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TV: Granada / Brett  - 
 
Blu-Ray?

Do any of my fellow Sherlockians own the Granada series on Blu-Ray? Is it worth the upgrade from the previously released regular DVD set? I would appreciate some details from those of us that love the series before I purchase it a second time. Thank you!

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There you go!  Santa often comes through for us :)  
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The wait is over

I've been very excited for the new Apple TV, having waited years for a new one to be released to use with the family TV. With Roku emailing me that my old unit is no longer supported, the timing couldn't be better.


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I'm really enjoying the new Apple TV. Still checking some features out. Interestingly, the kids love the light gaming such as the two player Crossy Road. Will be interesting if this device is on the yearly cycle. That might be worth waiting for +Khürt Williams. 
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Apple Store Sleuthing Part VI

Time for another round, Sherlocks. I couldn't get a "great" pic so I'm providing 3 that might give some clues (or maybe not).

Bon Chance!


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+Ben Lloyd ain't that the truth!
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Which A9 Chip is in your new 6S?

Although I haven't experienced any of the reported hardware issues with the 6S, I have been following the tech pundits and the A9 chip controversy. The initial claim was that the TSMC processor outperformed the Samsung processor. That has recently been refuted.

I'm curious if there is any rhyme or reason (by region, purchase date, carrier, etc) to who has which processor in their 6S (or 6S+). I checked mine and found out I have the TSMC.

Has anyone else checked?

Perhaps the easiest way to do so is download the free Battery Memory System Status Monitor app, open it, and click on the System tab to find you your device model. A web search on that model number will tell you which chip you have. Here's the link to the App Store:

Battery Memory System Status Monitor by Cactos App
https://appsto.re/us/pTERD.i
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+Steve Boothe - I've bought it through Apple directly
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Could this  trend to use clear language in their privacy policy force other companies to do so...or do we just not care that much collectively? 

Thanks to +Jason Edwards for posting this article on FB. 
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I have great respect for Apple's approach to privacy. Unfortunately millennials apparently (a) cannot read, and (b) are gullible to the point of incredulity, blinded by the word 'free'.

I am not looking forward to my old age.
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Here is photo #2. I posted separately so I didn't accidentally upload at same resolution (not sure if that matters or not)
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So that's good. The improvement is obvious, making the additional investment worthwhile.
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More Doom & Gloom

Apple iPhone only accounts for a minuscule 14.5 % of smartphones sold, BUT
Apple takes home 94% of all smartphone profit

Clearly the numbers demonstrate the iPhone is in serious trouble with less than 15% market share! 😜

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and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

Loving the identical decline in Samsung profit share too.
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Nice analysis by Gruber that attacks the idiocy and lack of logic behind the "Apple is doomed" narrative even as they are posting gargantuan numbers. 
Apple wasn't wrong — fiscal 2015 was Apple's most successful year ever, by the objective measures of both revenue and profit. I suppose you can decide to define “most successful year ever” in terms of something else, like percentage growth or stock price gains, but revenue and profit are pretty ...
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Yes it was. I have always wondered some of the same things he has.
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A big thanks to +Bob Jewels who reminded me of the iPhone 5 power button recall, which allowed me to get one of our old, re-purposed iPhones fixed. It will continue to be used by a child as an iPod Touch.

Apple customer service was just plain awesome and the send-in fix was faster than I could ever have anticipated. But that's another post at another time

Once again, thanks Bob!


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Every single time I've needed service from Apple they've come through in flying colors. It's the kind of stuff that keeps customers loyal. 
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For anybody watching the Jays game right now, G. Lee is sitting behind home plate in his usual seats. He's in the second row behind the guy in suspenders & he's wearing a blue cap.

With Jays up 9-2 in 4th, he's a happy baseball fan. 
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I was at a Jays home game vs Yanks a few years ago and he was in attendance. Was fun to watch. They even put him on the scoreboard between innings while playing Tom Sawyer. Must be a bit surreal for him when they do that. 
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Tweetbot 4

on the iPhone 6S has the greatest 3D-Touch integration I've seen so far, especially from a 3rd party app.

Not only does it have home screen shortcuts but there is "peek & pop" functionality all over the place inside the app. It's making Twitter a bit more fun for me.

For a comprehensive review (written just before the 4.0.1 release which added 3D-touch support), here's a terrific MacStories article by the incomparable +Federico Viticci

There have only been two great Twitter apps for iPad since 2010: Loren Brichter's Twitter, and the original Tweetbot for iPad. As I reminisced last year in my look at the state of Twitter clients, iOS apps for Twitter are no longer the welcoming, crowded design playground they once were. Developing a Twitter client used […]
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Yeah, I just tried some of that out, it's slick!  

It took me several days to get used to 3d.  
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Here's one of my favorite pics from my trip to Boston last week. The sunset is over some houses in Beacon Hill. I had to focus on the clouds to get a clear shot of the reds and blues in sky but that left the foreground buildings in the dark.

As one would expect, the 6S severely outperformed my colleagues Galaxy 4.


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Not doctored at all, +Ben Lloyd. I wish I knew how to bring more of the detail of the buildings in the foreground out but I figure I'll play around with it someday when I have time (Hahaha).

I'm not really a photography buff but I'm quite pleased with the results and the composition of the natural background light vs. the artificial foreground lamp light. I don't know if it's good or bad, but I find it pleasing to me.
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Always in search of Truth
Introduction
Bio: Father of four and husband.  I grew up in Salamanca, NY and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Accounting from SUNY Fredonia.  I'm a little north of 40 and an unapologetic product of the 80's. Faith: A follower of Christ, I believe in being active within the Body and serve as our local church treasurer and on the board.  Biblical studies, especially digging into the Hebrew and Greek texts, are a treasured pursuit. Tech: An avowed techie, I enjoy anything relating to computers and mobile devices / gadgets.. iPhone owner.  Community: I'm very active in our local Little League program.  Besides assisting in running tournaments, I enjoy being the guy that nobody loves: the umpire.   History:  I have a keen interest in the American Revolutionary War and the nation's Founding, along with history in general.  Currently president of our local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, I've tied this interest to another hobby of mine, genealogy.  Sports: I've grown up watching my beloved Yankees and the hometown Bills and Sabres.  I attend all the Bills home games, suffering through the last decade of futility that began with the infamous Music City Miracle forward lateral! Sherlockian: A boyhood obsession with the Sherlock Holmes stories has been rekindled as an adult. I love Sherlockian scholarship and am a proud member of the local Holmes society: An Irish Secret Society at Buffalo. Espresso: Coffee is one of my true passions.  Everything about the "bean" fascinates me: the story behind the growing process, the brewing methods, and the people.  For me, espresso is where it's at, and I am the designated home barista for the neighborhood.  With my trusty Rancilio Rocky and Silvia setup, I'm able to replicate (if I'm lucky) some of the results from even the better cafes I frequent when out of town. I've branched out to the Kalita Wave pourover system to produce fantastic cups of coffee. Physics: I love to read articles and books that touch on the expanding understanding of our world through physics.  I like to follow today's theoretical advances to see if they will be experimentally verified.  The ability to deeply understand the universe we inhabit is one of the greatest gifts we have been given.
Bragging rights
I've seen every NFL team play a regular season game in person. I also attended the game where A-Rod slammed his 500th HR, although that probably deserves an asterisk at this point.
Education
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
    Accounting, 1991 - 1993
  • Jamestown Community College
    Business Administration, 1989 - 1990
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Engineering, 1987 - 1989