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  • Comparing Apple's iPhone XR versus Google's Pixel 3a XL

    jbcreate said:
    spend the extra money on a device with a sub 1080p display lol... ok... a phone $350 less with the best camera out, 1080 amoled...ya..better get the ipxr I get it, finally an iphone can be touted heavily against a google pixel/nexus device but this phone isnt about the specs, its about the software and UX. We can talk about processors and RAM all day but will the average consumer using instagram notice? not at all.
    Thanks for registering just to post this single troll comment, but you can leave now. Will the average user notice the speed difference? No, not right away. But in a couple years, it will be painfully obvious. The Pixel 3a will have the equivalent of 5-6 year old technology in it by then. The iPhone XR has the exact same performance as the fastest flagship phone on the market, and therefore will be just as fast as them for the entirety of its lifespan. My XR could easily last me 4 years if I so choose. Can you say the same of the 3a?
  • New noise-cancelling 'AirPods 3' rumored for end of 2019

    entropys said:
    It would have to be a completely different design to have noise cancelation. Ego, they are not airpods. And why not beats?
    Apple used to make noise isolating wired buds and the regular wired EarPods at the same time, so there’s no reason to believe they couldn’t have two models of AirPods too.
  • YouTube TV hikes monthly fee to $55 to cover Apple App Store fees, Discovery programming

    Hulu with Live TV with the no commercial option (on regular Hulu content) is the clear option in this space now, in my opinion. It has all the same channels and 50 hours of DVR (more than enough considering all the shows that you can watch on demand through regular Hulu) for $51. Since we have Hulu regardless, the equivalent live tv service equates to $39, compared to PSVue, YouTube TV, Directv Now, etc. all at the $50 price (minimum) and a much less robust on-demand section as Hulu’s.
    curtis hannah
  • Apple services chief Peter Stern described as well-liked, but not interested in solving me... the article intimates, is the fundamental problem ... ?

    If there was ever a 'corporation' that might tackle such an issue might it be Apple ?

    Is that actually the plan...?

    Or is Apple simply boiling frogs with a trojan horse of internal (vs marketed) data collection that is promised as 'secure' (for now?) and kept from 3rd parties (not yet externally monetized) under 'we care about privacy' representation (caring is one thing, is guaranteeing another?), and yet forever enshrined (and validated for highest ultimate value) in the iCloud servers...?

    Given the Patriot Act and the current administration (make America what again?) supported by so many, I'd ask who should rely on any representation promoted beyond such psychic or national borders...?

    the sequel

    Which brings me to my next point, kids.... don’t do crack!
  • 'Apple TV HD' is the new name for 4th-generation 1080p Apple TV

    entropys said:
    Still at $149? What a joke. How can anyone recommend this to anyone else?
    Old hardware rebranded. It’s insulting. Tim Cook talks the talk, but I suspect he doesn’t think much of Apple users.

    One would hope the 4K version, which obviously won’t be getting an upgrade or better pricing either in the near future, comes with some serious investment in controllers to go with the Apple Arcade subscription.

    Yup.  People won't even buy $99 4K Blu-ray players to go along with their new shiny premium UHD TV.   A 1080 Apple TV for 149.99 looks silly next to a Roku $39.99 4K HDR streamer. 

    Except I have had both, and still use the Roku box, but the experience and ease of use of using the Apple TV is absolutely three times better than that $40 Roku box you mentioned. That thing is so terribly slow, and Roku apps are simply terrible. The $100 Roku box is a better comparison, but Apple TV, I would argue, is still at least 50% better than that too.