one does not universally replace the other.  Feature-wise i am not sure there is not that much room for improvement on the tablets at this point. The next step might be to supercharge the innards with laptop quality processors and RAM.
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