2216 posts • joined 13 Apr 2010
"it's rumoured for the next iteration of the iPhone, but then pretty much everything gets rumoured for iPhones"
YUP! The only truth being it so over the hill! iPhone is your old uncle who was once cool.
Re: More users means news outlets more likely to notice
"(GIVE ME FIBRE DAMN YOU)"
I'm being punted fibre but I don't want it!
I have no need, my current 4mbps connection supports my needs. I dont torrent as I have no need for bootleg versions of anything!
Keep your expensive fibre.
"Went for WiFi Powerline LAN back to a base-station wired into the Thompson router. Good coverage now, even in the outbuildings, and none of the neighbours can listen to any DAB station"
Re: Excellent review; but "flaunting"?
"and the new child-zone container shows advances in use as a personal device."
a copy of the windows phone kids feature...
Mr average (your chump mobile user) does not even know what 64 bit means or what benefit it brings.
Re: Cue the selective amnesia
"Exactly as predicted, now that Apple has done it, all flagship Android phones will soon have fingerprint sensors."
Cue the selective amnesia, willfully forgetting that this hardware has been available on many devices for many years BEFORE the appearance of iPhone!
Are you REALLY still playing the Apple is better game? Typical fanboi, stuck in the last decade with his phone!
Re: Heart rate monitor
"There have been heart rate monitor apps for years on the iPhone and Android working the same way it does on the S5. Somehow we're supposed to believe this is great new functionality because it is built in?"
The hardware is built-in! You knew that already, your just trolling.
Re: Excellent review; but "flaunting"?
"and who still thinks any phone is worth flaunting?"
Any iPhone owner!
"All manner of iStuff soon followed, with the iPod, iPhone and iPad coming in quick succession."
iPad looked like the iPhone which looked like the iPod.
US Postal Service to put dead Apple chief's fizzog on stamps
This is a down right insult!
"People who read far too much into peoples off the cuff comments are actually doing some very worthwhile causes a lot of harm."
Those off the cuff remarks are the type which highlight the commenter as being very very immature and so stupid as not being able to see such. Back to the playground!
So, hat, what makes nancy boy so funny then? If the previous comnmentard was "more wrong".
I laugh at the 30 odd kids who down voted only because their own discrimination was highlighted!
Think what you want, other see through you like a pane of glass. Shallow and weak.
Re: Interesting times
"Well by next Xmas Amazon will be delivering the presents thru the chimney using these"
No. They won't.
The fifty faces of any government
"Nancy's public prosecutor's office explained: "If the machine crashes in a densely populated area, the consequences could be serious. The use of these drones also raises questions of privacy.""
unless of course it is used by the government, then these concerns are null and void.
Do as we say and not as we do, then?
Re: Apple, gnash, magnets, snarl, patents, groan....
"Cue ranters moaning that Apple would have patented gravity if Newton hadn't created prior art. Very therapeutic but it might be a good idea if the ranters RTFA once their arteries return to normal diameter."
Oh your sooooo clever sir, any other nuggets of wisdom?
iOS - No one can be taken seriously, using a kiddies toy.
Android - Its bloated & FUGLY with a noughties UI thats just not fit for purpose.
Why oh why do winphone want to do an Apple and "innovate" others ideas?
Never needed a notifications area, the live tile does the job nicely and looks different from the rest of the pack.
Don't ruin it by innovating other useless features.
Re: A word of advice to tablet makers
"Storage and 3G are major factors even for Joe Public."
Local storage, how very noughties. You'll be talking about SD cards next.
How quaint. Puts me in mind of a VCR.
Re: Bay Trail Goodness
"I suppose it's handy for your kids/students/computer illiterate relatives though."
Surely this comment was aimed at the iPad?
That's the advice I always give to people. If the end user is computer illiterate, get them a "fisher price" OS, "i"something is perfect for them.
"the overall thickness of the thing. At nearly 11mm, it's much more chunky than the competing iPad or Nexus kit and weighing in at 450g too, it’s hardly what you’d call light either."
Why do you journos always insist on comparing a windows tablet to an iPad? They are not the same thing! You know it. I know it. The plebs out their don't and actually give credence to what you say!
That windows tablet is a fully fledged PC in your hand.
That iPad is a shiny toy giving sad people a life (or so the ad men tell them, after all they have to justify the fact that they're being mugged).
Where is the "Oi! Wanker! Stop trying to put me a box to simplify *your* life" option?
Or the "Just a human. There are no Gods!" option?
Silly humans, their so small and pathetic!
Re: So what does Kantar say now?
"IDC says Windows Phone managed very small growth in 2013 to about 3 %. Kantar has for months been banging on about Windows Phone gaining 10 % and more in key markets. Hm, who to believe?"
Who cares less?
Re: This is old news...
"I'm looking forward to the iPhone 8. I hear you can side load windows on it."
Wow iPhone would at least regain some cred then!
Whats that, iPhone has tweenty feature set? I don't believe you.
O M F G!
"A new model every year is frequent? yet on Android a new model every 6 months is seen as fine?"
Honestly? You really made that comment? Do you not know the difference?
The obvious flies over your head.
Ask siri why. You can't work it out!
scary, very very scary. Lets hope you don't have any responsibility for spending public money, or even a broom.
Obviously the Chinese are decades behind the rest of the world.
iPhone6! They don't know that iPhone is dead.
They want the symbol. Shame that symbol is now of sad sap. It isn't 2007 anymore!
Re: Risks of using proprietry software, less than no official support OS software!
1)This mess must surely send some loud signals that maybe open source and (real) standards are something that really needs to be considered when buying in new systems. I personally am seeing a lot of desire for large organisations to migrate to more open solutions but budget constraints are preventing this, not just this country but government depts/enterpise customers in other countries.
- If open source offered SLA/support to mission critical services, then perhaps open source would be taken seriously. As it is open source is seen as geeks doing their thing. The cost of MS licensing is cheaper than losing critical services which could cost lives.
2) I hope this serves as learning exercise to people about the risks of using proprietary software and I hope that it is remembered . You are then dependent on a single company, personally I can not understand why anyone, let alone a government organisation can ever allow themselves to be potentially affected by the whims of a single company, regardless of who that company is.
- This is not the issue, a migration plan should have been kicked off when MS announced XP is dead! If migration had occurred, your point would be moot.
Apple Oh Apple, how innovative are thee?
"The Lisa was the first mass-market personal computer to be based around a graphical-user interface – *inspired* by research work that Steve Jobs and other Apple execs *had seen* at Xerox"
Copying again! Tut Tut
GG really does have the potential to be a life changer. iPhone is a piddly medal from the noughties.
Glass will change lives. Welcome to the twenteens!
Glasshole or not, its not as bad as being seen with iPhone (gfar).
Re: Company of the people?
"I'm not saying that Macs are the last word in usability, but they are made with less technically-literate people in mind. The difference is less pronounced today, but in the nineties DOS/ Win 3x / 95 machines did require a bit more from their users than Macs did"
Seems to me 'dows gives flexibility, and yes, you do need to know what your doing because it's a powerful tool. Just like a car, you need to learn the controls. An apple product in comparison would be a kiddies push along. Designed for the dim-witted.
"In short, we’ve become our own policemen. Zuckerberg's great empowering hides that he’s helped usher in an age of conformity. One we’ve really created for ourselves."
Only if you are too weak or chosen to live in this fantasy world.
Fakebook is a mental illness!
Stop it, Now!
"Facebook turns 10 this month, which means a bombardment of anniversary pieces lauding the social network. This blabbergasm will stress how Facebook “changed everything” and speculate on how “unimaginable" life might be without Facebook."
Look, cut the crap! I'm sick of hearing the word Fakebook (the home of the fake).
I've never used it. I have no need for it. I don't get sucked into fads. I never follow the crowd, they will only lead to sadness and despair, and the crowd have no clue what they are doing.
So you should immediately cut the "Fakebook changed the world" mantra, because I contradict your beliefs.
Fakebook is designed for the fad worthy, and the scummy pikey chavvy iphone toting clampets on the estate.
"Dead Kim Jong-il's OS makeover takes a page from Dead Steve Jobs"
NK copying OSX? Says it all, NK are so far behind the times, no wonder they chose to emulate an aged and fugly OS.
Queen of chav moving to Apple. Too late, all the chavs have iPhone already.
"When the Borg come to assimilate us these issues will vanish you know."
Apple have already borged most of our twenty somethings! And the parents without the nouse to research their own handset choice. Good riddance.
Re: As a windows phone owner
"Except pretty much EVERY Windows Phone app requires permission to access location data due to a requirement in the windows phone advertising API."
Not true, plus you can turn location services off!
Who uses it anyway? I never had a need.
"Perry accepted there were limits to what the government could achieve through legislation. “We can’t force people (i.e. parents) to turn filters on.”"
This can also be read as:
Perry accepted that she and her ilk have wasted £0000's and time even debating this, because ultimately it will be up to the parent to implement any solution.
Mumsnet, like every other religion, want to enforce their inferior morality on to me. No!
Keep your morality to yourself, you, after all, are the only people interested in your wicked ways. Don't be trying to convert me or apply your foibles to impact my life.
"On a train? Sitting in the passenger seat? Bus to work?"
Train/Passenger - The device can tell you are no driving because it is not detecting the steering of the wheel or gear changes.
Bus to work, like any bus I've been on gets fast enough? But essentially the same thing.
Didn't think of that?
Anything that can distract your attention is a danger. But I would suspect risk increases with any obstruction to vision, even tho Glass is designed to be in your filed of vision. Humans are not good at processing different streams of information (Audio/Visual/Spacial) and comprehend them all all at the same time.
Safety and lives must come before any technology. After all, no one else cares less about your meeting/appointment/tweet/post/etc.
We see idiots driving using the phone, and idiots walking with no sense of what surrounds them, lost in their twatter/fakebook world. No consideration for themselves or others.
On the whole humans are not very clever, we need to reduce the risk of idiots causing any harm to others. I don't care about any harm to themselves if their choices have increased their risks.
" "We're looking forward to our next decade and to helping connect the rest of the world.""
Would the last person to leave Earth, please turn the lights off!
""The verdict of the court is negative for the development of the legal online market because it needs protection against illegal competition," said Kuik."
This is the same for "bricks and mortar" businesses, why should online have a security guard when the real world does not? That is also unfair! That is the world we live in!
You deserve to pay 400,000 Euro, simply because the stupidity needs to be smacked down!
Re: De gustibus…
"You might find it bloody ridiculous, but I personally find it a step up from DesiGners sunglasses which make you look like a bee…"
I hate those things, human fly doesn't look appealing! They alone prove more money does not mean more sense. (Other tasteless tat: porche cayenne, anything with "i" in in it, the list goes on and on.....)
"Yet again, Stephen Fry's credentials as a technology guru turn out to be tissue thin"
Yet how many iDrones bought shiny shiny on recommendation of his?
In fact most shiny shiny strokers bought one on someone else's worthless opinion.
Doesn't say much about the shiny shiny stroker, does it?
I love the ascertain that the next Apple product will also be a big hit!
That is by no means guaranteed. It may be a total flop.
It depends on how much tech journalists actually know about it. Most know very little and make some wild comments. There is little wonder iWhatever became so big, ill-informed tech journos, "hipsters" [laughable] and apple marketing are crucial to making the next shiny shiny a hit.
(for example: Apple TV is a joke and most iWhatever owners don't even know it exists let alone want one)
Re: A billion Catholics and yet
@Pontifex - 3.5 million followers
@RichardDawkins - 0.8 million followers
And your point is what, exactly?"
The point is, 3.5M people are easily fooled! Don't believe me? Fakebook has over 1BN "followers".
Those figures ain't "cherry-picked".
People can *think* what they like, as long as it's in the privacy of their own home.
Religion has no place in civilised society. Keep religion out of politics too.
We need to help these poor deluded people to understand that a story is a story. No matter how good it is, and is not real.
Did god make the TCP/IP model or HTTP?
Which part of the internet, and when did he make it? Back in the 60's or in the 80's?
You need to clarify that synaptic misfire!
WTF? This man needs sectioned!
"The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis"
Why does any one actually listen? Why has he not been sectioned into a mental hospital for the protection of society?