1601 posts • joined 24 May 2011
Multi-tasking in the real word
And example of real world multi-tasking, which can occur easily:
- download a torrent
- playing a music (or video) playlist
- email and/or IM
- Typing a report.
While typing the report, you would like to be kept abreast of what the other apps are doing, and likely all at once. This does not take much cognative power, as monitoring can be done "passively". This is also not a strange scenario, and is actually very likely.
So MS is correct, and the OP is correct. The apps will stilll run, but you can no longer monitor them all at once via Metro.
Personally, it sounds like MS is trying to justify metro as a useful tool. It's not. If you want to do the above, just switch back to "normal". How much time the average user spends in normal vs Metro, will utlimately dictate who (MS or OP) were right in the end.
(My personal view: OP)
Siri IQ boost?
What he probably means Siri will now understand PROPER english and England.
Because everyone knows that using PROPER english automagically entitles you to a few more IQ points and makes you appear more sophisticated.
And a lot, lot cooler as well.
Where's my "Rule Britannia" icon?
Taking online advice from a man who posts his email address in the open, in unaltered form. Not wise.
I was always wondering why Apple thought it's own music-centric social service would be able to compete with facebook et al.
It would have been better to offer the "social service" as an anchor, and provide a list of compatible social services via plugin or something (ie like search provider in Firefox)
Then again not providing a f*ing pointless social service at all and working on performance and stablity of itunes would have been the best option...
Only the quiet solace of corporate death will give them the peace and protection they need.
Re: Small Claims Court @ Charles M
Indeed. I doubt any court in the land has enough lob-able chairs...
Re: Galaxy s3
There are a million $$$'s worth of "QA failed" blue ones says they will.
Good to see call quality warrants a one line entry near the end of the article. Has everyone forgotten these are still phones?
Makes you wonder how good audio could be, if it had advances at at the same rate as the "smart" features.
Gimmicky apps, a less than expected 8mb camera, small annoyances here and there. I thought 90% about right.
Genuine technical query - why would you want to run/store VM's in the cloud?
I know the OP talks about making use of "better" storage, but is that it? If you already have all this kit in your DC, what's the value add here?
Re: Have you seen...
Simple solution. Don't buy it. Educate others on the dangers, and watch them away in droves. Marvel at the effect on FB share price.
Designed for humans?
Designed BY humans too, by the sounds of things.
Though quite how they managed to churn through a million $$$ worth of units before noticing the problem is interesting. No QA? No preprod unit testing? Hmmm.
There is a 4th option...
...a sponsor with a fetish for white cats, pools of pirhanas or sharks and under ground lairs.
Maybe once Daniel Craig gets back from floucing about with side projects, he can get started on unravelling this diabolical scheme.
Beer...because apparently Bond drinks Heinepuke instead of Vodka martini's these days.
You and me both. Except there's already talk of the CH housing market bubbling, and and in danger of being over valued.
Then again, when a non-penthouse lake front flat is already worth 600,00-900,000, you might argue that has already happened. Maybe I should move further south...it's warmer south of the gottard at least.
Re: and above 31mph
Is your nickname woody woodpecker by any chance?
Or "Ha, ha!" depending on which side of the buying fence you sit.
<-- my brain.
Unfortunately, it might not fit too well in your custom Raspberry Pi fag packet, though
That sounds like a challenge! :-)
For my 600 quid, I'd want a better handle than that (it looks like an afterthought), and something that isn't as fiddly to setup and to use. Press the button each time to use? Yeah right.
I note the article says "Correctly charged", not "fairly charged".
Rip off b******'s.
Re: @Benjamin 4
The scarily depressing part is the way things are going, it'll be US customs that are more likely to do this type search rather than a visit to a supposedly "hostile" nation.
<-- Still, at least they're winning the war on terror...
Re: Cue Q
Pfft. As if he'd allow case access anyway. He'd have the case wired into the live circuit of the power supply.
Blue Smoke? Good luck getting this past CE approval for sale in the EU.
One feature missing from the self destruction option; remote "detonation", in the event of theft/loss etc. Quite how you'll get it to 'phone home' is another issues though...
Good to see the CEO falling on his sword for such terrible results while he was at the wheel...
Oh look, there's a surprise.
@ AC: 18:20
Yep - wot you said.
If you earn money on US soil, you pay tax on that. Same applies here in the UK, resident or not.
Many are missing this key point, but it's even hinted at in his canned statement.
...most GM cars are crap and unmarketable?
Re: WinNok is no WinTel .......
I spent 5 hours with MS India Tech Assistance trying to get Outlook synced .... and they managed to delete ten year of notes and all calendar entries ....
Sounds more like another shining example of outsourced support, rather than an issue with the phone per se.
Re: so @ Jim
200 random files? Is that because you can't get more than 200 into your fixed and unexpandable 16gb?
Joke...it's a joke...
I still think multi-core is a necessity these days if you want multi-tasking. And with a sufficiently robust ramping algorithm, it shouldn't suck that much more than a single core. If I have browser session with flash running (ok we're talking android here), and backgrounded, I should still be able to run my new foreground app without stuttering.
1080p video - There is a point to be made about storage, yes. With a fixed 16gb internal storage, you won't get a lot of video in there at 1080p. However, the resolution is pretty common in Nokia's competitors these days, and people want to view their movies at the native resolution of their HD panels. Is the quality of 1080p better than 720p, given the poor/cheap sensors in these phones? No probably not. But people *still want" 1080p.
no microSD - FAIL
16gb only - FAIL
no dual core - FAIL
no 1080p video - FAIL
no hardware home button - FAIL
Connector on the top, not the bottom - JURY STILL OUT
Bigger battery - SUCCESS
Bigger screen - SUCCESS
Front camera - SUCCESS
So that 5:3 to the fails. Though not all are Nokia's - MS's OS limitations are a bit bonkers (no multi-core? no microSD support?).
I'm seeing the Carbon in the pics, but no fibre?
..or an inch of snow...
Re: "jam packed with baggage handling systems"
Sunny tarmac? You've obviously not from the UK then...
+1 all the same.
Why not spend the 1.5bn on more security and passport controls gates? And perhaps bringing the departure gates closer to the people in T5 so we don't have to trapse through 3km of bloody shops to get to our planes...?
- Weight: glass is surprisingly heavy. And breakable - even the tough stuff. Ask the many iphone4 users with the same problem.
- FAIL on the lid opening. While the anti-fanbois will whail and knash, observe Apples Air lids for simplicity and ease of function.
Yes indeedy. Paddles only please.
Another shining example of why you should never host anything critical or sensitive in the cloud. At least under the vendors get some experience under their belts.
Re: No Sale
People is plural. I think the word you wanted was Person.
Re: Had to break suddenly just the other day
Good job we still live in the 19th Century then. Oh wait...we don't.
Big dumb guy obviously skipped his english classes too many times...
I see O2 on there...so "fast networks" might still constitute false advertising.
Cows with guns..
..and sharks with frikkin' lasers!
Pffft. Metric Shmetric.
El Reg units FTW.
Imagine if the autopilot was designed by MS. The BSOD would take on a more literal meaning.
God these BSOD jokes never get old...oh wait. They do.
Re: So Britain is building a couple VTOL carriers who's new planes are not yet ready?
Strictly speaking we still have (most) of them; we didn't sell them all the US, so the rest are sitting in warehouses in 'storage' config.
We can still break them out in an emergency...the snag being that emergencies require a response *now", and it takes considerably longer than that to break out a harrier from storage...
Witness story on El Reg from a few months ago. UK/US military/naval exercises based on GPS-jammed warfare. So this tactics has been anticipated by our military bods for quite a while.
Should military action be taken, I suspect the NK's will need more than GPS jamming...
Re: Some more suggestions
I'd replace the wastebin one with BulkReplacer, but it may be a bit specialised for a general utility list like this.
Never mind seperation of video...what about the audio? two sets of headphones required? Duplicated audio outputs round the back?
How do you configure the remote? And how do you decide who's "in control"?
Oh wait...the MAN controls the remote. Always. Scratch that last question...
What - no apple stats in the data?
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