Re: It's amazing how inept many consumers are
The chances are that you wrote that on a device using a Foxconn component.
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855 for an app that does not let you sync your picture off to iphoto on your mac, does not let you manage the photos and has no way to get photobooks printed that you spent so long creating. Is the Reg trying to get into Apple's good books? I would call this app still very much a beta, a long way to go before I start trying to use it again.
The problem here is that Comet were selling recovery media at a profit without paying Microsoft. It is not a case that they were helping users by supplying free media to save them burning their own, they were selling it at a handsome profit (£25 IIRC). Naturally Microsoft would want a piece of that action.
I have have had a smart meter for a year and a half for both gas and electricity. it provided some amusement for the first few weeks, but after that I stopped looking. It was only fitted because it came free with the cheapest tariff at the time. The only benefit to me is that I am not overpaying each month so the utility company can sit on my cash. My consumption has not changed at all.
Based on the review, I went and downloaded this as I was fed up with batch converting from .avi's. i am using this to stream to an ipod touch and then onto my Apple TV 2. One word of warning, I had to find and install the beta of the server software to get the video to work. With the release version I had audio only on the ATV. It seems to work well coping with converting a large .mkv file on the fly. To be honest it would be a damn sight easier if nasty Steve was not quite so restrictive.
So what you are trying to say is that you ignored all the instructions and minimum machine specs and are now upset that the update did not go smoothly? Nokia software may be shite, but for this one I think you only have yourself to blame. On a plus note, an OTA update via wireless would have saved you a lot of hassle.
I spent many hours trying to sort this disaster out yesterday. Digital River / Microsoft should be shot over this complete lack of testing. The workaround is now pretty simple and clear (if you are IT minded), but for your average novice I would suggest that you wait for the dust to settle and for new files to be uploaded.
Getting the workaround perfected took a lot of people (including me) a lot of time and pain yesterday, Microsoft / Digital River first of all denied there was a problem, then went very silent and still have not answered emails. Guys - burying your head in the sand is not the right thing to do. It strikes me a crazy that such a large organisation cannot perform simple testing before the launch of a product that is supposed to save the company. Windows 7 may be good, but if you cannot even unpack it to install it is a huge FAIL.