Israel Blocks iPad Imports, Citing Wi-Fi Transmission Regulations
Shimon Peres' son is the owner of iDigital, the authorized reseller/importer.
You'd think the son of a former Prime Minister might be able to make a few phone calls, wouldn't you?
Obama Recommends Delay In Digital TV Switch
I use OTA.
I have cable internet. I turned off the video, turned in the box, and put an antenna in my attic pointed at the HD towers.
I get great picture, never have to hear my wife say "we pay for this?!" or care about how many channels are showing variants of "Law and Order."
Of course, when they do actually do the transition, the bastards are changing the frequencies they broadcast on, so instead of being all UHF, they'll be back in VHF as well. I'll need to get another antenna, and rescan for channels.
Why they couldn't just stick with the mapping of 59.xx to 5-1 which has worked well for the past few years, I do not know.
What's Keeping US Phones In the Stone Age?
Example, or not, they wrote an application to the API and worked with Google to perfect the application. The Apple-proclaimed reasoning was that doing so allows them to give the user greater control than is possible through the web interface alone.
My experience with the application on the phone bears that out. When you step through the travel instructions, the map zooms out and in as needed (it just seems to get the level of zoom correct at each step without my need to pinch-zoom to adjust it), and it gracefully slides the map around at the same time.
Switching to the list view and back to map didn't require any hit on the edge network, it cached the whole thing first. In a browser, it would hit up the network again.
So I find Apple's claims to be sound, that it needed to be a separate application to deliver the experience.
I expect that Google and Apple will work together when the API for maps changes to avoid breaking it.