223 posts • joined 26 Mar 2013
The only apps the Beeb are interested in are the ones on iOS. Android is always second best and Windows Phone is a web app.
If I fancy a cheap thrill at the same time: yes.
Two hundred notes for that?! I could get a tumble dryer for the same price
I'm pretty certain I had a Sony Ericsson that was able to fulfil claim 27 also. Seems like a pretty obvious claim so how its patentable is rather puzzling.
They mucked up made the private details of humanoids available to a nincompoop, but £250k is the same size fine that the multibillion corporation Sony were slapped with for similar laxness. Seems a bit unfair.
Re: It may not be illegal
The immorality of Apple's actions is made worse by the huge cash pile they are feeding with their tax avoidance. I can only assume that Cook et al have a Scrooge McDuck fixation that makes them want to horde $100bn and counting, while at the same time the folks that screw their iDevices together struggle to survive on pittance a week.
Can't see a chute for dispensing unwanted guests to the circling sharks anywhere on the plans. Puzzling.
Re: Bring Me the Head of Agent Garcia
Errmm... Mornington Crescent!
No mention of what kind of battery it sports, or whether the casing will be flame retardant.
In a previous work life my company had Huw Edwards host an awards evening. He was urbane, witty and had clearly done his homework about the company and its bigwigs. The organisers of the MWC clearly hadn't bothered watching Corden's efforts at hosting the Brits for the past five years, otherwise they would have gone for someone more professional. Like Sam Fox and Mick Fleeetwood.
Re: Excel etc was borked on Apple's slabs
Macros didn't function properly on an iPad, just as they don't on the Windows RT version of Excel 2013 which we found rather surprising when we had a play with a Surface 2.
My company bought over one hundred iPad 2s a couple of years ago based purely on a scheme dreamt up by the head of sales for all his field staff to lug one around. Just before Christmas they were donated to a charity that provides IT for schools in the developing world.
Whilst they looked rather lovely and weighed less than the laptops before, none of the sales team could use them with customers ageing IT (projectors etc), Excel etc was borked on Apple's slabs and the geolocation software that was indented to keep tabs on the staff showed them travelling from China to Colchester in the space of an afternoon.
We're currently trialling Windows 8 tabs and hybrids against Linux based laptops with far more success. One wonders whether a thorough evaluation of the ipads that the London plod are buying were properly field tested also, or whether the Met chiefs have been watching too much CSI again.
Fiat have dumped the MS developed Blue&Me system also. I've got it in my Alfa and it's utter twaddle.
That'll learn 'em. If only our own Information Commissioner could have his teeth sharpened to a point like his Korean counterparts.
Re: How Pathetic...
You clearly haven't read the article properly. The mouse in question isn't just some collection of plastic, wire and rubber: this mouse was touched by the hand of Jobs.
The eMac is the only bit of failed Apple kit that I've had personal experience with. My firm decided to buy half a dozen of them and every one had screen failures, and took Apple at least a year to fess up that there were issues. And I think that's the problem with Apple: not admitting their mistakes.
Re: Good to remember whenever you hear that "Apple can do no wrong" blah blah
And when it's the anniversary of Windows 3.1 or similar then I'm sure we'll get a retrospective. This is to tie in with the massive success of the Mac and all of the lyrical waxing that has been in the tech press over the last few weeks.
Re: How about
I am outraged that MS aren't supporting a thirteen year old operating system that hasn't been available for purchase for five years. I've only just got over the shock of my Star dot matrix printer not having any drivers released for Windows Me.
One large NHS teaching trust near me is running XP via Bootcamp on OSX Tiger, with no signs of upgrades to either anytime soon.
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why certain screens scratch/crack/survive. My wife has had an iPhone 4 for over three years and there's not a mark on it, despite it living without a case and being subjected to the innards of ger handbag. My last phone had Gorilla Glass 2 and it also didn't have a mark on it, even after bouncing down three flights of concrete stairs.
I'm typing this on a Lumia 1020 with a Gorilla Glass 3 screen which has a handful of tiny scratches on it. Next to it is an iphone 5S which already has a scuffed screen and - coming back on topic - an thick scratch across the camera cover. Which is made of sapphire.
Re: In the UK?!
Your caution over buying UK designed products is completely founded. It's a well hidden fact that we are required by orders from the Queen to slip a surveillance equipment into every product we design, from Land Rovers and JCBs all the way down to Sir James of Dyson's vacuum cleaners. Even a block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk has a hidden mic inside.
My firm tried this on their field based salesforce and their lovely new iPads. In the space of a day the Suffolk based flogger managed to travel from Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich via Boulder City NA and a small town in the Hunan province of China. And this was pre Apple maps. I shudder to think where she would have ended up after that.
I've still got a stack of 5 inchers with Harvard Graphics on them. I'd still rather see folks use them than Powerpoint.
Gas masks? Pah! We unearthed a huge purple dildo hibernating in a support stocking after breaking into the locked desk drawer of a recently medically retired product manager.
So that's why he's so fond of capitalism. Maggie Hodge will be most dischuffed.
Sky signal around my parts is utter pants, as is anything via aerial. Fortunately we have cable, but as you say subscribing to VM excludes us from Atlantic (so no Game of Thrones etc). I'd be happy if Netflix got all the shows as they're far more affordable.
I don't know where to begin...
£100 million would have paid for two and a bit The Voices, or 100+ series of the likes of Rev, The Thick of It and such. So swings and roundabouts I guess.
Didn't Nokia buy into a startup that was developing something similar (though no doubt less magical)?
They'll be after Skynet next. Be a shame if Mr Murdoch is visited in the small hours by a T-1000.
Having revently seen the hardware that one of the big banks has chugging away behind their fancy web pages and mobile apps, I can only assume that they ran out of valves, transistors and duct tape to fix one of them.
From Breaking Bad?
I was told by an Apple "Genius" that the WiFi issue was either the fault of my cordless telephone (which I don't own) or my router (possibly but as it occurred in multiple locations it would seem that there is a conspiracy amongst router manufacturers to make Apple loom bad).
Apple moved the town of Leamington Spa fifty miles east, so I'm not entirely convinced mislabelling a building is quite in the same league.
He did design (well, demonstrate) it on a Mac after all.
Many hospitals use iPad 2s to allow patients to rate how miserable they are.
Isn't tombstoning rife on the best from Sammy, HTC, Sony and Apple also?
I thought MS were going to start dish out WP software licenses for free so that cheapo handsets could compete with Android efforts? As the Normandy device is slated to run a forked version of Android that won't have access to Google Play and the plethora of apps etc available there, what's the benefit over Windows Phone marketplace?
I gave up on the Apple statement after the first sentence. The US is desperately in need of a plain English campaign. I currently work for a US based company and the combination of the ridiculously tongue twisted emails I receive from them and having to fill in US government documents I'm surprised that anyone can be bothered to fill in any form in America (the forms for Obamacare are Orwellian in their double speak).
No Little Professor?
It might have been a backwards calculator, but the little guys moustache used to wiggle when you got an answer correct. Sir Clive's efforts couldn't compete with that!
Postponed from 2013. And 2012. And 2011...
I don't blame naughty hackers for wanting to spy on MacBook owners as they all look FABULOUS.
It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that this appeared in the BMJ, it's the medical journal equivalent of the Daily Express.
It's a bit rich for a single party socialist state to start lecturing companies on monopolistic practices.
Apple et al could always move their manufacturing facilities to a country with even the slightest hint of human rights legislation. But that would mean either taking a hit on their miniscule profit margin (cough) or hiking up their prices so that ain't gonna happen any time soon.
I'm also a saddo with both, and so far the Xbox has seen more play with only Resogun on Sony's machine offering any thing close to fun. Forza and Dead Rising in contrast are surprisingly deep and use extra features such as SmartGlass and rumbling triggers intelligently. Dual Shock 4 is an improvement but still not as comfortable as Microsoft's controller, and having used a Vaio Pro's tpuchpad for the past few months I don't have much faith in that particular feature either.
On the horizon though I think Sony will have the finer roster of games
Re: My PS4 feels slicker and more refined than my PS3
Didn't Sony have a number of issues with the hardware and build, to an extent that it didn't actually do anything aside from look black and angular? I know all hardware launches have issues, but the mere presence of failures doesn't align with getting the hardware "spot on".
I'm still a bit puzzled as to what either console bring to the gaming table over their ageing forebears. At least with the 360 and PS3 they offered HD visuals aways from a PC, and the latter had a Blu Ray drive. Aside from a motion camera that appear to actually notice human beings and a touch pad on a controller, neither of the monolithic slabs of plastic are particularly compelling.
So huge congrats to both companies for selling such a large number of machines despite all of this.
That Office 365 ad has been there for months, so yes.
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