Re: Windows phone outselling iPhone?? Nah
That's a report from August on Q2 sales. It's now December. Things move fast.
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That's a report from August on Q2 sales. It's now December. Things move fast.
Were people ever interested/excited in buying a PC/laptop for its own sake? Other than ultrabooks or gaming rigs, the whole point of a PC is that it isn't exciting, it's just something you need. You don't get people excited about the Ford Focus or a crowd in the toaster section, but people keep buying them.
Of course people buy a PC with Windows not Windows alone, but it was very clear that last year, people were NOT buying PCs BECAUSE they had W8. The hope is clearly 8.1 does enough to remove the OS as an impediment to purchasing a new machine.
As for WP Vs iOS, it's not hard to out-sell a company who only sell expensive high-end products, on number of units sold. No doubt Lada used to outsell Porsche.
No OS makes a good gift but a PC running it might do.
I'm confused how 0.1W is any use for charging anything?
Otherwise it's a neat idea although even for lighting 0.1W seems very low indeed... what is a very efficient .1W buld equivalent to in old-fashioned bulbage?
If 20lb is a problem to lift, a simple block & tackle would be a low-tech solution.
You posted this 3 years too late. Sales are growing.
Indeed. The Nokia workers are what made Lumia not a total failure.
Also it may well be in the agreement that they must retain Finnish workers in the first place, if the Finnish government has any sense.
>>There's two paths - a Star Trek universe where everyone does what they're good at and there's zero scarcity, and a messy revolution when the majority of society gets pissed off at being broke and unemployed.
3)All the manual labourers get paid to not work by the government. We could call it Just Sit Around payments or JSA for short. Housing would be paid for and free entertainment would be provided to fill their time in the form of satellite TV.
Of course you'd have fraudulent claims where smart people claim they are only stupid enough to do automated jobs, when they could earn a living as doctor, but the government would surely clamp down on such things.
Really? How much does an Android phone with a 1GHz CPU and 512Mb RAM sell for? Considerably more than £150?
Developers target the ecosystems based on their overall value, not the number of devices. If Apple users spend far more on apps than Android/WP users, iOS will still get a lot of attention.
You also have to remember apps includes tablets too, and iOS has much bigger share in that market (for now).
Valid points but does it really matter if the phone OS can be upgraded? Before you answer, consider what % of android phones ever receive an OS upgrade to a new major version.
"Most people" use MySQL not either of those.
The Wii has outsold all of those other consoles. First day sales are just for bragging rights.
I think it'll be an interesting battle, if MS can avoid shooting themselves in the foot so often.
Your MP routes their VAT through Luxembourg?
When other stores can match Amazon on delivery (I have Prime, virtually everything comes next-day) and more notably, customer service, maybe I'll switch back. I'm not talking family stores for who every return is a real hurt, but big online stores... when something returns faulty or breaks in the warranty, do not ask me to post it to you so you can inspect it and decide if I get a replacement, and you'll reimburse me the postage. Do what Amazon does - send a replacement right away and then arrange a courier to come and collect the original.
Translation: totally legal but we don't like it
It's not legal anymore
You'd think the Wii or Kinect would allow a fairly decent gaming experience on the batting side of things.
I think you're right, it must have been F:E2 because it was launched to massive hype which must have meant it wasn't the first game.
Unity3D is specifically targeted as being easy to use, which is why indie teams use it so much.
You don't get to see such a total shambles of a game get to full release that often. Memories of Elite and OS/2 Warp.
Unity is an entirely adequat engine, if not suitable really for AAA titles.
These are game logic bugs and look like something a 15-year-old hobby programmer would be ashamed of.
>>Just change the DNS server to an opendns server that doesn't resolve porn. How stupid are these people?
Why would you expect someone running a coffeeshop to know what DNS is, or have heard of OpenDNS?
I wish people would stop calling things a "tax" when they are not. Call it a fee or a charge whatever, but "tax" is a word with a meaning, and this is not it, no matter how cool you feel using it when talking about 'M$' or 'Crapple'
What has GPS/accelerometer got to do with it being a tablet or not?
Sounds rather well executed, and I'm very impressed indeed with the price.
Amazed the first comment wasn't the always-funny "if only they sold it with a proper OS".
More like measure 100 times, cut once in that industry!
Not a basketball fan then?
>>You spelt Linux wrong.
So did you. It's called GNU/Linux.
A scene where they bid like crazy after seeing a pile of laptops in a unit, only for the winner to realise they are worthless ChromeBooks?
Office 365 includes native applications - Word/Excel/etc you install as normal - AND web-applications which you can run through your browser on Chromebook.
Or they are targeting ads according to market. There was that anime IE thing in Japan the other week... and this kind of brazen ugly advertising is normal in the States, their TV/radio advertising is VERY different to ours.
>>For the $500 you spent on an iPad, you could have bought a TV...
Yes I could, if I wanted a worse solution. I can't take a TV to watch in the bath or in bed without waking the wife.
I use my iPad almost exclusively with the cover acting as a (crap) stand, for watching Netflix. Many others do the same. A stand is not just for typing Word Docs :)
... if one unit of currency is worth $1000? Can you spend a fraction of a BC?
It puts me in mind of the Triganic Pu...
Considering many inmates have mobile phones, it seems quite likely he would... plus they do have internet in gaol...
Many people happily have a poor work-life balance when they love the work they do, so it's good they note they only want someone who lives to work and will invest in the job.
As for having to "do 4 jobs" that's hardly unusual. Especially in a small company, you often find a developer doing sysadmin stuff anyway.
It puts things bluntly, but if I was still as much of a hardcore nerd as I used to be, I'd find it appealing and I think that's the point - it will put off "career" people and attract passionate people.
I can rarely get Edit and Continue to work in 32bit, which is a shame because in C++ it would be such an awesome feature if it worked reliably.
On the other hand with native code I can see why it is hard to achieve...
It'll also let ME rent games I never purchased. And you don't need to keep those old games to have a lciense either.
Anyway this is a stupid argument. You wouldn't claim it's unfair you have to buy a separate XBox/PC version to play the same game on multiple platforms.
If you already OWN the games, just use your old console and stop complaining about something the rest of use will find useful.
Ooh, 8Gb of RAM, how novel. Or not... pretty standard spec on a decent workstation and not expensive at all.
8 core CPU is a bit unusual but you don't simply compare number of cores to see which CPU is more powerful.
If your MacBook Pro was an adequate desktop replacement, why isn't it now? I'm finding in the Windows world that you really don't need to keep upgrading like you used to. Other than an SSD, if you have 4-8Gb RAM and a dual/quad-core CPU, things don't seem to be getting slower. Other than games of course, but they are always a special case.
"You could leave a desktop PC sitting in sleep mode but my experience of exploding PC power supplies forces me to turn off at the wall."
Yes, and the reason you need to do a full shutdown rather than hibernate is? Rebooting from hibernate is near-instant in many cases. For me it's a sluggish kind of instant, but then my storage isn't entirely solid state like a phone/tablet.
Have you timed how long your phone or tablet takes to do a cold boot? It is by no means instant.
Some people walk 11 miles just to GET to work, and consider themselves lucky.
If you're stupid or underprivileged, count yourself lucky you live in a country where the "worst job" involves walking for 8 hours a day for a decent minimum wage. In the majority of the world, this would be seen as a great job.
If you never got a break but are not stupid, this kind of job pays enough you could still continue your education and get into something better.
Postmen seem to manage, even carrying a bag full of post. Now who's the asshat?
They couldn't have picked a more fun-loving, tolerant, non-sexist nation for it either.