156 posts • joined Friday 5th December 2008 16:19 GMT
I think they responded about this once - they prefer ActiveSync and are sticking to that because of "all the other stuff it comes with". IMAP does exist, but only for mobile devices. So you'll need an email client with ActiveSync.
They've also added security so that you can browse your emails over HTTPS (not just the login page) but if you enable that, it will break your mobile device email setup.
Here's the source code for Android:
Here's the source code for iOS:
Here's the source code for Win Phone 7:
So as far as the current state of the market of major players is concerned, Android is more open than the others. Problem?
Struggling to see the Apple angle here. Is this just ploy to use the word apple in an article by creating an imaginary collusion of business interactions which has absolutely no bearing on how an organization's financial model works in order to use more keywords so that this can be picked up by search engines for more google hits?
Don't forget Uldum
One of the best bits of Cataclysm was the new zone Uldum - they did pretty good there for an outdated graphics engine (plus the Indiana Jones quest line). You can tell they've spent a lot of time and effort on creating this beautiful zone. Vash'Jir is good, but nothing compares to the earthy tones and visuals of Uldum.
I'm not sure what you mean by worse gear - the stats that you concentrate on 80+ has changed. So previously, in WotLK, it was all about hit points and mana, whereas in the newer gear, they're concentrating on mastery and hit points as a mechanism for defeating bosses. So your hits and spells become more powerful and your heals become more powerful the more mastery you have. Going back to Level 80 raids with 80+ gear actually makes things easier. Further, even if you ignore hit and mastery, the stats are far above WotLK gear - if you quest enough you will get them.
Throne of Tides is definitely entertaining, as is Lost City and Vortex Pinnacle.
There's a problem with your 'review'
You're far too concerned about how the app looks and how snappy the page turns are and what the page turn animation looks like. The mere fact that you're doing this on an ipad indicates that the contents are secondary; you only want a pretty app, not an app that serves books to you or whether Google Books will have a lot of titles available to you or not.
Royal Mail is worse!
The other day I sent a letter to my ailing mother in Scotland. I wrote a loving message on it and put her address on the front of the envelope along with stamps of the correct amount.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that the Royal Mail postal workers were looking at what I wrote on the envelope! I was never informed that they would invade my privacy in this way, for I had not explicitly given anyone permission to do so.
Well, I tell you what, I'm never using their services again. I will be delivering my mail using a more reliable postal service such as that of France, thank you very much.
Do a review!
I'm hoping you'll do a review of the Inspiron Duo soon. Coming from a mindset of usually buying netbooks for 100-200 GBP, I'd like to see if the swivel tablet mode actually justifies the price. What better way to find out than to have you guys buy it, review it and let me know?
Even the first paragraph on their 'stop the broadband con' site reminds me of the new throttling measures they introduced a while ago - P2P is throttled, Usenet is throttled and FTP is throttled. So, no, I don't actually get what I pay for.
You'd think this was put out by some marketing department completely clueless as to what the rest of the company is actually doing.
Jesus Christ on a winebarrel. You owe me a new keyboard and I'm not exaggerating either. I was merrily reading this article, when I happened to see the Klingonian Bohemian Rhapsody reference. My immediate reaction was to drop my cup - which was weak from years of use - which immediately cracked and spilled its contents as well as bits of tiny shards all over and inside my keyboard. I was, however, too busy choking on the liquids that I had accidentally sent down into my lungs as a result of the laugh that I attempted and so I realized the disaster a bit too late.
I have now borrowed a coworker's keyboard to type this message out. Said coworker will return from lunch soon and that will be the end of my day.
How exactly am I going to explain this to management?
I've been waiting for this
I've been waiting for this for so long. At last, Apple have proven their worthiness as an organization by bringing the Beatles to itunes. I had always felt that my music collection was lacking, but now that the Beatles are available to me, I can immediately go out and purchase these songs. I am sure I will enjoy songs by the Beatles, never mind that I tried listening to some a few years ago and moved away from it soon after. The audio quality must be so much better because it's on itunes. I can't wait to listen to it on my ipad while I tweet about it from my iphone.
I wish I had a womb so that Steve Jobs could impregnate me with the next visionary.
"Google too huge to defeat"
They said that about Microsoft once...
I, for one, would like to welcome our large, bizarre, blob-like lifeform overlord as it floats in an artificial lake in Virginia.
It's happened before
This isn't the first time something has been touted as the latest-and-greatest only to be redacted later. Linq to Sql was one of the biggest new features that came out with .NET 2.0+. Everyone was using it. Then came the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Which did the same thing (and more), and so they stopped development on Linq to SQL with similar statements - it's not "going away", it just won't be developed anymore. Same angry waves of disbelief pervaded.
A constantly changing focus can be very dissuading for developers. I've spent all this time learning technology X but now you're telling me that Y is better. Why didn't you tell me about Y before? Mind you, there could be perfectly legitimate reasons, but most of it comes down to commercial factors. It wouldn't be too profitable to go against HTML5's <video> as well as Flash, so off you go, let's focus on HTML5's features.
Flip side - as a developer you SHOULD be expanding your skills constantly and not build an entire career structure around one single technology.
Wow, paid wifi
It's a bit shameful for us when you go to a third world country and they have free wifi everywhere. Everywhere. Even restaurants and mosques and dinky little malls have free wifi.
In the UK, 'wifi available' simply means "We will now perform the magic trick of extracting money through your nose!" This may be down to a public perception. BT realizes that us chumps are perfectly willing to pay money to use wifi and so will not offer it for free. (Lack of consumer power?) Whereas in other places, the consumer is more important and so they do get wifi for free.
Interesting, you look at the keyboard as a negative? You do understand why the keyboard is there, right? You'd use it to search across the book or the kindle store or your installed dictionaries. Having the alternative - a touchscreen keyboard - would make the Kindle useless. Touchscreen readers aren't readers, they're gimmicks that detract from reading and market to those with the same short attention span your article describes (that would probably stem from the constant ipad vs kindle comparisons you keep seeing which are completely meaningless).
Surreal, mysterious, arcane, informative... this article has everything to keep me hooked. I *will* be back tomorrow to know more about this. I was completely oblivious to the existence of the ITU - a surprise in itself in today's world and an entity which I am SURE has questioned itself in the past, just done nothing about it due to international political bureaucracy (think UN) - and will now be spending many hours constantly pressing F5 in anticipation.
If you want to read epubs, get yourself Calibre. You can then take your epubs and convert them to mobis, then send them over to the Kindle. It's a must-have for ereader readers. That takes care of the does-not-support-epub point, although the lazy ones among you may complain about the extra steps required, it's still better than nothing. Right. Right.
E-Readers are not tablets
Anyone making a comparison between e-readers and the iPad doesn't know what an e-reader is. E-Readers are for reading books. iPads are for posting on twitter about the *idea* of reading books without actually doing it.
I jailbroke my Android phone!!11
I've finally managed to jailbreak my Android phone. It was tough, because then itunes stopped working. And I haven't received my antenna case yet!
Android is Apple's phone, right?
Depends... sometimes you want a book to read but you don't have anything specific in mind. Then you definitely care about price. Cheapest place first.
But then George RR Martin decides to wake up and actually write something... and it's out there in digital format. Then you want that book and you don't care about the price and you don't care about DRM.
If you bought a kindle, you don't care too much about DRM, it's part of the package anyway, right? It's part of the package.
Re: local bookstores... are ebooks that popular? I still see more people on the trains holding real books rather than readers.
Sometimes I hate Sony
Sony has its own ebookstore. As a PRS 505 owner, I used to buy books from there in dollars, which was cheaper than anywhere else. They recently changed everything - first, you had to have their Sony Reader software which had a browser embedded in it - that embedded browser is now the only way you can buy books from their store. Also, you have to be in the US. So yes - Sony is pushing its ereader customers (victims?) to Waterstones where you can buy books at 1.5 times the price. Hurrah.
However, being a Kindle owner as well, I can buy books cheaper from the Amazon UK store and uh... "transfer" them to the PRS 505. This saves me a bit of money as your article has noticed the significant price difference between theh stores.
What is upsetting though, is that I bought the PRS 505 before the price cut at about 150GBP and I was one of the early Kindle-UK adopters (idiot?) when it was being sold from the Amazon US store - none of these @100GBP prices.
If any of you are considering buying eReaders, now is the best time. You've never had it so good.
(Too) Early adopter :(
I'm an earlier adopter (UK) - I bought a Kindle when they started shipping it from the US store, internationally. Having seen the new Kindle on sale, I'm weeping every 5 minutes since I spent far more than 109 GBP on it.
I also doubt whether the UK Kindle books will be available for me to buy. Any other of my fellow chumps know?
For similar functionality within an office network, there is OneNote - it doesn't have a browser's limitations so is much easier and simpler to use and of course the content it supports is much richer. Wave was limited by JS and HTML and so it was a slightly weaker collaboration tool.
BUT, Wave was better for talking and sharing with people who weren't within the office network. I'm a bit surprised that there wasn't enough adoption!
Was the UK still in last place as it has always been?
Always look at the URL. Just keep glancing back up at it to make sure you're on the right site.
Also, there is a legit page that does appear when you update firefox and this is an exact copy of that. The difference is where that URL goes, so look at the status bar too.
*checks to make sure he's on el reg*