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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

Jean-Paul

So

It is £79 standard procedure to have your iPad battery replaced.

I've looked for my nexus 7 2013 and galaxy tab 10. Other than some DIY movies to crack open the device and still spend £40 at least on a third party battery, and requiring special tools that most won't have laying around. I see very little direct manufacturer info when I google on how to get them to do it.

Hmm I quite like the open and upfront apple approach for this. And I don't have to damage my device.

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Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it

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I love dab

Have been using dab for years. Both our cars (one a Toyota the other a Mercedes) have it build in a standard. And the three radios in our house are dab as well.

Living in the country side we keep loosing stations on fm whilst with dab it can stay tuned in.

Sounds pretty good as well to my ears without any of the interference on fm.

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Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A

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Re: Search as primary means of navigation?

Yes, exactly the same for me....Name or any piece of meta data...The way the 'search' is implemented in OSX makes it much quicker than anything else to find, launch, edit, view, or whatever opposed to using a (file) browser of some sort...

Sure I can understand people wanting to organise and manage it themselves as that is what most are used to, personally I find it rather archaic as the 'views' of information sets can change depending on the activity.

I actually quite like it in Windows 8 and Unity...But neither seem as fast as Spotlight in OS X.

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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

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I quite like it...

I look at it like this....I like docking stations for my laptop, they cost money too. As such just having to plugin one cable and having everything else connected is pretty good and much more desirable than all individual connections to a laptop...

Sure a lot of money, but so are decent docking stations...

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Ed Miliband brands Google's UK tax avoidance 'WRONG'

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Re: The solution to the problem is simple (stop making it more complicated than neccessary)

You still don't get it, corporations don't pay for their tax people do ;)

And remember, each artificial interference by government will affect another group. We don't need the system distorted like that, let capitalism do its thing...

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Jean-Paul

Re: Tax Laws

Exactly, if they are doing something wrong by following the rules laid out by the government. Why hasn't the government (especially the 13 years under Labour's policies) done something to change the rules to ensure it fits with their policy.

I wonder whether Ed Milliband has got any ISA's or say Pension contributions through which he avoids paying tax. And then there is ofcourse his own brother David who is employing exactly the same type of tax avoidance schemes...

Oh the hypocrasy of it all and cheap point scoring and propaganda, but it surprises me that I am surprised.

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You thought only Google dodges UK taxes? So do all the Brit firms

Jean-Paul

How many of you...

Have an isa, or child trust fund, or make private pension contributions etc

Aren't you all avoiding tax as well?

Change the rules by all means, but until such time they aren't doing anything wrong.

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Review: BlackBerry Q10

Jean-Paul

Re: "Excels as an integrated organiser"?

I've had a Z10 for the last few months, haven't found a way of creating the meeting as you described, but do like how when looking at the intact I see all that information and can search for it as well.

Ps. Siri on ios was very capable of creating new entries in exactly the way you described. I did that all the time, and not just meetings, but also create tasks with reminders etc

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BlackBerry juices Z10 handset with OTA software update

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Oh no

Blackberry has played this stupid game and the update seems to be depended on your carrier issuing it. Why, why, why....I bet it will be several months wait if not years...

Other than that I do like my Z10

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Opera joins Google/Apple in-crowd with shift to WebKit and Chromium

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Re: Linux wins the Browser Wars.

Yes'ish...but Webkit is really Apple's donation isn't it. Sure it has roots in there, but the Webkit project began as a fork within Apple in 2001, then opensourced again in 2005, and KDE switched to Webkit in 2010...

So the majority of the browsers (according to WikiMedia in September 2012) is being viewed through Apple donated opensource webkit :) That should give the anti-Apple fanboys some joy to downvote the truth...

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RIM PlayBook trumps new iPad in UK channel sales - analyst

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Re: I got one!

Odd, I bought the 64GB version in september, it integrates just fine with CalDav and CardDav both on iCloud and my own hosted server. It is actually rather good that way.

One thing I've got against it is that the battery consumption on standby seems to be shocking. I'm sure it is probably my settings, but that should really be sorted out of the box.

Secondly, and more related to all 7" devices not just the playbook, I like reading on my tablet. I have large contracts, reference manual books, magazines etc. On a 7" device I just have to keep zooming in/out, I can't read a page of A4 comfortably, let along annotate the PDF with comments and return it. For that my iPad, to replace my Sony PRS600, is still king.

But as a toy, play a game, etc it is ok...

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Twitter must unmask racist French twits or face $1,300-a-DAY fine

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Re: Mmmm

But as you say the laws of the countries it operates in...Do they operate in France? Or are they accessible from France?

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RIM extends BB10 port-a-thon after dev stampede

Jean-Paul

Re: Apps aside

Perhaps so, but not having to have a Microsoft Exchange server for small (big) business and let alone individuals makes it a lot easier. Enterprise grade they can still integrate with their BES with EAS so nothing lost, but lots gained :)

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Apps aside

What I like is that they integrated (continued from the Playbook) proper caldav, carddav support. Very cleverly that way it also integrates with the Apple iCloud for synchronising your address book and diary across various devices...No need for BES, Exchange or Google propriatary systems...Combined with IMAP IDLE, it is a nice little device with good integration...

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Satnav blunder sends Belgian granny 1,450km to Croatia

Jean-Paul

Re: And people wonder why the Dutch make jokes about Belgians

Indeed :) and all of them are the "stupid Belgians" variety, nicely justified once again by this story.

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Femto fail: Vodafone's Sure Signal gets a bit shaky again

Jean-Paul

Happy user for many years here

I can't receive any of the networks where I live...The suresignal is the reason I've been staying with Vodafone and most of our neighbours are with vodafone as well. Absolutely brilliant solution for rural areas.

No more stopping at the beginning of our lane to forward my mobile to the land line, or walking to the edge of our land where if I lean across the stream I might just get a connection....

It is briliant...

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Googorola mysteriously pulls plug on ITC Apple patent probe

Jean-Paul

Or maybe...

it is just plain and simple a case of that they realised they were pushing their luck....But ofcourse that doesn't fit in with the prominent anti Apple brigade who comment based upon the eq of a 5 year old opposed to facts on these comment pages...

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'Apple's iOS 6 maps app is SHOCKING, rushed and half-baked'

Jean-Paul

I could swear...

I had none of these issues during the beta period since early July...I must admit I hardly use satellite imagery but I did check my own house which before this week was clear and now it isn't...

I think something else is going on rather than fundamentally daft maps as it has been fine...

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'Over half' of Android devices have unpatched holes

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Re: im glad

Ofcourse there are holes in everything, there is a big difference though with holes that only work when you have physical access to the device compared to those that have not. And the lack of patching is not just regarding security holes, for most functionality patches, or timely upgrades for additional functionality would be fine as well.

It is a shame that many of the carrier and also the phone manufacturers shoot themselves in the foot with unnecessary personalisation to differentiate themselves. It makes it hard and systems become unsupported way too quickly.

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Ten apps to install on your Nexus 7 first

Jean-Paul

Interesting

So these are essential app? Which make it look like a tablet instead of a phone? Wtf? Install a useable keyboard opposed having a good one in the first place? Wtf? Make it look like iBooks with a blatantly obvious knockoff? Wtf? Install a file explorer to clear the junk? Wtf? That is so last century to do that manually.

Damn and I was expecting to see some killer apps in there. Where are they?

Ps. What about the iOS killer feature flash? Surely that was the reason iOS never takes off, so why isn't that in the list? Then again still just software to make it useable opposed to great apps.

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Apple plans extended iPad display through 'Smart Covers'

Jean-Paul

Re: Microsoft

I agree, I was really hoping at the time that the Courier would be launched and unfortunately it didn't. This would be a fantastic add on to an iPad....

Loving all the armchair patent experts on here thinking they can determine the outcome. Perhaps if they know it so well, they should apply to get a job at the patent office. No? Indeed, didn't think so either...

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Apple's new Safari snubs older Macs, drops Windows version

Jean-Paul

Loving the iCloud tabs

I've been using the iCloud tabs now for just over a week and got to say I like it a lot. It may depend on ones habits, but mine are to constantly hop between devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone) and being able to continue where I left of on another device is brilliant...

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Retina MacBook Pro nukes Apple's green credentials

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The last battery replacement ...

I performed was on a 5 year old Macbook with serviceable battery exchange...I ordered one from Amazon, it arrived the next day...And guess where the old one ended up bad boy I am...Yes in my bin...

A non-user serviceable item can be guaranteed to be recycled by the service provider, I would have thought that is much more eco friendly.

All this talk about the costs is just noise, if you don't like it vote with your feet and don't buy it...

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Android Jelly Bean won't get Flash Player

Jean-Paul

Re: queu all the fandroids

You are spot on, for years they've been winching on and on how rubbish the iPhone is without flash..Hey I guess they are the real sheep just a little slow and follow surely but late...

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Retina Display detachment

Jean-Paul

Mine is the one...

which has the dongle in the thunderbolt monitor pass through port, one cable to connect and I've got power, external display, firewire, usb, ethernet, external direct attached storage etc...

If I really really need a DVD Player I just remotely connect to one on the desktop macs or use an external blu ray writer...

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Apple introduces 'next generation' MacBook Pro with retina display

Jean-Paul

Re: Mac OS X doesn't scale for big resolutions

As you serious? I've been running two Dell 30" screens in 2560x1600 for many years now on my Mac Pro. Everything is perfectly readable. No hacks required.

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Foxconn receives Apple smart TV order - report

Jean-Paul

4K Displays

Will this be the introduction of 4K displays at an 'affordable' consumer price level? It would be great if they were able to pickup the proper Kuro patents and able to move it on and implement it. But then again if that is true it would be at enthousiast prices :)

Whilst Panasonic, and Samsung produce decent enough sets...Since Pioneer has left that market there is something excellent missing...

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HTC One V Android smartphone

Jean-Paul

Re: Downgraded Desire S or upgraded Wildfire S ?

I agree, I used to have the Desire HD and my wife the Legend...And you know what the Legend was the 'better' phone in my opinion. Sure on the spec list is may not fare that great like with the iPhones but in actual day to day use it was a brilliant smart phone...

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Apple 'iTV' looks like Cinema Display, says Throat

Jean-Paul

I like the CD for a computer but...

I wouldn't have a montrosity like that in the living room, too small a screen and too big a bezel and stand.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

Jean-Paul

Looks nice, but...

Did they really need half a decade to come up with a clone look alike of the Macbook Air? My 4Gb 256Gb Air was only like £100 more, comes with much more quality software as standard and has better screen, weight, battery life etc. Whilst a slightly faster processor is nice, it really isn't that big a deal in this market segment.

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HP's Whitman suggests Googorola may close Android

Jean-Paul

I wish...

I wish it would happen...I am one of the 5 people that bought a WebOS device and really like it. Also a delight to develop for. But there were no deals made with the networks, nor other hardware providers. They should get that sorted and it would be a nice alternative. It is good to have choice.

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Femtocell Forum grows big – rebrands as Small

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Re: Re: Wouldn't be without one

Which will be great, but they aren't now and haven't been for years.

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Jean-Paul

Wouldn't be without one

Where we live there is no signal from any of the providers. I've been using the Sagem Femto cell for Vodofone Suresignal for a year now and it is absolutely brilliant. Don't understand why the other providers done bring it out. Just plug it in your network and off you go.

Family and friends that are on vodafone I've set up on it so they have receptions when they are here, others that aren't on Vodafone are switching when their contract is up to also get a box.

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Philips intros dual-view telly tech

Jean-Paul

Oh finally

I'm loving the system in our RR, and would love to have it in the lounge so I can play game whilst my wife is watching her soaps....Can't wait.

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iPhone 4 incapable of handling Siri, says chip chap

Jean-Paul

LOL @ Eliza :)

Whatever the reason, I can confirm that the 4S, Siri, handsfree on in-phone mic works very well in a convertible. Surprisingly well considering the amount of ambient noise. Further more it also works well in a noisy comms room, it can 'hear' me better than I can hear the other person in a conversation.

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Jonathan Ive is knighted in New Year Honours list

Jean-Paul

David 45

You are even more daft than your spiteful message, it is for design you dummy even in your spiteful message you are not slating them for that ;)

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Fanbois locked out of iTunes store, iCloud in Apple outage

Jean-Paul

Yep

I had a little blip on Thursday evening which is now explained. Been connected from Satursday/Sunday for 48 hours non stop uploading iTunes Match stuff no problems...

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Brits turned off by Smart TVs

Jean-Paul

Didn't have the choice

I didn't have the choice, my plasma came with the 'smart' features and I couldn't buy it without. Whilst it wasn't the reason to buy it, unlike good image quality in both 2d and 3d, it is actually quite handy. Wifi is built in and is wireless N compatible.

BBC iPlay on the TV is very useful and it does the higher quality versions for us. And the family chats with Australia using the matched Skyp camera and app is much more brilliant than hunching of a little laptop screen.

Haven't tried DNLA as I prefer my ATV, nor the lovefilm subscription as I just get the bluray delivered to play on the Oppo.

Anyway the point is I am not complaining it has some additional features on it.

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2011's Best... HD TVs

Jean-Paul

LOL @ Richard

Richard, I think you are the one not getting it. Resolution in that context does not relate to the amount of pixels being display ;)

And yes I agree, these are not the BEST HD TVs for 2011 imo. I agree the VT30 is better whether is better value for money is a different matter though. But what's up with the small size of these sets....Mine is a Samsung 59" plasma :) still for image quality bettered by the Panny but even more so by the Pio Kuros, but thousands less.

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Apple preps TV enabled iMac ahead of own-brand telly

Jean-Paul

Oh no

And I just bought my 65" plasma, I should have waited for the iMac 65" :)

Nice perhaps in some dodgy student diggs, but who wants to watch TV on such a small screen. Well unless you are the first poster who thinks 32" is like the cinema...

Upgrading the ATV range to include SIRI and a PVR done ok make much more sense to me. Can't wait to get rid of my Humax and Toppy doesn't seem to bring out quality HD gear suitable for the UK anymore.

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Apple applies to patent a SIM you can't remove

Jean-Paul
WTF?

What is it with you lot

Has the register now got the same demographic as the jeremy kyle show or what?

For this to become useful it has to become part of the standard, as such Apple won't be able to keep this for themselves just like they have done with many many other patents.

Further more when it does become part of the standard then surely it will become 'easy' to move your electronic sim to another handset from another manufacturer that also implemented this standard?

Gosh there is a so much unfounded hatred here, chill and try and be a nice person...

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Apple trains store bosses to ignore deal with unions

Jean-Paul

A union is a pyramid scheme

Can't stand unions, they are only good for giving those useless idiots at the top a decent salary they would never have gotten through a days hard work. Waste of space that lot.

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Minnow Android slab maker BEATS Apple in court

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Blimey

When just looking top down I can see the resemblance, but then this thing is huge and thick around the back. Looks like the size of my laptop in the early 90's. Wow. I also think the silly thing to do is calling it a Pad. I mean how much more attraction do they want to draw.

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As iPhone 4S battery suckage spreads, fixes appear

Jean-Paul

I must be lucky

Mine easily lasts the day if not longer, must be one of the lucky ones. Then again the battery meter is as unreliable as the petrol gauge in a car, so I don't pay attention to any of that and just use it. I wouldn't be surprised if the fix is regarding the battery meter display.

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Apple's iPod: ten years old

Jean-Paul

Great for dSLR backup too

Still use mine today for dSLR photo backups. Great multi-use devise :)

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Apple versus Samsung: key points in the ruling

Jean-Paul

@AC 15:03 Large/Small perception

Not trolling much, more like rubbing it in :)

I'm serious about the large/small company, it is all relative

Employees - Samsung 200k, Apple 50k

Revenue - Samsung 133Bn, Apple 65Bn

Assets - Samsung 113Bn, Apple 75Bn

Do I need to continue? Apple is small compared to Samsung

PS. 3 nil now :)

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@Craigness

You are so missing the point. Small company creates huge success, large company thinks I want some of that and copies what small company has instead of using its large resources to invent something new. Large company did not even consider that small company would dare to come after them to protect what is theirs and is protected. So now not only in Europe, but also in Australia.

Ultimately the consumer wins when big company wakes up and decides to use its resources to create something of their own instead of copy what others have already done. That in turn puts small company on its toes again. Everybody is a winner.

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Fanboys 2 - 0 Fandroids

Come on get in. Innovate and be original Samsung, stop being a bullying copycat.

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Samsung takes another hit in patent punch-up

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Get in....again

That is 3-0 then. No doubt the fandroid will come with further conspiracy theories on how the judge has an ipad or iphone blah blah meh meh. Just go and develop something original and create some non-frand patents Samsung

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Galaxy Tab Oz ban ruling due next week

Jean-Paul

Announcing what?

Announcing healthy estimated earnings. Wow I can estimate lots of healthy things, what a lot of twaddle.

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