802 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 12:08 GMT
The problem is that the spirit of Steve Jobs doesn't live on at Apple at all. The lack of anything interesting in the new iPhone shows that the vision went when he did.
This strikes me as a cynical bit of advertising. It's not an attempt to honour the memory of Steve Jobs, just an attempt to make some money out of it...
re: substantial moral backlash in the mainstream press
I've not seen that. All I've seen is a load of "Apple win patent case over Samsung" articles. Those who look will find the evidence that Apple are likely to lose this case in the end, but for those reading the "mainstream press", in the UK at least, the trial is being portrayed as a massive victory for Apple.
This is a tech site. It has tech adverts. What's wrong with that targetting? There's no need to target individuals...
Re: I could have served myself ten times over by now. but i have to wait
Oh no! You have to wait! It's one thing when there's no one there, but when there's other people "in front of you" at "the bar"! Don't they know who you are?
Re: In the meantime...
Cool! I didn't know about m.theregister.com. You might want to try a bit of browser sniffing and maybe offer it to mobile devices when they connect. Would make it easier to find. Not that you should be forcing mobiles to the mobile site (that can be well irritating) but I've browsed here on my phone a few times and wasn't aware you did mobile at all...
In the meantime...
...why not make the site render nicely on mobile, making the apps unnecessary and opening yourselves up to all, not just iOS and Android?
Re: Michele Bachmann...
Why do you think other people care about who you want to fuck? Why do you think any article that mentions women is an appropriate place to start telling people about who you want to fuck?
Re: Categorizing any group of people is bigoted
Typical comment from the stupid anonymous cowards on here.
re: I won't be updating my iPad until google release a native app.
What will that give you that you don't get from installing the web app?
Re: Maps must be fun
'elderly, confused', rooted it same afternoon. You're lying abou the "elderly, confused" bit arent' you?
I can't even switch the fucking GPS on on my android phone without submitting "anonymous info" to google. And yes, that's with the wi-fi location disabled before any smartarses tell me I don't know what I'm doing. If that info was really anonymous it'd be of no value whatsoever to google (it's just a pair of coordinates).
Google are a bunch of bastards when i comes to respecting peoples privacy. It's my phone, it's my GPS, why the fuck can't I turn it on without telling gooogle where I am?
Thank you so much anonymous smartarse. I'm new to sarcasm so any pointers like "don't actually tell people you're being sarcastic" are really valuable and gratefully received. hopefully with a little guidance from anonymous fucktards like you i'll soon be able to make sarcastic comments just like a professional! Oh, I can hardly wait.
Yes, I am being sarcastic.
BOLLOCKS! It was going so well too...
Re: Apple has peaked
Wow bob, that's an interesting point that i've never heard before. If someone guessed apple would sell 10 million phones in 3 days (and we're talking about professional guessers who are always right, obv) and then apple only sell 5 million, well that must mean apple are doomed. And I thought they'd just grow for ever, expanding out into the universe bringing iProducts to all the space aliens. You've certainly taught me a thing or two about economics.
Yes, I am being sarcastic.
Re: Who cares?
Anyone trying to make money by selling apps.
Re: @sabroni they don't count all GMail users as active G+ users
Jesus, are you just being deliberately obtuse? The quote says "from the start of 2012". GMail had plenty of users before the start of 2012, only the new ones are silently co-opted into Google+. The article never stated "all gmail users", I made it perfectly clear I wasn't talking about "all gmail users". In the words of the T-shirt "I can explain it to you, I can't understand it for you"...
RE: Korean pop one-hit wonder PSY
Don't show your ignorance, that tune is from his sixth album, the first was released in 2001...
Re: to further her own anti-Apple agenda
There's as many people on here claiming The Register loves Apple (because of the 90% in the iPhone review) as there are claiming they have an anti-Apple agenda.
Could it be that you are the one with the agenda and the site is actually refreshing cynical about all manufacturers?
Re: most likely a lot.
Of course that's the most likely amount, otherwise her manager must be a sanctimonious jobsworth dickhead, and I can't imagine you can get far in management if you're one of those....
Re: Hmmm revenues?
Right, that's why everyone was getting so pissy further up the thread, there's fuck all money to be made in the Android store. I mean sheeple have more cash than sense, obv...
Re: That's nice for Google
How much do developers make on Android apps? It's better not to ask, apparently some people get a little touchy if you do.... Why could that be?
Party pooper! The thought of vigilante freetards was much funnier than your common sense explanation!
I hope you're proud of yourself!
No, apparently we've moved up to 2008....
Re: Catch me if you can
Yeah Great! My phone can be remotely wiped by a link as well! Still at least it's not an low spec iPhone! Ha Ha iPhone users, even if your phone was wiped by a link you'd still have all your contacts in that stupid iCloud thing! Losers!
Android 4 life!
They do themselves no favours with this bollocks. Their developers site has cartoon bloody hippos all over it. It's like they're trying to target preschool developers. Still, at least they're willing to chuck money around in an attempt to keep their platform successful, but maybe they should chuck it at actually getting bb10 finished rather than on making themselves look like dicks...
Re: @Sabroni I thing that the low IQ stereotype has several foundations.
I don't buy it. No current phone OS that I've come across makes getting to a command line easy. Apart from a CLI all the other things you mention would benefit from a simple easy to use interface.
There may be a die hard clique of computer nerds somewhere who want a complex and bloated phone interface (there's you at least), but arguing that people who don't want that have a low IQ is preposterous. Making things difficult for yourself isn't clever.
Re: Heres an idea.
Port apple maps to windows phone 8! Best of both worlds!
Re: @Sabroni I thing that the low IQ stereotype has several foundations.
Let me just expand that quote for you:
>> The interfaces are dumbed down to a level that even a cat could use one. - Ie You dont have to be a genie to use one, this could be seen as good or as bad. <<
So I don't understand why you think a cat can use iOS, or what being a genie has to do with it, and although you try to spin it as a bad thing by saying "dumbed down" you're actually just saying that it's a really easy interface to use. So the bit I don't understand is why you think anyone would consider an easy to use interface bad.
Re: I thing that the low IQ stereotype has several foundations.
That list says a lot more about your prejudices than it does about iPhone users and their IQs...
I particularly like that a good user interface is a "dumbed down" one. Because presumably if you have to have a massive IQ to work out how to use your phone that's a good thing.
Using android phone as a sat nav
Yeah me too. Pity my sony erricson android came with a number of different mapping apps and for the first couple of times I used it to navigate I was just a moving arrow on a map that stayed aligned North. Still, I found a better app now with proper turn by turn. Of course to launch it correctly I have to come from another app, using the route app itself to specify the route doesn't seem to work.
And I do enjoy skipping the message that tells me to install some speaking software so I can hear the route, especially as it always appears while I'm listening to the phone read the route to me...
If I'd have paid for this experience I'd be pretty vexed. Luckily it's a work phone so as it cost me nothing it can get away with being a bit pants....
Re: And long may this piss taking continue
Yeah, only 5 million in 3 days. Bet they're bricking it, it's only a million more than the 4s....
Oh, hang on, no, those are sales figures that every other handset manufacturer would kill for. So not actually definitive proof that the apple bubble has burst at all, some would say quite the opposite...
Re: Ted Treen, 13:58
I believe asdf was comparing Steve Jobs to Bill Gates, both of whom are/were incredibly rich. Bill Gates is trying to use his massive wealth to do good (however misguided and inept he may be at it) whereas Jobs didn't, or at least not as publicly.
I would imagine that an asdf fund to help humanity wouldn't have the same financial clout as Bill's, we don't tend to have too many mega-millionaires on here (though judging by some of the recent posts there are a fair few rich boys...)
The thing with Gates and Jobs is they could both give half their fortunes away and still be minted. So it seems fair to call Jobs a cheapskate and qualify it with a reference to Gate's charitable foundation.
Re: Thumb down this, sheep.
Downvoted. Not because I disagree but because your comment is so badly written I can't understand the point you're trying to make.
The problem with your argument is how you go from 50% to 10%. You seem to think that the way to restrict the numbers is to make sure that only the rich can afford to go to university. I would argue that it's more important to encourage the less well off to get a degree, as their prospects are often worse.
Re: Users will still be able to access Google maps via the web on the Safari browser.
iOS uses an unofficial protocol of "maps://" to identify links to the mapping service. Last time I looked it interpreted "maps://maps.google.com" as a link to the local mapping app, ignoring the domain. However replacing "maps://" with "http://" would still take you to google maps, so app developers could hard wire their apps to go to google that way. (Of course getting apple to put an updated app that does this in the store might be tricky. And they did appear to be chopping and changing their map handling in previous betas of iOS 6 so I'm not 100% sure that this is still the case.) Could be a stopgap till apple maps catch up... Or a massive waste of effort... YMMV!
Re: Why are the homeless poor surfing RegHardware?
How dare these peasants be interested in my premium apple products! Can't we have some kind of pay as you comment structure on here to keep the riff raff out? It's getting jolly crusty in here, what what!
Re: "it's probably even further out of date in terms of hardware than the Wii was at launch"
>>their previous product barely bloody works<<
In what way doesn't it work? I've had one since launch and it works fine.
>>its library of games are crap,<<
I disagree, I have a massive pile of wii games, a lot of them wii exclusives. Xenoblade and Rhythm Paradise are two relatively recent ones not available on any other platform.
I am trying to understand your viewpoint, but shouting "it's crap" doesn't really give me much to go on...
@ TeeCee and TestMan
but Google Chrome installs itself into the users AppData folder, not a users program files folder, so surely my original statement that this is not the windows way is correct? The clue is in the name....
@ Nick Ryan "this is the windows way"
no, it's not. It's the way Chrome gets round the (admittedly poor) windows security model. The windows way is to run an install program and stick the executable somewhere in the "program files" folder.