2229 posts • joined 8 May 2007
Re: shame it's not any better
That's what I thought, but it's telling me I'm 50 feet from the roundabout in question.
The "next turn" thing is a tiny little box under the quick. Not really viewable with a quick glance, you need to take your eyes off the road and concentrate on the screen. I guess that's not a problem on American interstates, but tricky on twisty, windy English country lanes
shame it's not any better
I tried it this morning - was not 5 minutes away from home when I get to a roundabout - the main map display tells me to turn right and take the 3rd exit - but the quick view display at the top tells me to go straight across. Thankfully it was local to me so I knew which one was correct. But I think I'll stick to Apple Maps when I'm somewhere unfamiliar as so far I've had no issues with that.
Poor colour scheme
I don't like the colour scheme. Main roads in bright green, if the phone isn't close, a quick glance isn't sufficient to tell that the arrows are directing you off onto a minor orange/yellow road. Colour scheme in the old app was much clearer, and so is Apple's app.
Re: @Nine Circles
Re: asking for corrections
You know, the google app is asking the exact same thing.
Re: what about traffic data
When you switch it on, there's a big warning about how the traffic data isn't in real time. Kinda defeats the point as you'll be switching it on to see how the traffic is going to impact your journey right now.
Re: Cupertino quality control fail?
Webster Phreaky have you returned to us??
Re: Good job he wasn't a diplomat
What? No mention of his sterling contribution to the GamesMaster tv show?
Regardless, the man was an utter legend and will be surely missed :(
I hope they name a star, or a black hole, or an Intergallactic Destroyer spaceship after him or something, he surely deserves it!
very controlled environment?
very controlled environment
Sooooooo, it's a console then, no?
i'd rather brough back real Max Headroom!
Hi! This is Max-Max Headroom on Network 23, brought-brought-brought to you by...
Oh, NO, no no-no-no-no! I'm sorry. I'm sorry, but if they think I'm endorsing car accessories, they've got another dipstick-stick coming. No-No, they've tried this one before and I'm radial tired of it! If they expect me to change gear now and start spark-spark-spark plugging their products, they must be out of their pist-pist-piston heads! Listen, I don't like to blow my own gasket, but I have better things to do than just sit here and wax polish lyrical about car parts! Car parts! I've got letters from fan belts who say, "Max, you're special! You're unique! You're differential!" Yes, yes I know it's what they want, that's because they're air conditioned to it - to it. Oh - to it. Oh, I've fendered it off time and timing belt again. I mean, who's calling the tune-tune-tune up? Who's in cru-cru-cru-cru-cruise control here, anyway? I'll tell ya who! Me! Me! Max Headlamp! And if they don't like it, they can stick-stick-stick shift it in their exhaust pipes and choke-choke it! AND smoke it!
Re: Google worries me
Hitler: a million times more evil than Stalin or Pol Pot.
So that's all right then.
viable business plan
So, in a world where being a patent troll appears to be a valid way to make money, it surprises me that we don't have more companies setting up shop, encouraging the competition to join in and form a cartel to extort money from the consumers, and then being the first to shop the competition to the regulators and walk away without fines and patting the bulge in your pockets from the big fat profits you collected over the years.
Compared to the Lumia 920
Which is a bit daft, really, as the 920 and the 620 are obviously aimed at completely different demographics
Waiting for the pro
Not me, but the people I talk to who like M$ things, they've tried out Surface, kinda liked it, but are waiting for the Pro to see if it can handle all the apps they currently run on their laptops.
I'm not totally sure that was what Microsoft were hoping for when they launched Surface. Just got to hope that poor RT sales doesn't cause them to shelve, or delay further, the Pro.
I think the full on hatred is a good thing - it keeps in mind the fact that you shouldn't rely on it for serious use. Without being aware that people hate it so much (evidently Lord Leveson is ignorant of such) then people will attribute far too much trust in it as an indisputable source of fact. And the thought of society getting to that point is quite scary.
But also, books don't have an easily checkable history of changes. If you're going to use data from wikipedia in an official document, common sense suggests that you check if anyone has been mucking around with the bit you're copying, and if they have, you do a little extra research to verify the "facts"
I read her comments, but all I hear and see in my mind is the sketches from MonkeyDust where the mob are stalking through the streets chanting "kill the peadophile!!"
And then I get distracted humming the Ivan Dobsky theme to myself and looking for a space hopper....
Ashley & Michael
presumably these are names of people's kids or SO's?
surprising that so many people have a kid or other half names Ashley that the name outranks Jesus
does this mean that movie piracy in the UK is so large that blocking BT is sufficient enough to cripple a site? surely there's other people in the world that were using this service?
it wasn't even that great, there are much better ways to find stuff on usenet (although, admittedly, you do have to pay, so probably that's immediately caused most freetards to slink back to their torrent sites)
fair point - but then, being magical, it's probably invisible. stealthy like a ninja. so could be coming from any direction
we're doomed! RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!
(actually, don't bother, that's not going to help any other than leaving you out of breath and unable to scream as the seas boil and the skies turn as blood....)
Re: not the end
i thought the whole point was that the Mayans took digits away from a date, and thereby the 21st Dec 2012 is actually day 0. it's a mathematical exercise to get to day -1, but is such a thing possible in physics?
you mean it's coming through the middle of the sun?
What's the more likely?
1) The world is going to end and NASA know this to be true, and a public message to advise us all to spend the next 4 weeks kissing our backsides goodbye
2) The world is going to end and NASA know this to be true, but they issue a public message anyway to tell us all it's not going to happen, thereby avoiding 4 weeks of chaos as mankind descends into hell, rioters taking to the streets, wide spread looting, law and order breaking down, mob rule taking over as no one bothers to go to work and many people dying horribly?
Re: Is the only difference between the models the storage amount?
because Anna doesn't have an axe to grind against Dell?
or perhaps because none of us would have been at all inclined to read it?
Re: Let me add to the chorus of comparison FAIL chanters
The actual difference (inc VAT, not the fabricated different they report in news sites like this) for the 3G was about 30 quid I think. or was it the MacBook Air that I was pricing up a couple of years ago?
So seems to be a standard figure that Apple add on to cover shipping or admin or whatever. But i don't think it's changed much in the last few years, which, with inflation, makes it a good thing as it's getting cheaper in real world terms.
I don't think people do it every time a new model comes out.
More likely it is every other time because they are still on the two year contract from the previous phone. When that contract is up, and the new phone comes out, you take advantage of the upgrade offer to get the phone cheap and lock you in for the next two years. But there's sufficient enough people on the anti-cycle that are in the middle of their contract at that point.
At least, that's the way I do it. I wouldn't be so presumptuous to presume that I'm unique in this approach.
i'm not sure i even have a wall in my lounge that's big enough to fit an 84 inch telly on, even if my bank account was 100x better off than it currently is
i'm liking it
i really like the artists/album view thing - most especially on the Movies and TV Shows tabs. Nice to be able to see all the key details from the ID3 tags displayed at a glance instead of having cmd-i to see it.
there's a bug on the device sync screens where it tries to size the group box on the left with the item box on the right. So when you have some TV Shows, and some of them have a LOT of episodes, scrolling around to see shows further down the list gets interesting. Surprising really, scroll boxes in OS X are usually independent of each other and respond to where the mouse is hovering, not the window it is in, so perhaps it's the bug they've been trying to fix all month long.
Re: Colour me unimpressed
wierd - cos a quick google suggests that 10% of the population are allergic to rice. so by that comparison, wheat is the better option.
feed the world!
let them know it's christmas time!
win7 : not dead yet
Our corporation will be upgrading from XP to Win7 at some point next year.
I doubt we'll see Win8 here for many years
Re: Buy yourself out
that's brilliant! i'm so going to try that next week!
no women, no kids
An SIS/MI6 spokeswoman said the advert was fake
well, they would say that, wouldn't they?
Re: I always wondered...
from what i've seen by watching lots of shows on Alibi, lycra is very much NOT the preferred clothing material of the criminal classes.
possibly, that explains why joggers wear it. the only reason i'd ever wear the stuff was out of fear of being mauled by a police alsatian if i wore normal clothes.
this is news?
it's no different than any other year
Re: Why not...
but but but HUGE frikken dreadnought spaceships! i'd love to see those on the cinema screen.
but also, Zahn's triology don't take place long enough afterwards, do they? Luke and Han and Leia aren't as old as their actors are right now.
Re: I wonder...
would it not make more sense to put the TV in the games console?
the games console market is already established. all those hoards of xbox owners are mostly guaranteed to upgrade to the new version anyway - but why should they then also buy another product to connect to the tv in order to stream video?
Hitachi have had 4tb usb drives out for a while - they're about 180 quid on amazon, i've bought 3, although 1 did fail.
i thought it was Google that was all about the Segways wasn't it?
in that last sentence, it sounds like it would have been easier to list the things that are right about Here than list the things that need fixing. i'll stick with Maps for the time being then, thanks.
Re: Wrong Luton
are you sure you're spelling Luton right? it gets it right for me every time i've tried.
Is Here really such an obvious choice? Considering I drive in London perhaps once a year and the rest of the time I use a map app it's usually because I'm driving down b roads and country lanes in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire? (which, btw, Apple's Maps app handles perfectly well).
Or was this whole article just trolling?
Re: Yeah right..
methinks he doth protest his innocence too much
Re: Theories about why this is happening
Well, it's almost only a month to go until the end of the Mayan calendar....
Got to expect some ill portents to start portending about now.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
a downvote? really? on a friday of all things?
it's all but mandatory that someone makes that quote in this situation, i was going to myself if i hadn't been beaten to it.
or, did you think it was a serious suggestion??
Re: Apple TV 2
when they say AppleTV in this article, they mean 30" flat screen LCDs with, effectively, the hockey puck sized ATV3 embedded inside it.
btw, yes, you are a version behind - the ATV3 can't be jailbroked yet and also doesn't handle digital audio as well as the ATV2.
El Reg : At the cutting edge of technology.... :)
if it's a parabola then it'd reflect the sunlight back up at your face, not down at the ants, no?
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