97 posts • joined 20 Nov 2009
The app is appalling and the messenger part of it hideous. I have dumped both now esp as they suck your battery dry too!
Mind you I am this " close to closing my Facebook account anyway as they are a security weak, information hungry rights averse bunch of c*nts as it is.
Re: Long shot, I guess, but any chance
most 'droids you can root or install a stock rom to do this. Not many are restricted at all & more coming on the market that are basically unlocked immediately.
Obviously Google may cut this off in the future but you are buying into an ecosystem like windows phone or iOS. To protect Android from being a total mess you have to pay some price. Oh wait, you can have it free of google but you won't be able to use the store - e.g. cheapo chinese knockoff! Go for you life.
have got one of these
and it is indeed thin light and lovely. Battery life is excellent and performance first class.
Best tablet on the market I would easily say as it does beat the ipad Air in every respect. A dream to use!
Well we all know
the camera puts on a few pounds..
g+ may be horrible
but remember the alternative is Facebook ruling everything social and that scares me more than the great old ones awakening (at least they would send us mad or turn us into cultists so we wouldn't care)
Looks like Apple
being down with the kids is failling? The Black Knight?
Oh dear thats certainly not attention to detail...
If you can't create
your own tracks is is not scalectrix and so is basically expensive arse.
Selling Beta access like this is NOT a good idea, yet another Marpets brain fit.
A beta is for TESTING if you do this you aren't testing you are just selling early access. Having worked in the industry I know that this can ruin a game before it is ready.
STOP POSTING THAT MORONIC GRAPH
only smartphones - makes Apple look massive in the mobile market and tells a fraction of the story. Bad enough that it has flown around twitter so much. Feature phone more important that in many ways and shows a whole other picture looking at the stats.
This would be great. but I'd like to give someone a book too
when will Amazon sort that out on this side of the pond considering US have been able to do this for nearly 2 years!
Yes it is, it's basically voice search and contextual with what you are doing with google products (your choice you know!) but obviously you are just trolling or have already been brainwashed by Apple & think that Siri is actually good at all.
even if at current efficiencies they are actually in total (inc production, materials, transport to destination etc) more environmentally damaging than a nice coal power plant. Still it makes the ecofreakies sleep easier at night like their "more harmful than a gas guzzling range rover" priuses...
Re: It's goes to 11, see?
Had one user recently told to choose a 4 digit pin they would remember and he forgot it within 5 minutes.
95% of all users are utter utter muppets.
staff unfailingly polite, helpful and eager
"The real killer feature for the newb though has nothing to do with software or hardware, it’s all about the experience you get in an Apple Store. It’s second to none, with staff unfailingly polite, helpful and eager to help the lost, confused and downright incompetent get the best from their iDevices. A near no-questions-asked replacement policy is the cherry on the cake."
Never been to the Brighton Apple store then. The staff there are rude, downright unhelpful and I don't think 20mins wait for your prebooked 'genius' bar appointment you are on time to is really on. Esp when the hipster twat staff seems to want to talk to each other not you. No questions asked replacement also fails these days with an ipad that is 12 months old (under the 2 year warranty guideline from the EU) refused any assistance at all unless pay out over £200 for a duff battery! Hellish experience all in all.
good news when it hits android chrome
not being able to save a page for off line viewing in it is a pain.
BOFHs and Blackberry?
Do BOFHs love blackberry? Horrible proprietary mail server crap, doesn't play well with standard systems... I don't think so. We won't have them on our systems due to the pain they cause.
After sitting by the pool last week reading
on my phone sapping the batteries I'd love one of these and would possibly buy two in case I lost one!
If it's waterpoof (or easy to waterproof) I'd love it as so wanted to sit in jacuzzi/pool reading but wasn't going to take expensive smartphone in there!
Is there a pre order page around?
So it'll be a German camera
designed by a Brit inspired by (ripping off) a German designers work?
Who thinks Jonny Ive should give 60% of his apple shares to Dieter Ram's family and another 30% to Braun?
Oh god I would NOT like to work in that support department, helldesk wouldn't be the half of it.
suspect it's muppets who don't understand Agile
who have love Prince 2 with all their heart and haven't been able to produce the massive 500 page project plans that they use to justify their jobs are feeling put out of joint by all this deliver what is actually needed rubbish.
Red tapers will always moan.
shouldn't feed the trolls
but Linux has done this for 10 years plus. Apple yet again didn't invent it.
suprised that after Apple Vs Samsung
Samsung isn't suing Huwei as the Ascend P1 looks very similar to the Galaxy II. Oh thats right some people sue, others innovate and evolve (at more than the snails pace of the iphone)
Title should've been
"Technically clueless busybody wades in with useless 2c."
Seriously censorship enforced for everyone is NEVER the right solution. Net control software is widely available and easy for parents to set up & loads of people who will help if they have problems with it.
What is next for those who ask not to be censored? If you are on the list you are forced to wear a playboy bunny badge in public?
Seems fine to me - and like the others here it's truly lovely
one of the lucky ones to get a Nexus 7 early
and I already use it more and feel its more practical than my touchpad on size alone.
They'll do it, it'll be a hit - end of story.
Still think that Android is a heck of alot more practical on interface than ios with widgets etc, the screen icon vomit of ios needs to be improved.
Nexus 7 is supposed to be delivered this month and Ebuyer say will land on the 19th!
I think thats going to be a bigger hit than the fire tbh.
So if there's all this fragmentation which makes it harder to develop for why is Android still much cheaper to develop for then iOS?
Fragmentation is v overrated as an issue - surely due to fragmentation windows apps need to run on well over 3000 different devices if not more? Yes this causes issues and increased development time over a closed system like iOS but no way insurmountable and in some ways can be considered almost negligible.
I don't doubt Apple have the top end of the tablet market sown up but like graphics cards that is not where the real money is mid to low range is where the profits and the real battle will be - shame surface seems to be aimed at the wrong part.
I wonder how many of the passwords were along then lines of jesussaves lordourchrist or similar...
But they haven't gone totally in house - TomTom appears to be providing a big chunk of the data and possible systems for the new maps so doesn't this make it more of a 2 fingers up at Google gesture rather than saving that much money? I'm sure they got a great deal from tomtom but still paying for the map data
While they are at it can they change it from ICT to IT?
NOBODY outside of schools calls it ICT
ICT is also about as redundant as saying PIN Number. Information Communication technology - Communication IS INFORMATION. Just shows how out of touch with their subject they are.
"It's clearly in no rush to pass on the volume savings it makes in buying flash memory to its users in the form of lower margins"
What company really does this except to gain market share? Never Apple as they are king of the costly option
“For every change you need to make in Android it costs $50,000 in developer time,” he said.
Pulled that figure out of his arse & doubt its wildly different cost for any OS mobile device.
Don't think it;s just "everyone knows someone in IT" for support either, we already tell users we don't support their own stuff but some just don't accept it. Even more difficult to deal with when that's a director as rules just don't apply.
"If that's true, why do Apple products cost more than competitors similarly specced products?"
you forgot the added i(diot)Tax
Amazon was trying to force new ebooks to be around $10. It was working until Apple stepped in and went to the publishers, now do this as you can gouge more.
Nice work all are dodgy and the Author is the one getting screwed the most with less royalties. Apple wanting 30% is a joke for starters.
Android already has it
but appears to be a HTML5 app that is a tad buggy :(
Agile? Thanks god
at least it may actually be some good and deliver what is needed unlike all Waterfall/Prince2 crap they have been screwing up merrily for the past two decades.
In response to those who obviously haven't been in a dole office in the past 5 years, they all have several internet kiosks and under this will have more for those without their own access. Those with won't have to waste their time trekking into the office to have a piece of paper signed. In short I think this is a GREAT idea.
That image makes my eyes water and swim.. anyone else?
Better than the sequel
as far as I am concerned - excellent game which also had areas of different gravity and the engine did appear to be in fact full 3D, not just sloping walls! The Sprite enemies let it down, but still awesome.
Great game, now that is one I'd like them to remake with new graphics.
The product isn't official yet
so Apple TV is just as much a rumor as iTV and considering the proliferation of apple i-products it would be a logical name if not for the Uk broadcasting group.
I have very serious doubts of any Apple TV making any sort of splash at all.
other stores perhaps?
you keep on going on about amazon lock in yet you support it by only selling through their store for ebooks - sort it out Reg!
What no Kobo/Epub support?
Don't hand the book market to Amazon on a platter please
Dionsaur who's good a self publicity waffles on again
Garriott is a great self publicist but stop giving him airtime for this sort of thing - he cocked up NCsoft US quite dramatically and his last title Tabula Rasa was flawed. Portalariam has so far failed to make any impact - this is just a soundbyte to get in the news.
Mind you I would say the gap between consoles and handhelds is getting closer but as portables are just handheld consoles this is semantics anyway it's a typical Lord British comment of hot air.
hmm facts a bit wrong but entertaining read
‘engine on a stick’ approach was an influence on other TV sci-fi shows such as Blake’s 7 and (later) Firefly.
In Firefly the main engine is the rear bulbous abdomen, the engines on a stick are maneuvering thrusters and rotatable so make perfect sense
Mail Online – the most read online newspaper in the world
WHAT??? Oh god we are truly doomed if that dirty rag full of hate, racism and just plain rubbish is actually the most read newspaper. I'm hoping that is just another lie from the Hatemail
without including one of the most popular (lookout) for less than good reasons this survey seems rubbish. Just another paid for by AV companies attempt to push people into buying products they don't need to.
So that's why they skinned the horse - weirdos
RM expensive and rubbish
has been my experience in the past- their monopoly on schools IT supply has ripped off many an ICT department. I know support British and all that but not when it's at the cost of our children's education. Amazed they are still going - hope they have got MUCH better than they used to be
SPB Shell 3D
looks like it is running this excellent 3rd party launcher - have Viewsonic licensed it? If so good choice. Looks flash and works rather well too.
If it's 200-250 quid it's a right bargain.
Sensible to wait for a week after 4s release right now
I'd do it just to make the coolaid drinkers new purchase stick in their craw ;)
Still slightly cheaper
but all in for a decent 2 speaker system how can it cost £500 quid! Huge gap in the market for something around £100-150 each unit..
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