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Re: I want an "UNDO" feature
May 21, 2017, 3:57 PM
in the Article: First Look: What's New In Android O forum

That is a good one, the one I want is to be able to turn down the volume on one app while turning up the volume on another. Right now, if I'm listening to Pandora, or to an audiobook in Audible then I have to deal with constant interruptions every time a text message or email comes in, it's annoying. The only alternative is to just shut down the sound altogether, which of course is exactly what I ...

Re: Did the quote say AUTOMAGICALLY?
Feb 14, 2017, 11:44 AM
in the Article: 'Instant Tethering' Makes Your Pixel A Hands-Free Hotspot forum

Well, 'automagically' is still less annoying than Apple calling everything 'revolutionary'

Re: Innovation can have consequences
Sep 4, 2016, 11:16 AM
in the Article: Samsung Provides Note7 Exchange Details for US Customers forum

Given the class lawsuit filed against Apple for the 'touch screen disease' issue, Apple fans have no room to talk. And at least Samsung is being transparent about the problem when Apple faced a similar issue with Macbook Pro batteries exploding, Apple employees were instructed to lie to customers about the problem, according to the official script that 'Genius Bar' employees were supposed to use, customers were supposed to be told that 'this isn't covered under you warranty, but I'm ...

Re: Samsung is a joke!
Sep 4, 2016, 11:12 AM
in the Article: Samsung Provides Note7 Exchange Details for US Customers forum

Would you be referring to the same iPhone7 that doesn't even have a headphone jack, forcing everyone who wants to use their current headphones to buy an adapter?

Re: It's about time.
Aug 18, 2016, 11:03 PM
in the Article: AT&T's Mobile Share Advantage Plans Drop Overages forum

at&t is not losing customers. None of the major wireless carriers are, not even Sprint.

Re: 100GB Per Month
Jul 23, 2016, 4:08 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Cut Off Certain Customers Who Exceed 100GB Per Month forum

What year do you think it is? Neither unlimited plans nor contracts have existed at Verizon in years. There can be no 'breach of contract' if contracts no longer exist, and there can be no breaking of a promise of 'unlimited data' if the promise isn't even made. At any rate, any adult, as opposed to a child, knows that there can never be a promise from anyone to give truly unlimited anything to anyone and that in any promise ...

Re: Then they wonder....
Jul 20, 2016, 10:21 AM
in the Article: Opera to Sell Browser Business to Chinese Firms for $600M forum

Opera is not an American owned company anyway, and even if it was, it would hardly be their fault that China has a bright economic future ahead of it and America doesn't.

Re: Note 7?
Jul 17, 2016, 8:29 PM
in the Article: Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC forum

No, software version numbers are completely arbitrary and meaningless, the software developers increase the number they feel like increasing it and not because the number means anything. For example, look at the Linux Kernel. The number jumped from 2.6.39 to 3.0 in 2011, after 8 years of being stuck in the 2.6's and 15 years after moving to 2.0. When asked the reason for the change, Linus Torvalds admitted that it wasn't done because there ...

Re: Note 7?
Jul 16, 2016, 7:18 PM
in the Article: Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC forum

Windows 9 was Windows 8.1, which was such a huge update that it basically amounted to a new operating system. But software numbers rarely make sense. Look at Mac OS. OS 9 was released in 1999, and then OS X was released in 2001, and since then, there have been 11 updates, and it is still called 'OS X'. When do we get OS 11?

Note 7?
Jul 14, 2016, 3:14 PM
in the Article: Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC forum

What happened to the Note 6? The current model is the Note 5.

Re: Most
Apr 28, 2016, 3:51 PM
in the Article: Amazon Held Responsible for Kids' In-App Purchases forum

The iPhone App Store started requiring passwords for every purchase only after being hammered with exactly this kind of lawsuit. It seems obvious 'protect your customers' but many companies are only willing to do that when they are forced to, the lure of making easy money off of stupid people who buy stuff they don't intend, is too hard them for resist.

Re: New Algorithm
Apr 23, 2016, 9:02 PM
in the Article: Facebook Tweaking News Feed Algorithm forum

it's difficult to tell which Constitutional Amendment the left hates more: the first, the second or the tenth.

April Fools?
Apr 1, 2016, 9:12 AM
in the Article: FCC Says Netflix Throttling Actions Aren't Its Concern forum

Since when did any government agency ever decide that something is outside its jurisdiction and decide not to intervene?

Re: Pandora did not evolve, this is what happens.
Feb 14, 2016, 10:04 AM
in the Article: Pandora Weighing Potential Sale forum

What is killing them is the lack of an 'on demand' option, every other music service has one, Pandora is the only one that doesn't. If they can find a way to offer an on-demand option, this alone will be enough to completely turn them around.

Apple Music
Feb 11, 2016, 10:58 PM
in the Article: Pandora Weighing Potential Sale forum

Apple Music offers an insanely generous 90-day free trial, I doubt many of those 20 million subscribers are actually paying customers.

That's 'Rein in'
Jan 26, 2016, 3:56 PM
in the Article: Sprint Cuts 2,500 Jobs to Reign In Expenses forum

Rein, as in 'restrain, control', not 'reign, as in 'something a king does'.

Tracefone is not a Walmart brand
Dec 5, 2015, 7:55 AM
in the Article: Sprint Phones Vanishing from Walmart forum

The Walmart brands are Straight Talk, (which is an MVNO of Verizon, at&t and Sprint) and Walmart Family Mobile (which is an MVNO of T-Mobile).

Re: Verizon is going down the ****ter....
Nov 23, 2015, 2:38 PM
in the Article: Verizon Offering 1GB of Free Data for the Holidays forum

It has nothing to do with anyone getting any kind of bonus, it was done to encourage people on uneconomical (uneconomical for Verizon) unlimited plans to switch to a current plan.

It's not like it can be enforced anyway
Nov 8, 2015, 7:56 PM
in the Article: FCC Dismisses Watchdog's Do Not Track Petition forum

Seriously, what do people think the FCC will be able to do to enforce such a ruling? The idea that either the FCC or any government agency anywhere on the planet can possibly police the Internet is a joke. Yeah, the FCC is gonna tell a bunch of Internet sites based in Russia and China what to do, yeah right.

Re: Wondering?
Oct 26, 2015, 3:57 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Priv Runs Android, Costs $699, Ships November 6 forum

Did you see those specs? This is equivalent to those high-end Android phones like the Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S 6, this is not a $499 bargain basement phone.

Re: And here we all were
Sep 29, 2015, 1:35 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Shows Off the Priv forum

A Blackberry phone that runs Android? Wow, it really is the end. It's too bad, a world with only two smartphone operating systems is not a world I want to live in,

Google is a monopoly
Aug 24, 2015, 11:31 AM
in the Article: Google to Trim Android Bloatware a Bit forum

Google has 68% of the smartphone market in the US and closer to 80% overseas, and they do use their position of dominance to try to squelch competition. There's really no question of that. Windows Phone only has about 2% market share, hardly a monopoly. And they are a monopoly in many other areas besides smartphones. They have a monopoly on search engines (by one estimate more than 90% of ALL internet traffic goes through ...

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 ...

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