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Re: auction should be
Jul 10, 2014, 8:14 AM
in the Article: Dish Says It Will Bid On 600MHz Spectrum forum

That would be a hindrance to a start-up companies, or companies that actually want to get into the cell phone business.

Re: Here's how it's better:
Jun 10, 2014, 1:05 PM
in the Article: Motorola Debuts 64GB Moto X forum

How is a 16 GB Internal phone with SD slot (I could put 120 GB SD card in) better than a 64 GB no sd slot phone? Its like saying a 120 SSD internal computer with No USB is better than a 60 SSD internal computer with USB because its not. For some people it is better but the pros of having a SD slot far outweigh just having high internal storage. Like transferring stuff from computer to phone ...

Re: Here's how it's better:
Jun 9, 2014, 9:55 PM
in the Article: Motorola Debuts 64GB Moto X forum

Phone without a SD card support is like a computer without USB ports.

Keyboards
Jun 2, 2014, 2:45 PM
in the Article: Apple to Support Third-Party Keyboards within iOS 8 forum

I never thought Apple would allow this, but it would be nice to see Google keyboard, swype, and all the other keyboards on Android come to iOS.

Don't like proposal.
Apr 23, 2014, 4:30 PM
in the Article: FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal a Win For Broadband Cos forum

This part but it would also allow broadband providers to give select companies and their traffic preferential treatment is what scares me the most out of all of this. So lets say ISP makes a deal with Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix that their traffic will become first class citizen that just hurt everyone else traffic on the internet from that ISP. For example, I might want to stream youtube or Hulu but because its during peak ...

Re: Blocking data
Apr 14, 2014, 9:20 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Kills Overage Charges, Challenges Others to Follow forum

I think your partly right if this becomes standard, they will either throttle you or like you say completely stop all data.

Re: Vzw in Cinci
Apr 7, 2014, 1:27 PM
in the Article: Cincinnati Bell to Sell Spectrum Licenses to Verizon forum

If t-mobile is so bad their why didn't T-mobile buy them instead of someone that has a strong presence?

Re: Does it?
Mar 27, 2014, 11:19 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One forum

It's just nice being able to through in a charge batter and continue on through the day. I have the Moto X and I turned the data off and turned it off at night and I was able to squeeze 2.5 days out of it.

Still needs removable battery
Mar 26, 2014, 11:44 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One forum

I'm glad HTC has added SD capabilities back, but can they please give us the removable battery back. I have friends who bring extra batteries to the field with them for the Samsung smartphones because we do not have any plug ins. Just so they can have a phone that lasts a 3 days

Re: ISIS
Mar 15, 2014, 5:08 PM
in the Article: Google to Nix Tap-and-Pay Support for Jelly Bean forum

We still have Google wallet but they require 4.4+ because they are pushing for the cloud secure element. That's if you want to use your phone, if you still want to Google wallet but don't have 4.4+ you could still use the wallet card.

Re: Apple Remote:
Mar 12, 2014, 11:45 AM
in the Article: Apple Remote App Updated with More Tools forum

I agree with put it out there and let the customer grow demand for NFC. Therefore when the demands rise high enough it will force them to add NFC to the iDevices.

Re: Or you can buy a Nexus or iPhone
Mar 11, 2014, 5:45 PM
in the Article: Samsung Says Galaxy S5 Packed with Freebies forum

Regardless of OS give me an an application store or a web browser(to allow me to install application), a messaging app, a contact app and an phone app. Also allow me to uninstall and install ones I want. But I understand why they don't want peopling uninstall the phone app, messaging app, contact app or the application store app because the average consumer would uninstall it and not know how to fix it. There is to much bloatware ...

Re: Apple Remote:
Mar 11, 2014, 5:29 PM
in the Article: Apple Remote App Updated with More Tools forum

On the thread of NFC I use it daily, mainly with NFC tags. I have a toggle in my car for drive mode on/off. Also if Apple would make NFC available Hotels could just authorize your phone so you can then use the NFC chip in your phone to open you hotel door. They should just do this and all iPhone owner then can carry around a NFC card to unlock their doors or pony up and by an $70-80 ...

Re: Open Standard
Mar 4, 2014, 4:22 PM
in the Article: CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri forum

Just so I'm understanding correctly, CarPlay is built by Apple as a module for car manufacturers infotainment centers, so they can work seamlessly with iOS devices?

Re: Calling to Canada in Mexico
Mar 4, 2014, 4:17 PM
in the Article: Verizon Relaunches Prepaid Plans as 'Allset' forum

+1

Re: Open Standard
Mar 3, 2014, 11:42 AM
in the Article: CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri forum

It's not only that but in 5 years or 10 years we could be using: Windows Phone Blackberry Ubuntu phone Tizen Jolla Firefox Os Nokia Android Amazon Android list goes on In 2006 it was Blackberry, Windows Mobile , feature phones In 2014 its iPhone, and Android (they didn't commercially exist 8 years ago) By the time these cars have been out for 5 or 10 years people are going to have to replace the infotainment centers just to connect them to their phones.

Open Standard
Mar 3, 2014, 10:29 AM
in the Article: CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri forum

I don't get why Car manufactures want to tie their cars infotainment center to one mobile OS, because cars last 20+ years. In 20 years that infotainment center could be useless because iOS is dead, or iOS has change so much it can't or wont support it. Heck even in 10 or 5 years from know that field could be completely different and then the infotainment center is dead. Why not develop a open standard infotainment center ...

Re: Next year
Feb 28, 2014, 2:32 PM
in the Article: Boost and Virgin to Sell Samsung Galaxy S5, Too forum

I was trying to be sarcastic since Verizon hasn't announced that they'll carry the S5. Although they'll probably get it the same time as everyone else.

Next year
Feb 28, 2014, 2:19 PM
in the Article: Boost and Virgin to Sell Samsung Galaxy S5, Too forum

It'll be next year before Verizon even starts selling the S5 :roll:

Re: I'll keep holding my breath
Feb 27, 2014, 1:28 PM
in the Article: House Passes Weakened Phone Unlocking Bill forum

Carrier phones come locked but if you pay full retail price or its paid off the carrier gives you the code to you because you completed the contract of paying off the phone.

Re: still plastic??
Feb 26, 2014, 12:47 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

I completely agree with you, although I still have bought phones with sealed batteries (my choice and I understand the consequences). I have grown tired of seal batteries and no SD card, but I don't like Samsung phones (again my choice) and so I have almost no choice in removable batteries which is not not a good thing, I do believe if other manufacturers had kept removable batteries and allowed SD cards Samsung would not have amassed the following ...

Re: still plastic??
Feb 26, 2014, 12:40 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

Wolf, because their not techies they are people who know just enough to get in trouble and know a little more than the average joe to make them seem like a techie. But have no clue how to fix their own device. I personally prefer to fix my own stuff simply because it's cheaper and I know it was done right.

Re: Scheme to collect more personal data
Feb 26, 2014, 12:33 PM
in the Article: MasterCard to Allow Card Purchases Based on Location forum

I still find it easier when leaving my normal area, for vacation or work, to call or go to the website and tell the card holder (bank, credit union, etc) that I plan on going to x country or state via x transportation for x amount of days so expect expenses normal around that area and type of travel. So I can be as broad or as specific as I want. Card companies don't need all the ...

Re: A smartwatch with some useful features
Feb 25, 2014, 11:43 AM
in the Article: Galaxy Gear Fit Is Samsung's Lesser Wearable forum

A watch is a choice, I have times I need to know the time but can't have my phone or my phones dead. So for me a simple watch works for my need, but I don't see a smart-watch fitting those needs. So it's a choice and personal preference.

a Geek Phone
Feb 23, 2014, 12:32 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Tizen OS forum

If Samsung released a Vanilla (no skin) I would at least give it a go. I love Android, but I would love to see what could be done with Tizen for the simple reason of being a geek.

TINFOIL HAT!
Feb 21, 2014, 11:41 AM
in the Article: FCC Wants Better Indoor Location for Wireless 911 Calls forum

It will be a new way of tracking you down to elevation, longitude and latitude, and possibly even use your accelerometer and gyroscope to track your movement farther!

Eventually...
Feb 21, 2014, 11:37 AM
in the Article: Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Some Smartphones forum

I see a time where eventually all phones will have this option, to help off load more stress off of carrier's networks. I see this as a double edge sword: Pro: 1. Data, text, calling can be offloaded of carriers networks in big cities where congestion can be an issue. Although they lose out on selling you a microCell for your home or business.//Still a pro for consumers 2. Businesses' can use their wifi network in their buildings if cell service ...

Re: Yaaaay?
Feb 18, 2014, 11:09 AM
in the Article: Samsung to Update Wide Range of Galaxy Phones to KitKat forum

Biggest difference is lower OS requirement, so phones should run more smoothly. Plus you can try out (Depending on OEM) ART which compiles the apps farther at install, bigger app size on storage, but apps should run even more smoother because it doesn't have to compile and run an app at the same time so more CPU power for your app. So a more smoother experience, I've notice an hour or two more battery life a day, but your mileage may ...

Re: Other variants
Feb 13, 2014, 4:02 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile's Moto X Earns Android 4.4.2 forum

According to motorola.com the Motolorola Atrix HD is still on Android 4.1.1( source 1 and 2) but if you want to connect your phone to the computer you can use Motorola's Device Manager to update your phone (source 3), but you will get update to 4.4 just ETA yet (source 4). Sources: 1. https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/a pp/answers/prod_detail/a_id/89776/p/30,6720,8 558 2. https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/a pp/answers/detail/a_id/91832 3. https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/a pp/answers/detail/a_id/87731/action/auth 4 . https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/a pp/software-upgrade-news/g_id/1949/action/aut h#gs=eyJndWlkZUlEIjoxOTQ5LCJxdWVzdGlvbklEIjoz LCJyZXNwb25zZUlEIjo5LCJndWlkZVNlc3Npb24iOiJtZ 0NIUFJNbCIsInNlc3Npb25JRCI6IkEtUXhPUk1sIn0.

Re: GET A MAC!!
Feb 11, 2014, 4:58 PM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

Unless its the IT person's business, the IT person should use what the business wants. That doesn't mean he can't suggest updates/upgrade of the OS (XP to 7/8) or to change OSes, but he must give the decision makers a valid reason why they should waste more money on IT. Most of the time if the business is using Windows or Macs the cost of transferring everything to Linux and getting everyone comfortable with it is way to high ...

Re: GET A MAC!!
Feb 11, 2014, 2:11 PM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

I will be honest I do push Linux a little much but I have come to realize that there are people who prefer Windows, Mac, BSD, or UNIX for whatever reason. Let people use what they are comfortable and happy with, because if you push them onto another OS they will be unhappy. It usually comes down to, which devil do you know the best.

Re: Well, it's clear...
Feb 11, 2014, 1:08 PM
in the Article: Sprint No Longer Sure About T-Mobile Bid forum

Yes it is still a contract you agree that if you leave you will pay the remaining balance off. That sounds like a contract to me.

Re: Super Bowl-EndPhone
Feb 11, 2014, 1:03 AM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

No your off because your an Apple fanboy, I come to this conclusion from all your comments. Pros for iPhone: 64 bit because it future proof the device, even though its won't be taken advantage for a while. Optimize iOS for the hardware OS updates immediately Cons for iPhone: No choice for a removable battery No choice for a SD card No choice for display size No choice for different option No choice to allow you to customize it to make it yours Forces you to use it Apple's way Limit ...

Re: Come On, Really?
Feb 10, 2014, 12:13 PM
in the Article: Court Tells Aio Wireless to Pick a Different Color forum

I think the biggest fear for T-mobile is people will think aio = t-mobile network, since a lot of people know about mvno as, one company using another companies network. That's my 2 cents.

Re: Come On, Really?
Feb 10, 2014, 12:11 PM
in the Article: Court Tells Aio Wireless to Pick a Different Color forum

but people do understand that some networks use other companies network so they might think aio = t-mobile network.

Re: At home
Feb 10, 2014, 10:50 AM
in the Article: Lights from LA Building Interfere with Verizon's Network forum

But being a computer major and seeing how microwaves, cordless phones, mobile phones, etc and now lights can cause interference, regardless of how small each one does combine can cause enough to slow your wifi signals down. So once again, more reason to use Ethernet cables. Cellular signals are a lot stronger than wifi, for a few reasons: 1. any company/person can use the wifi channel, it is unregulated so you can have 50 people/companies in one area trying to ...

At home
Feb 9, 2014, 1:29 PM
in the Article: Lights from LA Building Interfere with Verizon's Network forum

Makes you wonder what your at home florescent lights interfere with. Makes me want to connect everything with Ethernet cables at home.

Re: California your a state not a country!
Feb 7, 2014, 11:24 AM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

Locked Bootloaders are just like Secure Boot in UEFI. For devices with a locked bootloader, booting an unsanctioned OS (e.g. CyanogenMod or Ubuntu) requires the device's owner to first unlock (or even replace[1]) the bootloader. Unlocking the bootloader sometimes voids the device's warranty. Procedures vary typically by manufacturer. Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Bootload er Bootloaders can be replaced, I did a google search of "locked bootloader" without quotes, this was the third result. I am a Computer Science Major, I do know what I am talking ...

Re: International Note3 has this Kill Switch!
Feb 7, 2014, 11:08 AM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

Unlock said boot loader yes, but overwriting using a computer still can be done look at my other post as to why.

Re: California your a state not a country!
Feb 7, 2014, 11:07 AM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

You haven't been at a college computer science department before have you? Bios is flash memory it can be over written, can it be difficult to do yes, but it is not impossible. Professional thieves will still steal the device, they will not be deter that easily. This semester we are working on building a software that will completely wipe you Android device's storage and bios and put in a custom bios and Cyanogenmod OS.

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