929 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
"Maybe Google can use some of these ideas?"
Errm, you can already do this in GTalk...
Infact GTalk will always be superior, as I can use it to message pretty much anyone with an computer or mobile, regardless of what it runs. GTalk is available universally and platform agnostic, using open protocols.
Of course none of those words will mean anything to an Apple owner, as they are clearly too thick to understand the importance of open protocols. I'm guessing they will be content sat in their walled garden where they can chat with their locked in messaging app to 1% of the world who also feel the need to demonstrate in public that they have "made it" by carrying an Apple product on show.
Not going to happen...
If it does, then it's nothing more than a disruptive move my Google to thwart Windows 8 on tablets (not they they need to, as that strategy is doomed for failure without any Google intervention).
at all the idiots that think this was some kind of manual decision.
Clearly it's a dynamic pricing system that sets the price based on demand (or some other factor like media noise....) However when something happens on a weekend, there is nobody there to push the cancel button.
But then hey, it's Sony, so knock-yourself out,, we all know how fashionable Microsoft's made it to hate Sony. Even El-Reg love to jumpaboard the bandwagon, posting totally non-IT stories like this...
If only Apple had Android-like permissions...
They wouldn't be in this PR disaster....
Comescore != traffic.
New signups can only be claimed by the host themselves.
As anything Murdoch related, I would think it's safe to say it can't be trusted.
Can anyone validate these numbers?
Or is it just lame PR stunt to try and change everyone's opinion that MySpace is dead.
My feeling that is there are almost as many fairytales going on here, as there are Microsoft's unvalidated sales numbers is spews out on a regular basis (only to look fishy months down the line when official numbers make Microsoft's claims look total BS).
The iPad is a fashion statement, nothing more, and SE Asia is an emerging market, where the "haves" want to show the "have nots" that they have made it. What better way to do so that sport the latest fashion accessory?
Not being able to boot Internet Explorer?
That's surely an upgrade then....
If they want a faster, more featured and more secure browser, they could always download Opera...
Start, Run, ftp -A ftp.opera.com
Job done :-)
"existing x86 apps won't run on Windows 8"
That should of course say.
"existing x86 apps won't run on Windows 8 tablet"..
In simple terms (and Microsoft have been avoiding putting this in simple terms, for obvious reasons, as confusion is how they are hoping to sell this)
Windows 8 on the PC will run "Legacy" Win32, .NET + WinRT/Metro apps.
Windows 8 Tablet will run Metro Apps + Office/IE.
"But Google may also get new problems with Android as part of the deal. Several manufacturers have expressed misgivings, feeling that Google will give Motorola preference with the latest builds and tweaks for Android and leave them playing second fiddle."
Errm, like Microsoft and Nokia are then.... Or Nokrosoft as they will be surely called by this time next year, when Microsoft have destroyed their share price and bought them out.
Even Sony stored it's passwords as hashes, so surely this deserves more than 3 months of constant press coverage....
The problem is of course
the amount of bedroom "experts" on XDA that are sure to muddy any waters.... The amount of bullshit that floods out of the XDA bedroom expert mouths is enough to worry a large city....
The Windows8 trainwreck justs gets funnier and funnier.
This is epic...
two versions of Windows 8 that are totally different and totally incompatible with each other.
Do they REALLY think consumers will be able to work this out? (or perhaps they are just hoping they find out after they open the box that says "no refunds")
The issues being.
They were down the pub on a Friday afternoon and really couldn't give a crap if users had to wait a few more days for it...
Come on Asus, this sort of attitude is how companies fall from grace very quickly in the non-tolerant Internet age.
So no compatability with legacy apps then....
Windows 8 on a PC is a totally different OS to Windows 8 on a tablet. And whilst the PC can run tablet apps, the tablet won't run anything from the PC.
A bit shit then....
That's a bit extreme...
They may have lost their way of late, pushing those rubbish Windows Phone things, but they will be back, you can be sure of that. Their Android handsets are still very good.
Good luck with that.
As even in the santised and controlled Apple world, Malware still exists. The media are all iPhone owners, so they rebrand it into something that sounds less scary....
Fucking sucks eh Apple???
They started this patent war, and now it's turned sour on them.
Windows 8 is a total mess.
There are some serious incompatibilities between the tablet and desktop versions, where all apps will work on the desktop, but only metro apps will work on the tablet, with no Win32 EXE, or even .NET compatibility on the tablet....
For this, the tablet side of Windows 8 will fail as badly as Windows Phone has done.
Bzzztttt - WRONG....
" "Microsoft, Opera and Firefox also push software updates for serious incidents rather than rely on online revocation checks."
Chrome is basically doing when Opera has done for a long while.
appalling year last year
Where they outsold the Xbox360 and Wii at a higher retail pricepoint...
PS3 14,059,943 (+1%)
X360 13,422,253 (0%)
Wii 11,846,601 (-32%)
Yeh really bad..... I used to love visiting El-Reg before the braindead morons arrived...
As clearly flash runs fine on ICS already, so any changes to make it work on Android Chrome browser will be minor API hook and plugin wrapper tweaking by Google.
Expect a beta of Chrome that supports the existing flash plugin API, or a recompiled (or included) Flash plugin compiled by Google very soon.
Still nice try at FUD, it's not bad, I would rate in 4/10.
I mean the Android Bouncer article (which was not only very relevant but interesting too) didn't even get a mention here, yet got widespread coverage everywhere else.
Yet something like this comes up, and you are all over it like a bad rash....
Hmmmm, ok then.....
I tried many of these before purchasing.
The Humax failed to make the grade because the EPG was slow annd painful to use, it was also very buggy, with the EPG taking minutes to appear when I tried to use it, the UI also looked dated.
The Echostar failed on aesthetics, I don't care what it's got inside when it looks as fucking ugly as that.
In the end, the Samsung SMT-7800 came out on top. Slick UI, all the features I needed, and because it's the newest, it's also getting an update to bring it into line with the G2 spec in May., it was also cheaper than the others and looked better put together.
I don't think ANY of the other manufacturers have committed to their sets being G2-Ready, and therefore, the SMT-7800 gets MY Editors choice award (I can no longer go on yours, as it's based on seemingly meaningless criteria).
that Chrome not only already does this, but logs ALOT more besides....
I wonder how many Chrome users know much much data Google is collecting about their surfing habits???
Me, I don't give a toss, as both products are lame compared to Opera.
Microsoft lost the plot along time back.
That horrible MetroUI that's like it's been teleported from 1990.
The Vista task bar pinning where you can't work out if it's an open application or a pinned one....
The Windows Phone flop just gets funnier and funnier.
Both Nokia and Microsoft running around like headless chickens, not knowing what way to go, what platform to ditch, what to embrace, what to do next week etc etc...
Pretty bad new for anyone that was stupid enough to invest in any Microsoft or Nokrosoft mobile products. Here today, dumped tomorrow.
Depends on what you read.
I never read anything from Guttenburg on EPUB, mainly because I read the classics at school and everything else written donkeys years back and out of copyright has little interest for me.
I do buy modern books, and if I had a Kindle (which thankfully I don't), I would be totally at the mercy of what Amazon charge, and what they want and don't want to publish.
Everyone's buying habits are different, sure, but I am guessing MOST people would want to buy the latest novels from an open market, or borrow books for free from the library, and clearly this is why the Kindle is such a bum deal for consumers.
Whilst Sony may be at the sharp end of jokes about hacking, there were no real victims, nothing of use was taken, and banks never saw any increases in fraud as a result of it.
Yet Xbox Live accounts are being sucked clean on a daily basis on a huge scale, but the media turns a blind eye, as nobody wants to upset Microsoft....
Make of that what you will....
Clearly not Jobs.
As that guy has Angel wings and a halo. That's not the dress-code where he went...
Whilst Microsoft are also a greedy evil empire, as much as Apple are, at least Gates is donating his billions to good causes.
Jobs was just an evil businessman, that got lucky by hiring the right people and caught peoples imagination because he wore a poloneck and jeans when everyone else was wearing suits.
Most problems resolved already
and the outstanding ones are isolated and software-only, with pretty responsive patches from Asus.
I can't complain, mines working brilliantly with ICS, and makes iPad2 look totally obsolete, if clove don't want to sell it, their loss, plenty of others do..
This "news" is a combination of Clove getting some press attention, and other Apple/Android tablet manufactuers, with dual-core tablet-only devices feeling a little bit left out, so creating internet noise....
Why would anyone want this?
Have they not seen how shit Kinect games are on the Xbox?
It seems like loads of journalists (that should know better) fell in love with the Minority Report hype spewing from Microsoft's arse, and then totally ignored the fact the actually deliverable sucked badly....
Now you have the SDK, you can make even more lame jumping/waving games, or totally useless applications that Engadget will report about on a slow news day.
I'm betting not.
As the F1 coverage is the only thing worth watching on Sky. I'm certainly not prepared to buy premiership football Sky Sports package to watch F1.
I'm still pushing ahead with my plans to pickup the RTL feed from Astra 1 19E
And what do Symantec hope to gain from this scaremongering
ahh yes, they sell Android anti-malware snake oil...
These fuckers are worse that the writers of the stuff.
of course that's the plan.
Microsoft will have bought Nokia outright by the end of the year.
They also placed some ex-Microsoft bods in other key slots too. Head of US sales is "ex" Microsoft.
It's all part of the long game.
the only owners of Windows Phones, as those that got given them by Microsoft or Nokia for either writing good things about Windows Phone in the press, or developing desirable apps.
No consumer would be stupid enough to buy a Windows Phone, would they?
Loveflim wins hands down for me.
Simply because for £3 more a month, I get everything Netflix offers, plus I get unlimited Blu-Ray's by post of all the latest movies. It's even cheaper if you pay up front (5-15% cheaper, depending on how much in advance you want to comit to). Added to that, the fact Loveflim includes Games by post, and I can upgrade, downgrade or even freeze my account and payments, make it VASTLY superior.
It's such a shame this article totally ignores these important Loveflim points, and simply reviews Lovefilm bits than Netflix has.
Also to call Netflix (or any streaming service) HD is rather misleading, as the amount of compression used makes it worse than DVD,