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  • Apple ​Announcemen​ts

    , cheong wrote


    So far the only place that I see reliable NFC payment is Starbuck. So there's very little use of it in the market. It's a matter of egg and chicken problem.

    Maybe it'd be better if it just work when the phone is unlocked (i.e.: without starting another App).

    Maybe there'd be a lot more place supporting it if it can just implement Visa PayWave as the default NFC payment method? So it has lots of shops supporting it in the beginning.

    From what I gathered, Apple already has a huge number of major chains on board, so there's already a lot of shops supporting their stuff too. 

  • Apple ​Announcemen​ts

    , Ray7 wrote


    Given that Apple is obsessed with making their stuff anorexically thin, I was a bit surprised how thick it was, but then they showed off the digital crown(??) dial and it made sense; the watch needs to be that thick so that chunky-fingered body-builders can use it.

    I don't get why they went with control via the digital crown. The crown on traditional watches is used solely for setting the time. It's small and fidgety to use while wearing the watch (and is fidgety even if you're using it while not wearing the watch), but that doesn't matter because setting the time is something you only do every couple of months.

    The Apple Watch now uses that same tiny fiddly knob for stuff that you need to do a couple of times every day. I can't imagine that being a pleasant experience.

    Why didn't they go with a touch strip along the side? You can easily operate that with one finger.

  • This has to be a joke

    According to one news source I read Notch approached MS himself. If that's true, the joke here appears to be Notch's integrity.

  • I dont find the App store that bad what about the rest of the Niners Community

    @ScanIAm: I don't really have any hopes for Cortana on Windows. Voice controls on Windows, Xbox or Windows Phone never worked unless you set your region to a supported one. I guess it'll work great in the US though.

  • I dont find the App store that bad what about the rest of the Niners Community

    @JohnAskew: Cortana is great and all, but seeing how the Xbox One was just released over here without any voice functionality whatsoever I have little hope that we'll see it expand much further beyond the countries it is currently released in. 

  • The Windows Desktop is dead

    That's awesome. Application windows need to have inertia, then you'd be able to flick something towards one of those screens from the bottom one. 

  • Should I update to VS2013

    Yeah, if it doesn't involve money, why wouldn't you upgrade?

    By the way, every time I have to drop back to a version below VS2013 I instantly miss the line above methods and such that tells you how many tests involving this method failed, how many references there are, etc. I can't seem to live without it anymore.

  • Testing Windows 8 Apps for different cultures

    Change the culture on your test machine?

  • Lumia 735/830

    We're going to challenge Apple and Samsung and expose the premium they are charging for a phone.

    I don't know who the utter buffoon is who decided that this utterly preposterous line needed to be in the presentation, but I can only assume he or she has since been sacked? The only thing this achieved is exposing that said premium gets you better hardware at Apple and Samsung.

  • Need a Windows Phone app for this...

    Somehow I don't think those $19 are the hurdle preventing people from taking that leap...