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(Gizmodo)   An Apple fanboy comes to his senses   (gizmodo.com) divider line 17
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10641 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Jan 2013 at 1:48 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-04 01:50:53 PM  
4 votes:
All I can think reading that is "how much God damned money does this guy have?".
2013-01-04 02:05:32 PM  
3 votes:

ModernLuddite: All I can think reading that is "how much God damned money does this guy have?".


Presumably not much since that fool was parted from all of it.
2013-01-04 03:24:53 PM  
2 votes:
I am not into being a fanboy of any particular technology. I am a geek however. I own many iterations of various consoles and have owned Samsung, HTC and Apple phones over the years. Up until recently (the last year or so), Apple was the easiest and most functional phone on the market. For a while now I have been thinking of a switch to Samsung and I confirmed that feeling after getting my daughter a cell phone for Christmas.

I got her a Samsung Ace 2. It is a great device that costs a fraction of my iPhone and with a 20 dollar 32GB Micro SD card it had more memory than my iPhone. It has almost all the same apps as my phone and some that I can't get. It is fast and sleek and has a better battery life than mine. It does not have the restrictions that iTunes forces on those of us that do not "jailbreak" our phones. It is intuitive and awesome.

Short Version : Samsung has, in my opinion, taken the lead in the mobile market. Each update I get for the IOS is pretty much the exact same thing only with improved code.

Well, that`s my $0.02
2013-01-04 02:15:22 PM  
2 votes:
Jesus, not this sh*t again.
2013-01-04 01:15:37 PM  
2 votes:
Little did I know.

Little did he know. That means there's something he doesn't know, which means there's something you don't know, did you know that? I've written papers on "Little did he know." I've taught classes on "Little did he know." I once gave an entire seminar based upon "Little did he know."
2013-01-04 01:11:12 PM  
2 votes:
The majority of posts below this shall be Apple fanboys who HAVEN'T come to their senses.
2013-01-04 11:54:50 PM  
1 votes:
I'm an ihater, but the only thing that android really has over ios is the cross app integration. If i'm consuming content on my gs3, it's generally reddit on reddit synch(beautiful app) and I like to text non-redditing friends some images/gifs that I find funny or gross. Android makes this ridiculously easy. That same screen is also available everywhere, and also adds other appropriate apps like Pocket or Dropbox or Twitter to it. If ios7 doesn't get that going, apple is just being willfully assholish.

I've played with my wife's iphone 5 and there is a lot to like about it though, except the ui is definitely dated(I imagine this is first to change for ios7). It's faster(browser comparison is embarrassing), the camera is lightyears better(i'm told this is because I rooted and cyanogen'd my gs3), and the cool new games always come out for iphone first/only. Battery is kicking my ass too(again probably because of cm).

I customized my phone to my tastes but who really gives a shiat about that. But the cross app integration, the extra non-screen buttons, the task manager make it tough to give up my toy to the admittedly superior hardware of the iphone5.
2013-01-04 03:30:18 PM  
1 votes:
He must not have "power used" his first Android devices. Since setting apps to open certain file types, app to app file sharing, and full U/I customization have been standard in Android for as long as I can remember. But then again, he says he's a "power user" because he uses alot of social networking apps. Apparently dicking around on Facebook and Twitter and uploading photos to flickr qualifies you as a computing power user now.
2013-01-04 03:25:57 PM  
1 votes:

Tax Boy: According to Android phones, Giraffes love the iPad, though....

tl;dr?

iphone = pretty, consistent interface & apps, but locked down
android = uglier, inconsistent interface & apps, not locked down as much


I'll argue (strongly) the uglier part. Post 4.0 Android can look better- much better. My old DroidX running 2.3 is clunky looking compared to my iPad, but after using my Nexus 7 for a while going back to the iPad is bad. There are some beautiful live widgets for Android, and with a bit of tweaking you can get a system that's far more elegant looking than the boring old "grid of squares".

Consistent is an issue in iOS as well as TFA notes. How do you handle attachments? It's up to the app, and it's often wildly inconsistant across apps. Trying to get tabs into GuitarPro from a couple of different sources (web, mail, dropbox) is an exercise similar to playing an old point-and-click adventure game.
2013-01-04 03:13:08 PM  
1 votes:
I had an iPhone, an iMac, an iPad and an Apple TV at one point. Then the Nexus7 came out and I picked one up just for fun, since my first gen iPad was a little long in the tooth. I liked Android so much that I gave my dad my iPad, my mom my iPhone and picked up a Galaxy S3. I like all the extra stuff I can do with the file system in Android and on my phone I dont have to have every god damn app on the screen somewhere. I really think my favorite Android feature is the alphabetic app drawer.

I eventually found I wasnt using the Nexus 7 much. The standby battery was crap and would be dead every time I wanted to use it since Android does a crap job managing concurrent apps. The 16:9 screen was also less than ideal for web browsing.

I picked up an iPad mini yesterday to try it out and found that despite the lower resolution, the screen is much nicer and that little bit of extra screen size makes a huge difference for web browsing. Its also nice to have all my old iPad apps back, since finding good quality tablet apps on android is a chore.

In conclusion, I love my GS3 and will get a GS4 or 5 whenever the opportunity arises. I also love my iPad mini.
2013-01-04 02:59:05 PM  
1 votes:

kingflower: Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...


Gizmodo is usually unreadable because they're ejaculating all over Apple.

This one was a pretty well enumerated list of nice features that Android has that iOS doesn't. If those features aren't interesting to you, then that's fine. If they are, then try them out and see what you think
kab
2013-01-04 02:52:18 PM  
1 votes:
Not just any Apple fanboy, subby.... he must emphasize that he's a pro user.
2013-01-04 02:22:43 PM  
1 votes:

tricycleracer: If you come by my house, you'd find four of the latest Apple TVs, two iMacs, the latest MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, more than five AirPort Express stations and Apple's Time Capsule. You could touch every single iPhone, from the first up to the iPhone 5, iPads ranging from first generation to fourth and we recently added two iPad minis.

My iTunes Library comprises well over 8,000 songs - all purchased via the iTunes Store. No matter whom you would ask, everybody will confirm that I'm what some folks call an Apple fanboy.

This guy is easily, what $25,000 in with Apple? $30,000?


Fano: ModernLuddite: All I can think reading that is "how much God damned money does this guy have?".

Presumably not much since that fool was parted from all of it.


I just realized he runs a cell phone development company. I bet all of his crap was a tax write-off as "incredibly expensive business expenses".
2013-01-04 02:06:37 PM  
1 votes:
Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...
2013-01-04 02:03:40 PM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Little did I know.

Little did he know. That means there's something he doesn't know, which means there's something you don't know, did you know that? I've written papers on "Little did he know." I've taught classes on "Little did he know." I once gave an entire seminar based upon "Little did he know."


Best opening line to a short story.
2013-01-04 01:57:21 PM  
1 votes:
If you come by my house, you'd find four of the latest Apple TVs, two iMacs, the latest MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, more than five AirPort Express stations and Apple's Time Capsule. You could touch every single iPhone, from the first up to the iPhone 5, iPads ranging from first generation to fourth and we recently added two iPad minis.

My iTunes Library comprises well over 8,000 songs - all purchased via the iTunes Store. No matter whom you would ask, everybody will confirm that I'm what some folks call an Apple fanboy.


This guy is easily, what $25,000 in with Apple? $30,000?
2013-01-04 01:53:55 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Finnerty: ShawnDoc: He claims the Play store now supports Paypal.  Unless something has recently changed and Google hasn't updated their help, you can't use Paypal to pay for anything on the Play store, only credit cards.

Yeah but what kind of podunk site would still use PayPal?


Jeff Goldblum would have me believe everyone everywhere uses PayPal and it is the greatest thing since Jurassic Park.
 
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