In a rare display of agreement, Steve Jobs said the same thing "because Apple's products are timeless".
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Re: There is no sensible way to encrypt those on a budget
Re: There is no sensible way to encrypt those on a budget
Windows has supported Bluetooth for a very long time.
The issue is whether the hardware has in-built Bluetooth support, or a spare USB port for an adaptor.
There's a great radio interview with Brian Eno where he claimed that he hasn't had a phone conversation with David Bowie in 20yrs which wasn't carried on as them doing Pete and Dud. Eno provides spot on impersonations to illustrate.
As you note Labor's stated position on these (and other) matters isn't visibly different to that of the Liberals so it's hard to give feedback on single issues at the polls.
This is one of many issues where the Australian government just keeps having enquiries on the subject until it gets the answer it wants or it simply exhausts the electorate.
There have been earlier enquiries on very similar topics, so many people may be forgiven for thinking they have already responded.
1) it might be a little different, but then Americans are wildly different. I've lived in UK, US, Australia and some other places. The Brits, Aussies and Kiwis find each other through shared humour.
The only new tablet I would buy is one that has an A4 or bigger screen. I've got my "book" tablet and a phablet which will get replaced as needed, but I'm in no hurry for either.
This recent talk at UNSW by two leading experts on ageing: David Sinclair and Steven Simpson is quite revealing. Their general thrust is on delaying the onset of diseases that affect the elderly and reduce life satisfation.
Skip ahead (through some interminable intro) to about 13m30 for Prof Steven Simpson talking about carb vs protein vs fat profiles and how they work differently for different outcomes.
Prof Sinclair talks about resveterol and other promising compounds.
Re: Not just on Windows
I had to turn off automatic app updates on my Android tablet because Chrome simply doesn't work at all since a recent update. I've had to reset to factory settings.
I must be far from alone as the number of 1 star reviews has leapt up recently.
Rather like Apple's treatment of the 90% of its iTunes users on Windows where the temple of UI doesn't respect the UI conventions of the host platform.
Omnibox has been appallingly random in its use of my history for ages. It seems to look for the most remote in time, infrequently used sites first over anything I have visit regularly or recently.
And for the forgotten southern hemisphere which has its own aurora ("australis"), details here:http://www.softservenews.com/southern_lights.html
Re: iPlayer overseas
So all those production companies end up getting nothing, because baby only a tiny percentage goes overseas as sales.
Re: Nail on head.
I'd pay the license fee just to get access to BBC radio content that I used to be able to download as podcasts - the BBC closed down that avenue in 2012 with the promise that a paid option was about to become available. ... and nothing.
So now I record off air. BBC makes nothing from that.
Gave up on MyCloud - my WD could never finish indexing my photos even when left for weeks to do nothing but index. Seems to be a common problem.
Yawn powerpoint diss
Should we blame the creators of the word-processor, typewriter and pen for inflicting hackneyed prose on the world?
There were a billion somnolence-inducing presentations from lecturns, recited from over-head projectors, and beamed from earlier presentation software before Microsoft purchased the pre-existing Presenter software.and renamed it PowerPoint.
Re: So they won't be diversifying...
They could call them iJobs
This would be the same Apple that allows Playboy for iPhone and yet won't allow apps like Grindr to display men in bathing suits ??
Re: Sonos legacy support...
Don't invite another SONOS user into your home and give them Wifi access - that may trigger a cascade of updates in your home system that make your handsets incompatible.
I bought my first SONOS equipment before I bought my first iPhone in 2008.
Interestingly, SONOS haven't upgraded the basic hardware to support higher capacity libraries or better indexing in that period, yet they seem to think that Apple the intervening 5-6 generations of Apple hardware are disposable.
With new media streaming functions coming from all quarters, disposing of SONOS gets easier and easier.
"it's too hard getting UK-QWERTY keyboards"
I lived in France for three years. QWERTY keyboards were easily found in computer stores, and computer sections of places like Carrefour.
Also delivery from the UK was so cheap that I generally bought computer gear direct from UK suppliers and had them delivered at minimal charge within 2 days. I also found it was cheaper and faster to buy many French products from John Lewis and have them delivered to France.
Re: République du Bisonoursland!
There is the large Francophone selection at amazon.ca
Re: I am disapointed with the lack of Windows Native App support.
Sonos keep updating the hardware and tinkering with the controller apps, but they have nothing to increase the fundamental capacity of the system to store metadata. Library size limitations and lack of support for multivalued tags are (in my not isolated view) the biggest daily drawbacks of the system.
For those saying that not many people have libraries that big:
1. the people who typically buy Sonos are more likely to have large, well-managed libraries
2. a household of people with varying tastes and libraries will hit those limits very quickly
It took me ten minutes to find the current queue with the new interface because the UI element for it is so small as to be nearly invisible.
Sonos also make it difficult to avoid updates because if one person on the network upgrades their controller app, it triggers updates in the system that mean everyone else has to follow suit. I had a house guest once who had their own Sonos system, and once they came on my network, an earlier update that I had resisted because of flaws was also forced onto the household.
There are much older threads on their forums with more than 150 posts I am sure, where the response is the usual "we're listening" mantra.
I can't think of a time that Ancestry has ever compensated subscribers for lost time due to their appalling lack of technical proficiency. They probably qualify 10 people logging in simultaneously as a DDoS.
The only battery I've ever had explode was a Panasonic, and yet they put firmware in their cameras to stop "dangerous" third party batteries from working.
Re: I really don't see...
I went through this weeks ago: turned off in it iMessage and deregistered the phone from Apple's servers. That didn't work - messages were simply lost, going neither to old iPhone or new Android phone. No error registered at sender's phone.
Having worked with a few ex-WordPerfect employees in my time, I can vouch for them HATING Novell and feeling like they were a pawn for Ray Noorda to play out his hatred for Gates. If he invested as much in employees and the product rather than litigation then things might be a bit different. However there were a lot of overpaid egos around at that time who resisted Microsoft's invitations to develop for the new platform: Noorda, Kahn, Manzi. Go back to the newspapers of the late 80s, early 90s and see where they were spending their money.
Re: Allowing for bezels
A4 paper may have margins, but the vast quantity of A4 formatted documents still need to be comfortably read without zooming. That includes not only text, but music, equations, diagrams.
So 12.6 is not, for me at least, an "effective" A4 implementation.
It's worth pointing out that large tablets have virtues other than portability. I have a number of uses for them which would mean they rarely left home or the office. Much like many large books I own.
I spent years "running around" with a 13+ inch M1300 tablet that weighed 3lb, and now run around with a Yoga 13 of approx same size.
I sometimes get the feeling that most reviewers don't have the strength to lift more than a skeptical eyebrow.
"does the world really need an Android tablet this big?"
Actually It could be bigger. A4 is 14.3", and I would be very happy with A3 (as an open A4 book), or a folding pair of A4 screens thus.
Those people using styluses for (pressure-sensitive) handwriting and drawing on Windows tablets can hardly wait. Oh yeah, they've had them for twelve years now used in Journal, OneNote and a plethora of mind-mapping, drawing and painting apps.
What are they all measuring?
Re: It's nice to see they're updating iOS 6.x also
But they're not making it available for iPhone 4, which is really to slow to run iOS7.x
Strictly speaking, all attachments are electromagnetic bonds even if two bits of wood glued together.
This is not an isolated example, but part of a pattern of incompetence in transitioning Federal government sites for years. Some have had multiple name changes in recent years, with a failure to update not only links between them, but also email addresses, and documents referencing all of them.
No one competent to complain to.
Doug Burgum ... you mean Atlassian is hiring people over 40 now?
More research money pissed into the wind
Re: Warn Admen?
Whereas most current Windows apps would still run on Windows XP, there is no going back with iOS. "Why change it" can be a virtue. Upgrading a free OS is hardly something Microsoft would envy.
Since iOS apps update frequently, and often put an OS version floor in, then you have a choice of staying with the old version of having to upgrade the entire machine. Many of those who do upgrade regret it, and unlike with Windows have no way of reverting.
+1 There are plenty of iPhone 4 (pre-Siri) models running, and going to iOS7 makes the hardware near unfunctional. You're just left with a lot of apps now looking totally mismatched with iOS6
If they made it iStan, then the US would probably invade it.
Re: I wish we all could be ...
What little "creative IT" exists in Australia is for niche vertical markets.
Where pools of talent have existed in particular areas, various governments have managed to dry up in short order. There's a large cargo-cult mentality operating in Australia whereby only foreign technology can be good or innovative*.
(* exceptions being know-nothing government folk who see some lame local implementation of 15 year old shareware and pronounce it as a Microsoft killer )
Re: Dont let Microsoft dominate it leads to
Many of the Microsoft folks from that era went on to Google, Amazon, Apple etc, who have each done what MS wasn't allowed to do.
Same people, different stock symbols.
This is from Amazon's Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post ?
Quite a lot of Australian government websites don't even have a front door.
Look at the tables outside DVD stores in London, Paris etc which are heaving with shonky product. Police walk straight past.
I tried to buy local product once, but I was tied up by a couple with pointy noses and sharp teeth.
Re: Apple PC buyers are more savvy
Aside from the small detail that almost all computers get upgraded, the only better specs that most Mac fainbois understand are minute changes to the frames of their black horn-rimmed geek goggles.
Will it come in a Blue Bottle of Death?