It's a great way to instantly identify assholes though.
That's anyone using it beyond the 5 minute curiosity window. 100% reliable, too.
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That's anyone using it beyond the 5 minute curiosity window. 100% reliable, too.
Keystone Cops used Apple Maps
Just letting you know all's well up here and just because I've been quiet recently it doesn't mean you're not to drop me off Google services please. If I had to rely on iPhone maps I'd be wandering round forever lost in limbo.
One more thing - can someone get legal onto the shape of the corners round the pearly gates here, I'm sure we could get a result. Looks like there a bolt there you have to slide to unlock too - double win!
Anyone else notice the two biggest patent trolls in the business for some reason modestly declined to sign up to this?
Blamer is on dangerous ground slamming anything Android - the $5 per handset they extort from its manufacturers is by far and away their largest revenue stream from mobile.
Now no handheld device prior to 2007 allowed text selection? Or some pointless obvious variation thereof so it gave Apple a foot in the door to then go on and own the whole concept?
This again is good news - it just adds more to the torrent of ridicule the whole patent system is being deluged with.
Judge to Apple, after last years "victory" over Samsung: "Just one more thing..."
Nah ... the humiliation isn't complete until they've been forced to apologize in the press. Then apologize again for, err, apologizing wrong the first time.
Now that's a policy I'll certainly raise my glass to.
Jobs: "Siri, can you guide me to the pearly gates please? Yes, using Google Maps of course."
Samsung had when they showed it first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3E7fUynrZU
Siri, can you demonstrate to us what we mean when we tell others we can't have them stealing our inventions please?
Wait a minute ... this Microsoft disease - does it affect all senior management in ways too filthy for mere mortals to comprehend? I mean, here we are reading about how Bill Gates is into condoms now, whereas the last we heard he was into toilets. Is Windows 8 the logical product of this unhealthy obsession?
It's not on an iPhone so clearly no one has a use for it.
That's a great idea. You could use NFC so that all you need is to tap the token on the back on your phone and you're done.
Third step - they sue everyone else using it.
Let's not forget the mantra - if it's not being done by Apple, you don't need it. When they finally catch up and launch their copy, with some pointless miniscule distinguishing feature their sheep can cream themselves over (round corners etc), the whole magically now somehow becomes their invention, so they'll see everyone else in a court they bought in Texas.
The rare fourth step is when they try this in a country unswayed by their crap, and end up having to apologize in their press. Then apologize again for apologizing wrong :-)
It's the superior Apple user experience, stupid. Nanny says so.
By the way - you're trying really hard to make people forget how arrogant Apple are, wrong.
Well, you were until this update. Now at last you've finally got it right, you stupid little user.
The Samsung guy makes a very astute observation here.
I wonder - do you think he knows which religion the new Pope subscribes to?
Spot on. Everyone in the chain saw what they'd done to the PC business so went out of their way to stop it happening in mobile. It's clearly worked - the chickens have indeed all come home, and that's the way it's gonna stay, folks.
Nokia were dead anyway - the microsoft tie up was a postmortem spasm.
Correct, but before we hear the sound of tears and violins for microsoft remember these are the patent trolls extorting $5 per handset from the good guys, thus making them a return orders of magnitude greater than their own comedy efforts.
This is the second generation of tech they failed to innovate from Samsung. Guess the first generation such as NFC, wireless charging, proper screen sizes etc they are still innovating from the first S3 will be here any year now.
The point on Android? Mucho - it's a true multi tasking OS, unlike the half assed "tombstoning" comedy effort Apple brainwashed their iSheep into believing is just the same, and hence can't make use of that kind of horsepower no matter how much they innovate Samsung.
I can't wait for Apple to innovate a large, black rectangular device for watching moving pictures with sound on. It's what the human race has been waiting for all these years, and when they do finally think different and bring such a stunningly original genius invention to market, it's only right and proper they go round suing everyone else who copied their idea over the last 20 years.
Some evil losers are clearly pulling their strings - you can smell their desperation.
I just can't think who though. And since Nokia lost, this mysterious puppeteer can claim all ignorance, natch.
Wow - I thought Apple had monopolized the reality distortion field.
I find it quite amusing watching them squirm around in the corner they've painted themselves into with this. One the one hand (ho ho) there is the famous "one size fits all so why change?" approach, and on the other there's the "gosh, the world really does want a bigger form factor - look at Samsungs' sales" but they can't because their software is totally unprepared for fragmentation, unlike a certain well known competitors who has been dealing with it for so long it has perfected it.
And no, I don't mean just adding another row of icons to a homescreen and letterboxing all the existing apps when needed.
There's no formal definition, but if you had to go for one distinction I'd say heavy internet support, so that covers browsing, email, downloadable apps etc.
And it's a face decent folk everywhere just never tire of slapping.
Apples quaint miniature toys have been frozen in time since 2007 - what kind of ass-backwards reasoning is this?
I can hear the laughter all the way from South Korea :-)
Surely that's the one and only time users get to see IE these days, after buying a system with Windows pre-installed or installing it themselves.
Having stuffed them on phones, tablets and their comedy new desktop OS, destroying their faith in their cloud offering is an essential step in the slow car crash suicide that is 2013: Microsofts year of hell.
Quite proud of that one!
This is a whole different kind of incompetence for which a word has not yet been invented. Seriously - this is the same me-too comedy "Cloud" offering from Microsoft which fell over last time because it didn't know about leap years? So hows that "lessons learned" thing coming on then?
Lets face it - if it was announced the Babbage Analytical Engine was to be relaunched it would be a blow to Surface.
No effing wonder the best Microsoft can do is just look on green with envy, whilst sniping childish jealous taunts. The last innovative thing to come from them was their CEO's comedy furniture rearrangement antics.
I can hear the photocopiers in Cupertino starting up, too.
Then again, how would anyone know?
Apple has responded: "Just don't secure it that way.
You stupid little user."
They keyboard that is, not this particular vendor.
"And of course, Microsoft itself might think it best to pick up the pieces of its wounded partner"
Wounded having been raped sideways by, err, Microsoft to make it so.
Users are so stupid. Why on earth can't they use Apple products properly?
Apple handsets are now legacy.
You'll see a lot more of this as they try to catch up with Android by attempting to copy, err, sorry, innovate its latest features into their quaint little old handsets - the ones which close users into their AOL-style walled garden as used in days long gone by.
Gosh how things change.
Skeuomorphic design is now about as fashionable as the Bay City Rollers. Market share is falling. The one-size-fits-all handset decision made at the start has come home to roost in spades - this approach so off target you can feel the embarrassing pain of the diehards trying to excuse them next to the S3s and N4s of this world.
And all the while you hear of Android demolishing them in handset sales, about to overtake them in tablets having just matched their share there, and manufacturers using it in fridges, washing machines, cars etc. This just highlights the wisdom of the closed vs open approach greedy Saint Jobs lumbered them with, snobbily turning up his nose at such crudities.
Still, they're currently still making a handsome profit from the remaining iSheep yet to realize what's being done to them, and that's all that matters. Whilst it lasts.
Microsoft can see their irrelevance coming hard and fast. All their thrashing about with smartphones, tablets, back-firing OS releases etc won't change a thing. And the people doing this to them are the very ones they've shat on for the last 20 years, since every area now either snuffing them out directly, or rendering what they do have left irrelevant, is powered by Linux.