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Re: Long sentence incoming....
No it's because the carriers don't let you upgrade.
Cue some nerd who thinks that because he upgraded his phone manually this means everyone is able to...
FaceBook isn't going anywhere in the lifetime of iOS6. I don't really want such a feature but millions will and since I never even noticed it had Twitter support built-in, I assume FaceBook support won't get in my way either.
Re: Google have done it again!
yes, 6 is a ridiculous number.
Re: What a silly argument!
Of course fragmentation is an issue. Hardware fragmentation means as a consumer I can't know for sure if an app will work smoothly on my particular device, and as a freelance developer I cannot realistically test on more than a fraction of the target devices.
OS fragmentation means I have to either put in a lot more work making per-OS versions, or cater to lowest common denominator.
It's exactly the same problem which has troubled the PC games industry since the year dot, compared to those making console games. More variability in target systems means more bugs, more work and more support requests.
So don't by a laptop for desktop-level work.
Have you heard of BootCamp?
"And they will come and they will buy.....
Because is is written in the Holy Book of Job"
No because for once Apple are genuinely offering something nobody else is. So it can BE expensive, they are without competition until everyone else copies them.
Re: Most users don't care
Why do you think FB is supposed to be a democracy in the first place?
I very much believe there are at least 100mn active users. It's ubiquitous.
Re: and people wonder...
>>There's your answer, folks.
Maybe one day you'll run a company. On that day you'll realise by about 0945 that it's your job to decide what your company does, not your users' job to run your company by democracy.
Re: Facebook has a real name culture
It does have a real name culture because most people using it use their real names. The fact some don't (my cat has an account) doesn't change the normal usage.
Re: Having evaluated this "sketch" myself I am forced to the conclusion that...............
Yeah the only offensive thing here is how terribly cheesy it is.
Those poor dancers.
Re: Eastwood boy done good
Branson is also dyslexic.
Re: THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Except they have to pay for the feature. So only your really rich friends will be able to adopt this stratagem. In which case either you're an idiot for being friends with that type of person, or you're friends with them for their money and deserve what you get.
Re: Hey Morons
1)they don't get notified when you unfriend them
2)you can selectively choose which things you get notified about, to cut out a good chunk of dross
Of course when people you genuinely like post too much crud, you could start commenting on it and moan - they might stop or they might unfriend you, either being a net win!
Re: I'll wait for the OSS version.
I find pressing || on the remote isn't so taxing I want to buy a TV that guesses when I want it to do that for me.
Considering so many businesses are still on XP/Vista, MS can still derive huge income from businesses upgrading to W7 - which is a great and well-tested OS. Cheap workstations are now able to run W7 with ease, etc.
So I see no real problem bypassing enterprise.
>>But today, even with free telephony and ubiquitous webcams, video chat hasn't broken out of its niche market of murky exhibitionists.
People use video-chat on Phones/FaceTime all the time.
Re: Under 13's
So might as well accept this will happen and get parents to preempt it by setting up a monitored account. If the link automatically severs on the 13th (or whatever age) birthday this could be a neat solution.
Blah blah blah, tax payers' money, blah blah open source, blah blah blah, idiots.
There you go, saved 50% of the comments from being written. You're welcome.
All you who are whinging about how their friends spam them with dross, and dread this feature making it even worse...
YOU'RE THE ONE WHO CHOSE TO BE FRIENDS WITH THEM!
Says more about your circle of friends, or desperation to have some 'friends', than anything else.
Re: *rolls eyes*
So use it predominantly in Desktop mode then.
Things increase in price every year, it's called inflation you idiot.
>>I've yet to work out why music *has* to be social anyway
Well it is to make money, but music IS social in real life too. You tell your mates about new bands, share memories of great gigs, relive the past when you hear certain songs, etc.
So soon we'll be visiting the.register?
Re: I must be missing something here
>>Sorry if I am being naive here, but who the fuck are Microsoft to determine how people may choose to exercise their legal rights?
It's not MS who decided it, it is the court. Read the article.
Opera users should love FB
If you hold Opera shares, they just went up 25% based on this rumour.
Re: If the first thing they do
No they're just doing what they're allowed to do. No doubt it will be commonplace soon.
No because as the article already said, legal precedent exists for them to do this.
It's rather cynical and mean but if the law allows it, they'd be suckers not to do it.
Re: The beginning of the end?
There have been other search engines that Google displaced. But Google is a solid company. FB may well be displaced but it's not going to happen immediately and it's not going to happen overnight. Also, none of FB's predecessors had anything like the same number of users so saying it's inevitable to be displaced as easily is not comparing like for like - search engines were quickly displacing each other and then one got big enough to firm up.
Go back further and Operating Systems were constantly in turmoil until a couple got big enough to grow firm. So FB may not be so quick to go.
I'm confused how a trackpad is the same as a touchscreen? I have a MacBook with a multitouch pad and it is still fundamentally acting as a mouse - I have a mouse-cursor I move around the screen using one finger... then I have additional multitouch gestures which are decoupled from the mouse.
So how does this help with Metro which is a touch-based UI where you want to touch a tile? Can you go into more detail how using a trackpad changes things?