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Comment: Re:No mention of iPad in the summary? (Score 1) 140

by supremebob (#49559897) Attached to: Google Officially Discontinues Nexus 7 Tablet

The sad thing is that there still are not many Android tablets out there with the build quality of an iPad Air 2. The Android tablet manufacturers like Asus, Dell, and Samsung seem to focus more on lower price tablets than higher quality.

I'd dare to say that Microsoft did a better job of making a competitive premium product to the iPad Air with their Surface and Surface Pro products. That might sound odd coming from someone who actually has an Nexus 7 and likes it. It's a nice tablet, but it's no iPad killer.

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 5, Insightful) 356

That, and the ad blocker software for Mobile isn't as good, so you have less people blocking ads on that platform.

You get more accurate location information on a mobile platform thanks to the GPS sensor on the phone/tablet, allowing you to geo target your ads better.

It seems that Google is less of a search company now, and more of an ad company who dabbles in other areas that bring them ad viewers.

Comment: Re:She should be fired (Score 1) 108

by supremebob (#49330103) Attached to: IBM Will Share Tech With China To Help Build IT Industry There

It's been well over a decade since IBM cared about much more than meeting their quarterly earnings projections.

This just buys Ginni some time that she desperately needs to deploy her golden parachute out of the company. Their existing consulting customers are getting sick of the poor quality work that they are receiving, and the loss of business is hurting the bottom line hard.

Comment: Re:Answer: No. (Score 1, Informative) 232

by supremebob (#48292645) Attached to: Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

I'd imagine that the Chromebook would drive me nuts every time Google decides to shut down a web service that you're depending on to get your job done. You know, like Google Reader, Google Wave, or the other dozen or so popular services have done so in the past few years.

Microsoft has it's issues, but at least they usually aren't forcing you to uninstall products that you already have installed.

Comment: Re:4G is Losing to Wifi (Score 2) 46

by supremebob (#48045365) Attached to: Verizon Wireless Caves To FCC Pressure, Says It Won't Throttle 4G Users

I'd imagine that this problem will eventually resolve itself, as Verizon isn't letting users keep their $30 a month Unlimited data plans when they get a new phone on contract.

Sure, some people are willing to pay $750 for their shiny new iPhone 6 to keep their unlimited plan, but I'll bet that most rather get it for $199 on a new contract and get downgraded to a 2 GB plan.

Comment: Re: Sales figures are news now? (Score 1) 206

by supremebob (#47976651) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

I'll admit that the camera on the new iPhone 6 is nicer, that the display looks slightly better, and that it responds slightly faster.

Is that enough to get me to spend $300 to upgrade? Nope. I'd just be exchanging one large screen 4G smartphone for a slightly newer one. My Samsung Galaxy S3 still has a lot of life left in it, especially considering that I can replace the battery if it goes bad or add additional storage if I run out.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.