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Ryan Whitwam
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This is nonsense. I have never trusted this company would launch a phone in a timely manner, and now I'm feeling even more convinced. Invites to buy a phone? Give me a break. Yeah, let me go beg on a forum for an invite so I can buy a phone.

At least people are calling them out for this bunk. 
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The outrageous part of this is that they insist to people who want to buy their product that this is easier or better than just ordering it.
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I love Elixir 2 widgets so much. It's one of the first things I install on any device. 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bartat.android.elixir.widget
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+Ryan Whitwam What icons are you using on those?
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So, I find myself strangely taken with the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner. Yeah, it's not perfect, of course. I wish it was more like the iPhone implementation where you could just touch the button rather than swipe, but it's still neat. 

I've found that by angling your finger a few times while teaching the device your print, it gets better at off-axis detection. So you still have to swipe more or less straight down, but the finger tip doesn't have to be aligned perfectly. I find I get the print to read nine time out of ten, which is probably a little better than the success rate I have with inputting my pattern correctly. 

It's not a make or break feature, but kind of fun to play with. 
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Yes, but it's so hard to use one handed! Especially for me and my tiny hands. I like the iPhone 5S's implementation way better; just hold it there and wait.
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And so it begins. 
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Sorry - I was actually agreeing with you, just being a bit ham-handed about it. :)
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Good news: Titantfall on Shield is really smooth after the KitKat update. 

Bad news: I'm beyond terrible at shooters with a controller. 
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I can ONLY play shooters with a mouse/keyboard.
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This is a complete non sequitur. Just holy shit that's an adorable chipmunk. 

Or optional subtitle: Arg, I forgot to file my taxes. 
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We rescued a Chipmunk and kept him as a pet for a few weeks until he recovered. He was super cute.
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Galaxy S5 sunset with HDR. 
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You can keep the phone, I'd rather have that view lol.
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I am neither surprised nor upset by this. It closes faster this way. 
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Windows Media Player and iTunes alike need to be majorly redone. They're relics at this point. I can't stand many things about iTunes, and syncing music to Android via WMP desperately needs batch-converting.
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So, Adobe released Lightroom for iPad, and I just want to point out how horrible the icon is. Keep in mind this is the company that makes Photoshop. They couldn't even center the logo? The corners are bad enough, but damn.
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Doesn't really matter as it is just for iPad ;)
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  • Android Police
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Freelance tech/science writer and lover of all things electronic. Android expert of sorts. Skeptic. Lover of the em dash and defender of the Oxford comma. I currently write for ExtremeTech, Android Police, Geek.com, Tested.com, and PCMag's AppScout.
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