4528 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: Taking the iPiss!
When you say crippled, what % of iPad owners do you think struggle with running out of space?
And that's before taking into account the fact that everything you buy from iTunes is automatically stored in iCloud so you can swap which 50Gb of crap you have on the device.
I think it's mainly a problem Android fans love to latch on to regardless if it's actually a problem in real use.
must cough a minimum £639, maybe £739.
Unless you, like, sell the old one.
Re: surprised at the use of iPhones.
Never mind Khaptain, if you don't get it you don't get it.
Re: @ JDX
It's not my job to baby-feed it to you. The article is literally one click away.
Read the article
This is not about suddenly having to pay for access. It's about allowing people to charge for access to their content IF THEY WISH. So all the people who put stuff up for free can do so, but people who want to use YouTube as an independent way to self-publish content can charge for their work.
Anyone wanting to charge will have to differentiate from the free alternatives.
I wonder though if this is actually an attempt to barge in on Netflix as much as anything else... let established companies charge to view their stuff directly in YT.
What's annoying in practical terms, rather than your idealism being dinted?
Avoiding the question? No doubt we'll suddenly see a wave of Android 128Gb models because the average buyer will NEVER buy a SD card.
Re: surprised at the use of iPhones.
I guess there are a lot of non-sensible companies out there. Non-sensible, highly profitable companies.
Re: "now they just carry an iPhone"
They already had the iPhones... if they're running 7yo laptops they are not going to drop 6000 iPhones and a bespoke app.
Re: "I'm not writing puff advertisment pieces and passing them off as journalism"
There are several pro-W8 comments, and precisely 1 pro-Metro comment.
But I guess reading the article and stating facts makes me a shill.
Apart from every single Netflix subscriber who runs FF.
Re: This noscript?
It depends what you mean by "without the user knowing". They have to install the plugin of course, but then any page which uses it would automatically load the plugin without them knowing.
It seems a little pointless I have to admit.
Re: Google Doing Good Things
It's no different to MS gifting or giving crazy discounts on their software. MS do it to cynically hook people on MS, but Google are helping to spur education?
It is simply a different take on the same idea - 'hearts & minds' might be the right term.
is it as exciting as the hype makes out?
Re: The only tablet
Otherwise the specs for the 9.7-inch tablet and its Retina screen remain the same
I wouldn't be so sure. They already released iPad4 without really telling anyone which practically doubled the performance. So this might indicate another refresh, which seems to be the plan rather than announcing new versions every time.
It's a lot of cash, but are there many 128Gb tablets out there?
I bet F1 teams would love a go.
Unless there is a single app which is iPad only, or badly maintained on Android, then it can't be 100%.
Re: Oh! My! God!
And let LibreOffice is still being actively developed. Are you admitting it's at least 6 years behind MS?
Re: No one cares
I hardly count your tiny office as "everyone" but it's nice of you to make these sweeping generalisations on behalf of the 95% of businesses which aren't running Linux.
Although I would suggest that realistically, even Office fans are not going to get excited. Maybe mildly interested... seriously MS a hyped product launch for a business suite?
I don't want to turn off my brain, ever
You seem to be providing a pretty decent impression that it's already switched off.
Greg... having watched every episode of ST, TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise as well as every single ST film made, and having read the books of all the original ST stories to boot, I still think the new film is good and authentic - clever even.
Perhaps your brain simply can't understand it is possible for two people to have the same facts at their disposal and come to different conclusions?
They had ewoks in ST? I would say SW is far more serious SF than ST.
It wasn't called ST 9. You're idealising ST to a ridiculous level, the original has none of those things you talk about. You're seriously trying to defend a show which had William Shatner as the lead as being serious, well-written TV?
Because the old Star Trek films were deep cinematic masterpieces? Come on, I love ST but it's just trashy sci-fi.
Re: Star "Coronation Street" Wars
Flogging a franchise that was originally planned to have 9 parts before Episode 4 was even written?
Re: Oh God NO!
Fans pan new Star Trek film as "fun" and "enjoyable"?
Re: Er, no
Who said devices will only support one jf two standards support very different scenarios?
Surely they can do system/OS updates for WinRT... including updates for Office in case of bugs or whatever? So why couldn't Outlook be distributed that way?
Re: Never mind fires
It's not simply wrong, it's locally wrong.
I like my aircraft to have metal, not glorified plastic
Metal's a bit new-fangled for me. Let's go back to wood, after all it worked for millenia in boats.
Re: Gentle voice of reason! Do me a favour.
Or, you have it completely (and presumably deliberately) backwards. Are you denying 99% of the web's content is pointless nonsense (regardless of whether you put the Pope inside or outside)?
And it's not a causal link, but a statistical correlation... the difference is not massive whereas your statement suggest no very educated people are religious which is patently untrue.
Re: And the choice is....
Except the ultrabook would be running Windows too, so people might choose a fancy touchbook over an ultrabook.
Re: I'm sorry...
Why would companies leave France if they are still making profit after the new taxes?
The report argues that tax hasn't caught up with the digital economy
This is the one part I can agree with.
Re: Well, at that price
Yes and you can get a desktop for the price of an iPad too. I could buy a kick-ass motorbike for the price of a budget family car, but they're different things.
Re: Too fookin' heavy
Sorry Charlie but as someone who works with 3D rendering, the modern Intel graphics chips are a world apart from the ones a few years ago. Full DX10/11 support, etc. It won't be great compared to a discrete fat GPU but then neither is any other option. Integrated graphics - Intel/iPad/etc - are surprisingly capable these days.
Re: SSDs Save The Day
It's just a PC without a keyboard... so what's the problem?
Re: How can Microsoft get this stuff so wrong
>>But then why bother with an Intel processor?
Well my main PC has 4Gb. I run Visual Studio, Word, Excel, Paint.net, a bunch of games, etc. MOST software doesn't need more than 4Gb, other than games and art tools. You could even run Photoshop or 3DS-Max on 4Gb (for limited complexity projects).
It's more cross-platform. If you write a normal browser plugin it effectively is just regular .dll/.exe (or other OS equivalent) which is loaded by the browser. So you have to compile separately one version for Windows, one for OSX, one (at least) for Linux, etc.
Re: Is this for real?
And I guess it's much safer to download an application which runs un-sandboxed.
Re: Windows Phone is doing a great job of being a 2nd class product
If we go with the logic that whatever the mass market wants is 'best' then yes. But that also means Twilight is a first class movie, and Bieber is producing wonderful music.
One might argue Android is the Bieber of phone OS... lowest common denominator & cheap (please don't suggest the mass market buy Android because it's less locked down).
"the perfect complement to the Surface Windows RT."
Does that mean I'm supposed to have both?
I actually kind of want one, though damned if I know exactly why.
Re: How can Microsoft get this stuff so wrong
4Gb is fine. Mainstream desktops are still shipping with 4GB as standard, W8 is supposedly more efficient, the SSD will make swapping WAAAY faster, and ultimately the kind of apps which need 8GB are not the kind of thing you should be running on a tablet.
Kind of with you on the SSD except that for regular users, 64 probably is fine... meaning non techy types. With you on the keyboard.
Note though that this is really a reference device, anyone can make their own competing device since all this is is an ultra-slim touch PC. You'll have to wait for someone to make a beefier version.
Re: Well lets put this way...
- 33.6 is a bigger number than 26
- most people don't want to drive up a mountain
- choosing a car for its snow handling when it only matters one week a year is asinine.
Re: Pointless Bling
Good job it's not shit then.
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