106 posts • joined Monday 3rd May 2010 18:18 GMT
Re: they already make great phones
I wanted to believe, but the P770 you linked to looks like similar specs to the 2yo HTC Sensation I just traded in. Hopefully they'll come up with a stronger flagship, and give it a proper name. Even then, the tinfoil-hats here in the US will likely label it a commie spy phone, "journalists" will lead with scary headlines to that effect, and the masses will stay away "just in case."
...he could hire someone to help prep him to avoid foibles like this. Or build a protocol bot.
Americans are fairly lax about protocol, though if I'm shaking hands right after sneezing, I wipe the [potentially wet] hand on my jeans first.
Re: Big bezels
Yes. This. Oh, and give both bezels an up/down physical button, a la Nook. No one in their 10,000 reader survey asked for this?
Aside: since there's no audio support, I guess the SD card is only useful for sideloading?
Are one of the more volatile forms of storage.
Re: My Prediction
Define "fail." If they get even a 5% adoption rate, their mobile ad revenue goes thru the roof. That 5% will grow as FB adds features.
I'm sure I'll install it out of morbid curiosity, and then remove it to free up resources. I have enough malware on my phone courtesy the operators already.
Still, seems like it'd be slightly less impolite to offer to buy the companies for a fraction of their worth:
"Take the offer; you'll be out of business shortly anyway. Asshole."
Did PayPal Just Clone Stripe’s API Documentation?
Well, no, but the layout. And some of the workflow, esp w OAuth and credcard storage.
Imitation, flattery, etc. At least Paypal won't be as painfully hard to work with going forward.
Doesn't add up
"When Sasha came home, I immediately called him and asked him to find the address on the map. When the unfortunate image loaded, Sasha went pale."
How could she tell that he went pale over a phone conversation???
Especially if the Zuck promotes PHP as the preferred learning language. Tantamount to child abuse.
Apple takes a significant cut of music, books, movies, TV shows, in-app purchases, subscription services, etc. That's got to be a ridiculous revenue stream. And yet they jack up the prices of their iOS devices to the point where they get much higher margins than any competitor.
Amazon takes the same cuts for Kindle transactions (with a much lesser audience of course), but then uses that as a means to all but give the Kindles away.
Maybe once they're done suing everyone and run out of ideas, they can start competing on price.
"Would that current Apple CEO Tim Cook could lasso an equally healthy cash cow."
You mean like the HBO content they're trying to negotiate for AppleTV? Could be a win so long as it doesn't still require HBO cable/satellite subscription like HBO-Go does.
Apple was so careful to not break existing iPad apps by quadrupling the pixels for the iPad3 (and then calling it "retina", as if they had a choice). Interesting then that the new iphone is now 16:9, requiring app developers to update their apps. Good on them for recognizing the better aspect ratio and then taking the hit.
And good on them for keeping iPad's at 4:3. The aspect ratio on android tablets is what keeps me away. 4:3 8" screen with no side bezels on the mini was a brilliant choice. For everything except for youtube, 4:3 is a more natural layout.
Aside: not a fanboi; I have an android phone and no iPad. Waiting for them to chop the bezels off of the 10", or up the resolution of the mini first. Or for a properly spec'd android with a 4:3 screen.
Who else wants to see a smoke-filled 787 cockpit worked into the next version of X-Plane?
Re: I loved this bit
Macs have ALWAYS had second and even third mouse buttons; it's just that they're (even more confusingly) located on the keyboard. CTRL-Click = right click, option-click = ...
The crime rate in Cupertino must be 0%
Also missing is a slot to attach a lock to, like every other notebook has (including last-gen macbooks).
How hard would it've been to drill an effing hole? Don't answer that.
I'd be more interested in this if LG scissored the phone out, dropped the price, and called it a mini-tablet. Perfect for reading PDF's in landscape mode. That might make me feel better about no removable battery or storage, no jellybean, and LG's slow upgrade cycles.
Re: They still make these ?
Phones are too hard to control in the gym. De-pocket it, unlock it (twice if it's an HTC), navigate back to the playlist, touch the screen to skip a track... That being my primary use case, WTF would I want a touchscreen player that costs nearly as much as my (contract) phone, that I'd still have to unpocket, unlock, and stare at in order to skip tracks?
Much prefer something cheap with physical buttons, like a $40 Clip+. Better specs all around, except you won't be watching movies on it (who cares!)
Re: So do we get 2 years in the UK?
Much as I'd like that kind of regulation here in the US, I can't help but wonder if the extended warranty might contribute towards the obvious price disparity. Anyone?
Re: "And as someone who sometimes works out of coffee shops," You're out, you're proud.......
Though I imagine taking a laptop to the can with you is about as sophisticated as rolling up a Playboy, so no, not proud...
> analysts were expecting much more than the revenues recorded, which were $568.3 rather than the $573m
Putting aside the merits of their service (I'm not a fan), they missed their projections by 1% (aka "much more"), and their stock slides 37%?
There's so much I don't understand.
...because without the promise of patent protection, Kazaa would never have been invented?
Re: This religion
"Out of control"? No, heads of state and local media are lying to their citizens, saying things like the US was behind the vid. Distracts the constituents from the real issues, much like we're being lied to over here, never more so than during the lead-up to an election.
I think they're going to need more than just good designers
The Envy 14t looks like a Macbook Air clone. With 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and a Core i7, it's $2000.
A comparably spec'd Air is $200 less (although the Envy does have a nicer14" 1600x900 screen).
Ultrabooks failed for a reason
There's a reason Macbook Air's have been eating Ultrabook's lunch. They have acceptable screen resolution, CPU, and (with the latest refresh) up to 8GB memory.
However, the battery isn't swappable, the SSD not replaceable, and there's no Kensington lock slot (so you have to take it with you to the bathroom if you're in a coffee shop).
If Intel et al could come up with something less cynical, I would jump ship.
Re: BBC Sport
American beer is fantastic; the good stuff just doesn't make it across the pond.
There's >20 microbreweries in the Chicago area alone.
Imagine if he employed some of the same brainiacs that wrote the Paypal API. That'd be an exciting launch to watch...
Re: Apple Schmapple
"What Apple got right, was the UI on the iPod - beyond that I cant give them any credit, since the software required on your PC is attrocious."
Mostly. But fails at the same thing iTunes does: inability to browse by folder/filename. Every 3rd party mp3 player or droid app I've had gets that part right.
Honest question - what changed under the new laws causing it to cost $1700 more?
I love my Sensation, when it works. Glad I have it on warranty, bc I've had to replace it twice within a year. Both died with no obvious provocation.
The One X looks nice; no removable memory seems fine with 32GB, except consider that if the phone gets bricked, none of your data is recoverable. By you, anyway. Given my history with the Sensation, I think no removable memory is a dealbreaker.
I think he's dead on RE: rumour mill
I'm holding off on buying a phone in expectation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2!
Re: presumably a celestial backup,
Plenty of backups, as the 10 commandments along with everything else were pilfered from earlier religions.
Absolutely. I love the idea of an Ultrabook, but they're severely underspec'd and overpriced. How many ultrabooks out there with at least
1440x900 or better screen resolution
USB3 or eSATA
SDXC card slot
...that're cheaper than a comparable Macbook Air?
Why not in Chicago?
Re: simple solution
Took us out as well. This plus cycling the app servers fixed us:
sudo date -s "`date -u`"
Get your tickets, folks!
Re: THANK YOU APPLE!
Yeah, but unfortunately it'll look like jagged shite unless Apple's willing to license the patent for their super-obvious idea of handing out the appropriate one of multiple fixed resolutions for UI widgets to applications.