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mak63
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mak63,
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7/6/2014 | 10:47:18 PM
Re: Cell Reception Issues
I'm not sure if the issue is hardware, software or the towers, but out of 2 Samsung phones, one smart and the other dumb, the old phone always gets better reception in difficult areas, even on the same carrier. In this case Verizon; and the area I'm referring is Camas Washington.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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7/6/2014 | 1:16:24 PM
Re: Siri
I have to say I don't see any difference between my android and my iTouch, with the exception of not making or receiving calls/texts from my iTouch. I am very pleased with my android and am impressed with my apps, amount of storage, amou t of screens I have up, speed of Internet, camera quality, voice recognition, and my overall user capabilities.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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7/5/2014 | 10:18:59 PM
Re: None of these is what I want most
I do like this post. It points out the gaps of Android sysrem compare to other systems such as iOS. Somehow Android is a little bit chaotic nowadays, especially on the aspect of security, simplicity and interactivity with human beings. Just touch screen is not something cool but common nowdays.
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relmasian,
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7/5/2014 | 12:58:16 PM
Item 10 and then some
I have to second item 10, multiple windows.  Along with that should be process control, not only being able to kill a process but also to put a process/app in hibernation.  Even better, add a sandbox mode where a process can think it has complete access but actually is running on a virtual machine. Finally, why not have a snoop mode for all data being sent, with a log identifying when and what process/process-tree is sending.  Ideally, the log/data could be sent to cloud storage where it would not eat space and could be analyzed, if desired, by more powerful hardware and software.
PaulS681
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7/5/2014 | 12:51:53 PM
Camera
I agree on the camera software. The iPhone 5s takes great camera and videos along with the software on the phone to view and edit them. Not many have cameras anymore. The phone is becoming you camera and I can see someone choosing a phone over another because of the camera and software on it.
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elroysully,
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7/5/2014 | 12:46:57 PM
deny individual permissions
You missed the most important one, disallowing individual permissions. Specifically, I'd like to disallow the push abilities of certain apps. iOS does this and it is VERY handy. You guys should do a better poll before you start spouting off like know-it-alls.
PaulS681
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7/5/2014 | 12:46:20 PM
Siri
I look at Siri as a "cool" feature but not a must have. I actually don't use her, or it I should say. There are better things to improve upon before adding a voice assistant I think.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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7/5/2014 | 12:41:01 PM
Biometrics
I agree biometrics is something that needs to be incorporated into phones. I'm not sure how fast that will happen though. Are there any reports on how many people take advantage of the fingerprint scan on the 5s?

I have one and do not use it.
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7/5/2014 | 12:27:10 PM
Re: WebOS
Palm OS could only do about 5% of what a modern OS can do.

 

What you're saying is equivalent to: I really miss DOS.  It was so simple and powerful.  Well, yes, it was...but try to browse a website with a commandline interface.

 

Palm OS had it's point in time but the OS does a lot more now.

 

And don't worry about HP.  WIth Meg at the helm they might not be making much of anything anymore.  I even heard a rumor that there was a "Buy it now" option on the whole R&D department.  And the Printers division has an un-official "make best offer."

 

Sad...was a great company at one time.
PaulS681
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7/5/2014 | 12:24:46 PM
Knox
Knox is a great name for securing data. I'm wondering how this works. Is one of it's featues to allow the buisness side to be wiped if needed without touching the personal data? This was one of the major issues with BYOD.
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