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Draginol's Articles In Mobile Tech
September 19, 2012 by Draginol
Jury is out on the new maps.  The satellite images are newer than what is on Bing or Google though.

Siri is noticeably better than it was previously. I was able to ask “Where’s a good Pizza place around here?” and it got me a list.  I asked it “Are there any new Bruce Willis movies out?” to which it found the Expendables and The Cold Light of Day and where they’re showing.

I haven’t noticed anything else.  I saw Passbook (the new app) but can’t tell you if it does anythi...
September 16, 2012 by Draginol
Over at MacRumors they have an article reporting on benchmarking results from PrimateLabs. 

The iPhone 5 comes in with a total score of 1601.  The iPad 3, by contract, is 766. 

Mine’s on order.
September 12, 2012 by Draginol
So the iPhone 5 is out and naturally the fans and detractors have lined up.

For me, the iPhone 5 is a no-brainer upgrade. LTE.  I have LTE on my iPad and it makes a huge difference when I'm traveling.  If the only thing the iPhone 5 had was LTE, I'd still upgrade from my 4S to it.

Of course, that's not the only thing in the iPhone 5 delivers.

Here are a few of the things I care about to varying degrees:

It's about 20% lighter than the 4S.  I kind of car...
March 14, 2012 by Draginol
As some of you know, the latest iPhone update caves into AT&T’s request to have their HSPA+ connections labeled at 4G.

AT&T: I’ve used 4G. I’ve spent lots of time with it. You sir, are not 4G. 

When I use my iPhone for data and I’m using AT&T’s “4G” network, it is note terrible. It’s definitely a fast 3G. I get typically 3 to 5 Mb/sec.

However, when I use my LTE hotspot with it, I get 15 to 20 MB/sec. THAT, to me, is 4G. It is a huge experience difference too. ...
January 23, 2012 by Draginol
There’s been a lot of talk about the New York Times article on why Iphones are made in china.

If you haven’t read it, you can find the article here.

I was reading comments on Slashdot and it was apparent that most of them didn’t read the article. They assumed it was all because of “cheap labor”.

According to the article, it has more to do with the type of expertise that is readily available there – lots of people with mid level technical knowledge (i.e. people with say 2 year de...