71 posts • joined Tuesday 7th May 2013 12:46 GMT
Come on Nokia
Forget that stuff about taking wedding photos on a phone. Send one up to Jupiter instead.
I always like the idea of these
until I work out what I'm paying for - empty box, mobo, processor, power supply and a network card. Plus a cut-down OS.
I'm sure I could do it just as cheaply with an old Windows PC with some extra hard drives without worrying about the esoteric format the HDDs use.
Even more sure there's some open source build of something out there that does it dead cheap too.
Maybe 5 years late
Would have been great as a demo laptop a few years ago. Able to run some decent server software rather than struggling with a laptop with too little RAM and slow drives. Now, you just fire up a cloud server, so not so useful.
Paris cos she was better 5 years ago too.
I use IE for work apps as I can keep cookies etc kept open. I use firefox for general browsing. Just wish they'd stop mucking around and do some proper 'innovation'. Rounded boxes don't count.
Google gives me the creeps, so no Chrome. I found Iron to be unstable. Didn't like Opera, so that leaves me with IE and Firefox.
Come on - fix the plugin mess - what were they thinking when they disabled Flash without a popup to tell you what was going on? Slight change to the web address far too subtle and not visible in full screen mode.
Just wish the end result of open source software wasn't a messy UI and a massive settings/options dialogue box. Nobody wants to work on the boring stuff - rounded boxes are much more interesting!
Is it just me?
Or are all the rival search sites the ones I'd really like to exclude from every search I ever do?
I don't use Google, but I get fed up with low quality search sites cluttering up search results on duckduckgo.
Wouldn't it be easier
To just use a PC/Mac connected to manage everythin?
I have a £150 Windows PC connected to an amplifier with decent speakers. Same PC connects to a projector for films. Can control over whatever method I prefer.
Speaker cables are run along the skirting boards - plenty of easy ways to hide them.
I'd like to go wireless for the HDMI connection, just not got round to it yet.
I should point out - the bit about being secure through having a minority device was a joke.
The bit about owning a Nokia 520 in nasty red is the truth.
I like my Windows phone :)
Doesn't look like it. All us WP users can be smug in the belief that we have a safe phone OS. Sadly, the truth is that we're an obscure minority who buy cheap phones. Not worth hacking as there's not enough of us and we can't afford a better phone, so nothing to steal.
Mine's a Nokia 520 in a nasty shade of red.
On the other hand
I'm self-employed. I normally work 3 or 4 days per week.
Having mobile email means my customers don't need to know, and they think I'm always available. Makes my life far more flexible. Also means I don't have to check email when I get home from a day-long meeting.
Bit crap if you're a wage slave though.
Perhaps be better if we only included the phones where someone bothers to install something rather than just using the bundled apps? Smartphone with just the default stuff is no different from a feature phone.
BUT YOU CAN'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT!!
Paris 'cos even she has more sense than to get paid in bitcoins
Wake me up when someone comes up with an original idea for a game.
Re: IT Managers (in a windows world) dream of
Don't you just love end-users who don't see how it all works!
"I have 2 computers at home and some ethernet cable. Therefore I'm an expert"
For the record, you can control iPads - as soon as you connect to email using ActiveSync, a bunch of security settings are forced upon you.
There's also software out there that allows you to control the iPad security settings. As far as I know, it just needs to integrate better with AD.
Re: Whatever it is...
Are they taking pre-orders?
Blackberry on the up with 38%?
Join the public sector and make it great.
Then get outsourced to a large private company. Shortly followed by redundancy as your job is shipped overseas.
Think I'll keep freelancing thanks.
Just drop the price of the Q10
And I'll buy one.
Re: 2/3rds running iOS7
So, 2/3 of users installed an update that was automatically downloaded when they connected to Wifi/ Why is that impressive?
I'd like to go back to iOS6 - even with bold readable text, iOS7 is horrid.
Why does the keyboard keep changing between the old and the new? Looks like an OS cludge.
No Fanboi here - Windows wall to wall, including phone. Just have an independent viewpoint.
Car engine names
I think you'll find they have internal names - my Land Rover Defender has a Puma engine. That dates from Ford's ownership, so I'm sure it's more widespread than we realise.
Just use Windows Phone
Given what a great job Nokia have done with Windows Phone, I'd love to see what they could do with one of these running WP8.1 rather than wasting time on RT.
RT is like Google Chrome - nobody wants it, but nobody has the guts to kill it off.
Works for me
Been fine since I patched Exchange 2013 last month.
Still can't download SQL Express though!
Re: Right click admin options
I've been working with Windows 8 for a few months now. Windows 8.1 on my laptop for the last month or so.
Yesterday, I had to work on a Windows 7 PC - the whole start button thing seemed very primitive.
Strange what you get used to.
Worth having the Start button again, just for using remote access - getting the menu up was a pain over a windowed RDP session.
Re: Good news....
So what happens when someone comes up with something better? Not allowed?
I've had my Windows 8 phone for nearly 2 weeks. I like it, but can't believe it's taken Microsoft so long to get this far.
There seems to be so much really simple stuff missing, and no apps to add them, so I assume the API is quite limited - is it too much to ask for auto on/off & sound profiles?
Just waiting for the price to drop. Great phone, but way too expensive.
Re: Sad farewell
I'm way ahead of you there - took the account as right at the start, otherwise BES can't claim 'Send As' permissions. It's something more than that - the server would work for a week or so, then stop. Recreating my account in BESx would make it work for another week or so.
Sad to hand back my Blackberry Bold today. Major problems with BESx with Exchange 2013, started due to being domain admin with email account (I know you're not supposed), took myself out of the group, but still failing for the one account. Tried using IMAP etc with BIS, but never seems to sync back to Outlook properly. I just don't have the time or skills to fix this.
I'd love to go for a Q10, but with O2 offering me a Nokia 520 at £60, how could I refuse? Got a red one, so hopefully my wife will like it too, then I can get rid of BESx once and for all.
I had an A4 sport back in the late 90s - great car. Looking for a new car recently (A3 size), just don't like the look of any current Audi - shame really.
Bought a A Class Merc in the end - very nice. Test drove the AMG version - wife wouldn't let me :(
Daftest extra it had was that every time you drove past a road sign, it displayed the sign on the dashboard - very distracting.
Have Microsoft paid these guys to try and make the Windows 8 program manager look good?
Scientists whose careers depend upon the presence of global warming will find a reason to say why this proves the existence of global warming.
And the merry go round continues.
DAB in cars
£420 optional upgrade on my new car. That's after paying for the 6 CD changer and MP3 gubbins.
Be better spending money on nationwide 3G, then stream radio that way. Alternatively, just stick with FM.
DAB is 20th Century solution to a problem that doesn't really exist.
Re: The Third World Smartphone
You might no like his comment, but India has an average income of $1400 (US).
So the real headline is 'Microsoft come second when people can't afford an iPhone'
(Still a BlackBerry user)
Why are you talking about Talk Talk? No mention in the original post.
Managed to transfer my parents and my in-laws away from BT. Little by little...
Fix the email first
Took a tour of the phone shops at the weekend. I have 10+ years of email arranged in 1000s of folders.
IPhone/iPad can't cope as it truncates the folder names.
Windows didn't appear to work with folders properly.
Android, too many to be sure, but my Nexus 7 can't cope.
That left me with my old Blackberry 9700 doing a fine job.
Apart from email, Windows looked pretty good though, but I don't use more than email & geocaching.
Actually, that changed in the mid-90s. You'll find now that they have to use Methode Traditionelle.
Nothing of interest in my facebook account. Be even less now. I manage without Google, I'm sure I'll manage without Facebook.
LinkedIn though - not sure I'd want to lose that.
Victory for freedom of speech!
Oh, wait. Um..
Re: New phone time
Looks like I may change my mind. Thanks
New phone time
Currently using a 3 year old BB Bold 9700. I was planning to change to WIndows Phone. Went to look at the Nokia range last weekend. Surprised at just how cheap and nasty they seem. Couldn't imagine any of them lasting more than 6 months, and I'm a light user.
Then picked up the Q10 - surprised at just how well made it is. Sticking with my 9700 for now, but certainly considering the Q10 when the price comes down a bit. Even the Q5 was better made than any of the Nokia range.
All I need now
Just need O2 to extend GPRS to my house and I'll be able to make phone calls.
Does the figure for mobile uses include those who interact with the site, or does it also include those with a facebook app that automatically logs them in each day?
Re: "mobile market share" matters, "smartphone market share" does NOT
Bit like comparing sales of Mercedes or BMW with those of Skoda. They all sell cars, but BMW and Mercedes aren't in the same market as Skoda.
The market has split from phone vs feature phone. There's now a luxury goods segment.
I've never owned an Apple or Android phone. I do have a nice new Mercedes though ;)
How can they be redundant, if they're having to train replacements? The person doesn't become redundant, the role does. If the role's being transferred overseas, this isn't redundancy.
Beat me to it.
Re: BYOD friendly?
Blackberry do a good job of doing this, but as nobody's using them, it doesn't matter (my Playbook is now an excellent picture frame).
Any device that uses ActiveSync to collect email can have security settings forced upon them - password requirements etc. You can also wipe the email from the device using the same. This is on Android & Apple devices too.
Not sure if it extends to files though. someone who know what they're talking about will be along shortly!
Re: The days of Sort Codes and Numbers
Your account already has an IBAN (22 letters and numbers) and a Swift (11 letters and numbers)
Plus there's your debit card number.
Now it will also have a mobile number, plus the account number of the mobile payment service,
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