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Software Uses Almost 1/2 the Storage On 32GB Surface Tablet

godawful Re:13GB? (471 comments)

Just checked my 16GB iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.1, 13.47 gigs of available space.

about 2 years ago

Apple Wins Again — ITC Rules They Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

godawful Re:Inherent bias? (149 comments)

It could also be that ones dislike of Apple can make them just as deluded. I'm not saying one way or the other here, but you see a lot of posts on /. of people blindly bashing apple.. Blindly, I'm sure they don't think that's the case, but none the less, when you can't look at both sides objectively (and honestly, we never get _all_ the details), then of course it's going to seem outrageous.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Tells Retailers To Stop Selling Certain Samsung Devices

godawful Re:You know what? (308 comments)

*sees someone with an iphone*
"hey man, you're not cool!"

Good luck with that. The Internet brings out the hyperbole in people, and what an age we live in where we can find outrage in the smallest things.

more than 2 years ago

RIM Drops Playbook Price By 66%

godawful Re:Biased much? (302 comments)

Or, you have studies like this.
Which say the complete opposite thing. Now granted, this study does exclude nook and fire, but apple sold 55 million ipads through 2011, and around 13 million the first quarter, so nearly 70 million total.. I think we'd know if the nook and fire had sold enough to really balance that lead shown in _this_ study out.

more than 2 years ago

Siri Gives Apple Two Year Advantage Over Android

godawful Re:Iris (800 comments)

Last weekend I was going to have lunch with a friend of mine, she happens to be very indecisive. We're driving downtown, trying to figure out where to eat, she's typing into yelp, its trying to find our coordinates etc, when I have the eureka moment, grab her phone and say "where's good for lunch?", Siri spits back a list of four places and we're sitting down 10 minutes later..

That was awesome and a _huge_ time saver.

more than 2 years ago

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley Dishes On Steve Jobs

godawful Re:Not exactly a revelation (417 comments)

You seem to think design is only The Shiney. The overlap of design geek and computer geek can be substantial. Well designed code is efficient without being more than it need be. I certainly understand people whom disagree with Apples design choices (GUI, Hardware, not just locked down etc.), however; the way things work for me is such simple perfection that I can focus on the task at hand. That's something I never had with Windows or Linux (admittedly, it's been a while since I really used much of either, too old for that shit now).

Well designed is not at odds with being geeky.

about 4 years ago

Apple, AT&T Sued Over iPhone 4 Antennas

godawful Re:Good riddance (435 comments)

My understanding is that people are judging things by "how many bars are on my phone?".. not "can i still make a phone call?"

Anandtech has a very thorough review of the iPhone 4.. but in particular page which talks in depth the changes happening when one uses the grip o' death, etc etc.

Such as:

From my day of testing, I've determined that the iPhone 4 performs much better than the 3GS in situations where signal is very low, at -113 dBm (1 bar). Previously, dropping this low all but guaranteed that calls would drop, fail to be placed, and data would no longer be transacted at all. I can honestly say that I've never held onto so many calls and data simultaneously on 1 bar at -113 dBm as I have with the iPhone 4, so it's readily apparent that the new baseband hardware is much more sensitive compared to what was in the 3GS. The difference is that reception is massively better on the iPhone 4 in actual use.

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement

godawful Re:Android already stole the thunder.. (484 comments)

Not to be a total skeptic, but are we sure Gizmodos attitude with Apple may have changed due to the whole 4g prototype deal?

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement

godawful Re:Great. :( (484 comments)

I know a citation is needed and a quick googling of apple mobile revenue percentage didn't provide what I was looking for, but, whilst only having a 3& global market share, apple makes something like 90% of the global.

That may not be the exact percentage, but it is something truly ridiculous like that.

more than 4 years ago

Android Sales Surpass iPhone Sales

godawful Re:Apple (668 comments)

I bought one as I just needed something simple for browsing the web, email at home, don't need a laptop, like the form factor and can see the potential neat software people will be able to write for it..
Granted, it's not for everyone, not really a workhorse by any stretch of the imagination, and 500+ dollars isn't disposable income for a decent amount of the population.
But, it works for me.

more than 4 years ago

Apple's "iPad" Out In the Open

godawful Re:Doesn't Create a Need (1713 comments)

Having watched the updates I too was left wondering "What's the killer app?".. The book reader portion does look nice to me, and it'd be nice to browse the web casually on this rather than my iphone.. but I don't know that I need it _that_ badly.

However, I do have the feeling that the version 2 of the iPad (blech, what a name) will be much more appealing.

Finally, seeing the iWork demo kind of gives you an idea of what app developers are going to be able to do with this and _that_ is what I think will make or break this. Someone out there is going to have a brilliant idea for an app for this and that's when I'll be shelling out the money. Cos right now paying 500 to 900 to not be able to multitask seems like a deal breaker to me.

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Create Artificial Meat

godawful Re:I am scared. I am intrigued. (820 comments)

It's not going to just be cheaper to produce (eventually) it'll be healthier for you and the environment.. there is an interesting article over at h+ magazine about ways it'll change things forever (one can hope)
my own take

more than 4 years ago

Anti-Smoking Vaccine Is Nearing the Market

godawful Re:Or (237 comments)

I started smoking when I was 16, and have been trying to quit ever since.. Once going over a year, only to return, though smoking less. At 24 I tried the patch and gum to no great effect. At 30 I vowed never to buy another pack, and I haven't in 3 years, however I still bum them from friends..
I just can't seem to ever quit entirely, and the idea of a vaccine that would finally let me kick the habit is one I happily welcome.

more than 4 years ago

OS X Update Officially Kills Intel Atom Support

godawful Re:"Officially"....? (610 comments)

Technically not even "support" as there never was support "compatibility" is a better choice of words.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox Passes IE6 In Browser Share

godawful Re:StatCounter etc (350 comments)

This is why I used to apply the Internet Explorer icon to Firefox, and rename the shortcut "Internet"... what they don't know can't hurt them.

more than 4 years ago

Hidden Fees Discovered For "Free" Windows 7 Upgrade

godawful Re:similar to Snow Leopard (406 comments)

I was having a hard time seeing what to be outraged over as well. $17 = hefty?

$17 hasn't been hefty since I was living off ramen purchased with money made selling plasma in college

about 5 years ago

Replacements For Adobe Creative Suite 3 Apps?

godawful Not Supported? or Doesn't Work? (270 comments)

I'd read about them not supporting CS3 in 10.6 as well, but I believe they just didn't test against it.. has anyone come out and said it flat out won't work? I guess I'd wait a bit and see if there are actually any problems before giving up ones workflow to try new apps that may or may not work in 10.6.

more than 5 years ago

"District 9" Best Sci-fi Movie of 09?

godawful Re:good, not great. (705 comments)

After the movie I was talking to my brother and I mentioned how not really anyone in the film is all that likable, even the lead is a coward who gets himself into all this shit by being a douche bag.. I thought it was great

more than 5 years ago


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