The original Windows Mobile was pretty good. I've used WM5.5 for years almost daily.
249 posts • joined 3 Mar 2012
Re: My worthless opinion
My mother was crushed when she learned WP8 can't have Pou.
"And it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine."
I agree with that. Screw touch-only devices.
Re: Windows 10
Actually, WP8 is much worse than W10. Then again, the cut-down version called W10M or whatever will probably be the same.
Wait, you expect added productivity from Microsoft, not just shiny toys? Where have you been for the last 5-6 years?
Microsoft created an astonishingly good platform
No, Microsoft created a platform with an astonishing potential, which was BRUTALLY MURDERED by INSANE limitations.
Re: Silly Question...
Sure, but first you need to know what the update actually does, and that's not something MS likes to tell.
Our goal is to provide experiences that work really well on all Windows devices.
Well, screw you and your stupid streamlining ideas. Why should something like Nokia 1020 have the same experience as Lumia 435? As Surface Pro?
FFS, this trend of lowest common denominators and protecting the idiots (we don't want to confuse our customers with options that might change something or God forbid with some settings that might limit the functions of the device) is so infuriating!
With that kind of argumentation, it's amazing Android is so popular, isn't it.
Not to mention, again, Flash is very easily blockable in a click-to-play fashion. Unlike HTML5.
As I said elsewhere:
Yes, it'll be great when all Flash advertisements with loud music become HTML5 ones and you'll need a 3rd party tool to block them. Absolutely the best thing along with killing off one of the most powerful and yet relatively easy to develop with tools on the web.
But hey, at least I was reminded of this site http://flashvhtml.com/
Re: The things people buy...
Can we cure them? Please?
The things people buy...
I just don't get it. Smart fridge? Smart TV? Smart clock? What the bloody hell for? Why do people keep buying this rubbish?
Re: Damned by faint praise
> Did they really think no-one would notice?
It's not that people don't notice, most people either don't care are say something along the lines of "you can turn it off so it's not a problem".
As for the "killer-app", I think they believe it's Cortana and Universal.
Re: The shell is not the OS
OS used to be primarily an interface between you and the hardware. That improvement is in DX12, which probably isn't even an actual OS feature despite what MS claims.
So the rest is the UI, "apps", customization, data slurping.
In other words, OS is becoming (or has become) an interface between your data and the cloud.
Re: Prayers won't help
You guys, how much do you think things like Linux driver quality and compatibility with obscure displays sells?
Re: Prayers won't help
They don't have to be faster and cheaper
I've read many discussions and conclusions of reviewers saying something along the lines of "Why would I want AMD if Nvidia is just as good for the same price?"
AMD drivers are outrageously buggy
Yeah, people keep saying that while any bugs in nVidia's drivers are just some weird bug not worth mentioning or remembering. Confirmation bias, some say. I have yet to see some broad analysis of driver quality of both.
Note the similarity with the above.
Prayers won't help
After the Fury X reveal I don't think AMD will survive if Zen turns out to be not revolutionary with visible results on day 1. Most of the reviews and the majority of people I talked to were disappointed with it. How can a company survive when it needs to have products that are both stronger and cheaper so that consumers even consider it?
Re: Ka Blam! There goes the other foot.
SatNad's motto is "Cloud first, mobile first", so the cure for flu is plague.
I feel pretty much the same, data harvesting should be opt-in, not hidden opt-out.
Additionally, I believe this is against some (?) EU regulations on data protection and I still believe someone whose self-expressive skills aren't sub-turnip should write a petition since I haven't seen any sign of any EU organs noticing what's going on, as usual.
However, I find the number of people ignoring, accepting, or even defending these practices rather disturbing. Has the 'civilized' society completely given up its demands for privacy and not being datamined for no benefit to it? Most of the apologists would respond to this something along the lines of "If you want privacy, don't upgrade" or even "Don't use the internet"... Oh well.
Not exactly on topic, but do you guys and gals think it would be worth it to send a petition to the EU regarding Microsoft's blatant scummery?
I asked a "European Parliament Data Protection Service Data Protection Officer" about it, and the response was "Our functions do not allow to provide you with a complete and satisfactory answer." and I was suggested to check out the petitions...
Re: Breaks Data Protection regulations
You can try asking them yourself, if you ever get a reply.
"Windows does not collect personal information without your consent."
Yes, unreadable fine print hidden at the end of the (unlawful) agreement which is stowed in a locked filing cabinet in a disused toilet with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the leopard" is totally an agreement. How magical.
This things should come with explicit and informed agreement.
But hey, at least it isn't like WP8 where they upload all your primary contacts and calendar entries without telling you and without an option to opt out.
I don't even know anyore.
So what's worse, (mega)corporations slurping every bit of data they can get their hands on to use it for profit and providing it to unknown third parties (which includes state bodies), or (multi)national associations doing unknown level of surveillance in the name of "security" with the potential for political abuse?
I'm asking because I see a very notable imbalance in interest between the two.
As someone who uses both HERE and Ovi maps on my smartphones, I wonder what is the actual future of those. More specifically, what does it mean when the German 3 says "open, independent and value creating platform".
Am I the only one who finds these overly friendly prompts MS seems to have been obsessed with since they became Modern extremely obnoxious?
Where? Every device on the market is some "streamlined" rubbish. No proper flagship anywhere, just toys.
Hm. I see the commentards here like features being taken away. Surprising.
This is supposed to be the pinnacle of smartphone technology? It's missing so many features...
Feels like the whole business is going backwards.
Re: go on, try to hack my system. I dare you!
Like any other day, they're also good for not denoting your plurals with apostrophes.
There's a huge focus on the UI and none of the capabilities of the OS itself. For example, WP8 has very limited settings and just things you can do with it in general. Is this still a thing? And a lot of people keep babbling about how W(P)10(M) is identical to proper Windows, and yet all previews say something along the lines of "it's based on the same code" or whatever. What's the difference then?
Additionally, 3rd page: "Reboots didn’t helped".
> Vivaldi is also shit
How? It's already better than Chrome (which isn't exactly a high bar, but it's widely accepted as "pretty good")
I'd say they claim commercial interests are the public interest, or in the very least in the public interest.
See, this is why I love Flash. You can easily block that just using the browser.
Re: the real problem is that people don't know how to drive any more
I've never seen a study trying to suggest that not looking where you drive is more dangerous than distraction. That's a nice theory, but doesn't sound very real.
Re: the real problem is that people don't know how to drive any more
The problem isn't the act of "texting", it's taking eyes off the road.
Re: Just one question
To move to 2015, when films aren't CD-sized any more.
You have most of Mantle in Vulkan, isn't that open enough? "In the works" is a silly ambiguous term that might as well mean "it's still being only designed", don't know about "Freesync" or what they said about it (wasn't that about additional hardware?), Bulldozer was a bet on software going the effective parallel route instead of not-so-efficient (but easy for the developers) mostly single thread design, which clearly didn't work out, what's with the APUs (no apostrophe there)? The A10-7850 holds up pretty well despite one if its main features not being used yet again (HSA).
Yes, I do get the point. You confuse vague marketing-made promises with expectations.
AMD was a mess, but much less than people make it out to be. That led to CEO change and now that the initial confusion is almost over, they might come back somehow. Or not, we'll see. Regardless, as far as GPU hardware goes, I don't recall any underdelivering.
What were those?
I for one am very glad they didn't try to be all cool and hip with something for a change.
Well, one more company to be absorbed by one of these giants. My expectations from consumer technology are very low, so this doesn't surprise me... I'm more concerned with what will happen to all the data that HERE users have provided to the company and what will happen to the pre-facebook installations.
Edit: Assuming the deal is there and goes through.
I honestly don't know what is wrong with that, but that's why I'm still in the process of heavy learning, heh.
Re: What the hell is an Emjoi?
As I understand it, they are proprietary sets of animated-or-not emotion sprites that are more or less interoperable.
All of which surely means we're probably not far off a panic about whether kids these days can actually string a sentence together.
Not really panic, just occasional righteous rage outbursts when reading some particularly bastardized language. But hey, the less people become English-incompetent, the more job opportunities for me!