So, who's watching the Apple Conference?


  • @psychobunny I'm liking the idea of Google Wallet, I mean, ApplePay. 😆 Only issue is I've had that on my debit card for years.

    The watch is hideous. Looks like an old Casio from the 90s. Disappointed with that.


  • I watched most of it. When u2 came on I threw up in my mouth and closed the window. Sorry, not a far. Had they put Steel Panther on stage I would have remained. I just got an iPhone 5c for free from Verizon like 2 weeks ago so I won't be upgrading anytime soon but the watch has potential. I saw people bitching about the price ($349) but clearly they live in their moms basement with their casio and transformer watches from Walmart. As far as watches go I thought it was reasonably priced considering it's a piece of tech as much as a watch. Hell my wife's Movado watches cost a hell of a lot more than that and the only thing you can do is tell time and stare at the pretty diamond..


  • @Steve said:

    I watched most of it. When u2 came on I threw up in my mouth and closed the window. Sorry, not a far. Had they put Steel Panther on stage I would have remained. I just got an iPhone 5c for free from Verizon like 2 weeks ago so I won't be upgrading anytime soon but the watch has potential. I saw people bitching about the price ($349) but clearly they live in their moms basement with their casio and transformer watches from Walmart. As far as watches go I thought it was reasonably priced considering it's a piece of tech as much as a watch. Hell my wife's Movado watches cost a hell of a lot more than that and the only thing you can do is tell time and stare at the pretty diamond..

    Just picked up their album, haven't listened to U2 for years. Quite a generic album to say the least. Next up at the apple conference, Steel Panther perform their hit track, Gangbang at the old folks home. It's revolutionary.

    I think the biggest news of this conference is probably the ApplePay online API. Which allows you to pay for products, without needing the entire checkout process. As an eCommerce Developer, this would be a huge thing to capitalise on if/when it comes to the UK. The possibility for this to be good is great. May negate the need for HTTPS, as it's a Token Auth.


  • @a_5mith I was actually playing GB@TOAH 3 days ago while visiting a friend having a prolonged nursing home stay after surgery.. Could not pass up that opportunity!!!


  • Not entirely true, but I can't help myself from posting this:

    iPhone 6 vs Nexus 4

    I'm mostly excited about Apple Pay as that might mean that Google Wallet might finally be available at some point in Europe (I know, I know, one can dream).


  • As much as I understand the criticism of Apple and their strategy: in my opinion they are doing everything right. I was a (Windows/Ubuntu) PC user for a decade, and my first smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy... no idea what model it was... running Android. So I am not quite the typical Apple fanboy.

    The point Android/Google is missing is that being first is not necessarily a virtue to be first. Just look at Google Glass. A magnificent piece of technology, yet people are reluctant to like it, or even allow others to wear it. You need to give people time to adapt to new technology, and the execution has to be perfect.

    Eventually, I became tired of maintaining my devices. I just wanted something that works, so I could get work done and snapchat minors. Execution and timing is what Apple gets right. And the strategy of leaning back and letting others doing the pioneering (and struggling with the mistakes) seems to work out just fine.

    Though, I have to admit: As a Swiss citizen I find the AppleWatch an abomination. 🙂


  • I find that Apple and Google are taking completely different approaches to the watches.

    Google just wants something as passive as possible on your wrist, something that just displays notifications and relevant information in an easily glanceable way.

    On the other hand, Apple wants your watch to do almost everything your phone can, as seen by that weird interface and all the gee-wiz watch faces which let you see the Moon and Earth and stuff, as well as by having additional control inputs on the watch itself.

    I for one am more interested in Google's vision of a notification mirror more than a stand-alone device, which is the vibe the Apple Watch is giving me.


  • Apple Watch has less buttons than the Casio GSHOCK I had as a kid.

    #fact

    🙂


  • @sdnyco I've never had to maintain my android phones.


  • @Scuzz In addition to having to reset it on a bi-yearly basis (and I am not the kind of guy who just downloads anything), doing simple things as synching music and files was a mess. It probably is much better by now, I just never felt like there was an unified vision (and thus user experience) in Android products.


  • @sdnyco said:

    @Scuzz In addition to having to reset it on a bi-yearly basis (and I am not the kind of guy who just downloads anything), doing simple things as synching music and files was a mess. It probably is much better by now, I just never felt like there was an unified vision (and thus user experience) in Android products.

    You've been able to drag and drop music onto the phone like a memory stick for years. Far superior to the iTunes abomination. Possibly the only thing that stops me wanting an iPhone. I've never backed up my iPad, because I can't cope with the thought of plugging it in.


  • Maybe that was the problem. I wasn't able to properly organise all of my pirated music. 🙂


  • @sdnyco Drag and drop like a memory stick. The only time i reset my phone is when i try out a new rom.

    HTC and Samsung have their own sync programs too. I have never used them as drag and drop is so much easier.


  • The one thing I like about iTunes and iDevices is that it allows you to make a complete backup of the thing.

    Now, this is mitigated somewhat on Android by having your phone rooted so you can take a Nandroid backup, but it's not exactly user friendly, at least not compared to the one-click solution Apple offers.

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