They seem to be working on allowing devs to recompile their iOS apps into windows phone apps with minimum changes to code. I think this is good for most people. Devs get more market to sell apps to. Winphone users get more apps to chose from.
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Re: @Stoneshop re: A bit slow on the uptake, eh?
So you let other people's attitudes dissuade you from decreasing the area through which you are snooped upon?
What, you think running linux means you can't be snooped upon?
If I was in a 3/4 letter acronym organisation that minority running linux flavours would be exactly the ones I'd concentrate my efforts on.
To be honest, having a time limit is something I'd like to see in the legislation heading through the UK parliament more. Sure, have greater powers now while we face a genuine threat. But when we're through, and I honestly believe we must get through or the world won't be worth living in, then I'd like back our privacy thankyou very much.
Re: Most post moar!
You already have that badge...
...and so do I!
Re: Windows 10 works just fine
I don't see your point in mentioning Linux here.
Because for each article here about Windows, every other comment seems to talk about Linux. They probably thought it was mandatory to include at least some mention.
The unified experience doesn't mean A4 size phones or wallet size tablets. The universal apps scale and adjust depending on device, exactly in the way your final paragraph suggests they would need to.
Then pick and choose as you wish - just don't expect seamless ingegration between platforms.
Steam OS being Linux being a PC stuffed in a... oh
Re: It's a shame... I Guess
1020 owners assemble. Good now we're all here (insert # WinPhone users joke here)... dropping to 5mp lets you take another shot within 4 seconds of pressing the button. About half of that is it focusing. Running the full 34MP does however take much longer.
For action shots I find the smart sequence does work, and the effects can give interesting results aside from just choosing the best shot.
If you're on Win10 that's just unbearably slow currently. Hoping they fix that closer to Phone10 release or I'll be holding off upgrading as long as possible.
Re: American car companies are lobbying for the feds to issue a very large fine against Volkswagen,
Not sure it matters where the cars are built - I assume they're built in whatever factory to the designs pushed out from the mothership. Then you're looking at a couple of small companies - Ford, GM...
Money where your mouth is.
Can everyone who's claiming they'll never support a Windows 10 (and I presume Server 2016) machine please record this fact somewhere legally binding. I'll be quite happy to take over your job and/or your clients.
Surely stress would be having your 2nd duty as front jack man.
Stand in front of a F1 car doing 50mph and hope he stops within about an inch or two?
YES PLEASE! (wish I lived anywhere near the UK motorsport circles).
My Windows 8.1 system.......This is on our company's critical backup computer and anti-virus server so I don't want to upgrade!
@Creatoroftwitt: streamlined roadmap for Twitter, Vine, and Periscope and they are shaping up to be strong. The roadmap is focused on the experiences which 3/14
@Creatoroftwitt: are usually riddled with corporate speak so I'm going to give it to you straight. The team has been working around the clock to produce 2/14
@Creatoroftwitt: Team, We are moving forward with a restructuring of our workforce so we can put our company on a stronger path to grow. Emails like this 1/14
Re: Who cares?
Ignoring other solutions for now, ESXi and Hyper-V both have their benefits and disadvantages. A lot of more advanced VMware functionality is tied to expencive licences, and needs a certain amount of additional infrastructure to make it work. Patching, especially hardware firmware patching is easier with a Windows hypervisor. ESXi has less regular patching, but is more invasive to perform it. ESXi is the more mature product, but Hyper-V brings new features. Swings and roundabouts people.
My personal preference is ESXi, but not a fan of the latest vsphere versions.
Re: Leonardo de Caprio!
Who's the miserable sod who can't take a joke, and a clever one at that. Have a (virtual) beer on me.
Re: Why pay fees at all?
Sometimes, just sometimes, buying in a licence to use an already created and supported product is cheaper than having to hire in (and be at the support mercy of) your own internal staff. I might not like that myself being as it will probably result in my needing to find new work; but if I was paying the bills as we are indirectly as tax payers; I'd want the best value. If that means buying in rather than internal development then so be it. The real question should be why there are 42 separate contracts - it's not hard to do and would save a fortune.
I wonder if they will accept us paying upto 60% less than what we agree to buy their cars for?
Unless I'm reading this wrong it sounds like they're hoping to just jack up regular notebook prices because there's a higher top end of the market. Well screw you and the horse* you rode in on!
*not available in all teritories.
Re: Stick with 8.1
Or, you know, stick with what you've got? Like your 920 on 8.1 - keep it another year or so?
I've tech previewed on my 1020 a few times. It's a lot better than it was, but still a bit buggy for day to day use. Not handling the mass-driver of a camera was the last straw for rolling back to 8.1 - but then again if I'd read the fine print I would have known this. Shame on me.
I might hold off on the 10 update until others have been braver - unless I can confirm I'll be able to roll back to 8.1 - then I'll be that first over the top.
I bought a chromecast despite having a windows phone (so no native support) and amazon prime (which might be getting binned as they won't play nicely) simply because it does not have a remote.
Watching my father in law trying to find a youtube video via his apply tv remote (right x 4, click, down, left x 2, click, down x 2, right x 2, click - and that's 3 letters entered) I realised being able to type words using that omni-present smart phone was the better way to control a TV box.
For £30 it was my little geeky treat/toy and it's been fine casting youtube videos from the honestly brilliant Tubecast app. It's been worth the £30 for the few hours peace and quiet from the Kids I've got courtesy of stampylongnose and friends. More recently we've added a Tesco Hudl2 to the house and obviously the number of apps we can cast from has increased. Still use tubecast for youtube - the native android one is awful! Can't imagine going back to left, click, down, right, click.
That's the fabric material splitting, not the hinge or screen-to-keyboard connector failing. I had that material splitting issue on the RT we bought 3 years ago. Sure it was annoying since it happened outside warranty, but purely cosmetic. Fixed with a dab of superglue. The maglock still works, keyboard still works.
A more relevant link would be to massive numbers of Asus Transformers or similar failing to dock back to their keyboards, but I've not seen any evidence that these hybrid devices have a massive weak spot as suggested.
Re: Enough of this trivia...
You already did Sir.
Other than for curiosity, why*?!
Decent android tabs are a fraction of the price, and Linux gives you more functionality than running droid.
The external GPU isn't exactly new technology - just never been housed under the keyboard before. I see no reason why this hinge would be less reliable than any other. Other hybrid devices have no problems being attached and detached so less likely to be an issue on a premium level device like this.
The Mrs is bugging me for a new device. She's a surface fan so I was thinking of seeing how the new Surface compared to the old, and perhaps grab a 3 before they sold out in the stores if the next model wasn't much improvement.
Now wondering if I should hang fire to see what she thinks of the surfacebook.
I was hoping for something a bit crazier - like SLI/Crossfire for PCIe drives. Yes I know there's enough bandwidth on the PCIe bus, but part of me was always impressed by the Voodoo GFX accelerators and early Rage Fury Maxx cards.
Re: Bigger picture
On the back of the maxipad release too with the whole being marketed as a serious corporate tool. But you can only use apps through the app store, and if you create your own, on a whim Apple could pull it.
Suddenly a windows or linux tablet running regular applications seems less risky.
Re: I have a book list for Tim & Sir Jony
Current iDevices are perfect. But the future ones will be even more perfect.
Re: 3.3 million people caught by scammers.
Judging by the number of "Facebook is going to start charging $5.99...." posts I saw, finding 1% of people to think their PC has a virus wouldn't be hard work.
Re: I love those calls!
Why the downvote?
"Open windows? Ok. Done. You know we got them double glazed last year. Right good deal we got, nice man came round and said our old ones were misting up but that could have been my cataracts playing up"
Re: 2GB... Erm....?
Jokes aside about Microsoft and their bloatware, their phone OS seems to respond just as smooth (and that actually means nice, not crappy!) on their low end phones as their flagships. My 1020 has 2GB ram, which was pretty much standard flagship ram 2 years ago when they came out. This one only had more than required for the OS to deal with the fallout when you press the shutter button.
A major issue is the sonic boom from the nosecone digging up the ground infront of the vehicle. When you get that low and fast all sorts of weird things start happening!
A different opinion on D-Link products
When my broadband went well over the 7mbps WAN-to-LAN speed of my aging RP614, I hit the small net builder website and looked at the routers there in their price vs performance chart. The DIR-655 was highest on performance relative to it's price. 260mbps WAN-to-LAN, gigabit ethernet and N wireless. D-Link even had an online emulator so you can check out the features before you buy it. Used it for ages before I received the Virgin Superhub and shipped it off to my parents. What a mistake to make! The Superhub as we all know now is far from super. Couldn't remove the DIR-655 from the parents, so had to buy a Ubiquiti Unifi to get the wireless signal to the parts of the house the Superhub couldn't reach. A couple of years on, the DIR-655 is still going strong and the wireless covers a 5 floor Victorian brick and stone wall house.
Re: indigo plateaus
The days of big improvements is pretty much over. Tweeks to battery life and screen size are all the changes we can expect now for some time. My current phone does everything I want, so sim only for me now!
Re: Personal Touch.
Not sure which part of your post your downvoter disagrees with.
Either they don't believe you have a RT Yoga, they don't believe it is working, or they don't believe you have a partner!
To know any of them they must be stalking you! big time Beware!
Re: Can anyone please tell me
Hold down instead of tapping for the RT. Can't speak for other devices.
Re: What on earth is the point of this?
Access to browser, windows explorer, notepad, command prompt, remote desktops? Hardly pointless.
Re: Personal Touch.
"I've never seen an RT device, nor know anyone who owns one, so can you tell us how it was crap?"
Are you sure you dont own one because you have summed up fairly well all the false claims that I can simply say 'no' to... Well apart from possibly stability if you have it balanced on the very end of your lap. Yes the apps were lacking, but the decent browser made needing many apps pointless. Facebook? Just go to www.facebook.com! It's crap because 1. it's cool to call things done by Microsoft crap and 2. OMG you can't install your own apps (not that it was ever claimed that you could, and really well publisised that you couldn't!)
"GCHQ, I'm concerned that you might be spying on me."
"Oh really? That is interesting."
Re: i for one, welcome... (actually I don't but that's by the by)
I live in safe seat - my national vote will make no difference at all. It's a bit of a relief really: as a pro-military liberal; a pro-nuclear green; an anti-pansurveillance patriot and a fervent believer in both market capitalism and a state health service, I have no idea who I could vote for anyway.
Where do I sign up? A monkey with the correct colour rosette would win here.
Wait did I say would?
If it doesn't have a method of pushing security updates, then it needs to stay behind an internal or outside the external firewalls as a minimum of security.
Re: not so fast!
You bet I'm confused...
The fourth-generation iPad (originally marketed as iPad with Retina display, retrospectively marketed as the iPad 4)
But so is Apple so that's ok.
not so fast!
First you have to have:
the iPad Pro Retina
the iPad Pro Air Retina
the iPad Pro Mini
the iPad Pro Mini Retina
the iPad Pro Mini Air Retina
then, and only then can you have...
the iPad Mac Pro
the iPad Mac Pro Retina
the iPad Mac Pro Air Re.........
You heard it here first, and I'm sure I missed off some models somehow.
Having a spare battery is a great idea, especially if she's likely to be driving to/from Scotland during winter - you never know when you might get stuck due to snow for many hours.
However, I also suggest buying a fast charge cable, and a 2.1A in car charger to ensure you can charge the battery faster than it drains. Something like this is perfect. This ensures your phone negotiates, or to be precise it prevents your phone from trying to negotiate, the charging rate, forcing full power and prevents it from defaulting to safe 500mA.
I had this issue driving over to Germany this year... battery lasted as far as Kent. Knocked it into battery saver and even with the GPS and SatNav running I didn't run out of battery again. Would like to be able to run all the normal apps I have open with push nnotifications next time so will be investing in something like the above.
Apps that will run on your phone, tablet or full PC?
Ooops! Didn't realise that was a rhetorical question.
Re: 4K iPhone videos...
Let me introduce you to this website, it's pretty cool, but I don't think you've seen it.
to generate 150bhp... in 2015?
Seems an unecessary complication of the engine bay, when 150bhp is easily within reach of modern 4 cylinder diesels. Odd pots sound fantastic, but what's the point in sounding good if you don't have the performance to match?
Re: Nope,not interested
I don't think they were trying to sell you one, just a review. But thanks for letting us know you don't want to buy one.
I also don't think they were selling it as perfect for those who care about their data security and privacy. They're selling it as a cloud OS convertable with all the dependancies that requires. If you want a secure linux laptop then starting with a barebones regular laptop, or a windows one and scrub it would be better - unless you really, really want very little storage and a slow processor.
Its a phone - looks alright
Not sure when "flagship" meant "must be made of materials not best suited to being used in a handheld mobile device - but look nice". Polycarbonate is fairly resistant to scratching, doesn't smash or dent when dropped, doesn't prevent signal to radios and can be made into a multitude of shapes while retaining stiffness. If the guts inside the shell are decent specification what's wrong with that?
Mines the one with the phone in the pocket that isn't pretending to be an iphone.