4531 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Theory why it's Symbian only
Nokia cannot afford a high-profile flop, putting something new and buggy into Lumia. So they put it on a 'dead' platform where nobody expects much from the OS, and which gets little interest outside professionally interested people. Develop the thing on Symbian, iron out issues and make improvements to UI, etc... then integrate the polished, real-world-tested, version in a way most people will think is a 1.0 product.
Re: High Street
I'm pretty sure free parking is a big factor. Why go into town and pay £3 when the out-of-town-mall is free? Even a small fee can put people off on principle.
Re: This seems rather half-arsed
Customers complained they can't find how to launch apps. MS add a start button. THe way apps are laid out is not the issue and in fact for "your granny" a single screen of apps is arguably better than delving through pop-up menus which close if you move the mouse a bit hastily.
There is also nothing really wrong with a full-screen start menu because you cannot multitask while the start-menu is open anyway.
I had zero problems using the W8 start screen, it's simply people complaining about change and deliberately finding things difficult (Reg Users anyway).
Where is there a legal requirement for open standards?
Re: Can I have my money back now please?
2 degrees would be quite nice in the UK. But it's not happening until after virtually everyone reading this will be long dead.
So now politicians have to keep everyone convinced that in the midst of recessions, it's better to spend trillions on something that will not benefit them or (in most cases) their children rather than helping them put food on the table.
I wonder if the pendulum of mass support for environmentalism will swing the other way in the next few years.
It would be better if town centres moved towards being interesting places focused on services like restaurants and coffee shops (independent please) rather than desperately trying to cling on to the old model of people going into town to shop. Put all the boring Boots/Tesco stores out of town if that's how it is going, and make town centres about leisure and people.
And please ban £ shops from the high street.
the online retailers dont/wont pay any Tax due to legal loopholes
What makes you think the loopholes only apply or are only used by online companies? I don't recall Starbucks being an online company for instance. The loopholes are available to virtually every multinational company, which means the majority of high street chains since they are typically owned by multinationals even if they don't themselves operate much overseas...
Re: "Foxconn Fire"?
Re: Tried it
This article is about Opera full-fat desktop version, not Opera Mini, isn't it?
As a non-Opera user, how does this new version differentiate itself from Chrome in terms of real functionality (rather than simply being Chrome without alleged spying)? Does it bring Opera's old featureset along, whatever that is, or is this a total restart?
I like Chrome but wouldn't mind trying something Chromey if it has some cool features.
Re: I'm still baffled ...
If you can't find an interesting/useful application for affordable wearable computing, you're not very imaginative.
How interesting to know a list of things some anonymous person on the internet doesn't want to buy. Do elaborate - are cucumbers on that list too? What about your favourite brand of crisps?
Foxconn has been looking to reduce its dependence on Apple
Selling 8 FF devices isn't going to help. FF(O)S is going to make Nokia look like a giant.
Re: Tomatoes in the fridge - Nooooo!
I like chicken.
Re: Have you noticed that every effort to make food suitable for supermarket shelves
You can keep them.
Re: the key question....
We already have beef tomatoes after all.
Grow up. Nobody is interested in your political opinions or your little life. Maybe watch less sci-fi and read El Reg comments a bit less, and go outside for some fresh air, clearly you're very easily influenced.
Re: Yeah, about that Windows button...
As someone who switches between Mac & PC I share your pain but I think it is the difference between the two OS which is to blame not either OS doing anything wrong.
defeats the idea of using Win8 as a touch screen operating system
No because in case you hadn't noticed, W8 is targeting the 99% of desktops and laptops that don't have touch.
It seems a sensible idea but I'm sure I could easily configure one of the spare buttons on my existing MS mouse (Laser Mouse 5000, very nice it is too)
All these new mobile OS...
... a more serious question, is there a good comparison anywhere because I'm a getting a bit lost between the Mozilla one, Tizer (as I want to call it), Ubuntu, and who knows what else.
How is using HTML5 for apps the way to promote efficient use of CPU and prolong battery life?
Re: Zucky is pretty good at biz
MS has been top for 25 years an still hasn't sunk. FB isn't going anywhere soon... not until something else comes to replace it.
Re: Hotel Facebook
What a small and sad life you lead.
"Facebook is about to disappear"
No, it has merely (finally) reached the peak of stupidly fast growth and now has to take a reality check. Until something comes along to usurp it, FB will remain a big player.
Also remember this is specific to the UK, who are probably like 3% of FaceBook's user-base.
FB is no longer the cool new thing but it is still the dominant player... look how many decades MS has stayed top and how slowly their position is eroded even with Vista and W8.
Does this means Amazon won?
They were strenuously complaining about publishers fixing prices on Kindle books, meaning they sometimes sold paper copies cheaper than e-books, so does all this mean companies like Amazon now but e-books at an agreed price and can sell them for whatever they want?
Re: Okay then...
Or one that's worth having.
Re: iPhone no longer compelling
What rot. The market can support multiple top-end phones at once, not only one. When Ferrari bring out a stunning new model, Lamborghini don't go bankrupt.
Almost nobody using Windows Store apps, survey finds
Not surprising. However I think the whole concept of a desktop app-store is to blame, not MS' implementation - I would expect to find the Mac AppStore isn't used much and that is a MUCH more integrated ecosystem. Similarly, the Chrome AppStore for PCs.
Re: 25 years too late
How do you know he hasn't spent 25 years saying this?
Re: What is cool?
>>Keith Richard is cool. Apple, Google, Yahoo, Tumblr, Facebook and Myspace aren't, weren't and never could be.
What planet are you on? Apple is cool. Facebook was/is. Myspace definitely was once.
Re: The sleek, black 64-bit system carries an eight-core x86 processor...
I wonder why they went for an 8-core CPU then, games are hard to multi-thread efficiently so I'd have thought a fast dual/quad core CPU would be better. But perhaps the price-point necessitates AMD.
I thought that too - just a black box. Hardly sleek based on that photo, not that it really matters IMO.
Re: The sleek, black 64-bit system carries an eight-core x86 processor...
Is it actually a fancy 8-core CPU or just a standard i5 with hyperthreading?
Re: Rest of the world?
Well you can already get apps for LoveFilm and Sky Now and iPlayer on XBox360 so why would it be any different?
Re: x86 Arch
When you are only targeting one specific hardware combo, you can tune for it.
Also... even the original XBox was x86 and based on Windows/DirectX.
Re: Smart watches are still pretty dumb
Charging weekly is hardly an issue. Build chargers into mouse-mats (actually I patent that).
A screen that turns off when not being used is not a problem either really in my view if you get advantages to make up for it.
Kinect steals the show (again)
Other than Kinect it seems a simple evolutionary update - better hardware, more integration, etc. Which is not a complaint really. But it seems like Kinect may again overshadow the platform itself... like nVidia accidentally entering the super-computer market this could be one of MS' big wins this decade.
XBox has used DirectX since the original XBox...
What ahppens is every game dev company writes their own abstraction libraries (game engine) around the underlying APIs so they don't have to write separate code for each platform for each game.
By paying his corporation tax? Or by going back in time and changing his father's tax planning?
No doubt you have full copies of his tax records to indicate he is not a person but a corporation paying VAT in Luxembourg?
Re: The iWatch is coming! Ergo The Microsoft Windows Watch 8 Pro is coming!
You don't need to upgrade a WP7 phone, you just wait a year for the free upgrade. Like 95% of Android users in fact. The only people who reliably upgrade their mobile OS in bulk are iPhone users because Apple virtually force you to.
But clearly the point is, the circuit can be killed so the strategy works!
Re: Windows 8 computers are safe
You still used a hashtag.