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Re: Neglected to mention
Who says only whole litres are sold on the continent?
No, RealPlayer is The Walking Dead. When I'm asked by someone to fix a computer it usually has it on. It must be popular outside geek circles, or at least it must have been once upon a time.
"It's a slow Apple week for El Reg....."
No, it's just Peak Apple.
Re: We are making it simpler
Because they added loads of features and allowed for the fact that individual CPUs are getting more powerful...
And do you pay extra if you've got the turbo button pressed down or is that factored into the licensing cost anyway but you have the choice of not pressing the turbo button?
"The public acceptance of the device is another."
And he believes fart apps help in their own small way to make the public accept Glass that little bit more?
Google had taken “the most important, the most appealing” parts of Java...
... and left Oracle with terrible documentation, a JVM with enough security holes to drive a bus through, and the Ask Toolbar.
TV Licence is £12.12 a month.
Re: All tech specs and religious tendencies aside...
The first gen device was the Atari 2600... Did Atari over promise and under deliver?
Who said the torrent client is for pirated films?
It's for downloading the latest Linux distros, of course.
Malice or incompetence?
I honestly can't work out which it is.
Re: Poor Microsoft
There is no need for convergence as Windows 8 has demonstrated so well. There might be a need for the desktop OS to run fondleslab/phone apps, but that doesn't mean the village should be destroyed in order to save it, all that's needed is a compatibility layer on the desktop OS. I do not expect my fondleslab or phone to run desktop apps as that just leads to an incredibly bad user experience.
Re: "iPhone 4 or 5 save for the absence of the speaker slit"
Then he's in for a poor user experience given iOS' Bluetooth support is so nobbled as to be bordering on useless.
Look at what Tony Stark, who uses Android. can do with his HUD.
Standardisation is a good idea but aside from the petty inconvenience of it taking forever to charge e.g. a Galaxy S4 with a charger or computer that outputs 0.5A, there's one nagging doubt in the back of my mind... given a certain battery capacity is there an optimum current to charge it with? If I use a non-optimum current would the battery's overall life be reduced? Are we filling landfill with batteries (and mobiles, given how most people throw them away when the battery goes) that should have lasted longer?
In case it's not obvious, I am a software guy.
Re: So not landfill Android then?
AO likes supporting the underdog, but he didn't half do a demolition job on Symbian in the last year or two then lost interest in explaining to the masses how Symbian Belle rectified most usability problems, and in fact even after not being updated in any meaningful sense for two years is still more logically thought out than Android 4, which has for example a new-style top-left back button on the screen, an old-style bottom-left back button, a new-style top-right menu, and an old-style bottom-right menu which might not give any indication to the user that it exists.
I therefore hold him responsible for Landfill Android.
Have Apple managed to fragment the iPhone?
Buying a 5C now is essentially the same as buying a 5 when the 5S is the latest model. Is there any data comparing the incomes of people who bought the 4S when the 5 was the latest model, or the 4 when the 4S was the latest model?
The incomes difference between the two kinds of market are probably similar (people going for the expensive bling vs. people going for the cheapest bling), but the 5C is considered different to the 5 by analysts, probably confirming everybody's suspicions of analysts.
Re: Do what we want, not what we say
They'll stop bleating about Amazon when Amazon makes enough party donations, then they'll move onto another company.
Perhaps worth mentioning that it doesn't come with any charger, just a USB cable.
Re: Third-party ones were thermal...
Might the thermal printer have been called an Alphacom 32? I even tried printing off homework with it, looking back the first impression of bog-roll width paper wasn't improved upon by a later chemical reaction between the thermal paper and the pen ink meaning it turned from red to black and finally the print fading within weeks.
Re: Reality check
I can see the point of a networked fish tank, otherwise you can't really go anywhere without finding someone to look after your fish, and maybe they'll decide they're looking a bit thin and throw in a couple of extra pinches of food or the water's too cold on this fine winter morning and put a bit of hot water in the tank.
I can see the point of being able to start the oven if you're first in but you don't know what time you're coming home.
I can see the point of being able to set up lights switching on and off if you're on holiday for a while.
As always they're just tools, what you do with them is up to you.
Re: No! Elop for MS CEO!
You don't know what you're asking for, imagine if you would Oracle Windows 9...
I thought if you called 112 your phone sets the call up as an emergency call and uses another network if it can't find your own anyway. Maybe 999 as well but I'm not so sure.
Re: 'cracked the password'
If it was the password to his laptop then it was in all probability his Windows password which is relatively easy to get hold of. The automated software they use to scan hard drives probably displays it at the click of a button.
Beachhead in the home sold at a loss etc...
Wasn't that the Xbox and Xbox 360? And with this console having disc drive and PAL problems,both of which seem to be hardware problems, how many years MS willing to set fire to money just to get under the telly?
Re: National Security - oh in that case Data Protection can be ignored!
Perhaps she said what she said because she knows exactly how little people know about the law. Soundbites are cheap.
Buy an MS' latest console and...
... be banned for getting the console too early.
... be banned for playing a game too early.
... be banned for setting off the swear-o-matic in games while using text or voice chat.
... be banned for uploading setting off the swear-o-matic in videos.
... be banned for setting off the swear-o-matic in Skype while using text or voice chat.
... be banned for trying to update offline.
... be banned for being disconnected from the Internet for too long.
If you want the same user experience without the expense why not just not buy one?
Re: I'm surprised.
There's a basic mail option in Mail Settings. Use it before you go mad.
Re: Elop Elop Elop...
Symbian Belle was on a par with Android 4 in terms of usability and its replacement Meego was done (insofar as updatable software is done) and shipped in a working product but both were shitcanned by Flop. Windows Phone 7.0 was barely finished yet was made Nokia's exclusive platform. Later events also lend weight to the Trojan horse theory.
Re: A fine line between Vision and Arrogance
I didn't know it. TIFKAM looks and acts completely differently to the classic desktop, why would I (or most people) expect classic desktop shortcuts to work?
For a start there are no windows in TIFKAM, what Alt-F4 does in TIFKAM is close the program, which is different.
Sinking ship confirmed
If Y Mail is deemed good enough for Yahoo's internal businessey stuff then there's something seriously wrong at Yahoo.
Re: "Great bit of advertising"...
There is an option in Windows Update to treat new products as important updates (or similar wording). Thus Bing and other assorted nonsense gets downloaded automagically.
New NSA internal use only unbreakable encryption method confirmed
Well I'm ducked if I can understand it.
Much like the processors themselves
So everything a shop selling ARM-based devices could do... apart from the sales and the lower running costs.
Re: Oh dear
Why all this crap different devices for different telco's.
Less on-board memory = more bandwidth sold, or so the 'thinking' goes at AT&T.
There you go...
Re: Microsoft account needed for Facebook? ??
For the same reason you need one to run Windows 8.1.
Actually if you don't want to open an MS account then you will find the option buried at the bottom of the create account page, obscure enough to make most people stick in their Hotmail address to carry on installing. I imagine the option to not use an MS account will disappear by Windows 8.2.
This is what is known as a first world problem.
Re: We've upgraded our antivirus software
Backups? Waste of time and money. Better upgrade Norton.
If it were a "Members' Gallery" then he would have been watching women. As it is, "Members Gallery" is something altogether different. Pass the soap.
Re: Blimey, it's Chrome
The new UI bloke has got rid of the status bar, most of the options on the content tab, and CRL management, and is just about to break a load of extensions by dumbing down the UI. His answer to any perceived problem is either 'get rid of it' or 'make it look more like Chrome' (or both, which is often the case).
I've got five extensions now which are only there to bring back stuff that's been disappeared, but I imagine that eventually the authors of those extensions might get bored of having to maintain them either for personal reasons or because they're tired of constantly chasing moving goalposts.
There's no particular reason why my desktop browser has to look like my mobile browser. When I'm using my mobile I might want simple but that doesn't mean that I want a desktop browser that's been dumbed down to useless. In short, is there nobody better? Can't the old timers at Mozilla put this idiot back in his box? I take it they understand their userbase better than someone who spends their day snorting latte and pretending they work at Apple.
Although I guess that's about as up-to-date as smoke signals now.
Still works though. If anyone would implement it.
Re: Technically interesting, totally irrelevant
Originally MeeGo was due to be put on the N8 and E7 (with a keyboard), but things dragged on too long and Symbian got put on them instead. Then Flop came along and launched his contractually obliged phone in the least important markets he could find. The N9 form factor went on to be used in a dozen different Lumias.
Now those are good, honest thieves. How many times have we had the £1 = $1 exchange rate foisted upon us by the likes of Apple for the same net return?
Having trouble deciding which is more annoying...
... One Generation's wailing or Murray Gold drowning the dialogue out.
Re: Yandex - no thanks
Then install Amazon's app store or no doubt gapps will be ported soon by someone on XDA.
Re: There's a difference
Because there were too many timey-wimey things happening at at that point in time in NY and even sending a telegram there to change history after they found out the date of their death by looking at the gravestones thus making it a fixed event in the present could push the universe over the edge.
No, I didn't believe it either.
"We do not give direct access to our server."
The fact that the cables just down the road got cut last year is entirely coincidental. Our customers can rest easy.
Rear mounted controls
I assume that you only stick your grubby little mitts into the camera lens the first few times?
You seem to have missed the bit where he said it was a Lumia (MS).
I myself would prefer an Asha than WP.
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