Thank you all for the birthday wishes yesterday. It was a good day. Today, instead… typical Monday.
Tea and biscuits for everyone, as today's my birthday :-)
In other news, today on the tram I saw a guy rocking — wait for it — an iPhone 3GS!
The hardware is great, the manufacturing is great, the display technology is great, colour and contrast are great; I’m aware of the big deal FaceID is. But I honestly wasn’t wowed by the X that much.
Whereas on ‘normal’ iPhones, you double-click the Home button, and voilà, fast and easy. Want to quit an app? Flick it upwards. No need to calibrate swipes, or tap-and-hold, then tap again on the - button to quit apps.
I know one ‘gets used to them’ quickly, but come on. Control Centre is unnecessarily hard to reach if you use the phone one-handed. And I had to try a few times before getting the multitasking right. You need precision & purpose for these gestures.
Very first impressions about the iPhone X after playing with it 10 minutes or so. I found the new gestures to be bewildering and ‘in my way’. The flipping to switch from an app to another would've been hard to discover if I hadn’t seen a GIF on Twitter.
Finally saw an iPhone X in person and played with it for about ten minutes. A store clerk approaches me:
- IMPRESSIVE, huh!?
- Yeeah well, I'm not 100% convinced...
Any chance the developer of the old DotDot ADN client for Windows Phone wants to repurpose it for pnut?
Nothing like Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" cranked up to 11 to silence the stupid neighbours fighting every other day.
Every day since I started using Windows Phone 8.1 and this Lumia 925, I'm amazed by how much I'm enjoying it. It's ironic that the breath of fresh air I needed from iOS, I got from an older OS made by Microsoft.
Today felt like a stuck process.