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Okay Night Sight on the Pixel 3 camera is freaking incredible.

Fingerprint sensor on the back makes it awkward to unlock the phone while it's lying flat on a surface or mounted in a car.

I like the "tap to rotate" button that pops up on Android when the phone thinks you might want to switch to landscape mode (or back). the phone's physical orientation alone is not sufficient to infer intent for auto-rotation.

Being able to store my public transport pass on my phone on Android is nice. Now I can commute walletless.

Having Signal contacts show up in the Share card is nice on Android.

I wonder what sort of message I should be taking from this if I brute-forced it within 20 minutes. That even Auth0 can't protect my identity?

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If your executives inform you that they find it outrageous that 40% of all sick days taken by employees happen to fall on a Monday or a Friday...

...and the silence that ensues when you point out that Mondays and Fridays simply account for 40% of all workdays 😂

The physical switch to mute on iOS is still a winner in my books - you can tell if your phone is muted just by feeling the switch in your pocket. Also less pressure to place it somewhere convenient in the UI. It is on par with the volume and power buttons. Android 10 makes it an extension of the volume controls, probably because they have less control of the hardware.

Swiping to activate the camera from the lock screen on iOS feels less effortful than double clicking on the power button on Android. Being a lefty might also contribute to this. Power button is located on the right side of the phone and thumb has far more leverage than index finger.

Getting to the brightness settings takes two actions (swipe down, tap) on Android vs one action (swipe down/up) on iOS.

I miss swiping up from the bottom to get to the quick settings in iOS. Although this also has been changed to swipe-down on FaceID devices.

The somewhat universal swipe-in-from-left-edge "back" gesture on iOS is slightly more ergonomic than tapping on a back button in the bottom left corner on Android.

I miss having my browser nav buttons at the bottom of the screen (iOS Safari) rather than having to reach to the top of the screen on Android.

I miss being able to manipulate the location of the text cursor by using the keyboard like a trackpad on iOS

I like being able to archive new mail directly from notifications on Android

E beat me at 13x13 with 5 handicap. One out of two games we played tonight.

Love browsing through f-droid.org/ and seeing the kinds of apps that are created when monetisation is not the primary driver.

Apps like blokada.org/ make me happy to be on Android again 😄

As impressive as it is on the Pixel 3, computational photography still has nothing on proper glass. Just like active noise cancellation/isolation has nothing on having a physical boom mic.

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