1106 posts • joined Saturday 17th January 2009 14:54 GMT
Re: 2 possible plans to save Nokia
People stare at you like you are crazy when you say Android still isn't mature as symbian yet.
Android Skype broken too
It is the first time I have seen Android text input went crazy, only on Skype.
Actually, using it since symbian s60, 24/7, it was the first time I noticed such a serious bug in Skype client.
Either they do it on purpose or they are being victimized by an internal conspiracy.
Re: Outlook App on Android
They don't even ship it themselves, it is another company. They don't even understand the concept of service vs software.
On the other hand, Yahoo seems to have a decent, official client which adheres to Android standards.
Re: Android is not a saviour
Nokia managers managed to lose all symbian technical users and advanced developers (lonely cat etc) to Android.
People&companies in need for advanced, centralized security run blackberry.
Who will listen or believe them this time?
Lets attack Intel a bit?
I have checked the market again, usual scenario... I like a modern design like lenovo yoga just to find out a detail, "Intel graphics" and give up.
Oh yes,I want to play games, I am 12! (easier than lecturing people 500th time about why you shouldn't run a crap graphics chip in 2013)
"Happily, users can extract their RSS subscriptions and use them in another reader using Google Takeout."
Until next spring cleaning...
Re: Every Android sold
So, there is/was something wrong with Java. Developers aren't really blind fans of google/Android too. That excuse works with Apple but not Android.
Does oracle do anything to fix the problem? No. They just broke sun.com domain by buying it and nothing else.
That is what I talk about.
It will work but
Spawning in out of apps if you are ex symbian multi tasking type will drive you crazy.
At least, you can throw it to wall for your sanity.
Re: Irony, He Haz It
They are yet to figure the irony of Sun founder's famous Wired article.
Every Android sold
Forget these 0 days stuff. Ellison should ask "what did/do we wrong?" themselves when they see Android phones and developers.
Mindless fans? Image? No. Talk to any developer about Android and you will be surprised.
Re: Intel HD graphics
Why wouldn't a 2013, i7 cpu based device reaching $4K wouldn't run a high end game?
If it is normal, why wouldn't we buy a top ends nvidia tegra tablet with quarter of price?
See what I talk about? Intel should really do what it does best: Cpus. Graphics is totally different business. Their solutions are weak, pushed/forced to consumers.
I7 with 8 gig RAM? I expect it to play 4K 10 bit h265 with colour correction. Regular HD? Even my smart phone does it.
Re: Nokia NEVER learn
Worst thing is, lower model is lighter and thinner than high end model.
Next, they will start doing E72 type mistakes, an upgrade to E71 business phone which can't take proper macro photos.
See symbian haters? That was what we were talking about when we said symbian os is just a victim.
Re: Unisys - are they still alive?
Me too, IBM mainframe seems to be alive too.
Why don't we see a clearpath or Z enterprise at Starbucks tables?
Thunderbyte, not Thunderbird
I confused the brand with email app. It was thunderbyte antivirus from Netherlands.
Old boring cold war stuff
I guess you had to live in end of cold war times to figure you shouldn't trust to all news coming from either side of an ideological war.
It can be true of course or... Russians eat babies stuff.
Re: McAfee rewrites history?
Don't forget Thunderbird (originally hardware based, converted to software) or A-Tool for Amiga which didn't need signatures at all.
Re: The problem with Heuristics analysis
Another thing is operating system itself may behave like a virus. It is in nature of operating systems.
Unlike mcafee who seems to have "invented" heuristics after decades of use, that is the main reason why companies do crazy things like virtual machines, cloud based white listing, machines left open to internet on purpose etc.
Poor Intel wasted their billions.
In a world which companies and even end users expect a common security suite which will work similar on all their devices from a cheap Huawei to top of the line i7 workstation, they ship software which will work fine only on Intel cpu.
If someone at Kaspersky or Sophos came up with such an idea,he would be fired.
Also, heuristics and behaviour analysis are old news in real security scene. Signatures are only a first line in defense. It has been same since IBM&F-Prot.
Its interface seems to impress Android scene
I noticed someone shipped a launcher for Android resembling the interface of it. Seems to impress.
It also means "unity" that desktop users hated is really optimized for touch. (win8 story again)
Re: Still in shock*...
So, days of oems/Intel putting "wifi manager" third party non standard stuff is back?
Didn't Intel release "Intel proset wireless" for win 8 yet?
There is a reason for your car having steering wheel instead of joystick
Once you get the idea that Mac is itself a very conservative Freebsd/next distribution and the disaster named win8 proved that desktop users don't like revolutions...
So, they gave up this madness
A win with start menu will ship this Summer, "lets put a touchscreen interface to laptop" gang is on their way out.
Fresh feeling of quit!
Google tried that concept of running all apps without quit option and still insists on it. It really makes sense, as an advanced user who understood it, I rarely "quit" apps on Android.
Google also added the "service" vs "full application" and made it possible to make services run as long as they are needed, even triggered when something occurs (e.g. Charger plugged). Anyway, too complex to write in one post.
Do you know what happened when Android works this way? Most of developers use "if user is at main menu and touch back key, destroy yourself" trick. Opera mobile even has own "have quit button" setting. Top downloaded utilities are "task killers", even manufacturers like htc add the function to their UI. By the way, killing a task is really stupid and wastes huge battery. Complete pseudo science.
If they didn't insist on arrogance, google did the billion device test for them. Users want quit option!
Re: call me stupid but...
People want icons, wallpaper, start menu and taskbar.
Just like a state of art technology BMW/Porsche still has a steering wheel and pedals and even (!) manual gears as an option. What would happen if they released only joystick controlled cars year?
Ms could simply ask user (their customer!) which way do they want to use it. "classic" or "touchscreen" centric.
I was giving win "classic" theme example to gnome 3 fanatics and this happened.
Re: Still a million times better than McAfee
I always hated the concept of checking signed OS files however;
1) core parts of operating system that checks signature can be cracked,deactivated
2) the certificate itself would get stolen or leaked
3) users are click happy
4) impossible occurs and the OS vendor itself may release malware as update.
Kaspersky users want to have an extremely paranoid Russian security chief in their machines. With the ever increasing OS complexity, these things will happen from time to time.
While on it, vendors like Kaspersky already do a great deal of white list, cloud "common wisdom" etc. Things really changed. Personally I like their "security first, ignore couple of 'it is heavy, slow' trolls" approach so far. They could blindly trust all Microsoft signed executable files and they could be rated "fastest", "lightweight" etc. That is way easier.
They are clueless
Yahoo allows a phish mail targeting them (yes, Yahoo!) into inbox of their users.
Plain phish mail. I got the mail here.
We didn't throw them, Intel&Microsoft did
Hats off to Intel for insisting on its incapable graphics junk and Microsoft for being lazy to shave off a modern Windows for netbooks.
If you ignore PR, you can still buy a proper AMD netbook with up to spec ATI gpu. Install either win 7 or stable Debian, there you have a real portable computer.
Wow man, just wow
"The display is a 1366x768 IPS panel "
I won't lecture anyone, I am speechless this time. I was saying if I buy x86 portable, it would be lenovo.
Re: Only as good as the encoder.
This is "on chip" tech. Once industry makes up their minds (Apple and Microsoft/google), I am sure x265 is on its way and it will be a way more important project.
Buy a tablet that will run bat files...
Re: John Szetela
I got a friend who got hospitalized for literally smacking a CRT monitor with filter noticing a very stupid bug in his own code.
It took some time to explain to hospital police.
Here it is
Quote from link:
"If a change results in user programs breaking, it's a bug in the
kernel. We never EVER blame the user programs. How hard can this be to
Seriously, it is a rule which should apply to all operating systems up to Z/OS.
GPL code, public development. Take it or leave it. Nobody forces anyone.
I also heard Ms submits professionally formatted and respectful to Linux standards code when they have to. Who flames them? Nobody.
Re: Linux audio...
That is exactly why Linus is furious. Nothing did more harm to Linux desktop other than audio.
So while things got better thanks to pulse audio etc, you submit something that breaks audio somehow. Linus is a human being too.
Microsoft camp may compare this to submitting a win8 patch that will allow another "blaster". Wonder how polite will be the kernel/security chiefs...
Marvell deserves a last minute note
I have just read on BBC that they lost a patent case against Carnagie Mellon university potentially losing the freaking company itself since we talk about a really pissed off judge who may order $3B+.
Not into details.
I have seen outlook application choking a dual core laptop and using 10% of battery when launched by accident.
It is comparable to photoshop in use by a pro with lots of plugins but it would be harsh comparison.
Accountants and business guys are known to go mad if they launch outlook application by accident.
So lets blame people
So imap and syncml are future ready open documented protocols but dumb admins and the IT decision makers who picks bad software& hardware are to blame.
It is 2012 and people still use pop3 because of these idiots.
There is a standard for calendar/contacts
It is called syncml, industry standard, documented, allows "push" and even IMAP remote configuration.
Even Nokia S40 "dumb" phones have it.
One of standards you opted out when you have chosen exchange that is.
Where is native Microsoft (not third party) outlook client which adheres to Android standards?
It was owned by fast.no ,a Norwegian company and was eventually ended up in Yahoo's hands to be wasted.
Re: So much for Bing
Bing was fine until SEO idiots noticed it. Now not that different from google with less results.
As usual Microsoft also insists not to ship anything to Android, ignoring largest mobile third party browser (opera) etc.
Yahoo was always a portal/utility
Yahoo never took search too seriously and never insisted on its own engine when something better exists.
Yahoo always cared about mail, news and the (still) excellent "my Yahoo".
Altavista engine mentioned,I also remember them using google for a while. Now they use Bing engine.
Re: Google should thank Facebook
Google lost me once they did stupid trickery like forcing google+ account to post reviews on market. I am absolutely sure now that we have a new Microsoft in hand.
It requires real name and I won't hit that low to fake my identity to post reviews, positive or negative.
Re: Oh, awesome.
Good for you but someone should lose their job for this.
Great news for black hats
Now you have a specific, single target that you know it is running, serving and if you are lucky (99%), the victim has logged in.
Now we all know which will be the next "flash player for windows".
I mean for debugging, literally listening loops. Sorry.