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#1 Duffman

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

From Fast Company

http://www.fastcodes...t-of-the-iphone

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:38 AM

Wow, that is pretty harsh. I can say that I helped bring down the average of what Americans spend on Apple.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

I once used to buy Apple products. Now I'm in recovery...

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

I once used to buy Apple products. Now I'm in recovery...


Glad to hear you were able to break the habit. Did you seek professional help, attend rehab, or were you able to break that horrible addiction through prayer and on your own account?

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

Glad to hear you were able to break the habit. Did you seek professional help, attend rehab, or were you able to break that horrible addiction through prayer and on your own account?


The spell was broken when I played with the Evo for 5 minutes on Friday, June 4, 2010. When the possibilities of Android's customization and personalization woke me up from the spell!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

The spell was broken when I played with the Evo for 5 minutes on Friday, June 4, 2010. When the possibilities of Android's customization and personalization woke me up from the spell!


The EVO had a major, positive impact in my life as well.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

I can play virtual piano, drums and virtual DJ on my iPad/iPhone. I can't do that on my Android tablet or phones :P :P (due to Android's high audio latency)

OTOH, I have usable Google Maps navigation, tethering, and can block calls/SMS on my Nexus S. Can't do that on my iPhone :lol: Oh and drain the battery with wimax.

Android ICS launcher is much easier and prettier than the iPhone launcher, but overall i prefer the iPhone 4s...for now.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

The EVO had a major, positive impact in my life as well.


I was about to throw it all away and go slumming around the world. But then along came the EVO. I stayed with my wife and kids and even took up paragliding.

The EVO is a life-changing device.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

I was about to throw it all away and go slumming around the world. But then along came the EVO. I stayed with my wife and kids and even took up paragliding.

The EVO is a life-changing device.


:funnypost: I almost spit on my coffee on that one. :coffee:

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Trying to help my kid use itunes fixed me right up. Never ever will I own a device that requires itunes.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:24 PM

Trying to help my kid use itunes fixed me right up. Never ever will I own a device that requires itunes.


Once you've been with android and someone with iOS asks you to help them set their device up....for me that was the nail in the coffin as well. Lol

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

Once you've been with android and someone with iOS asks you to help them set their device up....for me that was the nail in the coffin as well. Lol

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

Not to defend Apple or anything, but all tech companies are pretty ruthless with their employees overseas. Foxconn makes far more than just Apple products.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

Not to defend Apple or anything, but all tech companies are pretty ruthless with their employees overseas. Foxconn makes far more than just Apple products.


While its true that Foxconn does assemble for others, nothing compares to the quantity Apple does with them. Also, other OEMs have contracts all over the world even further diluting their share of contribution to Foxconn. I think the ratio of Foxconn Apple work to other OEMs is 3:1. Huge difference.

Also, Samsung is a greedy capitalist company. They don't claim to be anything else. Whereas Apple pretends to be something else specifically trying to cater their relationship with the responsible/sustainable crowd. And in many instances, Apples under reported business practices are distinctly at odds with its consumers ideals. Which is also fine. But many of their customers are willing to pretend that the issue does not exist, because they like Apple and Apple products.

However, if this was Walmart, I have a feeling those same Apple customers who don't care about Foxconn would be up in arms about Walmart.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:58 AM

While its true that Foxconn does assemble for others, nothing compares to the quantity Apple does with them. Also, other OEMs have contracts all over the world even further diluting their share of contribution to Foxconn. I think the ratio of Foxconn Apple work to other OEMs is 3:1. Huge difference.

Also, Samsung is a greedy capitalist company. They don't claim to be anything else. Whereas Apple pretends to be something else specifically trying to cater their relationship with the responsible/sustainable crowd. And in many instances, Apples under reported business practices are distinctly at odds with its consumers ideals. Which is also fine. But many of their customers are willing to pretend that the issue does not exist, because they like Apple and Apple products.

However, if this was Walmart, I have a feeling those same Apple customers who don't care about Foxconn would be up in arms about Walmart.

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I would agree 100%. I think many people would also be appalled to learn the truth behind electronic "recycling". It really is sad how we tend to ignore the problems associated with electronics manufacturing and recycling. And it is definitely true about Apple pretending to be something they are not. Granted they have done much for the technology industry, but I do think now is the time to be sure that employees are not mistreated (especially with all those record profits). Speaking of that, I hope that Sprint properly recycles and reclaims all the e-waste NV will generate!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

FR acting weird. Delete

Edited by gopher_otis, 13 April 2012 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

You drag and then you drop. How much more simple could it be?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

The hard part of iTunes is sorting videos by video, music video, and tv show. I personally am annoyed by it, but I'm used to it after so many years.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

Oh, I don't know. Some of us Android fanboys can be just as bad as the fruit fanboys.

Sure Apple produces an inferior product with an inferior ios and an inferior customer experience. But the way some of us go on and on about how evil Apple is are starting to sound like sour grapes. Next someone is going to accuse Apple of getting babies to work on the iPhone assembly lines. If the babies don't meet their daily quota, they'll grind them up and cook their baby fat to render it into plastic used to make hard protective cases.

It's not like any of the Android manufacturers are saints. Eeesh... Lol...

Edited by simcha, 15 April 2012 - 06:20 PM.

Blah

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

Oh, I don't know. Some of us Android fanboys can be just as bad as the fruit fanboys.

Sure Apple produces an inferior product with an inferior ios and an inferior customer experience. But the way some of us go on and on about how evil Apple is are starting to sound like sour grapes. Next someone is going to accuse Apple of getting babies to work on the iPhone assembly lines. If the babies don't meet their daily quota, they'll grind them up and cook their baby fat to render it into plastic used to make hard protective cases.

It's not like any of the Android manufacturers are saints. Eeesh... Lol...


Capitalism can be dangerous in the hands of the greedy. And I've been stupid enough to fall for the buying trap on more than one occasion. At one point I owned 3 iPod Touches, 2 iPod Classics, 2 MacBooks, 1 MacBook Pro, 8 lines of Service on at&t, and 4 lines of service on Verizon all at once.

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