63 posts • joined Tuesday 28th June 2011 15:36 GMT
Re: Extra, extra!
I think it's more: "Extra! Extra! Perfect device manufacturer releases imperfect device"
I didn't realise foxconn were held in such high regard
Errr, nobody said it was the same UI, the article specifically mentioned 4 UIs. Next time try reading before commenting :)
"All four versions of the Ubuntu UI are be presented by the same underlying OS code, and Ubuntu can switch from one to the other depending on the size of the display and attached peripherals. "
"Or you could, you know, just use the web browser..."
The app is good for downloading stories & comments to read offline on the train, when I wouldn't have a 3g signal to use the website. Voting would be nice in the app though.
They're all greedy fucks... they're businesses.
Their duty is to maximise profits for their shareholders. If you honestly think that Google / Samsung / Microsoft / Apple are out with your best interests in heart, you're very much mistaken.
I've found OpenElec to be quite buggy and unfriendly in my personal experience.
It cannot autodetect Wifi, all of the settings must be input manually, and it has the hidden step of "restart your system" which is not mentioned on screen.
Also, it connects to my wifi aprox. 50% of the time. If it doesn't automatically connect at the beginning, there's no way for it to connect later on, you just have to keep restarting the system until it eventually picks up a connection.
I've found several XBMC plugins to not function correctly on openElec.
This is just my personal experience, appreciate it's not everyones.
Well.... Most of the content :)
A lot of dislike for Apple recently, and even (especially?) as a user of their products, I can see why.
But I don't see why somebody who admittedly didn't read the article, but instead jumped straight to the comments section to spam it with his personal thoughts & no meaningful insight would get any thumbs up from El Reg readers?
I'm not entirely sure what the purpose of the article was?
But If the free newspaper on the bus is to be believed, the photographer didn't get paid anything for them anyway, except his usual wages from the Magazine who he works for.
Re: What will Apple patent next?
Nah, Adobe already patented Air.
Re: Measurement confusion.
Re: why use dollar bills for a UK currency measure. Are fivers not good enough?
Because then the story doesn't sound as impressive (Not that I'm condoning it).
If they're just trying to make the number seem bigger, why not tell us how many olympic sized pools of 1p coins this could fill
Re: Good luck with that ...
I think you forgot you were on a geek website...
Bragging that you run a non-mainstream OS and don't install java tends not to be that impressive to people who know what they're talking about :)
News websites would be pretty thin on articles if they only printed things which directly related to your computer setup. Nice that you felt the need to tell the world this doesn't affect you though.
Re: very believable, no-one would ever fake a user agent
"I fully believe it, most of my & my wifes mobile access show an iPhone or iPad user agent, so it must be true."
I suspect you & your wife represent an unimaginably small drop in the ocean when compared to the millions of people who will not change their user agent.
Re: if only...
"I won't put up with restrictions imposed by blokes whom I already paid for their product"
Nope, you'll put up with restrictions imposed by blokes at Google, instead of the blokes that you paid for the product.
Re: Think you'll find Apple make sheep ;)
Sure, Apple make sheep.
Those apple sheep must look quite foolish to the 95% of different, free-thinking computer users all running windows.
And those 55% of out-there, trying something different smartphone users all running Android
"Apple has won precisely by betting against the openness of the web with a closed ecosystem"
No they didn't, their entire philosophy for the iPhone when it launched was that apps would be web based, using safari.
They bowed down to pressure from developers to allow 3rd party native apps.
Re: Anyone still not developing for Android?
Whilst I kind of agree, Samsungs are generally high end smartphones that probably generate a lot of app revenue, I dislike your general fandroidism...
Assuming your figures are correct, 74% OS market share does not equal 74% app market share.
Many low end phones are shipped with android, and a much higher percentage of Android users that do download apps could be considered to be "freetards" (Don't like paying for apps).
So your sweeping statement suggesting all app developers should be targeting Android is not necessarily true. For some profitable iOS developers, the additional development may not be worth the additional revenue.
Re: How big does Apple need to be...
Re "If only there were sites dedicated to facile sarcasm for you to lurk on"
There is, he's on it. It's called El Reg
the <marquee>marquee tag</marquee> Pretty Purleeease? :D
Re: Let's all think different...
Did you even read the article? Turns out very few people actually did that
Hey, where did all the fandroids go?
You know... The ones that were crowing when simmilar news was reported on Apple?
Not a fan of all these new tlds either, It will make branding and advertising URLs a lot harder. I think you're right, things will get more confusing for your average user.
But to be fair .wales is the same amount of characters as .co.uk, so I don't think "cumbersome and long" is a valid argument.
This product has not been confirmed by Apple. If indeed it does exist, Apple have not released anything to say that they will name it iTV. El reg and other websites are simply giving a name to a probable product, that might emerge, maybe soon.
Please use your brain.
"Imagine being able to hook up your DVD player by just plugging in the cable and clicking a button."
Almost like plugging in a scart lead and pressing AV on your remote.
Maybe they were drinking diet drinks because they were fatties* and that was the reason for an increase in vascular death?
*No offence intended, I'm also a fatty
How many articles can El reg drag out of re-interpreting different figures from different countries & surveys in different manners to tell us that Apple/Samsung/iOS/Android is number 1?
Every other day there are contradictory reports that either iOS or Android is beating the other by looking at specific figures / surveys.
You do have horrible ads that start of big and then shrink, moving my eye away from what I'm reading though
run your own named/bind9?
Seems a little excessive when you could just add the domains to your hosts file, no need to run a dns server
Wow you're right!
It also wont mend my computer if I inadvertently throw it in a river, MS should probably ditch the feature then.
"made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a household name compared to probably what it would've been based on the investment that we would've put into it "
It either is a household name or it isn't - It can't be a household name in comparison to probably what it would have been.
0.1% for charitable causes. 0.001% specifically for dealing with slavery. It's all in the article if you care to read :)
The truth is, there are some very nice android phones out there...
but hardware manufacturers will stick Android on any old phone, whether or not those users are likely to use its "smart" features or buy apps.
A good chunk of those android device owners will use it *shock horror* as just a phone for calling & texting.
That's why I think the idea that Android is leading the smartphone market is stretched a little. Smartphones sold != Smartphones used.
"it "examined" all 721 million active Facebook users"
One would assume an account has at least one connection to be defined as "active" by this experiment.
Does the website...
...also tell you if certain vulture mascotted IT news websites have inadvertently emailed your details to other people?
Much as I hate it, a typo squatter's, spammer's or con-man's $10 is as good as anyones to godaddy.
They still flogged 50 million domains.
Personally I'm not sure how, their platform is one of the worst I've ever had the displeasure of managing domain names on.
iPod Touch 3g?
I beleive that's called the iPhone
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