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

http://a.relaunch.focus.de/img/gen/F/V/HBFVO8VgWyC_Pxgen_rc_Ax216,180x216+18+0.jpg

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

i guess my SE isn't affected

however, iFixit is now offering DIY battery kits for $29, for all iPhones

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 December 2017 17:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yep just ordered one of those for my old 5, now my daughter’s, who has to charge twice a day at present just for her young person life of Instagram sms & messenger

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 29 December 2017 17:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My iPhone is doing something weird and I am dying to know why. It's a 6 ,and since I installed iOS 11 last Saturday, Bluetooth turns on every morning at 5:00 a.m. I know it's happening b/c when the Bluetooth receiver attached to my stereo connects to a device, it sends very loud BOO-DOOP! noise through the stereo speakers. (I could just turn the stereo off, but I've gone from being annoyed to being really curious about the cause, so I leave it on to make sure it's happening.)

Any ideas what this is all about??

Je55e, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

You have to turn Bluetooth or WiFi off in settings to shut them off completely now. If you just do
It from control center it only disables from the current connection, and for 24 hours.

Spottie, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ah.... That's kind of annoying!

But also odd b/c I routinely turn off BT between 6-10 pm every night (when I'm not going to listen to any more music or podcasts and when I don't want noises from a game going through the stereo speakers) so that's only less than 12 hours max.

Je55e, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's not 24 hours, I answered your question elsewhere ding dong.

Jeff, Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

“it’s not an issue, it’s a feature”

calstars, Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also fuck Apple for persistently trying to auto correct “fuck” to “duck” what the duck

calstars, Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sorry Jeff, I came here before seeing your answer elsewhere. That’s a dumb feature or dumbly implemented and definitely dumbly not communicated.

Je55e, Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also dumb: the BT connector so boisterously proclaiming BOODOOP! upon connecting. (And BEEBOOMP! upon disconnecting).

Je55e, Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Duck/fuck is pretty easy to get around. Just go to settings/general/keyboard/text replacement. Add the phrase fuck and leave shortcut blank.

Jeff, Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Of course you shouldn’t have to do that. Fuck apple.

Jeff, Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is it "do not disturb" turning off for the day?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Prissy, is what that is. "Oh *surely* you're a nice person and intended to write 'ducking hell'?"

attention vampire (MatthewK), Saturday, 30 December 2017 22:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

if i want the meltdown/spectre patch does that mean i need to upgrade to high sierra? is apple going to patch older versions as well? seems like they should since this bug goes back 20 years.

, Thursday, 4 January 2018 20:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sierra is still getting security fixes I think

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 4 January 2018 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

following

this article seems like a good overview but does not answer your questions

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/03/kernel-panic-what-are-meltdown-and-spectre-the-bugs-affecting-nearly-every-computer-and-device/

sleeve, Thursday, 4 January 2018 20:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if i'm reading this right it was fixed last month (to the extent possible, lol) in high sierra, sierra and el capitan

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208331

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 4 January 2018 20:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The shittiness of autocorrect on iOS 11.2 is driving me fucking crazy with all the capitalizations.

Just so utterly bad.

Alan Watts (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thanks caek, that's good to know.

has anybody found out if iPhones are affected? seemed like ARM chips are affected as well, I wonder if Apple's custom silicon walled it off.

, Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fuck, they fixed it in Sierra? I finally upgraded to HS because of this

stet, Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm still holding off upgrading to HS because I have a few random 32bit apps I don't want to lose the ability to use. What am I supposed to do????

dan selzer, Thursday, 4 January 2018 22:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

only run software that you trust and keep your web browser updated to avoid javascript attacks

the main risk here is shared-use machines, especially virtual machines in hosting environments. there are some (impressive) javascript proof of concepts that do similar tricks with latency to try to mine memory, but that's a separate issue and the main browsers have already made changes to block that kind of behavior. and that's already been out there for quite a while

if you don't actually run software that has an attack in it, and your machine isn't set up to run someone else's code, you're pretty unlikely to be at risk. and if you're running random untrusted programs to begin with, you likely have larger problems

mh, Thursday, 4 January 2018 22:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the huge-ass risk here was that someone would unleash an attack on a cloud provider, or any shared host where they could legitimately run an executable, and then dump memory from processes they shouldn't have access to. the main attack target is going to be servers, not client machines

mh, Thursday, 4 January 2018 22:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The shittiness of autocorrect on iOS 11.2 is driving me fucking crazy with all the capitalizations.

Just so utterly bad.


I use SwiftKey cos the ios keyboard drove me nuts

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 5 January 2018 05:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i use Gboard, which is basically the same thing as SwiftKey? i think? with extras gifs??

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 5 January 2018 09:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my ios has decided super MARIO has to be screamed for some reason

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 5 January 2018 09:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Gboard is good, and free. All hail Google.

Alba, Friday, 5 January 2018 10:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My current and ongoing homicidal level iOS hate is that if it autocorrects to something capitalised, which is utterly wrong, when I delete that word to retype it, it has the shift engaged for capitalising even if I never pressed it in the first place WTF.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 5 January 2018 11:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^this

The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 5 January 2018 11:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah :(

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 5 January 2018 11:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

YeAh

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is this an English-only problem? I haven't run into it yet in French, in which I write about half of my iOS text. but I'm seeing it in English for sure.

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 5 January 2018 12:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

HEADS UP #macadmins : Apple JUST updated https://t.co/enQVRINXR3 today (Jan 5th) and REMOVED mention of 10.12 and 10.11 being fixed for CVE-2017-5754 aka #Meltdown

Only 10.13.2 contains the fix.

— mikeymikey (@mikeymikey) January 5, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 6 January 2018 01:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not Apple specific but I aaw a couple “enable this setting in chrome!” Twitter posts retweeted today that definitely have shit-all to do with this problem but claimed they were related. and came from “security” accounts

we’re still at “reboot twice, edit registry/these two config files” public literacy

mh, Saturday, 6 January 2018 05:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That’s all I do

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Saturday, 6 January 2018 06:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Are you talking about enabling "strict site isolation" as per this, mh? That's the chrome setting I've been seeing mentioned and thought it was legit

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/mashable.com/2018/01/04/google-chrome-spectre-precaution-meltdown.amp

Alba, Saturday, 6 January 2018 07:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I generally like iCloud, it serves my purposes well, but wholefuckgoddamit why doesn't icloud.com remember my goddamn password ever, even if I check remember me. I have to do the fucking dual authentication almost every fucking time.

Jeff, Saturday, 6 January 2018 13:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I tried SwiftKey for an hour and I just deleted it

El Tomboto, Saturday, 6 January 2018 17:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I finally let my phone update to iOS 11 last night; was overjoyed this morning when I saw that the lock screen now shows the time in large type even when music is playing. That's been my biggest wish since they did away with it however many years ago. Now if they'd only move the power button back to the top I could maybe love these phones again.

early rejecter, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:55 (five days ago) Permalink

I exchanged my X for a 7 Plus. Wider screen is better for reading and watching video...and sorry but swiping up in place of a home button just blows

calstars, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:36 (five days ago) Permalink

I had to manually power down/restart my phone for the uh, second time since I bought it. It's restarted for updates, but other than that, I've had my X running continuously.

It took me a moment to remember how to turn off the darn thing.

mh, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:36 (five days ago) Permalink

really? I've gotten used to the swiping/task changer and it's less awkward than a button press by now

mh, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:37 (five days ago) Permalink

damn. think im holding out with my 6+ (getting new $29 battery in a couple days) til i see what's up w their new lineup at the end of this year.

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:37 (five days ago) Permalink

Not to mention the particular finger dexterity now required by the X to force quit apps

calstars, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:41 (five days ago) Permalink

It’s more like a magician’s move than anything else. I dare anyone to execute it successfully 5 times in a row.

calstars, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:42 (five days ago) Permalink

Swipe up and left
Press and hold finger on app
Press no entry sign

How is that difficult? Am I missing something?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 23:29 (five days ago) Permalink

http://s2.dmcdn.net/Mb9pK.jpg

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 23:52 (five days ago) Permalink

i don't miss the home button at all. i thought i would
and yeah jeez i have never turned the X off myself--just checked, that's intuitive too, left and right buttons, tap
face id is still kind of shit though

alomar lines, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:30 (four days ago) Permalink

voice dictation on iphones is fucking useless. always wrong words, usually wrong words that don’t make any contextual sense, transcription usually kicks in 3 seconds after you start talking. literally quicker to type a ream of text than try four failed voice dictations in a row.

there is no reason for this six year old tech to be so fucking terrible. google nails it.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:37 (four days ago) Permalink


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