59 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
Purely anecdotal, but my local phone shops are struggling to stock enough of the top end Lumias to meet demand as they have recently become way more popular than expected
I'm sticking to O2 because of their out-of-city coverage. I spend a lot of time in rural areas where you very rarely get any EE or Voda coverage at all but there is usually at least a smidge of a signal from O2.
Outside the urban environment it really helps if you use phones made by companies with a decently long track record on making mobile phones with good aerials - I would suggest Motorola, Nokia or Ericsson if you want to get a decent signal where Apple, Samsung & HTC fail.
Shocked that any city would think that permitting what are effectively unregistered taxi drivers to operate in their jurisdiction would be a good idea.
I'm seriously unimpressed with the new Google maps update - apparently streetview (when you can get to it) is just a sequence of black images.
Tested on both Google and ie
I'm guessing something is getting filtered or it's relying on an app we don't have on the PCs here.
I remember the 1984 ad clearly but still haven't seen this new 'uncommercial', can't really call that a success
Sounds like inside jokes to me, especially given the love between Microsoft and Oracle in the Reading-Bracknell area
The quote doesn't confirm it sends back all the data it has gathered. We need precise info, not media bytes.
That's an impressive fail on your PC setup at the time - the best we did with Daggerfall was 72 hours solid, five of us taking turns with the controls.
This might work for city central types, but not for the rest of us.
Would you care which telco hosts your number if there was only one that could provide a connection where you live or work? Would you be happy to be moved to Orange if only Vodafone or O2 provided a service in your area?
Thanks for that Lee
Yeah, the footnote was the core - the rest was the setup for it, nice one
That's odd - I see all-in-one touchscreen PCs in the shops often and I've seen quite a few business touch screen models recently.
but only if you have a network connection - so not much use on the tube, most trains, in the wilds, etc.
Ah, you misunderstand - the 10" models need a man bag, the 7" only needs a decent sized pocket.
but you could always use LEGO for the miniature model
It's not discrimination if it's based on a known higher risk of fraudulent transactions from that location, it's simply an essential level of security.
Or possibly let's hope it is a Sony clone but with better PC software?
Pretty much the same size as the old WM HD2 or the newer WP7 HD7, both do a nice job of being a large phone or small tablet.
One would hope and expect that knowing they had served their country well would be enough reward but the odds are, unfortunately, stacked against such hope.
has this quote been verified?
Anyone know where you can get a decent Shawarma in the UK? Similar to a kebab but uses spiced lumps of real lamb instead of mystery meat.
^ see above ^
Though it may be good news in the long term
Maybe corporations (other than just sony) will realise they need to either pay a lot more attention to their security (and that of their affiliates) or reduce their net presence big time.
it is what it is
Re-imagining is a perfectly accurate description of Hollywood's current attempts to cover up the fact that they no longer do original work.
well yeah, but no
A simple peek at the image of this new Asus and then a look at a photo of the MacBook air was more than enough to convince me the two don't look even remotely similar.
Well other than being thin and having a clamshell format with the keyboard on the horizontal bit and the screen on the sticky-up bit obviously.
nice troll there
purple hair and everything
If the clients get warned before any damages can occur isn't that a good thing?
It sounds like you would prefer damages occurred just so companies can be sued.
Of course moving Ceres will be a 'no risk' option - there'd be no chance of disturbing the orbits of the other asteroids would there?
has a habit of exposing secured or subscription-only pages
Why are getting such a glut of 10in tablets when 6 to 7in really does seem to be the sweet spot for practical use?
Wish I could get one
but they still don't seem to be available or supported over here in the UK
Helicopters and US commandos
It's really odd the way helicopters always seem to function perfectly until there's a high profile spec ops mission at which point they just randomly fall from the sky.
What would be unbelievably nice would be a colour e-ink pad - might not be any use for for games or movies but would be awesome for pretty much everything else.
In those scenarios what would be wrong with printed brochures (rather than somewhat optimistically hoping every visitor or possible customer has a compatible phone with the correct version of the right software activated)?
NFC - No F***ing Chance it's going on my phone.
People have rights? ! ?
Those Big Company (tm) users ARE the normal office suite users. They probably don't know they're using VBA but most are using it quite regularly.
Just maybe Hollywood will start to get the hint that we, the customers, aren't impressed by their favourite sons.
Touch can be useful
The sony readers have a nice mix of buttons for regular tasks like page turns (although there is a touch option) with touch for menu navigation, selections, etc. The combo works rather well.
I've had good 3G connections in the last 12 months in London, Cambridge, Leeds, Bristol, all on O2 on an old HTC HD2.
Copy of Rock Band 3 then
This is exactly what is available from Rock Band 3 (excepting that it also has keyboards, vocals etc.). There are lessons, over 120 tracks for real guitar already, etc.
Will Rocksmith also be using the Fender that was developed for Rock Band 3?
Unfortunately Rock Band doesn't (yet) teach how to read music or traditional tab.
Also how come the article's author only mentions (the now defunct) Guitar Hero that never moved away from buttons but not the abominable Powergig that also claimed it would teach guitar?
Which is why so many will be disappointed when their shiny (screen) tablet just isn't any good as a reader
Is nothing sacred in Hollytown any more?
When are the inevitable 'reimaginings' (aka useless remakes) of Gone With The Wind & Casablanca due out?
They could do that but then they'd be getting 30% of a lesser amount and there's no way Apple's execs could justify depriving Apple of the lost income.
It's an awesome bit of kit that was being held back by the uses MS tried to put it to (and the lack of enough clout in the 360, even the 'kinect ready ones', to really use it). Opening it up to the orld can only be a good thing.
Add it to a decent multicore system (even a PS3 would be a decent start) and the possibilities are phenomenal.
Just off the top of my head I can foresee over a dozen really excellent uses for the technology in the emergency services and a vast amount for the military.
Except there were some true hits
Some games (for example the Monster Hunter series) managed to hit the high-end mobile market just right - beautiful graphics but intentionally short action episodes, perfect for commuter train journeys.
Sorry - Are there any countries that aren't corrupt? - there, fixed if for you
No, he's right
The message was extremely clear - must go lie down now
You forgot Bracknell - though a small nuke would be more useful.
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