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

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Re: Try searching on an ATV

If you have an Apple TV the chances are you have another Apple device.

If you do then the chances are that the other device can run the Apple Remote app.

If it can then you type using the keyboard in the app.

'Simples'.

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Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Bang. On. :)

Upvoted

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Don't bother with Apple's 9 Sept hype-day: Someone's GONE AND BLABBED IT ALL

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Not quite the same as constant monitoring though is it?

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Don't take it personally, just rabid Apple haters that wish it wasn't true and/or cannot see truth due to being blinded their own hatred.

This will get down votes too.

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Apple promises iCloud security alerts, better 2FA after, er, NAKED Internet of Thingies flap

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'Apple bashing, a favoured sport amongst infosec geeks'

And The Register, Fandroids, Commentards, etc..

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Second hacking crew joins Syrian Electronic Army on Team Assad

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Sounds like a certain comedy sketch..

'Are you the Syrian Electronic Army?'

'Fuck off!'

'What?'

'Syrian Electronic Army. We're the Electronic Army of Syria!....'

...

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Nintendo: We didn't just slay Wii Fit 'troll', we've now gobbled its patents

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Re: But but but...

Invalid? Not necessarily, just that they were not infringed.

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Drawers full of different chargers? The IEC has a one-plug-to-rule-them-all

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What's the advantage of Lightning over MicroUSB for charging?

Have you seen one?

Reversible and no where near as flimsy or fiddly are some good ones for starters.

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Smarty Ring promises technology at your fingertips

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Re: What on earth ...

cannot believe the article author did not pick up on that.. lol, I knew I could not be the only one

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'Donkey-tugging' EU data protection law backed by MEPs

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'a right to erasure'

I try to discover

A little something to make me sweeter

Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

I'm so in love with you

I'll be forever blue

That you give me no reason

Why you're making me work so hard

That you give me no.. [x4]

..soul, I hear you calling

Oh baby pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease give a little respect toooooooo ooo ooo me!

Wait,.. not that kind of erasure?

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SUPERSIZE ME: Nokia unveils Surface rival and 2 plumped-up phablets

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Re: how much?

it was for pre-Atom netbooks (the original EEE for example). The Atom powered ones the vendors wanted about the same money for as a cheap 'full' laptop. :(

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Wanna be Zuckerberg's neighbor? Tough luck, he bought the block for $30m

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Re: Dread to think...

For the above post 'is' = 'are' ;-)

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Dread to think...

..what the T&C's of living in one of those houses is... or the conditions around leaving..

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'Instant translation' glasses to come online for 2020 Olympics

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Re: Never mind the quality, feel the speed

is for written words not spoken.. speech recognition not an issue here, though fancy/decorative fonts might be..

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Apple drops hints about future low-cost iPhones

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Facepalm

Re: 5s @ technohead95

Yes DJ 2 knows that.

And the Journo should have known that the sentence was open to misinteritation or the pun DJ 2 made.

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Android sig vuln exploit SEEN IN THE WILD

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Thumb Down

Re: Downvoted! - Downvoted!

That'll teach you to not say 'that'll learn you'

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NSA hacked China's top carriers in hunt for SMS data - report

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Re: Pot, meet Kettle @Nicho

Trust me, I have just been to China, they are *very* motivated by money.

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Waving an Eye-of-Sauron pulsating mock cock? STOP IMMEDIATELY

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Gimp

Re: As soon as I saw the picture .....

Nah... Pink's not my colour.

And besides I prefer surgical gloves.

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Devil

Re: As soon as I saw the picture .....

There probably isn't much left you could 'invent' doing with a pink Marigold that has not been tried by somebody already...

Devil... as if that needs explaining :)

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Gourmet chemists sniff out ultimate cheese on toast

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FAIL

I am at work currently so will have to read the no doubt interesting recipes above later, however all posters so far have failed because a page search shows no references to Marmite!

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Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces

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Re: Micro USB charging

'I had a 200m G-Shock crap out on me in the shower, once, for exactly that reason.'

Waterproof or not, I would take my watch off before getting in the shower.

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Gigabyte bats Brix at Intel's tiny NUC PC

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Happy

Another comparable option...

Fit PC (http://www.fit-pc.com/web/) have been in the tiny PC game for a few years now. I purchased one of the early models years ago but looks like they have come a long way since..

If you are considering the NUC or Brix then you should also look at the Fit PC options.

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

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Meh

Re: Yes, but

can't spell, but don't care

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Re: Yes, but

Indeed, my thoughts while reading this are that HBOS (or even the half dozen UK banks mentioned) failing in a traditional way is not responsible for the worldwide ressesion we have been/are experiencing.

Not saying the government are taking the correct actions, but when do they ever?

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Spectra: Tape is dead? We installed 550PB of the stuff in 6 months

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Terminator

Re: Tape is one of these things that is always dead

COBOL is dead, an even in places where it does not look like it is dead it should very much be considered a zombie...

Tape I have no opinion on...

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Dead Steve Jobs 'made Tim Cook sue Samsung' from beyond the grave

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Re: Couldn't Samsung...

And because Apple designed the chip, Samsung just make it..

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Star Trek saviour JJ Abrams joins the dark side: Star Wars VII

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Re: James Bond @Lee Dowling

I think he's just going for gold..

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Look out, fanbois: One in two nicked mobes is an iPhone - cops

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Trollface

"Yeah, they go for the wallet instead knowing this person hasn't spent all their cash on a mediocre phone."

Or not, cause if you cannot afford an iPhone then is the wallet worth having?

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Twitter's Tweetdeck must 'file accounts or be struck off'

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Trollface

They are probably still trying to work out how to apply the kind of creative accounting the other multinationals are getting away with...

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I tried to buy a satellite and all I got was this lousy $67,000

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Meh

It took 2 years and £67.000????

'a campaign that has seen him talking to business leaders around the globe and reaching the conclusion that big business really isn't interested in little people.'

Could have told him that for free!

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Hm, nice idea that. But somebody's already doing it less well

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Kind of reads like the polar opposite of one of Andrew's articles (in terms of sentiment), I guess he must be a different breed of 'Capitalist bastard'...

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iPhone tops US market, but trounced by Android in world+dog

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Facepalm

Re: How Convenient ....

Because of course there wasn't any Android phones released in that same 12 week period...

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E-reader demand slumps, slapped down by slates

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Meh

Re: Makes sense

"The publishing companies should already be passing on far more than this in the savings they make in not having to produce physical copies (and perhaps take into account that DRM protected ebooks can't be left on a park bench for someone else to read)"

You'd think wouldn't you... but no, corporate greed comes in to play and publishers just see currency symbols in front of their eyes...

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Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ recorder with FreeTime

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fw update to foxsat?

Not read all yet, leaving work now so will read at home but have a quick question..

Is there anything new in the software/EPG that could not be delivered via a firmware update to the older FoxSat? Mine still works fine and forking out another (nearly) £300 for this seems bit much..

Have been expecting 4od support forever and if this box does (eventually) get it but the Foxsat doesn't I will not be chuffed!

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in Android tablet review

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Re: Wanting to read a book, one handed,

Upvoted because you are right and I for the life of me I cannot understand why you have received a downvote.

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Google goes ahead, unveils Nexus 4 and 10

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Re: In a dig at Apple, Google said the 4 is the first phone able to take 360° panoramas

And iOS

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Philips eyes trendy homemakers for app-controlled e-lights

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Re: Lightwave RF

I came here to mention the Kickstarter project too - which, as the price is in dollars, is actually cheaper even with international shipping than the phillips - the problem is they have sold out ages ago..

They have got more than 13 x their desired funding though so should be able to keep going after the project has ended

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Chinese gaming giant NetEase opens pig farm

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Alert

'be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm'

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Apple bags chippery guru from rival Samsung

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Apple designed the chips, they simply get Samsung to make them (currently).

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Purpose of RFID finally discovered: It's for pairing up socks!

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"Astute readers will have noticed that if all one's socks are black, and of the same cut, then surely the maintenance of each relationship isn't important"

Actually no. I used to think like this and brought same style socks for that reason. However as implied by the mention in the article of the apps use of the camera, socks fade, especially black ones, and randomly matching same style black socks will end up with 'pairs' that are very different shades (A slap is waiting for anybody that mentions '50' and 'grey' in reply to this!).

I like this idea.. does need to be quite a bit cheaper though!

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WTF is... NFC

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"Apple folk can already use AirPlay to stream pictures and video to their Apple TV boxes."

And music. Or just mirror the screen if desired.* And not just to Apple TV boxes, there are many non-Apple speaker systems, AV boxes and more that can receive Airplay. How many TVs have NFC?

Although it might take 2 or 3 taps on the idevice screen to turn on Airplay, you do not need to get up and walk across the other side of the room to do it! The receivers just need to be on the same network as the iDevice, no real 'setup' required.

*yes, yes, a 'newer' Apple device is required for mirroring, iPhone 4s, iPad2 or later

And as for NFC payments, unlocking doors, etc how long will it take for the underworld to develop a cloning device? (I would not be surprised to hear that one already exists!)

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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Google released their own Youtube app for iOS quick enough..

...was in the app store even before iOS 6 was released - which also replaces the native Youtube app as well as the maps app.

iOS user's usage data is clearly still quite important to Google and I do not believe for one moment that they do not have an iOS map app ready or almost ready to go as soon as they think the time is right for them to release it.

Of course they are enjoying the media attention that this is generating and waiting for the handful of people that will actually switch to Android merely because of that.. but once the fuss has died down Google would be daft to just ignore what is still a huge chunk of the market - regardless of the Android 'market share lead' Schmidt was keen to remind people of.

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Apple iPhone 5 review

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@Koyaanisq

'NFC is a plus. Even if it goes predominantly unused, it's there if you need it. For example, I've used the camera on my phone roughly seven times. Once for a video. Not too bothered that it's there, but it'd be crap to be without it on those moments I may need it. Same goes for NFC.'

camera, yes but please describe a stituation where you would 'need' NFC?

Seriously - there is a group trying promote NFC that are in desperate need of examples because even they have not discovered any killer applications for it yet.

Paying for things? maybe one day but shop uptake needs to take off in a big way first. Not to mention the security needs improving (See Pwned SIII story) and could only be described as useful if you've accidentally left your cash AND bank cards at home.

File transfer? (as mentioned in the main article) have you heard of a popular little (cross platform) app called Bump?

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Sick of juggling apps on biz PCs? This install tool will save your sanity

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Pint

Re: This is not an article...

It's not even the first 'advert' they have had for Ninite on El Reg..

That said, I do feel it is worth spreading the word about this very useful tool.

<<<Pint: If you see him again Trev, buy him one from me!

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Apple CEO: Frothing fanboi iPhone 5 hype screwed our sales

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Facepalm

Some commenters need to learn not to take headlines too literally.. especially on El Reg..

But yes EU current affairs should have given them a bit of prior warning if they had been paying attention..

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YouView: The long march to... er, where exactly?

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Re: Colour me confused..

Mostly the UI James, smoother access to the catch up services.

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Google+ takes on a location element as it pushes deeper into iPhone

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Re: In the future

Yes I know Apple are replacing the ('powered' by Google) Maps app that comes as part and parcel of iOS with a new one of their own.

My point to Charlie Clarke was that this is not the same as a google app being rejected or removed from the app store. Apple previously asked Google to provide the maps and in future they will use there own. This really is 'Not a big deal'... to steal a phrase ;-)

Not that "it duplicates functionality already provided" has been a reason for the competition authorities to investigate other cases of app store removals/rejections anyway.. so why would it be here?

And presumably there is nothing stopping Google submitting it as a stand alone app once replaced in iOS 6 - and it may or may not get rejected.

Google have been using a 'better' version of a maps app on Andriod as a selling point so Apple would be daft not to upgrade the iOS one.

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Re: In the future

It's not an app you get from the app store, it is the default map application that comes as a standard (non deletable) part of iOS.

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Android Jelly Bean won't get Flash Player

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re: dessert/sweet that starts with a K.

knickerbocker glory

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Apple iPhone turns five this Friday

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Re: " Likewise Wi-Fi." - Pardon?

Not the first no, but then it wasn't the first smartphone either - but many would not know it. I'm guessing that Tony is refering to the fact wi-fi was not ubiquitous. But then that was just a matter of time probably and is not now in every phone 'because of' the iPhone.. It was however more user friendly to connect using the iPhone (or iPod Touch which came before the iPhone and paved the way for many to get an iPhone but that seems to get forgotten / not get mentioned much)

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