Re: This can't be right!
Lame. Most iPhone users are middle-managers.
5958 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Lame. Most iPhone users are middle-managers.
We've seen prosthetics start to be developed which properly link into your nervous system for automatic control by the brain. It's known that the brain is more able to adapt when young so I wonder if you fitted extra limbs to a child, if the brain would automatically learn to use them, controlling 3 arms totally naturally?
Does that mean "nine"?
I think I can say with some certainty that no matter how little the Winklevii have done for the world, it is more than you or I.
The people the world would be better off without are the pathetic internet wags who are so keen to rid the world of everyone they don't like (which is normally anyone who has done better than them).
Get lives, little dweebs.
It's my wedding anniversary, maybe better not.
Does El Reg have 50 commentards over drinking age? The forums suggest a large number are teenagers. Or maybe they just live with their parents.
Come on, it's MS. There's bound to be such a setting for enterprise.
>>On the downside, both the dialog and site also look like they have the potential to confuse less-than-technical users
Computers generally have this effect on less-than-technical-users. There is no way to warn such a person "you need to update your OS" without risking confusion, because they don't know what terms like "operating system" or "Windows" mean.
My mother falls into this category so I'll wait with interest to see if she asks me about it.
But - won't this functionality rely on you having auto-update turned on in the first place?
The richer he gets, the more he can give away. He is growing richer even after giving away $billions. Finding how to give away $50bn+ in an effective way to people who will use it wisely is not exactly an easy thing to do.
Or find how to trick Adblock rather than Adblock users.
Actually quite a useful idea this. Having to figure out where you got to is annoying.
Although waking me up would be a better option so I can go to bed rather than sleep on the sofa.
As described by the late Iain M. Banks.
Considering nobody is interested in his email, he looks to have a point!
If it's being redirected, will it still be addressed to a @facebook.com address? Then you could easily set up a filter/rule.
Equally, you shouldn't need a new throwaway email account. If your email is firstname.lastname@example.org, change your FB profile to email@example.com. Then again, set up a filter/rule to delete anything sent to that address.
Apple: you make computers, don't bother making a personal music player
Netflix: you rent DVDs, don't get into all this streaming hi-tech stuff
Amazon: you are a shopping site, don't invest in a cloud computing platform
Nintendo: you make playing cards, don't get into video games
Nokia: you're a paper company, don't get into phones
Maybe I just blocked it out :)
It is surprising though - to many people FB is the hub of their online interaction, rather than email, so it seems weird so few people bothered with it. Maybe inertia against changing email addresses is just too great.
Convenience I suppose, if you viewed your email through FB.com. Plus it would allow integration e.g. reply to a chat message/comment by email, etc.
For active FB users I'd have thought it could be quite useful so I'm surprised it didn't get used. Maybe the implementation was cruddy? Or maybe they didn't advertise it well... I heard via El Reg about the "use FB email by default" stuff but I don't recall FB trying to promote its own email service to me through the main page.
So people are expected to choose between a 5S and an S5 now, and both have fingerprint scanners?
As Dr. Who discovered on Mars.
Watertight seals are hardly new technology. A humble cork is removable but watertight. Or look at a tupperware box which is basically a seal of rubber/cork/whatever under compression.
Like a modern day 8310?
"It’s Telefonica’s strategy to sell Firefox phones to users in markets where digital watches are still seen as being a pretty neat idea"
So basically target people who don't know what a decent smartphone is supposed to look like.
>>>treat everyone like we would like to be treated
Sounds a bit like the bible, that.
Where were religious fanatics mentioned?
Weren't Islamic nations involved in much early exploration of our planet, which was certainly dangerous?
Non of that answers the question of how they are haemorrhaging so much cash. Their business model brings in LOTS of money and at this point, surely most target businesses are aware of Groupon in the same way most takeaway owners are aware of JustEat.
Groupon seems to offer a service, certainly loads of businesses still use it and seem to sell lots of deals through it. Even if sales are declining, their model - a cut off the top - means they are bringing in substantial money worldwide. That they are making losses means they are spending too much, not that they need more revenue and fancy features. Surely Groupon is a perfect example of an online business which should not cost that much to run?
Isn't the 510 doing really well in such markets? Or is this a drop-in direct replacement for the Asha range rather than any besmirchment on WP?
Because people are choosing between touch-based form factor devices. W8 tablets do far more than an iPad, but iPad is much smaller. These are valid comparisons because people are buying them for similar purposes.
If you want to use a proper keyboard, the extra bulk of a mini-hub doesn't seem a big deal. You could presumably even get a keyboard with microUSB, which has its own USB hub built in?
"Local storage, how very noughties. You'll be talking about SD cards next.
How quaint. Puts me in mind of a VCR."
Joe Public hasn't caught up with cloud storage yet, and most tablets don't have 3G. Good luck listening to music and watching video on the bus without local storage.
Why? What's wrong with USB... you can plug in a regular £5 keyboard and mouse, right?
Yeah, that's why Apple are selling untold millions of tablets with the same screen size as their competitors, but anything from 30% to 300% more expensive.
Storage and 3G are major factors even for Joe Public.
LoveFilm supports lots of devices. Clearly just not yours. Maybe they've done analysis and found that while Android has the biggest market share, console & iOS owners are the ones who represent the bulk of the people willing to pay for their services.
We had it for a year and a bit and ordered dozens (literally) of things. When we ordered before mid-afternoon, I'd say about 3-5 items didn't arrive the next day, and 1 item took longer than two days.
I have also NEVER heard of Amazon ignoring complaints. I've had them phone me back within two minutes of lodging a complaint on their website to sort it out.
Why? Are you picturing it as a normal model which only plays music through your iPhone?
Far more likely you'd see an "i" version of existing Teslas, they need to keep their customer base wide.
Partnership rather than buy-out seems far more likely unless they want to ape Google and develop self-driving cars.
You'd think it'd be better for Apple to partner with multiple firms though so you can buy an iFiesta, iTesla, etc according to budget.
... why don't you just offer me the money directly? I bet loads of people would voluntarily sell their information and would at least know they ARE selling it.
It is very popular but it's not quite an "everyone has it" app along the lines of FaceBook or Twitter. Unless your friends use it, you might not have heard about it.
Isn't $16bn twice what Skype sold for?
Or Alphabites, shirley?
Being a financial success is the only thing that really matters.
The Wii was a massive success. It's the Wii U we're talking about.
Randomly, I just started playing on the Wii again recently. I wanted a tennis game utilising motion sensing technology and went for EA's Grand Slam Tennis. The graphics are not good but the gameplay is excellent - it's the first game I've played where it actually feels like I'm involved rather than pressing buttons.
There is no way there would be a whole Apple-specific model. Developing the core model is a massive undertaking, to the extend the same base model is sometimes used by more than one manufacturer, so there is no way an "iCar" wouldn't be a rebadged version of something else.
... mainly along the lines "why tie a car to a specific company".
But as an optional add-on/customisation, it seems like it could sell to me. Car displays/navigation "powered by Apple", well why not? (jokes about Apple maps aside of course).
I wouldn't want one because I'm not too into tech in cars, but it seems at least sellable and that's the thing which matters.
You'd hardly know he was wearing it!
Also, "AR" clearly is a real term. It means "reality with extra stuff that isn't really there".
I do no such thing. If you read my post you'll see I asked a simple, unbiased question which also failed to even hint at my nationality (hint: not American).
Also, I didn't ask about laws regarding data protection, or internet privacy. I asked about privacy in the wider sense; is privacy a right which can therefore be extended to the internet, or is all this clamour about privacy being a "human right" actually based on a falsehood?
You'd probably be better staying off the internet Gale, people might be watching you.