Hell no, that would put them under an hour from where I work. I'd be able to smell the bullshit from my office whenever the wind is blowing.
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Re: Useful but ...
They seem to do a degree of caching. I just viewed my town, killed the app and then put the phone into airplane mode. The app moaned about not having a data connection but the maps I'd just viewed were available.
I think it's personal
When I search for the same string I get a "full" set of results in Google ( about 501 results). I think Google just don't like you.
Sorry even though they have been running the show for the last decade at least they have been gracious not to shove their toxic BT brand in my face.
I've actually had good experiences shopping with Dabs but as a brand I've had nothing but pain with BT so I shan't be be shopping at the BT Shop. Bye bye and thanks for all the fish.
f.lux on PCs does the same
I've been happily using f.lux for a few years now. The transition from day to night modes is so subtle that you only realise that it's occurred when you disable it and your retinas are suddenly burnt out. I really don't know how I managed before with it.
Didn't Gabe Newell come out with the same doom laden prediction when Windows 8 came out? How did that prediction go then? Did steam, Origin and Gog die under the relentless onslaught of the Windows 8 and Windows 10 App Stores?
Re: Isn't it more worrying ...
The BBC just quoted the Detective in charge who made that comparison with coach loads of terrorists.
and this is why I haven't gone anywhere near my bank's mobile banking app and stuck to the seperate security key. To be honest I don't need an app to tell me I don't have enough money anyway!
I'm assuming that they must create a hidden folder as part of the installation process and in the cleanup process they grab the directory listing, filter it for the relevant temp folder and then pass it as a list through to a generic cleanup routine that thankfully is just popping off the first folder in the list.
My assumption is that the filter routine is broken so we should be thankful that the CC installer doesn't delete the entire hard drive. Perhaps Adobe's QA team might have spotted that one.
Re: one more nail please
The iPlayer has an HTML5 version http://www.bbc.co.uk/html5 it's not perfect but it is a vision of a flash free world.
Re: Mission impossible...
They haven't got Apple's retail numbers because this is ONLINE sales only which they calculated by using a panel which has their online activity tracked, including their ecommerce activity. They claim their panel covers the top 100 online mass retailers.
Basically YouGov for shopping.
Re: This is stupid.
People do this anyway it's called using the TV guide and changing the channel. At least in this brave new world I will have wall to wall Only Connect with even the mention of the existence of Strictly Come Dancing being a taboo.
Re: In-house solution
Azure goes down a lot less than in-house Directory services I've seen in the past with much much shorter times to recovery. The downside is that you don't get the sense that anybody is working on the problem though constantly calling the IT team for a status update tends to get things fixed much slower.
Re: VS2015 as Win 10 bait
Well since Windows 7 doesn't come with the necessary runtime subsystems what do you expect to do on Windows 7 bar build the project? You can't run it or test it. (I'm actually surprised that you can run any Universal app on Windows 8/8.1 since they changed the runtime from 8/8.1 to 10.)
If you really wanted to stay on Windows 7 then you just need the Pro Edition and grab a disposable Windows 10 VM.
You can pick them up at Dabs. They seem to be doing 64GB at the unconsumer price of around 375. The 16 and 32s are there buried amongst the kits, though yet again at very unconsumer prices.
Not really. From the article he looks like a serial Vice President hopping from business to business staying just long enough for it not to be too suspicious when he leaves.
Monthly Bail Bonds
An online bail bond company set up at almost the same address as our personal domain but with an s. ( We were here first!) About once a month we get people emailing copies of every single piece of personal information to our info@ address when applying for their custom bonds. If we were malicious we really could steal their identity with no problems at all.
I've got a smart meter installed
It's absolute rubbish. It gives you barely any more information that my old 10 quid clamp meter from B&Q did. They still don't understand generation so all values are positive and the only way you can tell if you are generating versus somebody in the house has left a heater on is to switch the kettle on ( a known power drain) and see what values the meter comes up with.
Oh you can get the gas and electricity readings on one box, whoopsie do!
Blimey - Easyjet sponsoring Bedfordshire Police?
New sponsored caution?
"You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not book a great low cost flight from Easyjet to a destination of your choice with prices starting from just 10 pounds book online at Easyjet.com..."
Security for them, not us
How naive of me to think that this was security for the user's benefit. The company's MO is in content protection and anti-tampering which is just security for Apple and the content it sells..
Apparently there is a BT Mobile which is an MVNO running on top of EE.
I a couple of years ago I was in the queue for the bank and I overheard a distraught customer revealing how she had be scammed into giving the rest of her bank account details. A scammer called her up and for security reasons they gave her the (standard) prefix of her card number and got her to reveal the rest to confirm her identity,
With this data a scammer could easily modify it by giving the first and last digits and getting the customer to reveal the middle digits. As the first 4 digits are card and bank specific they can easily cycle through the card numbers pretending to be the relevant bank that the card is attached to.
Re: Snapping more family pics
Er, no they haven't. The Windows Phone 10 camera is the same as the Lumia Camera.
Nope, I just happen to have to deal with Copyright crap on a regular basis and are acutely aware of the fees and paperwork involved when getting into the business licensing of copyrighted material for multiple territories.
Frankly I really don't care about this at all, I just thought I'd give a more rational explanation to one of the factors behind this decision rather than OMG I'M LOOSING MY DOKTA WHO! THE BBC IS TAH SUK!!!!!!
You couldn't have any programs with any form of art, anything with music in it and certainly no photography. ( Heck even the Daleks have to be licensed from Terry Nation's estate) QI has a big problem as the photos behind them are stock photos and they didn't have worldwide or DVDs rights for the stock photos. ( http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a577767/why-isnt-qi-shown-in-america-alan-davies-tells-all.html#~prBC4hdcluB0T2 )
Without paying for licensing fees for photography then this is what you get: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/01/bbc_snap_update/
I guess very few people here understand licensing of copyright licensing. If the BBC were seen to be offering copyrighted material, images, audio etc. to the entire world they would have to pay a big increase in the license fee to use that material. The best example I could find is in licensing visual Artists' works http://www.dacs.org.uk/licensing-works/price-lists/television-and-film The UK v Worldwide fees are such that the worldwide fees are around double the UK fees.
In at least paying lip service to blocking viewing outside of the UK they are saving themselves fees in licensing copyrighted material and potentially residuals. ( Though how much the BBC actual spend on this is a mystery as the annual report does not breakdown costs that far.)
Re: Now you know how much your privacy is worth
What nonsense are you peddling? There is no monthly subscription fee.
Re: This is why I love the bbc
"I just wish BBC could spend less time on 4K worries, and get rid of Flash NOW."
They already are. There is a HTML5 beta trial going on right now.
What's the problem?
What would be achieved by demonstrating Windows 10 especially when it is already out there and being used? This was a hardware launch and as such they were focusing on that. In the software launches they don't demonstrate the hardware features beyond the software running on hardware and I didn't expect that to happen this time either. ( Apart from the Continuum demo which was showing off Hardware and Software.)
Since everything they showed used Windows 10 they weren't really hiding it at all as Orlowski stated there just wasn't a need to focus on it.
Er more likely they have actually been invited to the Microsoft do and Apple only invite sycophants. As such The Register is Persona non Grata as far as Apple are concerned.
Because the government foisted the entire World Service, and all of its costs, onto the BBC( with the commensurate saving of a couple of hundred million saving to the Foreign Office) and now the self same government now wants them to broadcast to Russian and North Korea.
The same happened in the Bristol area. At one time it was called the Bristol Evening Post and slowly but surely you would receive it earlier and earlier in the day until you started getting it in the morning. After that they then moved the printing to Didcot in Oxfordshire and now you are basically getting Yesterday's news tomorrow.
Chrome x64 is broken
The x64 version of Chrome is broken in 10525 due to some pretty iffy hooking code on the part of Google. For more info see: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=522201#c36
Uninstalling the x64 build and installing the 32 bit build instead works a treat.
Re: Am I particularly unobservant...?
You could have dropped the file list into Excel and sorted on Date to get a sense of where the changes have been made since the last update. Granted it doesn't tell you why the change has been made and what the changes are. ( I know that a diff on a sorted file list would also weed out other changes but I was satisfied with the results above.)
Apparently two files were changed in AppX deployment between the 11th August and 14th August updates. ( Appxdeploymentextensions.dll and Appxdeploymentserver.dll)
Re: REM had the answer in 1992?
Nah, it's obviously Everybody Hurts that they are referring to. Though "Bang and Blame" from a few years later is most companys' approach to security.
Re: still riddled with Flash badness though
In the advanced settings there is a simple switch "Use Adobe Flash Player" so disabling Flash is only 3 clicks away.
A World's first: an Audi that aborts a lane change.
So that's what it takes to get an Audi being driven sensibly. A huge amount of high technology to take the driver out of the mix.
I'm sure Delphi are going to fix this bug in the next round so that the Self Driving car will just barge its way into the lane and if this isn't entirely successful just sit 6 inches behind the car in front until they get out of the way.
Re: That video ....
...and it needs serious refactoring. They have just copy and pasted the same file creation code changing just the file name. Don't get me started on the use of "form1" and "form21" instead of something non-generic.
I'm not sure about the released version but for the preview there is an official rollback procedure using Windows Phone Recovery Tool.
The full set of steps are here:
Re: A different Freak?
Thanks for that. The website freakattack.com now says "(An earlier version of our test gave incorrect results for IE; IE is indeed vulnerable.)" Which goes to explain why I thought IE was not vulnerable earlier in the week.
On a different note it seems that with the updated website Windows Phone is now being marked as vulnerable.
A different Freak?
Is this a similar but different attack to the one earlier this week or the same one? I only ask as I tested all my browsers, including IE, against FREAK earlier in the week and they passed.
Cheapie LTE World Phone
According to the band listing on GSMArena the Dual Sim LTE variants support 9 LTE bands a piece which would make it a great world phone for me, Dual SIM and a high likelihood of being able to get LTE service where ever I go.
Good job it's not the default and requires you to select Full Screen mode when using the Mouse. The default Start Menu style is the merged Metro/Win 7 style.
The supported lifetime of the device means that you can't take your free windows license and place it on a new machine if the machine dies.
Post Office != Royal Mail
The two entities are separate as far as I can see. The Royal Mail delivery service was the bit that was privatised but the Post Office side still remains in government ownership. So in fact this is bad news for the Private company Royal Mail but good news for the government owned Post Office network and franchised sub-post masters.
Re: owner of 2 bricks, looking for windows...
Well well it looks like your dream has come true, somebody has taken notice of the non-Windows Nokia Phones and that somebody is.... Opera. Opera will be running the app store on non-Windows Nokia phones. See below for details:
Re: owner of 2 bricks, looking for windows...
Lets get this straight you are moaning that Nokia/Microsoft/Accenture/Whoever are closing the Symbian app store? A platform that hasn't been actively developed in any shape or form for nearly 3 years.
Re: It's really impacted me, this Nokia to MS transition...
More than likely the BBC just shut it off. They have had quite a form on that lately.
Well get_iplayer has already worked around it
Just updated get_iplayer and it has already worked around the RSS feeds by scraping the webpages. In the process I think it also shows more programmes than the old RSS feeds did.
So in the process of trying to kill off get_iplayer and XBMC they have just screwed over the Smart TV users and nobody else.