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@JQuest81 @kanoneyez Come now, we all know the Kool-Aid man is a clear ripoff of siri...a human like voice interaction with a glass constructed inanimate object
2 years, 1 month ago on Court of Appeals to Judge Koh: Do-Over on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction
@MtDewFella Its definitely a good way to look at it. Not to mention "interest" does not correlate to actually doing. I have an interest in buying a windows 8 tablet, will I do it? Probably not. I am happy with my current one, and usually only buy once a year for tablets. Not to mention that many developers will develop for multiple platforms, so this information might be more interesting and telling if we talk about "unique" developers. People developing for only one platform. Which is common for new starters who are entering the development world. Also, we have to determine was counts as a "developer" and an "app" and so on. There are many ebooks on all markets that can be counted as being from "developers", and also, many developers will make multiple apps. ..... So, in short, this data is like those fun math questions in elementary school where you got to choose "D. Not enough information"
2 years, 1 month ago on New Survey Claims Interest In Android Development In Decline
As much as I may enjoy the destruction of the iphone for entertainment purposes...the microwave guy just creeped me out and ruined all the fun.
2 years, 1 month ago on Watch the iPhone 5 get dunked, shot, and microwaved here
@RaduTanasescu I have disabled members of my family, particularly a quadriplegic uncle, who used Apple for hands free siri use. You complain about rooting, and he had to jailbreak to make siri voice activated cause the Apple guy lied to him and told him siri was completely hands free. Not to mention all the 'service calls' i get to fix the issues he has with it. Its about as "disabled friendly" as a tin can and string. My Uncle and his caregivers wish they had taken it back within the buyers remorse period.
2 years, 2 months ago on Must Watch: Everyone Say Hello To Rachel, She Wants The Apple 5
This is not new. In fact, many third party accessory makers were backstabbed by apple on things like a/v cords. Before ios 5 you could use just about any random companies a/v cords to the same effect as apples 2+ times the cost ones. However, iOS 5 comes out and suddenly those old ones do not work, and you have to buy the apple brand ones with the chip inside them to have it work. Not to mention some TVs and other electronics did not work because they did not conform to apple. Some samsung HDTVs for example.
2 years, 2 months ago on Lightning connector teardown shows Apple’s still obsessed about having control
@iLoveLiveUnique complex does not equal poorly written. In fact, complex typically means well written and coded because you are able to make something with complexity and have it function as intended. If you have to cut out very basic parts of your programming until you "get it right" and that part of programming is something everyone else "got right" years ago (*ahem* panorama.....*ahem* notifications)....maybe you should take a step back at the skills of the people doing the job.
2 years, 2 months ago on iPhone 5 hands-on: First Looks & Gallery
@GSTurn @iLoveLiveUnique I couldn't stand using iOS for a week, let alone a year. I actually tried the iphone, the ipod, the ipad, and the mbp. Multiple models, mind you. .... I would rather use a blackberry from 2004 than use ANY iOS product for a year. Now, of course, this is all preference. If simplicity makes you happy, then go for it. ...but shouldn't that bother you? That the biggest selling point you can think of is how basic it is? My three year can handle android (on tablets and phones) with ease. He can install apps, change folder names, customize the settings, change backgrounds, and more. This is a THREE YEAR OLD we are talking about. How hard can something really be if a three year old can do it? So, if you are saying that android is too complex for you...remember...you are saying that its too complex for you when it is not for a three year old. Just let that sink in...you have trouble with something a three year old has no trouble with. Thats like you saying that legos are too complex and so you will stick with megablocks. Complexity adds functionality. Android handles complexity very well. It doesnt have to cut out things just because it cant handle it or because its afraid its consumers are too stupid to handle it. Once again...how hard can it be if a three year old can do it. I am talking about multiple builds, skins, and versions of android. Tablet and phones.
@Nate B Apple is cracking down on third party manufacturers making unapproved apple products. There will still be makers, but Apple is doing things to stop them. Like updates to iOS that make a/v cords that are not made by apple with the installed microchip in them, will not work. This is backwards compatible too, impacting older ipods and iphones. They made the new connector to make money...money for apple...not third parties lol
2 years, 2 months ago on Phil Schiller: “No iPhone 5 dock”
@ArkaBhattacharjee I suddenly feel dumber for reading that. I want my two minutes of life and twenty IQ points back now.
2 years, 2 months ago on Samsung Fires First Shot In Galaxy S III, iPhone 5 Smartphone War
@GSTurn they could have been charging it, or making sure it was connected for something else.
2 years, 2 months ago on Video out not supported over new Lightning connector?
fyi, i know the quote said "single handed" but the context is meant to imply that people like smaller screens, while we know this to be false.
2 years, 2 months ago on iPhone 5 event underwhelmed 57% of Americans? Huh?
From article: " The majority of consumers find the larger devices uncomfortable to use single-handed."
I find it funny how much inaccurate info is used in this article to try and make the iphone sound better. When in fact a recent PHONEDOG MEDIA ARTICLE proclaimed: "Study Shows Customers Like Bigger Screens" http://www.droiddog.com/android-blog/2012/09/study-shows-customers-like-bigger-screens/
@BillThomas @AustinMutschler um...you do realize that Apple wasnt the first person to have a smartphone right? Not even the first with capacitive touch, with multitouch, with high res display, or any of that right?
2 years, 2 months ago on Apple in trouble if iPhone 5 is LTE compatible
Actually, the majority are people leaving iOS for Android. Because quality is not a stale, outdated OS with the same design for years.
@Steebie @geoffott I have to recommend that both of you setup the Axiom rom on your device. Not only is it great for many little things, but it triples battery life. The phone lasts for hours and hours and hours doing normally battery draining things. I have actually had it on less than 5% power and last me a few hours still with use. I left it sitting on the counter as a wifi hotspot, and forgot about it (it was by no means at a full charge to start) and it was still running come morning, with plenty of juice left.
just a recommendation :)
2 years, 2 months ago on HTC Endeavor C2 Could Be the One X+
"What should Apple do?"....are you kidding me. You make it sound like Apple is some kind of Hero that is going to swoop in and make it all better. Truth is, Apple is probably the one pushing for this. I wouldn't be surprised if the reports about better wages was faked. Kind of like Walmart does (if you check out some of the walmart documentaries and research the info you will find the ways walmart avoids negative reviews of foreign work sites). If Apple really cared, they would be moving the jobs to the US
2 years, 2 months ago on Are Chinese students being forced to work at iPhone 5 factory? Report says so
Its still screwing people out of their money by making them fork over money for adapters. People are going to need to keep adapters with each accessory or start carrying an adapter around with their phone. Think about someone that has an iphone alarm clock in their bedroom, and one at work, and a car setup, and also a setup for a/v connection to their tv, and more. All this does is weasel people out of more money.Also, what about all the people that don't want to use an adapter for their accessory. Like people who have radios and docks for the iphone, that now won't be able to dock their phone right because they have to use an additional cord.
If Apple wanted to really be innovative, they would spend more time thinking of ways to make their product better, and less time thinking of ways to cheat people out of money. C'mon apple, stop being so dang stingy and let people have a universal micro usb port.
2 years, 2 months ago on Apple to be sole provider of dock connector adapters for iPhone 5
I gotta say, as much as I do not like Apple and know there is far more Bark to their Bite (they advertise more than what the product really is)....I do hope they finally get something right. People are going to be hyped up over the phone even if Apple just announces a ton can with a string attached. I hope Apple at least gives them something to be truly hyped about, not a bunch of halfway stolen features from other devices and some added app that was bought from an independent developer. Actually hope they have some real innovations. Something Apple has been lacking for quite a while now. That way I don't have to listen to comments like "My iPhone has a 4" screen so its better than everyone else now" or "The new iPhone 5 will have a new faster charger so now I get the privilege of buying all new accessories to fit the port". a 4 inch screen and lte alone are not going to be enough to make this device truly innovative. They are going to need a lot more than that.
2 years, 2 months ago on iPhone 5 launch event confirmed for September 12th – Invites sent!
Too bad the ipad doesnt support inductive styli. The s pen on the new windows devices and android phones and tablets beats out any stylus hands down. Its a night and day difference, and trust me...Ive tried sooo many styli. Bamboo, amazon, ayl, adonis, and so many others. Even screwed around with homemade ones. I can actually write in size 2 font with the s pen and have it legible.
2 years, 2 months ago on Arctic Architect stylus review [VID]
@AndronikosZanti Keep telling yourself they suck, and Ill keep using my samsung tablet with floating apps, widgets, popout video player, side by side apps, true multitasking, speakers on the front where I can actually hear them, expandable memory, and more. And you stick to your 2007 software and design that just has a new label on it.
2 years, 2 months ago on Samsung threaten to sue Apple if iPhone 5 features LTE
@BobRhoades Apple isnt THAT big of a company. Not to mention the billions spent to buy such a company, and the ultimate bankruptcy of the business venture when Apple realizes it doesnt know what to do with microwaves, tvs, washers, dryers, appliances, and more.
@JQuest81 @kanoneyez oh and you forgot patent 2,305,168 that covers electricity.
2 years, 2 months ago on Editorial: Apple's Win Against Samsung Isn't as Bad as it Sounds
@craftytony so you are telling me I can store all my app data for large games in the cloud? thats awesome. That means I can now download thousand of apps and store all my app data in the cloud and never have to have any memory on my device. Sarcasm BTW. lol
You argue that SD cards are pointless because everything is cloud based. If that was the case than phones and devices would have very little memory because nothing would need to be stored on the them. if that is the case, then why have people paying more for larger capacity ipads and iphones and ipods? Afterall, we can just stick enough memory in the device to run the OS, say 1gb at max, and be good to go from there right?Think before you speak.
2 years, 2 months ago on The verdict is in: Apple smokes Samsung in court
@Applefangirl As many tech and patent experts are saying, this will change patent law and regulations in the long run. If we think about it, that Apple is more of a winner not because they "invented" something, but because of the way the patent system works. Its the thought that most things done today are built upon someone else's design, and no "invention" is truly unique.
I just wonder how big of a target this is going to paint on Apple? If you think about it, Apple and Google have never really been going at one another, but its getting there. Apple definitely has plenty of patents they infringe upon, and do so willingly. Apple is a company that has no problem stealing from others for their own benefit. Samsung did the same. They just got smacked for it. Now its Apple's turn. With many more lawsuits coming around against Apple, I would not be surprised if we eventually, in the next few years at this rate, see Google v Apple in the courts.
2 years, 3 months ago on [Updated] Apple And Samsung Trial Verdict In, And The Winner Is...
Im definitely no Apple fan, Im an android fan, but ive known samsung could have done better to be unique in design. They laptops and all that do copy from Apple. Its like watching your friend do something stupid and not listen to you.
In my opinion, Apple was infringed upon, but they went about it in the wrong way. That wrong way generated negative press and public opinion of Apple, and that will hurt them a great deal more than anything samsung did.
Its a lose-lose for both sides. Apple gets some cash of samsungs, but that 1billion is just a drop in the bucket for the more long term effects. Patent law, public opinion, etc. Android fans could flock to samsung and start buying more samsung in order to spite apple. I already know many people have stopped buying apple just to not be part of the companies bad business practices. Samsung may not become the martyr in the android v apple war. A martyr that shoppers will revive by flocking to. ... or it could turn out completely different and samsung get shunned by shoppers and have apple get the sympathy vote and people flock to them.
Either way, the courts rulings for damages is just a small part of the impact this will have on both companies and the tech world as a whole.
@Applefangirl yes they did, but I don't think either side came out unscathed. Samsung got their ass handed to them financially, but Apple has definitely lost quite a bit of consumer favor with their legal battles. (Ive seen petitions to try and stop apple from being suing companies and so on). Not to mention that both sides still have a long legal battle in other countries and in other courts.
This is just a big stepping stone over a big river.
So lets see here, either A) Samsung wins an overall victory B) Apple wins and overall victory C) Both sides come out about even. In any case, we all know one thing to be true. A bunch of happy fanboys along with a bunch of butthurt ones.
Still waiting....and the winner is.....Nokia!
Last time checked, "Domination" meant having more than 1/3rd of the market share.
2 years, 3 months ago on Apple to become trillion-dollar company
@motorness @Motorness Actually the property was not personal property of the pirating individuals, it was the property of other individuals that was stolen and being used in criminal acts. Its like your car getting stolen and the police arresting the people who stole it and seizing your car from them. The trial will come, but in the meantime the "chop shop" there they are operating must be shut down. Please, dont inject your conspiracy theories here.
2 years, 3 months ago on U.S. Dept. Of Justice seizes multiple Android App Websites for Alleged Copyright Violations
Actually, data plan changes have no impact on contracts. Only upgrades, adding corporate discounts, or changing your rate plan (which is different than a data plan) are the big reasons. Data plans have no impact.
2 years, 3 months ago on T-Mobile to Offer (True) Unlimited Data
still on the play store for me
2 years, 3 months ago on Flash May Be Gone, But MoDaCo's Flash Downloader Provides It Anyway
Ive been using the same setup, and definitely nice getting the notifications. Ive spent hours programming my own things for devices, and also updating roms. It gets tedious to have to find, flash, and update a rom every time a small update comes out.
2 years, 3 months ago on OTA Update Center: Service For Devs To Bring You OTA Updates With Custom ROMs
The same could be said for iOS, however with google its not that they cant make something better, just that they must make it consumer friendly as well. This means they cant release updates that have all the benefits of a root, because people who have rooted phones have more access to files and systems and so on, and the average consumer would likely screw their phone up somehow. Like frying their system by overclocking it, or erasing their bootscreen animation or a million other things. So google's released must have some limitations to make them more consumer friendly. Whereas developers can voluntarily remove these limits. Google has made it easy to do so, and in fact encourages and develops towards these people doing this. Its like google releasing a ferrari with a 300HP engine, but then telling the mechanics that if they remove a specific bolt they can increase it to 400HP, but that at 400HP they will run hotter and need to use more caution while driving with the added power. So, in short, its a matter of stability, user friendliness, and predetermined engineering to be root friendly. Not to mention that there are such a thing as leaks that allow rooted users to install roms of software that just hasnt been officially released yet.
2 years, 3 months ago on Editorial: Rooting Can Save You Money, If You Know What You're Doing
@RaphaelMastromonaco ha. You know how many family members of mine own apple devices. We even have an ipad 3 (the "new" ipad) in our home that our kids use regularly as the toy it is. Ive had more issues with apple software and products (macbook pro, ipad 2, ipad 3, iphone 4s, etc) than ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE I HAVE EVER OWNED......and I do IT, Programming, and other random tech work....so I have owned a TON, a MASSIVE TON, of electronic devices. This ipad 3 alone has not gone a single say without an issue. Not a single day. The macbook pro would whine because of a battery defect, the iphone 4s wont connect bluetooth properly, the ipad 2 wont run apps right, and this is just the beginning of all the issues. I WISH I could fix it as easily as I fix an android issue, but no such luck. These issues are inherent to iOS, and many of them because of restrictive and/or poor programming.
2 years, 4 months ago on Want a $1,299 Android tablet? Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core Developer Tablet Is Just The One For You
@FlorBogs I think you need to apply to be an "analyst" lol
2 years, 4 months ago on Rumor: iPhone 5 sales to top 80 million in first quarter
What I find funny is that an "analyst" can take such a small survey sampling and think of it as accurate. Was it all in the sam city? was it all from the same country? How about all from the same carrier base? Were these people already apple users? Were these people first time or second time or third time, etc smartphone buyers? etc. They are so many variables. Hell, his sample size is only about 0.000005% of the ATT consumer base, not to mention the entire cell phone user base in the nation. Thats like me asking my neighbors if I should buy a chevy or toyota. Im sure I could find a group of 400 people to give me one set of opinions on one go around, and another 400 person set of opinions on another go around within just a couple mils of me.
So I wouldn't take his "analysis" with any sort of actual reality bearing. His method of "analysis" is about as shoddy as a 4 year olds.
@RaduTanasescu lol looks like long list of things iphone cant do got removed. ha.
2 years, 4 months ago on iOS 6: Most disappointing iOS update yet?
@Rahillio it is confirmed? by who? rumors? fanboys clinging to the last bits of hope? superman coming back from krypton? tony stark developing the next iphone?
@TiP_Cam As much as I think Cam is probably the biggest blindly following apple fanboy on this site, lol, I have to put aside my utter hatred (just kidding) and agree. @Bratty This site may not win any spell check or grammar awards, and my lit professor probably would have a field day, but we should focus more on semi-intelligent debates and not insults.
now of course the list is incomplete, and some things were "corrected" in iOS6.
However, the point here is that there is a great deal the iphone cannot do that even some flip phones can. The idea that updated should be incremental is fine. However, apple doesnt play this out to be incremental. They make a big deal out of it. Its like someone supersizing your fries and throwing a banquet because of it.
Many other providers out there release updates and they just got a footnote, and many of these updates do far more in terms of stability and support than any apple update.
Not to mention that apple does release period updates. However, when a company throws a big tech part like WWDC, you would expect there to be more than just "look we used new logos and put new colors on it"
@pdahlke940 I dont think apple has surprised anyone in a long time.
@James Pocock lol "Its good enough so why complain" :P
@DarrenButz Thats fine. If you personally don't like it. However, that doesnt make it outdated or bad tech.
2 years, 4 months ago on Which iPhone 5 feature do you want most?
@DarrenButz music controls in notification center? what do you think apple is? just another copy of android? haha.
@DarrenButz haptic feedback is one of those things that apple people wanted but now 'dont' want because apple essentially made fun of it. Kinda like how the screen situation is now where apple put down bigger screens and apple fanboys joined in making comments about how 3.5 in is the best and anything bigger is a waste and a detriment to function. Now rumors are that apple is getting a bigger screen and everyone changes their tune.
I am sure that if apple said haptic feedback would be coming in the iphone 5 that every fanboy, yourself included, would respond with "amazing" and "revolutionary"
BTW< its not a thing of the past. For many people its a nice little extra, and as it goes for battery life...if haptic feedback is your big concern on battery than you really dont know much about technology.
To answer Daniel's question...Haptic feedback is basically a physical response from a device to user itneraction. Be it vibrations (which is what most people things of) or other responses.
Most of the less tech savvy people see Haptic feedback solely as a vibration when you press a button on a device. Which is great, because for the common user, thats the biggest benefit. When you are typing on a touch screen you typically only have the display readout to tell you if you hit the key. However, with haptics, you have a small and quick vibration of the phone to let you know. This typically lets people type faster and more accurately.
However, thats not all haptics are. In fact video games use haptic controllers when you feel vibrations. Your phone vibrating on silent is haptic feedback. The arts, such as graphic arts and simulations, use haptic feedback. Like if you were playing a violin on your phone you could feel the vibration of the string. Haptics are used in medicine and medical fields. Helping surgeons and doctors have better functionality and responses while doing remote operations, or other procedures. Cars with touch devices and other media inputs use haptic feedback. Video games and arcade games use haptics.
Thats just the tip of the iceberg. Haptics are very common, and ***even in use by apple in their "Tactile Touchpad"**** lol.
So, Darren, you might want to research haptic feedback a little.
As one commentator already said, Apple knows this is happening already. They see themselves falling, and are struggling to survive. They are suing everyone, and trying to make the smallest thing they do sound amazing. They have always used words like "magical" and "revolutionary" and so on. That was when some of those features were still significant, even if not as magical or revolutionary as they claimed, changes. Now those same "magical" changes are nothing more than incremental changes and inch movements. So, since Apple cannot speed up they want to slow everyone else down.
2 years, 4 months ago on Is RIM’s fate a warning to Apple?
Thats the thing though...Blackberry used to be the "IT" smartphone. People bought hip clips just to show off having a blackberry. People flashed a blackberry to mean more than fashion. It was a showing of success. It was like flashing a wad of hundred dollar bills.
Now the iphone is that as well. Its all about making yourself look important or cool. Its the same concept.
So, regardless of what apple says, in the fashion world...the iphone is "so two years ago".
blah blah blah you dont have anything more than an insult to contribute? No content, just random insult.
2 years, 4 months ago on Does Google's $200 Nexus 7 prove that the iPad has won the tablet war?