842 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Re: Beware, beware the ides of March
This "news" has everything about the Facbook IPO. It's all about making investors feel happy that Google won't overtake Facebook in the same way Facebook killed MySpace.
I wil bet money that Google (and G+) will be around long after Facebook is a baren MySpace-like wasteland...
" ram-it-down-your-throat approach with a 'f**k-you' response"
Want to expand on that? As clearly if Google were forcing everyone into G+, the userbase would be huge.
Surely the point here, is they AREN'T forcing people into it.
I agree 100% with him
The Imperial measure system is antiquated and irevellent. I don't want to fill my head with useless conversion numbers, Metric frees me up from doing so.
Hurry it up I say, the current halfway house makes us a laughing stock.
Re: I said it before...
Indeed, Apple are scumbags... But then didn't we already know that? Using slave labour to make their shiny things.
Indeed. It's really a 55% but Microsoft's influence over inflates the score.
Anyone that's USED one of these will know it's littered with problems, ranging from usability problems (try using the keyboard with telephone banking), to hard locks that require a battery pull (ooops, no removable battery, hard reset....) Added to the well documented sluggish UI, dire app selection, reception problems, it's a turd of a phone, which considering Nokia are promoting as their flagship is not good.
My advice, steer well clear of Windows Phone. This time next year it's going to be as relevant as WebOS.
"The E Ink display in Amazon's Kindles may be great for reading in bright sunshine, but it's pants on gloomy days and totally useless in the dark"
Like a paperback you mean?
The whole point of e-ink is that it's readable like a paperback. That has good points and bad points.
Re: I uninstalled it ages ago
Seems all clear and above board, clearly it wants to know where you are, and you need data connectivity, and you don't want the screen turning off whilst watching a movie trailer.
The only weird one is the vibrator, I doubt it would be malicious, only pleasurable if they take advantage of that and give me a party in my pocket...
Re: On the one hand...but on the other...
Yay, everyone loses.
You now have to choose between two very similar office packages, both based of the same code, consumer confusion means both lose out.
Should I use LibreOffice or OpenOffice? Or should I just download that Microsoft Office from Bittorrent to fuck Microsoft over... decisions decisions.
When will the OpenSource "community" learn? They have already ensured Linux Desktop will never get any foothold as they can't even decide on a common package manager or window manager... Too many companies trying to pull things their way and they ALL lose out...
Re: On the one hand...but on the other...
What this article fails to mention, is that the car has already clocked up #140,000 miles with no accidents in California...
Google's didn't really change over the last week, but Oracle's continued to slide. I think that pretty much sums things up. Oracle so far are the losers, and the liklihood of the Judge calling API's copyright-able after the EU have just ruled they aren't are pretty much non-existant.
Watch Oracles stock fall further than that happens....
Re: Nokia share price really is in the toilet now
That's what happens when you don't invest in engineering and shove your head in the sand and hope all the problems go away.
You would have thought that watching RIM do the same might have been a wakeup call...
Re: I'm guessing
" the world's best selling console"
Errm, you do realise the Xbox360 is now firmly in last place this generation?
I'm guessing you are American and have been brainwashed by Microsoft's cherrypicked US-only NPD numbers....
Congratulations for winning the Shitpeas EPIC FAIL of the week award.
LOL, any investors need a consultant?
It didn't take a genius to work out the moment the burning platform email did the rounds, and Microsoft were their partners, that they were screwed, and it was time to sell up and move on.
If anyone needs Barry Shitpeas tech stock consultant, let me know. then again, don't bother, I have more more than I know what to do with, from my ARM shares...
Re: Dear Jorma :- I am curious.
The ONLY thing that will save them, and one that's universally accepted in both the tech and business sectors, is that Nokia adopt Android..
Wasn't it only last week, we heard the following from the retail sector:
"No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone," one executive an a European carrier told Reuters."
"If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell," he said.
They are in do or die territory right now. It means swallowing pride, or going bust... I'm guessing the Microsoft contracts, and the big Microsoft "bung" (under a different name) they just received prevents them from doing so.
Re: There's room in the Last Chance Saloon... (@Barry)
Well I would say Windows Phone on a BB handset, as from where I am sat, it would work better as a door wedge than a Playbook. You mileage may vary....
Re: There's room in the Last Chance Saloon...
They have already driven past last-chance saloon holiding the map upside down infront their face.
Had they accepted their problems six months ago, they could have been launching Android 4.0 handsets and watching their shareprice recover. Like Nokia, they are too stubborn or too ignorant to see this thou.
6 months time, we will be lucky if RIM still exist.
As clearly by even mentioning this (something we have all known for years), we are apparently devaluing the achievements of the current generation of students.
HTC never gave me any phone. It came from a large online retailer.. If you are going to stalk my post history, at least get it right....
I think I pissed off quite a few cyberturfers in Reading the other morning when I worked out their game... I'm guessing El-Reg already know their games from ip addresses, it's just a shame they don't crack down on it, I guess it makes them money no to...
Re: Is Windows Phone 7 fit for anything?
I had a Windows Phone, it was given to me as a review unit, and it was utter shite, really not worthy of any useful purpose.
It might have looked quite nice, but it wasn't actually useful.
according to website owners
And that's the problem with this "news".
It's beneficial for USERS of Google, not web hosts....
Re: Is Windows Phone 7 fit for anything?
You can tell it's a weekday, all the Microsoft Reading employees downvoting me...
Is Windows Phone 7 fit for anything?
Aside the bin....
32bit plugins on 64bit OS
I'm pretty sure Opera 12 is the only browser than can do that....
One of many Microsoft shills
This seems to be the only way they can do business these days, by corrupt means...
As Opera is VERY good on sites that bother to adhere to web standards.
What's not ben mentioned
is how these Windows Live accounts can also be used to empty Xbox360 accounts.
Microsoft are being VERY quiet on that, after making such a noise about Sony's trouble (that resulted in nothing real being actually taken)
Re: I'm confused
Have you seen how few titles non Nintendo titles sell.
Nintendo won't be making very much at all from 3rd parties.
Aside from Mario, WiFit, WiSport and Zelda, eveything on the Wii sucks, and consumers simply aren't interested in buying yet more turd games.
In other words, Nintendo HAVE to make a profit on the hardware, as they won't make be making much back from 3rd party devs.
Anyone still not developing for Android?
Then you are a fool, when it's safe to say that:
" Both companies together account for 55 per cent of the world smartphone market"
Apple marketshare is 25%~ish and that leaves 75%ish for everything else, which means 74% Android 1% everything else...
Re: Excuse me?
It's smartphone business is a disaster...
Re: I'm confused
PS3 has been selling at a profit for about 2 years now.
Wake up.... Besides which, consoles are always loss-leaders, and the real money is gamie royalties and licensing.
Re: Amazon Kindle Touch touches down 2 years late
The only people that were saying touch wasn't a big deal, WAS Amazon. Now it's the best thing ever.
It's like Apple saying Android's desktop widgets aren't useful, or notification bars are rubbish (ooops forgot OS5 copied them, notification bars are now essential).
I use both the touchscreen and the buttons on mine, depending upon the situation. I find the touchscreen swipe better most of the time, but occasionally, like reading in bed, the buttons work better.
Nothing to do with China.
Apple were using dubious tricks to try and buy the name in the first place.
Doesn't look good for Apple.....
What you fail to grasp, is that all the stuff being retired is being done because there are better alternatives.
In the case of Picasa, it's G+ photo storage, in the case of GTalk mobile, it's GTalk for Android and so forth.
Whilst the spin doctors may be pretending this is all useful stuff, it's not, it's all redundant...
Amazon Kindle Touch touches down 2 years late
Considering that Kobo B&N and Sony have had at least 2 generations of touch e-ink readers using EXACTLY the same Z-force technology from Neonode on the same perl e-ink screens, and they all use the superior EPUB format, that has substantially more content, isn't it more appropriate to say that the reader is rather late to the party???
Because if you really try hard enough on Android you can get a virus...
YOu can't simply "get" this, you have to REALLY go out your way.. It's a shame this article is so biased that it fails to mention that rather important fact.
Errm they do..
You can't get this malware, without first finding it, then downloading it, then getting this warning and accepting it...
If that's not security, I don't know what is.
What's NOT on, is how the media are portraying this, and how Sophos are destroying their credibility in the process.
FUD at it's most extreme is perhaps the only way to describe this.
But will users be left wondering
what the fuck happened to the start button?
Windows 8 so far is baking up to becoming an epic failure. with UI changes to alienate users, and application backward compatibility issues with Metro to alienate businesses.
Re: Patents dear boy, patents
Apple's push email is already an infraction on a Google patent. Hasn't push email notifications been disabled on iPhones in Germany, with the rest of the globe soon to follow?
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