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[#] Wed Sep 14 2016 10:29:09 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I prefer wired headsets to Bluetooth (and possibly generally wireless).

There's a significant lag time between when I tap a button, and when the music changes to reflect what I've done. Scrobbing music becomes essentially impossible over Bluetooth headsets.

You want to find that special place in that tune you're listening to, so you can mark the time for maybe something you're doing.

That said, using a phone for serious audio work is probably a bit nuts anyway... so I'm probably thinking of this as a worrisome trend in general rather than something specific to iPhones.

[#] Wed Sep 14 2016 17:48:19 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Wed Sep 14 2016 10:29:09 AM EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

I prefer wired headsets to Bluetooth (and possibly generally wireless).

There's a significant lag time between when I tap a button, and when the music changes to reflect what I've done. Scrobbing music becomes essentially impossible over Bluetooth headsets.

You want to find that special place in that tune you're listening to, so you can mark the time for maybe something you're doing.

That said, using a phone for serious audio work is probably a bit nuts anyway... so I'm probably thinking of this as a worrisome trend in general rather than something specific to iPhones.

Similarly, audio tends to lag behind video when using bluetooth, as well.



[#] Wed Sep 14 2016 19:25:26 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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I partly agree, but I blame it to sloppy programming. My BT headsets have some kind of touch interface and it is instantly tp the point. Although I only play/pause or skip songs, I rarely skip through a song. I consider searching through a song annyoing on almost everything but a hardware CD player. Some other devices are even laggy when just changing the volume via BT. Not to mention that depending on the audioprofile, sometimes the BT device syncs to the mobile device, sometimes you have to tune two different volumes...

I was able to watch Netflix streams and listen to the audio on the BT headset, I didn't notice any syncing issues.

I have had syncing issues on my wired AV setup and it is all HDMI, there is even a "Lip Sync" function. Not to mention the whole Audyssey magic that makes all my speakers virtually line up with my listening position, so the signal run time is compensated for. There is probably always lag, be it wired or BT, and crappy phone software that wasn't meant as a real time AV system probably needs more love, no matter which mobile os.

OTOH, I know a whole band that uses their mobile devices to tune their stage mixer and they love it. At least via Wi-Fi you get rid of lag: http://www.soundcraft.com/products/ui16



[#] Sun Sep 18 2016 21:59:18 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Got to play with Apple Carplay a bit last week. The ecosystem is too closed....
Give me Waze. Apple's mapping software sucks. It actually led me down a dirt road that came to a dead end, and it told me to park and walk to my destination.
Are they kidding?!?

[#] Mon Sep 19 2016 08:00:30 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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laggy when just changing the volume via BT. Not to mention that
depending on the audioprofile, sometimes the BT device syncs to the
mobile device, sometimes you have to tune two different volumes...

And, even more frustrating, sometimes the BT device syncs to the mobile device for telephone call use but not for media playback.

I have this issue with my LG Tone HB730 headset.

[#] Mon Sep 19 2016 08:59:43 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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http://theheadphonelist.com/wireless-fidelity-making-sense-bluetooth-headphone-technology/#profiles

This is a fine summary of the capabilities or disabilities of BT audio gear.



[#] Mon Sep 19 2016 10:54:51 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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 "It was designed to provide *reasonably good* audio quality over the limited bandwidth of Bluetooth"

(emphases mine)

Bring back the warmth of a good old tube amp. F*ck compression,



[#] Mon Sep 19 2016 16:19:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Give me Waze. Apple's mapping software sucks. It actually led me

Both of them, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lock the user into their own mapping applications, which is kind of stupid.

[#] Mon Sep 19 2016 18:14:55 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Bring back the warmth of a good old tube amp. F*ck compression,

Umm.... Tubes compress. They don't clip. Fuck clipping.

[#] Sat Sep 24 2016 18:25:59 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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There is a solution to the iPhone headphone problem!
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1845589/clueless-iphone-7-owners-tricked-into-drilling-hole-in-their-phones-to-get-a-headphone-jack/

 

I don't have an iPhone, so I tried it, and it worked!



[#] Sun Sep 25 2016 12:09:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yes, that hack totally works. As it turns out, the iPhone 7 actually does have the internal components of the headphone jack; all you have to do is "mod" the case to expose the jack and allow it to be used. So it seems Apple was not so dumb after all; they knew the backlash might be a problem so they cleverly set things up so that if they have to reverse course and add a headphone jack, all they need to do is change the case. Foxconn probably has the design on file already so that if Apple says so, they'll wake up the building full of 11 year old girls who manufacture iPhones for slave labor wages and have them do a run of the new cases very quickly.

Some people are complaining (original video is at [ https://youtu.be/5tqH-Un9SFU ] by the way) that they damaged their iPhones by doing this mod. It's certain that they did it wrong. Perhaps they didn't use the correct size drill bit, or they didn't drill *exactly* where the video showed them to. It's their own fault for not following directions properly.

[#] Mon Oct 03 2016 13:40:09 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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iOS is shit and Android is good. Or, when taking off the reality distortion field glasses: 

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/180357/20161001/bug-bounty-hunters-can-earn-1-5-million-for-a-successful-jailbreak-of-ios-10.htm

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3126474/security/android-malware-that-can-infiltrate-corporate-networks-is-spreading.html

On Google Play, Trend Micro found more than 400 apps that are part of the DressCode family, it said. That's 10 times more than what security researchers at Check Point noticed a month ago.

Now please post something about crappy sources, Hitler and how Jobs is an asshole.



[#] Tue Oct 04 2016 11:56:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/01/pegasus-ios-malware-package-also-found-to-impact-os-x-apple-issues-patch

iOS has malware too. All of the major platforms do. Where's the reality distortion again?

[#] Tue Oct 04 2016 13:32:06 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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The Pegasus malware was spread via a drive by download, not via apples own App Store.

This recent malware was found in 400 apps in the Google Play store.

Oh, and apple offered a patch within 10 days and it was installable on all supported devices, down to the iphone 4S, which is from 2011. Let's see what Google can do.



[#] Tue Oct 04 2016 14:47:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Google is Hitler too, but for other reasons.

[#] Tue Oct 04 2016 22:34:24 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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There are so many different Android implementations, good luck with updates....


My Samsung tablet hasn't seen an update in two years... And they're probably going to have one.

[#] Fri Oct 07 2016 13:25:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Google is Hitler too, but for other reasons.

And this may be one of them:

https://youtu.be/wUeqNIXxjBw ]

Hitler was NOT impressed with Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.  His rationale is perfect and undeniable.



[#] Sun Oct 30 2016 14:02:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So ... Hitler of Cupertino and Hitler of Redmond both had major product announcements and back-to-back hardware "events.

Micro$oft introduced the "Surface Studio" which is bascially a giant touchscreen all-in-one with a hinge that lets you lower it down and use it as an easel.  Depending on how accurate its touch response is in easel mode, I could see graphics designers going crazy over this.  Now before you think I have brain cancer and am going crazy over a Microsoft product ... no, I would still personally shoot all 114,000 of them in the head if I could, but even I see the obvious appeal of this product -- if only to a small fraction of their users -- but it's a fraction of the market that Apple *owns* right now.

Appl€ produced a new Macbook.  It has a little touch strip to which applications can map dynamic function keys.  No real improvement in specs over the previous generation, and they jacked the price way up.

Really, Apple?  Is that the best you can do?  What happened to products that changed the whole computer market?  What happened to new form factors that tossed a grenade into the way people buy technology?  What happened to new features that made the entire industry scramble to build bad clones of them?  I may not personally like Apple, but I respected them as an innovator that was first-to-market with a lot of cool stuff.  Lately, however, they're just a bunch of wankbags.  Apple's ability to innovate truly did follow The Steve into the grave.

(Oh, and one more thing ... they removed all the USB connectors.  Lightning only.  Apple must be making big bank on adapters.)

 


[#] Tue Nov 01 2016 13:43:41 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I'm told it's USB-C, not Lightning.

[#] Tue Nov 01 2016 13:55:24 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I think that people consider Apple to be an innovation company - it's really not.


They weren't the people who invented the tablet, the MP3 player or the smartphone.


But they DID redefine what all of those could be.

Apple's had plenty of misses. And they missed this time around. Especially considering they ran a "Hello, Again" campaign. Bad move.

Microsoft's new direction is interesting to watch. Clearly a much more innovative company with Nadalla at the helm than Balmer.

The Surface Studio isn't all that interesting either. it's a giant touchscreen device. The Surface Dial is what is innovative in the new product line.
And that's kind of old. IG may recall the puck I had on my old Mac years ago.....

It's going to be a while before we see something new and truly different.


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