930 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
"It would have been interesting to see how the internet had developed had Microsoft been quicker off the mark."
Let's reflect on how Mr Cook has handled the great legacy passed onto him then, shall we? First we had the Apple Maps fiasco, then the Apple apologizing fiasco, quickly followed by the Apple apologizing wrong fiasco, then the Apple U2 fiasco, the Apple iOS update fiasco to be finally topped off by the Apple bendy iPhone fiasco. And it's not over yet - is there an Apple bluetooth fiasco on the way?
Still, you can see why such a premier experience commands such a premier price, and as your typical fanboi would still say after all that: "But its prettier - and mine has the bigger gee bees".
This "Facebook" you speak of
It's some kind of website, right? Where people buy things?
Re: Streisand effect
You're reporting it wrong.
Did I miss something?
Re: Blogger Fraud, even? @Bob
@thames Thanks for that link - wow, it bends much easier than I'd realised.
I love the way Apples denial machine is going overboard, such as this "only 9 complaints so far" malarkey. The more they do it, the stupider they look when a month or two down the line they have to issue the inevitable recall, as the cumulative effect of normal daily use hits home. Or some crappy support frame for it, the same way bumpers were issued when, dammit, those darn stupid users just kept on holding it wrong.
Re: Blogger Fraud, even?
Aye, that'll be it.
And you know this iOS8 "bricker" update? It was fine when it left Apple towers - the damn networks corrupted the bits as it flew over to the handsets.
Re: Name not important
"I truly regret that MS don't have a real competitor in this market because I would have bet my house on their competitor gaining huge ground after these recent fiascos."
3-5 years? One word - Android.
Obvious question for anyone outside the US
"Based on our analysis, we believe that a combination of Yahoo and AOL could offer synergies of up to $1 billion by significantly reducing the cost overlaps in their Display advertising businesses as well as synergies in corporate overhead," the letter reads.
Did anyone outside the US even know they had an advertising business like Googles? Ever since I found out, and tried to apply years ago, I was told it was US only. AdSense has had no such qualms. Now colour me naive, but isn't there a remarkable pattern between the time Yahoo has enforced this artificial restriction (i.e. for ever) and the stellar Ad profits Google has enjoyed, contributing to 98% of its revenue?
Perhaps he's bent?
The iPhone may well still have this security flaw
But its users know it sure is prettier than the others. And has the WiFis and the bigger GeeBees.
So there's no real problem at all.
Why no-one mentions Life mobile. It wasn't enough for Phones4U to pointlessly stick themselves in between the customer and the carrier, they had to greedily become a carrier themselves as well. Backed by EE, I see - the last of the biggies to give them the elbow.
Am I alone in seeing this as the only possible outcome?
Sounds like a burning platform - next thing you know, Elop will be trojaned in to vaporize it.
Re: Just wondering...
It's a long running pain point with me here - I want to, but still, and this is seriously in all honesty, haven't seen one in the wild yet. Which is kind of the whole point of my comment at the top of this thread, which seemed to cause a huge whoosh-over-the-head for too many, ahem, "readers".
Well, at least it sounds like Microsoft are getting closer to launching a smartphone. They are a bit late now though, the market is basically a 2 horse race and one of those has only got 3 legs. I still can't wait to see one. If they advertise it right, it could do ok, but they'd do well to avoid using the word "Windows" or "Microsoft" in whatever they call it due to the terrible negativity the public has with those terms. Just choose a new word entirely, and make sure there's no obvious joke people can make about it - like it sounding Loonier, for example. And for Gods sake use Android - it's clearly the first choice of the masses, so all this reinventing the wheel for it to only turn out all unusable squares would be just plain stupid.
It took 18,000 employees to remove a start menu
Can we have it back now please?
They just bought minecraft
It's Nokia 2.0 - buy then sack. Except this time its users making an exit.
Lack of competition? A stroll down any high street says otherwise - you can't move for O2/Orange/EE/Voda pop up shops. So why on earth is this news of them cutting out a pointless middleman a surprise again?
Anyway, surely this too means the death of the wretched carphonewhorehouse which can be no bad thing at all.
Re: They can't sell iOS
Microsoft have a mobile OS? Well I never. You'd have thought they'd advertise it, or something.
It's really popular in schools - look to the Raspberry Pi for that.
Well, it used to be before this announcement.
You're reading it wrong
Switzerland is in trouble.
He means of course, once Apple release the "device for communicating to the user the chronological point in a 24 hour period worn on the wrist" they have "invented", aka patent "1-800-MEETOOWRISTWATCH-CATCHUP", granted 01-Sep-2014, their lawyers will naturally be suing anyone who copied this stunning innovation before them, since as usual they have the best judges money can buy.
And what they have in mind for those with the affront to use round corners on their cheap imitations just doesn't bear thinking about.
@Nigel yes, and since they are using software we should ... ahh, your way ahead of me :-)
And since people working on a computer are usually in an office, "Google for Office" would work well too - even perhaps differentiating the versions by the year resulting in "Google for Office 2015", etc.
That leaked email
Subject: She wants more
The usual plan isn't working. Advice is to hold back that shareholders dividend a while longer - suggest extra 10% above last time. If she keeps holding out suggest we activate plan B - "replacement", but the fallout might be ugly.
Apple Legal, Cupertino
This is terrible news!
I really, really want to see a Windows phone in the wild now. It's not funny anymore. Now, its sounds like the mugs microsoft conned into making them are waking up and telling them were to go. Wait! Don't stop till I see one, please ... !
Talking to your watch is only uncool now because Apple hasn't got one out. Eventually, when enough judges have had their palms greased and they are ready to launch their own copy, everything changes and it will magically become really, really cool to do that.
But ... microsofts cloud offering is just "me too" irrelevant garbage
IrreliGarbage for Windows 8.1.
We're getting there last, and it will be ready just as the rest of the industry moves on, as usual.
Is this the new name for IE?
"Opera". Has a great ring to it. Yup, that's definitely an improvement whichever way you look at it.
Re: "Internet Explorer go into a CPU-consuming spin for no apparent reason."
I tried really hard to hold back. I did honest. Its a piece about Surface, after all. I know full well this has been done to death, but there's just no escaping it after this comment. So here we go...
Perhaps this guy, showing off Surface 1, knows why IE causes Surface Pro 3 to act up this way?
Just extend the name
The sound a dying company chucking itself off a cliff makes.
It's only just begun
This Internet of Things thing - it involves running an OS on kit far removed from the original hardware it first appeared on, right? So clearly one which is free, open and easily adaptable to such a purpose is going to dominate. When was the last time you heard of iOS for fridges, Windows for toasters etc?
History will record the time we're living in now as the end game for closed source.
"Windows Phone has peaked. It's had it's day."
Microsoft has a mobile phone out? Fascinating.
I'll look forwards to seeing one out in the street.
Their ad delivery system here on the Reg certainly isn't stuffed - I find it says it all when, surrounded by microsoft marketing messages telling me how great they are we're constantly reading, err on the same page, how crap they are. Could this be because microsoft put more money into marketing than actual r&d/quality control/product development? You be the judge...
Re: 'Absolutely nothing like'
The inventor of the rounded corner would disagree.
Microsoft: The comedy gift
That just keeps on giving.
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- Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
- Flesh-flapping, image-zapping app Snapchat NOW ad-wrapped
- Vid NASA eyeballs SOLAR HEAT BOMBS, MINI-TORNADOES and NANOFLARES on Sun
- TV Review Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots