17 posts • joined Thursday 1st July 2010 06:28 GMT
Re: Speed comparison
The flash controller doesn't have a clue of what is garbage and what isn't unless it's either filesystem-aware or you're using some form of TRIM-like operation. Neither of those should be taken for granted.
Re: You've been linkbaited so bad...
That, plus "Fakt" is the most crap of the crappy Polish tabloids. They just make shit up. The "injured" guy on the photo is clearly having fun at this whole thing, how one cannot see that is beyond me.
Just hit the "Win" key, start typing "cal..." then ENTER. There. No need to invoke any search option, gestures and such.
I too don't like the context switch while entering the start screen but I'm genuinely surprised how many people still don't know you just hit "Win" and start typing few first letters from the Windows 7 on.
Re: A friend of mine works for Samsung
Apple's patents were all software and Samsung's patents were all about boring shit like chips. All of the innovation is in the software, the chips are just the mechanics.
You owe me a new Ignorance-O-Meter. Mine has just exploded.
I have a "tablet in general" which I like very much and use it daily but it's pretty much a "big smartphone" without the phone part. And you problem is? What exactly don't I get?
And what's this retina thing? Oh, you mean the 960×640 LCD screen they're buying from LG? Indeed, takes a real innovator to buy a someone else's component, slap a stupid brand name on it and then claim you invented it.
You forgot the "... in a mobile device" bit. That's what makes it an invention.
Re: Delta updates?
Actually, there are incremental app updates, only not in 5.0 but in 4.1 and not in iOS but in Android.
IntelliPower != variable RPM
That's the common misconception regarding WDC GreenPower drives. InteliiPower does not mean the RPM is variable - even WD doesn't suggest this anywhere. It's the WD's way of telling you the RPM is tuned for cool and quiet operation - not performance, without telling you the exact figure so you won't be put off by comparing it directly against other drives. Somebody some time ago measured it to be somewhere within the 5900RPM range for some previous models but this could vary from model to model.
Yes, there were phones with big screens before...
... but it's the Apple who finally got that right.
Maybe I jumped the gun here a little but I've just patented this phrase and I'm gonna be rich. In your face, fanbois!
Here we go again...
Am I the only one here sick of the way some companies try to squeeze some few bucks more on the whole "be green" wave? It's nothing more that exploiting the good intentions of the users who mean well but just don't know better. I mean, come on - pretty much every electrical appliance we use on the daily basis eats way more energy than the full charge of a cellphone in no time. An average 32" LCD TV eats an energy equivalent to the full 1000 mAh cellphone battery charge in some THREE MINUTES. It's within a statistical error. For the decency's sake I won't even mention a microwave or an electric kettle. The truth is, no cellphone "eco"-charger is going to make any difference AT ALL - it's only to make some cash on the users who like to feel all green and environmentally-responsive for a while. In fact, the impact of these gadgets on the environment is NEGATIVE - you buy just another POS someone put serious amounts of energy to create, transport and sell into while you were perfectly fine with the "ordinary" (highly-efficient, switching mode) charger which probably won't even spin your power meter. Unless you're an Amish - cellphone charger should be the very last point of concern when evaluating your electrical power usage.
What's with that memory?
"as you had just 8Gb memory"
8Gb or 8GB? Either way, it's not on the small side in my book.