16 posts • joined Thursday 2nd July 2009 13:19 GMT
Samsung have shot themselves in the foot with SIM region locking, eFuses and warranty policy
All the talk about the the stylus on the Note 3 neglects to mention that on the Xperia Ultra you can write on the screen with ANY pencil.
However, the thing that most puts me off the Note 3 (and I have had a Dell Streak 5, Galaxy Note and currently Note 2) is not just the SIM region locking, but also the eFuse that's built in to detect whether the phone has ever been rooted - and Samsung's decision to void the warranty on any phone that has been rooted. Compare that with Sony's support for the developer community.
Hence I've just bought an Xperia Ultra. Still getting to grips with the size (probably need an SBH52 headset), and wondering how the HTC One Max (despite only having a Snapdragon 600 processor) will compare, but Samsung have just lost one customer.
Samsung were NOT the first to launch a VLP
"Two years after Samsung opened the Very Large Phone (VLP™) Pandora’s Box with the original Galaxy Note..."
How short some people's memories are. It was Dell, with the Streak 5, who were first into the market. Here's the review:
Let's not forget that DELL were the first into this market
"Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - The successor to the device that started all this large-screen silliness,"
Come on, Reg, let's not try to re-invent history. The Dell Streak 5 (I still have mine, along with a Note and a Note 2) was the brave foray into this market.
Yes, they didn't fully support it, and lost faith in the product somewhere along the way, but let's give credit where credit's due.
Where's the weather?
For £8.95, and being bored with all the snow, I thought what the heck and went for it.
First impression is that some aspects of the UI aren't too bad - I can live with the ribbon bar in "show tabs" mode.
What I hate is that they have removed most of the themes that were in Outlook 2010, so you have a choice of White, Very White or Extremely White! They've also removed most of the visual cues that delineate the different elements on the screen.
Also: most of the reviews say that you can have the weather on your Calendar - but I don't have this listed under Options for Calendar. Is it just me, or is it something that was removed for RTM (or UK users)?
All that happened to Clarkson was that a Direct Debit was set up in his name. He could have had it reversed (under the Direct Debit Guarantee), but as it was to a charity, he decided not to.
There is no risk in making your account number and sort code publicly available.
There is no risk in revealing account number and sort code
"I asked my best mate, who I have known for 40 years to tell me his account number and sort code so I could pay some money into his bank account for some crap I sold for him on feepay. He is proberbly one of the most least technical persons I know, but knew enough not to email it, sms it or private message me it on facebook"
How wrong he was, then, because there is absolutely no risk involved in send his account number and sort code over any of those routes! The same information is available - along with his signature - on every cheque he has ever written. The only thing that somebody can do with this information is to pay money in to the account.
You are getting Account information (which does not need to be secured) mixed up with Logon information (which most certainly does need to be)!
@Danny Jr. - I use KeePassDroid on my Android phone and sync it with my PC. Unfortunately KeePassDroid has currently only got read-only support for the 2.x database format, so I'm stuck with 1.x for now.
Also - despite the July 1st date for the update, V1.22 doesn't know about updates yet, and V1.23 is still listed as pre-release when you install it.
What about PAYG?
"Mobile web browsing is different from fixed browsing for one important reason - the network can absolutely, and securely, identify the customer from the SIM card,"
What about PAYG SIMs, purchased with cash?
Bugger! Bugger! Bugger!
As a heavy PDA user and a light phone user, the 5" Streak was perfect for my needs, and now there is nothing in the market to replace it :-(
Like others here, I'm off to look for a spare in case anything happens to my current one.
Best mobile device I have ever had (and I started with the Psion 3, 3a, 3c, 5, then various HTC WinMo phones, Toshiba TG01, etc)
It would be a cold day in hell before i would give Google unfettered access to my diary - they know far too much about me already.
(I'm happily using VCOrganizer Pro on my Android phone - complete with its own excellent calendar application and widgets - to synchronise my data with Outlook on my PC.)
> at 150mph everything is happening really, really fast. Fast enough that it's
> scary (on a motorbike, anyway).
It's pretty scary in a car too, even one that's well capable of it (Porsche 928S4).
I've had a lot of experience of driving at 100mph+, but it's astonishing how much faster everything happens at 150mph. I have extreme respect for those who have driven at 200mph (and lived to tell the tale).
Lost its way
I remember when Firefox was built on a really powerful premise - there would be a small core browser that would do the basics really really well, and a set of Extensions, from which I could choose the ones that were important to me.
Firefox seems to have increasingly lost its way, becoming full of bloat and pointless (to me, at least) alterations to its appearance.
Not sure where to go next - Google knows too much about me already, so not Chrome, and I just don't get on with Opera. Perhaps I should give IE9 a whirl???
Update requires a reboot - why?
Just installed the update on my 64-bit Windows 7 system. It's telling me that it requires a reboot.
Why on earth does an update to a document viewer require an operating system reboot??????
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