Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC

I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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You ABSOLUTELY can make an iPhone your iPhone
by Sabon on Fri 25th Jul 2014 18:21 UTC
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You ABSOLUTELY can make an iPhone your iPhone. There are MANY articles out there telling you how to you crack your iPhone and use apps that won't make it past Apple's stringent yet protective guidelines.

I understand where you are coming from. I _used_ to love to do this with OSs but eventually I got burned out on hacking/cracking/slacking them. My favorite was OS/2 where I was able to get Windows '95 running as an app on it and back in the days before high speed internet, through the use of custom serial port board, it was possible to use eight 56k modems to act as one modem and STILL run spreadsheets and other program while you copied things from one computer to another. As for where I had eight phone lines? I worked for a company with lots of desks near each other and had a bunch of modems we hadn't rolled out.

PS: Both of these I was only able to do because I got valuable help from people on IBM's message boards. But that doesn't mean I didn't have to figure quite a few things out on my own too.

Due to me being burned out the choice for me clearly was an iPhone. Android phones, and I use multiple OSs including Linux and Macs and support Windows at work so I'm not technically capable, Android just has too many things that bug the hell out of me to use it for anything other than moments a week.

Edited 2014-07-25 18:27 UTC

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