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Yes, people have been buying refurbs for years and there hasn't been any quality problems. There may be a possibility of getting one with signs of use like a scuff mark on the base but I haven't seen reports of that, they are really strict with the process and for the amount of saving, it would still be worth it anyway. One from late 2013 couldn't have been used much at all and the return was probably something trivial. Every report I've seen and every one I've bought has...
You shouldn't plan to stick with a machine for 6 years. If you did that 6 years ago, you'd have a laptop slower than an iPhone. Your laptop will retain a certain resale value and you can use that to upgrade after a shorter time. The 15" is a good bit faster than the 13" and is a better size for productive use but 256GB of storage might cause problems over time (especially as game design is likely to use Windows so you'd need Bootcamp) and while it's upgradable, the SSDs...
It's a Windows and Android user (the combination is the worst kind). They appear to be parodying what they think the response of an Apple user would be, presumably to show up people who agree with his comments. I don't think it's having the intended effect though because instead of reinforcing their stereotype that Apple users make comments like this, it reinforces the stereotype that Windows and Android users prefer to make a nuisance of themselves. The comments aren't...
Not that car interfaces have ever been particularly good but I don't think they're improved enough here. The UIs are far too distracting. There was a demo here with a video that has some ideas: http://mmminimal.com/a-new-car-ui/ but it's not immediately intuitive and would need capacitive touch hardware. Given that it's not Apple making the hardware controls with CarPlay, it's really the responsibility of the car manufacturers to do this. The entire interface should...
Yeah, they reported 3 million off-label tablets in 2012 in China per month (36m per year), it could easily have scaled up to 60 million in 2013:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403060,00.aspThat may also explain why so many tablets are not registering in ad networks for usage.In the US, Apple dominates the sales by about 2:1:http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/12/report-apples-ipad-has-dominated-us-tablet-sales-in-2013Android tablets have a high growth rate but that's to...
Maybe but the thing with fashion is that people tend not to wear the same things all the time and why they tend to have neutral or complimentary colors in their accessories and jewellery. Navy blue can match a few things like jeans but green stands out too much.That's why there's the white/gold and white/silver options:http://www.maclife.com/article/news/study_men_women_love_gold_iphone_5s_equally_blue_most_popular_5c_color"Men tended to prefer the space gray model while...
Technology changes so fast it's easy to forget the effect it has on kids. I saw this earlier on today:Pretty funny to see them trying to figure out how they'd text on a rotary phone. Some of them weren't sure what payphones are, you don't think about things like payphones going away but with so many people using mobiles, they might one day disappear:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/17/pay-phone-decline/4049599/Telephone wires and corresponding poles can be...
I was also forgetting that it means the end to cellular calls because it would just use VOIP, which is a big improvement. This means they can put an end to phone numbers. You can use text strings for people instead. Skype and Facetime could be used more too, although WhatsApp probably less as there's no extra charges. Of course you're going to get people live streaming their life to some online services, that'll be the next celebrity-maker. Then people will walk up to...
I don't think the 5 would have sold less than the 5C. Not that this would necessarily be a good thing as it lowers the average selling price but some people see the price first. When you compare the 5 and 5S, the impression people will get is that the 5S has a fingerprint sensor but the 5 is for the most part the same visually. With the 5C, they are getting a visually inferior phone - colored luminous plastic is not visually more appealing than silver, black/grey or gold...
This was the main issue with their cloud streaming tech. They needed low enough latency to allow real-time interaction with games. To get 30FPS, the latency for the entire round trip should be below 1 frame or 1/30 second = 33 millisecond latency - same reason computer displays have to be low latency too, they are normally below 10ms now (older IPS display were 20ms or higher so not suitable for 60FPS gaming that needs In the case of a mobile phone pcell connection, the...
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