Another day using the HTC One and as always I have to say that it is a challenge, using another operating system other than iOS is naturally different and that there is a learning curve. The one thing I like about iOS is I don’t normally have to think about anything, I just do it and the iPhone performs what I need it to do. Android on the other hand has to be tweaked before I can get what it is I need, for example in terms of the launcher I have to download a new launcher to get rid of Blinkfeed, not that I hate it, I don’t but it becomes a little inconvenient, plus I prefer Flipboard. So I have to tweak and customise my android device for it to attain how I need it to perform on a daily basis.
Other than that I can say the HTC One is the best android device I have ever used, I love the crisp and clear screen, their size is still an issue that I am trying to get used to but as mentioned it is the best android phone that I have used. I’m not giving up with it either I will continue to use it for the next few days, yes there are elements that my iPhone is so much better with but it isn’t a bad phone. Plus on the HTC one I like the continuous dictation, I can see what I am saying because it transcribes as I go along, as iOS will stop after a minute or so. So I will continue to post my thoughts over the coming days and make up my mind whether the One is the best android phone to jump ship and start using, or whether I will continue to use my iPhone, which I have a feeling I will continue to do, however it is still early days. I hope you have a great Monday.
[From Mark Malley] Using facetime to keep in contact with family on the other side of the world in Australia. I like facetime because it’s free and the quality is very good, my sister has an iPad the quality is very good and we talk every week.Love the site Sammy.
[From Simon Walton] Using my iPhone ensures I do not get stressed at work, I have found that I am working longer hours and I was unable to get through all my jobs in the office, however I am able to time manage my tasks more easily by making a note on my iPhone this allows me to be better organized and I’m able to complete my tasks.
[From Antoine RJ Wright ] Greetings to Sammy and the crew/audience at Palm Addict. Am spending some neat time working on my Google Reader replacement this weekend. What I’m basically doing is making a web app that lives on my phone (currently the Nokia N9) that is accessible to other devices only when they are on the same network and have the password. I’m using a piece of software called Personal Web Server to do that. And while I work the bugs out, I’m making the fixes using my tablet as its connected to Dropbox. This has been a very good project for me. I just wish that Nokia would fix the authentication issue with Dropbox on the N9. Its kind of hard to take mobile forward when built-in features stop working. Nevertheless, I’m excited for my Google Reader replacement, and think that I’ll learn a lot from this experience of making it.
[From Mike Fallon] I use my iPhone daily to catch up on the news, make calls, email and concentrate on tasks I need to complete. I run my own business and my iPhone comes in essential. I have all my contacts stored and this includes staff and clients so it is very important that I have my iPhone with me at all times.
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[From Hans] A good comparison piece between the HTC One and the S4 from someone who owns both devices. ” I would like to share my opinion on both phones, as I figured out there aren’t many simultaneous owners of both models. Hopefully someone will find it helpful. In fact I’ve owned HTC One for over 1 month already. I was using it entire April, and 6 days ago I bought S4 i9505 (qualcomm), and since then I keep comparing both - buying and playing with smartphones is kind of a hobby for me I guess.” http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1djtab/my_take_on_s4_and_htc_one_after_some_time_of/
[From Eric Mann] Thanks Eric for this. A good comparison between S4 and HTC One. “The HTC One won an Editor’s Choice here at GottaBeMobile. The Samsung Galaxy S4 impressed, but didn’t get the honor. But while we hear a lot of buzz about the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S4 might well be a better choice for Android phone buyers, even though the HTC One might look like the better piece of hardware.” Read in full
As always keep sending me your user thoughts on how you are using your mobile device no matter what mobile tech you are using. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[From Hans] Now this could be good. “Filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an “Illumination system,” Apple’s invention proposes that a number of devices, like iPhones, iPads, iPods or other mobile products, can act as remotely-controlled strobe lights for a primary camera. The idea of connecting multiple iOS devices belonging to different people, the patent application can be considered a “social camera flash” system, perhaps useful in impromptu photo shoots that require more than one source of lighting.” Read in full
[From Hans] Haven’t we seen this type of mock up before? “If you’ve long complained about your typing speed and productivity, this iPhone 6 concept video may be the solution you’re searching for. The above YouTube video shows an iPhone 6 mockup that, when set on a flat surface, can project a Mac keyboard from one side and a Mac desktop from the other.” Read in full