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Mr.D.

Early builds of Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9 include Siri and Maps integration

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New OS X version next summer? Again? Oh no! Soon Apple will be releasing new OS X(XI) version every 6 moths... I don't have budget to buy new PC every year.

 

Though I do speak to computer every now and then (hush, don't tell anybody), I don't think it would be a good idea for the PC to understand me and even worst to reply back in human voice! It wouldn't be a pleasant conversation esp. if the thing is misbehaving.

 

As for the map application, it won't be much of the use if there are no GPS build-in in the Macs.

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This is something really interesting but I don't think it useful. Take dictation for example, I tried it when Mountain Lion came out, but I rarely used it indeed. So will Siri and Map be.

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New OS X version next summer? Again? Oh no! Soon Apple will be releasing new OS X(XI) version every 6 moths... I don't have budget to buy new PC every year.

 

Though I do speak to computer every now and then (hush, don't tell anybody), I don't think it would be a good idea for the PC to understand me and even worst to reply back in human voice! It wouldn't be a pleasant conversation esp. if the thing is misbehaving.

 

As for the map application, it won't be much of the use if there are no GPS build-in in the Macs.

 

I'm sorry, what?

Since when have we needed a GPS antenna or module to do Google mapping on a PC?

They will just use an internet connection?

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I'm sorry, what?

Since when have we needed a GPS antenna or module to do Google mapping on a PC?

They will just use an internet connection?

Siri with Flyover is used for turn-by-turn directions on the iPhone 5. Adding Siri and Flyover (Apple's map app) together seems silly. perhaps if i could install osx 10.9 on a UMPC then fine, otherwise, why would I have my macbook air riding shotgun? use an iPhone or - better yet - a Galaxy SIII. the internet connection location service is either ISP dependent (for wired connections) or WiFi dependent, which is like ghetto GPS. my ISP reports my location exactly 60 miles west of where I am. While WiFi 'GPS' would work, it'd only work where there was a large concentration of WiFi hotspots. Perfect for Chicago or Las Vegas - not so much for BFE Wyoming.

 

And for the record... everywhere in Wyoming is BFE.

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New OS X version next summer? Again? Oh no! Soon Apple will be releasing new OS X(XI) version every 6 moths... I don't have budget to buy new PC every year.

 

Though I do speak to computer every now and then (hush, don't tell anybody), I don't think it would be a good idea for the PC to understand me and even worst to reply back in human voice! It wouldn't be a pleasant conversation esp. if the thing is misbehaving.

 

As for the map application, it won't be much of the use if there are no GPS build-in in the Macs.

 

what if i told you you can upgrade your os for some 20 bucks without buying a brand new computer? :)

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Well, it can work, but may not be as convenient as an internal one (like in Googloid smartphones).
I'm sorry, what?

Since when have we needed a GPS antenna or module to do Google mapping on a PC?

They will just use an internet connection?

Yes, the internet connection. But the internet connection is not available everywhere, contrary to GPS data which is available in any place where a clear sky is present. If there are maps stored on HDD/SSD (free storage space is not an issue with PC), then at least some Map feature would work even without internet access (via GPS provided location data).
what if i told you you can upgrade your os for some 20 bucks without buying a brand new computer?
Really? :) It's just I'm not 100% sure that some of newly added features would work on some older Macs.

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Siri with Flyover is used for turn-by-turn directions on the iPhone 5. Adding Siri and Flyover (Apple's map app) together seems silly. perhaps if i could install osx 10.9 on a UMPC then fine, otherwise, why would I have my macbook air riding shotgun? use an iPhone or - better yet - a Galaxy SIII. the internet connection location service is either ISP dependent (for wired connections) or WiFi dependent, which is like ghetto GPS. my ISP reports my location exactly 60 miles west of where I am. While WiFi 'GPS' would work, it'd only work where there was a large concentration of WiFi hotspots. Perfect for Chicago or Las Vegas - not so much for BFE Wyoming.

 

And for the record... everywhere in Wyoming is BFE.

 

Very true Dr. D of what you said, which brings up another question, does Apple plan to embed the same WiFi/4G chip in all MacBooks and Airs?

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