2157 posts • joined Tuesday 13th April 2010 14:17 GMT
Actually I think the opposite. I think a company that does name their competitors in an attempt to belittle them is a company that is acknowledging that their competitor is far in front saleswise, - or a company not afraid to stand up and say here's an alternative to established ideas! Interested, LEARN MORE!
I agree. Instead of just ripping Apple / Google in their adverts give me a compelling reason to buy a surface give me a compelling reason to switch to live.c sorry outlook.com. - Google reads your email to sell you like a street walker!
Don't just say 'Google reads your email!!' and hide the fact that they hand over your data to the NSA without a fight... - Unproven web bollox, not learned that yet? Your iToy not work?
It's pathetic behaviour of a company that's struggling for ideas. - you're cheap to a marketeer.
I like the concept of the surface and briefly had a Asus Transformer, but the hardware was poor and I took it back and I was tempted by the original surface, but the weight and the amount of space Windows took up on the basic model put me off straight away. - Meh! Rev1, what do you want.
Yes I know it has USB ports, but that makes it less mobile in my book. - iCloud for you then? W T F?
"On the other hand, there's nothing about Surface that is remotely enough to get me to switch from Android."
Tho i generally enjoy your articles Trevor, and most would agree they have respect for your opinion, I can not agree with this!
Android for business is just a mess. The best advice taht anyone can give is Don't Bother! Droid tabs are as bad as iToy for anything other than playing shitty games or trying to show off some crap app or another.
Re: Nicho I don't want control
"".....When faced with those types it's no wonder IT is viewed as gatekeepers rather than enablers." Er, could that be because IT'S THEIR JOBS!?!?!? They are there to enable the company to operate effectively and efficiently through IT, not to pander to every stupid and unplanned IT request from some numpty that "saw this stuff on TV".
"Many naturally took to Twitter to sound off about Facebook's sudden wobble"
"Naturally" makes twatter and fakebook normal. It isn't!
Apple users in a nutshell
"How do I know what to download if I don't know what everyone else is doing?"
Re: I guess the Reg will have to wait a bit longer for "Peak Apple" to actually happen
"I guess the Reg will have to wait a bit longer for "Peak Apple" to actually happen
Not that this will stop them from continuing to write articles claiming otherwise."
The Reg didn't start the Peak Apple claim. It's the numbers men, they can see the numbers.
You can't! So why should anyone listen to a desperate fannyboi?
Ok, I get your weakness, you need something to give your pathetic life a status boost. Why don't you move your efforts to something worthwhile? Buy a fancy car, get a face lift, take regular expensive holidays. If you really want to show off, do it in style at least. Not with a poxy rip off phone! ffs!
"as thieves are on the lookout for the distinctive new mobes"
Distinctive? Really? They all look the same, like their users think the same.
They would not know what design was if Jonny Ive was smacked in the face (would love too!, just for being a tw*t)
Re: This is the most assine article ever....
"What is every tea leaf on the road today a CSI agent, yeah because everyone has latex and and high res scanner going around in the hope they can mug an iPhone user for their phone.
People need to get a grip , you snatch the phone, high chance you will smear any useful finger prints on it, so unlee you grab it without smearing, you've wasted your time."
Your point is moot. You use a pin and expect a level of security which works a treat. Pins are used by the banking industry daily. The level of risk is acceptable.
As mentioned by many appletards, on expects a finger print scan to offer enhanced security above the use of a PIN. This has been proved wrong in record time.
Everyone who isn't an Applebitch knew this from the start.
This is a HUGE FAILURE and yet another cause of embarrasment for Apple (and it's kin).
Re: How easy is it REALLY to get your fingerprint from a phone?
"The idea that a modern phone is a perfect fingerprint retrieval surface seems to make sense, but is it really? Maybe when your phone is new and clean, but what about after you've been touching it dozens of times a day? Won't the prints all be overlapping and smudged?"
Would this be the only means? No!
Its a major secuirity fail. Once again Apple prove they just copy another idea and try to implement it in a way the feeble minded think is cool. Huge increase in their bank balanace. Worked a treat so far.
"You really think a thief is going to cut off a finger? Given a choice between cutting off someone's finger and just holding the knife in front of them and saying "unlock your phone for me or I'll stab you" I think most thieves will choose the latter since it would be a much shorter sentence if you're caught."
The chinese are selling body parts to join the folly. We don't like in fairies and unicorns land! Just wait till you hear it on the news!
Re: Perspective please
"A fingerprint might be on the phone, but how is the thief going to know which is theirs and which is yours?
It sounds like a lot of bother for a thief."
Sounds like you will accept any of sh*te to protect the image of you iFool'd ya!
Pathetic excuse. Apple got it wrong, they tried to redo an existing technology (as they always do, copy) and failed miserably.
There were a few fools commenting here earlier saying it was the most secure method compaired to a pin.
I was shot down for contradicting this assertion.
Oh how right I was! Proven in record time too.
Apple can innovate, my ass!
"Er... are you talking about the same car companies that commonly sell cars for 5+ years in a row that are almost literally identical to each other? The 3 series was effectively unmodified from 1992 to 1998... then from 1999 to 2005... then from 2006 to 2011...
Apple's 2 year design cycle looks blisteringly fast in comparison."
Are you really comparing a car with a shitty phone? Can you spot the idiocy?
"For right now
this'll be the attitude of all companies that reacted to the Apple watch rumours . . .
If Apple would now announce an "and another thing" surprise watch next week, the plans would all go on again.
I think it was just a preemptive reaction of most tech-companies to jump onto the bandwagon, should it come past.
Hasn't showed up yet; maybe it never will."
The first smartwatch invented was WAAAAAY before Apple even considered releasing a copy.
"Who did they steal the camera flash white balance stuff from? I've not seen that one before, maybe I missed it."
Nokia released this ages ago. Maybe because your sooo stuck on your legacy tech you fail to reliase what is actually happening in the mobile market today?
Yes, thats definately it!
"You can buy gloves with a smartphone finger tip on."
This AC has really been sucked in!
The fingerprint scanner is yet another useless rip of others innovations. And sorry, Apple are not able to designe a scanner that will work with gloves on.
Its just another gimmick to sucker in the suckers.
And it worked again!
"Quite a bland and unemotional review.
Inject a bit of excitement or controversy please, it is after all an iPhone not a whitewashed wall."
The review is valid!
Only the sad and feebleminded get excited about iFolly.
It doe not bring anything new, it never has. All of its tech is a copy of someone elses ideas, rejiged to appeal to the sub-set of people about.
So, how can I get excited? 5 years later only said sub-set are starting to realise that its all smoke and mirrors.
And you can bet major iOS7 bugs are being found on the first day of release.
The enthusiasm of this sub-set is tiresome and weak.
"My telephone is a telephone. It's a 13 year old Nokia 5185. It makes and receives calls, even in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys infamous "dead zones".
Sometimes, it's more important for a telephone to be a telephone than a toy"
Bang on the money!
To your downvoters, thanks for accepting the fact that your iFolly is a toy!
"Google has helped found a company that will focus on life extension technologies, presumably because if you die, then you can't click on ads."
Humans are too small a creature to be capable of such things. Death is normal. We can extend our life expectancy but immortality is impossible.
Who on earth WANTS to live forever? My peers have been watching too much telly. There's already some far fetched posts on 'ere.
Its' a fantasy world of children.
W O W!
The Chinese don't do anything to help themselves do they?
"Beijing has ordered a major clamp down on so-called “online rumours” which could see jail time for those post popular tweets the authorities don’t like."
Really? What Nazis! You must be a cold hearted bast*rd to work for their regime.
"Robb Lewis (who presumably added the extra letter to make his name look a bit cooler"
Obviously an iFolly owner!
The difference between a quality watch (like a Tag, Citizen, etc..) and a (i)smart watch is counted in taste/class/style, which a smart watch can NEVER achieve! Apple or not.
Re: It's not new.
"The Atrix had a swipe sensor. Temperamental and inconvenient.
Is that the 'new' that you're talking about?"
Now now Mike, let's not split hairs, swipe sensor or full image, fingerprint scanning is fingerprint scanning. The end result being authentication from finger print. And it's been done before!
"Bricklayers often have problems with fingerprint recognition too - so no point them queuing up for the new iShiny then." ......and those who handle acidic products (fruit, such as), guitar players, etc...
Like to see the pleb at the "genius bar" explain that the user must change career!
Re: Of course they would say that
"Could the law as it stand force Apple to push out a software update if demanded by the NSA which, as well as storing the fingerprint on the A7, also upload it to Utah (or iCloud)?"
Probably already are! It'll be another "oops sorry, it's a bug. We didn't know, honest!" scenario.
"Unfortunately for the true stylista, however, they are still waiting to understand what style and class is." After all, they can never obtain it by purchasing a device.
So, still no WOW moment from Apple!
It's just another stale itteration of 2007 tech. It'll take the plebs another generation before they realise it.
Re: Who the hell cares?
"Who the hell cares?
Nobody with a brain buys into over-priced crap."
You forget! There are millions of mindless zombies out their desperately searching for their indentity
by purchasing one!
"Online reaction to their presentation quickly condemned the app as sexist."
W O W. It's stupid comments like that that take the womens rights back a couple of decades.
If staring at chebs is sexist, then Sid the sexiest I am!
What a load of feminist bull! Ladies, men stare at tits! Get used to it! It's built into us men and is 100% normal and natural.
"to end what government wonks – if not many taxpayers – perceive as unnecessary "face-to-face interaction"."
Offering a very poor customer service for those services when face to face is required!
Re: no one has beaten it at anything significant yet.
Google+ is beating Facebook? Or facebook is insignificant?
More like Fakebook users are insignificant!
I wish MS well. We really need some decent competition to the tired iFolly and spyware Android.
It's only a matter of time before they [MS] become fashonable again as people get sick of the same old offerings from Apple and the horrendous bastard child android.
Bring on the change!(c)
the other rumour you didn't report:
and buying this iFolly won't make you look like a self important dicK!
"What the hell is going on with our governments? The only answer is to throw them ALL out, vote for a wholesale changing of the guard, get all new politicians in even if they are loyal to the same party. But that won't happen - the voting power is still with the people yet they constantly vote back the same individuals who abuse the power we give them.
We've caused this on ourselves."
Said this for years but most just think I'm a nut!
It's only when you, rarely, hear what is really happening that small numbers of people sit up and listen. But the great unwashed just don't give a shit and will say "meh" and go back to posting shitting links to kittens and kids on Fakebook.
"Apple has admitted to world+dog that some of the 27-inch iMacs that it sold between May 2011 and October 2012 have a suspect graphics card, and that if you own one of the affected models, it'll replace the possibly wonky card for free" Should think so too!
Re: Journalism is dead, long live the Queen
"We are heading for a future where regular people like you and I have no privacy and are completely enslaved by the corporations and governments, whereas the richest and most powerful people have complete privacy and all power. It isn't just the negative personal information, though those threats are easy to understand. Even the most positive information about your tastes, interests, and personal strengths can be used to control and manipulate you and effectively remove your freedom."
I Agree, you're right!
But, "we" are to blame for relying too much on the net for everything in our lives. We can't stop our peers from giving away any information for a free game of tetris (or its ilk). Self inflicted? Yes and of consequence is "they" drag us all into the pit of hell.
Couldn't agree more
"I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States."
Anpther Steve Jobs Movie?
The majority just don't give a shit!
He was just an angry little man made big by the folly of others, and the genius of Apple marketers to (easily) manipulate their customer base! (Make it "cool" and all the plebs want one)
"Magical. That's why they made it look like My Little Pony, so their punters will fit in just fine"
Ichan swooping in on the weak! This is not good news for Apple. Having intrest from a corporate scavenger.
" .......the people entering their details into the site as "dumb fucks".
Of course, Zuck's grown up now and has taken Facebook public. Surely no one would now label the over 1 billion people on his network as chumps for handing over so much personal data, would they?"
Wouldn't lower myself. I'm worth more than a poxy phone FFS!
Re: In the UK
"..... you look at somebody and their name & FB profile (relationship status, etc) pops up"
Not me! I'm not a fake fakebook user, 'cause i'm not fake!
"But with shareholders concerned that the fruity firm has stopped innovating"
Hardly surprising! Fingerprint sensors are decades old!
Polish a turd and the iFolly is born!
"There also was a lot of sensational speculation about the 3GS and the 4S and look where it ended. There will be no fingerprint sensor. Its just rumors, smoke and mirrors"
Fingerprint sensor? Hello 2000! Back again I see?
Talk about desperate!
They are STILL using Steve Jobs to market the iFolly!
It just smacks of desperation.
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