"the screen... lacks the brightness of Samsung's best phones".
What? I turned my N5's screen up to maximum and it was insanely bright; why would you want anything even brighter?
19 posts • joined 1 Mar 2011
I'm not sure I can see this happening. Google are reportedly not making any profit (and possibly even a small loss) on the 8GB model at £159 as it is, and given that flash memory wholesale prices have presumably not suddenly fallen, it seems unlikely Google could afford to shave an additional £30 off the price.
I did have to send back my first Nexus 7 due to a loose screen (I bought it quite early on, by the way), but the replacement is bulletproof, feels really nice in the hand, and works like a charm. I *love* it, it's easily the best £160 I've spent.
If the iPad Mini is £160 (for 8GB) I'd be annoyed I didn't get one of those instead, but even if it's £200 (which will never happen!) I'll remain very happy with my purchase.
"Using the free speech argument to defend idiots such as the one that posted these messages belittles the right when people use it (or are refrained from doing so) to improve quality of life for themselves and others."
No it doesn't. They are two sides of the same coin, and you cannot and should not try to separate them. If you want people to have the right to free expression for the public good you have to accept that it will also be used in ways that are highly unpopular and even arguably contrary to the public good.
Tricky one now for Apple - can they help him get anything back from his MacBook or not? And if they can what does that say for the security of their remote wipe procedure?
He said in his Tumblr post that he removed power from the Macbook before it had the chance to begin the data overwrite phase of the secure wipe process, and that that is why Apple think they might be able to restore the data for him.
1) It's more a case of the straw that broke the camel's back. Lots of us are already frustrated with Windows and tempted by one of the alternatives, and only need a relatively minor push to finally make that break
2) You assume it's merely a case of learning a new UI element, and that after that has taken place there will be no problem. But I've now had 4 years of using the ribbon in Office 2K7 (admittedly at home only, we're still on 2K3 at work - I wonder why!), and it still actively hampers my productivity when using Office apps. The point is that if this is introduced there is a good chance that it will cause a permanent impairment to the efficient use of Windows to those who don't get on with it.
I can see Apple's point on this, I suppose.
But they should set up a system where a developer can specifiy a proportion of the cost of their apps, from 0 to 100%, and a charity for it to be paid to. Apple could then easily pay the specified portion of the app revenue directly to the nominated charity, take their 30% of any remainder, and give what's left to the developer as usual.
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