* Posts by jojo90

4 posts • joined 12 Apr 2010

iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

jojo90

Re: Oh for f*ck's sake...

Except that this isn't really a useful feature.

Unless every retail outlet and purchase point in the UK starts to accept this as a form of payment then it's useless. I'd rather just pull out my card and pay. It's not like a credit card is particularly big thing to carry around. Most people would continue to carry a wallet (you can't keep cash inside the iPhone, the back isn't removable) even if this payment method became ubiquitous.

This isn't something that is genuinely useable and meets the needs of the consumer. It's a manufacturer running out of ideas and looking for gimmicks.

Put it this way, contactless payment has been available for some time in the UK however I'd wager for 95% of your transactions you're still inputting the PIN.

Perhaps the killer usecase is buying the next iFondleslab from the Apple Store :). Saving 2 seconds on checkout for one transaction will be well worth the x minutes / hours to set up this payment method :).

GIMMICK!

jojo90

I've gone from HTC Windows CE > iPhone 3G > iPhone 4 (stolen) > iPhone 4S (replacement) > HTC One M7

iPad 1st Gen > iPad Mini (still own) > Samsung Galaxy Tab S

In my experience transition from Apple > Android and running two at the same time isn't an issue. 95% of the apps I use are available on both devices. There are some I use on Android that aren't on Apple, and some on Apple that aren't on Android. Some Android apps are better implemented (for example RAW developers) and some better on Apple.

The thing is I'm getting upgradeitus on my M7 at the moment however a year and a half on there isn't anything compelling enough out there. Aside from the camera the M7 is still better than the iPhone 6; Higher resolution display, more RAM, better speakers, etc. I've been enjoying (and tiring of) these features for quite some time. Personally I think the M7 looks better than the iPhone 6. That things just FUGLY! You can pick up a used M7 for £150-180 on eBay now! Crazy.

The things the iPhone can do that Android can't I don't really care about. The iPad is going on eBay and I never ask to use the missus's iPhone for anything. The things Android can do that iOS can't I DO CARE ABOUT;

-Downloading Torrents

-Downloading from Newsgroups

-Playing downloaded content (in almost any format) without faffing about with iTunes

-Connecting the SD card from my camera to Android and being able to properly catalogue and file the images

-Connecting a high capacity USB key to Android allowing me to backup said images

-Having various background process running backing up specific folders to Dropbox & Google Drive

-Ability to expand the storage by up to 128Gb at a FRACTION of the cost of apple.

--Ability to eject and plug in said storage to my Macbook :).

-Streaming content via Chromecast for minimal hardware outlay.

-Not essential but live wallpapers keep things fresh. I've got the doom guy playing away on my phone background right now :).

Sure Apple devices are OK to look at (except the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch) but they seem to lag a couple of years behind Android & are lacking some key features.

I'll probably stick with the M7 for another couple of years :).

Apple iMac 27in

jojo90
Angel

Do yourself a favour and buy one.

So I grew up disliking apple products, the usual "why would I buy one when I can build my own for £x cheaper". Then I picked up an iPhone and started to warm up. Followed that with an iPad and figured it was good fun. And eventually bought one of these 27" i5 machines and they are simply fantastic! Amazing screen, good for games, and OSX is 'fun' to use on a day to day basis. I have dual boot but only go into that for games.

This is from a former Comp Sci geek who ran Linux on his laptop and chastised my brother in law for years for working at an Apple store. Guess I've just grown up a little and don't have the time or patience to be constantly fiddling around with hardware/software to make my PC work.

This machine just works and it does it elegantly and unobtrusively :). Yes, perhaps I am now a fanboi, but there is a good reason for that. I think now, like I used to be, people don't like Apple products because they've never tried them and they look expensive for what they are :).

Premium Compact Cameras: Best Buys

jojo90
FAIL

Why oh why did you not include the Canon Powershot S90??

Hi,

Why oh WHY did you not include the Canon Powershot S90 in this review? It's basically a Canon G11 in a tiny form factor. The only thing 'missing' is hot-shoe and a little bit off the zoom.

The S90 would have blown away all of the cameras you've reviewed with:

1) Its size - it is ACTUALLY a compact i.e. I can put it in the pocket of my jeans and people don't cry when I ask them to take a photograph of me.

2) fast fast f2.0 lens and amazing high ISO performance = top notch low light shooter PERFECT for snapping no flash shots in bars and clubs

3) Full manual

4) RAW

5) Amazing build quality

There isn't anything else on the market that is a 'true' compact (i.e. does it fit in my pocket) with a fast lens, ace ISO performance, RAW, and full manual.

Some of those cameras really aren't 'compact'. A compact camera should fit in your pocket. Simple.

Totally disappointed.

Joe.

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