Saturday, June 6, 2015

New Phone

My BLU Android phone recently developed a screen crack, which set a new personal record for phone ownership length. I had only had the phone for two months before the screen cracked. Previously I had an ZTE which developed a problem with the touch screen on the exact same spot at this phone developed crack so I think it might be jeans when I sit down. Needless to say, I'm probably not keeping my new phone in my pocket when I sit down. Since I am not going to buy another Apple product any time soon (see proprietary USB cable rant) I looked for Android phones. If money was no object I'd probably have gotten an S6 or perhaps a G4 by LG, the G5 release date is too far in the future and I was getting glass slivers in my hand using my cracked BLU. Not being one to splurge on phones I selected a two generations back S4.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S4

I'm glad it has an IR blaster. This should be standard until all TVs implement Bluetooth.




Apple Proprietary USB cable rant

When I had an Apple computer the USB cable which came with the keyboard had a little notch on it which only worked with Apple Keyboards. It made me and others angry:

http://www.mactalk.com.au/28/75847-apples-made-me-mad-their-usb-extension-cable.html
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1237982
http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=615190