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  1. 45 points
  2. 27 points
    Stand down! No need to defend Apple today son. Maybe tomorrow... #facepalm
  3. 25 points
    People need to upgrade their PCs. Windows 10 is better, period, and it's a free upgrade for anybody with a legitimate copy of Windows 7. It's insane how long people expect Microsoft to continue patching old software just because they don't want to upgrade. Windows is becoming the Debian Linux of the proprietary software world because people just won't let old versions die out of a fear of change and pure paranoia.
  4. 24 points
    From another perspective they're actually making each other's products better. As long as they give the other a chance to fix the issue before going public, I'm OK with it.
  5. 24 points
    No doubt a few Neowin members will still argue with Belfiore that W10m is "going strong", the app gap doesn't matter because you can pin websites to the Start screen and that Edge is superior to any app??!??!?
  6. 20 points
    because the phishing scripts got runtime errors in edge
  7. 20 points
    I have a perfect solution for all Microsoft problems - Nadella must go away. And never return.
  8. 20 points
    Sorry Ms but your recent performance and your recent culling of product streams, lets see what you say in 12 months time. I trust nothing out of Redmonds mouths these days, they will be cloud and software only within 36 months, so obvious. The only "hardware" i can see them keeping is Xbox.
  9. 20 points
    It isn't, at all, and the cascade is having more damage than Microsoft realizes. The original 'App Gap' wasn't about a 3rd platform, rather it was artificially generated by Apple and Google dumping money into specific App and Game companies to stay off of Windows Phone. SnapChat to a lot of major game publishers that had the key hit titles at the time. (Ironically, the games were faster on WP and had more graphical features, but the 'subsidized' money offset any 'showcasing' of the Apps/Games on Windows.) The sad 'effect' of all this, is that a lot of features people enjoy today on both Android and iOS came from features and design concepts of Windows Phone. This 'spark' of different now disappears, and Apple and Google can sail without any major effort. (iOS's multi-tasking model is based on WP, the Copy/Paste UIs, Photo/Content upload caching at the OS level, the Share concepts are ubiquitous and etc. - there are a ton of these examples even Find My Phone that was built in back in 2010 to WP8 Driving Mode that Apple recently and Google is JUST NOW adding to its Pixel lineup.) The additional 'sad' effect, is that Android's OS architecture/model is closer to Win95, being a generation behind even WinXP technologies. If people think the XP era of security and problems were bad, now imagine an even less secure OS and a highly limited application layer, with more users. There is a reason why the security estimates STILL put undetected malware on Android device at an estimated 70%. That alone should scare the hell out of people, and nobody seems to care, which is one of the things Joe B mentioned, as they couldn't get users or developers to care about the important things. WP/WM users, with the exception of the bad betas of WM10, just didn't have hardware issues, Apps closing or crashing or ever needing to restart their device. One of my best friends had WP lock up during an update when she pulled it off the charger, and she didn't know how to hit the Power/Volume Down button, as she had never powered her phone off even using the 'Slide Down to Power Off' - let alone had to do a forced restart - this is after she heavily used the phone for nearly two years. Remember that this level of dependability could have been the 'normal'. Think about this, when you are having to restart Android or iOS to get audio working, or the camera to stop crashing or overheating or general instability or needing 8GB of RAM on a freaking phone just to run messaging Apps smoothly. The Tiles were novel, but not a game changer... However, WP did have important things. The use of the GPU for the entire UI from the beginning was unique and why WP always beat Android on the same hardware or similar hardware by fairly large numbers. (Qualcomm even had to change their performance numbers because of WP could get far more out of the SoCs than Android or their internal stub Linuxes.) The loss of WM will affect everyone adversely. It should have been the metric that would have normalized stability, security, and performance. I know Microsoft has a rather 'inventive' mobile vision that is the next generation, but until it happens, they are losing a lot of good will in key consumer markets. There is also the chance that the 'new mobile concepts' will be ditched, just as the concept that was supposed to be happening now has been put on the back burner, and this timeframe has been too long and is hurting Microsoft as a company.
  10. 18 points
  11. 18 points
    so Google, can you explain why I have not received any update for my tablet for years while all new tablet got some?
  12. 17 points
    Is anyone taking Microsoft seriously, after they commit themselves, anymore?
  13. 16 points
    "In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. " So I guess, in 2017, unless your action game has a structure with unlimited potential to sell loot boxes to idiots, it may as well not exist. ###### you EA.
  14. 16 points
    I really hope the EU will force Microsoft to implement an opt-out switch for ALL telemetry. Users should have the ability to choose whether they wish to participate or not (imo).
  15. 16 points
    I wonder if that's how they feel about the store too lol.
  16. 15 points
    That's the final nail in the coffin that already had about 30 more nails than it needed.
  17. 15 points
    Triggered Nazis need a safe space because they are snowflakes
  18. 14 points
    Unfortunately, no. Some idiots out there truly think Picachu swayed the election.
  19. 14 points
    /golfclap The problem here is you are too ignorant to understand that competition and choice is a good thing.
  20. 14 points
    I guess they will try to blame the electricity. "It is not genuine Apple electricity. It is a counterfeit version of electricity." :-)
  21. 14 points
    I’m sorry but this is awful journalism, nevermind “unprofessional.” The date of the original source was 21st September, just two days after the initial release (Well done Neowin for picking this up so quickly, yeah.) Could it not be that these early adopters are simply excited to use the new features and are just using their phone more often? I know I do that, certainly. It’s also known that, after an iOS upgrade, Spotlight reindexes storage and this has a massive battery drain. How many of these 50,000 devices were still at that stage? Finally I wouldn’t give too much credibility to an article which states: “The hardware enabling this advanced facial recognition (A11 Bionic GPU) in the iPhone X could be the reason there is such a dramatic difference in battery decay rate.” They’re saying an unreleased handset might be skewing the figures?! I have no particular affiliation. No love or hatred for Apple or Microsoft or Samsung or anyone else. I just hate really crappy research and lazy conclusions.
  22. 14 points
    Also wouldn't have the issue if Microsoft didn't push a broken update.
  23. 14 points
    Well that explains why Microsoft committed suicide in mobile after he took over CEO.
  24. 13 points
    Disgusting because we don't find women who were originally men, attractive? Look everyone can have their tastes, mine isn't women who were once men.
  25. 13 points
    Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.
  26. 13 points
  27. 13 points
    Now I can avoid it on ALL of my devices!
  28. 13 points
    I just saw this on twitter. Joe Belfiore is again super excited. The announcement also states that Garage's "Arrow launcher" becomes "Microsoft Launcher". That seems to make it an official Microsoft product. Thanks but no thanks. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Belfiore, I've wasted enough time and money on you guys.
  29. 13 points
    starting at $999 !!!! haha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for chrome os!!!!
  30. 13 points
    Yeah, whatever. You and thousands of others who still think it's cool to avoid Microsoft. Unless, you're planning on expounding why you're bent on avoiding them.
  31. 12 points
    Not surprising at all and a perfect example of why Microsoft letting their Mobile platform die hurts other aspects of the company, in this case enterprise Surface sales, etc. Companies (and consumers) want a single solution for their devices, it makes no sense to use iPhones and Surfaces when iPads will better integrate and have compatible parts (like charging systems, apps/ecosystem, UI familiarity, etc). So no Windows Mobile means Windows gets push out entirely. Even if some Microsoft software lingers on it's only time before more and more solutions integrate better with the platform at hand, i.e., iOS. Microsoft loses out on a client developing for Windows and only strengthens their competitors platform. Ballmer realized his mobile failure too late and apparently his successor didn't learn the lesson yet either. In the end Microsoft will have to pay for a mobile ecosystem one way or another regardless if the CEO thinks there's a need for it.
  32. 12 points
    Doesn't matter either way. All these goofball rebrands (metro, UWP, modern, windows 10 store, microsoft store) are just rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic. Users will continue to ignore, the apps will continue to suck.
  33. 12 points
  34. 12 points
    rant As long as people are stupid enough to keep paying, they'll happily keep microtransactions alive................ (In some cases, why have skill when you can just pay to win.) /rant FTR, I wasn't referring to versions of games that can have pre purchase expansions available
  35. 12 points
    Without mobile - a lot of things fall apart. Outlook.com - why do this when people will have gmail or icloud on mobile. Office.com - why bother when you can google or apple products for free. office365 - with poor mobile support - companies will switch to GSuite. Film and Music - the next to go. No way to watch on big screen without Xbox Skype - Forget that now. Facebook / Whatsapp suits mobile OneDrive - Why do we need that now. Google Drive will dominate on PC, iCloud on Apple. It used to be used on mobile to store photos. No need for it now. Edge - no need for this now (if there was one - mobile users could keep their bookmarks in sync. Now - you may as well use Chrome). In fact, while switching to mobile (Android in this case), I found it much easier to create a new gmail account. By doing that - I then discovered that many of the Microsoft services I used - were used because it made it easy on Desktop / mobile. Without mobile - the desktop offering are no longer needed.
  36. 12 points
    I hate this. I loved windows phone. I can't say that about the androids or ios. My 520, my 1020 and my 950XL were gorgeous phones. Damn apps.
  37. 12 points
    WHY? WHY?? WHY??? So that Uber will know if you switched over to Lyft to see if you're looking for a cheaper ride? I'm so glad those frackers lost their license to operate in London. And Apple... You're a BAD APPLE F. U. Also, this is a HIPAA violation; a warning to fellow Doctors and patients who care about their privacy.
  38. 12 points
    I hope YouTube isn't removing videos and issuing strikes just because a video is running counter to government-provided information. You can't always count on the government to be the definitive source of the truth.
  39. 12 points
    Only the superior ones, the garbage tends to hang around for decades.
  40. 12 points
  41. 12 points
    Hollywood assumes every time a film is downloaded illegally, it's a lost theater ticket or blu-Ray sale. That's totally false.
  42. 11 points
    Too bad you said the EXACT SAME THING about WP just a few months ago.
  43. 11 points
    It says a lot that Microsoft has to issue a statement stating that...
  44. 11 points
    "Razer has not updated compatibility with their drivers to support this version of windows" ... is someone asleep at the wheel over there? It's not like this was a surprise windows release.
  45. 11 points
    Oh good lord, is Neowin in the bussiness of fake news now? Russia crap= snow job.. Hands up don't shoot= outright lie.. Quit being dupes of the left.
  46. 11 points
    Microsoft should hire a graphic designer and a marketing person both under the age of 40.
  47. 11 points
    Microsoft pissing off everyone by "pivoting" (business speak for giving up). Commit to your products, Microsoft. Leave the "see what sticks" mantra for Google.
  48. 11 points
    gotta make it thinner!! get rid of all the jacks. never mind if the battery expands a bit. the people at apple are retards. they are all lame suits that ask themselves "what would steve jobs do?" and then they remove ports off of everything to get fractions of millimeters and fractions of ounces off. meanwhile every device now requires daisy chains of dongles.
  49. 11 points
    I don't really care who puts ads where. I block them all equally.
  50. 11 points
    So wait, you purchased music but after a certain day you'll no longer be able to download it and only stream instead (probably via Spotify)? What a colossal fail. Could you imagine the outrage if iTunes did this? For a company as large as Microsoft, you'd think they'd have the capacity to continue serving downloads for purchased music indefinitely. [quote]The Windows Store will no longer sell you music, although according to Thurrott, you'll still be able to buy movies, TV shows, and ebooks (ebooks support was only added to the Store with the Windows 10 Creators Update).[/quote] I'd be hesitant on purchasing any media via Microsoft after this.