Category Archives: Android

Android Isn’t A Joke. It’s A Nightmare.

238 Google Play apps with >440 million installs made phones nearly unusable The above-linked forum discussing BeiTaAd documents that the plugin has been menacing users for at least seven months. Google’s inability to detect the abuse, either initially when the … Continue reading

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iOS To Android: “Drop Dead!”

I’ve cued the video to 1:55, which is when the iPadOS/iOS Files app action begins. A quick walkthrough at iPadOS on iPad Pro (iOS13) – external drive is accessible with Files.app! And that has killed Android d-e-d for me. Here’s … Continue reading

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US$4.00 AirPod Clones

$4 AirPods on Wish Review – Vivian Tries The Comments are hilarious. And now I know two things: 1) These are probably the same thing I’ve seen in a NYC discount store for about US$20. 2) Worth the shot. However, … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Goes Silly On Apple’s Future

Polaroid. Walkman. Palm Pilot. iPhone? If history is any indication, though, America’s favorite handheld device will someday take up residence with the digital camera, the calculator, the pager, Sony’s Walkman and the Palm Pilot in a museum. Although it’s hard … Continue reading

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Xiaomi To Topple Apple?!

Opened Twitter this morning to have my mind blown by @evleaks. A leaked(?) video of a Xiaomi folding phone unlike anything ever seen before. Look! It starts out looking like iPad Mini-size:

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A Video Memo To Every Damn Tech Company

Listen to your users, goddammit! A Video Memo To Tech Companies (Glengarry Glen Ross)

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Smartphone Commodity Usage

Frasier Speirs switching from iOS to Android has really stuck in my mind. Let’s review his thinking in brief: It turned out that, consistently, what I did with my phone was exactly this, in order of screen time: Twitter iMessage … Continue reading

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iPhones Are Hard To Use (Other Phones Are Even Worse!)

iPhones are hard to use I once wrote a user manual for a handheld engine-diagnostics module for Daewoo cars. I know “hard to use” when I see it. iPhones are hard to use. Yow! He goes on from there to … Continue reading

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Blecchmarks: iPhone XS Max Beats Google Pixel 3XL

Apple’s iPhone XS Max smashes Google’s Pixel 3 in benchmark testing This is no surprise. The missing benchmark — the only true benchmark — is trying Google Books PDFs on both!

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Flossy Carter On The Google Pixel 3XL

Google Pixel 3XL – Unboxing And First Impressions OUCH! His point about stock Android is absolutely correct. I spent this illness-cursed morning watching videos of the Xiaomi Redmi 6A and the BLU Vivo XI+. Plus, some videos about MIUI 10 … Continue reading

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