2145 posts • joined 8 May 2007
stating the bleeding obvious
this isn't a market analysis, it's just stating the obvious
Android is a platform that's available to any hardware manufacturer that wants to use it. iPhone is only available to one. it's not economics that tell you that Android has the potential to be in more people's phones, it's basic, junior school mathematics
doesn't rhyme or fit the song
Buying bread from a man in brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, do you speak-a my language?
He just smiled and gave me a iSnack2.0 sandwich
And he said.....
[all together now, sing along!!]
"force Apple to standardise the library format and have it made an ISO standard"
please read the rest of the comments on this thread - and every other time this topic has been mentioned on El Reg
last i was aware, XML is a restricted subset of SGML which is ISO standard 8879
iTunes library is accessable via XML
Palm just need to put a couple of hours work in to build an app that'd parse the file. there's tons of 3rd party shareware apps that do this, i don't understand why Palm have so much trouble
i thought there was an article recently form one of the "expert" analysts who claimed that the iPhone tarrifs were loss-leaders for the phone companies and an unsustainable model?
but it seems that the model must have been successful enough for O2 with the iPhone otherwise they'd have changed it for the Pre, no?
...too busy laughing at this Epic fail to type
am happy to admit that i'm an apple fanatic and wear my blue jeans and black turtleneck under my work suit, but i like the look of that
somehow, i suspect it won't look anything like that if it's finally released and it prove frustratingly annoying to use
still - can someone will find a way to hack OS X on to it and then it'll be worth getting
i like it actually
@ Jimmy Floyd
re: Brand allegiance "Is that really an issue for gamers? Or, indeed, anyone?"
damn right it is - you're obviously not a real gamer. when was the last time you started a game in the evening and didn't quit until sun rose the next morning?
as obsessed as i am with the GTA series of games, i drew the line at owning an Nintendo product just so I could play GTA Chinatown (i borrowed my mates one, but hated every minute of using it)
thankfully it's now coming out on the PSP so I can give back the wretched DS and play the game instead on a decent platform (at least until the iPod/iPhone version comes out, which i expect will top both of them).
i watched the video on facebook last night and it honestly looked like it'd be quicker to walk.
to heck with global waming, i'll stick with the supercharger in my cooper s thankyouverymuch and future generations be damned
"users should be made more aware they should only use them as a guide"
and there really ought to be a minimum IQ level below which you are not allowed a driving license, for your own good
if you need to be told not to follow TomTom regardless then you really shouldn't be allowed Outside without medical supervision
if they did it, it'd have to be more in line with their heavier tracks. more in the style of the Super Massive Blackhole tracks than those on the latest album
Bond themes should really be loud and anthemic, which Muse can do well
but one of their slower tracks just wouldn't work
just what i need for multiboxing Eve Online - i want one!!!
the only good Nirvana song is the Wierd Al Yankovic version, Smells Like Nirvana
why doesn't Palm care enough about it's users to build a proper method of syncing their music? instead of having to resort to skullduggery and all this cat and mouse
apple aren't loosing that much buisness - the number of Pre users are miniscule compared to ipod users
it's Palm that are risking loosing customers because people will eventually get annoyed with all this mucking about and go and get themselves an Android or RIM phone instead (because, presumably, they're anti-iPhone types and the Pre's iTunes compatibility was not the reason they went with it)
re: Stunning stuff
all the littlle green men are standing _behind_ the Hubble lens, sniggering
@ Red Bren RE : where do you plug in the tape recorder?
you don't - you convert the tape to mp3 and then load those whistles and beeps in that way :)
<---- smug OS X user
people have been banging on and on about there ought to be a smaller, cheaper iPhone - so it makes sense for Palm to target that supossed market
but - is there really a market for this level of smartphone that doesn't have wifi?
yay \o/ OS X ftw!!!!
in your face you wintards!!!!!
yay \o/ sonyftw !!!
because the wii isn't a serious gaming platorm anyway
so much failsauce
the polorized ones they have at the cinema are the only ones that work for me - one of my eyes doesn't focus, so the two colour specs don't work for me
i'm not totally sure how the cinema ones do work, but i certainly get a 3D impression - perhaps not as much as normal people - but it's better than just seeing everything in green.
can i have some of what he was smoking
Gene Munster's track record isn't exactly great.
he's been right a few times, when he forecasts have been vauge enough
he's been wrong a few times
and sometimes he's been a bit right, and a bit wrong
those sort of odds smack of someone picking ideas out of the air at random
i can't believe these guys get paid for this rubbish and more so, i can't believe El Reg is reporting this guys random guesswork as fact
have a nice cup of tea and wait for all this to blow over
time to re-check my survival plan for the Zombie Apocalypse then.
it's only a matter of time before that ant-zombifying fungus follows swine flu and begins infecting humans
mines the one on the coat rack beside the door at the Winchester
i want to get a job as a tech analyst - you get paid to spend all day reading the rumour sites and after a couple of weeks, randomly shove a few of them together, make up some financial figures and issue it as a report
as jobs go, it's gotta be easier than weather forecasting (another profession where you still get paid no matter how wrong you are)
what are they going to sell? is it just going to be shelves and shelves of Windows7 boxes?
fail stores will be epic fail, i fear
not sure about the museum example myself
last time i took a mobile phone out in a museum and pointed it at a piece of art the security guy couldn't run across the room fast enough to stop me from taking a picture
i doubt you'd be able to fob them off by saying, i was just looking up more information becausae your little plaque here doesn't say anything useful
give Safari 4 a go
i really like it (although I prefered the beta's method of having the tabs at the very top of the window).
re: Requires a restart
i suspect it is the OS
the 4.0.1 required a machine reboot also. that's why i only just got around to applying it on Monday
i for one...
...demand a PlayMobile reconstruction of the orignal Capricorn One project... i mean the original moon landing
>ITS A COMPUTER GAME FFS
you, sir, have obviously never played EvE
or if you did, you omgragequit after a few days of being scammed and blown up
it's not just a computer game, it is a way of life and a state of mind
this is exactly the kind of reason why i started playing EvE
you'd never ever get anything as interesting as this happening in WoW
i can't beleive it made it onto BBC News as well
because then there'd be nothing to make Psystar any different from any other PC seller. the only reason people pay attention to them is because of all the publicity they get from this OS X controversity.
without that, people wouldn't know who they are
ungrateful freetards, who'da thunk it?
funny though - cos after all that he wasn't the first to post the pull apart pics
all very well...
...but i prefer Tesla's idea, with the big coil towers with huge arcing bolt of electricity and glowing, buzzing discs levitating ships into the air
this invisible power stuff is funky, but it's a tad dull isn't it ?
@Chris C - VCR TAPES!?!? FLOPPY DISKS?!?!?!? CRT?!?!?!? by the time you've got these things in your house i'd hope VCRs and CRTs are but a long distant memory GET INTO THE 21ST CENTURY DUDE!!!
it's not going to sell well in the UK then - you'd have to wait all summer to get enough charge for a 10 minutes phone call
...across the gulfs of space, microbes superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us.....
...and nuke the site from orbit! it's the only way to be sure
as this comments page shows, the vast majority of non-iPhone owners are loud, vociferous and above all jealous, but unwilling to admit it
re: And you need this ... why?
i'll give you perfect example why apps like this are useful
yesterday i was traveling in to London, my overground train was taking me to St Pancress. I wanted to go to Regent St, and so checked the Tube map on the London Tube app on my iPhone.
This map allowed me to work out that when I reached St Pancress, I should take the Victoria Line.
As you say, I could have worked this out for myself once I reach St Pancress and made my way to the Underground station, but what I was also able to do was check the status of the Underground lines and I discovered that the Victoria line was suspended all day due to engineering works.
So i checked the map again and re-planned my route to use the Picadilly and Central lines instead - having confirmed that both of those were working with a good service.
i can't see when this would ever be more useful than just opening a Notes app and typing using a keyboard (viritual or real)
...i for one welcome our froody overlord-dudes who always know were their towels are
the point is, O2 forced us into these 18 month subsidised contracts. there was no option to be an early adopter last year without buying into the subsidy contract.
personally, i'm going to get a PAYG 3GS if i can - that way I can detach the hardware from the mobile phone contract. leaves me free to upgrade to the 2010 iPhone next summer if i wish instead of being bound in another O2 contract until 2011.
that said - my 18 month contract means i'll have paid 790 quid for my 3G phone (including the subsidised cost)
so by comparison, the cost of a PAYG phone saves me at least 200 quid in the long run
re: So the 'macbook' line is looking rather empty
the worry is that the gap in the MacBook line would be very nicely filled with an iTablet
only, instead of coming in gorgeous aluminium, it'll be white plastic to match the laptop :(
excellent - we get to print this out now and watch the Keynote and the first person to get all the items of one colour can yell out BINGO in the middle of the keynote :)
fail gadget is fail
so.... how exactly does this help me play Halo3 or CoD any better?
RDF in full effect
i'm already getting too excited to sleep and there's still so long to go until the show
i'd assumed that Apple had found a way to synthesize the RDF and had got it running early, but now i realise, with 6 months out of action, He's obviously just flexing and exercising his RDF muscles, limbering up, ready for the WWDC
it's just the begining....
it seems a bit like the start of the Hulk movie, next they'll be splicing the monkeys with startfish to give them regeneration abilities and so on
i for one welcome our glow-in-the-dark primate overlords
re: Yes, please
and i'd love to see a flash-free The Register
there's nothing more annoying that to see my browser freeze while loading the page, and i know it's nothing other than a poxy advert that i don't want to see anyway that is causing it
i quite like the styling of that
but why would the font on the menu be so big? even if it's a prototype build, it doesn't make sense that the font would be so large
and if it's a promotional, artists impression, you'd spend a few minutes in photoshop to fix that
and who has such text-orientated menus these days anyway? all main menus are large icons, small text, because that way people can see more options
if that is the main interface method, then you'd best hope there isn't any App Store equivalent as it'll take you all day to scroll through 30 apps, let alone the 80 apps i have on my iphone
but where is
the "double whammy" ammo that he uses in the film to great effect?
and is it compulsory, after using this weapon, to stand up and shout "I AM.... THE LAW!!!"
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