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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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Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE

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Re: andyelliott@outlook.com

People who wait outside an Apple store for 18 days probably don't have workplaces.

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Re: "Rabid Fans"?

"Bring on the red arrows, lemmings, see how much I care."

Hey look - it's one of those rabid Apple fans

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Scared of brute force password attacks? Just 'GIVE UP' says Microsoft

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Re: I just use...

I used to always give forgetful users "Blondemoment!"

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You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an IMMENSE HEAVEN

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Re: Yeah...

My absolute favourite (From my absolute favourite author):

“It is known that there are an infinte number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.”

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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Re: Can it move furniture?

You've got a point there, and with Dyson's pricing scheme, this thing will probably cost the equivalent of 10 or 12 years of an immigrant's wages.

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Re: Passpattern

I'll bet that's fun to type on a touchscreen phone

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...but might not be bad as a password...

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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Re: "Security questions" aren't for security, they're to reduce support costs

When I first started here, there was no minimum time and last five passwords remembered, so whenever someone got the 'change your password' notice, they just changed it five times, then changed it back to the original.

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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Re: titillation.

Celebs aren't usually very hard to find, even without technology.

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Siri: Helpful personal assistant or SERIAL APP KILLER?

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Siri, what's this rectangular object with the shiny face that shows pretty pictures that I seem to have in my pocket?

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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Re: I built my own cable...

I don't know... Maybe should've used #00 arc welding cable, just to be safe

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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...or the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Pop-up ad man: SORRY we made such a 'hated tool', netizens

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Re: If he was truly sorry ...

...after sitting through the 30 second Toyota ad before you can watch the video.

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YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator

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Those suckers will eat a pair of AA batteries in record time, judging by how fast the current ones go through them.

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Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

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Re: Nothing to worry about here!

You want serious security, try P@$$word1

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

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Re: Entering the US

We got some of them newfangled airports up here in Canada now, ya know? Some people can fly directly into here now.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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Re: You sure has hell don't see Samsung supporting anything older then the Galaxy 4 now do you?

Actually, just got the OTA upgrade to KitKat on my S3

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Apple 5S still best-selling smartphone 8 months after launch

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The 5c didn't get a good reception in the Apple paid focused tech press either

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Microsoft's Lumia 930... a real HANDFUL

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Re: er, specs?

Might want to remove some apps from that phone. My non-crappy S3 wakes up and opens apps just fine.

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Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!

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Re: Babcock the Canuck

Nomenclature:

Hockey played on grass = 'field hockey'

Hockey played in a gymnasium = 'floor hockey' or 'ball hockey'

Hockey played on ice = 'hockey'

And the only reason for the winter sport/summer sport thing is lacrosse was originally Canada's national sport dating back to the original settlements, but hockey has taken over, so the politically correct way to handle it is to slowly phase out lacrosse by declaring them co-national sports for a while, until lacrosse can be quietly retired.

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

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Re: The summer heat brings them out...

"the Trashcan icon changes to an Eject icon when you start dragging. So I call bullshit there."

It does on OS-X, yes. It didn't on previous versions of Mac OS

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Re: The summer heat brings them out...

I did tech support in a prepress department back in the days of the beige Macs. One day, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, one of the women who had worked there for a long time and was quite experienced with the Macs poking a straightened-out paper clip into the emergency floppy eject hole. I wandered over and said, "Disk stuck?" She answered, "No, everything's working fine."

After some investigation, I found out that she had been using a paper clip to eject the floppies from Macs ever since she'd started, years before. I remember the wonder on her face when I demonstrated dragging the disk icon to the trash, and the disk popped out with the little motorized whine.

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Re: Turn off the computer, then turn it on again...

It doesn't matter how computer literate they are either. If they actually sort of know how to use the thing, then they'll inevitably call me and say their computer popped up an error.

What did the error message say? "I don't know, I just closed it."

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iWatch watch: Apple tags sales bod from luxury Swiss watch firm

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Re: The iwacth is going to be sooooo expensive!

An Apple product? Expensive?

Thanks for the news flash.

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Re: Nostradamus

Knowing the wannabe Nostradamus intellectuals, I'm sure if you asked a few of them, they could sufficiently twist around something he reportedly said to mean that Apple was going to invent the wristwatch.

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You need a list of specific unknowns we may encounter? Huh?

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Re: school days

No, even in America, 'could of' is still wrong. At least for now.

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Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'

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Re: "Is she important to humanity?" "Are you?"

Possibly, possibly not, but I'll bet Jason isn't using his celebrity status to scam your government out of your tax dollars.

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'Hashtag' added to the OED – but # isn't a hash, pound, nor number sign

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What about the pentathorpe? Sounds much better than 'asterisk'

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How practical is an electric car in London?

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Mr. Fusion to the rescue

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SLOW DOWN: Insecure-by-design software on road

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Re: I'm so tempted...

HOW DADDY IS DOING

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Jellybean dominates Play, still seated atop rising KitKat

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Re: More statistics please

Yep. My cheap tablet is running JB 4.2 and I highly doubt it'll ever see an upgrade. Don't really care though - it works fine and runs everything I want it to run.

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NeoPost: This is how you DON'T do PIN security

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All I can say is it's good to see that Canada Post isn't the only post office in the world that seems to go out of their way to make things as difficult as possible.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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Re: It wouldn't matter what you tell 'em...

I think it's universal. I'd be willing to bet cops get a lot of "My neighbor's dog keeps crapping on my lawn. Can you do anything about it?"

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Android is a BURNING 'hellstew' of malware, cackles Apple's Cook

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Re: Desperation.

The widgets that Android copied from OS X, those widgets?

Yes, the widgets that Apple copied from Konfabulator. Those widgets.

Just doing my part to torpedo the usual "Apple invented everything" rhetoric.

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