411 posts • joined Thursday 23rd June 2011 10:28 GMT
Re: The ipad's big fail
I regularly "carry" 10s of Gb of docs and music around in this funny little app called Dropbox.
Re: An upgrade?????? You're joking right?
Or you could just add an SD card adaptor, and give yourself - you know - removable storage.
Re: @Philip Storry
Where's a link for that, then. Accordng to Apple you do it through the app store. There's no link on their website that I can find.
Re: I think you mean
What utter BS - these things are all made in the same places by the same people in the same circumstances. Are you seriously suggesting otherwise?
Note to self
remember to tell my kids what strangers "asking the time" actually means, and how to deal with it.
The buggers make WAY too much money, our country is falling apart from lack of it, and they've got it all. Give it TF back!
Great deal BT
Currently you get a choice of two "great" kinda average handsets and a whole 10Mb data. An extra half a gb os only £5.70. Go BT! No really - just go.
Re: Pix or it didn't happen.
I saw a pixellated version the other day, before they were all taken down. Yes, it was him. It wasn't the face that was pixellated ;)
OTOH who really cares. Silly fail and all that, but hoho! Now move on.
Re: Is it worth over a grand?
OSX on a PC?
mmmmm... maybe not. Back in the day, my mates and I used to drool over Triton motorbikes - hand-built hybrids consisting of a nicely tuned Triumph twin in the legendary Norton Featherbed frame. One day, a friend turned up on his Triton - a Norton engine in a Triumph frame... oh how we laughed. And no, it wasn't any good. When it worked at all.
Microsoft on a Mac
Yes, because there's some decent Windows software that people need or want to run (ever tried using Pages as a proper word processor? Really??), but Windows boxes are awful by comparison. Cheap, shoddy, short-lived, buggy and no resale value. Makes perfect sense!
Re: Never again
My Pure internet radio bust its power socket a month out of warranty. They told me to throw it away and buy a new one off them at a discount (which was still more than retail), because they wouldn't fix it. They never fix anything, it turns out - if it's in warranty you get a refurb or something, if not you can get stuffed.
Re: CD/DVD drive @jdx
The kind of retard who reads the whole post and realises that the punchline is about the screen. *Your* kind of retard, fellah.
Oh surely you remember - it's the thing that imports CDs and movies and stuff that other people have made for you into the computer, and allows me & the kids to make our own movies which we can show to Grandad or watch in the car or anywhere or post to rellies, which we use ALL THE TIME, so PUT IT BACK you CHEAPSKATES :(
Otherwise that is NOT an all-in-one as it has peripherals hanging out of it, so don't call it that. You might as well call a mac mini an All-In-One - hey just add a CD/DVD drive .... and a keyboard ... and a mouse ... oh and a screen.
I suppose it does get around the problem that a lot of people found that the "superdrive" was very unreliable and expensive to fix or replace, as now you can just throw it away and plug in a new one. But I don't really think much of that "solution".
Re: Apple support versus an Android: you usually have to go to a CM build.
That's the problem right there. WTF is CM build, and who the hell cares? I just want my phone to work, and when it doesn't, give me a new one (or an identical refurb, I don't care) within 10 minutes, please, as I have stuff to do that doesn't include finding out about "CM Builds" and how to install them.
choose that over a HTC One?
I'd choose a pair of tin cans and a piece of string over an HTC One. What a piece of junk!
the Nokia blows the Xperia Z1 out of the water.
On that evidence I'd say the opposite. the Nokia is too dark, too contrasty and the colour rendition at night is just bad and wrong, the sony looks very natural by comparison.
Friggin celebs on charity jollies telling us how spend our hard-earned....
"The flights have been organised by Space Expedition Corporation and World Privilege Card, which are raising the money for Arms Around The Child"
Why don't they just give all that cash to the charity, solve the kids-with-HIV thing and buy their own space fights?
AFAIK there is still audio output through the cable, but NO VIDEO. This FWIW is why I'm not interested in a 5/5C/5S, as I like to dump my phone on my hifi - which has a DOCK... and links to my TV, so I can download and watch movies from it. I *suppose* I can continue to use my old iPod for that when my phone finally dies and needs replacing. Going to be a good few years yet though touch wood.
Re: Buy old records
Thumbs down for that? You clearly have no appreciation of sound quality. Buy vinyl - japanese pressings - masters - put them on your Rega3/Linn Sonndeck and turn it up - preferably through a Leak amp and a massive pair of old Tannoys.
Buy old records
They should call it "rendre fromage coloré" in France
Or just "fromage" - that's usually yellow - ish - innit.
Re: Ah, cassette tapes...
And not forgetting the magic inherent in the pocket degausser.
Re: written by someone who clearly has no idea about science or technology
Annoyingly, I agree with both of you.
Popular science reporting *should* be just that - popular - or it won't get watched by a mass audience. i.e. it will be unpopular, literally. It should make a great jumping-off point for personal research if one's interest is piqued. I am reminded of many of my better University lectures which did not impart hard information so much as point out that, to paraphrase, "over there is a big field full of all these things that you might or should find very interesting. Now go over there and investigate for yourself."
OTOH if I have to endure one more program about space which explains that "the planets go around the sun, and Jupiter is Very Big, oooooh, look, it has moons and Saturn has rings!" I will - er - be very bored indeed.
Sign me up
I can sit in the front and read a book all the way to - wherever the hell we have to go that weekend. The mother-in-law's.
These things won't be autonomous, you'll still need a "driver", well, operator. Like with aeroplanes, y'know.
Re: What's interesting
I'll be in the queue for a baby blue one
Shifting the blame to the workers, rather than the management, for the project's failings is odd
No it's not, it's entirely obvious and the reason why NOBODY SPOKE UP!
Yes please. Cheaper, more durable. What's not to like? It lives in a case anyway unless the kids are playing lightsaber with it so I couldn't give a stuff about how it looks, really. Never did.
Re: I could usually understand the sense behind............
Seems pretty straightforward.
The Levi's guy: We're building mass-market phones so we want our shops to be more trendy-for-kids and less up-their-own-arse-for-graphic-designers.
The fitness guy: We really have no idea why we're building an iWatch except maybe slimmers/gymbodies/runners will wear them to track metrics so we'd like to know what real people want to see as we really don't know - we spend all hours in the office not the gym.
"That's what they want us to think"
No, it isn't. That's you being paranoid delusional. Nobody wants us to think anything, they're just trying to get their job done as best they can. Any attempt to second-, double- or triple-guess what "people will think" is SO doomed to failure that nobody wastes any tmie on it.
They're only celebs while some idiot pays them attention.
They can all sod off to celebook and stay there forever for all I care.
Some of you lot...
...remind me of my wife's Russian "Tourist Guide" (minder) back in the early 80s - a joke about something Russian like queueing all day for a carrot was cracked - to which the response was (in Robbie-Coltrane-Russian-Accent) "Hm. Humour. *Not* my favourite".
Also, what's wrong with click-bait? If it's good for El-Reg it's good enough for me! :)
I don't give a monkey's what they do. My phone's 3 years old so it's battered, scratched, slow, unreliable and basically junk now, so I'll get a new 5S.
Wait no it isn't - it's an iPhone4 and pretty much as new. Still perfect! Damn!
YEAH - those stupid Apple-loving idiots putting themselves through ANYTHING to get their hands on... oh, wait.
Oh I'll train those foreign workers real good...
Yes. When we want to say thank you we always say "I shag your mother up the behind"
Re: C'mon you guys...
Everybody knows that the apostrophe is the pedantic warning that an 's' is to follow immediately.
#Unless its your friends' apostrophes
Re: Punctuation nazi!
Punctuation marks indicate the structure and organization of written language (as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud.)
Grammar is the set of structural rules that governs the composition of clauses, phrases and words in any given natural language.
Downvote that which you don't understand all you like: it doesn't make you right.
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Never seen one. Adblock.
Actually punctuation is not grammar.
Grammar is the set of structural rules that governs the composition of clauses, phrases and words in any given natural language.
Punctuation marks are symbols that indicate the structure and organization of written language (as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud.)
Re: "Contractions should always be avoided in written English."
So, that would be in quotes then.
My wife and I have both dropped various Sony handsets down the toilet and it killed them all. She dropped an HTC Wildfire into a dishwasher but it recovered 2 days later apart from a misty lens cover, which gave nice soft-focus portraits if nothing else.
Since then we have been Very Careful not to drop our phones in the bath, haven't we darling? Though my wife's iPhone5 is regularly launched across the room with no ill effect, and I've dropped my iPhone4 5 or 6 times at least with no damage. Even when it was launched out of its case at high speed by my young 'un who was using it as a lightsabre (on more than one occasion - that app is now BANNED).
By the end of the year, consumers are going to buy more tablets than PCs
And it's thanks to Apple creating the tablet market, and producing the best hardware and ecosystem.
Is your Apple gadget made of human misery and eco-ruin?
An alternative title might be: "Apple starts to take more responsibility for another part of their operation".
Not exactly catchy, and we can all read between the lines.
A worse one might be "We TOLD you, over and over again, that your source of tin was killing hundreds of people and wreaking environmental havoc and you STILL don't care, but continue to take the money and line your golden nests with it".
Re: Ahh the quaint old iPhone - that takes me back a few years
When are you going to twig that nobody buys an iPhone "for status" any more because they are WAY too common. This is because they are WAY too popular.
This in turn is because they are WAY better than any other phone IF - and I admit this is a big enough IF to separate the population down the middle - what you want from a phone is a rock-solid warranty (yes yes you have to pay for it), freedom from virus/malware paranoia, access to the largest app store in the world, guaranteed updates to the latest and most secure OS, 100% compatibility with all your other stuff (so long as it's Apple), hassle-free backup and restore.... Yes, you pay for all this. But if you can't afford it go get one of those freetard android monsters.
I could go on but my lunchtime is over and I have to go back to writing software for a load of buggy, fragmented, laggy, slow droid phones. We just got a galaxy 4 - boy, was *that ever a let-down.
god apple are such dicks
i even like their hardware, but - damn!
Re: And it's taken how long to notice this?
No joke. Also, how much can all of you spend throughout the rest of your life when you retire at 35 instead of slogging your guts out for SFA till you drop dead of old age?
Re: This ain't academia.
How many of these "absolute losers" are a) ahead of you up the ladder b) in charge of the company and c) earning real megabucks in salary, perks, "expenses" and options? Because love them or hate them you may want to redifine your idea of what constitutes "a loser",
Re: It's TV: develop their idea, drop failures and identify required corrections
This happens in microcosm every week on every task. It is exactly what it's about. That, and finding out that behaving like an arse gets you nowhere in the end.
Re: you want a ROM with pdroid support compiled etc blah blah blah
No - what they, I and a billion other people want is the right to own our data and to only release our data with express permission, not to have it stolen from us for whatever purpose.
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