2219 posts • joined 8 May 2007
Re: Hmm, iPads?
the PalmPilot should be... that is where tablet computing began for me..
fair enough, then the Apple Newton should be there too because "that is where tablet computing began for me" and three years earlier than the first Pilot too
but it's all academic. the Psion Organiser is the grandfather of all of these, and that is in the article
I used a GRiD when I was about 5 - my dad brought it home from work for a weekend.
I remember being quite awed by it at the time, and compared to the big case of the Apple ][e I was used to with a gigantic box of a monitor on top, it was futuristic looking.
That said, I was only 5 or was pretty awed by anything technological at the time anyway.
Then, 3 years later my dad came home and set up a Mac on the dining room table and I spent all weekend drawing bitmap pictures in MacPaint and wondering why anybody bothered with keyboards and command lines
and personally i'd take an apple product over a google or windows one, but that's just me. my biased outlook on life counterbalances yours, and the world spins on in harmony...
That's no moon!
troll is obvious troll
iPhone 6? you're posting from 2014 are you?
shame Anna didn't pause to research the facts before posting her vindictive article
turns out, this article is almost completely wrong. you kinda expect this kind of shabby journalism from the tabloid press, but El Reg is supposed to be a tech site that knows what it's talking about - instead we get this poorly researched regurgitation of other people factless articles.
if you want the real information on this story, you're going to have to look elsewhere:
I took a selfy this morning - at least, I think it classifies. it was of a CCTV monitor on the train platform, showing the view from the camera that at that point was watching me, as I photographed the monitor. I got quite lost in the meta-existentialism of photographing something else that was photographing me at the same time that I almost missed my train
So I can quite emphasis with Curiosity. It's gotta get a bit boring up there of mars, why not take a break, have a kitkat, and take a holiday snap of yourself :)
not so sure about this weeks selection
if i'm honest, and i staggered home with a belly full of beer, and went to eat either of these, i don't think i'd have a full belly anymore, just a pending cleaning bill and the prospect of the following morning spent working over the kitchen floor with a bucket and mop and disinfectant...
When I first started working in the smoke, mp3 players were popular, but not really in much evidence on the 6am commuter train filled with suits. But as you say, then as now, people didn't really have conversations with each other. No one talked. The oldies read newspapers, loudly and annoyingly. And for the most part, I slept, snoring loudly and annoyingly I presume.
These days I'm watching videos, reading books or listening to podcasts on my journey, and i feel much more awake and alert when i get to the office than i ever did when i was younger.
this is a niche product - those that want a full tablet will already have an iPad. If you don't then you've got an iPhone. There definitely seems to be a market for the iPad mini, but if the highly unscientific sample set of people in my office is an indication, then the market is about 1/5th that of the full size iPad and a tiny fraction of that for the iPhone.
Re: ..."you can glean the correct responses from our source code" ??
as they said, doing so is not cricket. it's on your honour as a gentleman to not hack the code and take the test in the spirit in which is was intended.
besides, there's no cash prize, there's not even a leaderboard, so no one's going to know the score you get. if you waste your time cheating and looking at the code, the only person you are cheating is yourself. no one else is going to know or care. but y'know, whatever you need to do to boost your self esteem...
just saying, why wouldn't you just hold it in portrait the same way that you're holding it in landscape? as you say, it's light enough that it's not an issue.
a mini tablet like this, despite what Samsung would like us to believe, is not the same as a smartphone and doesn't have to be held the same way
Analyst proves they haven't a clue...
...but then we all knew that already, so this isn't really news.
If he's stopped and even thought about it, tried it himself, he'd realise the massive pain you'll get in your shoulders if you try and work for any length of time on a touchscreen that's vertically in front of you.
I guess this just goes to prove how much work your average analyst does. It doesn't take long to throw a dart at the wall and make your prediction based on what it landed on.
Re: Apple website should be taken down
They could take down the apple.co.uk domain, but it wouldn't make any difference as Apple have only had ownership of it since just recently. all it does it redirect to apple.com/uk which is where everyone has been going for the uk apple site for many, many years. I doubt many people really realise apple.co.uk now points to Apple. 90% of people probably just use google and click through without even looking at the URL, so again, wouldn't make any difference if the UK domain was taken down, the .com domain is always going to be the number one result on google's search results
that Anna Leach is all over this story
Re: Apple told us it had no comment on the matter
Apple actually spoke to El Reg? The sky is truly falling!!
wall-gardens FTW !!!!!!!!!
but are there really any games out there that are suited to the console playing experience? is android capable of this? i've been moaning to my friends recently, because i like the look of the new XCOM game, but i don't want to sit in front of the telly playing a turn-based strategy type game. I'd rather play a game like that on a tablet. equally, i don't want to play the types of games they are currently on mobiles and tablets on the telly.
are we really looking forward to playing temple run or angry birds in front of the whole family?
Re: Nice lightsabres
all the best Jedi's make their own noise.
that said, hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid!
i want one
actually, i want two! i'm so jealous!!
although, at $1200 for the kit you had, it'll be some time before i'm ready for a jedi battle...
are these powerful enough to use as a means of lifting a craft into the sky? i seem to recall seeing something on telly... was it a James May show? where these guys in the States were pulsing a laser directly into the sky, and placing a silver bowl into the beam lifted it up into the sky
I like it
Seems to work very well - and offline reading means I no longer have to throw all the articles to Instapaper.
Would be nice if it could keep track of the article alerts I've set up via the website so that I don't miss out on any Stob articles
you have an app?
i didn't realise there was a previous version of this app - i've been using m.theregister.co.uk all this time (in truth, i use the mobile site on my desktop too).
Re: How long before
yes, because that's exactly what they did with Tron, isn't it?
and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies
and The Avengers
and from the looks of the trailer, Iron Man 3 is going to be chock full of Disney cartoon characters and singing, isn't it?
Anybody else playing Dishonoured at the moment and when they read the headline and the sub-headline thought this article was going to be about something totally different?
I felt myself clenching my left fist and about to look up for a suitable place, ready to blink to safety...
Re: Dixons Bloke
9 months != 6 months
Nostradamus also predicted the end of the world. By your maths, he's also right even though it just hasn't gotten around to happening yet.
Windows 8 doesn't work well on large screens? So it really was built solely for tablets and with the desktop side just shoe-horned in as an after thought.
The implausibility is what makes them enjoyable, no?
Isn't it the utterly outrageous nature of the evil schemes that makes the films so enjoyable. Everything about them is beyond belief, from the names of the love interests to Bond himself, that you have no choice but to suspend your disbelief by a large measure. And with that, you're willing to accept anything, and the film becomes a great thrill ride.
Afterall, the recent Daniel Craig films have been a bit more closer to reality than those films listed here, and arguably, weren't nearly so much fun.
but i wonder if my fondness for Goldeneye is accentuated somewhat by the joy of 4-player gaming on the N64
Seems a bit stupid to be asking CEOs of companies about their own products, of course they're going to big them up, or about other companies products, of course they're going to diss them.
El Reginald seems full of articles this morning that aren't telling us anything that we wouldn't have expected
i.e. They're both fighting over the same section of the market (with Samsung also covering the cheaper end, Apple's ignoring for now).
I think this is the critical aspect here.
I suspect that the sub £300 end of the market is considerably more than just twice the size of the top end of the range.
This kind of analysis is pointless because the phones being shipped are not equivalent. If you want to claim that one company is beating the other, then you need to compare them on like-for-like range of phones, and further, on phones that are earning the company a like-for-like profit margin. Samsung could sell 100x the number of phones, but if they're not making any money off 99% of them then such a statistic is merely obfuscating the real facts.
As the article says, the more interesting fact here is the Samsung's success is cannibalising the Android market, not eating into Apple's sales.
Re: Never worked well anyway!
have to agree. both the intel iMacs i've had have both lost functionality of their optical drive. Oddly enough, the tray-loading drive in the old G4 iLamp iMac is still working perfectly.
but i don't see why people get so uptight about needing the optical drive inside the machine. USB drives to read/write dvds are cheap as anything these days - far cheaper than Apple would charge you for putting one inside certainly. And that way you get to choose between cheap DVD drive, or splash out of a blu-ray drive if you wish.
god the new iMacs look nice. I'm desperately trying to find an excuse to get one, but sadly, apart from the optical drive, my current iMac is still working perfectly
re: "Won't be buying a Mac any time soon."
if you still get your music on CDs sounds like you don't buy anything until it's outmoded and old fashioned. I'm surprised you're even on CDs and not listening to vinyls instead.
Re: What he is trying to say is.....
so _that's_ what those big yellow things in the sky are...
Applied Research Associates...
...a subsidiary of Omni Consumer Products by any chance?
Please tell me they have a loudspeaker on there that calls out "Come quietly or there will be.... trouble."
fondly remembered, but not missed
I remember being taught how to write ceefax pages when i was 7 at school - gave me an appreciation for what was required by the people who made them each day for the telly.
while i made a lot of use of it as a kid, looking up tv listings, the top 40 results, grand prix results, i don't think i've used them since the early 90s. certainly, now that it's gone i won't notice the difference.
a shame, but purely for nostalgic reasons.
Re: Nokia N-Gage?
i guess the N-Gage does deserve to be here - it's a prime example of everything that was wrong with smart phone and why people weren't buying them, prior to the current golden age of Android and iOS devices
Re: Sensationalistic title
this is El Reg - titles and the facts of the story do not often correlate.
what the deuce!?!?!
A patent law suit where the out come is a bit of common sense?
Is this the first sign on the coming of the end of the world or something? Next Hell will freeze over, seas will boil, the moon will be as blood, cats and dogs living together, seven seals being broken, harpers harping with their harps..... somebody tell us about the Twinkie!!
what no Onatopp?
i can see Pussy Galore not being a villain, she'd fall into the Bond Girl category. But surely Onatopp was pretty villianous, especially with her preferred method of assassination, no?
hah! reminds me of that episode in The Tick where the villain tried to write his name on the moon...
so Apple bring out a 4" screen phone and [SHOCKER] Samsung rush to copy and produce a phone of the same size.
there is, as Qui-Gon Jinn once said, always a bigger fish...
But, when this is productionised for consumers and enclosed in a robust package, is it not going to end up looking like those huge VR headsets we used to have to wear to play those VR arcarde games back in the early 90s?
I think I'd rather have a vid conference with someone looking slightly below my face than have to wear something like that everytime i go into a meeting room.
They'll take a queue from their new partners Nokia and they'll fake it by getting their own employees to queue up at midnight to collect their free Surfaces.
But... Apple make use of Seagate drives as well? I don't see how, if the foreman is prejudiced against Seagate, he would have a bias either way in the trial as both companies work with his former employer.
This smacks of Samsung clutching at straws. Further evidence that these lawsuits will never, ever end. Future generations in 200 years will still be contesting the results and holding appeals and retrials without any knowledge of why...
(there's a cherry thought to get your Friday morning started :) )
VM the solution?
I was thinking about this - would it not be possible for the employer to provide a VM image which contains a locked down environment that only contains licensed software and only connects to the office network and is also ringfenced from the laptop it is running on. That way, you can BYOD, but it stops any garbage you've installed on it yourself from accessing the office network or corrupting work files. And also could be set up to prevent people moving files out of the VM environment? And at the worst case, the employer could remote wipe the VM image or re-deploy a clean image, saving the effort of troubleshooting (because all work documents should be being stored on office network anyway).
Or are these the kind of things that they're talking about in the article when they say the tools are likely on the way in the near future?
Dumb, dumber and
Apple buyers ToddRundgren I guess?
fixed it for you