* Posts by Ian Wiles

7 posts • joined 20 Jun 2009

Android version 2 gets an SDK

Ian Wiles
Linux

droid

Just got 1.6 on Saturday, 2.0 is still a bit of a way off. Hopefully Google will push the updates to us too. Judging from recent events in NZ, Google have a lot more sway with their branded phones than the carrier does. The Sony Ericsson which is to run 2.0 looks pretty awesome. I would've waited but I was phoneless at the time...

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Google fixes SMS crashing bug in mobile OS

Ian Wiles
Pint

Hope it fixes youtube search too

Well the last patch busted the search in my youtube app on my HTC Magic G2, so I hope Donut fixes that as well. Pity because it was good before... And a bluetooth API would be nice...

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IT Crowd writer defends NHS

Ian Wiles
Pint

NHS is better

I rarely used the NHS, but in the 80s when I was a kid I remember waiting for eye drops for 3+ hours. At that point we went on to use a private optician. However, more recently a few years ago I with to their eye clinic and was seen very quickly, and my GP was also very good. All I paid for was the prescription from my GP. Anecdotal evidence, yes. But good anecdotal evidence. The whingers are the same as those that whinge about public transport - the people that never use it.

I think it is poor for dentistry and "peripheral" stuff, but the real core services are better than they have been for a long time.

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Ads watchdog bows to iPhone's might

Ian Wiles
Jobs Horns

Competing on price

They don't mention that most of the Google apps are free...

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Metallica sticksman gloats over Napster downfall

Ian Wiles
Grenade

If only...

He'd spent as much time on drum lessons as he did whinging about Napster.

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Boffins: Gigantic crustacean sperm is 'viable strategy'

Ian Wiles
Coat

@James 55

"Have you had trouble with your sperm trying to eat you in the past?"

I believe it's called "Spermicide".

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