950 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
Universal apps. All developers know that's total hprsedhit.
Are you suggesting that there is only 1 Windows Phone owner and not 2...
Sales are down 100% year on year that means...
Just buying one will get you on a list.
As anyone with nothing to hide wouldn't care....
$35 per user
Must have some pretty good data in each one of those accounts to scrape...
The gift that keeps on giving for snakeoil vendors everywhere.
Where is the Google money being spunked?
That's what I want to know...
Guessing Google were unaware of the infighting when they gave them all that money.
Re: Wow, it's just skyrocketing!
Mk1 RS1600 BDA was actually the one to have. Rarer than a genuine satisfied Windows Phone owner.
Why not have the user TYPE the code in, like everyone else does.
There is no need for Facebook to try and sneak this permission in under the excuse of user convenience.
Is Prince even still around?
I liked his "Can't Touch This" dance with the baggy trousers, but that's about it.
Re: Windows Phone
Was it gathering dust in Swag Converters "premium" display case?
thumbs up here
Replaced a PC with a chromebook for a previously high maintenance relative and not had a single support call, they love it and constantly shout about how good it is to their bowling club friends.
Visits to Wikipedia stalled.
Yeh, it's must be all Google's fault.
Nothing to do with the constant nag screens for donations (which were rolled out about the same time)
Nothing to do with the constant lowering of standards of content on Wikipedia.
Nothing to do with the rubbish visual editor they rolled out about the same time.
Remember folks that correlation does not imply causation.....
What is this Windows Phone thing you speak of? is it like Android, where I can get all the developer tools for free, and publish my apps with a one-off payment of $25 to a market of nearly 2 billion devices?
Re: all we need now
Go ahead, tuck in.
Don't you think it's already been done? If you really don't trust Google to not add extra NSA sauce in their precompiled binaries, then compile that source and load it onto a Nexus phone. Job done (apart from a quick trip to the shop to get a tinfoil hat).
iPhone, and he 5 Windows Phone users aren't so lucky....
Apple isn't the first choice for developers. Too many plebs still look to Apple for an app and then see if Android has it yet. That will give you a VERY skewed picture, one that appears like Android is always equal or last.
Take a look at Android apps and then see if there are Apple counterparts, and you get the opposite picture.
Sadly some people can't see that picking a platform and seeing if that app is available on another platform has a pre-baked outcome.
That's what Microsoft Mod reminds me of. It's what Windows 8.x reminds me of too.
Re: I don't get it
Because what the telly tells you and reality are rarely the same. Microsoft and apple have truckloads of money from previous glories allowing them to the truth. All I know is I don't know a single person that's bought a windows 8 laptop know plenty that bought chromebooks
People still use connectors?
Wireless charging and Bluetooth here on my Nexus5 here.
Connectors (like everything else iPhone) are so 2010.
With Surfaces potentially going under Christmas trees this season
The only Christmas trees that surface tablets will be under this year are the ones down the dump on Jan 2nd....
Re: I genuinely do not understand why MS made it so easy to brick.
I do. It took AGES to design the woefully inadequate thermal design that guarenteed locked in gamers would buy replacement consoles for that generation.
80m Xbox360 sales to 30m games is a marketing man's dream come true, surely?
They didn't bother this time, and just implemented EasyBrick (tm) in software,. Guess they had hoped they could keep it under wraps for 12 months, rather than 12 days thou.
Fire sale like the final HD DVD days
hardware in ps4 supports it, but not the software
Guessing it will be along sooner rather than later. Dlna and mp3 are coming in a future update. Sony rightly focused on hardware and gaming
What this review didn't cover was the better media support in the UK. The ps4 has several key services the xboner doesn't. Bbc iPlayer and bbc sport, vidzone and tune in radio for example.
Because it makes the Xbox One the "center of your living room" and they can analyse the streams and work out what you are watching and how to target adverts on the Xbox One dashboard at you better.
The Xboner is basically an Advertising platform that's pretending to be a media platform, that's sucks as a gaming platform.
Re: All bogus numbers..Microsoft and Sony just lie!
Sony numbers are sold to consumers, not retailers, this was expressly mentioned in their press release. Microsoft didn't say, so you can expect the former.
Given there is loads of unsold Xbone stock both sides of the pond, but PS4 is sold out everywhere, it kinda rings true.
Re: Google arnt stealing my data...
Google are very clear on the deal on offer. In exchange for non-identifable information that allows them to serve me targetted adverts (as opposed to untargetted), they give me the following cool stuff, for no money.
I'm more than happy with the deal, and under no illusions what I have given up in exchange for this.
Guessing Kelly Fiveash
has the full set of merch.
Sounds about right.
MacDonalds is going to be light on staff tomorrow.
the cynicism displayed on here
Is because Microsoft and Apple don't have it yet.
Remember when PS3 had Blu-Ray and Xbox didin't? Blu-Ray was a trojan horse, and it didn't matter. No Microsoft have jumped on the last-gen specs with their latest console, Blu-Ray matters all of a sudden.
Expect the same, loads of piss taking until Microsoft and Apple have similar copy-cat products for sale.
Re: Does this mean people will consider building Android apps first?
That's totally untrue. It's the media fault for telling you about the latest iOS app and then you go look for the android version. This will always be a sure fire way to fail.
Principia for example is currently android only and I bet you never heard of it...
Microsoft can't ignore a billion Android devices
They need Android to survive, it's the new Windows.
For the non-haters.
Very nice app out...
That's how Americans do buisness.
It's screwed up beyond belief...
Re: Who will protect us?
Tin foil hat?
You are being recorded every moment of every day already, Google Glass changes nothing in this respect...
Yawn, here we go again. It's THE search engine because it's the BEST search engine. Google maps are top of the rankings because they are the BEST maps.
Take one of Google's less popular offerings, say picture storage/search, and FlckR comes above it in the ratings, as it should.
Are you suggesting Google should be deliberately knobbled because it's too good for Microsoft to keep up, as that frankly mindset sucks ass.
Cook and Balmer can say and do what they want.
Everyone I know it's buying either, they are buying Android tablets, be it Kindle, Nexus or £99 Supermarket variety.
The war of words is because they are BOTH shitting it.
2010 just messaged
and said they wanted their messaging app back.
They also muttered something about faking demand and paying for Android marketplace reviews...
Competition caught up?
Then take the slugs out the firmware....
The new Microsoft
running round desperately (and badly) copying Google and Apple several years later....
It's sad and funny at the same time.
No fair, you say.
perfectly fair. Windows 8 only really works for fondling (web/email/youtubecats/music), it fails abysmally for real worth.
Both an iPad and a Nexus will also do the aforementioned fondling tasks equally well at a quarter of the price (or an 8th of the price in the case of the Nexus 7).
When Microsoft decided to gimp Windows, they didn't understand they were cutting out the key area the PC was being used for, and sending them deep into the realms of what the £99 tablet was doing.
I pinned all my hopes on Apple with the cheap iPhone, and it's tanked, I can't say I think Apple stock is going to bomb, as clearly I am aiming to get top dollar for my shares, so I will make up some bullcrap story about selling my shares because Jobs was a bad guy.
OK then. When was the last time ANYONE ever heard of a moneyman having any conscience?
The phone will be out in 3 weeks.
Any company that was really interested would buy one and take it apart? What have LG lost really? Nothing. They have the interwebz talking about the Nexus 4 2013 model, and that's what really matters.
In fact I wouldn't be surprised it this was the latest form of "phone found in bar", which got old a while back.
Re: Jesus there's room for everyone..
Keep telling yourself that.
Re: NHS part 2
Ironically they don't.
For all the bitching, NHS is a very decent service for what is costs us. Many countries pay similar amounts of Tax and NI, and have to pay for healthcare ontop, or go without.
Canonical pushing Linux in a way that ensure's it's never going to be mainstream desktop
You wonder sometimes if they have had a bung from Microsoft to ensure they make decisions that will ensure Desktop Linux will forever be a fragmented mess.
Re: how much skin do you need to have in the game ..
Bill seems more interested in curing Malaria in developing nations than what's happening in Redmond and small fluctuations in his multi billion bank balance.
A market for Microsoft?
They can offload their unwanted Windows phone and Surface product there, and then employ an "independent" analysis company to pretend that their marketshare in Myanmar is representative elsewhere.
That's how things usually work in Microsoft's world...
Judge Lucy Koh
Hmm, I see a pattern here....
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
- AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip
- Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs