64 posts • joined Tuesday 1st May 2007 19:59 GMT
No doubt the next line will be...
Subscribe to xbox live - get ad free skype!
Buy windows phone - get ads free skype!
Upgrade to windows 8 - get ads free skype! (metro ui only!)
Buy a windows 8 tablet - get ads free skype!
Kiss our ass - get ads free skype! (ARM compatible ass only)
If windows 8 is a success with the new ui and wp8 is similar in look and feel it may give it a boost from the publicity. If software can be deveoped cross platform easily this would be a big boost also.
Lot of buts though but i reckon thats nokia last card. If that does work, give up and sink burning platform 2.0.
personally as a developer ive left nokia, followed the isheep. Though i prefer android, its where the money is.......
The missing ebook add-on
I'm currently reading out in the sun on an ipad1 no problem. The problem is not so much the glare on screen as the choice of bright white t-shirt you see in the reflection. Wear darker colors and its grand - unless you got your pasty white moobs out. Then you just gotta fry them critters till you get nice black crusty freckles. Sorted
Remove two of the biggest barriers
Drop the words microsoft and windows from the name of the phone os.
People see these two words and all they think of its slow bootup, 90's style OS, BSOD, stuck in work etc etc.
maybe they should call it xbox phone or xphone or anything other than m$ and windows. It doesn't even have windows it has tiles FFS!
Qt as a button
So ive been developing on the side using Qt over the past few months and heres some thoughts.
Qt its self is a fantastic framework to use with C++..or python.. And its been a pure please to work with. Devloping apps for maemo is simple and works well....then you get to symbian
the whole symbian thing although ive heard is much improved is still so damn awkward. Symbian signing is just about one of the most frustrating processes ever and i spent almost as much time on that as app devloping :)
then there is the dreaded smart installer - this pushes the qt librarys required by your app to the symbian phone. I can see why nokia did this in one sense as it means you only download the ones you need. But the whole lot is only about 10mb so who cares? Maybe this is a big thing in the devloping markets but they dont really sell qt phones here. Qt should be an update for the phones before allowed use ovi. That way developers do not get crap ratings because of nokias ever failing smart installer which only seems to work 50pc of the to time.
It is true there are a lot more symbian phones around than other types. But symbian is on many low end phones that do not support Qt. The only peple going to buy your apps are those with maybe N8s or a handful of others. I own the N900 and use it as my main phone it beats the socks of my iphneand my wifes htc android. But im a nerd.
So i stuck with it just to finish a small project to enter into the $10M developer competition. But thats it. I certainly won be heding to windows.
My next move was android but the piracy has now put me off. So its off to join the isheep next. Besides by the time im finished there hopefully lighthouse/neccesitas will be complete and i can now develop android ndk apps easily in qt.
And who knows maybe nokia will have given up on the ms rubbish and returned to Meamo/meego. In my dreams maybe.....
Yeah those were the days...
..Ay up Amos!.. Oh Ay up Mr Wilkes...... Cut from the pub to a lost sheep...and cut. Shows over again for another week....
I agree. It looks like nokia will release the N8 at quite a low price point where it will totally undercut iPhone/android devices with far higher spec hardware albeit with S^3. But I know the choice of the mass market when faced with low contract/free etc will be N8 if they get this right.
So if they can't compete with the high end market they can always do what nokia do best - destroy it and turn it into a low profit / high volume mass market. Of course they still have meego devices to come so this isn' t the plan perhaps. But if it was it would be cunning.......google wouldn't care but apple would be fecked.
If I had just bought an ironing board but actually wanted a dishwasher I would not be expecting a paycheck for writing tales of woe about it on the internet.
get over it - get an N900. It does what it says on the tin.
I have no idea how the Irish autorities didn't realise when the pilot himself sent a "Telex" message. I mean I'm sure the entire garda force were standing around the national 'telex' machine these last 85 years just waiting in case just such an announcement was to be made.....
Esp considering "In Ireland, Eircom – the country's largest telecommunication company and former PTT – formally discontinued Telex services on 30 July 2002"
...the mind boggles....
I hate the big tv screen taking up so much wall in the living room - to turn it to transparent would be great.
I've looked in those 'mirror' ones but they don't offer a good viewing once on.
Or even bendy would be good - have it slide up from a mantle piece then slid back down again....
What use is this?
So if you can't use the basic interpreter than what use exactly is a C64 emulator?
Unless you can load .C64 files using a virtual drive - but I thought thats the reason it was blocked in the first place?
You might as well jut spend your money on an animated gif of a blue cursor....
Kill it off
Just kill it off. Just start from scratch like google/palm are doing.
Or just use the Tegra/Zune since the Zune HD will be using it anyway.
Its the big mistake nokia are making too trying to bolt on a slight improvement to the UI while the rest of it comes creaking out once you click a couple of buttons.
They should develop a comeplete new OS and then have a symbian emulator aka windows 7 vista mode to run legacy apps.
dvd/blu ray will go the way of VHS/Betamax.....
We watch series now in 4od etc that we might have bought on DVD before. No point now.
We watch HD stuff on BBC.
And we record tons of movies of legacy tv now to the harddrive on the pc and have a huge library to choose from when we want to see a film.
The day of buying movies in a plastic coating is not over but it will fade away over the next few years. Blue ray is a waste of time a format for a dying era.
So many reasons..
Not all software is made in the US
People who use P2P often download 'cracked' versions of software which may have their own installs
People buy and sell second hand PC's pre loaded with software
People buy PC's pre-loaded and setup with software.
The list goes on and on......Idiot.
...so you don't actually 'exit' the app you simply switch to the music player and then switch back using the standard task switching controls....
And as others have pointed out and indeed as it clearly shows in the picture on the same page there are music controls on the head phones so you don't need to change apps in the first place...
They shut it down and another will pop up - the demand exists for these sites and it is impossible to remove them all without closing down the entire internet... suprnova.org being closed down just made piratebay the top dog (And I see that piratebay have been given this domain and reopened suprnovaorg again too.)
The rights and wrongs are not going to matter - at the end of the day nobody will close down all the file sharing options on the internet. They are wasting money in the courts....
WHATS WRONG WITH BIG WRITING???
Don't you also need to go out of your way to install python for this to even run? I don't think any S60 comes with it pre-installed.
Have they actually seen this in the wild spreading? Sounds more like a 'heard this from a friend of a friend' type story....
Just buy a standard desktop for the same price but all the power. Then drill a huge hole in the side of the house and run your cables from the monitor out to the dog house. Lots of pc power and no noise! And the pc stays really nice and cool. And the dog stops it getting damp. Also wheelbarrow + doghouse + car battery = a really really cool laptop. Be the envoy of all your friends. Wheel that beauty into starbucks and watch them sigh.
Compare it too...
You can get mobireader on symbian, windoze mobile, pc etc. Why not compare it to that?...
I have a couple of books on mine and its fine if im stuck somewhere I can read a good book. Theres no way i'd pay £200 for a dedicated device though. Esp one which can't even search - one of the main benefits of any ebook reader.
...you pay to subscribe - they still show ads every 15 minutes. I had it for 12 months. Got rid of it. Complete rubbish.
so its the 95 with more memory (+ a pointless tv standard that will be about as useful as 'visual radio')..... still I guess each generation of the ipod classic was nothing more than the last one with more memory.. I'll probably upgrade my N95 8gb just for the extra memory.
Why the drop of 5%?
The original review of the N95 gave it 90%.
The 8GB 'Verdict:
A big improvement over the original N95...'
Yet now it gets 5% less? Huh?? Where did it loose points?
What shall a phones lot in life become in this confusing world?