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IDC: iPad sales CRASH incoming ... Win 8 killing 2-in-1 typoslabs

Gis Bun

nonsense!

In April 2013, IDC said that tablet sales would be at 410 million by 2017.

In August 2013, Forrester research announce [or predicted] that tablets will become a mainstay of households in developed markets by 2017, with 60% of online consumers in North America and 42% in European owning one by 2017. Or by percentage, roughly a 25.6% increase compounded annually to maybe 381 million by 2017.

So who do you believe? These so-called research companies don't know their butt from their elbow. Not saying they are wrong this time but look what they said just over a year ago: huge sales in tablets!

These same companies predicted sales in netbooks at 130 million in 2013. Manufacturers stopped manufacturing them in January 2013.

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Frisky patent WAR: Samsung seeks to BLOCK Nvidia graphics chips from US market

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Ah. The law suit "wars" between Samsung and Apple seem to have died down a bit. So now Samsung is going after NVidia [not "Nvidia"].

Some really dislike patents. I don't. If you spent hundreds of millions on something, don't you deserve to go after someone who steals your technology for nothing? If you say no, try being in the R&D peoples' shoes. All that hard work stolen from you.

That said, you have some like Apple who try to block the sale of items that aren't even related to the lawsuit but are throwing a Hail Mary and maybe the judge would agree.

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Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP

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Re: People really run windows as a *server*?

I guess a Windows server is better of late than the number of Linux issues [think if you can Heartbleed or the recent Bash problems - almost exclusively on *nix systems - and they aren't completely fixed].

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Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked

Gis Bun

Apple always stated to download from the AppStore(TM) because it is safe and tested. Bull droppings!

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Fake antivirus scams: It's a $120m business – and alleged ringleaders have just been frozen

Gis Bun

Re: Now let's clean up download sites.

Nothing [in Vista or later] adds itself to the Start Up unless you requested.

Better off with Microsoft/Sysinternals Autoruns which checks everything that is loaded on boot up.

I use it maybe once a month as part of regular maintenance.

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Re: Now let's clean up download sites.

I wish but good luck. It is shameful that CNet has to rely on some ad system that is showing these fake download links. Exactly why does CNet [owned by CBS] needs money from advertising?

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Microsoft warns of super-sized Patch Tuesday next week

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Give me a break. So exactly how many actual Linux updates are available in a month? You may not install all of them but they are there.

As for Apple, they wait for a major release half the time to release fixes. Just how many fixes were included in 10.10 to fix bugs in 10.9. Quite a few.

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Yup. The original comment coming from someone who compiles his Linux binaries all days.

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Re: XP expired

Technically one: that out of band update in early May.

That said, most .net Framework updates that work with Server 2003 will work with Win XP - just won't be supported.

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Re: With Microsoft you don't get situations like the BASH mess...

The same number of times the Chrome browser has been updated. As a matter of fact Chrome get updated in some case more than once a month.

Wasn't it the Chrome browser that set a browser [and probably an app record] for the most vulnerabilities fixed [something like 156] as well as non-security fixes [about 130] in a single update. You call that secure?

Not to be outdone, every time I open Firefox, there seems to be an update.

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Acer puts fundraising plan on ice as stocks struck by chilly winds

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Acer? Blah!

Wouldn't touch Acer with a 10 foot pole.

If it is cheap to make, they'll make it. Netbooks, chromeboxes, chromebooks, ...

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Errr

Nobody blaming Apple? They are the ones that have final approval. It was their scr?w up.

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Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

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hmmmm

I don't think MS would take down a video because of criticism but if it was because of a serial number, they could of easily just banned the number - unless it takes more work. Even the too many have seen the videos.

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Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER

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Fynny

Funny how the author failed to mention that the update fixes 150+ vulnerabilities and has 120 other fixes. Both I think are browser records.

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No tiles, no NAP – next Windows for data centre looks promising

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Re: Defender is not AV

But Defender is a piece of crap. It has some of the lowest rankings of AV software out there.

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Brace yourself for a 12-inch Apple maxiPAD – probably... maybe... ish

Gis Bun

Again....

Nothing but rumors.

Wold it be odd for Apple to have 2 major product releases in about a month or so and nothing again for 11 months?

Support at apple and the child labor in China must be booming to support and crank out these gadget.

Would make more sense to release the iPhone in the spring and iPad in the fall as the iPad is something people want to give for the holidays...

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Apple KILLS SUPER MARIO. And Zelda. And Sonic

Gis Bun

Typical Apple

Wrecking more than fixing.

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

Gis Bun

Windows HD.

Windows Doors.

Windows Locked.

Windows Broken.

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Chipzilla promises $6 billion to upgrade Israeli plant

Gis Bun

Compared to the rest of the Middle East, Israel is a technology leader by far. Just about every major company has some type of R&D facility in Israel.

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'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*

Gis Bun

Hmmm

Isn't this dimwit coming out with a book of 352 selfies this fall? [Soon to be in the $1 book bins a week later] Make these are "out takes".

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Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

Gis Bun

Re: A joke, or some form of Israeli PR right?

I agree. Can you be occupied if you don't have the army [or police] in your land? The Gaza has its own [corrupt] version of a government. Everything from police [if you can call them that] to health to education. doesn't sound like occupied to me.

While at it, you can't blame just Israel for their problems. Egypt has also blocked Hamas/Palestinians from leaving Gaza on their border as well as goods going in and out.

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James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

Gis Bun

Hmmm

RIP.

He wasn't really a nemesis by the end of Moonraker - unfortunately a real goofy ending of a film.

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Shareholders throw the book at Apple for ebook price-fix drama

Gis Bun

Oh.....

It must be fun being an Apple lawyer. Job for life [until apple breaks apart].

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

Gis Bun

AV support

I think most AV software will cease to provide updates by around next July. I am assuming paid subscriptions won't let you go past that date [or barely].

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Re: equips tinfoil hat

MSE is crap. It missed a few malware critters on one computer I saw and couldn't even detect a root kit on another. How I knew? Installed AVG Free. Trend Micro rootkit utility confirmed the rootkit.

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Re: equips tinfoil hat

Just wondering if you are a conspiracy nut?

Seriously? Microsoft paying Symantec to screw up the OS?

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Alibaba swings a large one with STONKING IPO legal bills

Gis Bun

Errrr

Wouldn't trust a site that resorts to pop-up windows for them to advertise [after you click on an "agree" or other button].

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

Gis Bun

Errr

Except for the fact that some of them are just plain dumb, why would any celebrity have nude pictures of themselves stored in the cloud? Want to back up critical/personal information, use a USB key and shove it in a safe at a bank.

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CryptoLocker victims offered free key to unlock ransomed files

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Format?

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Re: Maximum Penalties...

Need to put the fear in these thieves. How about 1 year in prison per $100,000 stolen....

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How many home users do you know back up their data?

How many home users do you know get a nice Email with an attachment from someone they don't know and open the attachment?

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Zero-day hits Symantec endpoint products

Gis Bun

Re: Symantec was always useless ...

So you haven't used it in about 15 years right? That's like saying Google+ sucks - without using it.

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Snowden latest: NSA targets Gaza, pumps intelligence to Israel

Gis Bun

Re: I am shocked!. Absolutely Shocked!

Errrr. Maybe because Israel doesn't have spy satellites....

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Hmmmm

The fact that the Jordanians are supplying info to Israel [indirectly at least] shows how popular Hamas is at this time. The Arab monarchies such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia are nervous about these extremist groups as they tend not to like monarchs or secular governments.

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Microsoft hacks out new EMET, spits out Adobe Flash

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Dummies

Support for win XP dropped. Yes it goes against MS support policies but with around 25% of the computers out there using it...

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China: Our approved vendor list – Kaspersky, Symantec AREN'T on it

Gis Bun

Hmmmm. Maybe China is allowing any company that has weak network security. Obviously security companies like Symantec and Kaspersky is a problem for them.

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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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hmmm

Interesting how I don't think the report mentioned the big three [and I don't suggest the best]: Kaspersky, Symantec/Norton, and McAfee.

Just remember, there is no verification of the report.

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Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers

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Re: Playing with numbers

Where do you get these figures from? Al Jazeera?

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Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all

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Re: One OS

"For an OS company..." Yup. SQL Service, Office, Office 365, SharePoint, ....

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Re: The Plan

Errr. And why? Results weren't incredible but they weren't bad. But from someone who is anti-Microsoft like you....

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Errr

Apple QC at its worse.

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Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

Gis Bun

Not a good year for Linux/Unix. This, OpenSSL and then a further bug in OpenSSL.

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Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Gis Bun

More sloppy programming from Google. Makes Apple look like the second best programmers in the world. :-)

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Gis Bun

Not really, unless you have a power failure.

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Google shows off new Chrome OS look

Gis Bun

Why on earth did Google spend money on the Android OS and then WASTE money on the Chrome OS. Android used by hundred of millions. Chrome OS - 5 people. Many, many, may applications for the Android. What is there for Chrome OS.

If I was given one of these Chrome paperweights, I'd format it and install Linux or even Windows 7.

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Re: hmmm

Should of bought a tablet - any tablet - instead of the Chrome paperweight.

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Re: hmmm

In reverse, how do you know they DON'T sell our data? Show a link. Blocking "adverts" means nothing. They are still using your data - you are just not seeing it.

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Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!

Gis Bun

Hmmm. And I was sure one was Meyers....

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

Gis Bun

These totals depend on where they companies dies their "research" and how they did it.

Worldwide, Samsung has double the amount of smartphones out there compared to apple [ http://www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-market-share.jsp ] but Apple sells more in the US [ http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Press-Releases/2014/6/comScore-Reports-April-2014-US-Smartphone-Subscriber-Market-Share ] . If you do the math you will find that while the iPhone 5S sells more than any individual phone it is primarily because Samsung has too many models. Was actually surprised to see the iPhone 5C market share quite high considering it didn't get a good reception.

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July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

Gis Bun

End of the world

Dell, HP, IBM/Lenovo, and others are rubbing there hands thinking about all the servers they will sell. Problem is than many larger places have Server 2003 in a VM. Where I work, I wouldn't be surprised if 75% of the servers are in VMs. Only thing maybe needed is a new host server or 2 to divide the extra horsepower needed.

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