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Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 2) 377

by alen (#48933149) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

Steam is faster along with xbox downloads. itunes and google play is hit and miss. some apps download fast others are like watching trees grow. same with streaming video on netflix and vudu. on vudu i've noticed older content is SLOW and cuts out a lot of times, most likely because it's not on a CDN

not much considering that your speed is mostly dependent on the CDN that your content is being hosted on and it's relation to you.

Comment: Ipads last A LOT longer (Score 4, Insightful) 287

by alen (#48923877) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

people replace phones every two years. you can keep an ipad at least twice as long. I have an ipad 2 i bought on launch day with a cracked screen that i plan to use for at least another two years if nothing else as a cheap ereader to carry tech books around.

i will probably buy a refurb ipad air 2 this year when the new version comes out and keep it another 4-5 years as well

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