Re: Refund Time?
But can you roll back to something that works?
860 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
But can you roll back to something that works?
"For every anecdote pointing out a flaw in Apple's mapping data...
... I can point to plenty more in Google's."
More? I don't believe you.
Where Google Maps is good, the US, UK etc. Apple Maps is significantly worse. No questions. All your anecdote suggests is that where Google Maps is a bit crap, so is Apple Maps, but sometimes Apple is a bit better.
Sleep? They can't be that bad then.
Wouldn't you want your standby phone to also be an Android handset, so you can access all your Googley bits?
What happens if 5 people stand within the frame? Does one of them just not show up?
Now I could be wrong, but their striking similarity makes me think it's a look MS has agreed on with its hardware partners. Maybe they want Apple-like consistency.
What annoys me, is that the apps often do work but you have to side load because they're not supported.
I'd vote for William Slim.
Who suggested him?!?
Aren't they taking their attempt to emulate Apple a little too far?
You'd hope gaming rigs would have damn good cooling. Consumer grade regular Dell machines are crap though.
This thing I was bought for work overheats all the time. It had to be stuck in the server room to stop it from shutting down when I last reinstalled Windows.
"It's just that the people didn't understand nor believe they wanted one back then."
I have a problem with that statement. It may be perfectly true, but it gives me an icky marketing feeling.
Yes. Thank you for that. I *do* own an XBox. I don't, however, want to have to buy a proprietary tablet or phone made by MS or running Windows to be able to use this feature. I already own perfectly good Android devises and I'm not going to buy anything else just for this.
Or indeed the Android version, which would give them even more users :P
I didn't spot the 2013 date for these versions, so I guess I'll completely ignore this until then.
Being able to use more or less any smartphone as a universal remote sounds like a good idea to me.
So far Apple, Sony and Nintendo only really work with their own proprietorial gadgets. If MS open up xbox compatibility and force others to do the same, so much the better for us. If this functionality required me to buy anything either MS made or running Windows, they could forget it.
Eh hem "Assuming the build quality isn't absolute pants, of course."
Top Gear (yes I'm both geek and lowest common denominator) did a good analysis of their car industry a while back. They seem to have same approach to other products.
I must say I'm intrigued. I don't care that it looks like an iPad, but that's not a bad price for those specs. Assuming the build quality isn't absolute pants, of course.
Is it even possible to buy these in the UK without knowing someone in China? I suppose eBay may be an option.
Maybe, just maybe, it's because it is explicitly designed to look (nearly) identical. Not like Samsung daring to make something vaguely the same shape. We're talking identical.
Do you plan to buried in a barrow with all of them?
Ubuntu used to look like a good candidate. Not so much these days.
It's certainly not going to be a thin browser-only OS.
Can't figure out if that's aimed at the Android haters or lovers. Makes sense if aimed at the haters.
Unless you're on EE's T-Mobile tentacle. In which case you can't get Skype to work over your mobile internet connection. Or at least I can't.
Careful. Last time I suggested putting money into the rural areas I got accused of being a rich country toff and then a liberal peasant-loving townie.
"I'm with Virgin and BT here. BT was privatised because of the simple fact that governments are CRAP at running services like this. Look at the DWP and the NHS for prime examples of just how badly governments run public services, far better for it to be run by a private company that has an interest in keeping it's customers happy and improving services."
Yeah, just like our rail network!
Good joke. Very funny.
"Feeding aerial photos into an algorithm, its engineers used computer vision techniques to render shapes of the building, adding a wealth of information to its maps."
If this is an algorithm they designed, then of course it's bloody innovative. If not, then it's either a novel application or the first large scale application. Either way, Google has the best maps app out there are continuing to improve it. I don't particularly dislike Apple, but no one (other than a raving fanboy) could argue that their map app isn't the worst. It's not even as good as Bing Maps. Yes, I said bloody Bing!
Doubt it. The the map app on iOS was Apple built and lacked a lot of features I frequently use on Android. Now whether that's because Google didn't make those features accessible through the API or that Apple just couldn't be bothered to update it, I don't know.
...or does the black one look an awful lot like a Samsung Galaxy SII?
I'd like to know this too.
Yeah Uplink was good. Certainly got me hooked.
Unless the second shot is from a multiplayer map, it's a scene that never actually features in the game. I remember the screenshots on the box didn't actually look much the game itself either, since they came from a much earlier version.
But still... no offence.
"how to transfer content to/from the device"
iTunes. It's an Apple product so it'll only ever be iTunes.
Who is going to base their strategic decisions on what Apple is doing now, when all they're doing is play catch-up?
Just thought I'd counter the unnecessary down vote you received.
Some people on here seem to be inexplicably negative about perfectly innocuous comments.
May I suggest dropping the water while in a steep dive, to improve accuracy. You could also put sirens on the thing reassure the lost traveller that water will soon be arriving.
I think they're upgrading everyone, regardless.
Unless he hit the 1GB in an hour limit. In which case his connection would be throttled for everything for a few hours.
That comes down to the question "what is misleading?" The answer to which is always going to be subjective.
Still, I don't think many people expect toilet paper to be like wiping one's arse on an animal. They could be forgiven for expecting a service they're paying through the nose for to deliver what was promised.
...if promised is the right word, which of course it isn't.
Quite common and often notice is given of this policy on the menu.
Hmm... this appears to be written in English, but I'm not familiar with the dialect.
"said it was a cross of the X files and Lost."
And that made you want to watch it?
Also, which banks actually send out NFC credit cards, and for which accounts?
OK, so what solution did they come up with?
They probably have thought of it, and maybe they've solved it. Then again, maybe they're so eager for us to buy into what they're trying to sell that they're hoping we won't think to ask such awkward questions.
I find your lack of scepticism disturbing.
Is it? When you say common, do you mean common in the centre of London, or actually common?
I think a NSFW sign is needed for these pages of porcine pornography.
"I know lots and lots of people who have iPhones and love them -- and exactly four people with Android handsets, only one of whom even likes it."
Oh for goodness sake. Why does anyone, no matter what side of the argument they're on, think this is somehow credible evidence? It's anecdotal nonsense.
Personally, I know more Android phone owners than iPhone owners, largely due to the relative cost of getting a half-decent one. Most of the people I know who own iPhones like them, but then so do the people who've bought Android phones. I would say, anecdotally, that the Android phone owners I know are more technically minded than the iPhone owners. Take from that what you will.
Best handset of 2011.
This _is_ a tech. website, remember?