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(The Verge)   Samsung's new smart phone watches you, literally, non-stop   (theverge.com) divider line 15
    More: Stupid, Samsung, smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Note, bleeding edges, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S II, instructions per second  
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5000 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 Mar 2013 at 10:46 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-03-15 01:19:51 PM  
2 votes:
In this thread: proof that Android owners are exactly what they picture iPhone owners to be... and Apple actually did do that first.
2013-03-15 05:08:40 PM  
1 votes:
This is really weird. No one in this thread (that I saw) has said anything about the iPhone being better, but those who don't like this Galaxy S4 feature or any other feature is immediately branded as an iFanboi. Is it possible to not like something from Samsung and also not like the iPhone? I don't know, maybe.

It's weird to see the reversal though. If I may generalize for a moment, the Android fanboys are acting now how the iPhone fanboys acted when the iPhone was new. Smugly superior. And for the exact same reason, too.

For decades, Apple was the underdog, and then they pulled ahead. The Apple fans really wanted to show off how the company they backed was now winning. Android looks to be pulling ahead with this and other recent releases, so now the Android fans are doing the same thing to the Apple fans.

Just some observations. Not trying to offend anyone.
2013-03-15 02:18:46 PM  
1 votes:

Flint Ironstag: Karne: mongbiohazard: Flint Ironstag: Bullseyed: I find it hilarious that Apple users are complaining about Android having a feature that they "think is stupid" for a couple of reasons.

1.) It is actually butthurt jealousy that they don't have it on Apple.
2.) It isn't mandatory. If you don't like it, turn it off.

Had Apple done it first it would have been the greatest thing ever.

Of course Apple will probably copy it and then they will all claim Apple invented it first. Like they did with Siri.

A coworker of mine a year or two ago when Apple swiped Android's pull down notification menu and added it to iOS: "Hey, I just got an update to my iPhone look at what it does now! Bet you wish Android did that, huh? What now, HUH?!?"

Me, after pulling my EVO 4G out of my pocket and showing her the same feature: "I've had that since I got this phone a year and a half ago. Glad iOS finally caught up on that one for you, it's a great feature."

Her: "Oh goddammit."

And on that day you were truly the better person.

Better than the Apple owner who initiated the boasting comparison when they thought they had the best feature, yes.

May favourite trick is to ask an iPhone user to set a song as their ringtone. On my HTC I can do that in about four seconds, without needing a third party app.


Sounds like you need to make some personal achievements beyond being a product consumer.  I mean you are actually bragging about these things like you did something great and it makes you amazing or special..
2013-03-15 01:44:59 PM  
1 votes:

Flint Ironstag: Bullseyed: I find it hilarious that Apple users are complaining about Android having a feature that they "think is stupid" for a couple of reasons.

1.) It is actually butthurt jealousy that they don't have it on Apple.
2.) It isn't mandatory. If you don't like it, turn it off.

Had Apple done it first it would have been the greatest thing ever.

Of course Apple will probably copy it and then they will all claim Apple invented it first. Like they did with Siri.


A coworker of mine a year or two ago when Apple swiped Android's pull down notification menu and added it to iOS: "Hey, I just got an update to my iPhone look at what it does now! Bet you wish Android did that, huh? What now, HUH?!?"

Me, after pulling my EVO 4G out of my pocket and showing her the same feature: "I've had that since I got this phone a year and a half ago. Glad iOS finally caught up on that one for you, it's a great feature."

Her: "Oh goddammit."
2013-03-15 01:44:52 PM  
1 votes:
I get a kick out of all the butthurt from the Apple fanbois. Then again, if I had an S III, I'd stick with it - it's more of an evolutionary update rather than a radical change. At least they kept the removable battery!

Besides, I'm enough of a cheap bastard that I'd rather stay a year or two out of date (e.g. Galaxy S Relay) and save some bucks. I also like having a real keyboard for any type of serious text input; on-screen keyboards suck for anything more than a few words, and I found Swype slower than even two-thumb typing on the slide-out keys.

As for privacy, well, it's mostly gone anyway - but I keep a bit of an air gap between my smartphone habits and my regular PC-based stuff. My Google account is strictly for phone-related things, and I keep a separate PC user account should I want to log into it from home to download rather than stream music I've bought from Google Play.
2013-03-15 01:40:56 PM  
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: MightyPez: Hyperbole? How does it work?

I'm aware it's specifically used for posts/pictures/etc.

Yes, but there's a HUGE difference between an app spying on your movements and reporting them back to Facebook, and you specifically posting a check in at Melon Shaker's on Wharf Avenue so all your pals will know where to meet you for a night out. That's the whole thing that is stupid about people whinging about Facebook and privacy. The whole point of the site is to share your life with your friends and family, so privacy runs counter to the point of the whole service. You just have to use common sense about it, and only post info you want people to see. Unfortunately, you have the issue of asshole friends tagging you in unfortunate photos, but you can set it up so that you get to review the tagged pictures before they are visible to your friends.

Also, Facebook is only as accurate as what you put in. For instance, I have listed in my education a degree in Shoggoth Husbandry from Miskatonic University, which is totally useless info for anyone except someone who is selling Lovecraft merchandise, in which case I might actually want to see their ads.

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2013-03-15 01:39:28 PM  
1 votes:

MightyPez: Hyperbole? How does it work?

I'm aware it's specifically used for posts/pictures/etc.


Yes, but there's a HUGE difference between an app spying on your movements and reporting them back to Facebook, and you specifically posting a check in at Melon Shaker's on Wharf Avenue so all your pals will know where to meet you for a night out. That's the whole thing that is stupid about people whinging about Facebook and privacy. The whole point of the site is to share your life with your friends and family, so privacy runs counter to the point of the whole service. You just have to use common sense about it, and only post info you want people to see. Unfortunately, you have the issue of asshole friends tagging you in unfortunate photos, but you can set it up so that you get to review the tagged pictures before they are visible to your friends.

Also, Facebook is only as accurate as what you put in. For instance, I have listed in my education a degree in Shoggoth Husbandry from Miskatonic University, which is totally useless info for anyone except someone who is selling Lovecraft merchandise, in which case I might actually want to see their ads.
2013-03-15 12:30:08 PM  
1 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: My cousin(SG3 owner) made fun of me saying "Your L920 looks like my old L900" I just showed his this [i.imgur.com image 582x328] he did not respond back


oh my god it looks the same doesnt it?
2013-03-15 11:36:00 AM  
1 votes:

MightyPez: DrPainMD: All smart phones spy on you all the time. The STASI wish they had the technology that the NSA has. Nuke the NSA from orbit. That's the only way to be sure.

Yeah, I'm not sure people understand what they are getting into when they buy a cell phone, much less smart phones. The convenience of having a communications device in your pocket means you give up some privacy. SOme of the snooping can be mitigated by not volunteering information (Oh yes please, Facebook, use my GPS to follow me all day long), but a lot of data is being aggregated about you by design.


No, most people understand, they just don't care because there is more to be gained by sharing with other people and the world in general. Technology is simply making the world smaller again and bringing us back to the old days of being a small village community where everyone knew everyone else's business because they were in such close quarters. Sure you can be private by living a totally private life in a remote cabin in the woods like the Unibomber, but most people don't find it a particularly rewarding existence.

Plus, the flip side of these types of devices is that you have HD resolution video and high resolution still cameras everywhere, able to tweet the smallest thing to the world in an instant, so the government suddenly has millions of Little Brothers watching its every move, keeping it in check. Plus, it is a hell of a lot harder for an innocent person to get framed for a crime when they are broadcasting their activities to the world. Hell, GPS information on the phone has even gotten people out of speeding tickets because the info contradicted what the cop's radar gun was saying. The constant data gathering cuts both ways.
2013-03-15 11:24:35 AM  
1 votes:
And so begin the efforts of the Apple Defense Force.
2013-03-15 11:23:08 AM  
1 votes:

Mentat: MightyPez: DrPainMD: All smart phones spy on you all the time. The STASI wish they had the technology that the NSA has. Nuke the NSA from orbit. That's the only way to be sure.

Yeah, I'm not sure people understand what they are getting into when they buy a cell phone, much less smart phones. The convenience of having a communications device in your pocket means you give up some privacy. SOme of the snooping can be mitigated by not volunteering information (Oh yes please, Facebook, use my GPS to follow me all day long), but a lot of data is being aggregated about you by design.

I think I've said this before, but it was jarring when I activated my first smartphone and saw how much information it pulled down about me.  I still try to take some precautions regarding privacy, but I know it's a lost cause.


I was surprised at how much info it dragged out about my friends, much less myself. I connected it to my gmail and suddenly I had phone numbers for people I hadn't talked to in years.
2013-03-15 11:21:51 AM  
1 votes:

Mentat: MightyPez: DrPainMD: All smart phones spy on you all the time. The STASI wish they had the technology that the NSA has. Nuke the NSA from orbit. That's the only way to be sure.

Yeah, I'm not sure people understand what they are getting into when they buy a cell phone, much less smart phones. The convenience of having a communications device in your pocket means you give up some privacy. SOme of the snooping can be mitigated by not volunteering information (Oh yes please, Facebook, use my GPS to follow me all day long), but a lot of data is being aggregated about you by design.

I think I've said this before, but it was jarring when I activated my first smartphone and saw how much information it pulled down about me.  I still try to take some precautions regarding privacy, but I know it's a lost cause.


Yeah, it's actually impressive how much of you these companies have already. I've personally started to slow down my use of a lot of Google services because they probably have a dossier on me that would make the FBI jealous. But realistically I'll probably never be completely off their services.
2013-03-15 11:14:29 AM  
1 votes:

MightyPez: DrPainMD: All smart phones spy on you all the time. The STASI wish they had the technology that the NSA has. Nuke the NSA from orbit. That's the only way to be sure.

Yeah, I'm not sure people understand what they are getting into when they buy a cell phone, much less smart phones. The convenience of having a communications device in your pocket means you give up some privacy. SOme of the snooping can be mitigated by not volunteering information (Oh yes please, Facebook, use my GPS to follow me all day long), but a lot of data is being aggregated about you by design.


I think I've said this before, but it was jarring when I activated my first smartphone and saw how much information it pulled down about me.  I still try to take some precautions regarding privacy, but I know it's a lost cause.
2013-03-15 11:12:12 AM  
1 votes:

DrPainMD: All smart phones spy on you all the time. The STASI wish they had the technology that the NSA has. Nuke the NSA from orbit. That's the only way to be sure.


Yeah, I'm not sure people understand what they are getting into when they buy a cell phone, much less smart phones. The convenience of having a communications device in your pocket means you give up some privacy. SOme of the snooping can be mitigated by not volunteering information (Oh yes please, Facebook, use my GPS to follow me all day long), but a lot of data is being aggregated about you by design.
2013-03-15 11:09:01 AM  
1 votes:
Posted under "stupid"? Has Fark begun taking payment from Apple or is this a butthurt Apple mod on the lose?
 
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