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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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Re: A brilliant idea!

I think they probably just forgot the decimal point. If you had that kind of money, it's hard to believe you'd be spending any time in Enniskillen.

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"no other game-changing device this year"

Some how I doubt a new iphone is going to be a game changer. A few more incremental changes probably with a few new sensors to tie with wearables/fitness tracking fad.

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BlackBerry not afraid to throw its mobe biz under a bus, says CEO Chen

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There is an audible app for android and bb10 can run android apps. I am assuming that it would work.

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that was nokia I think.

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Re: And now he is back-peddling...

I don't really see what the problem is with what he said. If we can't make money doing it, we'll stop doing it but that doesn't mean we're ready to throw the towel in yet.

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It's always touted as the main strength of Android. Not being play store compatible was a big swipe at the Nokia Android handsets.

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Re: In technology

There's always Jolla.

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Don't you need a google account to use the play store?

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Doesn't help that I walked into EE today and the person working in the shop told me that Blackberry had gone bust last year and hadn't released any handsets since then. A minute or two later with brimming with fake enthusiasm tried to tell me that Android was great when I said I don’t like Google’s data retention policies (I didn’t get started on the apps that ask for far too many permissions to do their job).

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EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app

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ha ha ha ha, oh wait it's not the 1st anymore. There's got to be a complaint to what ever body it was replaced trading standards in this. I am not going to accuse Orange of theft, but I wouldn't disagree with anyone who did.

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Napster cofounder's Jerk.com accused of acting like ... err ... jerks

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It was only a matter of time but it's still wrong. Stuff like this is going to have to become a criminal offense before it gets tackled properly but then it will simply be off-shored to somewhere the local authorities (assuming there are any) won’t bother going after them.

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Apple to protect your gently roasting rear with 'iTanning' system

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Re: Can't see this being that much use in situations where it is actually needed.

you put the sunscreen on and then put the watch back on.

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Re: Can't see this being that much use in situations where it is actually needed.

Put on plenty of sunscreen and that won't be a problem.

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It would be great if this made its way into a product. First thing apple have made since the original mini that's made me think about buying something from them.

Only downside I can see is if it gives a false sense of security. It would probably need to be water (and sunscreen) proof too.

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HP exec: 'CYOD' will TEAR APART the IT dept as we know it

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Re: Really?

Just an in-house development team but we have our policies and we’re expected to stick to them. Even if we are less likely to mess things up, the users wouldn’t tolerate one rule for them and another for us on things like connecting unsecured devices to the network.

We get audited several times a year both internally and externally and they are gradually getting stricter. Everything gets logged so sooner or later stepping over the line would get noticed and getting the accreditation that our managers want would rest on coming down on transgressors.

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If I tried to bring my own device I'd be risking my job by fall foul of a number of our policies, particularly the security ones. I know our auditors would have a field day. As for being handed vouchers to buy stuff, ha. We need to fill in a form and get two managers to sign it before we can submit it to finance who can decide if we really need that book.

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Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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Re: re. use in portrait orientation

Buying a windows tablet with one note built in would be half the price. (Never thought I'd be saying something like that, I need a shower.)

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

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Re: If food is not "organic", it logically must be "inorganic"

That has always bugged me too. When I was a kid I tried eating some non-organic stuff. It didn't agree with me.

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Re: The first dose of pesticide in the morning

The high intensity farming practices can be devastating for wildlife. If organic farming can be combined with good land management and wildlife friendly practices, it might be more acceptable to use land which would be put aside for wildlife for some level of farming.

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Re: Agenda here?

Being a veggie can make it hard to have a balanced diet. Certain vitamins, minerals and protein are just more readily available in meat.

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This is like NASA annoucing that there's water on the moon or Mars. This story pops up every few years. The only way 'organic' fruit and veg are better for your health is that fewer chemicals are sprayed on the fields. It's not the thing itself that is better for you, it's how it is produced. The natural enviroment provides lots of benefits like helping to improve air quality so it shouldn't be overlooked.

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Intel uncloaks next-gen 'Braswell' Atom, 64-bit Android KitKat kernel

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Maybe we'll see 64 bit versions of Windows 8 tablets now with 4gb of ram.

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Vodafone to spend £100m on 150 new Brit phone shops

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Better coverage and cheaper contracts might do their sales more good.

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Three daddy Hutch has no interest in O2

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I wish they would pick up some other operators throughout the EU so roaming would be less painful.

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Vodafone brings African tech to Europe

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So, how long before we hear howls of how this is taking over from bitcoin for paying for naughty stuff?

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Partner firms: Microsoft kept Surface from you for YOUR OWN GOOD

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Re: I saw a Surface...

I saw those programmes too. It was always 'No, it is working fine.' That's the message, surface just works and is used by everybody in tv land.

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Had a change to use the orginal surface pro for a few minutes. It was heavy but solid. The price though, it's possible to get better spec'ed full laptops for less.

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Facebook, you fools! Forget Oculus, you could have bought TRON-type headsets

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Reminds me a big of the little cardboard thing that came with metal gear acid 2 for the psp so you could look at some 3d demo in it. Was a bit of a gimic then.

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No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks!

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Re: Pointless wrangling

The whole point of that new version was that the python script wouldn't work any more but would also mean that every ereader ever released wouldn't be able to read the book either. They're going to dual run it for a while and I guess Adobe hopes manufactures include compatible programs in new readers. then at some point they'll force the switch over.

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Someone should send a link to this article to Nigel Farage. It's another issue he could pick a few votes up on (Assuming he's anti-DRM/pro format shifting for consumers of course).

"they may have been working on sheep quotas last year and might be working on building regulations next year. Ministers rotate too, for example we've had six copyright ministers in as many years."

And we wonder why industries end up capturing the very organs of state that are supposed to regulate them.

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BlackBerry revenue slips below $1bn as users shun BB10

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Re: Q10

£4-500 was too expensive for the playbook. I got mine for £189 and am very happy with it.

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The Z30 is a bit large but would be my next phone if it was a bit cheaper. For some reason the Q10 is over £130 cheaper so mostly going to go with that.

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First pics: Comet-chaser Rosetta hurtles towards icy prey, camera in hand

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Stories like this don't get enough coverage in the press. Nice to see el reg aiming a little higher.

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Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact

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This is the first android phone that has piqued my interest since the xperia mini pro. Problem is I am not that fussed on android. Maybe if Jolla get that loader for sailfish going....

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Life support turned off: NHS Direct dies silent, undignified death

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There's a need for an informative but calm and measured on-line advice website. If used properly could help cut down on visits to GP. I know they need to claw money back from somewhere to pay for their mistakes but it will be interesting to see if this drives up costs elsewhere.

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Ugh! This DUNKABLE wearable tech is REPELLENT

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Re: Yes please.

Companies that make the stuff want it to break so you'll buy more.

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If it can withstand head and scrubbing maybe it's the new teflon.

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GSMA: EU net neutrality reforms are the enemy of business

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I can't help but read this as 'We want our walled garden so we can lock cows customers in and milk service their needs.'

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Stop skiving: Computers can SEE THROUGH your FAKE PAIN

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I wonder how things like botox, damage to nerves, scaring etc. will affect its accuracy.

Does someone in chronic pain give off these signals all the time?

I wonder as well if people express pain in the same way everywhere or is there some variation?

Putting a stone or pin in your show, even the old biting your tongue trick might throw it off.

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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

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One of the fads I've seen in shopping is to regularly move items round the shop so you have to go hunting for them and are exposed to more products/offers than you would be if you were in a routine.

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Michelle Obama speaks out against censorship ... in China

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Re: Fuck you all.

He was the partner of a journalist and even though he was carrying a lot of stuff on him when he was caught, he was eventually allowed to go on his way. Odds are they knew what he had before he even got on the plane. Smacks more of low level harrashment than effective law enforcement.

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Re: Fuck you all.

There was also the partner of the journalist who was arrest in heathrow. They let him go again but not before going through his stuff.

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BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...

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Recycling plastic makes more sense I think due to the difficultly in growing more oil.

I know we keep finding more but we're going to run out at some point (how ever near/far that point may be) and plant based alternatives to digging it up will only yield so much.

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They forgot about printing on recycled paper too (that seems to cost 3x).

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Say CHEESE: Samsung files patent for transparent camera

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Re: bring back the view-finder?

Yes please.

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Osbo's booze, bingo, biz and big data Budget

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Re: New homes for the south

Singapore.

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Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin

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Re: Brilliant idea

Didn't anticpate that application. Here you go (see icon).

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Couldn't you use the coin itself an antenna?

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Why not bury a RFID tag in them? I know this would put the price up by a penny or two but wouldn't that be a difficult one to duplicate/fake, make the fakes easier to spot using a reader and it might come in handy when you want to know how much you've got sutffed down the back of your piggy bank/sofa.

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Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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SuperFrog has problems with the onscreen controls and they changed them with an update to make the game playable. Perhaps a few tweaks would help here too.

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