9 posts • joined Thursday 2nd September 2010 20:39 GMT
Re: Fair trial?
Ipad = tablet computer, not invented by Apple
Iphone = smartphone, not invented by Apple
You have to look past the branding, yes Apple did produce the iphone and ipad, no one disagrees with that, but as far as they are concerned they invented the whole space, did they innovate and make desirable product, yes I think so, have they marketed them well, yes they have.
Thye have taken concepts already out there and made them to many better, that is what Apple does well. They however cannot expect there to not be similar products coming to market, thats how it works, anyone would think they were struggling to make money!
Will they all put the port in the same place, in the middle on he bottom of the phone would be nice, just got my kids a cheap smartphone each, has the mini usb which is great but the port is on the side of the phone, no good fro any type of charging dock. No doubt Apple will still require you to use itunes even with a standard connector, unitl that has changed no i products for me.
US health insurance
That will indeed be the USA, not helped by the fact that each time the sitting president tries to do something about, various lobbyists, political parties etc etc, actively do everything they can to stop a health insurance/service for all being implemented. The private health insurance business is frankly shocking with many clauses to policies. I have read more than one story about US families with a good income (100000USD plus a year) go bankrupt because one person gets badly ill and there insurance does not cover everything.
Those that knock NHS have no idea, I for one am more than aware of its true value, for all of its perceived faults.
Poor mans iphone, i think not!
Maybe I also looked at other smart-phones before I just did what most others do and just get an iphone.
Maybe I researched the cost of owning the various smart-phones available.
Thats why I paid £165 pound upfront and £10 per month for a HTC Desire on t-mobile.
TCO over 2 years £405.
Can I afford an iphone, yes I can. Any one who makes any purchase based solely on whether they can afford it is foolish.
Could be the reason why when on holiday with a mate, I could afford extra data which my iphone carrying friend then had to use on the wi-fi hotspot I created for him from my Desire.
My company partly shifted.......
I work for a builders merchant, hardly a cutting edge industry, and was pleasantly suprised that when I joined them 3 years ago they were already using OO. I indeed requested being switched over from MS Office to OO as I was in a field role and we and the head office bods are "blessed" with MO while the branch staff and managers get OO.
As others have said many only need basic functions whether they are using either office suite. There are issues however, one being head office types sending out documents that won't play nice with OO, macros,formatting,pivot tables etc. That said I have been successful on the odd occasion in getting these "corrected" so all can view and use.
The other issue is all training courses are based on Excel Word Ppoint, which is annoying.
Not happy really...
Looking forward to this but expected at least a mini usb port as per the proposed mobile industry standard.
Not happy that it can't as I understand it be bought outright.
This link says no wifi version!
A bit gutted about the whole thing really.