930 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Re: An idiot and their money are soon parted.
Damn, pressed Send before I got to add Xbox Live subscribers to that list.
An idiot and their money are soon parted.
anyone that's taken out volcano insurance
Several decent, fully featured Office suites on Android already
All read/write the office file formats, and made a VERY decent job of displaying all but the most complex of layouts, and all suitable for general office use, and all costing less than a tenner..
SO why sign up to Microsoft's subscription model????
Re: It's there!
The judges WILL mind it, as Apple have redesigned their webpage so whatever resolution you view it in, the apology is hidden by default and you have to scroll down to it.
That's not even considering it's been posted on a sham Apple domain that was only bought in July 2012, for this very purpose...
Re: Upgrade is a huge plus
Want to install Ubuntu on the Nexus 7.
So simple, even and iPad owner that accidentally bought a Nexus could do it..
Re: nexus device
Xoom is not a Nexus device.
The clue is in the name....
Really, how stupid are some people. Haven't Google said on numerous times, Motorola Mobile don't have any competitive advantage over any other Android OHA member...
Only on apple.co.uk NOT on apple.com
I wonder how many Apple owners visit apple.co.uk 0.000001%
More Apple games...
What of course is hillarious
IS clearly they have yet to discover the OTHER, far more serious lock-in.,...
If they are upset over the AT&T one, wait till they work out the big one...
They would say that, wouldn't they...
Apple had no choice but to do with "fat" 4:3 ratio, as that's what the iPad2 ratio is. Anything else, and it would need all new apps (fragmentation anyone...).
SO that's WHY the iPad Mini format looks shite.
Android apps, of course just deal with all this....
Re: MS Hardware
I'm guessing you havn't seen the specs for the Surface yet then.
You think the iPad Mini had a shit low-res display, surface is even worse, with a significantly lower DPI than even the ipad Mini..
Sounds like you have been "glamored" by Microsoft marketing...
so it's dark and nobody can see how shite it is...
Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware
God help us, more rushed out the door shit like Xbox...
Shitpeas in Orlowski like shocker.
Breaking news, self appointed El Reg critic Barry Shitpeas in a groundbreaking statement, has proclaimed that he actually endorses a Andrew Orlowski article for the very first time.
Surely that's the trick ALL ICE manufactures are missing - Android.
Why is my current ICE totally shit. Sure it's got DAB and a clunky USB drive nagivation, but I wish I would ask it to play a particular song or artist, and it just does it, like I can do on my Nexus 7....
"The "serious" hackers only really hacked it to get Linux support back (and don't support piracy)"
If you ever used PS3 Linux, you will know how totally pathetic it was. Anyone doing this, is doing it for piracy reasons, but using Linux as a lame excuse.
Latest PS3 hack hits Sony with massive migraine
No it doesn't. You can only use this if you have Firmware 3.55 currently installed from 2 years ago. i.e. the 10 people that are still playing pirated PS3 games from 2 years ago can now play something newer.
In other words, yet another storm in a teacup. Don't you just love rabid and poorly researched "news"...
Re: No cause to complain...
" While the passwords that were stored were not “encrypted,” they were transformed using a cryptographic hash function. There is a difference between these two types of security measures which is why we said the passwords had not been encrypted. But I want to be very clear that the passwords were not stored in our database in cleartext form.”"
Sounds like YOU are the one that needs to understand security and the difference between encryption and hashing... Yes they weren't encrypted, but that by extension didn't mean they were cleartext.
Still, why let the truth get in the way of a good story and a fantastic internet myth.
Re: Here we go again
"Officially, sales of Lumia phones dwindled to 2.9m"
They actually said SHIPMENTS dwindled to 2.9m, there is a significant difference, as the channel is stuffed with unsold, unwanted Lumias, they clearly didn't SELL that many, just filled lots of stockrooms with them....
But only if...
It's like Windows 95 Active Desktop all over again... Wasn't that supposed to change the world too?
This is just usual hyperbole from Microsoft ahead of any product launch..
Never under-estimate idiots however
They will be sucked in by Lumia/Surface slick/misleading marketing, and only find out that the apps stores are barrent wastelands after it's too late.
£159 for 16GB and £129 for 8GB
so my source tells me, although these may be Google direct prices... (not sure if they will be instore at this price).
Even so, the 32GB model is half the price of a surface and has a proper set of apps.
Re: Didnt Pre-ordered mine last night
Oh no it's not.... It does much less than a £139 Nexus7....
Seems you sir, are one of many that Microsoft have confused into purchasing by their Windows 8 ./ Windows 8 RT naming scheme,.
This is the one that doesn't have any apps and can't run Windows software,
To sum up:
Apple only invite people that say nice things, and play the game...
That's how you have this silly situation where they can create overpriced, under' spec shite, and the tech media gushes praise over it.
That that the truckloads of free stuff they give them all, as for every one freebie they give out, there will be 10000 braindead idiots that don't understand how the system works.
£510 for the WindowsRT gimped version, with the keyboard.
Man is this going to flop badlly.
£400 for the gimped tablet that runs something called Windows, but won't run Windows apps. (or £450 if you want 64GB model)
£110 extra for the keyboard case.
What nutter is going to pay that? How much is the real one that does run Windows apps going to cost? You thought Windows Phone flopped badly, you ain't seen nothing yet.....
How much is the real Surface that runs proper windows applciations going to cost when it arrives next year? £900+?
Re: Proof indeed
Why should anyone worship a particular corporation? Unlike you, I am a fan of TECHNOLOGY, not any particular company. Any company that makes good products, and drives the industry forward gets the Shitpeas seal of approval.
Crap technology hiding under slick marketing is my nemesis. This usually (but not limited to), means Apple and any Microsoft product that isn't software (although Windows 8 has broken that mould).
Don't judge everyone by YOUR fanboy corporate worshipping.
How many just assumed that a Samsung phone meant Android?
Lots I suspect...
Re: To be accompanied
Didn't Steve Jobs say "over his dead body"? About the only truly prophetic thing he did said.....
Or was it always the plan to sell them something shite, and then make them all rebuy something better? (perhaps they picked up the trick from Microsoft's strategy of getting Xbox360 gamer to buy two or more consoles in the same gen because the earlier one was shite.)
Really Apple, how hard
is it to get a basic alarm clock working. It's been broken in one way or another in every iOS release for the last 4 years.
I'm guessing hipster functionality is far more important than maps and clocks....
Enjoy your new iPhone5 with patented hipster mode, that puts Instagram(tm) style purple spots and dodgy coloring all over your photos. *
(* feature is not optional, sequence shortened, other better phones are available)
Android users, don't fear
You are catered for too. Not only do you have the superior NFC, but you can also use the short-term workaround for Apple's Passbook too...
Hotter summers, and I won't have to walk as far from my deck chair to the sea....
Re: That's nice for Google
The some people being those "getting away" with selling apps on iOS that don't deserve to be anything but free, and Android punters giving them the finger and downloading the free alternative....
Those are the ONLY butt-hurt boys, and for them I have no sympathy. As I said, Android is a buyers market, if you make something decent, people will buy, I have bought 12 apps/games this week alone (granted it's not a typical week, it's a 25p sale week), but people do buy WORTHWHILE stuff all the time, it's just the vocal ones are the developers peddling crap.
Indeed, I want it as good as the Google+ app.
That is the current benchmark.
You suggestion is only a very small part of the problem.
Any app that uses mapping (and there are LOTS), now uses the shite maps. There is no fix for these apps. If you are too stupid to understand this additional (and more serious) aspect to the problem, ask a grownup for help.
Re: That's nice for Google
How much have Android punters saved by not having to pay £1.99 for an app that doesn't deserve to be anything but free?
Sorry you are butt-hurt because your rubbish app on iOS gets money, but on Android someone has done one for free. If you app was upto scratch, people would pay....
Android is a buyers market, iOS is a developers market.
Re: Hmm. Coincidence?
Also, aren't Microsoft upto the same thing?
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,
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job