Re: This is what the Surface RT should have been
Thanks for the correction, I must have missed reading what I didn't want to see!
5949 posts • joined 28 May 2010
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.
It seems to be one of the things about Surface that's actually done well... Surface looks so much thinner and slicker than other Windows tablets which tend to be chunky and bland.
An Apple take on the concept, presumably with their normal level of slick design, would be rather welcome to me.
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.
Well OSX doesn't - it takes a noticeable amount of time for me.
A new tab shouldn't take 4s, and it doesn't on my several-year-old PC which only cost me £300 when new. So more likely something is weird on your machine.
Exactly what monopoly does Internet Explorer command?
And defending Google is laughable. The primary reason they want to drop support for older IE versions is so they can get those people to switch to Chrome.
If anything, Google are using their near-monopoly position as an internet search site to try and strong-arm people into using their other products - their browser, their email and their social networking site.
How do you know Google didn't change something after the release?
THIS is why moving from fossil fuels is a good idea...
Yeah, they'd sell more Ferraris if they put the price down to £50k too. It's about as likely.
To do it based on N versions, rather than features. FF updates every few weeks it seems like and if IE9 supports the features they need...
Considering how deeply AV software integrates into the OS installation, I'm not that surprised Windows doesn't know what to do about it.
Side question; does W8 include MSE the same as W7 does? Always been good enough for me, coupled with the built-in firewall.
Yeah, having the world's most technically advanced and innovative smartphone is 'nothing'.
This is exactly why Apple are in no rush. They will sit and wait to see what people are doing and then take all the best bits and blend them into a slick, seamless package which everyone will fawn over.
MS spend loads of money on wacky "out there" R&D, stuff that might be useful in a decade or more. I guess you didn't know that.
Finally, a practical way to demonstrate a spin-1/2 particle in real life.
Somebody missed the point.
It's amazing how computer-rendered reality can look sometimes.
Don't know how Logmein works technically but there is a big difference between RDP and VNC-based offerings.
Is it really that expensive though? Not for a full-time professional. I work with arty folk and they have to buy Maya/3DSMax which are much more expensive last time I checked, and then there's Photoshop. FOSS alternatives exist (Blender, Gimp) but people still believe the paid for products are worth the money and personally I think the same is true for VS.
You also have to remember that the VS Express tools are quite capable for serious use, many companies use them for creating commercial products and they are completely free. You can develop in VS without paying anything more than your Windows licenses if you use VS-Express and SVN/Git/etc.
You totally fail to understand. XP is not likely to be compromised, it is GUARANTEED to be. Every time MS release a fix for Vista/7/8 attackers will be seeing if the thing being fixed is a vulnerability in XP.
Nobody should be doing anything to prolong the usage of XP in any situation it is outwards facing.
Surely any company who offers support to their products past EOS date is implicitly making it easier for users to stay on XP, giving them false security they are still protected.
The responsible thing to do is for all software companies to pull together in trying to get everyone OFF XP. You know, the way they did with IE6.
Do they? Most regular Windows users (i.e. non-techies) don't really seem to like the classic start menu... nested menus are fiddly and you can never find anything. That's WHY so many Windows PCs end up with the desktop totally full of icons... which is not dissimilar from the W8 start screen.
I've yet to see anyone explain why a full-screen start screen is a bad idea, only to keep reiterating that is. When the start-menu is in use, you cannot use another application, the UI is fully modal. So making full use of the screen rather than force you to look in one corner while the rest of the screen is unused isn't really a bad thing.
You only have to look at OSX, regarded as easy to use, to see this is not some controversial new design. On OSX both the Applications and Launch-Pad thing open a big tiled window. Granted it's not full-screen but it's far more similar to Start Screen than Start Menu.
The Metro UI is clunky on a desktop, for sure, but that is now optional.
I wouldn't call dropping it and breaking it "first rate".
>>don't the God botherers claim that the Earth is only a few thousand years old?
Well I'm in a church of 200 people which would be regarded as pretty fundamentalist and I know of 2 people who think this, and I know they are considered weird even within our weird church.
So I think the answer is no.
Like Skype then. We can already call people anywhere on the world for free, hell we can do it with video.
No, this is the reality whenever a town depends on a single company for jobs. Happens all the time.
Yeah, I don't think Apple want a slice of the budget market really. OK they have the Mac Mini and the iPod nano but both seem like nobody at Apple really cares about them.
You don't see Rolex selling a £50 watch or Ferrari a £30k car, premium brands retain their value by being premium.
You can still get iPhone 5 on contract brand new, can't you? They were still doing iPhone 4 (non-s) when the 5 was out.
Well obviously if more people are buying 5S rather than 5C, a reporter would simply say "5C selling below expectations". Facts just get in the way of the story.
Why do you think it costs significantly less to make than the 5[S]?
If you think that stating something that is flat-out false counts as a joke, maybe you shouldn't be critiquing others' sense of humour.
Yes we do. Awesome is an English word - it's even used in traditional hymns.
Why is lack of a selfiecam an epic fail on budget phone?
Where do you get that number from, did you just make it up to look cool?
Since they don't officially number the iPad since the iPad2, my guess is you're wrong.
Kind of excited by an iPad5 though, every generation has been a big step up in CPU/GPU and I work on stuff which pushes the iPad to its limits.
And then everyone will simply un-tick it.
I think he means it would be a good way to transport Shepherd's Pie or Chilli con Carne.
If Dominos signed up to this (being the only pizza chain with the resources) that would be incredible.
It's proper SciFi and just plain cool.
You should probably write to them, they probably never thought that it would be good if their drones din't fly into things.
If you spout ill-informed and badly argued rubbish, what do you expect?
You misunderstand Conor. You frequently see SOMEONE gain 3 or 4 places but he is saying YOU can do this on a regular basis and that's not realistic unless you're Alonso. That should only be possible with a lot of practice in a more simulatoresque game, considering real F1 drivers often muff it up.
I apologise. I thought using all-caps would CLARIFY IT WAS A JOKE but clearly that was far to subtle for you lot.
Wow, they even have a WP7 client!