44 posts • joined 14 Jul 2009
Re: Building music recognition into a mobile OS
Sony have been at it a while too
Re: dark colours anyone?
Pretty sure no matter what it's own colour by the absence of a light being shone on a wall, you will perceive it as black.
The issue is whether you can keep light 'leaking' out from those areas you do want to project onto, to those areas you don't
Re: Ironic - taking Libertys not providing them -
Re the traffic mananagement - I can't see that it will. The current management is being reduced to no more than 16% off the downstream speed.
So if 152Mb follows that you'll always get at least 127.68Mb even when managed.
The traffic management is being changed to be at most a 16% reduction for the downstream speeds (for those on 30Mbit and above). So 120Mbit will be reduced at most by management to 100.8Mbit
There isn't going to be another price rise for broadband only customers, that price rise was the one in October
Re: Third Price Rise in 12 Months
Standalone broadband customers won't be getting another price rise in February - as the price change for that was in October
So, it has a touch screen.
1) What happens if it gets wet - unless these are for inside only or we going back to those slide covers.
2) What happens if I've got gloves on
3) What happens if I have reduced vision or am blind - there is no tactile feedback for where the buttons are
I'm all for touchscreens, where appropriate, but buttons work for a reason.
Understanding what is Android and what is not
"One reason is weak integration with social networks: the photo app doesn't offer a share to Twitter or share to Facebook option until those apps are installed."
As far as I'm concerned that's the app done right, and isn't a Samsung failing. The 'Share' function is part of Android, and relies on apps telling it you can share via them - meaning you can't share via an app that isn't installed.
Much better than baking in sharing options that may/will stop working when the social network either changes it's API or disappears.
If you are going to review a phone, at least understand why it does things, and who is responsible.
P.S If i'm talking rubbish, happy to be corrected
The last hurrah / money grab
Logitech probably aren't going to making any more, as they are current looking to sell the remote business off http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/23/logitech-q3-earnings-selling-harmony-remotes/
Re: HP website claims it has gigabit ethernet....
UK spec does mention the SD Card
Although that then doesn't mention Gigabit (which the chipset supports). How HP can't get a full spec list together for all their sites is beyond me
Re: Ethernet (not gigabit, unfortunately)
According to the specs here http://h20386.www2.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/product.aspx?sel=PCNB&id=C1S38EA&opt=ABU
it has a 500GB Hard Drive AND a 32GB SSD
It wouldn't change anything
Customer data would still fall under UK Data Protection Law. The Patriot act wouldn't apply as the company that runs cable in the UK would be a UK Limited company, even if it was owned by a US one.
Id' expect the same as is true for any other US company such as Amazon, Netflix and others that operate in the UK
Yeah that's great for text, but unless app development has improved, it's likely that quite a few Windows based apps break will you do this.
I've seen programs where dialogue boxes and pop ups are impossible to do anything with it as the buttons have been pushed out of the fixed size window due to increased text percentage on Vista / 7.
Apple have the right idea when it comes to the high res screens, why can't Windows do the same?
Re: Same functionality as Droid and Apple?
Don't think it's got anything to do with the video format
Google have got a syndication policy which allows some channels to restrict where the videos are available http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=2453875
Re: My email server
The email you get will be very small as the 'attachment' is in Drive, not in the email
Re: How many accounts?
You can give access to 5 additional users, and set an appropriate viewing age restriction for each one, but they would have to access it via one of the 2 registered devices
iOS isn't just phones
That survey said it overtook on Smartphones, but doesn't mention iPads and iPods, which can also run the TV Anywhere app
According to this page, iOS is still bigger than Android when looked at across all devices http://www.complush.com/android-vs-ios-in-market-competitive/
The really odd thing is that in the UK, Cisco makes the hardware for the Virgin Media:TiVo boxes (although Samsung have recently been brought in as another supplier).
You would have thought if Cisco had that much of an issue with TiVo, they wouldn't haven't done so.
Not a monopoly
"After that, full internet access will be available to customers of Virgin Media and selected networks, as well as on a Pay As You Go basis."
Because the mobile networks didn't want to do it http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/01/tube_ditches_mobile_plan/
I assume this is on the Orange side of the network, as I was under the impression that T-Mobile has already done it? I get the H+ symbol on SGS II when I'm on the T-Mobile network
Or am I getting confused with something else?
Samsung also making some of their TVs upgradeable by allowing a customer to swap out the 'brains' of the TV for a newer version
Saves having to ditch the whole TV.
Flash based apps still going
It's only the browser flash plugin that's being stopped. Adobe are continuing with AIR so standalone Flash based apps - like the iPlayer app - will still exist
Not only NFC
As far as I can tell the Paypal app also hooks into Bump (if installed) for those phones without NFC
This is hardly news
The Ocado app has been able to do this for ages now.
And has an Android version as well - which also has a voice search built into it
re: MS Malware Development Kit - IE9
As far as I can see all it does is;
1) A better taskbar icon
2) Some button colour changes to pick up the favicon colour
3) Some Jumplist options specified in HTML
There is nothing to say the the site itself operates outside of the browser or it's security model.
I'm assuming that other H.264 videos play without turning on the fan because they are already Hardware Accelerated?
The update allows Flash to do the same, so makes it perform the same
Samsung Galaxy vs HTC Wildfire
Yes the Samsung is available free on contract, but not the same contract.
For instance on T-Mobile you can get the Wildfire free on a £20 a month deal. To get the Galaxy S you have pay £35 a month.
Over 24 months thats a significant difference in price (£360), which some people won't want or need to pay if the Wildfire suits their needs
that's have a go at them for using a stock photo AND have a go at them for taking one themselves
Expiry on Cards
"Their cards will become invalid one month after the Identity Documents Bill gains Royal Assent, to allow owners to fulfil travel plans. Shortly after the National Identity Register will be destroyed."
I was in Newcastle the other day and they have got barcode readers on the barriers there.
Also Virgin Trains online printed tickets already have 2D barcodes on
Runs on Home Premium
I wish that someone would notice that you don't need the high end versions of Windows 7 to run 'XP Mode'
XP Mode is two seperate bits. The first, which is the latest version of Virtual PC will install on all versions of Windows 7.
The only reason you need Professional, Enterprise or Ulimate is to get the licence for the Windows XP that is in 'XP Mode' OS image
So if you can provide the XP OS install yourself - then you can do 'XP mode' yourself.
I've done this on Home Premium and it works exactly the same - seamless intergration and everything
I've just found this on the bottom of another article
"However, there is nothing to suggest any of the websites are illegal.
Illegal pornographic websites include those where children are involved."
I mean just WTF are they on?!
Strange goings on
All I get when I try to access anything through the BeebPlayer is 'Not yet available'
No more mobile devices
Bang goes the unofficial iplayer app for Android then :(
Android doesn't include Java
Well when the phoned turned from Telesales the SIM was correctly provisioned (apart from missing the £10 top up)
Er I think they've had you there! The current PAYG offer is unlimited texts and internet (40Mb a day) as long as you top up by £10 a month.
I managed to order one through the phone sales, so I will be making sure they but me on that deal.
Can't get one :(
T-Mobile have stopped selling them through the stores (don't know about the website) due the fact the SIM cards in them don't work!
They are appparently 'special' ones so they can't be swapped. Bloke in-store I spoke to says they don't know when it will be fixed either
It already does Windows 7
The press release for PP3 is a bit confusing
Since Power Pack 2, Home Server identifies Windows 7 correctly (rather than as Vista) and will back it up without any issue at all.
What PP3 will do is tell Windows 7 that it is being backed up - so Action Center/Windows 7 Backup doesn't moan at you, as it does at the moment
Everyone pays the same!
@Crapping on Existing customers again.
You seem to have missed the bit where everyone on XXL gets the price reduction, including existing customers.
But the price doesn't change until the 1st September
Read the stuff they send you!
The price change was seperate to the speed increase
50Mbit downstream with no STM and *possibly* 10Mbit upstream for £28 a month isn't decent internet??!
Don't need IE for updates!
Since Vista you don't need IE to get any Windows updates - it is a completely seperate application
Nor does activation need IE
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