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1 year, 9 months ago on Macally Spring Collection - Sophistication meats Professionalism
I think Aero is one of the best-looking UIs Microsoft pulled off, but I agree it's getting old. I'm really glad they updated the visuals a bit since Aero was getting a bit long in the tooth. I wonder what they'll call it though.
1 year, 9 months ago on Microsoft announces a refreshed Windows 8 desktop UI, removes Aero
I'll continue to only use Twitter occasionally. Some people are way too obsessed with the platform. @tjasko :P
1 year, 10 months ago on Twitter - Bringing the latest in news to your Inbox
What about... wait for it... a USB port, with support for USB mice/keyboards and flash drives, so that it's easier to view photos and edit Word docs? Also, the ability for it to function as its own device without any need to ever plug it into a computer..
2 years ago on New Poll - What do you want to see in the iPad 3?
All I can say is WOOOOOOOOOT! Now they won't force me to pay $80 a month for the same services I currently get for $50.
2 years, 2 months ago on AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Fails
VMWare Player anyone? It's like Workstation but without some of the more advanced features, and it's FREE.
Otherwise, Virtual PC for Windows versions < XP. Not sure how to put that into the poll.
2 years, 3 months ago on New Poll Question (10/21/10)
I'm still happy with the 5-pack of screen protectors I got on Amazon for $2. Much clearer than the Invisible Shield, and my finger slides a lot more smoothly. Only downside is that they're not indestructible.
2 years, 3 months ago on BodyGuardz Review - Screen and Body Protectors
You won't be disappointed. I installed an older Lenovo-branded SSD (got a good deal on it on eBay) into my 5-year-old ThinkPad and it was the single biggest performance boost I have ever had.
2 years, 4 months ago on Unboxing: Kingston SSD 100V+ // HD
Hey... what about the much-faster boot time? (Though it is quite annoying when you defer a required reboot and a manual shutdown-and-restart procedure doesn't do the trick.)
It's pretty good with multiple monitors too, but I agree -- the Metro interface just gets in the way. I want the desktop to remain the desktop (complete with an IMPROVED start menu -- NOT the same old one in Windows 7), and the Metro UI as an app. At least make this an option.
Oh, and please bring back Win+Tab Flip 3D. I use that feature more often than I should :P
I'm actually rather fond of the sharper corners, but I wish I could make the windows more transparent.
2 years, 5 months ago on Thoughts: Windows 8
I hope this succeeds, as it looks pretty cool. Reminds me a bit of my own concept phone/tablet I came up with a few years back in a few ways...
2 years, 6 months ago on Fusion Garage raises from the dead, reveals Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 phone
I'll buy a new phone when my current one no longer meets my needs... it really depends on the available models though.
I'm pretty sure Google did this so they'd have more "nukes" to battle Apple in the patent wars.
2 years, 6 months ago on Google Acquires Motorola Mobility - Why?
If that marketing hype product gives me a global equalizer and bass booster that actually work, I'll be happy.
Otherwise, I'll continue using Android 2.3 and its excellent built-in bass booster and (albeit crappy) EQ. If I need more advanced tweaking, I'll fight the crappy UI of Rockbox and keep using it.
2 years, 7 months ago on $300 Million Investment will Bring Beats Audio to HTC Devices
I'd say bigger display, but I agree more with "Android all the way", simply because a big-screen iPhone will still lack the versatility I need.4 inches seems to be today's preferred smartphone size, and the iPhone's current screen is excellent but too small to compete with them.
2 years, 7 months ago on New Poll: What do you want to see in the next iPhone?
Microsoft isn't "photocopying" -- it's competing. Their mouse looks different enough to be seen as a different product (i.e. anyone can tell the difference between the two). If Microsoft happens to make this mouse superior to Apple's, it (hopefully) will drive Apple to innovate in more ways and produce an even better product, which results in the consumer getting better stuff in the end.
FYI, Synaptics made Apple's signature click wheel. Apple ripped off IBM's hard drive protection system. Apple more or less ripped off Android's notification system for iOS 5. Why is everyone complaining about people copying Apple, but never the other way around!?
2 years, 7 months ago on Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse: Redmond's Copiers Running at Full Speed
^ my bad, I meant Samsung giving Apple...
2 years, 7 months ago on Samsung copies Apple again, introduces the Smart Case
It does seem like Apple is giving Apple the ol' finger, but if you think about it, a piece of colored plastic that folds up into sections really isn't all that unique. I've seen them used as pool covers for instance (kinda like this :P http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhk6itXmjL1qh8s61o1_400.jpg )
Honestly, some ideas are just too simple to be patented. A lawsuit over a 4x4 icon layout with 4 fixed icons at the bottom? That's like Ford suing GM for making a car with 4 doors and a trunk.
Apple really revolutionized the market in 2007 with the first iPhone, but it's not like it was the very first capacitive touchscreen phone in existence. Now, other manufacturers have caught up and more than made up for the iPhone's shortcomings. Instead of suing everyone around them (and getting themselves into the awkward mess where companies like Samsung seem to intentionally want to annoy them), they should build a device that people will be willing to CHOOSE over, say, Samsung and HTC products.
Word to the big guys: bring back fair competition! Suing the heck out of everybody will only stifle innovation.
It saddens me that IE is still getting so much market share. It's explainable though -- IE can be managed much more finely via corporate policy, and most businesses nowadays deploy Windows networks. I'm stuck with it at work as well :(
2 years, 7 months ago on How Long is it until Chrome Catches up?
An iPod touch with 3G would essentially BE an iPhone... a UMTS + GSM radio combo would be necessary to get data, and that's consequently the big difference between the current iPod and iPhone. Even if they did manage to make a $230 contract-free device like that, it would likely drive away customers from their flagship iPhone.
iPhone 4 can be thought of as the "iPhone lite" when the iPhone 5 comes out. It will be less powerful and less expensive... no need to make a second device.
Just my $0.02.
2 years, 7 months ago on Get ready to fire up the Apple Rumor Wheel!
I say it's perfectly fine to jailbreak if you're willing to deal with any problems you introduce and don't use it to do stuff that's actually illegal such as engaging in software piracy. It's my phone, and I want to use it as I please.
It's like buying a gun: nothing wrong with it, but if you shoot yourself in the foot due to your own stupidity or you end up killing somebody and get in trouble with the cops, it's your fault. Not the gun's fault, but yours.
I don't get the bit about the screen though. Not only is software incapable of shattering a screen, but it's also very easy to remove all traces of the jailbreak by restoring the original firmware.
2 years, 7 months ago on Is it ok to Jailbreak?
$29 is a great price for it.I got Windows 7 Professional for $29 because I was a student. I can't see myself paying $200+ for an operating system upgrade though...
2 years, 8 months ago on Mac OS X Lion GoldMaster Seeded to Devs