Well, I was just about to write about this: about how Android keeps accessing data even though Mobile Data is off in the settings. I mean, off means “off”, right? Apparently, that’s not the case for Android. For Android systems, OFF means OS Services will still use data and access the internet — charged to your account, unless you go the Airplane mode.
Anyway, just today, I received an SMS from Smart saying that the Load Protect feature of Smart Bro is now permanently turned ON. Furthermore, to surf your favorite apps/sites, you are now required to subscribe to a data package. Thus, this means that the automatic default rate of P5/15mins.of internet has been removed to avoid any unwanted charges.
Smart Bro advisory about the Load Protect feature
Before I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch, T819), I totally forgot taking into consideration the fact that apps are usually better designed in iOS than in Android.
Not that I totally screwed up in my decision, of course, there are other important factors that I considered, the topmost being the price.
But to give you an example of how apps are better designed in iOS than in Android, take a look at the screenshots of probably the most go-to app for every smartphone and/or tablet owners, Facebook.
In landscape modes, here’s the Facebook app in my old iPad 2:
Facebook iOS app on my iPad 2 (Landscape mode)
I find the Touch Bar the most interesting about this year’s iteration of the MacBook Pro. I just wonder when can I afford this. And if ever, I’ll go with the 15-inch MacBook Pro!
Samsung announced the Gear S3, and I think it’s gorgeous:
Obviously, the first thought with a Samsung wearable is that it is designed to go with their Andoid-based smartphones even though this one has LTE, GPS and a reported 4-day battery life.
But this time, they work with iOS…
LTE + GPS + 4-Day Battery + iOS? I’m sold! Now, be gentle on the pricing.
On Android Authority’s “Pokemon Go fever is dying off“:
Well, it was fun while it lasted, but the latest data seems to indicate that the latest poke-craze is already on its way out. A variety of app and market intelligence firms are reporting that Pokemon Go usership is starting to fade away.
That’s what happens when people already had enough Rattatas, Spearows, and Pidgeys.
I was at the mall yesterday and I was looking through the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on display. Personally, I found it so gorgeous that I kept thinking to myself how come I’m still sticking with the iPhone when the Samsung Galaxy series of phones (and even Android for that matter) have gone a long way since I last owned a Samsung Galaxy S2.
But then, later in the evening, I found this video: Continue reading
At first, I thought, that continuing blogging at a domain name like deuts.blog could be an interesting idea.
But then, Automattic revealed they’re charging $30 for each .blog domain. That’s thrice the price of a regular .com, .net, or .org domain name.
So, no thanks!
noun: troll; plural noun: trolls
Digital Technology. Informal.
- A person who posts inflammatory or inappropriate messages or comments online for the purpose of upsetting other users and provoking a response.
- One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.
This is probably a rant post, which I veer away from posting on this site. But I really need to get this out of my system right now.
Trolls are so abound the internet, may they be in pages and/or topics such as politics, motoring, games, gadgets, and now even chess.
There are rumored cases of paid trolls, and there are also cases of just plain stupid people with nothing else to do worthwhile.
New York Times, in 2008:
In a bold move to counter Google’s online pre-eminence, Microsoft said Friday that it had made an unsolicited offer to buy Yahoo for about $44.6 billion in a mix of cash and stock.
If consummated, the deal would redraw the competitive landscape in Internet consumer services, where both Microsoft and Yahoo have both struggled to compete with Google.
Then in 2016, Verizon acquires Yahoo! for $4.83 billion.
O how time flies, and how it drains billions along with it.
I thought I’ve seen this coming. Techcrunch reports:
After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities.
I just hope the new owner, Verizon, will be able to turn Yahoo! around. At the very least, I hope they can salvage what was left of it, especially those that were once great like Tumblr and Flickr, among others.