35 posts • joined Wednesday 12th May 2010 10:26 GMT
Re: Want to wait?
Seriously? Was that worth posting?
Do you go to car forums too and say buy a (insert cheap car make) over that super car. It may look nice but it costs loads more and it's terribly uneconomic....
Actually, can I downvote myself for being drawn into it...
Re: I bought one
For the record, the paperwhite is pretty fantastic too.
Whilst I have various tablets and have even resorted to using phones to read at night (iPhone/Galaxy Note) due to size the paperwhite is easily the best thing for your average novel. The glow won't disturb anyone and the ease on the eye is far less demanding than a tablet screen in the dark.
Re: One really needs to try before commenting
Have to agree. Thanks to work we get to play with everything and can use whatever we want as our daily device and the mini is now my favourite small tablet and possibly favourite tablet.
The form factor is stunning and for me 4:3 over the 16:9 that really does it. 16:9 on a 7" tablet feel very restricting, especially in portrait. This is much nicer.
Once the 3G one is out I'm switching from my iPad 3 3G.
I would like Apple to go with the rubber back approach of some of the opposition though, but of course that could kill a whole case/skin market.
Getting upset with the screen resolution on all the Ultrabooks (which seem to want to be 1366x768), give me a 13" Retina Air and Apple can have more of my cash.
It's not that it has to be Apple, I prefer Windows over OSX*, but so far nothing touches my current late 2010 Air for size/portability, touch pad and long standby with instant on.
*I resevere the right to change my mind if I have to use Win8 Metro much in the near future.
The S3 could have pulled me away from an iPhone if it wasn't for it's size.
So the mention of a 4" S3 a few days ago kept my newly arrived iPhone 5 in it's packaging until I could see what was announced.
Turns out there is nothing to see here and I'll stick with Apple as my phone for now (I can always get an Android fix from my Galaxy Note and an imported, rooted, Kindle Fire)
Re: It's good, but ...
I clicked the comments button to post exactly the same thing!
New Star Soccer in career mode is like digital crack. It's just fantastic. Best 69p I've ever spent. (And that includes the ton of use I still get out of Words with Friends)
Apologies, the Laptop starts at £950. But my point is still valid!
That all sounds great until you realise this £1200+ laptop comes with a 720p screen resolution, which is a poor resolution at the best of times, but for programming where you want lots of screen real estate it's just terrible!
The shipping date hasn't slipped, that is for new orders.
I've already had my despatch notice (UK) and so I'm hoping it might arrive before Friday...
Re: US only at the moment
If you are on iOS you can sign up for a US iTunes account, download it, and then sign back into your UK account.
This gets you the free version. Not managed to work out how to update to the paid version yet as the onlive billing system knows where you are.
Re: M e h .
For a start this is free too and secondly I'm not sure you know what it is!
It's not VNC or Remote desktop, it's access to a virtual standalone windows 7 PC running office with file share between your real computers.
How useful that is to you may vary per user, but having played with the iOS version it works well (it's easy enough to get a US iTunes account to get the free version, not worked out how to get the paid version) and even played good quality video well over my wifi connection.
The paid for version is interesting for iOS users in particular as that will give you a web browser with full flash compatibility too.
This fixed it for me...
I rested my iPhone 4 onto my 4S and was ready to demand a refund when the battery would fully discharge whilst I slept every night (and I don't sleep that long!).
I was serious upset and not happy to turn everything off to try and make it work, as what would be the point of upgrading.
Anyway, I tried lots of the solutions and as with a previous upgrade (may have been the 3 to the 3S) a lot of the problems seem to come from restoring settings made for the previous model onto the new one.
I found that if I did a 'reset all settings' (you don't lose any data/contacts/media) that after a further power cycle of my phone I'm suddenly getting good battery life (well similar to my iPhone 4) without turning off all the nice new features.
I can now easily go a full day again with my normal usage without worrying and lose about 1% an hour overnight (the phone checks email every 15 minutes), which I'm happy with.
They'll sell 100 to those people who get the free TV.
Where are you seeing £300?
All the reports I've seen have said prices are going to be in the region of:
Tablet S €479 (9.4″ Tablet)
Tablet P €599 (Dual screen)
I'm sure it would have a lot more hope of success at £300...
Capacitive screen? 800x480 resolution? And not even running Honeycomb. Seems a fail before it even starts doesn't it?
I certainly wouldn't buy any Android device expecting anything but the OS it shipped with either. Been there and been burned. History has so far shown that OS upgrades happen rarely unless you are prepared to hack it and look for community driven options.
Hardware manufacturers want you to buy new hardware, there is little in it for them keeping you happy with the OS upgrades. For Apple, they make lots of money on content and apps too, so it's worth keeping as many old devices up-to-date as is sensible.
Maybe an Amazon tablet will change all that...
...they have added a bit of stability to the otherwise great browser.
It crashed on me multiple times last night trying to buy some stuff from Amazon, which is hardly a difficult site to render.
Still I suppose it saved me a few quid...
In my opinion, the usability of LogmeIn is better.
LogMeIn is much simpler to set-up for use from outside your network as you don't need to know about ports and router setup.
And LogMeIn seems much more secure.
However on your own network Spalshtop is much quicker (as I assume LogMeIn has to go through LogMeIn's servers) and pretty usable for streaming video etc.
I use LogMeIn to adminsiter machines and Splashtop around the house.
Not just cosmetic...
OK, it's not going to protect your Air if you drop it. But if you want something that will keep the aluminium shell pristine and not add much to the form factor/weight of the device then these do a very nice job.
I'm very happy with mine.
Looks nice and I was quite tempted but when you go to the checkout postage and VAT are added making the device £59.55 with the sides!
As there is very little support for iOS at the moment that makes it a definite no for me for now.
This is from the OpenPandora team too. So is it really shipping?
The iPad will be a year old by the time the Playbook arrives, and in fact we'll probably have the iPad v2 at the time, so a lot of the comparisons in the video are pointless.
The 'win' for the PB is flash. You have to assume iPad 2 won't have flash, so it will have that edge. Assuming you think flash is an advantage, and that demo doesn't show how good flash is, just that it loaded!
On my Samsung Galaxy Tab flash is nice to have as I can watch the embedded media on the BBC site, but the whole web experience is hampered with pages that have flash content and I don't see the PB being much better.
My original TiVo gave up earlier this year. It was one of the best bits of tech I ever bought. It's interface and general usage was still so much better than the V+ and Sky+ boxes that I was prepared to live with just being able to record the channel the Sky box was on for all these years.
I will be first in the queue for a new TiVo. :)
Everyone that has seen mine...
...wants one. So I expect sales will grow as people see them in the flesh.
It's not out yet, and apart from a few news stories when it launched It's not exactly been marketed much here yet has it? I've not seen an advert on TV for example.
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