My first smart phone.

May 6th, 2016 at 6:53:41 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Anyone use one of these stick computers? The intel ones are about a year and a half old. Any comments?
May 13th, 2016 at 6:51:38 PM permalink
terapined
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I held off as long as I could.
I finally got a smart phone yesterday
My flip phone had a crack, time to get another phone
It was actually the worst flip I have owned, difficult to text. Alcatel.
My provider is Virgin Mobile and have been happy with no contract.
Now paying 40 a month for unlimited
Bought a 30 dollar cheap smart phone.
Huawei Union.
Its so cheap I was concerned
So far liking it. Tried some apps, all work fine.
Easy transition because I have an android tablet
Always wanted to check out uber and now I can :-)
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June 3rd, 2016 at 5:49:15 PM permalink
terapined
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After only a couple weeks of having an el cheapo smart phone
spent a couple hundred for mid range Samsung smart phone
Love it
Tech is so awesome these days
One of my friends was attending a concert at the Capitol Theatre outside NYC
He periscoped the show live so I was able to watch and listen in my home in Tampa :-)
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June 3rd, 2016 at 9:20:49 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: terapined
He periscoped the show live so I was able to watch and listen in my home in Tampa :-)


The complete death of privacy!
June 3rd, 2016 at 9:41:46 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
The complete death of privacy!


Imagine if they had Periscope technology
during the Cold War. It's sci/fi stuff.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
August 1st, 2016 at 1:15:53 PM permalink
Nareed
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Ok. I give up.

I got a new car charger with a 2 amp output, and the effing phone still goes down while charging. Granted I use it hard. I run Waze and Audible on the way. But did the same with iphone and it did charge.

Last try is I'll use the proprietary Samsung cable with the car charger (it has kind of a double-headed USB type tip which fits the port). If that doesn't work, then I'll give up charging the phone in the car. Maybe I'll get a new, larger battery instead.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
August 1st, 2016 at 1:29:55 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Nareed
Ok. I give up.

I got a new car charger with a 2 amp output, and the effing phone still goes down while charging. Granted I use it hard. I run Waze and Audible on the way. But did the same with iphone and it did charge.

Last try is I'll use the proprietary Samsung cable with the car charger (it has kind of a double-headed USB type tip which fits the port). If that doesn't work, then I'll give up charging the phone in the car. Maybe I'll get a new, larger battery instead.


Pokémon go eats up a battery
I attach an external battery
I am still draining but now at a slower rate
Just using the GPS constantly just eats up power in my experience, plugging in just drains slower
I plug my phone into car , it charges
Use GPS, it drains real slow while still plugged in
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August 1st, 2016 at 1:36:04 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: terapined
Use GPS, it drains real slow while still plugged in


I know. That's why I keep it off most of the time. I turn it on using Waze, because it throws a fit if I don't. it also tends to lose it's place. But even when I'm not using Waze, with GPS and WiFi both turned off, the phone still won't charge in the car.

It charges fine everywhere else, either with a standard mini-USB port or the Samsung type port, when plugged to a wall outlet. It just won't charge in the car.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
August 1st, 2016 at 1:55:50 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
Pokémon go eats up a battery


You play that moronic game? Isn't that for
12 year olds?
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
August 1st, 2016 at 2:14:35 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Evenbob
You play that moronic game? Isn't that for
12 year olds?


All ages
I have never gotten so much exercise in my life
What a healthy game
It encourages people to go out and walk
Great for the heart
At my age, exercise is so important
Tons of adults in the local parks playing and getting exercise

That reminds me, just set up a 10km egg to hatch
I need to walk 10k to get the egg to hatch
Looks like I will be doing a bunch of walking after work :-)

Walking without pokemon go - boring
Walking with pokemon go - fun

Don't want to end up as an old man couch potato just complaining about everything on the internet :-)
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"