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SoftShell   Sat, 15 Sep 2012, 10:58am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 31

awwwwwww...lets have a pity party...

treatmentreport says

The biggest problem with win7 machines is the all the preinstalled 3rd party crap they come with.

freak80   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 1:37am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 32

Either way, the chick in those black & white photos is hot.

leo707   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 3:17am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 33

rootvg says

because they WORK.

Ah, haha a line right from the video!

PockyClipsNow   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 3:27am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 34

my home theather stereo system when paired to pandora via airplay is the best way to listen to music free ever.

many recievers have built in airplay or you can add it on for $99 or so.

errc   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 4:14am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 35

Roberto, no concern over giving up the type pad (or keyboard) or whatever the term is for these HTC mytouch 4g? I had the 3g before as well,,,,,I just can't imagine having to type out text by tapping the tiny screen, but then again, not every has to fumble with their phone using big fat fingers like me!

I've gotten my tmobil bill down to 64$ per month with unlimited everything (they knock you down from 4g to 3g once you've used up your monthly allottment,,,2MB) how much does the iphone service provider charge?

Politicofact   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 4:29am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 36

S3 Please :):) !! Drool

msilenus   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 4:36am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 37

Lumia 920. Having the latest and hippest app experience is ephemeral. The photographs I take with the device are not.

leo707   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 5:20am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)     Comment 38

msilenus says

Lumia 920.

http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-and-nokia-fans-strike-back-at-samsung/

StoutFiles   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 5:29am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 39

If you want a phone that's easy to use, is likely used by most people you know, and has software for just about anything you can think of, get the iPhone.

If you want a large screen and enjoy tinkering for extra benefits like tethering and free software, get a Galaxy or one of the many other Android phones. You can still root the iPhone but it's much easier with an Android phone.

There's no right or wrong answer here. The Mac insults are funny, but only because they're ignorant.

CrazyMan   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 5:46am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 40

StoutFiles says

The Mac insults are funny, but only because they're ignorant.

Please enlighten us. Have you managed an enterprise IT infrastructure? No?

I see.

Dan8267   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 6:06am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 41

leo707 says

Ah, haha a line right from the video!

If Apple made condoms, they would be incompatible with your penis, would leak like crazy, would do nothing to protect you from viruses because Apple doesn't think any viruses are targeting your penis, would feel very awkward, and cost more than the hooker. But it would be very shinny and have a frivolous glowing apple logo on it.

Oh, and it would take ten years for Apple to make their condoms multithreaded, long after every other OS has long supported threads.

leo707   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 6:09am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 42

Dan8267 says

But it would be very shinny and have a frivolous glowing apple logo on it.

The logo would also be oriented so that it appears upside-down to the condom wearer, but right side-up to anyone viewing the condom in use.

Dan8267   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 6:15am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 43

Politicofact   Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 6:44am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 44

lol Nokia. They made no effort for a DECADE in the USA, Nokia who?

Not to even mention the misleading mess they created with advertising.

Will they even be in business much longer?

On another noter Android broke past Apple activations recently.

500 Million

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Google-Android-Activation-half-billion-Sales,17556.html

FortWayne   Tue, 18 Sep 2012, 3:18am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 45

Someone finally collected rent in Phoenix.

CL   Tue, 18 Sep 2012, 3:58am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 46

Dan8267 says

leo707 says

Ah, haha a line right from the video!

If Apple made condoms, they would be incompatible with your penis, would leak like crazy, would do nothing to protect you from viruses because Apple doesn't think any viruses are targeting your penis, would feel very awkward, and cost more than the hooker. But it would be very shinny and have a frivolous glowing apple logo on it.

Oh, and it would take ten years for Apple to make their condoms multithreaded, long after every other OS has long supported threads.

And it would be awesome!

HEY YOU   Tue, 18 Sep 2012, 12:36pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 47

I'm buying all the planned obsolescence electronics that I can afford knowing that this will help our screwed economy.

StoutFiles   Thu, 20 Sep 2012, 1:27am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 48

CrazyMan says

Please enlighten us. Have you managed an enterprise IT infrastructure? No?

I see.

Considering many large companies use a high quantity of Macs in their infrastructure (Google, Viacom, IBM), and considering that the % of Macs in infrastructure is only increasing, they must do something right. It's likely they will easily integrate with all the iPhones that are quickly replacing the Blackberry corporate phones. But hey, you're the expert who doesn't want to evolve! You must know it all!

rootvg   Thu, 20 Sep 2012, 1:35am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 49

leo707 says

rootvg says

because they WORK.

Ah, haha a line right from the video!

I said it because we heard basically the same thing not only from my director and VP but also our CIO.

Goran_K   Thu, 20 Sep 2012, 1:42am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 50

FortWayne says

Someone finally collected rent in Phoenix.

Oh snap!

edvard2   Thu, 20 Sep 2012, 1:48am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 51

I got an iPhone for the first time less than a year ago after owning various other brands for years. I'll even state that I hated the idea of having an iPhone. But after having one myself, I gotta' say that the iPhone is just.... nice. Its not necessarily the gadgets and features, but how well all of those things are assembled, thought out, and laid out. The iPhone in my opinion does the best job of integrating all of those features in a way thats simply easier to use. The UI is also superior to anything I've used previously. As someone else mentioned- it just works.

seaside   Tue, 23 Oct 2012, 2:29pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 52

Roberto, got new one? If so, what is it?

Just remembered this thread exists, want to know what's going on.

JodyChunder   Tue, 23 Oct 2012, 2:34pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 53

edvard2 says

The UI is also superior to anything I've used previously. As someone else mentioned- it just works.

Except for the fritzy button...oh, and all the things you get dinged for that used to be free with the Blackberry.

curious2   Tue, 23 Oct 2012, 4:36pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 54

I visited a Verizon "premium store" today to inquire about the iPhone 5. I was curious about the dual band capability, because it contains a Qualcomm CDMA/GSM chip that could theoretically work with either, but I learned that in practice it cannot do both.

They said the Verizon iPhone comes locked to Verizon with a SIM card for LTE. After 90 days, customers can request to have the phone unlocked, remove the LTE SIM card and put in a GSM SIM card for travel. But, it is not a dual band phone, because it can only work with one or the other.

Other phones that cost less do offer dual band capability, but not the iPhone.

This summarizes my frustration with the iPhone and the fact that Samsung chose to copy the iPhone rather than innovating something better. The iPhone looks impressive, because it's pretty and well integrated. The Samsung looks nice too, because it looks like a bigger iPhone. But the problem is what isn't there. Steve Jobs chose to over-simplify the iPhone, and then, incredibly, Samsung chose to copy in order to chase the same customers rather than innovate by putting in all the features Apple had left out. As impressive as these phones look, they are extremely limited compared to what is already possible: dual band, infrared, USB, SDHC.

You have a "choice" between a very thin phone with a pretty and simplified look, or another very thin phone with a pretty and simplified look. Both are locked to the manufacturer's primary customers, i.e. the phone companies, and advertised to the public on the basis of being dumbed down. On the surface you can choose the white one or the black one, but aside from color they are designed to be as nearly indistinguishable as possible, and to ignore the potential of what they should be able to do.

elliemae   Tue, 23 Oct 2012, 4:49pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 55

lostand confused says

I guess I am the only one with a "dumb" phone.

Nope - I've got you beat. I don't own a cell phone. The only phone that I have doesn't work if I go past the neighbor's house.

curious2   Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 3:27am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 56

robertoaribas says

So.... what do you guys think?

Samsung s4 or HTC one? or wait for next Iphone :-)

I would suggest comparing the infrared capabilities, and the reviews I've seen report that HTC One may have the advantage there:

Smartphones start getting Infrared - at long last

Subjectively, I do think Samsung tried deliberately to copy the iPhone, and thus delayed smartphone innovation for years because R&D went for either the iPhone (oversimplified IMO) or attempts to copy the iPhone. The iPhone still doesn't have IR, based on the Apple view that "less is more" (which it isn't). So, I'm leaning towards HTC, or possibly waiting until summer to see what the next iPhone offers.

wave9x   Mon, 22 Apr 2013, 10:38am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 57

I'd take the iPhone 5. Best hardware and software IMO. Best support. Best apps. Best resale. I like the iPhone form factor better also, the S3 is way too big. If you like to fiddle and tweak, iOS can be "rooted" (aka jailbroken) just like Android. If you don't, iOS is very maintenance free. Also iPhones get OS updates for years so are much more future proof than Android phones.

thedailypr   Sat, 10 Aug 2013, 4:20pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 58

S4

It's ridiculous, it has refined and re-defined smartphones.

drudometkin   Sat, 10 Aug 2013, 4:49pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 59

You should check out the note 3. Its supposed to be announced in early September and should be top of the line

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   Sat, 10 Aug 2013, 5:00pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 60

robertoaribas says

that htc one is a nice looking phone... I'm still sitting here with my mytouch 46 from nearly 3 years ago... I guess I'll go in and see them both side by side and then decide. girlfriend keeps saying get the new iphone when it comes out...

I got a deal on the HTC One V because the sound quality of calls was reported widely to be fine. I can't get chargers any more for the Ericsson R520m and the used Blackberry (Bold 9000, a great sounding phone) disintegrated after just a year.

But I have to tell you, the HTC sounds good. If I have to interview someone or run a decision tree with a contractor, sure, 15 minutes, half hour later - zero fatigue. The other stuff works well enough but this is the best sounding phone I've had since the 520m which had a beautiful sound signature.

meetyaks   Sat, 10 Aug 2013, 5:21pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 61

I am going to take Lumia side... I moved from iphone4 to lumia, I am not going back again.

But before you make the decision, make sure all apps you need are there on Windows. If you are on att, try Lumia 1020... you never have to take SLR with you again, let alone point and shoot

curious2   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 7:48am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 62

I think the best phone is now the HTC One, but the recently announced LG G2 will arrive in the weeks ahead with a 13 Megapixel camera and a larger screen.

Does anyone know if Amazon will introduce a phone this year? I see speculative reports citing anonymous sources but few details and no confirmation.

leo707   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 8:01am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 63

meetyaks says

I am going to take Lumia side... I moved from iphone4 to lumia, I am not going back again.

But before you make the decision, make sure all apps you need are there on Windows. If you are on att, try Lumia 1020... you never have to take SLR with you again, let alone point and shoot

Yeah, apps is the big downside for Windows; not the most important thing for me.

I recently got the Lumia 1020 from the windows store (came with a free camera grip), got an unlock code for the phone and switched my plan from AT&T to T-Mobile. The money I am saving moving to T-Mobile makes up for the upfront cost of the phone.

Having experience with Android and Symbian I am finding that I prefer the Windows Phone over both. (I know an OS better than Symbian, I was shocked too!)

Most importantly call quality is excellent. The camera is great, and I also am a big fan of the Nokia map apps that come with the phone.

epitaph   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 8:01am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 64

I'm writing this message on a Google Nexus 4. I paid $300 for the phone unlocked and $50 a month for unlimited everything. An iPhone will cost you $100 for the phone and about $100 a month for the service. The iPhone will cost you about $1,000 more over a two year time frame plus you are locked into your contract. I think the Google Nexus is the most cost-effective smart phone on the market.

Vicente   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 8:07am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 65

I'm pretty happy with my iPhone 4S at present.

Now that it's unlocked by AT&T, I'll probably pick up and move the family to T-Mobile.

leo707   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 8:07am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 66

robertoaribas says

tmobile cut my monthly bill by a lot, but now I have to pay full price for the phone, and i'm basically cheap! [the bill dropped by 100 a month though, so that can pay for new phones pretty often]

Well, let's be honest -- when subsidized we were always paying more than full price for the phone.

With T-Mobile you can basically now get an interest free loan, spreading the cost of your phone over two-years, if you don't want to pay upfront. I believe that now they are even doing $0 down for several top phones.

leo707   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 8:08am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 67

epitaph says

I paid $300 for the phone unlocked and $50 a month for unlimited everything.

What carrier?

epitaph   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 8:37am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 68

leo707 says

What carrier?

T-Mobile Prepaid. They have a $30 plan too but the data isn't unlimited. The great thing about having an unlocked phone is that you can choose whichever carrier has the best plan for you, and they are almost always cheaper than it would be if you had a contract.

leo707   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 9:02am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 69

epitaph says

T-Mobile Prepaid. They have a $30 plan too but the data isn't unlimited.

Ah, yeah, I have the same plan with T-Mobile. Yes, "Unlimited" data, but you get choked after you pass 500MB. Being that I am mostly on WiFi I rarely pass 400MB in a month.

curious2   Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 9:48am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 70

leo707 says

Well, let's be honest -- when subsidized we were always paying more than full price for the phone... "Unlimited" data, but you get choked after you pass 500MB. Being that I am mostly on WiFi I rarely pass 400MB in a month.

I can't stand phony pricing. I switched to Telna. Same GSM, clearer pricing, and for me it's cheaper because I am mostly on WiFi. I pay $20/year for the SIM card, which includes all domestic SMS and all incoming SMS anywhere, and then reasonable fees for other cellular use.

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