- 12-31-2012, 11:49 AM #76
I just switched to bing last week for searching. Technical results are much harder to find. I do a lot of searching on server and network equipment errors, and so far it's been a bit harder to find what I want on bing.
- 12-31-2012, 11:53 AM #77
This thread has inspired me to try ditching Google, too. I've already made the switch to Outlook from GMail. Much more enjoyable experience. Going away from Google search and Chrome will prove to be the most difficult. Here goes...
- 12-31-2012, 11:55 AM #78
For what I do Bing works for me just fine. I had switched to it a while back but didn't start doing the Bing rewards until recently. So since it does what I need it to, might as well get some free apps for my phone and Surface out of it.
12-31-2012, 05:18 PM #81
- 34 Posts
Go to an old restaurant located in a historic location in a small town or a souvenir shop located inside a Swiss Chateau. These people have no desire to BE on local scout and probably don't want to be included in yellowpages or wherever Siri pulls from. It's this kind of thing that prevents restaurants from showing up, not just the fact that nobody has implemented them. Many other places in the world don't have or have any interest in Foursquare, Yelp, or similar services for a variety of reasons. Parisian Bars on the Champs-Elysée are already flooded with tourists and featured in every guidebook and maybe they don't want a bunch of random reviewers changing that. Much of the time, it just doesn't match the culture. I studied in Morocco last semester and there literally isn't support for Foursquare there. The restaurant owners who have places located in the center of the medina where cars can't go certainly have no interest in photos of their restaurant appearing on some website whose main audience isn't people who speak their language.
When searching for something will definitely yield no results or inaccurate results, you have two options: One is to slap the BETA or Unfinished product label in the header and the other is to completely disable the feature until it is good enough so that it won't cause problems or crash the device, which could happen when reviews are being written in two langauges and appear next to each other.
The idea behind 'localization' is that it requires much more than programming and simple execution. It requries accurate display of the right information when you want it without hassle and the explicit permission of the owner of the establishment as well as several country-specific bureaucraties. This isn't something that amateur devs can complete on their own.
Last edited by rtotheich; 12-31-2012 at 05:25 PM. Reason: Some incorrect grammar
- 12-31-2012, 05:32 PM #82
- 12-31-2012, 06:05 PM #84
I would not be surprised if governments do to Google what they did to Microsoft. Microsoft had to change its practices due to lawsuits, and governments are going after Google now.
12-31-2012, 06:16 PM #85
- 32 Posts
well it kind of sucks because at my school is technology based(not a fancy school just do it that way) and some teachers require using google docs for work to share with students and directly share with teachers so i can't quite ditch google yet and still have my android tablet so it whatever for now
- 01-01-2013, 12:51 AM #86
- 01-01-2013, 02:45 AM #87
2) Congratulations on raising the maturity level of this thread. Yes, that is sarcasm. Why bring up fanboys? Has anyone here suggested anything to justify going in that direction.. Ironic that it is so often those possessing a bias who claim a bias in others.
- 01-01-2013, 05:55 AM #89
01-01-2013, 06:29 AM #90
- 386 Posts
iim almost google free
i changed my country location on bing to US so i don't have to rely on google
no google documents
no google voice/talk
no google maps
no google reader
no google search engine
no chrome browser
no google +
no google drive
however i still use youtube cause everyone posting their videos on it even microsoft
- 01-01-2013, 08:14 AM #91
- 01-01-2013, 08:32 AM #94
Microsoft Academic Search
Will try this out next week as I am writing on a review anyway. (I found my boss with picture, so it can't be too bad, can it? ;-) ...well, wrong university, but still... ) There's even an app for WP, but the only review in my marketplace region describes it as terrible.
- 01-01-2013, 08:40 AM #95
- 01-01-2013, 09:00 AM #97
For one, I don't have a computer that IE will even install on. Second, I don't like IE on my Lumia. It doesn't display as well as Chrome on my Nexus devices or Safari on my wife's iPad and is much slower in doing it.
- 01-01-2013, 09:05 AM #98
- 01-01-2013, 10:03 AM #99
And you have to remember Microsoft has publicly dissed Google a lot of times. Both with the #droidrage and that campaign against Google (I forgot what it was called). Why on Earth would you then expect Google to go out of its way and support Windows Phone? Microsoft asked for this, they literally begged Google to screw with them and now that they have, suddenly Google is the evil one here.
- 01-01-2013, 12:11 PM #100
1. It costs money, and that money was going to Microsoft.
2. EAS has serious compatibility issues with the features available in Google Contacts and Google Calendar.
Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011
A worker in the Cincinnati Microsoft Store didn't believe me when I told him that I went 5 for 5 Google in the challenge, so he challenged me to do it again in front of him.
I did it again, 5 for 5 Google. He first wanted to pick the search terms, which I said no to. He then wanted me to only look at the first few results, which I also refused to do.
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