97 posts • joined Thursday 22nd November 2012 13:00 GMT
Re: Windows Phone vs. iPhone
I have to admit I am the same, having used Android now since like 2009 and having used a host of devices and having a Nexus 7, my HTC bit the dust and I only have about 6 months left on my contract so I decided to buy a 520 outright and get a cheaper contract on renewal or if I hated Win8 go back to android however even with my investment I have to admit I really like the 520 and I am even considering upgrading to the 920 come renewal!
All in all I am impressed with the windows phone offerings it is a very smooth OS though it could do with a few more apps
Give nokia a try. I have to say considering the power in my Lumia 520 it feels like the smoothest and most fluid phone i have used to date and I have had both android and apple phones
Re: Why I "bought" an Iphone when my HTC went tits up
I think your problem was buying HTC, they are quite poor build quality wise, I would say though that iPhone was not the only choice for high end smart phone. When my HTC Desire died on me I had a look around and picked up the Nokia 520, I really like it, runs nicely and the apps work well, overall I may be a bit of a windows phone convert.
I used to have an iPhone for work and after countless "Called Failed" messages when swapping from 3G to edge or not having at least 3 bars I was glad to be rid of it
While a fantastic idea, would 100 mil be enough for even the underground base (never mind the monorail+ninjas!)
Re: They don't want independance
And what happens when you need to fund things like an IT infrastructure and military to name but 2.
Answer me this, can you do any of that with Steam? the 1 day thing I agree was too short, 14 days to a month would be fine. A purely digital market place would hopefully see game prices come down significantly much like they did on Steam and have on Origin!
People not wanting to take the step forward into the digital age has put us back 10 years. You think physical media for gaming will last past this gen? I certainly don't think it will
Re: re: like the otherOS stuff
I never even owned a PS3, so I don't miss it I am just saying while Microsoft may not be the best, Sony don't exactly smell of roses here and are well known for their love of DRM.
As for the Kinnect, I got one for my 360 and it is great fun, will be looking forward to what happens with the new version especially once my little boy gets bigger and can use it too.
Noone is likely to rock the boat right at release, knowing Sony this kind of stuff will be snook in once the PS4 is sittled, like the Other OS stuff.
Mine was pre-ordered on the day I could do it! Day 1 edition too! Shame they turned round on the always online thing, was looking forward to being able to digitally sell games and borrow digital games from friends.
Let me take my stance on this, I am on the fence. Sure he stole material and released it for whatever his reasons may be this is espionage and theft HOWEVER, it was also the act of a whistleblower showing the wrong doings of the government. A tricky situation indeed, He should serve however the credit for what he has already endured should be much higher.
Re: Too late for me
It's funny how people will be running to Sony with there oh so perfect track record when it comes to their customers. Oh wait I forgot Sony are worse than Microsoft when it comes to DRM and screwing customers over.
As for double dipping Sony will be charging to use online services with the PS4 too
Re: My heart bleeds
I am quite sure you have used her ilks services on more than one occasion as I certainly hope someone who defends bullies and thinks this is even close to acceptable never leaves there mothers basement!
If you don't feed the troll they tend to die off from starvation
Re: I concur, however...
sneaky s got in there! and i think you meant "mean"
Am I the only one who is actually looking forward to the new star wars movies? they have been handed over to a company that in general makes descent films!
Sure they will be aimed at a younger audience though that didn't hurt Pirates of the Caribbean or most the Marvel movies. I will await them being released before I pass judgement
Re: why the downvote?
well actually Nikola Tesla was working on a tower that would provide electricity to the world and was stopped simply because he couldn't fund this and the electricity companies released they couldn't actually charge for it either!
Edison actually tried hard to discredit Tesla a number of times, he actually told the US military that a particular invention of his had no practical use (Radar!!!)
Re: Get rid of images of people
I say get Turing on there! then we can have 2 queens on 1 note!
If only Edison wasn't a total arse we would all have wireless power now!!!
Re: Fuck them.
Don't forget this weeks PS3 patch that bricked machines! oh and you want Sony to fix it? thats £80 please!
Re: Oh, this old chestnut
You mean like you can with Android?
Re: Well done Sony.
The Xbox one idea of digital sales limited resale ect could go 2 ways.
Positive:- we get a "Steam" type offering with lower cost games and great sales with some pro owned market style stuff on both our Physical and Digital titles, and lets face it will that be different on the Steam box when that comes out?
Negative:- we get gouged and have to pay £50+ for games we cannot resale.
If the forma happens it could be good for Microsoft and us gamers and lets face it who in general doesn't like steam? Or the Latter that could end badly for Microsoft
Re: Sonic Screwdriver
My comment was to the sonic screwdriver comment. If you watch Dr Who you know that the sonic screwdriver cannot open a "Deadlocked" lock
Re: Sonic Screwdriver
This is why you should dead lock the car!
Re: Used games
Almost my entire game collection is used, and CEX has managed to build a very successful chain of stores JUST selling used games, so I would say a good amount, even places like Asda and Tesco now sell 2nd hand games!
Re: @Hairy Spod
Also on Steam brand new titles come out for significantly less AND they have awesome sales. Will we see 75% reduction on games for this? No, they will still be £45+
Re: Baby steps
I am all for the blocking of illegal sites, though last time I checked it wasn't yet illegal to look at porn
So with this coming into play, how long until the Great British Firewall is setup? Does the automatic blocking of content not go against some European legislation or even human rights somewhere?
Re: To be fair to MS...
Android has not "Won" the mobile war, it is just the current market leader in total volume, Apple still make the lions share of the profits (eroding though I am sure) and as like with Apple someone could come out with some good software and a compelling reason to get peoples attention and do the exact same as Android did to Apple to Android
Re: Desktops will never disappear
Desktops will be around for a long time still, it is laptops that tablets will replace. The desktop will still be a main work device/ proper gaming device, with your "Lapblet being the portable consumption device.
May I just point out that is would actually be pronounced JIF in the English language since the G is followed by a I as in Giraffe.
My Nexus 7 has a keyboard case, no need for a mouse really though with the touch screen though you could use one
I was playing with the Asus w510, seems like a nice piece of kit, maybe on the small side at 10.1in though I am not sure I would want much larger for what is really designed to be a portable device
You have to wonder what these hybrid devices count as. I am actually quite keen on something like a Asus Vivopad smart though it would need significantly more HDD space to replace my work machine.
Re: @Suricou Raven In a word...
As you say the extra electric used is likely to amount to peanuts, though if the stress of maxing your GPU's constantly over a 2 week period could have really shortened the life span of the card/s and maybe even blew a couple! And as you say, these are likely to not be cheap cards either!
Re: Why not...
Because would you use a program that maxed your VERY power hungry GPU (this is a competitive gaming program so the rigs will be monsters) constantly meaning the power bill was huge AND your VERY expensive GPU has its operating life shorted significantly
Call me paranoid
Though aren't some of Apples patents much more obvious and if this was a Apple patent would it be considered too obvious too?
I have had a cheap unbranded Tablet before for sub £150, it was plagued with issues. Half the time you couldn't get wireless, it crashed randomly and the advertised 8 gig ended up being 4! It got returned for a full refund and I got a Nexus 7 instead, my personally experience would go with the old you get what you pay for.
Why would a google "Smart" product run anything else? especially if it will sync with a google phone?
Re: Everyone keeps forgetting...
Just because people choose not to buy apple products does not make then "Jealous poor" I have a iPhone as a work phone and I got my wife a iPhone too, I personally hate the thing, it is great for things like browsing and apps and stuff, it is awful at 2 key thing i use it for though. Making phone calls (Call failed pisses me off especially when i have an almost full signal!!!) and sending text messages. (I have dyslexia so rely on auto correct that is woefully inaccurate)
Re: Everyone keeps forgetting...
Apple is overpriced and makes its money by ripping off its consumer base?
That explained why after running a Malwarebytes scan my pc got crippled and I had to do a system restore!
Re: 20% already own a tablet...
I actually think we will see a growth of tablets with a drop of laptop sales, desktops will always keep there place for serious work like high end graphics and gaming, the tablet with attachable keyboard will soon make the laptop a thing of the past.
Being in IT Sales I find having a 7in tablet loads better than lugging my 17in HP brick of a laptop around with me for meetings, Tablets are very handy for more than just casual games and reading books.