69 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 06:05 GMT
should have just done a cheap update to Windows 7 allowing it to be more compatible with 8 rather than balls up the desktop OS. Nothing like burning your bridges.
Cant trust a child worker to fit it correctly so it has to be tested.
They havent invested anywhere near enough in broadband. The joke is that they invest money in the non rural areas where bt and others would go anyway. We dont have roads, broadband or mobile signal. its a big deal nowadays as everything is streaming or online in some way. I think we should get a disability benifit for our crap broadband. we would certainly be more deserving than most people on it at the moment.
I want to defecate on Steve Jobs grave every time I hear the word Retina. Buzz words for the clueless. The mini should never had had the low res screen it was released with but a small device should not be wasting power pushing too many pixels about either.
Im sure they will have plenty of people on there knees with their mouths wide open ready to take it though.
Moving is a very real possibility for me in rural Suffolk because the broadband is shite. If I squeeze in with all the cattle in the towns at least I can play BF4 or watch a utube videos.
There would be nothing to gain from buying a dinosaur like Blackberry. you would be burdened with the RIM network which nobody wants or needs any more. People still like Nokia as well unlike blackberry but and everyone secretly wanted a Nokia running Android. Shame it wont happen.
Not a big fan of Samsung's version. Really it should compare Nexus 4.
Personally im not a big fan of the crap all over my desktop approach to things, but it does make IOS easier to understand for the retarded who seem to flock to the OS.
Re: Have and have nots
It cost my company £28000 to have 10mbps fibre installed to the property because broadband in rural areas is poor at best. The investment is needed in rural areas, nowadays why should a company be trapped in London? The government needs to stop investing in areas that don't need help, and BT need to stop wasting money on projects like this. Your average person doesn't need that speed, and the companies that do can probably afford it anyway.
They need to get a good infrastructure in first then worry about rubbish like this.
You have to be able to upgrade graphics cards to support new features in programs. Especially true with Video Editing.
It looks like an HTC, S4 Blackberry 10 with a windows 8 simple theme. Also the lock screen is pretty much taken straight from he Nexus 7
Wonder when they will try to "Protect Innovation"
Also the no need to bump phone feature to share pictures is a short sighted way of trying to get around missing the NFC boat. Lets see that work in a no reception area :P
Re: Once you get to a certain age
I agree with LarsG. Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you can use a computer or technology. This seems to be the market Apple gets. These people also seem to be CEOs, Managers etc. Where i work you can pretty much work out who can and cant use a computer by their phone.
Re: Morphing more and more into PC's
Skyrim on PC looks 100 times better even on a lower spec machine, GTA 3 looks 100x better. Most games look alot better on the PC if a developer can be bothered to develop. Consoles age badly but you don't notice until you have them side by side. Assasins Creed is average graphics but would have looked amazing if it was PC only.
Lets also not forget that the PCs will also run alot of old games :) and when i upgrade above both consoles i will still be running those old games if i want to.
Consoles also dumb down and ruin games. AVP was amazing 10 years ago, and the new version sucked. Why? because the aliens where slow and retarded because you cant aim quickly on a console.
Social Media!!! If people contact companies this way they should be shot, Apple and social media has turned the average internet user into a complete and utter moron.
i bought a 7" because it was smaller for reading and carrying around. If i wanted a weighty lump to carry around i would have bought a laptop....or an ipad.
But a tablet is for quick jobs, anything more like ordering, typing chatting is a chore. PCs still have their place and will recover but it is a little slow at the moment. There is no new hardware for gamers, businesses are downsizing so don't need any and alot of people are buying the newest toys e.g tablets.
The real question is will anyone buy another tablet?
I use and actually like VMware but the cost of the thing is extreamly difficult to justify now if you are a medium sized business.
Keep writing insults about the retarded nature of the Apple fan boys....must resist.
Apples strength in the PC market will suck for future development. OSX is a copy of opensource software, and their hardware is just PC hardware. If Apple damages the PC market then we will end up with slow computers all round. Who would develop processors, graphics cards, memory etc if there is no one to buy it. Lack of choice would mean lack of innovation. Apple got MS moving again but have since just released the same product at different sizes. Steve Jobs image of the future is now the cancer of Tech innovation.
If you search for Maps on BIng you just get lots of links to google :P If google is to work as a search engine i would expect Google maps to be at the top as everybody in the entire world uses it.
Just because your loosing to a better product doesnt make the other company anti competitive.
Macbook air isn't really that sexy. its just a thin piece of metal which doesn't really have any design to it what so ever, other than being thin. Its like saying a skeleton is sexy because there is 0 fat. I would accept the MacBook Pro over that as it actually took time to design. I would put most vaio z series over both of those.
I only get 0.7mbps all day everyday. who cares about people who get 10mbps. My broadband is so crap i should be on benifits.
Apple trying to catch up to Android :) iPad mini will do very well but im not sure it will take the shine off the Nexus or the Kindle as they are cheap, and thats whats important here. We had an iPad and it wasnt worth the money, its too heavy too limited and too expensive. The nexus is lighter and so much cheaper its a wonderful product with the best OS by far, both in style and usability.
The Nexus is far better than the iPad and it cheap, that makes it a no brainer, you dont feel guilty about having just spanked a load of money on something you dont really use that much.
Did you read it?
Anyway like the iPhone 4S if you want one you can buy one just after the queue went down. about 10am.
I wonder what result you would get if you asked who was on benefits in the same queue? Or the equivalent "Film Maker" I think the first thing these people need to do with their iphone is download a few Job Apps.
I thought the new port was because they had to follow EU ruling on standard chargers to prevent waste from proprietary ones!!
If im right the EU should ban it from import.
Also how can Apple say that the Samsung Galaxy S2 copied them, when they call this a "Whole New Design" It looks like the iPhone 4 im not sure Apple are a competent judge on what looks the same.
Sod the speed whats with the cost!!! If usage is an issue and that's why we pay so much for broadband, why on earth do the fibre lines pretty much cost the same!!!
It should be proportional to the highest speed available so if they get gigabit in london mine should be 1000x cheaper :P. In fact broadband in my area is so crap i should get a disability and have it paid for by the government, then we would see them get off their asses.
INFACT, all goverment staff should be limited to speeds as fast as their slowest constituent.
Didnt this whole war kick off after Apple attempted to get Samsung banned from Germany? Everyone sues everyone else then they cross licence but Apple tried to suffocate competition. Now i would quite imagine Apple have themselves cornered with alot of upset companies who no longer play nice.
tables are turned
Nice to see someone stealing from Steve rather than him stealing innovation from the rest of the world.
Re: The bigger picture
HTML 5 will take years to catch up to flash and it seems a shame to stunt the internet experience because it didnt fit in with Steve jobs Grey and white 1984 world. You shouldn't shoot your cart horse before they have invented the car.
Re: Well you are overlooking something
OEMs like Dell offer non OS versions i believe.
And i would imagine about 99.9% of people want windows installed. however at lease 99.9% of people buying Windows 8 will want to remove it.
These cases are just because Apple is a one trick Pony and has no idea about innovation or forward thinking. Look at the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 they are pretty much identically IOS hasnt changed since release and neither has OSX. Steven Jobs stole ideas, polished it slightly then patented it.
Apple are scum, they make Microsoft even at their worst seem like a pleasant company, If only the British still ruled America we would have a nice free world of innovation :P.
you dont know you want a big screen until you have one :) I used to love my HTC Desire cuz it was small, however i bought a HTC ONE X which is massive but soooooooooooooo much better. People only want a small screen because they havent used a bigger one. Phones are now so much lighter size isnt as much of an issue.
Also i bet its higher than 51% who will re buy and iphone. Most of their users are morons and would buy any crap Apple produced however useless or unchanged it is.
Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?
Because open source is unreliable, slow to update and no one can open the files. Now Oracle raped sun will open office even exist? and what happens when they get bored and it doesnt get supported anymore. Open source is its own worst enemy. The best it ever does is under the wing of Google or similar big companies where someones pumping money into the project but you can tweak and modify it.
Another company on the scrap pile like Sun :P
Re: Open Letter
Its not a Win for HTC its a win for all companies :) Who cares who looses when everyone gains :) Apple loosing is just a bonus as they are by a long way the biggest problem at the moment. If you cant beat them sue them with patents that should never have existed. Like the ones banning Samsung atm in america.
Re: What the IP in question?
I heard it was to do with swipe to unlock. It's another crappy american patent that apple are using to hurt competition. Why the nexus? They must be embarrassed about their poor showing at their mobile show compared to android. Apple had innovation once in 2005 now they are just patent trolls.
Re: thoughts on search...
I would imagine the data is filtered and delivered a little more condensed to a mobile phone, but you can view full results on most phones nowadays. However replicating Google has been tried by many people and nothing has come close due to googles sheer popularity and integration. In search you have to hit the ground sprinting just to keep up. Its also not an industry you can buy, unless you buy Google because all of the other search engines are already failing wastes of space.
"This is a premium laptop meant for folk who earn their livIng with their computers."
I have yet to see any "real" professional outside of design who use macs for more than email. HMRC? So really do mean people who do bugger all than try and look good. You sound like the typical moron most of us hear have to deal with on a day to day basis. The manager who can barely open a laptop but always wants the most expensive one available.
I love high res as much as the next man, but wtf you gona use it for? Did you have a problem before? I think you wont find it in a rival machine because of the £1800 price tag!!!! The only company which can get those kind of prices is Apple. Why? Look at its fan base and the poor products they lap up.
"But just as important is the fact that Apple has managed to significantly reduce the size and weight of this Pro model without compromising performance."
I have never heard such rubbish come out of a hardware review. Yes its a nice screen, yes its pretty. but it has compromised on:
Long term usefulness
Yes it has a nice spec, maybe a £900 spec not an £1800 spec. its nice for writing your script in the coffee shop pretending to be important, but its not great for professional purposes. Gaming aint gona be great either on a resolution that high, but then you cant really game on a mac. At least Angry birds will look pretty for the morons that drop the cash on this rubbish.
essentially then its a fat Mac Book air with a bigger battery. Is a device really much thinner when you have removed half of the features? Surly its just half of its older model?
A typical Style over substance approach from Apple. Did they actually release a single good product at their show? Or was it all just just minor tweaks and fixes like IOS 6.
This is why Apple where always second to PC and despite their sales always will be.
This OS release is another iPhone 4s. Lacks innovation and essentially its just catching up with android 2.3. Was it really worth a 6!!! 5.2 maybe?
Honestly i was disappointed by this i thought they where going to fix the dated OS interface with something new and fresh. Had an iPad 3 for a bit but hated it, the OS was worthless.
In face everything Apple has announced has been poor so far. The new Mac Pros look good, but that retina display is going to need some punch to push that many pixels no hight end games im afraid.
Apple will be fine though the blind Fan boys are already lapping up the waste coming out of Apple heralding it to be the greatest innovation man has ever seen.
On another note i hope car manufacturers have the sense to use NFC or something for the in car stuff. Limiting yourself to one phone with a Apple only connection seems like a poor move.
Tried other rivals to google and frankly most are such a waste of space the google should remove them from the results.
Windows Phone is a great OS but lacks apps. Infact Windows phone is much nicer to use than any of its rivals. Android is suffering from large companies not producing Apps or delaying them despite the huge market. iPhone is an outdated OS in serious need of modernisation, but its apps are second to none.
HTML 5 apps will allow cross compatibility if we are lucky making the app market irrelevant. Meaning Windows phone and android will push ahead of Apple in all aspects.
Apples lack of innovation will be their downfall. Its currently supported by their closed garden, and ignorant customer base. If you exclude the app stores IOS is by a long way the worst OS. And in most cased running on the worst hardware.
Damn you America
I dont think a patent should be allowed for natural use of the human body. We use Multi touch naturally and i have done since birth. If i wish to touch and manipulate things with multiple fingers i should be allowed too.
You shouldn't be able to protect rubbish like that just the technology to do it. In fact do Apple have any patents that related to actual innovation? or is just the colour of socks and council house grey for shops?
The American Patent system should not be upheld by the rest of the world.
It's nice to have a look at things, and i do go to the high street to look at products im unsure about. The problem is I then go home and buy it online :P
The high-street can be 100% more expensive in some cases if not more.
Landmass my ass
What has landmass got to do with it? its all empty!
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