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Comment: Re:Depends on your hardware of course! (Score 1) 488

by mikeroySoft (#44915807) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?
It is as slick as can be on the 5S. Everything is smooth. Battery lasted all day with constant LTE use. I've been using Google Maps navigating around all day.
There's some software glitchy-ness going on here and there (going back to the 'home' screen 'jitters' at the end of the animation as it resets the image for the parallax effect), but I expect that to be resolved in updates. Some inconsistencies with the keyboards too, but devs will have to update their apps to use the new 'flat' style.

What I would like, however, is to be able to swipe up and instead of pulling up Control Center, I want the multi-tasker. Ideally, let me pick what each directional swipe can do... Maybe I want to double-tap home for Notifications, pull down for Control Center, and swipe up for multi-tasking... 4-finger swipe up on an iPad is okay but I find my fingers 'skipping' on the way up a bunch if my hands are too dry or something, causing the gesture to not be recognized.

Comment: Re:Fingerprint novelty (Score 1) 773

by mikeroySoft (#44811947) Attached to: Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
I'd be happy if the thing only just used my print to authenticate locally, and then 'paste' in the actual password that I'm wanting to type in.
Ultimately, I want it to avoid having to type my email and password in all the time. If it can handle the password thing for now, that's a good enough start.
If it's only to unlock the phone itself, that's still not bad, but there's much more potential there.
Maybe people will choose more complicated passwords now that it's easier to remember and then input a lengthly and complex password

Comment: Re:I bought a 4.... that's enough (Score 1) 773

by mikeroySoft (#44811891) Attached to: Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
But there's a number of styli (?) available for any capacitive screen, thus giving you choice. I don't want it, so why should I be forced to pay for one in the price of the device? It's an accessory.

WRT the size of the device, I too wouldn't mind something bigger, but if you think the Note is a 'good sized phone' I think you might need glasses ;)
I switched to an HTC One for mainly that reason, but found that it really didn't add any actual value and can't wait to switch back!

Comment: Re:Sponsorships? Really? (Score 4, Insightful) 332

by mikeroySoft (#38303284) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?
I'm glad at least comments are enabled. Most other sites disable them for sponsored articles.

Further, I imagine that the bandwidth and hosting costs of /. are quite high, so they need to get a return somehow.
I mean, with so many people here probably using AdBlock etc, or disabling ads because they're registered users who can, they have to get their ads-to-eyeballs ratio back up to somewhere that it's actually worth it to advertize here (this ensuring that our geeky community can continue to have someplace to live!)

Comment: Re:Yeah Right.... (Score 3, Informative) 252

by mikeroySoft (#36308320) Attached to: Google's Schmidt Says He 'Screwed Up' On Social Networking
A server farm can host a 'cloud', certainly, they aren't necessary the same thing.
Servers are hardware. A 'cloud' represents a logical infrastructure, independent of the hardware it's currently sitting on.
With such an abstraction, you can more easily and reliably do things like disaster recovery, load balancing, storage migration, fail-over.. etc.. Gives the infrastructure the agility to deal with change, whether it's planned or not.

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