My loving wife, with her birthday fast approaching, caught word of these things and wanted a set for herself. I of course figured I’d get us both a set and see what they were like.
I was waiting for my Pebble Time 2 Kickstarter reward when the word came down: Pebble was stopping all hardware production and being sold to Fitbit. In a moment of weakness I spent way too much money on an Apple Watch. Here’s my review after one day.
So, it took me a while to get around to ordering one and it took even longer for the phone to actually make it to me … but that’s a story for another post. For this post, I’m going to avoid anything too specific to my (new) cell provider, and try to focus strictly on the phone.
I was wondering if I could come up with a quick way to describe my impressions; the best I can come up with: It’s like Apple is trying to borrow from the Android operating systems, but it’s also like they took one of the worst Android interfaces and left out the ability to customize it properly.
Yeah, I’ve drank the Koolaid. But as one of the smartest people I know said, “I drank the Koolaid and I feel fine.” I woke up at 3am on September 14th to preorder the iPhone 5, since my wife and I were both eligible for upgrades to our Samsung Epic 4G phones. We decided to make the jump. Here’s my experience so far.
I take issue with the definition of “digital copy” and write my first post complaining about a Digital Rights Management method. UltraViolet Digital Copy is a streaming format that’s replacing the iTunes/Windows Media Player importable version of digital copies on some combo packages that include a “Digital Copy” along with the usual disc.
So I broke down and spent money on the iPad 2. After a very long wait, it finally arrived this past Thursday. Here’s what I think so far. Be warned: this post starts out quite negative about the device … but ends on the good notes.
“Apple Software Update” originally offered new installations of “Safari” on Windows systems as an “update”.