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Cool stuff... I think it'd be pronounced "circulate," though, isn't it?
4 hours, 9 minutes ago on Adjust Your iOS Experience With The Theme "Circul8"
It's funny you mention that about Espier launcher... I really like the look and functionality of WP8, but my carrier doesn't currently have one. So, I'm rockin' an Android 4.0 with "Launcher 8" to emulate the WP8 experience. It's well worth mentioning that I know I'm missing out on some key WP8 features, but on the flipside, I am benefiting from some of the cool things only Android can do.
7 hours, 28 minutes ago on New iPhone 6 concept brings wireless charging, notification LEDs, and more
@JanisVaivars I would love to see notification LEDs that wrap around the edge of the device the way wrap-around headlights and taillights work on a car. If they were visible from the front, top and back, you could have the phone on its back on a table and see it. You could have it on its face and see it... or, and this would be really nice, you could have it in your pocket and peek in and see it. One of the sweetest tricks of *a different OS* is that you can have different colored notification LEDs for different things. Green is SMS, blue is Facebook, red is missed call... etc... you know how important it is before you even touch the phone.
8 hours, 41 minutes ago on New iPhone 6 concept brings wireless charging, notification LEDs, and more
I can't stand it, anymore. I have to say it...I'm a big fan of gadgets in general, so I "follow" Blackberry, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. The last few times a new iPhone has been in the works, dozens of these concepts come out & iOS blogs post them with great anticipation of the real thing.Here's the thing, though... if you guys want all this stuff, why not just buy a phone that already has all of it? It's not like they're not out there on the market. Three years ago, you could logically make the excuse that Android wasn't stable enough. That's ancient history. Right now.... I mean this very day, you could go get yourself an Android, WP8 or Blackberry that has every single feature (and then some) suggested in this video. Well, the BBs don't have wireless charging, methinks. The broad consensus is that the OS is what's lacking. This video focuses on the hardware shortcomings. If you can get better hardware and a much more capable OS, isn't it simply loyalty that's keeping you from switching? Don't be loyal to corporations... they won't be loyal to you. Be loyal to yourself.For what it's worth, I'm on Android, now, but as it sits, my next phone will probably be a WP8+...
8 hours, 51 minutes ago on New iPhone 6 concept brings wireless charging, notification LEDs, and more
Actually, for the first time since I entered the Android world, I'm kinda' miffed with this whole upgrading mess. It's the fact that they're putting Google Now on iOS devices, but not older Androids. XDA has made it painfully obvious that this isn't a software or hardware issue. It's a "loyalty to your customers" issue. They can keep their clever Easter eggs. The bloom is off the rose for me. Showing more loyalty to the competition - as in people with iPhones OLDER than my Android - is just too much.
9 hours, 50 minutes ago on Google Subtly Teased Key Lime Pie At I/O
@TiP_Cam @raptorstv An absolutely brilliant business move for Apple would be to offer the iPhone in different sizes, but with identical specs. One of the shortcomings of the Android market is that "top tier" phones are all big phones. If you want a smaller phone, you sacrifice performance usually in processor, camera, RAM and display.
Apple could exploit this in a huge way. I can just hear the keynote "in order to get a decent phone with other companies, you are forced to carry around 'Hummer-sized' phones. We at Apple don't think that's particularly fair..."
They could use that stupid "Hummer" line from Jobs that has haunted them to their advantage.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 - In Depth Comparison
Cam, you do realize that they're going to come in the middle of night and take your Apple Fanclub membership card, right? In all seriousness, what your review highlights for me is something I said on here a while back. The only way to get a "bad" smartphone is to go cheap... the current iPhone line up isn't my thing, and I'm not sold on Blackberry 10, but that's not to say either of them are "bad." I actually just recommended to a friend that she get an iPhone instead of an Android. I find the WP8s stunning, and am generally impressed with Android. The smartphone market is simply saturated with excellent offerings.To put it in "car lingo," all they make are supercars... You have to look long & hard to find a lemon.
3 days, 6 hours ago on Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 - In Depth Comparison
Yeah, blaming this on Apple or the iPhone is kinda' lame.Facebook Home is unpopular because Facebook is unpopular. People use it - not out of love for how Facebook is run or works - but out of love of keeping track of each other. The only thing Facebook has going for it is the "mindshare" it has - the users. The apps, website, corporate ethics etc. are horrible.
5 days, 5 hours ago on Facebook Home's unpopularity blamed on the iPhone?
*insert random 50 billion fart app downloads comment here*
5 days, 5 hours ago on App Store hits 50 billion download mark
I sincerely HOPE this is the way of the future. I absolutely detest being locked into anyone's "ecosystem" - be it Apples, Google's, BB's, Microsoft's etc... I detest the idea that, by buying a device, I somehow become the property of a company. I'm trapped into dealing with their chosen apps or locked out of a competitor's. Even worse is the nasty reality that I can better communicate with cellmates of my particular ecosystem than I can those of another. This truly stinks...For Google, this is obviously simply a ploy for advertising dollars, so I don't applaud them for any moral stand.
5 days, 5 hours ago on TiP Daily 5/15/13: New Google Maps for iOS, App Store hits 50 billion downloads, & more! [VID]
Um, in all fairness, Cam, the first commercial I remember from Apple was very much like the ones from Samsung making from iSheep lining up outside of the stores. This isn't really an Apple/Samsung thing. It's an advertising method that's been around for ages.I do agree that this method of advertising - if not done right - is obnoxious. The absolute best commercials make no mention of the competition. For an example, look at any Coca-Cola commercial ever made. Going by the commercials, you'd never know there's such thing as Pepsi. I do think some of the features of the S4 are pretty cool. Like you said, though, most are easily replicated with apps (especially if you're already using another Android.) In fact, some were around before the S4. the S4 just has them baked into the ROM. Personally, I'm not a candidate for either device. The iPhone is just too small and the S4 is just too big. Like a pair of gloves, I want a phone that fits my hands. That being said, I've learned that I'm more accepting of a phone that's a tad too big than one that is too small to comfortably type on.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Samsung aims a dig at Apple (again) with its Galaxy S4 ad [video]
The "look" of iOS isn't iOS's problem. If this is indeed the one big thing that people who have seen the new OS are talking about, I think Android, Windows and BB fans can rest easy.
3 weeks ago on Rumor: iOS 7 will have a "very flat" new look
The stock markets have had a demonstrable disconnect from reality for as long as I can remember. For example, in the 90s, they thought anything "dotcom" was worth exponentially more than it was. Apple was never worth the insane prices they drove it to over the last few years. The traders ballooned the prices and are now finally realizing that they may have made an error. It's not that Apple is worthless, it's just worth less than these bozos thought. I suppose the recent bought of bad reviews and frustrations from Apple addicted journalists have scared them. These traders read whatever they can about the industry, and coverage of the industry since the launch of the iPhone had always spoken of it as if it were the only thing on the market and infallible. Since the people writing about the industry have finally gotten fed up with Apple's over-hyped marketing and lackluster offerings, it's scared the traders into thinking the ship is sinking. Instead of reading how the iPhone is magic, in a class by itself, and the only smartphone to consider, they're reading that the OS is outdated, the specs aren't nearly top-notch, and it doesn't offer any of the cutting edge features of the top-end competition. So, like a bunch of ignorant children, the traders are figuring Apple is done for. What they're forgetting is that the only reason Apple doesn't have a phone that competes head to head with the S4 and One is because they have boxed themselves into the tiny iPhone format. There's no reason Apple can't release a 5" superphone that could shame everything on the market other than their own stubbornness. If profits and revenues (the real measure of a company's success) start to tank, Apple is fully capable of turning their lumbering ship around in a moment's notice. They don't do it now because there's no need to. Traders don't look only at profits and revenues because that's like driving a car by looking in the rear view mirror... it's a reflection of where Apple was, not where it's going. According to the journalists covering the industry, their current and future products are boring and out of date. So long as that's the case, traders will probably continue to be spooked...
4 weeks ago on Apple Q2 profit predicted to fall for the first time in 10 years
Yeah, everytime I pick up my phone, I think, "The ONE thing that stinks about this phone is that it doesn't bend."Not.
1 month, 1 week ago on TiP Daily 4/10/2013: Leaked iPad 5 front panel, iPhones with flexible displays, & more! [VID]
I suppose this is brilliant. Being that it's Google, it'll still be open and cross-platform. What I don't understand, and maybe this is just because I'm probably not the target demographic, is why anyone uses these apps in the first place. How are they better than SMS and MMS? That's not a rhetorical question... I really don't know. There must be SOMETHING to them...
1 month, 1 week ago on Google buying WhatsApp for $1B?
Yay for diversity... til this, the only "big phones" were top tier phones.
1 month, 1 week ago on Galaxy Mega 5.8 Specs Leaked, Will Be A DUOS Device
Here's the thing... With Android, Windows Phone and iOS, the hardware has gotten so freakishly powerful that most hardware improvements do little to improve the phone. A faster processor? For what? These phones do everything incredibly fast. Better screens? Really? You have to get a bottom barrel Android to get something even close to a "bad screen." Sure, some are better than others, but the reality is that a better screen isn't going to make a hill of beans with these modern super phones. The only piece of hardware on any phone - on every phone - that can seriously be improved enough to turn heads is the camera. Even that, though, isn't integral to the functionality of the phone. The last few iPhones have disappointed with the lack of "innovative features." The newest Galaxy is sweet, but as far as innovation goes, is a bit of a yawner, too. This is because the phones are just so amazingly good, there really isn't much existing technology they can pack into these things to wow us with a new release. It's already in there! I predict the next iPhone will be - again - marketed as a magical amazing and innovative device. In reality, like the stupidly overly hyped Galaxy, it'll have a few nifty upgrades over the current model that will make iPhone owners say, "I guess I'll get one when my contract is up" instead of, "Holy Moley, I have to have that NOW!" That being said, Apple does have a little more room to grow since they've failed to include some key bits of technology the Androids & WPs have. NFC aside, none of them are all that impressive anyhow.
1 month, 1 week ago on iPhone "S" naming system "sends a rather weak message" says former Apple consultant
How can they expect to get a patent for this? Almost every other laptop maker already has variants of this on store shelves... cutting edge, that Apple! LOL! The only thing I see that could even remotely be considered new is the wireless charging while connected to the keyboard, but c'mon... wireless charging isn't new.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Apple applies for patent for wireless, removable laptop screens
Does this not suggest that the "next two iPhones" will be based on designs that are already out of date, and will be even more woefully out of date by the time they're released? I'm sorry. Even Apple can't tolerate being that behind the curve.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Apple's Government Liaison: Next two iPhones were developed under Jobs
Shouldn't a curved display be concave instead of convex? I always thought a curved phone would compliment the ergonomics of your hand, yet this is counterintuitive, making you reach around the curve of the device. On the flip side, the curved back would feel nice, and it would fit in your pocket nicely.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on iPhone patent reveals awesome futuristic seamless curved glass "wrap around" display