179 posts • joined Thursday 24th November 2011 13:10 GMT
Re: Still $100 too much
"Probably a lot more once you get an ARM Linux variant on it."
Yeah, except name one that has even sort of semi decent touch screen support. Once you do that, please also throw in some applications that you can run on it, with using touch.
have some of your own medicine
Well first of all I have no idea what you are talking about here:
" the point of prolonging OS longer on a small device"
If what you are getting at is that you don't need anything more than iOS and ARM, that's fine, just stay where you are and keep crushing them candies.
But I keep my i7 desktop and laptop, with a real OS for photoshop, 3d, compiling a couple hundred thousand c++ lines, and other more-fun-than-crushing-candies things.
Cheap? With price range of $700-$1000? Or you are saying people will be selling used ones at a loss?
Re: All bogus numbers..Microsoft and Sony just lie!
I was going to say something, but then Paris noticed your downvote count.
Re: That and a prominent name or logo...
Like four finger tap, twist, slide down and hold? Gimme a break.
I stick with the menu and back buttons.
"one important factor behind their success: price"
Quality, features, and much better OS. I would not swap my S Note for an iPhone, even if the iPhone was free.
KISS and emacs in one sentence. Must be a joke. Just not a funny one.
who the fugg cares about repairability?
you dropped 500 on a shiny toy. that you don't need. if it breaks, you can drop another 500, which you would do in a couple months anyway.
stop this idiocy about repairability. nobody gives a fugg.
If you camp out to buy anything other than bread, you are a freakin LOSER.
Re: more or less the same size and resolution as any competing 7-8" tablet.
> I would also consider an iPad with a 3000mAH battery which lasts 10 hours doing video playback better than a Windows tablet with a 6000mAH battery which lasts 2 hours doing video playback.
Except if you are a doer, not a brain dead follower. Like for example if you want to paint with a stylus, with pressure sensitivity. Or write some code. Whatever. You prolly have no idea what I'm talking about.
"widely viewed as singling out Apple"
Yeah, if you act like a dick, you'll be singled out. Good on the EU.
Unfortunately this will never happen in the US, as Apple has half the politicians in the pocket.
Re: Slow news day eh?
> Citation please.
> when everyone knows they all aspire to own an iPhone, iPad and Mac Book.
maybe yahoo just finally realized what utter crap yahoo groups were, and trying to kill it, as a gesture to society. and we say thanks!
So how much does it cost? The price is not even listed on their website. Contact their sales rep? Fuck that.
home tape solution
Is there an affordable solution for backing up home computers on tape? I'm currently using blue ray discs, but it would be nice to have a tape that holds 0.5-1tb.
Re: Blah blah blah -@AC 14:24
@Steve Todd 14:41 said: you missed the bit where Apple said that fingerprint data would only ever be stored inside of the A7 chip and be accessed by their security API
And you obviously missed Obama overruling the ban of iPhone sales handed to Apple by the courts, weeks before Apple introduced a fingerprint scanner into iDevices? Coincidence?
Re: It's probably just that
> some people have better things to do with their time than to waste it on customizing their fucking phone
Like what? organizing their fucking iTunes library?
"I'd much prefer to make fewer, higher margin items"
Aha, right. Worked out well for the Range Rovers, Volvos, Saabs vs the Hondas and Toyotas.
re: ALL FACTS ARE GOOD.
You just spent a lot of time and presented many opinion pieces as facts. For example:
"Cost of development for Android, for those wishing to address the "full and larger market" is much higher than for iOS"
This is complete misinformation. I develop for both iOS and Android. If you said this a couple years ago, sure. But not today. Making an iOS app to work on all the different iDevice screens takes a lot more work than doing the same on Android because the Android API was designed to support multiple screen resolutions and aspect ratios from the ground up, vs the afterthought hacks in iOS. And if you are developing games and use unity3d, developing for iOS and Android takes exactly the same amount of time.
But there are some real facts that you are ignoring.
Android vs iOS is not Samsung vs Apple. Yes, Samsung is the most successful Android phone maker, but there are hundreds of others.
It's not all about smartphones, either. You can put Android on anything. TVs. Game consoles. Cars. Fridges. Watches. Glasses. And the best thing? Google doesn't have to do all the work. They don't have to develop a game console. Any other company can.
What Google did with Android is similar to what MS did with Windows: it can work on anything. Except Google took it to the next level.
Re: After the news concerning the NSA.....
Whatcha chirping about? Android (which is software) adding a fingerprint sensor (which is hardware) without users knowing about it?
You need to take your meds.
just a reminder
> Snowden is a Patriot and without him you'd still be up there smiling away, doing jack shit, while our Liberties were squeezed out of us, one law at a time.
But... he's still up there smiling away and doing jack shit.
Re: "mobile market share" matters, "smartphone market share" does NOT
"mobile market share" matters, "smartphone market share" does NOT
What the hell does that even mean? Or you just copied this from an Apple shareholder meeting slide?
Sad thing is, their new phones and os are really nice. My wife got a new Q10 for work, the keyboard is excellent as always, the screen is beautiful and finally there's a decent browser on it. It's the best phone for businesses that require lots of emailing (and emails without typos).
The problem is that the Z10 and Q10 are 2 years too late.
"iOS decline in the second quarter aligns with the cyclicality of iPhone"
Just keep saying that, you might start believing it and feel better.
Paris, she's already a believer.
now we know
the price of a NSA backdoor in all apple devices
Re: battery life
> "swipe up on the lock screen to open the camera" gesture on iOS for example
Another revolutionary feature Apple brought you after they saw it on Android.
you mean products like the ipad?
Re: Newegg. Never heard of them
> Newegg. Never heard of them
Makes me doubt the rest of your post.
- in phones HTC beats Samsung
- AT+T makes the list on mobile networks
- Microsoft and Best Buy make the list on online computer retailers
Re: One thing to keep in mind....
I don't think CDMA or Verizon lock is an issue. And the reason is simple: Verizon offers best coverage and best service. There's absolutely no reason to move to another provider.
NSA [heart] Apple
The contracts are already being crafted.
Re: Note II ... 2 days battery life ??
Something's wrong with your phone then. I have a note 2, use it all the time, runs for more than two days without the battery even dipping under 25%.
Re: One-handed operation is key to Many buyers' needs
> The iPhone 5 is at the limit of that, really.
Show me proof. Other than the brainwashing Apple commercial (the one with the thumb).
You could argue (but would lose), that my galaxy note 2 is too big for one handed operation. It's not, I do it all the time, and I'm a normal size person.
I also want to say it on record, that your statement is only true until Apple introduces a larger iPhone. At that time, the larger iPhone will embody the perfection of one handed operation.
Re: Phone for grown ups
Blackberry Q10. Seems very close to what you want.
Re: handfull of generic ingrediants?
You forgot yeast. I would love to see what yeast does in a weightless environment.
Re: Yeah, but ...
"for Web... they are excellent"
What are you talking about? A device where you can't block ads, is excellent for web browsing? That's not web browsing, that's subjecting yourself to mind fucking. But you could say it's excellent for the latter.
Whatever. Glossy screen, lcd. No, thanks, I keep my eink for books.
" People get the 7" BECAUSE IT IS CHEAPER! "
BS. People get the 7" because it's portable and easier to hold than the 10". The 7" fits in my coat or back pocket. It's also not an ergonomic design disaster like the 10" (especially 10" with metal case that has edges to create cut marks), so my wrist doesn't feel like it's going to break after 10 minutes of use.
Why not invent something? Oh, wait, you only copy shit. Whatever. Then copy shit.
Your phones are years behind Samsung, you crappy wall of icons OS is years behind Android, so I can see how it would be obvious when you return to what you do best, copying.
Re: Somebody PLEASE!!!!
"GIMP cant even compare with the 80's Photoshop."
You speak the truth and get downvoted. I'll jump in here to ease your downvote count:
The GIMP sucks. It's more than a decade behind Photoshop. It's not even comparable to Photoshop, you could probably say that it's a good replacement for MS Paint. Except its UI sucks even more.
Bring on those downvotes.
Re: Be careful for what you ask for, you might get it!
WTF are you talking about?
"the NRA will pass a law"
The NRA is not a branch of government, so it cannot pass a law.
"a 5 year old boy does not need to ask his parents for a Kinder rifle"
And where will he get the ammunition?
Re: not ready for any work
They were not meant to be for work. They are web browsing, fecesbook status updating, bird shooting, media consumption money vacuums.
What did they expect?
What did they expect when they purchased fashion toys instead of laptops? Might as well have given out a bunch of Nintendo 3DS, those would've been awesome for those 3d presentations.
Don't South Koreans have more important things to be worried about? Like how about that bubbling shit bucket just north of them?
"I don't understand why people complain about the Amazon lens so much."
Maybe, because, let me see, perhaps there are still people who use their computer for work or at least something constructive, other than updating their fecesbook profile, twatting, or buying crappy stuff that they don't need.
Re: Been using this
"quicker than Win7 on my Thinkpad T400"
"Also finding the interface less fiddly than Cinnamon."
How about changing the color scheme?
The Ubuntu color scheme with the oranges, browns and purples just makes my stomach turn. In fact it kinda looks like vomit after a long night out. It's pretty much _the_ worst designer job, ever. And even after changing controls, themes, colors, you'll eventually find some orange highlighting somewhere.
Who cares about privacy, when the freaking thing is so ugly it can't be looked at?
Paris, matching the taste level.
The biggest achievement of Steve Jobs was the major dent he put in flash. Flash needs to go away. Sooner, the better.
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