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Re: now
Jul 20, 2015, 10:50 AM
in the Article: FCC Likely to Reject Dish's Auction Discounts forum

You can't make rules after the fact. The fact is that what Dish what did was legal under the rules that existed at the time of the auction. Now, the government was to retroactively declare it illegal. That is total BS. You can't change the rules after the game has been played.

Re: Sure...
Jul 14, 2015, 9:43 AM
in the Article: Google Photos Uploads Images Even After App Deleted forum

It does sound extremely suspicious

Re: Who needs it?
Jul 12, 2015, 12:35 PM
in the Article: Samsung Aiming for 11K Phone Displays forum

A better way of wording the OP's question would be 'what is the benefit?' and I think the answer is "there isn't one". The only thing that increasing the screen resolution accomplishes is to run down your battery even faster.

Re: Android M
Jul 12, 2015, 12:25 PM
in the Article: Google Updates Preview of Android M forum

Mango Macaroon Mousse

Re: apple verdict on ebooks
Jul 2, 2015, 9:36 AM
in the Article: Court Says Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices forum

That's the scam of the class action lawsuit. The lawyers become millionaires and the people who actually got the shaft get a coupon for 50 cents off a frappuccino. And when it is the government suing 'on the behalf of the consumer', the ripoff is even worse, the government gets millions, or billions, and the consumers who are the alleged victims don't get even the frappuccino coupon.

Re: That would be like?
Jun 17, 2015, 9:25 PM
in the Article: Verizon Not Interested In Buying Dish forum

The Titanic was a damn fine boat.....it's not as if any other boat could have survived a head-on collision with an iceberg while going more than 100 MPH through dangerous waters because the captain was interested in showing off how fast the ship was.

Re: Lolwut?
Jun 9, 2015, 5:19 PM
in the Article: Apple to Improve Security by Requiring 6-Digit Passcodes forum

Of course a 6 digit code is more secure than a 4 digit code! In general, the longer the better.

Well it certainly couldn't get any dumber!
Jun 9, 2015, 10:41 AM
in the Article: Siri Gets Smarter forum

I've never seen anybody use Siri as anything other than as a kind of amusement, thinking of the absolute stupidest and most ridiculous things to ask it and then watch the alleged hilarity as it gives the dumbest possible response. I've certainly never seen anyone do anything remotely useful with it. Siri is the most useless, overblown, overhyped smartphone feature ever.

Re: who cares
Jun 9, 2015, 8:45 AM
in the Article: Apple Music Is $10/Month forum

And Slacker and Pandora are only $4.99 a month. Moreover, Spotify has been running a promotion recently, which they send me nearly every day, that you can get premium content for only 99 cents a month. This is just a 'me too' service it seems. But I',m sure that there are enough Apple drones out there who will sign up for it just because they don't think Apple has enough money (they do).

Re: It's really all the same
Jun 5, 2015, 9:28 PM
in the Article: AT&T CEO Believes Phone Subsidies Will Eventually Vanish forum

Yes, the requirement to pay off the price of the phone is a kind of backdoor ETF, but the difference is that you freedom under a no contact plan that you don't have under a contract plan. And most no-contract customers pay the full cost of the phone right away or pay it off early. On a no contract plan, you have no upgrade fee, no activation fees and lower monthly charges. Plus, there ...

Re: Shocking...
Jun 5, 2015, 9:18 PM
in the Article: AT&T CEO Believes Phone Subsidies Will Eventually Vanish forum

How is it that you are able to explicitly use profanity, repeatedly, with no repercussions, where when I use a simple abbreviation (BS) I get a reprimand and get banned for a week?

Re: Convoluted 2+Year Contract
Jun 2, 2015, 10:19 AM
in the Article: AT&T's Newest Next Plan Asks for 30% Downpayment forum

It seems like, under the pretense of getting rid of contracts, carriers are just reintroducing contracts under a different name. This, combined with the recent changes to Verizon's Edge program really seem to amount to a kind of backdoor contract.

Re: why not
Jun 1, 2015, 8:03 PM
in the Article: Typo Settles with BlackBerry, Can No Longer Sell Keyboards forum

I was thinking that they should have negotiated a licensing agreement, it would be an extra source of revenue for Blackberry. Just shutting down the company is a lose/lose proposition for everyone.

Re: Their only hope...
May 25, 2015, 1:11 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Cutting More Jobs, Including Device Team forum

But it's not exactly lighting up the best- seller charts though is it? After years using a Blackberry, I'm now using a Galaxy Note 3, but I have a Z10 running 10.3 which has the Amazon App Store, and have had no difficulty finding the apps I want, so I may try the Passport later in the year when it is time to get a new phone. I really don't think becoming one more Android OEM and completely giving up their ...

Re: Their only hope...
May 25, 2015, 9:19 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Cutting More Jobs, Including Device Team forum

I don't think there's any potential benefit to Blackberry walking into an already overcrowded market, where most companies are losing money, and shouting 'me too!'

Re: Their only hope...
May 24, 2015, 11:54 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Cutting More Jobs, Including Device Team forum

The supposed benefit of Android is supposed to be its versatility......but if it is only possible to make money off make high end, $800 smartphones with Android then Android isn't versatile at all, at that point you might as well just buy an iPhone. Certainly Blackberry, which has never released a phone that cost more than $499, is not going to start churning out $800 Android phones.

Re: Under no pressure
May 24, 2015, 1:03 PM
in the Article: Deutsche Telekom Will Consider 'Any Partner' for T-Mobile forum

And yet the one thing they seem unwilling or unable to do, which totally would turn T-Mobile around is start investing seriously in building out its network. There are tons of people all over the country who would be willing to give T-Mobile a try but are unable to do so because T-Mobile simply has no coverage in their area.

Re: Their only hope...
May 24, 2015, 12:59 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Cutting More Jobs, Including Device Team forum

Android is no more profitable than Blackberry at this point, just look at all the companies that went all in on Android and are now dying....Pantech, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, even Samsung is now feeling the financial pinch. It is becoming increasingly clear that it is not possible to make money off of Android. Besides, Blackberry has its own identity, giving that up to become yet another run of the mill Android OEM is not the road to ...

Re: LOL
May 20, 2015, 10:09 PM
in the Article: YotaPhone Launches Indiegogo Campaign for YotaPhone 2 forum

It has actually been fairly successful, with many reviewers saying that this was the phone that the Kindle Fire Phone should have been.

Re: LOL
May 20, 2015, 1:49 PM
in the Article: YotaPhone Launches Indiegogo Campaign for YotaPhone 2 forum

E-ink is the best electronic reading option, especially for those of us who don't have great eyesight, and who are likely to suffer eyestrain and headaches from reading off an LCD screen This is why I still use my first generation nook and still use my Kindle Paper-White.. For me, a phone with an e-ink screen would be ideal. I don't understand your complaint here. The first generation of this phone has gotten great reviews, and it ...

Contracts are on the way out.
May 20, 2015, 11:11 AM
in the Article: Some AT&T Partners to Cease Selling Contracts forum

Most customers are better off under a NEXT plan anyway. I know that I am never going to sign another contract unless I have absolutely no choice.

Re: Why Not?
May 12, 2015, 3:26 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 billion forum

I didn't even realize that AOL was still a thing....

Re: Blackberry was the one that pulled their phones
May 10, 2015, 11:01 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell BlackBerry Classic May 13 forum

Blackberry 10.3, which the Blackberry Classic run, has the Amazon App Store on it, In the Amazon app store, one can find the vast majority of apps that are available for Android and iOS. The 'app gap' is now small enough that it is now no longer a factor, unless one wants a very specific, highly specialized app which is exclusive to Android or iOS,, which is something that is true of very few people. Likewise, ...

Re: And T-Mobile Will Offer...
May 9, 2015, 11:59 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June forum

I cannot agree, the sound quality of CDMA is poor, it sounds like the person you are talking to is speaking through a tin can. And CDMA is also older technology than GSM, GSM was first deployed in 1991, while CDMA was developed during World War II.

Re: The Solution to this
May 9, 2015, 10:37 PM
in the Article: Court: No Warrant Needed For Police to Snag Cell Location Data forum

The provider is not going to give them information without a warrant.

Re: THIS SHIP HAS SAILED!
May 9, 2015, 10:33 PM
in the Article: Amazon Pushes Significant Update to Fire Phone forum

Amazon has a long history of supporting apparently failed products until they are successful. Apparently, I am the only one who remembers back when the first generation Kindle was released and it turned out to be a huge failure and everyone was laughing ' the concept of e-books is a joke, it will never catch on', right up until the moment that Amazon finally made a Kindle that people wanted, and now people are talking about the ...

Nitpick
May 6, 2015, 8:57 PM
in the Article: Court: No Warrant Needed For Police to Snag Cell Location Data forum

Orwell, wasn't making predictions, he was making veiled commentary on the events of his own day, the reason the book is called '1984' is because he transposed two of the digits in the year '1948' which is when he wrote it.

The Solution to this
May 6, 2015, 8:54 PM
in the Article: Court: No Warrant Needed For Police to Snag Cell Location Data forum

Password protect your phone and tell the cops that they can have the password when they get a court order and a proper search warrant.

Re: Doesn't matter when...
May 4, 2015, 10:28 AM
in the Article: Windows 10 Won't Reach Phones Until the Fall forum

Windows 10 is compatible with Android and iOS apps, which should help to close the app gap, which is the main thing holding Windows Phone back. There are people out there who are sick of both Google and Apple and want a third choice. Once they learn that they can keep all their apps, some will give Windows Phone a chance.

Re: Sur Prize, Sur Prize
Apr 23, 2015, 1:44 PM
in the Article: Republicans to Let NSA Keep Spying On Your Calls forum

There is actually pretty close to no one in the Senate who supports the re-authorization. It ain't gonna happen.

Re: It's A Sad Day
Apr 15, 2015, 3:47 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Note 3 Earns Lollipop Update Today forum

Yeah, I checked manually and got it installed....very odd that it has been available for 3 weeks but with no notification.

Re: It's A Sad Day
Apr 15, 2015, 1:48 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Note 3 Earns Lollipop Update Today forum

Then why haven't I gotten a notification that an update is available? :?

It's A Sad Day
Apr 15, 2015, 10:49 AM
in the Article: Verizon's Note 3 Earns Lollipop Update Today forum

It's a sad day when Verizon rolls out an update before at&t..... The at&t Note 3 isn't going to get Loillipop for several more months, if it ever does at all.

Re: Plans start at $25/month not $40....
Apr 2, 2015, 9:58 AM
in the Article: Cricket to Sell SIM Card Kits Via Amazon forum

True, and a lot of people like that plan because it is the only way left for people to have a smartphone but not pay for a data plan.

Re: why 2 prepaid from att ?
Apr 2, 2015, 9:57 AM
in the Article: Cricket to Sell SIM Card Kits Via Amazon forum

Well then they must have recently updated it, because the last time I asked at&t about it, they said that Cricket still had its own board of directors and CEO. I think the plan is still to maintain two distinct brands.

Re: why 2 prepaid from att ?
Apr 1, 2015, 11:12 PM
in the Article: Cricket to Sell SIM Card Kits Via Amazon forum

Cricket is owned by at&t, but Cricket is not a division of at&t. Cricket is run as a completely separate company, with its own CEO and board of directors.

Re: Stop. Preloading. Crap.
Mar 25, 2015, 6:34 PM
in the Article: Samsung Agrees to Preload More Microsoft Apps forum

If there are, I can't imagine why they use an Android phone, as the primary advantage of Android is easy access to Google apps and services

Re: Stop. Preloading. Crap.
Mar 24, 2015, 10:11 AM
in the Article: Samsung Agrees to Preload More Microsoft Apps forum

On Samsung phones, even the stuff which comes pre-loaded still needs to be installed, and authorized. A pro-loaded app is really just a shprtcut to install ad authorize it on your phone. And if you don't want it, you can remove the shortcut so that it doesn't take up space on your phone, and you can disable it so that it doesn't use any memory.

Re: There's one HUGE caveat to these plans!
Mar 19, 2015, 10:57 AM
in the Article: Total Wireless MVNO Launching Through Walmart forum

Verizon only recently allowed its own prepaid service to have LTE, they certainly aren't going to allow an MVNO to do so.

Re: Super Mario & Zelda - Coming to a Tablet Near You
Mar 17, 2015, 6:19 PM
in the Article: Nintendo Pushes 'Start' On Mobile Game Development forum

Call of Duty and GTA are both pretty dumbed down games, especially on mobile. Neither of them have particularly deep storytelling. Zelda games however have an extremely complex mythology that would never translate to mobile.

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