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(Daily Mail)   Survey finds iPhone owners more intelligent than other smartphone users. Also cooler, more attractive, better in bed, taller, and oozing with thick, creamy confirmation bias   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 76
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2014-01-01 01:30:38 PM
oblig iproduct video?

apple can sell anything

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFMPaUc_0zg
 
2014-01-01 02:00:03 PM

theflatline: Misconduc: theflatline: You were 12 years old in high school?

Catholic high school started at 7th grade, so technically yes.

I went to Catholic school for 12 years.  Four of it boarding.  High School for me started at ninth grade.  I did not realize that some catholic high schools did not follow normal rules.

Was that in  Canada?


Nope it was Florida, USA - I never really thought much about it, actually I enjoyed going to 7th grade in a "high school" because we were preparing for high school classes while technically still in "middle school", ironically my 1997 year was the last year they had 7th and 8th grade, it was dropped when I was a freshman. I am not sure entirely why it was dropped, I think because the main Catholic school for kinder garden through 6th grade ended up moving to another school location and they built more classrooms for the 7th and 8th grade to be moved from the high school.

technically my old catholic school could still have 7th and 8th grade, it certainly helped me prepare for high school, although I left my freshman year for the local high school because they were a 5A powerhouse for baseball, something a small 275 person catholic school can't compete with in sports.
 
2014-01-01 02:01:14 PM

Mugato: Flint Ironstag: The My Little Pony Killer: My friend will go on and on about how she'll never own an Apple product, and then she'll turn around and complain that the smart phone she has now only has enough memory for one app at a time. Say what you want about Apple and their products, the things just work.

Funny since Android phones had multitasking before the iPhone, more RAM than the then iPhones, more storage, upgradeable storage with micro SD (which the iPhone still lacks) and so on. If anyone is lagging behind on being able to run more than one app it's the iPhone. On my HTC I can even play two HD videos at the same time in two windows.

I'm hardly a technophobe (I sit behind a computer most of my life) but how many apps do people need? I


In total? I have about forty*. Running at the same time? Depends. Music playing in the background obviously. Email and messaging. My phone can very quickly swap between the last nine apps, always open exactly where I left them. My desktop widgets are also running all the time (weather, stock prices, upcoming calendar events etc) and displaying their data on screen.

/* Mail, Calendar, Gallery, Music player, Youtube app, Play Books, Sound Hound, Gmail, Google Maps and Navigation, Twitter, Stocks, Dropbox, Polaris Office, PDF Viewer, ABP, a few shopping apps, BBC iPlayer, Compass, Droidiris, eBay, Google Goggles, Google Skymap, phone bank app, Yahoo Mail, NFC Tag app, PAYE tax calculator, Shop Savvy, Sky+ TV app, Sky Go, Translate, Train ticket app, TV Catchup, US Army survival guide, Voice Actions (not the standard Google one) Mobo Player, Pingit. But rarely need to have any two actually running at the same time. Swapping from one to another when you are in the middle of doing something is easy.
 
2014-01-01 02:17:08 PM
Apple has always been for people with more money than brains.
 
2014-01-01 03:34:19 PM

studebaker hoch: Apple has always been for people with more money than brains.


Parroting lame anti-Apple propaganda has always been for brainwashed losers.
 
2014-01-01 03:56:19 PM
I've had iPhones and Androids. Both have their strong and weak points.
As far as the walled garden; it's a bunch of crap. Sure you can side-load on Android, but you can jailbreak an iPhone and load unsanctioned apps also.
Personally, right now I prefer Android, and have an HTC One. But I'm not going to be faithful to a platform. Next time around I may get an iPhone if it meets my needs at the time.
As far as tablets? I like the iPad over any of the Android offerings at this time.
 
2014-01-01 04:20:19 PM

studebaker hoch: Apple has always been for people with more money than brains.


What happens when you pour Pepsi into a Mac while wearing Fila and Warby Parker and eating Papa John's?
 
2014-01-01 06:19:56 PM
All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.
 
2014-01-01 06:41:08 PM
bingethinker

Parroting lame anti-Apple propaganda has always been for brainwashed losers.

From what I've personally witnessed, not seen online or on TV:

Artists use Apple.
Business uses Microsoft.
Science and engineering use linux.

It doesn't seem coincidental at all to me that Apple also has the best ads of any computer maker, hands down.  That's art.  Their UI experience is the best, again art.

Windows predatory pricing model isn't holding people hostage anymore, and they now have to compete on merit, and they're unsure of themselves.  I see them as a declining power that needs to step up or step off.

Linux is a set of power tools built by people that assumed every user would know C, shell scripting, Perl, TCP/IP, Make, regular expressions, GCC, relational databases, network administration, version control, and boolean algebra cold.  Starting a project on linux meant firing up a VT-100 terminal and using the VI editor from the command line to write the source code from scratch.  And that was just to get the OS running.

Where Apple gave you a first-class seat on a luxury jetliner, Linux made you install the engines yourself before takeoff - but let you choose what type and how many you wanted.

Apple charges a fortune for their highly polished products, where even the unboxing is a carefully choreographed user experience.

Linux is free to download, but only comes "packaged" as a .rpm file the user is assumed to know how to install.
 
2014-01-01 07:07:12 PM

dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.


Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?
 
2014-01-01 07:11:54 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Mugato:
I notice that too.  The iPhone users I know personally tend to say "iPhone" in reference to their smartphone, while Android/Windows phone users (OK, the sample size on Windows phones is small....) just say "phone."


Gods I must be getting old I still call my iPhone a cell phone. Ambiguous because I'm not an apple snob. Besides the damn thing was given to me and I hate it. iOS sucks.
 
2014-01-01 07:15:03 PM

studebaker hoch: From what I've personally witnessed, not seen online or on TV:

Artists use Apple.
Business uses Microsoft.
Science and engineering use linux.

It doesn't seem coincidental at all to me that Apple also has the best ads of any computer maker, hands down.  That's art.  Their UI experience is the best, again art.


I personally disagree. The UI on my Android phone is far better than an iPhone. I can customise the desktop far more, and I'm talking normal everyday user stuff here, not rooting or anything like that. When I bought my HTC Desire the then current iPhone didn't even let you change the wallpaper.

I can arrange the icons just the way I want them, down one side of the screen, at the top, one in each corner, and I can have widgets that actually display stuff like weather, calendar events, stock prices etc. It wasn't until very recently that the iPhone Clock icon said 10:15 no matter what the actual time was and the Weather icon said 73 and sunny even if it was minus three and snowing. How is that "better"? It makes you have to click an icon to find out stuff my desktop already has on display.
I have dozens of clock and weather widgets to choose from depending on how much I want to see, and I can resize them to my liking. And widgets like my website bookmarks widget and the upcoming calendar events widget again I can resize them to my taste.

On my Android phone I can pick any song or audio clip I have on the phone and click "Set As Ringtone" and that's it, it's my ringtone. With the iPhone you have to pay Apple and download the ringtone from iTunes even if you already own the song or follow a five minute video on Youtube showing you how to get around this.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar, replacing their intrusive notification alert that forced you to stop what you were doing and deal with it NOW.
 
2014-01-01 07:31:00 PM
Flint Ironstag

I can customise the desktop far more
Not at all surprising.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar,
Apple has a long history of borrowing good ideas.
 
2014-01-01 08:01:26 PM

Flint Ironstag: studebaker hoch:
On my Android phone I can pick any song or audio clip I have on the phone and click "Set As Ringtone" and that's it, it's my ringtone. With the iPhone you have to pay Apple and download the ringtone from iTunes even if you already own the song or follow a five minute video on Youtube showing you how to get around this.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar, replacing their intrusive notification alert that forced you to stop what you were doing and deal with it NOW.


Well not to come to apple's defense here but you can make your own ringtones with itunes on your PC if you know how. Search google for the solution it's not hard to find. The problem is your limited to 30 or 40 second ring tones depending on the artist and song (still don't know how they determine that one). Actually as of iOS 7.0.4 you can set the notifications as top of screen drop down bars that go away after a few seconds. Regardless I still hate iOS.
 
2014-01-01 08:17:56 PM

sparkeyjames: Flint Ironstag: studebaker hoch:
On my Android phone I can pick any song or audio clip I have on the phone and click "Set As Ringtone" and that's it, it's my ringtone. With the iPhone you have to pay Apple and download the ringtone from iTunes even if you already own the song or follow a five minute video on Youtube showing you how to get around this.

Apple also copied the Android Notification Bar, replacing their intrusive notification alert that forced you to stop what you were doing and deal with it NOW.

Well not to come to apple's defense here but you can make your own ringtones with itunes on your PC if you know how. Search google for the solution it's not hard to find. The problem is your limited to 30 or 40 second ring tones depending on the artist and song (still don't know how they determine that one). Actually as of iOS 7.0.4 you can set the notifications as top of screen drop down bars that go away after a few seconds. Regardless I still hate iOS.


I mentioned the five minute long videos on Youtube that show you how to make your own ringtones. I'm just saying that if we're talking about Ease Of Use me clicking on any song and then clicking Set As Ringtone is far quicker and easier. Especially if you want to do lots which, since you can have each contact in your phone book have a different ringtone, can happen.
 
2014-01-01 08:22:50 PM
Jeez man I love my Galaxy S4, Its probably going to be the only smartphone I ever buy. Its a phone, I answer calls and read fark sometimes on it. I don't keep mp3s on it because I have the interweb with thousands of radio stations when I need some tunes.
I had $600 in insurance to use up before 2014 so I went ahead and got the phone free, otherwise no way in hell I would spend anything more then $50 or $100 for a phone.

/top 10 apps work just fine for me (batteryguru, zedge etc) and my $50 a month bill unlimited for everything, I can't go wrong
 
2014-01-01 08:31:05 PM
The worst thing about iPhone is the service.

Book an appointment to see a "genius" at an Apple store when your phone goes kaput, and wait two weeks to get a replacement under warranty?

Fark.

That.

shiat.
 
2014-01-01 09:57:57 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.

Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?


Sure.
 
2014-01-01 10:06:02 PM

dittybopper: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.

Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?

Sure.


To expand upon that:  Handheld transceiver hooked up to a netbook-type computer running the appropriate software.

No one has bothered, that I can see, to do it for a tablet or iPod Touch sort of machine because they don't have actual microphone jacks going into them, which means they would pick up ambient sound (which would cause problems in a noisy environment), and it would mean you'd get annoying "BRAPPPPP" noises from the radio speaker because it's not plugged into the device.
 
2014-01-02 01:28:36 AM
My unofficial study case, fresh from last night:
Participants:
 - iPhone users: 6
 - Android users: 2
Field of combat:
 - Trivial Pursuit (Four teams of 2)
Results:
 - Android users won 2/2 games (100%), soundly trouncing the iPhone users.
Most pie pieces scored by any iPhone team:
 - Four
Quickest round:
 - Seven turns. (Should have been SIX, but apparently "Alien vs. Predator" is NOT considered a gawt-damn sequel to "Alien" in the TP universe...)
Items of note:
 - iPhone users were most likely to scream, "That's BULLSHIAT!" when Android users would get a question right
 - iPhone users have threatened to ban the Android users from future TP tournaments
 - iPhone users scored most points on Entertainment categories, while Android users were more proficient in Science and Nature, Events, and Places.
Conclusion:
 - iPhone users hate nature and science, but love the Kardashians.
 
2014-01-02 06:11:31 AM
There are a number of weakpoints in the data-gathering exercise. To participate you have to be the sort of person who downloads an app which claims to measure your intelligence with seven brain teasers. It takes a special type of person to believe that concept. They come from a gene pool which mostly includes readers of magazines with lots of picture of celebs and er the  Daily Mail. Therefore, the survey is a cross section of stupid people. Reading the survey in another way you can say "Apple users are the kings and queens of the stupid people" and you have got a more statistically provable story, although not one that Apple would want to market".


Read more:  http://news.techeye.net/mobile/owning-an-iphone-makes-you-a-king-amon g -stupid-people#ixzz2pEqVbbqA
 
2014-01-02 07:03:07 AM

magus007: There are a number of weakpoints in the data-gathering exercise. To participate you have to be the sort of person who downloads an app which claims to measure your intelligence with seven brain teasers. It takes a special type of person to believe that concept. They come from a gene pool which mostly includes readers of magazines with lots of picture of celebs and er the  Daily Mail. Therefore, the survey is a cross section of stupid people. Reading the survey in another way you can say "Apple users are the kings and queens of the stupid people" and you have got a more statistically provable story, although not one that Apple would want to market".


Read more:  http://news.techeye.net/mobile/owning-an-iphone-makes-you-a-king-amon g -stupid-people#ixzz2pEqVbbqA


I would wager that iPhone users are more the type that feel the need to be constantly reassured and told how smart they are. Something that goes hand in hand with downloading that type of app and believing it's really measuring intelligence in the first place.
 
2014-01-02 08:29:31 AM
So what does it say about my pre-paid flip phone?
 
2014-01-02 08:47:46 AM

dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.


Semaphore, b*tch. Don't bother.  It won't be cool after I'm done with it.
 
2014-01-02 09:17:49 AM
DNRTFA, but I think you might find some parity between intelligence of users of phones bracketed by unlocked phone cost, regardless of platform. So, throw 5s, S4, and Lumia 1520 users together. The outliers would probably be Nexus 4 and 5, as they cost less but will likely be as smart/stupid.

finnished: TNel:I can never understand the AT&T hate.

It is not at all unreasonable to think that there might have been a bug in the early iPhone firmware, or even hardware, that caused problems on AT&T network.


My first mobile software project was iOS and Android, back in 2008. We all took project phones home for testing and such. ATT iPhones were very annoying, but move the same SIM to an Android, and everything was great.
 
2014-01-02 09:49:02 AM

dittybopper: dittybopper: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dittybopper: All smartphone users look stupid compared to ham radio operators. I can check e-mail or post to a website from anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Try doing that with a smartphone in the middle of the Pacific or some remote jungle.

Can you do it while waiting in your Doctors office?

Sure.

To expand upon that:  Handheld transceiver hooked up to a netbook-type computer running the appropriate software.

No one has bothered, that I can see, to do it for a tablet or iPod Touch sort of machine because they don't have actual microphone jacks going into them, which means they would pick up ambient sound (which would cause problems in a noisy environment), and it would mean you'd get annoying "BRAPPPPP" noises from the radio speaker because it's not plugged into the device.


Headsets with microphones plug into the iPod touch and most tablets.
Although using the ham radio setup would be cool in some ways, for most people it would not be practical to use for just posting to Facebook or checking emails.
 
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