2030 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
this is just a phase of evolution that the human race is going through
eventually, after all the people who are stupid enough to use a mobile while driving are removed from the gene-pool, we, as a species, will be better off, and safer on the roads too.
it's all about the eggs and the omlettes
my girlfriend and i once spent a very happy afternoon in the Trocadero at Leicester Sq determined to complete Time Crisis. i think we also spent about 20 quid each in the endeavour, cos we weren't all that good at it, but it was still good fun
This is just advertising thinly disguised as research isn't it?
Isn't there an advertising watchdog or something that should be looking out for this kind of skullduggery and putting a stop to it?
do not want
the irony is that, if it becomes possible for one of my friends to import the email i have on FB into their Gmail/Hotmail etc etc then i'll be switching my registered FB email to my gmail account email that i never look at and just collects spam. i don't know my 'friends' on Facebook well enough to trust them with a real email address.
re: why all the fuss?
there's been an awful lot of people asking "why is this even news?" and "who's going to buy them when fans are likely to already own the entire catalogue on cd?"
yet the fact remains, as mentioned in the article: "since when rumours have continuously circulated"
every bloody year, there's a rumour that the Beatles catalog will be available on iTunes.
so evidently, there's quite a few people to whom it does matter, otherwise this eternal rumour wouldn't continue to live
personally, i'm hoping that it is the Beatles music coming to iTunes - at least that'll put an end to this blasted rumour once and for all
wtf? you're somehow assuming that the same game that comes out on Steam will also be available within the Mac App Store? I doubt that is going to happen, where's the benefit for the developers to have to create two builds?
so it'll be just the same as it is now - if you want to play the games that are on Steam, you'll get Steam. if not and you're more interesting in smaller, light-weight games, you'll get them from the App Store
nice to see someone writing an article on this with a sensible view rather than the attempts to move the market that were happening during the week by idiot analysts who haven't a clue how the real world works
really? mine's fine
wtf are you doing with your phone then? i've not bothered to be particularly careful with mine, it's not in a case, i throw it in pockets with pens and coins and earphone jacks and so on. it sits on my desk and gets pushed around by the mouse. or it's in my car and dumped in the cup holder. i've had it since launch day and both front and back are perfect still
sadly won't happen
the trouble is, because they've all been so long to bring a product to the market, they're all going to assume that they have to fight with the iPad for the customer base. so they'll all be offering a hyped-up smartphone interface instead of a streamlined desktop OS
while a lot of IT people i know would like a tablet like you describe, i can only assume these companies have done their market research and discovered that what the majority of the population want is something like an iPad. but i'd have thought, if that were the case, then that research would have resulted in the answer "like an ipad but cheaper" but so far, no one seems to have solved that 2nd part
again and again
"Microsoft must change if it is to regain relevance"
doesn't someone say that every two or three years? and they never do, they just keep on getting worse and worse. face it, they're not listening and they're never going to learn
re: In your face...
"So all these Mac evangelists are now eating their words..."
Not at all.
There is a simple to solution to this: go learn Objective-C and then you can build your apps in X-code. Not that we want your crappy apps on our beloved hardware anyway so jog on you javatard!
> Did you read the review at all???
the commentard trolls on this site don't read the reviews, don't be silly! if they took the time to read the review, then someone else might be able to post a sensible and intelligent comment before them
such a shame as the concept of a post-apocalyptic version of the Monkey story sounded awesome
they should have got Rhianna Pratchett to do the writing - she worked on both Risen and Heavenly Sword with Serkis and although the Heavenly Sword gameplay got a bit repetative, the story and dialogue was highly entertaining and kept you going to complete it.
only 50 quid
at amazon, cos i ordered mine this morning.
and 50quid for a zxspectrum style keyboard is a bargin, even if i get bored of it in a few months and get another case instead
3 years will be remarkable if i'm still using it by then, i'll consider i'll have well and truely got my money's worth
go on then
go on then, tell us what's positive about this? what exactly has wp7 got that is going to set the world afire and make it the mobile OS of choice??
the rumour of the merger sends Adobe's stock price upwards
that would mean that Microsoft would have to pay more $$s for Adobe
so today Microsoft dismiss the rumour as rubbish and presumably the stock price will fall accordingly, saving M$ cash
150 bucks for a camera?
are you sure that's correct? never mind the overpriced google-tv rubbish, tell us more about what kind of amazing tech is inside that $149.99 camera that sits on top of the telly? it must be incredible
with great power comes great......
not sure if there's a movie franchise in a story about a kid that gets bitten by a radioactive worm and gains the ability to move, quite slowly, through mud and can re-grow himself when he gets chopped in half by a garden spade by his old aunty in a case of mistaken identity
sure they haven't already started?
i'm sure my usenet downloads get throttled in peak hours already whereas downloads from other sources keep a decent rate.
or maybe i'm just in one of the areas where they trialed their new equipment over the last year
augmented version of humanity?
When I read the term "augmented version of humanity" all I can see is that scene in the Matrix, where Neo wakes up in the real world, comes out of the battery pod and sees all the millions of other humans in their pods
I fear the real inner workings of Google's search machine are in fact powered from the assimilated minds and bodies of thousands and thousands of humans, all linked up to the internet. And we'll all happily let them jack that plug into the back of necks because they'll tell us that it's okay, they've used open technology to build it
but you really need to also know what percentage of all Google developers are using Titanium and also what percentage of iOS developers are using Titanium.
then you'll know whether you're statement of "Fifty-two per cent of developers" is correct, because, if it turns out that only 1% on each platform are using Titanium, then the difference between 54% and 48% could be really really small.
first Stephen Hawking and now this
it's a big one-two attack from Science. first Stephen Hawkin kicks God off the Big Bang credits list and now God's pushed back on the ropes as it turns out he wasn't necessary for one of the big action show pieces of the old testament.
any truth in the rumours that the fight's a fix and God is going to go down in the forth round?
get a mac
although they're obviously taking the piss, the dailymash article raises a good point - why exactly do we _need_ instant search? is it really saving us that much time and effort?
not just rentals
i think the point is that the disks in the old apple tv got full up very quickly. my iTunes music folder sits of a 4gb raid - i don't want to sync a tv show or a movie over wifi to my apple tv to watch, i just want to stream it directly from my imac to my tv
and the new apple tv is perfect for that, and priced reasonably too
personally i think they've done a very good job of identifying what was wrong with the first version and trimming it down to just what is needed and i can't wait for my pre-order to arrive in a couple of weeks time
that's because you spend too long sat in front of your computer reading sites like this which are full of elitist geeks who can't understand how other people have a different perspective of the world than they do
get out of the house and meet some real life people - there's a couple of iPad people on my train to work each morning. there's at least 4 of them in my office, 2 of them bring theirs with them to every meeting they have. they don't seem to be having any difficulty being productive with theirs.
Get your facts right before you troll
I'll concede the camera kit issue, for the time being, but your wrong on all the other accounts
Someone can email me a word document, I tap it to view the contents, I then choose the View In... Option to transfer it to Pages, edit it, email it back to the original author, and can also export it to the File Share area for other apps to open. Printing direct to wifi printer (no need for desktop pc) is just as easy as it was to pass the doc from email to Pages, using the Print Bureau app
So what other excuses do you have for not being productive ??
lol - i can't believe the negative comments above
sounds like you guys should really be banned from this website - you're obviously lacking in the required qualification (a sense of humor and being an IT geek who's played computer games since childhood right up to this morning's journey to work).
i, for one, shall be pre-booking my ticket to see this as soon as possible
but why iphone?
i understand they are concerned about the blackberry data going through the RIM servers elsewhere, but surely the iPhone data either goes over their network providers just like any other phone, or through their own servers if they set them up themselves. it doesn't all get routed via Cupertino does it?
or the transperambulation of pseudo-cosmic antimatter?
whatever the cause, it seems strange that our servers went titsup today and so our sysadmins were called into action to save the day.
Hurrah to them! on the one hand
but on the other, you can't help but wonder if they didn't perhaps tip the scales in their favour, considering the day and all
i quite liked it when the beta for Safari (4 was it?) put the tabs on top
mind you, it didn't bother me when they put them back in the normal location either
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