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From: Jacqueline Wilson <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] iPhone or Android - need advice
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 10:22:36 -0500
Rondina, thanks for the reference to Wired. although I am familiar with the name, I am not a regular. I will be adding it to my list of possible reading material. I have been using both CNet and Tech Republic (TR) for my "consumer reports" but just yesterday I found out that TR is having a brain drain so I will not longer be recommending them.
I had an iPhone and when I wanted to switch to an Android, well my shopping experience left a lot to be desired. Mostly because of the vendors (Sprint and T-Mobile). I ended up with a 2 year contract with Sprint and when it is up, I will be moving again. They are as bad as ATT IMHO!
Beirne hoping you have a better shopping experience than I did.
On May 2, 2012, at 12:45 AM, Rondina Muncy wrote:
There was an article some time during the last, say three months, in *Wired
*comparing SmartPhones. They were pro-Android, however, they are honest
about the 'wired' and 'tired' points of any product review. I recycle mine,
so I can't retrieve it. (If I do run across it, I'll post something for
you.) I highly regard* Wired *recommendations and base many tech and
non-tech purchases on their suggestions. You might find an online article
or video helpful on their site. Go to wired.com and click on reviews. A
drop-down menu will suggest devices. Choose 'SmartPhones.' There is a
selection of articles.
*Wired* has a reputation for being a techie magazine. I can understand this
because who needs ConsumerReports.com when *Wired *reviews are so much
better and up-to-date. The surprise is the other subjects they cover, like
the current issue's focus on stunt men, including the
historically-interesting first stuntman. And an excellent article titled,
'How to Spot the Future.' If you like Malcolm Gladwell, you would probably
Rondina P. Muncy
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Fort Worth, Texas 76107
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Beirne Konarski <> wrote:
> I guess I'll be the first person to stick up for Android. I owned an
> iPhone a few years ago, switch to Android, and am about to get a new
> Motorola Android phone. I have also bought two Android phones for my
> fiancee. Since you are with Verizon you will get LTE (4G) with some of
> their Android phones, but not the iPhone. LTE is much faster for
> connecting to the Internet than 3G and you can use the Internet while
> talking on the phone. The iPhone also has a smaller screen than the bigger
> Droids. I've been happy with my software choices for Android. I use
> FamilyBee to keep my family tree handy, Evernote to take picture notes when
> I'm researching at the library, and I also have Ancestry's program,
> although I don't use it as much since I switched to RootsMagic.
> Beirne Konarski