835 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Re: Bing Maps are Nokia/Navteq Maps
Apple just went with what was left, and stitched it all together to make a patchwork quilt of shite.
that is all.
BB is dead platform. I Say so....
None of them provide OS integration for other apps that use maps..
Basically any app on your iPhone that uses maps in anyway is lumbered with the shitty Apple maps.
I'm waiting tor the class-action lawsuit from disgruntled owners of older devices, and news of mass returns of iPhone5 (which is already only 50% of forcast sales).
Re: It is a popularity contest
Bought by morons that are brainwashed by the media.
Next time you watch a TV show or movie, watch out for the darkened room with the macbook with the gleaming Apple logo, and the unnecessary camera angle that shows it off.
Don't believe for a minute Apple didn't pay money for the product placement. It's so rife, it's not even funny anymore. Watch any American TV show or Hollywood movie, and you play the count the product placements. Apple will almost certainly come out on top.
I feel slightly sorry for the cretins that fall for it.
I don't own a Samsung handset, but I believe the trial was a total farce. Even before it opened, with the judge allowing plenty of Apple evidence, but disallowing Samsung similar rights, you could tell the outcome was predetermined,
Smart move by Google.
You can have an Apple app permanently in development, watch and laugh as iTards slow give up on Apple, because the maps are a deal breaker (which they are) and they gradually work out they aren't the tech leader than some of the press seem to make out they are, and in say 2-3 years when they start approaching 50% of what Google Maps are, they can release it.
Apple would then be in a lose/lose situation, they would have lost 2+ years of users, and if they reject the app, they will lose even more, if they accept it, it's major and very public eating of humble pie.
Google could even launch a Google Maps on iOS6 that each time you launched it, it shows a 3 second advert splashscreen of the latest Android handsets from the OHA. How funny would that be....
Re: What's in it for GOOG?
I would rather suffer crap Apple maps that Windows Phone...
Re: Jury was fatally flawed.
It's actually impossible to have a fair jury trial in this case.
Clearly the information is of a technical matter, so someone needs to technically literate to understand it, however being so instantly make you biased one ware or another, as it's guaranteed you will have read about the trial online (or offline) somewhere in the media, with it's own biased spin on the trial, depending upon which advertiser they are keeping sweet.
The last reason went 2 years ago.
When they were no longer a status symbol, every chav owned one.
Re: Didn't people learn ANYTHING from Nintendo Wii?
You only have to kick the hype train off, it will roll for years before braindead consumers work out they were fooled.
The Wii-U will flop as consumers will vow to to be conned again in the same way by Nintendo.
It should make you happy.
Happy that you know how sad this is. They clearly don't have this ability.
Only the dumb ones left then..
and Apple won't have any customers left.
Re: Office to propel Windows tablets past Android in 2015
Whats weird, is this "expert" from a company nobody has heard of, and can't possibly be on Microsoft's payroll, fails to take into account two crucial factors.
1/ There are already many very decent full Office apps on Android, that work on both phones and tablets, that read/write Office native formats, and can sync docs with the cloud. "OfficeSuite Pro 6" is my favorite, it's less than a tenner, and appears frequently in promotions (I picked up my copy for £2.20)... There are plenty of others too.
2/ Google recently acquired QuickOffice developer that makes Quickoffice Android suite. You can bet money the moment Microsoft try to sell their overpriced office suite for their failed WindowsRT/Windows Mobile platform, Google will offer this puppy up for free....
Panic at El REg offices
As Reg realizes that this could sink Nokia... (not that they needed much help on that front).
They faked the pictures too by the way... Although no groveling about that yet...
Re: I still don't get why this only appies to MS
iOS blocks all other browsers allowing only browser skins onto of an intentionally gimped JIT-less version of Safari using legacy slower APIs
In short, ensuring everyone uses Safari, whilst fooling the Eurocrats that they are giving users a choice,#
Obviously not THAT sorry
as they faked the pictures too....
Basically, the only redeeming features for the new Lumias are not all they are cracked up to be, and needed to be faked.
The reality of course, is that a 8MP backlit sensor for low-light shooting is nothing new at all, the Xperia Arc had this spec in early 2011. The Xperia S has an even further enhanced 12MP version of it.
So basically Nokia are still 18months to 2 years behind the curve.
Hold yer horses...
What you see of course (in true Microsoft/Nokia style) is NOT what you get... The classic bait and switch...
You have been fooled by the polish.
The polish was all that tripe on Engadget/El Reg or anywhere else on the payroll, that distracted you from the fact that all the Kinect GAMES (you know, what you bought it for...) all sucked balls. Sure some stupid news story about it being used to control million dollar rockets or being used by surgeons to perform keyhole surgery and stuff makes great headlines that fools cretins, but as anyone that has used Kinect knows, the reality is MUCH more disappointing than the promises of the minority report future....
I would like to ask Balmer to sit in front of a robot with a scalpel controlled by a doctor whilst it cuts an eyelash. Lets see him put his money (or eyes) where his marketing mouth is. I would also ask him qhen will Microsoft be getting the Guinness Book of Records for the most traded-in or gathering dust peripheral of all time...
I hate anything thats a polished turd, regardless of manufacturer.
Xbox, Kinect, Zune (or anything else Microsoft has done in hardware)
ipod, iPad, iPhone (or anything else that's about status rather than function)
Lumia (or anything else lumbered with Windows Phone abortion)
Marketing or throwing money at something should never allow a shit product to come across as premium.
Oh what fun.
watching freetards running around panicking....
How much will mummy have to pay? Quite alot methinks...
Did you not learn anything from Apple vs Samsung?
Apple are untouchable, just like Microsoft. They employ so many people and contribute so much to the American economy, they can do what they want...... The US government can't touch them.
tougher IP protection?
tougher than that American courts protecting American companies bullshit last week?
Surely a reason NOT to vote for him.
I remember well
the latest time everyone on the internet reported about the iPhone 5 event, and then all came away looking like total retards when it turned out to be the "iPhone4 with working aerial" launch announcement.,
Seems nobody learnt anything from last time.
Re: HOW MANY OF THESE
Errm you do know this wasn't downloaded from the Google play store right? Did you even look at the video on the Sophos site?
They are downloading random APK files from the internet, which unsurprisingly ISN'T vetted...
If you didn't OK the scary malware warning, then you woudln't be able to do that. The only people really at risk, are those shopping (or pirating) from non-Google sources (including Amazon).
Re: EPIC FAIL - Sophos are clearly idiots....
Yep, that's the plan. You engineer a situation where you can sell idiots snakeoil (in this case Android anti-malware packages).
What's surprising is the sheer number of idiots that seem to be fooled by this, including tech journalists.
EPIC FAIL - Sophos are clearly idiots....
The idiot in the video on the Sophos website had already unticked the "Unknown sources", and then obviously failed to understand the following warning it presented him.
“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.”
What a tool.
Meh.. Will be overturned LONG before then.
Seems the single head jury member that lead all the others into their decision based HIS decision on a flawed understanding of how prior art works.. There is no way this could stand, given that a) a single jury member influenced all the others.. b) his understaning of Prior art was flawed and inconsistent with the paperwork they were given (but clearly couldn't be arsed to read as they had already decided the outcome on day 1)
Mistrial in 184.108.40.206.1.....
Re: Well boo ****ing hoo
Well you can come crying to us, when the only smartphone you can buy is a Apple one, and the price and lock-ins will have risen appropriately to ensure it will always be the case.
This judgment, America just moved a massive leap towards the future played out in the movie Idiocracy (apple in the this case, not walmart, but the same target audience nevertheless)
I seem to remember then from before the smartphone era... Not heard from them from years. Are they still around?
"The jury reached its decision in just three days"
No they didn't they made up their mind after the first day of evidence. It's quite clear this was never a fair trial, and every time someone from the jury opens their mouth, the more it appears that Samsung never stood a chance of a fair trial. It's a kangaroo court and It's increasingly sounding like a 1 person jury, with 8 people towing the line and keen to get back home for the weekend. This will undoubtedly be overturned. There is not a chance in hell that it will stand.
And some stuff here from the lead juror (who himself is a software patent holder it seems, and clearly wanted to promote the validity of patenting trivial things).
Re: Oh Wow
I am out of office at the moment, on holiday on my personal Caribbean island that Google bought me in exchange for saying bad things about truly evil corporations like Apple and Microsoft.
I will be back in the office on 07/09/2012, if you need to contact someone in my absence, please contact Terry PoopCubes.
Can't really banish Metro thou
As it will always start up with that, so you can go shopping with Microsoft and buy lots of new apps to replace the old non-Metro ones....
You would have to be an idiot
to believe this..
This RUMOUR is to try and stop Google selling even more Nexus7 devices. They never need to sell it at that price, they just need to stop Google selling them at at price until they are ready (which sounds like another 6 months away).
This is LAME stalling tactics by Microsoft, and you would have to be a fucking moron to not be able to see past it.
Good luck for anyone holding out for this....
Re: nice hardware...
Android on tablets is a fantastic OS. It was good on Honeycomb, it was great on ICS, and it's unbeatable on Jellybean.
I'm guessing you bought a £50 supermarket Android 2.x tablet, when Google told you not to....
Re: Why Android and not iPhone for my sister.
... and the key....
When she wants to upgrade to something better, there is a Android path to take you to the next tier of devices....
Re: Question the data
Because those reports you get your information from, are all part of the Apple viral marketing to pretend that there isn't a mass exedous towards Android development.
It's quite obvious on the ground however it's now VERY different. Most apps/games launch at the same time, or sooner than their iOS counterparts. That's partly helped by the fact that on Android, you don't need (nor should you use) separate iPhone and iPad versions..
Re: here is why
Why? With Android, you can pick whatever phone you like, from all the big companies.
Perfer a keyboard over a touchscreen, no problem.
Like small phones rather than large? no problem.
Want one thats waterproof? no problem...
The whole POINT of Android is you aren't a sheep. You can pick and choose your DEVICE... And if your requirements change in the future, no problem either, you just sell it and buy a different Android device, all your contacts, all your apps, all your content is there to go with you... No lock-in to a specific hardware supplier.
Opera fixes browser bugs that are web standards failures
That's the way it should be done. You get the best of both worlds, you don't compromise your standards compliance, and you can workaround sloppy coding aswell.
Loads on teh horizon...
Just like all them Nokia Windows Phone handsets gathering dust in storerooms...
Windows 8 might not flop bad enough to take down Microsoft, but it might take down anyone stupid enough to partner with them.
Did they remove that metro bullshit yet?
I don't want Windows booting into a smartphone user interface designed to sell me lots of applets.
Re: Surprising ?
Not really suprising at all.
Apple have been fooling idiots for years on iOS in the same way. Call something iOS6 on older devices, but it's not really iOS6, it's just the old OS with some of the new bits and a bit of spit a polish. A PR stunt to save face, and make it appear like they are supporting old handsets.
because what I really want is a tablet locked into Amazon and it's sub-standard set of out of date and incomplete apps...