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Comment There's an app for that. (Score 1) 102

If you're still in the dark ages of mobile internet and try to do everything through a web browser, you're toast.

I don't do a lot of shopping at all, but the few times I had to buy something from a smartphone, it was a pretty straightforward process as long as I did it through the app. Some apps allow me to scan the barcode of a product to buy more of it. Others let me buy online then use GPS location to find the nearest store to pick it up if I'm on the go. Try that on a desktop.

Comment Do not store songs locally (Score 0) 196

Problem solved.

This is a non issue on desktops, really.

And if you lug around a laptop to listen to Spotify, I guess you have more important things to do on it than listen to music anyway.

The only device where I save songs offline is my smartphone, for when I'm out and about without 4G coverage.

Comment Interesting post (Score 1, Interesting) 82

I was wondering who still uses an iPad / Android tablet now that the fad has mostly passed and sales have declined.

Mine sits in the drawer in the nightstand most of the time. I only pull it out when I'm doing something on my phone and wish I had a bigger screen.

My first tablet was iPad 2, then Nexus 10, and now a Galaxy Tab S 10.5. I know what I'm taking about, as I've used both iOS and Android. No fanboyism here. I'm definitely now buying a new tablet once the Tab dies.

Between my Nexus 5 and my no-brand 15" gaming notebook, I'm well served as far as my home computing needs go.

Same goes for my decidedly unscientific research goes. My brother gave his tablet to his daughter to play with. My co-workers either sold or ditched theirs. The only exception is my 65-year-old mom, who loves her iPad to death and won't use anything else.

Comment Too bad, sucks to be you (Score 1) 142

If you haven't done your research prior to making the purchase, you only have yourself to blame. This news has been in the rumor mill for a while now. I've decided that I'll buy the PS4 once GT7 releases, PS4K notwithstanding.

Moreover, if you always sit and wait to buy the next big thing, you'll be waiting forever and never buy anything.

Comment Passwords passed around (Score 1) 100

I used one of these passwords services back in the day. Coincidentally, the one I used (Xmarks, which started as a browser plug-in) was later acquired by Last Pass, which's being acquired by another company.

I wonder if my passwords would be safe during all these M&A's when the buyer eventually turns out to be a little less than ethical (what if it gets bought out by a Chinese company?), not to mention all the technical possibilities of data leak while integrating all the infrastructure.

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