906 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Lets face it - if it was announced the Babbage Analytical Engine was to be relaunched it would be a blow to Surface.
Google glass is innovative. Really, genuinely innovative.
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.
I thought he just took out a superinjunction against those he disliked?
Then again, how would anyone know?
You're securing it wrong
Apple has responded: "Just don't secure it that way.
You stupid little user."
Fallapartgate still an issue?
They keyboard that is, not this particular vendor.
Well, that's one way to spin what Microsoft did to Nokia
"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.
You're updating it wrong
Users are so stupid. Why on earth can't they use Apple products properly?
Re: it won't even talk to the BBC on this issue.
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.
Re: Subscription service?
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.
Ditching the Twitter integration was a smart move
It's great they did this, but not so great it wasn't actually their choice. Who really needs to know what I think of the pop factor contestants in order to do business with me? Anyway, I reckon Linked In is the closest thing we'll get to a usable global people directory - ultimately the business "phone book" for the world. Obviously there only needs to be one, so it's no wonder it's doing so well and management want to tread carefully before ruining things the way Facebook did.
Re: Another bit that isn't original
Why not just look for anyone who made Games in a Workshop prior to the creation of these Apple wannabees and do them for infringement of their term?
Re: The MAGIC rotting MOBILE CORPSE of Microsoft
Blackberry will grow by a few percent - that's obvious once the new models arrive in volume. Ordinarily, that wouldn't bother the other players but what's this? Microsoft only have few percent to start with, and as these charts constantly show that's heading South by the quarter. Android isn't going to stop growing. The only sizeable sector left to go for is increasingly dissatisfied iPhone users who don't jump to Android - and up to now, even this tiny minority has only had WP8 to look at.
Not any more :-)
Re: Unsurprising really..
Perhaps its time for another "burning platforms" speech - all Flop has to do is take his first one and cut n paste Symbian for WP8.
Two years ago the British Government gave Ireland $8bn, and I mean gave - there's now no requirement for it to be paid back.
Re: 3 out of 1000's
The Right Honorable Jacqui Smith - Britains first female Home Secretary - fiddled £100k and merely had to issue a pretend apology to her fellow MP's during the great corruption exposure a couple of years back. After agreeing to such a demanding act of contrition, they allowed her to keep the loot. She did lose her job though, more likely because of the embarrassment the porn she charged to the taxpayer caused than the real crime. Anyway, just shows the British justice system for what it is when you hear of others caught doing the same thing (3 people, £300k) - porridge for you lads, with no early kid gloves release of the kind Chris Huhne is about to get.
You're barging in wrong
For Christs sake Apple get with the plot - you're not top dog anymore and it really is time to Think Different, if you can. That means your pathetic lawsuit days are over - including trying to trademark how ever the fuck you lay out your stores.
By the way, hows that thermonuclear thing working out for you?
"Thinking different" at its finest
Android demolished Apple in smartphone sales for 2012, and this is their response.
Re: I hope they make it
It won't affect Androids' market share a jot, but I think it'll take a hearty helping of Apples lunch and certainly keep Win8's anonymous entry in the "1% others" section of all the market share charts for the coming year.
You're polishing the turd wrong
The iSheep are starting to see what you've been doing to them all these years.
Just as I was about to convert too, having been persuaded by all that marketing spend.
Re: Nokia to align IT function with its business focus
For those living under a rock for the last 30 years, this is known as "The Microsoft Effect".
What follows is job losses, shit products, loss of market share and previously loyal customers suddenly hating you before inevitably you go bust and history records you forever as just another of Microsofts bitches. Mysteriously, however, the top brass who's palm was greased with silver over the original deal always seem to do very well out of it..
"Your ruining it wrong"
True, Apple has wobbled recently
But now Mr Bean is in charge all will be well again.
You can smell the desperation
Please, someone, anyone - write something for this turkey ... anything, even fart apps will do.
Come to think of it, why is there no "yawn" icon?
Right there in the palm of your hand.
Re: Cant stand microsoft, because...
WP8 has shockingly tiny sales figures - it's entirely possible a Ubuntu handset would outsell it. And wouldn't that be lovely - it might even get Nokias attention, since as soon as that looked remotely possible Blamer and his trojan Flop would have both been given the boot by then, and an alternative would be needed.
Actually ... hey now there's a funny thing ... why suddenly the announcement of all these alternative mobile OS's - Tizen/Ubuntu/FirefoxOS etc? It's almost as if these are waiting for someone big to announce a major change in direction...
2013: Microsofts' year of hell
And so it begins.
Re: "Microsoft did not respond to a request for comment".
Look at these two ugly bastards:
Between them is a pair of loser CEOs.
Re: "without adequate explanation"
I wonder if he was behind this:
"Microsoft's campus in Mountain View is presumably loaded with Microsoft's latest and greatest products, but a thief decided to steal five Apple iPads from the company's offices instead"
One can imagine the burglar skillfully swerving the mountains of unsold surface tablets, WP8 handsets and heaps of returned Windows 8 DVD's looking for decent kit, and finding all the Android gear was at home, since that's what the staff use personally, was then forced to take just what they could resell.
"Hi! I'm Clippy! It looks like you want to launch some nukes".
"I noticed you pushed the big red button. Your system now needs rebooting, so these changes can come into effect."
And in 2014 s/Tizen/Ubuntu etc, not bothering the serious mobile players a jot. It will, however. cause all these novelties to be lumped along with microsoft in the "others" section of every market share report for the next few years - the sub 5% aggregate generally considered floor noise.
"Vomiting Larry" huh? Just as Google gets off another monopolies rap
Someone has a twisted sense of humour.
Drip drip drip till the dam bursts
Apple peaked in the middle of last year. We're now in a free-for-all as everyone at last sees the emperor has no clothes, and are beginning to stick it to them for realizing how they've actually been cheated all these years.
Ballmer called Linux a “cancer”
This need repeating.
Ballmer called Linux a “cancer”
Microsoft apologists really, really want that to be somehow erased from everyone's memory, and never appear in the same sentence as Windows 8 whilst they are running a multi million pound advertising campaign for it.
See what I did there ?
And in a year or two, you'll be seeing iOS supporting multiple users, NFC, wireless charging etc the way Android does today.
We'll also witness the familiar drama of these features going from "not being needed by anyone" whilst not present on the iSheeps favorite toy, to "fantastic innovations" when they do finally appear right up to "Exhibit A, m'lud" as Apple starts trying to wipe out those it copied from, err whoops that should be "takes legal action to protect its innovations".
The markets think so to:
So who resigned this time?
Is there some "head of scheduling management" top boss who refused to sign a letter of apology?
Will there be a 1 line "sorry" sentence in the British newspapers in 1pt scribble, surrounded by 96pt "Apple are great and can take this piss out of the British legal system all they want ner ner-ne-ner ner" text?
"They should concentrate on putting a retina screen in the mini ipad"
I dunno, watching your movies the minecraft way has a certain kind of retro appeal - all those mario style blocky pixels and gaudy colors certainly do it for the die hard fanbois. Perfection is, after all, anything with an apple logo on it.
Re: This is news?????
There's one for certain claiming that last one was just another a Balls up, but have no fear - we will remember. Could it be the same person admiring another mans fake buttocks whilst wearing a Nazi outfit in this photo? I think there is a worrying pattern here regarding this loathsome individual and his attitude to our fallen. Still, at least he knew how to spend our money when he had the one and only chance he'll ever get.
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