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Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

bex

Re: 1000 quid!

still can't put the touchpad where it's supposed to be, in the middle.

It's not really a macbook killer, it looks kind of clunky and is the touchpad up to the spec of the brilliant apple glass ones, I doubt it.

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bex

2-3 year desposable no thants

I have a 2011 macbook pro that has a battery that though having a weird screw holding it in is replaceable, I have already replaced the battery as it was failing, until they stop their ridiculous policy of gluing in the battery, I will look elsewhere, which is a shame.

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Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage

bex

and cable

If I moved it would have to be somewhere that has been laid for cable, decent mobile too obviously.

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DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss

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well

It's a nearly pregnant thing then.

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Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all

bex

Re: One OS

I think the problem with M$ is too big a team or many teams doing bits of the UI. The old designed by a committee chestnut. Windows 8 from an outsiders perspective is an obvious custerfook, throwing away 20 years of evolution of the desktop and start menu to tack on a brand new interface was stupid in the extreme.

Apple have hardly changed how OSX works (at a basic level) in nearly 14 years

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

bex

I know this

The Janus Group took the plane down

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Siri, did we just take a hit in that voice-recog patent fight?

bex

Patents on censeptual things are just dumb

It nice to see litigious Apple take an hit on this but like most patents like this have prior art. Voice recognition has been a staple of SF for as long as I have been around and longer.

You should not be able to patent solutions to problems anyone with a bit of thought (slide to unlock) could have come up with.

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Korea’s third biggest phone maker faces $180m OBLITERATION

bex

It's hard to make a living as a bottom feeder ask Dell

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And now for someone completely brilliant: Stephen Hawking to join Monty Python on stage

bex

overly long sketches with occasional funny bits, I can't wait

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NASA's Curiosity rover brought Earth BUG to Mars

bex

to be featured in FW emails from the over sixties everywhere.

FYI I filter FW emails out on the server

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

bex

All we have got from the useless EU is the unnecessary in 2014 M$ confusing to users browser choice BS, it's quickly coming scrap and replace time

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Apple's October iWatch beefy, 'arched' – report

bex

20 plus years without a watch and counting so Idon'twant

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Balls to the World Cup: Brazuca wins in the wind

bex

the goal area is (relative to the one dude protecting it) massive, it's only down to the skill professional defenders and goalies the score is not high in every game. this new ball if it goes where you kick it in a more dependable way will mean more goals.

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eBay slammed for daft post-hack password swap advice

bex

I noticed that I got lastpass to generate one, it's random 12 characters mixed upper/lower case and numbers and only medium

https://howsecureismypassword.net/ says 25 thousand years to crack so maybe I will be OK.

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

bex

Re: Meh.

I have been hoping Sony would go bust for years anyd it's nothing to do with the consoles which I have no interest in.

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Tim Cook: Apple's 'closer than it's ever been' to releasing new product range

bex

It's a watch

The thing vry few people wear any more, the isheep will lap it up

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Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'

bex

what's done is done and without Jobs jaunt to Next there may have not been OSX or IOS

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Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast

bex

Unless the full sized end is made from something more sturdy than the plated pressed steel its expensive trash waiting to happen

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Move over Microsoft: RealNetworks has a GOOGLE problem

bex

Unless you use mad eye moody level of constant vigilance (and unchecky) crapware like this toolbar gets easily installed, oh an yes realplayer is still a thing and I actually know someone who paid for the pro version recently

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Bitcoin or bust: MtGox files for bankruptcy protection

bex

Re: If those keys, err coins, resurface again...

The way bitcoin works if you have the keys to the coins they are yours with nothing to trace them back to mtgox so yes they are worth something, Scan computers will build you a kick as PC with them for one thing.

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

bex

yes but

I really don't like the Modern UI (or whatever they are calling it now) on a desktop, it's a mess.

That said if you circumnavigate the tiled interface the new desktop style makes windows 7 look old.

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SCRAP the TELLY TAX? Ancient BBC Time Lords mull Beeb's future

bex

some what archaic idea but,

I am not a big fan of dishing out £145 plus but commercial TV is mostly awful so I guess it's business as usual.

The Tories have been goig on about this for decades but as per usual they will do nothing.

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Apple's nonexistent iWatch to bag $17.5 BEEELION in first year alone – analyst

bex

Re: Can't wait to not buy this one!

The so called Iwatch unless is has little functionality will be pretty chunky, can't see many women wanting a big assed watch.

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bex

Tell me who

Who actually wears a watch these days?

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Tell us we're all doomed, MPs beg climate scientists

bex

it's complicated

CO2 traps heat in the atmosphere that is a fact. The rest is so complicated a definite answer to what will actually happen will only come when it's happened. More weird weather more of the time probably.

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BSkyB sees first half pre-tax profit tumble as sales climb

bex

sky broadband are they still awful?

My job is mostly home pc support and I have had dealings with sky broadband over the years and it was always a trial on the phone. With the onset of adsl2 and2+ people seem to have less connection problems these days so I have not had to talk to Sky for a customer for years.

My question is is Sky BB customer support as bad as always or have they got their finger out?

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

bex

I am a bit better off than last year but I didn't do anything this year that was not necessary, virtually no booze or going out.

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Enraged by lengthy Sky broadband outage? Blame BT Openreach cable thieves

bex

Re: @Bluenose

you supposedly can only paid into a bank account for scrap in the UK these days

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Dear-ly beloved: Apple’s costly iPad Mini with Retina Display

bex

Re: Apple also

With no way to delete transferred photos if you don't have a computer

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

bex

it's the difference in £300-£500 and well over a £1000, that's why.

Tablets are more vulnerable and less likely to last as long anyway

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bex

the thing I am most concerned about is the battery, my macbook is 2.8 years old and according to the menu bar needs replacing, so I will, it's a bit of a faff as there is a tri-wing screw but easy enough apart from that. One this after 3 years the macook would be on it's way to useless.

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Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

bex

On the Hudi

It's £119, for that price it's very well built is somewhat chunky.

It seems fast enough and is mostly uncluttered apart for the understandable tesco soft key.

It is hard to work out which way up it is and so find the power and volume controls.

It seems perfectly fast enough and nnlike my new nexus 7 the touch screen is responsive

If you want something reasonably cheap that is not an expensive disaster when the kids bugger it up

the Hudi will do nicely

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

bex

the fingerprint unlock is a nice feature but not enough to jump on the ios bandwagon, I have a super sweet deal with t-moble so unless I bought an iphone outright it's a no go for me

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Loads of mis-sold PPI, but WHO will claim? This man's paid to find out

bex

according to the text messages I keep getting I am due a rebate, I think they lie

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Microsoft: YES Windows 8.1 is finished, but NO you can't have it

bex

but NO you can't have it

or want it

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iPhone 5: UK pay-monthly tariffs compared

bex

Re: Whatever happened to free at a tenner a month

I pay £7.50

300 Mins

300 Text

Fair Us internet

Unlimited land line

Use may own phone LG 2X

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Apple 15in MacBook Pro with Retina Display

bex

apart from the price

The problem I have with this is it's the ultimate in throwaway technology with its impossible to replace glues in battery

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 laptop

bex

hardly wort a review

Just a slight boost from the one I bought earlier this year, Waste of the internet

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Samsung PS64D8000 64in plasma 3D TV

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question

How small must your penis be to need a 64 inch tv to compensate.

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Mozilla to auto-block unwanted Firefox add-ons

bex

following ie 9

internet explorer has this feature, I assume Mozilla thought now thats a good idea. They need the feature that ie 9 has that any addon that slows the startup by more than 0.2 of a second throws up a dialogue asking if you want to disable it.

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Microsoft skewers Google's anti-Android conspiracy claim

bex

software patents my arse

I am all fot copyright of software code but vague software patents, bin the lot of them.

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HTC Salsa Android smartphone

bex

trackpad

I wish htc would start putting optical trackpads back on their phones

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Apple ships removal tool for Mac-menacing malware

bex

safari

Having a windows pc being used to firefox and coming to the Mac there is something less than satisfying about safari, so it never gets used on my machine.

Because of firefox's erratic memory use on os x I mostly use chrome

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New Mac fake-defenders similar to Windows scareware

bex

virus

I can.t remember the last time I saw an actual virus on a windows machine just malware

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Apple to support reps: Don't confirm Mac infections

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the difference being

I am not defending this (if its true) and it was just a matter of time before this happened but the difference between OSX and windows is on osx you must provide a password to instal stuff on windows maybe depending on how its set up.

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Apple iPad 3 to sport 3D screen a 'dead cert'

bex

won't happen

the screen would be expensive

if the 3ds is anything to go by it would kill the battery life (tone of the ipads strongest points)

who the hell wants it

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Panasonic TX-L37DT30 37in 3D LED backlit TV

bex

has this fad not dead yet!

If you want 3d drama go to the theatre and watch a play. 3d tvs are a pointless piece of fluff

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Apple pressures Toyota to kill jailbreaker ad

bex

inconcistancy

how can it be legal to jailbreak an iphone but not a ps3?

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Mozilla puts squeeze on slow Firefox add-ons

bex

follow the ie road

so they are doing this not because that functionality is part of internet explorer 9 but because a good idea?

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copying ie

ie9 does this and checks for stuff that slows down startup

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