Daily Archives: September 16, 2015

No iOS 9 Test Post Today

The Apple Store has failed me.


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Sixth Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)

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ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA Intel-Powered Premium Android Tablet Review

What will matter to me — if I can ever find it in a damned store! — is how it handles Google Books PDFs.

I guess I should try the Dell Venue 8 7000/7840 with SmartQ Reader as a proxy, since it has an AnTuTu score in that range. The Dell did not impress with Foxit Mobile PDF — but now I know that software isn’t the fastest.

Previously here:

Fifth Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)
Fourth Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model) Gets Third Review
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model) Gets Second Review
First Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)


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iOS 9: Today Is The Day To See This Multitasking Video


That’s frikkin iBooks up there under his finger!

And since Safari also does split screen, I should be able to have Safari open to the Google Books page and iBooks open next to it. Ideally, I should be able to open a Google Books PDF in iBooks without exiting Safari.

I will find that out later today. It’s my plan to try it at an Apple Store on an iPad Air 2.

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New Colorfly Tablet Due September 21



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Being Stupid While White: #IStandWithAhmed

“Driving While Black” has been an expression.

Today I introduce a new one: “Being Stupid While White.”

Irving 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school: ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’

So stupid, they failed even this simple test:



Filed under Collapse, Police Abuse, Pottersville, Stupid

iOS Pro Coming? I Think So.

Thinking about all the contortions that are necessary for getting files into and out of an iOS device, it hit me: Apple intends to market the iPad Pro to corporations.

It goes up against the Microsoft Surface and, well, that’s just about it. Unless you include notebooks.

How long will corporate customers put up with the lack of a filesystem?

With lack of accessing hardwired mass storage?

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Intermittent Internet Outages

I’ve experienced three of these in less than fifteen minutes.

If posting abruptly stops, it’s because of being knocked offline, not necessarily lack of news.

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Futuremark Says Android Beats iOS

Futuremark: Apple vs Android insights from 3,000,000 results

GizmoChina analysis: Futuremark: Apple is still playing catch-up with Android In Benchmark Performance

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I refer to AnTuTu a lot at this blog. Because it’s the one thing most people use to compare a device against other devices.

But that never tells the whole story. Nor does this Futuremark news.

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Leak: Ten-Inch Kindle Fire Tablet

Hot off Twitter moments ago:


Not interested. Next!


Amazon Underground, The Revamped Appstore That Offers Paid Apps And Features For Free, Will Be Supported By Ads That Play When You Open Up Apps

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Graft Post About SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick Still Makes Good Points

Stuck at the bottom, after you’ve been convinced, is this shit that should have been at the top:

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SanDisk . The opinions and text are all mine.

SanDisk’s Connect Wireless Stick Is A Storage Problem Solver

Still, this is a good point, among several:

For context, right now on my desk is a OnePlus One, Moto X Play, Honor 7, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5. Now, all of these devices I have to spend some time with to be able to write about them. See how they hold up when at the gym, test what battery life I am getting and generally get a more hand-on feel for them. The problem is that they do not have my data on them. If I take the Galaxy Note 5 to the gym today, all my music is stored locally on my daily driver so I have noting to listen to. Well, this is where I have found the biggest use for the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick. Any files you send to this stick can be accessed by any and all devices that you have.

I was thinking about that stick and iOS use last night. I must still investigate that in detail.

Now is a good time to remind everyone of this: FTC Disclosure.

Previously here:

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick

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