Friday, September 25, 2015

iPhone 6 vs 6S Touch ID test: Real World difference

So one of the key features of the "S" refresh Apple has introduced today was the enhanced touch ID mechanism built into the 6S and the 6S Plus.  When I first heard the keynote, I wasn't blown away because of the lack of specifics other than that it was "faster".  Needless to say, I had to see for myself.  Check out the video after the break for details.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thompson Creek Gutters

If you've ever purchased from the typical home remodeling companies like Long Fence, Thompson Creek, Andersen, and more, you've probably had to sit through the same insanely long high pressure sales presentation.  The window salespeople always bring the same French Fry heat lamp and walk through the same demonstrations.  The gutter and roofing people always bring the same cross sections of their products and their competitors.  It's probably the worst purchasing experience ever.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Apple Throttling Apple ID creation

While I haven't had a chance to confirm it, it appears Apple throttles the number of Apple ID's that can be created from a single IP/Range.  This doesn't appear to be that big of a deal except when trying to create a ton of them for a group of users getting issued iPhones as I was just trying to do.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Why I converted to the Plus for the 6S refresh...

After much deliberation and having gone back and forth on the benefits and disadvantages, I decided on pre-ordering the iPhone 6S Plus in the Silver and 128 GB configuration.  This decision comes nearly a year after having first purchased the iPhone 6 Plus back in 2014 and then shortly after (1 day later) putting a post up on Craigslist titled, "Trade me your iPhone 6 for my 6 Plus".  If you were familiar with the scarcity issues of the 6 Plus when it first came out it's needless to say that I found a taker quite quickly last year.