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Postby powderfinger » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:13 pm

How do I make myself stop giving a shit about phones given that my iPhone 6S is probably fine for another year or two

This is no way to live
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Postby DasLofGang » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:14 pm

powderfinger wrote:How do I make myself stop giving a shit about phones given that my iPhone 6S is probably fine for another year or two

This is no way to live

they do it for you when a software update turns it into a coal-powered 386 overnight
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Postby antoine » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:16 pm

powderfinger wrote:How do I make myself stop giving a shit about phones given that my iPhone 6S is probably fine for another year or two

This is no way to live

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Postby DestructoBot » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:17 pm

just know that giving a shit about phones makes you an enormous asshole
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Postby antoine » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:20 pm

i don't even use my phone as a phone very much. that's weird!
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Postby Grey Poupon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:31 pm

DasLofGang wrote:
powderfinger wrote:How do I make myself stop giving a shit about phones given that my iPhone 6S is probably fine for another year or two

This is no way to live

they do it for you when a software update turns it into a coal-powered 386 overnight

Yeah it's astounding how their updates are so incremental in terms of features yet kill the phone
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Postby Mister E » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:38 pm

GMs are out for iOS and watchOS.

watchOS updates are quite nice, I was thinking of upgrading to the Series 3 because my original one was so slow but the new interface makes that a lot less shitty so far.
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Postby speakers » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:56 pm

antoine wrote:i don't even use my phone as a phone very much. that's weird!


i can't imagine how many think pieces have been written, and will someday be written, about a huge percentage of the world's population buying (and obsessively discussing) phones that they barely use to actually phone people
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Postby Buddy Glass » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Mister E wrote:GMs are out for iOS and watchOS.

Installed iOS 11 yesterday, I like it a lot so far except the new Calendar icon font (i.e. the numerical date) and the App Store icon are horrendously ugly looking now for some reason. Oh and also when you first open up a Messages thread with someone, it shows you a bar across the bottom with all the apps that have Messages plug-ins/add-ons, and it looks really cluttered and ugly.
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Postby iambic » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:22 pm

my o.g. HTC One is slowly losing its ability to hold a charge, so I care about phones right now. kinda worried that Google are going fuck up Pixel 2 real bad.
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Postby easy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:25 pm

iambic wrote:my o.g. HTC One


my buddy still has his, too. he swears by it. I keep telling him to get the HTC 10 when it finally shits the bed. guess those phones really last.
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Postby Tom Cruise » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:44 pm

How old is an OG? An M7? I have an M8 and I have to position it in weird places to get the charger in the right angle. Can't see any reason to ever get anything better than this tbh
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Postby . » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm

Grey Poupon wrote:
DasLofGang wrote:
powderfinger wrote:How do I make myself stop giving a shit about phones given that my iPhone 6S is probably fine for another year or two

This is no way to live

they do it for you when a software update turns it into a coal-powered 386 overnight

Yeah it's astounding how their updates are so incremental in terms of features yet kill the phone


almost as if ... naahhh
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Postby dmitry » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:03 pm

yeah my 6 is going strong, especially since replacing the battery has been relatively straightforward (at least I hope it will be, $25 kit from ifixit is arriving soon) but iOS 11 is making the phone slow.

I do wish I had the better camera and Live Photo’s. Getting Live Photo’s is a real treat. Also thanks apple for autocorrecting “live photos” to Live Photo’s.
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Postby Grey Poupon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:22 pm

dmitry does ios11 have live photos for Iphone 6 (not s)?

pisses me off that they're presumably not cpu breaking to carry out but there's an artificial lock, from what I gather you can turn it off if you jailbreak but I can't downgrade (or be bothered with jb'ing again tbh)
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Postby dmitry » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:50 pm

iirc the justification for disallowing Live Photo’s from iPhone 6 is because it “requires” force touch or something. yeah, I used jailbroken iOS 8 or 9 for a long time with Live Photo’s and nothing blew up.
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Postby dmitry » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:52 pm

lord I miss jailbreaking. swipe-selecting on the keyboard and Activator (long home press to open Spotify, slightly shorter press to open camera, three presses to toggle orientation lock) removed so god damn much hassle. like made my life noticeably better
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Postby fox » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:10 pm

Real Love wrote:in my heart i don't think it's an intractable problem but it's gotta be really, really hard. it's the crux of responsive (not just web) design.

but it seems like microsoft was like, uh, maybe grids? slap it out there


yeah they had absolutely no idea what they were doing

with responsive web design, you typically can map form factors to viewports: mobile and tablet sizes should have components that you interact with via touch, and desktop sizes are all via clicks

mixing and matching these increases the complexity of the design decisions that you have to make, especially because desktop layouts can be arbitrarily large. the way that you interact with a mobile device and a desktop one are analogous, but not identical.

microsoft attempted to provide some kind of unified UI for all devices, but they rooted that in the windows 9X / 7 look and feel because they only ever change things incrementally. as a result, they crammed a bunch of tablet-specific UX into an existing mouse-based system, so now my OS has three separate control panels for no reason and the interface totally loses its shit at high resolutions.

I agree that it's possible to have a unified OS, but I also think that it's telling that iOS and OS X are completely different UX paradigms, despite sharing the Darwin kernel.
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Postby fox » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:19 pm

the apple "solution" to this was to incorporate a touch bar, which I assume is still dog shit
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Postby Ankh » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:45 pm

Flossed Out wrote:i love my SE


yeah i've had mine for 3 years or so? might grab another some time as backup
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Postby Bad craziness » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:54 pm

then again they're adding a dock to iOS on iPad so who knows maybe they are planning a Final Solution

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Postby easy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:07 am

Ankh wrote:
Flossed Out wrote:i love my SE


yeah i've had mine for 3 years or so? might grab another some time as backup


(extremely tech voice) the SE is only a year and a half old
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Postby fox » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:17 am

man look at those files
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Postby fox » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:18 am

is that true easy?
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Postby cocoon man » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:44 am

Bad craziness wrote:then again they're adding a dock to iOS on iPad so who knows maybe they are planning a Final Solution

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Postby hbb » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:03 am

Bad craziness wrote:then again they're adding a dock to iOS on iPad so who knows maybe they are planning a Final Solution

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Hold your horses! A pad dock?
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Postby black mamba » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:29 am

DasLofGang wrote:the internet informs me that instead of the apple store I should take this thing to a guy named Rossman on 1st avenue?

this feels like a seinfeld premise


just logged in to say you gotta go to rossman
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Postby iambic » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:24 am

Lucky wrote:How old is an OG? An M7? I have an M8 and I have to position it in weird places to get the charger in the right angle. Can't see any reason to ever get anything better than this tbh

yeah, the one from 2013
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Postby iambic » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:26 am



don't f it up
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Postby Ankh » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:28 am

easy wrote:
Ankh wrote:
Flossed Out wrote:i love my SE


yeah i've had mine for 3 years or so? might grab another some time as backup


(extremely tech voice) the SE is only a year and a half old


you're right. i was thinking of the 5S
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