48 posts • joined Tuesday 30th June 2009 08:07 GMT
Broadband? If only...
I'm a tad peeved about the MotoGP, especially as BT can't be bothered to:
a) install fibre in SE16 where I am (overlooking Canary Wharf and Telehouse); and
b) provide decent wired alternatives.
Yes, I'm only able to get around 400kbps at best with any ISP due to BT's crappy infrastructure.
What's my IP lawyer's number?
Refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach
Like my eyes. I wasn't aware of any Heineken product placement in Skyfoal so it must have failed the memorable test. Unlike Audi in I, Robot.
Yes, I am now relying on a Personal Hotspot and 3 as I am in the wilderness that is Rotherhithe - directly opposite Canary Wharf - with a quaint 387kbps broadband offering from O2.
Given that we can't get fibre-optic or other cable service here, I'm reliant upon the BT line and the crap line speed. With O2 at least I'm not paying much for it.
Sky will no doubt offer more and deliver less whilst charging more...
It Depends On How Big You Are...
So Tumblr and Flickr apps are absolutely fine then, but 500px isn't?
I rely on Google Calendar and ActiveSync to combine my work diary and private diary in one place. Nothing else seems to do the trick properly.
And I too like iGoogle as my default home page. I think they're shooting themselves in the foot with lost ad revenues as I will have to use a different portal from now on.
Re: "is Apple thinking of making iPod docks for hogs?"
Acksherly, the acronym "HOG" was only used when H-D decided to work on their lifestyle offerings, setting up an official entity for lawyers, stockbrokers and accountants rather than actual patch wearers. The moniker dates back to the 20s: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-Davidson#Origin_of_.22Hog.22_nickname
Size Isn't Everything
As I keep telling girlfriends.
If the iPhone 5 was as big as that Samsung Galaxy S III I wouldn't have bought one. The 5 is as big as I want my mobile phone, thanks. If I want more screen size I can go for an iPad, Netbook or laptop, thanks. The 5 fits in my jeans and suit pockets and is lightweight and thin so it wins.
Any larger and I wouldn't buy one.
My wife doesn't understand me: one of the drawbacks of mail-order brides.
My previous one got lost in the post and the one before that was broken when it arrived, having suffocated on the bubble wrap.
"The release of iOS 6, which powers Apple's handheld stuff, will spark a significant increase to iCloud traffic: the fruity devices will synchronise photos, music and other files automatically with the online storage system."
Erm, that's already the case?
"I don't understand 'danger'"
That's what Siri says when I say "change it", usually after texting my girlfriend to suggest she should "Call hot Debby xxx" instead of whatever innocuous message I'd actually dictated. Sadly, I don't even know a hot Debby...
I pre-ordered mine this morning. Apple Store reported delivery date of 21 September. Order acknowledgement simply says "October"...
But would it actually fit on your pocket? How does it compare to a Jesusphone?
I bought a Samsung NC10 at the airport once when I realised my gf wouldn't be able to use my lappy whilst I was in meetings (durr) and it was one of the best purchases I made. Compact and lightweight with lots of battery life and fine for Facebook, e-mail and web stuff of an evening with the occasional leap into work documents. And without the drawbacks of an iPad (before anyone says "iPad").
...excellent if you have a decent connection. I'm in the sticks - er, Rotherhithe, SE16, actually - with a massive 400kbps connection. Downloading Office components every time I want to work on a document doesn't exactly make me moist...
http://www.richardhmorris.com/2011/12/22/siri-arse-lee/ for my take on the actual benefit of Siri
2Mbps? I should be so lucky!
I'm in London - Rotherhithe overlooking Canary Wharf - and can only get 400kbps. No cable option, no fibre optic option. Rubbish!
Pay Per View?
So we'll soon be seeing lots of streaming content of beefy blokes "laying pipe"?
"BT Infinity is not currently due to be rolled out in your area."
My area is London, opposite Canary Wharf!
One Cloud on the Horizon
I live in central London but have at beast a measly 500kbps "broadband" connection. In Epsom and in Norfolk - where I spend a lot of time - my 3 and previously Vodafone connections were laughable: about enough for a conversation and not really anything else.
So as others have commented, why would I want to rely on flaky 3G and/or a piss-poor cabled connection to play content I've built up over the years from various sources? And pay for the 'privilege' too?
That's why rumble strips were introduced in the US to coincide with the 55mph limits: motorists were falling asleep. My attention is much better exceeding the limit than it is in lower/reduced limit areas. Not stressed, just more alert and therefore safer.
When is it coming out on Xbox?
You're Doing It Wrong
Apparently. Yes, I still have a recurring weekday alarm that's going off one hour later than it should. I want my iPhone to adjust automatically so the "workaround" is pants. As is setting one every day before I go to bed. As is having to set the alarm to the wrong time for recurring ones and the right time for individual alarms. I would have thought Apple could afford to pay for decent coders...
The reason I went for their (micro)SIM-only deal for the iPhoney 4 was that it's a 12 month contract rather than 18 or 24 month offering they're doing. It meant buying direct from Apple so I got my Doris one too so we could See The Light with Facetime - hers is on their 1 month rolling contract - it's also here that the 3 to 3 bundle comes into its own.
Paris, because of what we'll use Facetime for
Do Android phones actually work with Bluetooth hands-free car kits yet?
Take it back. No, *you* take it back
I mustard mitt to having been distinctly underwhelmed by the concept of the iPad, being a Tablet PC and netbook user by day and an iMac user by night.
At a photoshoot over the weekend, the tog showed me his (fnarr) and was waxing lyrical about being able to whip it out (fnarr) and fire up a portfolio instantly before handing it to the punter to let them view it in an animated book sort of way.
I may be wrong after all.
With long battery life and apps that can create a daily newspaper from your RSS feeds before you set out, checking your e-mail on the way, etc. and being able to do shite with images when you're out and about, there may well be a lot going for these things...
Free Security Patches
"Whilte it is true that if you're license is expired, you can't download the latest version (has always been this way, mind you) you can still download are security patches - which are always available whether your license is expired or not."
Um. No, you can't. My owned licence has apparently expired or is inactive, according to the vBulletin support site and the latest I can download is v3.8.2.
Mind you, at least that's more up to date than the versions that Internet Brands run on their automotive forums, so stuck at v.3.7.1 and others at 3.7.5. Maybe their licences have also expired? Either that or they're not keen on their own product...
Yup. No e-mail or SMS on my OrangeBerry all day.
Blunderside Plod at their best
They are a truly useless bunch - they recently telephone someone who said they were abroad and took that as gospel. If they'd actually gone to his house they'd have seen him inside (plus isn't the mobile ringtone slightly different if you're abroad?).
Still, we shouldn't keep carping about their incompetence...