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Comment: Of course (Score 1) 209

by Duckman5 (#47243481) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

so when Google released their 7" tablet in July 2012, I bought one.

Then, in October 2012, Apple did a "me too!" and announced the iPad mini. I still think it was a reactionary move and I doubt the iPad mini would have surfaced at all if someone else hadn't released it first.

Wait, you think the iPad mini was approved, designed, engineered, mass manufactured and released in four months?

Haven't you ever heard of rapid prototyping?
This it's the Apple development cycle here! It's not like anyone expects a finished product out of anything first generation.

Comment: Re:Still lacking (Score 1) 132

by Duckman5 (#43503741) Attached to: Did B&N Pass On the 6.8" E-ink Screen That Kobo Snapped Up?
Forget even connecting the Nook to your computer. I rooted my Nook Simple Touch and installed DropSync on it. That combined with Calibre's "connect to folder" feature and dropbox on my PC allows me to remotely manage all the books on my Nook. The set up isn't as easy as simply logging into your Kindle for Amazon's Whispersync, but it is more powerful since I can also REMOVE books as well as add them.

Comment: Be careful! (Score 5, Informative) 667

by Duckman5 (#37955572) Attached to: Fee Increase Attempt Inspires 'Dump Your Bank Day'
I have had so many problems with Bank of America it's not even funny. They don't understand the words "close my account." After I get fed up with them nickel and dimeing me to death, I closed my account with them. I moved everything over to my new bank, but forgot to delete my debit card from paypal. Bad move. Six months later, my wife bought something on ebay and selected the debit card by accident. Not only did they let the charge go through, the tried to charge me overdraft fees galore. They even proceeded to send me letters threatening to turn me over to some agency so I would be banned from opening a checking account with any major bank. Remember, this is SIX MONTHS after I had them "close" that account. I will NEVER open an account with them again.

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