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Fake antivirus scams: It's a $120m business – and alleged ringleaders have just been frozen

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Re: So the companies might stop trading

Bastages. Cork soakers. Always bullshteining you.

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Re: Now let's clean up download sites.

Sadly it's not just software sites like CNet... I know a lot of people who've made the mistake of Googling 'Java' or similar and clicking the first item on the list - which just happened to be one of the few advertised at the top of the search results. By the time I got involved in one case, they'd filled out the forms with all of their personal info and were wondering if they should buy the 'full support' package, whatever that was.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Spawn of Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 unveiled

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Re: upcoming Blackberry classic

I have two users here - one with a Q10 and one with a Q5 and both had the same reaction when they got them (both upgraded from Curves). Within a week, though, they were going crazy with swiping and tapping, and both commented that the new interface is much faster to navigate and work with.

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Paris Hilton

You'd prefer only reviews of phones with worse screens and chipsets?

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Bang! You're dead. Who gets your email, iTunes and Facebook?

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"Most tech firms running online services have remarkably little time for the dying or deceased."

Of course not. You've ceased to become a revenue stream for them. You're not going to be buying any more songs from iTunes and you're not going to be looking at any more ads on Facebook.

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'Most advanced mobile botnet EVER' is coming for your OFFICE Androids

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Gee, I wonder what Lookout is trying to sell

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You know where Apple Pay is getting used a LOT? Yes - McDonalds

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Re: So....

Supersize your memory from 16GB to 32GB

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Virgin Media CUTS OFF weekend 'net surfers after embarrassing smut-filtering snafu

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Re: "Essential Maintenance"

When something goes titsup, what you're doing to try and get it working again isn't called 'maintenance', it's called 'repairs'.

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Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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Unanswered question

Does Optical Express advertise on Facebook? If so, there's no way she's ever going to have her page restored.

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Got a spare $600k? Then an ancient Apple-1 could be yours

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Re: What is it with Apple I auctions?

Maybe it's to avoid beheading?

“Don’t pick it up, pick it up, pick it up – quick, pass it on, pass it on…”

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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Re: I hate to sound like a broken record...

I also liked the part about how much concrete is used building a nuke power station. Wonder how it compares to building something like the Hoover Dam....

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Even a broken watch is right twice a day: Not an un-charged Apple Watch

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Re: Long-term battery life

Ah, but it's an iProduct. You're expected to buy the Apple Watch 1S next year, so you won't care about the old one's battery life.

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SKYPE has the HOTS for my NAKED WIFE

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I've found the one time a YouTube video helps

Fuel pump died in my car last week. Instead of reading the Haynes manual (Secure the vehicle on stands, disconnect the negative battery cable, etc. etc. etc.) I watched a 5 minute YouTube video. The guy took the camera under the car with him, pointed out what to disconnect and how to do it, and how to get the tank out and back in. Everything looked familiar when I slid under my car, and went very smoothly.

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GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app

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FAIL

"Early users have already created rooms for everything from beat boxing videos to parkour to photos of home-cooked meals."

Wow. That REALLY makes me want to reactivate my FB account.

</sarcasm>

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Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

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Re: Our users just want to get their work done

...and yet sales are fine. As for users, my users did grumble and complain when they got their first ribbon-ized Office, but they adjusted. Their proficiency may have lowered while they relearned it, but occasional users learned how to use the ribbon and power users didn't even notice it was there because the keyboard shortcuts still work.

That's one of the reasons Win8 is really bad. I think people can deal with a bit of a jarring UI change, as long as it still does what you expect it to do when you hit Ctrl-F, for example.

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: Testosterone may not help the trip

Besides, if they're all women, there will be a huge reduction in the chance of them getting lost on the way to Mars, as they will have no aversion to stopping and asking for directions.

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Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook

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Re: That should probably be "führer"

'gay Nazi'? It's German for 'Leader' or 'Guide'

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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Re: Hypermiling

"Perhaps I just hate everyone.."

"Nothing wrong with that."

Exactly. It's also the only sure way to avoid being a racist.

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Re: Vote

Jack White and Dave Grohl have to make the list.

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It's a TAB-tastrophe – 83 million fewer units to ship in 2014

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Re: People are keeping them for three years?

Well, everyone did say that tablets will take over from PCs and laptops. Looks like they've taken on the refresh cycle already. As with PCs and laptops, "It's a half mm thinner" is not a good enough reason to buy the new model.

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Re: I think they got the name wrong...

"lack of control over formatting"

Isn't that Word's job?

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Brace yourself for a 12-inch Apple maxiPAD – probably... maybe... ish

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Can you imagine how even more ridiculous people will look running around taking photos with a 12.9" iPad?

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PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 SHUNNED by refusenik fanbois

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@AC just above this Re: 6 GB free

Buzzword told you not to tell them that.

Sheesh

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What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

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GUI - You type 'abc' in the search box at the top right of the window.

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Re: Devolution?

"Doesn't matter how ridiculous your procedures are, as long as they're followed to the letter you're OK"

Congratulations. You've just summarized ISO 900x

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Re: Sharing the load

Except that your premise ignores the whole 'Impossible Girl' premise where Clara has already shown that she can make impossible decisions and take huge risks.

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Re: Orient Express?

Why not? If Spitfires can fly in space, why not Concordes?

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Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid

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Re: If you can't say anything nice

Hell, if you give Tesla a bad review, you could be sued.

Then again, I probably shouldn't remind Apple of that option.

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

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Re: particularly acute for the long-suffering women of the western world?

My thought, when I see that, is 'Lucky phone'

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

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Re: "You can have Light, Strong or Cheap. Pick two."

Doesn't apply to iPhone. It's light, it's not strong, and it's definitely not cheap.

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Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

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Re: Pity they didn't get this out last year.

"Less likely to get bent?"

Funny you should mention that:

http://www.cnet.com/news/even-blackberry-is-making-fun-of-the-bendable-iphone-6/

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MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...

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So wait.

You're telling me that a new version of iOS is causing battery life and reception issues?

Wow, that's never happened before.

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'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*

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Re: She's already released a sex tape.

Also why you still dial a phone.

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Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia

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Re: Nvidea, did you also manage to explain

Yeah, I used to be like that. I was all "Their earthquake special was just an excuse to show Kari Byron being jiggled on an earthquake simulation table." Then I remembered seeing Kari Byron being jiggled on an earthquake table, and I forgot what I was thi

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

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Re: Mr Fry

My mother in law has bipolar disorder and she doesn't have an iPhone.

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SCREW YOU, Russia! NASA lobs $6.8bn at Boeing AND SpaceX to run space station taxis

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Re: SpaceX's cheaper Dragon capsule has room for seven

...and not a cupholder in sight, either.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s

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iPads are 4:3

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Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

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Re: No thanks

And yet, it's posted in the comments section of an article about an announced and not yet delivered product taking over the market.

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Who on Earth would buy a digi-watch? Answer: NUDISTS - in their millions

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I for one

...don't want to encounter one of these "nature walks" they speak of...

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Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT

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Re: I guess that

I already have a watch.

1994 Timex Expedition. I think it was $49.95 Canadian

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So now that Tim has informed the iPublic what size phone screen they want, will there be a rash of official retractions from all of the fanboys ridiculing 'huge' phones from other vendors?

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Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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Re: A car show without prototypes.

And let's face it, if Samsung had shown off a new device that doesn't look a lot different than what others have on the market already and refused to give important details like battery life and release date, the iCrowd would be all over them for having a 'me too' device.

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Re: Perfectly put.

Many watches have had sapphire crystals since the 1960s and they still get scratched.

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Why Apple had to craft a pocket-busting 5.5in Plus-sized iPhone 6 (thank LG, Samsung etc)

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Re: With a 5.5" screen -

You could still point out that the company can buy you a nice Android for a lot less than an iPhone.

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Re: And surely the whole point is it looks rather like a watch, NOT like a futuristic gizmo?

You've got that right. They went the exact opposite of futuristic. The plastic ones look like Swatches from the 1980's and the metal ones look like Bulovas from the 1970's

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Re: It's all about the screen size

OK, you have multiple credit and debit cards in your wallet. So you have to add the extra step of pulling out the card you want to use.

Is your iPhone going to magically know which card you want to use and automatically send the code from that card, or are you going to have to unlock the phone, start up some app, choose which card you want to use, then bonk it.

I don't see any savings in time or energy.

"I don't have to carry my wallet." - I guess we're different then, I 'carry' my wallet with me all of the time, in my pocket, because it has other important things in it, like my driver's license. I'm not one of those people who has their phone in hand 24/7 though.

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Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Re: We all moved to sharepoint.

Another interesting dichotomy. Apple's first generation is to 'showcase the idea' Anyone else's first generation is to rush out a me too product asap.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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What was the software that popped up the error message "Shut 'er down, Earl. She's sucking mud"?

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"After much pushing there was a sudden movement of the obstruction."

Seriously? You trying to make this too easy?

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