iPad Pro, PrimeSense & Photo Stream Confusion

Jamie has returned from his temporary exile from iPad-only computing. Ben doesn't understand what all the fuss is about Photo Stream. Both of us suspect Apple's purchase of PrimeSense will result in a new level of convergence between devices, and more importantly, a new standard of accessible & truly personalized computing.

iPad Pro & Screen Aspect Ratios
Ben and Jamie both think a big iPad Pro with a ton of storage makes sense. But Ben is skeptical about OSX being baked in. Also, we talk about finding the right balance in display aspect ratio. 

7" 16:9 vs 7.9" 4:3 - The iPad Mini's Screen is 35% larger. 

PrimeSense

Apple purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli 3D Sensing Company. We discuss potential applications, detour to some predictions about Apple TV AppChannels and discuss the more creative potential uses for PrimeSense’s technology.

Photo Stream Confusion My Photo Stream vs. Shared Photo Stream

My photo stream solves one problem - short term automatic sharing between devices. Shared photo streams solve another - long term, user-initiated sharing between people. So whats the remaining problem? Archival. And that won’t change anytime soon.

Redundancy and Backups

Somewhat related to the Photo Stream discussion, Backblaze posted an interesting piece explaining the economics of running a business that relies on lots and lots of spinning platters.