Re: "You WILL use CHROME!!"
Ah yes, Robin Hood wasn't a criminal because he stole from nasty people.
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Ah yes, Robin Hood wasn't a criminal because he stole from nasty people.
Yeah, 3D printing has reached the end of the road, it's not going to get faster and cheaper in the next 5-10 years at all.
So Star Trek was pointing to McDonalds then? This would be a great idea... printing burgers from vat-grown meat without a surly teenager spitting in them.
Well since proprietary/closed-source software and walled gardens aren't inherently evil, your question makes no sense.
Perhaps you should look up the meaning of the word shill. The whole point of Apple users is they support Apple without Apple NEEDING shills.
Unless you're a web-developer, there's no reason you'd know how this stuff typically works. Most FB users aren't web developers so your statement makes no sense, it's just nerd snobbery.
Is it a good idea to use text-buttons when most FaceBook users don't speak English as their first language? Or does FB offer localised versions of their buttons?
Did you mean "90% of what's on offer in gimmick-filled phones" or "90% of what's needed". Because if it doesn't do 100% of what I need it's of little use!
Don't these giant corporate sales generally take ages to actually go through... e.g. the news reports "MS has bought Skype" but it has to go through regulatory procedures and so on. Has MS already bought Nokia... if not do we know when it will be finalised?
>>Let's hope they are ready for the three-times-the-cost investment they'll have to make so they can edit Powerpoint documents...
Um, the value of work done in 5 hours could easily pay for the difference in cost in a single flight, certainly a return trip. I work freelance and if I can work on a long flight or train ride, that's several hundred pounds earned as well as making the time go by faster.
Well all the developed countries got to that position without the internet, so I'll wager if we cure malaria et al, it is possible to then provide education even without GoogleBalloons.
Fixit were able to take it apart, that means any number of people running little kiosks and shops can do the same. The fixit guys aren't magicians... and they presumably only tried on one unit. Someone running a business of replacing your battery will do this hundreds of times and get VERY good at it.
The question is not "is making it hard to repair a bad thing" but "do the gains of making it this hard to repair outweigh the problems".
It's not my specialist subject, but could they make the thing as light, slim and resilient using more accessible fastenings (i.e. screws and stuff)?
No because the 'nauts have to be smart and capable enough to deal with the mission... the plan is those selected will undergo numerous years of intensive training in everything from medicine to gardening.
I don't know, but we were saying the same of smartphones and then touch-screen phones, and now we all have them.
Style is subjective. Even in the same time and same city, widely disparate things are seen as stylish by different groups.
I don't see them being stupid looking as many want to claim... to me they look exactly like what we've been seeing in SciFi for decades. To many, bringing SciFi into the real world is cool.
In a few years nobody will look twice.
Hipsters care what they look like...
Yeah, and the colour red. Having to read it on a computer screen is rather a strain too, couldn't you make the site black & white and arrange to sent printed copies around, perhaps on a weekly basis?
If there are restrictions so you can't post massive images, I don't see this being a bad new feature. Having to click on links is annoying and shortened URLs are never trustworthy.
It'll make a twitter version of 4chan much more possible too :)
It is a nice idea in theory, I remember reading "A Christmas Carol" and seeing which sections others had highlighted. But I wouldn't normally stop reading to add notes unless I was reading for study rather than pleasure.
I think you miss the point - Kindle provides this functionality with its normal slick style, but nobody seems to use it.
>>That's pretty much a ground up principle for mainframes and I thought most *nixes.
Then please explain why Linux webservers can become inaccessible, even via SSH, if something goes wrong with an application.
I load ripped DVDs onto my iPad to watch at the gym. Now I can obviously batch what's on there every few days, but it's a bit annoying. Equally if you go away with your iPad and want to watch non-streaming content, or can't guarantee good WiFi, you can easily fill it up with a single boxset.
If that isn't something you do, then I agree - 16Gb is/should be enough for most people with only a small amount of extra faffing.
Hard to say without actually trying them I imagine... is a BMW worth more than a Ford?
Where do you buy RAM that is small enough to fit in an iPad for comparison?
It also depends a lot on what the app is doing. A 3D game rendering at full resolution will need 4X the GPU power to get the same FPS (approximately) but pretty much any other app will not be maxing out the GPU. And, 3D apps don't have to render at full-resolution... they can still render at 1024x768 - which is just fine for 3D gaming on a small screen - and use loads more detail. It means you can render scenes at decent FPS you simply couldn't before.
And the CPU improvement is relevant in either case too - your game can have much better AI or whatever.
Meh, I have an iPad2 and the resolution on that is in no way a problem, let alone an embarrassment. It looks sharp and clear. When I use a retina and non-retina side by side, I'm hardly bowled over.
>>Meanwhile, the rest of the industry decides to stick with tradition and continue to incorporate incremental improvements without making up kiddie-talk names for them.
Yeah, tech companies never make up stupid names for their new refinements. Only all the time.
Really, on a tablet you should be praising it for having a full size USB port at all. The fact it's USB3, doubly so.
Companies don't want to cut off their revenue sources. Who'd have thunk it, eh?
While a good point about tracking is made, it seems silly to suggest commerical browser makers "should" provide ad blockers. Adverts are, and always have been, part of the web.
Providing a way for 3rd-parties to create ad blockers is enough IMO.
What an uninspiring list
I see nothing ridiculous about it. Most PC workers are not glued to the keyboard/mouse - certainly not the keyboard.
I have tried the motion of raising my hand to do this and it feels quite natural, as long as the screen isn't too far away. At a trendy standing desk - which I am currently trialling - it actually feels quite natural.
Granted I wouldn't want to KEEP my arm outstretched but some use cases fit it quite well. I don't think it's necessary, but I think it has SOME merit - if someone can work out the kinks. And sorting out the kinks so it can be slick would suit Apple.
I am slightly surprised Apple haven't "invented" touch-screen PCs yet.
Do they? The smart cover seems more common and that is also very thin. If like me you have a full case which protects front AND back, you have a point, but most people seem to eschew such bulky cases.
Based on iPad3 & 4 benchmark results, I see no reason to disbelieve them. iPad2 smashes iPad1, iPad3/Retina smashes iPAd2, iPad4 smashes iPad3. The stats are on the web for all to see.
Whether all this power is of any use is a different question - the other manufacturers are increasing the grunt of their devices just as quickly.
iPad is already more powerful than a gaming rig from a few years ago, so I'm not sure what your point is. A console is always far less powerful than a gaming rig but consoles are where the majority of non-casual games are played.
The issue with iPad is the UI, not the processing grunt.
If they act as batteries and wireless chargers, can you stack them 12-high on a wired charger to charge loads at once?
They will have been doing this for years.
Because the hardware to run full Windows is either too expensive or too battery hungry to pack into a tablet form factor at a price point competitive with iOS/Android.
You might as well ask why anyone is still bothering with iOS and Android when OSX and Ubuntu are so much more feature-rich.
An iPad costs more than many laptops - as do top-end smartphones. In fact an iPhone5S or top-end Android cost nearly the same as an ultrabook, let alone "a" laptop.
If you don't feel a very portable device suits you, then it isn't for you. But the tablet phenomenon shows clearly that many many people DO want it.
NO. the 2520 just a f***-off big battery. I still think it looks like a great bit of kit though, that's not a criticism.
Don't be silly Robert, it absolutely has to load every single device driver in the known universe and run them all at once just in case.
If it's only 14% less than an iPad 4, it's in the same ballpark though so not really a huge news story. If it was 50% less... although how iPad4 compares to iPad3/2 would be interesting.
Nice to know what an anonymous poster thinks, thanks.
Thanks for the correction, I must have missed reading what I didn't want to see!
This actually sounds pretty attractive. It's much more like the price people are saying the Surface should have been, AND it includes the keyboard at that price?
Depending on full spec, they might have something good here - what fixed and removable storage options for instance? Battery looks especially impressive following the story today about Windows power issues.
I don't see MS/Nokia merging these things any time soon, Nokia will probably carry on as before for some time. The sale presumably won't even happen for several months?
What a stupid argument. It's like lambasting a billionaire who gives 10% of his fortune away.
It would be really terrible if the NSA could see what was on your public website?
Good point but I'm sure there's a clever workaround. Use the metal iPad body as a conductor or something - the power need is so minimal - or maybe build a tiny connector on the iPad5 and up. Making it a feature of the iPad5 would give people a solid reason to upgrade, when there is little reason otherwise to anyone with an iPad3 or newer.