* Posts by Alan Denman

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Google tells iOS 9 app devs: Switch off HTTPS if you want that sweet sweet ad money from us

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Third party involvement

That is the problem , 'its my party' we shout, but developersrely on 3rd party ads to get a sometimes meagre income.

Solution, buy their paid version.

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Take two mobes into the shower? I didn't before, but I do now

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For dopes addicted

Get a 2 Sim Moto G !

Wasted words.

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Windows 10 blamed (partly) for stalled PC sales recovery

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Is that right?

The question now is, will 10 PCs and their abandonment of consumer OS rights appeal to the average punter?

I'm guessing so, there being so little inthe way of main media outcry to school us.

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Glaring flaw in Apple car hype-gasm: The iGiant likes to make money

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Think Unicycle ....

Being tight wads. giving it only wheels makes for that 40% profit.

Its git to be an Apple unIcar.

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Wileyfox smartphones: SD card, no bloatware, Cyanogen, big battery – yes to all!

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Swift comparison to Samsung

Seems closer to the iPhone 6 to me, screen being the front face of spec.

I dontget the Samsung comparison, what with absured Samsung screen resolutions and OLED

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Visitors no longer welcomed to Scotland's 'Penis Island'

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Quite obviously..

A spelling mistake is a hard on to spot.

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Směrť Špionam! BAN Windows 10, it SPIES too much, exclaim Russians

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The spying is by governments' requests.

Having ones cake and eating it comes to mind

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Apple recalling iPhone 6 Pluses to correct their iSight

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IT Angle

But will the iBlind ever see this?

They bought duff equipment new but I have doubts they will notice now due to an exisiting iSight feature that puts a bunch of roses in places of negative text.

Nothing to see, move along type roses.

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Botched Google Stagefright fix won't be resolved until September

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lying twa*?

Re - "If malicious actors choose to exploit this set of vulnerabilities in the meantime, there seems to be nothing everyday users can do to defend themselves," Beardsley warned.

I thought the simple mms setting of auto to off did the trick?

If so ........

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Opera Software asks fat lady to stay shtum for a bit, but keep humming

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Might help if you put the featues back in your software.

Reasons to use Opera become less for ever more featureless minimal settings browsers.

That includes you Opera!

Firefox wins it for me now, even on mobile.

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Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina

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Only Apple and Google?

Does that mean she gives Microsoft 10?

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Virtually no one is using Apple Music even though it is utterly free

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A decent start.

Those who have a paid service are maybe intansient, it happens.

11 million is a decent start from near zero but musicis a funny thing.

ITunes manages one music for the iPod, people are mainly using it for thie collection, not because they want to buy Apple music.

I mildly wonder if the majority do not trust Apple to have music consumers interests at heart, after all they are in the business of premium prices.

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Too much vino? LG brings Wine Smart oldster-mobe to Europe

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A phone that protects itself screen wise.

Revolutionary, but we prefer our bendy smashy phablets as they are.

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Apple goes to crapple in stock plunge kerfaffle: $113bn wiped off in days

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Everyone who wants one has the new fab phablet?

So is just a windfall before the big fall?

That is the worry, especially with the iWatch stagnating.

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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we have Hey Google send a text via Whatsapp etc and....

Hey Siri send a smiley you lazy bar steward.

So what is it for Cortana?

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Sprint: Net neutrality means we can't stamp out download hogs

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OMG

Seems to me most their customers are on a overpriced tariff.

Everyone move!

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OnePlus phone fanbois flock for a shiny phondle

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As fake as an Apple iWatch queue

.,nuff said.

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Petrol cars are dead in the water, says Tesla CTO waving numbers on the back of an envelope

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Shite sells if you hide the stinky bits

I reckon tbe 5 times more home cells could be done for the Tesla low lifespan stuff.

But hey, buyers on the whole need to be led!

Its a winner..

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Apple gobbles chunk of CNET, ZDNet – report

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Objectivity is seldom there anyway..

So not that much will have changed.

Micosoft 10 will still have its zero day hacks low on the radar whilst Android will get its scare stories without much objectivity.

I mean, how come there was mention of the new IE Edge having or not having the latest zero day, or the fact that its built in Flash and PDF readers add complexity and thus hack avenues?

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At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

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EE paid their fee again?

Yes,

For the last few years EE is the main sponsor. This likely started at the point that EE got 4G.

With half the population likely on 2G or 3G how important is this test?

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Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

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chrysler said..

Only hackers can do this.

Comforting to know

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

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Just buy a OneBrake4All?

Good job few operate a TV in their car.

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Contactless card fraud? Easy. All you need is an off-the-shelf scanner

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finger licking good?

Just maybe this means that for any upcoming iPhone thefts the thieves will let you keep your finger.

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Rare cases of corruption strike Apple. Data corruption, that is

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so rare....

That it only happens when we get Friday being the 24th

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Apple Watch sales in death dive after mega launch, claims study

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Have you ever played supermarket game 'LOOOOOK I got an iPhone' at the checkout ?

They always seem to get them out to need to shout 'Look, Look. I got an iPhone. Loook, LOOOOOOOOK'.

As yet this has not happened for the Watch. Causes too many guffaws ?

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Google's Cardboard cutout VR headgear given away GRATIS by OnePlus ... SELLS OUT

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When you pop down to PoundShop to collect them...

Make the minimum wage worker happy by saying 'keep the £4 change'.

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UK TV is getting worse as younglings shun the BBC et al, says Ofcom

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Drama Queens

Reading into it, the BBC is still better than most doing drama.

ITV has recently reduced drama production by 42% so if you want to kill off most UK drama production, simply get rid of the license fee making it a free for all 'nothing'.

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Reddit meltdown: Top chat boards hidden as rebellion breaks out

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Volunteers often get suckered.

The problem being they have simple non monetary values whilst the business itself is a monetary thing.

I'd say all the CyagenMod dev volunteers mainly got suckered too so it is certainly not an uncommon thing.

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Google harms consumers and strangles the open web, says study

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So those against the open web are really for the open web ?

And in the same context can we also pay someone to say that green technology companies are polluting the planet

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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Mad as a hatter, the lot of them !

It is not just security that is the problem but their near uselessness.

We are moving to a more off-grid style supply system where renewable etc will need a more sophisticated system that a very very expensive way of wasting money on reading that meter !

They will likely all have to come out again by 2025 at a cost of yet another 20 billion !

Wait till 2025 when other countries have expensively guinea pigged it successfully then make a move for sane mature technology.

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LG's six-sided battery to take smart watches into new timezones

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What goes round !

A CR2032 watch battery is already round as is the tall round single 18650 laptop single cell.

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Apple wants to patent iBeacon stalking

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iFriends only !

Another 'of limited use' wall garden offering that will thankfully pass me by .

No iBeacon Spam for me too.

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Cupertino GIVES IN to Taylor Swift, will pay Apple Music royalties

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Artist or Artists ?

I only see the ambiguous use of the word 'Artist'.

So, there is likely a Swift bit of money for Taylor but what about everyone else ?

And how much ?

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re "completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”

Oh really ?

The warranty on all their stuff only meets the minimum legislative requirement.

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British banks consider emoji as password replacement

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Utter rubbish

There are far less combinations than upper lower case + symbols and numbers.

And we know that people will likely gravitate to certain, even more limited emoji combinations.

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Chrome on Mac sucks (electrons), says Google, so we'll fix it

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The answer

It sounds daft that the antique semi-EOL Safari can run better than Chrome so surely it has to be the ads.

Simple. Use Opera instead. It uses modern Blink but with less baggage.

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Cheaper Apple iStuff? Foxconn eyes costs-busting Indian move

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re -" Any move to India.....to lower the price of its iconic mobile devices"

A bit ambiguous.

Apple have dramatically lowered prices already. They already buy mid range parts at ultra low cost. It is only a few bits they make themselves, such as the CPU that is considered high end.

The ambiguity there is in who benefits. It is certainly not the consumer. It is about sky high profit margins.

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It's 2015 and Microsoft has figured out anything can break Windows

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You had Windows 8 with Bing and now...

.. we have Windows 10 with Gobbledygook.

If it all seems gobbledygook users will obviously feel much safer in not understanding anything.

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One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...

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How come they all failed to see the light ?

The current sockets and plugs simply needed to be dark at the top light at the bottom.

This can also apply to the wider backward compatible USB 3.0

For the consumer going into reverse and making current stuff obsolete is quite upside down senseless.

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Smartwatch biz Pebble says smartwatch biz Apple won't approve its new app – surprise

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Functionality removal coming soon ?

Blow them a raspberry Apple. You know you want to.

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Free Windows 10 upgrades from Microsoft will FLATTEN PC sales

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Correct for me.

But I'm not daft enough to let Microsoft kill off my current PC with any bloat creep dial that goes all the way up to 11.

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.sucks-gate: How about listening to us the first two times, exasperated FTC tells ICANN

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Icann blackmail .

That is blackmail for you, loads of free money.

It is a love-in?

Put me down for .sucksthemost so I can retire .easymoney like.

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Pakistan URINE STORM: Google Maps chokes off user editing

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Wikipedia has a major problem too ........

but there there is an over abundance of marketing and political marketing piss. There 10s of thousands of the likes of Grant Shapps doing editing.

The solution for Google would be to let people peer authorise their local area.

Two persons being asked to authorise every change would stop most havoc.

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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

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re - Much quoted now is Whittingdale’s view ...........

.........that the TV licence fee is “worse than the Poll Tax”. He argued in 2014 that the TV licence was more regressive (and therefore unfair) than the ill-fated, flat-rate local authority tax.

Wrong.

The biggest watchers may well be the poorest, though the poor often have a plague of satellite dishes stuck on long terrace walls.

Yet if prices ever reflect usage, the lower 'pooled value' simply turns the BBC into an expensive pale imitation of now.

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SOD TABLETS, if you want to get anything done travelling get a ... yes, a LAPTOP

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Re: Uploading 'everything' to iCloud?

...and this was whilst checking my iShares portfolio.

Ha Ha

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Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'

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Start as you mean to go on.

The suckers buying UK DRM coffee machines know no different and seldom do I hear them complain.

So their only mistake was being a bit open to start with.

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Struggling Nvidia says it may pay up to $125m to shutter Icera modem biz

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Wot, No Linux ?

Its K1 chipsets tell us that Nvidia, with software prowess could be champion of exclusive Linux laptops, mini desktops and maybe smart devices.

Does it have the skills to compete, or by competing does it put its existing GPU market share at risk ?

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Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches

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It it to do with the selling price I bet

Apple argues that what Ericsson sees as a cheap and cheerful price, does not apply to premium prices.

As we know, licensing does not work that way. 'Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours' pricing is as common as muck.

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Tesla's battery put in the shade by current and cheaper kit

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Get a life times 4

Why buy this rubbish for home use when you can buy LifeP04 for close to the same price ?

Yes, it kickstarts the market but it is a pretty crap offering. Tesla lasts 10 years 'if you don't use it' whilst LifeP04 in the same rubbish scenario lasts 40 years !

The standard Lithium is built for lightness but until the hype was not really deemed sensible for home use.

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Would you trust your DNA with APPLE? HealthKit lined up as genome data trafficker

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You are not ill

You are simply wearing it wrong.

Oh what hype we have.

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