4542 posts • joined Friday 28th May 2010 13:33 GMT
Re: This world needs lots of things.
If their friends are also joggers, they'll find it interesting. The rest of us will presumably (hopefully) be able to block those posts specifically.
Or what happens when you want to change your phone
This is v1.0 for early adopters and as such, aimed at people who are happy with limitations to live at the bleeding edge. Wait for v2.0 or iWatch for something slicker.
If it takes off, you can bet Android will get built-in support to fix these issues.
Re: Someone has to say it
It'll be really annoying to have a tablet that I can run all my existing applications on.
Re: I don't trust any of them.
You realise that isn't cloud, and is barely even storage? One of the main benefits of proper cloud storage is the possibility for massive redundancy. I guess your provider would sell you backup services for your server but then that would probably just be using a proper cloud anyway :)
our fascist (or communist depending on your viewpoint) government
Says it all about the typical ranty poster. Doesn't know what these words mean, just that the moment your government takes more control than you like over any aspect of your life, they must be one or the other. Probably better throw in 'evil' at the same time... that bunch of evil fascists.
Niche but cool
I can see some uses for this, in specific situations. I even sure a MS Surface (the table not the tablet) used in a restaurant recently.
In my field - medical visualisation - I could definitely use one of these. Maybe I'll have to try and get a demo unit ;)
iPad Mini 2
I'm actually pretty interested in a better specced mini - for development work I have an iPad 2 and I don't really want to spend full whack on a 3/4. If the mini is basically a 3/4/5 in a smaller case for less money, this is perfect.
I seriously doubt iPad mini 2 will use the iPad5 chip though. Makes more sense to me the mini uses previous generation tech - iPad mini is an iPad 2, iPad mini2 should be an iPad 3 or 4 spec.
You'd prefer they didn't improve the specs?
Is it going to have Netflix?!
How exactly is this giving Apple a kicking? It only paves the way for them to enter a market that actually exists.
Looking forward to the comments on this one...
Should be very balanced and objective.
So what - it is their brand. A brand they have been building and marketing for decades
And for the sake of argument, compiling a CD might not be the most strenuous job but you have to assume it still takes a fair amount of time for them to decide the songs to use and the ordering - real bands take ages sometimes doing the same on their albums after all. So while you coming up with the same order by chance is perfectly fine, deliberately copying their work is a bit dubious. Doing so and then distributing this USING their brand name seems a bit blatant.
This is why Apple wait rather than innovate
They don't want to bring the buggy, untested products to market, only a polished slick version based on thorough examination of the failings and successes of first-to-market products.
As a business strategy, it makes sense to me!
I've been copying and pasting between VM and host machine and between VMs for ages through use of RDP. It does seem pretty arbitrary when it works and when it doesn't.
I'm not a sysadmin, just a humble user, so can someone explain why what they've announced isn't what I already use?
Re: Ok what have I missed
Oh come on. Gravity may be detectably different at the poles but really this is not a factor in doing rough sums. And they are not going a long way up - the Earth's radius is ~6400km so they are only going to be 5% further from the centre of mass than you are right now. Again, measurable but pretty minor.
Re: and what happens
I think you'll find most of us have G/F accounts, but don't want to use them as ubiquitous logins.
Doesn't StackExchange work primarily on OpenID - I have about a dizen sites all on the same login so that's going to be annoying.
Wow, that's a long time in computer terms.
It's been a long time, but I thought MOS sold recorded mixes, i.e. NOT just bunging songs on a CD?
Anyway, what about NOW? If I call a playlist NOW45 what then?
Copying the order and calling it the same name as the CD.
the Corossal crater
Specs and usefulness?
How are these as general Android tablets... and how crippled are they if you don't root them? Would one of these be adequate for Netflix/iPad HD streaming - that'd be the main use other than web-browsing & email.
So basically the creator of the shirt is lying about their shirt being censored in order to sell more shirts?
If they make it cheap enough
Every iPad case could have one as standard (like the Surface but you don't have to pay silly money). Apple could invent the idea of a tablet with keyboard... or more seriously could be the first company to actually do it in a slick way people want to buy/use (actually I think MS did that with Surface but nobody noticed).
The biggest chunk of Android market share is surely the Samsung Galaxy series
Surely it's not. That would imply most people own premium top-end phones and that seems massively unlikely when you consider how many low/mid-range models are on offer. Most people don't want to pay £35+/month.
Re: Think of the fanbois - El reg.
I bet you can use your iPhone to turn on a coffee maker.
Re: Awaiting magic and revolution
I'm not sure I want revolution. I want a damn phone which is slick to use (fast, nice OS) and well designed aesthetically. I do not want lasers or scissors or a toaster built in. Battery life and super-tough glass you can use with gloves are my two requests compared to current iPhone and comparable handsets.
Re: All Ram Aside...That looks like an ad for 2001 A Space Odessy
You win the "stating the obvious" prize...
Need and appreciate are two very different words. If I was fielding bug reports from users, screenshots and videos would be wonderful.
Except the video would be either full desktop resolution saved as AVI and attached to the email, or 320x240 pixelated rubbish, of course, based on most users!
It would be a great homage to advertising history if they call the next version Android Lemon
Re: Will WindowsPhone become Nokia-only?
Yes but the UK is only one market. You want 10% of the US or Chinese market too :)
Re: Predictable and predicted by many
What a load of rubbish. MS has always invested a lot in R&D and that's one of Nokia's strengths too.
Here's a really crap mockup from the BBC though:
I think it could be quite interesting.
I do think it's a shame they won't be Nokia phones, since they are not buying Nokia as a whole, that's a big brand name to lose.
But Lumia is developing as quite a strong brand (whether you like it is a different story) and they could for instance integrate Skype into the phone even more tightly.
WP8 is arguably MS' best product right now, though unfortunately one of their worst sellers!
Re: A working definition of hell?
If the showers failed nobody would notice.
Re: You should be so lucky
Well you already get an annual or bi-annual service anyway, whether you have GPS or not...
Will WindowsPhone become Nokia-only?
I mean directly and deliberately, rather than just because nobody else wants it... with full control over the hardware like Apple do?
Despite the shoddy BBC news coverage which makes it sound like Nokia hasn't moved into smartphones yet, WP is slowly gaining ground and is at least credible. MS don't need to own the market, just hold a non-negligible share of it, 10-20% perhaps.
It's like a pod farm in the Matrix
Re: Oh for a steam roller..
Got to hate those developers who are passionate about what they do, it'd be better if they were all old crusties like you. The kind of people who go to these events are people who love coding, and do it in their spare time.
Re: Oh, great!
You do realise that claiming Elop deliberately damaged the company to make acquisition easier is to claim he did something utterly illegal, right? If Nokia even suspected it, they or their shareholders could launch a massive lawsuit.
So the days of SatNavs requiring an update by your garage are going to be over... it will be updatable with new data and new software automatically?
That would be nice. And given that Nokia Maps works great as a GPS even on my bottom-of-the-line Lumia 610, it sounds a good idea.
Re: long lost art of efficient programming
Clever efficient programmers are all over the place still. But clever, efficient programming is a tool to use when needed rather than all the time - if your input requirements mean a simple O(N^2) solution is perfectly fine then why spend an extra two days writing a convoluted O(NlogN) one. They didn't do this for fun back in the old days, but because it was essential - nowadays we still do it when it's essential.
You don't rebuild your Ford Focus engine and tune it because it doesn't actually make your commute to work any quicker. But you do your track car.
Not if you can control which apps are allowed to do it. Can you?
Is there a technical reason WP/iOS can't support this too? I don't know how the 3.5mm jack specification works, does Anroid support things others do not, or only support them differently?
Technical answer rather than slagging off iOS requested :)
Re: It must be crap
Yep. The same way Ferrari and Porsche and Lamborghini are niche.
Making the argument that having the majority of market share implies quality is pretty imbecilic coming from any kind of linux supporter, given that you spend most of your free time slagging off Windows.
Re: Not the right design
Presumably it can/will be disabled when the phone is locked.
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