2216 posts • joined 13 Apr 2010
I already use gestures.
Using 1 finger, I make a pressing action onto a button and hey presto!, sky changes channel, or adjusts the volume, or letters appear on a screen, etc.....
Of course my favourite being a "your a total fcking wanker" motion to the retards are surrounded by, followed by a verbal gesture to indicate that their mother didn't do a very good job!
Re: Audible verbal gesture?
"I presume it is not possible to patent the use of the phrase "Turn Off!" to turn off a television? So why should it be possible to patent a gesture that means the same thing? Sure you can patent the technology that interprets the gesture, but the gesture itself - what's the difference between that and a verbal command?"
Mills in Lawyers fees.
And how will they tell the difference between what someone may be doing when watching porn and a gesture used when, say, David Cameron, Maggie Thatcher, Nick Clegg or George Osbourne appears on screen?
Who looks at those wearing a bluetooth headset and thinks "What a wanker"?
Say no more.
"Android allowed the company to "develop a far more immersive Facebook experience" than the Jobsian-controlled iOS."
.....and if farcebookers pick up and hold "home", having an iPhone will be come secondary (to a growing majority, it already is)
Apple will have to play along, especially if "Home" picks up. Who wants a phone that doesn't offer or run your preferred software? (Windows phone anyone?) They can't be picky; they have to be pwnd along with other services/everyone else.
Proof if needed, money doesn't buy taste or class or respect.
The plebs are starting to catch up!
I've been saying it for years, the iFase is over before it begun.
Similarly the iFad is being outsold by other tablets.
The whole "premium/quality" bollox is exactley that, bollox.
Apple is like rock music, loved last decade, loathed by the majority now.
"The S3/4 will eventually become what the Blackberry became, the Burberry Chav phone of the masses"
The iPhone IS the chav phone for the masses!
Who cares if the lawyers win, Apple loses. It might be pocket change, but loads of pocket change turns into folding dosh!
"Christensen is a Thatcherite, I guess. Dockers should become engineers; miners should become programmers. Anyone without the capacity or inclination to retrain in a technical field should be treated with the contempt that thickos deserve: they should be abandoned or allowed to go into politics."
Well said. Of course, readers, don’t get complicit. Eventually programmers should become scientists; Engineers should become brain surgeons, etc...... and if you don’t then (in thatchers world) you’re a thicko and should be abandoned.
"You just wait till people are fitting with input ports at birth then we will all be robots serving the state"
We already are robots serving the state in one way or another.
"Next Wednesday the nation will pay tribute to the greatest living Prime Minister, Baroness Thatcher"
W O W, way to represent the minority!
We all know what we think of those that shout the loudest.
someone who is "Totally desperate" can not be deemed to be in the right frame of mind! (oh,wow)
And down voters must obviously be mentally ill too! WTF?
Mentally Ill perhaps?
Who, in their right mind, would think you could survive such an ordeal? No one, in their right mind!
Our youth are no longer defined by who they are, but by what they buy.
That, folks, is a sad situation for them and for us!
The tragedy is that they can't see the fact that they are just corporate bitches thanks to being brainwashed by Farcebook.
They become dumber each iteration.
Could these results suggest that the plebs are starting to realise that its not all about shiny shiny?
I doubt it. They are still thick as pigs sh*te.
"80 megabytes a second, with the standard 2GB cap... So that would last how
many seconds? Or you could go with one of their eye-wateringly expensive higher caps of 3-4 and push into the minute mark. My 20 megabytes a second HDSPA connection on 3 with no limit is still looking pretty damn reasonable."
Your 2GB cap would allow you to download/stream the same amount of data! It would last just as long. It would be busted if you decided to stream/download more content because the connection is faster, you are able to.
4G = The same shite but faster.
In the corporate world, the faster speed do mean more productivity, but it really depends on teh EU's profile. An exec or researcher requiring lots of data would find the service is worth the addtiional spend. On my personal phone, I don't need as much data and I dont need the faster speeds.
Re: PCs are being SNUFFED by crass pre-installed operating systems
"Whenever Linux has been pre-installed on PCs for sale to non Linux enthusiasts, it has only led to confusion and people taking them back to the shop."
Remember, on the whole people are idiots!
Re: Alternative name
Apple iStraws perhaps
WOW what a suck up that Cupertino Mayor is!
"I've never seen anything incite so much nerd rage as Facebook."
Are you new?
"my mates and I are now so deeply embroiled with our everyday lives, we don't really find much time to go out for a beer, and social networks are a decent-ish way of staying in touch. Not the best way, I agree, but better than nothing."
For me, a mate IS someone I see/share experiences with.
Maybe as you age you will look back and think.........
"I just want to say that I dislike Facebook and everything that comes out of it. More so, I think that social networks are for narcissistic, egoistic and pretty low intelect folk who has nothing worth while to say or share with the rest of us."
Jeremy Kyle anyone?
Re: Sorry - already sold my soul to google
Re: Sorry - already sold my soul to google
Facebook can sell you a refurbished soul - slightly tarnished, 1/2 billion careless owners.
Re: Creepy and SO not necessary
Upvote from me, I couldn't agree more. I wish our family and friends could see these dangers for themselves without having someone else raise the issues.
"if you're either a keen user of social networks, or a young person just starting out in the digital world, then boy oh boy Zuck & Co have just the thing to hook you" where older/wiser users can see though the facade like a pane of glass.
Web2.0rrhea needs to be tamed, pass the immodium (or other brand of settler)
All this crap because a photo "bounces" when it reaches the end of the screen?
F me! Really?
I'm surrounded by retards.
"They seem to have servers or some form of electric machine inside them as they require 230V and have a fan whirring away inside." Thats the nature of the FTTC service, copper connections backhaul'd via a fibre connection to the POP.
"But it's not so much the appearance I object to but the fact that they are installed on the pavement reducing the width of the path. Which is a real problem if some pillock has parked their car on the kerb as well."
Give it 5 years when fibre connections are as pervasive as copper and the residents would be complaining that they don't have access to such speeds!
The great unwashed! The great bloody retarded more like.
"BT has convinced residents of Kensington and Chelsea that they can live with "ugly" fibre optic cabling cabinets on their streets. The move comes after the Royal Borough rejected 96 of the installation proposals submitted by the national telco in May last year.
Opposition to the cabinets has now collapsed"
Bit of a no-brainer, for those not living the in the posh London suburb. Hum, Ugly box in street or copper ADSL, let’s see, let me think. (Speak volumes!)
"“Other than an Index of Censorship press release, where is your evidence for '300 years' of freedom?” demands one Reg comment-poster after your correspondent suggested MPs had ended three centuries of freedom from political interference of the published word - brought about by giving the nod to a new, powerful press regulator."
Press ethics is the prblem, not freedom of speech.
Opponents would not be shouting so loundly if they were the subject of intrusion by the press.
Clearly the british paper reading public are mugs anyway! Who beleves the shit the press put out? And who still reads newspapers? They are about as accurate as the weather forecast. It's all bollox.
"to add indoor maps to Apple's app, which will mean it's on par with Google"
Oh Apple are always copying someone. Will they ever innovate? Their worse than samsung.
Re: Typical cellco scum
"The great thing about Apple is" NOTHING!
Their believers are brainwashed monkeys.
"(even though there are bad signs like allowing AT&T to misrepresent HSDPA as "4G""
You have no idea what you are talking about, go and do your research first.
Maybe you won't look so foolish (even though you own an iJoke).
Re: If the networks don't like it, they can sell a copy...
"Pretty much anything Apple launch Samsung will copy fairly quickly. Maybe not the same quality of build as Apple but many won't care...."
The same old shite day in and day out!
If you really believe this crap your more stupid than you are FUGLY.
"also completely silent. There’s not a hint of motor whine and road noise is well suppressed."
I use the noice made by a cars engine as a pedestrian. I would suggest that they re-introduce a noise, otherwise there will be a sharp increase in the number of people being hit by an electric car because they could not hear it coming.
Re: But at least Samsung's bypass bug is more accessible...
"But at least Samsung's bypass bug is more accessible...
compared to the iPhone version, which even the tech bods at the Reg cant get to work properly.
But what do you expect from Same-sung, a bunch misogynistic plagiarists who make kitsch plastic phones, some the size of a skate board in order to fit the massive battery required to power the thing for more than 10 minutes.
But I digress. What I really wanted to highlight was security, or the lack of it on the Android front. Which seems attract botnets and key loggers by the boat load and has now become a Chinese state sponsored hackers dream.
Maybe thats one of the reasons why the US Department of Defense decided to purchase 650,000 iOS devices today and not Android. That and the fact that iOS when all is said and done is the superior platform."
Your childish rant in support of your way to old old tech makes you look more ridiculous than being seen with said shite.
Re: Samsung even copies Apple's security shortcomings
"Apparently this is a bug introduced by Samsung, generic Android is not vulnerable."
So Apple is still shite!
Re: Working on it for so long...
"Yeah, 30 seconds after information about an Apple watch - sometimes i think Apple make stuff up, leak it to see what Samsung does. Quite funny really."
Your user name seems apt.
"This is obvious. Anything apple is doing Samsung will get in on too."
Ignorant or stpuid, I can't decide.
"iPhone 5 for the blind or terminally dim"
"Osborne blamed the Eurozone crisis and the previous Labour government for much of the economy's woes." Of course he did!
I do think were stuck in this loop till Europe gets its self sorted. Spending within the UK will only partially help the economy, we need to make and sell. If our biggest market can't buy, we can't sell.
"Everyone needs to have it, otherwise no one will ever use it"
Great I have to waste £0000's or else no one will use telepresence!
No one has ever made any money or "done" business before so we must get it now or miss a trick.
Typical researcher! My grant is nearly spent, how can I waste more money?
Just because you can does not mean you should!
This just goes too far.
Droid did not in any way copy iOS.
You know this yourself.
Apple didn't invent anything, they made it look good to the masses and the masses were sucked into it.
Not very clever.
Re: His biggest crime?
"He embarrassed some important people.
Back in your box/cell citizen!"
No one person is important. Only *your* loved ones are important, to you.
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