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Comment: Re:My two reasons. (Score 1) 147

Blu-ray is better quality than streaming, sure. Most people don't actually care. Just look at the blu-ray adoption rate. I can stream 1080p youtube or 720 Apple TV content and do other stuff at the same time on a 16 megabit ADSL with zero hiccups. I was streaming AppleTV content (720p) with zero hiccups on a 6 meg sync back in 2010. And codecs are only going to get better.

Comment: Re:"By Mistake" (Score 0) 711

by smash (#47157611) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
95% plus of people are not interested in computers for computers sake. They may be teachers, scientists or business moguls. Not necessarily fucktards - just not interested in computers. For them, a computer is a tool like a hammer or a screwdriver, that they only use to get a job done. Fucking around with PC brain damage rather than spending their valuable time doing what they would rather be doing is something that Apple minimises for them.

Comment: Re:Other other way around (Score 1) 711

by smash (#47157537) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Similar experience here. First of the Android/iOS handsets was a iPhone 3G. Jailnbroke it. Ran quake. realised that touch sucks for quake. Installed a few themes.

Upgraded to a 3G-S. didn't bother to jailbreak. Didn't miss it. Have run iOS primarily ever since.

Dabbled with Android on a HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S3. Noticed that many apps do not scale to the screen properly. Encountered folder bug on HTC One (created a folder in the launcher I could not delete until updating firmware). Noticed bug in alarm clock - didn't wake me up. Noticed scrolling was less smooth than my 3-4 year old iPhone from 2008. Constantly annoyed with the UI and crappy email program.

Didn't find anything to hold me to the platform and the UI was annoying. Handset quality was not as good - the S3 feels like a plastic child's toy, and the buttons on the bottom of the HTC one are awkward to use with one hand.

Comment: Re:Other way around (Score 1) 711

by smash (#47157417) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Try using a 16x9 tablet for email or web browsing, then try it on an iPad or Surface Pro 3 and get back to me. 4:3 is a compromise for the form factor. It isn't designed purely for watching videos. Besides, if you want something optimised for videos, you want 2.3:1. But that aspect ratio on a tablet is clearly ridiculous. So is 16x9, once you've actually tried it back to back with something more close to square.

Comment: Re:Android phones are also more secure. (Score 2, Insightful) 711

by smash (#47157319) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Hand-balling security to the end user, when 90% of end users are muppets will not work, as demonstrated by the malware success on the Windows platform. Android is the Windows XP of smartphones. The rest of the world has tried that approach for the past 30 years, seen that it is not viable, and moved on. End users are not, and will not ever be, or care to be security experts. Apple gets that. Microsoft is beginning to get that. Android fans who say that leaving security stuff to the end user do not get that. Yet. It will come.

Them as has, gets.

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