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Comment: Re:For anyone else wondering what the hell this is (Score 1) 206

What do you mean lacking menu system.... ohh, right, you must be on Windows (or *nix, no idea how they do it these days).

A lot of UI/Designers forget that you can't just make a pretty OS X like app in Windows because there is no persistent menu bar across the top to hide all your features. Being forced to dig through that side hamburger menu thing is a PITA.

Comment: Re:All using ancient devices (Score 1) 92

While it is not so much about Android, it is bout Google. Apple managed to keep carriers out of their phones all together. Google could have as well, but they didn't. Everyone knew what a mess carriers were even back then (buy a ringtone from us for $4.99!), but Google went along with it.

Comment: Re:convenient...for clueless hipsters (Score 1) 124

by Imazalil (#49689405) Attached to: Hackers Using Starbucks Gift Cards To Access Credit Cards

You do know that "hipsters" are all about using cash right? All the trendy coffee shops are cash only. So, welcome to team hipster.

To answer your question, the main reason is that Starbuck's reward program (13th drink free) is tied to using their gift cards. That's probably the main reason, it also made paying more convenient, before nfc/tap-and-go credit cards became a thing, when going cash-less.

Comment: How about other watches/fitness trackers? (Score 2) 403

by Imazalil (#49585981) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

So, now that we're all frothing at the mouth and getting our pitchforks, has anyone bothered to check if other smart watches or fitness trackers have same issues or it's only Apple's?

Just curious if this is something endemic to the entire category or only the technology Apple used in their watch.

Comment: Re:It's not about the cost, it's about convenience (Score 1) 368

by Imazalil (#49539613) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

What music player doesn't support mp4s? You do know that for the past good few years iTunes music has been drm-free right? There are also lots of 3rd party apps that can connect into iTunes for syncing, though, yes, you would still need to spin up your VM and update everything, but that is a choice you made by running *nix. (I assume).

I think even my ancient Rio support mp4 just fine.

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