19 posts • joined Friday 7th May 2010 20:16 GMT
Re: Does anyone make a bluetooth handset?
There was an ASUS side-project a few years back that envisioned a tablet and a "dumb" bt handset, but they pulled the plug on it sadly... I can't remember the name, but yeah, it sounded a great idea.
although I'm a bit younger, I do have to agree, wholeheartedly. Audio quality has gone down the drain in the last decade or so, in portion thanks to these fashion cans, and also to Apple's dumping. Mobile phones in themselves are another source of this trend, as they are generally whoefully inadequate, compared to earlier, goond quality dedicated music players.
I'm thinking of my good old, retired half brick iRiver H-340 that still beats every mobile I've had as another reviewer in my grasp, at least in terms of quality, but sadly, the days of these beastly masters are nigh over, as is that of the wired remote that I could operate blindly.
What do we get now? I have to fish out the phone to change albums or tracks, or get a bluetooth can that has its own battery life, sub-par audio, connection issues and all the other things that you really don't want to deal with.
Quantity over quality.
Re: "concentrate on building great products that really help in their lives"
No kidding! As a journalist, Reader was at LEAST 80% of my job. Hell, I'd pay serious money per month to keep it running even now.
If they wouldn't, then the users would click on the files themselves. I've seen it done. Some just want to get something nasty. Because the mail said their d--cks will be harder, or something else.
At most, Google sells Nexus phones and tablets. And only in a few countries. So why the new delivery method? Will they open an Amazon-like marketplace of their own? I doubt it. And even if they do, this will be a US-only affair for years, if not decades.
If anything, the last week taught all that Murdoch's gang do not care about the legality of how they get new info.
Another one hits the dust
Well, there goes the only cheap / affordable online book shop in my area. Amazon delivery rates are crazy, especially if you only want to buy $5-$10 books. Damnit.
Old habits die hard?
Ah, so it is in a way like the S9000(9500 in eu)/S9100 (9600 in eu) series that I still use . Looks like a DSLR, but with all the drawbacks of not being one, while costing about as much as an entry level one.
Love the manual controls, the styling, but it REALLY would've been much better with a proper lens mount. Shame, really.
I have been using LP for ages now. Much better than the normal UI and as said, snappier. It was worth every penny!
I do have to disagree with this one though: "the text in the social network widgets is too small". Maybe because I'm using a WVGA (800x480) and I don't hold the phone at an arms length, but I never found them too small.
"The security measure, which goes well beyond what many banks and e-commerce sites offer, was first made available to Google Apps customers in September."
Wait, what? I'm sorry, maybe in your country. Here (Hungary) you actually can't have az online bank service without a mobile phone. Every time you log in or wire money, you get your one-time pad with additional infos (target account number, how much you're going to wire).
Oh, wait, I remember reading about UK banks a couple years back. So they still haven't implemented this security feature? I guess it is easier to say "it is your fault" then actually doing something to prevent it.
Re: More radical solution required
Ever heard of this?
No, using open sourced software is not inherently safe from built-in "extra" features. Plus reviewing, rewrinting or even understanding all code you use is completely and utterly impossible. Especially in heavy industry, where a bug or miscalculation will cause millions in damage and possibly the loss of lives.
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- That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go