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Kevin Connery
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El Segundo, California, US


What Fun Productions wrote:
Why would anyone buy an Android phone and then brag about it?

The same reason someone would buy a Windows phone and brag about it, or an iPhone, or a BlackBerry, or...

Because they believe it's a good product and/or good value. Or they're being paid to do so, either directly as a shill, or indirectly as a shareholder.

Why do you buy what you buy and brag about it?

Sep 24 13 10:46 am  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
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Dearborn, Michigan, US


Christopher Hartman wrote:

In 2007 I bought a laptop with a finger print scanner.  And that system ran Windows.  Why didn't they make a stink about it then?

I've had a Windows laptop with a fingerprint sensor for 3 years.  I don't use it.

Sep 24 13 10:49 am  Link  Quote 
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What Fun Productions
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Phoenix, Arizona, US


Andialu wrote:

Because I dig it, Mr. and or Mrs. snootypants. smile

Well, I have never been so insulted!

Sep 24 13 10:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
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Dearborn, Michigan, US


What Fun Productions wrote:

Why would anyone buy an Android phone and then brag about it?

You think you're smart don't you?   lol

Sep 24 13 10:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
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Dearborn, Michigan, US


Kevin Connery wrote:

The same reason someone would buy a Windows phone and brag about it, or an iPhone, or a BlackBerry, or...

Because they believe it's a good product and/or good value. Or they're being paid to do so, either directly as a shill, or indirectly as a shareholder.

Why do you buy what you buy and brag about it?

He over-brags about it!   big_smile

Sep 24 13 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
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Kevin Connery
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El Segundo, California, US


Jerry Nemeth wrote:
He over-brags about it!   big_smile

And some other people over-anti-brag about it.

Hard to say which is more annoying.

Sep 24 13 11:19 am  Link  Quote 
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What Fun Productions
Posts: 20,152
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Jerry Nemeth wrote:

You think you're smart don't you?   lol

No.

Sep 24 13 11:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Jerry Nemeth wrote:
You think you're smart don't you?   lol
What Fun Productions wrote:
No.

Finally, something we can all agree on. big_smile

Sep 24 13 11:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,077
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


ASYLUM - Photo wrote:

Some do, some don't. I don't see what the big deal is about upgrading your technological preference every couple of years. Why is it only an issue when iPhone users do it?

Id say take a survey on who has upgraded their camera equipment every time something new and shiny comes out even though their current model is still doing just fine...



But youll just wind up with a nikon vs canon debate and someone will get accused of fanboying for an inferior company.

Sep 24 13 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Looknsee Photography
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Portland, Oregon, US


Robb Radford wrote:
Finger print scanner is all and I wouldn't want that on my phone. Anther year another iphone playing catchup to the android market. Oh and the new iOS7 look reminds me of fisher price and windows 8

To be fair, I think nothing Apple has done is evolutionary:

...  The iPod wasn't the first digital music device,
...  iTunes wasn't the first music download site (although it was one of the first
     legal download sites),
...  The iPhone wasn't the first smart phone,
...  The iPad wasn't the first tablet,
...  Touchscreens were around for a decade or two before Apple did one,
...  Heck, the Mac wasn't the first personal computer.

But to be honest, Apple does a wonderful job is pulling the technology together, creating consistent & intuitive user interfaces, and they have the best advertising around.

I could also say that I think Microsoft Excel is the best spreadsheet application I've ever seen.  By far.  But it certainly wasn't the first -- Lotus 1-2-3 was very successful commercially, and it wasn't the first (anyone remember Visicalc?).

For me, I certainly wouldn't call these latest changes as "revolutionary" -- I can take or leave the term "evolutionary" -- but if you ask me, I'd call these latest changes as "refinements".

Sep 24 13 01:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Art Silva
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Santa Barbara, California, US


That argument will go on lang after we're gone... However you could say they were evolutionary for bringing that technology to the consumer all packed in a device(s) that is attractive and user friendly, which they pretty much did thus beginning a huge industry that we see now.
Sep 24 13 05:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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What Fun Productions
Posts: 20,152
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Smartphone OS user experience shootout...

http://www.pfeifferreport.com/v2/essays … -shootout/
Sep 24 13 08:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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What Fun Productions
Posts: 20,152
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Samsung announces new Gold Galaxy S4

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/samsun … d=20368430

http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/article/47747-image/Samsung-to-launch-a-special-gold-Galaxy-S4-edition.jpg
Sep 25 13 11:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Kevin Connery
Posts: 16,711
El Segundo, California, US


Looknsee Photography wrote:
To be fair, I think nothing Apple has done is evolutionary:
[...]

But to be honest, Apple does a wonderful job is pulling the technology together, creating consistent & intuitive user interfaces, and they have the best advertising around.

Seriously, that sounds evolutionary to me (and occasionally revolutionary).

It's what they did with the Apple and Apple II, and later with the Mac. Take existing technology, add some design to glue it together (often quite sophisticated technological glue, but let's ignore that for now), and let people use it.

Programmers often think that once the functionality is present in a product that their job's done. In most cases, however, that's simply not true; there has to be a way to expose that functionality to those pesky users in a way that makes sense to the users. Handwave that last part at your own risk; not everyone is willing to use a command-line interface for everything.

There's a reason all the players are putting a lot of effort into UX and UI design, and it's not just so they can be buzzword compliant. Electronic firms, automotive companies, software vendors, and the like all realize that adding new checkbox features is no longer enough; products need to have the 'easy enough to use easily' feature if they want to grow their customer base, or even keep what they have.

Sep 26 13 01:16 am  Link  Quote 
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photoimager
Posts: 4,825
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom


I bet those SciFi writers and prop designers are regretting not patenting their ideas smile.
Sep 26 13 01:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Sleepy Weasel
Posts: 4,552
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


What Fun Productions wrote:
Why would anyone buy an Android phone and then brag about it?

Because it smoked the iPhone until the 5S came out? For those of you that care about these benchmarks.

The only thing most users care about in a phone is the user experience. My phone (Galaxy S4) smokes the iPhone 5 based on those those benchmarks, but I don't go into threads posting stories about it because I don't really give a shit. There are many things my phone can do that yours can't. There are probably things the 5S can do that mine can't. Good for both of us.

But shills like you are why these kind of arguments start. You give zero credit to anything but Apple. In another board I participate on, we can actually have civilized Apple vs. Android discussions without it turning into a pissing contest because there are no Apple shills like you there.

Sep 26 13 06:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Sleepy Weasel
Posts: 4,552
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


New iPhone users report feeling "nausea" and "headaches"

No idea if this is legit or not, but lol
Sep 26 13 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Sleepy Weasel wrote:
New iPhone users report feeling "nausea" and "headaches"

No idea if this is legit or not, but lol

I've been playing around with IOS7 for a few days and I have to say, they missed the mark in my opinion.

Sep 26 13 12:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wye
Posts: 9,529
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Andialu wrote:

I've been playing around with IOS7 for a few days and I have to say, they missed the mark in my opinion.

im the opposite. There's very little I don't like about it. Though it's been about three months for me my initial impression was much the same.

A couple of big dislikes (calendar, multitasking previews) and a bunch of minor quibbles I could take or leave (number of items in each folder page, can't remove a mailbox from the "all inboxes", etc) but overall I'm really liking it a lot. Clean, simple, bright, just enough color, not too much adornment. I'm even starting to warm to the lack of borders around standard buttons.

As I've said before I didn't necessarily have any problems with the old look but the new look is definitely a winner for me.

Sep 26 13 12:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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