We use cisco ip communicator aka voip soft phones on win 7 laptops and if you go and grab a cuppa, come back from lunch or lock your screen so you can do something and you get a phone call, you can't answer the phone from the lock screen sooooo
It has been quicker, easier etc to swipe ya finger to unlock ya computer and answer the phone in comparison to pressing ctrl + alt + delete , ensure the cursors in the password field, type the password and press enter and then try and answer the phone. More often than not Ive missed the call before I manage to logon in the usual process
This is a different story on smart phones as it gives you the option to answer phone calls without logging in or entering anything ie pass code or swiping ya finger ( as far as im aware so could be wrong )
I love my Xperia Z1 now I can go back to reading in the bath via Kindle app. Plus can take it to the beach film the kids running in/out of the sea etc without worrying that one of the little darlings will throw a bucket over me. I think the camera is good, it's better after the recent updates (not kitkat yet!) certainly much better than the S2 and S3 love the motion shot software that Sony supply I shot some images of the eldest going down a big slide at Bewilderwood and you get one image of the slide with dozens of images of his journey down in and the expression on his face just LOL.
Personally I think we're getting to (gotten to??) the point where pixel density is irrelevant whats really holding it back now is the optics there's only so much you can do with such a small sensor and tiny lens
Now say for example you get a paper cut on your finger, depending on the sensitivity of the reader, once that cut is there, you can't use it again as the scar tissue will have altered your fingerprint. So its a gimmick that's a bit rubbish.
Also... *your, I'm, I've, Log on/Log In, Cisco, IP, VOIP /end troll mode.
Now, now lets not get so nasty everyone :) at the end of it all a lot of things on mobile phones are gimmicks to entice the user to buy the phone which most of the time the user actually never uses, my galaxy note 3 has this feature where you hover your hand over the screen and it will show you all your notifications without touching or picking up the phone, this is handy apart from that I never use anything else, you can hover you finger over images or videos to see a preview of them, I never use this. I could go on.... It's like personal assistants such as Google Now, Siri, S Voice, does anyone actually ever use these? I'm sure the answer will be very rarely unless you use them when driving your car, but please try to send a text using siri and your mouth in the car it's never 100% correct!
I'm slightly annoyed that the DPReview article used scanned negatives for the film comparison - they'll only ever be as good as the optics in the scanner, which are generally awful. Now, had they done a wet print and scanned that...
Anyway, it doesn't really matter, does it?
The best camera is the one you have with you.
I use Google Now on Andoid 4.4 Kit Kat all the time. I find it very handy.Quote:
It's like personal assistants such as Google Now, Siri, S Voice, does anyone actually ever use these?
Meh it's all gimmicks to me :) On another note just found a Nokia 3200 in the school cupboard!!! Haha it's so awesome!
2) The laptops here have a lot of old GPO's - a chunk of which are not required anymore however they do not get removed etc
3) I can type pretty quick and my password is 15 characters / digits in length ( uppercase, lower case, a symbol and a number )
I have tried to type the password and press enter and wait for it to show me the soft phone ( as in the notification at the bottom right or as in press F2 or by clicking answer on the soft phone itself ) so as to answer the phone and have for the majority of occasions missed the phone call in comparison to a colleague who uses the finger print scanner and it works straight away and he manages to answer the phone as just swipes a finger ( due to setting up with multiple fingers on both hands - so doesn't matter if you cut one or have grubby or dirty fingers / hand etc as when you set it up you go through the process of scanning multiple fingers on each hand repeatedly so it learns what your finger prints are like on both hands etc and as apart of the finger print scanner setup you enter your windows logon credentials so the computer authenticates and logs you in straight away as apposed to typing out X amount of characters and pressing enter, the computer will always do it faster then you can type and press enter which is why I am guessing that using orphcrack or a brute force attack on cracking passwords is quicker than manually typing out 1,000 passwords per second, dunno about you but I sure as heck can't type out 1,000 different passwords per second
Good point about setting up multiple fingers, however I thought iPhones could only do 1 at a time?
As for the laptop you've described, you've not kept it well. My old laptop had a 120GB drive at 5400RPM, was 5 years old, and from lock screen, was into windows in around 3 seconds. This is with lots of group policies etc on the laptop also.
Also, 7200RPM for a laptop is fast (not SSD fast, but still fast)