I HATE APPLE

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First off, let me say that I've been a Mac user for years. But lately I've been incredibly disappointed with their service.

I won't bore you with a number of issues with tech support from both Apple Stores and the telephone support during a recent Xserv purchase for my company.

Now I have an iPod issue. I've had the iPod for eight months & the LCD screen suddenly stopped working. I brought it into my local Mac reseller & they thought they could put a new LCD screen in. Turns out they didn't have a 4th generation screen. So they charged me $25 to waste my time.

So they tell me to go online & register to send it in to Mac for repair. The online site leads me through about 15 pages before it tells me "can't verify serial number". I try again. No luck.

The site gives me a number to call for tech support. I ended up speaking to a woman who could speak very little english, but I beared with it. She told me my warranty was expired, that it was a six-month warranty (which is bullshit) and tried to sell me a two-year Apple Care plan. I said no, the warranty is one year and I didn't want Apple Care.

So then she tells me, yes, it's a one-year plan for online support, not for phone support. I didn't see anything about that in the warranty, and I told her the only reason I was calling was because the website didn't work. So she told me she could have it sent in for repair, but it would cost $30 for shipping & handling. I said that was fine. She again went into sales pitch about Apple Care which I said I had no interest in.

She then put me on hold for 10 more minutes (after originally being on hold twice that long) to "check" something. She then started to process the claim & told me a box would be sent to my house in 48 hours & I gave her my address. She then said she was having an issue with the serial number in the computer & that she would have to get back to me and hung up. She never took my phone number.

I then called back to try to speak with someone slightly more competent, waited another 15 minutes & some jackass picks up the phone doing the "pinched-nose-nasal-voice" thing---"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I answered him and even spelled it out. His answer--"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I repeated it, thinking he might not have heard me. Again he says -"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". So this time I just hung up on the fucking smart-ass.

So now the wait to see if I ever get the package. Sorry for the rant, but I don't know what the hell is going on with that company & I'm about ready to make "switch" back to PC.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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WHAT DID HE EVER DO TO YOU??????????

IRATE MAMA (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ha ha ha!

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

Aaron A., Friday, 4 March 2005 22:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I had just as bad customer service when I called about an issue with my ipod. Plus, as Tom had ranted about on another thread, i found their OS has been going downhill over the last few years. I've been using Mac for about 7 years now and am starting to get really sick of their bullshit. To this day thinking about the awful customer "support" i endured last year makes me so angry i want to sucker punch the next apple employee I see.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

TRY CALLING MICROSOFFT FOR SUPPORT THX

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

pc companies aren't better tho. getting my hp fixed last fall was a nightmore.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

All too true.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

calling ILX for tech support works like a charm. :)

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The OS keeps getting better and better and they fixed our iBook well out of warranty for free, although my brother had some issues getting an LCD panel replaced. I've heard some tales of woe on the support front though. The OS is the best desktop OS by far, though.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha i've decided that my next computer (which i have to buy this year) will be a mac because the few times i've dealt with apple tech support they've been nothing but helpful and responsive, which is way more than i can say for the no-name-pc-manufacturer jerkwads i'm dealing with right now.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maybe he doesn't have $60 to spare?

Fish fingers all in a line (kenan), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

good, smart jody

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all. For every computer they sell you, they seem to end up paying for two. The iBook Ed mentions used to be mine, and I was ready to throw it out because half of it wasn't working. It was also outside its guarantee period. But Ed and Suzy managed to get Apple to replace CD drive, keyboard, screen...

Apple replaced my new iBook's motherboard while I was in Japan. That's hundreds of dollars worth, at no charge to me. Of course, it shouldn't have failed within six months in the first place...

Momus (Momus), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i also immediately thought of gwentyh paltrow's child. how sad.

Miss Misery (thatgirl), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's like they say, Love the product, hate the service.

ffirehorse (firehorse), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

how much for ibook battery, 3-4 years old?

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all.

That's why they charge you double upfront!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Best decision I made computer wise was to buy my powerbook at John Lewis .: free two year extended warranty. Extended warranties/apple care are well worth it where laptops are concerned.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there's always the radio
*makes 'what me worry' gesture*

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

Because I don't believe in a company making you pay for a warantee that should be offered for free upfront. I was under the impression that a one-year warantee meant that if something goes wrong in the first year, they actually fix the thing, not put you on the phone with several douchebags who are trying to sell you additional warantees.

Shit, when the first warantee doesn't seem to work, why would I want to buy another one?

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 23:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I had problems with the Apple Store when I tried to order my iPod from them, but when I cancelled the order, they were very good about it. My iBook had one of the faulty logic boards, and they replaced it several times for free, in addition to doing some repairs which were apparently not supposed to be free. So I'm content with them.

But it does sound like you have a problem with your serial number, Jay.

Casuistry (Chris P), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

his problem with the serial number is that he probably never registered the durned thing.

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i also had a problem with entering my ipod's serial number on the website. but what happened to me was that i bought a "pre-owned" ipod from the apple store and when the original owner returned it the store, that serial number apparently got, um, voided or something. no matter; i went back to the apple store and the genius bar genius was happy to solve my problem.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there's nothing more retarded i can think of, business-wise, than how the genius bar was closed for like 2 weeks before christmas this past year. good job, jobs! way to alienate your clientele!

tho when i was waiting there, i did see todd oldham.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, the genius bar in Seattle closed during Christmas shopping mayhem. Major bummer. I have had nothing but good luck to this point with Apple. They've sent me 3 replacement remotes for my iPod, all at no cost to me, without me proving my others were damaged. Simple online form. Apple Care is essential for any Apple purchase. They recently replaced my iPod with a new one in about 20 minutes time at the Genius bar. Neither the remotes or iPod should have busted in the first place, but they did replace them with ease and very little questioning.

biznotic, Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ed OTM, about john lewis's one year warranty extension.

RJG (RJG), Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All apple products have a one year warranty and 90 day tech support, pretty standard in the computer industry. You want more, pay for more.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 06:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have gotten to the point where I just equate Apple with Audi and Volkswagen, great product, love it when it works, when it breaks, fuck yourself.

TOMBOT, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Try getting your $300 back after paying for a repair they are now refunding everyone for (ibook logic board). Grrr. It pisses me off because at the time of my problems, they acted as if I was the only person encountering such difficulties, in spite of my reading otherwise on the internets. They are now claiming the repair that took them two tries to fix is not in their records.

amandasc, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Most American PC manufacturers include 1 year of tech support.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As a volkswagen driver with a dodgy fuel pump I feel that analogy.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've been using APPLE computers since 1985 and have never had a problem.

Orbit (Orbit), Sunday, 6 March 2005 21:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Exactly what Orbit said. And what Ed said regarding OSX--it's by far the best desktop OS, and nothing comes close.

My tech experience with Apple has been sensational. A friend called me today to tell me that his mini iPod was replaced in less than five business days, and he also got the new generation mini in place of his old one that had died. No charge.

I've dealt with Dell and Gateway and their CSRs are no better than Apple's. HPs can blow me, they've sucked.

don weiner, Sunday, 6 March 2005 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

whoever has been using Apples since whenever and loves it can eat a dick.

the desktop I have at work running XP has been up and alive for 2 years with barely any reboots. It does everything I want it to do, does it quickly, and I can navigate painlessly without ever touching the mouse if I feel like it.

I was raised on Apple and my first job was DTP on a Mac, followed by audio editing on a Mac, more DTP, and so on. OS 7+ had more than its share of problems and stupid quirks but the hardware was rock solid and at least its behavior was predictable.

Since getting my latest-edition powerbook I've put it through little more than I ever tried to do with my old OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh weird that post got completely chopped in half.

...OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Fuck it.
Keeps mistaking the rest of my post for an HTML statement. Now it's lost to the ether. All computers are stupid and worthless, except that old LC & Quadra we had running 6.0.7 - 7.7, those were pretty stable builds as I recall.

My old Quadra used to have a TV Tuner in it and be able to do image captures from live cable broadcasts, then I could import them into my cheap, incredibly easy to use paint program and do whatever with them. I believe it cost approximately half of what my laptop did! My laptop lets me chat and surf the internet. And rip CDs.

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

HALCYON DAYS
http://oit.uta.edu/desktop/energystar/mac_files/OS_7_Control_Panels.JPG

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In case anyone is wondering what this is all about, I have had "issues" with my laptop since purchasing it (A YEAR AGO, THINGS THAT COST $2000 SHOULDN'T DIE IN A YEAR), mainly that if I put it to sleep via either apple menu->sleep or by shutting the cover, I've got no better than a 50-50 chance the fucker will wake up again.

Well today it decided it wasn't going to wake up again, ever, as I'm being greeted with a totally white screen.

What's funny is that like doing searches on my own to try to figure out wtf this computer is doing right now (I mean not even the sad face x-eye Mac or the question mark Mac! NOTHING AT ALL! WHITE SCREEN! I know how to handle the other things!), everyone who is reporting similar issues to me is like bitching about how they have all this important blah blah blah they were doing with the Mac prior hand. Is it that no one who has this failure who is only using their Mac for chat, porn, and MP3s can be bothered to get in on the discussions, or is it because they don't die if that's all you use it for? Because yeah, it seems like my sleep problem increases tenfold whenever I've been using my iBook more for writing or photo work. If all I've done on the damn thing is use iChat for two weeks, no problems whatsoever with starting it up, back when it, uh, started up.

What does this imply??? Is there like some inherent instability in the majority of the "native" programs that come bundled with OSX or is this just really fucked up coincidence?

Also it seems that this particular issue with the iBook G3 was so bad they threw the whole "your warranty is expired, give us $500" shenanigans out the window, and searching on this same issue with "Powerbook" has not given me the same results--ARE IBOOKS PIECES OF SHIT? wtf?

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As an aside, I noted that my computer was purchased a year ago, actually a year and 3 weeks, making it out of warranty now. Every. Single. Computer. I. Have. Ever. Owned.* Has. Done. This. Do they design computers to die at warranty, in general? Because it is not just me who has reported this ridiculous situation going on, and I'm starting to think that if this is going to be the case, wasting my money on a pricey computer with only a single year warranty is not worth the hassle, since all other brands have 3-4 year standard warranties, so at least I'll get 3 years out of it, instead of 1, before this message will self-destruct.

*with the exception of my ancient PowerMac that I had when I was 14-15-16, which only died because my sister is a dick.

I am pretty close to deciding to become the female Punisher, except murdering computer firms, instead of bad guys.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

although the best customer service story I have ever been witness to was in an Apple store, when our friend J0sh had a bunch of seemingly sensible questions about using X type of Mac as a server, they made sense to the rest of us, and the sales guy just blurted at him "YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT"

And then kind of ran away????

That was pretty funny.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have a friend who just got a job repairing computers at Tekserve. He just started last week so I'm leery about hitting him up for favors, but the hitting up will be happening, oh yes it will. I would be happy to serve as an intermediate hitter-upper for your computer, Ally.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I used to get the sleeping-no-wakey-wakey problem when I was using the last Photoshop build (pre-CS or whatever the newest is called) fairly heavily, but it fixed itself at some point. I have no idea what was going on or how/why it stopped happening.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

we just set up a netgear router modem! YfriggingAfriggingY!

nathalie barefoot in the head (stevie nixed), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am looking over the system 7 window I posted up above and trying to figure out what they've improved since then! Help!

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The graphics. If you have to ask, you're obv. a Windows person.

sunburned and snowblind (kenan), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

graphics?

RJG (RJG), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

my latest reason for hating apple is that i took a video in landscape mode but can't figure out how to rotate it to portrait mode for easy viewing on twitter without downloading a zillion third party apps

, Monday, 23 October 2017 17:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I reckon the next series of Black Mirror should have an episode where the only way you can write anything is using predictive text on a tiny touchscreen.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 23 October 2017 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah windows 7 at work, 4-y-o HP laptop, fucking flies, Photoshop opens in like 4 seconds. totally solid. HDD. puts my mini in the shade.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 23 October 2017 17:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Photoshop has run faster on PCs for years I think. Something about ancient code base on the Mac version.

Alba, Monday, 23 October 2017 17:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i guess that's it. everything else is just really fast too though (relatively). windows explorer vs finder, opera vs opera, outlook vs mail.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 23 October 2017 18:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my coworkers have made the point that the last few Windows 10 updates have really tightened up the core OS, crediting the fact Microsoft's been working really hard on getting things working for cloud deployment -- if you have virtualized servers running at scale, you really have to have your shit together

the user experience in Windows 10 is still a complete mixed bag, but ehh

mh, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I get the impression that the Windows kernel and shell orgs are basically good at their job, and Marketing insists on crapping things up to justify their own existence and the fact that you still ostensibly have to pay for Windows

.oO (silby), Monday, 23 October 2017 18:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also i didn't think it was possible but apple made the podcasts app worse. worse!!

, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

agreed. new podcasts app is garbage. can't find anything.

Mordy, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

imo they should integrate the GUI team and the hardware team

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/surface-book-2/8MCPZJJCC98C/TC4H

specs-wise, this is... good? just make one without a touchscreen and with a good-ass keyboard and trackpad and I'm in

I have the microsoft surface desktop keyboard, and it's good! they can make good ones, I think the surface books use some soft surface tablet keyboard bullshit though

mh, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

has apple ever had a good podcast app, on anything

mh, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i updated my moms iphone iOS when she visited a few weeks back and she was almost in tears with how bad the podcast app update was. "i had it just the way i liked it why would they do this? who cares about these big pictures?"

Spottie, Monday, 23 October 2017 18:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i wouldn't be surprised if the podcasts update actually hits publishers' stats

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 23 October 2017 19:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this... doesn't address the core issue, but pocket casts is great and definitely worth the money

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(ios app)

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Is there anything I'm missing from Overcast?

Alba, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

what do you mean?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i've never used overcast but they seem to be more or less on par. if overcasts is working for you, probably no need to change.

i was using icatcher for years, but its ui is like being punched in the face and just keeps getting worse. buy it if you hate yourself.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don’t think so, they are pretty similar. I have a slight preference for pocket casts. They are both light years better than the podcast app.

Jeff, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this is probably not the thread but my god podcasting is good atm. you could do nothing but listen to excellent free podcasts in every waking moment of the rest of your life.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That's what I do, basically. Yes, happy with Overcast and it's free.

The only thing I miss from having wired headphones is the ability to use the middle button to control podcasts beyond just pause and play. Overcast (and Downcast, iirc) allows you to set gesture controls like 'two taps to skip forward 30 seconds' which is super-handy when you've heard a Squarespace ad for the billionth time. But as far as I can tell, no bluetooth headphone support this. Maybe AirPods do?

Alba, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh no, they don't even have buttons, do they? Is there some tapping thing you can do?

Alba, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you can double-tap either airpod to do commands you can select yourself (play/pause, next/prev track, invoke siri)

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Not the commands that the app defines like skip 30 secs then?

Alba, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol they are not testing are they?

https://mjtsai.com/blog/2017/10/24/ios-calculator-bug/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Not the commands that the app defines like skip 30 secs then?

they do! just confirmed in pocket casts and (ugh) icatcher. youtube changes videos though.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 21:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm surprised how few people seem to use Castro for podcasts. it's got by far my favourite interface. not quite as powerful as overcast, but it's just beautiful. and somehow its queue system feels less stressful, and more open to whim.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 21:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

people scared of the embargo, obviously

mh, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 21:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

cosine on Castro, love the queue/inbox/archive system. If they let me search a podcast's archive it'd be perf

.oO (silby), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

has anyone successfully used migration assistant since i dunno 10.9 or 10.10? everything seems to go smoothly but the file permissions get all dorked up. i'm glad there's no longer a way to repair permissions from disk utility

dynamicinterface, Friday, 27 October 2017 18:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i think i solved my iOS 11 battery life issue - even though i've always had background app refresh turned off, the updated turn it on individually for all my apps. so i had to go back and turn it all off.

, Friday, 27 October 2017 19:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah same went in a tweaked a bunch of stuff. helped a bit.

Spottie, Friday, 27 October 2017 19:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it was super weird cause i couldn't turn them off individually unless i went and turned the general setting on. just really funky

, Friday, 27 October 2017 19:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

turning off notifications for the majority of apps helps too.

Spottie, Friday, 27 October 2017 19:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

anecdotally the new Podcasts app is doing less caching, increasing the pings to publishers' RSS feeds

so that means more site traffic (which costs $ on the hosting side), for the same number of subscribers/listeners

https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastmovement/permalink/1444696465617971/

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 30 October 2017 10:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

"The world's most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.
They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven.
It then moved the firm holding most of its untaxed offshore cash, now $252bn, to the Channel Island of Jersey."

Greedy dicks

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Monday, 6 November 2017 21:12 (one week ago) Permalink

firms that dump their IP on remote rocks in the Atlantic shouldn't be eligible for US copyright protection

throw em to the pirates

it me, Monday, 6 November 2017 21:32 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.apple.sucks

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Friday, 10 November 2017 08:51 (one week ago) Permalink

www.apple.sucks

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Friday, 10 November 2017 08:52 (one week ago) Permalink

tonight my watch suddenly had 25 mb free and went haywire. i restarted it and it recovered to 450 mb, then dropped to 400 mb within a couple of hours. i changed the system language and it jumped to 2.3 gb free.

this is the second time i've replaced a chunk of the music stored on it, and the second time it's lost entire gigs of storage (the first time i had to factory reset). it's like it's caching all the music i removed without reporting its usage accurately or even cleaning it up. there are no reports of this anywhere, so i don't know what's going on.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 10 November 2017 10:13 (one week ago) Permalink

fwiw there's no way in hell i could have maxed out the storage because the music app will only store 2 gb of music, which is less than half the usable storage (around 5.5 gb iirc), and i don't have anything else storage-hungry on there.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 10 November 2017 10:18 (one week ago) Permalink

ime after a system update the photo preferences will often "magically" switch on features like "icloud photo stream" and other nonsense, you might want to check those

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 10 November 2017 10:47 (one week ago) Permalink

thanks, that stuff is off (0 photos syncing).

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 10 November 2017 10:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Somehow the chess.com app doesn’t work on the X, but Zing works and scales perfectly

calstars, Friday, 10 November 2017 12:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Somehow the chess.com app doesn’t work on the X, but Zing works and scales perfectly


Priorities

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

my watch is playing locally stored music and measuring my bushwalk (not in workout mode) with a 6% battery hit per hour, while my 8+ is in low power mode and has lost 40% in 7 hours. i’ve barely used the fucking thing.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 11 November 2017 06:10 (one week ago) Permalink

my watch is playing locally stored music /and/ measuring my bushwalk (not in workout mode) with a 6% battery hit per hour

six hours of music playback, 11 hours of hiking, dozens and dozens of time checks, numerous dictated replies to messages, about to go to bed and the battery’s on 56%. i cannot run this thing down. meanwhile the 8+ needed topping up twice.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 11 November 2017 12:14 (one week ago) Permalink

which watch is it?

mh, Saturday, 11 November 2017 14:18 (one week ago) Permalink

s3 non-lte

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:34 (one week ago) Permalink


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