929 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Re: "Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'"
Karmas a bitch eh Microsoft.. The very same media you mass manipulated into hating Sony and the PS3 so you could get your foot in the gaming door has now turned against you.
How's it like now the tables have turned?
Is really more accurate, as Vista was nowhere near as bad as WIndows 8. Only Microsoft Bob really comes close.
Yet another Windows Phone casualty
They wasted their time with Windows Phone, and let Samsung take all the glory just as Android was emerging as they OS of choice.
HTC could have also been there, their early Android offerings were great (I had a HTC Legend, and it was fantastic). But they wasted their time on the Windows Phone folly and now look what happened...
All aboard the hype train. First stop WDC...
Using emotive bullshit like "Visionary designer Sir Jonathan Ive’s perfectionism" is just trying to convince iTards that Apple have a new Steve Jobs.
to see if Apple can keep its place at the top of the tech tree.
Apple lost that several years ago.. Every since the 6 monthly iPhone refresh that offered nothing new that wasn't already in Android.
I smell another Apple Maps, so going to be stocking up on LOTS of popcorn before WDC, where you can bet much of the talk will again be dissing Android rather than talking about what Apple have to offer...
As it didn't differentiate if the users WANTED to stay with Apple, or we FORCED to stay with Apple because of the content lock-in....
Re: Siri: What's it like to have competition in your backyard?
It's not competition of course, as Apple have ensured all non-Apple products on iOS don't play on an even playing field.
Android of course doesn't have these imposed limitations. If Apple wanted to make a Siri for Android, they could simply hook onto the search intent and offer the user the option to replace the built in search with Apple's offering. Ditto for maps, ditto for web browsers..
See how evil Apple are? This is not dissimilar to what Microsoft did to Netscape.
Re: What is the point
Are you saying that Google search ISN'T the best search, and Google Maps aren't the best maps?
They are at the top of the search results because they are the best services, used my the most people, and therefore DESERVE to be at the top of he search results.
I have already demonstrated 2 examples (and someone else provided a 3rd), where Google clearly AREN'T promoting their services above others.
This quite clearly shows the case Microsoft brought to the EU is a crock of shit. The Google services that deserve to be at the top are at the top, those where other offerings are more, they are at the top.
Are you happy that the EU will be forcing Google to promote inferior products and demote their own better services down the search results, just because Microsoft said so?
and what US judge you have in your back pocket accepting party donations.
America likes to THINK it's moved on since Enron, but it's gone backwards, and Microsoft and Apple are they key corrupter on all this.
Re: This is akin to
The point is, if I search for the term "Maps", I EXPECT Google Maps to be at the top of the list, simply because it DESERVES to be at the top of the list, because it's the best product.
Today (before the EU recommendations are even implemented), a search for maps gives me the following results.
Google Maps (UK)
Google Maps (Global)
Now that seems like a perfectly rational set of search results based on POPULARITY (which is what PageRank uses).
Are you saying that just because Google made a great search engine, AND a great mapping solution that Google Maps should be artificially moved down the search results, so clueless idiots will use the rubbish Bing Maps? That's of course what Microsoft want, and that's what the EU are proposing.
If I take an area where Google doesn't have leadership, but does have a product, say picture hosting (Picasa), and search for "Picture hosting", guess what? Google doesn't even appear in the results... The results look like this:
So in short, Microsoft's case here is total and utter horsecrap that gives underdogs with inferior products an artificial bunk up....
At least you are honest about it.
So many sites are churnalists and pretend to be journalists.
Usual Microsoft spin.
to try and sell something nobody wants. Tell everyone that you can't sell them fast enough, and idiotic consumers will rush out and buy one.
Consumer: STOP FOR A MOMENT AND THINK....
They can't sell their rubbish handsets for love or money, and have no other revenue stream but litigation.
Sad times, from a once great innovator. We can only imagine how good a Nokia Android handset could have been, they could have been where Samsung are today, had they not been pushed into propping up the failing Windows Phone...
Re: Old news
Because not only does Android warn you that applications want to send SMS on install (protection 1), all applications are sandboxed from each other (protection 2), Android also disallows untrusted non-Google Play installs by default -so no other nasties can be silently slipped in (protection 3), each app has it's own user account (protection 4), and finally, you can't send SMS to a unknown number without getting a warning (protection 5)
So unless you intentionally disable all the above, this story it total and utter nonsense..
My next purchase
A Chromebook, not the silly priced ones, but the REALLY well priced ones on the Google store, and do everything I need of a ultrabook without breaking the bank.
The one I have seen I was REALLY impressed with. If Google can add some form of Android compatibility to ChromeOS, then they really have a winner on their hands.
If PC manufacturers want to not die before then, then start offering Windows 7 on new PC purchases. Of course Microsoft won't be happy about that, but they are the old guard, and aren't going to be around much longer. All their product lines are either dead or dying.
Problem is. Metro is key to them selling you apps and locking you into everything Microsoft.
That's why metro whilst being obviously bad fit for Windows 8,is still with us.
Amazon and Facebook would be better targets
As they are encouraging/forcing users to disable the Android device security to install apps and updates.
Surely thats FAR more irresponsible, and also far more likely to result in getting malware than some obscure OS bug...
But then of course both these companies have friends in congress...
Re: What gives ANY company the right...
"BWWAHHHHAAA I can't buy a Nexus4 for the RRP, but there are loads of them on ebay for silly money"
"BWWAHHHHAAA Google are preventing me selling Google Glass on ebay for silly money"
See the problem here? Am I the only person here that's not a total idiot?
Haven't Microsoft been doing this for years?
How do they get away with it?
'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'
OK, here is how it works.
Gamers are mostly fickle children that jump on whatever bandwagon the internet tells them to jump on.
Last year it was OtherOS removal, this year it's Microsoft's always on "you are a pirate unless we can determine otherwise" system.
Karmas a bitch 'aint it....
Re: MS still chases Apple's tail lights - IN VAIN
As you sure he bought it? Microsoft have been giving out Surface tablets like free candy in exchange for anyone saying nice things or promoting them in the workplace. Usual Microsoft bullyboy tactics, when nobody wants your products, MAKE THEM.
I think the invite from Microsoft landed in the post a month back...
Watch Facebook Home fail miserably.
You can already start to see the backlash as users are coming to the realisation that they don't want Facebook at the centre of everything...
'Facebook Home just copies Windows Phone'
Yep, both attract plebs that don't have a fucking clue.
A story based on bullshit measurements?
Really??? Come on you can do better.
Measuring ONE Android manufacture and calling it Android. Fail...
Surveying people. FAIL.
"MobiLens data is derived from an intelligent online survey of a nationally representative sample of mobile subscribers age 13 and older."
So that's where the Surface and Lumias are going.
We knew they certainly weren't going to consumers. Microsoft are flogging tickets to developer conferences as a stealth way of ditching mountains of unsold stock.
That and the massive landfill sites outside Chennai and Dongguan.....
Combine it with Streetview
Re: Android Heaven
WP8 is secure for only two reasons.
1/ Nobody uses it.
2/ There are no apps for it.
If the Android user decides to follow the link and download the app
Errm, so it's not on the Play Store then...
This simply highlights WHY users shouldn't disable the Android security that prevents sideloading, despite what Facebook and Amazon would like you to do....
The Android comparison is totally unfair.
What Microsoft did when the OS changed, was made all existing apps incompatible, and old phones incompatible with new apps, leaving Windows Phone 7.x owners out in the cold with nowhere to go (they did it several times before too)
Google have ensured pretty much all Android apps work on yoru phone REGARDLESS of it's OS version. 99% of apps will work all the way back to Android 2.1, 60% or so all the way back to Android 1.5
How dare Google
take away a free service that nobody ever paid for..
Re: Android's problems
If you REALLY did application development
1) you would know that every time Apple make a new class of device, none of the old apps work, remember when you had to rewrite all your apps to make them work on tablets, and then again for the iPad3 and then again for the iphone5? Yep, that's REAL fragmentation for you. The OS doesn't deal with different aspec ratios AT ALL. Android deals with all of this, it allows you to include as many layout fragments as you need in your APK to handle all sorts of devices. If you didn't know this, or that there is a REALLY good compatibility library which backports all the cool stuff to versions of Android all the way back to 1.5, then you REALLY shouldn't be writing apps.
2) McAffee say lots of things, what they don't say is how many of these affect Google Play store, and how many affect some dodgy Chinese users with el-cheapo tablets where everything (including malware) has to be sideloaded. By the same token, nobody wants to talk about the massive piracy and malware problems that affect jailbroken iPhones... I wonder why,,, because Malware products aren't allowed on iOS, so there is nobody liek Mcaffee bleating about their snakeoil "solutions". Quite clearly you have fallen right into their trap set for gullible consumers.
3) Android allows you to load whatever browser you like, unlike iOS (where eveything is either Safari, or a Safari skin that's intentionally hobbled so it can never be as fast as the native browser). If you don't like Chrome (and I do, it's superb on my nexus4, but on slower phones, I can see why it might be a bit sluggish), then there is plenty of choice. Opera Mobile is REALLY good and renders very quickly even on 2-3 year old Android phones.
Re: Does the OS version matter?
Indeed, as regardless of Android version, you can run all the latest apps just fine... So really, what's the problem.
If you care about it, buy a Nexus. £159 gets you a Nexus7 that's always bang upto date (and not only much cheaper than the iPad Mini, better spec too). £259 gets you a Nexus4, which totally kills the iphone5 in pretty much every respect (aside from LTE/4G).
The guy is clearly a retard anyway, as he also claimed
"When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with,"
Which is rather funny, as when I signed into my Nexus4, I only had to sign into a single Google account. If he is making this stuff up, why should we believe anything else he is spewing out in a desperate attempt to stop the Apple exodus...
A4WP is over.
QI is the only established standard.
and as for Apple, well Apple is being Apple and doing their own thing. Expect the £150 iAirCharger that does the same thing as as a £30 QI charger, but has premium Nano wire coatings on their coils that enable better electron flow (or some other bullshit to fool the gulible iTards).
Hmm, sounds like the Xperia Smartwatches
..... from several years back.....
I think she is right...
-0.7% drop month on month for the Windows Phone disaster.
Nokia copies Sony's low-light demonstation from 2011
for it's flagship Lumia 920 in 2013..
Maybe use the closed down Microsoft stores
Which all seem to be barren wastelands even on product launches...
Someone in the press engineering a test for a predetermined outcome
never heard of that before... (not). Pretty much everything on the internet is exactly the same. Journalists routinely have agendas. This one got caught out by logging software oooppsie...
Microsoft couldn't sell them in the initial countries with typically loads of disposible income, instead they are trying to offload them elsewhere instead....
The company that invented HTML5, CSS and other things everyone takes for granted on the web, are now also working on pushing Webkit forward.
How can anyone spin that into a negative?
Re: Another one down
What;s Google got to do with this?
Opera have CHOSEN to adopt Webkit, nobody forced them (well the lazy developers that only bothered testing with webkit actually forced them), but it's not really Google's fault.
All you have ended up doing is looking like a nutter that hates Google automatically, because Apple or Microsoft told you to hate them.
Re: How does this help Opera's market share?
"Besides, maybe not everyone requires that functionality in the browser. Better to leave it slim and provide optional installers than let it get bloated."
Chrome download: 45MB (basic browser)
Firefox download: 20MB (basic browser)
Opera downlad: 10MB (browser, mail client, IRC, RSS, bit torrent and loads more).
Yep, you seem like a real expert who I can trust.....
Didn't Microsoft cut back manufacturing numbers for Surface Pro a few months back?
Perhaps they wanted the Nintendo style sellout hype to work for them too, where you can sell any old crap to Americans too stupid to see they are being played.
"Only Blue isn’t a new version of Windows. Instead it is the name given to a raft "
They are going to need a raft. All their main ships have already sunk. It has better be a big raft, so that big sweaty balmer has enough room to runaround on it..
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