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Forum: HTC Windows Phones 02-26-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,558
Posted By gdoerr56
One has to wonder how they plan to create unique...

One has to wonder how they plan to create unique value with the iPhone. It continues to amaze me that when Apple creates a closed system, people line up at their alter, when Microsoft does it, they...
Forum: Digital Home Articles & Resources 02-23-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,898
Posted By gdoerr56
Depends on the titles Amazon offers. I can...

Depends on the titles Amazon offers.

I can cancelled my Netflix subscription in January after discovering that very few of the titles I cared to watch are available streamed.

As far the US only...
Forum: Apple Talk 01-26-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By gdoerr56
Just amazing that Apple is being listed as the...

Just amazing that Apple is being listed as the responsible party here.

Apple is a customer of companies like Foxconn that are Chinese companies with operations in China. While they certainly have...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 01-25-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,910
Posted By gdoerr56
It's a lot like saying that the internet as a...

It's a lot like saying that the internet as a news delivery service has failed because newpaper publishers have lost a ton of revenue.

Of course digital deliveries have depressed music sales....
Forum: Digital Home News 12-21-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By gdoerr56
It's a good idea but it won't / can't replace the...

It's a good idea but it won't / can't replace the mini and micro-usb connections that are becoming standard.

I for one would not buy something that only had an inductive charger since it wouldn't...
Forum: Digital Home News 11-24-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By gdoerr56
Completely unbelievable. Not to rant again,...

Completely unbelievable.

Not to rant again, but while Mr. Jobs certainly does have his character flaws he gets stuff like this. Microsoft would have been better off not even announcing Vail and...
Forum: Other Laptops & Netbooks 11-20-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By gdoerr56
Macbook Air anyone? One week in and I still...

Macbook Air anyone?

One week in and I still love it. I was putting my music library into iTunes under OSX earlier this week (iTunes under Windows is a piece of !@#$) and doing some surfing, email...
Forum: Other Laptops & Netbooks 11-20-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,976
Posted By gdoerr56
The Lenovo site shows 4 hours max with the 4 cell...

The Lenovo site shows 4 hours max with the 4 cell battery. It doesn't say if you can get a larger battery but I suspect it would spoil the lines of the notebook anyway.
Forum: Laptop Thoughts Talk 11-16-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,735
Posted By gdoerr56
A good day of solid testing yesterday and today. ...

A good day of solid testing yesterday and today.

Conclusion: Battery life between Windows and OSX is nearly identical. With screen brightness at about 40% which is very readable to me and a mix of...
Forum: Laptop Thoughts Talk 11-13-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,735
Posted By gdoerr56
OK, early returns on battery life under Windows...

OK, early returns on battery life under Windows for the Air are between 5.5 and 6.5 hours for general surfing with a *realistic* screen brightness. With the CPU/GPU cranking on something, I think...
Forum: Laptop Thoughts Talk 11-13-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,735
Posted By gdoerr56
OK, 5 hours later, I'm convinced. Go with...

OK, 5 hours later, I'm convinced.

Go with the Macbook. The small difference in the screen resolution does make a difference. My HP Mini 311 feels cramped by comparison.

Installing Windows 7 was...
Forum: Laptop Thoughts Talk 11-11-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,735
Posted By gdoerr56
I don't care for the Thinkpads and most of the...

I don't care for the Thinkpads and most of the other machines I looked at had a lower res screen or no GPU or something that always turned me off. I won't buy Sony at all. Between their proprietary...
Forum: Digital Home News 10-04-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By gdoerr56
Google has the best concept so far and will...

Google has the best concept so far and will likely have the most open interface allowing extensibility. Embed their search, and you've got a winner.

That being said, the big issue still comes down...
Forum: Digital Home News 09-28-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By gdoerr56
Sounds like they're being greedy. I know the...

Sounds like they're being greedy. I know the studios get less than 50% of an average ticket price so even if you assume first run movies at $9 per person they're getting less than $5 per ticket.
...
Forum: Digital Home News 09-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,765
Posted By gdoerr56
Quite frankly I see the larger issue being with...

Quite frankly I see the larger issue being with the advertising by the computer vendor or store being clear and honest. Since this is clearly not aimed at the enthusiast market, the opportunities for...
Forum: Digital Home News 09-22-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,765
Posted By gdoerr56
If this allows Intel to offer a less capable CPU...

If this allows Intel to offer a less capable CPU at a lower price point and be able to unlock the additional cores/threads later if you decide you need them, I don't see what all the fuss is about.
...
Forum: Zune News 09-22-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,812
Posted By gdoerr56
I'm more inclined to blame the labels than...

I'm more inclined to blame the labels than Microsoft for the country-by-country variation. I'm actually surprised that ANY labels allow subscriptions, it's hard to see how they make money in that...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 09-16-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,615
Posted By gdoerr56
And therein lies both Microsoft's biggest...

And therein lies both Microsoft's biggest strength and biggest weakness. Because they have an open system where anyone can develop hardware and software for the system, they have a virtually...
Forum: Digital Home News 09-10-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By gdoerr56
Sonos for me. It's a bit on the expensive...

Sonos for me.

It's a bit on the expensive side but their stuff just works. The WAF is high.

They update their firmware regularly and are always adding new music sources. I've not tried the...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 08-01-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By gdoerr56
All of my a/v stuff is safely tucked away in a...

All of my a/v stuff is safely tucked away in a cabinet in the basement so I really don't care what it looks like as long as it has the functionality I need.

I rather the mfrs focus on better...
Forum: Digital Home News 07-18-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By gdoerr56
"It does say that we are probably entering an era...

"It does say that we are probably entering an era of diminishing returns for computing"

I think it says exactly the opposite.

According to the article, the new Atom CPU achives the same or...
Forum: Other Windows Phones 07-03-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
Posted By gdoerr56
vangrieg is right on the money. Microsoft...

vangrieg is right on the money.

Microsoft does need siloed leadership, they need overall leadership. They have very good and sometime great technologies in various areas. The biggest problem is...
Forum: Windows Phone Events 06-29-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,753
Posted By gdoerr56
I'm currently using an iPhone 4 and I need a...

I'm currently using an iPhone 4 and I need a device that actually gets a good signal. If I don't win this, I'm going to have to go back to my 3GS!
Forum: Zune Talk 05-29-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,438
Posted By gdoerr56
Microsoft lacks the kind of single cohesive...

Microsoft lacks the kind of single cohesive leadership that Apple has with Steve Jobs. Microsoft used to have that in the form of Bill Gates but Mr. Gates, post DOJ, just didn't offer that kind of...
Forum: Digital Home News 05-29-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By gdoerr56
Microsoft is lacking the form of leadership that...

Microsoft is lacking the form of leadership that Bill Gates provided and that Steve Job provides for Apple.

Microsoft has a much deeper technology pool to pull from compared to Apple but without...
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