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Just more ways of them trying to censor or squash the masses from spreading information that may not agree with their views. PLenty of other means to do so that have great reach. Haven't used twitter for years because of their views.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2021 at 13:13 UTC as 52nd comment
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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sabesh: I'm surprised that display brightness hasn't been mentioned:
X = 625 nits
Note 8 = 1200 nits

this and the screen overall is amazing. I've had a Note 3 and 5 and my family has several iP6-7's and the Note 8 at 60% brightness is mind blowing let alone outside in the sun compared to the others. there's something about this one that really takes it over the top. it's tactile feel is awesome too. very different than others.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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tlinn: What does this mean: "The Note 8 will also let you save a photo taken with the wide-angle camera; not so on the iPhone X." I'm not understanding the limitation on the iPhone. Obviously the wide angle lens will be used and photos will be saved.

The Note 8 can take a telephoto and wide angle shot using both cameras and save both images all at the same time. The amount of blur on portrait images can also be done after the shot is take too.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (362 comments in total)
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Dbosch: While I appreciate Samsung's craftsmanship Android is a dealbreaker for me, future-proofing app support of which is terrible, can't show missed message or email count. (you have to tap launch check each app individually to see if you missed communication, lol, or start scrolling the pane , another lol.) Java emulation-please take that trash out in the garbage. Inconsistent icon design of different shapes and sizes /eyeroll Telephone icon is a handle from 70s wired phone. nuf said. /goosebumps
I have only demonstrated 10% of my hate of Android OS.

if you think you can't show missed message or email counts you've not used one much. there are a number of ways to be notified of this including counts over the icons used. phone/contact wise, there are hundreds of options available to use so if the sock one for some odd reason isn't to your liking, just download or customize any of them.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
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maxnimo: I don't mind an edge to edge display, but wrapping it around edges is totally idiotic.

It's well done on the Note 8. Most everyone is going to have some type of case on it and with that there's just enough curve to use, especially for scrolling with your thumb, and it works well.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:17 UTC

Good stuff, but the only real printing I do any more is the occasional 4x6 or like size for family. Most everything is digital any more and even the frames in our house are nearly all digital and wifi connected making updates a breeze.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 12:51 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (143 comments in total)

Love my Sony 717. Still have it and still keep it charged for occasional use and that feeling I had back then. The only swivel I enjoyed as much was my 3mp Nikon 995.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 23rd comment
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (17 comments in total)

@Fredy Ross

"thanks and will it be able to use an OTG cable to transfer photos to a laptop?"

With the Note 5 you can simply use the SideSync software feature on both your phone and laptop. Once on the same wireless network you can have the phone auto-sync the photos to your computer. You can also do so using SideSync simply by plugging it in via USB too.

This updated software feature finally works and allows you to use and control your phone via your computer. Gone is the need for 3rd party apps now. Works great for reply to text messages and emails or even Tap-a-Talk forum replies using your computer instead of your phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 7th comment
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (17 comments in total)

Were the tests here done in jpeg mode or did you use the RAW output? I haven't read every word but I suspect jpeg.

My thoughts are that the Note 5 is finally the cell phone camera that as a strong enthusiast photog, which has gotten me to leave the simple P&S cameras home. Unless it's an event that I want to use a zoom on, I tend to use my Note 5 with great success. Especially candids with kids at events.

The RAW output is oh so welcomed and works great. The detail captured is noticeably better than the stock jpeg captures. I do use jpeg on the phone for convenience sake but in cases where I want to control the processing, I do use the pro-mode and RAW. You will be pleased if you're a photog. that is willing to post-process.

Nice job Samsung on putting together a great product.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (17 comments in total)
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Fredy Ross: What about the inbuilt battery? How long will it last?

Battery life is excellent. On par and slightly better than my Note 3. The REAL key to boosting battery life is to download the application Package Disabler. Within that you can easily shut down all unwanted bloatware and battery draining stuff from your carrier and others. Do that, reboot and viola, it can last 2 days easily.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
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Geir Ove: Why not do the same test with the incredible Panasonic FZ-1000. I got it, and it's focus speed is just amazing even in difficult situations:

Flying pigeons: Throwing the camera up and not any time to keep the camera still: Even so, I get keepers more often than not!

@nutraman Doubt it is from there. The shot is from the Animal Kingdom Lodge Pool at Disney World. We stayed there for 8 days and had a blast.

Here's another I think great example of image extraction from 4k video.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj84/crms3er/P1010195%20capture%20copy%20web_zpssx5xu1vn.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
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Geir Ove: Why not do the same test with the incredible Panasonic FZ-1000. I got it, and it's focus speed is just amazing even in difficult situations:

Flying pigeons: Throwing the camera up and not any time to keep the camera still: Even so, I get keepers more often than not!

Hijacking the topic sorry.

Here are two shots from the FZ-1000 using their software to extract an 8mp image from 4k video. Both of these are heavy crops. Especially the gorilla one. They work out pretty well given the drop in dynamic range due to coming from video.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj84/crms3er/P1000597%20capture%20copy%20web_zpspqnotsai.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj84/crms3er/P1000788%20photo%20capture%20web_zpspvsesoza.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
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Geir Ove: Why not do the same test with the incredible Panasonic FZ-1000. I got it, and it's focus speed is just amazing even in difficult situations:

Flying pigeons: Throwing the camera up and not any time to keep the camera still: Even so, I get keepers more often than not!

I was thinking I'd like to see the FZ-1000 used in a test as well. I have one and while I use my SLR for sports, the FZ does focus amazingly well and I am going to try it at my next event just to see how it does. Overall it's a great camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 00:40 UTC

Too little too late for me Epson. I was tired of your prices and printers constantly clogging and halted my printing several years ago. I spent $60-$100 on carts several times per year and go tired of it.

Really, we have several tablets throughout the house. In fact I remember buying my old iPad 3 from work for less than $200 and it's easier to just pass around several tablets than photo albums. At holidays we just view them on our TV's.

I'm done with printing outside the occasional prints for the office.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Good video and nice review. I compared this one to the RX100M3 and while I shoot Canon DSLR's and went for the Sony Compact this go-round, both are winners and this video is a good reminder that even the compact cameras of today are super great bodies that simply can't be entirely replaced by cell phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 56th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1244 comments in total)

$4,250 ? Seriously....I'm a HUGE photography nut but that price is just plain stupid.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:24 UTC as 396th comment | 12 replies
On article Samsung WB2200F sample photo gallery posted (45 comments in total)

I have to agree that the images here are telling. I love/hate things about Samsung and this is one of those instances where their team should be asking why this product even made it to market. It's very typical of a low quality 1200mm superzoom that sells for cheap. You really do get what you pay for. Ouch.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:55 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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