95 posts • joined 29 May 2009
Yes most apps want to many permissions
Take the Arriva Bus App on Android for example it wants
Version 1.1.3 can access:
approximate location (network-based)
precise location (GPS and network-based)
Photos / Media / Files
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
test access to protected storage
Camera / Microphone
take pictures and videos
Wi-Fi connection information
view Wi-Fi connections
read Google service configuration
full network access
view network connections
Okay a network connection and location I can understand but the rest no.
Same as down the bottom of our road, right in the middle of the cabled area, an estate of 100+ houses got built about 2 years ago and they have no wired them up yet. They also get lots of glossy brochures about just how wonderful life would be if only I'd sign up!!!
I could accept adds if...
They did not try and run scripts in them and they could guarantee them not to contain things that could compromise my system. Until then adblock stays.
If the content they link is what they want forgotten then they should have that removed before the link is removed from the index.
If your going to upgrade to fibre the connection to the street cabinet why not go the whole way and put in a new wire to the property.
It is a very nice idea but the cable is too short, the amount of money spent trying to get more down the "antiquated copper wiring" could have replaced it with something better well able to carry greater data.
If you are patching Internet Explorer covering versions seven to 11 why do the operating system it is run on matter?
My Nexus 7 only updated to 4.4.3 today, but my Nexus 4 update more then 2 weeks ago.
Would be good if they used a new name for their new programming language rather than one used by someone else's programming language. No one check the name to see if it was already in use?
US citizens may want stricter CO2 regulations by two to one, but they do not want to pay the price for it. Like they want jobs to be on shored but are unwilling to pay any extra for this to happen, just look at
The problem is made worse by any site you want to buy stuff from also wants you to register with rather than just sell you stuff.
Re: Major overhaul needed
I 100% agree with your whole post, only problem I have is I can only give you one up vote.
Re: Well just to balance things out.
Yes but when it does balance out your going to pay a higher price for the under charged units, prices only go up not down. So while you save in the short run it is going to cost you more in the end.
Which is exactly what Bill said in the build up to the AMA on reddit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZnmpDrjtDc, it is the first one he answers.
Not bought anything since they got sold either.
From a UK point of view all them speeds are rather slow.
If you think is has bugs in it, it is a beta not a release candidate.
Yes there is a nice big cash reserve but if it is offshore they can not use it to buy share until they pay taxes on it.
I rather like FaGame. So many other things you can get Fa to stand for, but the cleanest and maybe the most apt one was Fee Agreement.
The problem Apple has is most of the cash mountain is offshore to use it they would have to take it back to America and pay tax on it.
Group III are characterized by having three electrons in their outer energy levels (valence layers). Group V has the defining characteristic that all the component elements have 5 electrons in their outermost shell,
Re: Has Microsoft forgotten already the "Flight" fiasco?
To stop apps updating over 3g just set your phone to only update over Wi-Fi
Start the play store and select settings, there is an option to Update over Wi-Fi only.
Always on, I'm not buying your next console #dealwiththat
Looks like they are copying Nintendo again just like they did with the Wii remote (move). Which is funny has they dismissed both of the ideas saying they where not going to work.
Re: and Games Workshop...
Yes they even have chairs and things to play with. Have an upvote, was going to the very same thing.
Given the time frame for launch rather odd it is only direct x11 rather than 11.1
Why not suck it up 2 floors and blow it the rest of the way?
I agree with you but $100 is too low and it should not depend on what your taking down, the small guy needs protecting more so than the big players.
Automated requests should be automatically be refused it is a just lazy cheap option for them . Either that or the "fine" for being wrong should escalate depending on how many you file a day and if it is an automated requests.
It is about time we ended the experiment that is SI and go back to British Imperial with proper Imperial units.
Re: I don't get it
Sadly it is only one day
Re: Maybe 7" tablet for £80 instead?
My first thought would be where does she get Wi-Fi for internet access, tethered from the simple phone?
What is the logic in that? People who buy a blockbuster movie are going to pirate the next one so need telling not to do it. Same with the "you would not steal a car add" at the start of movies now. All they do is annoy people and possible annoy then enough to either not buy movies or pirate then, both of which cost the industry money. When I buy a movie I want the movie not to be told I'm a would be pirate, after all I have gone out and spent my money on it and not stolen it, so why come and tell me not to steal?
Many site do not work without flash, BBC iPlayer being on on them.
I want a
one off Doctor Who special and not a one off Doctor Who special about how it was made.
There should 3 settings
1) Share only with friends
2) Share with friends and their friends
If the method of finding out what Facebook privacy settings are so complex they can be patented then they are to complex to be useful.
Lets look at the form http://www.bible-history.com/past/babylonian_creation_myth_clay_tablet.html. I believe that covers rectangular front screen with rounded corners. The rest may be valid but the form factor sure is not.
In December 2011, Samsung, Sharp and six others agreed to pay $388m to settle with OEMs and soon after seven more LCD makers including Samsung, Hitachi and Epson Imaging offered $553m to settle the charges.
Looks like the OEMs get all the money (extra [profits for them) and the general public will get nothing at all. The OEMs where there consumers and not the likes of you and me :(
Re: What No Ascend G300 ?
Mosly like due it being under £100 so will be covered in next months article.
Yes I would love them in include battery life too. Not so sure I would want them to just include the standby time, it is a smartphone so I want to do smart things with it if I wanted a phone I would get a dum phone and a week long standby time.
I could get a TiVo...
but I'm not paying yet more for the TV. I pay for the service from VM and I do not see why haveing a TiVo should have a monthly cost.
Germany wanted it so much it looked the other way while others cooked the books, and now Germany does not want to pay for it without the Federalization of the EU. I wonder if this was the plan all along.
Quite a few sites do not let you use special characters.
So the bank 80% owned by the UK goverment to save cash offshored work to India. If they had kept the work in the UK the money spent atleast would have stayed in the UK to help the UK economy get going rather than India's. In the long run that would have helped the UK more ( and cost the UK less). If all the banks that have taken government cash offshore then all we have done is help everyone esle out at the expense of the UK economy.
So got paid just before it all went tits up...
In the meantime, the WikiLeaker-in-chief has been grumbling to a radio station that his homeland of Australia had ditched him in his hour of need.
When was the last time he lived in Australia, seems to me he had ditched them quite some time ago.
Before adding: "BUT there is no doubt that Assange has a real fear of being extradited to the US nor that the US gov is out to get WikiLeaks."
If the US wanted him what make him think the UK would say no any different to sweden?
The problem with UV I can see is who do you register your copy with, can you move that to someone else and for how long can you get access to it?
Tescos problem is they want to hold your "right to play" and lock you to them.
Would be interesting if this was the left over effects from a "digital bank robery"
Step one Open account with a small amount of cash
Step two break the bank system some how
Step three take the said deposit out and due to this not showing on your balance repeat a few times
Going with http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1449940 (Electric Panda's post) the transfering out is happening faster than normally.
Costs are being cut not because they need to be but because they can. Times are hard so lets take the opportunity to cut costs while can do anything about it.
Pro read it?
A hitchhiker researching a book on "The Kindness of America" is currently recovering in hospital after a gun-toting truck driver game him a small donation of some searing hot lead.
Game him what does that mean?
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