They tried pretty hard to kill off Windows Phone by orphaning their existing WP7 users and apps with the switch to WP8. It still seems to be limping along somehow though.
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And when did core count replace MHz as the standard marketing-speak meaningless processor comparison?
Every train I sit on these days is full of commuters using iPads and assorted 7" Android tablets for reading, video and games.
I'd like to see those sysadmin having a problem with their checks and being told "no no, you can't talk to anyone in HR or the payroll department directly, are you crazy?
I think that's the case in lots of big companies? It certainly is where I work, there's a big central HR helpdesk ticket system.
the BBC doesn't want to get into the business of running a time server
They already are - see the Pips. I guess that's the reason for the original complaint - people expected "BBC time" to be exact?
There are different levels of a game 'working' though. As you say, playing with a controller is very different to playing with a touchscreen. A single player Android FPS with dificulty tuned for touchscreen is going to be much easier with a controller or a mouse plugged in.
Are all those Android game developers going to tune for controller and/or Keyboard&Mouse when the market size is so much smaller? It's not just a matter of "it's Android so the games all work".
That's 800,000 apps designed for touchscreens, isn't it? How many work on a non-touchscreen TV with a controller?
Where do you think the carbon in the CO2 you breathe out comes from?
More likely they'd realise that for anything beyond the simplest IT jobs there's very little long term productivity increase beyond 40 hours a week and everyone would be much happier all round.
They're actually converting Drax to burn wood instead of coal. We're going backwards!
G-cluster’s Games Machine is a new contender in the game streaming space currently dominated by the likes of OnLive.
That's the OnLive that nearly went bankrupt and apparently only ever had 1,800 concurrent users?
You can actually watch the Streisand effect happening in real time as the hit counter at the bottom of her page shoots up. Heading for 3 million pretty quickly
Sure, I'm not suggesting the NOTW shouldn't be held responsible. But it just seems a little hypocritical for tabloid readers to spend years avidly reading the kind of intrusive stories described by the OP, only to then turn round and act horrified when they discover they were created using dodgy practices.
What about the morons who kept buying the paper every Sunday to read those kind of idiotic stories?
Perhaps it's a case of getting the newspapers we deserve?
Palm had OnBoardC as well, a full C compiler and editor. . I wrote the prototype for a PalmOS text editor in it.