I wonder how many looked for this location on Google Maps after reading this :) ?
18 posts • joined 29 May 2014
Once the free market cat was let out of the bag to hunt in the public sector the public skill set to run projects as given here became rather difficult to maintain. It will be an interesting study, if anyone was to be allowed to undertake it, to see just how the new HMRC project and publicly owned private company (I think) cope with dealing with the scale of operation done by Capgemini Aspire. We continue to see contracts with no plan for exit, no concept of knowledge retention and escalating costs. Tough times continue.
I have, for some time, used an android app for navigation on my bike. It is pretty essential and HERE seems to be about as good as you can get. I can here the Google maps lovers ready to hit back and my life would be so much simpler if I could use Google (a mapping service I contribute to) but off line maps is a must for me.
Having said that HERE is slow to update and act on input but until the day whole maps can be downloaded for Google for off line use it will remain a back up service when mobile.
I thought I would comment here but as I do not live in a democracy like the USA, the UK or even the EU but live in Military dictatorship with some of the toughest anti regime measures of anywhere I elected to tick the post anonymously box. I then found myself labelled as a sniveling coward. Really?
I tend to agree with a lot of this opinion, just what is a smartwatch for? Is it a watch or is it a mini phone on a wrist?
It surely must be high on the marketing track of built in obsolescence and no matter how much you paid for the most expensive and popular of brand, my guess is that one of the multiple of factors that combine to make the smartwarch function will run out of time and the item will be confined to the back of a drawer somewhere.
Not that I am immune from the appeal of technology I just prefer a watch to be a watch. I like my watch to tell the time, the day and the date. I like a second time zone. I like it to set itself to the correct time for where in the world I travel.
I need it to be waterproof and always to be operational so no charging or seals to replace changing batteries.
I achieve all of this using a Bluetooth watch that is paired to my phone. It used a solar cell to provide the power and is waterproof not to 1m but 100m.
Of course it does a few other things but nothing like a smart watch and no screen, just a traditional watch face.
That is the technology for my watch.
Sony make super phones, robust smart innovative but still the mobile market press should Samsung and Apple. You can't blame the guys in the media (can you?), you have to promote your product. Marketing Marketing if you will. And the thinking out of the box, have a look at the media players they sell with phone docking. Do you see ones with Sony docking? I don't but I see a lot with iPhone docking. The company that brought mobile music to the masses!
Is docking obsolete with NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth? Not until they also charge the phone.
Once a gain Sony prove they can produce new product up with the best of them but my worry is if they will lose interest in it when they release the Z3. If the tablet mimics the phone experience then this model may be out of date soon and out of favour with Sony support.
For this reason I am wary of purchasing Sony which is a shame as it is not bad tech.
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