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post #286 of 433
I like the idea of Paper as a whole, but find it works best for "stories" and "pictures." Things that feel like real content. The problem with the small horizontal scrolling cards metaphor is that they don't work well for a lot of the drivel that gets posted to FB. It quickly becomes annoying when realize how many of these cards in your "social" section say so little. The vertical feed in FB has the same problem, but it somehow feels easier to scroll past and ignore the fluff.
post #287 of 433
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The fb link is only through the first section. You can add themes and those are the ones I look at. I never look at the fb theme.

Also the voice instructions only occur when you first use the app.

 

I don't like that it has FB notifications at the top and the interface isn't enough to make me switch. I do appreciate that its the kind of interface sci-fi people have been envisioning for years like the Minority Report computer. 

post #288 of 433
PSA: Best Buy has the iPad Mini with Retina for $349.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-ipad-mini-with-retina-display-wi-fi-16gb-space-gray/8879096.p?id=1218931025496&skuId=8879096

Some people are reporting success getting Target to price match them and also receiving a $50 gift card promo they have going at the same time. YMMV on this.
post #289 of 433
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^ Good looking out. Wish I could justify upgrading from my non-retina mini but it's my least used device. I'll probably wait another year or two.
post #290 of 433
when you command tab on osx is there a way to delete or exit a program?
post #291 of 433
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^ Good looking out. Wish I could justify upgrading from my non-retina mini but it's my least used device. I'll probably wait another year or two.

If you are able to find a Target willing to stack the $50 card on the sale price it would be easy enough to justify even with light use, IMO. The screen, speed and longevity of the device (new processor) are a fairly big deal. Otherwise I can understand wanting to hold off considering the spread with the old one's resale value.

Friend of mine just got the non Retina mini this Christmas and is headed out after work to see if he can find a store to make the deal.
post #292 of 433
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when you command tab on osx is there a way to delete or exit a program?
Keep holding CMD and press Q on the program you want to close, and it'll close properly.
post #293 of 433
bestbuy is taking $50 off of their iPhones starting tomorrow

what i'm wondering is

can i buy the iPhone 5s then switch to tmobile but instead of turning my iPhone 5s to have them pay for my early termination fees, instead turn my old phone in, buy a cheap phone from tmobile, return that phone and then bring the iPhone 5s i bought from best buy? anybody know? that way i could buy an iPhone 5s for $250 instead of the $650 tmobile charges on a no contract provider. the caveat i could see is that maybe verizon won't unlock it for me or the tmobile offer is rescinded if you return the phone you bought from them.

this is kinda tough to google
post #294 of 433

Even tougher to read.

 

lefty

post #295 of 433
Well my plan to abuse the tmobile offer is

1. Upgrade older iPhones to new iphone 5s at verizon with 2 year contract at bestbuy
2. Go to tmobile store
3. Turn in old iPhones
4. Buy the cheapest smartphone at tmobile
5. Get charged early termination fee by verizon
6. Get tmobile to pay ETF
7. Sell cheap tmobile smartphone on eBay
8. Activate new iphone 5s on tmobile

$$$ profit? I would end up paying $350 for a new unlocked iphone 5s on tmobile on a cheaper unlimited plan.
post #296 of 433

The best answer to most questions this complicated is "No." The value of your time should also be taken into consideration here.

post #297 of 433
Welp. Went to best buy and it was better than I imagined.

We switched from unlimited 3G plan to 6gb per person 3G lte/4G plan for the same price.

We paid $160 total for two iphone 5s 16 gb.

We're on a 2 year contract but that's ok.

I called tmobile and my plan would've worked. We could've paid $300 (less the $60 we would've gotten on eBay for the new cheap phones so actually $240) per person to use 2 iphone 5s 16gb on an unlimited tmobile plan for $120 a person no contract.

Pretty happy about this. Paid $80 for a 16gb iphone 5s on a plan at the same price with twice the data I normally use in a month
post #298 of 433
Sunday night my 4S bottom port gave out. Can't charge it, can't link it to my cpu to drop files, etc. Bought through Sprint, it's 1.5 years old - out of warranty, but too early for an upgrade on the plan.

Any ideas where to start looking for a fix? Guy at the store said it'd be $200 bucks to send it back to Apple through them. Suggested 3rd parties for either a new phone or a fix. Opinions/Experiences?

SprintSA said this actually happened more frequently than he liked on 4S. Kind of pissed.
post #299 of 433
Have you tried swabbing it with alcohol?
post #300 of 433
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Have you tried swabbing it with alcohol?

Have not. Will try when I get home tonight.
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