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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Senior Correspondent Arnold Woodworth's Weekly Roundup from the Web

The Best iPad Apps Of The Year, According To Apple

How to download Apple’s iWork apps on older Macs for free

Diehard Microsoft fans abandon Windows Phone for iPhone

Apple and IBM Just Showed Everyone The Future Of Enterprise Mobile Apps

How to turn Apple’s best keyboard into a fully-functional PC

Important note:  Apple's best keyboard is a relatively old model.

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

Android has more hardware options, but do you really need them?

Apple ends its arguments in the DRM trial, but it’s far from over

The entire complaint hinges on exactly why Apple hardened its digital rights management software in iTunes and iPods nearly a decade ago.

Earlier in the trial, Apple had argued that such third-party players, including one made by RealNetworks, attempted to hijack the iPod and created all sorts of issues for users that would damage a user's music library and the performance of their iPod. That's become a point of contention where Apple's said it was trying to protect users from buggy software, while the plaintiffs have accused it of shutting out competition.

Apple’s Ridiculous Censorship of the Nudity in a game called "Papers, Please"

I Asked Jeff Bezos About The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success

On his FirePhone failure:
Experiments are, by their very nature, prone to failure. A few big successes compensate for dozens and dozens of things that didn’t work.

companies that are making bets all along, even big bets, but not bet-the-company bets, prevail. 

On investor relations:
We meet with investors who have low portfolio turnover. Many investment funds have very high portfolio turnover. They’re not really investors — they’re traders.

On when Amazon will deliver regularly with drones:
That’s a difficult question to answer. Technology is not going to be the long pole. The long pole is going to be regulatory.

On Outer Space:
We need the frontier. We need the people moving out into space.

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