76 posts • joined Wednesday 16th January 2008 10:16 GMT
One more thing...
Beatles Rock Band for the iPhone?
Would someone PLEASE release a tablet computer, just so we can stop talking about this vapourware?
The pics have already been discredited on a few rumour sites.
If you Google an image using "mac leopard welcome" you'll find the same welcome screen as shown on these photos. Makes you thing they've just grabbed the first image they could get and 'shopped it on...
The thing with the Genius Bar is that you'll be taking some Apple-branded hardware/software in for examination. If it's a genuine issue, the Genius is entitled to go backstore and get you a replacement or at least perform some repair on the spot or by sending your hardware away.
How will this work at the Microsoft Store when you take your Dell, IBM, homebrew etc. PC setup in? Are they going to say "nothing wrong with your software, contact the hardware manfucaturer"?
What a great help!
Might be more interesting when the "augmented reality" features of OS 3.1 become available - point the phone at the sky and it'll tell you what you're looking at...
Obviously, you'll have to buy some kind of Wii MotionPlus-style hardware plug-in to make it in any way accurate...
What gets me...
I can see the advantage over a laptop if you spend all your time standing up, but you can use a laptop hands-free while sitting down, with this 'tablet' you'd have to hold it at all times or lie down/slouch and rest it on your legs...
For that reason, I'm out.
Feel sorry for the oldies
The final salary pension was no longer available when I joined IBM in the late 1990s - my pension was/is at the mercy of the markets.
I was only with the company for three years, can't imagine how pee'd off I'd be if I joined as a mainframe monkey in the 60s/70s and now had the rug pulled out from under me!
It's no wonder that they didn't send the email until 5.30 (that is if they're still using Lotus Notes). ;)
Even if they find footprints, the conspiracy idiots will say they were created by special NASA robots - a bit like the chap in the first Wallace & Gromit feature...
Or maybe these new pictures are fakes too, taken in a subterranean bunker somewhere on an airforce base in Arizona...
As has been stated, it's clear that the whole point of Snow Leopard is to optimise the OS for Intel Macs.
I don't see the problem with sticking to 10.5 on PPC Macs. It's not like your computer is going to stop working the day 10.6 is released...
People who bought the original 2G on contract (non-subsidised) were able to upgrade to a 3G on a new contract (subsidised) AND keep their existing 2G (which they could then sell for a tidy profit).
Now these people are expecting to be let out of a subsidised contract, given a 3Gs and able to keep their 3G (subsidy not paid off) to sell for personal profit.
Stop moaning, learn from your mistake in signing a contract and go PAYG next time.
The WWDC keynote has NEVER been used to introduce new consumer-level hardware. It will instead concentrate on Snow Leopard and iPhone OS 3.
I'm guessing there will be a "media event" later in the month for any iPhone hardware announcements.
WIll it have touchscreen? That's surely a must-have for a device that's going to be in circulation for years into the future...
Branson's actual mum
Does he have a virtual mum too?
Don Draper's view
I for one am looking forward to seeing how this plays out in season 49 of Mad Men.
BBC stealth reporters?
Interesting to note Pres Dinnerjacket is flanked by Dave Angel from the Fast Show and Richard Stilgoe of Nationwide fame.
Good move from the Beeb, given that John Simpson's smug visage must already be known in every evil empire going.
Grand Central showcase?
I'm guessing the seriously-underpowered processor may be viable as 10.6's Grand Central distributed processing feature will be used to share out any meaty tasks to the GPU.
Sounds great on paper, but existing apps would probably need to be rebuilt to take advantage.
Nothing gets in the way of a good story...
Read in the Grauniad that one of their reporters was at a fireworks display in the general vicinity of the turbines on the evening that the strange lights were seen.
Doesn't quite make as good a story as tentacled space beings lighting up the bland Lincolnshire skyline...
Think about the storage
It's all very well letting me suck half an Internet every day, where am I going to put it all?
I doubt this, mainly because it would be incompatible with most (if not all) of the content on the iPhone App Store.
Unless of course it's just an iPod Nano with phone functionality (and no touchscreen) with the clickwheel handling input like one of those label makers things (big in the 70s).
On second thoughts, naaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Anyone else getting cheesed off with people augmenting their derisory comments with the word 'FAIL'?
I've no idea where this phenomenon originated (possibly a school yard somewhere in the USA).
One prog best recorded
Usually record this show. Works great with my PVR's 2-minute forward skip button as Five's ad breaks last 4 minutes and the phone-in comp segment 2 minutes.
Given the crap challenges (testing product X still works after being run over by a tank), I can view the whole show in around 10 minutes.
The one redeeming feature is the older chap with the bushy eyebrows who sometimes presents a useful product test.
Although the "older chap" is probably really younger than the baldy.
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