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Old 16-09-2013, 21:29
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My university uses Office 365 for their email system and they changed the layout today and it's vile. It's been Windows 8-ified and it's got to the point where I'm going to use Gmail all the time. I think it's fit for the tech scrapheap. I'd also consign:

Windows 8
Windows Vista
The ribbon toolbar in MS Office
Norton AntiVirus
McAfee Antivirus
Microsoft Access

What software or hardware would you consign o the scrapheap?
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:35
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Anything made by Microsoft. Except the X Box 360.
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:59
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desktop pc -- all brands
large tablets
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:20
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What about phablets? They look ridiculous.
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:23
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Microsoft Outlook. How can any company justify selling a non multi-threaded e-mail client in 2013? Hate it, hate it, hate it.

Oh, and phones with styluses. It makes the user look like they've still got a Palm Pilot
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:33
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The term "apps"
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:37
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Oh, and phones with styluses. It makes the user look like they've still got a Palm Pilot
I remember the Palm Pilot. Very hip in the 90s but like mobile phones mostly yuppies had them. Some of the late 90s/early 00s ones were good though and they even had downloadable "apps". I actually had one in 2004
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:55
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The iPhone 5c. Hehehe



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Old 17-09-2013, 10:16
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I'm definitely with you on that one. Also using the word 'tech' as a collective noun.

I'd love to consign everything made by Apple to the scrapheap, just to watch their slavish users squeal.
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Old 17-09-2013, 10:28
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it's been around for so many decades, short for applications (programs), I can't see it disappearing
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Old 17-09-2013, 10:46
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OS X 10.7 and later
iTunes
New Google Maps
Latest versions of Chrome

Probably more, but these are things that have changed in the last few years I would scrap (in favour of the prior good versions)
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Old 17-09-2013, 10:59
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Anything made by Apple, then we would not have Apple fans droning on and on and on.
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Old 17-09-2013, 11:11
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Old 17-09-2013, 11:32
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While Access takes a long time to learn, the results can be very impressive. It's capable of performing complicated operations on a large number of records very quickly.
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Old 17-09-2013, 11:35
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Provided the word is reserved for programs run on smartphones and tablets I've no objection.

However, using the word app to refer to programs run on conventional computers can be very confusing.
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Old 17-09-2013, 11:57
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Provided the word is reserved for programs run on smartphones and tablets I've no objection.

However, using the word app to refer to programs run on conventional computers can be very confusing.
I don't have a tablet so can't comment on them, but I agree about smartphones. I don't like the term used for full sized programs, and the "All Apps" screen in W 8 is a joke as that includes control panel items etc
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Old 17-09-2013, 11:58
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Gosh, you do surprise me.
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:03
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:06
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That's almost in the scrapheap, replaced by G+ Photos
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:20
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Provided the word is reserved for programs run on smartphones and tablets I've no objection.

However, using the word app to refer to programs run on conventional computers can be very confusing.
It shouldn't be confusing. It's meant programs run on conventional computers for a lot longer than it's meant programs run on smartphones and tablets.
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:22
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Gosh, you do surprise me.
I don't know what you mean !
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:23
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What about phablets? They look ridiculous.
What's a 'phablet' ?
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:25
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A big Phone

Cross between tablet and phone
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:27
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It shouldn't be confusing.
In conversations about Win8 and Metro, someone uses the expression "desktop app", it can take (me!) a few seconds to realise they're actually talking about an EXE program.
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Old 17-09-2013, 12:28
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Wikipedia is still working
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phablet
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