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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Even with brightness set to auto, you want to change that slider to something between 40 and 60%. I keep mine at 60/65% because I enjoy my screen on the brighter side. The software is designed to work with your manually set brightness levels even when on "auto." This could make a difference.
I believe you can also set how long the screen turns on when you get a notification, but I don't usually micromanage my settings to that point.
Notification center is a great thing, but the constant flashing on and off of the screen has had a negative effect on overall battery life. A lot of speculation centers around the fact that it was why the iPhone 4's battery life got slightly worse when iOS 5 hit last year.

Interesting re: working with manual brightness settings; did not know that. My manual setting is about 35-40% though, so I don't think I want to go much lower.

I don't see an option under Notifications for how long the screen turns on, but maybe it's somewhere else? My phone is usually in my pocket, so the screen turning on isn't much of a benefit. Wish I could turn that off entirely and switch to a vibration or something (although the vibrate doesn't seem very strong on iPhone; I keep missing calls).
post #2852 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

If you notice, you've named all British brands here. I think there's your answer.

You can throw the Italians in that list as well. smile.gif
post #2853 of 4017
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

If you notice, you've named all British brands here. I think there's your answer.

You can throw the Italians in that list as well. smile.gif

Sometimes not being a real baller means there's certain problems you don't have. laugh.gif
post #2854 of 4017
Lambo is basically using Audi's technology, which seems fairly solid.

Can't comment on Fiat or Alpha Romeo or Ferrari. I'm guessing Ferrari doesn't care that much, nor do its owners.
post #2855 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

If you notice, you've named all British brands here. I think there's your answer.

Pardon me?

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post #2856 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

If you notice, you've named all British brands here. I think there's your answer.

Pardon me?

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Rover is still British, IMO. Don't forget Ford owned it prior to Tata.
post #2857 of 4017
I don't know what "IMO" means here, the company is owned by Tata, flat-out.

That said, I was pretty much just making a joke. The tech languishing is definitely because of British (and I would argue American) ownership. Now that it's Indian-owned, I bet the tech will catch up. But it will probably be crappily done; every bell and whistle but with lousy layout. Stereotyping FTW!
post #2858 of 4017
I do like to say "tata" though.
post #2859 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Where are these Apple fans getting on your back?

Late reply, but two specific instances come to mind:

1. Soon after I got my Samsung Epic, I had lunch with a fanboi acquaintance of mine. He was looking at my phone. Was not impressed. I mentioned that it had 4g (this was 2+ years ago). His response was he "wouldn't even want his phone to have that - there's no need for speeds that fast. Plus it would kill the battery. Apple thinks of all these things." Which is, of course, a ridiculous argument - when it comes to technology, there's no such thing as "too fast". There is also the fact that the 4G radio can be turned off if one wants to conserve battery. He then went on to tout the superiority of his iPhone's (I believe the 4) screen. And it was better, but only when you put both phones side by side and got very close. Soo....connection speed doesn't matter, but almost imperceptible differences in the quality of the screen do...got it.*

*I know most wouldn't agree with that, but you asked for examples.

2. You should have seen the looks I got when I returned my Macbook. I went through a few reasons why it wasn't right for me. The responses were priceless - "oh, you don't like Office for Mac? Just install parallels and use windows office!" "Oh, you don't like using a trackpad? Why don't you just buy a mouse?" "Oh, you'd like a higher screen resolution? Why don't you just buy the 15" model?" The answer is that, for my needs every one of these options amounted to additional expense and hassle to use a piece of hardware that offered me no benefit vs. a windows machine. This is not to say that the Macbook is a bad product, or that it's not the best choice for a bunch of people out there. When asked what I was going to replace it with, I said "Lenovo". The girl at the counter had clearly never heard of the brand. We are talking about perhaps Apple's largest laptop competitor here (if not, I'm sure they're top 3). Granted, this is someone who works at a retail store, but it was Apple who decided to brand these folks as "geniuses", not me.
post #2860 of 4017
Has anyone tried this yet:

http://bdmtech.blogspot.mx/2012/10/assistive-touch-improvements-in-ios-6.html

Honestly, I never even knew this existed, but the brit chick that i hoooked up with last night had it on her phone and its kind of neat. no idea how much use i'd get out of it though.
post #2861 of 4017
Rambo, why didn't you text me back?
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Has anyone tried this yet:
http://bdmtech.blogspot.mx/2012/10/assistive-touch-improvements-in-ios-6.html
Honestly, I never even knew this existed, but the brit chick that i hoooked up with last night had it on her phone and its kind of neat. no idea how much use i'd get out of it though.

Have it turned on on my phone. Don't use it all that often, and I'm constantly having to move it around the screen as it gets in my way. Will probably disable. I think the main benefit is when your home button stops working.
post #2863 of 4017
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Rambo, why didn't you text me back?

when did you text me? do you have my google voice number?
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Have it turned on on my phone. Don't use it all that often, and I'm constantly having to move it around the screen as it gets in my way. Will probably disable. I think the main benefit is when your home button stops working.

yeah, she cited that as one of her main reasons for using it. the button broke on her last phone.
post #2864 of 4017
When your home button stops working you just smash your screen and get a new one for $49. biggrin.gif
post #2865 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

when did you text me? do you have my google voice number?

I've texted you a bunch of times to just say what's up, but never heard back. I thought I was just dead to you. I texted you most recently yesterday. 786 Area Code.
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