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This reminds me of the Lumias
1 year, 9 months ago on Alleged iPhone 5S prototype leaked – matches old iPhone patent
I guess it's not AS bad as it could be since this just kinda bans "cold calls". However, I bet this policy did influence the outcome of an interview/hiring process if a candidate was from a so-called "sensitive company". As a software engineer it's kind of troubling, but seeing as the software industry as a whole is better than most in terms of pay, benefits, environment, etc, I guess I couldn't complain. This just reminds us that these are still companies that need to make money and retain their best employees, not just a playground for grown-ups... although it's not that far from it :)
2 years ago on The No-Hire Paper Trail That Involves Many Major Companies Including Apple And Google
Says it's compatible with the Note II... yet it says it's not compatible with my T-Mobile Note II...
2 years, 1 month ago on Grand Theft Auto Vice City Available After Long Absence
You would think for a company as large as apple, they'd have more robust servers... I think it'd be better if they just paid Amazon for AWS services.
2 years, 2 months ago on iMessage down for quite a few iOS users?
@RyanOverJno Have you seen a One X in the wild? Sure it may have a brilliant screen, but no gorilla glass means most, if not all of them, are scratched beyond all recognition. And don't get me started with the battery life, which HTC doesn't seem to care about in the J Butterfly. I like HTC's design lines and I don't mind Sense, but HTC really needs to step up their game. I just traded in my Sensation for a Note II because there's no competition.
2 years, 2 months ago on New HTC DROID DNA Press Shot Leaked Via Twitter
@cory1 Hmm, thought i said this yesterday, but guess the message must've been lost, but no, this phone doesn't have the stock JB keyboard. There's a highly rated app on the appstore called Jelly Bean Keyboard though, and with the Note II, you can hide apps in the app drawer, so that's an option too.
2 years, 2 months ago on Samsung Galaxy Note II First Impressions
The new RGB pixel layout is to extend the life of the panel as I believe blue is the first to go, so by having larger blue subpixels you can get the same contribution of blue, but use less power. One more thing, the Note II comes with 4.1 Jellybean (4.2 is the one on the Nexus 4)
I've had the T-Mobile Note II for a few days now and I personally love the keyboard (in portrait, one of the best really). Maybe try the swiping.
As for the home button issue, i noticed it when i first got the device and it's actually caused by S-Voice (you have to double tap the home button to bring up S-Voice, so the lag is the phone waiting for the second tap). You can simply disable S-Voice activation via double tapping the home button by going into S-Voice, pressing the menu key, and going into Settings.
This vs. Galaxy Note II... I think I'll go with the Note II since the only thing different from the next round of phones (2GB ram, S4 Pro) is its 5" 1080p display, without the corresponding battery bump (shame HTC!). At least the Note II has the wacom powered S-pen and their multitude of S-apps and other software like multiview which set it apart (at least on a software level). This phone is just like a large One X, with a better CPU, but most likely the same poor battery life.
2 years, 3 months ago on HTC J Butterfly Introduced To The World, 5" Goodness Likely Headed To Verizon
Hmm the screen reminds me of the G2x and it's screen which curved off to each side into the bezel (good for swiping left to right or vice versa)
Also the benchmarks look quite poor for a S4 Pro... You can see the Note II scores better in Antutu... which is troubling since all it has is an Exynos. Hopefully that's just pre-production software issues as the S4 is more powerful
2 years, 3 months ago on LG Nexus Review Pops Up, Oh Those Russians
I think the majority of the market is moving towards larger screens, while some people want smaller screens, I don't think the market is large enough for manufacturers to create high end phones with high price tags when most consumers will think the phone with the larger screen is better and so why would they pay the same price for something smaller. You know what they say, bigger is better :). (I am biased as my next phone will be the Galaxy Note II, but I think a 4.5" phone is a happy medium)
2 years, 3 months ago on [Editorial] Has Android Finally Reached The Stage Of Bigger Is Always Better?