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Will it even fit in a back pocket for anyone not wearing skater jeans?
Regarding heat, it does have a much bigger surface area for heat dissipation than other phones!
"... you tosser"
What are they for? Wall-fixing?
As a wise man never actually said
If all those forgotten about 95/98/NT4 PCs are running, adding XP shouldn't change much should it? I mean you're already wide open to a gazillion attacks!
Considering 7/8 are more efficient than Vista, is this really true?
Moving everything toa web-app is just another trendy way to go though. In 10 years we might be complaining about having to write desktop apps to replace them!
Isn't XP-embedded a whole other OS with different service policies anyway?
Your children likely won't even view the issue of privacy in the same way you do, just as young adults today view communications very differently from their parents (young person: I don't feel right without my phone with me. old person: I only turn the phone on if I want to use it).
Since privacy isn't enshrined as a basic human right (at least I don't think it is, though I am ready to be corrected) it's not possible to say "the old way is best" objectively.
I actually LIKE (no pun) the idea of being able to find information I've actually got access to on FB. It's bloody annoying when I remember someone was talking about something and I can't find it... compare that to gmail where it is incredibly useful to be able to dig up emails in this way.
You do realise MS actually spend quite a lot on R&D, both mainstream stuff and wacky future messing about?
Pure not wanting to support older versions of the OS.
Because you're going to have to eventually, so you might as well get it over with.
You realise you can't just stick "peak apple" in a paragraph and expect it to mean anything.
They really need to hammer the marketing on this phone. For once they have a top-of-the-line model which actually genuinely stands out and does things nobody else can, but they need to communicate how good it is.
Yes, and Google employ people, providing them the money on which to be taxed, spend in shops, etc. There is an argument that all tax should be point of sale.
Last time I checked, an increase of 53.4% is more than slight.
Tell that to a parent whose kid spends 12 hours a day on FIFA.
They don't have any background in console gaming, and most of their games are not geared towards joypads; I don't need to see the hardware to know these things.
It looks ugly and why would I expect a company who's entire focus has been on PC (i.e. not joypad based) games to know anything about what makes a good joypad?
Reads more like they just bundled tech into it to look cool. Ps3 controller is far better.
Isn't one of the strengths of Apple's connectors that they are big enough to have some strength, and allow you to drop the device into a docking station?
Does that work with micro-USB? Or could/would Apple put a micro-USB as well as their fancy docking thingie?
I wonder if Apple could/would push their socket to BE the standard.
Would be ironic to video it using iPhone slow-motion...
Is it weird that this video did more to advertise iPhne to me effectively than all of Apple's adverts? I kind of want one now!
You'd kind of hope a technology site would be a little more forward thinking than to pooh-pooh prototype technology because "it looks stupid". The same could have been said about early mobile phones.
So the reason Android users don't update the OS to fix bugs and security flaws is because they're too smart?
Are most people updating deliberately, or because their device asked them if they wanted to? I only ask because my iPad only told me yesterday that iOS7 was available - that was the first notification I got on the device.
Have even Apple convinced their users that buying desktop applications through an App Store is the best route? I don't really like it but I don't know many Mac users to ask their opinions.
While mobile apps are generally limited compared to what a full blown desktop application CAN do, that doesn't mean you'd never want to install a mobile app on our PC. I think it would be useful in fact because a basic tool costing a quid is sometimes all you need, not an application for £30.
Even being able to play some mobile games on your Mac/PC would be nice at times.
Since when can unwashed masses afford an iPhone? I am clearly in the wrong career.
"And consoles like that are the reason that modern games have to be deliberately dumbed down. PC game development is stagnating because of the constant need to make them run on outdated hardware."
That's totally untrue. For a start 90% of the extra power is used for prettier graphics only, which doesn't make the game less dumb.
Then, PC games have to support a range of hardware. This means it has to be as 'dumb' as the minimum spec allows. You don't get games which have better AI on faster machines, or gameplay features.
A fixed spec forces developers to work to get the most out of the hardware. This takes time... on a PC you don't get time to fine-tune to your hardware because it keeps changing. Take a release title from PS2/3 and the most recent games and compare them.
I know Steam/Valve have been promoting Linux for a while now, but aren't most steam games still Windows-only? Has supporting Linux on Steam actually been enough to get developers to do the extra work or like most PC games outside Steam, do the developers spurn Linux as not being a big enough market?
A proper Linux platform will presumably make supporting Linux more attractive but you need a critical mass like WP8 appstore all over again).
Any [Linux] Steam users able to comment on the current state of affairs?
Did they just invent the PC?
Who exactly are all these people who want to buy a tablet and have even heard of UEFI? A few geeks who probably wouldn't buy one anyway.
MS is STILL profitable even with all those losses. Even if they make NO profit, that means they have paid all their staff and kept the business running and their cash-pile intact.
When you can 'waste' $5bn and still be in profit, you're not about to disappear.
They've said that converging the OS is on the cards already.
So apart from being able to actually interact with it, it was just fine? I think that's part of my argument... non-RT apps (i.e. all those Windows applications) will look crappy on 8" and be hard to use.
I think Pro on a 8" screen is pushing too far. OK for the common W8 stuff it's fine but you can do all that on RT, and I don't think regular apps will suit a small screen. Plus trying to fit a fully fledged x86 PC in an 8" case is really sounding hard to me.
If a plane is late, is this actually EJ's fault? They don't run traffic control...
Hey Andy, 5 people apparently were there and as eyewitnesses have downvoted you.
Or, the typical Reg commentard believes it is their right to be a complete prick to anyone and that being called on this in anyway is a breach of their freedom.
Doing a lot to dispel the angry social-inadequate nerd stereotype guys.
Yeah if you were a lawyer you could have bleated about your human rights and put him in his place.
The point is, the employee didn't know if they were legally allowed to deny him access or not. Nobody has commented on this. But being a typical arrogant lawyer he uses this as a threat. Lawyers do this all the time and since the person they're doing it to is rarely a lawyer, they can get away with anything. Nobody dares deny a lawyer.
I knew you lot were a bunch of whinging sad-cases, but seriously sticking up for a LAWYER?
Well then sir, here's your £8.70 back. Didn't you read the small print which says we don't legally have to carry you on our plane?
Typical, a lawyer trying to scare people to get what he wants.
What do you expect the EJ person to be doing, pushing the plane? Perhaps out with binoculars looking where it had got to?
Important to who?
If I owned an A.C. super-boat I'd damn well be watching it rather than attending a conference too. Those things are incredible.
A tie in with Pringles on the cards?
Maybe go back and read what he wrote again.
Or, her lawyers will tear him to shreds if he voluntarily accepts less, because it affects what she'll get.
If it's full-time for multiple months, you could buy an ad on JobServe or similar. You might also try advertising on jobs.joelonsoftware.
Fun when you first see them, but boring once you've been staring at them for a week and you need to go outside?