904 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
7. Innocent members of the public who felt like a Chinese take away and ended up nearly drowning: http://goo.gl/8gMYw
Apple's very first act - before it had any products - was to copy. It took its name from the Beatles record label, then spent the rest of its existence basically polishing existing tech into a form just enough to fool those who prefer style over substance. This thou-shalt-not-copy hypocrisy was baked into its DNA from the start, and its legal antics are just the obvious extension of this - a smokescreen thrown up to try to disguise this fact. Now they are rumbled, and there is literally NOTHING they can put in any future products that a competitor hasn't done already, that little boy's voice is becoming the roar of the crowd.
Apples' peak coincided with Steve jobs death, but were he around today he'd not have been able to stop the rot.
"microsoft should have never bailed them out"
Samsung don't think so - it's the best thing that could have happened to them. Look at their runaway Android market share, and consider what it would have been had Nokia done the smart thing and gone with Android. Now, it would have been almost certainly a 50/50 split between the two. The official reason they didn't? There was "no way" to differentiate handset models if you run with Android, unlike the infinitely customisable WP8, which looks so different across all its various handset models, why, you can hardly tell its WP8 at all.
And then, just as the great man had proudly walked by to the fawning cries of "ooh' and "aah" from the sycophantic crowd, a small boys' voice was heard by everyone: "but the emperor has no clothes on!"
Read this and think how much iPads ect really fleece the iSheep: Are display devices becoming like light bulbs?
Stephen Elop surely? He was Microsofts 8th largest shareholder when Blamer concocted his last-gasp desperate attempt for some kind of relevance in mobile, and set him on his mission to infiltrate Nokia. Clearly doomed to failure from the start, his only success is in dragging Nokia down with them, but he'll naturally be very well compensated when he gets the boot.
Is it just me, or does it really seem everywhere you look these days more and more people are taking the piss out of Apple?
Time for Plan C.
Plan A - Copy, then rest on laurels having fleeced the lower IQ segment of the market
Plan B - Sue anyone who, err, you can pay American courts enough to run with your ludicruous "they copied us" claims (extending Plan A)
Plan C - Genuine innovation
In other words they are toast :-)
Good job no-ones using Win 8 then!
Well done whoever noticed this - you just doubled the Win8 user base. For a while.
Re: Still won't make METRO fly
Come 'ed, wack, why not go all the way and do a scouse one?
Consumer reports say you're best to swerve it, no matter what the language
Another of the imminent torrent of "Windows 8 is shite" reports:
The Microsoft effect
From a mere burning platform, easily fixable, to the fiery pits of hell familiar to all those who deal with them.
Sure, just like these parasites extort $5 per handset from the Android manufacturers.
Well, their balance sheet for 2012 has to show *some* revenue from mobile, after all.
Re: Why the subtitle?
"Apple's free ride in the media is definitely over"
As it is in the markets - this was today:
"Another Bite Out of Apple’s Stock Price"
This was a week ago:
"Apple suffers worst share price fall in four years as $35bn wiped off tech giant"
Re: Invalidated due to obviousness?
Don't forget the stunning "turn page" patent, which freed the human race from thousands of years of bewilderment trying to figure out exactly how to use those mystifying pieces of paper bound together as "books".
And let's not forget their recent amazing innovation, surely at Nobel prize level in its dazzling breakthrough, again enlightening all mankind together by inventing the "leaf" - that's right, at last we have a name for those puzzling little things no-one had thought of before which covered trees.
Round corners? Fuck 'em - there's loads more of this hilariously desperate shit coming as Android eats their lunch.
Still, the user experience is Apples utmost concern.
Re: "most improved"
I'd look at it more along the lines of improved quantity. When the post Christmas sales figures for WP8 emerge, Redmond will be knee deep in them. Shame he didn't do what he said he would to Eric Schmidt, since it will be all largely down to him and his company :-)
Re: Bing Desktop
Someone mention Bing and Google in the same sentence? Funny thing is, there's a very interesting story involving those two I drive microsoft apologists mad with every time I bring it up round here. It's extremely embarrassing for them, so naturally they really, really want to airbrush it out of history. Have no fear - we can look forwards to seeing it right through 2013, lest we forget :-)
Re: Windows Phone antivirus - specially for you!
"if popularity is a measure of quality then why is "... Windows on most desktops?
It looks like you're trying to make a phone call...
They've a chance of being the third mobile platform player if they run Android apps well. Otherwise they've < 12 months before being asset stripped the way microsoft raped nokia ... come to think of it, the beast may well be ready for another round just about then, and it would be a great way for them to try to prolong the inevitable WP8 failure.
Re: Samsung need a new legal team
"how Samsungs lawyers haven't managed to get it declared a mistrial yet I don't know."
Apple are using the best court they could buy, in their own backyard, natch.
See, this is where pissing off Samsung really comes home to roost.
This TV - I hope its doesn't infringe on the "trade dress", "look and feel", "whatever else asshole lawyers come up with" that Samsungs products of the last 15 years have had. In other words,, if it's anything other than a large black rectangular device showing moving pictures with sound, controllable via a remote, then its "I'll trade your piddling billion for ten times that" time.
Then again, Apple will probably once more just use the best court they can buy in Texas to claim TV is in fact their innovation, sue every other manufacturer not matter what their provenance, and bully other countries into banning every other TV but theirs.
Re: If you want a company poised for massive growth
They should make the most hay they can until Win8 SP1.
Microsoft are doing mobile phone software now?
Well I never. Next you'll be saying they have a search engine of their own, rather than throwing up a script kiddie style wrapper around a real one:
To the article, and this employer.
Re: Surface Pro at those prices............
Yes. No FUD against microsoft please. Play fair, like they always do.
What Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away
As true as it always has been.
A photo has emerged of what it did to the body of a well-known practitioner of this, and it's not a pretty sight:
Re: There's really no reason to make life so miserable for those in jail
Ahh the psychological method - bountiful pleasures issued at the same time as the unimaginable torture of being forced to watch Sky 24 hours a day - I like your style.
Re: There's really no reason to make life so miserable for those in jail
But not MP's natch. They are our betters and its right and proper they serve a tenth of the sentence a pleb would have got for stealing a tenth the amount they did.
Actually it was, and I'm puzzled as to why one rolling off the production line in the usual manner merits a story.
The accompanying video for all this
Re: Fanboi Alerts
Hurrr hurrr hurr
Me wanna be cooool hurr hur hur
Me want best phone on market hurrrr
Me want big toy bright yellow one with no apps that I don't need to rely on for making calls hurr hurr
Crikey, that's me rumbled.
@dogged knows he is out of arguments so reverts to ad hominem attacks.
Well, brace yourself then - that 5%, even if true, is as good as it gets. Android is currently on 75% and all the big Android players have timed the run up to Christmas to perfection. Apple has just fumbled everything it's possible to fumble, and at the worst possible time for them. Their relative share is falling as it is. With the astonishing quality and price of the Nexus 4, plus the Nexus 7 price cuts if we're speaking generally of Android, what do you think the market share will be after the Christmas sales figures are in? 80% is certain, 85% - 90% not beyond the realms of possibility. So who's left? Not microsoft - they can't give them away. Blackberry claim to have something by next spring.
Game over - the rest can scrap over what Android would consider floor noise.
I am as elusive as the wind, yet as eternal as the truths I speak.
How puzzling no-one wants a NoWin (Nokia Windows) handset. Well, microsoft might have gone all shy and cute when it comes to sales figures but Google sure won't have, and I've a feeling this coming Christmas is going to be very, very special indeed.
Bing? Time to kill two birds with 1 stone, and ruffle a few feathers in the bargain. Seems some folks round here are desperate to rewrite microsofts evil ways out of history. Well, lookie here, its time to bring up the old favourite again and ponder why this article hasn't been taken down or changed - it's the official word from Google after all, and has been up unchanged for fast approaching 2 years.
Now understandably, there's no end of writhing and embarrassment from the microsoft apologists at being caught red handed with such a howler, and they usually reply with shedloads of smart assed reasons why it isn't so, but, as it makes crystal clear in as deep into the article as the second sentence "However you define copying, the bottom line is, these Bing results came directly from Google."
Re: Bit off topic
And the most delicious of ironies is that this guy was so high up in Apple he must have had a hand in driving the bullshit rounded corner etc patents - so what happens to him when he leaves? Yup, right on cue:
Re: Not gonna win that one
On the contrary - I hope there are shitloads more like this. The constant drip drip drip of pointlessness is eroding away the last remnants of credibility of the patent system as a whole. one day someone will wake up and bring the whole lot down, pointing to assholes like the ones who brought this as the reason for its demise.
Re: When will Google realise
Correct. In the first edition of Bill Gates "The Road Ahead" of 1994 the word "internet" appeared 4 times. Some visionary.
Re: ...not again.
What's actually happening is more realistic, and hats off to the Reg for keeping their end up. It's been proven this kind of behaviour actively drives customers away, so the last thing Apple want is their desperate bullying being kept in the headlines so much. Notice too the surface area shrinks with every new lawsuit - this time it's only pre-3.0 Android devices. Samsung/Google are no mugs. They know exactly what they needed to do to avoid these gullible courts bending to Apples whim on such pointless trivia. They have made sure a day will come when Apple can't keep squabbling over a bit of the next fucking picture being shown when you scroll, or whatever bollocks they paid the corrupt patent authorities to let them claim to have invented. On that day, Apple will have to innovate for real. The best they'll be able to do is just clone a current Android top end handset - they know it, you know it but most importantly the market knows it.
You've been rumbled, Apple - time to Think Different.
On behalf of microsoft I'd like to extend our grateful thanks to you, one of our valued beta testers. The feedback you provide saves us a fortune in R&D, and so makes us able to spend more on faking the photos it takes, paying people to stand in line pretending they are customers and of course continuing the valuable marketing work of astroturfing blogs and forums.
Microsoft confess to "bright yellow" WP8 handset
A Microsoft spokesman today admitted their mobile phone department, Nokia, had indeed made a bright yellow version of their unpopular new WP8 handsets which "was affecting a small number of users and is being investigated as we speak". Microsoft are claiming that none of these have been reported in the wild, and a "small batch" was issued to journalists and reviewers on the strict understanding they would only be used for imaging purposes along with reviews, and no member of the public would ever be put in danger by making contact with one.
Re: Clearly Apple like to play comparison games...
Here's Steve Jobs on why, err, Apple will never release a 7" tablet - apparently you'd need to "file your fingers down" to use one, whatever that means. Perhaps he was right, but just omitted the word "successful":
Apples slow car crash is fascinating
A couple of turkeys - neither the iPhone5 or the iPad mini sold anything like they predicted - and a whole bunch of self inflicted WTF's, such as the maps comedy and their newspaper Samsung "you're apologising wrong" antics make you wonder what's coming next.
Re: "On both phones I missed far more calls than usual."
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