100 posts • joined Wednesday 25th November 2009 04:09 GMT
I believe it was the nato that did build it in 1955.
Ahhh yes, Chrome, the new IE6!
Does it supports forms? properly not...
I don't really see a point in this
Re: Prior art ?
"I've seen some phone shops definitely fit those descriptions - cant remember which though?"
Must have been Samsung store...
As a Android user you cannot always fix the code be ause you don't always get the source code of drivers and firmware.
Remember, only the kernel is GPLed, and the mayority of libraries. Anything else is closed sourced and cannot be fixed.
The iTunes update was for me only 90Mb. I believe it depends on your device and where you life, not sure. I did see on a dutch forum it was 200 something Mb for some users.
I can't help thinking.....
What if it's get stuck?
Re: Licensing terms - tried that
"Whatever happened to the EU directive that phones shall use a micro-USB charger?"
I believe that was a recommendation, there isn't a law that phones must have a micro-USB plug for charging. I do believe (don't know the source) that Apple was questioned once about why don't don't have micro-USB plug and there argument is that there cable's are USB compatible and they have been using the same cable already for over 9 or 10 years. There points where valid.
Again, I don't know the source anymore but I believe that was what has been said..
Apple already had there own cable types when the micro USB came out. This was already used for the iPod's and adding a second connector just to charge your device is just ridiculous. Also, you GET a USB cable with your iPad/iPhone/iPad so you can stick it into any USB port without issues.
Apple is one of the few that adheres to standards pretty well. I believe they have been using, and continue to do so the 32pin interface cable. All compatible with the iDevices. The lightning cable is new but I can plug it into any mac, PC or USB charging station and it will charge or communicate with the device I plug it into.
Take any phone from any other brand and they will, or have been suppling different cables throughout the years for each and every different model.
Also, don't forget it was Apple that used USB first, only after that it was the PC that started to use the USB standard, and the MAC's are still using USB next to the newer standards. Where MS or Adobe used there own media format's, Apple have been using H.268 for very very long times, only for other companies to follow and making it there standard, even Firefox comes back to that decision! webDAV webCAL, all standards used by Apple for there iDevices where for example Microsoft uses it's own 'standards'.
Also, USB won't work for everything, you cannot reliably transfer video+ audio signals over USB in a predictable way.
So, don't come to me that Apple doesn't adhere to any standards, they are doing a fine job, may be not perfect, but they are for sure not in a bad position.
Re: crap glossy screens
I am behind a glossy screen al day and I don't have any issues.
My experience with a matt display is (Dell and samsung screen) is that everything just looks more 'fuzzy' and not as sharp as it could be, but then again, I think that's suppose to be the purpose of a matt display.
And how does it GET to the UK? By teleportation?
Try importing anything yourself for a change and you can see for yourself how prices can add-up.
At least in holland there is also a import tax (I believe).
I can't believe people really use it.
I have seen some glimpses of google apps and that's like if you are thrown away 10 years or more in terms of functionality.
besides, as a european, according to the patriot act the US gov is allowed to snop into your documents without notification. That's just terrible.
no thank you Google, I will stay with my desktop and my local drives.
Re: Who'd have thought it?
Better to live in Apple's walled garden then in Android slum towns, right?
I don't have an account and I never will have an account!
The cattle doesn't care, thatst the fun Facebook and other social sites have. If one cow or pig dies, you just grow new cattle, and nobody cares as long as there stock is large enough.
Re: Eggs >> 1 basket
If you put your documents in many baskes, you also need to sync them up to the many baskets each time you update a document, not a easy task to setup reliably and in such a way that opening documents works correctly transparently. If i want to use pages, or word to open a document I don't want to search all services and downloadmthe right documents version.
Sow me a method that works and I will be impressed, as far as I know it doesn't exist.
In fact, both Apple and Samsung had to age with the jury before staring this case. Both samsung and Apple could object against the jury that was chosen, and both agreed all was in good order.
Samsung both Apple did know the background of all people. Samsung was just stupid enough to not verify each and every person when they could.
I am sorry to say for all fanbois, but samsung had it' chance to object but they didn't do so. May be they where just to confinsed that they would win so it didn't matter? Who know...
Sammy, please move on. You copied stuff from apple, and now you have to pay, also be glad that the judge didn't ask you to put. Note on your website like the childish judge in the UK did.
Re: Be reasonable...
What about: http://googlemapsfail.tumblr.com/ ?
I was highly diappointed to see that from the playstore, hardly any of the software could be downloaded as source in GPL, BSD or any otheropej source license form. People kept talking to me that Android is open source and all that, but thats totally useless if you want to modify the software you are using, which is 99 ot of 100 propriety.
So, I really dont understand why Android fans keep saying about the openess of Android, because everything is closed source, except the OS itself. Which is, again, pretty useless because you usually want to modify the software, not the OS.
Re: Does Apple care about its image ???
bollocks, if you compare foxcon issues with court case issues, then you are saying tha tall other companies that work with Foxcon also don't care about human rights.
In the end, its's the end customer that don't care, which isn't the case, it's that it's currently the only way to make consumer products for an affordable price, and millions of people have a income also...
Additionally also Samsung operates in the same user base as Apple does, that same 5%-10% of users with money.
GooPad's eight-incher gives Apple fans cheap relief
But will it blend??
Well said,thank you!
Re: Wasted £10 on maps of Spain
If you brought you iphone with you you could have use thethering to you ipad to get the needed GPS location.
Re: Wasted £10 on maps of Spain
That's your own fault really. I assume you also think it makes your coffee in the morning? I bit of research wouldn't help before you buy, right? Specially if you know about GPS, and why you need it.
Re: Offline mappage
I don't agree, yes I can get GPS on my IPad2 wifi only through the tethering it over my 3gs, but really I do which they put a GPS chip in any ipad. It's useful to have, and hardly cost much more.
I do life in a country where mobile internet is expensive, and when I go on Holliday it's hard to get a sim only abbo with enough bandwidth to suppose a 'always connected' you need for navigation.
I think it's at least useful to some extend for more then 50% of all ipad users, is my best guess.
Re: Offline mappage and google politico crappo mapo treachery, too
I Don't have the link, but that is properly the reason why the bloke with he new IPhone 5 that went to China all of a sudden got different maps then when he was outside of the country.
When he got back home, his maps changed again.
Re: Well, this is what can happen ..
So simple, well played, upvote to you sir!
Re: First day of my new job
I would quit right away, it will only get worse!
On that note.
I setup a raid1 system for a company, worked greatnwith snapshots and all. I left the company... Other guy comes in...
One year later i got called Iif I still had some tapes, no, why?
The bloke change it from raid1 to striping set to have more space and one hardisk crashed.
I am hoping for a good 'hello I am a ipad, and I am a Samsung' style advertisement, then the iPad will so how much more cool it is.
You better prepare for hibernation for quite some time....
Re: Poor choice of materials?
aluminium oxide is actually a very hard material, if they manage to make that layer thick enough, it should make the surface fairly scratch resistant.
They are synced, or at least in the past using DCF77. it's a long wave radio signal which carrier the time using a low bit rate signal.
Every minute there is a preamble of the start of a new minute. For this preamble is what the clock waits for to continue to the next minute. By running the second a little faster you can guarantee that it needs to wait, and this it will run on time.
Nowadays they don't run on DCF77 anymore, I know at least of one occasion of a guy in holland that made a transmitter that did send a different time over the same radio frequency, thus messing up the NS (Dutch Railway system, at the time) schedules of trains.
I am not sure who remembers it, properluy most Samsung users won't but in our home we used to have a 'tube' television (CRT) sometimes it took minutes before it was at full brightness, when we turned it off it took minutes before it was completely dark and when it didn't work we vacuum cleaned it, or just it it with a flat hand.
I don't recall anybody complain about that, we where just happy we had a telly!!!
Now people complain about a tiny glow when the screen starts up? Grow up people, there are electronics, mechanics are the underlaying issue. It won't beam you up, it won't kill you.
Re: Hi-Res image
Not dirt in the sensor,
here is a closeup : http://1.usa.gov/R1fZHt or here http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/proj/msl/redops/ods/surface/sol/00062/opgs/edr/ccam/CR0_403005421EDR_F0050104CCAM01062M_.JPG
I wonder how some of the guys make the 'flares'
First, I like Apple, but my only iPhone is a 3gs that I revived with chines parts after my bro dropped it in the water.
I did do a quick search on google (you can do it to!) and did found some nice pictures, even taken straight into the sun like here : http://www.knowyourcell.com/features/1621140/iphone_5_camera_image_samples.html
Not saying the 'flare' doesn't exists though. But I don't think that people should throw away there iphone 5 just because they cannot take pictures towards a bright object.
I believe even Nasa has to take special counter measurements to take pictures of the sun!
I am not sure how you did that, and I still have a IOs 5 device, but streetview was never available on iOS with Google maps, so I wonder how you ever got to use that.
Re: If Apple actually gave a shit...
The reason why Apple has so many places mis-placed on there maps is because some of there GIS implementors didn't understand the concepts very well.
Different areas in the world use different mapping systems. And even a lat/long location will be the same over years, you need to compensate due to tectonic plates shifting around. if you don't compensate properly you will see that your POI's will be moved every so slightly (meters).
This should be a fairly easy fix for Apple because in theory this is just math. Practically I can imagine they want to test this well on there preproduction environment.
It will happen within a couple of months and I am pretty sure Apple will get this right, we will see far more POI's located correctly and search corrected. Street info was already correct.
Re: Can anyone estimate....
I fully agree with al your points except..
1) Street view isn't needed for navigation, flyover is also not needed, even if it works.
2) Satellite image is indeed of lower quality with Apple Maps, however it's more up-to-date in many area's then what Google has. At least where I live, but i read from the internet the same that Google has old sattelite data.
3) Google won't have the needed resources to keep there streetview up-to-date aswell. So give it a view more years and we will have loads of complaing users that Google's dataset is out-of-date
4) POI's is something that apple has to work on really hard to get everything in there maps.
5) Searches in Apple Mapps is terribly broken. When I was searching for chocolate shops in france, close to Lille I, Apple maps found the seconds closest store in LA (USA), that's not very helpfull!
Re: Software Only?
Mapserver can do that already for free. But really, making tiles is the easy part of mapping. Getting accurate maps is a different story.
Quality control was a issue here, and properly some import errors somewhere down the line.
Re: Apple to fix new maps app
You can laugh all you want,
But you should be glad that there is at least one company fighting against the Google monopoly and has a serious change to make the world of online/mobile maps competitive. Personally i always found the maps of google rather slow, and there satellite are very very old, mind you i life in a country where was internet is considered 3mbit.
I hope that Apple will do well soon and that they become a true competitive rather sooner then later.
Re: its rubbish
"Yep, same old UI."
The Windows UI still hasn't changed much since Windows 95, still the start button at the bottom left, same bar at the bottom. Yet everybody still bought Windows machines.
What I am trying to say is that no UI change doesn't mean something is bad. Not everybody want's a custom UI, only on Linux I would 'tweak' my UI, on windows/OSX I never had a need for that.
As a non phone gadged freek...
I dont own a smartphone, but i do have a tablet.
I do read a bit of what's going on in the phone world, and read once a while about specs, and the new phones of various brands.
All i can say, what I see from this iphone and difference between Apple's older versions is quite similar any other brand's updates. Bigger screen, other connector, brighter screen, more connection posibilities, new software ( well, Android seems to be stuck forever at any 2.x version, even for new devices), faster processor, faster graphics, more pixels, better camera, yada yada yada.
Really, all phone manfucturer are doing the same. May be other brands experiment with different styles, like Nokia, which I like in looks.... But really, all manufacturers are doing exactly the same thing.
I have no idea where the hate comes from, what is it with that? Are you guys feel offended by anything, i dont get it, it's just a god damn phone, nothing more and nothing less!!
Re: but I thought I just read that Samsung sells more phones than Apple.
"Telling everyone how wonderful it is is part of the mantra you adopt in being a apple customer...."
So, what you are saying is that this (properly anonymous survey) is false and that everybody says that iPhones are great because they paid a lot of $$$ for it?
I don't think it's true, sure if you ask the individual you might get a biassed answer. But these surveys are not false in there outcome, of course they might also not 100% correct, but it will for sure not put any Android phone on top just people bought a expensive gizmo.
It's pretty well know that for the last couple of years people that buy apple products are fairly satisfied so I don't think in this casethe outcome is incorrect.
Re: Downvotards amaze me
c) Childish behavior name calling (Fapple, Sample, jesusphone etc...)
Re: Please stop.
The Register is allowed to use Sammy. If you don't like it, don't read The Register.
On Topic, as what I read, Sammy is just as bad as Apple