* Posts by MikeS

43 posts • joined 11 Jun 2008

Samsung, Apple soap opera drama: Korean giant WILL churn out chips for iPhones, iPads

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Samsung Inside?

maybe they should put a sticker on every iThing using the Samsung chips, just like Intel with PC's..

.. now that would be funny :-)

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Want the latest Android version? Good luck with that

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Re: KitKat?

http://www.kitkat.com/

good to know they have a sense of humour (and of coursedon't mind the PR)

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Vodafone mulls $100bn Verizon stake sale - now about that $10bn tax bill...

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Re: That tax thing

indeed I'd be surprised if their accountants don't manage to calculate it as an actual tax loss and reduce their existing UK tax liabilities as a result.

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Apple chief Cook: You - senators. Get in here and redo this tax law

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>“If you look at it today, to repatriate cash to the US, you need to pay 35 per cent of that cash

its no too dissimilar to the non-negotiable cut that Apple take from all the app and contents on iTunes then.

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Apple tech FOUND ON ANDROID: Passbook gets pay-by-bonk

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>Having to physically bonk phones into stuff seems so outdated in 2013.

The advantage of 'payment by bonk' as el reg call it (NFC everywhere else) is that the close proximity required for it to work, rather than Bluetooth which could be several meters or more away.

If I was paying for something, or accessing pre-paid for service, then I would much rather it be via NFC than Bluetooth.

e.g Imagine trying to validate you tube ride (oyster style) will hundreds of other people all with Bluetooth on at the same time. Or scenarios where others could pickup your Bluetooth enabled app more deviously.

As others have suggested use a finger print etc, but then I suppose you don't need the phone at all, just give them the finger (as the Reg might put it?)

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China's Android users warned of giant botnet

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Re: And that is why

there are plenty of security apps that don't require you to root the device eg Avast Mobile Security

(root for that is only needed if you want to use some of the anti-theft features, but not for the av/malware scanning)

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Kickstarted mobe charger 'kicked to death by Apple'

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Re: its just apple just screwing yet more profit from ther customers

in your original reply (and mine) referred to fanboi not fandroid, and that's is defined in there are

'Someone who is hopelessly devoted to something and will like anything associated with their particular thing.'

which seems to correctly define your love of anything Apple, (note I didnt say there is anything wrong with that)

What I don't understand is why you seemingly feel the need to attack anyone who may have a different point of view from yours. all a bit sad really.

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MikeS

Re: its just apple just screwing yet more profit from ther customers

I never accused you of telling lies ? and as for your rant...

if you are happy to pay £25 for something that essentially a simple USB cable with a patented connector design on one end then in your language it seems that you are the' crazy' apple cult vgollwing fanboi/girl rather than anyone else.

(and how dare anyone vote you down LOL as you know only your opinion counts)

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Re: its just apple just screwing yet more profit from ther customers

no if they had there might be some excuse, but they haven't, and they still charge £25 for a connector that's otherwise worth about 50p. you missed the point entirely.

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MikeS

its just apple just screwing yet more profit from ther customers

the stupid thing really is that the so called 'lightening' connector is really nothing more that a USB2 anyway . Just apple put their 'clever' connector on the end (which is why the genuine cables are so simple no complex electronics needed to convert it).

>http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/apples-new-lightning-connector-what-it-does-and-doesnt-change/

it's just another example of how a$$le charge their unwitting punters £25 for something that costs them pence to make, And if they had just stuck to an actual USB connector could get for a couple of quid or less on e-bay.

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Samsung states sales date for Galaxy S III Mini

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Re: apart from the fact....

as well as mini-mising the screen size they've also considerably mini-mised the screen resolution too.

The original S3's screen is 1280 x 720 (4.8in) 336ppi, vs the s3 mini's 480x800 (4in) 233ppi display.

so for anyone thinking its just a smaller s3 with a smaller screen, the ppi figure is important, it probably wont be anything like as clear/easy to read as the larger version.

perhaps they should have called it the S2.5 mini rather than S3 mini?

as for me like the earlier posters i'll be waiting to see the nexus 4 first.....

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Google Nexus 4 flips finger at Sandy, appears on YouTube

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Re: 8GB?

there is a 16gb version too, and the phone has a built in wireless charging option as well

supposedly its available from 13thNov but i dont know if thats the UK or US launch date.

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Apple loses UK 'Samsung copied us' appeal: Must publicly GROVEL

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Go

Re: Will never happen

this was the appeal, and the original court ruling was upheld,

if Apple don't comply they will be in contempt of court, in which case unlimited fines can be levied.

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Happy

iSorry

I am sure everyone at Apple is really iSorry now they just need to write the iPology

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Don't delete that email! Why you must keep biz docs for 6 YEARS

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Re: heh

>I think I will just stick to storing invoices for 7 years - like HMRC request. I see no legal obligation to store emails or other communication for such a long period, and if its not here then I simply cannot hand it over can I?

upvoted your post as you are correct, aside for a few regulated professions, there is no legal obligation to keep any email or communications. If you are subject to a legal claim or investigation (eg OFT) you simply have to hand over the data that you curently have. You don't/cant hand-over data that you dont have like purged or deleted emails.

The main reason to consider an archiving policy in this case is if the other party has a copy of an email sent from you, or, conversley if they claim not to have received something from you, this could leave you in a difficult position to defend yourself (or hang yourself depending on the content!) as you have no evidence to support you side of any argument.

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Apple patents shopping lists

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fom the quality and detail of the diagram describing the patent, apple's engineers must get through many tub loads of wax-crayons when filling out the patent applications.

it is truly ludicrous, presumably they'll be sueing Amazon now for their wish lists and shopping cart, and no doubt, samsung for including NFC chips and tags in their phones (even before apple themselves have yet to do)

I dont mind people applying for and using patents to protect genuine products and systems,

Apple just seem to use a scattergun approach to patents on anything and vague ideas on the bag of their fag packets, whether or not they have a product in mind.

Then they use them to intimidate other mansufacturers from designing actual products and stifling any true innovation that might some along.

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Samsung tells Apple: Quit your 'frivolous' whining over court doc leak

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Stop

Re: In proportions, yes. In absolute terms no.

i completely agree, does anyone realistically go into a phone store looking for an i-phone and then pick up and buy a samsung by mistake? this who case is a farce.

If only it was being heard in a UK court both sides arguments would have been thrown out and the case dismissed a long time ago.

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RIM, Samsung thrash Apple in UK fondleslab sales growth

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Devil

theres "lies damn lies and statistics"

you can read this whatever you like, to quote the article

you make like to think "Apple is still dominating with a very similar market share to a year ago"

or maybe prefer the "RIM, Samsung thrash Apple in UK fondleslab sales growth" ?

both correct just seemingly telling different stories....

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Samsung: 'Apple's proto-iPhone Jony is a Sony phone phoney'

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Re: If the Samsung phones "evolved" in the direction of looking

no i didnt miis the point, you, like many other s(and apples lawyers) chose to ignore it,

one of apples main patent claims is the look of the i-phone with the rectangular layout, rounded corners and a single button..

tadah!!!! it was on other phone designs before the iphone (the sliding keyboard, or not, is irrelevant)

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Re: If the Samsung phones "evolved" in the direction of looking

>less like an F700 and more like an iPhone why would you be surprised if Apple sued them?

you missed the point on this, and that is that Apple seemingly copied the F700 design with the i-phone., and not the other way round. if you looks at the front of the f700 and i-phone, theyre nears as darn it identicle, and.... the f700 was first.

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Google shakes up Android Jelly Bean to fend off malware meanies

MikeS

Re: Xoom

moto's support outside the US has been abysmal.

however if you have the wifi zoom theres good news, just download a US rom from the motorola web site and you turn it into a 'google-experience-device' you will get an immediate update to ICS, and Jellybean when thats released in a couple of weeks.

If you have the 3g zoom, download the Telefonica rom (from motorola developer web site) and you will get the update to ICS.

it is very easy to do and means you are running an officlal rom (rather than one of the many custom roms also available)

take a look at the forums on xdadevelopers (or just google)

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Seize your moment, Microsoft: iPad is RUBBISH for enterprise

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Re: Lock down

those articles dont explain how to do so, they just refer to using Mobile Device Management (MDM), protocol and an unamed 'thirdparty' product....

the remaining bulk of the othere documentsy describe how to preconfigure ipads, not how to manage/support/maintain the devices once in the hands of the enterprise users.

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Missed the point......

i think this ariticle completely misses the point of why iPads arent any good in the Enterprise

..and that is because they are not managable, not becuase of the quality of the apps. There are no enterpise level management tools to track, monitor and mange and support them in an enterprise environment..

Apple arent interested in the corporate market, if you want ot use them there its ok, but they follow the $$$'s and thats (currently) in the consumer market not the enterprise.

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Samsung asks for US Galaxy Nexus ban to be lifted pending appeal

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Re: apple PR

i think the point he's making tho is that Apple (undeniably copied the interface licenced from Xerox) they did not innovate to create it in the first place as so many seem to think.

Just like there were smartphones before the iphone (shock) there were tablets before the ipad (horror),

Apples 'innovation' has been in marketing an popularising the use of those devices, they didnt 'invent' them.

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Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US

MikeS

Re: Apple vs the world

>Besides, I would like to see a new design, I am tired of the iphone looks, come on Google, Samsung et al, bring out a new design if you dare, oh wait, you can't ... just waiting for the new apple design ...

have you actually seen the Samsung Nexus phone, it looks nothing like the iphone, so perhaps you should buy one of those (that's asssuming you are not in the USA of course)

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Brits get to fondle Google Nexus 7 slab in just a fortnight

MikeS

> like having 16Gb+ and 10 inches

the ipad doesnt have a 10in screen, or are you just bragging its bigger than it really is ;-)

you'd need to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab or motorola Xoom for an actual 10in or larger screen

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Re: Dock connector

yes thats true & why i said primarily for power, the (current) dock has no other 'data' output connections tho so its not to be confused with the separate USB connection as some posters were seemingly doing.

and yes the fourth pin in intrugiung.....

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MikeS

Re: Interesting little device

please everyone stop confusing those three little pins with the USB connection, they are completely separate,

the pins are primarily there to provide a power connection when the device is placed in the dock, exactly the same as on the galaxy Nexus phone, so that you do not need to plug the us cable in simply to change the devices (so you can still plus in USB for something esle if needed)

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Google claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser

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Re: Chrome on iOS - Really?

just another example of Apple controlling their market and stifling competition,

doublless if Chrome was made available they would then try to sue google for having sqarish shaped broswer windows ;-)

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MikeS

>yeah, it came preinstalled. the worst unpopular !

so its preinstalled on mac's and millions if ipads ands androids, and linux too is it. ;-)

true its presinalled on windows, on which the majority of all devices still use,

but Google install chrome be default when you install almost any of their other products, you have opt-out not opt-in, so many people end up with Chrom being 'preinstalled' along side the other app too

If MS were to try that trick or to reset the deafult thered be hell too pay.

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Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet, Android 4.1 and Nexus Q

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FAIL

Re: I have no Google+ account, and will never have a Google+ account.

you do need to create a gmail account to register the device and use the app store

you DO NOT need to sign-up for or use google+, but you can if you want to..

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Microsoft plots entry into tablet trade

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Re: Zune

or maybe they'll decide to use the Skype name given thats huge user base (and that most people dont associate with Microsoft) , could be a clever move.

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$US38 share price values Facebook at US$104b

MikeS
Stop

fools are easily parted from their money it seems, (we'll found out soon enough)

...if only those same people weren't in charge of our pension funds & investments, I wouldnt care about otherwise, but it seems we havent we learned anything from the banking/financial crisis ....

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Antitrust probe looms over Windows RT 'browser ban'

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Facepalm

Re: Antitrust

>Apple doesn't have a monopoly anywhere

have you heard of iTunes ?

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Re: Same old, same old

>Microsoft ... would..rather see ARM die as a platform than concede any ground to their competitors

EH? virtually every tablet on the market uses ARM architecture processors, including the 'new' ipad, so your anti-microsoft rant doesnt make any sense.

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California judge hauls in Samsung CEO, bigwigs for Apple to grill

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Re: Very sick of it

.. oh you mean like making rectangular devices, and swiping your finger sideways across a touch screen.

Those apple peope are so clever (at getting dodgy patents approved anyway )

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Apple claims its 'innovation' creates 514,000 US jobs

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Big Brother

Re: THEY LOVE....

... also they dont have include all those who been killed production line & factory 'accidents', on 3rd world wages (and i bet they dont get employee life insurance), but hey, theyre not American so they didnt count them anyway...

its very sad, but for apple sure does help the profit margin.

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Proview parks IPAD battle tanks on Apple's US lawn

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fairs fair

If their roles were reversed im sure Apple would have no hesitation whatsoever in their army of lawyers descending on Proview taking any action they could. Apple can harldy complain when some one else uses their own often used tactics back onto on them.

So good luck Proview I say, and whatever happens Apple can easily withstand paying them a few measly $millions damages to sort this out.

and just maybe (but probably not) Apple will learn its about time that they played fair too in all of their other ongoing patent battles.

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Apple 7in iPad not out until Q3 2012

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Happy

presumably...

Amazon will then be able to sue Apple for slavishly copying their screen size ;-))

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Doctor Who girl Amy Pond axed in 'heartbreaking' exit

MikeS
Devil

its probaby about time as others have said...

the last series have been more like the 'Amy Pond show, featuring Doctor Who'.

Presumably theyve just run out of storylines that revolve around the Ponds instead of the doctor at last.

maybe he could have a friendly dalek companion instead ;-)))

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Samsung Android 4.0 smartphone priced for Blighty

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Big Brother

>If you wanted to play devil's advocate you could argue that they waited until the feature was the final polished article rather than just release what they had so far.

oh no i hope you arent suggesting that apple copied something from a competitor

their lawyers will be onto you before you know it, because we all know they think of everything first and have exclusive rights over everything that was ever though of.

meanwhile .....im stil wondering when apple are going realise that other mobile phones can make phone calls too and when theyre going to start legal precedings to ban any other phones from copying them for that...

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Virgin Media broadband in two-day wobble

MikeS

its a routing issue nothing to do with dns. (i run my own dns too)

Im in the midlands and was badly afected by this all weekend, many sites were paintfully, and some not accessible at all.

fortunately it seems to have been fixed now.

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Microsoft's own chip design blamed for Xbox 360 RRoD

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Paris Hilton

Re: MS is a software company

doh!

>>For more techno detail see: http://www.ps3news.com/X-Box360/the-truth-about-xbox-360-hardware-failures/

it may well be true, but www.PS3news.com (note the 'PS3' bit in there is significant) is hardly likely to be objective or positive about the Xbox now is it? LOL

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