If they have done it to you and you didn't quit...then it sounds like you are part of the problem.
I was considering buying one (it compares to the nexus 4 favorably in specs) since I don't want a huge phone and samsung is taking their time with the S4 Mini (ditto for the HTC M4). Turning off home leaves you with what is actually quite a nice device--well designed and good build quality--that easily fits in my pants pocket.
Of course I think the facebook home thing scared everybody away--even the facebook addicts I see on the train don't want to admit it by buying the facebook phone. This phone is way better than any other midrange devices and was a steal at $99 on contract (and should have gone like hotcakes when they dropped it to 99 cents)...so the only explanation I can come up with is that people actively disliked the idea of facebook home and purchased lower-quality midrange phones that didn't include it. Unfortunately this means that I can't buy one...with so few units sold, there won't be any updates coming from HTC and there won't be a modding community to release updated unofficial roms.
This is just a kid screwing around with a common noisemaker, its not a felony, and its a lot easier to clean up than some diet coke and mentos.
Of course, in the late 90s, it was only used for archery...but that means that at some point since it was built (1950s?), the idea of kids using rifles in school wasn't that outrageous. That building is closed now...but if it was still open, I wonder if they would even give bows and arrows to a bunch of 7th graders or of they would be too scared that some kid would turn around and loose an arrow at someone.
Honestly, I think imessage is something apple has mostly done right. You go to compose an SMS and it detects if the recipient has a compatible device. If so, it sends it as a data packet through imessage; if not, it sends an SMS. The thing that they have done stupidly wrong is that all mutli-recipient messages coming from an iphone are sent as an MMS (picture message, even if it is only text) rather than a standard SMS text message. If you have any friends who don't use smart phones, have a carrier that charges 2-5x as much for MMS as SMS (50c vs 10c), or use google voice, this is fucking terrible.
Old phones are quite slow to open these messages. Android phones don't even show a preview of the text (since MMS mesages can carry a subject line which is displayed with the notification). Google Voice users on any platform can't receive MMS messages so they just completely miss your text. Anyone who pays per message could end up wasting a lot of money to read your text since not all carriers include picture messages in their standard texting plans. All of this so people can see a list of recipients and reply-all? Reply-all sucks most of the time and if you really want to do this, why not just email everyone...if they are receiving it and responding, they probably have a smartphone with email anyways.
You need silverlight if you want to watch netflix from the browser (especially with a fully featured video player that can dynamically shift bitrates and resolutions, show all sorts of overlays, etc).
What I don't get is why they don't just write some netflix viewer software. It wouldn't even have to be a fully featured browser, it could just accept something like a netfix:// URI from the browser and then open up and start playing (like spotify does with spotify:// URIs). If they had a secure viewer, they could probably make a working linux version as well as osx and windows (especially given the similarities between osx, android, and linux). If you are on a supported system, you can still watch with silverlight, but if you are unsupported or want higher quality audio or more precise settings for your HTPC, you can use the standalone viewer application.
I have Docs to Go as well on my phone (got both docs to go and quickoffice free from amazon as apps of the day). Each one has pros and cons. IIRC quickoffice is faster but there are things that it doesn't do a good job with that Docs to Go can do better.
Have always had to hesitate when I open a doc and cant decide which tool to use (especially now that my phone also has "Document Viewer" from google...but maybe that is just read-only quickoffice).
Not that my computer is ever used by people I wouldn't trust...but the most common device I let someone use when they have a quick "can I borrow a computer do do something/print something" is my HTPC. It has a wireless mouse and keyboard (so its not like they are interacting from the lenovo mini-keyboard/remote) and it is connected to my network printer. They are unlikely to partake in any funny business because everything they are doing is happening on a TV-sized screen (with some UI elements magnified for couch-readability) in the middle of the living room.
And even if they did mess something up outside of the VM, its just an HTPC. Few programs installed besides XBMC and a browser, and the only local media are video files that have been downloaded for one-time viewing that I haven't gotten around to deleting...everything important is accessed from a backed up location on the network.
*based on observations on the bus during my morning commute...android phones are being used for Facebook at a roughly equal percentage (but maybe it is just easier to tell when some guy at the front of the bus is on facebook when he's got a galaxy note).
Laptop manufacturers do this all the time (and it seems like the tablets are this way too). It might cost less because you can use a cheaper display and you might have to lower the specs a little bit to fit the small size which might drop the cost, but asking for a mini is just asking for a smaller form factor. It has nothing to do with how much you want to pay for the phone.
There's probably a good solution to be had with OS-level edge-touch detection...then we can trash the bezel
Maybe now that the screen size is only
being able to have your iphone do a perfectly level 360* panorama without any extra equipment is pretty cool. Especially since it is doing a bunch of image processing to decide where to stop (it's not just running the motor until the compass has told it that it has turned around)
Now you have to wade through a dropdown menu to get there but can instead get to youtube and the play store with one click. Hell...I go to youtube all of the time and have never clicked that link.