4528 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Are they really banning all results containing the word "torrent"?
No. Read the article.
Re: Oh god
Don't care - I can buy a Kindle book and read it on my Kindle or my PC or my iPad or even on my WinPhone. It's a fairly open type of closed :)
Re: Microsoft have Windows Phone fans left?
I bought my first Lumia last week, knowing full-well I can't put WP8 on it. I couldn't give 2 hoots - I don't want loads of stupid games. It was under half the cost of an iPhone and on a par with low-end Androids, which several reviews had it beating.
Re: Further proof
Or it was a practice Galaxy by a Creator ;)
No it makes you a sanctimonious jerk.
People aren't jumping on those who don't use the site; they're jumping on those who like to make a song and dance about how and why they're not using the site.
Why is failure to grow a failure?
They stopped growing because they got everyone* in the main countries they operate in. Why is holding steady at a billion users seen as a failure?
*obviously not literally but if you look at a key target market like student/20s, they really don't have much left to aim for.
Re: Let Twatter be next
What a lot of bitchy whining kids the El Reg anti-everything cohort are. You'd fit in great on FB.
Re: You're Welcome, Mr. Zuckerberg
Now you just need to leave this forum too.
Presumably this is why WindowsPhone surprising runs so well on low-spec hardware... not that MS suddenly learned how to write fast code, but that Android is a bit slow compared to a C/C++-based OS?
What about iOS though - isn't OBJ-C also a fast compiled language?
Re: Off topic, facial recognition
You can set it so tags of yourself in pictures require your authentication/review, IIRC.
Re: Absorbs light rays completely...
Not really. In real life it WOULD look odd because you could walk around it and it would always just be a 'hole'... whereas in photos it wouldn't look odd. e.g. the Douglas Adams references...
So, it's like a phone that can't make phone calls or take pictures or use the internet w/out wifi?
Yeah that'll never take off. Apart from the millions of iPods sold every year of course, but clearly only iDiots buy them so you're right, it's a market without any consumers.
Re: Absorbs light rays completely...
Um it would just be black. Not going to make a great photo :)
What about other properties such as stress/strain/etc?
The whole "can't upgrade to WP8" issue
Does anyone know enough about the technical side to explain if this is a real technical issue? Is it potentially something you could do yourself - in fact can WinPhones BE rooted/jailbroken? We've seen you can put Android on an iPad for instance, can you on a WinPhone?
Serious answers only please ;)
Re: "expand the number of phone models available from major partners like Nokia and Samsung"
Apple, like MS, sell a few different handsets for different pocket depths.
- MS sell the 610, a budget (£160) handset to compete with low-end Androids (and it is pretty nice)
- MS sell the 710, Apple sell the 3GS
- MS sell the 800, Apple sell the 4
- MS sell the 900, Apple sell the 4S
I don't think MS need multiple manufacturers - or that it especially will help. The Nokia models right now seem pretty sweet.
I thought FaceTime was WiFi-only? Maybe I dreamed it.
Anyway If you're using 3G, what is the fuss about being charged by your operator for it? I feel I'm missing some angle here because my operator has a tariff for video calls already.
>> He was there with his kids. You going to take your kids for steak tartare? Frog legs, oysters or escargots?
Kids are actually able to eat real food, not only junk. I hope you're not a parent.
How is this different from anyone else's trip to Paris?
Re: Hey, it's international cuisine alright
What do they call a Big Mac?
Re: one of the lucky ones to get a Nexus 7 early
I used Android tabs only briefly but I see no advantage to them. I never owned an iPhone or other touch device and recently got an iPad... everything was massively intuitive.
Re: Reality distortion
"I probably spend a few hours a day on my iPad all the time. It's perfect for browsing and book reading, and it's also not bad - but not so perfect - for music, video and photo editing.
I can't see an 8" tablet being nearly as useful for any of the above"
I'm not sure why not. An 8" tablet has a bigger screen than a Kindle so as a paperback replacement it's just fine. For music the screen isn't relevant and for personal video watching, just move it slightly closer to your eyes!
For real work it could suffer a lot but that's not what most people use them for.
@SoaG: Valve's entire catalog will move
And who exactly do you think is going to do that work? If you write a Windows-only game, it is man-months of work to make it properly cross-platform. That could cost $50-100k... of course then you can re-use the tech in new games but still it's a LOT of work if the code was not written cross-platform to start with (i.e. DirectX only).
Re: Unsuprising that Apple are rushing out an iPhone5
The 4S was the "quick update". The 5 will be a bigger change just as the 4 was very different from the 3.
"Maybe Apple hates the way SIMs give power to the consumer but they must not be allowed to dilute it by spreading non-standard interfaces. That can be no engineering reason to change the SIM. Even full size sims are tiny compare to the size of today's smart phones."
It's not non-standard.
Have you seen how tiny modern phone components are? A SIM is probably 10% the size of the battery or the same size as a RAM chip.
In fact, a SIM takes up as much space as a micro-SD and you'd like one of those wouldn't you?
Why do we need yet smaller sims?
Why do we need ever smaller CPU/RAM chips?
Alternative view: Great but not Office
I'm left wondering if this new Office might actually be great as a web-oriented tool - but that's not what most of us use Office for.
Platform meaningless without games
Any Steam games already available outside Steam on Linux will be available very fast... but any games designed for Steam will probably be heavily Windows-orientated so this could be a chicken & egg problem... developers wait to see if there is a Linux market to justify the time porting the game or developing new games for Linux, users wait until some games turn up to start suing the service.
Won't proper Linux fans complain the Steam platform uses DRM, demands a web connection and is closed-source?
Re: Reality distortion
So in that case, Apple SHOULD launch a 7" tablet because most people them aren't anti-Apple, they just want a 7" iPad and are forced to find an approximation elsewhere.
Jobs got this one wrong.
Except that the expensive, cumbersome 10" iPad sells more than all 7" tab manufacturers combined :)
I have no issue with a 7-8" tablet... his arguments have some sense but remember things change and those comments were from a while ago.
users would have to sharpen their fingers to tap interface elements on a 7 inch screen
I find that a really confusing statement considering Apple's rampant success with the iPhone, a touch screen MUCH smaller than that.
I am furious about it not being able to be upgraded to Windows Phone 8
Why? How do you know you'd even want W8 on your phone?
Public posting only?
Is this specific to things you post publicly or do the same rules apply if you DO lock down your privacy but
a)the site you post on is hacked and data is released
b)the site inadvertently releases the private data without hacker help
c)one of your FB friends shops you
Is it getting found out, or the action of posting publicly, which is the offence?
W8 only? Skype?
So is this only going to run on Windows8, that would be a bit unusual for MS?
And where is the Skype integration we've heard so much about?
Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?
Because Office (well 2007/2010) are BETTER. I've tried using free versions and they're OK, but not as good.
Cue about a zillion downvotes for daring to have an opinion people don't agree with.
It took me three years to work out the ribbon
I really don't think you should boast about that.
Re: !!! Anecdotal Alert !!!
People are still writing apps for the iPhone 3GS and Android 2.x. So what's the big deal?
Note also that not everyone buys a smartphone for apps; I didn't.
Re: But will Windows Phone 8 owners be left out in the cold when Windows Phone 9 ships.
If people who bought W7 phones are stupid then nearly all Android users are stupid because most are still on 2.x and will be forever.
This whole "it's useless if you don't get the next OS" argument is ludicrous.
It costs $450 in marketing to make someone buy a $49 Nokia Lumia
Oh come on. This is Daily Mail style reporting. It doesn't cost $450 to make a $49 sale... it costs $450 to sell someone a contract costing $50+ per month for two years. A non-contract 900 is selling for $400.
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