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YouTube Review: iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test

Actually noticed this YouTube video a couple of months ago; and yeah, it’s been gaining ground since then..

Well, clearly because it’s one product most of us uses – smartphones.

But in this case, it’s about the iPhone 6 Plus.. And its malleability if you want to call it that way.

Hmm… the video has gathered over 62 million views yet when you really think about it – it’s just common sense. Products made of aluminum has that tendency to bend, so why make a big fuss if your iPhone does bend?

Of course it can’t be as soft as clay but in areas where there are cut-outs – it could and would bend. Now, the real question is if whether the screen has loosened up?

Check it out.

Innovation Watch: End of Smartphones?

Is it the end of the line for smartphones? I mean in terms of innovation?

Oh, you may say “I see but then why? What’s wrong with phones nowadays anyway?”

Well, many has actually began to notice that these smartphone innovations have just been focused on screen size, camera quality, design, and battery life. Yea, we also know about the huge increase in camera pixels, volume and even water and dust resistant features of smartphones as well – which is of course good but..

Apple's iPhone 5s
Apple’s iPhone 5s

The fact that, when we noticed that Apple and Samsung just kept coming out (since their second model) with upgraded versions of their previous model – what we see are just “bit by bit adjustments” that I even joked a comrade to just wait for their 8th upgrade before replacing his smartphone to see a unique or bigger improvement on their mobiles.

Look. Constant upgrades only gives many consumers a problem; and obviously, it’s “having more cellphones than one would actually need.”

Hmm… okay, there are these trade-ins and things like that, but hey – you’d still be coughing out some money. And if you think of just selling them, who’d buy? The naive? The poor?

HTC_One_360_Wide
HTC One

Good for you, and sadly, that’s just how business is. But how about your buyers? Certainly, they’d soon catch up with advancement and would be insatiable as many..

..this brings us to a bigger problem which is eventual “environmental” issues – again, which is really the result of a dilemma in cellphone disposal.

See? While advancement is good, the price to pay is heavy. So, if manufacturers could only do minute improvements to a newer model – then why not wait or save all (multiple not just one) your ideas for a greater jump in innovation?

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5

Well, that’s if only manufacturers could agree.. and we, consumers, could also contribute on what we really want. Yes, forget those simple camera or music improvements. Instead, don’t be afraid to imagine. Ask for the moon.

In the end, while you may not see your exact wish come true, the devices that would come out in the future are far greater than just upgrades to existing models.

YouTube Review: Best Classroom April Fools Prank Ever

With close to 20M views, our YouTube video for the week is a student’s prank entitled Best Classroom April Fools Prank Ever by Josh W.

Well, it’s all about making fun of the professor’s policy on answering calls during class. (No harm, it’s April fools after all.) And for Professor Barrow, whenever there’s a call, the speakerphone should be used to answer it.

Presumably, such ruling was implemented to discourage cellphone use while in class. But then, the policy backfired and caught the professor off guard.

Hmm… so would you now suggest a change of policy? Naah, can’t be. April fools just happens once a year, but cheating could happen anytime.

At the end of the day, t’was a nice April fools prank, but.. as the best ever? We suppose that’s just for now.

Looking forward to next April fools day, guys!

In-flight Cellphone calls.. Soon?

In-flight Cellphone calls.. Soon?

Yes, you heard it right. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering the lifting of in-flight cellphone calls. And sure many travelers would be glad to hear this news.. of course, except for those who just wants to read or have some quiet time.

Hmm… wonder what happened to those “navigational” issues? Of course, it’s solved.

Anyway, this is how it’d work. Cellphones can’t be used during take-off or while landing, however, when the plane is about 10,000 feet up in the air – passengers could use their phones – to call, text and surf the net.

Well, except for the calling stuff from very excited passengers, that’s actually great.

Nonetheless, at this time, a plane is unlike a restaurant where you could just seat your non-smoking customer to a non-smoking area. So, though things may vary in “class”, imagine the possible noise. Yet again, if crews are just properly instructed to inform passengers not simply to lower their voices but to make urgent calls only then that would be a relief to those who seek peace.

inflight calls

As it is, this could be impossible especially since this is new; and although there is this passenger “class” thing, most fliers would certainly want to experience how it is to call while flying at least for a while … ’til the excitement wears off.