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Brian X. Chen
Lead consumer technology writer and author of the Tech Fix column for . Putting out fires and starting new ones every week.
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Brian X. Chen 9h
Replying to @ckatsarelis
Yeah, that was my experience with TMobile in Mexico. It was almost unusable.
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Brian X. Chen 10h
Yeah, I’m not going to try to persuade people to switch to Fi or TMobile just for a short vacation, but subscribers to those services definitely have a nice perk
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Brian X. Chen 12h
Replying to @priyasanger
Yeah, doesn’t hurt to have a backup when tickets at Alamo are sold out, but the ruthless torrent of ads is enough to make me never go again.
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Brian X. Chen 13h
Replying to @tsheiner
Thanks but not a huge fan of that option. Big markup on SIMs at airports. I also don’t see them at every airport.
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Brian X. Chen 13h
The San Francisco Kabuki deteriorated faster than I could have ever imagined after the AMC acquisition. The whole theater is filthy and smells like McDonald’s fries. The upstairs bar is closed Tuesdays. They played at least 40 ads before the movie started. A tragedy.
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Brian X. Chen Jun 6
Shameful, but not remotely as shameful as my use of the to ruthlessly plug my dog's Instagram. (I subscribed to the playlist, btw.)
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Brian X. Chen Jun 5
Have tried with all my tech knowledge to fix a friend's Surface laptop that keeps sleeping intermittently. The official solution is to update the firmware, which is impossible because the device keeps going to sleep. Doesn't seem it can be installed from a USB stick. Stumped.
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Glenn Harvey 🐍 Jun 5
Sup gang✨For this week's Tech Fix in the by : Updates for iOS 13 and Android Q are coming. Here's a few features to know about. 🤖🍎
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Brian X. Chen Jun 4
Replying to @bxchen
Why isn't "clear search history" in the Privacy menu? How is this a security feature?
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Brian X. Chen Jun 4
Facebook always says it's trying to do better with user privacy, but oftentimes they change their apps to make privacy settings harder to find. Latest example: Instagram now buries its "clear search history" setting under "security" whereas it used to be in the main settings menu
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Brian X. Chen Jun 3
The coder in this trailer is eating food next to her MacBook keyboard. Risky business.
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Brian X. Chen Jun 3
Apple's is about to kick off. I'm here with — follow our live coverage of the keynote presentation here:
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Brian X. Chen May 30
Just caught myself saying to our labrador retriever: "Look, I know you're buff and impressive, but you are really starting to annoy me." My transformation into crazy dog person is complete.
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Brian X. Chen May 29
I did years ago. No regrets.
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Brian X. Chen May 29
I think is one of the only things keeping me in San Francisco. A technician has been at my place since 9am trying to fix my internet. Now another technician is here to finish the job. Diligent, nice people. Comcast would’ve walked off hours ago.
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Brian X. Chen May 29
Replying to @bxchen
Above all, it's a bummer. AirPods are an extremely well executed product that people grow fond of and attached to over time. Having to separate with them after two years isn't a good experience - whether they can be recycled by Apple or not.
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Brian X. Chen May 29
Replying to @bxchen
AirPods can be recycled, but is that a counterargument? How often do we have gadgets whose only fate is to be recycled and replaced every two years? Recycle is the third R in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - the last resort. It takes energy to recycle, and energy to create replacements.
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Brian X. Chen May 29
Good post here, though I disagree with Apple's implied suggestion that AirPods are just like any other tech product. iPhones and Macs last a *long* time. When they become unusable you can typically get their parts replaced.
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Brian X. Chen May 29
Worst series finale ever, up there with Thrones and Dexter. I still haven’t seen Lost though.
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Brian X. Chen May 29
Feeling for the Irish guy who seems to work around the clock booking reservations for Google Duplex users cc
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