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Phone 7: Another Vista or another XP?

Wibble

No mention of curity features

OK, someone with a Facebook fetish isn't concerned about security. However, as someone who eschews social networking as a future scourge that will blight careers, I'm interested in its security features.

1- what's the lock like; is there a pin or password; limited number of guesses, then what?

2- wiping data? Does it allow remote wiping? Does it wipe after 'x' failures?

3- how's the data stored? Encrypted?

4- backing up? Is this automatic from mTunes? Recovery?

5- locate my MPhone?

All of these points are missing from the article and are very important considering how much info one carries around in the average smartphone.

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Apple rolls out two new MacBook Air models

Wibble

HP = minger

You forgot to add:

Minging looks vs gorgeous modern design

Plastic vs metal

3cm thick vs 1.7 cm (appearing much thinner towards the front).

Windows vs OSX

Some people WANT to have nice things; others go for price.

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Jobs' Lion to marry Mac OS X and iOS

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App store's a good thing IMHO

It's about time there was a central place to go to browse and download software. Sure, there's google, shareware.com, versiontracker, but the sheer convenience of the iPhone/iPad app store has been great.

As a customer, I like the idea of being able to download an app from that place with some confidence that it's, errm, genuine.

I don't expect Apple to create the walled garden of the iPhone/iPad -- they can't as one can simply install apps from anywhere. But I do like the idea of telling numpties that the only place they can get apps is from the app store and having a good chance that they'll listen.

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Gov depts to cut back office, IT spending

Wibble

Centralize procurement for 'gold' items

It's been divide and conquer for too long. It's time that 'gold' items (operating systems, office suites, core databases, desktop PCs, servers, etc.) were centrally procured to use the scale and credit rating of government.

The likes of Microsoft, Oracle, HP and the service providers, etc have shafted us for too long.

WTF are individual departments doing in purchasing the same old stuff over and over again?

Drag the Microsoft account manager into a room and tell him/her what we are prepared to pay for the whole of central and local government. If he doesn't like it tell him to fuck off and go open source. There's billions to be saved.

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Microsoft steers OEMs away from putting Phone 7 on Tablets

Wibble
Headmaster

They're paying the price of being late to market

Microsoft are at least three years late. Nope, FOUR years late as the iPhone's been out that long. Microsoft don't even have a version one product on the market yet**.

Unless Microsoft can invent a time machine to jump forwards and gain four years of tablet development and tablet application development experience... well, history is being made.

As someone said, Microsoft are suffering from the Ballmer effect. They're fundamentally an engineering company, now lead by a sales manager/accountant with a huge ego but little or no engineering knowledge to match.

If he did know a little about engineering, he'd know that you can't have lightweight + long battery life + fast performance + Windows 7. Pick any three. Or two.

**Windows mobile 6.5 doesn't count.

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Microsoft's fear of an OpenOffice

Wibble

I see stars

Was that why Jobs bought those throwing stars?

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Apple to lead fanbois 'Back to the Mac'

Wibble

Veyron?

My £2400 MacBook Pro 17" is *good* value for money. It's an excellent device, very fast, loads of storage and memory. It also costs a lot less than the tools in a plumber's van.

As a *professional* I don't care a jot about what amateur users think or purchase. As a *professional* I care passionately about being given the choice to purchase a decent high-end machine.

Please go down to Dixons and buy your £500 plastic, dog-slow, crapware-laden, pig-ugly, large, heavy, unreliable, shell of a computer that runs WinDos. I'm very happy to use a device that makes me feel good every day I use it.

Or, to put it into your words, you drive your 12 year old 1.2 litre car; I'll drive my new Range Rover (albeit that they're hideously ugly).

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Windows Phone 7 leaves operators on the hook

Wibble
Happy

Apple's legacy

The one great benefit of the iPhone is that Jobs simply won't let the carriers add their crapware to the iPhone or iPad.

Lets face it, the carriers need to get used to the fact that they're simple suppliers of airtime. The world has moved on. Get used to it. And please will you just compete on a better network and carrier features (visual voicemail Vodaphone)?

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Can Windows Phone 7 help Microsoft come from behind?

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Alert

Buy market share?

Will Microsoft simply buy market share by subsidising phones so that the operators simply fill the stores with more profitable lines -- windows phones -- than the others? E.g. drive demand from dumb punters.

The missing element is cool. The iPhone has that in buckets. Android too. RIM addicts don't care.

I guess Microsoft is just 'cheap' and possibly will be a success in that notoriously disloyal and fickle market segment: the children. Trouble is, it's not a particularly profitable market. It's either that or the pay-as-you-go market which the operators hate.

Ooh, it's such fun watching Microsoft's self-made, or is that Ballmer made, troubles. It isn't half going to cost them as RIM is so entrenched in a vertical segment whilst Google and Apple are truly fearsome adversaries.

Fight, fight, fight. Just imagine Ballmer in a Mexican wrestling mask!

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MS pledges Windows Phone 7 '1.1' update early 2011

Wibble
WTF?

Won't be many people downloading that...

Apart from Microsoft apologists such as Paul Thurrott, there won't be many people downloading this patch as Microsoft are so late and we've already got our smartphones. I'm on my third iPhone and I've many friends on their second Android phone.

WTF is a zone anyway?

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Windows Phone 7: 'Different, delightful'... and unfinished

Wibble
Welcome

Holidays?

That was August? They've missed that - or has this article taken 4 months to be published?

The next time people buy things in force is Christmas - or around Guy Fawkes night when the Americans make Bernard Matthews very happy.

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Ten... iPhone 4 accessories

Wibble

Errm, no

10/10 for me meant that I was really tempted to buy a pair whilst waiting for a plane in Gatwick. Realising I couldn't turn the Dr Who Cyber Headset light off meant I didn't buy them. I'm sure there's plenty of kids that may like that sort of bling, but once out of school we soon grow out of that phase.

Odd really as it's adults that have the money to splash out on this kind of gadget.

Ended up going for the au naturelle B&W P5's instead. And I is really chuffed with them too.

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Wibble

Senheiser glow-in-the-dark cans

The've got a pathetic blue light on them that can't be turned off AFAICT.

Turned it from a 10/10 to 0/10 for me as soon as I realised that.

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IE 'Twitter rolling' attack trivial to launch

Wibble

Nein, nein, nein

If IE Nein doesn't suffer from this vuln, then at least they've finally written some new code.

I expect it's related to the scripting built into CSS that's proprietary to IE. If it's quirks mode then IE Nein will also suffer as it ships with no fewer than four parsing engines for backwards incompatibility with their browsers formerly known as "great" or "best ever", but now on the scrap-heap.

This can be blamed on Ballmer too

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IE captain flees Microsoft for Google

Wibble
IT Angle

CV reads...

1995-1997 - beat those bastards at Netscape by ignoring standards

1997-2000 - write our own "standards" and build several substandard browsers

2000-2005 - created a substandard browser that proper fucked the web and held back development

2005-2008 - created a substandard browser that proper fucked the web and held back development

2008-2010 - created a mediocre browser that didn't support HTML5

2010 - built a browser that's nearly, but not quite, as good as all the others

Why, Google, Why?

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MS pitches Windows 7 at biz world ahead of Chrome OS release

Wibble
Stop

Which browser?

Microsoft chose to only make IE9 available at the enormous cost of upgrading** and it just ain't worth it.

Just install XP with any modern browser and remove access to IE6. Job done.

Why should a business building and selling spod rods and gangel pins be interested in filling Microsoft's coffers? It's Microsoft's business to extract more money by obsoleting IT, a job which they do extremely well. It's the gangel pin manufacturer's business to sell more spod rods and keep costs low.

If XP was good enough 8 years ago, it's good enough for now.

** Costs include: training, planning, migration, hardware, software, testing, support, personnel, infrastructure updates... Not migrating includes costs such as: [none of the above].

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Microsoft: IE9 will never run on Windows XP

Wibble
Happy

Bovvered?

Either/or:

1) MS just haven't potted their *beta* IE9 to XP yet and will do it later.

2) Their code is so shit that it needs hardware acceleration - unlike all other browsers.

3) A MS marketing tard fantasises that people will move to VII just to use IE9

Who cares?

The fact is that rubbish browsers from Microsoft generates huge wealth for the web development community. Sure, it's a right ball-ache to code for, but that's why the punters pay us so much. Let's celebrate that IE9 won't be generally available to the vast majority of MS customers for years hence.

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Road test: putting the iPad to work

Wibble

Nay, 'orses for courses

Sorry, but you've missed the point. An iPad isn't a replacement for a lappie, even a small one.

It's an entirely different device aimed at different uses. Reading in bed, on the bog, standing on the train, watching the telly. Sure you could use a lappie but it's not the same.

Take, for example, this morning. I checked my email on my iPhone whilst waiting for the train, realised I needed to write a few paragraph reply. I got on the train and pulled out the iPad to write the answer whilst listening to some music. Did so and sent the message as it's always on network is transparent to use. Then decided to do some paid work so as the train wasnt too full, I brought out the 17" Macbook Pro to update a course I wrote using PowerPoint, Word and various Windos virtual machines; you need a machine with real grunt for that along with a decent keyboard and mouse.

Why carry both? Simply that the client whose site I'm working at needs me to do some design work which isn't possible on their lousy machines. Hence the Mac. So I billed twice today because I used my time wisely.

Each computer is different and optimised accordingly.

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Lack of cursor keys

Spot on with that observation; it's amazing how useful cursor keys are and how annoying it is to use the point and magnify facility for typing. Doubly so if you're using a RDP emulator to connect to a server/whatever.

The lack of an an 'apostrophe' where God intended it to be by the return key is also annoying.

But, it has to be said that it's (yet another hit of the return key where the apostrophe should be) a great device for when you are travelling really light. I took mine on holiday just to do lightweight emailing & browsing; terrific for that.

I actually find typing - with the exception of the aforesaid apostrophe - really quite a good experience.

I reckon we need a keyboard application so we can customise the layouts or have special keyboards with four rows for editing.

Will be so much better with the forthcoming OS upgrade.

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Email worm wants to party like it's 1999 (almost)

Wibble

Take away general purpose computers

Surely this is the strongest argument for taking away general purpose computers from numpties and giving them a locked down device where they simply can't do any harm. Like an iPad.

I don't understand how Windows allowed an executable .scr that's from an external source. Doesn't it pop up a window? I thought outlook classified executables such as .scr's as non functional and prevented them from even running. Oh, of course, it's IE to blame.

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Mac Office 2011 allows only 'light edits' in Windows Web apps

Wibble

It's still 150% more expensive

You're right; Microsoft have finally added PST import into their fourth version of Office for the Mac. About bloody time. I admit I was wrong and apologise for misleading anyone.

To quote from Amazon.co.uk about the £104 Office 2011 3 user: "Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac."

No mention of Outlook. I've seen this elsewhere but can't find the reference. BTW Messenger is a free download.

Office 2008 Home & Student 3 user - which includes Outlook^H^H^H^HEntourage - currently sells for £70)

Also from Amazon.co.uk, "Office for Mac, Home and Business Edition, 2011" includes Outlook and sells for £177.

Office 2008 Business edition (AFAIKS the only difference between the versions is an Exchange connector) is listed at £322. This also lists the free remote desktop connection application as included.

So, like for like, most people will need to pay an £177 - that's an additional 150% or £107 -- for the equivalent version of Office 2011.

Again, I'll restate that Office 2008 is actually quite a good application so there's no point in upgrading, especially as 2011 include the damnable screen-space wasting ribbon.

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Wibble
WTF?

Gouge the punters for me Steve...

It appears that this is a lightweight, superficial update to something that works perfectly well thank you very much. It adds a few new features but there's nothing that's compelling enough to dig out large piles of money for the upgrade.

It's still missing critical features: Entourage^H^H^H^H^H Outlook still cannot import PST files. You will need to shell out for a third party product for that.

Pricing is interesting; up from that charged for Office 2008 (currently selling for around £70) to £190 for Office 2011 Business Edition as they DON'T include Outlook in the base version.

Mac users have the choice of using the built-in OSX Mail and Calendar applications and are quite pre-disposed to using other suites - iWork (£60), or OpenOffice (free). It's going to be a hard sell for Microsoft.

Maybe their pricing strategy is based upon the average Mac user being more affluent than PC users? Affluent maybe, but not stupid.

I use my copy of Office 2008 daily and really like Entourage. I sure as hell won't be upgrading as there's no point, certainly not at those prices. And where's the iPad version?

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Netizens now Facebook more than they Google

Wibble
WTF?

Certain demographics only?

That only applies to certain demographics. Like those with Facebook accounts and of those, the ones who actively take part in their network.

In short, mostly younger people.

Statistics, damned statistics and lies. Probably propagated by the FaceBook PR company. Again.

Citation please. Base data too.

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Apple releases iOS 4.1 into the wild

Wibble
Jobs Horns

Hope it fixes 3G performance

Ever since installing iOS4 on my 3G it's run like a dog and is borderline unusable.

Could this be a sneaky way of getting people to upgrade to the iPhone 4? If so, it was obviously planned in Job's secret island whilst stroking his white cat. Not sure I want to upgrade now my arm's been twisted.

How I wish I could downgrade to iPhone OS version 3.1 as iOS4 offers very little to 3G users, certainly not multi-tasking.

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Bowers and Wilkins P5 headphones

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Utter quality

Pondered these for ages and finally got the chance to listen to them at the Apple Temple to Tech. Hundreds of yoofs filling the store. Put these on my head, plugged in my iPhone and.... like entering a different world. Now had them for three months and have never regretted buying them.

The attenuation of external noise is superb. Train journeys are a pleasure. The sound quality sublime. The comfort, like an old pair of slippers.

But it's the quality that just can't be understated. Cannot be compared with the plastic tat from the likes of Bose, et al. Like getting into a Bentley in a car park full of blinged up todger-mobiles.

Not to be underestimated, the box opening experience is one to rival Apple. Superb, and one that reinforces your decision to spend money on decent head gear.

And then there's the natty soft quilted case with magnetic flap to store them in once you've finished.

Only criticisms are they're heavier than their plastic counterparts. Not that heavy, but you do notice them after a day. They're also not particularly comfy when hung around your neck, such as when you slide them off your head to speak to someone.

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Apple TV: Third time unlucky, Mr Jobs

Wibble

Huh?

I just don't get the point of this gadget. I've never bought music or videos from iTunes and won't be starting any time soon. Not least because the network and bandwidth is lousy and unreliable.

But most of all because I just don't get 'rental'. If I download something, I want to keep it and play it on any of my devices be that a Mac, iTelly or car stereo when I want and as many times as I want.

Calling it an Apple TV just seems a misnomer. More like Apple iTunes portal with added DRM. Surely it should also be free or next-to-nothing as without downloading from Apple, it's pretty limited.

Surely an Apple TV device worthy of the name would record from air a-la Freeview box; play assorted format files; allow purchasing and streaming from iTunes; rip DVDs & CDs; run apps from iTunes; have huge storage; networking abilities... In short it's a Telly-centric iPad plus extras. Hey, a Mac Mini with Elgato device.

That sure as hell isn't going to happen as it does too much for too few bars of latinum that Jobs loves to covet.

Definite miss for this device.

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UK.gov awards managed services deal to lucky dozen

Wibble

Phones in secure locations

You aren't allowed to take phones into secure sites/locations. Makes no difference if theyre with or without camera.

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Internet Explorer 9 beta due on September 15

Wibble

Fraid knot

The meta tag is necessary to stop (L)users from setting their IE8 into IE7 mode (or idiot IT departments setting a policy). IE8 has two engines; the ok but nothing special IE8 engine, and the bug-ridden IE7 engine for "incompatibility" mode to render shite, broken websites the same as IE7.

Properly coded website *may* be incorrectly rendered by IE8 in IE7 mode so you *have* to use the meta tag to ensure your site works.

Will this poxy nightmare continue? I can hardly be arsed to bother downloading the beta as we all know it'll be the same old shit that Redmond always turns out.

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CEOP claims success for Facebook 'panic button'

Wibble
Stop

Kids will be kids?

So, you put a button on a page that says "in case of emergency, click here" or wotever. How many kids could not resist that? About 200? How many were journos? How about friends of SeeOp?

Can we have audited clickthrough figures please.

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Firefox 4 hits third beta stage, gets touchy-feely with Windows 7

Wibble
Headmaster

Meh

They're only developing the 'interesting' stuff and not focussing on the important but boring suff such as re-writing the broken printer engine. There's loads of bugs outstanding for years that remains unfixed because it's percieved as dull.

Dull and important. No, lets play with the toys.

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EC probes Apple for anti-competitive antics

Wibble
Go

Go Apple go!

> only applying them when the company has "adobe" in its name is hardly fair.

Oh yes it is.

Adobe are a menace to the web with more security exploits per application than even Microsoft; total absence of standards compliance; creators of more unaccessible sites than FrontPage; and a bunch of rip-off merchants to boot.

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eBay photocopier data risk ignored

Wibble

Bring back Madame La Guillotine

The problem with crushing is that you have to kill the hard disc. If they dumped computers into the crusher there's a chance that the hard disc may well escape.

The only way is to remove a hard disc and literally fold it in half. Dropping a heavy spike on it, a-la guillotine, right in it's spindle chuff would proper fuck it. Or an oxy-acetylene torch. Or a disc cutter. Or even a 10lb sledge hammer. Ooh, torturing hard discs, what a great job.

It's surprising that there aren't mobile disc breaking services like there are for paper shredding. Tenner a disc?

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IE9's Acid, speed and HTML5 trip to land lost surfers

Wibble
Happy

Fantasic news for... web developers:-)

Oh yes as the dog says.

For years we'll need to create TWO websites; one for the HTML5/CSS3 compliant browsers, the other for IE6, IE7, IE8, i.e. Microsoft's legacy.

I wonder where this is leading? Will it a) hold back adoption of HTML5/CSS3, or b) lead to a two-tier interwebs.

Certainly going to be challenging for the laggard IT departments who still consider a 'browser' to be just for looking at thar intarwebs and not delivering mission critical applications. The ones who see this as a fantastic opportunity to move the corporate forwards will be well rewarded.

But, IE9 only works on Windows VII. So what's the choice for upgrading if you're going to stick with XP... oh yes, use a non-Microsoft browser.

Microsoft are damned if they do and damned if they don't. Shweet, they've only themselves to blame:-)

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Firefox market share drops as IE makes slender gain

Wibble
IT Angle

Which IE?

There's a choice of three. All different. Lumping them all together is negligent.

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Win 7 up, Mac OS X down in market share wars

Wibble
Boffin

OSX "upgrade" version

The OSX Snow Leopard upgrade version is a full version. It's licence may not be, but the software is.

Mac users have always bought a licence - when they bought their original Mac.

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Wibble
Coat

Some Mac users run lots of windwos

On this here Mac, I've over a dozen virtual machines for testing various windows and browser configurations.

Therefore only 7% of my Mac is running OSX, compared to the 93% of Windows operating systems running.

Can I have a house-point for getting this statistics malarkey?

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MS Office for Mac 2011 out in October

Wibble

Messenger...?

Isn't that a free download? Did they forget to include Remote Access or SlitherLite into the package as they're also free downloads.

No idea who would want messenger anyway - there's plenty of better IM clients available.

Yo, you's the spinmeister Monkey Boy dude.

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Wibble

Ow much?

That's TWICE the price of office 2008. That came with Entourage==Outlook for about £90. Now it doesn't.

To top that, there's sod all benefit for upgrading. Office 2008 works just fine and 2011 provides very little in the way of substance. It ain't werf it at half (I.e. a quarter) of that price.

Spinning lying money grabbing bastards.

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UK.gov sticks to IE 6 cos it's more 'cost effective', innit

Wibble
Unhappy

IE6 should die

Developing 'simple' intranet sites using IE6 is fine. However, the world has moved on and we're now developing 'applications' as opposed to static web pages. Getting these kind of pages to work with IE6 is difficult bordering on impossible -- pushing costs up massively.

There's a cost to developing with IE6. I'd argue that cost is far greater than the cost of upgrading.

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Wibble
Flame

IT strategy?

When will those donkeys who do "IT Strategy" for the government realise that sticking to IE6 isn't an option.

It is not just a browser, it's the delivery mechanism for all applications. With ever-increasing applications being written that are web-based, e.g. nobody builds thick clients these days, it's getting nigh-on impossible to develop for IE6.

The root cause is Microsoft's pathetic attempt to integrate the browser into the operating system as their response to the browser wars of the nineties. This means that any attempt to co-exist browser versions isn't supported.

Government's best bet is to install an alternative browser; Firefox or Chrome. Both will be better for security. Whilst they're at it, dump Microsoft Office and sanction Google Docs (run on secure private servers).

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Firefox 4 beta 2 preaches tabs-on-top love to fanbois

Wibble
Flame

Fluff and no fixes?

All this tosh about the UI when there's a ton of really serious bugs that have been outstanding for years to do with printing. Sure, not exciting, but it's a right PITA to fix. For instance if you use fieldsets properly, it won't print beyond the first page. Similarly if there's any overflow set.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=471015

Also 505747, 508498, 129941

Why does everyone get so excited about a new lick of paint when the damn foundations aren't up to the job?

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Apple releases multi-touch 'magic' trackpad

Wibble
Happy

Just need a pen option

Sounds like a great idea; should be able to place the mouse pad in front of the keyboard, between your arms, so should be easy to use. It'll be nice as it's larger than a normal pad, so the gestures should be a doddle to use. Just imagine using Omnigraffle (that's like, but better, than Visio for the Windows oiks) and manipulating objects; rotating, resizing, etc. Thus far, it's not possible to do that on a normal desk unless you're using the Macbook; if you've a remote keyboard, forget it.

I can't help but think that it'll be a great device if you could use some form of pen/wand, a-la Wacom tablet. Then you have all the benefits; use it as a normal touch-pad mouse and creatively for those times where a pen is mightier than the finger.

For those who rate Apple's mice by the smeg-awful puck thing from 10 years ago; the Magic Mouse is just about the best mouse I've ever used. The scrolling is amazing and it's really comfy to use for hours at a time. It scrolls vertically and horizontally and does a bunch of other gestures such as 'back'. It's rarely wrong with right-clicking, unlike it's Mighty Mouse predecessor and it's umpteen orders of magnitude better than the aforementioned phuck.

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Emmerdale shoves jam rags in innocent kiddies' faces

Wibble

And the advertisers...

Don't they flog jam rags & pile cream during the breaks?

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Google Apps rubber-stamped for use by US gov

Wibble

UK gov ASAP

This is just the ticket for typical UK government use and would save an absolute fortune as the Microsoft Office monopoly crumbles. It would mean that the existing machines won't need updating just to run the latest version of Office and might result in a better choice of browser.

Come on ToryDems, grow some gonads and save some real money

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iPhones dialling up premium-rate bills again

Wibble
Go

Use AtomicWeb

This 59p iPad/iPhone application is a Webkit browser that INCLUDES Adblock and various other useful features.

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Facebook tops half-billion users, wants your innermost thoughts

Wibble
Flame

Zuckerberg spins more tosh than Tony B-liar

It's nowhere near half a billion. How many accounts are dormant? You can't get off the bloody thing once you've signed up.

And how many accounts are for fictitious 'people'. The only account I've ever created is for a start.

Meh.

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Firefox joins Microsoft in uncool kids class

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Lies, damn lies and browser statistics

There's no doubt that Firefox was the developer's favourite and that anyone using IE by choice can hardly be considered sane enough to be called a web developer. But there's no getting away from the fact that Chrome's an excellent development tool. Now with add-ons, Chrome's only missing the excellent Firebug and developer tool maturity of Firefox.

IE's still around and even IE6 won't go away all the time that stupid IT departments keep seeing the browser as, well, just a browser and not the delivery mechanism for all applications. Who needs thick clients when you only really need a browser? And when browsers do all the HTML5 coolness - local storage, persistent state, fast JavaScript compilers, etc., they'll only be more questions about the need for thick clients and thick-headed IT managers who buy this crap.

Microsoft only have Ballmer to blame for this. It was he who disbanded the IE development team leaving IE to stagnate -- screwing millions of web developers in the process.

It's such fun to watch Microsoft finally take a thoroughly deserved beating.

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Keypresses - IE Skype addin?

Loosing keypresses - check that the Skype addin on IE isn't causing grief. This was the problem on a client's machine recently - and I took the blame prior to this.

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Council wins motorbike charges case

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Thumb Down

The law's open to everyone?

"The council said it would seek to recover £50,000 in legal costs from Djanogly."

Brilliant; attempt to resort to the law and loose your shirt. That's what Robert Maxwell used to do to intimidate people.

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Apple app police anoint un-Flash code translation

Wibble

Have you tried Objective C

Objective C is about as challenging as learning Chinese and the code makes about the same sense too.

OTOH developing in web-based technologies for simple applications is quite trivial and any half-decent HTML / JS / CSS coder can do this. Turning a website into an application makes a lot of sense; just look at the sorts of things the eBay or Amazon application did.

There's an excellent book on the subject of building iPhone applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript which I recommend you read.

Of course, developing in normal languages is well beneath the hyper-intelligent mega-being's tool of choice: Obfuscative C.

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