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Mar 3, 2008
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You must really love ads...
Samsung Browser (available to all Android devices) supports extensions and there is an ad blocking extensions.

As for blocking ads in apps, meh. I'm a developer and would rather not do that. If the app has a particularly invasive implementation of ads, then I don't use it.

I stopped rooting once tethering was supported by all carriers. Though Xposed is something I do miss sometimes.
 
Dec 14, 2008
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I'm actually really liking the sound out of the Jaybird X3's. Bluetooth really has come a long way from even a few years ago. I mean they're not as good as my wired Philips Fidelio X1's but I went in not expecting anything remotely close and they are a lot closer than I would have ever expected. They're actually more than plenty enjoyable for everyday listening as opposed to just working out as they are intended to used.

The 8 hours rated battery life actually seems like a semi-honest claim. I really think they can get pretty close to that rating from the way I've seen the battery drain so far while listening to them.

As far as wireless earbuds which are connected by a wire go, they seem pretty well-thought out in terms of what you do with the wire that connects the two buds. They come with some clips which you use to shorten the wire until the wire runs directly and snugly behind your head, which prevents the wire from jostling them out of your ears while you're working out.

The buds are fine to listen to except for one random aggravating flaw: When you turn them on, a voice screams in your ears "POWER ON - CONNECTED TO PHONE- xx% REMAINING" and then plays a short stock music sample at like 1,673 dB. Whoever made this voice prompt that fucking loud needs to be dragged out into the street and beaten until they are unconscious. I literally can't put the buds in until after I've powered them on because of this. You cannot control the volume of the power on voice prompt for reasons I cannot fathom. What the hell, Jaybird?

Overall, I think these headphones are pretty great. For the sale price of $100 they seem like a very good value. I'm not going to throw away my Fidelio X1's anytime soon but the world of wireless headphones has certainly advanced a lot in the past few years.
 
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So I'm still rocking my Nexus 6, but I thought I might check and see if there was anything worth making a jump to these days. What say you Android GAF lords?
you generally can't go wrong with any not HTC/LG top end phones. SD820 is good. SD835 is good.

no real reason for you to update if battery and performance isn't an issue for you.
 
So I'm hearing that Samsung has an hdr spec on the s8 and note 7 that no content provider uses? What's the point?
It's coming. Netflix just this week launched the HDR update. So far it's only compatible with the G6, but the G6 was out first so it was probably first in que.

That being said expect Samsung to be next.

Amazon is more tricky as they don't really actually have a straight app on the Google Play. Instead it's a bunch of hoops. Not sure if they will bother.

Edit: Unless you mean some other spec beyond DV/HDR10 and then I'm not sure?
Wait, why does Netflix or any other service has to update for each device individually? If they update the content they provide to a HDR spec, shouldn't that work with every device rather than providing support for each device individually?
 
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hell is going on with gS and gS+
some people gonna get a different gS+ than they were thinking of



Wait, why does Netflix or any other service has to update for each device individually? If they update the content they provide to a HDR spec, shouldn't that work with every device rather than providing support for each device individually?
gonna guess content provider agreements have something to do with it
 
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The buds are fine to listen to except for one random aggravating flaw: When you turn them on, a voice screams in your ears "POWER ON - CONNECTED TO PHONE- xx% REMAINING" and then plays a short stock music sample at like 1,673 dB. Whoever made this voice prompt that fucking loud needs to be dragged out into the street and beaten until they are unconscious. I literally can't put the buds in until after I've powered them on because of this. You cannot control the volume of the power on voice prompt for reasons I cannot fathom. What the hell, Jaybird?
Lol, so true. The Freedom do the same and while it's nice to get a voice prompt and battery percentage (I hate having to guess) why the music sample and why so fucking loud.

The volume settings on the buds themselves is also:
Too quiet
Too quiet
Too quiet
Too loud
Too loud
Too loud

Sure, I can tweak it with my phone audio settings, but when I'm connected to a car I want that to be max because some podcasts are too quiet otherwise so I have to keep fishing for my phone. Why can't the volume settings be linear instead of that one big bump? I can barely notice it when I push audio above that one bump.