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Great camera but...
Oct 20, 2014, 10:27 PM
in the Apple iPhone 6 Plus forum

These new iPhones have great cameras but what's the point? Nearly all of the photos taken by these cameras is ultimately going to get shredded into garbage with the Instagram filter because everyone seems to be determined to ruin every photo they take with that app.

Re: Realistically, what can't you do on LTE/LTE-A that 5G would be needed?
Oct 20, 2014, 10:23 PM
in the Article: FCC to Explore 5G In the 24GHz Region forum

According to Apple you don't care about battery life because your main concern is having a phone that is so thin that it only has one side. You care so little about battery life that Apple plans to remove the battery altogether with the next phone since they already know all iPhone users must carry an array of chargers with them wherever they go. But don't worry! Apple does plan to ensure that one necessary component in the ...

People don't need a thinner phone. They need better battery life
Aug 15, 2014, 1:47 AM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

People don't need a thinner phone. They need better battery life. Seriously, who the f cares how thin their phone is? I would love to see someone perform a test to see if people really notice a 1mm, 2mm, or even 5mm difference in thickness. Know what people do notice? The bulk of keeping a charger with them. They notice ensuring that they are within 3' of an outlet when they leave home. They notice ...

Paylo, the low-cost provider run by Virgin Mobile...
Jun 20, 2014, 2:36 PM
in the Article: Paylo Offering $20 Unlimited Plans at Walmart Stores forum

Wait a second, I thought Virgin Mobile was the low cost provider run by Virgin Mobile :lol:

Enhanced audio quality is decades overdue
Jun 20, 2014, 10:33 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Talks VoLTE and HD Voice forum

Thanks, I was curious about this. However they're doing this this is long overdue technological advance and dramatically improves things. Audio quality over phones is typically so poor that you basically have to kinda know what the converstation is in order for your brain to fill in blanks the same way your brain probably put the word "the" before the word "blanks" earlier in this sentence. When you are listening to someone read out a list of ...

No LTE but yet I get HD Voice
Jun 20, 2014, 1:39 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Talks VoLTE and HD Voice forum

I'm on Metro PCS which is basically T-Mobile anymore, and I bought a phone recently that does not have LTE yet there are a couple people I call where I get the HD Voice logo on my phone. I thought HD Voice was only going to be handled on the LTE network. One person in particular I even remarked on the clarity of her voice and then a few phone calls later I caught the logo for the first ...

Re: Yes but at what cost?
Jun 20, 2014, 1:31 AM
in the Article: YouTube to Launch Own Music Service forum

Wait, you mean Google is choosing not to provide a free outlet for musicians to use for free so that they can setup shop on Google's dime for selling their music? Doesn't Google know that they are entitled to free exposure? HOW AWFUL! Jeeze people, do we really need to cry out to Mommy Government anytime something doesn't go our way? Gawd what a self-absorbed, juvenile, and pathetic generation this is.

Re: 7 night stand
Jun 20, 2014, 1:23 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Let Customers Test Drive Network for Free forum

They're probably refurbs to begin with an will remain refurbs after they are returned. They'll probably get wiped and sent out on another 7 day test drive. It seems like a clever idea to me. It's also impressive that they are using iPhone 5s phones instead of iPhone 5c or leftover discontinued iPhone 5 phones.

Sometimes will not let you answer a call
Jun 15, 2014, 1:17 AM
in the LG Optimus L70 forum

Sometimes the phone will not allow you to answer an incoming call. Your call comes in, you see the pulsing green answer button on the screen that you have to slide, and you can swipe and swipe and swipe as hard as you can and it will not answer. This has happened twice in the last month and it should never happen: ever. The touch screen seems to work fine all other times. When this ...

Re: Dear God, please don't tell Apple about this.
Jun 5, 2014, 3:02 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says Wi-Fi Calling Coming to iPhone forum

It literally hurt my brain trying to translate your post from Common Core (or whatever that was) to English. I feel I must translate it into something coherent in order to properly comment. ========= How was iMessage a feature people didn't know existed? It is a big difference between other OSes and has been around for years. The solution to the iMessage bug is an easy fix at that. People just have no patience. ========= If this translation is not ...

Instagram ruins photos
Jun 5, 2014, 2:34 AM
in the Article: Instagram Boosts Editing Powers for Android and iOS forum

Rarely will you see a photo that looks better through the Instagram filter than without, and I said "the" because I meant "the" since it seems like all Instagram photos are run through the same awful yellowing filter "Hey look at all my yellow-skinned friends who look like they are dying from liver disease!" The point of Instagram is to be seen using Instagram by damaging otherwise decent photos into something awful. Why bother adding new tricks when making ...

Re: HTC One Mini 2 Freddy's coming for you
Jun 5, 2014, 2:29 AM
in the Article: HTC E8 Is a Plastic M8 with the One mini 2's Camera forum

Actually the iPhone naming convention makes a lot of sense. The only exceptions were the skipping of an iPhone 2 (presumably because Apple wanted to associate the phone with the 3G network) and the 5c. Every generation had a designation, and if another entry came out in that generation it got the letter 's' appended to the rear to imply it was a speedier version of its predecessor. The only exception is the 5c which can easily be ...

HTC One Mini 2 Freddy's coming for you
Jun 3, 2014, 10:36 AM
in the Article: HTC E8 Is a Plastic M8 with the One mini 2's Camera forum

What a stupid name. Why does HTC insist on continuing on with this naming convention? First there was the HTC One X, then the HTC One VX, then they dropped down to the HTC One which implies that it is older than all but it is not, and now they have the One Mini 2? I wouldn't be surprised if these Einsteins at HTC start using Wingding fonts in the name or that symbol Prince used ...

Re: Why are they doing this
Jun 3, 2014, 1:55 AM
in the Article: Samsung Introduces the Z, Its First Tizen Phone forum

Unless you have no life and need to fill the void by finding ways to get your electronics to work, it makes no sense to go off the mainstream with these kinds of things. In the 90s I used alternate OSes like Windows NT and got nothing but burned because NOTHING WAS DESIGNED FOR IT. Being better in theory means s***t when you can't use it. I have better things to do with my time than ...

Necessary changes for iOS 8
Jun 3, 2014, 1:51 AM
in the Article: Apple Details iOS 8 forum

These are the changes needed for iOS 8.0: 1) Rip iMessage out of SMS/MMS entirely and give it its own independent app. 2) Fix the "randomly delete people's contacts" bug 3) If you attempt to setup an iPhone with an Apple ID that is already in use, it should warn you first. If the user insists on sharing their Apple IDs between multiple users the battery should be designed to open and dissolve the phone. 4) Keyboard should show characters in the ...

UPPERCASE and lowercase?
Jun 3, 2014, 1:37 AM
in the Article: Apple to Support Third-Party Keyboards within iOS 8 forum

You mean iPhone users may finally be able to tell whether their keyboard will make an uppercase or lowercase letter by seeing the text change on the keyboard from uppercase to lowercase? Wow! I should look for a keyboard for my Android because I find it infuriating how I have to press and hold "b" to get a period symbol, and the "backspace" key was programmed to add chunks to a word when it isn't throwing the cursor to ...

Dear God, please don't tell Apple about this.
Jun 3, 2014, 1:26 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says Wi-Fi Calling Coming to iPhone forum

All we need is for Apple to discover that phone calls can be handled over wifi. They'll "enhance" Facetime's voice call feature so that anytime you call another iOS device it will be routed automatically through the internet. Then when you change from an iPhone to an Android you will find that no one with an iPhone can call you because a feature you didn't even know existed has hijacked your phone number and routed incoming phone ...

This bug CANNOT BE FIXED PEOPLE
May 23, 2014, 2:19 AM
in the Article: Apple Hopes to Resolve iMessage Glitch forum

C'mon you phone-o-philes think this through! I don't care if Apple seeks out a computer programmer with the professionalism to create solid code, iMessage is a feature that cannot work because it requires Apple to be provided with information it cannot get. iMessage is an Instant Messaging system masquerading as the phone text messaging system and that is why it is plagued with bugs. This is the unsolvable problem Apple faces with the fundamentally flawed feature known as ...

Re: Sprint banned me from their Facebook page.
May 12, 2014, 1:11 PM
in the Article: Sprint Turns to Throttling to Manage Network Congestion forum

Why leave Sprint? Do you actually think AT&T or Verizon would be better? They all have their tricks and exploit people with bait and switch tactics. Sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't.

Re: Pretty Much
May 12, 2014, 1:07 PM
in the Article: Nvidia Seen Drifting Away from Smartphones forum

It's still strange to see a company like this to nearly abandon the part of the electronics industry that is exploding in growth. With the last generation of consoles, the xbox 360 went 8 years before being replaced, the PS3 7 years, and the Wii 6 years. It's true they pushed millions of units and the internal hardware often finds itself updated for the sake of cheaper manufacturing but it seems like people would buy far more phones ...

Or you could just buy it in the store
May 12, 2014, 12:59 PM
in the Article: AT&T Intros Online Ordering with In-Store Pickup forum

This is a good idea, but why go to this effort for a phone that will likely end up delivered to the wrong store (this is AT&T after all)? Just buy the phone in the store people. If they don't have exactly what you want the store will literally have a dozen other phones that will fit your needs. I find it funny how you can order pre-order these trendy new phones, think you are going to ...

Instagram makes this irrelevant
Apr 8, 2014, 2:31 PM
in the Article: Use Different Camera Apps to Improve Photo Quality forum

The quality of cellphone cameras has sadly become irrelevant because people tend to ruin their photos with Instagram's photo filter before sharing them. Sadly, a phone's ability to take beautiful color-accurate photos is irrelevant because the user will turn everyone's skin yellow, and add grain and a goofy retro frame on the photo in a desperate attempt to be creative by making their photos look exactly like every other Instagram photo.

A smartwatch with some useful features
Feb 24, 2014, 3:03 PM
in the Article: Galaxy Gear Fit Is Samsung's Lesser Wearable forum

The original Gear watches were completely redundant and basically toys for people who love gadgets. I found it absurd that the Gear watch saved people from the trouble of having to take their phone out of their pocket in order to read a text message (and honestly anyone interested in the Gear watch is probably someone who had and continued to have their phone glued to their hand anyway) I guess this is why they were a ...

Let me predict the reaction...
Feb 24, 2014, 2:51 PM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Waterproof, Adds Fingerprint Sensor forum

The phone looks virtually identical to its predecessors, but fanboys are going to praise the subtle shift of a few molecules here and there as a revolutionary visual design shift. The phone, lacking holographic output and mind-reading capabilities, will cause fanboys to cry in agony that a phone released just 1 year after its predecessor fails to be a complete technological revolution in mobile phones. Thankfully the market is not full of insufferable fanboys looking for a substitute for a human ...

Breathe a deep sign of relief!
Nov 21, 2013, 4:01 PM
in the Article: Instagram Available to Windows Phone As a Beta forum

Now you can finally use your Windows phone to post faux-1970s era Polaroid shots of your food to the internet using the most irrelevant internet sensation since Pets.com! Gone are the days when you couldn't annoying your friends with useless photos using the EXACT SAME INSTRAGRAM FILTER every other Instagram user uses. Rumor has it that Instagram may celebrate this news by creating their 2nd, yes, 2nd filter for damaging your photos! No news yet on what it ...

Zeman's playing "Name That Party!"
Nov 13, 2013, 3:52 PM
in the Article: NJ Pushes to Make Texting at Red Lights Illegal forum

Those with a clue know that when it comes to reporting negative stories about Democrats that the media will give their party a little cover by hiding or omitting the individual's party affiliation, but if the negative story is about a Republican then the party affiliation is required to be in either the first sentence or headline. Zeman is proudly abiding by these J-school rules by neglecting to mention that State Sen. Richard Codey, the man behind this ...

How is this so hard to noodle out?
Oct 24, 2013, 3:32 AM
in the Article: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular to Sell Galaxy S4 Mini forum

A lot of people don't want to carry around some big cumbersome device. Phones are fragile and yet are exposed to more abuse than most other electronic devices, and they are incredibly easy to steal. A lot of people don't want the expense of a device that stands a good chance of being lost, stolen, or broken. As for the power most people really don't need it. Humanity somehow managed to survive until 2010 without the ubiquitous ...

Wow, that has little if anything to do with what I said
Sep 18, 2013, 1:51 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Likely to Be Carved Up forum

RIM, yes, decided the smartphone market should be for business purposes while the market decided that smartphones should be toys. That the extent to how correct your post was and it wasn't even a claim I disputed. Here is where you are wrong: Do you actually want to disagree that basic operations of the pre Z/Q10 RIM devices was cumbersome? Who the hell wants a device that is a pain in the butt to use? You seem to be ...

Re: Kinda sad
Sep 18, 2013, 1:17 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Likely to Be Carved Up forum

You question Google's untrustworthiness? This company stockpiles personal information upon people and goes out of its way to ensure it is difficult to erase. For example, I keep my phone clean because it has such little memory I can't even view my picture albums at times so I wipe the cache from everything. With web browsers it can be setup automatically, yet when I go to Google and enter a search phrase my previous search queries ...

Re: Your own advice
Sep 17, 2013, 3:07 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches LTE in 34 New Markets forum

No, he meant GigaBYTE because the original poster's use of an uppercase "B" meant that they were actually measuring things in BYTES and therefore it would have meant that you could download a full gigaBYTE in seconds. Of course the whole "bits" measurement system is pure marketing nonsense designed to confuse consumers into thinking something is more advanced than it really is. Something measured in gigabits should really be measured in megabytes and something measured in megabits should be ...

Kinda sad
Sep 16, 2013, 2:49 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Likely to Be Carved Up forum

I'm not a Blackberry fan, but I find this to be a bit sad. RIM definitely had a lot wrong with it (overly cumbersome UI being one of the most frustrating), but with their latest generation of smartphones they seemed to have finally show they got it but got it too late. RIM got arrogant with their position and blew off the iPhone as a childish passing fad when it reality the SOFTWARE CONTENT is what ultimately ...

It's a dollar sign and then the number.
Sep 13, 2013, 1:10 AM
in the Article: AT&T Reveals 'Next' Pricing for New iPhones forum

It's a dollar sign and then the number. It's a dollar sign and then the number. It's been that way since before your great granddaddy was born. Why has damaging written communication become so trendy that people won't even write a price properly anymore? This practice is just as obnoxious as the proudly misspelled UR. The lengths people go to screw up what they write is getting so unbearably annoying.

Nom nom nom nom....
Sep 13, 2013, 12:58 AM
in the Article: Facebook Testing Auto Video Playback in Mobile Feed forum

Data. Seriously, who outside of the boardroom of a major wireless carrier would think that this is a good idea? I guess teenagers and hipsters would so maybe this is a good idea.

No price drop on the old phones?
Sep 11, 2013, 2:47 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor forum

Really? So the remaining stock of iPhone 5 will be priced the same as a 5s? The 5c will be priced the same as the remaining 4s? I know the masses are dumb, but who would make such a purchase? Are they just going to pitch the remaining stock of 4, 4s, and 5 phones? If so won't that offend the environmentalists that they felt compelled to pander to by ensuring we knew Al ...

Re: iPhone 5s is the Worst update ever.
Sep 11, 2013, 2:40 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor forum

justfinethanku said: 3. IR beam support, because I don't want to use my TV remote, thats what my PHONE is supposed to be for! LOL

Re: Old andriod Versions
Sep 5, 2013, 9:33 AM
in the Article: Android 4.4 Named "KitKat" forum

Which means this is what the version numbers would have been if Google had numbered things sensibly: 1.X - Astro 2.X - Bender 3.X - Cupcake 4.X - Donut 5.X - Eclair 6.X - Froyo 7.X - Gingerbread 8.X - Honeycomb 9.X - Ice Cream Sandwich 10.X - JellyBean 11.X - KitKat There are literally an infinite number of numbers so it isn't as if Google had to conserve them in order not to run out. I know Google doesn't make Firefox, but I find it funny how Google labels major ...

Major version? Why 4.4 instead of 11.0?
Sep 5, 2013, 9:27 AM
in the Article: Android 4.4 Named "KitKat" forum

In the rest of the computing world a MAJOR revision change to software results in an increase of the MAJOR digit of the version number. Therefore with "K" being a 11th digit of the alphabet of the language Android's naming is following that means this version of Android OS ought to be 11.0. It sure would make life easier handling these OSes if Google followed this basic convention.

Re: Rich Corinthian Leather
Sep 5, 2013, 9:22 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear forum

bluecoyote said: It's funny that a phone marketed to creatives manages to combine so many bad stylistic decisions- even for Samsung, who has a record streak of building really ugly stuff. Fake leather, fake aluminum, and chunky cheap plastic. What are you talking about? This phone looks exactly like every other smartphone produced in the past 3 years including the entire Samsung Galaxy series. A responsible phone owner is going to put their phone into a protective case anyway ...

Thickness is the most irrelevant dimension
Sep 5, 2013, 9:14 AM
in the Article: Idol X from Alcatel Is Less Than 7mm Thick forum

This quest for a phone so thin is only has one side is so absurd because it is accomplished by sacrificing durability and battery life. I have yet to hear someone complain that their smartphone is too thick, yet complaints about short battery life are even more common than the complaints about how the phone failed to survive a minor impact. Even if the battery life is good it would always be better if that same tech was built ...

Buy stock in cardboard box manufacturers, UPS, and Fed Ex
Sep 5, 2013, 9:07 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Buying Nokia forum

This sounds to me like a perfect reason to buy stock in in cardboard box manufacturers, UPS, and Fed Ex because Microsoft has taken their philosophy of releasing unreliable product from the software realm to the hardware realm. Microsoft actually ran out of boxes to ship warranty replacement xbox 360s due to the hardware problems that plagued that device, and no matter how many millions (if not billions) were lost with defects on that device Microsoft stubbornly refused ...

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