April 27, 2012 in Write The Smartphone Champ
Drop dead, Orwellian invaders of everyone’s privacy(smartphones)!聽 Drop dead!
Roy, that’s quite a sentiment there. 聽Yes, it is true that much of our private information is stored in smartphones. 聽However, you do have direct control over what you do or do not put into the phone. 聽In a world where it seems like every time you turn around, there’s an app that’s secretly stealing your information, I can understand how you feel. 聽It seems like every time I look up, there’s a fake app somewhere that’s really malware, and may be after your information. 聽In the end, it’s up to you to protect your information. 聽A person cannot steal what isn’t there. 聽They can’t invade your privacy, if nothing private is there to invade. 聽Just a little food for thought.
If the next iPhone doesn’t have a new UI, I’m done! 聽I am so sick of the app drawer Apple calls a home screen. 聽I have had each iPhone since the 3G, and I am really bored with it now. 聽It feels like I still have the same phone I bought a few years ago. 聽Come on Apple, get off your behinds and start innovating!
Calvin, I can fully understand why you might feel iOS’ UI is a bit boring. 聽Honestly, I agree with you. 聽The home screen in iOS is the equivalent of the app drawer in Android. 聽Personally, I require a bit more functionality from my phone than a static grid of icons. 聽My home screen is set up with two news widgets and a weather widget. 聽At a quick glance, I can know if there are any news developments in the tech world or the forex market, and I have a full weather forecast right there in front of me. 聽If I were using iOS, I’d have to open separate apps to obtain the same information I can get at a glance on my phone. 聽That said, iOS is not all bad. 聽Many people do not require much functionality in their phone, so iOS’ simplicity suits them well. 聽I have seen many Android owners who’s home screen only consists of a few app shortcuts on their screen. 聽So while iOS’ layout may not suit me well (or you from the sound of it), it does work well for many others.
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