Originally Posted by Doodles
Here is a case in point where an iPhone
really excels. I was traveling and not familiar with the area I was in. I was looking for an Olive Garden restaurant that I knew was somewhere on the road i was on but I sure if it was ahead or behind. Here's what I did in about 15-20 seconds:
1. Pull out phone
2. Select Google
app and "voice" button
3. Ask for ..."Olive Garden Restaurant, Wilson, NC"
4. Immediately received list of hits, the first with a map of the location
5. Clicked on map which brought up the location
6. Clicked on directions from "current location"
7. Then I could see on the map where I was and that the restaurant was a half mile ahead on the right.
I decided to get more modern. I put away my flip phone and got a 4s.
I know where the West Marine
store is but I wanted practice.
Siri showed me the closest WM stores around. 12 and 19 miles away.
The one I know of was only 3 miles away.
Tried it again without knowing where the pizza place was.
Called the closest one to order and have delivered. They said "We don't deliver there. Would you like the number of the store closer to you that can deliver?"
There could have been an Olive Garden 100 yards astern.
I don't know if Android apps are as bad or not.
I gave the i junk to the son for graduation (I knew I had an out before I bought it
) and am back to the ooolld flip phone.
I find I just don't need things as instantly as my kids
, if at all. I also find I can relax more watching grass grow than playing some game
Oh yea, I was in Publix waiting for a script to be filled so I thought I would practice with the two new apps that check for prices. Scan a barcode and it looks in your area for the best price
The apps have access to different stores, not all of them in your area. One of the apps did not have Publix at all. The other did not have a couple of the other stores in the area.
One of the main reasons I went when I did was because I did not want to text by typing. I want to dictate. Modern, you know? So when I saw the ads for Siri I said "Self, now is the time to get what you have been waiting for - Woohooo!!" Kinda like one of those dates from the past right?
Siri is a twit. And they never, before you buy, tell you it is a beta version. That advertising should be against the law.
Then I show it off and a guy at work shows me his two year old android and says he has been doing it for over a year.
Apple and windows don't get along. Try moving pics around. PIA.
But why should they since we know that there was some serious bad blood in the past. From the very beginning.........
If you go all i stuff and are willing to pay the premium for the most fragile phone on the market, go for it.
Not me. I will just follow the masses. Not the cult.
Is this true? If you want a toy buy an i thing. If you want a tool buy a Android.