from November 2017, Review

Nov 9, 2017 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: Review

 

Apple_tv_4kApple's 5th generation Apple TV, now known as Apple TV 4K, was recently reviewed by David Pogue of the NY Times, rating it the best streaming box on the market. He's right about that.

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Nov 7, 2017 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: Review

Iphone_xLet me just start right off with the ugly. There isn't any. Having used the iPhone X all day and night since November 3, hitting it as a power user, there's simply no ugly about iPhone X – it's that good.

As for the bad? If you think I'm going to say "The Notch" think again. As many others have stated, to which I am also a witness, it quickly becomes invisible in the user experience. It matters not, and I simply don't see it. The notch may be marketing fodder for panicking Android hardware makers, but in reality it's an absolute non-issue, and the only thing Samsung can seemingly make fun of. Yet the technology the notch delivers is nothing short of amazing. The only "bad/gripe" I have is with iOS itself and how iPhone X shows the battery life, which displays as a battery icon only. The easiest way to see the battery percentage is to quickly swipe down from the top left corner, or swipe, hold, and push back. It's quick and easy, but it would be trivial for Apple to add a "view percentage" option in Settings. That's it. That's all I've got on anything bad – seriously!

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Nov 6, 2017 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: Review

I received my iPhone X early afternoon on November 3rd, and since that time I've been compiling my thoughts on this awesome phone. I'll have a full review later this week, but wanted to get out in front and discuss the best feature/improvement of the iPhone X right now. 

The reality with all iPhones is that the have all had a massive issue (at least for me), in a specific use case. It's been ongoing for generations of iPhones, and while many have complained, nothing has ever been done about it until iPhone X, which finally solves the problem.

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