Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Just got my new Android phone & Learning FCP X

So, I am so excited after receiving a package in mail with my very first Android phone

Blu 5.0 C HD D534u

The phone is...

  • Unlocked out the box, so you could use it with multiple carriers
  • Inexpensive, because I wanted a no-name brand, something I could root and mess with. So I won't feel bad about it if I mess it up
  • has an HD screen that is 5", which is beautiful to look at and big enough to actually read books on. I've been reading Kindle, and enjoying the heck out of it instead of waiting to get home to use my LG tablet. But when I get home, I start browsing the web, and put the reading off. having a piece of crap iPhone with a small screen made me wanna use a magnifying glass.
  • 4G internet. no LTE unfortunately, but I don't really surf the web on my phone that much
  • 8 megapixel 1080p camera
  • Quad-core 1.3 Ghz processor with 1 GB of RAM (it's super fast and responsive)
  • microSD expansion slot with up to 32Gigs of space which I purchased for 15 bucks
  • the phone even includes 2 SIM card slots, so you could use 2 #s in it if you got a work cell # you must use, along with your person line

and it's basically like Nexus 4 for half the price, brand new! it even comes with a screen protector, AND a plastic case. I just love this thing!

But for some reason, I just can't receive text messages from iPhone users. I've been dealing with this problem for about a week. Long story short, I came across this thread...

the amount of complexities Apple creates just to do something as simple as taking out a SIM card of their phone, and into another, makes my blood boil. No matter what I tried, I JUST CAN'T GET TEXT MESSAGES FROM IPHONE USERS! This is because iPhones use the iMessage system, which thinks my phone is still associated with my number, when it isn't. If you are coming from an iPhone, and switch over to an Android, this may happen to you... if it does, you have to first...

  • disable iMessage on your old iPhone
  • sign out of iCloud on your phone
  • delete your iPhone device from your profile in iCloud
  • erase your phone # from Apple's account on their website
  • sign out of any iMessage you may be signed into on other computers you may be logged into
  • reset the network settings on your old iPhone
  • if that fails? put the SIM card back into your iPhone and toggle on/off the iMessage, and shut it off
  • if that fails? ask your friends individually with iPhones to sign out of iMessage and THEN message you through SMS system
  • if that still fails, call Apple, and have them deactivate your phone in your iCloud profile. they may already tell you "it's already been deactivated. so there is nothing we could do on our part". basically the same step you did earlier when deleting the phone from your profile.
  • if that fails, you must reset your iCloud password, which is synced with your phone number tied to your iPhone

  • if that fails? well... change your number.

and the funny is, NONE OF THIS WAS TOLD TO ME BY ANY APPLE REPRESENTATIVE. I found all of this from other iPhone users on Apple forums. crazy, isn't it?


I am on the step of resetting my password, because I really don't want to do that. I already re-setted it a month ago, and retarded backwards ass Apple won't let me reset it again because of their STUPID ASS SECURITY RESTRICTIONS CRAP! Omg... I really am losing it here dealing with Apple's shit. I will have to re-set the password on the weekend if I still can't get messages. and sadly, I may have to go ahead and change my number if this last step fails.

So recently, I have been helping my friend who is a fashionista with filming her, and editing videos for her. She needs help putting together make-up tutorials, and take pics of her as she's posing for fashion because she wants to open up her own website and business. so, I started learning Final Cut Pro 10.1.4. It took me about 10 videos of at least 15 minutes each, or more, to learn the very basics of how to keep files, create files, where they are stored, how to delete them, where some files could only be deleted from Finder and NOT within the program itself, etc.. basic stuff... with 10 videos... but then, it's just a very confusing program overall. the amount of frustration I get from looking at this app thinking how do I do something as simple as saving my work I am currently working on, is mind boggling. I have to google the fucking answer for EVERY SIMPLE TASK. Then I came across this blog

and that is exactly my frustration when it comes to Apple. why the fuck on earth would i want to deal with all this frustration in a video editing program, when I deal with this crap simply by switching phones from Apple? FUCK NO! FUCK YOU, APPLE! I am seriously considering not ever buying another Apple product because of how idiotic, and how arrogant Apple always is. they are the winners, they got the die hard fans that will buy any or every Apple product, they know everything, etc.. they don't even take your ideas on how to make things smoother and easier

"Apple or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions or other works (“submissions”) in any form to Apple or any of its employees. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Apple’s products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to Apple. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you still submit them, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your submissions."

In other words, "We at Apple do not give a rats ass what you say or think. Keep your ideas to yourself."

anyway, I have been learning FCP X for about a week. it's been very interesting, but without watching youtube videos, I would be totally lost. on top of that, all of it is very confusing and complicated. How do I even save projects? I have to watch a youtube video just to do something as simple as going to File > Save Project As in other editing programs like Sony Vegas Pro, that I could buy for 10x less money. but no!! with Apple, you need to learn from the Pros and pay them big bucks to teach you "the magic tricks and the goodies" that you could learn. no thanks. I'll stick with companies with integrity, and good business ethics instead. And at least companies that don't treat their consumers like shit.

I am taking my business elsewhere, and so should you if you're reading this. and I haven't even gotten into the core stupidity and the horrid business ethics Apple practices. if my memory serves me correctly, Apple was voted as one of the worst companies when it comes to business ethics in 2012.

After coming across that video editing article, I am thinking of trying Adobe Premier Pro. Goodbye to Apple, and their stupid, stubborn, and ass backwards way of just about doing everything they come up with. I will not miss you, nor your bullshit that you bring to the table, that smells like a pile of shit taken by a 100 ton dinosaur ruling the Jurassic Era. Fuck you, and no thank you to any phone, tablet, or other non-needed gadget like your STUPID watch that you come up with. May your company go bankrupt, and your fanboys cry in agony about "the good old days" when Apple ruled the laptop market. Fucking idiots.


Paz said...

space, you might like this youtube channel.

fuck apple. i fucks with nothing but oranges. naw, sike. welcome to the droid team. never had an iphone before but my experience with the droid has been nice so far. no issues. hope you enjoy your new phone, space.

Sp said...

haha!! boiling iphone 6 in coke. love it! i'm gonna watch all the iPhone destroying videos as a form of therapy for all the BULLSHIT apple put me through. piece of shit company ran by a bunch of retards who think they know what's good for ME. fuck them all! their fanboys are the worst, though.

which phone do you have, Paz?