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I've tried it so many times I can't remember how many and as much as I wish I liked it, I really don't.
It doesn't pull full article text, the UI is unbearably unintuitive, and the built in browser feels like a throwback to 2008, slow, buggy, terrible zoom function. Flipboard just always seemed half baked to me. Every time I use it, I feel like it was thrown together by a couple 15 year olds that were drunk one evening.
1 year, 4 months ago on Flipboard updated with faster performance, iOS 7-ified design plus more…
Looks great guys! The old look was definitely dated, this is much improved.
Great work Kyle.
1 year, 5 months ago on Welcome to the all-new TiP design!
I'm a fan of both! I've used iOS and Android side by side every day for 5 years. I do like Android better because it is a much more capable OS, but both have their strong points.
That being said, I did download and try this on my Nexus 4, it's a great app, works flawlessly, but with the shortcut toggles already in the notification shade on Android, its kind of pointless. I had it for a few hours, and it did nothing that Android didn't already do, so I uninstalled. If you have an older Android version or a less than functional skin, this is a pretty neat idea, I liked it a lot, just didn't see the point when running JellyBean.
1 year, 7 months ago on Control Center app for Android lands on Play Store, mimics iOS 7′s best feature
I would start with Android, but take the new scheduled multi-tasking from iOS7 (depending how well it works). I'd also like the iPhone's storage options, a 64gb phone would be VERY nice. I think that's about it. Customizability, app quality, design, inter-app communication, file management, ease of use...are all better on the Android platform. As far as physical design, I'd like a cross between the iPhone 5 and HTC One's build quality with the Nexus 4's asthetics.
1 year, 7 months ago on “Introducing the iDroid” spoof imagines Tim Cook and Sergey Brin announcing an iPhone/Android crossover [video]
@MatteoRodrigo @jpb Not Always for free. I've had iPod Touch's for years and when iOS 4 came out, they charged iPod Touch users $10 for the privilege of upgrading to the new OS. That hasn't happened since, but saying ALL iOS updates are free is incorrect. I wouldn't put it past them to charge for it again eventually.
1 year, 8 months ago on iOS 7 Looks Great, But Does It Offer Anything For The Android Enthusiast?
I was excited for this, but sadly it isn't even in the same universe as Google Music All Access. I don't want strictly streaming radio, I want something like Spotify but better. iTunes Radio is not that solution. Google Music All Access is. I can't wait for Google to release that iOS app!
1 year, 8 months ago on Apple announces iTunes Radio
It keeps saying "an error has occurred, please reload". It's stuck in a loop.
1 year, 11 months ago on Update: Google Keep Is Live, Take Notes The Google Way
Umm....1.9 GHz Quad Core Processor in the US. 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor in the rest of the world. Your post states 1.2 Quad Core.
1 year, 11 months ago on Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 – Spec Sheet Showdown
Power Toggles will stay at the top of your notification shade if you set it up correctly. I've had it on my Galaxy Nexus for months and it's never moved from the top.
1 year, 11 months ago on Apps That Improve The Stock HTC Experience
@Use both android n apple @mindoversoul First of all, "fones" isn't a word. Secondly, even 90% of FREE Android phones still have screens that are either larger or the same size as the iPhone. OS functionality on devices with limited hardware is subject to the device, but EVERY Android and iOS device can watch Youtube, Netflix, and movies from their respective ecosystems, which is the point of this article. Thanks.
1 year, 11 months ago on iPhone users watch more web videos than Android users
I use Android to watch all my web videos. The larger screen makes watching videos much easier. I do watch some on iOS but mainly in the car where my iPod has a bluetooth connection to the car stereo.
I'm not as upset about the Falcon Pro situation as I am that the word butt-hurt is making it's way into journalism. Falcon Pro is sad and I want to help the developer as much as I can, but seeing butt-hurt in a blog article just makes me lose all faith in humanity.
Thanks for making me lose every ounce of respect I ever had for this site.
2 years ago on [Editorial] Good 3rd Party Twitter Clients Are Now An Exclusive Party
I was really excited to see that Spotify had a shiny new interface, and while it is better, it still doesn't look half as good as the Android version, which sucks because I use the iOS version more. The "Now Playing" screen on the iOS version is hideous. They need to make it match the polish of the Android app!
2 years ago on App Watch: Photoshop Touch launched for iPhone, Amazon Cloud player for iPad, and Spotify updated with new look
Apple bashed its competition during the keynote and blatantly slammed the Nexus 7 when comparing it to the iPad mini. Seems like Amazon is just following in Apple's footsteps and telling customers their product is better. Its good marketing. Especially because Amazon is telling the truth in their comparison and Apple blatantly LIED during the iPad mini keynote. The Nexus 7 CLEARLY showed more web page on the screen and they stood there and said it didn't. Amazon is just doing what Apple did, but Amazon is being ethical about it. I like the ad.
2 years, 4 months ago on Amazon posts hostile Kindle fire and iPad mini comparison on homepage
The video that was posted clearly shows a rooted handset as indicated by the padlock under Google during boot up. Not saying its fake, But how is an unannounced handset already rooted? It looks more like an Optimus G with AOSP on it and a fake cover on the back.
2 years, 4 months ago on True Story: LG Nexus 4 Lost In A Bar, Winds Up On Video
"Of course I would recommend the iPad mini"
Why? I actually am curious. A device with an older, slower processor, lower screen resolution than most of its competitors and stuck with a starting price at least $80 higher than any of them, seems like recommending it to anyone is a bad idea.
In my opinion Apple had an opportunity with the iPad Mini and completely blew it. Its 2 years out of date and hasn't even launched yet.
2 years, 4 months ago on iPad mini vs. Nexus 7, size comparison
Updated my iPod Touch 4G today, the update went well, but I wish it hadn't. Apple maps...sucks. The new App Store and iTunes app...suck. Safari...still sucks. I despise the new music player UI. And everything else is pretty much identical. So Apple took a dated OS in need of a refresh and made it considerably... worse. God I wish Microsoft would bring back the Zune, made by Nokia and running WP8.
2 years, 5 months ago on Apple launches iOS 6
@TiP_Cam I did actually read your article. I am going off of my personal experience with iOS for the last 4 years. It's cumbersome difficult to use and puts form over function far too much. I have never had it perform any task well or easily. Everything takes far too many steps and the things that don't, don't work very well.
2 years, 6 months ago on Apple’s maps triumph over Google
Apple maps look like everything else Apple makes. Really pretty, but not very useful. I can imagine the first news story about Apple maps. "I used my iphone for a road trip, the directions were wrong and I ended up crashed into a field.... But it looked AMAZING!"
I pre-ordered on June 29th and I got my shipment email at 2:07am CDT. Can't wait!
2 years, 7 months ago on Late Night Poll: Have You Gotten Your Nexus 7 Shipment Notification Yet?
I think Apple had a very long term plan for the iPhone, a plan of development, control and innovation that they were going to be in complete control of. Android and its growth pace, shot that plan to hell, now iOS is basically standing still compared to Android and even Windows Phone at this point. Apple isn't used to being forced into innovation, they like to do things on their own timetable and Google isn't letting them. In order to stick to their plan, their only choice is to shut down all competitors with law suits. It's sad really...
2 years, 8 months ago on Apple beats Google, gets injunction against Galaxy Nexus
Facebook integration would be nice for my iPod, but generally I just upload things to Facebook from my Android device which has had Facebook sharing integration for years and works perfectly.
2 years, 9 months ago on Is Facebook integration in iOS unnecessary?
I would love for you to list the specific apps that you have on both Android and iOS that look better on iOS. I use both platforms daily and I get frustrated using iOS because the same apps that I use on my phone look terrible on iOS, or they're only half as functional. Using apps on iOS makes me feel like the OS is in beta and not finished. Here are apps I use every day on my Android phone that just plain suck on iOS. Evernote, TiVo, Chome (WAY better than Safari), Dolphin Browser, Google Voice, Gmail, CNN, Fandango, IMDB, News360, YouTube, Maps, Google+, Dropbox, Dragon Go, Pocket, Trillian, Spotify, and I use the new Minimal Reader Pro (Beta) for RSS reading on my phone which is infinitely better looking and more functional than every (and I have tried EVERY) RSS reader on iOS. Share please.
2 years, 9 months ago on 30 days with the Enemy: HTC One X (Day 29) – It’s over
Ya know, the entertaining thing about this article is that those 5 things are almost the same 5 reason's I wouldn't use an iPhone as my primary device.
1. Updates: Do all supported apple devices get the latest version of iOS? YES. Do they all get A FULLY functional and updated version of iOS...NO. iOS 4, the iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch line did not get wallpaper support...like every other device. iOS 5, the iPad got tabbed browsing...no other device did. All versions, the iPhone has the option to show the battery percentage at the top, does the iPod Touch? NO. Apple picks and chooses what parts certain devices will get, so if you have an Apple device, you really don't know what features of the latest iOS version you will get until you install it, which might take 12 hours if you try it on launch day.
2. It's not my iPhone...it's Apple's: The issue with iOS 5.1 is a prime example. There were a couple apps that (to make things more convenient) allowed quick shortcuts to certain settings on the home screen, it was a great app that went a long way toward making iOS a little more efficient. In iOS 5.1, that was changed to be impossible. Why? Because that isn't how Apple intended the device to work. Adding simple conveniences to aid in the user experience is against the law in Apple's world. It's almost like if you want to make the device yours, you have to beg, plead, probably jailbreak and maybe sacrifice your first born child to make it happen.
3. iTunes: Absolutely the slowest, worst designed program I've ever used. I used to plug my iPod Touch into my computer 2-3 times a YEAR and it would take 3-4 hours to add one album because it had to do several hours of backups. I was so happy when wireless syncing and iCloud came with iOS 5 so I don't have to use iTunes anymore. It's awful.
4. No Uniform Experience: Open an app and go to change a setting. Oh wait, there are no settings. Wait, yes there are, they are in the system settings app. Damn, there's no notification settings. Oh wait, they're in the notification center settings. Open another app, go to change a setting. Open the main settings app, hmm...not there. RE-Open the app, look around.....Yay settings! You almost have to have an instruction manual with every app to figure out how to change anything.
5. Overhyped functionality and ease of use: Apple's #1 claim about the iPad is that everyone, no matter who (yes, they show grandparents and small children) EVERYONE instantly knows how to use it. It takes ZERO training and learning to use one. Then why, may I ask, are there iPad training sessions at my local Apple store? If everyone on the planet, no matter who they are instantly knows how to use it.....why on earth do you have to train people? Aren't you wasting money on paying trainers to stand around and do nothing? Also, almost every Apple commercial for the iPhone has shown off 3rd party apps as reasons to buy an iPhone. A lot of them are paid apps. Marketing 3rd party apps that people will have to find, download and even pay for, is misleading. Period.
The other reason: Apple Fanboys: I am also not talking about all Apple consumers, I have an iPod Touch and use it daily. I'm talking about the Instagram jerks that took to twitter saying everyone that uses an android phone is poor, lives in a trailer park and eats roadkill for dinner. The people that when they realize their iPhone can't do something another product can, calls that task unnecessary and wonders why ANYONE would ever need to do that. People who's brains have seemingly become disconnected and their iPhone has taken over higher reasoning.
Final Thoughts, I don't hate iOS, I do wish it was better and had many more features, but I use it daily and for the most part I do enjoy the experience. I do believe Android is a more functional and logical OS and it is my personal choice for my primary device, but I believe its a personal preference and I wouldn't bash anyone for owning any product that fits their life.
2 years, 10 months ago on 5 Reasons why I’ll never switch to Android
Hmm, the top one looks like Android...
2 years, 10 months ago on Latest round of 4-inch iPhone mockups