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post #2296 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

WTF, Contacts does not show pictures of people either. I loved that about my Samsung. It pulled pics from all over the place to match with folks in my Contacts without me doing anything. Sure makes finding people easier when a row of pictures are there and you just have to tap it.

Piob - you can do everything you want if jailbreak the phone. Otherwise, you're basically fucked.
post #2297 of 4017
Just IMO but you should not have to jailbreak to get simple functionality and ease of use items on what millions feel is the best thing ever to happen to civilization.

I have not been so pissed off at myself in a very long time.
post #2298 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Just IMO but you should not have to jailbreak to get simple functionality and ease of use items on what millions feel is the best thing ever to happen to civilization.
I have not been so pissed off at myself in a very long time.

Look, you're preaching to the choir here. This is one of the main reasons I'm probably not going back to Apple, even though I have about $30-$40 in apps. Its just not worth it to be able to do exactly what I want, when I want, HOW I want, to my phone.
post #2299 of 4017
i wonder if the Apple model is SamSpade's ideal , materialized in a handheld device devil.gif
post #2300 of 4017
Sorry you don't like your iDevice, Piob.

I've never had a Droid phone, but I have picked a few up and been impressed, but I will note that I didn't immediately take to the OS and the presentation, etc. It just felt foreign. I am sure I would have felt different after spending some time with it, so I guess I'd just say hang in there (if you're forced to by an onerous return policy) and I'm sure you'll feel better after a little bit of time.

That said, I've never experienced this "mark all as unread" thing, and that would be nice. I always have like 200 unread messages in that little bubble, because I never check my non-work account.

Also, photos autoimporting would be cool, though it freaks me out a little how it would do that.

Sounds like Droid is more configurable, which would pretty much be in line with how Apple seems to like to do things. "We have determined that this is how it should be, it is best, so it is decided. You will like it."
post #2301 of 4017
So I have more tech support requirements, mouse.

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I managed to back up the iP4 to my computer finally. Never got iCloud to sync. But no matter, I have just restored my iP5 from the iP4 backup.

But I note now that iTunes seems to think the iP5 actually is the iP4... at least, it's named it that. But I still have the iP4. I want to keep using it, as an iPod, web browser, remote control, etc. in my home. How do I get iTunes to realize they're not the same iDevice?

ps. The map corrected itself after an hour or so.

pps. Fucking hell, LTE is fast! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #2302 of 4017
To be fair, piob, these are all things you should have researched before you went ahead and decided to buy an iPhone.

I know you acknowledged your lack of due diligence earlier, but, again, you can't blame the product for failing to have something you expect when you never researched whether it even has it in the first place!

Not trying to be snarky or rude or anything.

Honestly, give it a couple weeks and get used to the OS. It was a very jarring experience for me as well when I made the leap from an iPhone 4 to the Galaxy Nexus. Everything was foreign. I hated how complicated everything was on Droid compared to iOS -- not to mention, all the customizability the Droid offers was largely irrelevant for me. Since I 'grew up' in the smart phone world with an iPhone, its OS experience that focuses on simplicity was the type I was used to. I think for you, it's the opposite, since you probably started with a Droid.

It's no surprise, at all, that you're finding everything so difficult. Give it some time, brah.

Oh, and most people search for their contacts by name. It makes it easier to sort/alphabetize/jump through long lists of contacts that way. Only old people need pictures devil.gif

Edit: FWIW, my Nexus was a shitshow. It was extremely buggy. Apps crashed all the time. The battery life was ABYSMAL. Like, SO, SO, SO, SO bad. Everything felt foreign -- to Douglas' point. It was not as 'smooth,' both in terms of visual transitions and simple processing, and so forth. With the iPhone 5 and everything I use it for, it all really does just work (yes, even Maps).
post #2303 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

What I said above.
Thanks for that work around but what a fucking hassle. How do people walk around with your email client showing hundreds of unread messages? I mean, the idea is, you can just hit "all read" and now you can easily identify incoming messages that are unread.
On my Samsung the native email client presents a nice tabbed screen for each email account, like the tabs at the top of a browser window. Also, you can drop an individual account onto your homescreen, which I do with my work account so it's easy to access during the work week and I won't inadvertently open it on the weekend and annoy myself over work.

I'm not sure why you'd want more than 100 messages in your buffer at a time. The new ones are always up top and have a blue dot to indicate they are unread. You can always search for individual messages. I just arrow thru or trash ones I don't reply to.

I usually dictate text messages. Even in noisy environments it works fine so long as I hold the mic close. If somebody wants a substantive answer to a text I send back "check mail" and send an email. Substantive answers in my job are few and far between and when they are made my name needs to be attached to them anyway.
post #2304 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I'm not sure why you'd want more than 100 messages in your buffer at a time. The new ones are always up top and have a blue dot to indicate they are unread. You can always search for individual messages. I just arrow thru or trash ones I don't reply to.

I usually dictate text messages. Even in noisy environments it works fine so long as I hold the mic close. If somebody wants a substantive answer to a text I send back "check mail" and send an email. Substantive answers in my job are few and far between and when they are made my name needs to be attached to them anyway.

Umm, I don't like the client, I"m not an idiot. Why more than 100 messages? I cannot determine for you but I get emails with actual things I need in them. I can get 100 emails easily in a day and what if that doc I received yesterday was 101 emails ago? This is not (well, not completely, lol) a toy; it's an actual work tool for me and millions of others.

Frog, thanks for repeating to me what I already admitted to. You must be great in a meeting! Additionally, yes, I sort my Contacts by alpha. Say you have 40 people under "S" and you're walking. Would not hitting the "S" at the side bar and then being able to see the "S" folks make picking that correct Contact easier?

Y'all a bunch of fanbois defending the indefensible.
post #2305 of 4017
Got back from brunch and will try and get to some of this soon.
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Also, Pio what Samsung phone are you coming off of? Model name. You probably mentioned it before, but I missed it. This will help me gain context on what features you are used to. Few Android phones run the stock OS and there can be a lot of custom features added (or even removed) by the company that makes it. It will also let me know what version of Android you are on. If it's a two year old (non Nexus device) phone you likely don't have Jelly Bean and may not even be running Ice Cream Sandwich. Info like this is crucial.

I can give you a recap of what iOS6 has versus Jelly Bean (the latest Android OS ver.), but if you have not been running that OS it's not going to help in the context of the conversation we are having.
post #2307 of 4017
A two year old Fascinate...which is part of what has me ffffuuuu.gif over this inferior product I just bought.
post #2308 of 4017
lol, half of what's expected of me in meetings is exactly that -- to repeat what was discussed so we, the team, can agree on the key takeaways and be on the same page biggrin.gif

Google is an invaluable tool and as an accomplished man of intellect, you should have leveraged that shit, d00d! You would have known that iOS currently does not offer such features that you find so critical and you probably wouldn't have purchased an iPhone.
post #2309 of 4017
Holy shit... You are still on Android 2.1? Not even Ice Cream Sandwich? Ugh... uhoh.gif

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-I500RKAVZW

Ok, I can certainly list numerous software and hardware features iPhone 5 and iOS 6 have over your old phone but I'm not even sure that's fair. Android 2.1 was kind of crappy and the platform didn't really come into it's own until Ice Cream Sandwich. Sure the TouchWiz skin added some features that stock didn't have at the time, but nothing i'd call game changing.

I guess I can do one list of "advantages" iOS 6 has over your particular phone and then do a separate one versus the latest Android Jelly Bean, but that's going to take some time. Luckily, i'm a big enough geek that I enjoy these topics. wink.gif I'll try and crank out post on it later today.

Also, just want to point out that you said the iPhone 5 was HEAVIER then the Fascinate you own. Well according to the official tech specs from Samsung the device is 4.5 ounces. Yet the iPhone 5 is 3.95 ounces. Oops! tounge.gif

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Also, the screens are far less vivid and harder to read than my Samsung. It's fair heavier than my Samsung. Screen is sort of narrow vs. my Samsung. And this is a 2 year old Samsung that this new phone is not measuring up to.

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-I500RKAVZW-specs

http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
post #2310 of 4017
I'd like to start a petition to have a custom title for me on this forum relating to being the ultimate fanboi. cool.gif
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