Originally Posted by djames4242
There are tons of plugins for SBSettings allowing instant toggles for Airplane mode, 3G, etc. Plus the process icon allows for easy termination of apps...
That looks very useful. Yes it's hardly Apple level beauty but it's functionality that advanced users would love to see in the official iOS builds. That said, I've just deleted a whole paragraph trying to justify why I'd want those things and struggled to make a good case. I guess Apple write those paragraphs too and when they delete them, it tells them something about what they should leave out of their products to keep them focussed, something Android's developers and implementers seem utterly unable to do.
Originally Posted by davidcarswell
I love these jailbreak topics - another entertaining day in the dumbing down of Apple's customer base where ignorance is bliss in showing just how obtuse Apple customers have become since the introduction of the iPod -
This is one of those snivelling, annoying posts that adds nothing to the conversation and insults those who happen to share Apple's design ethos. It's not 'dumbed-down' or 'obtuse' to be content with a device that works superbly.
Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody
Now *that* is ugly.
Also pretty much useless unless you like tinkering with stuff. The only things I need quick access to are the task list and the brightness and both are provided in iOS with "a swipe and (button) tap."
People who have to turn their Wi-Fi on and off or their Bluetooth on and off on a phone are "doing it wrong" IMO. The whole point of the phone is that it's all handled automatically and unless you are using the phone for some unusual things most people's phones will run a day or more without a charge already so there isn't really a need to save power.
It is ugly, but not hideous.
To call it useless is a bit of a stretch. There are times when you can't be sure you will be able to charge your phone for a few days. A camping trip for instance. It'd be quite embarrassing to have your iPhone die on Sunday morning while your Androidistas mocked you and that tool lets you keep the phone under control. That said, you're quite right that *most* of the time the options on that panel are unnecessary tinkering. For day to day use when you know you'll be home that night with a charger by your bed, I have found most people worry far too much about battery life. It's a long time since my iPhone ran out of battery within a day of a full charge.
Originally Posted by wizard69
Android is full of holes and can be exploited anytime. /QUOTE]
I've seen no evidence that Android can be easily exploited. Nor that it's "full of holes", whatever that means. Are you referring to security holes? If so, what are they? Anything similar to the PDF or IOMobileFrameBuffer security issues that Apple released a patch for today?
There's no need to post FUD to make Apple look superior to Android. In many ways it is. Security is not one of those ways IMO.
Agree to disagree.
Originally Posted by Gatorguy
It's no secret that Android has been a target for malware attacks..that one cannot deny. BUT the key is to look in any article that mentions such usually contains an "When Installed" phrase somewhere. Android is not going to be remotely taken from you over a cellular network unless you the user allow it to and give permissions.
If you are gullible enough to Fall for the random PDF or file gimmick, do yourself a favor and get an Iphone...save yourself the trouble.
This is missing the point. You are unlikely to be a victim of a malware attack because you know what you're doing. I know what I'm doing. My dad doesn't, my mum doesn't, my girlfriend doesn't, my grandparents don't, my boss at work doesn't etc. etc. It's all very well to call people gullible, but the fact is not everyone in society hangs about on AI forums and keeps au fait
with current security threats; they just use their phones.
I'm assuming most of us are mac users and don't have this problem, but one of the most irritating aspects of Windows is the brazen alarmism and shameful exaggeration that goes on with security software. Reputable companies have windows pop up telling you 'Your computer is AT RISK!' that scare the granny who bought the computer to Skype her grandkids half to death. These aren't technical users. They don't know the different between a Symantec pop-up and a scam pop-up.
At some point the internet community is going to have to wake up to the fact that the majority of people using the internet and smartphones in 2011 are not tech-minded people. They're all sorts of people now. A good technology company will make a product that defends its users from attacks. It's just not good enough to tell users to fend for themselves and call them gullible if they fall for a trap that would not have been laid had it not had any chance of success. You and I close illicit pop-ups, my 70-something dad just clicks and gets frustrated because he wants to read the article he was after etc. He's not tech-minded, he doesn't care about these issues. He's a highly intelligent man with a career in college lecturing behind him. Not everyone who falls for scam like a trojan app is a gullible fool.
Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer
You mean exposing it.
I don't think that's fair. I can't think of any piece of new UI that Apple's added to iOS that hasn't made a lot of sense. They go slow (REALLY slow) with new additions precisely to avoid adding clutter.
Originally Posted by djames4242
I don't always want to take the time to "accept the agreement" at a Starbucks to quickly check my email while I'm standing in line for coffee. At work our WiFi requires us to sign in to VPN, and I don't always have my token handy. In cases like this, it's easier to just switch over to 3G, and it's much faster to do that using a swipe and tap than it is to dig in to the system preferences panel. Sometimes 3G coverage is spotty, so I switch over to EDGE. As long as it's available with a swipe, I might as well avoid the system preferences panel.
I highly recommend you turn off 'ask to join new networks' under settings. This will remove your problem with the WiFI pop-ups. It still joins known networks automatically.