Robert Zanatta

Lives in Canada North Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Jan 22, 2015

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brycesteiner: I like the idea of slowing them down and I hope that I can do that soon. Especially if this will make it last longer between charges. I used to do that when my laptops would last only 1.5 hours and you might get 2.5 forcing the processor not to speed up when it feels like it.

You can already do that with power saving mode.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 23:20 UTC
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mmarian: Analogy would be for a car manufacturer to advertise max speed, acceleration, engine power output etc but forget to "mention" that this is only true when tank is full. How would a customers feel when at half tank the car would become suddenly sluggish and slow. This trick would not take the car manufacturer too far even if they were trying to tell their loyal clustomers when found out that they did not want them to run out of fuel, so they reduced the performance.

I wonder how Tesla will handle the issue of battery decline...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 01:45 UTC
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hannenberg: The story is incomplete. With the release of iOS 11.x there were reports of batteries draining quickly particularly on older devices (Forbes has several stories on this issue). It's the combination of Apple intentionally slowing down older phones and the push of a new iOS release that seems, at least for some users, to cause additional battery drain that's causing such a backlash. These two issues, taken together, really do seem to suggest Apple would be mighty happy if you bought a new iphone.

Totally agree. The battery life has never been great, and they are using this to avoid customer complaints of reduced battery life after the latest iOS version. Stating that they have to do it because the battery cannot supply enough current is BS.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Panasonic G9 is not available yet for purchase, few people have tried it, and it is on the list?

Change it to what? Ain't nothin' here but broken records...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (570 comments in total)

LR6 will still be slow on this machine.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:16 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On article Microsoft Surface Book 2 vs Apple MacBook Pro (10 comments in total)

He states that LR import and preview building is much faster on the Mac because of its faster storage. From what I can remember reading, the storage speed shouldn't have much of an effect on this; it's processing speed that's the main factor. Is he correct in his assertion?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (285 comments in total)
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Simon Fung: The lens is really soft, the studio image looks like out of focus...

Definitely.

Also, look at the bottom right area of the LX10. It's not good; the writing on the paintbrush is very blurred. Maybe bad lens?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article iPhone X sample gallery (64 comments in total)
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F-ONE: There's something about the images I don't like. I just can't put my finger on it.

You've pretty much nailed it. I'd add that the noise level is also poor, as is the edge detail because of it.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
On article iPhone X sample gallery (64 comments in total)
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D7000ShooterUK: I think the quality of the photos are great, for a phone. People don't really expect them to be as good as a dedicated camera do they?

Maybe $100 for a decent implantation.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
On article Have your say: Best zoom lens of 2017 (58 comments in total)

How about changing the categories? Make one for lenses to take landscapes, one for lenses to shoot social events like weddings, one for lenses to shoot wildlife, etc. etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017 (142 comments in total)

Like the other cameras in the list, the Sony fits into my pant's pocket...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Photato: Compared to the Pany LX100 the Canon is not worth the xtra $ IMO.
I still take the LX100, at 6400 ISO Raw is superior and also in the lens corners not to mention it can take 4K video, lossless aspect ratios, etc and is half the price.

At higher ISO, the Canon is much less noisy than the Sony and Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Most people want removable storage for backing up and sharing, so I don't think that storage space (at least, beyond 256GB of onboard memory) is that big of a deal (at least in my opinion). I mean, my 128GB IPhone 7 is plenty of space for me for music and videos and photos, but I still wish I had a card slot so I could move things on/off the phone more easily, like a lot of the Android phones can do (and not have to rely on iTunes all the time for storing media files other than photos). I personally think that no matter how much space you put onto a chip, people will find a way to fill it up with stuff. 512GB is impressive, but I'm sure that someone out there has a full 256GB smart phone and would fill the remaining 256GB in a year or two with stuff. MicroSDs will still be relevant at least until all the tech that uses them, starts dying off, but that will probably be 5+ years at least.

There are already a couple options to move fits off the device. Connect to a computer, or use an OTG cable.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 07:46 UTC

So this article is analogous to "Hannity" and not a real news report...

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 20:42 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy (194 comments in total)

Wow - no Sony device in the list?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 19:04 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

They consider bokeh and zoom in their calculation?

The Note 8 is noticeably better in low light.

Pixel 2 has better contrast and color.

But the X does produce nice photos on outdoor photos that will look great when viewed on the device.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 08:07 UTC as 24th comment

Huge amount of distortion on photo 14!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 56th comment
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silentstorm: Are these Helium drives? What recording technology is used to achieve 12TB?

I bet 10 years from now we will be starring at 20TB. WAOH-ZA!! Amazing technology progress!

They might just be using twice as many platters.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 05:12 UTC
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mick232: 12TB of data loss as soon as it fails.

Did anyone still manufacture a drive as small as 40MB in 1998?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 05:09 UTC
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Mark Turney: It’s still Android 🤢.

Don't know why you find Android unstable. I use my phone for hours every day and it rarely gets restarted. Apps don't hang, battery life is excellent, and performance is great. Camera works pretty good for basic photos too.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 03:42 UTC
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