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  • thatlad commented on Episode 271 - Apple Logo Name - 9/11/2014

    Quite a frustrating podcast to listen to because Jeremy @jerware has been drinking the coolaid. The part about memory size was ridiculous, Will hit the nail on the head I've had to spend hours fixing my parent's and sister's iphones because they'd ran out of space for pictures and videos. Notwithstanding the fact apps are bigger, a game can be over a 1gb at times. no point having a phone if you can only have a few apps on it. As for streaming, apps like Google music, Pandora etc need a cache

    I do agree 4k is pointless though. So what if YouTube can take it? The bit rate is poor and the displays aren't out there. 4k is a tech for 5 years in the future, this phone is for 2 years

    As for physical design, I think the camera nubbin is a strange design decision for Apple. And having the sleep/wake button on the side is a nightmare. Every since I got an S3 that thing goes off all the time, I never had that problem with an iPhone.

    Final point. Android or Apple, I don't care about crazy features or higher numbers. The only thing I want to see improve is battery life. These things weigh barely anything, give me a heavier phone with twice the battery life.

  • thatlad commented on Manually Rewinding a Massive Motor

    That lathe is something else, surprised a how slow it moves

  • thatlad commented on Android Auto vs. iOS CarPlay: How Your Car Will Get Smarter

    I don't see myself wanting this, it's 'solving' a problem that barely exists. In fact voice control while better, is still awful and a touchscreen while driving is a terrible idea. Physical buttons are better.

    The one thing I want in my car is a Google maps HUD, overlaying road directions on the windscreen. That's the future I want, no need to look around, just look ahead and the road I need to take is in red or some other colour.

  • thatlad commented on Twitter android app?

    I think Norm said he uses Twitter official app. Twidere,Plume & Falcon are often mentioned I've tried but currently use twitter.

    shame no tweetbot

  • thatlad commented on A question about Android Launchers

    Touchwiz is the launcher but also the UI such as settings menus notification bars

  • thatlad commented on How To Shop for a New 2014 Android Phone

    Don't get a samsung. Fuck samsung. Cunts

  • thatlad commented on Android "Anti Virus" Apps

    I have sophos installed, it's free and unobtrusive. Saw some test scores recently that showed it did very well

    Main thing with android is don't allow install from unknown sources and if you root be very cautious

  • thatlad commented on Replacement chargers. Am I just too cheap?

    This one looks interesting, has anyone used it?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Sized-Desktop-Charger-Technology-External/dp/B00GYNW1TA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

  • thatlad commented on E3 2014 Observations

    Best comment I've heard was describing the gameplay demo of The Division as "shit christmas simulator"

    http://youtu.be/Wi84_s-FZW4?t=3m59s

  • thatlad commented on What are your favorite podcasts?

    Giantbomb, Comicvine & Tested have been regular for years. Lately I've been heavily into the steve austin show, haven't been into wrestling for a long time but his show is fascinating. He's great at interviewing and gets really interesting guests

  • thatlad commented on Are MKV files better than MP4 files

    I used to use a Ps3 but found it to be a tremendous hassle. It doesn't play mkv and I had to change files into mp4. Cinavia pretty much put the final nail in the coffin for using the ps3

    My solution at the moment is my smartTV,connected to the network my NAS is on it plays both mkv & mp4 no problem. Not that I suggest you buy a new TV, but maybe get a cheap media streamer that plays any file format. Cheap ones tend to have the open formats mentioned above.

    Anyway to answer your question, I personally have not seen any difference in quality. Except a little image tearing but that is possibly where I ripped a DVD to mkv to mp4

  • thatlad commented on Chromecast today?

    @AtomicEdge: can you tell me a bit more about your setup please? Have you got a PC hooked up to your TV?

  • thatlad commented on Google+ Photo Management

    I use the backup feature but never really use the albums, I just sift through them. Google does a pretty good job of organising my pictures, so never saw the need.

    Are you using an app or the desktop website?

  • thatlad commented on No active mods?

    The forums are worthwhile, I trust your opinions and there's never any bellends causing trouble.

    I agree they are quiet though, is that indicative of the traffic on the site? Just wondering out loud are people going to YouTube instead of the site? And is that less profitable for the team?

  • thatlad commented on No active mods?

    The forums are worthwhile, I trust your opinions and there's never any bellends causing trouble.

    I agree they are quiet though, is that indicative of the traffic on the site? Just wondering out loud are people going to YouTube instead of the site? And is that less profitable for the team?

  • thatlad commented on What Do You Look For In a Perfect Desk?

    @will: Before jumping into a project I'd be interested to see your tools and workshop. It's been a couple of years since the new direction of tested, I'm wondering how it's changed since being around Jamie & Adam. Maybe this is more a podcast or no more jars topic?

  • thatlad commented on Tested In-Depth: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter Drone

    Great video, I ended up down the rabbit hole on their site. I was curious about the professional equipment and I can't get my head around the spreading wings http://www.dji.com/product/spreading-wings-s1000

    How have they made something so bare bones? Where's the battery? I have to know, get these guys back in this is amazing

    Edit: figured where the battery is by watching this video on youtube. Worth watching I get why @norman is so enthusiastic now

    http://youtu.be/XU4rEbCxSW0

  • thatlad commented on IOS Ads divert to app store
    Still having problems with this. Anyone else?
  • thatlad commented on A Landmark Episode of This Is Only a Test - 3/27/2014

    The whole bit where Gary talked about screenwriting was really interesting. A round table with Lindelof, Gary, Vince Gilligan, Neil Druckmann & Adam would be really cool. Not going to happen but yeah, that would be cool.

  • thatlad commented on A Landmark Episode of This Is Only a Test - 3/27/2014

    Great episode

    Like @norman I'm also a windows/android/ios guy (S3 & Ipad2), cross platform is barely an issue for me.

    The only apple apps I tend to use nowadays are facetime (for the parents but I've moved them over to hangouts recently) & find my friends. The only apple app that is actually better than others out there is imessaage, the way it syncs across devices and switches between SMS/Data is brilliant. Yet, the ubiquitous nature of whatsapp negates that in my circle of friends. Google apps and dropbox solve a lot of my cross platform difficulties.

    Anyway my point was to explain my podcast solution. I use doggcatcher on my S3 and that's it, there's little need to use any other app as my phone is always with me and can stay in my pocket as I move across a room or place to place. It does the auto-download/auto delete options do what I need and the widget is fine.

    That being said no one on any platform has made a great podcast player solution. Nor is there a good twitter app on android.

    I wish tweetbot makers would work on an android version and then make a podcast app.