85 posts • joined 28 Jun 2011
Re: Seems a bit pointless
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Here ya go...
You can buy me a pint to thank me.
Yeah they do.
They just piss off all their users by changing the UI to justify it.
Titan is a thoroughly unpleasant world with a brownish atmosphere, liquid methane rain and freezing temperatures that can plummet to a frosty -180°C.
Sounds like Scotland
Re: XP? Pah!
I have a Sundial running CP/M
instead of a limited app that you have to learn how to use, you get the full website.
The "full website" that doesn't have useful featues of a native app, such as storing content offline to view when an internet connection isnt present.
Re: Just close the loop entirely
We don't want them to think! We just want them to make our stuff.
If they could think they wouldn't want to do our boring monotonous jobs for free so that we could have spare time.
Has the Matrix, Terminator, Battlestar Gallactica et al. tought you nothing?
Re: Why oh why
A mobile phone doesnt.
iOS and Android devices are essentially mobile computers that also have a phone fuction though.
A recent report found that Apple had a paltry 4.6 per cent share of the massive Chinese smartphone market.
Sounds reasonable. But last week El Reg posted an image showing 22.4% share http://regmedia.co.uk/2013/09/03/smartphones_all_markets_small.jpg (Which sounds less likely)
At least keep your BS consistent El Reg :)
Re: Free = very locked down?
Well they could sell a £50 phone which comes with £50 of amazon app store credit... It stretches the definition of free a little, but then so do most "free" services.
"It didn't come out on top against Apple Records,Cisco or Proview and I don't think it will in this case, should it decide to press on with this 'champagne' business."
Well.... It depends what you mean by "come out on top". They had to pay a fuck load of cash, but they still sell music using the name Apple and they still sell a device called "iPhone" and they still sell a device named "iPad" in china.
I'm not defending them, but their attitude of "do what we want and pay the fines later" does seem to work.
Re: Impossible conditions
"Actually a developer working on the OS from inside Microsoft might do. "
Sweet! If you know one, ask them if they want the £12k/year job being advertised will you?
Re: "everyone bets on Linux today"
"for graphics designers, of course"
Wait... What? Macs, sure. Windows, Sure. Linux? for Graphic designers?
If BB can build a youtube app with HTML5, why can't MS?
Because HTML 5 relies on their browsers rendering engine... And IE is shite.
Re: Not seeing the problem here
I have sent salesforce / force.com applications for review.
Yes, they have access to your code.
If your app connected to an external web service and did not escape values before including them in a page / query / code it would not pass the security review, that's exactly what the review is there for,
Re: Is this still going on?
That's too far fetched... It'll never catch on!
Re: Correct descision, even if the taint lingers @Monty Burns
Whether you agree with his opinion or not, it's pretty obvious that's not what was implied.
Rather that a ban on a product could result in people losing jobs and livelihoods. Most likely the people in China assembling these products. In contrast to just mega-corps scoring points and slimey lawyers milking both sides for all they're worth.
That you would jump to that conclusion says more about you than it does Monty.
Back under your rock please.
"If I want the mobile version of a website I'll ask for it in the URL and don't want it assumed on the basis of my user agent string, which is consequently set to masquerade as a desktop. Maybe I'm not the only one?"
You're definitely not the only one, you're still part of an unimaginably tiny percentage though.
Re: It's stupid having to pay someone for a dot and some letters
Alternative DNS isn't new, its been done before, a company called new.net sold their own "alternative domains" like .xxx - It didn't work out too well for them when Icann launched the same extension.
I think the last thing you would want is competing DNS systems, never knowing if all of your users will reach your intended website because they may be looking up to a different DNS server. Seems like a Scammers dream!
"I can see loads of managers going for "compatible" kit that costs 1.5 to 2x as much for the same underlying hardware...not."
Actually I can... Usually just for themselves though, not the regular staff.
I once saw a manager who was allowed to choose their own computer, go for a very expensive, all-in-one touchscreen HP computer, with integrated freeview tuner... to use Internet Explorer & Microsoft Office... Everyone else got bog standard dell boxes, which actually worked much better.
Re: I'm not sure Microsoft *has* won.
"8.11 for Workgroups"
ROFL - You are so clever. That was such a good joke, you felt it needed saying 4 times!
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 :)
Re: Go for it!
If Android is the number one mobile OS, surely Android users are the sheep?
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.
Why is El Reg providing me with links to buy freeware from Amazon?
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: Of course Android is on the decline!
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: careful there
Only because the samsung lawyers probably couldnt tell a samsung case from an iPhone case
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
$375,000,000 / 2000 = $187,500 average salary.
Where do I signup? oh wait...
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.
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