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Comment: Wrong headline? (Score 1) 186

by Imazalil (#49120253) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

I'm confused. Isn't Google Pay/Wave a default part of android? Shouldn't the headline simply be '3 wireless carriers don't uninstall an app anymore'?

Being in Canada, I can't say for sure, because Google doesn't want to use it's NFC payment system in a country that is pretty much 90% NFC-able.

Comment: How did Apple get to this first?!? (Score 1) 128

by Imazalil (#49090323) Attached to: Apple Patent Could Have "Broad Ramifications" For VR Headsets

How in the world did Apple get to this first? No one before 2008 thought to do this? Seriously?

Sure, strapping a Palm 3 to my head would probably just cause a headache, but no one at Palm or Microsoft or Sony or Samsung or Motorola thought enough of this to file a throwaway patent?

Comment: Re:The scam was found out (Score 1) 422

by Imazalil (#49030847) Attached to: What Happened To the Photography Industry In 2014?

Perhaps if you spent the money, you would have found that the photographer took really good photos and not just mediocre ones and you wouldn't be so angry about the whole thing?

Like everything, there are people that are good at their jobs and there are 10 times as many people that half-ass it. It takes time to find the good ones. Sadly, it seems that you got half an ass.

I can hire a kid still in school do to coding for me at $10/hour, does that mean that the guy with 10 years experience charging me $100+ is a) bullshit or b) a scam?

Comment: Re:The tortoise lays on its back (Score 1) 534

by Imazalil (#48924279) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

iPhones have been iTunes free for what five years now or close to it? Let me repeat this, one does not need iTunes to use an iPhone, this has not been the case for a very long time.

You can also use plenty of other programs, winamp included, for managing music if you so desire.

Does viewing your 1080p movie on the Note 4 (or a good number of new phones) with a resolution of 2560x1440 at 1-to-1 pixel ration provide a better experience? essentially using a little more than half the screen? What's special about an mkv file?

Comment: Re:Cognitive Dissonance (Score 1) 324

by Imazalil (#48870547) Attached to: What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

If I go to a bar, take out my phone and start taking photos of other patrons as I'm walking around you bet people will get in my face. Most people would certainly call me an asshole. I could even just be holding a completely-powered-down phone while doing this and people would still have a problem.

If I am in the same bar taking photos of my fancy girly drink or my friends no one will care. People will notice, but not care.

So, people don't have a problem with cameras, they have a problem with cameras in their face. Google glass falls into the 'in your face' category.

PS - Yes, everyone does know that there are security cameras everywhere.

Comment: Re:When will mobile "progresss" slow for fixes? (Score 1) 629

by Imazalil (#48795919) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

I know you weren't speaking about 4.3 specifically, but it's only 1.5 years old. Even younger if you include the time it took to get the update pushed out to actual users.

Two years is the general acceptable update limit as it lines up nicely when a large chunk of the population in North America renews their phone contracts and gets new phones. This instance falls quite short of it though.

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