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Really... an iKeyfob? Apple continues war on fanbois' pockets

bluesxman
WTF?

Re: Nothing new: Key helps locate a car

So the thief just puts the stolen watch on their own wrist, assuming they have a pulse.

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Vanished blog posts? Enterprise gaps? Welcome to Windows 10

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Re: Docking

Press WinKey and Left/Right cursor to move a Window about from half to half. I don't know of a mouse equivalent.

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

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Stop

Re: YO

Oy

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Japanese schoolkids arrested in £2.4 MEEELLION phone fraud bust

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RE: "I know this might be a little inappropriate....."

You might as well have gone the whole hog and wrapped your comment with:

"I'm not racist, but..."

and:

"just sayin'"

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NZ bloke's drunken poker bet ends in 99-letter name

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Re: Worra laff

from waters breaking to birth.

Until I got to that part, I was assuming it was a boast, of sorts, highlighting the other end of the pregnancy.

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Modular smartphones floated by Dutch designer chap

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Not only that, but also...

... software support.

There's enough fragmentation due to varying hardware platforms in the Android arena (for example) at the moment. Seems to me that all the necessary virtualisation/abstraction layers it would require for everything to play nicely together (or even at all) and relying on myriad component vendors to maintain a decent level of support would make for a phone which would perform somewhere between "like shit" and "not at all".

On many fronts, implementation would be a total bitch - but I do love the idea.

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Web showered in golden iPhone 5S vid glory - but is it all a DISTRACTION?

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Re: Is Glass too new to copy?

> I like the pun of calling it iWear.

iSight™

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When your squash partner 'endorses' your coding skills on LinkedIn...

bluesxman
Mushroom

+1

In my experience the endorsements are even more trivial than described.

If you click through an endorsement notification (or click the "Endorse Connections" link from your profile page) it pops up a selection of contacts with a single skill already selected for you. All you have to do is hit the yellow button to spam them all with some profile cruft. You don't even have to read (let alone think about) who you're endorsing or what you're endorsing them with.

It utter shite.

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Even a CHILD can make a Trojan to pillage Windows Phone 8

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Coat

"it's unclear whether [it] simply tricks users into doing something daft"

Arguably that mission was already accomplished by the salesperson... when they convinced the punter to buy the WinMoPho in the first place.

Boom boom!

Yes, yes I'm leaving...

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Jam today: Raspberry Pi Ram doubled

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FAIL

Re: Hmmm

Read your own post much?

"TBH for £22 you can't really complain ..."

Anecdotal evidence indicates that other suppliers are providing the goods in a timely fashion, while RS continues to flounder.

For £22 you are entitled to complain about shoddy service.

Hell, for £1 you are entitled to complain.

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WTF?

Re: Hmmm

The product is cheap therefore you don't deserve good service from the reseller? Now that's some good logic!

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Will you soon be fingering your seven-incher?

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Coat

Quite happy...

... with my 7 inch Ainol -- with which I can assure you that 5 fingers is more than enough.

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Happy birthday, Compact Disc

bluesxman
Boffin

Re: time flies ...

> Just tested that, doesn't work mate, it just plays from the start again, which would be expected I'd day.

> Maybe you mean when you press pause? Coz that definitely works.

I remember that sequence and the Sony rep definitely removed the disc from the player. I presume the player was either specially modified for the purpose of the demonstration or the music playback was simply faked for the TV audience -- it's certainly not a feature I could see having any value in a production device...

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The Register iPhone and Android apps: Maintenance update

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Trollface

Re: Not the classy way to do it....

If you'd ever used The Register app* before you'd know that that's precisely what happened. Only without the apology (unless you count this article).

;-)

* On Android, can't speak for t'other

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Curiosity clears things up

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Go

You have 14 minutes to comply!

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Everything Everywhere to be Nothing Nowhere in rebrand

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Go

Perhaps a portmanteau?

T-Mange

Orabile

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Amazon UK to offer collection service at corner shops

bluesxman
WTF?

Re: My local CollectPlus

Lucky you. Clearly the best solution for you is to not use this service. That's not exactly a hardship, is it?

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Three extends data use with Sim-only tariff tweak

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Re: Limitations?

As per other responses, my experience with Three is that they do not detect my infrequent tethering activities via wifi hotspot (or if they do, they've never done anything about it).

Not that I do much other than a bit of web browsing and, very occasionally, some VPN from my work laptop.

However, I have an unbranded phone -- Three branded phones may have a software restriction.

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Touchscreens to get finger friendly

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Meh

RE: And gaming..

From the video the raised areas look like fixed locations, presumably only switchable between portrait and landscape if your keyboard layouts overlap appropriately.

As such, I wouldn't get your hopes up about smoothly sliding a bump around the screen just yet.

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HMRC Tax Calc

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Thumb Down

A bit shit

(Based on the Android version)

* Doesn't show your monthly income (yes I can use a calculator but how hard is for the app to x/12 the result?)

* Doesn't allow you to specify your tax code (so it gives me a higher gross income than is reality)

I'll stick with ListenToTaxman thanks.

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Passwords are for AES-holes

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Re: I use KeePass

Thankfully I'm not in such a locked down environment so can't speak from experience, but I use the portable version of KeePass and would assume (please correct if wrong) that this would work in such a "you can't install stuff" organisation. Unless of course the policies are granular enough to only allow certain EXEs to be run.

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Ten... Qwerty mobiles

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FAIL

Re: Never

Why stop there?

You shouldn't use share a computer keyboard or mouse.

Don't take the lift, those buttons will be filthy. But be careful of the hand rail as you take the stairs.

Don't flush the toilet, you know where those hands have been. You can't be sure the last person washed their hands properly before turning off that tap either. Watch out for that door handle on your way out too! In fact, any door handle.

In fact just put on your paper suit and stay out of public places altogether, Mr Hughes.

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HTC peeves punters with One X woes

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Meh

Re: yep, indeed

Hmmm I might have encountered that, though only seems to affect photos for me (not much else on my SD card to be fair) and it seemed to be more about number of files in a directory. Once I'd breached a certain amount new ones wouldn't appear in the gallery without a rescan (and then vanished again later). I worked around the issue by moving my old pics into "/sdcard/old_pics".

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From the Department of WTF: New USB tampon flash drive

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Coat

Pricing

$29.90 ... for 2GB, presumably?

At those prices they can stick 'em up their arse instead.

I'm going...

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Ten... Satnavs to suit all budgets

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Re: Hm, odd

I'm with FanMan.

I thought "why would I need a SatNav?", until I acquired my old man's cranky old TomTom One via handmedown. With stock software (who knows what delights the hacking community have come up with) it pisses all over Google Nav in most respects.

Even if you just look at the "alternative route" navigation features, it's the clear winner - you can't tell Google Nav to avoid a particular road or navigate you around a traffic jam ahead (or that you are in) can you?

Oh and you're not reliant on a data connection to recalculate your route.

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bluesxman

Re: Please reformat...

http://m.reghardware.com/2012/04/21/product_round_up_ten_satnavs/

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Gemini outs trio of budget Android 4 tablets

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Go

Re: Ainol Novo 7 Elf

A couple of hours ago I sprung £130 for an Ainol Novo 7 Aurora (w/ ICS), after seeing a colleagues in action (rooted).

Seem like tidy bits of kit and way better spec'd than these Gemini things on a lowly 7 incher

A10 processor (single core) 1.5Ghz

1024x600 screen

16GB storage

1GB memory

Dual camera

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Mystery hologram disc upstart gobbles InPhase blueprints

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Coat

Re: 3D dreaming.

Probably using binary compression.

10 Take a string

20 Represent it in binary

30 Zeroes have no value, so throw them away

40 You are left with a string of ones, count them

50 GOTO 20

Some data loss may occur...

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Ikea to integrate TV, Blu-ray, sound system into sideboard

bluesxman
WTF?

Title as icon

What exactly makes them think I want to take my (fairly) slim and (reasonably) moveable plasma TV and replace it with a fucking sideboard?

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bluesxman
FAIL

Re: Will avoid, lesson already learned

If you buy the cheapest of the cheap, maybe. But if you spend a little more you'll find the things like look like wood are chipboard with a veneer coating, with a naturally occurring wood pattern.

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Motorola refreshes Razr with huge battery boost

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FAIL

Updates

Good to see now that Moto are owned by Google (or soon to be) that their devices are right on the cutting edge for Android updates.

Oh. Wait.

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Angry Birds Space

bluesxman
Linux

Lots of luck

There's definitely an element of the random in which way things fall. I've previously started a level (in the "original") where the pieces "settle" slightly at the start of the level -- on one attempt (and only one attempt), a pig on a high tower rolled off to its doom before I'd fired a single shot.

Penguin ... well, it's a bird innit?

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Egypt ponders smut suppression

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FAIL

Re: Aliteration..

Not really...

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alliteration

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/assonance

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

bluesxman

Quench

Truly, truly awful. And most certainly not in a funny way.

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0874314/

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Paper pictures failed hostage rescue with Call of Duty shot

bluesxman
Meh

Mixed feelings

It's an illustration, like the other graphics -- so big deal. But why black out his eyes? This is definitely misleading and probably the only thing they actually did wrong, to my mind. Assuming they licensed use of the image.

And (slightly off point) why waste so much precious column-inch space with a full height picture of a fictional character? At least the mock-up of the scene adds (some) value to the story, he's just a big fat waste of space.

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Game Group shares slide under a penny

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Go

Re: No sympathy here

"why would MS want you to buy a 2ndhand console?" -- because they make a loss on "new" console sales, expecting to recoup it on game sales. Think about it.

Not that I believe there is/was an MS/Game conspiracy.

Actually, maybe I'm starting to ;-)

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3D: 10% of LCD TVs in 2011, 25% in 2012

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Stop

And the % of buyers who actually give a shit about 3D TV?

I'd be surprised if it was 10%, let alone 25%.

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Rovio launches Angry Birds into space

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Re: Any chance of some still images...

Nothing to get excited about. No gameplay, just some "coming soon" type messages.

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AppAware

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Coat

Re: That was an appalling sub-title.

Funny, I thought it rather appropriate.

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AirDroid

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Holmes

RE: How do they make money?

I imagine this is the key phrase in the article: "Technically, AirDroid is still in beta"

Don't be too surprised if it becomes payware/adware/crippleware (or some combination thereof) around about the same time it ceases to be "in beta".

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Lego readies kit for Minecraft lovers

bluesxman
Flame

Back to Basics

So LEGO have gone pretty much full circle -- from where you would creating things from your imagination using simple, standardised blocks, through that whole dumbing-down mess o' crap of later years -- whereby you get a toy which has the word LEGO on the box and contains a dozen or so pieces, around half of which are made specifically for the model you've got. And now they've gone all the way back to creating things from your imagination using simple, standardised blocks.

Bah fucking humbug, I say.

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Samsung joins Ultrabook race

bluesxman
Happy

Widescreen laptop/monitor in 1996?

*scoff*

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Xbox 720 and PS4 on show at E3 2012

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RE: 720

Speculation? Sure.

Fuelled by Microsoft? Make up your own mind...

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/10/20/next_gen_xbox_due_in_2013_says_develop_mag/

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Five... friendly, free Android apps

bluesxman

RE: Llama

Sounds nifty, thanks for the heads up.

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bluesxman
WTF?

RE: netcounter

"Someday I'll compile myself a build without wifi support."

Er or why not just turn it off via a widget button/Settings...?

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Bah, humbug! Virgin Media censors Charles D**kens

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Panto Season...

Widow Tw**key may not fare too well.

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Marmitek Gigaview GV820 wireless HDMI sender

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Coat

Marmite(k)

Well you either love 'em or hate 'em.

What? No, I don't have anything constructive to offer.

I'm going, I'm going.

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Lovefilm dumps Flash, BLINDS Linux fans with Silverlight

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FAIL

is it really on obstacle?

"the technology switcheroo wouldn't affect or apply to PS3, iPad, internet TVs and other streaming devices"

If some devices can still access non-Silverlight content, I'd wager there's a piece of software that can be written that'll pretend to be one of them in order to circumvent this.

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Pakistan bans rude text messages

bluesxman
Pint

Word list please

Surely I'm not the only one who wants to see the list, if only for the 'eight obscenities involving the word "foot"'! I'd like to be able to pick up some new colourful phrases.

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