11-05-12 09:37 PM
- No matter what device or ecosystem your into we have to admit its a good time to be a fan. From Windows Phone live tiles, android photosphere, ios passbook, all the way to blackberry bridge.
Thought it would be nice to have a non. Hostile OS wars to discuss the various platforms.
So anyone else agree?
Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using Tapatalk 211-02-12 11:16 PM
Sorry for the late night rambling but...
The tech world is kinda sad if you think about it and tech isn't the only thing that has stood still. Mark Steyn beautifully illustrates all of this lack of progress in his book After America. Makes me think that most of the people that go to work everyday just sit there drinking coffee updating their Facebook status. Innovation seems stuck to me and it doesn't count if you bring something to market that is "innovative" and the consumer is the beta tester.
Also speaking of wanting to be able to enjoy what we have, my iPhone was working fine until the new "upgrade" to ios 6. I immensely enjoyed it but consider it very frustrating now. It now feels as though I bought an Android device minus the great Google maps. I just wanted to continue to use the device without hassle. My iPhone was supposed to be a phone that I could use for more than a year.
It almost seems as though Apple took some of their money and placed bets on RIM and then released ios 6.0 as a joke to see how much pain they could inflict upon Apple customers, driving them back to Blackberry.
In any case, I tried to use my gps runner app with no success this date and then tried to DVR a show tonight. Both times my iPhone force closed the app and now I can't even use those apps. They were working fine until, again, the ios 6.0.1 update which was done yesterday to supposedly fix a bunch of problems including my "shaking" keyboard (which is now a worse problem). Thank you Tim Cook. Without this Apple blunder I would have never looked at RIM again.
I guess I would be all excited for tech if someone gave me ios 5.0 back. I think that is what BB10 will be. To boil it down people just want a reliable device that can essentially replace their laptop and all of the garbage they carry around all day. I can't believe it has taken until the "20teens" to get even close.
First one to build this wallet/key/camera/GPS/laptop without buggy garbage apps and a smooth user experience without the need to update the device every 6 months, will win.
Well at least I can look at it this way, I had a very nice long quiet walk today in the warm beautiful sunshine with a smile on my face and had no technology interruption. That is the best enjoyment in life. Period.
Good luck RIM, I hope you Canadians pull off something amazing. Seems that nobody else will at this point.11-03-12 02:26 AMLike 2
- All this fun certainly seems to bring the worst out in people. If the times were so great, people could come to a BB fan site and simply enjoy it. Yet for the last 18 months CB has been a battle zone. Good times in deed!
Yet I'm still excited to see whats around the corner11-03-12 04:14 AM
- i have to agree
it's a great time to be a tech-"fan", but at the same time it's also tiring - new devices (iOS, Android, WP8, BB, or ANYTHING ELSE tech) coming out every damn day, promising the next big thing
new features, all the fanboys...sigh
but it's also my fault, for being interested in those kinds of things : )
and right now it's really frustrating because i can't make up my mind what i really want
i've had my bb 9700 for more than 2 years now (i actually planned to buy a 9900 on day1, but didn't because i couldn't make up my mind if that's what i really wanted)
my imac suddenly stopped working, so i bought myself a MBP 15'' with the best specs possible (loving it), and also an apple tv.. after these purchases i was 100% sure that i would get an iphone 5 on day1
guess what? i didn't... because once again i thought about blackberry 10... then i started to take a closer and more serious look at all the other devices out there... android, the new wp8 phones.. and they're actually also looking great, especially those wp8 live tiles, great homescreen : )
then i thought about buying an iphone 5 again... simply because i already own a MBP and an Apple TV... i use itunes and want to replace my ipod, therefore iphone would be the obvious choice (only want to carry 1 device around), icloud looks nice, i upgraded to mountain lion - it would be perfect
but im a BB-fan, and BB10 looks so amazingly great.. i just can't make up my mind..
currently about 99% sure that i'll wait for bb10 + also buy one of those playbooks
so, what im trying to say.... on the one hand it's a great time to be a tech-fan.. there's just so many options - new devices are being released almost every day (at least that's what it feels like), all the competition makes the devices better and better and it's entirely up to you what to buy
on the other hand... it's super tiring because i just can't decide on what to get.. and im always excited for the next best thing right around the corner : (11-03-12 06:01 AM
- 11-03-12 08:02 AM
If I were able to get ios 5 back that might change my mind.11-03-12 08:46 AM
- Yeah and at least in this case it doesn't look like they allowed downgrading at all. If you search "I want ios 5 back" you will see the many people complaining days after the release. Some threatening to leave for Android etc. I will personally have a BB10 device day 1. Don't know if that is day 1 of N or L series. Can't decide which one I want.
If I were able to get ios 5 back that might change my mind.11-03-12 08:55 AM
- With all the technology available to us (smartphones, tables, instant info) we have become less connected with real people. To put so much energy and time into knowing about the latest technology available to us and not spend time getting to know about our neighbors and spending time with family and friends is a mystery. I am all for finding the right device to make our lives easier. I think there are times we need to put the technology away and spend time face to face.11-03-12 09:08 AM
- The mobile space is moving a bit too quickly for me now. I used to be interested in the mobile stuff a lot more when it was a novelty rather than a necessity. I used to really like tinkering with Windows mobile and Palm devices back in the early 2000's. Now the tinkering communities are all but dead (with the exception of some smaller Android communities) since a new product comes out every few weeks that eclipses the old one, rendering efforts almost useless.
Moore's law also seems to be fitting in nicely in the mobile market, resulting in CPU speeds growing beyond what is useful. This makes developers sloppy and results in rushed, buggy and poorly-optimized software. But it's ok because the powerful hardware will push through it.11-03-12 10:33 AM
- Moore's law also seems to be fitting in nicely in the mobile market, resulting in CPU speeds growing beyond what is useful. This makes developers sloppy and results in rushed, buggy and poorly-optimized software. But it's ok because the powerful hardware will push through it.11-03-12 10:41 AM
I always laugh thinking about older devices like the Dell PDA in my sig pic. That thing had an old 300mhz ARM processor in it, yet it could run Quake 2 at full speed. My 9700 running at over double the clock speed can't even run a wolfenstein clone at full speed. My iPod touch running at 800mhz struggles to run Duke Nukem 3D.11-03-12 10:53 AM
- Probably true, IF there was never an iPhone 4s or 5 released. Because of the extra juice, programmers are getting sloppier. If they forced to write for the iPhone4, they could produce the same experience, but with more streamlined code.
I always laugh thinking about older devices like the Dell PDA in my sig pic. That thing had an old 300mhz ARM processor in it, yet it could run Quake 2 at full speed. My 9700 running at over double the clock speed can't even run a wolfenstein clone at full speed. My iPod touch running at 800mhz struggles to run Duke Nukem 3D.11-03-12 10:56 AM
- It's fun for me until all the trolling starts. I can't surf here or tech blog comments without being subjected to it these days. But when people get SO NITPICKY regarding stuff like one phone getting a certain processor two months before another phone, or how this phone can compose an email with a swipe and two taps whereas another phone can compose one with a tap and a swipe...WHO CARES?? Following tech is just a small hobby for me, and I get irritated when it stops being fun.11-03-12 12:10 PMLike 2
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