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Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

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Boffin

@Mechanical wind up watches

Takes 30 seconds maximum. And one always has the "charger" to hand...

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Can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of PUREST ... BLACK?

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And the answer is...

... none. None more black.

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Amazon's not-actually-3D Fire: Bezos' cash register in YOUR pocket

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Re: This is Apple Corp's Game.

It's to do with the method.

I do think the reverse is true: Amazon have just eaten Apple's lunch here.

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Gr8, it's the new M8! Ideal for that celebrity funeral selfie

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Unhappy

Another shiny HTC, another poor camera

What is there to get excited about here?

This One has a poor camera for 2014 by all accounts.

My Desire HD has a poor camera, my just-finishing-contract One X has an only-just-good-enough camera.

No rush to upgrade on the first day. It's rooted, running CM and network unlocked so I'll pop a PAYG sim in there and sit on my hands until something interesting (Android, Nok 1020-esq camera) hits the market.

Are we there yet?

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HTC staring down the barrel of a US sales ban after Nokia's patent coup

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Black Helicopters

Re: AC Re: Lots of prior art

Unfortunately not: any invention/process/patent developed whilst in the employ of the M.O.D. remains the property of the M.O.D. - or at least it did when I was working for them during late 70s/early 80s.

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Badger bloodbath brouhaha brings 'bodge' bumpkin bank burgle bluster

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FAIL

Re: Well done dickheads

I used the NFU to insure my Land Rover Defender for 6 years (IT worker, 15 years no claims and clean license for 22 years) until they increased my premium by 100% at renewal time.

Reason: everybody drives 4x4s these days...bye bye NFailU.

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Google updates Chrome Flash plugin for security, stability

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Boffin

Flash crash...two versions of flash active?

Go to chrome://plugins and disable the flash version that *isn't* \PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll

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Google emails Virgin Media subscribers ... about privacy

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Facepalm

Just a database snafu...

...for branded email accounts hosted on the Google backend I suspect.

This morning:

"Dear Google user,

We’re getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that’s a lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google." etc

I've only just realised whilst cutting and pasting into this that it was sent to my ntlworld address (and subsequently fetched into my GAFYD-hosted address).

The horror.

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Apple shifts Lossless Audio Codec to open source

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Nero's free encoder..

Already does an excellent job generating either AAC lossy or ALAC lossless files.

Smart move by Apple though.

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Google+ opens up to enterprises and apps

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Holmes

Can't login with the Android Google+ app either...

That is all.

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Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’

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Flame

April 1st already?

Oh, wait...

In other news, XDA (2002), unlock code anyone..?

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Ballmer disses Android as cheap and complex

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Holmes

Anyone mention Zune?

The deluded Monkeyman talked that fail up too.

“The biggest advantage we have over Android is that you don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone,” he said.

500,000 Android activations worldwide every day - that's a lot of computer scientists.

LOL.

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BT and F1 legend punt miracle diet in Twitter hijack

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Fake Mansell in spamvertisement shocka

@mansell_Nigel is the real Nigel. The Lion tweets, finally.

That is all.

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Apple changed shape of Galaxy Tab in court filing

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Boffin

You're holding the photo wrong.

Yours,

Steve Jobs.

--

sent from my iPad

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Moto cold shoulders upgrade-hungry Xoom users

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Facepalm

@MotoFAIL

And the Dext (Uk's Cliq) too.

MotoROFL lied and stated in public (CEO @ trade fair, Facebook status update, Twitter feed etc) all handsets on 1.5 would receive an update to <gasp> 2.0, but then announced the Dext (but not the US Cliq iteration of the same handset funnily enough...) would be stuck on 1.5, sorry about that.

F**k Moto, I'd rather suck the shit out of my dog's arse for a £10 bet than ever buy a Moto product again.

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Panasonic preps outdoor Android slate

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Thumb Up

RDP over PocketCloud

Looks interesting.

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Iranian pimp plates arse up Afghan car sales

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Childcatcher

PEN15 ftw

Now THAT's a pimp plate.

As previously owned by Steve "motogp" Parrish a while back.

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Toxic Plankton feeds on Android Market for two months

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@Android OS nupdates

OTA updates for the Desire HD are carrier-dependent, here in the UK at least.

Unbranded DHDs worldwide got the update first.

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How Google taped up its email outage wounds

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Thumb Up

16 minutes: 22:48 - 23:04

http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en

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Google brings 2-factor authentication to Gmail

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Welcome

Compliance

It's a pretty useful option to have IMO, and not desperately painful to implement.

Just wondering what service google have in the pipeline that requires mandatory 2-factor auth?

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Israel and US fingered for Stuxnet attack on Iran

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Alert

realpolitik

Iran will not be allowed to continue developing its nuclear program under any circumstances.

Stuxnet + the assassination of the two nuclear scientists has set the program back years.

The alternative - military strike on the facilities right now - guarantees considerable loss of life right now and massive instability in the region right now.

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Google morphs Gmail into Microsoft backup service

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Exchange task sync?

Thought not, just like Google Apps Sync for Outlook then (which stores tasks in the local GASfO user's pst file).

Otherwise, it's an interesting idea.

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Orange customers squeezed out of Facebook

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Alert

Still not working over Orange 3G

Fine over Wifi (obviously).

Time to give Orange a call.

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Virgin Media to warn malware-infected customers

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Happy

Old news

Years ago ntl were blocking compromised cable connections [PCs] and redirecting web page requests to an information and resource page.

I found this out on a Monday morning, after a friend had left his laptop plugged into my router overnight on the Saturday...

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The Wrath of Jobs' latest victim: Motorola

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Paris Hilton

Think of the kittens

Retarded.

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Raumfeld multi-room wireless music system

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Happy

Foobar 2000 => Airfoil => Airport Extreme =>

WiFi network => Airport Express => spdif => DAC of one's choice.

Control it either via VNC on your "lounge laptop" or via foo_httpcontrol foobar plugin/smartphone browser.

Streamed lossless over the network too.

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Apple denies iPhone 4 antenna glitch, blames inaccurate signal bars

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Grenade

Just when you thought Jobs was beyond parody...

...he authorises the release of an "update" to bias out the signal strength meter.

The anandtech piece explains that the meter does in fact offer a non-linear user experience in areas with patchy coverage, but the aerial design/reception issue does actually exist.

Therefore the "update" lives in that neat little crevice between fact and FUD, most impressive indeed.

Since the iPod Mk 1 was released, Apple have demonstrated a pretty impressive climb towards the summit of industrial design - until today.

This is not the beginning of the end for Apple's image, but certainly the end of the beginning.

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Jobs tells iPhone users to get a grip

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Paris Hilton

April 1st already?

<snigger>

Paris, because she knows how to hold one.

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Google slots nested labels, sneak peek experiments into Gmail

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Search doesn't search Trash by default.

Actually, it does:

"Deleted messages match your search. View them or go to Bin to delete forever."

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Police arrest MD of dowsing-rod 'bomb detector' firm

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Megaphone

Audiophools

And there was I thinking that "Audiophiles" had the market cornered in magic crystal/green pen/snake oil gullibility.

I'd LOL long and hard if lives weren't at stake.

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Motorola's latest Android 'andset demo'd

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FAIL

Face up, keyboard down

Wet table, warranty claim?

Epic.

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Apple snuffs iPhone app for too much Appleness

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Grenade

Serves Rogue Amoeba right...

For making a Windows app (Airfoil) which allows me to ditch iTunes and stream FLAC over wifi from my Airport Extreme to 3* Airport Expresses - from Foobar2000...

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Motorola Dext Android smartphone

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Pint

@ lemme guess

No, built by Motorola.

I've had one of these for a couple of weeks - it's a really very nice bit of kit indeed.

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Vodafone Access Gateway 3G

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FAIL

Outrageous!

"no discount on calls made over your femtocell, and data usage counts against your fair-use cap in the usual way"

At the LEAST, data routed through the femtocell should be exempt from the "f-u too" cap, upstream data backhaul isn't my problem.

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Dell XPS support takes a catnap

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Grenade

That'll be the dead nVidea GPU then?

XPS 1330 => 3rd motherboard (and 2nd HD) in 15 months here.

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UK.gov revives net cut-off threat for illegal downloaders

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Stop

@AC12:22

Oh dear, still missing the point I see...summary disconnections are not going to happen no matter what Mandy states.

The point is that people who do not share copyrighted material will not get prosecuted for sharing copyrighted material., and any ISP are going to provide some firm evidence before proceeding with anything.

Stating that they definitely will disconnect just like that is the usual FUD-tastic Freetard posturing, which is hardly bringing anything worthwhile to the debate.

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FAIL

@AC10:27 GMT

Erm, I said *prosecuted*, not *accused witout even a court summons*.

That most subtle of distinctions lost on you then?

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Thumb Up

Loving the Freetards' gotchas!

Which are about as plausible as:

"Well nurse, I was climbing into the bath you see, and didn't notice the bar of soap I must have slipped on - my kids must have left it there - and I really have no idea what that cucumber was doing floating in there either" lol.

I mean, has anybody ever been prosecuted for *not* sharing files?

And it's hardly likely that one is going to get nicked for catching up on the occasional missed episode of Holby City is it?

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Apple says jailbroken iPhones endanger cell towers

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Happy

Drug smugglers, thieves and terrorists prefer..

jailbroken iPhones.

As if we didn't know that already duh.

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Want Gmail? Best have your mobile handy

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Boffin

@ stupid

Change your number in Settings, that'll fix it.

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O2 data network falls over again

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Website down?

Corporate O2 Account Management and Bill Management sites are up and fine @ 13:20.

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Google strips beta wrapper from Gmail, Docs et al

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Happy

Apps => Outlook Tasks please

thanks.

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Apple moves to patent fingerprint-controlled gadgets

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Stop

prior art already

My Dell XPS with fingerprint reader, I log in to my account with finger, have different applications enrolled with different fingers - and when Vista UAC prompts for Admin rights elevation I swipe the finger registered to the Admin profile...

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Gmail turns into label junkie

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Boffin

@ Err... #

It's easier to use than to explain but...It's the gmail equivalent of a "folder" filing system that can filter a view across inbox/sent/archive folders, sort of like a category - and yes, an email can have more than one label.

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iPhone 3GS turns yellower shade of white

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Troll

Buyer's remorse?

We've heard of it.

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Microsoft cries foul over Google Outlookware

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Stop

Hysterical FUD, nothing gets broken...

Type your search string into your google apps-savaged Outlook search box and whack the enter key - and within a couple of seconds the results are returned. I'm not missing instant search here.

It is actually a pretty impressive achievement from google (aside from the continuous sync errors being returned during the initial mail sync - which can take a little while with a decade of .pst to upload lol). It's hardly surprising that MS are worried.

And what's wrong with Windows search on Vista anyway - it is blindingly fast and does what it is supposed to? Only a 'tard would get annoyed by a MS product actually working.

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Screeching rails close London Tube station

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Boffin

What?

Been a while since I commuted to (or even lived in) London, but for anyone who hasn't used the Central Line @ Bank, the rail screech is SERIOUSLY PAINFULLY loud either in the carriage or on the platform, caused by the short-radius curved tracks.

Should've handed out earplugs.

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Virgin Media boosts bottom tier broadband

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Thumb Up

Very rarely see less than 18mbps here...

Speedtest net, Basingstoke=>Maidenhead test server, just tested @ 19.5:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/417304187.png

Very happy VM customer here (I don't work for them and have been on the same length of fibre optic since ntl were known as Comtel :)

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New attacks on IE7 go wild

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Pirate

comprehension skills lacking?

Lols to all the FoxTard fanbois who can't read *...*:

"Cybercriminals have begun attacking a critical hole that Microsoft *patched in its Internet Explorer 7 browser last week*"...

I use FF myself but refrain from posting like a retard on teh Internets.

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Microsoft's IE 8 beta adds 'special' list

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Go

@ Tom Cooke

"...*they* tell you what roads the car can drive down."

Not quite.

The car will drive down any road, but the quality of ride may be poor and some N/V/H may be apparent.

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