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Re: wow for all you skeptics I think you should see this
Sep 10, 2014, 7:43 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the Apple Watch forum

Yeah, this thing only seems about 1,000 times more capable than the G-watch.

Uh, you're wrong
Sep 9, 2014, 10:17 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the Apple Watch forum

When they originally announced the Mac Pro, no release date. Same with the iPhone. Same with every OS release. In fact, if anything, the Mac Pro's release date was even -more- vague. And again, Apple's got a pretty damn solid track record. Not only that, they've got a full-fledged SDK and have demo apps and infrastructure pledges from pretty major companies (SPG, American Airlines, etc.) You seriously mean to tell me if 'never releasing' this was on the table Apple ...

Apple's track record vs. Blackberry's Track Record
Sep 9, 2014, 8:10 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the Apple Watch forum

Kind of speaks for itself. (And uh, the original iPhone, the Mac Pro, and every OS release they've done comes to mind.)

Re: Catching Up
Sep 9, 2014, 1:55 PM
in the Article: Apple Shows Off iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus forum

Android 1.0 didn't even have a full virtual keyboard. And uh, yeah, willing to guess you haven't really used an iPhone extensively.

Selling like coldcakes
Sep 8, 2014, 5:56 PM
in the Article: Amazon Slashes Fire Phone's Price to $1 forum

Because nobody wants this.

Re: I don't get it and I never will
Sep 7, 2014, 5:43 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Alpha forum

It's not that Samsung can't sell phones with garbage build quality, it's that they could probably sell a lot more if they weren't such second-rate products. And uh, Samsung sales/profits are heading towards the crapper because Huawei, Xaiomi, etc. can build the same crappy phones Samsung can for a lot cheaper while Apple pretty much owns the high end of the market. And yeah, I'd like that my Galaxy Note's screen didn't crack due to body flex because I put ...

Re: disappointing
Sep 5, 2014, 8:26 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the New Moto X forum

The original camera was kind of lousy- it was super grainy and had really terrible white balance. That said, the original X was a terrific phone (if sadly unreliable.)

Translation to English
Sep 5, 2014, 8:23 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Alpha forum

"Samsung has long been bashed for using what many describe as cheap plastics in its phones. I've complained about this myself, and I stand by those criticisms. Devices such as the Galaxy S series (S though S5) could have been much more appealing had Samsung put a little more effort into crafting certain aspects of the phone. With the Alpha, Samsung finally shows us that it can do better. " Translation: Samsung phones have felt like garbage because they're made ...

Built in Pedometer
Sep 3, 2014, 3:12 PM
in the Article: Hands on with Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 forum

It has Samsung's notoriously accurate built in pedometer so you can argue with it over who is more wrong!

Re: Inconvenienced.
Aug 23, 2014, 3:25 PM
in the Article: Apple Offering to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Batteries forum

About 5 minutes if you go to a Genius Bar with an appointment, about 3 days if you mail it in.

I prefer MicroSD to generous internal storage
Aug 13, 2014, 8:42 PM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

-Said noone ever.

Re: Just for perspective
Aug 13, 2014, 8:41 PM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

Well, it's not necessarily better than an iPhone, although it certainly is if it has a wider color gamut and can accurately represent sRGB space. That said, this won't be competing against the iPhone 5/5s, this is going to be competing against the iPhone 6 announced in 4 weeks.

720p display?
Aug 13, 2014, 10:20 AM
in the Article: Samsung Refreshes Its Design Language with Galaxy Alpha forum

Way to swing for the fences with this, Samsung.

How to Fix Sprint
Aug 7, 2014, 5:44 PM
in the Article: Sprint Hangs Up on Dan Hesse, Names New CEO forum

Sprint needs to quickly burn their existing plan system to the ground and start fresh. Their plans are bloated without being compelling. Their billing system is more confused than their poor CSR's (seriously, when has -anyone- ever gotten a correct Sprint bill?) Finally, figure out what the hell you want to be. At one time, Sprint was a high-feature high-value carrier (the trenchcoat man days.) Then they became the amazing x-ray specs carrier (The popular phone knockoff era). Then they ...

Fugly
Jun 23, 2014, 1:25 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Samsung's Galaxy S5 Sport for Sprint forum

Every time I think Samsung's hit rock bottom, the come out with something uglier.

Someone was drunk
Jun 9, 2014, 11:45 PM
in the Article: Google Offering Developers More Tools to Tango forum

When they wrote this title.

Re: Here's how it's better:
Jun 9, 2014, 11:11 PM
in the Article: Motorola Debuts 64GB Moto X forum

Sure, all things being equal. But a 64GB Internal phone > a 16GB Internal Phone with a MicroSD slot.

Here's how it's better:
Jun 9, 2014, 2:41 PM
in the Article: Motorola Debuts 64GB Moto X forum

That 64GB can be used for system caching and applications. So it's better. Significantly.

Here's an Analogy to help.
Jun 3, 2014, 6:35 PM
in the Article: Apple Introduces HealthKit forum

HealthKit is to S-Health as iTunes is to Samsung Music Hub.

Re: But Apple hasn't had a quality anything for a long time
May 29, 2014, 8:36 PM
in the Article: Apple to Buy Beats Music and Electronics for $3 Billion forum

Yeah, especially the MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro (which have both received nothing but universal panning from The Verge, Engadget, Laptop Magazine, etc.), the iPad Air, the iPad Mini (again, total bunk ratings), the iPhone 5s and 5c (lowest ranked phone of all time...)

Re: funny
May 28, 2014, 6:25 PM
in the Article: Apple to Buy Beats Music and Electronics for $3 Billion forum

Actually, it was because HTC was spiraling the toilet, with their stock dropping 90% over 12 months on poor device sales.

Samsung Milk
May 24, 2014, 5:02 PM
in the Article: Samsung to Shutter Its Music Hub and E-Book Service forum

The service was weirdly similar to Samsung Milk, which just... wait, why did they ever have both?

Re: Why
May 24, 2014, 5:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe forum

If you're sinking that much money on a stupid messaging plan, why not sink it on data?

Why
May 22, 2014, 3:44 PM
in the Article: AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe forum

Why would anyone buy this? If you message that much, why not get a real smartphone?

It's Samsung
Apr 25, 2014, 2:33 PM
in the Article: Samsung Admits Some Galaxy S5s Affected By Camera Bug forum

Their track record for quality? Terrible.

Re: Pretty much explains why Samsung copied Apple
Apr 18, 2014, 4:20 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T forum

Yes, because hating something that's terrible automagically makes someone a fanboy. That's the only reasonable explanation. Touchwiz adds about a quarter-second lag to inputs to handle the Samsung animations (there's actually a developer option to speed these up, which helps, but is absolutely asinine.) SD Card support in Android is a joke period. Why they don't include 32GB of internal memory is beyond me.

Pretty much explains why Samsung copied Apple
Apr 18, 2014, 12:37 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T forum

After a week with this phone, it's pretty embarrassing. I have no idea by what metric this phone is considered the "Pinnacle of Design for Samsung" - for one, it's kind of like saying "The pinnacle of music from Canada" , and secondly, Samsung as produced some totally-not-terrible designs in the past (Galaxy Nexus, anyone?) Just about any competing phone- the Motorola X, the Nexus 5, the HTC One- all of them are leagues better in terms ...

Why is it so hard for Samsung to produce something this nice?
Mar 25, 2014, 3:33 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One forum

Not the biggest fan of the brushed aluminum (reminds me of my Note 2's craptastic back finish), but at least it 1) Is Real Metal 2) Doesn't look like a Band-Aid

Re: The real point...
Mar 20, 2014, 7:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Reveals Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Details forum

Well said.

Or you can buy a Nexus or iPhone
Mar 10, 2014, 6:48 PM
in the Article: Samsung Says Galaxy S5 Packed with Freebies forum

And get none of that junky bloatware :lol:

This is an integration feature for iPhone users, not a replacement for in-car infotainment
Mar 3, 2014, 9:17 PM
in the Article: CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri forum

In other words, this is a feature to consistently integrate the iPhone with various infotainment systems instead of each manufacturer taking bits and pieces of iOS navigation and trying to work it into the universally terrible in-car infotainment systems. If you want to know why not Android, it's because Google hasn't developed it yet (also because manufacturers are probably lobbying for their own integrated feature set. Looking at you, Samsung.) If you want to know why so many automakers would focus ...

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 26, 2014, 12:19 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

No, it's about tradeoffs, and the market has spoken. Removable batteries add: -Thickness (you need a mechanism to store/hold the battery) -Weight (that mechanism adds weight) -Fragility (contact points, etc. need to be reinforced to handle insertion/removal) Removable Memory adds: -A new hardware failure point -A new software failure point (If an SD card isn't read properly and an app caches to it, it leads to instability, of course.) -Fragmented file system storage Do you know what the average consumer hates? Having "Out of Memory Errors" ...

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 26, 2014, 12:07 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

It sure is. Mounted in a plastic, non-unibody frame, that's why it's more prone to cracking due to stress (e.g. sitting in your back pocket.)

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 25, 2014, 8:52 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

Plastic is good as shock absorption, it's also elastic, which is why it takes considerably less pressure to crack a Samsung phone screen from stress. Plastic isn't bad, but that doesn't mean all plastics are created equal. Samsung's plastic, which suffers from stress cracks, surface abrasion, and an all-around crumminess (see Phonescoop's take on look/feel) is far inferior to that used by Motorola (which uses a kevlar weave in some cases) , HTC (which uses a higher strength polycarbonate) ...

Re: still plastic??
Feb 25, 2014, 2:26 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

Plastic isn't bad (see Lumia, Motorola, HTC) , but Samsung's plastic is. Even if you think it doesn't look terrible (it does), it's: -Not durable (the clear coat cracks on the lighter colors and scratches easily on the darker ones) -Not functional (Slippery and makes it difficult to hold) -Ugly (I don't know where you feel fake stitching or mis-aligned patterns are classy, news alert, they're not.) Numerous other manufacturers have found a better material. Motorola found wood and kevlar, HTC has ...

Re: This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 25, 2014, 2:16 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

What you fail to realize is that a good portion of the world likes Subway, it doesn't mean their sandwiches are great. Lots of good phones are made of plastic for functional reasons (Moto X). There are a lot of phones that put beauty first (Xperia Z1). But I'd say phone excels at neither.

This is why Samsung copied Apple....
Feb 25, 2014, 11:56 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5 forum

Because left to their own design department, this diner stool inspired piece of plastic is what they come up with. :lol: (Especially bad considering Motorola, HTC and Sony are doing a pretty bang-up job.)

Smart Move
Feb 19, 2014, 9:03 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Takes Another Angle on BlackBerry Promo forum

This will likely cost T-Mobile approximately $0.00 .

T-Mobile did their customers a favor
Feb 18, 2014, 11:49 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion forum

$0 down on an iPhone? That's a really good deal, and their customers get a much better phone! That seems like a win-win for T-Mobile and their customers!

Re: They can't be serious lol.
Feb 18, 2014, 11:48 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion forum

Well, that's a nice tin-foil-hat conspiracy theory, but you really only need to watch a single Mike Lazaridis Q&A session with investors to know the real reason Blackberry is in the toilet.

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