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  1. boyo1991

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    As an example for right now I'm the navigator.. nobody else has a smartphone and it took me 10 mins to write this because they need direction xD
     

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    Or being the only one with a data connection. Everyone glares at you like "why don't you look it up and tell the rest of us"
     
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    Someone expects you to have seen their facebook status/tweet within 10 minutes of being posted. :rolleyes:
     
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    Your wife proves you wrong by googling it :banghead::banghead::D
     
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    A person sees your Galaxy S3 and quips "oh, I hate android, I thought you had an iPhone "
     
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    If it was smart it would go into flight mode when it senses drunken patterns in your typing
     
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    Or sense via accelerometer movements and gyroscope input that you're in a vehicle and disallows texting or other communication

    "Computer! Open messaging!"

    "Unable to comply! Texting while driving is not authorized"
     
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    Thats actually a good idea :thumbup:
     
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    When your sister calls you from Walmart, on her SMARTPHONE, and asks you to look up and see how many usb ports and if there is an hdmi port on her Chromebook. Uh, hello?
     
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    I only see Chromebooks at Best Buy. So the question is legit.
     
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    The question was legit, but she was calling me from a Moto Razr...last time I looked it had Chrome on it ;) She is challenged sometimes. haha.
     
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    I would only disagree with you if she had bad signal, slow Internet, or her Internet usage wasn't free.

    But I get the same a lot now. Mainly checking the lottery results for my dad and the weather for my mum
     
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    We got one number tonight :banghead:
     
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    Or when people expect for you to know what the weather is suppose to be. And, get mad at you if its wrong.:thinking:
     
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    or like checking your teenaged daughters location on family maps and finding she isn't really working late.:(:mad:
     
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    I'm sure smart phones and access to the internet ruined or changed the good old fashioned pub quiz. They'd have to do something like, anyone caught with a phone or a tablet will be instantly disqualified.
     
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    That doesn't need a smartphone - dumbphone, SMS and a friend on the internet will do it.
     
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    Haha good replies all around especially the data connection. Sometimes I'm super happy to be running on the sprint network :p
     
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    Someone asked me today (I work in Mobile at Best Buy) if I knew of any restaurants in the area (San Jose, CA). The person had an iPhone. SHEESH.
     
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    I thought that was the whole point of siri, lol.
     
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    Nah, its to ask what the weathers like while your looking out the window at the rain like in the commercials :p
     
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    :banghead: That is all.
     
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    TBH I don't think there's anything wrong in asking a local person for a second opinion, especially about something like finding a good restaurant. Sometimes real local knowledge is better than what one might read on the interwebs.
     
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    Some of us don't have that location, restaurant, maps, friends stuff on the phone BY CHOICE.
    Even if I could find family with a location service, doesn't mean I can make them answer a phone or text. Since they are all adults ---

    I can look up an item to see what components it has, etc. I can check my own weather and baseball scores.

    On the other side, though - I can tell you what bird, plant, tree you just saw, or how to find M31 without a data connection.
     
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    I totally agree. I was mostly "venting" because it was a situation in which we had already discussed smartphone features, etc...

    I happily obliged, don't get me wrong. Just wanted to share an experience.
     
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