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Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 1) 484

by perryizgr8 (#47962487) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

* With an Android device, the manufacturer outright abandons updating the phone the moment their next handset is on sale. (Samsung seems to be the worst about this, but, even Google has done it to stock Nexus phones.)

This is wrong. Samsung supports its S series devices (S2, S3, S4, etc) for a looooooong time. S2 got updates till KitKat. And with every update it got faster, not slower. They even back ported some of the features they introduced on later devices (Smart Stay, etc).

Nexus devices have guaranteed updates (on the same day of announcement, too) for 18 months. The new Android One handsets also have guaranteed updates. It should be noted that these updates are from Google so they are very quick and very frequent, sometimes to the brink of annoyance.

+ - Windows Technical Preview first screenshots leaked ahead of release->

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An anonymous reader writes "Several screenshots found its way into web this morning to what it seems the build 9834 of Windows Threshold. According to the leak screenshots, Microsoft labels the operating system “Windows Technical Preview”.
The screenshots also show a desktop that includes some new flat design to match the Metro-style design in the Start screen.
In the Windows Technical Preview build 9834, the charms seems to be fully integrated in the app title bar by clicking the a button on the left.
Apps also show a border-less design, a new app switcher, and, of course, the Smart menu returns to the in the bottom left corner of the screen."

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Comment: Re:Apologies not accepted (Score 1) 64

I really want to install XPrivacy but it requires Xposed. And I have had a really bad experience with Xposed. It literally burns through my battery sometimes. Specially on boot, like 90% to 70% in a couple of minutes, plus burning my hand. The tragedy is that so many Xposed modules are so incredibly useful.

Comment: Re:Pull the plug on RT (Score 1) 337

by perryizgr8 (#47653015) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Even when I connect my bluetooth keyboard to my nexus 7, the apps themselves are under-featured. Microsoft Office is light-years ahead. Suppose you want to make a spreadsheet with names of all months. In Excel, you can type "January" and drag to autofill. I could not do this in any android or iOS app. I tried a lot. Even if it is possible, it is very hard to find out how to do it.
PS: On Android, Polaris is much better than Google's own Office-clones (whatever they are calling them this month). I got the pro version bundled with my S4.

Comment: Re:Pull the plug on RT (Score 1) 337

by perryizgr8 (#47646277) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Drowning?

But then again, I haven't seen an actual satisfactory word processor, spreadsheets, compiler on any touch device (iOS/Android). All the available ones are, to put it bluntly, shit. Even the ones created by Apple and Google themselves. I think Metro apps are not supposed to be full blown apps, they are supposed to be like iPad apps. Just a nice frame to pull data off the web, or games.

Comment: Re:Pull the plug on RT (Score 1) 337

by perryizgr8 (#47646261) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Why can't a touchscreen support context menus (right-click menus)? Android does it pretty elegantly, via long touch. And don't forget that Win8 was built from the ground up to support touch, the entire metro interface is great with a touchscreen.
just because it is capable enough to run a parallel full desktop interface doesn't mean the whole thing is stupid, it means it is trying to be 2 things at once. And that can be a brilliant thing, if you manage to pull it off.

Comment: Re:LOL ... (Score 1) 88

by perryizgr8 (#47572469) Attached to: Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

those electrical stimulators mildly shock muscles to force a friend to mirror the user's movements). It's an imperfect system

LOL, what could possibly go wrong?

There's a super(hero|villain) origin story in here waiting to happen.

VR, dodgy electrical shocks, a budding young scientist, a Microsoft product and Facebook... quick, someone should sell this to Marvel. =)

you forgot :P

The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. -- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project