Greg is messing with his setup just before the show (again). But that doesn’t stop us from discussing the Apple education event which was boring because of us, and the story Apple tried to tell and how the Pencil fits in. We also talk about event storytelling, and whether Apple’s efforts will help them to regain the education market. We ramble for a while about Apple Watch bands before going into Facebook’s shady privacy policies, how will the China-US relationship affect Foxconn acquisition of Belkin and what would you do with a 512GB smartphone.
🔗 Every Android phone should have this Huawei P20 Pro feature - Android Authority
What is most apparent, however, is that there’s no reason not to have this feature. The notch is a polarizing and contentious topic amongst Android smartphone fans. A software feature like this could be the simplest solution to serve both parts of the market. Every Android phone should have this Huawei P20 Pro feature - Android Authority
Whist this is a very good point I think if you make a design decision as big as cutting a section out the screen you should own it. A choice is going to appeal to wider section of people but you’ve got to have #courage!
🔗 Huawei’s wannabe AirPods look and feel good - The Verge
Yes, Huawei is copying Apple; but I’m not a patent lawyer, I just want to see good tech proliferate, and the FreeBuds look promising. Huawei’s wannabe AirPods look and feel good - The Verge
Doesn’t this feel a little insulting as a user? A blatant rip off in design to appeal to / dupe others into thinking you’ve got AirPods. Why not come up with your own design and build your own appeal?
The W1 Conundrum
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We ranked our favorite Apple products from the last 5 years, which seems to be a bit controversial. Also, we talk about Apple doubling down on owning the core tech of their devices, and how Chinese Android vendors are trying very hard to showcase advanced tech, but eventually go with the heard
🔗 Apple AirPods - the audiophile review - The Verge
Apple’s design compromise, extending that stem down toward the face, is simply the most optimal one we have Apple AirPods: the audiophile review - The Verge
Could it be that design is not simply about the way a product looks?
I am glad that people that were dismissive about the looks of AirPods are finally appreciating how good they are. However I am annoyed that this took more than a year!
🎙 Bring Your Own Device 44
Gui (AKA Mr. Rambo) returns and pushes his luck again about his MacBook Pro’s keyboard, and revealed that Apple has a special way to calibrate 3D Touch on iPhone screens. Also, Greg and Gui talk about the HomePod experience and AirPlay bugs, which takes us discussing Siri - as a failed software project.
In addition, we talk about Apple’s next events: WWDC and the education March event, and Nati exploads about Apple’s review process, as Gui helps with some “App Review therapy”.