46 posts • joined Saturday 19th March 2011 02:22 GMT
Cheaper, and better equiped than the official Onlive console? Colour me interested. I was getting fed up with plugging my phone/laptop in all the time anyway. This running the recently announced XBMC Android app would be a dream come true.
Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?
Actually, MS office has taken the hint somewhat that their new file formats are an affront to common decency, and have added rather robust ODF support in Office 2010 onwards. (2007 got an update that added ODF support too)
Re: The solution is simple
Tried it in CP, worked fine for me. Some tweaks could be made here or there to make navigation easier, but I was always more of a fan of using the search anyway. Another alternative is ViStart, which is identical to the Win7 start menu.
The solution is simple
Install Stardock's 'Start8', which adds both a metro themed classic start menu, and the option to use metro in a window. Expect 99% of OEMs to ship this pre-installed.
Re: Quad Core?
In short, no. Browse down a bit and read the HTC One V review. Same hardware as your beloved WinPho7 devices, just as smooth as the quad core blowers. Difference being, it can't play 1080p video or play HD console quality games like the quads.
Did a recent comparison the other day with Samsung's new S-voice, and freebie Siri knockoff 'Iris'. Guess what? Iris got way more questions correct over S-voice, rendering the feature completely worthless.
It even has a sense of wit and humour.
No SD card slot? Eh..
I'm none too bothered with the lack of an SD card slot on my Desire. I always mount my card onto my PC using the phone itself because taking it out means turning the phone off, and those silly little things are just begging to be eaten up by the dog the moment it slips out of my hand. So long as I can mount the thing as a regular disk drive with a usb cable, I'm golden.
The lack of removable battery however, is a more regrettable loss as it will make hard resetting the device quite a bit harder. I understand why they did this though, (battery cases take up lots of space) and I'm sure HTC have a workaround in place for tinkerers.
Re: 12 employees
The android design guidlines remind me a lot of the Windows ones. They exist, but because programs that use them look so ugly, (pre-gingerbread anyway) it just gets ignored in favour of whatever misguided idea the developer has.
Re: another day
Have you been asleep for the past few months or so? I though the whole point of the One X/S/V was that they'd be trying to get rid of their 'build as many as possible' stigma from the past year and only release 3 handsets between now and 2013.
Resolution is down? I might be wrong on this, but I think this is HTC's first phone with a 720p screen resolution. Also, HTC admitted that their old 'we will build and they will buy' policy wasn't doing them any favours, so they're only releasing 3 phones this year. The X, a similar dual core job, and what looks to be an upgraded HTC legend. Looks like a decent range to me, abliet a little uninspired.
Re: No change at Nintendo
"All their consoles have been less advanced than their competition since the days of the N64 (and maybe before, I wasn't really paying attention)."
No, you haven't been paying attention. It shows. In terms of raw grunt, the N64 surpassed the ps1, though it fell flat with storage and v-ram. The Gamecube however, matched the PS2 perfectly, and surpassed it with better shader technology than it's rival. That's why the Gamecube was always flooded with Survival Horror games, because of it's ability to produce more realistic fog and whatnot.
Um, about that Silent Hill HD collection...
I wouldn't put my hopes up too high if I were you. Buggier than an average day at the beach, and the art director for the first three games says it looks like garbage, and should never have been released.
iOS, Android, Playbook OS, PC, Mac, Chrome, Facebook, but not WP7 (completely).
Says a whole lot about the success of the platform, to be honest.
Don't hold your breath- upgrading standard definition to HD is pretty much impossible. What they will do however, is upscale the video to 1080p, which will do nothing whatsoever to improve the quality.
In short, it's a ripoff.
Ubuntu Classic disappeared with the switch to Gnome 3 in 11.10 I'm afraid. Replaced instead with 'Unity 2D', it's far less polished, Metacity based brother.
This is just getting silly. Motorola / Apple / Samsung / etc need to stop these pointless patent disputes and just agree that some things are just an industry standard. Goodness knows where we'd be now if some bored patent lawyer in the 80's decided to patent drop down menus or shortcut icons.
Netbooks? Underpowered? Barely enough power to render a webpage? Nonsense. Even with one of the single core 1.6Ghz atom jobs, you can decode 1080p if you play your cards right. And by play your cards right, I mean ditch that horrifying mess that is Win7 Starter, ergo the penguin.
So, let me get this straight..
Other networks are blaming Google for launching a service that lets people search Google+? If this new search included Twitter and Facebook and pushed them down in favour of G+ then sure, but from what I understand, this is a service for just Google+ users. People do like to jump on Google for breaking their motto for the silliest of reasons...
Origin? Hassle free? Origin is probably why Crysis 2 has the No 1 spot, and why Battlefield 3 is so high. A buggy, god-awful piece of software that should never have seen the light of day.
As for MW3, people probably couldn't see why they had to buy another copy of CoD4 for the 5th time.
Looks like the usual good intentioned developer vs uncaring publisher malarky again. Lets hope Bioware can convince their electronic overlords to bring back the grace period before the game goes live.
Very impressive service from what I've seen, even in early days like this. Bought Batman AC during the black Friday £1 sale, and today downloaded the android app (which is exactly the same as the PC/Console version) along with my free copy of Lego Batman, and was bowled over by the service both times. I expect very very big things from this service in the future.
...Or until Steam offer something similar anyway.
"Every single review seems to comment that they hate Sense"
Not from the reviews I've seen. Though it's still quite chunky, Sense hasn't slowed down handsets since the HTC Hero days. From my experience, and from every review I've seen (including el reg), the sense UI is brilliant. Sense adds some much needed polish to the quite ugly Android UI, and adds features to android that have only just been added to stock (facebook/twitter integration into contacts manager, for example)
Touchwiz and Motoblur however...
They don't even have a script yet...
No need to panic yet people, nothing is certain at this point. As for the lead role, Either Mr Depp or Hugh Laurie. I'd love a bit of blackadder style in a who movie.
"Sure it's impractical, the tech doesn't exist yet, and it most likely won't work, but on the 0.00000001% chance it does work, it would look bloody good on the evening news."
Huh. I don't know if 'Mother knows best' canonical have just messed up my compiz settings or something stupid, but I'm just not getting any of that 'Extra performance' stuff people are raving about. Hopefully just some teething problems with my hardware that'll be fixed in good time.
God damnit HTC
I bought the Desire mainly because I wanted to avoid this 'lol not enough memory' nonsense in the first place. I wouldn't be surprised if XDA have a working gingersense rom out by the end of the week anyway. If not, I'm sure CyanogenMOD will fill my needs when froyo comes to the end of it's life.
Welcome to 2009, Apple.
It wouldn't be the first time Apple have pushed out a standard feature as something 'new'. A welcome break away from iTunes though. All Apple needs to do now is re-brand the Mac App store as the Apple App store, and shift iOS apps onto that platrform, which makes much more sense.
Re: Game Over
Oh shush. Removing features of an OS that sony own is hardly illegal. Sony gave people a choice of Linux, or PSN,
And as huge of a scandal as this is, not encrypting user passwords and not employing better security is hardly a crime against humanity.
What else would you expect...
... When the blind are leading the blind? Most teachers in secondary schools know no more about computers than the students themselves, with the exception of those 1 day seminars they have on inset days.
Get some specialist teachers in there, who know what they are actually on about.