For years Ive been using FF addons that enable direct downloading from youtube, Im sure most other browsers have similar plugins available. Google should be careful when singling out just device while ignoring the rest. Also, why do they even care, Windows phones make up like 2% of the marketplace ?
It says they will discontinue selling tablets, so what does MS get from the deal ? The Nook brand name with no products ? Does not seem buying it to run a marketplace for a dead end tablet would make sense either.
My boss recently bought a 2012 Versa, rated 28/34 if I remember, he is actually getting 22 in the city and around 25 in the freeway and they are slow drivers. He can only get 210-220 miles on a tank, kind of sucks for a small car. On the other hand, I had a 98 subaru wagon, its only rated 18/24 on the new numbers, but I use to get around 30 and 31 a few times with mostly freeway driving, usually around 400 miles on a tank.
We bought a Nabi 2 tablet for our 8 year old as a replacement for a cheap low end and quickly broken tablet. I just assumed it worked with google play but didnt look into it before we bought it. Turns out it wont unless it's rooted, although you 'can' install it from an apk it wont work. They have their own app site they want you to rebuy all your apps from. That was kind of a pain since we already had bought a bunch of games and apps from google over the years. So I end up downloaded apk's from a pirate site, rather than pay again for apps I already own.
I recently (after they came out with the no contract ads) added a 3rd line to my account (an older phone I owned outright) and I still had to sign a damn 2 year contract on that line, even though I provided my own hardware. And their ads didnt tell the truth either, they said add another phone to your account for only $5 a month. It was actually $15 a month, for $5 a month the new line did not include the use of any data or texting services, current on my plan. You had to pay extra to be able to use your data you already paid for. Another lie, unlimited 4G data, it says in the contracts unlimited upto your plans GB rating, then your speed is reduced to 2G data speeds.
Average 254ms Comcast (Seattle). Min 233ms Max 268ms, seems like it should be much quicker. It was under 100 on Verizon LTE this morning.
We live in a rural area outside Tacoma, WA (98580 if you really care) no cable or DSL service available. With a LG VL600 USB modem plugged into a Cradlepoint MBR95 router: High of 108ms, Low 91ms. Until about 2 months ago we were connected on 3G, most ping times were 150-250ms, thankfully Verizon upgraded our area to LTE and speed also went up about 10X from around 180k max downloads to 2MB / second max. We use to use directway satellite internet, that never got ping under 800ms, average was usually from 1000-1100ms.
Amazon, Itunes or someone trying to become a content provider should buy the series. That's where things are headed.
Here in the US I usually pick the standard 2D version of a movie vs 3D, even if the price is the same. At our local theater, Sunday-Thursday they do not charge extra for the 3D movies but even for no upcharge 3D seems like more trouble than it's worth. A 4D movie is something people may do once so they can say they tried it.
I had never signed with them up but after getting email invites almost daily to several email accounts, and unsubscribing many times, I finally added them to my blocked senders list. The people I get these invites from I already know on facebook and other sites anyway.
Was unable to log into Youtube starting around 9pm Pacific. The log in prompt would just redirect in a loop and eventually reload the homepage with out ever giving any login dialog.
I agree. First don't use IE, any version. Use Firefox or Chrome and ad block and most of your problems will be solved. Use AVG free if you want extra protection, don't download pirated games and run keygen's or any exe file sent to you via email and your old unsupported XP box will stay virus free.
It will keep working just as well on the same hardware as it is now. Who is really calling MS asking Win XP questions ?
Some projects ask for way to much. Ive seen some bands say things like we need money for our new album, shirts & merch, put out the first single on 7", new bass amp and new tour van or trailer. Those project always fail, I want to buy the album, maybe a shirt at some time but not fund the bands entire existence. .
About a month after we got 2 new phones and I had to extend our contracts (yes they do still have them) I noticed a 9.99 premium feature charge on my bill. I asked what it was they said like a trivia challenge game or daily horoscope. I told them to remove it and they did and refunded the 9.99 (refunded via credit on a future bill). Never signed up for it, never texted any codes or responded to any unknown text messages.