25 posts • joined Wednesday 9th February 2011 11:46 GMT
Great, just what we need
Even more gambling for the masses! </sarcasm>
Close, but no cigar
A diesel that does 60mpg will cost £0.11 per mile in fuel. If this costs £3.00 to charge and does 150 miles, that's £0.02 per mile, which sounds great. However, there's also that £70 a month battery lease, which makes it less attractive than it would otherwise have been
If you do 10,000 miles a year, the Diesel will cost £1,100 in fuel and the Zoe will cost £1040 in charge and battery lease
If you do 5,000 miles a year, the Diesel will cost £550 in fuel, and the Zoe will cost £940 and battery lease
It's definitely a step in the right direction, but that monthly charge for the battery has to come down to really make an impact IMO
Aero is dated and Cheesy...
...Whereas Metro is just shit.
I can't think of a worse UI for a computer than Metro - it's an absolute abomination that takes everything UI designers have learned over the last 30 years and throws it in the bin.
BT Are hopeless with updates
We recently had an outage when contractors repairing a bridge cut through an underground cable and disabled phone and broadband to our entire village. They repeatedly told us the fault was being actively worked on when we could clearly see it wasn't, and gave us about 5 different "guaranteed" dates when it would be fixed: The fault was finally fixed 12 days after the cable was first cut (and it only took OpenReach a day to fix it once they finally turned up).
Throughout, all we asked of BT was an accurate timescale so we could arrange the most cost-effective alternative coverage with a 3G dongle, but that appeared to completely impossible for them to provide
So not available yet
Available soon isn't the same as "Sky has dropped the requirement that this must be a Sky broadband connection" - it could be anything from a week to a year before they decide to make good on this.
Sky has dropped the requirement that this must be a Sky broadband connection?
Where did you get that information from? Nothing on Sky's website says anything about it being available to non sky broadband customers. As someone who is unable to get Sky Broadband, it's huge news if it's true!
If you're only concerned about speed, you wouldn't have an MBA in the first place! The machine is about portability and enough speed to get the job done, and I don't really see this being a useful upgrade for that demographic
Just looks a mess
I really don't understand the attraction of WP7. OK, it's different to iOS and Android but different doesn't make it better. It's incredibly wasteful of screen real estate and is full of pointless animations.
Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant
Doom is the best game ever written - the graphics were amazing for the time, the music superb and the atmosphere electric.
On top of that, the multiplayer was incredible - I'd hate to count the hours of productivity I lost playing deathmatches when I should have been working
In the history of video games, Doom is right up there with Space Invaders and Pong as a milestone in the evolution of the industry
It's not a "with google" device
Android on the fire is not a "with Google" version, which means none of the core Google apps are available. It has nothing to do with Amazon blocking the Google Alps, but rather they were too tight to pay for the Google licenses (like a lot of cheap Chinese tablets).
2 Tier App Store Approvals
In case anyone was in any doubt - Apple is clearly not running a level playing field with respect to App Store approvals: Facebook Mobile has been updated already to 4.0.1 to address some bugs: How many other developers could manage to get an update approved through Apple in less than 24 hours!
Post of the century
Even if it did nearly cost me a keyboard covered in coffee
If you want to use Office 2008...
Then you had better install it before upgrading to Lion: the app may support intel processors but the installer is PPC only, so whilst you can run Office 2008 und Lion, you can't install it
"With Google" or not?
Presumably, as it has its own market, this means it's not a "with google" device, i.e. no Market or other google apps (including gmail, maps, etc, etc).
Also, stuck on 2.2 which isn't exactly ideal for a tablet. Seems to me like a case of "you get what you pay for"
Worst. Article. Ever
I generally enjoy El Reg's bashing of anyone and everyone as it's done with subtlety and humour, but this article is, quite frankly, pathetic and humourless.
On top of that, the obvious irony is your "writer" has given Apple even more publicity by highlighting the queues in China and in so doing has become a pawn of the Apple machine that he clearly despises so much.
Also, surely it should be iRiot, not i-Riot (pretty basic error, there!)
On second thoughts, maybe we should cut the author some slack as it seems that he's having some issues coping with puberty and that can make you a bit uptight (the only explanation I can think of for writing like a 12 year old is being a 12 year old...)
Aren't just reseller of O2 services, they are wholly owned by O2. Basically, Giffgaff are an experiment by O2 in alternative marketing and support methods.
Android != Android "With Google"
To get the market and other google apps, devices have to be certified as "with google" by Google. This adds additional cost over using the open source vanilla android and also adds specific hardware requirements that the device must comply with.
Without the "with google" support, it's more than just the market that's missing: none of the core google closed source libraries are available either.
It's possible (but probably a breach of copyright) to hack these into non-compliant devices but that doesn't alter the fact that there's always going to be two tiers of Android devices: cheap vanilla android devices and more expensive "with google" android devices that are fully compliant
Check your facts
I think you'll find that HTC already include Micro-USB ports on all their new handsets, so don't need to make any pledges to change
It'll be interesting to see if Apple include an extra port, remove the 30 pin one or just include an adapter (my money would be on the latter)