Re: I wouldn't mind...
>> corporate have Blackberry (which is being ..ahem ... decommissioned)
Just checking - BB10 or legacy devices? World of difference between them.
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>> corporate have Blackberry (which is being ..ahem ... decommissioned)
Just checking - BB10 or legacy devices? World of difference between them.
>If I play Gaius Baltar ..... well known Cylon characters from the television show.
Baltar's not a Cylon, he just falls for one (or two. Possibly three...)
I can always tell how long I've been in my current job, as PSP gets installed on day 1...
"You are on day 573 of your 30 day evaluation period"
I updated my Z10 to 10.3.1 on Friday and have seen (heard) no problems with the alarms at all, the 4 different alarms I have set have all gone off correctly at the normal volume, so I don't know if it's to do with leaked OS versions, handset models etc.
The only issue I found is that one of my e-mail accounts is set to appear on the lock screen but give no notifications (either tone, vibrate or LED), but it seems to want to always give me an LED blink for it until I unlock the phone. Just a minor niggle though in an otherwise brilliant update.
I can confirm that! Duchovny was phoning in performances before he bunked out for the last 2 series, and Anderson was relegated to the sidelines with Robert Patrick in the lead role (he did a decent job).
My biggest frustration was that when I finally got round to watching the newest film straight after watching series 9, it had absolutely no correlation at all. All the threads that were left hanging after the show were totally ignored, and the film had very little supernatural or weird stuff in it - may as well not have been called X Files, and just set as a random police mystery drama. So if they do do a reboot/restart, it'd have to actually acknowledge the series and what happened in it (especially the deadline specified in the final episode).
When you delete a message from the Hub it asks if you want to delete it just from the handset or the server as well, and gives you the option to remember that setting, stop asking, and always apply it (this can be changed later under settings). So yes, if you always want to delete it from the server as well, or if you want the option on a deletion-by deletion basis, then BB10's got you covered.
Nah, then we wouldn't be able to enjoy Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish.. that's how to do PowerPoint right!
To be fair, medieval folks (and those of us that re-enact it) have used swords with crossguards for years, but don't hit ourselves with them. If you hit yourself with the handle of your own sword (tantamount to punching yourself in the face), you deserve everything you get!
We bought Elder Sign a few weeks back and really enjoy it, very much recommended.
But Dominion takes our prize for the most amount of awesomeness!
Since DropBox's servers are in San Francisco, any British company storing personal data there could well be breaching the Data Protection Act (principle 8). MS may not be perfect (although I have the regular consumer version and it works fine for everything I need) but at least we can choose the country that the server is based in.
Nope, there're two of us - I just find a belt clip more practical. The phone doesn't fall out of my top pocket when I bend over, doesn't get scratched by my keys/change in my pocket, doesn't get sat on in my back pocket, and I don't have to constantly move it from place to place to prevent any of the above! It just sits there securely within easy reach. Perfect!
Agree they must have a very different definition of that - they should check out BlackBerry's new Passport for some pointers on differentiation and new thinking.
Mark Hamill was involved in a car accident between the filming of 4 and 5 and received facial injuries, hence why the wampa scene was written to give it some sort of explanation.
Much as I'd like to, I can't get myself addicted to another one - I've got Magic Realms on my BlackBerry and it's frustratingly addictive, and I know that when I move house next month and get all my stuff out of storage, I'll find my MTG decks and lose even more evenings!
It's interesting in all of this that the implications are that customers are die-hard loyal to a specific carrier. I can understand if a company has a long-standing contract with one, but is the average consumer rabidly attached to them? I've bounced between Vodafone, Three, T-Mobile and now O2 in the past decade, and can't say I have any particular preference (apart from never going back to Three. Ever); I'll just go with whoever gives me the better deal with the phone I want. Happens to be BB at the moment, so I guess T-Mobile's out of the equation when the next upgrade comes around!
On a side note, I note that BB are starting to sell more SIM-free unlocked phones direct through their website... perhaps this is the start of a carrier-free marketing model? Would that even work, who knows? But it'll be interesting to see if it does.
I think John Chen was asked that this week, and he said something along the lines of "if someone wanted to buy BBM for $16bn of course I would sell - my first duty is to the shareholders". Can't see anyone making any sort of offer though (no-one wanted the whole company for $4bn remember), and I think BBM will happily carve out it's niche as *the* secure messaging system, as opposed to the one that rifles through your phonebook, links all the numbers with facebook profiles, and who knows what else they'll come up with.
I've seen quite a few interviews with Chen, and he genuinely seems to different from a lot of the other tech head honchos; he knows full well the position the company is in, and he doesn't sugar coat things, he's simply trying his damndest to get the company back into the black and be a market leader in a niche field (enterprise). He know they can't compete with Apple, Samsung & Google in the consumer area (despite the fact that BB10's latest version is superb and all reviews on the Z30 are overwhelmingly positive), so he's just going to chip away at the mountain and do the best he can.
The main problem they have is reputation and perception; carriers are no longer co-operating, store staff have no knowledge of the products and of course the prevalent viewpoint is that 'BlackBerry is dead and won't be around in 2 years'.
I think if anyone can turn BB around, it's John Chen.
to BlackBerry and Windows apps. I know they're a much smaller sample set, but it would still be interesting to see a comparison. I know some of the BB apps I've downloaded ask for various permissions but you can deny some or all of them, whereas the Android ones I've put on the BB have a static set of permissions - take them or don't use it.
I agree with a lot of people who dislike the thought of being constantly and covertly filmed/photographed for no other reason than that Google wants to know everything about everyone in order to sell more adverts; I would politely but definitely refuse to have a conversation with someone wearing one. However, the technology itself does have potential outside of the advertising/data collection arena; think of partially-sighted people, or perhaps surgeons in operating theatres. It would be interesting (if naively optimistic!) to see if something like this could be developed in conjunction with the medical sector to aid humankind rather than advertisers.
I saw the trailer when I went to see The Hobbit and was p***ing myself laughing and jumping up and down on the chair like a little kid :) It does look seriously awesome!
Google's going through BlackBerry's portfolio for names now??
Having not seen any particular specification on the Glass, is it possible to determine at a distance whether or not it's switched on? And surely, while the cop is busy getting out of their car, one could surreptitiously switch the glasses off anyway, and presumably it couldn't be proven that they were ever on. Looks like this judgement is going to set a bit of a precedent.
Well, with this and Google's Nest purchase, I'd say you probably won't have to wait too long. Unfortunately.
I see a hint of sanity creeping into amanfrommars' posts... the first 3 paragraphs actually made sense!
like trying to skin a live whale with a plastic tortoise
Have an upvote for that lovely bit of imagery!
I just tried that, from London on the Google.co.uk site; typing in GM got me a load of GMail results (BEFORE I'd hit Enter, and the autocomplete showed GMail) then when I clicked search I got General Motors followed by GMail.
The Guitar Hero episode was the best.
"its underwriters had seen an increased interest from perspective shareholders"
These are the ones looking at it from a different angle, right?
I can see that this would certainly have uses for some people (perhaps wheelchair users or those in mobility frames), but aside from that, wouldn't this require the "system" (ie Apple) to collect lots of data about your likes and dislikes? Does anyone else see the marginal contradiction with the phrase they just used re: information sharing: 'We have no interest in amassing personal information' ??!!
I still count David Niven and Peter Sellers as 'official' James Bonds!
Heh, no, not really fussed about people I'll never meet having a go at BB (the company, phone *or* OS), and yes, I've seen a lot of abuse levelled their way (I do wonder if any of the abusers have actually tried to use the OS though). I was actually just intrigued that in a pretty level-headed and objective report on the state of things (ie no wild "Android is crap" headlines), he slipped in a cheap shot to BB, who in the context of the article come out on top.
>He contends that BlackBerry is the most secure, both in its BB7 and BB10 incarnations – although for security you have to sacrifice the openness of the BB10 system and then you have to wonder what is the point of going to BB10 in the first place.
Wow, cheap shot there - instead of lauding BB's security ethic from an objective perspective, you take the opportunity to stick the knife in. Great journalism, well done.
>"We believe the Fairfax initiative is unlikely to come to fruition and see the next valuation floor for the stock at $5," one Bernstein analyst has reportedly told his clients
This has been going on for years now, with so-called-analysts constantly trying to drive the share price down and assure everyone that BB are doomed. No, they're not in a good place, yes, they missed the boat with apps and the speed with which consumers turned to full-touch-screen and use phones more as a fun tool, but they don't deserve to be constantly ground into the dirt by people saying "BB should just go away and close up shop" - do you honestly wish unemployment on thousands of people just because you don't like their product?? I don't particularly like Android or iPhones, but I'd never wish the companies to go bust!
I like the Z10, I like the BB10 interface, and am very much hoping they can restore some dignity and user confidence back into the brand, and continue ensuring we have a choice in the phone market.
One shall stand, one shall fall...
Is it just me, or does amanfrommars make more sense than Eadon??
BB10's hub effectively does that, channeling all e-mails, texts, WhatsApp messages etc into one central point, but still with the ability to filter to the specific sources.
arnnt nearly as good as android or apple. When you can get BBM on an S4, why would anyone buy a Z10?
Blimey what a ridiculous post! I'll ignore the atrocious spelling and just look at your above statement. Have you used a Z10 at all? I assume your incredibly sweeping and unspecific comment that BBs aren't "as good" as Android or Apple refers to the OS rather than the handset - again, have you used BB10 and looked at it with an unbiased perspective, evaluating its merits and flaws, or have you just written it off and not bothered to actually comment from a position of intelligence and fairness? The second part of that comment seems to be referring to the handsets, and since the Z10s are clearly being bought (in whatever numbers you believe), clearly you're asserting that all those people should have bought an S4 instead (for unspecified reasons), and they're all deficient in some way because of that choice. Well, I had that choice, I looked at both options, chose the Z10, and am very happy with it. So to answer your question, I, at least, bought the Z10 because I liked the overall package (OS and handset) and preferred it to the other available ones.
Never used BBM myself (or Twitter or Facebook), but it's good to see BB exploring their options to try and turn things around for the company.
But when they viewed the remastered CCTV footage it appeared that he threw a weak mis-aimed punch first...
Aaah, that's the one /facepalm. So that's 4 who do something besides just standing there; are they saying that they had all 4 actors (including whoever was behind the Greedo mask) at this convention then? Not bad going (if true).
This year, the convention reunited all four bounty hounters from the Star Wars film.
Old age is clearly getting to me as I can't quite resolve that number - the 2 Fetts and Zam Wessel are the obvious 3 that spring to mind, but then in Ep5 there's a whole bunch like IG-88 and Bossk. Someone please put me out of my misery here...
And just how many "yoof" do you know, that your social circle should be taken as a representative sample of BlackBerry's market as a whole?
I had a Torch for almost 3 years and was similarly holding out to see if there was a replacement slider on BB10. Searched Crackberry and other places but could only find rumours and hopes, but certainly no hard evidence to suggest it'd be out soon. I decided to give the Z10 a go, and honestly, the keyboard's very good, and I find I don't really miss the physical one at all.
I'm always amused by people who say "I know no-one who owns a x/y/z phone", as if that should tell us that their social circle is so huge and diverse that it too should be upscaled to demonstrate the global market share.
I switched from a Torch to the Z10 last week and think it's great; others will hate the interface or the size or the placement of the buttons, and that's their right to do so, just as I wasn't overly impressed by Apple or a variety of Android handsets. My choice as a consumer. What I did appreciate was being able to look at 4 different OSs and make an informed judgement as to which I preferred. If BlackBerry and Microsoft were to bunk out of the market as so many people here suggest they should do, I would have had only 2 to choose between; it seems that there is so much rabid OS-attachment out there that people have lost the understanding of the value of competition and choice.
<One of BB's biggest problems is the shops. The sales staff don't care, and it's difficult to get a proper go on one to see what it's like outside of the limited demo app.>
Completely agree - the missis and I went into an O2 shop on Saturday to look at upgrading my BB to the Z10, and the first thing the sales assistant said about it was that it was a difficult interface - I pointed out that I'd just had a play with one in another shop that had a working demo model and found it to be very easy. You'd think the sales people would reserve their own opinions and give a balanced view to prospective customers! I even bit the bullet and had a go with the iPhone, and tried to open 2 apps at once... can it really still not do that or was I doing something stupidly wrong?
They applied for the trademark in 2000 and it was granted in 2008; presumably Gradiente'll argue that they had 5 years from it being GRANTED to act upon it, whereas Apple will be contesting that they should have had a commercial model by 2005.
Got a bit of a shock at the guy's name - I know him from playing Nanvaent MUD in the late 90s. Sounds like exactly the kind of thing he'd do, so good luck to him, and I'm sure all the idlers in nanc will chuck some cash his way!