Re: Full list, please
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Certainly an interesting take that does make sense.
Where does the revolutionary saccharine soaked marketing come in? I think that is why there's this tribalism involved. The world didn't fall off its perch with the arrival of an apple pencil & I giant ipad. I noted a much larger kick back than the usual web wide fawning coverage of product announcements this time round too.
Still, Im not going to by any tech device that pretty much put together with a glue gun. Seems like real phones peaked at the Nokia N8 and have gone backwards ever since.
Apple may be a 'tech' company but there getting closer to just building shiny on the outside ornaments but hey, with a margin like they have I don't suppose it matters.
I could make an old BB work fine, have had a Q20 for a week now which looks & feels lovely but really is quite a stretch to use intuitively.
Does this update allow for the phone number dialling/keypress sounds to be muted? like old Nokias had 10yrs ago?
Glad its a supplied device currently!
I appreciate these stories as it lets me know that it wasn't just me, tho all the resetting did create the mother of all IP conflicts on my network which necessitated a full router/switch reset and associated pain.
Web was still accessible just very slow & wouldn't hold a web radio stream without cutting every few seconds. Yet speed test sites were still saying a had 50mb+ connection.
Frustrating that VM don't seem to update status pages when they should. Id have just played some records & not touched a thing had I known.
Sonos is not to thank for the vinyl resurgence.
Underground dance music is what has kept things going since the 90s, of course in most cases I could get a .wav but the record, one of those 300 pressed is far more valuable to me. The physical interaction being number one. DJing with CDs doesnt feel right, Traktor & Vinyl Timecode is impressive however.
Surface noise yes, warmer sound yes, big soundsystem compatible yes.
Ill buy all formats but a vinyl record still brings out the goosebumps better than any other medium.
Music is more than just the waveform.
Give me the best feeling from my music.
Storage is cheap enough these days not to need compression on a home system. I'll record to WAV if not originally supplied with the record (or download) of a release, then make a 320 for the mobile devices. Only WAV issue being attaching metadata, you just need to make a good naming system & file structure.
CDs are played in a CD player and ripped to 320 for the digital Traktor..
Perception is everything and you can go as far as your enthusiasm takes you, as important is a system that can move air rather than just tickle it. I also prefer a specific listening position and have the mid tweeter at ear level, I like the headphone like separation you get that way, just with added smile from the big speaker boxes.
If a customer (read guinea pig) can stump up the cash, I'd guess that the device is going to get used & talked about incessantly. The big G need some affluent human data points, they found them.
Then surprise the masses a bit down line, with a significantly improved version for about 500 units of your chosen denomination, whilst still having a fat margin.
Interesting that after what many do see as a Trojan horse, Elop is still in Nokia having to deal with the internal fallout he's created.
That being said, the 1020 stands alone if you want an interesting device. It's a good telephone, it's imaging abilities are well documented & the mapping second to none.
If Elop can keep making things like this then he may end up being the only Microsoftee that can deliver flagship mobile hardware that is actually good. That's not happened before and testament to the Nokia of old.
Despite the Lumia growing me, I still have the N8, now repurposed in an underwater case as a camera / timelapse device, we won't see another phone like it after these events and that is a bit sad.
For the days when plugging in extra things to your thing was a thing.
There is a time and plaice for jokes like this.
That said, small (ish) tanks are fine and will happily support life, with the big if being how the water is looked after.
Never clean the filter sponges under tap water (take a bowl full from the tank instead) and keep the fish hungry, tiny amounts and often is preferable to a cloud of food in the tank too.
The moving stress did likely do the fella fella in however, from the Twitter pic they are (were?) ranchu goldfish which are essentially selectively bred genetic freaks. Handle with care.
OK on the update & arrived about an hour after the announcement.
One turn off turn back on again before the update would actually download.
I too had the extras app update at the same time but had to go looking in store for the additional updates for the Camera update, Beamer, the app folders are a slight waste of time however, as you cant pin everything into them to make a genuine hub for each type service. Train times at specific stations as an example.
The ability to kill background apps from a single screen is probably the most useful part of the update, allied to the camera improvements.
Still, cant knock the phone itself, its a great converged device & getting better it seems.
With actual DJ's curating and mixing the content for me, which I can then choose to buy, maybe even sometimes on a 12" disc of hard pressed plastic!
There are so many of these stations online that most bases should be covered from Gershwin to Gabba Techno.
A stream of unmixed singles wont inspire many, hearing a DJ play a forthcoming tune thats unavailable for a while will lead to more sales, and physical sales at that when the release date arrives.
If someone says they love music & only has downloads I couldnt believe them, I for one, must have a tangible asset when it comes to spending my hard earned on beats.
Remember when as gadgets got better you could plug more things in, connect in different ways, plays all discs etc...
Devices ability to do things are being devolved to enforce walled gardens and suit advertisers, seems a bit rubbish to me. Plus I'd have to duck tape every camera.
Has it got a memory card slot still?
All started by apple I might add...
Yes it's design over function, apple internal drives break a lot, makes total sense to dispense with them, etc etc..
I like the ability to rip audio/video myself and my key point still stands.
It's a big piece of kit that will not be moved regularly and for the money, apple should be making their own hyper reliable internal drives that blend into the design unobtrusively, if you need it or not.
Then again, all you downvoters use itunes don't you?
Who am I trying to kid, carry on.....
My first thoughts when I saw the revolution that apple have imbued to their clients was Symbian Belle.
Yet it apple still doesnt have proper mapping, a memory card slot, USB OTG, a camera that's not run of the mill, or even proper drop testing...
iOS anything? no thanks,.... N8 still the one, 1020 at a push.
That's the rub though, the amount of 'choices' apple make carte blanche for their clientele is starting to bite them on the arris.
I don't think they can change a drilled in ethic this strong overnight. Trouble is they need too.
Bit like Lewis leaving McLaren, you gotta depart the jobsian way but stay close to home kinda thing. Or just stop shlitigating yourself out of all credibility and put a memory card slot in a phone.
He started it!
Beggars belief really, apple customers must surely start to be wondering if their choice of shiny, really warrants coming from a company who are in reality, just a saccharine soaked marketing mouthpiece with a penchant for excessive pecuniary.
Fuck apple longtime & not in a nice way, they need to find reality if they want to halt the slide their currently accelerating down.