199 posts • joined Thursday 27th September 2007 09:47 GMT
Re: Or to put it another way
"Yea they make bs claim the older hardware can't do the work but in the end that is nothing more then isheep BS."
Please Genius, explain to me how not being able to use facetime on my iPhone3GS is not related to hardware.
Ok but does it explain Francois Hollande?
Because personally I am still puzzled by it.
Couldn't have they just adopted lightning?
Maybe there was a bit of arm twisting needed with Apple but the lightning plug pretty much does already what that thing is going to do in two years just call it USB3.1 and you're done.
Re: Foxconn doing UI debugging? NOT
Back when I was doing my degree, these curves were all the rage. (15 years or so ago)
I remember about 4 different ways to take one point in the past and one in the present in order to calculate the future. (adding years was just adding accuracy)
It was total bollocks obviously as following these curves would show that by 2022 30% of the US population would be Elvis impersonators.
All we know so far is that Apple is testing some 4k 12.9 inch screens.
Next month the original MacbookAir released in January 2008 will be 6 years old and the redesigned version released in October 2010 close to 3.5 years old.
The screen will probably be used in that MBA replacement which is also rumored ro repalce both the 11.6 and 13.3 current models.
Re: How many are waiting for Windows 8 to be "retired"? @Steve Knox
Don't know which Atom and which ARM you're talking about but the ARM in my iPad Air is anything but a slouch and I am pretty sure this type of power will be available to anyone for less than $200 before 2014 is nigh.
Atom on the other hand even with the right power/watt envelop and the advantage of legacy support, which is less and less relevant, will still be sold by Intel and therefore will still come at a cost.
Re: "must have" apps
When people refers to "must have" apps they're talking about the top 50 or so Apps at a given time.
Yes it's a moving target so when WP8 finally got Instagram (still half baked by the way) after 18 months waiting, Instagram is not what people are after any longer.
One can't hit a moving target..
Re: Message to mobile operators
It has been tried before and failed.
O2 Czech republic refused to pay the subsidize and remove the iPhone from their range. Their marketshare suffured dramatically.
All operators in Russia tried it all at once.
That kind of worked as everone played ball, but now Russians customers buy their iPhone unlocked directly from reseller instead meaning the operators lost the iPhone margin and the lock in on the clients.
Registry Hack for screen size below 1024+768
There is a simple registry hack to get the store to work on old style netbook.
My brother has been running Windows 8 and now 8.1 on his Vaio netbook since earlier this year and this has never been an issue.
The author should try and key an 8.1 key and give it another go.
Elop Elop Elop...
What they need is Stephen Elop.
I can see it not.
Burning platform, switch to Linux, a couple of so so products and bought by Oracle in 3 years time.
Step 1: Install Antivirus
Step 2: install CyanogenMod
Step 3: Get used to lags and inconsistencies
Apple and Google will love these guys.
Whilst I was reading about this impressive piece of wizardry, I had images of Apple and Google head-hunters circling around Waterloo, Ontario like vultures around a dead horse.
Re: I know this'll bring on a world of hurt but ..
Pinch to zoom might have existed before but I had never seen it or used it until it came up in the iPhone.
Yes it's obvious but beforehand it wasn't there and should be patentable. Meaning whoever use it should be paying royalties for a given time.
Rounded corners however should be a copyright not a patent and yes it's a really stupid patent.
Don't know what to think about lock screen though. .
Re: How the fcuk...
Cool, How is that instagram app working for you?
Re: 12.9" high resolution panel?
There were a rumours a few months back about Apple merging the 11.6 and 13 inch MacbookAir into something around 12.5 inch, thinner with a high resolution screen.
That could just be it.
I for one is waiting for this.
There are so many Mba lookalike these days that Apple needs to reset the bar and go thinner.
Re: Mass starvation and widespread looting.
We tried to be clever and ask for licence change on our XP boxes.
Basically changing from XP to XPe in order to get the 2 years of additional support.
Microsoft asks 150 pounds per box for the privilege. Well we'll be late with the changeover then..
Re: uncritical acceptance?
Real work on a Windows tablet?
Yes, there was some serious work involved in getting the thing to connect to a Domain..
Re: News flash - iPads available from non Apple Stores
Absolutely. If you've got the O2 Moments App on your phone, you could get 20 pounds off at Curry and PC world.
That's a nice discount.
Re: I suppose...
This post can only be described as TrollTastic.
It's a pity you weren't using a Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro, and dropped a couple of FUD about HTC whilst you were at it.
You probably could have got paid in the process.
Re: Brenkel might not be able to capitalize on his observation for HP,
There is a thing called "back up to iCloud" which works without iTunes.
The reason you can't reset a PIn on the iPhone is that their isn't one, but you can force the use of a PIN though exchange on an iPhone.
Nobody needs iTunes to install Apps on an iPhone. This has been the case since iOS5 (three years ago).
I sincerely hope you're not working in IT, otherwise it's time for a career move.
Re: a lot of companies have had a lot of success rolling out iPads
He was referring to 90% of top 500 listed companies are using or trialling iPads in their business.
Just like you need a Google account to use Android or a Microsoft account to use Skydrive.
What's your point?
Another comment by someone who never saw let alone used an iPad.
Our IT department have been testing and securing iPads since they've been on the market.
We have 3000 of them in the field and nobody uses iTunes for anything other than their music library which users are allowed to have.
Business Apps are pushed through a MDM and documents are stored on a privately owned cloud. Devices are secured down to their IP addresses.
When I hear about the "problems" other companies seems to be having with tablets, all I can think of is that their IT department is either too incompetent or too lazy to make them work.
Re: For all those that slam Apple
Ballmer would not sell his soul, he'd rent it.
I never thought I'd say this but it looks like those Landfill Androids are actually good for something.
Re: And now the world waits... @ Michael Habel
I would bite if it was XP to 8.1
8 really should have been called Beta
Re: And now the world waits...
Such an uninformed comment hardly warrant a response but I am in charitable mood so here are just 10 of them.
Tabbed Finder windows
Safari bookmarks sidebar
Shared browser links
Driving directions for iOS
Map integration in Calendar
Automatic app updates
Re: But is iWork any good?
Spot on description.
Re: old ipad still too expensive
Those iPads 2 are bought by schools and/or companies. (mine being one of the them).
Yes those customers were worried of being forced into changing cases, charging devices and car setup if the iPad had been replaced by a similarly priced iPad4.
It's not about the specs, it's what you do with it and believe it or not many companies have far more use for those than they have for the latest Nexus (however "good" and however priced).
Re: I sometimes bait my friend with this thought, @Philippe
Sony Xperia S ?? Oh Please...
The built quality was atrocious with some light gaps all over the place, the screen although big and HD has terrible colour accuracy, pictures, although 13 Mpx are grainy as hell with a a huge amount of noise (forget about low light photography).
The benchmarks were pathetic compared to the iPhone 4S at the time and the only place you'll find a 400 hours battery on this thing is the number written on the box.
There were some small plastic things to remove to access the HDMI and USB ports (every night for charging), and the back keep falling off, which I don't understand as there is no SD card or replaceable battery.
This thing was more 270 pounds than 200 pounds btw.
I know someone who has got one and he'll never touch an Xperia again after that experience.
You've been owned by the Specs my friend.
Re: I sometimes bait my friend with this thought,
Please point me in the direction of that Android phone with a 64 bits processor and a Biometric scanner.
Hang on. I already have that on my iPhone/
Re: Surprised they haven't already
"The screen and on screen touch keyboard work perfectly well with applications not specifically designed for touch."..
Nurse.!! room 27 needs some pills. Please double the dose.
Re: I would have downloaded 8.1
That's probably because you're running Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise.
I am running Entreprise from MSDN.
I have downloaded the DVD from MSDN (as the store was useless) and installed 8.1 and now he refuses my original key.
That means that I need to waste one of my MSDN key to activate the thing, again. One key for W8 and now one for W8.1
Microsoft fails again.
Re: It's already too watered down
Networks charge each other when people roam. When you roam using the same network they don't charge each other but they still charge you.
3 is the only one so far not practising this new kind of highway robbery.
El Reg losing the plot?
Re: I'm buying one
Steve. Is that you?
change the license
Dell our vendor of choice visited us last week to "talk about it".
We told them we won't be rushing our W7 upgrade ( no cash for it) . After a while they told us to change our licenses to XPe. That'll give us an additional two years of support and plenty of time to migrate.
That's why I can't use WindowsPhone
I have had the same reaction when trying to use WindowsPhone8 and I sometimes have to look away from the metro screen in windows8 for this exact reason, and of course I had to disable the parallax effect in iOS7.
I might want to go and check those in-ear conditions you're referring to.
Good article el reg
Re: That's 9 million.....
not the Nokia 620 I am afraid because there still isn't an instagram app for the thing.
Can the 3 WindowsPhone users please abstain from commenting as they're embarrassing themselves every time and wasting a huge amount of screen real estate.
2 out of 3 over here and one nice present
Updated the wife iPhone4, the daughter iPhone 4S and my iPhone 5.
The 4 and the 5 updates went without a hitch.
The 4S update crashed losing apps and music. Lucky though everything (including games scores) was backed up safely on iCloud and 20 minutes later it was sorted.
The daughter also complained that it looks too much like a windows Phone because "nobody wants their iPhone to look like a WindowsPhone dad..". Ok fair enough.
On the good news side, Apple asked me to register my 5 which I hadn't done in a year and then offered to install iWork, iPhoto and iMovie for free. That's like 35 quids of Apps. Thank you very much.
Re: A fascinating insight into other cultures ...
I can, as long as it's available in Urdu, Paschto, and Punjabi.
Re: Techies hitting the beach perhaps...
Yes, I've installed Windows8 entreprise on a Sony Vaio Netbook.
it runs OK with 2GB of memory but you need to do some registry Hack because of the 1024x600 pixels resolution.
I have removed all the Microsoft Apps (bing, Internet Explorer, travel, etc etc) and to be honest never used the TIFKAM part.
It's used only to watch some movies in bed and do a bit of skyping.
it came with Windows 7 Starter but it was unusable.
Re: Windows Phone
My company has taken a similar approach but for different reasons.
The word is that MS is such a pain to deal with on the PC, we don't want anything to do with them on our phones.
We support, iOS, Android and even BB OS10 in Canada only but no WindowsPhone allowed.
claw its way back to relevance?
Well, if they are still making a loss of $155M despite a $250M cheque from their big daddy, that their average selling price is going down $40 and that their average margin per handset is now -1.2% that's certainly not clawing its way back to relevance, it's called being on its way to irrelevance.
No wonder even Mr Steve" I'd buy anything" Ballmer thrown the towel..
it's called a Nokia Asha 501
It's semi smart, does multi task, has got a few apps, the battery lasts for a month and it only cost 60 quids.
The good news is that this little marvel will be available in the UK from next week..
There is a perfectly explicable reason for why Apple isn't suing Google directly.
One can only sue someone if one can prove that one it has suffered direct losses following the action of the other party but also that the other party was aware of the infringement and profited from it.
Google doesn't sell Android it gives it away, so only device manufacturer who profit from the "feature" can be sued. In this case Samsung.
The only thing "genius" about it, was that the judge who condemned Apple in this case ended up working for the Samsung legal team.
So much talk for so little change.
There is already a cheaper iPhone. Actually two of them, the 4S and the 4
Apple will just merge them into a version marketed as "More fun, more colourful"
They will make up their margin by not having to manufacture three devices but two.
The 4S cost £449 in the UK
The 4 cost £319 in the UK
The new model will be priced in between (i.e 384 or more likely £399 off contract)
Re: The biggest obstacle to buying a winphone
i'd say it's the "doze" part.
Re: To be fair,
Please, do not mention Eddie Murphy on a Monday ever again.
My week is now totally ruined..
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- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job