ScarJo and Luc Besson take on the question of man reaching his (or in this case her) full potential but the end result is kinda meh.
A snazzy well filled and organized store is nothing without a better way to use that goodness.
in 2010 Apple bought an online service called Lala. it had a number of features including matching music in a user’s library to allow for full playback of a track an unlimited amount of time (unmatched songs only allowed one full time). This feature was rolled into iTunes Match.
Booklamp isn’t the only ‘math’ that Apple has or has had in its system. There are several systems in place that provide user feedback about content. All of them are supposed to be about relating items to create radio stations, playlists, purchase recommendations, etc.
Once the content is in order, time to look at how it’s cataloged.
Apple got into the press this week when it was confirmed that yes they did buy “Pandora for books” startup BookLamp. The notion behind the company is that they created an algorithm that allows them to index words etc out of books to create a profile of the book, its tone and content and better recommend titles for users. Which is all well and good and yes it has a place in the game. But it’s not the only way to improve the system. There are a few other things that Apple can and should do if they want ‘iTunes’ (all sides of it) to become folks fav place for all things digital media
It’s July 4th and if you are an American that means picnics, fireworks, etc.
If you need something to watch before the fireworks kick in, try one of these gems
Tom Felton makes his American TV debut. Could this be the role that breaks the Curse of Draco Malfoy (aka always playing unsufferable gits)
The last part of the keynote was about features added for iOS developers. While this won’t mean as much to the common user it does give a bit of a preview of what apps could look like and do in the future and some of it is rather cool. Especially for someone like me that is trying to learn how to app it up.