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« Reply #1600 on: September 10, 2014, 07:41:28 PM »

Quote from: Fireball on September 10, 2014, 05:34:54 PM

They're not "a joke," but like all manufacturers, they are misleading. Computer markers define a gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 bytes. A computer defines a gigabyte as 1,073,741,824 bytes, thus the difference. On the Mac, Apple has switched the OS to using the marketing definition. I wonder why they haven't done that on iOS.
Computer makers (I assume that's what you mean) don't define a Gigabyte incorrectly - if there is hardware variance, it has more to do with block size and data use, as well as underlying OS requirements.

The marketing info shows the maximum capacity of the device storage rather than the maximum available space. Some examples include the Surface Pro 128(GB) which only offered ~90GB as 30 was reserved for the OS. The 20GB Xbox 360 had 11GB of space available for storage.

At least they're all doing the same thing, so even if it's wrong, it's predictable.
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« Reply #1601 on: September 10, 2014, 08:52:22 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on September 10, 2014, 01:47:27 PM

I left Apple after the 3GS so I'm biased but I'm pretty underwhelmed. The new iPhones' screen resolutions have a lower ppi than all of the new Androids (including the Nexus 5 which came out a year ago), they still use only 1GB of RAM and they still have that ridiculous 16GB base option. Seriously, how many years has it been since 16GB was the base? At least the screen is larger.

I don't believe we know the amount of RAM in the 6 do we? They have announced it yet, and a supposed benchmark is the only thing that points to 1GB.

Still for me, having used/owned Android and iOS, its much more than about specs. My current i devices look great, even if they aren't as cutting edge as some of the high end Android devices. Performance on my i devices is amazing. My Surface 3 feels like a hotplate with fans running at full speed to play Hearthstone on it. My iPad Air, gets a little warm running it with much better performance. And as Ecologic said, iOS apps are miles ahead of Android. Since iOS users are more likely to spend money on apps, it has resulted in a much better experience. Plus we don't have all the security risks of Android.
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« Reply #1602 on: September 10, 2014, 10:13:01 PM »

The latest icloud data leak would suggest you do! smile
Personally, I don't feel I have any security problems with Android. I've never been affected.
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« Reply #1603 on: September 10, 2014, 10:40:28 PM »

Guessing someone's password is an iCloud data leak?
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« Reply #1604 on: September 10, 2014, 10:52:28 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on September 10, 2014, 10:13:01 PM

The latest icloud data leak would suggest you do! smile
Personally, I don't feel I have any security problems with Android. I've never been affected.

That wasn't an iCloud flaw, but the way the system works and people not being serious about security. Plus, although the press singled out Apple, there was a mix of service that were hacked through brute force, phishing, etc. The average user really needs to take security much more seriously than they do. I turned on two factor for everything, my security questions are not normal answers, separate email account for important accounts like banking, etc.

I don't think security is a huge risk on Android by any means, but there are definitely shady apps out there because their isn't a QA system like Apple has (though some haven't gotten through in the past). It's also almost impossible to install questionable software on iOS as compared to Android.

I am most looking forward to Apple Pay, but that is also my biggest concern, security. It's going to under heavy attack for hacking I bet. Of course regular credit cards already are, so it can't be much worse.
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« Reply #1605 on: September 11, 2014, 04:40:19 AM »

It was absolutely an iCloud flaw. Specifically two iCloud flaws:

1) Apple did not do any sort of rate limiting, failed attempt lock out, or any other security best practices on login attempts on iCloud backups, so they could be brute forced and/or dictionary attacked.

2) 2FA would not have helped as it was not enabled on iCloud backups and photos (and still is not).

#1 is fixed now and Apple says they will do everything in their power to solve #2 as soon as possible, but its not a trivial task.

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« Reply #1606 on: September 11, 2014, 04:58:40 AM »

Fair enough, but the users still have to take some responsibility for better security. Phishing, weak passwords and easily figured out security questions were also how it was done. And as I said earlier, it wasn't just iCloud according to what I have read, and having seen the pictures myself (yes I am scum) a good portion of the selfie were not iPhones. Doesn't mean they weren't later uploaded to iCloud, but it's a bit silly that Apple is the only ones taking heat on this.
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« Reply #1607 on: September 11, 2014, 12:10:03 PM »

Back to the 6.

I have a 5, and I have hated it for everything phone related since I got it.  As an example, I have spent hours trying to merge contacts, only to find multiple versions of people popping up again and again.  My previous phone (WP7) was set up the same way and just did it automatically.  I'm tired of asking Siri to call my wife and have her asking "Which wife" or asking her to call home (which I have defined multiple times) and having her inform me that she doesn't have a home number for one of the multiple contacts listed for my wife that the phone created. 

I was set to make the switch to Android.  I have been eyeing the new HTC One since the spring.  I have almost pulled the trigger on it a few times, given that AT&T will let me essentially lease it with whatever crazy plan scheme they have going now, despite my eligibility for a new phone not happening until next month.

Then my kid got a 5C.

This brought to light the issue that has kept me from actually pulling that Android trigger: the apps.  I have a lot of 'em (I like buying games more than actually playing them, it seems).  The Android store is certainly becoming better, but they have nowhere near the level of the App Store.  Additionally, now that my kid has an iPhone, it's way more cost effective for me to continue along that trend.  Plus I have an iPad.  And no Google devices at all.

This is how they get you.

So it looks like I'll be getting the 6, though I'm decidedly underwhelmed.  If the HTC One had a better camera, the story might have been different.  I'm sure a new version will be out next spring that will change that story.  I understand AT&T will let me lease with a pretty early buy-out option...
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« Reply #1608 on: September 11, 2014, 02:09:59 PM »

Get off the contracts! Contracts are the devil! Go to T-Mobile! Tongue

In more helpful thoughts - Bullwinkle, I'd honestly completely wipe your contracts and start over. Something has obviously gotten very confused at one point and I'd just nuke it from orbit.

And yes, once you're in one company's ecosystem, you just don't want to leave it.
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« Reply #1609 on: September 11, 2014, 02:38:23 PM »

Bullwinkle, you probably have multiple contacts in iCloud, which causes problems and you need to fix that first (also can be a problem if you sync with your Mac, but that's a quicker fix). Also make sure you aren't syncing with your Gmail contracts and Apple contacts, there could be repeats. That was my problem so, I stopped syncing with Google.

I am looking to get off Verizon and looked at T-Mobile. Without a contract and comparable plan to Verizon, I would save little to no money for a 64gb iPhone 6 on a similar plan. Sure I am contract free, but so what? If I want to switch carriers, I will probably have to get a new phone. Since I know Verizon works well every where I go, I will probably just stick with them. I would love to get away from them, but the competition isn't cheaper or has weaker networks.  
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« Reply #1610 on: September 11, 2014, 11:20:33 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2014, 12:10:03 PM

This brought to light the issue that has kept me from actually pulling that Android trigger: the apps.  I have a lot of 'em (I like buying games more than actually playing them, it seems).  The Android store is certainly becoming better, but they have nowhere near the level of the App Store.  Additionally, now that my kid has an iPhone, it's way more cost effective for me to continue along that trend.  Plus I have an iPad.  And no Google devices at all.

This is how they get you.

So it looks like I'll be getting the 6, though I'm decidedly underwhelmed.  If the HTC One had a better camera, the story might have been different.  I'm sure a new version will be out next spring that will change that story.  I understand AT&T will let me lease with a pretty early buy-out option...

iOS 8 Family Sharing will be even nicer:

http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/family-sharing/

I'm going to try the AT&T Next program (which I think is what you are referring to by "lease"), though I'm not sold on it.  The way I understand it you pay only tax up front and then a monthly amount for 20 months to complete the buy.  At the 1 year mark you have the option to trade-in your current unit for the latest and greatest, or pay off the remaining 8 months to get full ownership.  What you lose by all this is the discount pricing.
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« Reply #1611 on: September 12, 2014, 12:40:16 AM »

Family sharing sounds pretty cool. Of course, I would have to live in an Apple family for that to happen. As for contracts-uhh, I'm glad I'm not one who has to be under the yoke of those things.
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« Reply #1612 on: September 12, 2014, 01:43:47 AM »

Quote from: rittchard on September 11, 2014, 11:20:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2014, 12:10:03 PM

This brought to light the issue that has kept me from actually pulling that Android trigger: the apps.  I have a lot of 'em (I like buying games more than actually playing them, it seems).  The Android store is certainly becoming better, but they have nowhere near the level of the App Store.  Additionally, now that my kid has an iPhone, it's way more cost effective for me to continue along that trend.  Plus I have an iPad.  And no Google devices at all.

This is how they get you.

So it looks like I'll be getting the 6, though I'm decidedly underwhelmed.  If the HTC One had a better camera, the story might have been different.  I'm sure a new version will be out next spring that will change that story.  I understand AT&T will let me lease with a pretty early buy-out option...

iOS 8 Family Sharing will be even nicer:

http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/family-sharing/

I'm going to try the AT&T Next program (which I think is what you are referring to by "lease"), though I'm not sold on it.  The way I understand it you pay only tax up front and then a monthly amount for 20 months to complete the buy.  At the 1 year mark you have the option to trade-in your current unit for the latest and greatest, or pay off the remaining 8 months to get full ownership.  What you lose by all this is the discount pricing.

I think you still get $25 off your month plan by going this route. 
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« Reply #1613 on: September 12, 2014, 01:58:06 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on September 11, 2014, 02:09:59 PM

Get off the contracts! Contracts are the devil! Go to T-Mobile! Tongue

64 GB iPhone 6+:
AT&T - $399
T-Mobile - $849

So not signing a 2-year contract to get the device subsidized, when I've used all my previous devices for three years, will cost me an extra $450 dollars?  I think I'll pass.  Tongue
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« Reply #1614 on: September 12, 2014, 03:26:06 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 12, 2014, 01:58:06 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 11, 2014, 02:09:59 PM

Get off the contracts! Contracts are the devil! Go to T-Mobile! Tongue

64 GB iPhone 6+:
AT&T - $399
T-Mobile - $849

So not signing a 2-year contract to get the device subsidized, when I've used all my previous devices for three years, will cost me an extra $450 dollars?  I think I'll pass.  Tongue

I did all the math and depending on your plan, you can save a few dollars with T-Mobile over 2 years with a slightly worse plan to AT&T/Verizon's 2gb data plan. Or you can get a slight better plan and pay a bit more over the same period (like $80 over the time period). T-Mobile would easily be worth it for the cheaper Android phones, but it's not for the more expensive phones.

I am all for not being on contract, but since there are 2 types of cell technologies in the US, you are still very much locked into certain companies. I would love just to buy a phone and switch providers as I wanted to, but that just isn't feasible.
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« Reply #1615 on: September 12, 2014, 05:04:00 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 12, 2014, 01:58:06 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 11, 2014, 02:09:59 PM

Get off the contracts! Contracts are the devil! Go to T-Mobile! Tongue
64 GB iPhone 6+:
AT&T - $399
T-Mobile - $849

So not signing a 2-year contract to get the device subsidized, when I've used all my previous devices for three years, will cost me an extra $450 dollars?  I think I'll pass.  Tongue

I pay $30 a month plus tax on T-Mobile for my iPhone 5 (web only plan of 100 minutes, 'unlimited' data, unlimited text, full LTE support). A similar plan would be $80, easily (and it was that -after- discounts on Sprint, the last plan I was on). So you save $50 a month.

Over the usual 2 year contract (24 months), you've saved $1200...assuming you don't break the phone (this plan does not allow insurance) or do something like upgrade in a year (although you'd still save money in the long run).

EDIT: Yes, I realize that I run my phone under a very 'specialized' plan, but it has saved me so much money already. And it'll keep doing so, too.
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« Reply #1616 on: September 12, 2014, 05:34:18 AM »

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Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 12, 2014, 01:58:06 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 11, 2014, 02:09:59 PM

Get off the contracts! Contracts are the devil! Go to T-Mobile! Tongue
64 GB iPhone 6+:
AT&T - $399
T-Mobile - $849

So not signing a 2-year contract to get the device subsidized, when I've used all my previous devices for three years, will cost me an extra $450 dollars?  I think I'll pass.  Tongue

I pay $30 a month plus tax on T-Mobile for my iPhone 5 (web only plan of 100 minutes, 'unlimited' data, unlimited text, full LTE support). A similar plan would be $80, easily (and it was that -after- discounts on Sprint, the last plan I was on). So you save $50 a month.

Over the usual 2 year contract (24 months), you've saved $1200...assuming you don't break the phone (this plan does not allow insurance) or do something like upgrade in a year (although you'd still save money in the long run).

EDIT: Yes, I realize that I run my phone under a very 'specialized' plan, but it has saved me so much money already. And it'll keep doing so, too.

That plan shows in your link, but not when I actually try to check out. Probably not available in my area. There is the 2gb data for $45 plan, I just don't like the idea of losing data if I go over. I might jump on it, just not sure how good their network is in my area. Reviews are mixed, but then again they are mixed for all 4 companies.

Side note: Not sure t-Mobile has any say if you got AppleCare. They wouldn't know.
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« Reply #1617 on: September 12, 2014, 05:58:07 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on September 12, 2014, 05:04:00 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 12, 2014, 01:58:06 AM

Quote from: Destructor on September 11, 2014, 02:09:59 PM

Get off the contracts! Contracts are the devil! Go to T-Mobile! Tongue
64 GB iPhone 6+:
AT&T - $399
T-Mobile - $849

So not signing a 2-year contract to get the device subsidized, when I've used all my previous devices for three years, will cost me an extra $450 dollars?  I think I'll pass.  Tongue

I pay $30 a month plus tax on T-Mobile for my iPhone 5 (web only plan of 100 minutes, 'unlimited' data, unlimited text, full LTE support). A similar plan would be $80, easily (and it was that -after- discounts on Sprint, the last plan I was on). So you save $50 a month.

Over the usual 2 year contract (24 months), you've saved $1200...assuming you don't break the phone (this plan does not allow insurance) or do something like upgrade in a year (although you'd still save money in the long run).

EDIT: Yes, I realize that I run my phone under a very 'specialized' plan, but it has saved me so much money already. And it'll keep doing so, too.

Yeah I have that plan on my test Android phone for work. It's pretty awesome. It would never work for my primary phone as I need unlimited talk minutes, but if I didn't use my primary phone for work purposes I'd absolutely switch to that plan as well. I believe it also comes with WiFi calling.
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« Reply #1618 on: September 12, 2014, 11:53:58 AM »

fwiw, I ordered a 128GB iPhone 6 this morning via Apple Store. Probably overkill -- I still have about 10-12GB on my 64GB iPhone 5 most of the time. But I'm turning in my 5 and a 4th gen iPod Touch for about $220 or so, and not into streaming as much as other smarter, hipper folks.  retard

Also a black silicone case though those aren't supposed to ship until October. Should be in stores Sept. 19 but I'm thinking I really don't want to deal with the mess at Apple stores then.  icon_smile

The 6 Plus is apparently already back ordered (or maybe low supply) on the 64GB and 128GB models, AppleInsider was reporting 3-4 week waits:
http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/09/12/apples-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-now-available-for-preorder-
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I can certainly see the Plus's appeal (rez, optical camera stabilization, dual pane on certain apps), I just like keeping mine in my shirt pocket without sticking out like a gun barrel so I'll be happy to remain that way.  icon_smile I'll certainly be keen to read impressions later from folks who go the Plus route.
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« Reply #1619 on: September 12, 2014, 01:46:31 PM »

I think there was some kind of supply issues with the 6+.
As for contracts, I bought my phone outright and am currently on a 3gb/month plan for $30 (no minutes included but I never talk on the phone. I rarely go above 1 gb in a month so I feel like dropping to the 1gb plan which is like $5 a month. If I go over I don't get cut off, the speeds just get cut to 150kbps.
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« Reply #1620 on: September 12, 2014, 02:41:36 PM »

Ok, ordered outright for a T-Mobile phone, thanks for the info on contracts. Hopefully it works out ok and I can get the $30 plan. Their site is a bit weird, the $30 plan is only listed on the "prepaid" phone page, hopefully it's easy to do once I get it. I haven't used a phone for over 30 minutes in a month in years, so once I am limited to 90 minutes a month I am sure I will get a girlfriend or something and all of sudden it will be a problem (hopefully it's easy to switch plans if I ever need to).

So with a leather case, AppleCare, and 64gb 4.7 space grey phone, I spent around $1000 this morning. Now I will spend the next week stressing about T-Mobile's signal quality where I live and travel. Their map says "Excellent" but I am not sure how trustworthy that is. I guess I can use wifi calling at home if it is an issue. Also I will have to pay Verizon money to cancel my plan about 20 days early.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who suggested T-Mobile and the $30 contract.

Edit: actually if I switch to a new local phone number, I could try T-Mobile and still have Verizon to fall back on if I don't like it. Now I need to figure out if changing my number is worth the hassle or not.

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« Reply #1621 on: September 12, 2014, 03:08:46 PM »

Definitely port the #. If you're like me, a ton of your internet apps use your phone as a backup security channel if they think your account has been compromised.

And when I signed up it was pretty easy - the $30 plan just showed up as an option (actually highlighted as the suggested option). It did note it was only available for new signups, but that shouldn't be an issue for you.
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« Reply #1622 on: September 12, 2014, 03:28:43 PM »

Port the number to Google Voice.  It is a one time fee of $20 but then you have the phone number as a google voice number for you forever.  So every time you get a new phone you can just tell google voice to ring that number. 

Things I love

1. it can ring multiple phones.  So we have my wife's number and mine ring then we give that number to the school, doctor's office, etc.  If one of the kids is sick the school only has to call one number and whichever one of us can answer does.

2. if neither of us can answer it goes to voice mail.  The nice part though is that the voice mail is transcribed and sent to you gmail account, and also sent as a text!  My old office as in a basement with no cell reception and it was great to just see an email come in with the voice mail.  Then I could call back on the land line phone.  Or I would see the text when I got somewhere with reception.


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« Reply #1623 on: September 12, 2014, 03:42:59 PM »

I'm grandfathered into AT&T's unlimited data plan at $30 a month.  Most of the other unlimited plans I've seen only guarantee 4G speeds to a certain bandwidth cap, then start throttling you.  Unless things don't get demonstrably worse for me than everyone else, I have no good incentive to move providers.
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« Reply #1624 on: September 13, 2014, 12:22:53 AM »

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I'm grandfathered into AT&T's unlimited data plan at $30 a month.  Most of the other unlimited plans I've seen only guarantee 4G speeds to a certain bandwidth cap, then start throttling you.  Unless things don't get demonstrably worse for me than everyone else, I have no good incentive to move providers.

I'm shocked they still let you get new phones at that price. They must be seriously hating you. biggrin
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« Reply #1625 on: September 13, 2014, 01:00:05 AM »

Even better, I'm a former employee.  My acct information had to change when I moved from WTX to DFW, but I know all the ins and outs, to whom to write complaints to cause the maximum amount of carnage, and what magic buzzwords will make them crap their pants.
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« Reply #1626 on: September 14, 2014, 02:25:46 AM »

Quote from: farley2k on September 12, 2014, 03:28:43 PM

Port the number to Google Voice.  It is a one time fee of $20 but then you have the phone number as a google voice number for you forever.  So every time you get a new phone you can just tell google voice to ring that number. 

Things I love

1. it can ring multiple phones.  So we have my wife's number and mine ring then we give that number to the school, doctor's office, etc.  If one of the kids is sick the school only has to call one number and whichever one of us can answer does.

2. if neither of us can answer it goes to voice mail.  The nice part though is that the voice mail is transcribed and sent to you gmail account, and also sent as a text!  My old office as in a basement with no cell reception and it was great to just see an email come in with the voice mail.  Then I could call back on the land line phone.  Or I would see the text when I got somewhere with reception.




Worth noting that Google Voice #s don't do MMS, which is why I no longer use my Google Voice #.
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