2228 posts • joined 8 May 2007
Re: Apple could never compete in a race to the bottom
To suggest otherwise is just a lame exercise in click-bait to try and get some free advertising for some research newsletter that no one's ever heard of...
But... didn't Blackberry then start chasing the marketshare strategy and producing cheaper phones to supply to kids? and we all know how well that strategy worked out for them...
Re: Well I am not happy with Cook.
The fact of the matter is you hire people to do the job, not skin color, not gender, not gender preference.
And from the stats that Apple released, it looks like that is exactly what they have done. If Apple were looking to even the stats at any cost, they would have done so already. Instead, they've stated that they are keen to avoid bias in their hiring, but so far, hiring the right people to do the job has led to a majority of white males.
They are damned if they do and damned if they don't, but at least they are being honest and open about it.
very sad loss
big bucket of win, the man was a comic genius, but equally great in the dramatic roles. a shame he didn't do more like Insomnia. he will be greatly missed.
El Reg is Pro-Amazon sympathiser?
How come this article completely fails to pick up on the horrific mis-quoting of George Orwell, wherein Amazon have deliberately spun his pro-paperback quote into an anti-paperback statement?
El Reg is usually good at picking up on these things and sticking the boot in, but you've completely missed it.
On May 27th...
so... you are suggesting that in the last 2 months it is possible that lots of people have gone out and got old devices that run iOS4 and iOS5?
I doubt sufficient numbers of people have started to use the old OS in such a short space of time to have any meaningful impact upon those figures.
But why should they bother with the effort? There's such a tiny amount of people using the old OS's that they probably don't care.
For a specific value of "many"
It means that many older iPads, iPhones
Where by 'many' you mean 'a small number'
A quick google shows third-party analysis that iOS 7 has achieved 90% adoption. So the number of people still using an iOS less than 6 is not a huge amount.
If you're forking out the money for Sonos kit, you can afford to upgrade your iDevice at the same time
who more anal, the analyst or the analyst who analyses him?
So, one analyst is claiming that other analysts don't know what they're talking about?
He's actually done some research and looked some real numbers, which is first because from what I can tell, most analysts get their data from the tea leaves at the bottom of their chai latte, or the patterns made in goats intestines and from casting animal bones.
I suspect the rest of his industry will soon disown him and likely duck him in water or prepare a burning stake....
Re: As a Galaxy Note User...
"never a substitute for anything"
yes, people who drive Porsches and Ferraris say exactly the same thing
always take the cosine
This is for the iWatch number predictions from a week or two ago, but equally applicable to this article on iPhone:
Well, it's still in beta - so can't take any performance indicators from the current beta release.
"although they said..."
and also, evidently you won't believe what they say on the website - so you'll only know if it performs better, for your specific use case, when you install it.
but at least it's a cheap upgrade
"later this month"
so.... that would be next week then?
(seeing as the non-public beta had a release last Friday, it's unlikely to be another release so soon this week).
Oh what bliss do the ignorant and naive so enjoy....
But... you told us Peak Apple had happened?
I'm confused. El Reg has spent the last 2 years telling us that 2012 was PEAK Apple and it's all doom and gloom for the company since.
But they've totally failed to tell us that the stock price has been on the rise again recently. I suspect El Reg was delibrately spreading the PEAK Apple sub-headline in order to drive down the price so they could buy up cheap stock. And now they have a big pile of stock, they're telling us the price is on the rise in the hope we also buy more and push the price higher.
Skullduggery and duplicity are afoot!
Re: Who actually wears a watch anymore?
"The Sun is a great clock, if you have clues. When it's dark, SLEEP"
it's not really a great clock, is it? a clock should be consistent.
the sun rose at 5am this morning. it will set at 21:12 tonight - although it's not actually "dark" until well past 10pm.
but in January, the sun doesn't rise until 8am and it sets at 16:19. Your so-called "Sun" clock either requires that we all are allowed to work felxible hours during the year, or that our bosses don't mind if we fall asleep at our desks on winter afternoons (at least, without having to hide it)
Re: There are so many problems.
i think the point of this Act is that it attempts to remove one of the other problems that will occur down the line, once all those other problems you list are overcome.
and steals said mined products from the US private space
well, that's just plain stealing. doesn't matter if you're on the ground or in space, whether you're american or more sophisticated. you'd have to intercept, board, probably overcome-if-not-kill the crew, make off with the booty. we'll be bringing back the old piracy laws and setting up a Eastern Galaxy Trading Company to patrol the murky depths of the starry skies. Pirates of the Capricon Cluster......
So, when Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was sniping in 2008's Shooter, as far as I can tell from Google (am working this Saturday, so can't take the time to re-watch the movie to double check before i post), they were only talking about distances around 1800m.
So was the movie that being uncharacteristically modest (for Hollywood) in it's claims? Or was 1800 at the higher end of the records back then, but in the last 6 years the distances have increased?
Re: stupidity upon stupidity
I may be wrong
yes, i think you are. the way i understood the patent was that (if enabled) the phone wouldn't require you to unlock the screen via pin or fingerprint sensor if it knows that you are at home. in your home, for most people, it's unlikely that you're phone has been stolen, so the security measures are a pain in the neck.
also, i would expect this feature, if it ever appears, is a user option. so if you don't trust the people you live with, you don't have to enable it.
The cover for the game...
Actually, the girl on the cover "could arguably be said to look like" Shelby Welinder, the model that Rockstar hired.
Perhaps she can now sue Lohan for trying to appropriate her image?
Re: Is this really a problem?
Not a problem for the consumer.
But a problem for the channel and highstreet sellers who were getting used to the big turnovers these past few years.
In the worlds before The Doctor, primal chaos reigned.
The Timelords sought order.
But a Tardis can fly only with its Eye of Harmony.
The Timelords and Daleks fought again and yet again,
As endless aeons wheeled and passed.
Time and the pure essences of Gallifrey,
the moisture of the Earth,
the powers of the sun and the moon,
All worked upon a certain policebox, old as creation.
And it became transparent and vanished.
That policebox was named "The Tardis".
Timothy Dalton, the Timelord Rassilon, said,
"In the final days of Earth, everyone had bad dreams."
A wave of the sonic, caused the doors to open.
From it then came The Doctor.
The nature of The Doctor was irrepressible!
Re: I wonder....
technically, it's on Indiegogo, not Kickstarter, but i guess that's still going to be passing the funding through the States, yes?
Re: AKA Apples WWDC of 2018
Not really the same, Apple's WWDC keynotes are unlikely to include the protesters or the demos that failed.
Although, if they do, El Reg will be sure to report on them, whereas they've managed to censor such details from this article.
I'm sure i saw an episode of Columbo or Diagnosis Murder or some other daytime 80s police proceedural where the wrong'un of the episode did exactly that with a camera to photograph the security keypad on a door so they could break in a kill the victim.
Just because it's new technology, does not mean it is a new threat.
Re: you mean about the size of the iPhone 4?
did someone cut your iPhone 4 in half or something?
that size is only 50% bigger than the iPod Nano (6th gen) that worked very well on a watch strap. if there's any truth in this rumour then i suspect we'll see a rectangular screen, so the screen will be aboutsize as the 7th gen ipod nano. if so, then it's going to curve around your wrist i guess.
Re: And what's the real subtext here...?
well, that already happened with iPhones. but turns out, the miscreants weren't actually killing people's phones - they'd just phished their account ids and passwords and then activated the kill switch. which many were able to by-pass by a simple phone reset.
So as long as Microsoft and Google implement it in a secure manner, it should remain sufficiently difficult for your miscreants to do it.
Re: Install the free Sophos AV for home users ...
+1 for Sophos. Have it on all of mine - seems to run nice and quitely in the background, routinely picks up malware in email attachements and zaps them, never hear from it the rest of the time. and it's free, but uses the same virus definitions as the paid-for windows software does
Re: Filesystem access?
would that be the iCloud Disk that they also announced yesterday?
Re: Interested by iCloud Drive
you might want to look again, from a slide in yesterday's presentation:
- First 5GB free
- 20GB for $0.99 per month
- 200GB for $3.99 per month
- Tiers available up to 1TB
so the 200GB tier works out at half the price of the OneDrive's current plan ($100 per year).
If you're a multiplatform user, you're not their target demographic. Also, you're post on El Reg, whom Apple ignore, so they're blissfully unaware of your objection.
For those of us who drink heartily from the Kool Aid and only use iStuff, this is a great update. I just wish the dev site was up so I could download the betas already.
Re: Not so smart; desperate housewife is desperate.
I don't seem to recall Jobs presenting snake-oil-merchant slides to diss the competition;
you should re-watch some of the old keynote speeches then, refresh your memory.
but you're not allowed to leave the walled garden...
Adam & Eve left their garden, and some would say it's been downhill for the human race ever since....
and the award for managing to showhorn the pun "fruit loop" the most times into one article goes to....
Re: Tuesday 0900-1000 "This One Is Sealed" - Marina
More interesting is the No Comment one at the same time, but in the big room that the keynote was in. Surely that's for further details on something that will only be revealed during the Keynote itself.
Or perhaps it's Tim Cook, blatantly wearing the unannounced iWatch, standing in front of a 100" TV with an Apple logo on the case, wearing a pair of Ray-bans that you can just make out the inverted image of an iOS screen displayed on the inside of the lenses, but just spending an hour replying "No comment" to every question...
Re: Not sure we NEED a new device
Apple may have a few years before the need a big new thing, but the tech news websites can't wait that long! If they don't have some clickbait Apple-related headlines to publish, they might loose out on advertising revenue to the entertainment websites revealing what f**ktapes-star "celebrity" has had to eat this week.
Not just one man
You speak like he makes all these film single handedly. Yes, he's directing it, what we'll see on the screen comes from his vision, but there's a HUGE number of studio executives that'll be reviewing everything he does. He hasn't got carte blanche to do what he likes here, like he probably had with the tv shows.
Not saying it won't be a train wreck, but i think there are a lot of people other than Abrams who are going to have a hand in what we get to see. If it's rubbish, they all need to be blamed. And if we're pleasantly surprised that it's enjoyable, then they all need to be congratulated.
Re: Amongst the worst...
"An Ewok Jedi...."
That's not a million miles away from Yoda, you realise?
Re: Slightly schizophrenic review
that pesky @ and "
it's funny - i have exactly the same problem when i'm here at work using a PC keyboard.
it makes NO sense having the single quote and the double quote keys on completely opposite sides of the keyboard.
you'll notice the colon and semi-colon are on the same key. so why not quote and double-quote?!?!?
Re: Frankly, there was a simple and obvious mistake made
Which was ever moving away from using an Apple device
if she hadn't switched phones, none of this would have been a problem, and all of you lot wouldn't have had such high blood pressure over the last day while reading this article and comments :)
@Arctic fox: Re:All right old chap I'll bite..........
they're places referenced in Dante's Inferno. i was subtly implying that it'll be a cold day in hell before Apple create an iMessage app for Android.
Although, as I discovered and 's water music pointed out - when you get to the very heart of hell, it's actually already a frozen mass of ice.
Maybe that means Dante was predicting that there will be an iMessage app on 'droid after all....
Re: Easy Fail
yeah - admittedly i was skimming wikipedia, and it only really mentions that the 9th circle is where it gets really cold. i couldn't see if the 8th circle was much more than temperate.
seems strange. it seems that as long as you're not traitorous (and therefore end up in the 9th circle) then if you're on the road to hell already, it's probably best to go as bad as you can, at least then you'll get tollerable weather conditions while you're there. the mildly evil get burnt. Judas gets frozen. but those in between get a nice warm summers day.
Re: I really don't see...
if she hasn't told them that she's changed to a phone that is incompatible with iMessage (i.e. deregistered her number from iMessage) then how are Apple to know?
that's like complaining that your utilities bills are still being direct debit'ed from an old bank account, causing it to go into overdraft, because you didn't inform them to switch to your new account.
Re: Easy fix
in other news sinners have been seen ice skating upon the river Phlegethon, and snowball fights have broken out in Malebolge
is she sure?
Could be that, now that she's left the church, none of her apple-wielding friends want to send txts to her :)
But seriously - claiming $5m seems a bit excessive? If she's expecting to recieve messages that are worth that much money to her, shouldn't she be relying on a different method of communication than txting?
And also, $5m for not researching how to switch phone beforehand - it's a lot of money to claim for what is essentially user error.
Re: Or the alternative opinion
Excellent little machines for basic email and web access
But just about EVERYthing can do basic email and web access these days. Being "just as good as everything else for doing the most basic of tasks" shouldn't be a major selling point of a device.
once you take away fan appeal
but that would make many sequels merely average. Empire and Jedi would be just average sci-fi without the fan appeal of building on what the first film did.
Godfather 2 might be able to stand on its own.
And Aliens also would work by itself. although, it's still appealing to sci-fi fans, so if you removed that....
Re: If it is another Episode 1 he'll be known as....
i watched Episodes 1 to 3 almost back to back a couple of weeks ago, and was suprised to find that Jar Jar and Anakin being annoying weren't half as much as i remembered them being from the first time i saw it.
Yes, they're still annoying, but i think on watching it additional times, you're able to blank them out and focus on the rest of the films. The huge space battle at the start of Ep 3, for example, is fantastic (blanking out the weird missiles that turn into droids with laser cutters...)
Anyway - i liked what he did with Star Trek, am optimistic that the new movies will be more Empire than Phantom Menace
Re: Podcast app
+1 that the app can't sync what's been listened to and what hasn't.
But despite that, i like the Podcast interface and it makes it much easier to organise your podcast subscriptions.
I've abandoned the podcast maangement within iTunes on the desktop. I just use the Podcast app on the phone to manage the subscriptions and it works verywell, downloading the newest shows when they become available, or for those with a large back catalogue, keeping three (or a number of your choice) of un-listened-to episodes on the phone whenever I have wifi connection.
So yes, the integration between the two isn't great. But I'm glad they did create a seperate app as now i no longer have to ensure i sync with iTunes before i go to work each morning as the phone's already updated it content before i wake up.
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