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(The New York Times)   "MOMMY MOMMY that man is creepy and he SCARES me". "It's ok honey, the poor man isn't anything to worry about. He's just a Blackberry User"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Mommy Mommy, fears, BlackBerry, Marissa Mayer, cultural divide, personal message, BBM, AOL Instant Messenger  
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5747 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Oct 2012 at 1:43 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-17 01:03:31 PM  
3 votes:
That article did an extraordinarily good job of making me want to line up everybody quoted in it and punch them in the face.
2012-10-17 01:42:32 PM  
2 votes:
2012-10-17 08:40:35 PM  
1 vote:

OriginalGamer: I'm confused. What on an iPhone/iPad (or Android) is making email difficult?

It's like 2 taps away at all times to compose an email. If its because touchscreen, try at it for more than 5 minutes. I'll admit I was slower at first but now I'm typing just as fast as I was on physical qwerty...

I don't think it's a difficulty issue as much as a way email is handled. Iphones and Android you use an email client. Blackberry has a push system set up for email, that is also encrypted. I am pretty sure my mother in law's email was hacked the other day based on the fact that the connection to the smtp/pop server isn't encrypted and the password is sent in plain text. I don't have her phone to actually test this theory, but I know my android has settings where you can set up an email account without any type of ssl. I might be wrong on all accounts here, but her email account was clearly hacked and she has been using her iphone exclusively to connect to it.
2012-10-17 03:30:49 PM  
1 vote:

gingerjet: xynix: iphone: Breaks when you look at it funny, a royal pain in the ass to create emails, battery life dependent on how much crap you've put on it, expensive to replace.

I have a hard time taking your "background and "expertise" with any seriousness if this is your bullshiat opinion on the iPhone. My take away is that you've never actually used one - especially in a corporate setting.

/spent years on blackberries - the quality of the product was widely inconsistant - some models were solid as rocks - others failed constantly

I've never used one in the corporate setting but I have used my girlfriends quite a few times to attempt writing emails. I've also had several iphone touches which use the same interface. I also use an ipad which has the same interface on a much larger screen and it's still a pain in the ass. Having seen my friends cracked phones or the alternative which is a bulky case I'm not a fan. I can toss my BB out my window right now and it will be just fine. After hearing people biatch about the battery life I'm also not a fan. I can fly down to Miami with a charge, use the phone all day, use GPS, and fly back to Atlanta on the same charge and still have enough for my alarm in the morning. If I don't have enough battery life though I have two spares that cost me $15 each in my bag.

So yes, with a bulky case you can indeed keep your iphone from having cracked glass. If you don't use it you'll have some nice battery life. However I enjoy keeping my phone in my back pocket and I barely feel the BB. My girls iphone is easily twice the weight and with the break-proof cover twice as bulky. It's small shiat like that .. I don't want to carry a damn holster around. I'm not a cop.

By the way it's not just iphones.. Having watched a ridicules video of some guy testing the new 5 vs some samsung doing a "drop test" and cracking glass from a normal fall out of the pocket.. it's just silly. I've never had a phone break when I took it out of my pocket and accidentally dropped it. Hell this iphone I have now flew out of my pocket into a puddle of water and kept the link to the concall I was on. farking boss.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-17 02:50:09 PM  
1 vote:
At work nobody mocks my year old BlackBerry because a coworker has a 3 year old BlackBerry. Nobody mocks him either, because he knows the root password to the servers.
2012-10-17 01:12:37 PM  
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"I feel absolutely helpless," said Ms. Gossage.
"I'm ashamed of it," said Ms. Crosby
"You get used to that kind of rejection," she said.
"I want to take a bat to it," Ms. Crosby said

You'd think these people had AIDS or something.
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