704 posts • joined Friday 9th March 2007 09:52 GMT
They really are looking at taking cloud computing to another level with this...
I was a Be user for years, had to move in October as we moved house and they couldn't supply us.... to be fair i've been with BT and they're ok, thankfully i've not needed help!
This is terrible news though for a small company that had excellent customer service.
...we've never even managed to land on the closest orbiting moon to us, so why are we trying to get on Mars???
People still rant and whinge and moan and slate Apple, but surprisingly their opinions count for nothing as the numbers keep on increasing.
Personally, i wouldn't want anything less than 2880x1800 for my laptop, oh, hang on that really limits my choice....
You're right of course, but trust me, having heard some similar things - that would sound quite a lot better.
Of course one thing not mentioned in the cinema paradiso is the actual room - that can play as much of an effect as the equipment - mediocre equipment, setup right in a well designed room can sound absolutely stunning, whereas really high end gear in a crap room sounds worse than an all-in-one system!!!
Not sure the Foundation version is a real SBS replacement - 25 user limit is rather restrictive.
We have been told at work (as it's affecting us there) that the issue was down to an update to the Mobile Banking App, it failed and had a domino effect that was 'unforeseen' and has pretty much broken everything!
Which is nice.
Because of the performance, the portability, the OS..... none of the which the Samsung does to a comparable level.
I'm writing this on a 6 year old Mac laptop, that's running the latest OS extremely well.... your average six year old windows laptop could probably just about still manage XP with SP3 installed.
Not really.... if you don't like the product, or it's not suitable, don't buy it.
An incredibly small percentage of people actually care about this sort of thing, your average joe has no concept that a hard drive can be upgraded to a larger one. So it really, honestly, makes no difference at all.
As a part time/occasional editor of video it's also rather commonplace to use external storage - you have the footage you're editing stored locally and you write the final thing to external storage. With the benefits of Thunderbolt too you can easily have large capacity and high speed storage externally.
If you want to edit video professionally you don't buy a cheap, portable machine anyway!
The Retina model is actually 'good value' try and build a basic spec 15" normal one to the same spec as the entry level Retina.... aside from the fact you can't change the graphics card, it's cheaper to buy the Retina model than it is to put 8Gb RAM and an SSD into the 'normal' one.
Surely the best "upgrade" the BE is the uninstall command????
They've made it progressively more complex as the years have gone by... so glad i jumped ship to Veeam last year (admittedly not much use if you don't have a Virtual Environment)
Re: Demon Internet customer here...
I was more worried when CWW bought Thus to be honest....
It has seemed ok so far and to be honest the access to cable actually improved the line connection speed, sadly the customer service took a nose dive though!
Until you can get mainstream downloads in high quality, CD is still the best option...
Some places (such as the Naim and Linn independent labels) offer 24Bit 192KHz downloads but the artists are usually niche. Until Amazon or Apple offer high quality and I mean the current Apple Lossless or FLAC as a minimum, many folks will stick to buying and ripping their own CD's.
For a vast number of people the quality of downloads is fine.... for others, it isn't.
Re: Apples, Oranges, Pears & Lemons
They did mention that the SSD was a SanDisk and at the moment i believe they only make the one... and it's supposed to be the fastest on the market!
Thus i'm not sure how great the speed results are.
Still a marmite product to me... with music the tone was far too harsh - even after extensive tweaking of MCACC or whatever acronym they use.... for films the sound was excellent but as always pick your speakers wisely!
...... have an Android bank that never gives you your money.
And has hundreds of branches that are all incompatible with each other and are all quite shite and nowhere near as good as the real banks.
I rarely do it.
But Jailbreak the ATV2 and install Plex and you've got a great little product!
That said the WDTV is also an excellent product - extremely good value for money!
Re: apple.com down so can't get my order in
I am tempted as i do read a lot of magazines on mine. iPad 2 resale values will be great if i feel the need to move mine on.
The screen does sound stunning - the other features aren't essential for me at the moment though.
Why - I have a 32Gb model and am nowhere near filling it. What do you use it for??
Mine has 7 Newsstand subscriptions and i archive the older issues... no music as that is on my iPhone etc.
I transfer the pics from my Nikon camera with the SD -> Dock adaptor and am good to go.
Really don't see the extra storage need!!
But each to their own requirements...
Can you catch me cuckoo in that cloud based land of yours please!
To be fair..
...if i lived on Shetland i'd be looking for something interesting to do!
But you have to wonder how, the internet infrastructure up there really is on a par with tin cans and string, must've been the worlds slowest hack!!!
Re: Re: " . Office is a kingmaker in the enterprise, and the iPad is already king there."
Depends on the product but many CAD products exist for Mac....
Re: Re: Re: Re: huh?
Err, you don't get much PC for £200 these days.... given that an iPad starts at £399 and can do an awful lot!
Does depend on what you need a machine for, but for me the amazing battery life, ability to do huge amounts of stuff out and about - manage servers, check email, manage VMWare environments, access Sharepoint.... means the iPad is an integral part of my life.
Re: Re: "Windows is dead."
I too would like to introduce myself.... I don't personally use Windows anywhere. I have a number of Macs as does my better half. Slowly but surely the company I work for is moving to Mac also.
Re: Re: Seriously...
I wasn't spending 24/7 on it... but there were a number of issues going back and forward between myself and Symantec, with them logging on remotely to do a lot of the work. It appeared to be as simple as setup, install some crappy update system, apply 300 updates, add a backup to disc destination and go from there - which took about 4 hours. If it had of worked, then great.... but it didn't. They decided we hadn't bought the right licenses and advised us new ones, they added them and it still didn't work, they then decided the licenses were still wrong... They were creating logon scripts, adjusting group policies etc to try and get it to work and in the end they couldn't. I'm fairly sure you can see why i hold them in such high regard and rate their support up there with the very best.
Conversely, on the same system Veeam took me 15 minutes to get up and running and hasn't missed a beat since. It was also half the price.
For our needs Veeam is great... for others they may need other functionality.
If they really have those patents then surely no-one can offer a B&R Solution that works well without paying them a royalty?
Maybe Symantec should consider the fact that their software is both bloated and hideously expensive and their support is beyond useless as more likely reasons for their profits falling?
Veeam is a beautifully simple yet incredibly powerful product and i love it! It was setup and fully functional in about 15 minutes.... Symantec took 7 weeks of toing and froing with their support before I gave up, got a refund and discovered Veeam!
If you can put up with the awful sound the Pioneer has an excellent app. Otherwise Yamaha, Denon and Marantz all have iOS apps (unsure about Android)
Check the device though as not all of the amps feature Network ports and thus will not work from an app.
And here comes the science bit.
It looks awful, menu layouts look similar to Windows Mobile in the early days!
And the big problem lies with different phones, some offer it as an upgrade, some don't, some have buttons some don't.... i'm sure i'll get nailed for this, but that's where iOS is so good. It's clean and polished, it works well - sure there may be some restrictions (i've never found any that stop me doing anything i want) but for 99% of the people it does everything they want.
it's like running Windows on a PC - is the latest version compatible with the hardware you've got - no idea! Guess you'll have to try....
...everyone knows global warming is a huge loads of bollocks?
And people question why..
....Android is so shite.
So many versions, so many restrictions.... it's a complete joke.
Amazon should buy WebOS and turn it into something good.
Roll on the Apple Fanbois Massive!
So does that mean that future googling of Tiananmen Square will show what exactly?
As you wouldn't want to "altering news photographs or video clips "in a way that distorts the authenticity of the material"." now would you....
3m is enough for your average person swimming in the sea/pool or who's going snorkelling.
Sure if you're more into it then great, but i'd wager the number of people who can dive to a depth of 3m, swim around a bit and film it is not that high!
Footage isn't that amazing for extreme sports folks anyway, but again is good enough for family usage.
If the footage was any better, that video would have to be classed as NSFW anyway!
"When we have conversations with TV buyers the first thing they ask is how do we access the digital rights,” he said. Sarandos dismissed concerns about piracy, saying that “consumers don’t really want to pirate. What they want is a great service and easy delivery."
Factually accurate statements are a dangerous area in the world of digital rights management....
If you're after a cheaper model... take a look at the Henge Docks. The connectivity can be a little ugly - lots of cables streaming out the back, but it works in the same way, but does do power pass through.
The only slight gripe I have is that it does mark the case a little with repeated docking and undocking. Oh and the laptop has to be on and hibernating/sleeping as you obviously can't power it on with it shut!
I've never once found a machine where the integrated 3G was anything like 'good' - as such all of our remote staff begged to have the plug in USB dongles back. So why not do the same?
Or pair it with your smartphone and use that 3G connection. Or find some WiFi Access Point, they're rather prevalent.
Hard to decide whether to give that a thumbs up or down.... i completely agree with you, hence the dilemma!
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