236 posts • joined Friday 18th December 2009 20:30 GMT
Re: T-mobile Vivacity
Re the Galaxy Y , I just bought one for my son - he's 17 so not a nipper. I'm really impressed by it and think the review is unfair as far as the display is concerned. People choose to buy a phone with a larger of small screen according to whether they want to lug something large around or not. The 3 inch screen is perfectly readable and the resolution is not up there with my Nokia, but I use mine as mobile office and frequent replacement for camera, etc. For 80 quid the Galaxy Y is very decent. If you want a bigger screen and higher resolution one then sure, an extra 20 quid for the Huwai seems hard to beat, but for some the brand will be an issue.
Re: They never learn
Unfortunately too many US companies with the exception of Apple, as one example, are purely focused on the next quarter and why HP ditched their tablet so incredibly too soon and without spending anything substantial on marketing.
Wait for WinSurf?
The screen resolution is too low and it seems there is no keyboard integrated with it.
I am bursting to buy a tablet but refuse to pay a fortune for the iPad 64Gb 3G version which subsidises the much cheaper models. Also lack of stylus and integrated keyboard.
All this makes me really interested in the Asus Transformer 300 but it's "low" resolution screen is critical issue for me.
Seems that I will need to wait to see the WinSurf product hopefully with a resolution at least midway between these Android devices and the iPad3 but with keyboard and stylus it will be a winner from a functionality / workflow perspective for me.
Given MS track record I am sure to be disappointed however and at the rumoured $199 or $299 level there is no way that will include a decent enough screen.
Throw out the case
I do not buy Samsung kit because of some bad experiences with quality in the past, but their pads do look nice I must admit. However, their pads are 6:10 format whereas iPads are 4:3. On that single point alone this case is a none starter. Apple are really hacking me off now and I am currently deciding which tablet to buy. Much as I like the iPad on the principle of their appalling anti-competitive behaviour plus the massive overpricing of their 3G models and the premium for extra memory, I will instead either go for the Asus 300TG or wait for the first WIndows RT pads due in a couple of months.
Re: here is why
Baaaaa, there is no way that iSheep can understand nor appreciate what you are saying. Baaaa, meeeee.
Re: Interesting, but too little too late.
I think too many people underestimate that there are an awful lot of people out there who have tried out iPads but find them failing in a business sense (apps) and are waiting for an MS Win 8 tablet that can fulfill their needs. As to the general public and iSheep, may be you are right, but once Win 8 becomes ubiquitous then the familiarity and functionality of the ecosystem will spill over into MS tablet purchases eventually....but I am sure that Apple will not be sitting still in the meantime and MS have an awful lot of catching up to do.
Office 365 / outlook 365 allows IMAP access, unlike Hotmail. For 3 quid a month it's bloody good value.
Indeed, and so I went to try this Outlook.com and what did I experience....even greater acres of wasted screen space! It^s terrible. The whole Win 7 / Outlook 2010 / Windows Live experience is of wasted space. I much prefer WLM/Hotmail as a solution compared to Gmal (sic), but going for all things touchy and feely and girly is driving me nuts. I want to keep my desktop and mouse interface, not poke my finger (or d1ck ?) at everything like a 3 year old loving his/her fisher-price environment. Grow up MS and cut the cr@p.
Here we go again, all the iSheep foaming at the mouth. These people are no better, possibly worse, than a fundamentalist religious person. Brainwashed. Life is so much the poorer without their iPod / Pad, etc. How sad.
Re: @ Don Jefe - History
What was he supposed to say? Best to keep quiet and not dig yourself any further into a hole whilst the techies fix the problem. And it did not adversely affect Xbox sales which is the main point. What a load of iCrap you are spouting.
We're a Country of F***wits
Re: It's Official: We're a Country of F***wits
Indeed. Big business interests and supported by their media friends have managed to yet again influence even some of our apparently brightest brains, and these brains can't see time and time again that they are being hoodwinked by these crooks.
The Cabinet Office is using SAP? Oh yes, I forgot, it has massive production lines of hot air, bullsh1t and spin and which need need such systems for careful planning, monitoring and control.
It's only going to be as obsolete as you want it to be. Sheep are still buying old iPhone 3s and early 4s. Nothing is really obsolete that on a rolling 3 years basis. It might not be the newest, but it's far from obsolete. Obviously the marketing department has got you hook, line and sinker.
Possibly more likely is that giants built stonehenge. There is plenty of historic evidence of giants actually existing and in many places around the world the skeletons of very large people 3 metres and much higher have been unearthed. Having them lump large rocks around would make far more logical sense.
Don't you just hate them?
So no different to Mozilla, kept alive "by an organisation who do no evil whatsoever".
Better off switching to Comodo Dragon based on Chromium. All Google home calls disabled. Use of Comodo DNS is not required and not a default. Faster and more stable than FF in my experience.
Re: That's not what HTTPS is for
"This is extra privacy on top of what Mozilla actually needs to do"
Which planet do you live on exactly? Were you trained by Microsoft?
FF has slipped badly in the past year or two. As a consequence I've switched to the more secure Comodo Dragon based on Chromium. Much faster. More stable. More secure.
Some of you lot are really going to have egg on your faces, but not that you are bothered about that. OK, so MS has lost it's way a little, and Ballmer is a bit of a clueless dinosaur, but despite that MS have produced something that ticks so many boxes which have so far prevented many people from jumping into ipads and tablets in general. Yeh, it's trendy to be a smart ar$e and be an iSheep, we know, but I've always believed that needs-based technology rather than iWant toys is better for the individual, and better for society and the environment from the harm of iWaste.
Seems that the scum of the earth are forever at it. Maybe Sharia law is not such a bad thing after all, cut the hand off the thieving barstewards.
No way, I have been using Logitec for years and the quality has definitely suffered in the past 2 or 3 years on keyboards, mice and headsets. Now started to use various other brands to see what's better, including MS.
I am an end user not an IT Pro, but I disagree with you completely and I think you are being massively naive in terms of the various risks and issues here. Company confidential data on personal devices? When the device gets stolen or goes missing are you going to send out a self-destruct code and wipe out their holiday pics? Malware payloads a la Flame and Stux sent out widely, or targeted, or cleverly built into a digitally signed and approved consumer app going on fishing expeditions and screen and audio capturing, etc, etc.
I stopped using TT due to the ridiculously high annual map update charges and use the free Nokia maps in my smartphone. It's great and I prefer it to Google Maps because it includes a "drive" software that gives turn by turn, etc, just like Tom Tom but more instructive. For example I'll make a turn and then the voice announces that "continue for 5 miles", so need to keep checking the screen or wondering when the next turn will be announced. All
All that, plus a Nokia E72 (for work SIM) and a C7 (personal SIM) with superb quality 8mp camera and 720p video recording, music, radio, the f'ing lot, and I am as a happy as a pig in sh1t and have no desire whatsoever to leave Symbian and become an iFashionista.
Re: When does thing launch again?
wtf are you talking about? Speak English.
Re: 80,000 Employees! Did the FAA buy IBM ?
So you are one of those sm@rt @sses who know the cost of everything but the value of nothing?
....is a complete crock of sh1te. Been using it on and off for a few years and it's just so far off Office that it's incredible that anyone uses it, apart form schools and clubs.
Am I the only one who does not know what a salted password means? It's already encrypted, so what is salting?
Re: Why do it like this?
That's far more plausible. Good thinking.
Surprisingly Skydrive has become one of the best storage solutions. I have several IDs and got a whopping 25Gb free per account. Just missed out on the downgrade to 7 gigs, but still a lot of free space with a very good interface.
The skydrive app is also equivalent to Dropbox, so much so that I stopped using it. Still use Sugarsync though, another excellent product.
Both of them beat the pants off Google. Been using them for years but still feels like it's made for schoolkids...sorry kids, no offence intended, but when you mature you'll know what I mean, it's one of the privileges of being older to be also normally a lot wiser ;o)
Re: My standard desktop use at work
Are MS really that stupid that they are cutting off companies from the windows upgrade route or will they see the light and sort this mess out ?
They are in a blind panic, running around like headless chickens. After using Office 2010 which I daily tried to fool myself into believing it was an upgrade I reverted back to 2003 and my productivity has soared, particularly because of the menu system as well as the appalling IMAP response times per email on Outlook 2010, like 5-10 seconds to delete an email. Even on the free Windows Live Mail client the delete is instantaneous. It's a known "design feature" and unlikely to be addressed. I could go on....
Suing for being greedy, naive or stupid, or all three?! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...
Re: General consensus
Ballmer and Windows recent (misfortunes) will provide millions of students for hundreds of years material for thesis on how not to run an IT business hacking off and indeed ignoring most of your customers.
Indeed. I am a late comer to Nokia. For the past decade and a half have used lots of Ericssons, Sony, Motorola, HTC and several others. The earlier phones had great build quality, e.g. T28 and T39, but progressively worse, especially Sony ericsson.
Two years ago I got my first Nokia E71. Great piece of kit, but I passed it on after 6 months to get the E72 with a much better camera. Another great piece of kit. Then I had to change providers and they had a C7 on offer. Again, great quality and functionality.
I see most of my friends with iPhones and I simply don't buy into the over-hype - I can do everything they can, and better in some respects. Never been happier with a phone's quality and functionality and the anti-Nokia rants are astonishing to say the least; it appears that people are being paid well to destroy them, it would not surprise me.
Re: Microsoft to devs: Don't ruin Win 8....
Amazing. MS are being no more restrictive than Apple, perhaps less so, and yet they receive all this cr@p comment!
What a complete d1ck. And a retarded one at that too.
Re: my cold dead hands
Interesting, and I notice in the photos that there is a new meaning for the English phrase panty-pants!
So this test was slower and used hydrocarbons rather than the much faster test with hydrogen. So all the brains in the world can't be arsed to develop ways to productionise hydrogen in safer ways and wean us off our carbon addiction which will run out one day anyway.
Indeed, MSE is scoring very well these days, as according to the rolling 28 day live testing at West Coast Labs. Avast is doing great too, but in my experience it's more resource hungry than MSE. As a fail safe I also ponied up only $25 for a lifetime license of Malwarebytes Pro. Great combo, and cheap!
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