628 posts • joined 22 Apr 2008
Coming to a sealed device near you soon?
As all sealed phones, tabets and laptops get older I really do expect something to blow !
BTW 'supplemental' = crap
Obvious really. It is a word for selling something useless or hardly needed.
Is this a joke, of course they will do it.
Bizarre headline grabber.
They ain't even brought out their phablet yet, there simply ain;t any rush if they are grabbing the billions selling the wrong product!
Of course sales of tablets will die next year but giving consumers options is not the way to long term fortune.
They might just opt out.
A secure PC in your pocket?
If the keyboard, screen etc are the crypto key I could see this working very well.
We could even have a secondary module at home as auto-backup but their heads are in the cloud away from practicality.
The traditional PC needs this to fail.
I can't see this being in Lenovos interests to go far so Moto now says no ?
Abandoning standardisation is the way to keep reselling everything to us fools. So this concept has business problems.
If Apple had gone for Google instead would that patriotic flag be waving as strong?
An interesting question considering Apple has also played the race card on this one.
Its was also very funny race card appointing Koh in the first place. Unlike others, she continually has to prove her impartiality whilst also proving she is 'American'. Koh cannot win on that one yet rightly gets ridiculed.
re "said that holdout XP users will be moving onto dangerous ground "
Windows full stop is "dangerous ground".
You really can't go somewhere you already belong.
From most dangerous to least we have Windows, OS/X, IOS, Android and then Linux.
Yet Android is the pet sheep project for our media. I really wonder why.
64 on XP is just too bitty
Considering most XP kit is 32 bit as is most owned Atom, it is all about selling new chipsets.
They even do all the advertising work for free.
Madness. If you don't work them hard you certainly wont get anything sweet..
No control = easy to control you.
Screwing it up fast means the walled garden app becomes the norm.
No internet = no free speech = corporate joy,
Big business hates the internet.US loves big business.
Join the dots.
Proprietary loose canon code is all accidental?
No flies on Apple.
Bad code is simply bad code. Yet its the open heavily perused stuff that gets talked down in the west.
Silly fuckers buy it when it dinnit even work...
methinks Apple sales will go into orbit when they finally sell something that works.
Or is it the supreme crapness that is the fatal attraction?
The short and curlies
Well maybe some will be happier being caught by the short and curlies?
Real competition ain't that good for long term business..
Highly ranked officals - by Microsoft
likely the very same ones who allowed Microsoft to monopoly bundle Windows with almost every PC that came into existence.
What will GreenPiss have to say about this?
Well, I bet there will be no Peace when that green between the ears lot has to think about their own actions.
The answer to the universe is 99?
There might just have been a grand total of 99 pre-orders.
So rather than admit no one is will to pay even sillier money, maybe that wait is just artificial one.
Of course far more likely it is still Beta like.
A lobbyist lobbying nightmare.
When Microshaft hits the mix nothing quite makes sense.
Subscription = how far do you want to fall ?
As an optional subscription service those 'opting in' well end up paying same money for half the service.
The problem being that with half the service even more may drop out so you could then end up at 'pay double' for half the service.
Of course the top brass will find it attractive for its 'big bucks bonus culture'.
Better than shutting out users like Apple does.
It is new (old)hardware getting shut out, not apps like happens with IOS 6 etc.
If you have your iDevice functioning like it used to, then there are no new apps available.
A chicken and egg conundrum.........,
...............yet most tech journalists appear to be in an embryonic state
Much of it is barking mad
Complex coding is just a branch of maths logic.
If the kids ain't yet competent at maths they ain't really going to be coding !
Nickname the 'Snide Phone' ?
So is this the very first Android launch wit the cannibalistic intent of destroying Android?
I'd imagine so. There's a dirty war already taking place.
What is the Filofax method?
Some form of spontaneous combustion switch maybe?
ssshhh, don;t tell anyone.
Apple is selling cheap phones.
Why not, they likely only cost $35 to make.
Re: Why? - tweaks its contents in order to improve its Duck Duck Go ranking,
Surely, any site tweaking for Yahoo Bing will achieve that !
Free adverts wanted !
"But an unnamed complainant in the case told The Register that serious niggles remained because competitors were still required to pay Google for inclusion in some of Google's results."
Seems a solution to auction off 3 lots of ads. That other problem of Google being the best and staying so through gravity of users is a whole different issue. Microsoft once had gravity, Amazon maybe does and likely so does Facebook.
People seem to be telling you to BingGoBing these days,
Quack quack Bing.
No victory - most claims are just part of the negative marketing tactics.
Microsoft's claims are mainly negative marketing, MS themselves are guilty of real monopoly abuse.
Yet natural gravity also does means Google have a monopoly in results driven search.
That is the problem and not abuse. Microsoft are simply feeling abused via Chromebooks, Android and Google search.
ARM were out manouvered.
Most marketing has gone into promoting older chips at ARMS expense.
With little take up of the much faster Cortex A15, ARM themselves got forced to go backwards in launching the likes of the A12.
As supposed partners of big American corporations they certainly look a bit brow beaten.
Peasants versus Corps
As said, the consumer pays.
Anyway, corporations fell out of love with net neutrality when the iPad came along.
The Democrats are fighting a losing battle.
Software companies gone soft!
There ain't many of the big guys left who ain't been hacked.
The bigger you get the harder you fall.
WebGL runs OpenGL ES 2.0
So it maybe has as much risk as any game that relies on the GPU, that being nearly all games.
A Sterling cliff hanger
With all that lucre now gone to an off-shore haven instead of the exchequer, globally Sterling edges ever towards the cliffs of Dover
Re: Sure smells like apple innovation in here
Most of the stuff is already being made.
They just sent advance notice that all your sales belong to US.
Two stupids don't make a right.
Whilst it is pretty weird that Fry tells us about technology its just as stupid to see stupidity when that stupidity ain't there this time.
The US to leave the dark ages of NO chip and pin
Obviously they have agreement to finally move the US forward into thew 21st century, encompassing NFC.
The backward cartels have no doubt said YES
50% at twice the price
Some will go without.
Some will go BT only.
Some will go Sky only.
Therefore at a positive 50% takeup, those buying will have to pay near £300 for the same service.
Pawned for how long?
I recall that Google Pawn prize was given for a hole in Webkit which Google fixed a month or so later.
Apple waited near 12 months so how long this time?
I sometimes assume its because the 'good guys', that being security services are a main user of exploits.
Its not their money.
There are only fanboys, you're a pretend owner mate.
Get used to it!
The Apple Time Machine.
When its good we get to know, when its crap it gets long term stored at the Tardis like depot.
North Korea eat your heart out !
Most of it is fucked
Pardon the language but simple software solution that have been actioned by most software engineers are now getting patented.
Even worse is the fact that new media calls it an 'invention'.
NO, it is just an extremely corrupted patent system.
You software engineers are going to be patented into oblivion !
All are lies.
In that supposed name of competition out watchdog is usually a poodle.
These companies should not be allowed to the compulsory unbundle line rental from the price.
Seems to me our watchdog is as useless as Ofcom.
Bing for OS
As said Bing is great for OS maps.
Now where is that Sustrans cycle layer?
Come on Sustrans, get charitable.
2014, the year of the "Locust movement"?
In the good old days the top companies were the benevolent tax paying loved authorities.
Now we have corporates out to own the whole world.
Many in tech seems to have joined that 'Locust Movement'.
Tax avoiding feats are another Amazon speciality.
Now what do we eat?
Apparently Tesco will have to close down next week.
It is their cache of food that infringes.
Capacity removal ?
Obviously, if the mobile networks join up to supply mobile telly, then there is little network to sell.
Luckily for them they can double up with 'price rises for all'.
This may means that duplicate LLUs will be removed at the BT bit so again it may mean less competition.
blame it on China ?
when the US went their usual sly protectionist way and accused China of having backdoors the US meant 'it ain't got our backdoors'.
Nein Nein Percent IOS
Meanwhile 99.9% of all IOS malware lies undiscovered.
Ve have de garden vay of making that AV detector software naff off !
INTRANET of things
Whilst some could argue it might also be 'internet of Thing', Intranet of things really applies to Apple.
That walled garden is an Intranet.
All your software belongs to Apple.
Every programmer who writes similar tricks on a daily basis is more into the claws of Apple.
Don't you dare think, Apple's got all thoughts patented.
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