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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Most Annoying iPhone Feature?

My vote: The fact that the button on the map that tells the software to center the map on your current location also causes the map to re-size! What the hey? It as though recalculating a spreadsheet also rounded off all of the numbers, or printing a document also converted it into a PDF file.

Worse yet: The software actually fights the user over the map zoom level. The level it chooses when you hit the "current location" button is way more zoomed in than I usually want (because most often I am using it to see the traffic ahead of me, and I already know where I am and am going), so I zoom out. But as it locates me, the software zooms back in. I zoom out again. It zooms in again.

All this while one is rapidly approaching the fork in the highway where one has to choose a direction based on the traffic.

Well, as Yogi Berra used to say, "When you see a fork in the road, take it."

2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure about the iPhone, but my Droid X allows other people to call me—an extremely irritating feature, and one I haven't figured out how to disable.

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  2. PSH, there is a version of the iPhone that fixes that bug. It is called the iPod.

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