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The behaviors of "Podcasts" (downloads capped at 100MB on LTE) and TiVo (no streaming over LTE), are not imposed by the carrier, they're built into the application. Podcast's limitation was very likely demanded by AT&T early on, but it's hardcoded and applies regardless of the carrier. TiVo's may have been arbitrary to guarantee a minimum level of streaming quality, or due to some secret agreement with AT&T, who knows. Amazon only recently released this arbitrary...
I loved to be able to jailbreak my iPhone early on (for perfectly legit purposes, such as being able to download video podcasts > 100MB over LTE, stream TiVo or Amazon Video over LTE, use tethering, and a bunch of other cool UI features), back when the jailbreaks came from well known US hackers. Since iOS 7, I have zero trust in these Chinese jailbreaks, and there is no way I would install them on my phone.And yes, you're right. The "walled garden" seems like a really good...
My first reaction when the FirePhone was announced, and I think I posted it here: Amazon made a huge mistake by pricing this phone in line with other flagship phones. Its main purpose is to get people to spend more money on Amazon, and as such they should give it away for practically free. Of course, making a phone that was essentially only compatible with AT&T (it's missing 3G AWS for full T-Mobile support) was a very restricting choice, further limiting the market for...
Yes. I recommended it to a friend who switched to Mac a couple of years ago and was very enthusiastic about learning iPhoto and how to better use her iPhone in combination. I had already warned her against purchasing add-ons when she bought her Mac, but despite that she succumbed to the kind and gentle sales pitch and purchased AppleCare (at twice the price you can get it on eBay) and 1to1.When she took the 1to1 classes, she came back having purchased a bunch of stuff she...
As much as I think training classes are a great resource, I am put off by the hard sell on Apple products and services. The trainers steer their students to high margin products (iCloud, AppleCare, etc...) regardless of their needs. Taking a class there is almost like attending a timeshare seminar! 
You're not being fair with Samsung. Yes, the pictures are pretty damning, but that was the OLD Samsung. These days, they no longer copy Apple. They would never try to come up with a copy of Apple Pay, for instance. What? Oh. Right. Never mind.
Unbelievable. Anyone who has ever purchased an official Apple factory refurbished product knows that it's indistinguishable from a new one, the only difference is the box it comes in. I don't have a problem denouncing Apple's policies when they're abusive, but this is ridiculous and completely unfounded. Just more money for the lawyers, I guess.
You are missing something. I was not talking about Apple, but replying to the whiny religious wingnut stating that the constitution is officially dead and that religious liberties are being taken away. Yeah, this thread is all over the place. You and I may disagree on UK electrical standards but we're in violent agreement on this one ;-)
That is just hilarious. Nobody is disrespecting religious beliefs. Freedom of religion is not freedom to force your standards onto the rest of the country. You want to do business? You follow the rules, and you serve everyone equally. You are the hypocrite.
 Population of England & Wales in 2011: 56 million. Population of the US in 2011: 311 million. You may want to normalize...That plug is ridiculous, outdated, and laughable, and solves a problem nobody has while creating a million others, such as using up massive amounts of wall space, using up huge amounts of luggage space, and making it impossible to have a power strip of a reasonable dimension. I find it mind boggling that there would be people to defend its insane,...
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