1. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I hate driving as it is. So this annoys me greatly.

    Now I got about an hour and half to catch a nap for work.

    More selling overpriced phones and pcs to people who buy for a brand name. I swear people truly are dumb sometimes that I deal with.
    I kind of find it hard not to buy brand name stuff. For example I have always chosen Samsung for tvs, Intel for CPU, ASUS for mobos/ graphics card , and ACER for monitors. Maybe for the people who buy brand name it have always worked for them. My parents told me In Mexico everyone perfects Sony.
    04-09-2016 02:57 PM
  2. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm pretty satisfied with the gear I have.

    However, if money wasn't an issue, these are the items I'd buy in 2016 (in no particular order):

    1) Silver LG G5 (daily driver). I like the UI (moreso the refined icons, settings...no app drawer is no issue as I'd use Nova, Arrow or Xperia home launcher anyway), and while I prefer the G4's design, the G5 looks nice and feels nice. I'd have too much fun with the camera. Don't expect much from the battery by hey, I'd get a spare one.

    2) Sony Smartwatch 3 (daily driver). There are other better looking watches, but its still slays everyone in terms of sunlight visibility and Wear UI still feels better on a square screen. With its own modular design, I'd get the silver band to get dressed up, the holder kit with the black metal band and white band as an alternative. I love the feel of the Huawei watch and love the style of the G Watch R, but I'd pick the Sony for the versatility. This would allow me to own just two wearables.

    3) Black Lumia 950 XL: like the camera and the dual SIM for overseas travel. If I took a trip overseas, this is the go to phone and not worry about a drop off in camera and performance. Would get a letter back for it and an extra battery.

    4) Band 2: I like Wear as a notifications manager, so it'd make sense to get a Band 2 for Windows.

    5) White iPhone 5 SE (64GB): I still think Apple hasn't upscaled the UI well enough for the larger screens and waste a ton of space with how the design looks on the larger phones. The iPhone 4 and 5 have my favorite designs. Plus some days you just want to go small and discreet.

    6) White Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE model: while I love the Z4, this is a no-brainer. Size, weight, water resistance, good battery life and performance.

    7) Asus Transformer 10" Tablet (Windows). The Surface line is really good, but the Transformer line is no slouch in the bang for buck department.

    That's what I'd have if I was buying stuff now and could afford all that. There are no comprises in terms of camera or performance betwen the. 950 XL, G5 and 5 SE. The nice thing is there's lots of choices out there now, especially in the mid range, so people can find nice bargains depending on what platform(s) they like...

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
    If I had money I'd buy the s7 . iPhone SE and the 950
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    04-09-2016 03:00 PM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I wish healthy food / good food was cheep while junk food was expensive
    Doesn't work like that because manufacturing is applied to food to keep costs down. I do wish it were like that though...if consumers reject junk food more, then that's likely to happen...

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    04-09-2016 03:54 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Afternoon folks. I hate grocery shopping...food's too unnecessarily expensive these days.

    Gonna cook some pork chops with mushrooms, sauted kale and baked sweet potatoes...then do some garlic shrimp to take to my sister's party this evening...

    G4 Approved
    Didn't do all of this. Just did the no-butter garlic shrimp instead only due to the time constraints. The GF is doing a Spanish style paella to take to the party, but it's red quiona instead of actual rice. We're running late, but oh well...

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
    04-09-2016 03:56 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Didn't do all of this. Just did the no-butter garlic shrimp instead only due to the time constraints. The GF is doing a Spanish style paella to take to the party, but it's red quiona instead of actual rice. We're running late, but oh well...

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
    Have fun at the party! 😊
    04-09-2016 03:58 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Have fun at the party! 😊
    Will do. It's more of a social justice style networking event. We'll still have some fun because my sister's the host...

    G4 Approved
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    04-09-2016 04:30 PM
  7. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Oh looks like it decided to rain after all.
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    04-09-2016 04:58 PM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    Oh looks like it decided to rain after all.
    It's been raining / drizzling here since Thursday around noon.
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    04-09-2016 05:14 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It snowed here. 😞
    04-09-2016 05:19 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    It snowed here. 😞
    That's no bueno...
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    04-09-2016 06:50 PM
  11. Ed Boland's Avatar
    So I've been racking my brain trying to figure out why, for the last several days, I haven't been able to connect to my PC with the Remote Desktop client apps on both my iPad Air 2 and my iPhone 6S Plus. Gone through all the network settings, reinstalled and reconfigured the client apps and everything.. Then suddenly tonight it hit me; a few days ago, I created a user sign-in PIN for the PC! Doh! Uhmm yeah, no wonder it hasn't been working! lol
    04-09-2016 07:11 PM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I kind of find it hard not to buy brand name stuff. For example I have always chosen Samsung for tvs, Intel for CPU, ASUS for mobos/ graphics card , and ACER for monitors. Maybe for the people who buy brand name it have always worked for them. My parents told me In Mexico everyone perfects Sony.
    Selling apple products makes me question the sanity and intelligence of the various people who walk into the store. It's just ridiculous especially during iPhone launches and it takes everything in me not to just scoff in their face.
    04-09-2016 09:20 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Selling apple products makes me question the sanity and intelligence of the various people who walk into the store. It's just ridiculous especially during iPhone launches and it takes everything in me not to just scoff in their face.
    I have one friend who is a musician and another who is a graphic designer. Macs are more suitable for both of them than PCs.
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    04-09-2016 09:24 PM
  14. William Stovall's Avatar
    04-09-2016 09:26 PM
  15. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I have one friend who is a musician and another who is a graphic designer. Macs are more suitable for both of them than PCs.
    I don't mind Macs. They actually look nice and if it had the full touch support and design like a surface (which apple likely will copy soon) I wouldn't mind using one. I'm less fanatical about windows 10 desktop as I am for mobile.

    That being said iphones are a different thing. I was in a restaurant near the store and a customer I had helped repair their iPhone was talking to someone else about how they had to rearrange some funds so they can buy a 6s because they had to have the best. I find people like that stupid especially since my Lumia 640 xl is quite comparable to a 6s.

    Thank god it pays well because I would love to tell my customers you're an ***** when they come in lol.
    04-09-2016 09:32 PM
  16. William Stovall's Avatar
    Apple is

    1. Boring
    2. Expensive
    3. Unoriginal
    4. Inspires materialism.
    04-09-2016 09:33 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Apple is

    1. Boring
    2. Expensive
    3. Unoriginal
    4. Inspires materialism.
    That isn't necessarily the case. One could make that statement about any smartphone. It's all a matter of opinion. Different strokes for different folks!
    04-09-2016 09:42 PM
  18. William Stovall's Avatar
    I know.
    04-09-2016 09:43 PM
  19. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I know.
    The os is boring though far better than android lol. I can understand to an extent it's popularity but I find it tragic that android is the popular one.

    Thank goodness the world still is more iPhone first, android second as I'd hate to see a tech world where google android is an influential figure over apple.
    04-09-2016 10:11 PM
  20. William Stovall's Avatar
    04-09-2016 10:12 PM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    The os is boring though far better than android lol. I can understand to an extent it's popularity but I find it tragic that android is the popular one.

    Thank goodness the world still is more iPhone first, android second as I'd hate to see a tech world where google android is an influential figure over apple.
    If your world is USA then you are correct, otherwise worldwide Android is crushing iOS...
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    04-09-2016 10:13 PM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    If your world is USA then you are correct, otherwise worldwide Android is crushing iOS...
    That's only partially true. It's one of the 'facts' that Pro-Android users always try to make to me and I love to dispel.
    Yes technically Android is crushing IOS.

    However, that's speaking collectively of ALL Android devices.
    However when you compare iPhone to the leading flagships, no other flagship aside from possibly a galaxy (And I am not sure if the Galaxy has outsold iPhone or not) can compare.

    So sure, if you add every single android phone ever made...it crushes IOS.
    When you looked at iPhone competitors, the iPhone is still the de facto smartphone standard and it is usually the device people compare others too. Notice, Apple's 'magic' aka marketing makes their product seem far better than it truly is and the masses and media buy into it.

    No other mobile phone, even a galaxy, has quite that persuasion. So as I said the iPhone/IOS is still the leading device.
    04-09-2016 10:19 PM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    That's only partially true. It's one of the 'facts' that Pro-Android users always try to make to me and I love to dispel.
    Yes technically Android is crushing IOS.

    However, that's speaking collectively of ALL Android devices.
    However when you compare iPhone to the leading flagships, no other flagship aside from possibly a galaxy (And I am not sure if the Galaxy has outsold iPhone or not) can compare.

    So sure, if you add every single android phone ever made...it crushes IOS.
    When you looked at iPhone competitors, the iPhone is still the de facto smartphone standard and it is usually the device people compare others too. Notice, Apple's 'magic' aka marketing makes their product seem far better than it truly is and the masses and media buy into it.

    No other mobile phone, even a galaxy, has quite that persuasion. So as I said the iPhone/IOS is still the leading device.
    Android is an OS, iPhone is a device. Only you would draw conclusions by comparing the two, like apples and oranges. Since Corey Lewandowski is in legal trouble do you want to spin some statistics for Donald?

    My head just hurts and lumping my comment as a pro Android user doesn't help. Tomorrow I need to fire up my laptop and figure out this Ignore button.

    You really are rubbing people off the wrong way on this thread....
    04-09-2016 10:28 PM
  24. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Lmao! Wow... I was going to say something, but I'll keep it to myself. I know better, and so do all the regulars here.
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    04-09-2016 10:51 PM
  25. William Stovall's Avatar
    Haha. Windows fanboys here.
    04-09-2016 10:52 PM
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