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TinyGrab declines to sell subscriptions through the App Store {}

Feb 21st 2011 11:01PM @shiny Good luck with the Android switch. I went from iOS to Android and lasted all of three weeks. I just really didn't like the platform. All the devices have different interfaces, most don't get any software updates and the multitasking isn't all it's cracked up to be. My Evo often had very uneven performance and consistently miserable battery life.

I've since migrated to webOS and I've been reasonably happy. Sure the current hardware is garbage and the app catalog is barren but the OS itself is wonderful.

iPhone could be the financial survivor in Android and Windows Phone 7 war {}

Dec 12th 2010 12:35AM Our two 3GS plans recently ran to completion and were renewed for 2 years without our approval. We're sorting through it now, jumping from one department to the next, but I'm not about to give up on this. My contract is up and I'm jumping ship as soon as another carrier gets the iPhone. There's no way I'm staying with AT&T for another two years (especially without getting a new phone for my troubles).

iOS 4.1 for Apple TV available now {}

Nov 22nd 2010 5:29PM Is the Plex jailbreak a complete replacement for the Apple TV Home Screen or just a launcher to get to Plex? I'm shopping for an affordable media player (we have no cable), however I want something that showcases my local content first and foremost.

I really have no interest in training family and friends that "no, our movies are not located under movies." As it stands, Apple TV 2.0 is nothing more than a front end to rent videos. What I really want is a media player that plays *my* media first and foremost.

(I'm not hating solely on Apple here. Google TV is no better and while Boxee 0.9 is nearly perfect, 1.0 hides all your local content too.)

iPad may soon run Android via OpeniBoot {}

Nov 15th 2010 1:38AM I love my Archos 70 Android tablet. It was all of $240 and it does everything I want it to. It's got a capacitive screen, speedy ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz processor, g-sensor, camera, SDHC card slot, USB, etc. Wonderful tablet. That said, if I owned an iPad I'd NEVER stick Froyo on there.

Despite what the Apple faithful think, Android is a perfectly respectable OS. However it does not have the polish of iOS, nor the wide selection of apps. Moreover, to me at least, the entire point of going Android is the wide selection of hardware. I didn't ditch my 3GS because of the software, I wanted better (different) hardware. That's why I got an Evo. The same could be said of my tablet selection. I wanted a 7" tablet with a camera and Apple doesn't make that product. It's as simple as that.

Breakfast Topic: Hello, Hallow's End! {WoW}

Oct 18th 2010 4:07PM I think the title fits my Warlock pretty well. It makes his name read like a sentence, "Denounce the Hallowed."

Blizzard updates Under Development page with patch 4.0.1 details {WoW}

Sep 28th 2010 11:11PM @Zhiva Depending where you live, that's pretty much how it works. I'm in a fairly large city just outside Orlando and have only one choice for high speed Internet and it's through my local cable provider. Verizon FIOS literally runs through my yard (my property also holds two Verizon boxes on an easement) yet FIOS is not available in my area.

All that said I pay about $75 a month for Internet (that includes a surcharge because I don't subscribe to a cable package). I forget my rated speed but I can't even watch YouTube videos on the medium setting without them stuttering.

Breakfast Topic: Earning your stripes {WoW}

Aug 9th 2010 2:19PM My wife and I ran a guild for several years (about 100 active players, 300+ toons). At the time we thought it was fun and we certainly made a lot of friends in the process. However, looking back, it was really just a constant source of stress. Overseeing arguments, guild breakups, unsuccessful mergers, bank theft and so on were just a few of our daily activities. Raiding and progression? Forget about it. We hardly had time to do it ourselves.

These days we're lowly members of another guild and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. No responsibilities, just fun. It's what a game should be. That said, I do have an extensive admiration for anyone out there that's still in the trenches. I know personally, I'd rather work a second job than manage another guild.

12-core Apple Mac Pro orders are go {Engadget}

Aug 9th 2010 11:47AM @Mike10010100
I'm a diehard Mac user and already own a Mac Pro and I'll be the first to say that these systems are waaaaaay overpriced. It's one thing to like Apple products, but it's another to pretend this stuff is reasonably priced - it isn't.

Moreover, it's no small coincidence that Apple's entry level expandable system starts at $2499. Their entire business model is built around purchasing new products, not updating components.

Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot {WoW}

Jul 27th 2010 3:29PM I could really use a blazing Blazing Hippogryph. The transmission in my Kia is starting to go.

Breakfast Topic: The feral bond {WoW}

Jul 21st 2010 1:50PM That was my general experience too, Lankey. I played a druid in Vanilla and BC and especially early on, when all we could do really well was heal, there was most certainly a druid code. I remember countless times when cross faction druids would help each other out in questing and such. I've even had the experience of a Horde druid interceding when I was getting ganked by a rogue. He stepped in and the rogue backed off.

Then, like you mentioned, something happened. More people started rolling druids and the friendly cross-faction banter seemed to vanish. On the rare occasion I play my druid these days, red is dead seems to be the general rule (even for ferals). I've even joined in on this after one too many occurrences of helping a cross faction druid, only to be ganked as soon as they were out of trouble.

In many ways the modern feral druid isn't much more "noble" than a rogue. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just that it's a change of pace and play style from what I've been accustomed to. As such, even on my new main, I tend to kill druids (and rogues of course) on sight.