143 posts • joined Friday 4th January 2008 09:40 GMT
Probably just going to gush for 30 minutes
I doubt she will complain about the paying £65 for a charger. Anyone who has $610k to spend in half an hour probably wouldn't notice the cost of a charger.
It's all for charity so we shouldn't really grumble. But I can't help but think Tim could have raise more if the prize was to push the button that would dunk him as a witch.
Upper left side?
I'm sure one of you clever people can correct me, but where is the upper left side of the Sun???
My last Science lesson was some time ago, back then the Sun was a spherical mass not a 2 dimensional circle in the sky.
Draw a circle on the ground and I will show you its upper left side. Hand me a football and its upper left side will depend on which way round it was facing.
There's another issue
If it is a hack/data breach then there is something else to consider. These thieves will also have your data. A database of Tesco shoppers names and addresses can be sold for a fair wedge too.
Careful, you could get sued
Phil Collins had a song in the 70s along those lines...
I can feel them piddling in the air in delight.... Oh Lord
Mines the one with the kick ass drum solo in the pocket.
I know its basis is an Internet meme but....
I really don't want to live on this planet any more.
Pipping android to the post
I believe multiple user log ons and been put on the wish list for key lime pie update. Not sure if switching users will be as easy as swipe on swipe off but the concept is there.
It is a good feature, but the hardware needs to also support multiple sim cards so that this can truly run effectively.
Take responsibility for your own security
There are free apps available for both OS that will locate a stolen phone. Install one and if it gets stolen the Boys in Blue will have a nice easy collar (We hope)
Apple a Victim of their own success
Is it not simple, thieves are stealing to sell and iPhones are (rightly or wrongly) more desirable amongst the general population. IMEI blocking only works to block the phone in the country of origin, so until this goes global, mobile phones will continue to be targeted by crooks.
Unless people are looking to buy an elaborate iPod touch.......Lets face it, not far from the truth if you buy it from the Apple store.
Apples and Oranges
I hate Apple as much as the next guy, but this truly is headline grabbing stuff. If you were comparing samsungs mobile arm against apple then fair enough, but if you are looking at Samsung electronics, then compare with LG, Sony, etc. Someone that has their fingers in as many pies as samsung (mobile, TV, Home appliances, etc)
I think we are far from Internet as being a human right
With most of us working in IT it is easy to find yourself in an IT bubble where everyone has a working understanding of computers and their application.
In reality, however there are certain people that exist who are in the 80s and 90s and simply don't know how to or don't want to use a computer. Hell, the same can be said for some people in their 40s and 50s. If they didn't grow up with it, they might not use it.
as such most companies will always offer a face to face, telephone or postal alternative. Sure its less convenient for all parties involved but it is the norm for some people. If a service is only available online then these types of people will just do without.
I would say that we are a long way away from the internet being essential to your existence.
very clever but
wouldn't a bluetooth keyboard take up the same table real estate, be far more accurate and not sensitive to unwanted vibrations..... this seems a lot like using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut
In addition to this, in a normal typing position your screen will have to be flat and you would look at it from a 45 degree angle, so not overly optimal, in the bluetooth keyboard scenario you can pop your phone on a stand.
Don't get me wrong its very clever but not overly useful.
I also call bullshit
If you lined up 10 Samsung Galaxy (x) users and 10 iPhone users and asked them
"What do you think about the result of the recent Samsung Vs. Apple patent lawsuit?"
You would probably get 80% blank expressions followed by getting their phones out and Googling "Recent Samsung Vs. Apple Lawsuit"
You must remember that most IT professionals have smart phones but most smart phone users are not IT professionals. As such, don't know and don't care about these things; they just want to instagram their roast dinner and tweet about the latest pregnant celebrity.
When will this end.
Yes there are similarities, but the same is the case in the reverse. Originally Apple had a very poor notifications interface, untill they copied that found in the Android OS; using the pull down notifications drawer.
I run both iPhone and Android for work/personal respectively and with with one click of the home button I could see any and all notifications on my android Device, whereas with Apple I would be forced to unlock the phone and check for red notification numbers. Now, since whatever update ages ago Apple have the app drawer.
I am waiting for Apple to adopt the widget interface too, as it simply makes for a better user experience.
As for Apple playing dumb with regards to attention to detail, is this really the same company that once asked Google to fix the shade of yellow in the second o in google as it was simply the wrong shade.
This they notice, but one phone icon looking like another makes them cry heretic!
On the map of europe in the background..... Since when has Slough been near Carlise?
It's been said already but its down to interest
Women are generally not interested in Tech and IT. Always been the case, maybe it will change but thats for future generations to decide.
It's got nothing to do with "Certain types of Men" in the profession. I remember my college days the beaty therapy block was filled with beautiful young women, and while I would love to have been locked in an elevator with a few of them. There is no way I would endure waxing and facials (not that kind) because I would like to work with them because I have no interest in beauty. I would shave, sometimes, but thats about as far as I'd take it
If there is a drive to strong arm women into IT then it is wrong. If they want to do it then they can. If they are made to do it then they will end up hating their job and retraining for something else, thereby simply wasting their time.
Much in the same way as if there was a drive to get men doing beauty, if they want to do it fine, free choice, have fun.
End of the day, give kids all the options as to what they can do, what they enjoy and then give careers advice based on that. Don't pigeon hole people based on their gender, its just as sexist as discriminating imo.
Can anyone clarify the Science behind the comparrisons
OK basic Scientific principles here. How the hell are these comparisson tests being conducted.
I have a horrible feeling that they are looking at the bars and damning the thing as faulty.
Take an iPad 2 and and iPad 3.
1. Turn on ONE of the devices.
2. Find a ping testing app (I am an Fandroid but I am almost sure such an app must exist)
3. Perform ping tests on several web sites measuring the response times on each one and record them.
4. Turn Off the Device
5. Repeat steps 1-4 using the other device and record differences.
6. Take another iPad 2 and iPad 3 repeat steps 1-5
7. Repeat step 6
8. Display your information in a usable form to gives the best comparrsion and conclude whether or not the problem exists.
I can't stand Apple and will choose Android every time... But I hate inaccurate science even more.
No usually a defender of the fruit but
The Data Plan issue is the end users own fault. You surely know that you have a data cap and the faster your connection, the more you use the more expensive it becomes. Maybe there should be a minimum data cap if you even want to entertain the idea LTE say minimum 20GB Data cap.
Its the same as buying a Ferrari, driving at 100mph everywhere you go then complaining about your fuel bills, you should know what you're getting in to.
The Wireless issue I also belive to be a bit hit and miss. I mean you laptop could show 100% signal @54Mpbs, whereas the iPad could show 50% signal and also be connected at 54Mpbs, because that may be the limit that your router has, So the iPad is showing less signal because it has the potential to go faster but is limited by the router.
The Guy that was compaining about choppy Wifi in his Cafe. No Shit, you're sharing a connection with 20-30 other people, and the connection could be a low (4-6MB) to begin with.
If this is really an issue proper testing needs to be done.
Geeky is the new Sexy
Actually I find that the more common one appears to be "I got Pumped in 6 weeks by following this simple rule" Ads more apparent.
It appears as though us Geeks can now get the girl owing to the fact we can install printers/sounds systsems/teach them how to use their smart phones.
The problem is now, how to stop getting beaten up. Hence the evolution of the scam.
Once us Geeks have beefed up we just need to do something about those personalities.
Soon we can all be jedi
Imagine having that on one of the tarten trollies then simply casting it aside with one swipe of your hand. The possibilites are limitless.
Though military or construction implications would be far fetched. I wouldn't put this kind of tech behind the weel of anything heavy enough to cause a fatality.
But the question on everyone lips is....
Will it Blend?
Auto-correct/predictive will always have flaws
Even back in the day of texting by numbers on mobile phones. I remember once having a saucy conversation with a girl go sour when I suggested to "Kick her Puppy"
But thats a story for another time children
In addition to that....
I wouldn't call 16 stores across a nation a top reseller. When you think how many Currys/PC World/etc there are in the UK selling electrical Goods.
It sounds to me like the execs had a blamestorming session and decided that it wasn't their ineptitude that was the result of the 30% loss it was the Apple supply chain. As a previous poster said, if 30% of their sales come from Apple products they should really look at pushing alternatives to their customers, it shouldn't be hard to sell someone a laptop that is a third cheaper than a macbook, Or an all in one PC from acer/sony that is cheaper than an iMac.
It does surprise me that Apple are undercutting at their stores though. The only real comparisson I can make is the Sony Centre Stores. Everything in there is well over priced!
Please don't take me as pro Apple, becuase I'm really not. But in this case fair is fair. Sure the supply chain throttling could have had an impact on their business, but 30% seems outlandish to me.
The Moto Story was a scam, trying to get money out of them after he dropped his phone
I Prefer Touchwiz tbh
Sense was a bit of a hog on My Hero and the day I rooted it and put Cyanogen mod on gave it a new lease of life.
I have since moved on to Samsung Galaxy S2 and am enjoying Touchwiz.
Although its name does suggest its something Dumbledore would get into a lot of trouble for.
I agree completely
Bluetooth works fine for both making and receiving calls. Linking to the phonebook is a good idea, I have that and works fine. I think that doing anything else specific to a smart phone is dangerous to do behind the wheel.
OK fine voice recognition has come on leaps and bounds and maybe replying to an email or text message through your car would be quite good. I know the likes of Siri and similar Android products have this feature but you still need to envoke the app and review what it has written prior to sending, whether you are doing this on a phones screen or a screen in the car it is still dangerous.
The Plane did it
If it was glowing and smoking as the aircraft touched down then the passenger should have had it turned off. Even when using flight mode phones should be tuurned off during take off and landing. Clearly this was the plane's self defence mechanism. In my head, something like...
"I'm Sorry Dave, you cannot let you play Angry Birds.... Stop.... I'm aftraid I can't let you do that Dave"
On a more serious note, as Both an iPhone 4 owner and a Samsung Galaxy SII owner, only one will remain in my jeans pocket inches away from my balls.
I would be interested to know what he was doing at the time of the smoke out too. I hope for Apples sake that it was not just sitting idle.
OK Judges are supposed to be fair and unbiased... it's in the name.
iPhones are very popular.
So if a judge owned an iPhone, would he really rule in favour of banning sales of it in his home country?! Would he really?
I half wonder if he didn't own an iPhone when he made his inital ruling, then one appeared on his doorstep the following day signed. Lots of Love, Hugs and Kisses from all at Infinity Loop.
My 2 pence on Virgin Media Support
On Noticing my router (VM non-Super HUB only on 10Mb) had no power I thought oh well I suppose I'll call them and get a replacement sent out, one of the beauties of their support infrastucture is that you do not own the equipment, therefore its their responsibility.
So I call them up and its like this....
Me: Hi My Hub won't power on I would like a replacement
VM: So your Internet is not working
M: No of course it isnt
VM: Have you tried rebooting your hub?
M: Yeah, tried the switch on the off chance and also tried another power source but still nothing
VM: OK so If you open a web browser on your computer and type.......
M: There are no lights on the router. It does not power up
VM: Oh there's no lights on it at all?
M: That is correct.
VM Oh you need a replacement then.
M: Thank goodness you were here to diagnose my fault.
A Good support rep would have listened to my opening statement then followed the RMA Procedure.
A script reader would have sent a lesser mortal round the houses for about 20 minutes before finding the problem.
The Key would have been Organisation
Assuming this is a large chain of convenience stores. Find a Volenteer to be fired.... We'll call him Steve.
If 100 employees put Steve down as the one to be fired, Steve can then have some fun getting fired and the horrible boss' scheme will have cost him $1000
Just an idea.
Anyone Know the rules on post Sales Updates
What would the rules be on Samsung releasing an Apple approved version of the Tab in Australia and hosting a FW update that will bring it back to the original on their servers in Korea?
After all this is all down to whether or not you can SELL a product that infringes patents. Once the product has been sold the end user can do whatever he likes with it. and given the fact that the offending FW will be stored in another country which is allowed to use it. It would be a free update so no money will change hands, therefore Apple can't claim that Samsung are getting rich off their apparent ideas.
So any legal minds know?
I'm either really Stupid or I've shortend the war by 5 years.
Just a Small point....
iPhone 4 launch date - 24th June 2010
Samsung Galaxy S launch date - March 2010
How can they copy a products form factor which was launched after them?
As for UI, anyone with eyes can see that Apple and Android handle things in very different ways from the get go. There will be small things like photo browsing having the same "sweeping" gesture to browse but I don't think Apple invented that.
Those Wheels are horrible
They look after market and cheapen the whole look of the car.
My Renault experience stems from a clio that did far too many miles for its own good. Electrics were fine, but the wheel bearings seemed to be made of chocolate and were replaced twice within 40k miles. After the second time I replaced them I thought there must be another more expensive problem afoot, so it was sold.
Renault ownership is a lottery, sometimes you get a great reliable car, other times you get a nightmare. Sadly you don't often hear from the happy owners.
Ahhh Adjectives thou art a Heatless bitch
What does powerful mean? What does cabable mean, hell what does fastest mean. Jean-Paul has clearly attempted to wave the red rag to the bull at Android users but is did get me thinking. OK so lets say I buy into the premise that iPhone 4 is the fastest. Fastest at what? making a phone call, sending a text message, loading angry birds?
It is not quantifiable. What is quantifiable are benchmark tests. They test different aspects of the phone. Which if you do google, I think you'll find the iPhone 4 fairly low down in comparrison to the equivalent Android devices.
Head... about.... to.... explode....
Wang is Cooling Down
HP has Pulled Out
Levono is Pushing forward?!
I've not been a fan of tablets... they are a luxury for a quick search and status update here and there but not practically useful for what I currently use a laptop for.
I welcome the change. Now to the Gutter, in order to retrieve my mind.
It's a respect thing....
Us Apple Haters, may dislike everything the guy stands for and has done, and sure if the headline read "Steve Jobs Axed amind patent lawyer bribery charges" Then Yeah we would all be cheering like crazy.
But the man has had a battle with cancer and it's best to leave our comments on the matter to ourselves. A man stepping down from his role for the sake of his health to enjoy his life and family rather than run himself into the ground is not a thing to celebrate.
But how will apple succeed now
Without someone in a roll neck telling us how to hold a phone. Whatever happens I hope his successor wears a roll neck. I feel it is important as part of Apple branding.
Saw this a while back
And I was on the cusp of getting a moto Attrix because of it.... untill I found out the price.
Whatever happens my phone will come with me when I go out, so carrying a phone is no hardship. I can just as easily carry a netbook and phone and connect to the internet via USB tethering, or better yet wifi tethering.
Same result. Much cheaper. The only way this would work is if it was around the £100 mark, It's a screen, keyboard, touchpad and battery. Sure the screen and battery cost a fair whack, but most of the expensive laptop parts are absent, so the cost cannot be justified.
OK Data Select
I'm trying to amass a £100m acquisition fund to take advantage of low biz valuations should a double-dip recession materialise.
And for that reason I'm Out.
Mines the one with Theo Pathetis in the pocket.
Am I Alone?????
Am I alone in being the only person who is not blown away by 3D. I've seen a few 3D films at the cinema, some OK (Avatar) others terrible (Clash of the Titans - The 3D and the film itself were bad in equal measures).
I have been to a pub to watch some football in 3D - not overly impressed
Got a bit nosey in an unamed electronics store and looked at their display showing monsters Vs. Aliens.... the word meh sprang to mind.
There is the occasional bit where something comes at you and you are like woah! but as The Final Destination showed, it becomes tiresome after a while.
But back to the tech in question. 3D stream all very well and good but is it any more impressive than streaming an HD feed from space (which I assume has been done already)
I just can't wait for Star Wars style Hologram TV's to take off. That would be proper 3D. Will just have to do with the glasses-less TV tech that Toshiba are starting to cook up.
Layar has been doing this since early Android
Thank you KjetilS. I have had Layar on both the android phones I have owned. It has been done before and not just by layar.
Yet more crazy patent talk. It needs to Stop really.
Army Green - Army Strong?
Sound like something the Hulk would say.
Top speed of 25mph, nice. What if they have to use it to carry a pallet of Gold from Here to there? What is the Top speed then?
Honestly..... I'm curious
Sure Dog Fighting is wrong to the nth degree, but how on earth can this app be used to train dogs how to fight? Is it really that detailed that it teaches you actual dog fighting trainers techniques.
This is where PETA cocked up. i do actually have half a mind to download it just to see if they have a point.
Another issue with the way the virus works is, what about land line numbers in your phone book. Imagine your phone rining and a robotic voice telling you I take pleasure in hurting small animals. How scary would that be
On a side note, the service is called rabbies and stopping it could cause the dog app to fail. Surely stopping rabbies is only a good thing for Dogs So I would have stopped the service. JJ.
So you are sying that Apple Own the rights to market Tablet Computers
Otherwise anyone else who makes and distrubutes a tablet computer is encroaching on the market they created. Grow Up. This is the world we live in. Apple would not be allowed to open its doors unless there was healthy competition waiting out there. Have you never played monopoly?!
If you honestly think that Apples case holds water then you are either a fool or have not looked at the relevant documents. The Link is in the reg article, and sure enough I can't read German but the pictures there speak volumes.
Here is the link http://www.scribd.com/doc/61993811/10-08-04-Apple-Motion-for-EU-Wide-Prel-Inj-Galaxy-Tab-10-1
Go to page 38 where they talk about Samsungs infringement on the packaging box... Tell me that kellogs shouldn't expect a call?!
If there was no Me too crowd we would all be driving the same car, wearing the same clothes and drinking the same vodka because we would be in soviet Russia.
Remember the Ratios
Your could get charged for what gets piped through to your door, but its not just about what speed you get, its your neighbours too.
If you have a 4mb/s line coming through your could pay x amount but still have slow speeds because you live in an area where everyone is hammering the net at peak times. High contention rations factor in a fair amount and will have an effect on your speed and BT can't punish you just because the spotty youth down the road is downloading the latest Blu-Ray Rip all day.
In addition to this, some of the speed issues you get could be related to the infrastucture in your house. similarly BT can't very well come in and check this free of charge, it makes bad business sense.
Proper infrastructure needs to be in place and in ALL areas of the UK. This is a good start, it will take BB speed effecting house prices before anything major is done about it.
I wonder if estate agents have thought of that.... "This 3 bed Semi offers a lareg entrance hall, en suite bathroom in the master bedroom and at least 20Mb down its BT pipes."
That Sales talk will probably only work on me
OK, I can understand exclusivity on phones to networks, as people generally don't care what network they are on as long as they get signal in their home, work and pub.
But exclusivity on media????? Mental!!!! Sony could just as well said, OK the Harry Potter Blu-ray collection, when released will only work on a Sony BR Player?!
You can't lock content, people will go elsewhere... and they be dark places...
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