166 posts • joined 11 Mar 2010
If God invented the internet...
then Tim Berners-Lee is God!
Basically the app performs a simple audit and tries to scare you into paying for the full version.
What utter BOLLOCKS -
It's NOT a flying car
It's NOT outside Google's HQ
Next, tell us yet again how climate change isn't real.
If you start from 1 and sell 2 more then you've got "amazing growth" - it's still not a good result.
Now you'll need a PC to charge your phone, ebook reader and ... er, laptop
If only there were USB mains chargers available!
Oh, wait, - THERE ARE.
Enough of the tabloid deliberate stupidity, please.
Re: The sad thing is..
Mine certainly doesn't light up the room - I put it in airplane mode overnight ;)
From the X Labs
The Moto X (not available in the UK, ever) is crammed with genuine innovation - and produced (mainly) in the USA - so surely there's some glimmer of hope - if only gullible Joe Brandname can be tempted away from iThings...
Help me Obi Cam Kanobi you're my only hope
This is why we need the Great Firewall of Cameron - to protect us hapless brainless punters from the DANGER OF THE INTERWEBS.
Re: Who cares
Remember when people said that about mobile phones?
Re: How annoying!
My Pebble lasts a good 5 days on a charge and charges from a standard USB port - so that's not really an issue for me - but for the Samsung with that screen...
I expect Apple with come up another overpriced closed ecosystem overpriced kitchen appliance.
Poor battery life and only works with two Samsung phones - I'll be sticking with my Pebble.
But seeing Apple get a good kicking will be quite satisfying.
From the Post Office, to the phone box, to the phone at home and work, to the computer in your pocket, to the computer on your head - to the computer in your head? It has to happen.
Better for me
My Nexus 4 now has better connectivity and far better power consumption, I initially had problems with notifications during sleep and it taking a long time to reconnect once woken but a change of build to JWR66V has fixed that for me.
Excellent article - but no mention of the BBC Master?
Review FAIL - Also!
You're in a hotel, you've got your Android device and free wifi - but you'd like to watch something from your Netflix subscription on the TV in the room without paying the hotel's inflated fees - SOLUTION!
I have my tower plugged into my big TV and 5.1 system - most people don't.
Most people, when they want to watch something from an MKV or MP4 file, or from YouTube, are stuck squinting over a laptop.
This is THE SOLUTION for that.
Quatermass and the Pit is still genuinely scary stuff - although the production values are higher than the early TV s episodes, of course.
An extra egg to make a cake for the Queen - we're still being patronised in much the same... OH LOOK! A ROYAL BABY!
Let's drive a 4x4 up a mountain
And out come the Clarkson-esque climate-change denying ostriches in 3... 2... 1...
It's truly unlimited - for me, for now...
I'm on the cheapest package and was upgraded at no extra cost a few years ago, I'm a HUGE downloader - often maxing out for several hours day after day - and have never once been warned, admonished, choked, throttled or had any manner or virtual asphyxiation threatened by Be - another reason to be dismayed by Murdoch's Mob wiping out yet another competitor...
A Ferrari wrapped in plastic
Love the specs, hate the appearance.
I can see why they've skinned stock so heavily, to attract former fanbois and to differentiate from the Android crowd, but that home key, "Samsung" emblazoned across the top and those Apple-esque square icons - that's why I got the simple elegant Nexus 4 - at half the price.
Typo speaks truth
CHK CHK CHK DUM CHK CHK CHK DUM CHK DUM CHK DUM
Most of my friends buy vinyl rather than CDs or MP3s these days, in their case it's not hipsterism, they genuinely believe that the quality is better - and there is some truth to this, although CDs are clearly technically superior, the audio itself is often hideously remastered using dynamic range compression - WHICH IS WORSE THAN HITLER.
The S4 is no N4
I had the Samsung S3 - a great phone - but switch to the Nexus 4 as I prefer the pure Android experience.
The S4 will hopefully draw millions of fanbois away from their tiny iThings but I'm sticking to Nexus devices from now on - the gimmicks just don't appeal.
Have one - love it
Storage (16GB) isn't an issue for me - I can't imagine installing so many large apps (ie games) that it's used up and I'm not about to start loading DVD-sized videos onto it.
Battery life - pretty much the same as my S3, so no surprises there - power costs.
It looks and feels like a quality device, 4.2 is gorgeous as well.
Give me a grand to spend on a phone and this is the phone that I would buy - no contest.
Re: Don't bother....
I'm now on less money than I was 20 years ago and have the same job title I had 30 years ago - even though I have far more skills. There is a ceiling in most UK where you hear "we can't pay you any more or you'll be earning more than some managers!"
Plus the market is so bad they realise they can cut and cut, regardless of how well the company is doing.
Managers are readily available and most people could be a mediocre manager with little training - but managers run the world and don't value IT people like they used to.
Yep - people just think they'll miss an SD card because they're used to having them - IT'S 16GB FOR FECK'S SAKE - what are they going to do, store BluRays on it?
I have a Transformer Prime and the SD card has only ever been used for (as it turns out, unnecessary) backups - ditto my previous Samsung Galaxy S3.
Re: Not 5-6 weeks for everyone
Or possibly lowering expectations so that people aren't disappointed but actually pleasantly surprised - which is something Apple certainly don't have a patent on.
</troll raised to the power troll>
Re: Rather cynical
So, you'd rather wait than... wait?
Not 5-6 weeks for everyone
If (like me) you got your order in in the first 10ish minutes after they appeared - at around 1700 GMT yesterday - your estimated delivery time is 1-2 weeks, after that it's 5-6 weeks, which suggests stock arriving every 4 weeks, which also seems to be the pattern in the US.
"A patent hoarding firm" - the biter, bit!
"warmly welcomed all round..."... "one display specialist claims..."
That'll be good enough for Gizmodo then!
Anyway, it's firmware, it'll be fixed if it needs fixing.
Re: Better put the kettle on
It took a couple of weeks to reach my Galaxy S3 - courtesy of CyanogenMod.
Bloody lovely it is too.
Re: Men die too, you know
I believe that she was also a gay lady - or is it heterophobic to mention that?
5-Sigma or nothing.
Re: How about some chrome loving
"it's NOW my default Android browser."
Re: How about some chrome loving
It works great for me, noticeably slicker than the Beta, it's no my default Android browser.
Facebook seems to be having one of its periodic purges, removing people altogether until they meet Facebook's demand for ID - what, so Facebook is a government agency now (although I've always had my suspicions...)
Apparently (!) 600,000 cases had to be binned, with pre-orders of over 9 million - and assuming half are for blue - that's still a hell of a lot of production and distribution to sort out in short order.
But at least they're not distributing a phone that they know to be flawed and then claiming that we're holding it wrong.
I doubt many smartphones have IR any more!
The San Fran II is also £100 - you can't go wrong really!
Me and one other contractor were given a similar choice, but with a 10% cut, 2 years ago.
Luckily for me they asked him first, he tried to play hardball and he got the chop - I didn't risk it.
A couple of month's later he had to come crawling back.
Only now have they started to cut into the tumorous mass of managers that's choking the company,..
Re: Android UI issues?
Android on phones and tablets is substantially different in appearance, Gingerbread was phone only, Honeycomb tablet only, Ice Cream Sandwich converges and progresses them.
Sent from my bloody brilliant 5 core Asus Transformer Prime (which happily runs at up to 1.6 GHz without getting hot)
2 out of 7 is equality?
I would if I could
I have Degenerative Disc Disease - so more than the slightest bit of exercise isn't really an option.
But HEY! Thanks for reminding me that not only am I in near-constant pain but that my life expectancy is also impacted.
I was attempting to re-watch the originals recently but gave up after a few episodes; too much woo-woo mumbo-jumbo superstition instead of real SF stories, but yes the Eagles etc. were awesome and the title sequence is possibly the best of any TV series.
An "early adopter" speaks
I got mine on Day 1 of UK release (when Clove, like now, had zero stock) and have had ZERO problems. No "wifi issues". No "GPS issues".
Sounds the like "men, they're all bastards, love" syndrome of the jilted girlfriend.
The test allows you to modify the default model when submitting results.
That was exactly what held me back, but my PC and phone, both of which I would normally be using now, are currently switched off.
Sent from my Prime ;)
Follow that approach and you'll never buy any tablet, the market is moving too fast.
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