707 posts • joined Tuesday 1st May 2007 16:37 GMT
Re: Planned obsolescence
"The BBC has chosen to cooperate with Apple and refuses to make the iPlayer - TV or radio - work, even using web apps/web browser of any flavour, on any IOS higher than 4.2.1."
iOS EARLIER or LOWER than 4.2.1, you mean
But yes, I also have a 2nd gen iPod Touch, one that hasn't seen updates in months because clearly the new baseline version number standard for apps is either 4.3.x or 5.x. Gutting.
Re: Wouldn't it be easier to...
Overhead electric lines over roads - Cost, unsightly, dangerous, etc. You're advocating overhead gantries over every single road? Even if it was only over major roads, it's still a ridiculously expensive and unsightly venture to be getting into.
Re: The boot is on the other foot....
Friend got Transformers 3 on Blu-ray. with a Ultraviolet copy that you download through iTunes.
After what seemed like an awful faff, we managed to get it to download to iTunes and then transferred onto his iPad.
Disconnected then connected again and it synced, deleting the freshly-transferred film with it.
Tried to download again - would not let us do it.
Re: Don't buy an Xbox One
WRONG. Microsoft have already said you'll need to connect to the internet at least once every 24 hours. Irongut - you haven't a clue.
Re: Plus you have to throw it away in three or four years when the battery expires
That's going to be a bit hard when you can't replace the one it already has.
Re: Sorry, but....
HAHA fair enough.
Not that I watch it (I kinda do... sssssshhhh! :D ) but I remember a year or two ago, a broadcast of X Factor was delayed by around 20-40 mins because the power to BT Tower's was knocked out.
In fact... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/14/bt_xfactor_outage/
I hope they upgraded the power coverage since.
Re: Rhyming Slang
I'm assuming when barcodes are mentioned, they're talking about QR bar codes.
Re: Will cause more problems than it solves
Couldn't the doctor, in that case, simply print out a copy of the... oh!
Sorry, I meant that he fills it in there and then and lets you leave once he's "committed it to the system" so that the pharmacy can access it straight away, maybe with a code?
Just looking at the screenshot in the article and I have to say, what is the point of this mobile OS? It has boring icons like many other mobile OSes. What new and revolutionary does it bring to the table?
Re: what a load of
The exclusivity isn't, seeing as the app's been available for months already.
I still shudder at v1.x of the app - the craptastic Adobe AIR version. It was AWFUL, with lots of non-standard buttons and features, including (for the first few builds anyway) the inability to actually exit the app via an on-screen button, menu item or the back button.
If by some miracle there are people who want to view ITV's programmes on a device that isn't a Samsung one, STV did release a player recently (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.stv.android.player).
Just use a Scottish postcode (like the postcode of Ibrox Stadium - that one works ;) ).
Voila! No real need for the rubbish ITV Player as most of the same programmes are also available on this not-as-restricted-as-ITV-Player app.
Re: Spoilt for choice...
Not strictly a new app, as this 2.0 version was released when the branding changes were implemented months ago.
If by some miracle you still have the 1.x version that needed Adobe AIR, it will still work (poorly).
This is weird. The new ITV Player app (that has the new branding and is specifically for Samsung devices only) has been available for months already. So God knows why Samsung has only put out a PR statement now.
Re: Microsoft's strategy is FAILING
"Remember windows 7? - This was praised because it was Vista with the some of its worst bits purged. (It is still worse than XP, but people praise 7 after the Vista devil. As I said at the time, Windows XP sold well after Vista because it wasn't Vista, and Windows 7's greatest selling point was that it wasn't Vista.
So now we have Windows 8 - which is worse, in many respects, than Vista was when it was first released."
You IDIOT. Windows 7 is and always will be better than XP. Get your head out of your arse.
Re: Mail client
You can copy settings across?! How did you do this?
There is NO CHANCE I will be handing my passport details to some random American company, to store for some unspecified reason.
Giving it to the American authorities, fair enough, as they need the information for me to enter the country and they are the authority charged with using that info. Some American company that just holds it so that other American companies can use this info to verify you? Not a chance.
Re: HTC One Black - no stock
NinjasFTW - same experience for me but with HTC Desire HD. Burned once, still suspicious of HTC, especially with their "flagship" claims.
Not understanding this.
London doesn't use any UHF channel in the high 60s any more? It's the high 60s that are near or at 800MHz, yes? So 4G signals at 800MHz aren't likely to interfere with any Freeview signal?
Although I do recall someone in the comments section on a Freeview article in The Register suggested that it would still interfere if people were using a wideband aerial that is designed to accept signals from the full UHF range.
Re: Who new...
This is for EMBEDDED systems.
Select * From Handle - that is truly a geeky answer. I bet you don't have a home phone either ("why have a home phone when I have a mobile?") or clocks on the wall ("why have a clock when I have a mobile?") or a TV ("why have a TV when I can watch everything on a mobile?")?
Re: 'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'
Considering the entire "always on" thing is a massive rumour, for all we know Microsoft were NEVER considering it. That one bloke who ranted on about it isn't indicative of Microsoft's official position on the matter whatsoever, especially as he has nothing to do with the development of the next Xbox at all.
"Clearly they're just moving the numbers around, but if the up-front price is correct then I can live with that."
Yeah I'm pretty sure that instead of charging wildly excessive prices if you use a credit or debit card, they now simply call it some "admin fee" or something else now, so EVERYONE pays.
Re: migrating or copying emails?
Your paranoia has caused you to not understand what is happening. If you use POP with the "leave deleted mail on server", then when mail is moved to servers, as far as the client is concerned they are fresh new e-mails so it's redownloaded them.
Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons why POP isn't fit for purpose.
Again, like the OP said, it's down to the fact that people were using POP with the "leave deleted e-mails on server" option set - when the server changed, as far as the client is concerned the e-mails are fresh new ones so it's redownloaded them all.
This is yet another reason why POP should never be used.
Re: I checked last week
Pity you can only access one of those without a subscription.
Re: Chromium WB
It's the Chromium project that is moving to fork Webkit to create Blink, hence Chrome also follows. Therefore, any Chromium browser built from the Chromium source will be using Blink as the engine.
The camera-based system is only one tech that is legal for use in football, according to IFAB. There's a magnetic-based tech that has magnets or sensors in the football and goals, which avoids the problem of line-of-sight completely. Obviously, this sort of tech is more expensive.
Re: So, Windows 6.2.1? 6.3?
You're thinking about it too much.
The marketing name has nothing to do with the internal version number.
Same as with Linux.
The Dublin-Galway motorway/route is good, but barely anyone uses it, compared to a similarly-specced UK motorway, and even considering it's only two lane. What's even more annoying though is the multiple tolls on the route. More (expensive) tolls on that motorway/route than the whole of the UK.
Re: "Would you like to tell me and the rest of my family how ..... the birth of my first child is?"
"As having a child is the biggest act of selfish vanity you can indulge in"
Would love to meet the parents who spawned you...
Re: Good customer or Bad its irrelevant
That is missing the point - they didn't advertise that they could pick up devices from that particular area before 3pm next day, they advertised to everyone in the UK that they could do it. They failed to prove that they could pick it up from anywhere by next day 3pm, just that they did in one area, hence banned.
I think it's not really a case of a single complaint that the ASA have used to discredit the ad, the single complaint was used to bring the ad to their attention, then the ASA investigated it and determined that PC World had not proved it.
It could have been thousands of complaints or none, it doesn't matter, the point being that once ASA were aware of the ad, the onus is on PC World to substantiate the claim the ad was making. They failed (proving that they could have picked up this customer's kit before next day 3pm was missing the point - they had to prove that they in general could pick up ANY customer's kit as the ad was aimed at everyone in the UK), hence it was banned.
So in other words, it doesn't matter if there were complaints or not, if the ad is misleading, it's misleading.
Re: The next generation of consoles
We're talking about the here and now, not some theoretical scenario in some distant future.
"Anyone caught slagging a colleague off on social media should be instantly sacked, as it's totally unprofessional."
It should be taken in context and relative - slagging someone off on Facebook with permissions set to your friends is no different to doing it in person and obviously shouldn't lead to dismissal. However, doing it on a public forum or publishing it online for all to see should carry the same weight as publishing it in a newspaper or going on TV and saying it.
Re: Can someone explain to me ....
Cos apparently the Java on Mac OS X is Apple's responsibility.
Can anyone explain why Apple machines would be infected when Apple had removed the browser plug-in part of Java back in October?
That would only apply if people were happy to pay the original price. Somehow I doubt that there were many fence-sitting people at the old price that subsequently decided to get the likes of LibreOffice just because of the $20 hike.
In other words, $20 isn't going to sway anyone - you either were going to buy it anyway and still are, or you were never going to buy it and still aren't.
Re: From the article ....
Except he didn't try to get by with "minimal fuel", he charged it so that the battery held way beyond the expected range for the journey, just not to "full", much like anyone with a petrol car might not fill up to the top but fill enough for the journey ahead.
Re: MS did not even cover pre-orders in some cases, so they could say "SOLD OUT"
Calm down, you nutter.