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Introducing my iPhone X – Apple won

Where do I start.  I tried an iPhone X to make sure that that I was thinking was true.  It wasn’t.

The iPhone X is the perfect phone! For me after all.

After learning more about the Android-based Samsung Galaxy Note8. I learned that: A) the note taking was very good, but not all that much better than the iPhone with a good stylus. B) Android OS really sucks. I could just use it like an iPhone but the micromanagement of battery life was horrible. C) The Samsung apps are a close clone of the iOS apps from Apple.  Still not better, almost as good as.

In the end, I am glad to be putting  the Samsung Galaxy Note8 as a secondary device.  BUT there is ONE thing that worked. The on the fly translation works great. You hover the text and it translate a sentence at a time (or word). This is something Apple needs to copy from Samsung.  The rest of the whole 2.5 month experience was not good.

In Short: Android is NOT as good as Apple iOS. Samsung is NOT as good as Apple. My Samsung TV still has those 5 vertical lines mocking me every time I watch TV.

Here is my 2 original Apple iPhones (one running iOS 3.x – right;  iOS 1.1.2 – middle) and my iPhone X.   Once you experience the iPhone X nothing else is as good.

My iPhoneX 2017 and iPhone 2007

My iPhoneX 2017 and iPhone 2007

 

 

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Letterboxing with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

I have been very critical of the iPhone X with the letterboxing that seems to be used and not used in the past two months.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 has this problem with movies/videos, games, and YouTube. Plus the Samsung stock launcher has an area that cannot be used for icons or widgets. I was not really expecting this. All of this makes the 6.3″ screen into a 5.3″ screen while in landscape mode.  This should not be so.   -1 towards the Note8!

With the Samsung stock launcher they could of made that wasted space usable since Nova Lanucher can. In the video player and YouTube you can set an option to zoom is, but why should you have to?  The game is just laziness of the developer not to support anything larger than 5″ screen.

The limitations of the iPhone X are starting to not look like limitations any longer. Every smartphone has these same struggles.

Note8 letterboxing on South Park game losing 1" of screen

Note8 letter-boxing on South Park game losing 1" of screen

Note8 letterboxing with Tron Legacy video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 letter-boxing with Tron Legacy video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 letterboxing with Youtube video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 letter-boxing with Youtube video player losing 1" of screen

Note8 default launcher with an area you cannot place anything.

Note8 default launcher with an area you cannot place anything.

 

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South Park Phone Destroyer review – ALL BAD with CHEATERS RUNNING RAMPANT

I have been playing South Park Phone Destroyer and here is my screen shot of being destroyed by another player who throws in 8 guys and a few lighting bolts in within the first 17 seconds. The other player is using some hacks and cheats to so this.  With only 10 energy points to start with and it slowly fills more as you play – He had played 32 points of energy within the first 17 seconds! Where I played only 9 points and only got back 3 energy points more.
I researched this and found that this has been going on since the game’s release weeks ago really means I am gave this game 1 star. Obviously the game developer does not want this as they say “report him” with no in app way to report another player (that I have found). This report button should be on the PVP screen and if done right after a match, the game developer’s servers would know who that person was to prevent report grieving.
This game will get NO money for their DLC from me. At first I thought this was just a Pay to Win game with all of the stuff they push you to buy with real game money. Now it is a scamming game with cheaters running rampant!
South Park Phone destroyer scam

South Park Phone destroyer scam

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