1648 posts • joined Saturday 13th June 2009 12:15 GMT
Re: That could have been me....
So the advice is don't download stuff outside Google Play or stuff inside Google Play which might be bad. And then people wonder why there's Android malware.
I think f-droid.org will still be my first port of call.
We can't have old users
They've got money to spend and that's not web 2.0. We prefer the web 2.0 way, making flashy unprofitable websites to bring the yoof in and hoping someone buys us out.
Re: Yes I have taught drill
There won't be any pensions, especially not in Italy.
There, I saved you going on that trip.
But only if they promise not to funnel it through Ireland, The Netherlands, and the Cayman Islands.
Re: Shit port placements
I've got an Xperia S. Not many complaints but this is the first phone I've had with the USB/charge port in that position and it'll be the last. The L-shaped USB connector making the short cable that they supply the phone with point upwards doesn't help either. The unfortunate design becomes apparent when you answer a call with the phone on charge and promptly wrap the cable round your head - all that effort they've gone to to make the phone look cool and it's wiped out as soon as you pick up the phone.
Win8 tablet results
In English, that means they're gathering dust.
"We need to fight for privacy or we are going to lose it."
Must be another variation of "we had to destroy the village in order to save it."
If the vendor goes tits up, the DRM for a film should be validated by the studio that published by the film.
If the studio goes tits up, the DRM for a film should be validated by the MPAA or similar organisation that the studio belonged to.
If they're not willing to take on this task, they're not really willing to stop illegal downloads (well, they can stop this kind of DRM altogether but at this point it's probably too much of a leap).
Re: Instead, feed it to the rich
Looking at the recommendations, it seems like they've already been fed a constant diet of it over the past few years.
I, for one, don't welcome our CJD overlords.
Re: Let's hear it for the 'Creative Clod'
Users will have to get by using DropBox's sync client on the Adobe directories in My Documents until this is fixed.
Er, why are they paying for the cloud version by the way?
Killjoy statistician Nazi here
2012 Spain: 555 deaths at work, 462,060 injured (source). Total population 46 million.
2011/12 UK: 173 deaths at work, 591,000 injured (source). Total population 63 million.
Nothing new, just tell someone who's never seen a desktop iMac before to turn it on.
As Nook are doing a fire sale of all their devices I think you've already got your answer.
Those nice black and white e-readers will not have a Windows RT equivalent as Windows RT's doesn't support that hardware. That'll leave just the more expensive colour e-readers which will be replaced with Windows RT slabs and maybe a UI limited (or should I say further limited) to e-books. And once again we'll have another fascinating example of how Windows RT fails to sell.
Why they think it's necessary to buy the Nook name is a mystery, if they were buying Kobo I could understand it. So much cash and so little idea of what to do with it.
Re: Nokia cannot hide from their failure
Even at this late starting point Nokia could provide much more on an Android system than HTC and the rest can, with the possible exception of Samsung. They can build a theme and launcher based on MeeGo, improve power management (again based on MeeGo), and supply a complete series of apps based on those found on MeeGo and Symbian phones (Nokia Maps, media, office apps, file manager, etc...). With most other Android manufacturers you have the Google apps, a music player, a couple of third party apps like Astro, a half-hearted manufacturer shop and then you're left to your own devices.
Of course what they should have done two years ago was put a Dalvik interpreter in MeeGo and put out a nice range of MeeGo phones, but we all know why that didn't happen (see icon).
"hence our agreement with the move to dissolve it"
Oh go on, go ahead and dissolve it if you must, if you insist on having quaint local laws. Our HR people in San Fran were too busy sipping frothy coffees in Starbucks.
Re: "head of software design"
I'll try and explain it again. The UI and how people interact with programs is a component of OS X, OS X isn't a component of the UI. Better to have someone from a technical background saying "make it so" for the UI features than a design background saying "make it so" for the technical features. Not everything is a black-and-white case, there are trade offs to be made over how different parts of the OS interact with each other and if we end up with OS X being driven by how a user interacts with it then everything behind the scenes and OS X Server is by default given a lower priority.
Make sure they're not too close to the lines or they'll short them them together and transmit malware via a series of 0s and 1s.
Re: "head of software design"
Er, no. That was my point. There's more to software than the application and how it's used. OS X is more than just Aqua, if he gets into something like filesystems or task scheduling all he's going to be able to do is say 'make it so'.
"head of software design"
I had to do a double take. Head of user interfaces, head of interface design, etc... maybe but head of software design? Next someone will spill all and say they do UI prototypes in Visual Basic then when the boss says it's okay, hastily knock up something behind it which more-or-less works.
Crowdsourced mapping application
Watch this get taken down in a week for breaking the 'duplicates iOS functionality' rule.
about:config > plugins.click_to_play > true
This makes newer versions of Firefox prompt even for the latest version of Flash, otherwise if you've got the latest version it gets run.
Then you only install the plugin version of Flash, not the Active X version.
Re: bring back 'save as'
The reality distortion field is strong in this one.
Versioning, autosave, and the first steps of removing the application light from the dock so you can't tell if the app is running or not unless you change the pref might be fine for a phone (stress might), but not for computers.
You need to copy work and you need to have temporary copies of work. Versioning and autosave take that away from you, you make a temporary change (e.g. cut a few pieces of text or select part of an image for printing) and later find that that's what the OS considers as the good version even though you obviously don't. In other words you're fighting with the OS which is something that you're not supposed to be doing with Apple.
Unless you want to use something unimportant like the calendar API or whatever Google's decided to change because they've decided it's a nicer API that way.
Dia for much cheapness.
Best to eat the meat on the day though, but inspect it carefully before buying nonetheless.
Icon shows how you have to cook the food just to be on the safe side.
Re: Does this £1/day include energy costs ?
Then you've already lost the challenge with Spanish leccy prices.
Re: Don't know what you want?
The current share price reflects confidence in Apple's future performance.
Re: Disagreement is good, if you have some basis for it
So far I haven't needed to give a phone number, but I haven't yet downloaded a paid-for app. FYU there appear to be a lot of gmail accounts starting with "AndroidPhone" and ending in several digits so I suspect many people have had a similar idea.
I suspect that Google already have read your phone number or IMEI anyway.
Re: Don't know what you want?
What Steve was good at was persuading everyone, especially markets/Wall Street/investors/analysts, that if Apple didn't do something it was because people didn't want it and it wasn't any good anyway (e.g. iPad Mini). If Apple did something that was want people didn't want then it was a "hobby project" (e.g. Apple TV).
Tim Cook isn't good at that. Apple's problems have started since the reality distortion field popped.
Re: Menus and Toolbars :)
Yes, until you went to a page with lots (meaning a few hundred K) of images and Windows 3.11 ran out of memory and forgot how to repaint the screen then crashed.
Mr Dabbs wouldn't have used his article to suggest that Apple is the new Amstrad, would he?
And those who want to opt out now?
Re: That sounds useful if I only want to read the document
Not tried Word Viewer (from MS)?
Re: "Corporations [...] recognise that everyone needs a Twitter and a Facebook account"
But as soon as something blows up in public it's amazing how quickly Jeff in sales can get things passed onto the right people, on the other hand if you use traditional methods you're banging your head against a brick wall. Should I have to solve every problem in a blaze of publicity? Good customer service can be done. Orange managed it, until France Telecom came along.
"Corporations [...] recognise that everyone needs a Twitter and a Facebook account"
Do they? I don't.
Maybe they should concentrate their customer service efforts in other areas.
Re: Test Results?
I was going to suggest middle management.
Innovation, can't wait
I wonder which port, slot, or media reader they're going to remove in the 2013 model.
Re: Almost perfect
Well if the OS is not important I'm not sure if the build has got much going for it. Nokia's Windows Phone case design hasn't changed in two years, give them twenty years more and maybe they'll finally become fashionable.
Re: screen aspect ratio
1280x800 is 16:10.
Re: What kind of idiot
What kind of OS would let a signed app change itself then happily execute it the next time round?
If the Play Store (amongst others) takes care of updating, the OS can safely assume that any changes to the app package are malicious because the app has been compromised. The OS should refuse to execute it.
Re: Don't need to download dodgy apps
Not available on all apps though. Oddly enough one app it's not available on is the backup service which uploads your app data as soon as you log into a Google account.
Re: Android permissions design
There are a whole series of basic things that could be done to sort out security...
- Instead of allowing apps to call a number directly, Android should bring up the dialler and pre-fill the number but let the user call or cancel.
- Instead of allowing apps to send messages, Android should bring up the message editor and fill it in (read only if need be if it's got data which can't be edited), but let the user send or cancel.
- Instead of allowing apps to read contact data, Android should bring up the contacts manager and allow the user to choose one or cancel.
- Pop up a modal dialog with a 'remember the answer to this question' tickbox if an app wants to request the IMEI or similar data.
Simple things like this where the OS is in the middle preventing the app getting at the data would also mean that a whole load of permissions for legit apps could be knocked on the head and it'd be much easier to spot malware because it'd still ask for everything.
Also the play store needs to clearly show how the developer earns money from the app: open source, free, pay once, in-app purchases, ad-supported, combination, etc...
If Google haven't done them by now they're probably not going to get round to doing them in the future either.
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