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Apple tries to add Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean to patent slapfest

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Re: So much evidence Apple has lost the plot

One more thing:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/07/u-s-court-orders-apple-to-pay-368-million-damages-for-facetime-patent-infringement/

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Re: Judge Koh won't throw this out...

Tis now but a short leap before kids are taught Apple invented the mobile phone itself. Once that lie is also repeated enough, as these current rounded corner ones are, we'll see some Texan court they bought starting to sue competitors over their "speaking from one hand held device into another remote one" innovation.

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Re: Pathetic..

AA@ 15:33 Well said sir - those who came up with the concept first should jolly well be able to stop anyone copying it forever more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_O_dOMG3oo

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So much evidence Apple has lost the plot

Look beyond these desperate acts to see form another angle what the actual market thinks, and from the jobs point of view it's certainly thinking different:

http://www.indeed.com/jobtrends?q=Android%2Cios&relative=1&relative=1

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Are you an IT pro? It's no longer safe to bet your career on Microsoft

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And the public *still* hasn't really seen Win 8

The shitstorm when it does will be in a whole different league to Vista.

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Google expects Apple to block its not crap iOS maps app

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Siri, I'm a big James Bond fan

Show me a route suited to the car he drove in The Spy Who Loved Me:

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/33227350355/turn-left-into-the-water

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Accidental discounts land Apple in NZ's Disputes Tribunal

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You're disputing it wrong

That is all.

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Windows Phone 8: Exceptional tools, but where are the devs?

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You *must* have Win 8 for development?

That's amazingly stupid, even for them. Now, not only will more Symbian handsets than Microsofts continue to be sold as we just saw in the last quarter, but more fucking Symbian apps will be released for them too.

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Android: Google's baby ate 75% of smartphones in just 4 years

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Re: Beware flying chairs in Redmond

I find the Android unit of currency useful when discussing Microsofts handset sales per quarter.

3.5 million = By Wednesday lunchtime.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/05/eric-schmidt-there-are-now-1-3-million-android-device-activations-per-day/

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Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 'WILL ramp quickly', god dammit

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Yup, the Nexus 4 looks awesome

I'm going to get one of those - Awesome price too!

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Windows Phone 8: Everything you need to know at a glance

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Re: Fake enthusiasm

@Drewc I just re-read what I wrote and - yes it came across as horrible. There was supposed to be a joke in there but this one went wrong. Sorry.

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Re: Out of the box...

(Taking the unprecedented step of replying to myself)

Speaking of market share, here we see Android 75%, and iOS on 14.9%, so microsoft are welcome to whatever dregs blackberry etc leave them from the remaining 10%:

http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/read/android-takes-75-per-cent-smartphone-market-share-in-q3/019760

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Re: Out of the box...

Correct.

Market share for both is indistinguishable from floor noise, so if you can't measure it you can't say what the competition level is.

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Microsoft building its own Phone hardware: Not 'If', but 'When'

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Re: you could drive the Torrey Canyon through the wriggle room

It's captain claimed to be on a burning platform, but it was a huge lie his true masters had told him to parrot.

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Re: Citation provided @dogged

No shit you shitted not, Sherlock.

And its amazing how much that word crops up when discussing anything microsoft.

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Re: Citation provided

Technically, the word for what you just did to those AC microsoft shills is "pwned", and I'll certainly raise my glass to that :-)

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Re: Tetra 3 slower than Intel Core i5

Microsoft shits on its customers then its partners and this is news, how?

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Apple must apologise for its surly apology on its website on Saturday

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Re: Highly respected online forum????

I've always tried my best here to make it so.

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Just one more thing

Want to buy an iPhone in mexico? Think different:

http://www.muktware.com/4738/lawsuit-happy-apple-may-not-be-able-sell-iphone-mexico#.UJPZyMUxrBt

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Nobody knows what to call Microsoft's ex-Metro UI

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TuxLunch

For when the cloud (Google, Linux based) and mobile (Android, Linux based) converge for a snack, its time to check out who's left to laugh loudest.

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Microsoft SuicideNote

Since that's how history will record it.

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'We invented Windows 8 Tiles in the 1990s', says firm suing Microsoft

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"We couldn't get anyone to like them either"

Correct.

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Asus: we ship a million Google's Nexus 7s monthly

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That Death Star thing..

The difference being, of course, is they are not alone. Samsung makes the new Nexus 10. After these figures are out, do you think the other manufacturers are going to let the market slip away and do nothing?

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Nokia primes Lumias for Windows Phone 8 push

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Re: Meh - 2010 specs - no thanks.

Perhaps that's why these phones are bright yellow as favoured by simpletons - to wake you up after yawning at their specs?

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"unlikely to be as impressive as the fake footage used in Nokia's advertisements"

Nor greeted as enthusiastically as the fake fanbois rumbled in the queue for surface:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/10/microsoft-fakes-excitement-its-surface-tablet-launch/58417/

Paris, for even she could spot the obvious pattern here:

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Asus gets paid handsomely for swallowing Google's Jellybean

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Re: In the other corner is poor old HTC

Who'd have thought it? If only there were some kind of record of how things worked out for anyone who "teamed up" with Microsoft. Oh, wait...

http://www.asymco.com/2011/02/11/in-memoriam-microsofts-previous-strategic-mobile-partners/

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Forstall ousted from Apple after refusing to apologise for Maps

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Re: Guess the fairness of it depends on the situation

"Siri - what's the fastest way out of this place?"

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Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win

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Re: Gartner's predictions are meaningless

Speaking of stunning insights regarding the iPhone from a visionary tech guru:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eywi0h_Y5_U&noredirect=1

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Re: Confused

It might be informative, or it might not be. The only thing not in doubt is how fucked microsoft are.

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Google goes ahead, unveils Nexus 4 and 10

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Leapfrogged again

Higher quality at a lower price than all their competition - gosh this sounds like an advert rather than a statement of fact.

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Granny upstages Microsoft, storms stage at Surface launch

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Re: It gets worse

@AC 14:01 Yes, that shows handsomely microsoft are up to their old tricks again.

They think their new turd has been polished with marketing money just enough so no-one can tell what a stinker it is. As this story shows, it will catch out a few gullibles before word gets out, but at least they back tracked their original evil stance and offer refunds.

With all this "new Windows devices don't run Windows software" confusion, and fewer apps than Babbages mark 1 analytical engine, it looks destined to never trouble the needle of market share in the same way WP8 doesn't.

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Re: It gets worse

The gift that just keeps on giving. And no-one outside the microsoft shill bubble has seen it yet - wait till the real reviews from real users start.

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Judge GIVES APPLE THE FINGER in multitouch iDevice patent case

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Hey, Apple

Think fucking different.

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Apple unveils iPad mini, upgrades its big brother

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Re: Nonexistent Nexus?

Does it come with a file?

This guy said a 7" tablet doesn't work - guess he meant Apple would release one over, err, his dead body.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFAjfUT8wZI

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US patent office prepares to kill off Apple's bounce-back patent

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Florian Mueller is to law what Jimmy Saville is to child welfare

WTF do idle journalists keep regurgitating what he spoonfeeds them?

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Google adds 25 million grey building 'footprints' to Maps

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It has to be said...

Presumably this would have automatically been rolled out to iOS, whereas instead their users get to marvel at wibbly wobbly bridges showing routes which were removed in 1957:

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/33227347622/the-lions-gate-bridge-in-vancouver-looks-a-bit

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Google 'uniquely positioned' for move to mobile internet

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Re: when life gives you lemons, make Lemon Meringue Pie

It's hard to imagine where Google would be now if, when Apple launched the iPhone, Jobs hadn't been so greedy and been forced to deal with the only carrier which would accept his terms - AT&T, the worst of the lot. Just a little more openness at the time and no matter what Google and Android did they could never have caught up. Even one more carrier would have been enough. Apple survived Antennagate etc virtually unscathed - it had the market to lose. Instead, it *forced* its competitors to develop an alternative, which is why we are where we are today, with their sheep fleecing antics still giving them the most revenue (whilst that lasts), yet seeing Android outsell them 4:1 last quarter.

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Apple loses UK 'Samsung copied us' appeal: Must publicly GROVEL

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Re: Oh my sides!

Apple: Sorry.

Samsung: You're apologising wrong. Do it again.

Apple: Pretty please, sorry.

Samsung: On one leg.

Apple (standing on one leg): Pretty please, sorry.

Samsung: Your'e only saying that because you have to. Say it like you mean it.

Apple: Oh, we really mean it now. We won't do it again - honest. Pretty pretty please.

Samsung: Now give me your dinner money.

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Protestors target Google over that video

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Re: That attitude, protestors said, mean we have entered an "age of mockery".

Behead those who say Islam is violent.

There's one part of Sharia law those who want it to the UK keep very,very quiet about. I can't think why - it's not like it's not going to be welcomed with open arms by the indigenous population, and reported fairly and rationally by our noble elite journalists. I am referring, of course, to the public floggings for drunkenness.

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Apple to drop chip-baking partnership with Samsung?

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Re: Here a Troll, there a Troll, everywhere a Troll Troll@ Bob Vistakin

Eeek! That "dorothy" observation really hit a nerve!

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Re: Here a Troll, there a Troll, everywhere a Troll Troll

Whereas all Apple fans are the true friends of dorothy - the obvious "elephant in the room" reason prettiness matters above such trivia as dodgy antennas, comedy maps and - what's this latest one? - oh yes, purple photos.

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Hope so

What could possible go wrong? The recent ongoing comedy of them ditching an essential component in their toys because they could do better wasn't anything to worry about, no siree.

And as their customers all chant each day: "Nanny knows best."

"Siri - modern cities such as London are often described as a concrete jungle for good reason. Do you know a secret place there where I can escape to and enjoy nature's greenery at its best?"

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/33227357714/some-parts-of-clapham-london-appear-to-be

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Windows 8 pricing details announced as preorders begin

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Correct.

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Ballmer's lightened pay packet is the least of his problems

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Agreed - people avoid Microsoft when they have a choice

However, Blamer can take solace from this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Wx230gYJw

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"Microsoft has an uphill battle, one that consumers are unlikely to win for it."

And the rest of the tech world gets their revenge for being dumped on by Microsoft for decades by doing the same back to them when it matters most.

Karma karma karma karma Chameleon - they come and goooo, they come and goooooo.

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Oracle, Google limber up for round two in their Android Java bout

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How to win friends and influence people

Is this the same Oracle that's desperate for developers now their dithering CEO has U turned once again and for the moment reckons their crappy cloud offering is something other than a late desperate "me too" version of everyone else's, with it's only distinguishing feature being it costing ten times more?

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RIP Psion PLC: You're with Motorola now

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Could have been a contender

Sent from my LZ64

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Windows 8 early-bird users still love Windows 7 more - poll

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Good luck with WP8 phones if Win 8 tanks

Customer: "What's the advantage of a WP8 phone?"

Sales:"It's the same desktop as the new Windows 8".

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Tim Cook: 'So sorry for Apple's crap maps app - try Bing or Nokia'

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Apple has peaked

And still no-one is listening. Yes, they make the most money from those who prefer style over substance. Yes, it made them the most valuable co in the world. But all these duds just go to show there's only 1 place to go from there, and the proof is in the cracks starting to appear in the sales figures.

iPhone4 sales flag: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444025204577547361858270658.html

iPhone5 sales miss estimates: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58774:iPhone-5-sales-miss-estimates&catid=69

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