1328 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Re: Changing name into "Surface" won't make it any better.
This "corporate deal" defense speaks volumes. It's admitting no-one uses a windows phone because they *want* to, it's because they have to be forced to. Another stupid move guaranteed to lose their last users hearts and minds.
Re: Changing name into "Surface" won't make it any better.
A colossal double fail, making their rape and murder of Nokia so much more poignant.
Makes things easier for mobile dev shops though, now they know for sure there's no point in developing for windows phone. Tough on those who ignored microsofts history of shitting on them at every turn, but wtf - if they haven't seen their true colours by now they never will.
Re: Windows Phone
Re: Microsoft... shooting itself in the foot for four decades
There's more chance of a statue of Kelvin MacEnzine being erected outside the Kop than microsoft winning back anyones trust. It knows its lost its users so has to rely on corporate jobsworths to keep going. The future is mobile and cloud, and microsoft is irrelevant to both. Infesting other platforms might seem a way forwards, but a flick of the platforms owners switch snuffs that out any time they feel like it.
Re: Bob Time!
You're blaming it wrong
An Apple spokesperson from the tippity top of his ivory tower condescended the following statement: "These retailers are as stupid as the users."
s/The DWP sites around Blackpool/civil service
Re: Will they make the apps work better to entice users?
Amazon also want to get into washing machines, dishwashers etc - right from manufacture. That way, when hooked up to the web they can detect when you're low on powder and automatically order it for you. To be delivered by fucking drone. What could possibly be wrong with this marvellous vision of the future?
Doctor Who and the dustmen
Had a nice ring to it. Well, my old man thought so anyway.
Re: Best line...
Nahhh! Best line of the series was in this episode:
"I'm old enough to be your messiah!"
Re: Government fines government
There's no difference here between them writing a £200k cheque and a £0 one.
8 was worse than Vista, but is 10 worse than 8 for a different reason?
Two words: Forced "updates".
Fuck, do I hate Apple
But I need a new laptop, so I've no choice now but get my first Apple product ever - a "macbook".
Re: It's a shame... I Guess
It's time to piss all over another microsoft burning platform, except this one didn't take much to extinguish at all.
Woah - hold yer horses, cowboy! Microsofts rape of Nokia was terrible, yes, but this girl is gonna come back and spit on their grave in 2016. The "deal" was they couldn't launch a smart device under the Nokia name until then.
The icing on the cake will be the platform distribution figures for microsoft mobile software once it gets up to speed in 2017, if indeed there is any hardware running a microsoft OS at that time. I'll repeat that link just to make clear where things are headed.
They laughed when they thought Microsoft were late to the wearables party - lets see 'em laughing with this where the sun don't shine.
Its just a variation of the the "Jack Straw" conundrum
He'd bang on in Parliament about wanting defence cuts, yet back home in his constituency where the ROF made ammo promise his workers a glorious future.
The desperation is strong in this one
"Upgrading", I shall not be
Why bother with the USB stick?
If you want to trash a laptop just run Windows 10.
Did you get the wrong forum? This one's about MS Band, nothing to do with phones.
I actually did see one of those app less mythical Microsoft mobile phones in the wild - just as they were universally declared dead by the industry.
Will I be going through the same thing with microsofts catch-up "me too" watch?
What a shit name
Venice was great. Typical BlackBerry - no idea if they have a winner or loser on their hands, so they screw things up at the last moment just to ensure things head toiletward.
Let there be WiFi
Re: Google Play immune?
Its this "rigorous testing" which puzzles me. The whole thing sounds really phishy (sorry). What I mean is, say you find an app with malware. How can you tell if that malware has been added unknowingly by infected build tools, or knowingly by an evil developer using legit tools? Apps are apps, and do things apps do as per any software no matter how they were created. What on earth can an infected build tool do to an app that a sneaky developer can't, to the extent it waltzes through Apples defenses this way?
Re: First of many
And remember of course the developers themselves are totally unaware they are uploading malware directly to the app store.
You're trusting it wrong.
More importantly, wheres the advice for users? How can they tell which apps on their device right now are affected?
You can say that again.
Even worse - smug western fanbois wave their ponytails in contentment saying "it's ok, it's only China." But think about this: there was no warning. These apps passed the same stringent human-inspected tests the western app stores do. How to we know this hasn't happened already "over here" and we're just waiting for the big one?
A walled garden that lets malware in? That's Thinking Different. all right.
Re: Ban Them!
No, it can't be the fault of the device, because Apples "help" desk has issued the following advice:
You're uograding it wrong.
Re: It's never been easy...
Google, please buy them. You're halfway there already with Android Studio.
Re: straight question
They're Thinking Different.
Fixing bugs when they are reported makes it clear their immaculate products weren't so perfect after all, and as always with Apple it marketing first.
Small point - the bluetooth AirDrop hack became public this week but its not on that list?
Re: Goodbye Labour Party
A sure sign the tories fully realise what a (literal) loser he is will be how they treat him. Since him and his party are no threat whatsoever, they'll do anything to keep him there. Watch how gentle they will be at PMQ's, TV debates etc.