291 posts • joined Friday 31st July 2009 14:21 GMT
Re: Silly money grabbing Adobe.
unfortunately not. ever since corel got their hands on it psp has become a basic consumer product with a load of silly filters and automations. maybe someone there will finally wake up and see the potential to develop a more professional version to appeal to all the dissatisfied soon to be ex photoshop users.
Re: Silly money grabbing Adobe.
And clearly nobody at your company was competent enough to bother spending 5 mins reading Adobe's FAQ: their answer to restricting internet access issues is: "Yes, your IT administrators can block users from accessing the online services. The online services and their URLs are listed here.
As an administrator, you will also be able to deploy Creative Cloud desktop applications independent of the cloud-based services using the Creative Cloud Packager. The Creative Cloud Packager is available through Creative Cloud for teams."
As for justifying the spend - if they are happy to take a loss of earnings due to reducing efficiency switching to gimp and other alternatives because they have to spend slightly less than the old upfront purchase and upgrade path then they aren't long for this world anyway.
Adobe has a lot to answer for for leaving us in the lurch by removing the ability to use the product outside of subscription, but this sort of knee-jerk reaction is ill-informed and highly counter-productive.
Re: What about the benefits
think more along the lines of £1300 for the previous version and £2600 for the latest release of the master suite. £850 is still cheaper than either of those options.
then don't even think of using an Autodesk product. AutoCAD Architecture 2014 has an RRP of £5175 incl VAT and the subscription is an additional £753. Suddenly Adobe seems real cheap.
Re: Autodesk have been doing something similar for years
Autodesk's system is slightly, but significantly different. There the subscription you pays if for upgrades. You still have to buy the package in full up front, but by paying a regular sum you get "free" upgrades. Once you stop paying you remain at the package you last upgraded to.However if you decide to restart the subscription you only have a small window to do so other wise you have to pay the full price again. At over £3000 for AutoCAD alone this is very costly. The subscription is essentially just a prepayment plan. What adobe needs to do is implement some of this. It should be the following: You continue to pay the monthly fee but if you sign up to an annual fee you should be able to keep and use the last downloaded update after 18 months of subscription.Essentially similar to a mobile phone contract.
Re: Skipping a version
so you were happy to pay about £660 upfront and £350 for each upgrade of photoshop for a total of about £1350 over 5 years but think paying £1050 (5x12x£17) over the same period is too expensive? You might want to work on your math. There are plenty of other reasons to baulk against the cloud route, but in this case price isn't one of them. As a small business it is a damn site easier to budget for £17 / £48 a month than find large chunks yearly or biannually.
the sky is falling
So basically a bunch of mediocre, mostly Russian, dodgy apps and poor rip-off copies potentially contain malware. What a surprise. Next thing you'll be telling me that the bloke down in the market called dodgy dave is not selling legit DVDs.
The same can be done with Android. The one platform where you can't change the search provider however is Windows Mobile. I wonder if Microsoft are familiar with the definition of "irony"?
Re: Bullet proof, but not B.S. proof.
except for all the palm and windows mobile and nokia smart touchscreen phones that did all the things the iphone "innovated" just several years earlier without the massive amounts of marketing and hype behind it. That is why they are considered obvious, all apple did was make them popular.
at 500kb/s it would take you all of 5.5 hours to download 10GB worth of data. hardly a major inconvenience. let it run overnight and you would have the software faster than ordering the dvd online.
NFC has been standardised (ISO / IEC) for since 2003 and NFC has been used around the world for many years with largescale rollouts since 2011. There is still a long way to go, but it is moving along at a fair pace
Re: >Having to physically bonk phones into stuff seems so outdated in 2013.
NFC has many more uses other than payments, particularly when used with NFC tags. You can use it to automate processes such as turning on your wifi when you step into your house or office, upload contact data or web links with NFC enabled business cards, initiate wifi downloads or transfers between phones (what Samsung label as S-beam) to name a few. Bluetooth can't do a fraction of that.
Re: I really wish...
TFL have supposedly looked at it but found the current NFC standard to be too slow compared to the oyster card.
Re: Sad, but...
"I wonder when all the high street competition is gone what will happen to online prices... hmm.... tricky one..." - nothing really as they would still have to compete with other online retailers. The highstreet lost its role as setter of prices a long time ago.
a bit harsh
I wouldn't say that. The iPhone 5 is a good device and certainly good enough to pay for (if not for quite that much). It just isn't as magical as it was made out to be and hardly deserving of the sales figures it had achieved. Maybe some sanity will return into the market.
That has been suitably debunked as a myth. Firstly because the source of that element is the carbonation, so even sparkling water would cause the problem, and it is also in such small quantities that it has no effect. The myth that is leads to bone density loss is based on a single flawed study. Further studies have shown that carbonated drink consumption does not lead to an increase in calcium excretion.
that may have appeared as an incentive on paper, but it was actually poor value, as it required you to trade in a phone that actually had a greater resale value in the second hand market. Plus giving away devices doesn't normally boost your profits, so either way that wouldn't have worked.
Re: Whoo There It Is!
Not really, as they haven't actually been found guilty of anything yet. A more accurate analogy would be that of a shady looking character who has promised not to set foot in the shop, but will still be investigated for prior shoplifting accusations.
I think the EU regulators should not let Samsung off the hook and make a thorough investigation, providing they do the same for Apple, Nokia and everyone else out there who has been using the import ban as a trade tool.
Re: Trying to draw a line under the issue?
Still won't happen, Samsung still have the option to appeal the original case, and they have a very strong case in their favour for the appeal.
why would they bother?
I could imagine Apple releasing a TV set, but it would be primarily targeted at the Bang&Oulfson or Loewe Crowd, who are willing to pay a significant premium for aesthetics.But this would simply be as a token, much like the 8series for BMW or the GT for Ford. Going after the mass market would be utterly pointless. The margins would be way too small without the benefit of making more money back on the content than they could with a settop box. This is a cut-throat market where profits are made from minuscule margins which has led to several old school TV manufacturers to leave the game. As for this survey, saying you would buy something and actually doing so is a big difference. I would be surprised if 1/10th of the people claiming they would buy an Apple TV would actually do so.
not quite true
The court has given Samsung 8 weeks to implement the changes before they impose the fine. Damages are still to be decided depending on the profits Samsung made on the affected devices since 2011 Android Authority have a more accurate coverage of the case http://www.androidauthority.com/apple-beats-samsung-dutch-courts-awarded-129000-day-under-certain-conditions-135036/
"You claim Apple does this yet don't seem to care that Samsung widened their claim to take an the iPad and other devices?" - in reaction to apple's injunction attempt should be noted. from what i could tell they were the first ones to swing the injunction hammer. i would say samsung are simply defending themselves. lets not forget, whilst there has always been plenty of lawsuit action going on in the tech world it was apple who escalated things to the ridiculous headline grabbing scale we are now facing. if you want to blame someone for this you should look at the fruit logo firm.
I've actually always preferred Brian Johnson's vocals. They just seem more balanced and gruffer.
they should just implement a "use it or lose it" clause. You have two years to implement a patent otherwise it expires. and once implemented you need to continue using it otherwise it expires two years after the last product to use it is released.
Re: Want to wait?
or £239 for a 32GB nexus 7 with 3G? Although you will have to wait for that one too as it is currently sold out
sure, but what if you wanted to run it on any other machine not manufactured by Apple. That is what he is referring to. Oh, and good luck installing the latest OSX on a mac from before 2005. Windows or Linux don't lack that sort of legacy support. That is hardly true to the definition of choice.
considering it is roughly 70% faster than the ipad 3 I would call that pretty damn quick. And Jellybean is just as slick as iOS. Quadcore? well that would be for those people who actually want multiple processes running at the same time, something iOS is rather bad at.
Re: @ Dave 126
I think the future lies in the development of augmented reality (google goggles etc) and hands free use (kinect, google now/siri) combined with portable computing platforms that serve multiple functions (asus padphone)
" iPhone sales have been held back because it's so innovative" - innovative would have been developing a design that is manufacturable and robust enough to make it to the point of sale intact. Which the iPhone 5 clearly isn't. If you want innovation you should look at the people who actually have a mountain of real patents such as LG, HTC, Sony, Samsung and even microsoft. People who actually invest in R&D instead of lawyers and marketing
Re: Called it
if you read the ruling it clearly explains that due to the high profile of the case and the ambiguity of trial and appeal verdicts from other European states Apple's accusation has harmed the image of Samsung and their ability to sell their product. That is why they are required to make a public apology. Dyson are at an advantage that their case wasn't widely known, so there was no damage done to Vax's image.
the problem with that analogy is that the Aston Martin in this situation is a model with the same guts as the Ford, just with a different body shell and both are made in the same factory.
Re: The headline...
actually Apple uses both terms,Shipped and Sold., which is rather confusing, but the difference is also pretty minimal. Neither Samsung nor Apple ship more than their supply chain is interested in doe to sales demand. This Shipped vs Sold is a total red herring and rather pointless without independent verification, which you won't be able to get from either party. All we have are the figures that each party supplies without explaining if those include warranty replacements, refurbished items or B-stock, let alone how much is being held by retailers as stock. Regardless, that is a lot of smartphones and both can be proud of their achievement.
no, Apple have 3 models (4 if you include3 the 3GS which would have still been available over that quarter until the release of the iphone 5). Still nowher near the total number of Samsung's smart phones, but certainly more than 1
I don't really see what the big deal is, In an established mobile phone market this is just your typical first adopter tax. The same happened with HD broadcasts on Sky and Cable, BluRay discs and with the introduction of data plans on 3G. If however the prices and data packages show a significant improvement in a year or two, then you have a problem. If you want to be on the cutting edge, even if it is rather pointless at the moment, then you will have to pay the price.
Re: It's a start
why should it need to increase the resolution? 1280x720 is more than enough for a screen of that size. Whilst 1920x1080 screens are available it wouldn't actually add any benefits. It wouldn't be any noticeably sharper and would need a much more powerful graphics processor to cope with the increased resolution. This whole drive to ever-increasing resolutions is pointless once you go past a certain point.
Re: Android users, don't fear
damn, you beat me to it. Looks like with Android you still get to use this and have reliable maps to get you to the :)
The Odeon voucher works just fine, but the harvester one insists on an ios6 useragent, and I have yet to figure out a browser that supports it.
Re: Was the reviewer paid by Samsung to say so many nice thing?
well the question could be reversed - are you paid by Apple or some other competitor to go round saying bad things about it? Aside from the fact that it is highly unlikely that you actually had one in your hand, your comments fly in the face of every single other opinion and review out there which declares the phone to be very smooth and slick.
Re: Herr Schmidt
have you actually read what this issue was about? have a look at: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/technology/google-alibaba-acer-android-aliyun-china-292615.html
This isn't about Google being selfish and not wanting Acer to run a rival system, it is about ensuring the integrity of the Android ecosystem wasn't compromised by a platform that is only partially compatible and is known to pirate android apps. Unlike Amazon (who have chosen to branch out of android and yet work with Google to ensure compatibility) Acer had signed up to the OHA (http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/index.html) whos membership requires them to work on android platforms that are compatible. Using ailyun would put them in breach of that agreement. Google gave them a choice to step out of the OHA or ditch ailyun and Acer made the choice. Perfectly fair and reasonable.
why should they?
This whole trial was a mess from the outset and should have been dismissed from the outset. Sure, Samsung took a lot of inspiration from Apple's design and processes, just like Apple did from other designers and manufacturers. But to say they copied them is just plain ignorant. So why should Samsung pay for something they didn't do?
Re: "the communications equivalent of the change the jet engine made over steam".
how about this one: http://illianaroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/jet-powered-locomotive.jpg
Re: Next step...
Plus all those swiss rail toilet doors that have a slide to unlock latch are clearly in violation of Apple's patent. Not to mention the fact that every single one of their windows are rectangle's with rounded corners. The swiss don't stand a chance....
Not all bad
Seeing as the ban has been found to be falsely issued Samsung should be entitled to the bond payout from apple so they aren't hurting that much :)
Re: Fox would not have been caught out like this ....
Nice idea in principle, but seeing as this is fox news, the bullshit detector would have burn't out after one day anyway, rendering it useless.
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