109 posts • joined Thursday 4th March 2010 13:59 GMT
Re: Serious Question Mk II
It's prior art for this so called "design patent" that Apple have been throwing around. It doesn't matter that it's a mock up or stage prop, just that it shows that Apple weren't first over the line with it.
Re: Any Trekkies here?
Re: Why didn't they wait?
When was the last time you bought AMD, 1995?
Aside from the Galaxy Ace, I don't think any of the recent Galaxy models, much less the Nexus, look much like the tiny iPhone at all.
Isn't ANY competition likely to "irreparably" damage Apple's income? Even if Koh has rebranded tech in her robes, even she should be aware we're on the downward spiral before the next shiney is announced, compared to what is essentially a dev phone.
@Met Re: @Tom
Are you talking about this one?
"Google as well as online advertising agencies, such as AdMarval, Admob, Flurry and Medialets were dismissed from the case completely."
Re: Good troll article
You'd be getting the one without internet at my college then. Old building to scare away the nasty mobile data demons and a wifi policy of "Internet access for students? IMPOSSIBLE!"
I can live without the DVD, I rely on USBs mostly and have a dusty Sony external DVD burner from my old netbook that could see the light of day, but ethernet is an absolute requisite in any business that requires stability and security. Especially in a "pro" machine.
Re: Trinity powered Ultrthins will sell like hotcakes
I would agree to some extent. The biggest barrier I've found to selling ultrabooks is that people look at the price and turn around. They'd rather have an Apple for some ungodly reason. The AMDs, sneaking in with plastic casing and maybe a slightly higher-capacity HDD, along with the APU setup, that sounds like a winning formula to me.
When I'm not dangling dangerously close on the retail ladder to a used-car-salesman, I'm studying. I don't really give a crap about battery life, I'm not going to wave it around on the bus, but lightness is a priority and as long as the resolution is decent enough to have a few things on screen at once, I'll be happy. Also, it must play Diablo 3.
Re: 7 inches
Who could possibly downvote this?
I shat myself laughing.
Re: Yet another...
Apple or late 90's Nokia?
Re: Google's Asus-made 7in tablet....
Nah, different reality distortion field configuration.
Re: The Regs Front Page
"Windows 8 diet exposes Microsoft's weak ARM" is negative, or neutral at best.
Re: "Apple is a liberator, not an oppressor"
At least one can be used in a variety of devices. It's not much of a distinction, but it is one all the same.
That's nothing, my GPS has the charger on the side and it's annoying trying to crane my head to the side just to be able to read the thing. I tried to take it back and told them what I thought about it, but they just laughed at me! Never going back there again!
Why would you buy an all-in-one anyway?
Wifi not working? "TAKE THE WHOLE BLOOMING THING PLZ DON'T FACTORY RESTORE IT KK"
For the love of Atheismo, build one for half the price. Pick the monitor. The world won't cave in on itself.
Re: So the fact..
Boohoo. Apple traditionally waited for something to work before implementing it into their hardware. Isn't that what Steve Jobs wanted? "Perfectly" formed craftsmanship on something that "just works." Standards are slipping at Cupertino, and only after you've invested shitloads into their application market.
Re: Re: Patents...
That looks exactly like a regular home screen with a launcher and no buttons or widgets on the screen. Remove the Senses and Touchwizs and replace them with a pared down launcher, clear the screen of widgets and icons and that is exactly what Android still looks like...
Vista got people oohing and ahhing before people got to know it. The bloat wasn't even that big a deal if your machine was fairly decent for its time. My experience with Windows Mobile was limited to a Palm and a HTC Touch, but it seemed no more complicated than a current Nokia which has floundered me even though I sell the stupid things. (Hoping to have a play with one of the N9's we received yesterday to see if it's gotten better...)
I'm not saying each generation was necessarily a massive improvement, but Microsoft have at least made moves to reinvent their product and aren't afraid to risk failure.
Good thing I dropped facebook.
I won't buy any new games anyway because I'm not updating my firmware.
To quote http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/phones/smartphones.html (under Software Updates tab just down the page)
HTC Desire Android 'Gingerbread' update HTC will no longer proceed with a mass-market Gingerbread update for Desire due to the memory requirements of Android 2.3
I've just educated myself on the backflip HTC made that Ausdroid reported on June 24th and rather than spare myself the indeterminable date for such an update being made widely available through Telstra, I'd have gone custom firmware anyway. I'm happier with more control of my phone regardless.
I don't believe my Desire is affected anyway, but I'm glad that I installed CyanogenMod after HTC refused to give up the 2.3 goods for their paltry memory offerings. I love the hardware, but I'll certainly consider a Windows Phone or another branded Android when my contract's up mid next year.
Anyone else see the problem in releasing one phone a year now? What's good for the goose is good for the gander...
I forget, did uDraw for the Wii require optional hardware? Likewise, there are Kinect exclusives on the 360. I get what you're saying, but with the latest batch of consoles "must have" accessories are becoming a standard theme. And if they're selling the consoles at a loss, I can hardly blame them.
The problem with LG is that their cheap phones are shit. I would expect a better reputation could be obtained by releasing their cheaper offerings as no-name rebrands (while still handling warranties, etc) and then their flashier phones would shine twice as bright.
If it means anything
I picked up the Asus Eeepad Transformer (16Gb, sans keyboard dock), lovely piece of kit despite the lack of 3G. Even apps that aren't made for tablets still look pretty decent. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase and I imagine the Samsung will be even better.
The awkward moment
I suppose they live by the "any publicity is good publicity" mantra. I don't honestly remember actually liking EA Games since ye olde Compulsion for Forward Momentum: Tremendous Wagers.
Was mildly interested in trying Battlefield, but I'll hold onto my copper.
Didn't you just get your PSN back or something?
Don't buy tablet > Don't make apps for it > Why buy tab if there's no apps for it > ad infinitum
Can I have widgets on an ipad natively? Can I pick my browser? Are there restrictions on where I may purchase apps without compromising the system?
Personally, I'm glad Toshiba aren't trying to clone the iFondleslab. Usually their machines are quite excellent and I'm not gay for minimalistic design, so this would be fine for me. I don't particularly care if it's heavier, it'll stop me waving it in people's faces incessantly like a giddy schoolgirl.
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Couldn't they just use a REALLY crap LCD panel with a horrible viewing angle? Probably save a few bucks too. I just don't really see a market for it. If your privacy is that big a concern, don't wave your iPhone in people's faces.
The awkward moment when
Apple blocks your app for duplicating functionality.