620 posts • joined Tuesday 24th July 2007 15:38 GMT
There are one or two minor things I would like to see - like a button for entering the alignment section in Keynote. But more importantly, they need to introduce a DB module that can open and use existing Appleworks/Clarisworks DBs. The current way is an absolute fudge and means that the DB has to be completely recreated in Filemaker or something else in order to make it work. For a small business that has DBs going back many years that is generally a cost too far.
Also, it would be nice (but not essential) if they could make it possible to open AW Drawing files so that they can still be used. I know there are apps out there that can open AW drawings, they don't have the integration that AW has. (I say has rather than had because I have many clients who are hanging on to older macs just so that they can continue to use years-old files in AW.)
Left Be about 2 weeks ago
When they asked why and I told them that I didn't want to give money to murdoch, the chap at the other end said 'fair enough' and my MAC turned up in an email about 2 hours later.
BT installed Infinity 2 just over a week later.
I have to say I'm impressed so far with it - although there are a couple of anomalies I can't explain.
Using Speedtest.net to Xilo in Maidenhead, I used generally to get a ping of about 15-20ms, occasionally it would be longer but rarely more than 22ms. Download speed would be 9.5Mb/s max. Now with Infinity 2 my Pings are always over 20ms and sometimes as high as 30ms - however the uplad speed is now greater than my old download. The new dowload ramps along at 80Mb/s most of the time and on one occasionon during the first 24 hours it hit 100Mb/s. It hasn't done it since (well not when I've been testing).
I was with a client on Monday who had just had Virgin Cable installed. His pings were 8-11ms - but his max download speed was less than 8Mb/s.
....the bits had just become economic and they added some 1950s Dieter Rams Style...
If you are going to call Dieter Rams please be aware that in the 1950s he was designing furniture. - 1950 furniture!
Any system can be infected with malware, for reasons located between the chair and the keyboard.
So as long as I stand up i should be OK
new smarties v older smarties
I like to keep my phone in my shirt pocket and as if by some devine mechanism, my iPhone 4 fits so well you would think it had been designed for my shirts. The width is perfect and the length keeps it just invisible at the top.
Both daughters have iPhone 5. This phone does not fit. It is too tall and those extra mm sticking out look ridiculous
Looking at some of the competitor phones now available though, I can't see one that I could but into my shirts. they all appear to be turning into tablets. As well as being taller like the iPhone 5 (and taller in some instances), they are all too wide and I would need all my shirts remaking (and I don't think primark do that).
It looks as though I'll be staying with the iPhone 4 (Running iOS5.1.1) until it finally gives up the ghost.
Re: Re: Yes
Jane lives next door and she doesn't have an hovercrafts.
Quite agree. Also - there's these stupidly expensive collections of cogs and things that tell when it's high water on the Koi pond, when the Shitsu is in heat , and when she's coming round the mountain (when she comes, that is). - that they advertise in the glossy mags. Some are so complicated you need a manual just to be able to tell the time. (And the weigh several kilos too!)
Give me my Swatch Skin any day (the one with the see-though case so I can watch all it's innards doing nothing).
Re: Sinclair, what was that all about ?
I think you are being a bit harsh on Sinclair. The QL was actually a very good computer - once you had added external drives (of which there were several tto choose from). Also it was expandable, several companies (most notably Miracle Systems) made sub-assembles that would plug into the expansion port on the left-hand end.
Mine had a Miracle Systems Gold card that upped my RAM to 2MB and gave me an interface to 2 Mitsubishi ED floppy drives (2.88MB each).
I had an Epson Laser printer (EPL something or other) that cost more than the entire QL set-up!
With that (and later the Cambridge Z88 portable) I ran my part-time photographic business, learned database development and generally got on the road to becoming a trainer and support bod.
With regard to their amplifiers, I still have a Sinclair System 2000 amp (although I don't use it) but I would really like a Neoteric 60 amp (if I could find one).
Re: no acer iconia w700?
It's probably because there's no need to use iTunes.
My other half's ipad has never been anywhere near it .
Her books, her music, her videos her apps and her work - everything on board has got there over-the-air, It's very physically been attached to a computer at all.
Re: Religions and non-religions
There's a difference between a channel which you have to tune into to watch and a paid for advert that pops up uninvited on a secular channel.
With regard to the BBC, IIRC they are obliged to do so many hours of religious broadcasting a week. I wouldn't go so far as to call that advertising as they share out the religions fairly well on Thought for the Day., Nor would I call Songs of Praise religious advertising. It's just one program of (generally( good singing and top-flight music that balances out all the hours of music dross we get the rest of the time,
No I am not religious. (but I do like a good tune)
Religions and non-religions
A couple of nights back I was channel hopping on the box and came across an advert for CoS.
I cannot for the life of me think of the last time (or even the fist time) I have seen a TV advert for Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism or any other ism.
To me a religion shouldn't need to advertise itself. People either take up the idea though family or society and either believe it or don't believe it.
Advertising implies you have a product.
Ignoring the fact that it some considerable time since iWork (in trial form) came installed on new Macs. It's never been installed on new macs as standard, and it sounds as though your experience is of the pre-2006 version (which admittedley, was not that brilliant).
However, it has changed. I open all word docs and docx sent to me in Pages and I send them back as doc. No-one knows. I use Pages in schools to produce booklets with young kids. When I do my presentations I get comments like "our Powerpoints never look as good as that' that's because Powerpoint is nowhere to be found on my macs, Keybote does it all.
My only downer on iWork is that Numbers (the spreadsheet module) is not as quick to learn if you want to develop large sheets. It is very clever (clever enough for most users (other than power users)) and produces great 3D charts with lots of control. It's just the getting there that takes a bit longer.
I can honestly say that I haven't opened Excel now since numbers was installed.
Re: I came from space. It landed in a lake
It's just had eye surgery - it's playing havoc with my tryping.
Just trying to imagine Auntie Violet in a porn film.
No. I give up.
I came from space. It landed in a lake
Don't go near the lake after dark or the................... . . . . . . . .
Re: Perhaps he could make a copy...
OFHS Read up on your design history will you.
1. Find any item in the entire Braun history that looks as though it was designed by Jony Ive.
You will be very hard pressed. there are 2 items - but then only if you take very liberal view.
2. Look for any item in the Jony Ive history that looks like it was designed by Dieter Rams.
Same again. You will find only the same two items - and the similarity is very tenuous.
3. Read what Deiter Rams has said himself about Jony Ive's work.
I' let you do that yourself.
Re: signature capture ?
This is bizarre. I've just answered the door - and there is a UPS man with a thingy for me to sign.
Re: "... what was yours?"
Mini Moke (in the freezing cold open flatlands of Lincolnshire)
What about Starbucks Swiss coffee beans?
Are thery going to look at that aspect too?
Re: Wonder how much tax HMV paid
That should have been attached to the post about Starbucks.
Re: Wonder how much tax HMV paid
And I've often wondered how, with these perennial losses, they are still in business.
I was a developer on Project Janus in 1978
Sorry Ian, in 1978 you were a 'Computer Programmer' - a relatively rare breed.
Developers didn't appear until much later - now they're 10 a penny.
We keep seeing figures saying that Android 'outsells' the iPhone and that it is the dominant mobile system. However, when I look around, I don't see the phones to back up those figures.
I've done 2 train journeys today, one on the Northern Line and one on the District Line.
The NL train was not very busy and I could only see 5 phones during the journey from Finchley to Embankment, but 4 of those were iPhones (1 i5 and 3 i4/4s). On the District Line I could see 12 phones, 9 of them being actively used for texting, gaming or whatever - including 2 deaf guys using them to communicate). One was slightly obscured by a reflection in one of the glass panels and I couldn't make out what it was, but of the remaining 11, only 2 were not iPhones (and they were not the deaf guys).
The 4 and 4s is the commonest model iPhone (you can't tell them apart by just looking), the 5 is still a bit of a rarity on the tube.
I did see a chap with something that looked about the size of a 3.5inch Hard-drive clamped to his ear earlier in the day - he looked like an idiot.
Also in my web stats - Android still lags iOS. It's getting closer but it's not 75% in front like the 'sales figures' suggest it should be.
I wonder which is the cheaper option?
One of my clients recently returned from a holiday on St Helena (retracing family history).
Building an airport there is not an easy option as the island is a lot like Madeira in topography.
Also, there is not really a harbour that can be used to unload all the stuff that would be needed to do the onstruction. The mail boat anchors off-shore and the visitors have to be transdferred to small boats to get ashore - as does all the produce and goods arriving at the island.
She tells me that many of the islanders she spoke with were not actually in favour of the airport as they think it will destroy their unique way of life.
Moving the cable and setting up a data centre on the island could be a cheaper (and potentially more profitable) option.
Re: So sad...
So sad that he's a she.
Re: Goodbye Comet.
I bought my first turntable in Comet in Hull sometime in 1969-70,
I remember the experience well. I drove down Clough Road to an old brick building, the sort of building that was used in the 'I'm All Right Jack' film. It was probably in the same place that the trading estate with PCWorld occupies now. I seem to remember that it had big sliding wooden doors on rollers.
I remember that inside it really was a warehouse. Lots of racking, lots of stuff on pallets, lots of space for a fork-lift truck to manoeuvre, and a wooden shed.
In the shed was a man in a brown coat, and a heater.
Pinned to the insides of the shed were several A3 sheets listed all the things they sold (in fairly small print) and you were invited to find the item you wanted (in this case a Goldring turntable and a Cartridge) and then he went off to find it, leaving me and my brother keeping warm in the shed.
When he returned with the goods he filled out one of those funny receipt things in a blue-grey plastic box - there was always an odd-shaped hole at the top with was marked with the results of a thousand mis-aimed ball-point pens that seems to operated the mechanism that ejected the receipt. You gave him the money - or wrote a cheque (I think I paid cash. I was flush then.) he put it in the cash drawer and off you went.
How they dealt with a rush I can't imagine - we only saw the one brown-coated man.
Over the years I've bought lots of domestic electrical gubbins from various Comets, but they've all been big shops or retail park sites. Sad to see them go.
Not so sure.
In principle I agree with what you say here but... I have seen sufficient clients lately who have bought 'other' SS kit than a TV, who have not been quite so complimentary about the electronics products.
In fact we bought a daughter a SS home cinema system the Christmas before last, to go with their SS TV.
The TV is fine - the cinema system is not. It's been troublesome since the warranty ran out.
They are moving house in the new year and are planning to replace it. The new kit (including TV) will most likely be Panasonic.
(Also, for a while, Samsun DSLRs were rebadged Pentaxes with Schneider lenses)
This afternoon I had to drive a school I had never been to before.
Google maps gave me a great route - except that that last 100 metres or so was a footpath between two houses - complete with anti-bicycle barriers.
The actual entrance was several streets away.
Re: No problem here. also
Set one of these up about 3 weeks back with a brand new AOC monitor connected with the HDMI cable provided by AOC. So far there haven't been any issues like the 'snow' some users are reporting and overall the user is very pleased with his purchase (he's having trouble adjusting to Mountain Lion though moving from Tiger)
Re: The venomous Leach at it again @.stu
I think your observation is true because few prospective Apple buyers would go to PCWorld anyway.
My expereince of the Branch in Watford on Wednesday showed a lack of interest in any tablets - in fact the saff outnumbered the customers something like 4:1
(PS I was there because they have some of the best deals on Powerline units at the moment)
Re: Anyone seen one in the wild?
There's an unopened box in the window of my local CEX
Is Starbucks in the UK Starbucks?
Or is it some other company trading as Starbucks?
If it is the same company, why does it have to pay IP royalties to itself?
Surely there is a loop-hole that can be closed fairly easily.
During the 'trial', I found it quite amusing when the Strabucks man was asked if the coffee ever went to Switzerland before it came here.
I wonder if the Starbucks coffee that is sold in Costco ever went through the same shenanigans - or does Costco just ship it over from the US like the other coffees they sell.
I don't recollect having used a Starbucks now for about 5 years - there are better coffe shops everywhere.
The pessimist in me
can't see how this would work for engineering models.
For instance. With current plastic 3d printers you can make working differential gears in one go (i.e an input shaft, 2 output shafts and a case - you don't have to assemble the parts afterwards).
I like the 3d maps though.
So the boat looks like a Braun product?
I think El Presidente's gold status has addles his brain.
I've said it before.
Go throughy the entire Braun design catalogue and find more than 2 items that look remotely like anything Apple.
I've done it and there are only 2. A loudspeaker (a minimalist rectangular box) and a table-top cigarette lighter (also a minimalist box) both designed by Deiter Rams.
Two weeks ago I had 2 of these within about 20 minutes of each other.
What was particularly interesting was that the street shown in the text part of the message was less than half a mile from where I was in Pimlico. Could it be that some other app in my phone had sent my location to the spammers and they then produced me a tailor-made message?
The fact that I was on a bus and the parking cost was something like 30p told me that they were less than kosher messages. ( the attachment was labled 'your parking history' or words similar.)
Re: US Patent Office Email Address
I looked at that link and do you know, out of all the images it shows, there are only four that look anything similar to the Siri icon. Your evidence is not as 'overwhelming' as you would like to think.
Similar is not the same as identical so I doubt your threat would get anywhere.
Re: That's funny
That's very funny as only a few of them are called Geniuses.
Apply for a job in an Apple store and look at what is offered.
No video problems here so far.
Set up a brand-new Mac Mini and a new AOC display on Tuesday using the HDMI cable provided with monitor.
However - audio is giving us a bit of grief, but I think that is something to do with the monitor.
Sad to see them go
I bought my very first printer (a Citizen LSP-10 dot-matrix*) and a Centronix interface adaptor for my QL in a little shop up near where Boots is now. I think I was served by one of the 2 founders too.
*Cost me about £180 IIRC. How much is a colour laser now?
The earlier version of the "New" beetles was a woman's car - but it looked 10 times better than this one.
This one looks like an Audi TT that's been inflated a bit.
I hate retro-look cars, particularly the Mini and that horrible Chrysler thing (but not the Fiat 500).
sent out a cicular last night saying things were bad.
Access tonight is a little slow but it's still there at 2125 GMT.
" for doing more or less exactly what my old phone did, just a bit quicker."
Isn't that the case with any new phone?
An extra bell or whistle but basically doing more or less exactly what my old phone did, just a bit quicker.
Earlier on someone mentioned the various ways your Tesco club card can work. One thing they forgot to incude was that it also rewards you with vouchers - either through the post or at the checkout when you get your receipt.
Similarly Homebaase did it with their spend and save card (until they opted for Nectar - and that, I'm fairly sure was prior to 2007)
I can't see that this patent is valid at all.
I also remember reading (quite some time ago - it might have been here or in some retail mag I was reading) that Safeway (remember them? - now Morrison) had developed (or were about to deploy) a system of promoting products previously bought by a customer as they wheeled their trolley past the said item in the store.
Safeway were one of the first to use hand-help self scanning devices so that you scanned each item as you put it in the trolley, the display gave you a running total and at the end you plugged it into a device which printed your bill and took your money. It knew who you were because you used a personal card to obtain the device as you went into the store. The idea was that the device knew where things were in the store (they could use that in Tesco - I can never find things) so as you passed an item you had previously bought (particularly if it knew that you had bought lots of them over the year (like pot-noodles) it would warn you of a special offer on that item that wasn't actually shown on the shelf pricing label - i.e. a personal special offer.
I might be making it up but I don't think I am.
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE