60 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009
Size isn't everything, as I keep being told...
I'm a fanboi with a full complement of fruity gizmos. But I really don't need or want a bigger iPhone.
When I lent my girlfriend one of my 5s (I have three in use) after she let hers go for a swim down the pan on holiday, I put my SIM into one of the old Nokias* I have in the garage and used that for a few days. I'd forgotten how nice it is to have such an easily pocketable phone with days of battery life.
As for the latest knocking Samsung advert, well that is simply stupid but probably so apt for the 'bigger is better' eejits. My girlfriend also has an old S3 which is horribly plasticky and cheap looking and has to go in a bag, realistically. Given my suits and jeans don't have clown pockets and I'm not metrosexual enough to carry a manbag, I'll pass on the 6S (and the Samsungs) thanks.
*My spare spare fourth phone with a live SIM is a lovely small Sony W595
I still do not see the point of a larger iPhone: the 5S is plenty big enough to read comfortably and use in one hand, whilst still being compact enough to fit in the pocket of my jeans. If I must have a larger screen then there's the iPad Mini. And for anything halfway serious, there's the MacBook (and the iMac for 'proper' stuff).
I really do not want to have to have a jacket or a manbag just to carry a phone!
Oh and last month when my girlfriend flushed her 5S down the toilet on holiday so had to nick my 'spare' 5, I used an old Nokia phone which was perfect for - um, remember these? - calls and text messages. Oh and it lasted days on a single charge!
Re: I for one
"There's nothing wrong horribly with the Apple mail client. It just only allows you to use one mail account at a time (the same as Android)."
On my iPhone I can collect mail from multiple e-mail accounts and when composing a new one, choose from which account to send it.
Re: Now maybe all those Brazilians will learn the lesson I learned
"My iGoogle homepage became for me a portal to the web."
As it did for me. I never found a suitable replacement either.
I hope not
A Fanboi writes:
Jeez I hope it is faked: the 5S is about as large a phone as I want: it still fits in one of the inside pockets on my suits and also fits in my jeans pockets.
If I want a larger screen, there's my iPad Mini. Anything larger and there's the iPad or the MacBook and any real work can be done on the iMac.
Phablets? No: they're for those female types or the impoverished*...
*that's a joke, BTW
Not Showing in Web Searches
So how did you find me?
Still, while the Internet is full of stupid people who'll believe that they're removing the word 'gullible' from the dictionary, these spammers and scammers will make a fast buck.
Maybe that's a storyline for GTA VI? </finger on the pulse>
I love the way they already had the signs printed and waiting
I'm not a fan of the new look: like the bastard lovechild of Windows 8 and Android. It's as though we are all children and need to have pretty icons with easy to understand letters.
More irritating is IOS7's inability to use your own wallpapers as they did on IOS6, so they're zoomed in which means that my lovely photographs are cropped on my personal iPhone 5 and our corporate logo has lost the left bank of shapes and the last letter of the company name.
Also there's an irritating delay from trying to do anything from a blank screen whilst the lock screen slowly comes into sight. I want the screen to come on immediately thanks.
I'm amazed at the number of attempts to hack my WP blogs to endeavour to either add malicious script to the PHP files or to add completely new scripts/files to spread the spam/malware/KP/whatever.
And it's not just Eastern European IP addresses either - that's cyclical.
Why do they call you "donkey"?
"the toilet seat bite you in the ass"
Why would you have your donkey with you in the toilet? You can lead a horse to water, but this is ridiculous ... or is the journo a Merkin?
"I'll save you some time, it's London."
I sincerely hope so: I live in Rotherhithe, SE16 on the Thames overlooking Canary Wharf (and Telehouse).
The best I can get is 370kbps from any provider as all I have is a skinny bit of copper and an exchange miles away as the cable lies. For this reason, I've now given up on wired broadband and gone to tethering over 3G for my connectivity.
I would willingly pay for fast broadband - cable, fibre or unicorn drool - but no-one offers the service.
What the hell is a charms bar? Some sort of dreary singles club?
Broadband? If only...
I'm a tad peeved about the MotoGP, especially as BT can't be bothered to:
a) install fibre in SE16 where I am (overlooking Canary Wharf and Telehouse); and
b) provide decent wired alternatives.
Yes, I'm only able to get around 400kbps at best with any ISP due to BT's crappy infrastructure.
What's my IP lawyer's number?
Refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach
Like my eyes. I wasn't aware of any Heineken product placement in Skyfoal so it must have failed the memorable test. Unlike Audi in I, Robot.
Yes, I am now relying on a Personal Hotspot and 3 as I am in the wilderness that is Rotherhithe - directly opposite Canary Wharf - with a quaint 387kbps broadband offering from O2.
Given that we can't get fibre-optic or other cable service here, I'm reliant upon the BT line and the crap line speed. With O2 at least I'm not paying much for it.
Sky will no doubt offer more and deliver less whilst charging more...
It Depends On How Big You Are...
So Tumblr and Flickr apps are absolutely fine then, but 500px isn't?
I rely on Google Calendar and ActiveSync to combine my work diary and private diary in one place. Nothing else seems to do the trick properly.
And I too like iGoogle as my default home page. I think they're shooting themselves in the foot with lost ad revenues as I will have to use a different portal from now on.
Re: "is Apple thinking of making iPod docks for hogs?"
Acksherly, the acronym "HOG" was only used when H-D decided to work on their lifestyle offerings, setting up an official entity for lawyers, stockbrokers and accountants rather than actual patch wearers. The moniker dates back to the 20s: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-Davidson#Origin_of_.22Hog.22_nickname
Size Isn't Everything
As I keep telling girlfriends.
If the iPhone 5 was as big as that Samsung Galaxy S III I wouldn't have bought one. The 5 is as big as I want my mobile phone, thanks. If I want more screen size I can go for an iPad, Netbook or laptop, thanks. The 5 fits in my jeans and suit pockets and is lightweight and thin so it wins.
Any larger and I wouldn't buy one.
Finally they've moved Bluetooth on/off to the main Settings list rather than yet another touch below.
My wife doesn't understand me: one of the drawbacks of mail-order brides.
My previous one got lost in the post and the one before that was broken when it arrived, having suffocated on the bubble wrap.
Re: I feel used...
I just feel dirty at the thought of fondling mine ... which has slipped two weeks...
"The release of iOS 6, which powers Apple's handheld stuff, will spark a significant increase to iCloud traffic: the fruity devices will synchronise photos, music and other files automatically with the online storage system."
Erm, that's already the case?
"I don't understand 'danger'"
That's what Siri says when I say "change it", usually after texting my girlfriend to suggest she should "Call hot Debby xxx" instead of whatever innocuous message I'd actually dictated. Sadly, I don't even know a hot Debby...
I pre-ordered mine this morning. Apple Store reported delivery date of 21 September. Order acknowledgement simply says "October"...
But would it actually fit on your pocket? How does it compare to a Jesusphone?
I bought a Samsung NC10 at the airport once when I realised my gf wouldn't be able to use my lappy whilst I was in meetings (durr) and it was one of the best purchases I made. Compact and lightweight with lots of battery life and fine for Facebook, e-mail and web stuff of an evening with the occasional leap into work documents. And without the drawbacks of an iPad (before anyone says "iPad").
...excellent if you have a decent connection. I'm in the sticks - er, Rotherhithe, SE16, actually - with a massive 400kbps connection. Downloading Office components every time I want to work on a document doesn't exactly make me moist...
You like this
I obviously had to click the Like button...
http://www.richardhmorris.com/2011/12/22/siri-arse-lee/ for my take on the actual benefit of Siri
I have had this happen a few times since mine arrived last week.
"Have you tried turning it off and on again" does indeed temporarily restore connectivity.
...doesn't look like it'll be available in the UK:
2Mbps? I should be so lucky!
I'm in London - Rotherhithe overlooking Canary Wharf - and can only get 400kbps. No cable option, no fibre optic option. Rubbish!
"...known informally as Lion..."
Given that Apple call it "OS X Lion" on their website, I'd think that was pretty formal...
Pay Per View?
So we'll soon be seeing lots of streaming content of beefy blokes "laying pipe"?
"BT Infinity is not currently due to be rolled out in your area."
My area is London, opposite Canary Wharf!
No charge/bundle usage?
I just wish Apple would change FaceTime to support 3G/4G as my 3G connection at home is far faster than my crappy 400kbps "broadband" connection. This is London, by the way...
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Please
Don't worry, Aussies, the till at the pub you're working in will do the maths for you.
One Cloud on the Horizon
I live in central London but have at beast a measly 500kbps "broadband" connection. In Epsom and in Norfolk - where I spend a lot of time - my 3 and previously Vodafone connections were laughable: about enough for a conversation and not really anything else.
So as others have commented, why would I want to rely on flaky 3G and/or a piss-poor cabled connection to play content I've built up over the years from various sources? And pay for the 'privilege' too?
That's why rumble strips were introduced in the US to coincide with the 55mph limits: motorists were falling asleep. My attention is much better exceeding the limit than it is in lower/reduced limit areas. Not stressed, just more alert and therefore safer.
I agree with my learned friend: it looks as though they're talking about tethering iPads to iPhones?
When is it coming out on Xbox?
You're Doing It Wrong
Apparently. Yes, I still have a recurring weekday alarm that's going off one hour later than it should. I want my iPhone to adjust automatically so the "workaround" is pants. As is setting one every day before I go to bed. As is having to set the alarm to the wrong time for recurring ones and the right time for individual alarms. I would have thought Apple could afford to pay for decent coders...
Languid or Languishing?
"the rumored upgrade to the languishing MacBook Air"
Perhaps it was fortunate that I didn't proceed to checkout with the 'accidental' MacBook Air purchase yesterday then?
According to iTunes presently, the download for my iPhone 4 is 579.3MB
The reason I went for their (micro)SIM-only deal for the iPhoney 4 was that it's a 12 month contract rather than 18 or 24 month offering they're doing. It meant buying direct from Apple so I got my Doris one too so we could See The Light with Facetime - hers is on their 1 month rolling contract - it's also here that the 3 to 3 bundle comes into its own.
Paris, because of what we'll use Facetime for
It means I can't check order status on my two Judasphones and peripherals, not price up a MiniMac and peripherals to see if it's viable.
I live in Rotherhithe...
...and my broadband speed is a heady 700kbps. w00t
What important message?
I got the same text message, logged into my vodafone.net account and saw ... the one and only message I'd had in there for a year and a half...
Your Mileage May Vary
I shall join the smug mode: I left my wife when I was 47 and for the past year or so, having met and moved in with a woman who models part-time, I can honestly say my sex life is incredible.