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Apple punts patches for holes in Pages and OS X, Windows iTunes

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Re: iTunes

"It would be nice if they make iTunes fast, but I guess that will never happen. Even my friend who like Apple iTunes won't use it on Windows, even though he uses Windows quite a bit."

A friend of mine lamented the fact it took over 3 hours to update the music on his iDevice. Funny how Sharepod software did it in 20 minutes. Apple software... it's just not my cup of tea.

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Ban-dodging Mac Pro to hit Blighty's shops as Apple bows to fan fears

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Re: So...

Lol. That was hilarious thank you. :)

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So...

If you take the Apple badge off... would anyone buy it for the RRP?

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Army spaffed MILLIONS up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report

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Re: @Capita

We all saw this coming when Capita got the contract. They do accounting software for local government and they are not very good at that, hence the private sector has better solutions. Maybe public procurement processes should look at a companies past record of delivering on projects rather than how much they are asking for? What a joke.

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Samsung: Ta-da! We made $7.8bn. What do you mean you expected another BILLION?

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Analyst another word for 'professional guesser'? Wonder why they were wrong? :/

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Samsung pulls Galaxy S3 update as users moan: It's PANTS

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Also stop the Samsung crapware and put them on play market. I'd still get Samsung Link to throw media at the big screen.

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Arm-wave bye BYE! Apple grabs Kinect flail-sensor maker for $345m

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Re: Apple v Microsoft round 1001

""I can just see now, Apple suing Microsoft over patents they hold on this or for more licensing revenue."

Firstly Microsoft and Apple have a cross licensing agreement.

Secondly Microsoft have far more patents in this space than Prime Sense or Apple - having already purchased the market leaders in this space - 3DV Systems and Canesta, and having been developing this sort of tech themselves for years...."

You say that but Apple invented flapping your arms about... oh and oxygen...

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#ALERT! There'll be EMERGENCIES on TWITTER for UK, Ireland

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Great all three real people on twitter can enjoy that.

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We go joyriding in the Google Maps-killer's ROBO-CAR

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"Most of the traffic data comes from a publicly available feed from traffic master."

Sorry I don't believe that is true in this case. Android handset report their position while turned on and this is collated into traffic flow data. Good luck competing with the sheer volume of data! nom nom data at the chocolate factory.

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I'd be uber impressed if they can catch up with Google. They'll get nowhere close... the sheer number of android handsets in circulation that feedback traffic flow data is a tough hurdle to overcome. Just so useful...

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HAUNTED HOWITZERS, it’s Call of Duty Ghosts

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Reliability?

How is COD:Ghosts bugwise? I've got BF4 with premium and it's crashing every 5-15 minutes for me with bugs that should have been resolved pre-release(directx receiving malformed instructions from game engine). I'll not buy another EA game now as £85 for a single game and it does not reach my expectation of a game that is release candidate material. Anyone got both games to compare?

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Apple iOS 7 security bug allows fiendish wags to easily empty your wallet

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Re: Writing style?

Lol, says the guy who proved mine and had none. You do know you're on "Anonymous Coward" right? The option for witless wonders who know what they're typing is merely detritus on the inter webs. If you bother with any more meaningless replies, enjoy the tumble weed my old bean.

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Re: Writing style?

""You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the death of Little Nell "

Oscar Wilde quote which says something profound about the nature of humour and also provides a good measure for how to determine the humourless."

Also shows how much of pretentious tw@t you are but there you go. One for you:

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates

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Re: Writing style?

""Type in "food coupon app" on Google and see which platform gets the top four links. I guess that's a readily available form of payment for Android fanboi's."

Laughed so much I spat my rice out at my wife!"

Laughing at poor people... Classy.

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PlayStation 4 a doddle to fix: Handy if it OVERHEATS, for instance

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Re: At the risk of resurrecting an old joke ...

Already have... It's a bit too big isn't it?

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Android mobes outsell iPhones, but Apple gets MORE PROFIT THAN ALL

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Re: Junk business

"If it's just hype, why are the iOS web share figures so high?"

I've come with a semi plausible answer for this:

Because if you choose to buy wisely you can also afford to buy a PC in addition, which you can use to browse at you convenience. At home use PC, on the move phone. Shame I drive to work else else I'd have more opportunity to use my android. Then I'm busy working at work and use company PC. The low paid employees at Starbucks have iPhones and keep playing with them when they are not busy. As I sat there I saw an unemployed single mum on benefits that had a nice new iPhone 5S and new trainers(she was moaning about not being able to afford food as they were cutting her job seekers and her ex wasn't paying child support). It's terrible that people just cannot help themselves these days.

Oh I'm waffling... iPhones keep to a single identity (eg: see marketing figures, they do not distinguish between which version of iPhone). The rest of the market is fragmented into a competitive array of devices which would dilute shares. If you ask me, Apple are great at marketing and making money.

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Ahh...

Idiot tax is quite a premium these days.

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APPLE EATS ITSELF: iPad Mini set to wolf Air's market share

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Re: There's cheap and then there's cheap

@Andy Prough

"I'm convinced that half the fanboi comments are just guys that are getting paid $7 per hour by Apple to comment on tech websites using canned company lines."

I'd never thought of that but it makes a lot of sense. After all you can buy followers on twitter by the thousands.

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Re: There's cheap and then there's cheap

"i.e. instant swap out and none of this return to manufacturer and it's away for 3+ weeks."

So the three month old vacuum cleaner I bought on the high street that I returned as faulty didn't get a swap for a new one in store? The OCZ SSD that failed after 2 and a half years didn't get replaced with a newer model within one working day (allowing 3 days for transport). However the iPod mini with unrecoverable unhappy face that in store I could not avoid the sales pitch for some support deal, binned.

You sir make me think anyone who buys Apple is a retard that is so taken in by marketing that you cannot see the wood for the trees. It's like that film 'The Trueman Show' where his wife spouts off advertising when I read some 'fanboi' comments on here.

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A startup could've made a better Obamacare site, says CloudFlare boss

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Anything driven by politics and a budget tends to get screwed over by the former and if its just driven by money of course it will be smoother. Saying that if there was no money in it then there would be no private entity. Governments are kinda stuck handling the unprofitable market segments making up for the failings of the market. So if the market worked then there would be a very small government, which would be nice.

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High-end Samsung slabs, cheapie Androids take healthy BITE out of Apple's market share

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You guys seem upset. God knows why?

So what are old iPhone/iPads if not landfill like all electronics? Especially when Apple's sales only seem to spike(majority of sales?) when the new shiny models are out... Apple... freaking awesome marketing company!

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Google and Samsung bare teeth in battle for LANDFILL ANDROID™

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Re: Phone Dialler

Well the geographic nature of search results returned for 'places' nearby seems to work(i.e. searching for bike shop, gets bike shops nearby). I'm not sure how searching for "Bombay TakeAway" will return "Po Lee's Chinese" in the results. Maybe you are mentally retarded? In that case, I suggest you should buy an Apple mobile phone.

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HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

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Where are the gun nuts?

Surely if the clerk had a bigger gun than the perp. then he would not have been shot! Oh wait.. no that is boll0cks!

Quite happy to have my trusty HTC flak jacket on my desk. Not sure the S3 could take a bullet though.

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Post-PC era? Post-MAC era! OS X Mavericks 'upgrade' ruins iWorks

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lol. QQ Regtard. People like you crying make comments amusing.

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Re: Wait, people use iWork?

The open document format was almost followed by microsoft... at least you can rename .docx to .zip and it will open as you mention.

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How to find OS X Mavericks' 43 hidden photogenic beauties

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I give Apple credit...

Keep the OS pretty much the same with the gaudy grey interface. Windows 8 ... ughhh. Where is my Win7 ISO?

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BBC to spaff £18 MILLION of licence fee cash... on BIG DATA

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sooooo.....

When can we 'opt in' to BBC programming? Just encrypt that s#it please!

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Apple slams brakes on orders of (not so cheap) plasticky iPhone 5C

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"If people want to pay too much money for a shitty plastic phone they buy a Samdung phone."

Fail troll is fail. Was that a typo of "Samsung" or some form of wit?

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Apple bags top Windows feature: Blue Screen Of Death arrives on iPhone 5S

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Never crashed...

What does Android phone do when it crashes? I wouldn't know as mine has never crashed.

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Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6

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IE6 needed to die. so does IE 7,8 & 9. 10 may live.. for now.

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MacBook Airs in Black Screen of DEATH terror: Apple responds

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Not a big story. Coincidentally my Samsung ultrabook had no problems and was significantly cheaper. *Hugs inanimate object

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Post-PC world? POST-MAC WORLD more like

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Re: New Mac Pro

lol.

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Re: Ted Treen

He's a macTard with superiority complex. Anyone that disagrees with him is wrong. lol. What a gimp.

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Do these figures account for growing numbers self building and smaller computer vendors? OK not millions but makes PCs less in decline. Mac on the other hand are on decline as OSX sucks balls and ppl are realising that they need a computer to do more than buy rip off music and organise photos of kittens. (OK I had nothing to add about macs, rarely anyone I know owns one, in fact the only guy I know that owns one is a tw@t)

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite: 13.3-inch slimline notebook with a secret

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Re: Windows 8?

NP900X4C find one of those with windows 7 and you're golden. Much better than Macbook Air IMO. You'll read reviews that its screen in not premium(lower res. than others) but I like to be able to read text on screen when the laptop is on my lap so I bought it and never looked back. Higer res on a 15 inch screen is pointless, *looks at Apple.

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Apple iMac 27-inch 2013: An extra hundred quid for what exactly?

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Clearly not for doing any work...

If I got one of these (for free, as I would not buy one) I'd install windows and replace the unergonomic keyboard and mouse. Surely you'd go insane with that keyboard if you did a weeks work on it?

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DEAD STEVE JOBS kills Apple bounce patent from BEYOND THE GRAVE

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ludicrous claims

Just watched vid up to where Steve Jobs claims Apple invented the mouse. Bulls#it alarm sounded and I lost interest. Anyone got a link to where Apple claim to have invented oxygen?

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Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

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To a normal person all the w00ting from the smurfs would put me off buying a phone. Actually I lie I wouldn't buy one! Wonder if that dude is selling his nexus...

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Apple tries to trademark the term 'startup'

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Hmm

Don't they hold the patent for using oxygen in a process to release energy? I'm pretty sure the filing includes the by product of CO2 being expelled. There must be someone in the Apple legal team getting off by how much ludicrous crap he get patented. He's the dog's bollocks at what he does!

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Total cost of that axed NHS IT FIASCO to taxpayers: £10.1bn

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Re: It's stuff like this...

It's criminal letting public sector manage public money. Politics before common sense... cheap and effective if done privately. There is a major fail with the contract bidding that falls on the shoulders of the public sector managers who can't get a job in the private sector. :/

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Re: Want it done well?

Ah the irony is killing me?!?!? Ed 13 I hope that was a joke lol. What the guy above said!

Jesus you do get proper tards online (*looks at Ed 13). The west cost service is brilliant with Virgin and I regularly enjoy £14-18 one way trips from Kent to Birmingham (3 day advance bookings off peak). The value is there and the service is very good.

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Want it done well?

Ask Richard Branson... How much? When can you do it?

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Android approaches 80% smartphone share as Apple's iPhone grows old

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Physical keyboards.... *sigh. How will they discover Swype(trace input) like deliciousness with them? I'm a total convert to sywpe and hence will continue to fondle my android finger love slab. Give it a try you might like it!

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Penguins, I give you: The SOLAR-POWERED Ubuntu laptop

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I have one question... Can I install windows on it?

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Smashing your phone? There's an app stupid game for that

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Awesome can someone link this on the App Store? My mates landfill phone deserves this! He needs a nudge to move away from Apple like everyone else!

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Queensland bans IBM from future work

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CAPITA.... you should get this treatment in UK.

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They don't recognise us as HUMAN: Disability groups want CAPTCHAs killed

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FAIL

Omg just tried the wheelchair option... I take it back! Well it's easier for me to use the graphics on areyouhuman. Basically the solution is to hunt down and torture spammers and the world will be a better place!

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http://areyouahuman.com/ = better than capcha!

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Apple will swap fanbois' killer phoney phone chargers for legit adapters

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Re: How true

Doesn't make sense... cheap knock offs are usually worse!

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