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Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg

20legend

That's fine as Zuckerberg isn't worth a flying f*ck to me......

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The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR

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'For me its just too much money for something to be obsolete in 3 years'

Isn't that a prime reason not to pay over the odds just to have an Apple product? It will always depreciate in value - thus the more you pay, the more you have to lose...

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PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion

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If it is any good it will be a user configurable colour.

As my S3 has a blue (by default, but user changeable) visual notification does that imply greatness???

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Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

20legend

Bring on the high-end Nokia droids!!!

I think there's still enough love for them that a few decent spec handsets & a competitively priced flagship model with Google apps on-board would easily rob sales from Sammy's S series (lets face it, while Samsung sell a lot of phones the brand name still carries zero kudos) Nokia could even get away with pushing vanilla Android bundled with Navteq based offline maps/satnav and they'd still sell well IMO.

WP exclusivity for the smartphone range was a real kick in the chunks for a lot of long term loyal Nokia customers looking to move forward from Symbian.

</wishful_thinking>

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Anti-theft mobe KILL SWITCH edges closer to reality in California

20legend

Why a kill switch as opposed to imei blocking on all carriers? Sounds like a govt inspired backdoor for future exploit.

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Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

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Re: What's this Chinternet thing?

...and the internet in China is so free from censorship and monitoring isn't it? not to mention the credibility of all the tech rumours that emanate from it...

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Google kills fake anti-virus app that hit No. 1 on Play charts

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Re: Is this the same Android AV scanner...

No, RootCloak doesn't work with Sky Go, and from the module's notes in Xposed it looks fairly unlikely to work with it any time soon....

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NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android

20legend

yep, it sure is.....

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Reg slips claws across Nokia's sexy sixties handsets, fondles flagship too

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Re: App gap

Can't be arsed checking if there's a WP phone version of these - but you can if you like....

AdAway

BubbleUPNP

Photosphere

CoPilot

Fing

Firefox

Chrome

Adobe Flash

Greenify

Group play

IP Webcam

Lucky Patcher

Motion Shot

Popup Browser

WiFi Tv Remote

Sky+

SMS backup and restore

Terminal Emulator

Google Translate

TubeMate

SytemApp Remover

Semper VidLink

Shush!

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Apple: You're a copycat! Samsung: This is really about Google, isn't it?

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Re: Apple Disappointing

'Jesus they can't even make enough of them to sell'

1) highlight a point where the iPhone has ever been in short supply other than upon release of a new model (which is a scenario far from exclusive to the iphone)

2) cuts in orders for the iPhone 5c to manufacturers by Apple would suggest a surplus.....

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Nokia gobble: Microsoft can't get free of red-tape bondage 'til April

20legend

'introducing the next billion customers to Microsoft services via Nokia mobile phone' - LOL, good luck with that.....the only thing worth having from Nokia mobile phones is a patched version of maps to sideload...

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Win XP holdouts storm eBay and licence brokers, hiss: Give us all your Windows 7

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Re: Classic Shell - I've been beating the drum for a year now

How the fuck was the OP Trolling?

They made a valid point about Classic Shell - and whilst I agree it should have been MS who made good on the issue, they didn't - so it's a good job someone did (for free)

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BT demands end to Ofcom wholesale broadband subsidies for BSkyB, TalkTalk

20legend

Re: When BT can...

Well said...BT can't even compete with their own Plusnet subsidiary on price.

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

20legend

Nova Launcher and a few sideloaded Google apps will soon take care of the inadequacies of Nokia's implementation of Android.

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Fandroids get their very own PERVY SMUT browser

20legend

but does it support Adobe Flash?

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What can Microsoft learn from 'discontinued operations' at Nokia?

20legend

On a Galaxy S3 (and probably other Galaxy models, but as i don't own them I can't say for sure) you can change the font and font size for the phone using the font options under settings-display, and you can increase the font size in the messaging app using the volume keys to increase/decrease (also you can change the colours/background in use on the messaging app if it helps with legibility)

Different keyboards (free and paid) are ten-a-penny on the Play store so not hard to find one that suits (or sideload the AOSP one as it's a decent all rounder) and battery life is in part determined by the physical size of the handset as it limits the size of the battery that can be fitted.

However a small screened 'droid (I guess mid to lower end) and a Nokia 1020 aren't exactly a fair comparison in the first place - so no wonder the newer, larger screened, higher resolution handset looks better.

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We see ya, Ouya, you tasty Android games console gear

20legend

I'll give you a tenner for it .....

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Intel bungs PC on an SD: Tiny computer for Internet of Things and wearables

20legend

Re: It's x86

The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP are:

Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)

At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)

At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk

yep, not exactly demanding....

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Got a one-of-a-kind N9? Get ready to adopt Meego's baby Sailfish

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Re: Great news.

errrrrrr.......

http://www.gsmarena.com/sailfish_os_will_be_available_for_android_users_to_install-news-7295.php

Want to try that sweet-sounding Sailfish OS, but don’t want to fork out the €399 for the first Jolla handset? Fret not as the company will allow you to sideload its OS to any Android device that you might already have.

The option isn’t yet available, but it’s currently being worked on as has been confirmed by the company’s CEO Tomi Pienimäki. In an interview with a Finnish website Mr. Pienimäki stated the following:

”That is the plan. We are on device business and OS business. It is fairly easy to install the OS on Android devices"

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Wintel must welcome Androitel and Chromtel into cosy menage – Intel

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re: inteloid

You can get cream to soothe that condition, try Boots.

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New inkjet printer spits out cheap OLED monitors better than your inkjet prints letters

20legend

New Heads

wont stop it performing the purge cycles, they will however make the print as crisp as it can be. Maybe check for a firmware update.

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Macy's: Now with Apple's Minority Report ads system that TRACKS your iPHONE

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Re: fanbois can opt out by turning off their phone's location services.

The difference being that it doesn't matter one bit what Sammy do as there will always be the option to root and disable/uninstall that particular app, or better still just fuck-off the stock Touchwiz ROM and go for one that gives users a proper choice (and probably better performance) .....try doing that on yer iPhone.

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

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Re: Interesting

'I have an iPhone 2 - his is unused and worth nothing - mine is still in use and worth about half what I paid for it'

Are you honestly trying to justify the extra money you spent on an iPhone as some sort of investment?

When it's out of date and obsolete it will be worth just the same as any other mobile device in the same state - sweet F.A . The only difference being that you will have lost more money over it's lifespan.

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Nokia emerges smothered in red ink, manages to flog cheapo Windows Phones

20legend

Re: For all those that slam Apple

The only soul-selling going on is by Nokia, sold to the lowest (only!) bidder and facilitated by an MS minion.

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Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab

20legend

in the words of Mrs Brown.....

that's nice......

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All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM

20legend

Seriously, switching ROMs and getting fully back up and running takes like about an hour, including downloading your choice of ROM and kernel. With a few tools like Clockworkmod & Titanium to backup your existing install, and a few free apps to backup call logs, SMS/MMS and apk's it is almost a trivial job to switch ROMs at leisure.

Granted, broken functions are a pain but hey, that's why there are change logs, known bug lists and the xda forum.

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20legend

Re: What's the point?

I suggest you check out the xda forum subsection for your device, but a few of the benefits are:

Zip aligned

Deodexed

Init d support

Exposed framework

Choice of kernel

Performance options (choice of governor/scheduler, over clock, under volt, memory usage, amount of memory available for apps to use - my galaxy w now has 390mb available up from the stock 350mb )

More frequent updates then your manufacturer offers

Newer versions of Android than your phone will officially get

A myriad of customisation options not offered by any stock ROM

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20legend

Re: Meh

Cm10 EOL works perfectly on my Galaxy W (and 10.1 is nigh on flawless too) - maybe the Alpha or Beta status of the version you tried should have given a clue as to its completeness.

To rid your device of manufacturer crapware you only need root and an app called SystemApp Remover, which as you will have guessed let's you remove system apps which are otherwise uninstallable (you could even just use a root file browser and rename/remove the offending apk's from root/system/apps)

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Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED

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Re: Perspective please

beats having your digit chopped off by a mugger though.......

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Shopping list for Tesco: Eggs, milk, bread, tablets (the £60 7in Android kind)

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Re: A bit late to the party arent they?

rooted, bootloader unlocked and custom ROM (Cyanogenmod, LiquidSmooth etc, etc) installed means it doesn't really matter how late they are, for the spec and the price it seems reasonable enough for a cheapie tablet.

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New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'

20legend

Eh?

'Unlocked versions without a contract will be more expensive – $549 for 16GB and $649 for 32GB. Those aren't really bad prices for a modern smartphone'

What? They're fucking terrible prices - a Galaxy S4, HTC One, Xperia Z & Lumia 925 can all be had for less money as sim-free and unlocked. - and are far more desirable than a shitty poor mans iPhone.

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Google Nexus 7 2013: Fondledroids, THE 7-inch slab has arrived

20legend

Re: On-The-Go?

So what you mean is it's not enabled out of the box, which is very different to not being supported at all.

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re OTG

'the Micro USB port still doesn’t support On-The-Go USB hosting' - my Nexus 7 v1 supports it quite happily, all I had to do was root it and install Stickmount to enable the host function.

Root can be had through a one-click piece of software available for free on XDA forum, and Stickmount is available for free on the Play store.

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Peugeot 208 GTi: The original hot hatch makes a comeback

20legend

'lack of postcode search in the satnav' is a pretty fucking fundamental failure of any satnav software ....

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Microsoft's Nokia plan: WHACK APPLE AND GOOGLE

20legend

Re: RIP Nokia

A very sad day, the love for Nokia and the hopes of a Nokia Droid gone up in smoke.

However, at least it should give a boost to Jolla - Sailfish time, bitches!

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Apple sucking triple the phone switchers as Samsung – report

20legend

just goes to show...

that a higher level of education and a well paid job don't stop these fools from being easily parted from their money......

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

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Re: What is news here?

'Nokia ...... has a loyal following of people who care more that the phone is a Nokia than what the OS happens to be'

That, my friend, is a statement of purest utter bollocks!

I know plenty of people who having been unquestioningly loyal Nokia customers for a decade or more stopped buying Nokia phones because of the change to WP - most of them would buy a Nokia again without a second thought if they could get a better OS, be it 'Droid or whatever - pinching customers back from Sammy would be like take candy off a baby.

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Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs

20legend
WTF?

Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'

@ribosome 'Personally I feel managements should get rid of copiers and replace them with printers and good quality scanners'

WTF dude?

It's not necessarily cheaper, there IS just as much to go wrong, it takes up twice the space and requires a computer in the middle just to do a photocopy

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So, who here LURVES Windows Phone? Put your hands up, Brits

20legend

Re: Yet to see one in the wild

I've seen a couple.

Out of the 12 guys in my engineering workshop two bought WP devices (bar one iPhone user the rest all have 'droids).

One returned his as he didn't like WP compared to iOS, and the other now has a Lumia shaped brick (it wont charge or power up anymore) and has replaced it with a shiny new HTC One.

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Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS

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Re: The purpose of Surface

'they are great tablets - much better than Android or Apple options........Only down side is the smaller App store'

By that reasoning alone they are not better than Android or Apple products - just another under-supported product line from MS, which judging by recent comments from Nokia senior execs is exactly the same state of affairs as WP8.

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Man sues Apple for allowing him to become addicted to PORN

20legend

What a wanker...

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HP confirms it's back in the smartphone business

20legend

Re: return of the ipaq?

And Blackberry's market share is how much, maybe 5% worldwide - so not really making big inroads into Android and iOS, which considering that WP is going on 3yrs old is frankly p*ss poor compared to the achievements of the aforementioned OS's in a similar time scale.

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

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WTF?

@Kristian Walsh

"Anyway, these WP8 devices are at the higher end of the market, which implies a longer working life"

Pardon my French, but how the fuck did you draw that misguided conclusion???

Since when has a product's price implied it's expected length of working life?

In high-end smartphone terms it's irrelevant anyway, as most top-end handsets are superseded by a new model in a 1yr to 18months, out of production within 2 yrs, and flogged on at knock down prices on ebay within 3yrs.

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My god, what's that STENCH belching from your iPhone?

20legend
WTF?

"You smell that? Do you smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning"

Other commuters around you on the bus/train/plane may not be so enthusiastic about smelling what you're watching.......

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Nokia's debuts new 'Fastlane' UI in $99 flagship Asha 501

20legend

I'd still rather use my GF's Sony Xperia Tipo than this handset TBH.

At 80 quid it must fall into the landfill category - but it jogs along very nicely running ICS out of the box, has 4 gig built in storage plus SD slot. No issues with any apps that we've chucked at it from Co-Pilot to Quick Office to RemoteDroid, plus the mundane ebay, Facebook etc etc, and has a quoted standby time of around 20 days.

Plus, there's always the option to Root it and chuck a custom ROM on.

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Microsoft: All RIGHT, you can have your Start button back

20legend
WTF?

Re: Sigh

How about use CLASSIC SHELL to replace the missing start button and menu?

Why so much gnashing of teeth? Microsoft fucked up and is looking like backtracking. Why wait for them when someone else has already stepped into the void with a free application that remedies it pretty fucking well, here, now, today, for free!

Use it to get rid of lots of the irritating Metro UI aspects - to the point that you'd hardly realise that Win8 was plaguing your hardware.

www.classicshell.net

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Can't beat the Nexus 7? Join it: Nook tablet gets Google Play store

20legend

Re: Why won't someone sell me..

c) Google Books has by far and away the best ebook selection, far better than Amazon, far better than anyone else.

Shame you can't side-load your own content into the Google books app.......

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Holden bakes Siri into Barinas

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FAIL

Re: What about the rest of us...

The rest of us can save some cash by not specifying the iTwat option on the car order form, and then just use something sensible like Google Now, with no ongoing obligation to be tied to it as it's only on our phones, not baked into our cars.

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Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare?

20legend

Apart from the fact

that you can already build your own 3D printer for around 200 - 300 quid, and a kilo spool of ABS plastic can be had for under 40 quid...............

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Windows Phone 8 support to end in 2014

20legend
Happy

Re: Given

At least on Android there is no shortage of custom ROMS to keep your handset pretty much up to date once the manufacturer stops offering updates.

Sammy turned their back on my Galaxy W almost immediately - however, thanks to Arco68 and the Cyanogenmod team my handset has already had ICS and is now running JB with full-on Project Butter smoothness.

Can you achieve the same on a WP powered device?

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