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  1. They need to end this franchise. I don't trust James Cameron to make good movies anymore, so him being back means absolutely nothing to me.
  2. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    I'm still not ready to take the plunge, but playing around with the options... to get the watch I want with the band I want, it would only cost me an extra $20 bucks to get the LTE model, because it already comes with the band I want. (that new magnet sport band) Then again, I will literally NEVER be using it as an LTE device and I don't like the dumb red dot, so I think I would still buy the non-LTE and the band seperatly.
  3. Worked out so well for them when they bought Motorola.
  4. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    I think you made a good choice. Year-over-year phone updates are no longer really that exciting.
  5. Maybe it's just the stuff we like. LEGO in particular is way way marked up at TRU. So are Pokemon Cards. I know other stuff is as well. I agree about supporting stores you want to see do well, but Toys R Us is kind of an annoying franchise. They used to piss me off back when I dabbled in toy collecting. I've always found them to be a pretty crappily run franchise. That said, no, I'm not rooting against them. I do like having big toy stores around. It's not like I never shop there, it's just rarely my first choice for anything. I don't really buy many toys anyway. My kids don't even like toys that much.
  6. The problem with Toys R Us is that they are like 20% more expensive than Target or Walmart. They have a better selection, but I almost never go there because why would I?
  7. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    https://www.amazon.com/YTech-Wireless-Charger-Receiver-Charging/dp/B073S5WJBR/ref=sr_1_14?s=wireless&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1505830889&sr=1-14&keywords=qi%2Bcharger&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011%2Cp_n_feature_nine_browse-bin%3A17290045011&th=1 I just got this one. I'll play around with it and in a few months I'll see what's out there and read some recommendations from people who try these things with iPhones. I'm sure the market is about to get flooded with new stuff. All of the cheap Qi chargers are all selling out and getting backordered...
  8. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    Someone tell me a good Qi charger to buy. There are too many options. What's the deal with multi-coil stuff? I want something that I can just plop it down and not have to line anything up. I'm also super cheap. https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Wireless-Charger-Charging-Devices/dp/B01KJL4XNY/ref=sr_1_5?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1505786182&sr=1-5&keywords=qi+charger I'm thinking of this one, because it's a brand I've heard of and seems fine.
  9. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    If my wife didn't need a new phone right now*, I would also just be sticking with my 6 for another year. It never feels incapable of doing anything I need it to do. I put a new battery into it a few months ago. It was and remains a great phone. Nothing wrong with it at all. I agree that it's not my favorite design, but it's fine. It's really the back that looked bad, but I keep mine in the Apple leather case and it covers the weird antenna lines and ugly camera bump. *I'm buying the 8 Plus for myself and giving her my 6 to replace her completely borked up iPhone 5. She doesn't care at all about having the latest and greatest smartphone. (obviously, since she's using a 5 year old phone)
  10. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    I ordered an iPhone 8 Plus, Black with 64 gigs of storage. Ordered it in the middle of a night, an hour after the store went live and I have a launch day shipping date. There are too many questions about the X and I need a phone now. I can't wait 3 months or however long it's going to take.
  11. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    That doesn't surprise me. I expect it will last a few years. Probably 2 or 3. If the notch is still there in 5 years, something is very wrong.
  12. The Disaster Artist teaser trailer

    Thanks for the heads up, I had no idea. Looking forward to it... I heard that guy graduated from one of Canada's best business schools with really good grades.
  13. Apple Special Event - September 12‎ at 1 pm EDT

    I like that mockup a lot better. I think they went too far with the notch. It's the kind of design compromise that would be mocked and ridiculed by the apple blogosphere if another company did it. Apple's own apps all use that space. If you open a wide aspect photo, it just fills the space and takes out a chunk. When you browse the web in landscape, Safari makes the sides white. It looks stupid. The notch is a big compromise. It feels to me like Apple was more worried about making the front of the phone have a unique and iconic design element then they were with making something that is useful. I really hope they ditch this notch in the near future and this isn't the new direction for the next bunch of years. The super rounded corners bug me as well.
  14. You know you've committed a pretty bad faux pas when the other guy in the photo is wearing hot pink polka dot socks and the story is about you.
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