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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Appointment at the Genius Bar? ;)

    I keep one of my iPods connected in my car. Siri works okay over the car's BT system which is cool.
     
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    Ha! Nope, this one is with Ford. :embar:

    Can you activate Siri with the "answer" button on your car or do you have to do it via the phone? Last weekend I visited my family and helped my mom set her iPhone 5 up with her Nissan Murano. It all works fine except for the fact that the answer button won't activate Siri like I had hoped it would for her. She can use it to activiate voice dial just fine. Just no Siri unless she picks up the phone and holds the home button down like normal.
     
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    Yeah, I have to press the phone's button to get Siri. My Benz has a pretty sophisticated voice command system and the steering wheel button will only activate that.
     
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    I don't find that setting brightness to auto does much of anything.
     
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    SYNC was designed by Microsoft and is fairly sophisticated too. Considered some of the best tech in the industry for these things. That's why I have been surprised it's giving me these issues.
     
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    Wow, haven't tried this yet! It does not work well in the RR at all.
     
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    I am constantly surprised at Rover's technology. They have simply the greatest stuff in terms of 4x4 transmissions but the rest of the dashboard tech can be way behind the times.
     
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    This is actually fairly common. A lot of higher end car brands fall behind when it comes to things like dashboard info-tech. Some recent Jags suffer from it, for example. It almost seems like they get worse, on the curve, the more expensive the vehicle gets. If you read reviews for cars like Bentleys and Rolls Royce it's a frequent complaint on some of the models.
     
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    If you notice, you've named all British brands here. I think there's your answer.
     
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    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).
     
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    You can throw the Italians in that list as well. :)
     
  13. Piobaire

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    Sometimes not being a real baller means there's certain problems you don't have. :laugh:
     
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    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.
     
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    Pardon me?

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    Rover is still British, IMO. Don't forget Ford owned it prior to Tata.
     
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    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!
     
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    I do like to say "tata" though.
     
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    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.
     
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