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  Ha!   I remember the first time I saw one of the Galaxy S3's (a friend of mine who works for Google always seems to have the latest and greatest Android phone), being stunningly impressed with the screen and actually quite impressed with the device as a whole, then he received a call and I found myself feeling sorry for him.  It looked like it was a phone designed specifically for old people because they need bigger buttons!
The main problem with this phone, and its predecessor, is that when you use it as an actual phone (i.e. hold it against your head and talk to someone), you look like an absolute cock.
The thing that pisses me off about Googles actions here is that but for them (and the ever standards un-compliant Microsoft), this is an example of technology companies just being flat out sensible and understanding that standards are great, in certain areas.  MPEG group do a good job of corralling things in a way that allows consumers to benefit, but Google have to come along, pretending not to be evil, trying to control everything themselves.   Aside from that, one...
Totally backs up what I've found. Apple Maps give great directions and is a fantastic UI. Where it flops is it's search. Fix that, and I'll never touch Google Maps again.
Am I spectacularly stupid, or is it near impossible to get Google Maps to give you turn by turn directions? I'm sure I managed it once, but I've not been able to since (all it seems to do is let me "preview" a route). At the moment, I'm using Google Maps to search for places, then I'm entering them into Apple Maps for the driving directions. I so wish Apple would get the data behind the maps right, and make the search better. Their app interface is tremendous.
Shazam is everything an app should be.  Does one thing extraordinarily well, and solves a "problem" that nothing else did. The amount of time I've wasted in my life desperately trying to remember who a song was by is immeasurable!
I was pretty amazed to find Passbook was an option for spring training tickets for the Giants as well.  They're happily in my passbook waiting for me to get there on Saturday!   Lets go Giants!
Sounds good to me. I much prefer the rounded edges of my mini to the knife edge of the iPad 3. I find the iPad 3 uncomfortable to use after a relatively short time, and I think it's the edge of it that causes that (along with the weight of it).
I continue to love the new Maps application (ignoring the data behind it), and continue to think the maps are easier to read.  I love the turn by turn as well.   Flyover for me is a gimmick and I don't really care what they do with it.  I thought the same of Street View. Where Maps constantly falls down though is search.  It consistently fails to find things that Google Maps locates no problem.  I'm not out in the middle of nowhere either - it fails in the Bay...
That made me laugh - nice one!
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