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    wiredroach 21 2012-03-16 20:29:53.0 login to vote score 3
    Yeah, introducing quality incremental upgrades that make the dominant platform in the industry even better is just KILLING Apple. I'm sure Android pads and Windows 8 will overtake them any minute now....
    so vote republican 6688 2012-03-16 20:31:27.0 login to vote score 0
    wiredroach: Yeah, introducing quality incremental upgrades that make the dominant platform in the industry even better is just KILLING Apple. I'm sure Android pads and Windows 8 will overtake them any minute now....

    Actually I hear 2015 is the date.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 20:33:19.0 login to vote score 1
    wiredroach: Yeah, introducing quality incremental upgrades that make the dominant platform in the industry even better is just KILLING Apple. I'm sure Android pads and Windows 8 will overtake them any minute now....

    The new iPad still does less than my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I've had this thing for like 6 months now. Apple is overpriced shit.
    wiredroach 21 2012-03-16 20:34:13.0 login to vote score 1
    libs keep banning me: The new iPad still does less than my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I've had this thing for like 6 months now. Apple is overpriced shit.

    I'm sure the app available for your device is awesome.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 20:39:27.0 login to vote score 0
    wiredroach: I'm sure the app available for your device is awesome.

    LOL, troll troll troll your boat.

    The Android market surpassed 400k in January after passing 200k and 300k in 2011. On pace to catch and surpass Apple's 540k this year. Personally I don't think the quantity of apps matters, but you brought it up. I've yet to be unable to find an app on our iPad that I can't find either the same app or a comparable alternative to on the Android market.

    Also making you a Trolliolio is that you lumped in Windows phone with Android. The windows mobile platform is dead on arrival.
    wiredroach 21 2012-03-16 20:47:07.0 login to vote score 0
    Well, there's a virus or malware tidbit for every Android app, so that should be fun for you...

    Android phones will keep getting exploited

    Android's permission problems

    Android antivirus apps improve, just not very much
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-03-16 20:47:44.0 login to vote score 0
    Companies shouldn't launch new products or advertise their products. It fucks up the economy and increases the unemployment rate.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 20:48:48.0 login to vote score 3
    wiredroach: Well, there's a virus or malware tidbit for every Android app, so that should be fun for you...

    Yeah, my virus and malware policy on all digital platforms is to not be a fucking dumbass. So far it's working out pretty well.
    dimensiation 1319 2012-03-16 20:50:49.0 login to vote score 1
    libs keep banning me: Yeah, my virus and malware policy on all digital platforms is to not be a fucking dumbass. So far it's working out pretty well.

    Pretty much this. You have to be a moron to get a virus these days. Or Iranian.
    zylon 916 2012-03-16 20:51:58.0 login to vote score 1
    WHY DO APPLE?!
    wiredroach 21 2012-03-16 20:52:17.0 login to vote score 2
    dimensiation: Pretty much this. You have to be a moron to get a virus these days. Or Iranian.

    You have to be a moron to get an Iranian?
    vliam 1096 2012-03-16 20:53:23.0 login to vote score 5
    This?



    They make pathetic, incremental upgrades because they have a market for it and that market rewards their shareholders.

    It's not for *you* as a consumer. You're either "in" or you're "out"

    /an outtie
    //Android tab owner
    dimensiation 1319 2012-03-16 20:55:33.0 login to vote score 0
    wiredroach: You have to be a moron to get an Iranian?

    Yup!
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-03-16 20:56:11.0 login to vote score 1
    OMG!!!!!1 I GOT A NEW GALAXY TAB 10.1!11!!!! I AM GOING TO BE THE SHIZNIT!!!1!!!!! LOL!1!
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-03-16 20:59:03.0 login to vote score 0
    "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
    submitter 10915 2012-03-16 21:00:04.0 login to vote score 2
    I have an android phone. All I have to say is the available apps on google market, or play, whatever the fuck it's called now, are mostly garbage. I feel like there's no quality control. Like bN, where good comments get lost in the noise, I've just given up looking for good apps on Android because they're are soooo many shit ones.
    dimensiation 1319 2012-03-16 21:07:11.0 login to vote score 1
    submitter: I have an android phone. All I have to say is the available apps on google market, or play, whatever the fuck it's called now, are mostly garbage. I feel like there's no quality control. Like bN, where good comments get lost in the noise, I've just given up looking for good apps on Android because they're are soooo many shit ones.

    That's odd. The only time I've had issues with android apps is widgets, and that's because I'm super picky. If you go with the highly-reviewed apps, you'll be fine. Read an article with recommendations and go from there.

    When the number of apps in the store reaches above 100k, you generally don't have to worry about finding what you want. Something will be there to satisfy your need.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 21:19:22.0 login to vote score 1
    submitter: I have an android phone. All I have to say is the available apps on google market, or play, whatever the fuck it's called now, are mostly garbage. I feel like there's no quality control. Like bN, where good comments get lost in the noise, I've just given up looking for good apps on Android because they're are soooo many shit ones.

    Trust me, the same is true in the Apple app store, or iTunes, or whatever the fuck they call it now.
    wiredroach 21 2012-03-16 21:28:18.0 login to vote score 2
    The point still remains...how dare the industry leader make their winning product better--faster, higher-resolution display, improved OS? What are they thinking?
    vliam 1096 2012-03-16 21:42:23.0 login to vote score 1
    wiredroach: The point still remains...how dare the industry leader make their winning product better--faster, higher-resolution display, improved OS? What are they thinking?

    You're not wrong. They've proven that their business model *more* than works.

    Thing is, many folks outside of the Apple community have access to features and functions that, three generation into the platform's development, still don't exist.

    Closed platforms exist outside of the normal evolutionary curve. If your marketing is good, you can say fuck-all to consumer expectations.

    Apple's marketing is top-notch.
    submitter 10915 2012-03-16 21:50:50.0 login to vote score 1
    wiredroach: The point still remains...how dare the industry leader make their winning product better--faster, higher-resolution display, improved OS? What are they thinking?

    You're right, it makes no sense! Why would any consumer want to purchase a product that is superior in every single way, from the hardware to the support, when they can buy a tablet they still have to jailbreak to put linux on, which they won't do anyway?
    wiredroach 21 2012-03-16 22:01:41.0 login to vote score 0
    submitter: You're right, it makes no sense! Why would any consumer want to purchase a product that is superior in every single way, from the hardware to the support, when they can buy a tablet they still have to jailbreak to put linux on, which they won't do anyway?

    Indeed...the three people who want Linux on a tablet with an already-stellar OS pre-installed are really left in the lurch.
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 22:03:34.0 login to vote score 0
    libs keep banning me: Trust me, the same is true in the Apple app store, or iTunes, or whatever the fuck they call it now.

    I had several useful apps on my iPhone that don't exist for my Android. Their app selection is less than impressive to me.
    submitter 10915 2012-03-16 22:05:48.0 login to vote score 0
    illuminaughty: I had several useful apps on my iPhone that don't exist for my Android. Their app selection is less than impressive to me.

    He only responded to me like that because he's upset that hating Kony 2012 has now surpassed liking Kony 2012 in general lameness.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 22:06:57.0 login to vote score 0
    illuminaughty: I had several useful apps on my iPhone that don't exist for my Android. Their app selection is less than impressive to me.

    I don't believe you've looked hard enough. If you'd care to share which apps you're talking about, I'd suspect I could prove you wrong. :)
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 22:07:46.0 login to vote score 0
    submitter: He only responded to me like that because he's upset that hating Kony 2012 has now surpassed liking Kony 2012 in general lameness.

    You're projecting. I don't care about other threads.
    submitter 10915 2012-03-16 22:11:41.0 login to vote score 0
    libs keep banning me: You're projecting. I don't care about other threads.

    The best thing about Apple and Kony 2012 haters is that their hatred is based on what they believe to be undeserved popularity, a mental malfunction that stems from their being unpopular or disliked during their school age years.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 22:12:02.0 login to vote score 0
    See now you're just being a fag.
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 22:18:29.0 login to vote score 0
    libs keep banning me: I don't believe you've looked hard enough. If you'd care to share which apps you're talking about, I'd suspect I could prove you wrong. :)

    The one that I actually recall the name of is SleepStream. There was another for running, Sparkpeople, several that I've seen advertised, but are only for iPhone.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 22:24:55.0 login to vote score 1
    illuminaughty: The one that I actually recall the name of is SleepStream. There was another for running, Sparkpeople, several that I've seen advertised, but are only for iPhone.

    I don't know what 'sleepstream' is since you didn't provide a description, but SparkPeople is unique enough that it took me about ten seconds to find this.
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 22:31:58.0 login to vote score 0
    libs keep banning me: I don't know what 'sleepstream' is since you didn't provide a description, but SparkPeople is unique enough that it took me about ten seconds to find this.

    It has limited functionality compared with the iPhone app. You can't do the same things. Sleepstream is a sound therapy app that I used to help me sleep. I've downloaded 3-4 apps that are supposed to be the same, but they don't work as well, if at all.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 22:41:43.0 login to vote score 0
    "You can't do the same things."

    LOLWAT? What's different?
    vliam 1096 2012-03-16 22:42:41.0 login to vote score 0
    illuminaughty: Sleepstream is a sound therapy app that I used to help me sleep.

    I use Alcohol.

    It's a shitload cheaper than an iPad.
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 22:43:54.0 login to vote score 2
    I just want to point out that arguing over this shit is dumb. Everybody has their own preference. What's useful and intuitive to me might be like brain rape to you. Live and let live already.
    submitter 10915 2012-03-16 22:46:10.0 login to vote score 1
    illuminaughty: I just want to point out that arguing over this shit is dumb. Everybody has their own preference. What's useful and intuitive to me might be like brain rape to you. Live and let live already.

    Inferiority complexes are hard to overcome.
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 22:47:31.0 login to vote score 0
    libs keep banning me: "You can't do the same things."

    LOLWAT? What's different?


    Have you used the app before? The Android version tracks food and calories. The iPhone app was more like the web interface. I could sync with my online account.
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 22:49:05.0 login to vote score 0
    vliam: I use Alcohol.

    It's a shitload cheaper than an iPad.


    If only that worked for me. :-/
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 22:51:42.0 login to vote score 1
    libs keep banning me: "You can't do the same things."

    LOLWAT? What's different?


    Also, I worked at the Ref Desk at an academic library for nine years. Do you really think the search function of an app store is beyond me?
    cannonhawk 849 2012-03-16 22:56:10.0 login to vote score 0
    illuminaughty: It has limited functionality compared with the iPhone app. You can't do the same things. Sleepstream is a sound therapy app that I used to help me sleep. I've downloaded 3-4 apps that are supposed to be the same, but they don't work as well, if at all.

    At this point isn't there anything your doc can do to help you get to sleep?
    illuminaughty 648 2012-03-16 23:00:53.0 login to vote score 1
    cannonhawk: At this point isn't there anything your doc can do to help you get to sleep?

    I've tried a few things. Nothing works reliably.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 23:04:52.0 login to vote score 0
    illuminaughty: Also, I worked at the Ref Desk at an academic library for nine years. Do you really think the search function of an app store is beyond me?

    Whatever, I don't want to fight about it either, but for the record I only asked because you initially only gave details that amounted to 'blah it don't work hurr'. I was only asking in an effort to help.

    I don't pay for any of these things and I am forced to use them all with ignorant people who don't understand technology, so I'll just go back to happily watching everyone bask in the justification of whatever they spent money on.

    Sorry for caring.
    submitter 10915 2012-03-16 23:14:48.0 login to vote score 0
    The best thing about Apple haters is that they refuse to acknowledge that the iPad has far and away the best specs, functionality, and support of any tablet on the market, and call everyone ignorant for spending money on a superior product even though Apple users are generally, according to multiple studies, more successful in their careers, love lives, and are more handsome than their Android-buying counterparts (look it up, it's true).
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-16 23:58:51.0 login to vote score 0
    submitter: The best thing about Apple haters is that they refuse to acknowledge that the iPad has far and away the best specs, functionality, and support of any tablet on the market, and call everyone ignorant for spending money on a superior product even though Apple users are generally, according to multiple studies, more successful in their careers, love lives, and are more handsome than their Android-buying counterparts (look it up, it's true).

    You must have given a lot of money to the naked ground pound Kony guy to be following me around like this. I'm truly sorry for you.
    submitter 10915 2012-03-17 00:00:20.0 login to vote score 0
    The best thing about Kony 2012 haters is that they're more obsessed about hating Kony 2012 than Kony 2012 supporters are about supporting Kony 2012.
    cannonhawk 849 2012-03-17 00:03:00.0 login to vote score 0
    illuminaughty: I've tried a few things. Nothing works reliably.

    Not even banging out?
    clifton 1850 2012-03-17 00:27:28.0 login to vote score 3
    Damn, Apple vs Android discussions have a Israel vs Palestinian feel to it with a twist of a good soccer riot. I think it would be a better use of everyone's time if we all join together and beat on the dozen or so Blackberry Playbook users.
    libs keep banning me 9992 2012-03-17 00:35:42.0 login to vote score 0
    Heh
    If you logged in, you could post here.