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Title: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 09, 2016, 08:49:30 AM
Well after many years of making fun of people, I finally broke down and purchased my very first Apple product.  :'(

Purchased my very first cell phone in 1994 (bad ass Motorola flip phone). That's when brick phones were still being used  :floor: For the past 22 years I've been running all sorts of phones, but never i phones b/c I always felt that they over charged people and it was a total racket (kind of like Starbucks charging $6 for a $2 cup of coffee).

Anyway, after owning 2 Samsung phones and loving them. I recently decided to try something different. I must admit, it is pretty cool, just going to take time to get used to it, as I keep looking for a back button.... All that's left to do is drill out that ear bud jack like I've seen on those youtube videos....  :eek:
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Hal on December 09, 2016, 01:16:17 PM
I paid $300 for my Iphone6 and plan on keeping it for a long time. My biggest gripe is the burst feature for photos. I can't take a picture without it bursting out about 10 pictures, or making a video.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 09, 2016, 01:51:22 PM
I paid $300 for my Iphone6 and plan on keeping it for a long time. My biggest gripe is the burst feature for photos. I can't take a picture without it bursting out about 10 pictures, or making a video.

My phone is so new, I haven't even tried taking a picture yet  :floor:
I assume you can change that setting ? Seems like you can adjust everything on this damn thing !

I installed a transfer app to move all my contacts and photos between the two phones via blue tooth.
Last night I had to install all my apps and set them up. I guess I didn't realize how much I actually use my darn phone ! Between social media, sports apps, music app, emails, youtube, and my kids team apps (hockey, basketball and baseball), it's kinda nuts..... 
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on December 09, 2016, 03:42:28 PM
All that's left to do is drill out that ear bud jack like I've seen on those youtube videos....  :eek:

Explain?
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 09, 2016, 03:55:54 PM
All that's left to do is drill out that ear bud jack like I've seen on those youtube videos....  :eek:

Explain?

Around 2 months ago some jack ass posted a video on youtube that went viral. He showed people how to drill out a hole to gain access to a ear bud jack b/c previous models had the ear bud jack, but the newest i phone 7 does not. Anyway, hundreds of i phone nut bags thought the guy was serious and they tried it - which ruined their $800 phones. There was a few stories on the local news telling people not to do it... As the saying goes, it was on the internet, so it must be true....  :no2:
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: PRO-X 600 on December 09, 2016, 06:33:57 PM
All that's left to do is drill out that ear bud jack like I've seen on those youtube videos....  :eek:

Explain?

Around 2 months ago some jack ass posted a video on youtube that went viral. He showed people how to drill out a hole to gain access to a ear bud jack b/c previous models had the ear bud jack, but the newest i phone 7 does not. Anyway, hundreds of i phone nut bags thought the guy was serious and they tried it - which ruined their $800 phones. There was a few stories on the local news telling people not to do it... As the saying goes, it was on the internet, so it must be true....  :no2:
:floor: :floor:
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on December 10, 2016, 08:45:52 AM
All that's left to do is drill out that ear bud jack like I've seen on those youtube videos....  :eek:

Explain?

Around 2 months ago some jack ass posted a video on youtube that went viral. He showed people how to drill out a hole to gain access to a ear bud jack b/c previous models had the ear bud jack, but the newest i phone 7 does not. Anyway, hundreds of i phone nut bags thought the guy was serious and they tried it - which ruined their $800 phones. There was a few stories on the local news telling people not to do it... As the saying goes, it was on the internet, so it must be true....  :no2:

  :nono:
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 12, 2016, 09:29:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OyHmJz84og

I think this was the video
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Kingpin on December 12, 2016, 10:03:46 AM
My personal opinion is that for iPhone especially you need to buy into Apple's Ecosystem (iTunes, iStore, Apple Pay, Apple TV, etc) to get all the integration, my biggest gripe is that Apple keeps facetime and text messaging through their own network rather than the carriers and keeps it closed to other devices. 

I'm not enamored with the S7 right now, great phone, just don't know if I want to sign up for touch wiz (the interface on the phone), but I do like the concept of extra local storage vs cloud storage unless you get 128 GB phone, which is another 100 on top of the stupid high purchase price. 

Pixel has not been out long enough, but that is really nice phone and super slick technology under the covers.  Forget the hardware specs on phones, the AI component is where its gonna be and Google will have it covered much better than anyone else right now.  It could change, but I think the idea of having apps for everything is going to go away.  The 'App' should be the operating system on the device.  Keep an eye on the 'google assistant' that could very well be the future of how mobile devices work.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 12, 2016, 11:14:23 AM
My personal opinion is that for iPhone especially you need to buy into Apple's Ecosystem (iTunes, iStore, Apple Pay, Apple TV, etc) to get all the integration, my biggest gripe is that Apple keeps facetime and text messaging through their own network rather than the carriers and keeps it closed to other devices. 

I'm not enamored with the S7 right now, great phone, just don't know if I want to sign up for touch wiz (the interface on the phone), but I do like the concept of extra local storage vs cloud storage unless you get 128 GB phone, which is another 100 on top of the stupid high purchase price. 

Pixel has not been out long enough, but that is really nice phone and super slick technology under the covers.  Forget the hardware specs on phones, the AI component is where its gonna be and Google will have it covered much better than anyone else right now.  It could change, but I think the idea of having apps for everything is going to go away.  The 'App' should be the operating system on the device.  Keep an eye on the 'google assistant' that could very well be the future of how mobile devices work.

I got the 128GB
Only thing I don't like about this particular i phone 7 is:

#1. The battery is sealed (you can't remove or replace the battery).
#2. There is no SD card slot or any way to expand the data storage.

Other than that, it seems like a pretty cool product.  :smoke:

Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: countryboy on December 12, 2016, 11:42:39 AM
My personal opinion is that for iPhone especially you need to buy into Apple's Ecosystem (iTunes, iStore, Apple Pay, Apple TV, etc) to get all the integration, my biggest gripe is that Apple keeps facetime and text messaging through their own network rather than the carriers and keeps it closed to other devices. 

I'm not enamored with the S7 right now, great phone, just don't know if I want to sign up for touch wiz (the interface on the phone), but I do like the concept of extra local storage vs cloud storage unless you get 128 GB phone, which is another 100 on top of the stupid high purchase price. 

Pixel has not been out long enough, but that is really nice phone and super slick technology under the covers.  Forget the hardware specs on phones, the AI component is where its gonna be and Google will have it covered much better than anyone else right now.  It could change, but I think the idea of having apps for everything is going to go away.  The 'App' should be the operating system on the device.  Keep an eye on the 'google assistant' that could very well be the future of how mobile devices work.

I got the 128GB
Only thing I don't like about this particular i phone 7 is:

#1. The battery is sealed (you can't remove or replace the battery).
#2. There is no SD card slot or any way to expand the data storage.

Other than that, it seems like a pretty cool product.  :smoke:

That sums up most if not all Apple products, they don't want you to do anything yourself.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: snopork on December 12, 2016, 11:59:48 AM
We switched from Samsung galaxy's 2 years ago.  Got tired of crappy battery life and the need to always have to be aware of having a charger or carrying a charger pach around.  I like the manual mute switch on I phones but it does take a little to get used to.  Seems to be less issues with the operating system on the Iphone then the galaxies.  Whats really cool is my daughter in Carbondale calling from her MAC computer on facetime and talking to her face to face - all on WIFI time.  The whole family is now Iphone so its works for all.  Samsung offered so much but in truth they failed.   Battery time was way overstated and reliability was questionable - I had one  of the ones that toasted itself in the charger and Samsung wasn't going to replace it until I started talking about the youtube videos and maybe I should make one myself.  Then I got a new one after I sent in my toaster unit.  Took over a month for what was stated as an "overnite process"  UScellular gave me a break on a new phone in the interim so I got a Iphone 5S  and goodwrench is still using it.  Once getting used to the changes we've all switched.  Now I see Samsung is losing its leadership to jailtime
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Hal on December 12, 2016, 01:49:37 PM
With the IPhone6, I have to reboot the thing once in a while when battery life goes down or starts acting strangely. Best Buy told me to hold the round button at the bottom and the right side button down at the same time, until the apple icon shows up. It always acts better after doing that.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Phantom on December 13, 2016, 07:59:04 AM
My personal opinion is that for iPhone especially you need to buy into Apple's Ecosystem (iTunes, iStore, Apple Pay, Apple TV, etc) to get all the integration, my biggest gripe is that Apple keeps facetime and text messaging through their own network rather than the carriers and keeps it closed to other devices. 

I'm not enamored with the S7 right now, great phone, just don't know if I want to sign up for touch wiz (the interface on the phone), but I do like the concept of extra local storage vs cloud storage unless you get 128 GB phone, which is another 100 on top of the stupid high purchase price. 

Pixel has not been out long enough, but that is really nice phone and super slick technology under the covers.  Forget the hardware specs on phones, the AI component is where its gonna be and Google will have it covered much better than anyone else right now.  It could change, but I think the idea of having apps for everything is going to go away.  The 'App' should be the operating system on the device.  Keep an eye on the 'google assistant' that could very well be the future of how mobile devices work.

I have had Android phones from almost the beginning. The open source format has allowed them to make great strides because all developers contribute code and Google can integrate that code into the source as they see the need.
I always had Motorola and had great hopes when Google bought Moto and we were getting updates quickly. Now that Lenovo owns Moto updates have slowed.
In June I switched to a Nexus 6P (Huewai) (sp) and I am now in the Nexus Beta program so I get developer preview updates regularly.

As with the last few Moto Droids the Nexus can be sitting on a desk and all you need to do is say "OK Google" and it wakes up and waits for your command. when I am on BT I need to push the call button to use this feature but I can be driving down the road and say "Navigate to the nearest hardware store, plumbing supply, etc. and it will with voice directions.

Waiting for assistant to get a bit better to automate the house but it is coming. 
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Kingpin on December 13, 2016, 01:52:39 PM
I picked up an S7 last night, best buy had the hook up deal going, so, why not, they had the best rebates ($300 best buy gift card(per phone), plus Gear VR(prolly won't use it), and wireless charging station), I'm buying a tv soon for the basement so it made sense, I can take that money towards that Big Ass TV..  :)   I will give this one to the daughter when the next google phone comes out ( I wanted water proof and adaptive storage, and a few bells whistles).  I have had an S4 for over 3 years, never had a real issue, wife had an S3 for about 5 years, no real issues.  I am absolutely hard on phones, drop them a lot, etc.  I will monitor battery life, so far, today, I picked it up at 6:30 AM, streamed pandora into my truck all the way to work(45 minute ride), checked emails, browsed a little in chrome, checked bank account balance and a few texts, battery at 85% as of right now (12:50 Central time).

The AI (google assistant) that is in Pixel is only a very first step, next steps will start to drop jaws. 
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 13, 2016, 04:05:26 PM
My S4 was great too. Just heated up from time to time when the processor was working hard (which made me worried after hearing of all the note 7 problems).

S7 was my next choice, I guess I just wanted to try something different for comparison sake.... Apple stuff is different. Starting to really get used to it now....

Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Phantom on December 13, 2016, 04:33:48 PM
My S4 was great too. Just heated up from time to time when the processor was working hard (which made me worried after hearing of all the note 7 problems).

S7 was my next choice, I guess I just wanted to try something different for comparison sake.... Apple stuff is different. Starting to really get used to it now....

Better watch out... That Apple stuff sends out subliminal messages...
 Pretty soon you will be saying snowmobiling and ATVs are bad for the environment. You will stop eating meat and become a Vegan, turn in all your guns and begin wearing skinny jeans and a man bun.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Phantom on December 13, 2016, 07:58:03 PM
Marc...

http://www.droid-life.com/2016/12/13/google-android-things-weave/#more-194628
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 14, 2016, 08:17:00 AM
My S4 was great too. Just heated up from time to time when the processor was working hard (which made me worried after hearing of all the note 7 problems).

S7 was my next choice, I guess I just wanted to try something different for comparison sake.... Apple stuff is different. Starting to really get used to it now....

Better watch out... That Apple stuff sends out subliminal messages...
 Pretty soon you will be saying snowmobiling and ATVs are bad for the environment. You will stop eating meat and become a Vegan, turn in all your guns and begin wearing skinny jeans and a man bun.

The skinny jeans might be a stretch - literally  :floor:

Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on December 14, 2016, 10:28:04 AM
As long as we are talking phones: I have a HTC mini droid.  Verizon service. How do I know what apps I can shut down to extend battery life. I am not very techie on this stuff. Fully charged at 10pm, sitting on standby, if that is the correct word?, at 6 am battery is down to 81%.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Phantom on December 14, 2016, 01:42:36 PM
As long as we are talking phones: I have a HTC mini droid.  Verizon service. How do I know what apps I can shut down to extend battery life. I am not very techie on this stuff. Fully charged at 10pm, sitting on standby, if that is the correct word?, at 6 am battery is down to 81%.

How old is the phone... I don't recall an HTC Mini Droid.

Open your battery app and see what is using the battery first. Once you know what is using the battery then we can figure out what can be shut down.
Is there a reason you leave the phone on all night?
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on December 14, 2016, 02:28:25 PM
Phone will be 2 years old next July. I got the name wrong. HTC One Remix. Droid system. Mini compared to a big phone like Apples. Leave it on for family emergency's. I opened the app manager and looked at running apps. Doesn't  running apps  cause battery to run down?
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Phantom on December 14, 2016, 02:31:44 PM
Phone will be 2 years old next July. I got the name wrong. HTC One Remix. Droid system. Mini compared to a big phone like Apples. Leave it on for family emergency's. I opened the app manager and looked at running apps. Doesn't  that  cause battery to run down?

Well what was running? If I know I can tell you what to disable. The phone needs certain apps to run all the time but if you have apps that you do not use or use infrequently you can shut them down of only allow them to run when you need them.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on December 14, 2016, 02:36:52 PM
Running. MLB at bat, STL Post dispatch,Amazon app suite,Comcast WiFi, I shut all those down and just now when I went to check they are running again. Cloud for 255 hours. WTF is cloud?
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 14, 2016, 03:50:44 PM
Running. MLB at bat, STL Post dispatch,Amazon app suite,Comcast WiFi, I shut all those down and just now when I went to check they are running again. Cloud for 255 hours. WTF is cloud?

It sucks because there are tons of apps that come with the phone that you'll NEVER use, yet they continue to update and run.
In your settings menu you should have something called application manager or something to that effect. It will calculate the usage of each app and tell you what is being used the most often or running the most. If you don't need the app at all, you can force stop it and un install updates if your having storage issues. Some of the pre installed apps that came with your phone can't be deleted.

As far as the MLB app goes. You can delete that because the Cardinals aren't going anywhere  :floor: 
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Phantom on December 14, 2016, 04:17:28 PM
Running. MLB at bat, STL Post dispatch,Amazon app suite,Comcast WiFi, I shut all those down and just now when I went to check they are running again. Cloud for 255 hours. WTF is cloud?

I would see if there are options to delete or at least disable all of those. See who the developer for Cloud is it may be some sort of HTC app that needs to run.
You should not need the comcast app as the phone is capable of using any wifi connection that it finds but you will probably need to sign on to the network.

Could this be Cloud?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wdc.wd2go&hl=en
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on December 14, 2016, 04:20:34 PM
Running. MLB at bat, STL Post dispatch,Amazon app suite,Comcast WiFi, I shut all those down and just now when I went to check they are running again. Cloud for 255 hours. WTF is cloud?

It sucks because there are tons of apps that come with the phone that you'll NEVER use, yet they continue to update and run.
In your settings menu you should have something called application manager or something to that effect. It will calculate the usage of each app and tell you what is being used the most often or running the most. If you don't need the app at all, you can force stop it and un install updates if your having storage issues. Some of the pre installed apps that came with your phone can't be deleted.

As far as the MLB app goes. You can delete that because the Cardinals aren't going anywhere  :floor: 
That did give me a chuckle, now you get a salute (http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee316/kawidave1/grafix%20and%20smileys/user84561_pic8696_1297727763_thumb.gif) (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/kawidave1/media/grafix%20and%20smileys/user84561_pic8696_1297727763_thumb.gif.html)
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on December 14, 2016, 04:34:07 PM
Running. MLB at bat, STL Post dispatch,Amazon app suite,Comcast WiFi, I shut all those down and just now when I went to check they are running again. Cloud for 255 hours. WTF is cloud?

It sucks because there are tons of apps that come with the phone that you'll NEVER use, yet they continue to update and run.
In your settings menu you should have something called application manager or something to that effect. It will calculate the usage of each app and tell you what is being used the most often or running the most. If you don't need the app at all, you can force stop it and un install updates if your having storage issues. Some of the pre installed apps that came with your phone can't be deleted.

As far as the MLB app goes. You can delete that because the Cardinals aren't going anywhere  :floor: 
That did give me a chuckle, now you get a salute (http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee316/kawidave1/grafix%20and%20smileys/user84561_pic8696_1297727763_thumb.gif) (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/kawidave1/media/grafix%20and%20smileys/user84561_pic8696_1297727763_thumb.gif.html)

LOL, it was too easy.... had to pull the trigger on it.....  :smartass:
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on December 14, 2016, 04:55:38 PM
Every 108 years even a blind squirrel gets a nut.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: SNO4ME on February 28, 2017, 08:09:19 PM
All that's left to do is drill out that ear bud jack like I've seen on those youtube videos....  :eek:

Explain?

Around 2 months ago some jack ass posted a video on youtube that went viral. He showed people how to drill out a hole to gain access to a ear bud jack b/c previous models had the ear bud jack, but the newest i phone 7 does not. Anyway, hundreds of i phone nut bags thought the guy was serious and they tried it - which ruined their $800 phones. There was a few stories on the local news telling people not to do it... As the saying goes, it was on the internet, so it must be true....  :no2:

Try this one..............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yflTu150QZw
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: snopork on March 31, 2017, 08:26:11 AM
What I like about the Iphones is the fact that my entire family has them now and at the cabin where cell service doesn't usually work - I can use the wifi and use facetime to talk to anyone who has facetime.   The rest is more techno then I have time to concern myself with.   And yes the Samsung battery thing is a pain in the ass always running down the battery, and I had one that overheated and toasted itself welding the charge cord into itself.  Don't seem to have the issue with the Iphones.

Oh, BTW, FLI sold again, this time to a couple from Wausau - Joliet Brothers not good at running resort - looked the same as it did the day they took it over from Dave and Sally. 
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on March 31, 2017, 12:24:10 PM
Who owned it from Joliet?
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: Howie on March 31, 2017, 01:13:28 PM
I had one that overheated and toasted itself welding the charge cord into itself. 
The reason those overheated was because the charger cable was not heavy enough to handle the fast chargers. Mine would get super hot until I replaced it with a heavier cable. Now it barely gets warm.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: snopork on April 06, 2017, 10:53:04 AM
Who owned it from Joliet?
Retired Plumbers - Andy Craig and his twin brother. Know em?  Good enough people - just don't think they were as enthusiastic as the previous owners
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: greekboy on April 11, 2017, 08:49:02 AM
Who owned it from Joliet?
Retired Plumbers - Andy Craig and his twin brother. Know em?  Good enough people - just don't think they were as enthusiastic as the previous owners

I was hoping you'd buy it and restore the porker runs.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: racerdave on April 11, 2017, 10:23:01 AM
Who owned it from Joliet?
Retired Plumbers - Andy Craig and his twin brother. Know em?  Good enough people - just don't think they were as enthusiastic as the previous owners

No. Just wondered if it was anyone I did know.
Title: Re: iphone7
Post by: snopork on April 11, 2017, 08:03:00 PM
Medical Journals are now reporting that more people are having neck injuries from nubes with Iphones  posting pics on websites.