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Fruit-Based Portable Computing Devices [NSF Flash]

AbracadanielAbracadaniel CertifiedBrimperRegistered User regular
edited April 2010 in Singularity Engine++
So maybe you've got one of these

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Or maybe you've heard about this thing:

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Here's a thread to talk about Apple's fancy new devices, as well as offering suggestions on apps and tips on using them.

Maybe you've jailbroken your phone and are running all kinds of crazy stuff with custom themes, or you like the stable, sanitized and safe environment of Apple's 'Walled Garden.' Either way, there's plenty to talk about and speculate on!


Here's what's coming to the iPhone this summer:
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Apps!
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iPad
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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Whoa.

    Dang. Tweetie just got bought by Twitter. It's gonna be their official Twitter client on the iPhone. How's that for a stamp of approval?

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  • WeaverWeaver From here, I can see nine realms.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey you know a couple of years ago when I had a windows mobile six phone I could run like eight applications at once with an actual button qwerty pad?

    then I got a mobile seven phone and it worked even better

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited April 2010
    wait, the iphone wasn't able to multitask this whole time? that's, like, the main advantage i assumed it had over my stinky buttphone

    what the hell

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    We've had multitasking for decades. What is Apple's reasoning for not putting it in the iPad and iPhone?

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  • WeaverWeaver From here, I can see nine realms.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    MKR wrote: »
    We've had multitasking for decades. What is Apple's reasoning for not putting it in the iPad and iPhone?

    This is the company that decades late to the party ran a huge ad campaign about their brand new two-button mouse.

    When PCs already had tilting scroll wheels and side-buttons.

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  • WeaverWeaver From here, I can see nine realms.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Weaver wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    We've had multitasking for decades. What is Apple's reasoning for not putting it in the iPad and iPhone?

    This is the company that decades late to the party ran a huge ad campaign about their brand new two-button mouse.

    When PCs already had tilting scroll wheels and side-buttons.

    about ten years ago I was in a bookstore with my dad, and the clerk was looking up a book on the computer

    my dad casually mentioned how it must be weird to use a mouse with one button, and the clerk said, "no, it works really well. You just double click a lot."

    "what the fuck"

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  • WeaverWeaver From here, I can see nine realms.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    spono wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    We've had multitasking for decades. What is Apple's reasoning for not putting it in the iPad and iPhone?

    This is the company that decades late to the party ran a huge ad campaign about their brand new two-button mouse.

    When PCs already had tilting scroll wheels and side-buttons.

    about ten years ago I was in a bookstore with my dad, and the clerk was looking up a book on the computer

    my dad casually mentioned how it must be weird to use a mouse with one button, and the clerk said, "no, it works really well. You just double click a lot."

    "what the fuck"


    We're going to SO get yelled at later when the "OOH SHINIES" folk come by.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    so my 2006 macbook just fried my fourth charger

    awesome!

    lucky for me, i bought a third party one for 1/3rd of the price that comes with a 3 year warranty

    so every time my piece of shit laptop overheats and melts through plastic and wire i get a new charger!

    this is cool because i am buying a new macbook pro this year

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  • WeaverWeaver From here, I can see nine realms.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    what

    Kusu what

    "This product has been frying hardware for years. Can't wait to get the new version!"

    What?

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    apparently it was only a huge problem in the gen i bought

    also i paid 1099 for the basic of the basic macbook

    for that same price today i can go and buy a pro

    what the fuck apple


    i do love my mac though

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Don't forget to put "Also coming to the iPhone: Unwanted advertisements!

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    also i dont know if this is true around the globe but the apple support guys in walnut creek are all silly geese

    the last time i went in there was because of my charger which still had a year warranty on it from the LAST time this happened

    i show the dude the obvious fucking melting on my cable and he's like

    oh no dude you tore this. this is tearing. you ripped it too hard out of the socket

    that douche tried to not give me a replacement because the obviously melted plastic looked like it was torn. nevermind the scorch marks all over it

    i was like okay let me see your manager then because this is bullshit

    and he was like well i'm not supposed to do this but i'm gonna give you a new one

    and i was like well yes you are supposed to do that

    that is your job


    also one guy told me it would cost 1200 to fix my computer when the a/v cable just disconnected from inside of it

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  • WeaverWeaver From here, I can see nine realms.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    also i dont know if this is true around the globe but the apple support guys in walnut creek are all silly geese

    the last time i went in there was because of my charger which still had a year warranty on it from the LAST time this happened

    i show the dude the obvious fucking melting on my cable and he's like

    oh no dude you tore this. this is tearing. you ripped it too hard out of the socket

    that douche tried to not give me a replacement because the obviously melted plastic looked like it was torn. nevermind the scorch marks all over it

    i was like okay let me see your manager then because this is bullshit

    and he was like well i'm not supposed to do this but i'm gonna give you a new one

    and i was like well yes you are supposed to do that

    that is your job


    also one guy told me it would cost 1200 to fix my computer when the a/v cable just disconnected from inside of it

    ugh this shit

    if you know what you're doing, you can crack open a laptop, take out a bad controller or whatnot, solder in a new one, the part cost like, a dollar plus shipping, it takes you half an hour, and BOOM, back in business

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    MKR wrote: »
    We've had multitasking for decades. What is Apple's reasoning for not putting it in the iPad and iPhone?

    Because they always hold back standard features for the "Better" versions of their products, years after the original release.

    It's been this way since the iPod, and, sadly, it seems to be a fairly successful business strategy for them.

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  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Goatmon wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    We've had multitasking for decades. What is Apple's reasoning for not putting it in the iPad and iPhone?

    Because they always hold back standard features for the "Better" versions of their products, years after the original release.

    It's been this way since the iPod, and, sadly, it seems to be a fairly successful business strategy for them.

    This is why I avoid apple at all costs. I've decided that the iPad will do damn near everything I want sans multi-tasking and flash... but I'm waiting for something else and I'm willing to pay more money if necessary for a company that is NOT apple.

    Am I petty? Yes. Am I a jerk? Yes.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Cogliostro wrote: »
    Don't forget to put "Also coming to the iPhone: Unwanted advertisements!

    You mean like the ads that were already included in many many apps


    is that what you meant

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    Weaver wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    also i dont know if this is true around the globe but the apple support guys in walnut creek are all silly geese

    the last time i went in there was because of my charger which still had a year warranty on it from the LAST time this happened

    i show the dude the obvious fucking melting on my cable and he's like

    oh no dude you tore this. this is tearing. you ripped it too hard out of the socket

    that douche tried to not give me a replacement because the obviously melted plastic looked like it was torn. nevermind the scorch marks all over it

    i was like okay let me see your manager then because this is bullshit

    and he was like well i'm not supposed to do this but i'm gonna give you a new one

    and i was like well yes you are supposed to do that

    that is your job


    also one guy told me it would cost 1200 to fix my computer when the a/v cable just disconnected from inside of it

    ugh this shit

    if you know what you're doing, you can crack open a laptop, take out a bad controller or whatnot, solder in a new one, the part cost like, a dollar plus shipping, it takes you half an hour, and BOOM, back in business

    i wonder if my dad could do that
    probably not he only did radio work
    hmm

    well anyway my dad has saved that laptop so many times
    it is frankenlaptop and i will not see it quit on me now

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    Cogliostro wrote: »
    but I'm waiting for something else and I'm willing to pay more money if necessary for a company that is NOT apple.

    hahahahhahaha
    like you'd ever pay more money for something that isn't an apple product

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  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Cogliostro wrote: »
    Don't forget to put "Also coming to the iPhone: Unwanted advertisements!

    You mean like the ads that were already included in many many apps


    is that what you meant

    The only ones I've noticed are in the free aps.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Cogliostro wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Cogliostro wrote: »
    Don't forget to put "Also coming to the iPhone: Unwanted advertisements!

    You mean like the ads that were already included in many many apps


    is that what you meant

    The only ones I've noticed are in the free aps.

    Surprise!

    That's what they're gonna do with iAds too.

    Jobs even says "We want to keep the free apps free, and this way, developers can have these really slick and compelling ads in their free apps, so they can make some money off of them.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    free apps have advertising??

    PERISH THE THOUGHT

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I could see Apple being appealing if you liked shiny things, didn't know how to maintain a computer, or had some application you had to have that only ran on OS X.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So is there any word on Flash for iPhones orrrrr

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Also, Tweetie is going to be free once it becomes Twitter for iPhone, so none of you will have any excuse not to use it.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    for me that application is adium

    What distinguishes adium from pidgin? I can't see any difference from screenshots.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So is there any word on Flash for iPhones orrrrr

    Nope never ever ever.

    Apple basically included a big 'Fuck You' to Adobe in their developer agreement for iPhone OS 4. It basically says "you can only use these coding languages for making apps," which sucks for Adobe since they'd recently come up with a neat way for Flash developers to make an app in Flash like they always do, then run it through this packager thing and it would convert it into an iPhone app.

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  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Jobs says it's a memory hog and unsecure.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    MKR wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    for me that application is adium

    What distinguishes adium from pidgin? I can't see any difference from screenshots.

    i could not figure out pidgin, at all

    plus look at my glorious desktop

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY EVERY DAYRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    ipad lmao

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If they allow Flash, they give up the stranglehold they have on apps.

    Can't have that.


    But I don't think this thread needs to turn into a big shit-on-Apple fest. If you like their products, good for you. I have an old iPod Nano, and I like it, though I wish the battery lasted longer than about 45 minutes now.... (ooops there I go again).

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    kusu that is a neat desktop

    also I am sad I am not on your buddy list

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    jwalk wrote: »
    If they allow Flash, they give up the stranglehold they have on apps.

    Can't have that.


    But I don't think this thread needs to turn into a big shit-on-Apple fest. If you like their products, good for you. I have an old iPod Nano, and I like it, though I wish the battery lasted longer than about 45 minutes now.... (ooops there I go again).

    but the battery isn't really their problem, that's just an issue with current battery technology in general, unless you wanted, what, replaceable ones that you'd have to buy?

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    So is there any word on Flash for iPhones orrrrr

    Nope never ever ever.

    Apple basically included a big 'Fuck You' to Adobe in their developer agreement for iPhone OS 4. It basically says "you can only use these coding languages for making apps," which sucks for Adobe since they'd recently come up with a neat way for Flash developers to make an app in Flash like they always do, then run it through this packager thing and it would convert it into an iPhone app.

    oh hey cool thanks apple

    ive been needing a new phone for a while now and your horeseshit tech-politics has really slimmed down my options!

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    kusu that is a neat desktop

    also I am sad I am not on your buddy list

    you are

    i set it so that only people online show up so it's not a huge 200 people long list

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  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    jwalk wrote: »
    If they allow Flash, they give up the stranglehold they have on apps.

    Can't have that.


    But I don't think this thread needs to turn into a big shit-on-Apple fest. If you like their products, good for you. I have an old iPod Nano, and I like it, though I wish the battery lasted longer than about 45 minutes now.... (ooops there I go again).

    It's more along the lines of their business practices/decisions I don't like.


    Because... apparently an iPod nano needs a camera but the fucking iPad doesn't??

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