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Comment Early adopters beware (Score 1) 86

Android auto is currently only supported by certain handsets, but they won't tell you which ones. They only say that it requires a handset running android 5 or greater, but that isn't the only requirement. Furthermore, certain handsets have certain functionality crippled. I'm an early adopter, and I enjoy the pioneer headunit as a great stereo, but I am still unable to run the android auto part.

Comment Re:Why do companies keep thinking people *want* th (Score 5, Insightful) 125

That's nice. I want to be able to carry all of my files with me everywhere. I want the same development environment everywhere and to only configure it once. I want those configuration changes to follow me everywhere. I want to be able to answer the phone on my desktop. I want to have my call and messaging history accessible no matter what device I'm using. I don't want to buy 4 computers (phone, laptop, tablet, desktop) I want to buy 1. Displays, touchscreens, and peripherals should be dummy passthrough devices. I want all of this to be instant (which means no cloud storage until we can make that much much faster). You might not want convergence, but I would kill for it.

Comment Re:Only for the first year (Score 3, Interesting) 570

Not really. If you're the kind of person who builds custom computers, when you call them up just say you replaced the motherboard. If they really push (and I've never had a problem with that) then just say the previous one went bad and had to be RMA'd or replaced. They're happy to remove the old motherboard from the license and apply the license to your new one.

Comment Because of service (Score 3, Insightful) 592

Here's the deal. I am not a fan of Apple. If I weren't recommending a laptop to someone I would never recommend an Apple product. BUT! When it comes to laptops, Apple is really the only option. Why? Because you can walk down to the apple store and someone will fix any hardware problems for you. You can't get that with any PC maker. Heck, the best rated PC maker for customer support took a month to repair something for me, and that's after it took me weeks to get them to even look at it. If you think your laptop hardware is ever going to break or die within the timeframe of a warranty (hint: they almost always do), then Apple is really the only option.

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