I wonder where this will go over the next few months? A recall perhaps?
I currently have an iPhone 4…it is nearly time to renew it.
I have also recently become very, very annoyed with Vodafone. I spend a not inconsequential sum of money with them and the last few customer service interactions have been less than desirable.
I also find their network coverage annoying with regular drop outs of service in spots there shouldn’t ever be. So should I stay or should I go…I certainly don’t feel like a wanted customer. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has pretty much beat Apple’s meek technology one upmanship that is the iPhone 5.
A study now confirms this, proving that the displays of both phones are at par with one another. In English: The Apple Retina display’s performance is no longer unique to Apple.
Displaymate Technologies conducted a study by taking the S4, S3 and the iPhone 5 and studying them under a microscope.
The factors considered for the comparison test included brightness, subpixels, saturation, sharpness and so on.
Displaymate Technologies owner, Dr. Ray Soneira, says that the 5 inch 1080p display on the S4 packs just about the same number of subpixels as the iPhone 5.
His study also claims that the PenTile layout packs twice as many green subpixels as compared to red and blue.
The S4 reflects light better than the iPhone 5 as well.
Regan from Throng has looked at (P)Igloo, the new joint venture from Sky TV and TVNZ and he has found that despite the marketing schlock the facts don’t match the reality.
He is also running a nice little competition for a Samsung Freeview PVR:
On Monday, Sky and TVNZ launched their hardly anticipated new subscription television service.
Here’s our list of reasons why it shouldn’t be under your tree this Christmas or anywhere else in your house for that matter.10. It’s probably still broken.
The custom built platform was supposed to be launched months ago but has been delayed due to “technical problems”. Is the launch simply exploitation of the spending season or a Christmas miracle?
9. TVNZ are involved.
Remember when TVNZ said “TiVo transforms television“? How are all those customers feeling today? How long before Igloo too melts down?
8. A comparable Freeview box is less than half the price.
There are a number of basic models of DVB-T receivers which also have the ability to record to a connected USB storage device.
7. Sport is ultra-expensive.
The base “30 day channel pack” plus purchasing every Super XV match The Chiefs play during that period would cost you up to $99.74. On Sky this would cost $72.46 and include more channels, every Super XV game and a lot more sports besides.
6. Paying for content that used to be free.
Two of the eleven Igloo channels feature content that TVNZ used to broadcast for free: Kidzone24 and TVNZ Heartland.
5. All Igloo content is Standard Definition.
The only content that you’ll be able to view in High Definition is from any of the free-to-air channels that broadcast in HD. All of the extra content you’re paying for is delivered in standard definition. This includes movies and sport.
4. High per channel price.
The “Sky Basic” package costs approximately $1.36 per premium channel compared with $2.27 per premium channel on Igloo.
3. Igloo is not a middle option.
Currently, a new 12 month “Sky Basic” package (~63 channels) with 3 months free sport and SoHo and free installation costs $553.44.
A new Igloo box (~34 channels) which you install yourself and a 12 month subscription costs $478.05
A new Freeview box (~29 channels) which you install yourself costs from $99.
2. Two thirds of the channels you can already watch for free.
That’s right. They’re already free. And also the most watched.
1. You’re not an Eskimo.
They’re the only ones who should have an igloo.
Those are our top 10 reasons why you shouldn’t get igloo and now we want yours. We’ve got a brand new Samsung MyFreeview HD digital TV recorder (BDE-8500) worth $649 to give away.
In addition, if anyone reposts this on their own blog, we’ll include any comments made there in the draw. Have at it.
In Australia there has been an injunction placed on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 because of a lawsuit between Samsung and Apple. It hasn’t stopped the punters however:
“If we could ask one question of Justice Bennett in the wake of her decision it would be this: does she really believe, in a global consumer economy, that there is any practical value in an Australian court slapping an injunction on a mass-market consumer product that is, in any event, widely available for purchase online?”
The only people affected by the injunction are the bricks and mortar retailers. Once again though it shows why legislators just don’t get it when it comes to technology versus the law.