929 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Hurry up Google - switch off H.264 on YouTube.
Make it VP8 only....
We need a truly OPEN video codec to rule the web, the rest will follow.
It's actually a 1 horse race, with iOS as an "also ran".
Fixed it for ya, Microsoft...
Microsoft has responded by saying it’s “very surprised” by Google’s decision and claimed users of free Gmail services “are facing a situation where they might have to upgrade their mobile email experience by using open and non-proprietary open protocols.”
Really, nobody wants to use Microsoft's proprietary crap, when there is perfectly fine open standards that allow inter operation and stop you ending up being locked into a certain vendor.
Anyone that's locked into Microsoft's Exchange stuff really only has themselves to blame for that. It's certainly NOT Google's fault you have a reliance on Microsoft's own proprietary standards....
Clearly Apple is bulletproof in the ITC's eyes.
As reading this patent, it DOES to me look like innovation that is patentable and doesn't have prior art, unlike much of the stuff Apple has (slide to unlock, something doors have had for hundreds of years..., rounded corners, give me a break...)
America yet again showing just how screwed up it really is...
or get out....
lol. 1 less retarded iPhone owner on the streets can only be a good thing I suppose...
Re: Strange pricing
Simple, the most expensive, the more exclusive idiots think it is...
Anyone that used LOIC
Clearly your card is marked too, and at minimum permanently on a list, possibly even getting a visit from the plod ... I hope it was worth it...
Re: My plumber has an iPhone
All the chavs down the road have them. They went to payday loans to get the money for them.. They also have really nice union jack covers for them too..
I laugh when people think iPhone or iPad is some kind of status symbol that shows you have made it in life, when every chav has one...
API is a nice move.
as all the apps on the store will soon be using Google Maps too, and Apple will have gained fuck all out of this humiliating farce and lost everything.
This time last year, everyone was parading around the office with shiny apple things, now they hide them in their pockets for fear of being laughed out the room...
Nice one Apple... You put your need for cutting Google out above the needs of your users.
Typo? Girl gang targets Microsoft's Seattle stores for $5.00 theft spree
As when I saw it was Surface tablets and Windows Phone stuff, it surely can't be worth more than $5.
Perhaps Microsoft are so desperate for news sites talking about their dismal hardware products, they paid them to steal this crap, and then throw it in a nearby skip.
1) Define "dodgy app" and "dodgy websites". In terms an IT-illiterate will understand.
Well for starters, you can't download them by default, so any IT-illiterate user will also be too dumb to find the setting that enables it.
Secondly, the warning is VERY clearly worded, that even the dumbest person can work out...
“Your phone and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by applications from unknown sources. You agree that you are solely responsible for any damage to your phone or loss of data that may result from using these applications.”
It's such a shame too many idiots in the press can't work it out...
anyone with even half a brain understands that 99.999999999999% of all Android malware lives on the open internet, and not the Google Play store, and as long as you have the setting that prevents non Play store installs, then you have absolutely nothing to fear, it;'s no less safe than Apple app store, or Windows Phone app store (but the later is because there is no apps there..)
However that's all pretty boring news that doesn't sell... And blogs like this (until their reporting standards rise, they are back to "blog" status in my books), and Androiod anti-malware sellers are all too keen to make mountains out of molehills.
I wonder what company this researcher works for.
Re: Worth another look
That's what I do on Facebook and Twitter sometimes - sign up for an account, not add anyone and then sit there in awe at it's silence.
Then I get bored and add some people and they both come to life, just like G+ does.
Only a total fucking retard would think they could sign up and people would stop what they were doing and add them to your circle. That only happens for Lady Gaga and Barak Obama, the rest of us need to engage with others...
I'd be more worries about Mr Hogan's other cockups.
Like him acting as technical advisor to the rest of the jury, and his understanding of prior art being fundamentally flawed.
Surely this makes HIM (and him alone) judge, jury and executioner, and it was never a trial by jury, but a trial by a single juror, one that had previous grievance with Samsung, and didn't understand fundamental legal and technical terminology...
Re: Who are Nokia?
Wow, people still citing Gadgetshow.
I stopped watching when i became obvious that they were no better than QVC for trying to offload any old shite, depending on upon advertiser...
Re: Too little, no credibility, too expensive
Windows Phone and Windows RT both have Zune/HD DVD/Kin written all over them....
Re: Too little, no credibility, too expensive
I wouldn't pay more than £50 for one, I might stretch to £70 if you could unlock the bootloader and install Jellybean on it.
Who are Nokia?
and what is this Windows Phone you speak about? It it like Bada?
As you would have to be a retard to buy ANY Windows Phone. Surely it's the same demographic.
Shitpeas smackdown of the week award
Surely it has to go to this post.. :-)
"Note that Android sells over 1 million a day (possibly more now, I don't know the latest figures). That's all year round, rather than just the yearly bump where everyone rushes to buy a product that's been advertised for months previously, and where the sales then fall. Similarly by manufacturer, Samsung sell around 1 million phones a day."
Re: Rather cynical
Then you will have a long wait. Clearly the tickbox "associate this device with my Google account", means when you order, you actually have a device with a real serial number that's been manufactured, and on it's way. The 1-2 weeks is to get to them and then get to you.
Either way, your loss, as that batch is now sold out and it's 5-6 weeks, so they are allocating the ones that are being boxed in Korea, rather than the ones that are in transit..
2-3 days "we have them"
1-2 weeks "they are on their way to us"
5-6 weeks "they are being prepared to be send to us"
Erm, get the 16Gb then...
if anything trying to store everyone you ever owned on your mobile phone is rather 2007.
I know iCloud is shit, but don't assume all other cloud systems are....
Netflix and Loveflim
They are both end-of-the-line services, where movie companies can't get any more revenue for content, they end up there on their streaming services.
Loveflim is better, it's a quid cheaper a month, it has more content, and best of all, has the disks by post option (which is WAY better than any streaming, as it's recent movies and it's at full bitrate, not the rubbish streaming bitrates).
I just wish they would update their apps. Android streaming is missing (although clearly possible, as they seem to have magically made it work on the Kindle Fire), and NetFlix is easier to navigate (at least on the PS3).
Re: Please stop reporting these analyst numbers as if they were facts
The usage stats are clearly wrong. The biggest flaw is they only look at the stock browser (which isn't mandatory on Android), so it fails to include Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Dolphin and Boat browsers..
I use my Android tablet for surfing every night, but I use Opera Mobile on Android, so i'm not included in their headline grabbing stats.
Re: The Shiny Tax
"the number of pirates on iOS is comparable with the amount of jailbroken devices."
In other words, anyone hiding behind the Jailbreaking is legal clause, is basically a pirate hiding behind a lame excuse. (OtherOS springs to mind here - nobody cared about it's removal because of it's function, they cared about it being taken away because it was a potential vector to getting free PS3 games...)
Good news for end users.
As one of the key reasons that Android SALES of apps are lower, is because more often than not, there is a just as good (or better) version of said app, for free. So whilst iOS developers coming to android scratch their heads and wonder why the money isn't rolling in like it is on iOS(where you can put a pricetag on any old shit, and some mug will buy it), that simply doesn't cut it on Android. You need to offer something above and beyond what's already out there for free.
Harsh but true.
Microsoft claims Windows Phone shipments up 300%
"Microsoft claims they have stuffed store backrooms with 300% more Windows Phone than they managed to stuff into store backrooms this time last year.
They are also in the process of digging a 300% bigger hole outside Salo to bury all those unsold Lumias in.
Good News for end users then
Bad news for people employed by Microsoft and Apple to write shit reviews hiding under anonymous cloaks.
Surely ALL reviews should have real names against them (be it Hotel, Movie or App) , as you woud have to be a fuckin idiot to believe what some random anonymous person on the internet said.
The WHOLE appeal of Kinect was hackability..
Were you not at all suspicious why Engadget constantly posted articles about Kinect hacks? It will all become apparent when you see it's official use, as everything on Xbox Kinect was embarrassingly bad.
It was an elaborate smokescreen by Microsoft and it's pals in the press to make you feel better about your purchase of overpriced junk.
I think it already has this.
Tell everyone it's amazing, when actually it's utter shite.
2- 3 % chance
20 - 30% surely a typo....
iThings have been engineered to be synonymous with success.
However what the cretins fail to understand, is that simply buying one is not a shortcut to that, it's just a shortcut to PayDayLoans/CashConverters...
Re: Why does Roz Ho still have a job?
Good old Peter Principle alive and well at Microsoft. Even Balmer can thank it....
NewEgg has sold with Windows 8 preinstalled have been traditional desktops and notebooks.
In other words..
The only people that have Windows 8, are those that bought a new PC, and it came with it... They didn't really want it...
How many exercised their downgrade rights?
Wow, already talks of Microsoft not surviving..
I know Windows Phone has flopped, and Windows 8 has met with a almost universal "meh", but talking about their demise is surely a little premature. Give it to the summer at least....
Though it's certainly not hitting every Windows Phone 8 device
Yep, all those sat gathering dust in storerooms, and all the review units shoved into drawers or sat on ebay are just fine....
Re: This is so funny
You sir have been sucked into Apple's versions of events.
The reality is, is was always updated, but Apple prevented Google adding Turn-By-Turn and vector maps (that Android users had).
This is SO funny, as all roads lead to Lose for Apple.
If they reject it, Apple owners will hate them
If they accept it, it's red faces at Apple.
Even if they accept it, it still won't be the OS mapping solution, so all apps that use maps will be using the shit ones.
It's a public disaster for Apple that's going to take YEARS to correct. (unless of course they put the Google mapping solution back as the OS default, which 'aint gonna happen).
Which one of them is worst for Apple? They are all equally as bad... But in their blind hate of Google, they were so focused in cutting them out, they forgot about their users needs....
Re: Steve Jobs' position would have been...
LOL, kidding yourself much?
Funniest post of the week... I don't recall seeing Apple streetview cars mapping the world, nor DECENT aeriel imagery, indoor maps, reliable public transport and POI data (which reviews) or any of the other stuff than Apple is missing and will be for many years to come. You cant magic that stuff up...
I'm also guessing you are American and live in a major US city????????
Sure if you look at JUST the road maps, then yes, they are only a couple of years behind Google, but look at the full picture, and they are 7 years or more behind them.....
Again, your fault for not buying a Nexus
Do you think it would be any different if Apple let HTC, Samsung, Sony make iOS based devices? Of course not. Apple devices would get the update first, like you know, those Google Nexus devices...
FAIL for not understanding that this is NOTHING to do with Android, and EVERYTHING to do with poorly managed update schedules by 3rd party manufacturers, and networks wanting to be involved in things.
Re: Wish I hadn't
"the majority of people waiting for multi user support expected that all users would be able to access apps already installed but with their own settings."
Errm, that's a very flawed assumption. Google (and Apple) apps are ALWAYS tied to store accounts. What made you think Google were about to violate this arrangement?
The upside of course, is because it's tied to accounts. Any device you logon to, has all your apps for use.....
Good on them.
As clearly paying up, means next week it will be protection money for something else.
Good to see Samsung sorting out all this Apple "we patented round stuff" shite in the courts.... I think they should send the lawyers bills to the idiots that in the patents office, that are clearly on Apple's payroll...
Re: Wish I hadn't
So in summary:
* You don't like the font on the clock
* There aren't enough lockscreen widgets for an OS that was released last night..
Re: 30 minutes? More like 13!
"Get a grip and get some more stock before I buy an HTC or Sammy or something ..."
Go for it.
We can all laugh at you when we have Android 5.0 and you are sat there crying about how long Samsung/HTC/Sony/Whoever is taking.....
You do realize that it will be BACK in stock at the current prices right? It wasn't just a one-off sale...