26 posts • joined 20 Mar 2009
No more reviews then
Sod that, I'm not interested in G+, Wave or any other "social" cr*p, however I will continue to emaild devs directly if I spot any issues with their apps. Seems only fair to spend a few mins finding their email address after the work they put in developing stuff.
+1 for Twitter ;o)
Have to say I've pretty much given up on most "news" websites and apart from The Reg I don't really bother any more reading through all the articles. Now I follow a variety of different accounts / people and get a pretty decent overview with less effort. Granted you get muppets talking rubbish on twitter but at least they're limited to only 140 chars, and that's a lot less than what they can say if your stuck next to them in person. Tools are only as good as how you use them. :)
Oi Crow, just F*** OFF, seriously you're an idiot.
Best thing I've heard in a long time.
Had forgotten about Enders Game :) Thanks for that and a brilliant book.
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I got quite pissed at this a wee while back, and eventually gave in and rooted my phone. Now any non essential apps requesting internet get blocked by the DroidWall.. If they crash then they are deleted, saves bandwith and space all in a oner. :)
Is anyone else worried....
..... by the strange pic on the main website explaining the concept... Seems a bit wrong.
Would personally disagree with your statement Citizen Kaned. I can never be bothered playing online with kids and people who think its cool to just be a d1ck. For me and a number of my mates its the challenge of the SP game that matters.
Just my 2p :o)
Let me rework that for you, since I think that the Google Translator didn't do a very good job...
"Now this is more like it. It is about time that more companies got into having a big screen on their phones e.g. 4.3 inches. At least there would be more choice! If this phone does come out at a reasonable price, then I'd be happy to get one as at least on android they don't give a toss about the Apples iOS. Although, if HTC don't deliver the Evo 4g phone to the UK, they had better make a similar or better phone with the same specs (Incl screen size). I'd love a good phone with a huge screen. Stuff the iPhone, it's a pile of crap that's only for sad little fanboys hahaha"
There now that's (slightly) better! ;o)
Hi mortowsic, there is no duty on the device itself as its classed as a telecommunicatinos device... of course you'll have to pay VAT on it though but still it worked out at less than £400 all in. Not sure if thats the case now with the exchange rate.
I only buy sim free these days as my sim monthly tariff is saving me ~£40pm from what I was paying. Therefore I'll save £80 in one year, have the handset I want without any branding and the freedom to upgrade (or not) when I want.... For me it works out the best way.
Err right whatever mate, and the next thing you'll be saying is that the Germans dont have a sense of humour, when they call their budget line items after the Scots... e.g. Mc Fit etc.... Its just good natured fun, so stop being a pompous muppet and enjoy life :)
Yes this is currently an issue, but Google have already intimated that they are releasing an update to enable the apps to be installed on the sd card. I dont expect to wait the same amount of time I had to wait previosuly to enable cut/paste etc on my old iPhone.
Yes its not 100% perfect and will never be, but its sure as darn doing not to bad for a first edition.
Bearing in mind how easy it was to update the firmware to allow multitouch etc I dont see this as being an issue in the future.
@ZendCoder - Its called "simfree" mate, which you can do on most phones incl the iPHone (expansys, play etc). Thats the only way these days I buy any phone, I also have a pay monthly tarif that only covers the stuff I want and overall I gain much more flexibility and it saves me money on what I use. Last time I look when I was on a "proper" contract monthly bill would easily average £55, these days its £25. An easy call for me anyway.
Yes the camera isn't superb, that what the Panny is for... However for quick pics when on the move, its a useful feature.
@RobE - Yip got one here in the UK and its an awesome device. Hits every criteria I had and excel's in some as well! Compared to my old iPhone its miles better.
Got one mate, and had an iPhone too... Its miles better :) Granted a bit annoying that you can cant transfer apps to it rom the iPhone, so now thats relegated as a virtual "iPod Touch" wrt to the apps. Everything else has been smoothly transitioned across.
@AC15:55 - Yes you can tether.... to coin a phrase "there's an app for that" - PdaNet
Reckon I'd better start practising then cause thats what I'll do if/when I'm forced to perform for the entertainment of the pervscanners operators.... Got to make sure the moves are timed correctly now dont we.....
Bu&&ers!!!! They had me until "Both Orange and O2 offer the iPhone on pay-as-you-go packages, which Vodafone is not doing"
Sod it, Hero it is then!
Locked to O2?
The main question I have is if its still locked to O2 or not... O2 is rubbish where I live so a bit pointless for me to even think about buying one before I can choose what network I want to have it on.
And no I dont want to jailbreak it to then have to spend time every version upgrade trying to get round it again.
Jobs for tonight
Install TOR, practice a bit more safe surfing and bobs your uncle. Not that I bother downloading illegal stuff these days as you can get decent quality non DRM music, but it pays to be careful. Ohh and switch off the wifi while I'm at it.
Engage Dark Ages yet again in the UK, just as soon as we start getting vaguely decent regular connections they go and stuff it up again. Reckon I'm going to enjoy using iPlayer as much as possible, not to watch it of course just merely to ensure that there is plenty background data flying around for them to sift through.
They can do it if they want, I already just use VOIP and to be honest I last put a tenner on it at Christmas. Just checked and there is till £8 left.
Ooohh Shiny - Not :)
Just a quick word to all the nonboi's on here who are wading in to the argument, stating that the only reason to buy an iPhone is because you like shiny things.
After being a pro user of Nokia's for about 12 years, interspersed with an occasional SE. I picked up an original iPod Touch when they were first released, which coincidentally is still my only "Mac". My main PC was handbuilt by me, and the other two in the house are build off old bits that still work....
Now with an aging N82 and iPod Touch that are both slowly dying from lots of use I find myself in the market for a new phone and mobile media/ game device... I've looked at various phones including the Hero and the iPhone 3GS, and the simple crux of it is that I want to have a single device that does all the things I want it too. Namely, make calls, sms and email as well as being able to play a few games and browse the web on the go and navigate on occasion when I'm in London Town.
Although the Hero is a lovely device, its musical and video performance is till sub par when even compared to the iPhone (give it another year and I think that this will be different though).
So I find myself resigned to the fact that the only device that will do both jobs reasonably well is the iPhone until Android improves (which I'm sure it will).
However I'll be dammed if I have to pay to get on to O2 absolutely rubbish network, so will instead wait until either I or a friend go on holiday to a location where you can just walk in to an Apple store and buy one for the same price as it would cost to buy a PAYG one here.
It beggars belief....
Every time i th I nk it cant get any worse than this they Decide to throw away any chance of not becoming a stat I stic On The id fraud Scales....
For f^&ks sake they cant even get a decent f*()ing acronym, what absolute rot is this!
"The European Commission launched the STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed)"
Even I can make up an acronym from an asine sentence - see first sentence! (Have popped in a few spaces to make it easier to spot).
Finally what an absolute tosh reason for all of this to be done "for us "it is not easy to access public services while working or living in another country". Who gives a flying f&*% about that when your entire life goes down the pan, because of some hairbrained scheme that exposes all your details to anyone!!
While Annoyed No Klepto's Ever Really Sure!
Cause its pish! :)
Close but not exactly what I want - Any suggestions greatly received.
Hmm so close but not quite there... To the reviewer - If you plug in some additional storage via USB say, is that used as well?
Also does anyone have any suggestions for a device that does all this but also supports RAID1...
I wish they'd get there finger out....
Put simply the only thing stopping me ditching my N82, is the woeful camera on the iPhone. At the moment I carry my 16GB Touch and phone around,, but I'm not willing to sacrifice the jump between the cameras resolution. Roll on July, but certainly now with my breath held....
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