24 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012
Poncy Genius Bar
The missus has an iPhone who's battery was dying. Called Apple and they said that she needed to go to the Genius bar. Got there, and a spotty faced youth barred the way to the bar, fondleslab in hand saying "Welcome, do you have an appointment?"
"No, said the missus"
"Well you need to make one to go to the counter"
"Sure can we make an appointment. What time is available"
Missus looks at her watch. Time is 4:29.
1 minute later, phone is given in, and 45 minutes and $90 Canadian later, she has a new battery in her phone.
There is another small store outside that does the same thing for $40, while you wait, but the missus believes that the Genius somehow sprinkles magic fairy dust to make it all better. Go figure.
Panties in a twist?
There's a setting in Gmail settings where you can disable this feature. It's a nice to have for those who want it, and if they don't they can turn it off. Even them email from Google notifying me of this update had the link to my Gmail settings so that I could change it.
Methinks the Digg guy is trying to keep his name in the news.
What's Digg anyway?
This has been beaten to death.
Microsoft had Windows phones which were touchscreen. You mean your Jesus phone copied them too?
It's just spewing its Nickel-back
Re: Go girl ......
Aww.. look at that. Anonymous Coward is angry.. Here... have a downvote.
I'm guessing that after all the porn you watch on your computer, you secretly hate the liberated people out there, while you sit in your little closet and spank your monkey.
Perhaps one day you will move out of your house and won't have to hear how touching yourself makes you a worthless, depraved, sinner like your parents tell you you are.
But they didnt patent it. Apple will. And then say they invented internet radio..
"Anna"l Leakage? Is that you?
Methinks a better nickname might help when tooting ones horn. :)
Re: Here's the problem with this thing
Not sure how much barley you can fit in your pocket? But most people with S3's haven't had a problem and with the S4 being slightly smaller, it wont be a problem either.
Perhaps get some normal sized pants instead of that hipster skinny jeans crap?
Yes yes.. phone tracking you and telling everyone what you're looking at or how long you looked away from the screen to check out the girl walking by. More tinfoil required for the hat? And I guess Apple has a stellar record of not spying on their users.
And when your iPhone battery does die because you've been watching YouTube videos all day. I guess you're going to just have to get a bunch of lemons and try to generate electricity with them..
And when your data allowance is used up or youre in a foreign country and dont want to pay for a data network or youre in a place with no cell coverage, I guess the iPhone makes a good paperweight.
Re: Cupertino, start your photocopiers
So how is watching porn on your iPhone? Does the extra row of icons show much additional?
Re: Whelp, here we are
Wow.. comparing "an extra row of icons and wallpapers" to "IR, wallet, video conferencing, gallery creations, a kick ass processor, eye sensors, NFC wallet, more sensors than you can shake a leg at and a bunch of other innovations".
No wonder you post anonymously.
Change the wallpaper in your iPhone to something less green..
FAIL you are
Yes.. listen to Youtube to listen to the music.. So the screen stays on wastes battery and YouTube stops when you turn the screen off.
Wouldnt it be easier to just download music to your phone..? Or do you expect them to pander to every cheapskate out there?
People buy smartphones for features yes.. they don't buy a phone because it's got "rubberbanding".
Although the fanbois would definitely run to stock up on a new iThing because Apple put it out in an ad.
Re: Lost me at pinch to zoom
Umm, if I have the entire city of london on screen, and I want to zoom into the docklands, I have to constantly keep moving the screen and rezooming in again.
Its a fail. Nuff said.
Apple is working on this too
.. at least their patent office is.
.. a long what?
Re: Stupid, stupid move.
If we're talking boardgames then is Apple going to be investigated for SORRY! abuse?
Re: Be reasonable...
Ok, 1 business "just outside of Milton Keynes" vs http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/
Yes.. iOS 6 maps are WAAY better.
Re: Be reasonable...
But at least Google Maps is correct. Methinks one would prefer accuracy over speed anyday.
Besides. "Speed" is a relative term. At what? Signal fix? Downloading the maps?
Google maps has to use your browser's connection. The iOS 6 maps app is native. Can you really blame Google maps for Safari's shortcomings?
Re: Be reasonable...
Mine works well enough on 3G, and with 3G+ or 4G, its pretty instantaneous.
I can understand some people heading to a remote location but compare the "number of car trips where there is a valid cell connection" vs "number of car trips in locations without a cell connection"
Do all the fanbois post as ACs..?
Re: No, not exactly (Doublefail)
Actually they are right. I am not going to spend on a separate nav system when I have one in my phone which works well enough.
As a guy, I know most times where I am headed, its only the occasional time when I am on the road when I need to look up an address or "street view" something to see what the building I am looking for looks like.
Also, if I am headed to an event or something (say a Meetup group event), I can click on the address in my Meetup app and it shows me where the location is on maps. Doing that with a nav system would require me to take down the address, manually put it in the GPS and then look it up?
Car GPS sales are steadily going down, its because people have cellphones which perform the same function.
Karma is a beetch eh?
It wont sell like an iPhone because it isnt an iPhone.
Fanbois don't really compare things properly.
A fair comparison would be:
Compare all the iPhone sales numbers vs All the Android phones sold by Samsung.
You can't compare the sales of the entire production of one company vs just one product line of another.
But of course
With the advent of NFC, iphone currency will become the next best thing. A loaf of bread will cost 3 iPhones, a car 20,000 iPhones.
The US economy long since bankrupt will have employers paying employees in iPhones and Jesus will come back and collect iPhones in church.
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