* Posts by georgio

4 posts • joined 9 Sep 2007

Brits left cold by mobile internet


Stupid or simplistic... or both.

Talk about muddled thinking!! If you were to forge a policy on this survey, you would be almost 100% wrong. The survey actually begs the question, why is the majority of phone web access done by one phone?

I think you could only draw the conclusion that 'The majority of internet able phones do not access the web on a regular basis' from this survey - and that's all.

I think even a novice looking at the stats would rapidly see that the only regular web using phones are the new smart phones - not that Brits are left cold by mobile access. In fact, if you were to sample each and every iPhone user you would get a 100% web return and probably much the same for Android and Palm users which goes to show that if you make it easy to do something, people will do it. The opposite conclusion in fact.

If I remember rightly, Steve Jobs said when introducing the iPhone, that accessing the web with existing phones "sucked" because it was slow, awkward and unreliable, so it wasn't happening. With the iPhone they made it a simple one touch option and guess what... everyone uses the feature and loves it. With this in mind, it's simple to rank the phones in order of how easy it is to get the 'full' web - which most of the phones out there can't do anyway.

Now if they had asked each of the sample respondents which phone they were using, they would have exposed the poor web implementation of the majority of phones out there but that would be far too embarrassing for those manufacturers and given Apple a seal of approval. And how do you sell a report that simply states that Apple, plus a few others, are doing it right and the others are hopelessly wrong.

As always, the usefulness of a survey and the resultant stats, is totally dependent on asking the right questions.

What does Microsoft's European defeat mean?



Hilarious comments by some - 1 for effort and zero for nowse.

Sun were so right to instigate this action with the EU - if you have ever had to integrate a non MS server product/protocol with their systems, you would be screaming or jumping off a bridge in no time. It can be done but needs many workarounds, specialist knowledge, kludges and time and great expense. Guess who pays?...all you dummies defending MS thats who.

And guess what? your whole work to get things running can be broken and frequently is, by Ms at any time they choose. They then expect payment to get you out of the mess that they deliberately created in the first place.

Get real - this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to MS' lock-in/lock-out policies.

Don't people care how their cash is being stolen? seems not where MS apologists are concerned - sheesh

Apple invite brings UK hacks out in iPhone fever


Sour grapes...

'Not that we've had one, of course. Apple's policy of not engaging with websites that speculate about its future products takes in The Register and, unsurprisingly, its sister-site Register Hardware.'

Ooooooooo....taking ourselves a wee bit seriously aren't we lol, I can't imagine Apple knows you even exist in the firmament that is the opinion-influencing epicentre of the blogosphere.

Developers to Mr Jobs: tear down this wall!



'...despite every iBook/Powerbook/Macbook/MacBook Pro user CRYING OUT for an option to stop the laptops suspending automatically when you close the lid, there is none.'

Wrong, not me or anyone else I know so shouting from the rooftops does not make it so.

I can imagine someone, somewhere just occasionally might want this but battery life is far more important when mobile - it's all too easy to leave it running when not needed otherwise and then it's too late with a flat battery.

FWIW you can have it running when closed if you have an external keyboard attached. Anyway you have it solved to do what you want so what's the problem?


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