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The more megapixels you have, the larger the photo you can print. for the average person who takes a pic and uploads it to Instagram or Facebook, the most you'd need is 4mp.

Excellent point. A 5MP CCD can print upto a meter / 3 feet wide, and you wouldn't notice anything. Anything more than 5MP can be used for murals, or if you want to zoom in digitally afterwards because you accidentally filled only 5% of the photo with what was important to you. Also read the post from jragosta.
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Originally Posted by Pero Makarska View Post

In real size comparison between Galaxy S 4, SIII and iPhone 5, iphone looks miniature :-)

http://www.sizeall.com/compare/Apple-iPhone-5-Samsung-I9300-Galaxy-S-III-Samsung-I9500-Galaxy-S4/615

Point taken; I prefere my iPhone 4" screen over the competitors larger ones'.
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I can't imagine anyone would pick a crappy copy-cat cloner android phone over an iphone.

It's too big for me, but other people like a larger screen. I just hope the software works for them as well; I'm certainly happy with iOS, it's every now and then updates and added features and how it integrates with other services and hardware from Apple.
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its norma
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"Early last year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note phablet, followed by the Galaxy S3. HTC launched two One phones, LG the Optimus 4X HD and G, and Sony the Xperia S and T, along with hundreds of other lessor known Android models. So many companies are clamoring to be heard during the Apple quiet period that, ironically, it's rare for any to really make an impression."

Fact is:
Galaxy Note was announced in Oct 2011.
Galaxy Note II was announced in Sep 2012
Galaxy S3 was was announced in May 2012.
Xperia T was announced in Aug 2012.
Xperia S was announced in Mar 2012.
Optimus 4X HD was announced in Feb 2012.
Optimus G was announced in Aug 2012.

I don't know which HTC phones it's referring to but the most popular release in "early last year" should be the HTC One X, which was announced in Apr 2012.

So, when is Apple's quiet period? All year long? What a useless article.
It's normally the first 6 months for phones but it was 9 months last year because of the later release of iPhone 5
post #43 of 90
The s4 looks too complicated and hard to use. It has so many software features that will make the user experience troublesome. I'll admit the hardware features are impressive, 1080p screen and 13 megapixel camera but you need to be a genius to navigate this phone.
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...only in the mind of Desperate Digler.   His headlines are so stilted you can accurately guess the byline at first glance.

NEWS FLASH:  The iOS app store has more than 650,000 apps, which can only be interpreted at 650,000 features missing from iOS.

Oh....wait...

I forgot this was DoubleStandardLand.

Carry on....
No in reality, this has become the land of Apple bashing, so this thing must be really weak to not sing the Apple is doomed song once again.
remember it does support Google Play Apps. Their point was that they have replaced many core Android apps with their own or neglected to even mention Google services at all.
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...only in the mind of Desperate Digler.   His headlines are so stilted you can accurately guess the byline at first glance.

 

NEWS FLASH:  The iOS app store has more than 650,000 apps, which can only be interpreted at 650,000 features missing from iOS.

 

Oh....wait...

 

I forgot this was DoubleStandardLand.

 

Carry on....

Still on with your useless trolling? Android has as many Apps, so I guess that means those are features missing in Android?

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post #46 of 90

I like the IR blaster feature.  It would be really nice if the phone could be used as a universal remote.   It would beat the Logitech Harmony series of remotes that I've used in the past.

post #47 of 90
Google must be so happy. Soon Sammy will remove Google services and Google wont make any money. That's what you get for copying and giving away your software.
post #48 of 90
The best aspect of the release is Knox ("best" as in funniest). Knox doesn't really provide anything that isn't already available for Android except Knox Container which is clearly influenced by BlackBerry Balance.

The latest versions of Apple iOS and Google Android offer very good security with both solutions offering Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), Application Sandboxing, Code Signing, File System Encryption, Mobile Device Management (including Remote Wipe), Protected APIs, Secure Boot Chain.

Apple iOS has several distinct and important advantages;
  • Background Processes are managed by an strict API guidelines and managed through admission to the App Store to prevent errant applications;
  • Integrated SSL, TLS and VPN support including automatic encryption for default apps such as Calendar, Mail and Safari;
  • No Multiple Abstraction Layers, i.e. Dalvik Virtual Machine on Linux kernel with every abstraction layer providing potential vulnerabilities;
  • Fewer Ports offer fewer potential vulnerabilities especially SD cards; and
  • Software Updates are managed exclusively by Apple allowing security updates to be developed and deployed rapidly
  • No Confusing app Privacy and Security Management

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Google must be so happy. Soon Sammy will remove Google services and Google wont make any money. That's what you get for copying and giving away your software.

Delusional fantasy / wishful thinking.

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I think April would be a good time for Apple to release the iPhone "math"
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If Google pulls the Map from Android, the platform will collapse immediately.

 

How does that help Google? As an ad company, Google has to be on every platform they can. They don't really have any leverage at this point, and any they think they have is imaginary.

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Samsung went to great lengths to tell the WSJ in an interview that there is no "friction" with Google. Which, of course, means that there is plenty of friction. Google has lost control of Android. Amazon does its own thing, and now so does Samsung. Samsung is the only OEM making any serious money from Android. They should know more than anyone else that it is dangerous to become dependent on a single manufacturer. There's a reason they are pushing their own software solutions. At some point, they want to take everything in house.

Exactly. I especially like the "Safe for work" graphic - where most of the 'safe' products are from Apple with one Samsung phone while all the other Android products are 'unsafe'. Doesn't sound like a friction-free relationship between Samsung and Google.

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Do you even know what having more megapixels does? I sold cameras for about 5 years and have been an amateur photographer for about 10.

The more megapixels you have, the larger the photo you can print. for the average person who takes a pic and uploads it to Instagram or Facebook, the most you'd need is 4mp.

Now if you were looking to do high res printing, then by all means please tout all you want about the fact that it's 13mp.

That's all true. However, you forgot to mention the tradeoff if you're not printing large pictures - each pixel is much smaller which means less light capturing ability. So under many conditions, the picture from the 4 MP camera can be better than the picture from the 13 MP camera.

It's also worth noting that the lens has an impact. It's very difficult to pack a lens capable of giving good 13 MP images into something the size of a cell phone (although it's easier if your cell phone is the size of a small car).

 

...the size of a small car on it's side!

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Originally Posted by jungmark View Post
I think April would be a good time for Apple to release the iPhone "math"

 

Only an Apple rumor site would be able to keep up this abject nonsense of reading a plus sign as "math". lol.gif

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Do you even know what having more megapixels does? I sold cameras for about 5 years and have been an amateur photographer for about 10.

The more megapixels you have, the larger the photo you can print. for the average person who takes a pic and uploads it to Instagram or Facebook, the most you'd need is 4mp.

Now if you were looking to do high res printing, then by all means please tout all you want about the fact that it's 13mp.

 

The HTC sensor has much larger pixels, which give better results in low light with less processing in software required to remove noise.

 

Phones do not really have enough room to warrant so many pixels, the sensor in a DSLR is many times larger.

 

Unfortunately for some, numbers are the only things that matter.

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post #55 of 90
Well, that meandering nonsense article accomplished advertising exposure on the comments forum at least...
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Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post

...only in the mind of Desperate Digler.   His headlines are so stilted you can accurately guess the byline at first glance.

NEWS FLASH:  The iOS app store has more than 650,000 apps, which can only be interpreted at 650,000 features missing from iOS.

Oh....wait...

I forgot this was DoubleStandardLand.

Carry on....

And another full day on the job for McShill MacRulez. You, calling DED desperate . . .

At least he can be open about who he works for.
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In showing off the new Galaxy S 4, Samsung didn't draw attention to Google's search, mapping or translations services, nor even its ability to download Google Play content. It didn't feature Android apps. 

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I like this game. So whenever company or a representative from a company says x, the opposite is in fact true?

Does this same logic apply to Apple and Tim cook when he says we shouldn't take notice of dwindling orders from component suppliers and the real truth is things are bad for the iPhone? When he says things are a sideshow they in fact aren't?

I'm guessing no.

We either listen to and trust what these high level executives are saying or its all bull. Which is it and does it only apply to specific companies? Perhaps only your personal biases matter?
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No, but if a reporter is asking about "friction", it's likely because he knows through sources that there is "friction", it's not just a random question thrown out. The fact that a company representative finds himself in a position of having to confirm or deny the existence of "friction" is very likely an indicator that the "friction" exists.

 

As for "dwindling orders" from component suppliers, we take those with a healthy dose of salt because, as DED likes to write, this all happened before, and the "dwindling orders" rumors turned out to be false or of no consequence.

In other words, the game is, to steal a line from Newsroom, to apply logic and reason and see where that takes us. 

Applying reason and logic, it's appropriate to say that "Where there's smoke, there's fire".

 

And for me, the tell-tale black billowing cloud was the downplaying of evidently superior software like Google Now in favour of S-Voice and other lesser Samsung offerings. Now that's revealing...

 

There's trouble brewing in Android Paradise...


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Another personal attack on a forum member completely lacking in substance.

Keeping it as classy as you can, eh?

Let's see if you can manage to make this less about me and bring it back on topic:

What features in Android do you like so much as to cause your disappointment that they weren't featured in Samsung's event?

Here's you, staying on topic:

"Desperate Dilger"

"his headlines are so stilted that . . ."

"I forgot this was DoubleStandardLand"

"carry on [you iSheep]"

Your stated purpose here is to lift us out of our blind fandom, to help us see, by contemptuous mockery, "what others have achieved." This is the same stated purpose that other professional trolls have used here to explain why they would be spending their working lives here working full-time to correct our vision.

Your real job is to annoy, distract and dispirit. That is a more important topic than the garbage quibble you raise about Dilger's reasoning. By far. So no, I won't bite at your troll bait.
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Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post
…a laughable, and quite soon after equalized and ridiculed, observation.

 

You mean.

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All you have is random anger.

Seriously?! You jump on every article that Dilger writes to personally attack him. And despite your obsession with him you still can't get his name right.

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I agree that Digler's an easy target, but please note that my posts also have at least one specific explanation of why the content he posts is self-evidently silly.

Meanwhile, your reply here just perpetuates the common pattern here, angry personal attacks with nothing rebutting any specific content posted.

If you take my replying to what you write as personal as I can't help that. If you think I've made any ad hominen about you as a person as opposed to your specific comments then feel free to report me.

As for any content related rebuttals of this article I didn't read any. It was your reply to Flaneur that first caught my attention. I have, in the past, read your counter-arguments to Dilger and I can't say they have been objective or without personal attacks. Your continued warping of his name is passive-aggresive but it's still an attack.

Note that I've long defending that any salient argument one may have is weakened by the willful distortion of a name. For example, like using Samesung or Samscum. If you et al. can't see that then so be it but you're hurting your own argument and credibility when you do.

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Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post
…Digler's an easy target, but please note…

 

No. You have either manually set up your autocorrect to change his name or you're typing it out every time for the pleasure.

 

Either way, stooping to mocking the person's name instantly invalidates anything you have to say on whatever subject you're pretending to bring up.

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I agree that Digler's an easy target, but please note that my posts also have at least one specific explanation of why the content he posts is self-evidently silly.

Meanwhile, your reply here just perpetuates the common pattern here, angry personal attacks with nothing rebutting any specific content posted.

Like I said, your stated purpose here is to enlighten us misguided fools. So your undisguised contempt flows from that. Today it's Dilger, who is one of the best, you are attacking personally (e.g., "Desperate").

Don't be shocked that it comes back at you. Your job here, as you envision it, is a personal attack against all of us from the get go. Including one quibble or even a salient point doesn't help. Your approach is wrong. Arguing your "specific content" just legitimizes your illegitimate purpose here.

If you want to advocate for Samsung, take the contempt out of your posture by saying you are working on their behalf, not by attacking Dilger, or Gruber, or any of us here, for that matter.
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No. You have either manually set up your autocorrect to change his name or you're typing it out every time for the pleasure.

 

Either way, stooping to mocking the person's name instantly invalidates anything you have to say on whatever subject you're pretending to bring up.

...as do various misspellings of Samsung. Yet on they go anyway.

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Do you even know what having more megapixels does? I sold cameras for about 5 years and have been an amateur photographer for about 10.

The more megapixels you have, the larger the photo you can print. for the average person who takes a pic and uploads it to Instagram or Facebook, the most you'd need is 4mp.

Now if you were looking to do high res printing, then by all means please tout all you want about the fact that it's 13mp.

More megapixels is quite useful when you want to crop a smaller section from a larger scene, you still have sufficient resolution to work with. 

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it's bigger so it must be better, backed up by tons of advertising, and no one cares if it's an android or whatever. Apple better respond with a similar sized product or lose more market share and people jumping off their ecosystem. or maybe some people's thumbs are just larger and they can use a phone this large, who knew.
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Apple better respond…

 

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA 


…or lose more market share…

 

*stifled laughter*


…or maybe some people's thumbs are just larger and they can use a phone this large, who knew.

 

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA 

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More megapixels is quite useful when you want to crop a smaller section from a larger scene, you still have sufficient resolution to work with. 

Heck, taking a customer's 72ppi image at 3inx2in and manipulating it for a 4 foot tall display is almost a daily occurrence anymore. I even have commercial clients who should know better send me webpage logos for use on a vehicle wrap. I find it a waste of breath trying to explain the image issues to many of them.

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...as do various misspellings of Samsung. Yet on they go anyway.

Sure, and I rally against those. I can't say I recall TS doing it in the past year.

I will say that doing it against a person is worse than an organization. Calling you GatorGoon is worse than saying Crapple, from a personal attack standpoint but neither helps one's position in a counter-argument.

If one is going to alter a name I at least hope they tried to be original.


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A 5MP CCD can print upto a meter / 3 feet wide, and you wouldn't notice anything. Anything more than 5MP can be used for murals

I assume you are not in the large format printing business. Even at screen resolution (72 dpi) you would need a 6Mp camera for a 3'x3' print. We like to have at least 150 dpi for large prints. More the better though, up to 300 dpi, then it becomes overkill.

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I assume you are not in the large format printing business. Even at screen resolution (72 dpi) you would need a 6Mp camera for a 3'x3' print. We like to have at least 150 dpi for large prints. More the better though, up to 300 dpi, then it becomes overkill.

Ever have a customer take out a loop to look at one of your prints? lol.gif

 

I've been doing large-format since 1990 and back in the day it wasn't that unusual.

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Ever have a customer take out a loop to look at one of your prints? lol.gif

 

I've been doing large-format since 1990 and back in the day it wasn't that unusual.

1990 was a frustrating time for large format. The color calibration sucked. The rips were always producing weird anomalies and they were slow as hell.

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1990 was a frustrating time for large format. The color calibration sucked. The rips were always producing weird anomalies and they were slow as hell.

Onyx and Fiery had a heck of a racket going. I almost miss the old days of "wonder if you can print on this?"

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1990 was a frustrating time for large format. The color calibration sucked. The rips were always producing weird anomalies and they were slow as hell.

Onyx and Fiery had a heck of a racket going.

I used to get so annoyed with that crappy Postscript that I would occasionally make a 200 line screen 3M Match Print and then take a picture of it with a 8x10 camera, have it photographically enlarged. That was the only way I could get the flesh tones right. I was doing stuff for big time medical companies and it was embarrassing to have to deliver such garbage that the early large format printers were producing. Sorry for hijacking the thread, but back on topic the 13 Mp camera is a plus as long as it has good shadow detail, the lens is sharp enough and the digital zoom, auto focus, etc. are worthy of the high Mp resolution.

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Another personal attack on a forum member completely lacking in substance.

 

Keeping it as classy as you can, eh?

 

Let's see if you can manage to make this less about me and bring it back on topic:

 

What features in Android do you like so much as to cause your disappointment that they weren't featured in Samsung's event?

 

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No. You have either manually set up your autocorrect to change his name or you're typing it out every time for the pleasure.

 

Either way, stooping to mocking the person's name instantly invalidates anything you have to say on whatever subject you're pretending to bring up.

 

So does saying "you mad bro".

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You mad bro?

 

I responded to Digler's hit piece with a specific, and thus far unrefuted, observation.

 

All you have is random anger.

 

If you don't wish to address the topic of this thread at all, that's certainly your choice.

 

Have a better day.

 

And all you have is hanging out on a site you have nothing but contempt for, belittling people you find foolish.  What kind of person does that?  A person with good mental health, a positive outlook on life, enthusiasm for the things they enjoy?  Or a bitter, cramped loser whose only pleasure comes from sniping, complaining, sarcasm, provocation, a contrived sense of superiority based entirely on an imagined status as an contrarian and just a generally sour outlook?

 

I can't say, just a thought.

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