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A lot of the downloads from GooglePlay are the... 261 Views / 5 Replies  
A lot of the downloads from GooglePlay are the APIs that Google has placed there and updates to many of Google's apps that are no longer part of the standard Android release. That could account for...
Posted by qazwart, on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:49 PM, in Tech News
If you don't download too many apps or take a lot... 1,612 Views / 18 Replies  
If you don't download too many apps or take a lot of pictures and videos, 16Gb is plenty, and that still probably describes a good chunk of the iPhone market. A lot of people use the iPhone mainly as...
Posted by qazwart, on Dec 31, 2014 at 02:14 PM, in Tech News
Not impressed. I just bought a set of leather... 216 Views / 1 Replies  
Not impressed. I just bought a set of leather gloves from Glove.ly. Full leather touch screen gloves. Only complaint is that Touch Id doesn't work through them. I. Have to tap in my passcode.
Posted by qazwart, on Dec 17, 2014 at 08:52 PM, in Tech News
Almost nobody (except for Samsung) has made money... 254 Views / 2 Replies  
Almost nobody (except for Samsung) has made money in Android either.
Posted by qazwart, on Dec 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM, in Tech News
Third party apps must use OAUTH that prevents... 206 Views / 2 Replies  
Third party apps must use OAUTH that prevents password leaks. It is very possible an evil OAUTH app could steal a user's password, but that's unlikely.

More likely is that these passwords were...
Posted by qazwart, on Oct 14, 2014 at 11:17 AM, in Tech News
With a third party factory producing 50,000,000... 679 Views / 6 Replies  
With a third party factory producing 50,000,000 iPhones by December, it's bound that a few will escape. Especially if people are willing to pay big money for preannounced phones. It's the hazards you...
Posted by qazwart, on Sep 7, 2014 at 09:37 AM, in Tech News
> Apple is "considering" using sapphire screens... 255 Views / 5 Replies  
> Apple is "considering" using sapphire screens for more expensive models of the new iPhones it's planning to ship this fall, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.

It's a bit too late. Those...
Posted by qazwart, on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:12 PM, in Tech News
This covers everything! If the iPhone 6 comes out... 211 Views / 3 Replies  
This covers everything! If the iPhone 6 comes out and doesn't have sapphire glass, then there was a problem in the supply chain and the rumors were correct. If the iPhone 6 comes out and does have...
Posted by qazwart, on Jul 29, 2014 at 04:28 PM, in Tech News
The Apple app stores shows you in the top in app... 870 Views / 17 Replies  
The Apple app stores shows you in the top in app purchases and how much they cost. How much is the true cost?. For example, Jetpack Joyride is perfectly playable without buying a single in app...
Posted by qazwart, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM, in Tech News
Unfortunately, Continuity needs Bluetooth 4.0 in... 835 Views / 8 Replies  
Unfortunately, Continuity needs Bluetooth 4.0 in order to work. Older Macs can run Yosemite, but Continuity won't work. By the way, I like iOS 7 design over the older iOS 6 design in many ways. The...
Posted by qazwart, on Jul 16, 2014 at 02:11 PM, in Tech News
Quad core design doesn't really make sense in the... 221 Views / 1 Replies  
Quad core design doesn't really make sense in the ARM world because most devices don't do a lot of multitasking. Right now, the only thing quad cores allows you to do is claim a speed boost because...
Posted by qazwart, on Jul 11, 2014 at 05:14 PM, in Tech News
This really isn't such important news. I... 161 Views / 1 Replies  
This really isn't such important news. I recommend most users not to bother with Java. At one time, Java was an important component of the web, but it has been replaced by JavaScript (which has...
Posted by qazwart, on Jul 6, 2014 at 05:18 PM, in Tech News
In many ways, the failure of the Moto X was... 201 Views / 2 Replies  
In many ways, the failure of the Moto X was Google's fault. They created the A droid ecosystem that pushed specs over design. They encouraged a free for all where a dozen manufacturers competed with...
Posted by qazwart, on Jul 6, 2014 at 09:46 AM, in Tech News
The concern is that this will create a "market"... 743 Views / 10 Replies  
The concern is that this will create a "market" where one does not exist. Will people refuse to leave their space until someone "buys" it from them? Will people hire "parkers" to hold a space until...
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM, in Tech News
Okay, the iPhone 5S was an incredible upgrade... 1,808 Views / 13 Replies  
Okay, the iPhone 5S was an incredible upgrade over the iPhone 5. I bought one last year. It's a great phone. I love it. But, if I was thinking about buying another phone, should I wait patiently for...
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:34 AM, in Tech News
I wouldn't take this too seriously. It's very... 822 Views / 10 Replies  
I wouldn't take this too seriously. It's very easy to talk about what you **might** do six months from now. Once a bigger iPhone comes out, users will weigh other factors like how much they want to...
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM, in Tech News
"the Zionist director of the company of... 144 Views / 2 Replies  
"the Zionist director of the company of Facebook...". Oh, you know he'd get a fair hearing!
Posted by qazwart, on May 27, 2014 at 04:05 PM, in Tech News
This was merely Google tracking the NSA's... 219 Views / 2 Replies  
This was merely Google tracking the NSA's Internet activity as the NSA surfed the Internet to spy on various people and organizations.
Posted by qazwart, on May 6, 2014 at 10:32 AM, in Tech News
I see two issues with this: Sprint has an... 252 Views / 4 Replies  
I see two issues with this: Sprint has an incompatible network with T-Mobile. Sprint did this when they bought out NextTel. They spent a lot of money merging NextTel IDEN network with their CDMA...
Posted by qazwart, on Mar 11, 2014 at 11:35 AM, in Tech News
Doesn't surprise me. It seemed obvious that the... 277 Views / 6 Replies  
Doesn't surprise me. It seemed obvious that the retina models would become the default once prices dropped and Apple could make enough. I am still surprised that the Air models and the pro are still...
Posted by qazwart, on Mar 5, 2014 at 07:23 PM, in Tech News
This should be fairly easy to fix. iPads can sync... 2,036 Views / 30 Replies  
This should be fairly easy to fix. iPads can sync to a Bluetooth keyboard. All you need is one POS iPad synced to a numeric keypad. If a blind person comes in, they can use that iPad.
Posted by qazwart, on Mar 5, 2014 at 07:19 PM, in Tech News
I never understood how these guys (and the cell... 147 Views / 2 Replies  
I never understood how these guys (and the cell phone service providers) are allowed to get away with this stuff. Chevy doesn't charge me an extra $100 in "donut fees" over their quoted price due to...
Posted by qazwart, on Feb 20, 2014 at 09:07 AM, in Tech News
This doesn't surprise me. One of the "advantages"... 237 Views / 1 Replies  
This doesn't surprise me. One of the "advantages" of Android is the ability to side load programs, and for a much wider open app store. This makes it much easier to find vectors in attacking Android....
Posted by qazwart, on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:43 AM, in Tech News
It's coming:... 186 Views / 3 Replies  
It's coming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA_gwzx39LQ
Posted by qazwart, on Jan 20, 2014 at 02:41 PM, in Tech News
I'm confused. Didn't the EU already decide on the... 1,465 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm confused. Didn't the EU already decide on the micro USB charger for phones? Or, was that only for non-smart phones? Don't most of them use the micro USB anyway?

By the way, I did like the EU...
Posted by qazwart, on Dec 20, 2013 at 01:41 PM, in Tech News
This doesn't surprise me. People who want an... 239 Views / 3 Replies  
This doesn't surprise me. People who want an iPhone get an iPhone. People who don't specify what they want when they go into an ATT or Verizon shop will be handed a cheap default Android device such...
Posted by qazwart, on Nov 11, 2013 at 05:01 PM, in Tech News
It looks like the end of minutes has finally... 1,191 Views / 13 Replies  
It looks like the end of minutes has finally arrived. The amount of minutes people used has been dropping for the last two years as more and more people turn to other messaging services rather than...
Posted by qazwart, on Oct 27, 2013 at 09:12 PM, in Tech News
There is a lot of issues with this video. One, is... 4,059 Views / 9 Replies  
There is a lot of issues with this video. One, is that they simply go on way too deep into their scenario. "The victim adds a snide remark" "The thief sends the victim's mother an email". This smacks...
Posted by qazwart, on Oct 4, 2013 at 03:13 PM, in Tech News
Hey HTC, why don't you start producing Windows... 257 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey HTC, why don't you start producing Windows phones? You see how well it worked for Nokia!
Posted by qazwart, on Oct 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM, in Tech News
The 7.0.2 iOS patch was released yesterday, and... 1,445 Views / 15 Replies  
The 7.0.2 iOS patch was released yesterday, and the security hole was discovered. Why didn't Apple discover this in their QA testing?

These may be obscure, but once discovered, they quickly...
Posted by qazwart, on Sep 30, 2013 at 03:00 PM, in Tech News
Wow. What are they going to do with all those... 238 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow. What are they going to do with all those worthless iPhones and iPads? They'll have hundreds of them.
Posted by qazwart, on Sep 25, 2013 at 09:26 AM, in Tech News
I take it they won't be announcing that Android... 198 Views / 1 Replies  
I take it they won't be announcing that Android phone they'd been working on.
Posted by qazwart, on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM, in Tech News
@coffeetime: One of the great things about the... 224 Views / 4 Replies  
@coffeetime: One of the great things about the iPad is how it is greatly affecting the cost of medical devices. For example, you can buy a DynaVox Mastro (PC based on Windows, specialized hardware)...
Posted by qazwart, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM, in Tech News
I'm not sure if this is a good idea: "This... 224 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm not sure if this is a good idea:

"This is a very complicated and complex operation. I'm using this iPad to help me by... Ooh, I just got a post on Facebook!"
Posted by qazwart, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM, in Tech News
When people talk about "Android", are these only... 262 Views / 2 Replies  
When people talk about "Android", are these only Google approved Android or do they include non-Google implementations of Android such as Nook and Kindle?
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM, in Tech News
Anonymous has no membership. It cannot have rouge... 174 Views / 1 Replies  
Anonymous has no membership. It cannot have rouge members.
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 25, 2013 at 03:07 PM, in Tech News
I just checked and neither of those apps are in... 1,949 Views / 26 Replies  
I just checked and neither of those apps are in the app store. You can request a refund, and you will probably get one. One app looks like it is 99 cents. I can't read the price of the other.
...
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM, in Mac News
I see two issues here: Android phones have... 1,314 Views / 11 Replies  
I see two issues here:

Android phones have replaced non-smart phones in the U.S. and probably in other Western markets. This gives Android a great advantage in numbers, but explains its low share...
Posted by qazwart, on May 10, 2013 at 01:14 PM, in Tech News
People forget what the iPhone is 1,770 Views / 12 Replies  
The problem is that all of these focus on the "Home Screen". This is the big problem with Android. They have all sorts of cool home screen stuff, but that misses the point. iOS is about the apps. iOS...
Posted by qazwart, on Mar 22, 2013 at 12:16 AM, in Tech News
comment title 439 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm glad that Intel is swallowing a bit of its pride in order to pursue this market. Intel certainly can do this quite profitably too.
Posted by qazwart, on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:39 AM, in Tech News
Big difference between iOS and Android 1,583 Views / 21 Replies  
The big thing about iOS is the apps and not the OS. In Android, there are millions of customizations. There are various vendor frontends and all sorts of tweaks for your "Home Screen". However, iOS...
Posted by qazwart, on Feb 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM, in Tech News
Is this really a good idea? 271 Views / 1 Replies  
There is a long and sordid history of hardware vendors deciding to go "software only" and to license their OS. One of the big failings of Palm was the division of the company back in 2000 into the...
Posted by qazwart, on Jan 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM, in Tech News
This still isn't good news for Android. The 40%... 147 Views / 1 Replies  
This still isn't good news for Android. The 40% share simply reflects that newer phones are finally using 4.x. Consumers are still not updating their older devices to the new OS because they can't...
Posted by qazwart, on Jan 4, 2013 at 03:51 AM, in Tech News
This price puts the Surface Pro squarely into... 256 Views / 1 Replies  
This price puts the Surface Pro squarely into MacBook Air territory, and that's not good for Microsoft. This is especially true if the Surface Pro doesn't include a keyboard at that price. And, this...
Posted by qazwart, on Jan 4, 2013 at 03:39 AM, in Tech News
I don't understand this push for ideological... 153 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't understand this push for ideological purity in employees. He uses Apple stuff at home because he has a family that uses them. In fact, he understands the stickiness issue: He has his data on...
Posted by qazwart, on Dec 13, 2012 at 09:28 AM, in Tech News
I'm tired of these teardowns from iSupply. ... 447 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm tired of these teardowns from iSupply.

Google is selling its tablet at no profit and Amazon is selling theirs at a loss. Yet, according to this teardown, they must be making a good money...
Posted by qazwart, on Nov 6, 2012 at 03:28 AM, in Tech News
The problem is that this is the same price as the... 353 Views / 6 Replies  
The problem is that this is the same price as the iPad. Heck, the iPad 2 (last year's model) is $100 less.

This feels very much like the Zune: Develop a product that has dubious "delta" value over...
Posted by qazwart, on Oct 16, 2012 at 06:39 PM, in Tech News
The LaCie Rugged has a model that comes with USB... 1,541 Views / 28 Replies  
The LaCie Rugged has a model that comes with USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800. That's the one you want. <http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11030>. It'll work on your old Mac,...
Posted by qazwart, on May 10, 2010 at 11:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
T610/T616 iSync and iCal 402 Views / 1 Replies  
I just got a Sony Ericsson T610 for its bluetooth capabilities, and I am pretty happy with it. I got it talking to my Mac with no problems, and I am able to both download and upload files.
...
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 30, 2004 at 10:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Various Problems with Mac OS X Setup 415 Views / 3 Replies  
I just got Mac OS X and I am quite pleased with it. Still some bugs, but it's getting there. Here's my list of complaints:

1). I miss FinderPop. My favorite was clicking on a file, then...
Posted by qazwart, on Jun 4, 2001 at 10:59 PM, in Mac OS X
 
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