Re: Missed some
You can trust that the comments section will have some moron mentioning red lights, DING you win a prize. Although not first prize as you didn't mention lycra.
87 posts • joined 22 Feb 2012
Makes no sense at all. If they are going to make cheaper phones, then make them with the Windows Phone OS. Now you have cheaper Nokias running Android and the question will be being asked, why don't the expensive ones running Android too?
Microsoft would do well to ditch Windows Phone and put their work into making an excellent Android device - I suspect having a slice of the massive Android pie will be better than having the tiny Windows pie to themselves.
We bought a Wii in the Christmas of 2009 - pretty late to it, but we still enjoyed it when we got it, played Wii Sports for a good while and had the fitness bundle too. But that only lasted about a month or two before we'd played Wii Sports to death and then discovered there wasn't really anything more to it. So it's been sat under the TV, switched off, for years now.
The Wii U didn't offer anything new, a controller with an iPhone in it? Great...
The main issue is that people who bought a Wii remember why they stopped playing it, so why would we want to buy another one?
I remember once Christmas - probably 1988 or thereabouts I must have been 10; I'd had a BBC B which was showing its age and I desperately wanted an Atari ST, several of my friends had one. (Mum: Why do you want another computer, the one you've got works fine!).
I was told several times I wouldn't be getting one, but still that disappointment on Christmas morning when it didn't arrive :o(.
About 6 months later my Dad went and got me a PC instead, 286 12Mhz! I got into upgrading etc and it's probably why I'm now a sysadmin!
Given that mobiles are the primary way for most people to make calls these days, it's time the differential pricing stopped. This is a good step in that direction. I remember the days when if you called a mobile number, and you didn't get through or there was no answer - you'd still get charged!
And Kudos to the scammers who quickly turned around a new spam email which asked me to download a utility to verify my account:
"Dear Card User,
We urgently wish to inform you that your
RBS card could not be verify due to some
systematic error. therefore we urge you to
download the security file and follow the
Thank you for choosing RBS
Royal Bank of Scotland
Agreed, at least in the UK google has street view on pretty much every road in the UK which is open to traffic. Even the tiny single track country lanes you would think most wouldn't bother with; they're there.
I hope Nokia have similar ambitions, as just mapping cities and major roads won't cut it.
""Horrible as it sounds, war would be about the best thing for North Korea, with the leadership overthrown, the seriously oppressed people of the country can be brought into the international community, helped, fed and allowed to grow prosper like their southern counterparts.""
Ultimately it will be the best for all concerned, especially South Korea - or just "Korea", the only question is how many deaths and how much damage is done in the meantime. The worst thing that can happen is the use of nuclear weapons, a bitch to clean that up.
Like most cars like this it's another step in the right direction, but..
They won't make sense until there are significant financial advantages in owning one. Firstly the purchase cost has to be no more than the equivalent petrol/diesel equipped car, then the running costs must be far far lower.
At the moment you'd have to be doing a lot of miles in order to justify the high up front cost vs buying a petrol car. Unfortunately doing a lot of miles is what electric cars are worst at.
So at the moment there's no real incentive to buy one.
They don't have just one phone, they are currently selling iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5.
Especially as the iPhone 4/S and iPhone 5 have different screen sizes. Granted they have only one 'latest' model.
But their market share is small these days; this is important if you are wanting to attract app developers, who often only have time to develop one platform, they may well choose Android due to sheer numbers.
I wouldn't be surprised if 'iPhone 6' is the working title for whatever the next iPhone is, and I would be very surprised if they hadn't already been working on it for at least a year already.
Just because they are using iPhone 6 as a working title doesn't have any bearing as to the final name.
Which is exactly why an iTV won't work. Apple relies on people replacing their devices every 2 years or so, whereas you replace your TV more like every 5 years at the most. They would be much better off making their current 'Apple TV' system something actually worth buying; rather than having to pay to get a box which lets me pay again.
>For me, the biggest announcment today was that they've released a 4th generation iPad after only six >months. Is this a sign that they are changing to two new versions a year? I own a 3rd gen. iPad* (yes I >know... ) but to me this seems more likely to upset people than the poor 'mini' version.
No, it just shows they are switching to an October release for new iPads. Which is much better for the Christmas market than March - as then by the time you get to Christmas you're thinking - I won't buy an iPad now because there will be a new one in a couple of months.
I've always thought the iPad is too big and too heavy, so I'm looking forward to trying one of these. It'll just be a replacement for using my phone on the sofa.
Of course there will be a retina display version launced in October 2013 - but then isn't there always something better on the horizon?
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