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Is there anything else you can say to the new phone besides "OK, Google Now" in order to wake it up? I basically really like the packaging of this new phone, but I'm simply not up for this kind of dorky marketing in public. Or private. Also, I have to say the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the first phone I've had that didn't give me a headache while I was on a long call. And so I've come to the conclusion that exceptionally low SAR ratings really do make a difference. At least...
@ andysol, Good to know.  I wish they'd put a more network-oriented drive in there, however.
So does this mean I can get an Airport Extreme, and then insert a decent network hard drive rather than the mismatched Barracuda that Apple is shipping with the Time Capsule? A Western Digital Red would be perfect for this device — you want the coolest running drive you can get for a sealed casing like this, and a drive with network-oriented firmware for this purpose — but Apple just had to go and put in something completely unsuitable, a hotter-running, slightly faster...
Well, I can't speak for everyone else, but I have the grandfathered unlimited data with a Galaxy S3. And I have to say, I really don't want to give it up. Not with the way cell phone use seems to be evolving. And I don't expect Verizon to change the rates they charge grandfathered customers. Which means, I'm still left holding the bag for the full freight when it comes time to replace the SGS3. So the question arises, what else is there? Two years ago, the answer...
This would be a good opportunity to require portability of devices, even of non-GSM carriers. I speak of Verizon and Sprint's failure to open their platforms to other devices. There's a huge potential for churn between CDMA carriers, primarily Verizon and Sprint, that's being squelched by their policies. It's especially ridiculous that a Sprint iPhone and a Verizon iPhone cannot be used on each other's networks, even though the Verizon phone is unlocked for AT&T from...
The principle is important; you should not be prevented from using a device you have paid for with other services. You buy your iPhone, let's say, from AT&T; the phone, if one could talk AT&T into unlocking it, could also be used with T-Mobile and a few other regional providers like i-Wireless, so long as you don't mind not having AWS freqencies. And yet, per the Librarian of Congress, this is a copyright violation? Get real. You've paid the $200 up front for the...
Not sure why you'd even do this with other drives that are out there; LaCie for Thunderbolt; QNAP and Synology for the flexibility of choosing between direct connections and very fast duplexed network connections; just about everyone else for USB3. Looks like Thunderbolt is going the way of FireWire, unfortunately. It is so much better than USB3, but Apple have put up even bigger barriers to Thunderbolt in licensing and exclusivity than they did with FireWire. Let's...
Something tells me that for this to really work well, we need devices that are truly portable between carriers.   And, until we get devices with multiband LTE support, that's not going to happen in this country.  Sprint continue with their user-unfriendly policies on ESN-unlocking; Verizon open up only because of an FCC edict, but their LTE bands are different from everyone else's; and even AT&T to T-Mobile doesn't work because T-Mobile uses AWS frequencies, soon to...
I have to make a decision in the near future on a display with a time-limited work budget.  At this time, the Thunderbolt Display does not qualify, because the screen glare is excessive and because I need USB 3 hubbing capabilities.   Should Apple not update the Thunderbolt Display with either matte finish or laminated glass, and USB 3, in the next couple of months, I will likely buy Dell's latest LED-backlit 27 inch display.   As an aside I would like to see...
Haswell, obviously.    A second Thunderbolt port.  A third Thunderbolt port if they insist on getting rid of Firewire 800.  These ports are effectively like having external PCI and provide tremendous flexibility.  Hook up an external PCI if you want discrete graphics, or put them whole thing in a rack mount casing for use as a server.   As many power consumption efficiencies as they can find.   One thing I haven't seen mentioned on wish lists is the drive bay...
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