Re: From a customer's PoV
On the other hand, if you go to the local branch of your bank, they do need to know who you are.
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On the other hand, if you go to the local branch of your bank, they do need to know who you are.
They do have a lot of cash stuffed under several shed loads of mattresses. $25.16bn of the stuff as of 27 Sept 2014 when they filed their most recent set of accounts - https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=AAPL
There are franchise and IP costs, charged to the Irish company, to move the profits even further offshore, so they don't pay anything like 12.5% tax on their profits. The Irish authorities are generally happy to allow 95% of the profits to be shifted in this manner.
And of course for things like Skype and Facetime, the limiting factor is the upload speed on both ends of the line, not the download speed.
I think you will find that more people can get a BT (or Kingston) connection of some description than can get access to mains water and sewerage.
You are right, we read loads of reports that terrorists have been arrested, but apart from the 7/7, 21/7 and Glasgow Airport bombings, which were actual real terrorist incidents, has anyone actually been convicted. It usually goes very quiet after the initial arrest. One exception was the Castle Quay Shopping Centre plot, which was laughed out of court. That was widely reported.
It could buy 137061 Enviro 400s (non hybrid version), which if stacked on top of each other would reach a height of 589km which is 0.15% of the way to the moon.
The bus fleet in London is 8765 buses, most of them are Enviro 400s or similar. Some are more expensive Boris Buses, and some are cheaper single deckers.
Well the RIAA have got it in that respect now. Unfortunately the MPAA have not, and there is still DRM on videos, despite the fact that videos are more difficult to share than mp3s because they are so much bigger.
The first MOSS returns will be filed on 1st April next year. At the moment, all you can do is sign up for it, so it is a bit premature to declare it a success.
So if Apple Ireland advertises its latest Jesus Phone on Google Ireland, and British people see those ads and order the phone from Carphone Warehouse, who in turn get them shipped over from Ireland, how much tax does George Osbourne get from the advertising revenue.
I guess the .net libraries could be deployed via the Mac App store and the linux distro repositories. That would work the same way as Windows Update.
They have one photo where they know the answer, and another where they don't know the answer. You only have to get one of them right, but you don't know which one it is.
The other part of the deal is that calls to numbers all over Europe will cost the same as a call to another phone in the same country, ie included in the monthly bundled minutes for most people so no marginal cost.
For a charity, the number you need to look at is "free reserves", which isn't a number on the balance sheet, but may be in the Trustee's report, or you can work it out yourself.
Assets that the charity needs in order to carry out its activities, such as the servers the site is hosted on are not free reserves. The cash is, provided it isn't restricted funds, but you need to deduct the liabilities and commitments from that.
 Commitments are also not shown on the balance sheet, but should be in the notes to the accounts somewhere. Where you have a contract with someone to provide services, and the money isn't due yet, because the service has not yet been provided, that is a commitment.
Swiss bank accounts are no longer secret. They have information sharing agreements with the IRS and with the tax authorities of EU countries.
If Blackberry goes down, your phone becomes a dumbphone. If iCloud goes down, most features of the iPhone will still work. So yes, nobody is really using iCloud in the sense that most of the time, they don't need to.
And London, population 7375, is the smallest city in England.
Like London, Greater Manchester is much bigger than just the Manchester City Council area, it has a population of 2.7 million, making it the second largest city after Greater London with a population of 8.2 million.
He now works at this place - http://www.rodneywarren.co.uk/our-legal-team/andrew-crossley/
It is on the card that they put through the door without bothering to ring the bell.
The fact is that the Galaxy Note was launched at a higher price point than the iPhone, and they managed to sell in reasonable numbers. It is normally very difficult to break the Apple price ceiling. That is why it was necessary for Apple to move into the Phablet market.
Most of the terrorist incidents come from animal rights groups, not Islamists or Irish Republicans.
I live in a flat (en_US: apartment), therefore ground source heat pumps and rooftop solar panels are not an option for me.
If you search for hotels in New York, do you want details of hotels in New York, or do you want a list if websites that may or may not contain details of hotels in New York?
Bing is the default search engine on most computers, and people make a conscious decision to switch to Google.
The ability to eat a bacon sandwich is an important test of your suitability to be prime minister, which Ed Milliband apparently failed.
If you can't see round the corner, you shouldn't be driving at 50 mph. You should know what your stopping distance is, and be able to see that far ahead at all times. Besides, how many cars are capable of doing a hairpin bend at 50 mph without spinning off the road anyway?
My guess is that it will be Android as No 1, iOS in 2nd place, and Windows Phone as a niche player for delivery drivers, field maintenance staff and so on. Blackberry won't exist.
I guess it depends what your use case is. If you just want your staff to have email and office so that they can keep in touch with people on the move, then it doesn't really matter which platform you go for.
If you have field staff who run a line of business application on their phone to help them do their job, then that has traditionally been Windows Mobile, and probably Windows Phone is the best migration path.
$499 + 20% VAT is £381.60 at current exchange rates. Both are on sale in the UK at £399.
With 23% VAT, it is €489.56, and it costs €509 in Ireland.
The Galaxy S and the iPad Air 2 both cost £399 in the UK.
I'm guessing NFC cards. While I have had bonking facilities for the past 2 years on my Galaxy Note, there isn't much available, at least in the UK, to actually make use of it. I can tap my Oyster card against it, and it will show me the balance on it, in the same way that it does if I load the app. It's a nice gimmick, but not actually that useful.
Even if I could bonk my phone on a ticket barrier, I probably wouldn't, because bonking a plastic card is much easier.
The third world included Greece when the term was first used. Things have improved in Greece since then, so it is no longer considered a third world country. It is also possible that other countries could be demoted to the third division.
They withdrew the ability to claim online due to them getting lots of fraudulent applications. You just end needed someone else's details and your own bank details, and you got lots of free money.
I think the payments did stop, hence the threatened bailiff action to recover the money from the unpaid bills.
Some of my UK bank accounts have two factor authentication.
RBS/Natwest, Barclays and Nationwide have a card reader, so I have to put my card in it, enter a PIN and get a code which I enter into the website.
HSBC has a code generator which gives me a number to enter into the website.
Halifax and Santander send a code by SMS to my phone which I have to enter into the website.
It is Europe's problem. If I host my data with an Irish company, Microsoft Operations Ireland Ltd, I expect Irish law to apply to it. I don't expect American law to apply just because the company happens to have an American shareholder.
It works, but it takes longer to charge.
I usually replace the battery after 1 year, and the phone the following year.
You take out the Apple SIM and put the Vodafone SIM in its place. You also need to cancel the EE account, I don't know how you do that.
"A recording of their system telling you that they record calls followed by them hanging up when you say you're recording, will make for a pretty good indicator of bad faith if it goes near an ombudsman or judge."
I totally agree. Been there and done that with Vodafone.
In the UK, you only need the permission of one of the parties to the call, so you can give yourself permission to record your own calls and not tell anyone else. You can't record calls made by other people in your household or business without telling one of the parties to the call, so that is why they have those recorded messages.
Yes, that is exactly what the patent covers, provided this process is automated. However the HP Scanjet 4si could do this and was around before this patent was filed.
More than half of Scotland's population lives within a few miles of the M8, so put your masts there, and that is 4% of the UK population covered.
The problem is that people in train carriages, cars and at work also don't count as population.
If Bitcoin becomes as heavily regulated as other currency exchanges and money tranfer services, then will the transaction costs not end up being the same? Compliance with FCA and similar regulations costs money, and the transaction costs pay for it.
"How does the phone even get to the Exchange Server?"
I put my email address and password in the phone, and thanks the magic of Exchange Autodiscover, it sets everything up for me.
As for your personal email account, upgrade your email service to something that offers IMAP or Activesync.
No, and it probably helps that it doesn't look like a window, and is therefore more unique.
I have that feature on Kitkat, (Galaxy Note 2), so it may be a Samsung addon. It works, and a welcome new feature when I downloaded the update.
Yes, my iPad has exactly the same functionality as my iPod Touch, except that it has a bigger screen. So why am I typing this response on my iPad? It is because it has a bigger screen. I am at home so portability isn't such an issue, and the bigger screen is easier on my eyes.
It is already the highest in the EU, at 27%.