First, the Nexus is so much better than my first android Droid Charge. Samsung really messed up on that one. And the KitKat OS is fantastic. Especially because I already use all the Google services. I'm just shocked at how slow the inputs and loading times of iOS7 that I had gotten used to.
Second, T-Mobile is just doing so many things right besides the awesome price. Like giving me a loan for the phone and telling me how much I am paying it off instead of putting me in a "contract" with a bogus cancelation fee that has nothing to do with the phone cost. Plus they didn't install bloatware. Included a paid return label in the package just in case. And even offered the Nexus as an option in the first place.
T-Mobile's activation process was less than smooth. After three calls and multiple transfers I got sent back to sales and had to give them my info again despite already doing all that online. If they charge me twice I'm going to be angry, but they repeatedly assured me that it was normal. And the moron suggested I get a new number instead of transferring because it could take 24 hours. Not even when I upgraded to a Nokia 8210 in the 90's did it take longer than 5 minutes to transfer. He probably gets some kind of extra commission for new lines instead of transfers.
But in spite of all that, I really like T-Mobile now. AT&T just kept doing things to push me away. I even tried to sign up for prepaid unlimited, but they said they couldn't transfer my number... on their own network. So I finally left.
Thanks for teaching me that Nexus is the way to go: https://plus.google.com/108076675731922659261/posts/4cap1n9QLaN
Does anyone know of a place to get free or cheap certs? Preferably a CA accepted by Win Mac & Lin.
One of the best things to come out of the NSA deep surveillance program is that tech companies are finally taking encryption seriously. Not just in one or two places, but end-to-end, inside their data centers and connections.
Gigantic congratulations to Dropbox, Sonic, SpiderOak for earning five greens! Twitter is almost there, hurray!
It is unsurprising that AT&T, Verizon and Comcast share the honor of the poorest scores. It is surprising that Apple and Amazon share the stage with them.
Given what we've learned about the NSA's deep and extended (and impressive) efforts, I'm not sure that even five greens will help. But at the minimum we are making them work harder, there is some satisfaction to be gained from that.
The scorecard comes from the EFF, detailed article with lots of data is here: http://goo.gl/67MJQR
#privacy #security #digitalrights
http://www.soundslice.com/tabs/14/adrian-holovaty-super-mario-bros-2-tab/ via. http://www.holovaty.com/writing/bdfls-retiring/ via. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7051121
If I want say, a timer app, thats written by a company I trust, and it has five star reviews, I want to install it regardless of whether it wants network access. But having the ability from an OS level to deny network access to the app would be awesome. And apparently it was a 4.3 feature.
I can imagine it was removed because it makes in-app advertisements broken, since in-app ads generally want to target your location (GPS) and use the network to serve a specific ad.
Personally, I would rather have a paid ad-free app than a free ad-supported app. But I have plenty of friends that are completely opposed to paying just $1 for any app.
With all the posturing Google has done over the NSA stuff, and having encouraged people to sign the petition to require a warrant for email snooping (which I heartily agree with), this just makes Google look hypocritical.
Type math calculations into your omnibox and Chrome will return the answer. #chrometip
Protip – Copy this calculation into your omnibox to see what the result is: 1.2+(sqrt(1-(sqrt(x^2+y^2))^2) + 1 - x^2-y^2) * (sin (10000 * (x*3+y/5+7))+1/4) from -1.6 to 1.6
(There are much better reasons to buy or not-buy an iPhone 5s. http://www.anandtech.com/ is a good place to see those reasons. Make sure you choose the right page on the article using the select dropdown.)
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