51 posts • joined Tuesday 17th June 2008 13:20 GMT
Good, apple needs a wake up call
Hopefully this will encourage Apple to actually think about a serious upgrade for the next iPhone, instead of yet another incremental tweak that does nothing more than speed up an existing feature slightly.
Wouldn't existing laws about privacy and peeping toms already cover this?
Not so bad
There seems to be a lot of WP hate here but my lumia920 pisses all over my iphone4 for signal quality in calls/3g and wifi.
I'm not sure android IS free.
Doesn't Google have to pay Microsoft a patent fee for every copy of android used?
Does apple actually have a department working inside the US patent office? They seem to be getting every stupid patent they ask for....no matter how dumb, obvious or how many examples of prior art exist.
This will only get worse until people stop buying into it; we're now paying for hardware we don't actually own according to them, and software/books etc they can wipe and block access to as they see fit.
Teachers teach all years; i haven't seen a secondary school with enough teachers to have them teaching only specific age groups.
my iphone4 is almost incapable of holding a wifi signal now, despite the router being less than 20 feet away.
Sounds to me like the Jury foreman was 1 step away from being guilty of jury tampering. Apple has a long and wonderful history of stealing/borrowing other peoples ideas, they just never stooped so low as to then claim they invented them before,
Could work as a prelude
This could work fine if it was used as an intro, ie Dredd isn't yet the man in charge. This gives them time to bring in the proper uniform etc and age the character. (and hopefully do the Dark Judges storyline)
Patents arn't broken, the US patent office is
Almost everything apple argued on had prior art or was just plain obvious, meaning that in almost any country outside the USA they would never have been given the majority of the patents in question.
Ok, according to the news samsung were found guilty of things including the pinch to zoom and screen bounce effect...both functions of googles android and nothing to do with samsung...how did that work?
I think what galls most people is the rank hypocrisy of Apple. A company that exists due to seeing other peoples ideas and copying/adapting them. Now that they're on top they want this ability stopped for others.
If they can sell an RT tablet for under £200 i'd have one pre-ordered.
I'm really hoping that wp8 is big step up from wp7; i'm more interested in seeing how that turns out.
the only way MS are going to convince people to upgrade to win8 is to release some form of cheap new desktop touch device, cos metro is an abomination using a mouse.
i plan to move from iphone to wp8.
I cant see anyone with windows 7 voluntarily upgrading to windows8; short of MS crippling dx12 so its win8 only.
MS taking GUI design tips from fisher price
Microsoft have a history of announcing their next big UI idea as the next coming; then admitting a few years later it was a steaming heap. for example the SDI/MDI Gui thing they tried to enforce.
So far from what ive seen win8 does nothing but cripple windows for people who took the time to learn it in favour of those who 1. insist that tablets are the holy grail or 2. expect to use things without any form of learning curve.
Hopefully they wont come up with some fake crap like dx12 being win8 only to force upgrades from win7.
luckily this only appears to be allowed in the usa. other countries appear to have kept the laws that try to prevent big companies shitting on consumers at will.
I'l go out on a limb and say nVidia are talking out of their backsides; given the problems they have cooling current massive pc gfx cards i cant see them solving it in 2 years so you get the same performance in a tiny sealed unit.
This is a stupid idea, why should everything give way to the internet? theres still plenty of places even in the UK that get worthless broadband because it isnt cost effective to support them.
Peoples use of bandwidth will expand to fill whatever provision they make, and with usage limits being such a pathetic joke i dont see the need to have more space...you'd already reach your monthly limit within an hour using 4G speeds.
The calculation using 80 as the average life expectancy for ex service personnel is massively generous; thanks to the generaly unheathy lifestyle lived by a lot of service personnel most would be lucky to see their mid 60s.
its all for appearance
This whole security system is only there to give the impression that something is being done.
Further proof that the British judiciary is now a spineless piece of sh*t that will do whatever it's told.
the iphone doesnt have to be physically bigger to support a 4" screen, it only needs the earpiece/sensor and home button to be moved.
They got what they paid for
I have no pity for those that decided to jump the gun and buy before the official discount while the rest waited patiently for it to be official ( and avoid this situation).
The goal of modern retailers such as apple is that you never own anything, you're basically renting time with it. You can only do what they say with it, you can't pass it on or give it away; and while you pay handsomely for this, they track your every purchase and build up profiles on you...possibly so that in future they can then sell access to these profiles to advertisers.
Tablets and phones wont take off as true portable consoles until they sort out the controls, theres only so many games that work on touch only; platformers and shooters play like crap on touch compared to traditional controls.
Apple may be control freak nutjobs but the iphone 4 is the best smartphone ive used to date.
Of course the extradition law is being abused, any law created these days will be abused by someone within a few months, despite reasurances that it will never happen.
Governments must love the recent wave of terrorism, its created an atmosphere where they can rush through any dumb catch all law they can think of.
I know no-one who's ever bought a PC in order to sync their music collection. iCloud is a great idea if youre on 50mb broadband but the average UK is nowhere near it.
Well that article was pretty much pure gibberish, the ipad has done nothing to the pc market...its a completely different bit of hardware designed purely for consumption.
nice if you can get it
The people all for DAB will be the ones living in perfect reception areas. The problem with these new digital systems is thats all or nothing, those that live in poor reception areas will get nothing; but since when have the HAVEs cared about the HAVE NOTS.