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I can't believe all the animations. The half-second delay while new options slide or expand into place is crazy. Big buttons, big fonts you can read at a glance, instantaneous transitions, and it might be bearable.
This is as bad as my Android TOMTOM app, where I have to hit about 5 options, with long delays in between, and hit tiny little 'Okay' buttons before it'll give me directions.
If "Moving your finger from one place to another on a touchscreen" is patentable, then I'm sure "Airbourne cloud of discoballs to defeat attack by lasers" would have been worth a punt. And it would certainly liven up the afternoon at the Patent office.
Sadly, by making your idea public, we're all now free to clad our spaceships in 70's sparkle, and you won't get a bean. You'll be kicking yourself one day.
This is a useful feature, but I'm amazed at how slow progress is at Twitter, Facebook etc. Considering the size of their development teams, they don't seem to actually *do* a lot.
Does building the infrastructure, creating new optimised database etc really take up all their time? I guess it must, but it never fails to amaze me how large teams can put in so much work with so little to show for it. I'm a developer myself, and I know how much a small team can do when they put their minds to it.
"is there a compelling reason to get this update"
I think we'll stop getting updates for 8.1 if we don't upgrade. But for those of us with Classic Shell I doubt upgrading will do any harm.
For those who havn't tried it, Windows 8 with Classic Shell is better than Windows 7, in my opinion at least.
It's not just bored teenagers anymore, we're in a world where Billions of people in countries of low income have access to the internet and very little chance of being caught or punished. We, as an industry, need to put our quest for speed and cost reduction and bells and whistles on hold for a little while, and put some serious effort into security.
I think we should do it soon.
At which point your main security threat won't be some foreigner, it'll be someone in your office. It has to be down to the software to reject commonly used passwords.
"No. You're NOT choosing 123456 as your password.
Would you like to try again, or should I just mail your Boss now and tell him you can't even manage this simple task...?"
All they needed to say is "Oops, cockup, sorry, we've fixed that now". I would respect the company, and wouldn't rule out using them.
But the response "We havn't done anything wrong, everything is fine" makes me think they don't care, and so I won't be using Eclipse again.
Well played Mr Spokesman.
To be fair, it's perfectly safe to download apps from the Play store. Those who choose to download pirated software from unofficial sites...well, it's to be expected.
The report said something like 14% of web malware was targeted at iPhones, which is weird because we would have heard if there were widespread iPhone infections. So I'm thinking these stats include failed attacks, i.e. sites trying old and long patched vulnerabilities.
I'd love to hear from an expert...if you don't invite virus' in via pirated software, what is the actual risk of a drive-by infection?
I really like Android (especially my Nexus 7 without all the crap that my Samsung phone has), but I would never try and persuade my wife to ditch her iPhone. For some people, Apple's approach to security meaning virtually no risk of malware (that I've ever heard, anyway) is just easier.
I don't like the company, or a lot of their practises, but as a safe and hassle free piece of kit the iphone is the right choice for a lot of the population.
Both Apple and Microsoft are guilty of forcing user interfaces on people with a 'like it or lump it' attitude. It suits their marketing to have everything looking the same.
It's just wrong. We should have more control over how our computers look. Android is a little better at allowing re-skinning, but still not as good as the era we're leaving, with desktop computers where we can easily change colours, fonts, resolutions to whatever we want.
Soon we won't be able to do anything without consuming Apple/Microsoft/Google content and marketing.
Wow. I'm angrier than I thought. But hey, it IS a really annoying animation.
Trying to stop skimming is almost impossible, so lets solve the real problem - that anyone can help themselves to our money just by knowing a couple of secret numbers. Facial, iris, fingerprint, and voice recognition could all be used, or cards themselves could have copy protection. It's just crazy that someone who isn't me, looks nothing like me, and who doesn't have my bank card can pretend to be me so easily.
I'd love to get back to a world (if it ever existed) where a company could protect clever technical discoveries with patents, but where no-one owns ideas of shapes or sizes or colours. If one company releases a triangular smartphone and it sells like hotcakes, then great, everyone should build them.
I don't want to live in a world where companies aren't allowed to build things their customers want, just because someone else has already built something similar.
Speaking as a developer, show me an alternative that comes even close to the productivity of the MS stack and I'll switch. For most small companies, the cost of developing software is greater than the cost of hosting it, so even allowing for more hosting resource it saves money.
Obviously, this changes for larger companies with high volume websites, I wouldn't try to convince Twitter to run on .NET. :o)
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