949 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
Re: What's Windows Phone?
Clearly my comments we lost on you.
Nobody knows about Windows Phone for many reasons.
1/ nobody supports it
2/ nobody wants it
3/ it's got no apps
4/ the phones are like bad Android phones from 2009
5/ It's Microsoft
This is why it's failing so badly. Even Bada outsells it. Microsoft and Nokia can't even give them away through Neilson survey promos.
What's Windows Phone?
Is it like Android and Apple?
A single games developer that nobody had heard of, where nobody wanted his crappy apps.
I used to develop for iOS, but left because the approval process took too long, and I had to buy a Mac to develop on it.
So that's a single developer than left iOS for Android, so that evens that out then...
Remember Apple's claims of Android fragmentation? You might want to look at iOS fragmentation, it's MUCH worse...
That is all. It's far more likely that lazy devs can't make chargeable fart apps on Android like they can on iOS, because there are already free ones on Android.
If you going to write crap, then don't expect to be able to charge for it like you can on iOS. On Android, there will already be superior free versions.
Re: How is this measured?
Clearly you don't create real shortages (otherwise you won't be able to sell anything), you only need the illusion of shortages to make idiots think it's some kind of measure of desirability.
Re: why would they lie
They must have sold a few because you have to wait for yours...
Did the Nintendo Wii games not teach you ANYTHING?????
Re: How is this measured?
Clearly you have never heard of channel stuffing.
Many big American companies are constantly doing it to make impressive sounding press releases that further drive the hype machine.
Re: mismanagement of company assets
Don't we already know that Bing is a wrapper for Google search results anyway?
Isn't this just cherrypicked news?
I mean Symbian is still outselling Windows Phone 7 by a large amount on a global scale...
How about reporting how Bada even outsells Windows Phone, or won't Microsoft allow that to be reported?
Sorry fanboys, bad news.
LTE in the iPad3 is not compatible with European LTE, so even if Orange do launch soon, it's not going to ever work on your iPad3...
Ouch, that's gotta hurt, makes you look a little fucking stupid I would guess. Still I don't expect your barista friends will know what LTE or 4G is, and you can always pretend it's an iPad2...
they weren't ridiculing them for queuing per-se, they were ridiculing them for queuing because of Apple hype..
"How will people know it's a 4s, it looks the same as the old one" should have been the clue that it's not about the product it'self, it's about what people THINK of you owning one...
Get some PR out that says how many Apple shipped and how it's GPU is a gizillion times quicker than Tegra3 devices blah blah blah...
Yay downvoting because that makes it less true....
FACT: The LTE chipset in the iPad3 is worthless, it won't ever work on European LTE 4G networks...
"No one buys a phone 'cos it's marginally better at recognising voice commands"
From the Gizmodo comparison, I would say Android is substantially better, not only at recognizing what was said, but understanding and returning results quickly.
Considering how much noise Apple have made over Siri, i'm betting there are ALOT of iPhone 4s owners feeling a little cheated right now, when they discover voice commands are not the be-all-and-end-all, and that even if they were, that Android did a much better job of it (and got the results quicker without massive amounts of online data consumption).
Do we think Apple will give them an honest answer, when given the opportunity to screw over Google?
Digital Copy - What a clusterfook
I had a copy of Senna for Xmas as a Triple Play, (Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Copy).
Tried to use the Digital Copy on my Asus Transformer, and it was a totally shambolic exercise. I never actually managed to get it to work, I ended up using Handbrake to rip it, which worked just fine...
Re: Google is gonna *smoke* them.
Google already has it in.
It's called Voice Actions, and it's been in Android since 2.2 (about a year before Siri), it's also MCUh better already at recognising really stuff. Sure you need to use a specific verb at the start, but AT LEAST IT WORKS.. It's also considerably faster at getting results (see the Gizmodo link)
Just because Google aren't shouting from the rafters like Apple about how voice control is the future, doesn't mean to say Android can't already do the same.
Didn't we already know this?
Google voice actions is just as good, if not better and won't disappoint, as it's not been hyped to the moon and back.
All I want to know.
Is how this will affect my Skiing and Summer holidays...
I don't want people using my road as a rat-run, i'm off to OSM to change it into a dead end road, that will at least stop Apple users using it...
Really Apple, using what accounts to basically a user editable Wiki for your mapping solution? Truly pathetic.
Re: Where do all the shills fit in?
Everyone pretends they don't exist, despite them at times being the vast majority of posts in some stories...
Microsoft and Apple are by far the biggest investors in shill marketing, I just wish someone was brave enough to call them out...
I would LOVE to get my hands on El-Reg IP Address logs to see what they reveal :-)
Re: Are they doing a sony?
"I do think Sony is taking the piss with their PS vita storage cards. There are absolutely no justification for that"
They need on-the-fly hardware decryption, something that SDCards don't support, never heard of MagicGate?
Clearly if Sony were selling PS Vita games on SD Cards, then you could simply copy them. The Vita cards have build in hardware decryption.
No second hand games
No Xbox backwards compatability
No Blu-Ray or DVD movie playback.
The current Xbox was a disaster from the technical point of view, it's good to see Microsoft continuing the tradition. All they need now is to pay some "industry experts" that nobody has heard to to proclaim that digital game distribution is the future. Of course when Sony did this with the PSP GO, they didn't have the "industry experts" to back them up...
But perhaps Apple should work on their software stack so it can do simple things from Bluetooth 1.0 like send files to other bluetooth devices.
Until they get that fixed, they can have whatever fucking Bluetooth hardware version they want, as the fact is, they don't even have Bluetooth 1.0 yet in software.
You can only sell on ebay if you accept PayPal payments, Google Checkout is not allowed.
I thought I lived in a free and open market, but clearly not...
However what's annoying is the media's current focus on Google, when Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Ebay, Yahoo and pretty much everyone else has been upto the same thing for years too.
Seems Google is an easy target right now. Shame on you.
Galaxy SII is proper 4G (LTE)
This is Apple playing tricks on stupid iPhone owners to make them think they have it...
Well the high end ones are shit
what does that make the entry level ones?
Re: WILL THis be seen
That will be all Apple buyers, as clearly they are all blind, blind to the better and cheaper non-Apple tablets like the Asus Transformer.
And this is what sucks...
people think companies should FIGHT their opposition
"Microsoft and Apple should hit Amazon, not Google"
Rather than making thier own products better, so they sell themselves. I fucking hate the way inferior shit like Xbox and iPads flood the market, just because Apple and Microsoft have so much money they can buy whoever they want and fight dirty to achieve what they need.
If they designed and engineered their products correctly, they wouldn't need to fight to sell them. Lets have things they way they used to be, the days before you could brainwash the entire planet with the power of the internet.
Apple took 4 years to reach 25-billion milestone.
Google reached 13bn in 2 years, and the growth means it will reach 25bn is much less than another 2 years.
Me personally, I think the name Google Play sucks, but the service itself seems REALLY good.
Microsoft in spin mode.
Perhaps they are looking at feedback and think Windows 8 is going to tank like the new Microsoft Bob.
I absolutely fucking hated the Win8PP and MetroUI on the PC is a disaster.
If I were a Microsoft shareholder, I would be ****REALLY*** worried right now, with Windows Phone tanking spectacularly, Office looking stagnet, and the Gaming division not making enough money in the products lifetime to cover the initial development costs.
Apple bullshit and spin.
Are people really surprised still that what Apple say and what Apple do are two totally different things?
Count me out.
There is no way I will be touching anything with MetroUI. it's a smartphoneUI, so it's totally useless on a desktop PC, and I wouldn't touch Xbox or Windows Phone or a Arm On Windows tablet with a bargepole for other reasons...
Metro-free zone here.
Looks like WIndows7 is the end of the road for me.
Re: Microsoft, stop, for the love of god just stop
What did you think would happen?
I mean did anyone with half a brain actually think controller-free gaming could replace physical controls?
Too many people left their brain out of gear and for swept up in Microsoft's Minority Report hype bullshit. Idiots and their money are soon parted. I'm guessing that most of those Kinects are sit ontop of a HD-DVD Xbox-adon gathering dust.
Another silly Kinect dancing game... TS told us that Kinect was revolutionary, all I have seen is the same old dross for 18 months...
That Anonymous supports are of low intelligence.
Microsoft Bob for the new decade.
I won't be touching anything that's lumbered with the shit MetroUI.
That means no Windows Phone, no XBox360, no Windows 8.
No loss there then....
Re: So how do you opt out?
Errm, don't use any of their free services??? Or did you mean you want to take everything they give, but offer nothing back in return? Typical freetard...
It does mean you will have to give up the following free stuff:
There is probably more, but those are the free things they give up, for what? Some info so we get targetted ads rather than untargetted ones????
Re: Perhaps i'm not gettin it.
OK, figured out I am perhaps one of the few people that DO get it, many here are too stupid to understand the impact of the changes.
Perhaps have a read of this, it's the last fanboy drivel I have read (which is stunning considering it's CNET, usually the worlds biggest online drivel writers)
Number one is the key point here.
Google isn't collecting more information, just using it differently.
The big misconception here is that Google will suddenly gain access to a host of information it didn't have before. That's incorrect. The reality is that the search giant has always collected your usage data for all of its services like Google+, Gmail, Youtube, and so on; however, until now, it has stored that data separately.
For example, if you e-mail your mother to tell her about the new puppies you adopted, the suggested videos you see the next time you visit YouTube may be about cute puppies. Previously, Google could not manipulate data in this manner.
Perhaps i'm not gettin it.
Surely that's GOOD for consumers? Nothing worse that disparate and complicated policies.
I really wish I didn't have the eurocrat idiots pretending to represent me...
Re: Ooh look...
It's that the Microsoft shills havn't arrived yet to address the balance...
No, I think 99% of the world do as well.
It's Microsoft's very own Unity disaster...
Metro - no thanks.
I won't be putting Metro on anything. It's fucking ugly, it's too simplistic to be useful.
Re: Re: Problem is
Clearly you don't as if you did, you would know you can't run Android APK's on it.. You have to compile from Android source to made an Android app work on a Playbook.
Even then, only certain API's are supported, its fraught with danger, and nobody is bothering for an effectively dead product.
Unlike the HP deals, where you could get a cheap tablet and run Android on it, the playbook is dying on it's arse for two simple reasons.
1/ Buisnesses would never buy them as it's got "play" in it's title.
2/ Consumers would never buy one because it's a dead product with a locked bootloader.
Really, whatever idiot decided to call it the Playbook when their primary market was business, really needs to be flipping burgers right now, as I wouldn't trust him with much else.
They didn't help themselves either, with their mis-selling of their Android "compatibility", which got people's hopes up, only to be destroyed when the reality struck them that it wasn't runtime emulation of Android, it was compile-time...
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The French government getting all pissy over Google Maps being too good and making French GPS software look totally shit?
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