Category Archives: Smartphones

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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Weekend Review: March 30-31, 2019

A rare review post after all these months. With warmer weather, I have less inclination to read and am tempted to do walkies. Sightings, walking the west side bike path: – 3 Boosted – 1 Boosted Mini – 1 unidentified … Continue reading

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Shot On iPhone

Wow. TV special effects with an iPhone! Space 9.99 Eagle transporter crashes.. iPhone 6 at 720fps 720p. In the original Space: 1999 series, this was done on 35mm with multiple passes over the Eagles against a black velvet backdrop, mapped … Continue reading

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Xiaomi’s Folding Phone Appears For Real

Twitter: See the video after the break.

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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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Fraser Speirs Switches From iOS To Android

He’s written so much about iOS that this revelation is rather jarring! On Switching from iOS to Android It turned out that, consistently, what I did with my phone was exactly this, in order of screen time: Twitter iMessage YouTube … 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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