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Of course Samsung didn't pay these "fans". They... 87 Views / 2 Replies  
Of course Samsung didn't pay these "fans". They paid a promotional company who in turn paid the "fans".
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Apr 8, 2015 at 10:42 PM, in Tech News
Natural sapphire is rare, sure, but these people... 232 Views / 7 Replies  
Natural sapphire is rare, sure, but these people deal in synthetic sapphire. The scarcity of natural sapphire is irrelevant here.
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 6, 2014 at 01:23 PM, in Tech News
Rovio is a one-hit wonder that just milked that... 225 Views / 2 Replies  
Rovio is a one-hit wonder that just milked that hit for all it was worth, and then some. Actually in all fairness, they do have some other good games (I never cared much for Angry Birds). Tiny...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 5, 2014 at 09:25 PM, in Tech News
Disney is on a major house-cleaning kick, it... 145 Views / 3 Replies  
Disney is on a major house-cleaning kick, it seems. They recently updated a couple other mobile apps (Mittens comes to mind) and when I ran it, I got a pop-up saying that the IAP option was removed....
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 5, 2014 at 09:18 PM, in Tech News
All these hordes of people desperately trying to... 142 Views / 2 Replies  
All these hordes of people desperately trying to order an iPhone all at one time is surely a sign that Apple is doomed. Dooooooomed!
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:31 AM, in Tech News
SIM trays? Seriously? A larger iPhone isn't... 121 Views / 1 Replies  
SIM trays? Seriously? A larger iPhone isn't going to need a larger SIM tray. Nor would a MacBook for that matter. The SIM card is going to be the same size no matter what device it's on, so why...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM, in Tech News
It's a shame that our broadband providers here... 119 Views / 5 Replies  
It's a shame that our broadband providers here are so corrupt that they have to be openly told to stop lying about their services.
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jul 23, 2014 at 05:50 PM, in Tech News
@Inkling I could have said that exact same... 95 Views / 2 Replies  
@Inkling

I could have said that exact same thing about Verizon when I got my first cell phone about 12 years ago. Their service in my apartment at the time was almost non-existent, but their store...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jul 23, 2014 at 05:46 PM, in Tech News
Diablo, it doesn't change the fact that... 930 Views / 9 Replies  
Diablo, it doesn't change the fact that nothing... not a single restaurant, coffee shop, nor the hotel we stayed in was located properly on this trip. Google Maps, meanwhile, nailed it all. It's...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jun 10, 2014 at 09:52 AM, in Tech News
They seriously need to fix their data first. We... 930 Views / 9 Replies  
They seriously need to fix their data first. We went traveling this weekend and not a single place we pulled up directions for (hotel, restaurants, etc) had the pin in the right spot. Apple doesn't...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jun 9, 2014 at 04:47 PM, in Tech News
Racism? Really? I don't see it. Not in this... 1,344 Views / 30 Replies  
Racism? Really? I don't see it. Not in this thread. Care to defend that allegation?
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on May 29, 2014 at 01:08 PM, in Tech News
Chas is dead-on here. Just because open source... 1,294 Views / 11 Replies  
Chas is dead-on here. Just because open source could, in principle, have "more eyes" on it looking for bugs doesn't mean it's actually happening. Evidence of late suggests differently. As another...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Apr 8, 2014 at 11:58 PM, in Tech News
"Legere claims that even with the eradication of... 123 Views / 1 Replies  
"Legere claims that even with the eradication of the discount program, that 'fat corporate discounts' from other carriers are still eclipsed by the T-Mobile Simple Choice plan."

Actually... my...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:30 PM, in Tech News
Paul nailed it. I rarely see an iPhone without a... 151 Views / 4 Replies  
Paul nailed it. I rarely see an iPhone without a case. I'm something of an exception to that (and I broke the back on my 4S as a result).
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Mar 7, 2014 at 09:46 AM, in Tech News
I don't think Voiceover is an appropriate... 1,632 Views / 30 Replies  
I don't think Voiceover is an appropriate solution for entering a PIN number, unless you think it's really a secure thing for the customer to be announcing that PIN for all in the vicinity to hear.
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Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Mar 6, 2014 at 08:06 AM, in Tech News
It doesn't look like they took cues from Windows... 94 Views / 1 Replies  
It doesn't look like they took cues from Windows Phone, but rather ripped them off entirely. If they hadn't said that the Nokia X was an Android phone, I would have thought it was a Windows Phone. ...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Feb 24, 2014 at 07:50 AM, in Tech News
"If they made it free, how would they make any... 620 Views / 7 Replies  
"If they made it free, how would they make any money?"

By the magic of increased market share! Right? Uh...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Feb 22, 2014 at 08:43 AM, in Tech News
I have big hands. Seriously, I have only run... 1,248 Views / 14 Replies  
I have big hands. Seriously, I have only run into a handful (hahahah) of people in my life with bigger hands than me. I also find the iPhone as it is more comfortable to hold than anything bigger. ...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Feb 22, 2014 at 08:38 AM, in Tech News
Wait.... they have a fee for the on-screen guide?... 98 Views / 2 Replies  
Wait.... they have a fee for the on-screen guide? WTF? I am sooooo glad I ditched their sorry excuse for TV service years ago.
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM, in Tech News
"Android is the future!" "Apple is doomed!" Or... 141 Views / 3 Replies  
"Android is the future!" "Apple is doomed!" Or not....
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jan 31, 2014 at 08:32 AM, in Tech News
"The roadmap for 64-bit was nowhere close to... 1,059 Views / 13 Replies  
"The roadmap for 64-bit was nowhere close to Apple's, since no one thought it was that essential," the Qualcomm source added.

Going 64-bit may not be "essential" at this point, but by the time it...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM, in Tech News
Sure, they'll be glad to add these services on to... 127 Views / 3 Replies  
Sure, they'll be glad to add these services on to their boxes.... after forcing everyone over to limited data plans with overage charges on their internet service. They will get their piece of meat...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Dec 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM, in Tech News
It's a gimmick, people. Nothing to see here. ... 95 Views / 1 Replies  
It's a gimmick, people. Nothing to see here. Move along... move along...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Dec 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM, in Tech News
Uuuugh... no thanks. I tried that remote for a... 127 Views / 2 Replies  
Uuuugh... no thanks. I tried that remote for a few days and returned it. Whoever designed that layout and the gestures features apparently has never actually used a remote control before.
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:33 PM, in Tech News
Looking at that "clock" reminds me of this booth... 137 Views / 5 Replies  
Looking at that "clock" reminds me of this booth at a festival I went to several years ago. They were selling wind chimes made of upside-down flower pots and flatware. I don't think I'd find a...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Nov 18, 2013 at 08:43 AM, in Tech News
"It is unclear why Starbucks has made an... 273 Views / 6 Replies  
"It is unclear why Starbucks has made an agreement with Google for providing free Wi-Fi to its customers..."

It should be dead obvious. Google is simply providing a better deal in exchange for...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:44 PM, in Tech News
Cutting executive pay for poor performance? ... 180 Views / 1 Replies  
Cutting executive pay for poor performance? That's a new one on me. In other corporations, the working grunts get their pay slashed instead and executive management gets a bonus.
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jun 21, 2013 at 01:43 PM, in Tech News
The contrast in how Apple's lawyers skillfully... 835 Views / 9 Replies  
The contrast in how Apple's lawyers skillfully used Macs with Keynote vs the prosecution using HP with Powerpoint should be played up in future ads. "Get a Mac. Impress a judge. Beat lawsuits."
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jun 20, 2013 at 09:32 AM, in Tech News
"In some ways though, the ability to swipe to... 964 Views / 12 Replies  
"In some ways though, the ability to swipe to access functions gives the illusion that it is faster than tapping on the Settings icon to access the same functions, when it probably isn't for the most...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jun 16, 2013 at 01:39 PM, in Tech News
Guys guys guys... you are completely missing my... 1,098 Views / 11 Replies  
Guys guys guys... you are completely missing my point. I was being something of a smart-alec, but I know that equating shipments to sales is misleading. I also know that distributors send back...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on May 10, 2013 at 11:33 PM, in Tech News
I've said this many times before: "shipments will... 1,098 Views / 11 Replies  
I've said this many times before: "shipments will equal sales.... eventually". When exactly they do sell, and at what price, are other matters entirely. If the devices are selling "poorly", then...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on May 10, 2013 at 07:55 AM, in Tech News
Yes Thorsten, your track record for predicting... 1,016 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes Thorsten, your track record for predicting what people want has proven impeccable so far.

My new rule of thumb? Whatever this guy says, expect the exact opposite. Impeccable!
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:47 PM, in Tech News
Of course consumers want it 1,180 Views / 8 Replies  
Why the &@*% would you jackasses even think we wouldn't want to pay lower prices, especially off-contract? Corporate suits just make me sick.
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:26 PM, in Tech News
@ Inkling: App subfolders in OS X 1,345 Views / 21 Replies  
It's still perfectly possible to move your apps in OS X to subfolders, but it does require modifying the permissions on those apps. Obviously that's not a good option for everyone, but Apple rolled...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM, in Tech News
LOL! Google is just taking a play out of... 114 Views / 2 Replies  
LOL! Google is just taking a play out of Microsoft's book. MS' own anticompetitive tactics are legendary and they are no stranger to artificially preventing competing web browsers from using their...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Jan 2, 2013 at 07:17 PM, in Tech News
Are you kidding me? It's the iPad mini and ONLY... 271 Views / 6 Replies  
Are you kidding me? It's the iPad mini and ONLY the iPad mini that has a lower-than-expected display resolution. The iPad 4 has EXACTLY what was expected, nor is it expected to change. Ever.
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Nov 12, 2012 at 05:31 AM, in Tech News
I'll take that bet. Apple isn't stupid or blind,... 583 Views / 22 Replies  
I'll take that bet. Apple isn't stupid or blind, even if it seems that way at times. If they blocked 3rd party apps from outside the App Store and people can't use their desktops in the ways we are...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 5, 2012 at 08:23 AM, in Tech News
As has been said, moving away from Intel CPUs... 583 Views / 22 Replies  
As has been said, moving away from Intel CPUs doesn't mean moving away from x86 CPUs (i.e. Intel-compatible). AMD seems the obvious choice, but what if Apple decides to roll their own x86-compatible...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 4, 2012 at 05:56 AM, in Tech News
I had absolutely no issues updating the Harmony... 340 Views / 7 Replies  
I had absolutely no issues updating the Harmony 700 under Lion. I actually had 3 in total... each returned within a couple weeks for failing buttons. They all updated fine. I don't know why you...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 3, 2012 at 08:47 PM, in Tech News
WTF? Are you saying I should have simply learned... 340 Views / 7 Replies  
WTF? Are you saying I should have simply learned to live with buttons that broke within days of buying the 700 remote, and just let Logitech keep my money because I'm not in a 3rd world country? Or...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 3, 2012 at 08:52 AM, in Tech News
I hope the build quality of this is better than... 340 Views / 7 Replies  
I hope the build quality of this is better than their other more recent models. I had to return the Harmony 700 three times because various physical buttons kept failing on me within a couple weeks....
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:43 AM, in Tech News
What older remotes do you have that you can't... 340 Views / 7 Replies  
What older remotes do you have that you can't update? I've been using Harmony remotes for years and have never had an issue updating them. Do you not have their remote software for Mac installed? ...
Posted by Lifeisabeach, on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:25 AM, in Tech News
 
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