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A tale inspired by true events, Philomena is about one woman’s journey to answer a life long question and the man who helped her find those answers.

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it’s that time again kids. Apple is releasing pretty new “toys”. At their most recent keynote, they announced three. 

The new iPhones, the Apple Watch and Apple Pay (less a toy and more a trick but still rather interesting)

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It’s less than two days until Apple has their announcement. About what is not confirmed although it is basically the one year anniversary of the iPhone 5S and 5C announcement. So that seems to be a given. But what else might be on the table. What might Apple being referring to with their tag line “We wish we could say more” and is that really supposed to be a sundial with that shadow. And what exactly is that big white box building all about

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Based loosely on a true story, Belle is a beautifully done tale of love and identity.

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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. 

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A snazzy well filled and organized store is nothing without a better way to use that goodness. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Once the content is in order, time to look at how it’s cataloged. 

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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

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