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Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then

David 138

I wish they would break up the European parliament.

Just because there are no decent alternatives to a product doesn't mean it abuses its power. Also doesn't everyone hate search engine results that lead to search engine results?

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PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY

David 138

Installed it my work ipad 4. It really makes bugger all difference having it except all the apple apps dont complain that they need ios 8. I did notice that the animations seemed slightly more choppy. Didnt notice the design change :P as i hadnt really give it enough attention. iOS has always seems rather dull and i cant stand crap on the desktop. I would hate to see the designers desktop.

Also none of our work Apps broke which means its a minor Apple upgrade. You can spot significant iOS and OSX updates because they break everything like a point release of Java.

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Hey, YouTube lovers! How about you pay us, we start paying for STUFF? - Google

David 138

They should remove adverts for users of Google All access music. I wouldn't pay for YouTube directly as i don't use it all that often for music and no one in their right mind should as most music streaming is free on spotify. Also would PSY have made any money out of that song without YouTube?

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Aboard the GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP, there's a Mobe and a Slab and a TELLYBOX

David 138

Re: Google TV

Amazon are a bit too controlling with their content atm. They are too obsessed with their half baked tablet and phone.

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David 138

The keyboard is what tablets are missing if you want to do any actual work.

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Finnish PM: Apple has DESTROYED FINLAND

David 138

They had amazing phones but crap software. They should have been the biggest Android Manufacturer. There phones are still some of the coolest on the market. The Lumia 800 was a great phone its just a shame Windows Mobile wasnt.

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Euro chiefs: Hi Google. Here's how to REALLY protect everyone's privacy. Hello? Hello?

David 138

I couldn't care less about the data sharing except for ways to contact me such email addresses. it pisses me off that companies are allowed to share those without explicit permission. I prefer Googles ads to the crap that gets pumped out from places like facebook, Yahoo etc.

As for NHS data they should shovel that to companies by the boatload if it assist in research to improve drugs and treatments. If the Government cant afford the research then someone has to do it.

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iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

David 138

It would be a sad world with Apple in power. Mobile development would stall. PC hardware development would stall if not completely stop. Everything would be an in app payment, everything would come from over priced App stores. We would all be, "Writers", "Musicians", "Graphic Designers" or "Web Professionals". This would mean that websites only worked on firefox because someone told us it was good 12 years ago. "Responsive Design" would become standard on all websites meaning that no one could actually use the web effectively anymore for anything and there would be no way to turn it off. On the upside everyone would quickly die of cancer from having to use iTunes.

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Does this float your boat? Dead Steve Jobs to hijack yachts from BEYOND THE GRAVE

David 138

So we can expect a boat driven through the next Black Hat?

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Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please

David 138

lol

We all long for the days when what we read and heard about was dictated by the Newspapers and their points of view.

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

David 138

Re: Trully the jesus Phone

Why would a touch phone need a button?

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

David 138

So if your a black female lesbian and you get a position at Apple then you can rest assured its because it's ticking boxes not that you are right for the position? diversity in a company should not matter, It should be the best person for the job even if that means it has 0 diversity. Its like the BBCs policy of having more women on chat shows. Nothing wrong with women being on the shows, but surly they will always wonder if they are the token woman.

Its horrible that they would turn someone away because of colour, sexuality or race.

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Gov.uk's broadband boast: Superfast fibre piped to 1 million Brits

David 138

hmm

They have upgraded a number of exchanges here but not many cabinets. So i guess it all looks good on paper. However those with 24mbps connections are getting upgraded so thank god for that.

You have to wonder what the uptake is for areas which already have good broadband? A lot of people couldn't care less. I would bite their hand off for anything better than the 1mbps we get here.

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Barclays Bank counter staff to become iPad-toting 'community bankers'

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Re: Oh good

The people who rush food at you while you struggle to throw it into the nearest trolley fast enough that it doesn't fall on the floor?

Tesco Bringing back the trolley scanners is alot better. However it is a shame the self checkouts don't have Con-tactless.

Bank on the other hand need to have people because you only go there because the cash point and on-line banking cant do it. Such as change your address or contact information and pay ancient forms of money in.

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Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?

David 138

It shouldn't be up to Google anyway unless its a Google service. The request should go to the BBC or whoever holds the information. Whoever OKed this action should be removed as a European Judge. Its this kind of crap that makes the EU unpopular with member states.

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French Senate passes anti-Amazon amendment

David 138

Is there any real reason to protect a failing business? Surly this hurts the consumer rather than Amazon. That aside ebooks will eventually be the killer. and they dont need postage.

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REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms

David 138

Why don't they just stand together an let Google remove all indie music? They could form some kind of giant label with massive bargaining power........No that would be a silly idea.

More companies should protect against exclusive\timed contracts. Spotify is already screwing the streaming service with exclusives. Soon we will have to have 20 different streaming services at £5 a month before we can listen\watch even a small selection of music. The music industry is slowly pushing itself back into piracy by making it too difficult to get hold of their music.

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Google's Nest flings HALF an INSTAGRAM at Dropcam buyout

David 138

hopefully they will release a UK version of Dropcam.

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Watch: Kids slam Apple as 'BORING, the whole thing is BORING'

David 138

heh

Its nice to see that at least one kid was interested. You have to worry that we will eventually run out of interested people and just be left with the iPhone generation who are clueless when the "Cloud" stops working after the last engineer dies.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

David 138

Re: PC version apparently has issues with AMD cards

It played ok on my Radeon 6950. I enjoyed this game been a while since i have seen a decent single player.

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

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Re: Even better idea

My God people move along there's nothing to see here. XP is and has been for a LONG time an outdated piece of crap. Who is still using a netbook!!! they sucked with XP on them. They sucked with Linux on them, they just sucked.

We have a reasonable XP issue with my company but i don't blame Microsoft. We should have dumped XP a while ago and pushed our software houses to adapt. All of the XP machines need replacing anyway.

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VMware poaches Citrix man to further end user computing ambitions

David 138

VMware would have more customers if it wasn't so expensive.

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Google forges a Silver bullet for Android, aims it at Samsung's heart

David 138

Yay

The android OS is MUCH better without the modifications handset maker do. But I hope they can still make custom camera apps because androids stock one aint great.

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'Monstrous' Apple kicked us off iAd, claimed we are its RIVAL – Brit music upstart

David 138

Re: <<-- Cynic

I guess Google should be allowed to demote Apple results then as some of their products are rivals?

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In three hours, Microsoft gave the Windows-verse everything it needed

David 138

I have been playing with 8.1 Update. Its alot better than 8. Never really tried 8.1. If they bring in a start menu and the ability to prevent apps hiding the task tray im sold. DX12 sounds tastie too. MS seem to be on the up.

On the PS3 vs Xbox One its too soon to tell. Xbox seems a better all round machine. But who would buy either with so few games. This Christmas is the one to watch.

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Triple-headed NHS privacy scare after hospital data reach marketers, Google

David 138

meh

A Google engineer is probably more trust worthy than any PR company and 99.9% of the entire civil service.

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Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

David 138

Wireless Charging and NFC is what you want :)

Im not sure why any car company wastes time on a Phone specific function. I just want to throw my Nexus into its wireless charging hole and let it use NFC to set the phone to my presets, while it syncs with my stereo wirelessly. Of course the iPhone would actually have to use modern tech to be able to do this.

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Devs SLAM UK.gov's JavaScript-astic, 'shoddy' security education website

David 138

That site is HARD going. There is some useful information but how the hell do you find it!!! Whoever designed it should be shot.

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Facebook app now reads your smartphone's text messages? THE TRUTH

David 138

I don't get why it needs to read SMS in two stage auth? User logs into new computer - Sends SMS - Facebook reads SMS? Then what? it just lets them in? surly they would have to type it in so that facebook knows its the real user?

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iPhone fanbois outsmart fandroids in totally reliable test of brain power

David 138

Not sure anyone of them could be considered intelligent if they are with Ladbrooks :P

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Google search biz offer BINNED by EU competition chief

David 138

Is this back to the days when a search result pointed to a different search result?

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Why UK.gov's £1.2bn fibre broadband rollout is a bumbling FLOP

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Re: Inefficient

Oh no, You poor sod on your high speed internet. an extreamly unreliable 1.3mbps is all we get, on a crap phone line. I would cut my leg off for fibre issues!!!

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No more Service Packs for Microsoft Office? HA! Think again, Ballmer!

David 138

should have just done a cheap update to Windows 7 allowing it to be more compatible with 8 rather than balls up the desktop OS. Nothing like burning your bridges.

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Apple, for one, welcomes its ROBOT factory OVERLORDS

David 138

Cant trust a child worker to fit it correctly so it has to be tested.

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BROADBAND will SAVE THE ECONOMY, shriek UK.gov bods

David 138

They havent invested anywhere near enough in broadband. The joke is that they invest money in the non rural areas where bt and others would go anyway. We dont have roads, broadband or mobile signal. its a big deal nowadays as everything is streaming or online in some way. I think we should get a disability benifit for our crap broadband. we would certainly be more deserving than most people on it at the moment.

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HUMANITY STUNNED - Apple Retina iPad Mini arrives. A solemn moment

David 138

I want to defecate on Steve Jobs grave every time I hear the word Retina. Buzz words for the clueless. The mini should never had had the low res screen it was released with but a small device should not be wasting power pushing too many pixels about either.

Im sure they will have plenty of people on there knees with their mouths wide open ready to take it though.

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Rubbish broadband drives Scottish people out of the Highlands

David 138

Moving is a very real possibility for me in rural Suffolk because the broadband is shite. If I squeeze in with all the cattle in the towns at least I can play BF4 or watch a utube videos.

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WHY didn't Microsoft buy RIM? Us business blokes would have queued for THAT phone

David 138

There would be nothing to gain from buying a dinosaur like Blackberry. you would be burdened with the RIM network which nobody wants or needs any more. People still like Nokia as well unlike blackberry but and everyone secretly wanted a Nokia running Android. Shame it wont happen.

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iOS 7 SPANKS Samsung's Android in user-experience rating

David 138

Not a big fan of Samsung's version. Really it should compare Nexus 4.

Personally im not a big fan of the crap all over my desktop approach to things, but it does make IOS easier to understand for the retarded who seem to flock to the OS.

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BT earmarks super-speedy 300Mbit/s broadband for 50 exchanges

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Flame

Re: Have and have nots

It cost my company £28000 to have 10mbps fibre installed to the property because broadband in rural areas is poor at best. The investment is needed in rural areas, nowadays why should a company be trapped in London? The government needs to stop investing in areas that don't need help, and BT need to stop wasting money on projects like this. Your average person doesn't need that speed, and the companies that do can probably afford it anyway.

They need to get a good infrastructure in first then worry about rubbish like this.

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Apple at WWDC: Sleek new iOS, death of the big cats, pint-sized Mac Pro

David 138

You have to be able to upgrade graphics cards to support new features in programs. Especially true with Video Editing.

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Re: Mindbending

It looks like an HTC, S4 Blackberry 10 with a windows 8 simple theme. Also the lock screen is pretty much taken straight from he Nexus 7

Wonder when they will try to "Protect Innovation"

Also the no need to bump phone feature to share pictures is a short sighted way of trying to get around missing the NFC boat. Lets see that work in a no reception area :P

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Study: US iPhone owners tend to be rich, educated, white

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Pirate

Re: Once you get to a certain age

I agree with LarsG. Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you can use a computer or technology. This seems to be the market Apple gets. These people also seem to be CEOs, Managers etc. Where i work you can pretty much work out who can and cant use a computer by their phone.

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Is the next-gen console war already One?

David 138
Mushroom

Re: Morphing more and more into PC's

Skyrim on PC looks 100 times better even on a lower spec machine, GTA 3 looks 100x better. Most games look alot better on the PC if a developer can be bothered to develop. Consoles age badly but you don't notice until you have them side by side. Assasins Creed is average graphics but would have looked amazing if it was PC only.

Lets also not forget that the PCs will also run alot of old games :) and when i upgrade above both consoles i will still be running those old games if i want to.

Consoles also dumb down and ruin games. AVP was amazing 10 years ago, and the new version sucked. Why? because the aliens where slow and retarded because you cant aim quickly on a console.

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O2 brushed off outsourcing 'rumour' - but it's happening ... to THOUSANDS

David 138
Mushroom

Social Media!!! If people contact companies this way they should be shot, Apple and social media has turned the average internet user into a complete and utter moron.

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Steve JOBS finally DEFEATS the PC - from BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Re: Prognostication

i bought a 7" because it was smaller for reading and carrying around. If i wanted a weighty lump to carry around i would have bought a laptop....or an ipad.

But a tablet is for quick jobs, anything more like ordering, typing chatting is a chore. PCs still have their place and will recover but it is a little slow at the moment. There is no new hardware for gamers, businesses are downsizing so don't need any and alot of people are buying the newest toys e.g tablets.

The real question is will anyone buy another tablet?

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Ofcom: When shall we squeeze Freeview's girth?

David 138

pfft

they are always messing about with freeview. Its for ever retuning and now they want us to throw our TVs out, or buy crappy boxes. Maybe we should get the auction money?

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VMware profits flat-line even as services revenues grow

David 138

good

I use and actually like VMware but the cost of the thing is extreamly difficult to justify now if you are a medium sized business.

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PC floggers scavenge for crumbs as Apple hoovers up profits

David 138

Keep writing insults about the retarded nature of the Apple fan boys....must resist.

Apples strength in the PC market will suck for future development. OSX is a copy of opensource software, and their hardware is just PC hardware. If Apple damages the PC market then we will end up with slow computers all round. Who would develop processors, graphics cards, memory etc if there is no one to buy it. Lack of choice would mean lack of innovation. Apple got MS moving again but have since just released the same product at different sizes. Steve Jobs image of the future is now the cancer of Tech innovation.

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Remember Streetmap? It's suing Google in a UK court

David 138

If you search for Maps on BIng you just get lots of links to google :P If google is to work as a search engine i would expect Google maps to be at the top as everybody in the entire world uses it.

Just because your loosing to a better product doesnt make the other company anti competitive.

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