4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
Re: satellite broardband sucks is why
It sounds like you speak from ignorance to me. Lag and speed are totally different. If you were playing an online game, a 56k modem might be far superior than satellite. If you were downloading a 1Gb file then things are reversed.
Not the apology, but that they didn't know this was coming. Unless the maps for California are great and they never looked anywhere else (would not be that big a surprise). I mean iOS6 has been out on beta...
Surely they should have at least kept google maps one more revision.
Re: Hey Tim
Yeah that won't lead to a massive wave of problems since it's not designed to work this way.
Re: Nokia Maps
I imagine it was a dig at iOS6?
If you can get a decent 12-month contract then the whole "doesn't support WP8" complaint goes away so that sounds quite interesting. Except I already bought a Lumia sim-free...
>>Uhm, isn't that a case of the iPhones GPS not being able to figure out exactly where you are rather than the maps application not knowing where places are?
Surely there is no excuse for GPS not getting your position to within 1m these days?
Re: precison engineer
You need to pop the yolk before eating the thing!
Mmm, bacon in an English Muffin (awaits pedantic retort) is very classy.
Sandwiches with a massive amount of bacon put me right off. The bread/bacon balance is important, the bread is there to complement the bacon not merely package it.
Yes thieves need a sticker to guess you're not in during the hours 9-5 when there is no car on your drive and the lights are turned off.
Never mind the "why IT?" issue, why is this even reported as news at all? McDonalds fires someone for not following the rules - bombshell.
You've been watching too much TV. the USA might on average have wider roads but they still have narrow 1-lane roads and busy cities... if a car can self-drive in a city then that's pretty much the ultimate test.
Having good maps is all well and good but people don't need that. Just two squishy eyeballs is all we need to navigate these fiendishly difficult tasks.
Sure on a 1-track road with passing places it will be SAFE - it will not drive into the oncoming car but will slow to a safe stop. But it MIGHT not know what to do, however then you would simply take over; nobody is suggesting these are not going to allow human intervention.
So I imagine the car would safely slow to a halt and then you sort it out until the other guy stops honking at you.
Re: This brings a new meaning to...
>>Can a robot with moving parts that break or wear out, programmed by notoriously-fallible humans do a worse job than human drivers?
Your car is already a 'robot' controlled by software. If the software was buggy you might find things like brakes didn't work.
Re: Five years? They're on crack
I do love every time we have a story on auto-cars we get comments along the lines of "it won't handle a junction or something unexpected".
Really, you seriously don't think they thought of those things? You think they're pushing to put these into mass production but didn't do any testing apart from on quiet dual carriageways? Come on get serious, they are already legal in a couple of states.
You massively underestimate the state of modern computing.
Re: This brings a new meaning to...
Add one small risk, take out several bigger ones - the net effect is positive.
Don't be daft Dave, the 'rounded corners' joke is still totally ROFL so why miss an opportunity to prolong it.
Re: Quality, quality, quality...
What do you mean, if?
@Ben Rose, Test Man
Firstly, does Google make ads money from maps if you search for "restaurants" and then click on one? Do maps use adwords, etc - I thought it displayed everything relevant in the vicinity you were searching based on distance? I never thought about how they monetise maps before, I figured they did it for free to build the brand but am happy to be corrected how it works.
>>No one is going to move away from Apple just because there isn't a Google Maps app on iPhone
I don't think that's a safe assumption. To many people, maps are a must-have tool and for others, using your phone as a sat-nav is indispensable. So I could certainly see people due an upgrade thinking harder about whether they stick with Apple.
Also, there are always new customers looking for their first phone. If they can be headed away from getting into Apple in the first place, they quite likely will end up stuck in whichever ecosystem they go for.
Either way, Nokia have a wonderful opportunity here to sit on the edge and pick up the scraps.
I think Google can re-use the servers easily for Google Drive/Docs.
We don't know what Apple were paying for Google Maps but think of all the ads Google can run for "phones with good maps".
Re: Heres an idea.
Nokia Drive has proved pretty damn good for me so far even on my crappy low-spec Lumia 610. Doesn't even whinge if you turn data off and you get free worldwide maps.
What's in it for GOOG?
Releasing a free Maps app on their competitor's phone is not going to get them revenue. Deliberately not releasing one so Apple get lots of bad publicity for crap maps could drive people away from Apple.
This could actually be good for MS/Nokia too - people upset with Apple just as WP8 comes out, and Nokia already give their free maps and GPS/satnav away on their handsets (which seems pretty decent from my tests). So Google/Android could get a lot of good press by hurting Apple, while also giving WP8 some more users and opening things up in the market more.
>>Let me guess, we encourage the spread of the wasp to combat the Redback, then discover that the vicious little bugger is more of a problem than the spider.
I knew an old lady who swallowed a fly...
Re: Not poisonous
>>"Maybe both" just means you don't remember the definitions, and are hedging your bets
Never mind. if you didn't understand, try reading the previous replies again and see if you can figure it out.
Re: You got that right mate
It's all very well being all idealistic and saying we should only use standards but any fool can see the HTML5 standard doesn't cover enough of the areas of functionality needed to do all the things HTML5 is promised for. Therefore we HAVE to have non-standard extensions, all we can hope is that different browsers copy each other rather than all making their own.
FireFox and Chrome are massively non-standard with all the extra extensions they support, this is no different.
Fair comment on not writing tools for non-MS platforms
However you can/used to be able to hook VS up against other compilers and toolchains anyway. I remember using VS 2003 (I think) as our IDE and compiler for Playstation 2 development when I worked in the games industry; presumably you could hook in Android tools and such?
The Lumia 800 is a fairly high-spec device. The low-end Lumia 610 is closer to £100 (about $150) so even there there is a big difference from $99.
Re: How do they know?
Probably yeah, there will be footprints. For instance if you use a Go library function that probably compiles to an easily identifiable set of ASM/HEX codes.
What's in it for them?
So it encrypts files on your PC and then what? Are you in some way extorted to pay for the key, or is it simply a vandal program?
China has a one child policy
>>"China has a one child policy," he shouted to the crowd, "which is a problem because we need as many Chinese people as possible, to assemble iPhone 5s."
He's right. The one thing China needs is more people.
I'd like the haters to explain why they invest so much time writing and caring about a product they don't own. Maybe get on with your own life.
Re: 'The thinnest, slickest, fastest iPhone yet.'
Well it's a LOT faster and a better battery.
But otherwise... I guess they already have all the features in the 4S so they don't NEED to innovate. Most of the new features on other phones are just gimmicks, all top smartphones already do all the key things required of a computer which does phone+camera.
Re: Get a Room
So a review you don't agree with is a bad review? Well then go and find one which tells you what you already decided without ever having used the damn thing.
I did guess it would be 90% before opening though.
These are the blooper reel entrants right?
I've been and seen the giant donut, a bit bizarre.
Someone should set up an account to do that.
They ran out of colour film, or they're trying to make the photos look more arty?
yeah that would work, hackers won't simply focus all their efforts on chrome. we've seen a big rise in non-IE exploits recently, almost as if hackers noticed them getting popular...
All of the issues with prostitution, exploitation, danger, etc, are caused by it being illegal!
What a load of bilge.
Yeah they actually look a nice design. I wonder if NFC will really be a selling point though.
Re: Native Google maps
Can't you just use it in the web-browser? I can on iOS5, I even get a little popup "Install this web app". Apple cannot keep it off even if they want to.
He hasn't lost anything
It's not real when it's shares, doubly so at IPO time... that was merely a guess.
>> It pointed out that the vulnerability could be exploited by pretty much everybody
It took a lot of smarts to find the vuln is what I meant.
Against fiendishly clever hackers any browser is vulnerable. It's daft to move browser for that reason... at least MS take patching security seriously.
Re: Only for some though .....
I'm sorry did they tell you iOS5 was going to stop working?
Upgrade or wait?
I have an iPad 2 but never upgraded the OS. Is it generally better to wait a while in case of bugs, or does iOS not normally suffer that kind of syndrome?
still vulnerable to the old attacks if the SecureBoot technology is not turned on by default
So turn it on by default then.
Re: How long have they been designing this system?
Who is they? Is UEFI MS-only, surely not?
Re: It doesn't take take thousands of years
Forget Heinlein, Douglas Adams made the point better :)
That tablet sounds VERY expensive
128Gb storage... fingerprint reader... could be nice though and seems to hit a spot other tablets don't right now.
Re: I find the whole business very strange.
Equally hard to believe is that Brussels didn't notice.
Re: MS and not Apple......
>>and yet to an outsider, it appears they do have a clear monopoly
A monopoly of what? They certainly don't have an effective monopoly on mobile phones or mobile devices in general. Even regarding tablets they may have the biggest market share but it is nowhere near a monopoly the same way Windows was/is.
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