199 posts • joined Monday 7th May 2012 04:23 GMT
Re: no mention of the elephant in the room
According to the NDK website
" These requirements mean you can use native libraries produced with the NDK in applications that are deployable to ARM-based devices running Android 1.5 or later. If you are deploying native libraries to x86 and MIPS-based devices, your application must target Android 2.3 or later."
That doesn't seem like a show stopper in 2013.
Re: 7 ... X
I am pretty sure that they are merging their 2 UI from ios and OSX into one. When you boot up your next iMac you will be presented with a begin screen full of icons. The old desktop will be behind one of those icons but the other Apple store apps will get an icon as well. To get back to the begin screen full of icons you just move your mouse to one of the corners and wait for the new icharm menu to display.
Why is the lack of an optical drive annoying and the counter point to the useability of the hp but just an omission on the Mac?
Re: All fugly except the mac
" It would actually make a very interesting case-study they'd documented the process that lead to such a disgusting turd of a design."
Maybe they were looking for a design that matches the OS it is running.
Re: Hang on here...
You get a thumbs up because you made me laugh, but I still think that there is something ironic about the situation and Google are trying to argue both sides of the fence in different situations.
No doubt these are the sorts of philosophical questions we need to ask ourselves in the future. For example, it is certainly within reason to expect various hearing implants and similar technology for vision impaired people may gain the ability to record or live stream to a cloud of some sort. We may even get to a point where we can store and retrieve our memories from some hard disk-like system as if it were our brain to help sufferers of dementia or similar diseases.
Re: Not only deny it Internet access
I'd go as far as denying it shelf space.
More than just sensor size
I'm no pro, but I do have a D70 which I got nearly 10 years ago now which I used (alongside several books) to teach myself the skills. Without doubt, the computing power in a modern phone is substantially better than the D70. Asides from the quality of the optical zoom (which you have limits of physics and substantial costs), modern point and shoot cameras and camera phones can take excellent photos. My big personal problem with them is that it is infeasibly slow to use any manual mode due to the fact you have got to go through menus for a few minutes to setup your shots.
If there was a way of getting a few more rocker switches so that you could quickly change the aperture (maybe limited possibility due to physics), shutter speed or dial in some EV compensation, it would definitely be an option for more than a look-at -me facebook post.
That and a proper flash would go a lot further to creating good photos than a gaizeeelion terapixel sensors. A physically large sensor with downsampling will go a long way towards ensuring that each recorded pixel is as close as possible to what comes through the lens. The real challenge is to ensure what comes through the lens is what you want.
The argument is that Apple failed to license the patents for some of the technologies these specific devices rely upon. My understanding is that they are related to standards and therefore Apple is entitled to a FRAND license deal just like anyone else who wants to use those same technologies. If Samsung are not offering a deal consistent with FRAND Apple can get a hearing on that. But we don't want to pay anyone anything is not an option Apple has unless they remove the offending feature. Being a CDMA radio I think that they will need to pay something or stop selling those devices.
The next battle will undoubtedly be how fair and reasonable the FRAND offers are.
"easy to remember (and thus easy to crack) passwords"
You could staple a horse battery to the amount of incorrect in the above quote.
An easy to remember password doesn't need to be easy to crack. And I have seen plenty of "good" passwords which would take minutes to crack.
I am sure it is altruism at play
All rehabilitation and nothing to do with exoskeleton robots for more regular infantry.
Just like how drones are just a really helpful search and rescue technology.
Re: I'll tell you why it was bad.
WOW! The only way that would get worse is if EA bought the franchise.
Re: He was wrong.
I think you will find it is TIME-SUCKING BLACK HOLES OF ULTIMATE FAIL!!!
So much focus on the cancer.
So little on the superhero powers.
Re: Conroy is still in power?
It's the red underpants we are forced to wear on our heads. They are just too strong.
Re: POWER VIEW
EXPENSIVE HEAVY BLOATWARE FAIL!!!
Re: I just had to point out
800 GBPS != 800 Gbps
Kids these days. We all know the proper unit of bandwidth is Olympic swimming pools
Re: It's £399
Why are kids these days such cynics?
Just the other day I received a lovely email from a Nigerian banker. I can't share too much right now, but lets just say I think I can find the £399 launch price.
Re: Your better off printing a sling shot.
Wake me up when a 3D printer can duplicate itself.
Who am I to judge the reasons that another person has for picking their representatives in government?
But a government who wins the most seats where everyone votes has a good mandate. In a close contest or hung parliament this becomes important.
I think it crazy that so much money is spent just getting your base to attend a vote rather than convincing the electorate at large as to why you are the best man/woman for the job.
This is proof
Why do they let simpletons like this guy do copyright math? I mean an ebook file is smaller than an mp3. It should be a dead giveaway that the damage to the economy is bigger than for an iPod. The real losses could be as high as $16 billion per reader.
At least compulsory voting stops disproportionate influence going to a bunch of nutters. That said, the law states that you have to attend the polling booth and get you name marked off. If you truly don't care, just fold it in half and drop it in the box.
Re: Too late to switch again
I suspect there are a few billion "good reasons" to remain wp only.
Re: Oh Dear
Obvious troll is obvious.
Re: Microsoft's strategy is FAILING
No, I think Apple are selling toffee onions.
Re: MAFIAA fail?
That sort of theft would be at least $8 billion by my copyright math.
Re: You mean
No. It becomes innovative whenever it becomes supported by safari.
And of course that nail firing pin would look a bit suspicious too
Re: you mean a regular SMTP server...
Re: Cold start time setting?
Pretty simple actually, you just hold both the hour and minute buttons down for a few seconds until it flashes and when you press the select button it stops flashing and the seconds are at zero.
Re: It's worse than you think.
+1 good commenter. Would read again
pretty simple solution
It seems to me that they should just get judge Judy to decide who owes who what.
Re: Love it...
Always on by your definition of what they could mean is no different to the capability that all consoles have had for a long time now, even my Wii does that.
Clearly they mean a feature not present consoles don't have, otherwise it is hardly revolutionary is it?
If they proceed with a SimCity style always on connection, it will definitely be a turning point in consoles. It will be the end of the Xbox era.
Google play still has dosbox. It is also easy enough to install apps from other stores.
The ad block apps worked as a man-in-the-middle interception for all web traffic without an explicit permission token. I agree it is incredibly convenient for an ad business to be allowed to block an ad blocker but it is hard to argue that this technique couldn't be exploited by malware.
" A better comparison might be Bill Gates dining with the queen and not stopping eating when she does."
Damn, I didn't know that one either.
Re: Wow, screw Google
You are indeed a crazy operations guy.
I don't care if TIFKAM is kept, as long as you access it from a shortcut in the start menu that they reinstate.