So you can snap two apps together, either 50/50 or ⅔/⅓? Truly magical/revolutionary.
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Re: That reminds me
"Beware the Scunthorpe Problem in such scenarios, though."
Is that why the village of Cuntbubble doesn't appear on either Google or Apple maps?
"Apple do have a 2010 patent on a laser-powered display"
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue have had a laser display screen since the 1970s so I look forward to Samantha going down hard on Cook et al if they release that.
The Solitaire collection is also available on Windows 8, as is Minesweeper. Just saying.
Timmy doesn't give a tuppeny for your iPod, he's all about timepieces and waste-paper baskets nowadays.
Re: £419 (64GB, 2GB RAM), £499 (128GB, 4GB RAM) RRP
"No table is worth this price"
Depends on how many you can sit round it.
We've got a Roku 2. It has the natty headphone jack in the remote, but doesn't sport the extra buttons that this model does. It outputs at 1080p and navigation is swift, but its older hardware internals mean it doesn't support the new version of Netflix which for me is a good thing as being recommended Cabin In The Woods because my toddler watched Bambi on the iPad is a little annoying (Bambi is far more hardcore, natch).
The little box only cost me £40 from Amazon which is more than a Now TV box (but doesn't lock out Netflix) and much cheaper than both Apple's and Amazon's offerings.
Watched it Thursday with a big grin upon my face throughout its two hour running time. The action was predictably kinetic and ludicrous (milking mammas, the blind guy thrashing out riffs on his conflagrating guitar), but I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful it was. And not just because of the wives. I also found myself actually caring about the protagonists, especially the ones Max et al meet in the third act.
Film of the year for me.
Re: Mmm, Berger
If only Wayne Kerr and Mike Hunt (UKIP's losing candidates for Wombwell and Braintree respectively) would have won...
It's all a nonsense really, as we all know Grant Shapps would have topped the last had he not had to vote for four different versions of himself. Furthermore, once Chuka Umunna's office get wind of it they'll start upvoting him. He's the British Barak Obama' y'know.
Re: Time for jokes.
I had a 1.6 diesel Mondeo (previous model) as a lease car a couple of years ago whilst I waited for my company one to arrive and it managed an mpg in the mid 60s without any particular effort on my behalf. Aside from the snug sense of self satisfaction and the ability to sneak up on other road users I really cannot see the benefits of a hybrid over an oil burner (aside from a few less CO2s and NOXs emitted, natch).
Re: If there's ever a time to mourn the collapse...
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world it was all Nick Clegg's fault.
Oh my. Diane Abbot will be very concerned about how this affects the people of Haaahhkney.
Re: Microsoft taking a swipe at another company
You're not exactly comparing like for like. A better comparison would be Android with Windows Phone 7 which Microsoft abandoned 3 and a bit years after its launch.
The reluctance of the Microsoft humanoids to discuss the innards at this point is hardly surprising in alpha kit, as there will be negotiations going on with whomever provides the chips n bits.
My main worry is that I recall watching a documentary about a spaceship whose crew all went a bit mad thanks to a game played on similar headsets (can't remember the name but the captain was a Frenchman with a Yorkshire accent).
There's a cream for that.
Re: I'm too old for this
Unfinished software in not-fully-functioning shocker. Film at eleven.
Re: "Android apps on Windows 10 are mobile-only..."
Back in the day that they used the Metro moniker, the odd Windows Phone app was far better than its ios and Android cousins (ebay, Natwest, Right Move spring to mind) thanks to the lack of the dreaded burger menus. In their wisdom, MS decided this differing design language (however superior for the most part) was what was stalling the worldwide domination of WP so have largely abandoned it. Shame really.
Re: Here's an interesting poser that I have posed elsewhere.
The Eurofighter shouldn't fly but does thanks to computrickery so it's not outside the realm of possibility. The B-Wing would be the real challenge.
Re: Microsoft Marketing
It's probably due to Spartan also meaning a bit basic (from a design perspective, natch). I can't disagree with the punchability of Belfiore's head-ball, though.
Re: Truth is funnier than fiction.
That Swiss watch design has very rounded corners.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy complex.
As stricken appears to be a proper noun, does that mean that's its official moniker now?
Re: De mortuis nil nisi bonum
I'm a big fan of HERE maps, largely for the offline capability and it's excellent(compared to other free ones at least) navigation. Microsoft seem the most likely buyer but as there hasn't been a leak from their colander like press office this seems unlikely. Maybe Apple then? The fruity maps are much improved from the laughable state they were in at launch, but they still get a bit disorientated at an alarming rate.
Re: What an insult
Microsucks!! That is bloody genius. You sir have the wit of Wilde (the Kids in America one that is, natch).
Re: Hold the phone - stop the presses!
And the Sidewinder flight stick; that was great.
Terrible journalism. Apple products and software NEVER have bugs; they're either features or user errors. Move along, nothing to see here.
I could have the most complicated 29 character password and it would be as secure as 'password1' if it was stored as plain text on the company's server, as Sony did in the past.
For the hackers.
Re: Bloody stupid ...
"Who would call a dachshund "Colin". Really."
Re: Excellent work!
Microsoft released a fear inducing trip down memory lane in the form of an MS-DOS "emulator" for Windows Phone. Had at least one minute of fun cd dot dotting before I realised that they hadn't thrown in any dos games. You can launch some apps from it which is pointless but somehow satisfying in a caveman sort of way.
Whatever happened to love thy neighbour? Or indeed following Leviticus to the letter? I'd wager three Easter eggs that most of the concerned Christians that root their beliefs in the bible regularly chow down on shrimps and other crustaceans, don't beat their children to death every time they refuse to put their iPad down, and probably shave as well! Heathens!
I'm slightly bilious after going to the Apple website and noticing that you rather than clicking to watch their keynotes, you click to "experience" them. How very bell-endulous of them.
Re: Since when did the old Nokia Lumias suddenly get named just Lumia.
One of the conditions of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices division was that every time they referred to a Lumia as a Nokia Lumia, Nadella has to give Elop a bag of Doritos and a peck on the cheek. Hence the slightly revisionist nomenclature in the aforementioned list.
Re: half truth statistics coming from Secunia.
You'll have the chaps from Operation Yewtree at your door with that sort of suggestion.
Re: half truth statistics coming from Secunia.
I had no idea Google rewarded those who report vulnerabilities with a Bounty. I prefer a Twix myself, but hey, chocolate is chocolate.
I thought Spartan was a continuation of Redmond's latest bit of frivolity in naming development projects after elements of the Halo universe, following on from Threshold (Win 10) and Cortana (who was lucky to keep her name, rather than Microsoft's usual desire to rename with something far more clunky).
You're exploding it wrong.
When viewed in their natural habitat, most Appleoids have two things plugged into their shiny MacBooks: A power cable and their iPhone (presumably to power the latter also). Had they any sense of decency, Ive et al would have plonked a USB pass through on the power connector, or at least on the power supply brick (even Sony used to do that on their later Vaio laptops).
Can't argue with this, well done Cook & Co. Encouraging a more diverse range of humanoids to work for the company is a far more sensible and (whisper it) fair approach than having diversity quotas, positive discrimination, ir driving around in a pink bus to patronise the very people you're trying to empower.
Re: Medical research?
The array of sensors on the likes of the Microsoft Band would prove far more valuable to medical researchers, however said boffins tend to be a bit magpie like and love shiny things. I can also see the offer of a Fruity Watch to wear during the trial and keep after being used to entice participants into studies.
Re: cheapo's cable TV?
That's pretty much what I do with Now TV in the UK whenever a new series of GoT starts.
HBO really are desperate to limit their viewership, aren't they? If they're not jumping into bed with Uncle Rupert and making their content only available on Sky in the UK, now you can only watch HBO on demand via Apple's mediocre box of pretty naff tricks. Sue poib.
Safari and Chrome are affected on OSX so I guess things must be a bit rotten in Fruityworld also.
Why there wasn't a 12 Years A Slave movie tie in for Elite is beyond me. I really should be in marketing.
People are worried because even though you get the money back eventually it can be a right royal pain in the Harris to identify the frauds, get a new card, claim the money back etc. My housemate a few years ago ended up having his credit rating adversely affected by a credit card fraud that cleared out his bank account and resulted in several missed payments. Even though the back refunded him the money after a week or so, it took him a few months to get his credit rating back to normal which was jolly inconvenient at the time as it meant his mortgage application was rejected, he lost the house he wanted and - worse of all - he had to live we me an extra month.