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It might get worse after Apple's quarterlies are announced tomorrow.
 And those reviews come out before the phones are actually released. In the case of the 5s, the review embargo was lifted on Sept. 17 -- three days before the device went on sale. And in my case, reading the Anandtech review confirmed that I should go with the 5s over the 5c. The choice of whether to buy or wait just comes down to timing, and whether there are any remaining issues to sort out. Last summer at this time I was deciding between buying an iPhone 5 or waiting...
Quote:The iPhone 5c also uses stamped steel internal frames. While much of the attention has focused on the plastic shell, the use of stamped steel also greatly contributes to the 5c's lower production cost by reducing the time needed for machining. That also explains why the 5c weighs more than the 5s. If Liquidmetal allows for Apple to form durable and attractive metal shell casings without time-consuming machining, then they will have the best of all worlds -- cutting...
 Yeah, and the timing of Barra's departure just happened to coincide with his fellow Googler girlfriend becoming Sergei Brin's mistress. http://nypost.com/2013/08/30/google-transfers-glass-staffer-after-billionaire-brins-mistress-outed/
Has anyone actually seen these ads (including the "Wall Hugger" spot) in any kind of paid placement? Or is Samsung just posting this stuff onto YouTube in hopes of ginning up controversy and free clicks on tech blogs? IIRC, they've produced other embarrassingly bad promo spots (like the infamous Galaxy Gear skiing vid) that they narrowly target at a specific audience, but never run on any kind of paid media. Just free publicity.
The Thomas Guides are now published by Rand McNally. Apparently, they are no longer updated with the same veracity as when Thomas Bros. operated, and no longer updated annually. The Wikipedia entry says that they now purchase the database info from third parties that might not know the local terrain as well as Thomas Bros. once did. Thomas did actually make the transition to digital mapping and retained the same fanatical attention to accuracy until they overexpanded their...
Yep, when traveling in low coverage areas, my battery life plummets if the cell radio is on -- even on standby. Right now I am at 43% with 3 1/2 hours usage and 17 hours total. That's with more than an hour of streaming video. But that's in a strong LTE coverage area. Also I just updated to 7.1.2.Other times I will drain more than 50% of the battery life from playing a slot machine game for less than two hours.
No mention of whether Apple included the promised iMessage flaw where text messages continue to get intercepted by Apple's servers after a user switches their number over to a non-iOS phone.   To anyone who has an issue with the update, are you doing this over-the-air or plugged into iTunes? If you do the update using iTunes, the update will reload the entire OS. The OTA update will only find and replace the changed and new files. While I have read accounts of issues...
 T-Mobile only started their LTE expansion last year, so they have been playing catch up. Even so, just in the 9 months that I've been on T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan, the LTE coverage in the Bay Area has gone from nearly nonexistent to available in the majority of places that I go. Even in most places without LTE, their HSPA+ ("4G") speeds are generally very good. One issue for prepaid customers is that those plans supposedly do not include domestic roaming, so you depend...
According to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, they pitched the idea to Apple first. This was a win-win for both companies, because the iPhone's user share on T-Mobile is a lot lower than with the other three major carriers. Apple provides the free test drive phones to T-Mobile, and for the time being, they are the exclusive provider for the trial program. T-Mobile has set a goal of 1 million test drives, so that's a lot of customers trying T-Mobile's network for the first time...
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