* Posts by jai

2253 posts • joined 8 May 2007

Coder cracks iPad 2 jailbreak block

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why bother?

with iOS5 just around the corner, with arguably sufficient improvements to warrant upgrading to, then should you find there are any unofficial apps that you use, you'll be getting rid of them again in a couple of months.

besides, I've still yet to see any real must-have app that would really necessitate jailbreaking

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Sony quietly tests PlayStation Network revamp

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screenshot "All change? PSN as it appears today"

That screenshot is not representative of how the PSN appears today. How it appeared 2 years ago, maybe, when items like Warhawk and Pain were likely to be on the front screen.

Admittedly, it's not _much_ different, but couldn't you have gotten a recent image?

also - it's not exacly text heavy - there's a list of menus down the side with words on them. the rest of the searching for games is via a grid of icons. i'd suggest those saying they prefer the xbox graphical interfaces are too illiterate to read the menu names

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Panasonic TX-P65VT30 65in plasma 3D TV

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fail

i don't see how it warrants a 90% rating.

If i spent 4.5 grand, i'd be seriously annoyed to get such a rubbish EPG and i'd be furious to discover that the glasses aren't good enough to watch a movie from start to finish without discomfort

but then, i guess maybe if you have the cash to blow 4.5k on a telly, maybe you have the cash to afford the plastic surgery to make for face fit the glasses

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El Reg cuts ribbon on new Special Projects Bureau

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Paris Hilton

a space elevator

because the world needs one, and surely it can't be that hard can it?

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'Lion' Apple Mac OS X 10.7: Sneak Preview

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Diablo 2

so just wait until Diablo 3 comes out at the end of the year

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One per cent of world's web browsing happens on iPad

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"February of this year"

i suspect the slow down on the graph in February was more likely due to potential new-buyers waiting for the iPad2 launch

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Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

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a sad sad day

all the best for the future. El Reg comments pages have certainly been a lively and exciting place under your rule, i'm not sure any other news site is as fun

and welcome to our new keeper!!

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Reg Hardware launches review looker-upper

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hurrah!!

This is great news. I quite often find someone asks me what I think about a piece of hardware, and I say "I've seen a review on the Register..." but then have a nightmare trying to find it again.

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Strike hits police, ICO and the Rev

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unions

I wish my industry had unions that could tell us all to strike and stay home when it's a nice sunny day.

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Star Wars fans want Sony sued over game shutdown

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crazy

I can understand to a point that if you've invested so much time into a game, it's a bit disappointing when it shuts down. but surely the new one looks so much better that you'd be itching to play that instead and so wouldn't be playing to ages old game anyway.

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HP TouchPad 9.7in WebOS tablet

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Deja vu

> "like a product that's just behind the curve"

Somewhere in HP offices there's a whiteboard with 'Lessons learned from Palm Pre' written at the top and nothing else beneath it.

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The Cube: Apple's daftest, strangest romance

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still got mine!!

not using it though, it's an ornament that the missus wants me to get rid of. but it's staying, along with my MacPlus and angle poise G4 imac.

i swapped out the processor on my Cube with an OWC replacement. brought the performance right up to date at the time. shame, in a way, that they switched to Intel and there wasn't an way to make the Cube an Intel machine

the price was ridiculous, but then again, there was nothing else like it at the time.

and it definately wasn't style over substance. it was style AND substance.

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Spam volumes show massive drop - but why?

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not seen any drop here either

i've had a massive increase in incoming spam over the last couple of weeks.

but i'm guessing that is because of the LulSec business, it's the same address i used for my playstation account so i'm assuming it's a result of that.

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600 tonne asteroid in low pass above Falkland Islands - TONIGHT

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Black Helicopters

7,600 miles above us...

of course, that's exactly what they would tell us, to stop the mass panic, hysteria, looting and the end of society as we know it

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MobileMe web app features shapeshift into Apple's iCloud

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shame

syncing the keychains and system prefs across my macs made life a lot easier, shame to see it go.

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Seagate gets a disk into Archos HD vid tablet

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user replaceable?

Is the drive user replaceable? For after it goes farming and gouges a groove right through all your data?

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Apple strangleholds worldwide battery output

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you've not used one then?

I thought similar, a laptop is a laptop.

But I've had my MBA for the last 6 months and it makes a big difference being able to hold it in one hand and type with the other, when trying to work on the train squeezed on either side by two salad-dodgers.

And even at home, being able to work while sitting on the sofa and not loose the circulation in my legs, or getting up and carrying it outside holding it between finger and thumb in one hand, still open and running, while carrying a cuppa tea in the other.

Being thinner means being lighter, and being lighter just makes life a little bit easier and more enjoyable.

plus, it looks awesome :-)

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DRM-free music dream haunts Apple's app-store lock-in

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why is this different to anything else?

so by this argument, the TLC pack I have for my Mini (pays for the first 3 mandatory services) locks me into the BMW Mini brand because, if I sell the Mini and buy a Ford, I can't get the unused free services for the new car.

It's the way the capitalist world works, and all the "open" evangalism that is currently going around isn't going to change that any time soon.

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Apple closes book on iPhone-look jotter

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14th September 2010?

So... they have a 10 months backlog on their orders?? Sounds like a cease and desist from Apple is the least of their troubles and provides them with a get out of jail free card as they can point the blame finger and Apple instead of at their own inability to deliver the product.

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RIM cuts PlayBook sales forecast, report says

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but who wants to do the bridge?

who really is going to want to have to use two devices at once? you'll just do your email on the blackberry. an so, why bother getting a playbook? why not get another tablet instead. or a netbook? having a native email solution on the playbook makes it a worthwhile device. without it, it's just something else to carry around from meeting to meeting

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Flying Keymouse II takes to the air

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any good for gaming?

am thinking this could be quite good for some games though (would love to try it with Eve Online)

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BMW intros revamped Mini as sporty MG-alike

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sports car

quote: "Quote: "The vanilla Coupé... If it is a sports car..."

if you're after a sports car, you're not going to be getting the vanilla option, are you?

you'll be getting at least the S

and if your wallet is fat enough, you'll get the JCW version

and the only time you'll see one of those while sitting in your Daihatsu is while it's disappearing into the distance, leaving you eating it's dust

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no, it's not just you

i frikken love it!!

my cooper s is great fun to drive. this looks to have a lower centre of gravity, probably going to be even more fun

can't wait to get one!!

i'll wave at the rest of you haters as i go past :-)

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Apple dealers hit with Lion bar

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exhausted from all the reading?

take a break, have a kitkat!

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oh my bleeding heart

"This is of no benefit to the reseller..."

But for the end users, it's fantastic.

So instead of paying £128 for my OS X upgrade (because this is a full release, not the mostly transparent upgrade that Snow Leopard was), I'm going to be paying about 20 quid.

I'm sorry, but for a hundred quid, I can't quite feel sorry for the retailers.

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Open barbarians poised to storm Apple's gate

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@Stike Vomit

really? because it seemed to me the commenter above was pro-ubuntu, making him a penguin-botherer, not an iFanboi.

obviously, i defer to your greater familiarity with such things, but by it's very name, i'd assumed a circle jerk involved more than one person doing the same thing, no?

but then again, i forgot, you apple bashers don't ever read anything before you troll do you?

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This

This should have been the article. It's far more unbiased and informative.

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Vintage Psion prototype: Yours for £85,000

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ah nostalgia...

am getting all misty eyed at the though of my old Series3 and the subsequent Series5.... ;-(

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HP-Oracle: It’s war for sure, Miss Scarlett

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a better intern?

that's an oxymoron if ever i heard one

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Aunty squirts serendipity into TV apps

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why downloads/installations?

Surely they are able to tell what type of iPlayer installation is playing the content? Whether it is on a tv, or pc or mobile device.

So these figures could easily be the growth in usage, not just installation.

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Nokia and Apple bury patent beef

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more than a token fee?

but still, I suspect it's a lot less than Nokia would have wanted to settle for, just they're not strong enough any more to hold out longer or suffer the costs of the court case.

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Midlands council laughs at zombie-apocalypse threat

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good god

I drive up there once a month or so, I had no idea I was putting myself in such potential danger!

Then again, there's been times looking at all the aimless shoppers in the Highcross shopping mall, it's quite likely the zombie invasion has already happened!!

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Apple backs down (a bit) on iOS subscription rules

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simple solution to multiple native apps on various platforms

Build it in Appcelerator Titanium.

Write the app code once (in javascript, so no need to have an Objective-C coder on your staff) and build and deploy to iOS, Android and Blackberry (soon) from the same code.

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Facebook: 'We should've been more clear' on face-scanning tech

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you can't disable the feature if on a phone

you can't surf the desktop version of the fb website from your phone, it'll automatically redirect you to the m.facebook.com website.

and that slimmed down site doesn't contain the opt-out for the suggestion. it, typically for facebook, sucks

the only solution, i guess, is to un-tag myself from any and all pictures so that they do not have any source images to identify me by

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Has Steve Jobs killed the consumer hard disk industry?

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not apple fanboyism

even the most zealotous of us fanboys also view this article with contempt. If it was a comment post, i'd say it was from a penguin bothering troll.

The iCloud isn't going to take all of our data from our laptops and desktop machines and thus remove the need for hard disks.

At best, it's going to facilitate easy movement of data from the hard disks attached to my iMac, across to the disk in my MacBook and the flash drives in my iPad and iPhone.

Apple aren't providing me we 4TB of space to hold all my music, apps, books, pictures, movies and tv shows. But for holding onto those media files for long term (only 1000 photos are only held online for 30 days, other data files aren't catered for), I'm going to have to do it outside of the cloud, and for that I'll still need external hard drives.

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Nintendo takes control with next-gen games console

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wii on u

think i'll stick with playing proper games on the playstation instead of the gimmicky kids games that are alway on nintendo.

don't like the huge controller either, i bet it's heavier than it looks.

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Facebook quietly switches on facial recognition tech by default

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genius!!

that's such a brilliant idea, I'm going to start doing it on my way home tonight

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Sony unveils PlayStation telly

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multiplayer games?

I remember back in the day, we used to have loads of friends round, crowded around the original playstation, playing 4 player games (or even up to 8 player Micromachines by sharing the controllers between 2). good times had by all!

this "advancement" in techology is only going to let 2 people play the game at once. and anyone else in the room isn't going to be able to see a thing that's isn't at best horrible blurred, and at worst a composite of two entirely different scenes overlaid on each other.

it's a step back in multiplayer enjoyment, because half the enjoyment is for those in the room not currently playing, but waiting for their turn to do better.

but then, it's a moot point isn't it? there's feck all decent multiplayer games out at the moment that allow 2 or more players on a single machine. they're all geared at multiplayer over the internet

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one PS3 will be powerful enough

the PS3 can already push 3D movies to a telly, so no reason why it can't handle the double frames of this process.

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Microsoft drops Halo 4 hint ahead of E3 keynote

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so what happened??

so what happened??

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Apple opens iCloud to world+dog

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Re: no wifi

In the iPhone settings panel store there is a option (yes, it's there right now) to choose whether or not to sync all your purchased items over 3G or just wifi only

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Mac trojan evades Apple's brand new security fix

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they've fixed the latest threat now too

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/02/apple-responds-quickly-to-evolving-mac-defender-threat-with-updated-malware-definitions/

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World Health Organization: Mobile phone cancer risk 'possible'

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oh the irony...

...of reading this article via the m.theregister.co.uk portal...

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Simply viewing Apple kit provokes religious euphoria

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i suspect the research is backwards

all this proves is that someone who is a fan of something, and probably thinks about it much more than normal, recognises and appreciates the image of the thing they like

for relgious types, it's their imagry and icons. for mac fanatics, it's the shiny shiny boxes and dock icons.

for soccer fans it's the sight of 11 men getting sweaty together and for world of warcraft players it's a can of mountain dew

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Boffin quests for, finds 'earphone Holy Grail'

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sounds promising

although, ideally they'd be on a bluetooth unit to remove the wire, and I wonder then would there be additional power drain?

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Jaguar hybrid supercar gets green light

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want one!

seems i better buy a lottery ticket this weekend then!!

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Star Wars: From dream sci-fi bride to perfect Blu-ray wife

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exactly how many...

...Bothan's died to bring us this news?

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Five amazing computers for under £100

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miss my psion s3 :(

used my psion series 3 everyday when i had it - awesome machine and as the article says, the only machine to ever adequately replace the filofax.

replaced it eventually with a series 5

so strange that its only now with smartphones that we're getting back to being close to the functionality that these little machines provided us with back in the 90s

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Dynasty Warriors 7

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such a shame

the original game was so much fun and different when it came out

shame to see the franchise has become just another typical uninnovative franchise :(

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Tron: Legacy 3D Blu-ray disc set

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yes, but that's good isn't it?

i thought it was a refreshing change to see a film that used the 3D when it was required and useful, not using every minute to try and find a reason to throw objects at the camera. I'd say because of it's lack of overuse, it's probably the 3D film I've enjoyed the most so far.

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