151 posts • joined Thursday 31st December 2009 16:55 GMT
It should be saurik with a small s.
People buy a cheap Android tablet because they heard Tablets are good. They get them, wonder what all the fuss is about and don't use them.
People buy an iPad and realise what the fuss is about and use them.
Just look at the web stats for tablet use to see the truth in that.
Tablets are supost to be simple to use consumer devices that you just pick up and use. Although the top end Android devices are very good, they take more work, which most consumers don't want. People buy cheap and wonder why they don't get the experience they heard about.
It's good to see Apple helping other manufactures.
Until the iPad came out no one thought a tablet was useful, now everyone does.
People think Apple kit is expensive so bu cheaper.
Technically literate people like Android because they can do all sorts of things with it. The point of tablets is that you shouldn't have too. 'Normal' people love the iPad if they try one but don't use Android tablets if they buy one - it's a shame, they buy Android to see what the fuss about tablets is about and then think they are awful.
People that buy iPads just fall in love with them.
With twice the users...
Now it's on sale they must have at least twice the number of users that they had in the in house beta so it's no wonder they are finding more problems.
You mean there are Smartphones that aren't iPhones? :confused:
Looks like we might have to wait until next Monday for the JB, but I'm still hoping Sunday will be Funday.
Sony must have expected it? After they went for young Mr Hotz they must have realised that a lot of hackers were getting seriously hacked off.
While I am sure George had nothing to do with it the people that did this were doing it to get back for what they saw as an attack on one of there own.
While I in no way condone what happened, Sony really should have sen it coming. The fine is risibly small but the costs to Sony were not insignificant and could, so easily, have been avoided.
I use Live Messenger to play games all the time. Skype does not have games.
Yet another example of MS taking away what we like and giving us something we don't.
I just bought a 46" top of the range 3D TV to replace my ageing 32" CRT.
I don't intend buying another TV for another 10 years.
I do hope Apple dont release a game changer....
Re: will HP's be any different?
Not noticed anyone complaining about the hardware? Apart from the keyboards falling to pieces.....
Re: Seven incher
I keep telling my wife it's 'only' seven inches.
Sorry, what were we talking about?
I'll stick with my iPhone for now, but if I can't get Google Maps back on it by the time I come to upgrade my next phone is likely to be Android, unless, of course, Nokia release a proper high end WinMo phonewhich might be worth a look at, the 920 certainly isn't.
Doesn't the surface come with office? By the time you add the cost of that (assuming MS charged themselves the same as others) and the OS they probably aren't making much.
I am not qualified to make a comment on the surface as I have yet to see one, but I am hopeful that I will do within a couple of years....
Windows Live Messenger has Solitaire Showdown. It's the only reason I bought a new laptop as its one of the few things I can't do on my iPad.
Re: Apple Maps v Google Maps
Ok, I'll correct you. It is a completely different app. While some of the blatantly wrong data is being updated and will, I'm sure, continue to update, the satellite view is appalling - they might be able to improve this over time but StreetView is completely missing.
I use copilot on my phone for navigation and google maps for finding places and looking at places. I 'upgraded' my iPhone 4 to iOS6 but not my iPad. The maps in iOS6 are inferior in just about every way that I use maps.
If Google released a proper maps app, with vector graphics, like they have on Android but was not in the iOS version, and if it is a reasonable price then I will certainly buy it to replace the joke that is Apple maps.
On jailbroken devices it will be possible to make Google Maps thr default maps app so I will never have to use Apple Maps again.
I hope Apple don't block it.
It's interesting that in the USA iOS increased market share in the past 12 months and Android decreases. The UK was the only area where both iOS and Android increased market share whereas in every other market Android increased and iOS decreased market share.
Blackberry and Symbian are dying (indeed one has to question wether RIM will survive long enough to release 10) and Windows Phone has yet to gain a foothold.
I was going to say that I didn't realise that there were that many people interested in Windows Phone 8 - but then I realised that some were by the same person, so I guess there aren't.
Much as I dislike the idea of an iPad mini I have recommended one to my mother.
She is in her 70s and wants something to Skype my brother in Spain and I had recommended an iPad 2 but she finds full size iPads a bit heavyso the mini, at nearly half the weight, seems ideal. Android may be good, but an iPad will just work without her having to do anything (once I've installed a wifi router and connected it, of course) so, while I am not the target demographic, I believe my mother might be.
Re: Ballmer claims Win 8 sales strong, WinPhone to follow
Why do you have monkeys up there in the first place?
I'm going to patent...
The idea that you can't patent ideas.
If PC sales remain flat there will be 400M new Win8 devices this year? But there are only 670M Win7 devices? Is it just me or do those figures not seem to stack up? Or are they including a forecast of 300M Win8 phones in the 400M?
Paris because I'm assuming I am having a Paris moment and someone will explain how these figures do stack up.
Having all my music in the cloud is great - I hope they can do the same or video.
But I think people hoping the next version will be slimmer, faster and capable of playing more formats are p!ssing in the wind. It is likely to be more bloated and they haven't cared about Windows in the first 10 versions, I can't see that changing any time soon.
I would be happy with a way of removing duplicates, but I have a feeling I am getting caught in the wind as well.
I have learned..
From reading all the comments, I have learned that Apple are crap and so are MicroSoft but no one is slanging of Linux?
This must be the year of Linux....
I don't think a lot of Tim Cook, I think he is actually right on this one.
Time will tell.
As this is vaguely pro Apple I expect a barrage of thumbs down from all the Apple haters out there.
Not yet convinced...
I just have a feeling that it will be a flop, it seems to be trying to be everything. Someone said a lightweight laptop replacement? The Pro version might be but that's not going to be available for three months.
I hope I am wrong, but if I was after a tablet I would wait a couple of months until we have some real life reviews before jumping in. It's not to late to get the Chrismas market if it is a success but I am surprised that people say they are buying this version for business use rather than waiting for the pro version.
I am not very good at predicting what will be a success so me being sceptical is probably the best sign that Surface will outsell everyone's expectations....
US government crooks?
As the US government are one of the best payers for zero days does that mean you are calling them crooks!
Re: PATENTS MUST BE INVENTIVE and NON OBVIOUS!!!!
If it was so obvious why had no one done it until Apple released the iPhone?
With hindsight everything is obvious.
Isn't that what the standard iPad has?
It's nice to see Apple reversing everything that idiot Steve Jobs did. Simplified product range! No way, more is obviously better. No smaller iPad, don't be silly, ditto larger screen on the iPhone. One release a year? No, every few months makes much more sense.
Steve Jobs obviously had it all wrong, just think where Apple could be now had he not gone back? And where they could go now....
Re: The Universal OS concept could be true
I know mobile screens are getting bigger, but until you get mobile phones with 27" screens the two are very different.
Jack of all trades....
Re: High 60s
Yes, and the British use Fahrenheit for high temperatures and only use centigrade for cold temperatures.
It's good to see RIM going after their core market. The 12 - 14 y/o should love this.
Provided RIM can stay in business long enough to release it.
Breaking in to the Smartphone market isn't just about having a good OS (I have no reason to doubt that this is) but they need the marketing clout to get it out their. RIM have an advantage that lots of businesses still use them, I just hope this can revive their fortunes. A third major player in mobile OS's can only be good for consumers - wether that will be Bb10 or Windows I'm not sure. I just hope at least one of them makes it.
Street view round here is quite up to date local Tesco's opened Jan 13th this year and was nearly open in the street view.
One of the one in the one in ten.
While I disagree with Woz on this (you can see why SJ made the marketting decisions) I am appalled by all the people slanging him off here.
Without him there would be no Apple. I also understand that some people might say that would be no bad thing but really?
Says a lot for Windows 8
If they think RIM can still maintain 3rd place it goes to show just how poor the analysts think Windows 8 is.
But as someone else has said, I'm really not sure RIM can last that long - or that BB10 won't slip again.
Steve Jobs said the screen size of the iPhone was ideal. Apple have since increased it.
Steve Jobs said there was no room in Apple's range for an iPad Mini, it now looks like they are going to do it.
Steve Jobs used Google Maps because they gave the best user experience. Apple have now dumped them.
Before Steve Jobs came back and rationalised their range they were in the doldrums, he turned them round. It seems that now he is no longer with us they are determined to undo all his good work.
Shame. It was good while it lasted.
The Republicans are pressing for all voters to have ID. They are worried about all those WoW characters voting without ID....
You are right Tim, people will choose other devices. Apple did have, by far, the best devices but with this crippled map app they have made it far less so.
Google have, at least, responded by adding street view to the web app but it is far slower and less integrated than the google maps we have all come to know and love in iOS4/5
Biggest disappointment ...
Is not just the errors - which can be fixed, but we have been used to Google maps which is great.
Satellite view - try zooming to Brighton, or just about anywhere on the south coast. On Apples maps you can't. You can on Google Maps.
Google Maps has Streetview, although someone earlier said it wasn't available on iOS it has been there since the introduction of iOS4.0 and is great on the iPhone and iPad. That has been taken away from us.
The search facility just doesn't work in Apple Maps. e.g. I had to go to 40 Bank Street the other day. If you type that into Google Maps it takes you to the correct building in Canary Wharf. The same search in Apple Maps suggests 40 Cank Street in Leicester. Nearly all searches fail to locate the correct address yet I have never had a problem with Google Maps.
We all know that Google couldn't license turn-by-turn navigation to Apple but surely anyone who wants turn-by-turn they use a proper Sat Nav app anyway rather than the poor implementation in either Googleor Apple Maps.
It doesn't work properly on the iPhone4 anyway (not sure about the 4S) as, apart from no voice guidance) it fails to stop the screen going blank (it does in the iPhone 5) so they have taken away a lot of functionality, given us inaccurate maps for what?
Apple have seriously dropped the ball on this one.
For those, including Tim Cook, that say we can still use m.google.maps -that lacks Streetview and is nowhere near as usable as the Google Maps app that we have been used to.
IOS6 is major downgrade Apple have released and I would seriously advise anyone who uses maps on their device to not upgrade.
But Apple are already releasing upgrades to their other apps that won't install unless you have iOS6.
I love my Apple devices but this could be a major factor in my next phone being my first non-iPhone for a long time.
If they got rid of Metro (not just the name) Windows 8 would make a very good Windows 7.1
Re: iPad too?
Why would you need an iPad app? The main site works fine on the iPad just wondering what you want from an app that you don't already have?