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Re: Traveling
Aug 7, 2017, 3:27 PM
in the Article: DirecTV Now Adds CBS, The CW, Other Channels forum

My exp. with YouTubve TV is that you have access to the basic service no matter where you are. I had to sign in within the NYC metro area when I registered for the service, and I can access "live" service from any of the supported markets. If the live TV channels aren't available, or I travel outside of the supported markets, I still have access to the YouTube TV on-demand movies and tv shows, which is plenty.

Re: I'm Officially Old
Jun 17, 2017, 12:52 PM
in the Article: Review: LifeProof Aquaphonics 10 forum

Lots of today's best speakers can be paired for stereo sound. For example, the Ultimate Ears Boom and Megaboom, most of the JBLs, as well as the JLabs I looked at earlier this year. They typically support up to 8 connections so you can spread the speakers/sound all over your house. It works pretty well as long as you don't mind the initial bit of fussiness to get everything in sync. But I hear you. True stereo, with well-defined ...

Re: Screen
Jun 9, 2017, 1:21 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC U11 forum

What amazes me is just how different the displays of the G6, S8, and U11 really are. The S8 is Samsung's Super AMOLED, which means colors are oversaturated, but you get amazing blacks and excellent outdoor visibility. I prefer screens that are more accurate. Both the G6 and U11 use LCDs, which have narrower viewing angles and lower outdoor visibility. The benefit is more accurate colors. Of these three phones, I like the G6's the most. The Dolby Vision ...

Re: what's wrong with Apple?
Jun 6, 2017, 10:34 AM
in the Article: iPhone 5 and 5c Won't Run iOS 11, 32-Bit Apps Going Away forum

The iPhone 5 is five years old and already runs like garbage on iOS 10. I know, because I still have one laying around. I can't think of a single five-year-old Android phone that's running (or will be able to run) Android O. This is a totally fine and natural evolution of the Apple ecosystem.

Re: Hmm
Jun 2, 2017, 10:36 AM
in the Article: Verizon Rehashes Prepaid Plans forum

Ha! Yep. Thx,

Re: Cool features not available in US market?
Apr 4, 2017, 7:10 AM
in the Article: Sony Xperia XZs Goes On Sale April 5 forum

The fingerprint reader issue basically boils down to a contractual problem. Sony has implied to us that it isn't allowed to sell phones with fingerprint readers in the U.S. due to an exclusivity agreement it signed with a big U.S. carrier (*cough* Verizon *cough*). We've been led to believe that agreement will expire some time before the end of 2017 and the next round of Sony handsets will indeed have active fingerprint readers for U.S. versions. Not a great ...

Re: Which is accurate?
Mar 18, 2017, 9:35 AM
in the Article: Review: Blu Life One X2 Mini forum

The data I was given by Blu says 2,300mAh, as does the Amazon.com listing. That's what I have to go with.

Re: now i'm confused
Oct 8, 2016, 8:43 AM
in the Article: Review: Lenovo Moto G4 Play forum

Dual SIM? No. The top slot (see photo closeup in article) is for microSD memory cards and the bottom slot is for micro SIM cards.

Re: Are the Sims Dual Active?
Sep 13, 2016, 12:31 PM
in the Article: Review: OnePlus 3 forum

You can sort of use both at the same time. The phone's software allows you to select which SIM is prioritized for data, calls, and SMS. You can choose one SIM for calls and SMS, and the other for data, or any combination of the three.

Re: fingerprint sensor?
Sep 1, 2016, 3:18 PM
in the Article: Sony's Xperia X Compact a Tiny Powerhouse forum

Correct. No fingerprint sensor.

Re: Very nice but...
Jul 21, 2016, 11:08 AM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Z Droid, Z Force Droid for Verizon Wireless forum

Actually, you CAN tap anywhere on the screen to snap a picture. It's an option. You have to set the camera do allow for tap-to-shoot or the shutter button during initial setup.

Re: Note 7?
Jul 15, 2016, 6:34 AM
in the Article: Samsung Flagship Phone, Likely Note 7, Clears FCC forum

Samsung is expected to skip the "Note 6" so its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series can share the same number during the same calendar year. The invitation for the 8/2 media event says "7 Unpacked" along with multiple styli, which all but confirms the name.

Re: Frequency Bands
May 26, 2016, 10:36 AM
in the Article: ZTE Taps BMW to Help Design the Axon 7 Flagship forum

spec sheet says: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 1, 3, 20, 29, 30, 25, 26, 41

Re: Freetel
May 23, 2016, 12:21 PM
in the Article: Freetel Kiwami and Priori3 Up for Preorder forum

Freetel sells unlocked phones and wireless service in Japan. This represents their initial launch in the US, but with phones only, no service.

Re: ETF payoffs?
Apr 19, 2016, 3:45 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Kick Off HTC 10 Preorders April 29 forum

The press release says: "Switch to Verizon and save: If you’re switching to Verizon from another carrier, you can receive up to $650[2] to pay off your old phone or contract when you trade in your current phone. Visit a Verizon store to have your trade-in appraised and value applied immediately."

Re: Phonescoop review of Lumia 950 & 950 XL?
Dec 5, 2015, 6:32 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Pushes New Windows 10 Preview forum

I'm working on it now. ;)

Re: stream stock quotes on mini screen ?
Nov 21, 2015, 2:43 PM
in the Article: Review: LG V10 for AT&T forum

No, nothing like that.

Test 3
Jul 26, 2015, 11:23 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says Droid Turbo Lollipop 5.1 Update Pushing Wednesday forum

This is another silly test for Rich, but it's more important than the previous one.

Test 2
Jul 26, 2015, 11:22 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says Droid Turbo Lollipop 5.1 Update Pushing Wednesday forum

This is a silly message for Rich.

Hey Rich
Jul 26, 2015, 11:17 AM
in the Motorola Defy XT forum

Have you heard of the South Street Seaport? Supposed to be some tourist trap near your place.

Re: Disappointed.
Apr 11, 2015, 2:03 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Sprint forum

John - Thanks for sharing your opinion. As far as I am concerned, portable battery packs are FAR more convenient to use than actual swappable batteries. They are very inexpensive compared to replacement batteries. The standard 2,200mAh rechargeable battery pack is under $20. These can fully charge most phones and use standard USB cables. Larger ones don't cost that much more. When on the road, I have an 8,700mAh pack that can recharge two phones and a tablet. You ...

Re: A one-horse review?
Dec 30, 2014, 6:11 PM
in the Article: Review: BlackBerry Classic forum

I gave this device plenty of kudos throughout the review. In fact, I was much more fair than many other reviewers were. I commended it on its call quality, battery life, and messaging powers. I pointed out how strong the email is, how good the quality of the materials are, and how powerful the browser is. The definition of what equates a smartphone has changed dramatically. They are no longer just about getting work done. (For the record, I can ...

Dec 30, 2014, 9:59 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Sell Nokia Lumia 635 forum

The 635 has one 5-megapixel camera. It doesn't have a user-facing camera at all. Like most Lumia devices, it includes the Microsoft camera app and the Nokia camera app, which is what I meant when I said "dual-cameras." Apologies for the confusion. The article has been updated accordingly.

Re: Please post some comparison shots
Dec 18, 2014, 2:45 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Classic forum

I added a few.

Re: N6 screen sharper then Note 4?
Nov 13, 2014, 8:32 AM
in the Article: Review: Google Nexus 6 forum

I said it "looks sharper to my eyes" not "it is sharper." There's a difference. Technically, yes, the Note 4 has higher resolution because it has the same number of pixels stuffed into a slightly smaller space. But in a side-by-side comparison, the N6's icons and text looked clearer.

Re: misinformation
Oct 21, 2014, 8:36 AM
in the Article: Nokia HERE Maps Expands to More Android Handsets forum

This is not misinformation. I included the link with the story. See the "More at Nokia" link below the text? Click there and there's a big button on Nokia's web site that says "Download the App!"

Re: Double Data
Oct 1, 2014, 9:59 AM
in the Article: Sprint Responds to AT&T's 'Double Data' Promo with Its Own forum

Yup. Corrected. Thx.

Re: question
Sep 30, 2014, 7:14 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Passport forum

a1. Samsung GS5 and Note 4 have removable batteries. So does the LG G3. a2. I said "limited" because it has three rows instead of four, which has long been a staple of BB devices. The buttons don't even seem to have alternate letters/characters, you have to access the secondary, on-screen keyboard to find and use characters like periods, @, and so on. It's not quite the same as using the old-style keyboards, that's all.

Re: Balance
Sep 30, 2014, 7:11 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Passport forum

It feels pretty unbalanced to me. I had to be careful where I positioned by fingers along the back to keep it from toppling over.

PhoneScoop is soooooo hilariously hypocritical
Sep 23, 2014, 6:39 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus for AT&T forum

It's apparent to me that you've not even read my review of the Galaxy Note 3. You completely misrepresent what I said about the Note 3's size and capabilities. This is what I said about the Note 3's size: "Speaking of which, the Note 3 is a large phone - larger than most flagship phones - and that’s the way it is supposed to be. The exceptionally huge 5.7-inch screen necessitates a tall and wide device. Even so, Samsung managed ...

Re: Inquiry about camera button feature
Aug 23, 2014, 9:50 AM
in the Article: Review: LG G Vista for Verizon Wireless forum

Yes, that is correct. I explained this in the "Camera" portion of the review.

Re: price
Aug 19, 2014, 1:42 PM
in the Article: Sprint Formally Debuts Sharp Aquos Crystal forum

$240 is the full retail. Oddly, Boost and Virgin are selling it for $150.

Re: Chinese as a "Language"
Jul 7, 2014, 1:12 PM
in the Article: Gmail Adds 13 Languages to Browser App forum

The press release says "Chinese (Hong Kong)" -- which I didn't know was a real dialect. ;)

Re: PDFs
Jun 30, 2014, 7:24 AM
in the Article: Google to Pull Quickoffice from App Stores forum

When I open a PDF from Google Drive on an Android device, it loads the PDF in Adobe Reader (if installed). If it isn't installed, it'll sometimes open in Chrome. My guess is Google is working on it.

The problem is real
May 22, 2014, 7:50 AM
in the Article: Apple Hopes to Resolve iMessage Glitch forum

Both Rich and I have suffered from this phenomenon. It doesn't help that we both swap our SIMs out to new devices on a fairly regular basis. It took me months to resolve the issue last year. I get most of my messages now, but still lose some to iMessage every once in a while.

Re: Public comments
May 15, 2014, 11:41 AM
in the Article: FCC Moves Forward with Controversial Net Neutrality Plan forum

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/ Here's a direct email address set up by the FCC: openinternet@fcc.gov

Re: Is the HK edition really using a different DAC?
May 6, 2014, 3:46 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Sprint (Harman Kardon Edition) forum

The M8 supports 24-bit FLAC at 92KHz. The HK M8 supports 24-bit FLAC at 192KHz.

Re: Camera crop?
Apr 14, 2014, 12:01 PM
in the Article: Review: Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 forum

The default view and capture mode is 16:9. You have to manually change it to 4:3 if that's what you want. The sensor itself is 4:3 and cropped to get the 16:9 aspect ratio. When you make the change, what you see is what you get. Meaning, viewfinder changes shape depending on the aspect ratio so you know what will/won't be in the picture.

Re: VZ Navigator
Apr 8, 2014, 4:00 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Verizon Wireless forum

I didn't hit any sort of "trial" or anything when I started using VZ Navigator. It didn't ask me to sign anything, click on anything, agree to anything - the app just works. Usually it warns you about the trial and the monthly fee. It didn't on the One.

Re: Are you going to be reviewing this and/or the 930?
Apr 3, 2014, 4:20 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 630/635 forum

The 635, yes, definitely. It will be sold by AT&T and T-Mobile. The 930, no, probably not. The 930 is the same phone as the Icon, just without CDMA on board. Further, it won't be sold in the U.S.

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