See this article about what (potentially) Apple’s been doing with Siri.
It’s really good to see that, apparently, Apple has been doing some serious work on Siri. I do like the tool but I find it a bit frustrating to use at times.
I’ve done some work around the house using Indigo and Phillips Hue to automate lighting and create scenes. I find Siri to be pretty useful. The more of the work that I do with these tools, the more that I think that a tool like Amazon’s Echo with Alexa would make things just a bit easier.
I’ve been using Apple News quite a bit. I like it. I am, however, a power user of Feedly.
The Loop posted a link to an article about how to use Apple News. Nice article though the font face used on the site is a bit small for me. Thank goodness for ‘command-+’.
I thought that this was an interesting idea:
In fact I’m hoping that Apple bring News to the desktop in the next version of OS X.
See the article here.
The answer? Educated people and wages.
See Gruber’s article here. I think that discussion becomes very interesting as wages rise in China. As Gruber points out the jobs these folks are doing might be defined as ‘menial’ but the jobs take skill. So the Chinese market offers the both skilled labor and until recently, inexpensive labor.
As China’s economy changes and wages become higher low cost assembly will (and is moving) move to other countries. Do other countries offer the same combination that China does or is the ‘savings’ that a company takes partially eaten by training of employees?