Friday, September 22, 2017

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde


Bonnie & Clyde's biography in GO DOWN TOGETHER is not just ordinary persons (West Dallas impoverished folk) in extraordinary circumstances (The Great Depression) but how unbreakable family ties, unrelenting will to be free of the Laws, and undying devotion between a couple violently collided with this irresistible desire to be, not only relevant, but truly infamous. #facebook

Live by Night


The Ben Affleck movie LIVE BY NIGHT plays like fragments of the novel. And while the novel itself is not so original (think Miami-Cuban Godfather without the cultural depth of Cosa Nostra), it does total up to a satisfying life-and-times of a rum-runner king pin. #facebook

iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 speed test: It’s not even a contest anymore


Looks like the only stand-out feature of the iPhone 8/X is the A11 Bionic chipset. But I don't edit or play games on my phone. Though I may be in the market for an iPad Pro so in concert with iOS11 that might be the winning ticket. #facebook

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Apple


Hey wait, at 12 seconds in the video the iPhone 8 screen says "Sam's iPhone" - does it say your name on your screen? That's some serious future creep marketing! I'm still not buying an iPhone. #facebook

Congrats Apple fanboys, by November you'll have all the hardware benefits Android users have had for years (albeit fractured). But as usual, you'll be paying up the wazoo for it all. I do look forward to Apple improving the wireless charging space - it's been stagnant for the last couple of years. I was actually excited for the iPhone 8, BUT there weren't any big surprises - AR, Face ID, OLED, 4K HDR are all a couple years out by now though Apple'd foray into those sectors could boost things which is always welcome. At this point, still no plans to buy back into Apple.

Congrats Apple fanboys, by November you'll have all the hardware benefits Android users have had for years (albeit fractured). But as usual, you'll be paying up the wazoo for it all. I do look forward to Apple improving the wireless charging space - it's been stagnant for the last couple of years. I was actually excited for the iPhone 8, BUT there weren't any big surprises - AR, Face ID, OLED, 4K HDR are all a couple years out by now though Apple'd foray into those sectors could boost things which is always welcome. At this point, still no plans to buy back into Apple. from Facebook
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$999 iPhone X - ouch. That certainly beats the Note 8 at $930.

$999 iPhone X - ouch. That certainly beats the Note 8 at $930. from Facebook
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Ok Animoji is cool. Can't wait until it's copied into Android.

Ok Animoji is cool. Can't wait until it's copied into Android. from Facebook
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Finally, Apple adopts a universal wireless charging standard instead of creating a proprietary one. Good job - though if the iPhone 8 doesn't have FAST wireless charging that's going to be too slow.

Finally, Apple adopts a universal wireless charging standard instead of creating a proprietary one. Good job - though if the iPhone 8 doesn't have FAST wireless charging that's going to be too slow. from Facebook
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Optical stabilization in 1 or both lenses of the iPhone 8 dual camera? They seemed to zip past that detail.

Optical stabilization in 1 or both lenses of the iPhone 8 dual camera? They seemed to zip past that detail. from Facebook
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Awe, iPhone 8. You couldn't get rid of the that camera bump huh? Tisk, tisk.

Awe, iPhone 8. You couldn't get rid of the that camera bump huh? Tisk, tisk. from Facebook
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Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular is admittedly compelling - I'm just not a watch person & I'm not a phone person.

Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular is admittedly compelling - I'm just not a watch person & I'm not a phone person. from Facebook
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