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I don't know why I keep posting on here. I guess... 2,590 Views / 123 Replies  
I don't know why I keep posting on here. I guess I'm a sucker for punishment. You seem to just skirt over facts to suit whatever position you're trying to take. Like every large screened smartphone...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh man here we go. Another one. Ready? Don't... 2,590 Views / 123 Replies  
Oh man here we go. Another one.

Ready? Don't try and BS me or others, it's not going to work.

The original iPhone, the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3GS are virtually [visually] identical.

First...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 10, 2013 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmmm, what will end up a 4 year old design and... 2,590 Views / 123 Replies  
Hmmm, what will end up a 4 year old design and you're drinking the koolaid.

Man, I could imagine having you on our product team... the negative nancy... you'd last about 5 minutes.
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're completely missing my point. But first,... 2,590 Views / 123 Replies  
You're completely missing my point. But first, the screen size and ppi. I mentioned that. I'm not saying it has to be a marketing issue or that HTC overly focuses on it. But the fact remains is that...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is the tech industry. It moves fast. It's... 2,590 Views / 123 Replies  
This is the tech industry. It moves fast. It's not true that we aren't supposed to expect big things year after year. I'm in the industry and product cycles work this way. That's the pace of...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You haven't addressed my point. When I say the... 2,590 Views / 123 Replies  
You haven't addressed my point. When I say the marketers have taken over, I mean it's become about specs and variations. All this is is a faster CPU and different colors. The fingerprint scanner...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Had to make a cameo appearance guys. I want to... 2,590 Views / 123 Replies  
Had to make a cameo appearance guys. I want to check my head. Am I alone in my utter disappointment at this event? What the fuxx is this? Colors and specs. Colors and specs. Colors and specs.

The...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 10, 2013 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Go to MarketResearch, NetApplications, comScore,... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
Go to MarketResearch, NetApplications, comScore, and the many others, pull out your wallet, and buy the data reports. I'm not here to pick up your tab that costs thousands of dollars to buy. And even...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 4, 2013 at 02:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The data is available through multiple sources.... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
The data is available through multiple sources. We pay for data that includes two things that we look at: supplier estimates and actual Web marketshare. That is, how many of the devices are being...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He's speaking first, then running out to... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
He's speaking first, then running out to Google... and not even reading the data right... :)
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 4, 2013 at 03:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Go read Apple's earnings reports. The answers...... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
Go read Apple's earnings reports. The answers... you will find in there.
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 4, 2013 at 02:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, they would report sales if they were any... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
Yes, they would report sales if they were any good, because it would give Apple's PR something to talk about. Apple's done this time and time again.



Come on... you're better than not looking...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 3, 2013 at 07:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What do you mean it doesn't sync with Macs? ... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
What do you mean it doesn't sync with Macs?

Want to take your stuff with you wherever you go? Just sync it to your phone. Whether you have a PC or a Mac, syncing music, pictures, and videos with...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 3, 2013 at 07:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Huh? 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
Huh?
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 3, 2013 at 04:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're missing my points... But then again, you... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
You're missing my points... But then again, you don't sound like a designer...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 3, 2013 at 01:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The point is to show what's possible. You put iOS... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
The point is to show what's possible. You put iOS 1 beside iOS 7, and the way they work is essentially identical. The settings. The home button. The grid of icons. Sure gestures have come along...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
First on the iOS is tired. I design software for... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
First on the iOS is tired. I design software for a living. When I say iOS is tired, I mean its core functionality. The grid of icons and physical home button. I use the Microsoft Surface as an...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're not getting my point. What has made Apple... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
You're not getting my point. What has made Apple successful is their incredible focus. This is Steve's legacy. I've learned leading a few tech companies what that's all about. Everybody tells you...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Dude. You're not reading what I'm talking about.... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
Dude. You're not reading what I'm talking about. Forget Settings. It's multitasking. It's the grid of icons. It's the ripped off Metro UI. It's the hardware 3 years on design. It's everything.
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 2, 2013 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You just answered your own question: if Android... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
You just answered your own question: if Android settings are just as bad, then iOS Settings are bad. And the reason is what I've already mentioned. You have to exit out of an App and into settings...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 2, 2013 at 02:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Screw the colors and the plastic junker. Make one... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
Screw the colors and the plastic junker. Make one new phone the best you can make it for $100 cheaper retail. Cut out the big ugly bezels. Dump the physical home button. Double the resolution of the...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 2, 2013 at 01:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You guys are close to picking up on what I'm... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
You guys are close to picking up on what I'm saying. I said a smaller iPhone overall. The top and bottom have massive bezels. It's not just the width. Apple could cut 50% from the top and bottom and...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 2, 2013 at 09:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
2 years from now, you'll be using a 4.7" screen... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
2 years from now, you'll be using a 4.7" screen wondering how you used anything smaller. By cutting bezel, Apple can give you this screen in a phone that's overall smaller...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 2, 2013 at 03:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not happening man. You're not going to brainwash... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
Not happening man. You're not going to brainwash me with the koolaid you've been pounding back.

iOS 1 was a grid of icons and a physical home button. iOS 7 is a grid of icons and a physical home...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 2, 2013 at 03:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This. Again, try the multitasking on the MS... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
This.

Again, try the multitasking on the MS Surface. That's innovation. Apple's multitasking on iOS 7? Double tap the home button and see a copy of WebOS. It's lame.

I point this out because...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not interested in having a discussion about... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
I'm not interested in having a discussion about developer tools. That's another topic. The bottom line is I find the screen, from a user perspective, just not big enough to the point where I'm...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 1, 2013 at 04:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As Apple developers, we work our butts off on... 1,816 Views / 101 Replies  
As Apple developers, we work our butts off on designing mobile Apps. Quite honestly, they're a pain in the ass when it comes to the iPhone. The screen is so small.

From a user perspective, I'm at...
Posted by theothersteve, on Sep 1, 2013 at 02:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ya... this isn't some binary thing where you have... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Ya... this isn't some binary thing where you have one or something else. Google Wallet is just an add on to your existing framework as an option for the consumer.

It's absolutely increased our...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 28, 2013 at 04:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ya... Google and Amazon are definitely very... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Ya... Google and Amazon are definitely very US-centric. But Google Wallet, from a business perspective, is international in that it enables businesses who may not be in the US to make it as a payment...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 27, 2013 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's why we're integrating Google Wallet into... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
That's why we're integrating Google Wallet into our payment options. But honestly, your better off using our main payment processing system which is Moneris. Moneris is the industry standard in...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 26, 2013 at 02:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Whoa big fella... you're not going to hurt my... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Whoa big fella... you're not going to hurt my feelings or discourage me. I want competition. I like it. I guess you've reduced yourself to this because you simply don't have the experience or...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 25, 2013 at 06:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Should I think again? How many calls has Apple... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Should I think again? How many calls has Apple had about our App? Or anyone elses? How much of an expense is it to them? How many calls do we get because somebody's phone won't turn on and they were...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 24, 2013 at 04:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Breaking news today. DOJ publishes more info,... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Breaking news today. DOJ publishes more info, Emails from Steve Jobs... Apple may have forced the policy change on In-App purchases as retaliation against Amazon, others in eBook industry.

I stand...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 23, 2013 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: There's so much abuse of unpaid internships in my... 1,027 Views / 45 Replies  
There's so much abuse of unpaid internships in my industry that I believe they should be paid. The pay should be low but still...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 23, 2013 at 01:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're conflating the issues and are confused.... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
You're conflating the issues and are confused. Your comments make me think that you're either blinded by Apple because you really like them as a company or you have no practical business...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 21, 2013 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has already been challenged and Apple could be... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
It has already been challenged and Apple could be forced to allow us to link to our sites and subsequently process our payments. It's part of the DOJ injunction against them in the eBooks case. You...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 21, 2013 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Since the beginning of the PC industry. Since... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Since the beginning of the PC industry. Since Apple marketed it as a place to develop for and make money. Since we each pay a membership every year to Apple to develop software and make money. Since...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 20, 2013 at 07:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd like to point out a good article on CNET.... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
I'd like to point out a good article on CNET. This interview with Dennis explains a lot of the issues with what's wrong with Apple and their draconian approach to partners and other...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 20, 2013 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is why nobody has a problem with a... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
This is why nobody has a problem with a commission on the initial sale of the product/App.



There's some great Apps. But a lot of junk, and a lot of stuff that's not on there. That's what the...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We pay 1.9% to our payment processor for credit... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
We pay 1.9% to our payment processor for credit card purchases and for subscriptions. In fact, this is how the world operates under low transaction fees. Apple can take their 30% and stick it up...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 20, 2013 at 04:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since when is Apple entitled to make a dime off... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Since when is Apple entitled to make a dime off of developer's code? Folks like you just go along with this stuff. For decades we've been developing for the desktop and haven't had to pay Apple or...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 19, 2013 at 08:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No problem. I think I'm probably putting too much... 1,075 Views / 42 Replies  
No problem. I think I'm probably putting too much time into these forums. I need to get back to work big time this week. I probably have very little time for anything on this. And I say that because...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 19, 2013 at 05:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wouldn't even know where to start or end with... 1,075 Views / 42 Replies  
I wouldn't even know where to start or end with your site.

What's your brand? Why are you doing this? What problem are you solving? How much does it cost? How does it work? If your site doesn't...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 19, 2013 at 04:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Lots of rookie marketing mistakes. Way too... 1,075 Views / 42 Replies  
Lots of rookie marketing mistakes.

Way too text heavy.
No clear message.
No visuals.
No identifiable brand.

Not sure who your customers are... if they're technical maybe you can get away...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 19, 2013 at 03:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What do you mean we're using Apple created... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
What do you mean we're using Apple created software? We created the software for an operating system, just like Windows and Mac developers have been doing for decades. I don't get what you're saying....
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 19, 2013 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't fail to realize this. This is what I'm... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
I don't fail to realize this. This is what I'm saying all along. It drives their thinking on rules and business around iOS. A more accurate statement: Apple doesn't want other people's stores...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 18, 2013 at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple's platform is not free. They take 30% from... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Apple's platform is not free. They take 30% from the sale of an App on their App Store. I have no problem with this. It's a commission like any retail store. You box your software, put it into retail...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh dear... here we go. And a link from 2... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Oh dear... here we go.

And a link from 2 years ago!

A poster said something to the effect that Apple's App Store was at or slightly above breakeven, and that the implication was that this...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 18, 2013 at 04:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
LOL. Kagi... Transaction fees for every... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
LOL. Kagi...

Transaction fees for every legitimate merchant processor are around 2%. Paypal is probably the best example of how cheap and easy it is for anyone to sell anything online. For those...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 16, 2013 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not buying it. Apple has a large share of money... 3,389 Views / 175 Replies  
Not buying it. Apple has a large share of money spent on Apps. Companies can build whatever they want. But they have to follow well established laws. If Apple is going into business, they're subject...
Posted by theothersteve, on Aug 16, 2013 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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