Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Oct 2013 23:32 UTC

Since my contract renewal was up, I had the option to renew it and buy a new phone alongside with it. Since I have an unofficial policy of never buying into the same platform twice in a row, and because it has been a long time since I bought something from Cupertino, I decided to go with the newest iPhone, the 5S. I'm planning on a more thorough review sometime later this year after more thorough use, but here are a few short first impressions.

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RE[3]: Comment by BeamishBoy
by WorknMan on Fri 1st Nov 2013 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by BeamishBoy"
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I understand the need for simplicity, but installing a custom rom isn't that difficult, and with the new cyanogenmod installer, its getting easier.

Installing a custom rom isn't that hard, but is usually just the beginning of the tweaking ;) If I try one, I am compelled to try several. And then kernels. And 3rd party keyboards. And various launchers. And lock screen widgets. And all those cool apps you get access to when rooted. And have I really just ignored my girlfriend for the last 5 hours?

Of course, you can use an Android phone without all that tweaking, just like you can sleep next to a hot chick and not bang her. But really, who among us is going to do that? ;)

Speaking of cyanogenmod, it has had a do not disturb feature longer than ios. Its very nice, I'm not really sure why its not in stock android.

Last time I tried CM (which was admittedly about 3 versions ago), there was a setting for 'quiet hours', but no option to let certain people ring through during this time, which is the crucial element that was missing. Have they improved it since then?

(Edit: After Googling around, it appears that calls are unaffected during quiet hours, which is not good, since I have to sleep during the day sometimes, but still need to allow calls from a few individuals.)

Edited 2013-11-01 22:41 UTC

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