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  1. #31


    This works great on my Android as well. Sure the hell beats typing on the small on-screen keyboard. Our modern technology is something to behold.

    I'm old enough to remember seeing the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the summer of 69......"Sorry, Dave, I can't do that". I was 18. I thought I'd never see the day to speak to a computer let alone a cell phone! There were no desktop PCs nor cell phones.

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    This works great on my Android as well. Sure the hell beats typing on the small on-screen keyboard. Our modern technology is something to behold.

    I'm old enough to remember seeing the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the summer of 69......"Sorry, Dave, I can't do that". I was 18. I thought I'd never see the day to speak to a computer let alone a cell phone! There were no desktop PCs nor cell phones.
    Man you're old

    I'm just old enough to remember when gas was below a buck. By the time I got my license when I was 16, gas prices had already gone up above 2 bucks. Nowadays, it's doubled that.

    Anyway, that makes me just old enough to remember when you still had to launch windows from dos.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeylittle View Post
    In my opinion Apple can keep control of their Walled Garden for all I care and yes I currently own an iPad 4 and have owned every model they have sold. I have also had 3 different Android tablets and now currently have and love the Ativ 500.

    The advantage of the iPad over any tablet on the market in my opinion is the App Store. Not because there are 30,000 fart apps, but because if you look around you will find some of the most polished and professional tablet apps in the world in that walled garden.

    Android has tried in my opinion but it really seems that they are more concerned with the OS, Jelly Bean, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Drops or whatever "L" will be called. It seems that the Android developers just never really got serious about catching Apple with the quality of apps for tablets!

    And now there is Windows 8 and I'm giving it a whirl. For any Apple owners out here who have ever used iAnnotate, Omnifocus, or Notebooks, just to name a few you will understand my quest in trying to find replacements for those in the Windows environment and so far I'm drawing blanks.

    So in my opinion Apple can open the door to themeing and widgets and allow developers to sell themes and widgets in the app store. Sounds like a great plan to me. Let's step up the competition and see the quality of our tablet experience rise.
    Speaking as an android fan, I have to agree with you on the quality of apps. Android devs are some of the worst devs I've ever encountered. Both iOS devs and win8 devs will respond to your bug report and fix the bugs within days. Android devs are like cats. They don't really care about you or the bugs. It once took me 11 months to get a dev to fix a very obvious bug in his $10 app.

    It was an android office app. There was no word wrap. It took that dev 11 months to put word wrap into his word processor. I still have nightmares over the ordeal.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    This works great on my Android as well. Sure the hell beats typing on the small on-screen keyboard. Our modern technology is something to behold.

    I'm old enough to remember seeing the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the summer of 69......"Sorry, Dave, I can't do that". I was 18. I thought I'd never see the day to speak to a computer let alone a cell phone! There were no desktop PCs nor cell phones.

    One thing that is Superior with the galaxy IIIS versus the iPhone 4S and 5 is the voice recognition. I had taken ill on Christmas last year and my friends daughter took me home, she had a brand new Galaxy and was tweeking with it all during dinner -When she got in the car she continued to tweek with it, opening apps by voice, getting directions to my house, and at the same time holding a text conversation with someone else by Voice.

    I had to install all kinds of extra addons to get similar functionality out of Siri, Assistant Love, SiriToggles, Hands Free. It worked great for a month, then I installed something that deleted my name from Siri, and suddenly I could no longer open apps, it would just say I don't have any apps installed.
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    This works great on my Android as well. Sure the hell beats typing on the small on-screen keyboard. Our modern technology is something to behold.

    I'm old enough to remember seeing the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the summer of 69......"Sorry, Dave, I can't do that". I was 18. I thought I'd never see the day to speak to a computer let alone a cell phone! There were no desktop PCs nor cell phones.
    Man you're old

    I'm just old enough to remember when gas was below a buck. By the time I got my license when I was 16, gas prices had already gone up above 2 bucks. Nowadays, it's doubled that.

    Anyway, that makes me just old enough to remember when you still had to launch windows from dos.
    I can remember buying gas for my first car for $0.22 and what is Windows.
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  6. #36


    Wow yet another Transformer refugee, Mickeylittle, lol... I mentioned Mickey yesterday in another thread and didn't realize he had already joined Eight Forums!

    I will agree with Mickey about the iPad. I don't like Apple, but still think the iPad is the standard to beat in the tablet market. Frankly there are apps on the iPad that even Android hasn't matched, yet alone Windows 8 Store apps. But Windows 8 (not RT) has the advantage of running classic desktop Windows applications to fill in the gap until the Windows Store gets more quality apps (if ever).

    Back to the topic: the Google Play store has just updated their look and feel, and it is also very flat now. It has always been flat, but now it looks even more like Metro UI, go figure...

    I will be looking forward to preview photos of iOS 7 and see how Apple does the new flat look. Apple has always like skeuomorphs. Do a Google search on skeuomorphism for more info. An example is the iOS Note app with lined paper and a portfolio cover.

    I've been doing websites at work recently with the flat look. The creative department has been sending me mock ups that look a lot like the Microsoft Store at http://www.microsoftstore.com. Flat is the new look on the web...
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    This works great on my Android as well. Sure the hell beats typing on the small on-screen keyboard. Our modern technology is something to behold.

    I'm old enough to remember seeing the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the summer of 69......"Sorry, Dave, I can't do that". I was 18. I thought I'd never see the day to speak to a computer let alone a cell phone! There were no desktop PCs nor cell phones.

    One thing that is Superior with the galaxy IIIS versus the iPhone 4S and 5 is the voice recognition. I had taken ill on Christmas last year and my friends daughter took me home, she had a brand new Galaxy and was tweeking with it all during dinner -When she got in the car she continued to tweek with it, opening apps by voice, getting directions to my house, and at the same time holding a text conversation with someone else by Voice.

    I had to install all kinds of extra addons to get similar functionality out of Siri, Assistant Love, SiriToggles, Hands Free. It worked great for a month, then I installed something that deleted my name from Siri, and suddenly I could no longer open apps, it would just say I don't have any apps installed.
    Yes. I have a very low voice in this thing recognizes it pretty well. Sometimes it comes up with goofy words but editing is easy.
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    This works great on my Android as well. Sure the hell beats typing on the small on-screen keyboard. Our modern technology is something to behold.

    I'm old enough to remember seeing the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the summer of 69......"Sorry, Dave, I can't do that". I was 18. I thought I'd never see the day to speak to a computer let alone a cell phone! There were no desktop PCs nor cell phones.
    Man you're old

    I'm just old enough to remember when gas was below a buck. By the time I got my license when I was 16, gas prices had already gone up above 2 bucks. Nowadays, it's doubled that.

    Anyway, that makes me just old enough to remember when you still had to launch windows from dos.
    I can remember buying gas for my first car for $0.22 and what is Windows.
    I think you're about my age. I worked a gas station in the summer of 67. I was a sophomore. We had is special > 10 gallons for two bucks. That give some idea of inflation. Damn OPEC! You probably remember the gas lines in 72. They were fun weren't they?!

    Lol! Windows are what we looked out of.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    This works great on my Android as well. Sure the hell beats typing on the small on-screen keyboard. Our modern technology is something to behold.

    I'm old enough to remember seeing the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the summer of 69......"Sorry, Dave, I can't do that". I was 18. I thought I'd never see the day to speak to a computer let alone a cell phone! There were no desktop PCs nor cell phones.
    Man you're old

    I'm just old enough to remember when gas was below a buck. By the time I got my license when I was 16, gas prices had already gone up above 2 bucks. Nowadays, it's doubled that.

    Anyway, that makes me just old enough to remember when you still had to launch windows from dos.
    Yeah getting up there! About to retire. Sounds like I have about 20 years on you. I'll be 62 in June.
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  10. #40


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
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    Someone mention Gas? I could fill up the tank in my Pinto for 5 bucks when I was in High School.
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