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jclardy

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jclardy

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    I think the problem here is semantics – when using my iPhone in one hand it means that I have a solid grip that never changes. When using my Nexus 5 in one hand I have to readjust my grip when moving from pulling the notification drawer to hitting the back button.

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    This is the problem right here. Companies are not going to spend money to update their apps to a new version right away when we are talking , but I doubt it.

    With Apple iOS 7 had 70% adoption after two months. I think that speaks for itself – in that case companies either update their apps to use new features or get left behind.

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    The apple doesn’t protrude on any macbook, it is flush with the metal…

    It is a different material and does light up though.

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    I don’t know, there are always little hints. The shadow cast from the stem looks an awful lot like the shadow cast by a sundial.

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    I doubt iPhone leaks are really purposeful at this point – when you are manufacturing millions of units that go through hundreds of low wage workers hands there is bound to be leaks. The difference is the iWatch probably won’t ship till next year, or at best the end of this year, it just hasn’t entered into the manufacturing stage yet.

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    The only reason iPhone leaks is because they ship the device a week after the event. “Normal” product introductions are usually a few months in advance and have no leaks because the device hasn’t entered manufacturing, but it can be more than just a prototype.

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    Samsung is horrible at software within the limits of Android (S5 is better than every other iteration, but they still feel the need to clutter every menu and add pointless animations and sounds to the UI. Plus having no clear design language.), I can’t imagine the horror of having the entire OS being handled by their software team.

    They might have some good individual developers/designers hidden in there but their corporate structure is only good at producing junk in terms of software.

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    It looks like an iPhone 3G bent and shrunk down on your wrist. Which I wouldn’t say is terrible, just not a very forward design. The default watchface is the most awful part. I don’t mind emulating real-world watchfaces…but don’t try to emulate real world lighting and reflections. The “shine” on the numbers looks horrendous.

    And with 3G I don’t see how this things battery will even last a day.

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    I like him as Spiderman, but I think his character is too young, his voice sounds too mature for the character on the screen.

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    Exactly, I would love for everyone in the world to have the clean water that I pull from my tap. But it logistically doesn’t make sense to transport clean water across the globe. The countries and places that need the water need their infrastructure to be built up, and in many cases their governments don’t want or won’t allow outside help.

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    I feel like you guys are missing the point….it isn’t that the iPhone can replace your $3000 DSLR, it is that the trade-off of having to carry a separate camera is not going to be worth it to 90% of the population who just takes snapshots for the memories, not to submit them to National Geographic.

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    Did he say that it was?

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    While I don’t disagree, there are some cases in this article where the iPhone wins in my opinion – at least on the sunset image. Now maybe he should have tweaked the exposure on the X-T1, but as it stands the iPhone image is just more interesting.

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    Totally agree, the paperwhite is one of my favorite pieces of technology. Wireless connectivity, stays powered for weeks without charging, use it in low light or in the bright sun and it is super light and portable. Plus I got it when it was $99, so cheap as well.

    In a way it feels like a vision of the future – the only piece of technology that doesn’t make me conform to it in some way, mainly because of the screen, battery life and price. I am much less concerned about destroying it because of the low price, never have to worry about battery and can pretty much use it wherever I want without having to position myself to avoid screen glare. One day in the next few years maybe our cell phones will reach that level of seamlessness, not requiring us to maintain battery levels and shade our screens to see them in the sun.

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    It seems that the anti-Apple crowd believes that giving something a name is equivalent to “inventing” something.

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    Ugh, no thanks. My two year old lightning cable is doing just fine going in and out of my laptop bag rolled up every day.

    I have an S5 as well (Work phone), that cable it comes with is super thick and not portable at all.

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    Nope, you can. If you have VLC/Goodreader/whatever video player app you can just copy files directly to that app via iTunes and play them. No sync required.

    You can’t add them to the built in movies/music app without syncing, however.

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    You would be surprised how many people don’t have micro-usb cables – except for those with phones that have micro-usb.

    Printers don’t use micro-usb, Canon’s DSLR and mirrorless both use mini-usb (Not sure about Nikon/Sony), only latest gen consoles just switched to micro-usb – PS3/Xbox 360 are a no go (Mini-usb for ps3.)

    Basically my point is if your friends have iPhones they have lightning cables. If your friends have android phones they have micro-usb. There isn’t yet a lot of crossover from other mainstream devices unless you are a techie (And even still…you have your USB 3 HDD’s which come with micro-usb 3 cables, which won’t fit into phones.) USB is standardized, yes, but there are still too many variations, meaning you have to own a lot of different cables for different devices.

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    Our dedicated (real) IMAX theater is $3.50 cheaper than the Regal theater “IMAX”, which is $15.50 a ticket.

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    I don’t think people tend to download messaging apps blindly, they download them because someone they know is using them.

    This is true, but neither the name (Slack) nor the icon (Colored checkerboard?) give a hint to the applications purpose. I think a combination of both ideas would be the ideal solution – the main problem with Whatsapp and Line is that they try and duplicate the Messages icon – including color. If they used their own unique color scheme then they would be much more distinguishable, while still being identifiable as a messaging app to any new users.

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    Well it has been two years which is a long time in the tech world.

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    Or if you own a house with more than one room? But this is the internet, everyone is in their mom’s basement.

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    People are talking about this being illegal which I doubt it is…but surely there is something in Yelp’s policies to prevent owners from influencing reviews using financial penalties?

    Maybe they should have went for positive reinforcement and gave people a discount for 5 star reviews.

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