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Everything posted by Tataffe

  1. Apple continues to list the iPhone 8 on their website, including the option to buy it.
  2. The proper way would be to not have them preinstalled and instead have people install what they need. Impressive how this needs clarification in this day and age. Your examples: Calculator is okay, I don't use Mail because Outlook, same thing with Calendar. Music Player - what do I do with that? Play mp3s from my HDD? The three people still doing surely do not justify having that thing preinstalled for everyone. Photo app is not just useless compared to IrfanView, but additionally gets in the way when I start Photoshop from the start menu by typing. I don't know the video player, I use VLC, and that is really rare itself. So in conclusion, we can free up 50 something MB by removing rarely used stuff. More examples of useless preinstalled stuff would be OneDrive for instance, single-handedly adding 140 MB that I'd love to trade in for actual back up features ... But why argue, MS does have an impressive track record of bad designs and design decisions in Windows. OP doesn't really make sense making another thread about it ...
  3. This is generally kind of smart. Not just with phones, but with cars or other tech items too.
  4. Skype got rid of me years ago due to malicious ads. FB Messenger is the best cross-platform system right now imo
  5. There literally is a competitive mode for TF2 where you can only use the pan. Not joking.
  6. The level of detail provided by me and my sources obviously overburdens you. I don't see the point of the meaningless accusations you throw around here, without any sources to absolutely noone's surprise.
  7. This is utter nonsense. Go read what I wrote before and all your questions will be answered.
  8. Ask Volkswagen (and their brands, Audi and Porsche). They have been cheating, the others have not.
  9. You say "on over 11,000" cars like that is a lot. It is not. BMW alone makes over 2,000,000 cars every year. Stop scandalising please. If you want more details: The engine in question (N57) has multiple variants, which require different firmwares. The N57D30S1 variant, used on 7 series and 5 series cars and not in production any more, does not feature an AdBlue system, which caused it to emit higher than normal amounts of NOx, since the applied firmware assumed that there was an AdBlue system present. And could you elaborate on what you mean with "should have been found on the next service"? The time that this problem has existed for is way shorter than the normal time between services.
  10. This is nonsense. What actually happened: In the wake of the VW scandal, BMW updated some of its car's firmware to even more reduce emissions, which were never over the limit to begin with (trust me, since the VW thing, numerous instances have closely inspected BMW engines and never found ANYTHING). Unfortunately, some workshop employees installed the wrong firmware on 11 700 vehicles (so, not a lot), leading them to behave in a way that could result in increased emissions. This was an accident! Very important: This was found by BMW themselves and then immediately communicated to the authorities. Of course, this raid is bad press now, and with the OP for some reason hating on diesel engines, a topic needed to be created in the LTT forum Source (in German, deal with it): http://www.bimmertoday.de/2018/03/20/razzia-bei-bmw-diesel-software-im-fokus-der-staatsanwaltschaft/
  11. How do you know they bought one the year before? ... I have never in my life bought a new phone yet. Always used. And guess who I bought the used phones from. Right, people who had bought a new one. If there hadn't been a used one, I would have had to buy a new one. See the balance?
  12. U.S. ITC rejects Boeing injury claims on Bombardier ... Told you https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-itc-ruling/u-s-itc-rejects-boeing-injury-claims-on-bombardier-idUKKBN1FF2MF
  13. Because so many options! I think building a PC, even though current RAM and GPU prices make it expensive, was never as easy and as customizeable as today. The alternative would likely be Nvidia graphics on the Intel chip, so no, this is probably the best way to go for AMD.
  14. Intel published information about the chip on its indian website. AnandTech also compared this against current Intel chips: Good times ahead, if you ask me. Better than the recent years, at least when it comes to the CPU side of things. Source Edit: Thanks for all your replies! There are some obvious questions that I didn't have the time to cover yesterday so here is some more info. I think that this is not going to be a problem for AMD's APU sales. The reason for that is that Intel was going to make these kind of processors anyway, and if AMD had not worked with them, they would have used an Nvidia GPU instead. I actually assume that there were negotiations with both GPU makers with AMD winning, probably because of their pricing, but that is speculation on my part. If someone has more info, feel free to correct this. A little more about the graphics chip: There is a little confusion about how the thing will actually look like, since it is listed together with socketable desktop processors, not mobile chips, while the renders show a product that looks like it would be soldered to the motherboard. Also I'm not sure how cooling is going to work with this arrangement of heatspreader surfaces.
  15. I use it to switch from sound to vibration, but it doesn't change what notifications are being signalled. "Do not disturb" completely silences my iPhone except for cellular calls, because those only happen to me when something is really important. If I don't even want those, I turn off mobile data. TL;DR: Phone laying around in my apartment: Sound mode; Phone in my pocket: Vibration mode; When in class, bed or with gf: Do not disturb Combination of the latter two: Flight mode
  16. I'm certain that the final word has long not been said in this conflict. Expect those 220 % to not become a real thing.
  17. I can see "But can it run SHAPES7???" become a new adage on this forum. I'd use that.
  18. It is actually very unusual for the CPU power demand to not change or even decrease from one version to the next. Most of these usually stem from added background tasks or increased work of those. I'm not an expert on the matter, but you can find lots of reports saying that devices' performance decreased when users updated the OS. Glad you didn't question me mentioning app updates here as well. From my experience, it is virtually impossible to come out cheaper when buying multiple cheapo phones instead of one flagship. 3 phones over 5 years can (again, my experience) simply not be done with cheapos since those usually last more like months rather than years. Especially if you want to have a similar phone performance experience. It simply doesn't add up. Also it's not as sustainable, but that's a whole different story.
  19. That is with a big "for now". Keep in mind that iPhones have a long OS support lifespan (up to 5 years? idk what the oldest device with iOS 11 support is currently), so even future increases in computation power demand (both from apps and the OS) won't have a huge impact. This is of course an area where most Android phone makers do not even try to compete so I guess if you're one of those people who get a new phone every two years you can go for the cheapos ...
  20. You get it. But I'm afraid you're explaining to doorknobs in this place. Especially those numerous people who are agressively ignoring how much they benefit from Apple constantly driving the whole industry forward. Examples: High-DPI displays (and high-FPS displays on mobile right now), reversible connectors with robust sockets, lifespan of devices including ongoing OS updates ... People on here seem to have an ongoing issue differentiating between numbers of any kind and quality of the experience. And instead of reading up and trying to understand why Apple is so successful (as I'd expect true tech enthusiasts to do), they rather talk shit. You won't see any renowned tech journalist do that, guess why.