213 posts • joined Monday 28th June 2010 21:32 GMT
Re: Don't need to download dodgy apps
I guess there is some form of 'Communication Breakdown' ?
Were you not Dazed and Confused also? ;)
Re: Rest in peace Eadon
"Do we give him a ceremonial funeral"
as long as the taxpayer isn't paying for it.
Re: Hard to do
and what about software that doesn't run under Linux?
All these comments....
... should be forwarded to the RBS board & the FCA. Perhaps then they may see the error of their ways. The multi-million pound bonuses though may still make them a bit deaf.
Re: Just die already....die with some sense of dignity.
'btw. I'm waiting for the DOJ and EU to slap an anticompetitive suit against Apple for thier closed ecosystem. It will come....just have to be patient.'
I think you may be waiting some time.
That picture of Balmer is scary
Bring me solo and the Wookie.
Re: Ok here we go again
2) Whats wrong with having targets for patient treatment?
Absolutely nothing. However, targets can and do drive perverse behaviour. Say one of the targets for patient treatment is for a medical professional to treat 10 patients per day. They used to do 5 under a no target regime, now they have to treat twice as many a day. They treat 10 patients per day and meet their target, but the quality of that treatment nosedives and people die. Let's put in another target then to monitor quality. Our medical professional now has to ensure that they have a mortality rate of less that 0.1%, but still has to treat 10 a day. Can't do both so let's rebadge "medical advice" as treatment. O crap - waiting lists are going up now as patients aren't really getting treated. Add another target for this that now impacts on a previous target and drives other perverse behaviours. And so on .......
A bit of an extreme example but I am only trying to illustrate a point.
An approx 500 word piece about Samsung and its choice of wireless charging. Not once in those 500 words was Apple mentioned but still the trolls are out. We need a new icon: "Where's the Apple angle"
Re: So we wait...
Until the price goes back to $777 a share. Then we yell
JACKPOT. Life goes on...
Bummer I didn't sell then...
Sell now - you may end up with 3 lemons.
Re: The future belongs to those/that which makes greater beta use of expensive toys and glitzy ..
What the hell are you talking about?
Re: Love it
It'a ALWAYS open season on fanbois on here.
Re: But at least Samsung's bypass bug is more accessible...
"Your childish rant in support of your way to old old tech makes you look more ridiculous than being seen with said shite."
So says the master of the childish rant
Jason - these posts are nothing new. He has been at it for ages with the same diatribe. Anyone that doesn't conform to his personal view of what phone to own is a moron or i <insert you own insult here>
There will never be a reasoned agreement, simply "I'm right. You're wrong". Probably because he can't put a well thought out and reasoned argument together. I just wonder is he can get a mobile signal from under the bridge where he lives.
Re: Lack of Applications?
We know Apple have an "unfair advantage"
We know android outsells iOS.
We know Samsung outsells iPhones.
We know Android is number 1 on tablets.
How? Because you constantly keep telling us.
Would you Adam and Eve it.....
Read about this on the BBC this morning and just read the last comment on here when I get an email from O2 saying "Have you heard?"
I'm a bit pissed off at this because I've always found O2 to be reliable, good VFM in my opinion and have a constant speed. Any issues have been dealt with promptly by a UK based call centre and not some script monkey in Mumbai called Alan.
I would rather pay for my broadband separately, rather than have these "deals" where you get TV, phone, BB and kitchen sink all in one package. I don't really want to give (more) money to the Dirty Digger.
I can get BT infinity. Apart from having to deal with BT, any reasons why I shouldn't go with them?
Obviouslky! _is_ Eadon. Discuss.
I'm not convinced.
Eadon generally uses the 'may contain highly technical content requiring degree level education or above' icon but his anti-MS diatribe requires anything but..
Obviously uses no icon to post his completely predictable crap.
Eadon always signs off with MS FAIL or very similar.
Obviously uses bad grammar, bad spelling and CAPS.
Re: To be fair
Interesting that my comment regarding buying an iPad over a Nexus because of software has been down voted.
The Nexus could be a tenth of the price, have a battery life measured in weeks, have a million core processor etc etc but it would be fuck all use to me because it does not have the software I want.
Believe it or not the iPad has software that Android devices don't have. The reverse is probably true
Re: To be fair
"the Nexus 10 ends any reason to buy an ipad"
Not if the software I want or need is only available on the iPad.
Re: I was enoying my popcorn...
"thundertwat" - Priceless !!!
Re: plus ça change...
Trying to introduce rational reasoned comment on a Leach trollfest is a thankless task.
Shouldn't that be iLeach ?
Dear Anna ....
... I think everyone knows Steve Jobs is dead. Unless, that is, there is an alive Steve Jobs.
Reaper isn't free!
A non-commercial licence is $60, full commercial is $225.
Logic Pro is £140
I recently switched to Logic Pro and it's a cracking piece of software. IMO Apple software like this is very good VFM. OK, Apple had some grief over their latest Final Cut Pro (dumbed down I understand to a more prosumer level), but an exception rather than the rule.
Defensive tool. Not
Apparently after Apple were sued for $100m in 2006 by Creative, Jobs' attitude was patent everything, especially as the iPhone was being released. Reads to me as though Apple got a bloody nose and Jobs' attitude was not to get caught out like that again.
Interesting article here on his "Defensive tool".
...and an extract here:
It was 2006, and Apple was preparing to unveil the first iPhone. Life inside company headquarters, former executives said, had become a frenzy of programming sessions and meetings between engineers and executives. And, increasingly, patent lawyers.
Just months earlier, Apple reluctantly agreed to pay $100 million to Creative Technology...
Privately, Mr. Jobs gathered his senior managers. While Apple had long been adept at filing patents, when it came to the new iPhone, "we're going to patent it all," he declared, according to a former executive who, like other former employees, requested anonymity because of confidentiality agreements.
"His attitude was that if someone at Apple can dream it up, then we should apply for a patent, because even if we never build it, it's a defensive tool," said Nancy R. Heinen, Apple's general counsel until 2006.
Soon, Apple's engineers were asked to participate in monthly "invention disclosure sessions." One day, a group of software engineers met with three patent lawyers, according to a former Apple patent lawyer who was at the meeting.
The first engineer discussed a piece of software that studied users' preferences as they browsed the Web.
"That's a patent," a lawyer said, scribbling notes.
Another engineer described a slight modification to a popular application.
"That's a patent," the lawyer said.
Another engineer mentioned that his team had streamlined some software.
"That's another one," the lawyer said.
"Even if we knew it wouldn't get approved, we would file the application anyway," the former Apple lawyer said in an interview. "If nothing else, it prevents another company from trying to patent the idea."
The disclosure session had yielded more than a dozen potential patents when an engineer, an Apple veteran, spoke up. "I would like to decline to participate," he said, according to the lawyer who was at the meeting. The engineer explained that he didn't believe companies should be allowed to own basic software concepts.
Looks like there was only one kind of tool
Here we go.....
Obviously! is busy at the moment (the snow has slowed his paper round), so here's a post on his behalf:
iPhones are crap
the OS is sooooooo last decade
people who buy them are Fannybois
Is all this iShiny good enough for you ladies?
Re: "Ballmer is the best person to lead Microsoft"
"which rarely add value but do make a lot of noise, cause a distraction and make them look like they are doing something."
That's called creative inertia
Re: Safer to carry an iPhone ?
"If they are an iPhone owner, they could just BORE you to death with the same old wives tales they heard last decade and still cling too."
Alternatively you could bore everyone on here to death with your usual crap.
The NRA .....
... Going on the offensive because they have no defence.
What's this article got to do with Apple?
The article itself is about how much Samsung made in Q4 and fuck all to do with Apple. If the article had sales and/or financial comparisons between the two companies then fair enough. But it doesn't. There wouldn't be half as many comments if the headline had just been "Samsung hauled in $8.3BN in Q4".
It's another of those now regular limp stories designed to wind up both sides of the Apple and Android camps.
......is upon us.
My phone is better than yours!
Oh no it's not!
My mobile OS is better than yours!
Oh no it's not!
I want to customise my OS!
Oh no you don't!
I don't want to customise my OS!
Oh yes you do!
I see Obviously!....
has moved on from his fixation with 80's to the 00's. I do miss his references in every post to 80's wallpaper and stainless steel kitchens though.
I suppose it depends on what you use them for. My Mrs has a Tab 2, I have an iPad. Web browsing = same. Email = same, games = same with some exceptions, YouTube =same. The "general' functions on both of them are the same. Why pay more?
The iPad has some very specific apps that I need and are not available on Android devices. BTW the Tab 2 was an absolute bargain with the money back offer.
I have a Tom Tom Sat Nav in car charger and a Kindle mains charger and guess what? They both charge my FruitPhone. What will they think of next?
Re: The best idea is to not buy from manufacturers who restrict interoperability of their products
I am disgusted at seeing any Apple devices, and think less of those owned by them.
You judge your friends by what make of tablet, phone etc they have? What a twat.
We have got my daughter a Samsung Galaxy Ace for Christmas. It comes with 2.3 Gingerbread (I think). She won't care what version of Android it's running as long as she can make calls, text, take pictures/video and use Facebook she will be happy.
I think a large number of Joe Public will have the same attitude.
Re: I for one...
Please O wise one, tell us what your recommendations are for today's tech. Personally I like Panny.
Re: Apple patents. Google patents
Im not a fanboy by any stretch of the imagination. I've stated before I'm hardware and software agnostic and use whatever I find best for the job.
What does make me feel smug though is not posting behind an AC handle.
Apple patents. Google patents
Story about Apple patents (this one) = 88 comments so far
Story about Google patents (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/19/itc_kick_out_motorola_patent/) and a full day older = 30 comments.
Seems that when Google is in the spotlight, the Android camp go suspiciously quiet. Their voices soon return though when an Apple story comes along.
Re: Not actualy Pinch to Zoom
"And pj over at Groklaw says that all 21 claims in the patent are invalidated"
And Groklaw are well known for their totally unbiased reporting.
A story about Google....
.. that is very quiet in the comments department. I wonder why?
"Hailey Acquisitions recruited former Dixons chairman John Clare earlier this year in a bid to inject some credibility in the turnaround plan."
That's where it went titsup
I get the distinct impression here that a lot of comments are not based on the Apple v Samsung case but a parallel Apple v Android case. As Samsung are the current flag bearers for Android any action against them is construed as an 'attack' on Android.
If Samsung were exclusively a Windows phone manufacturer, would there have been so much anti-Apple froth or barmy jury conspiracy theories.
Samsung will get their time in court again when they appeal.
David - I was referring to the AC @ 12:23 regarding ignoring the judges instructions.
Re: Lead Juror was corrupt
That he broke the law is well known - why is there no retrial?
Er.... Because he didn't break the law. If he had, he would have been arrested and charged.