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Apple fanbois eat static as Beeb, Sky web stream vids go titsup on iOS

a53

Hmm.

Sky sports tv working fine on my iPod touch.

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

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Hmm, so buy a Nokia device because they went bankrupt ?

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Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS

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Re: It's nice to see they're updating iOS 6.x also

Unlike the o/s used by Android devices, which apparently are usually updated by purchasing a new device.

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Fanbois, prepare to lose your sh*t as BRUSSELS KILLS IPHONE dock

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But Apple lightening cables are of shite build quality, they fall apart at the slightest excuse. I've reverted to the old cable with an added adaptor.

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Schiller: 'Almost everyone' at Apple works on iPhones - not Macs or anything

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Re: Hello, is this Bullshit?

And he's going to lie in a court case where, if found out, would cost his company humungous amounts ? Another ***** who thinks he knows better than everyone else. Why not just state you don't like Apple and get on with your life ?

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

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Re: An Apple I can't digest.

Oh, and btw, the £22 and £15 was for new covers as the new phones wouldn't fit in the old ones. A very small price to pay. The iPhones were free with 2 yr contracts.

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Re: An Apple I can't digest.

Think again, resale value makes the deal. I swapped a 3 GS for a 4, and with a new contract I had to find a difference of £22. 2 years later, and I swapped the 4 for a 5, Carphone Warehouse bought the 4 for a lot of money. Another new contract and my wallet is only £15 lighter. I'll take that, over an android device with out of date software that can't be updated, any day of the week. A top of the line iPhone costs a similar amount to a top of the line Samsung, but resells way better.

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Re: Ahh...marketing at its best

"Something that the Android market place can learn form,

Produce a very expensive phone, the price reflecting its perceived 'exclusivity', then make it nice and shiny.

Of course it need to work as well."

And it does.

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'I'm BIG, I'm BALD and I'm LOUD!' Blubbering Ballmer admits HE was Microsoft's problem

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Just in time ?

Did he leave in time to save MS from being the next corperate failure ? Reading the comments from MS users and others, there must be doubt.

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Re: Not all bad

Do you have a good word for anybody, other than SB? Could you do better ? Don't think so or we would have heard of you. Nobodies who think they have the answer to everything do my head in.

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

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Re: I recall the 90's

It's a trojan that relies on the naiveté of the user. Software writers can only do so much to compensate for someone doing something really stupid with their device. Whereas a lot of android, MS malware is just badly written and open to virus, etc.

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Coroner suggests cars should block mobile phones

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Re: Did I miss something?

It doesn't matter whether her brake lights were working or not. Some vintage vehicles don't even have them. Don't drive in a manner where you can't stop in time. Watch the road. Keep a safe space all round you.

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Re: Perhaps

And even then you could be killed by space debris. meteorites, satellites. etc. etc.

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Stupid recommendation

Following that logic all switches, knobs, levers etc. not specifically required to operate the vehicle should be removed as well. Mobile phones and vehicles don't generally kill people, it's the idiots who drive those vehicles. On a different point it's noticeable that Police officers, who've had extra training, don't think they are dangerous driving while talking on their radios. All drivers in the UK are permitted to do this too. (Radios apparently aren't as distracting as mobiles !) So include that training whilst teaching learners to drive. Prosecute those who haven't received this extra training and are caught chatting on their phones whist driving. Issue certificates to those who've passed a test showing they're capable of doing both at the same time.

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Pwn2Own crackers leave iOS and Samsung mobe security IN RUINS

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Re: ?

So from iOS7 they got FB login info, and from iOS6 they got a photo. However, as with all these things, there's only so much you can do to protect against naiveté. Trojans exist for all OS's. Sandboxing helps enormously.

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How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

a53

Hmm.

Seriously, why would anyone willingly buy an MS product ?

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Brit spymasters: Cheers, Snowden. Terrorists are overhauling their comms

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Land of the free ?

So in your eyes, we're all guilty until we manage the impossible task of proving ourselves innocent. And as that's a position that could obviously change at any time, we're all permanently guilty.

The argument you're making has an analogy: That of wholesale fishing in our oceans which all but wiped out huge varieties of fish stocks from which they're struggling to recover. Short term thinking that has decimated fishing boat numbers.

Not a world I want to live in.

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Apple iPhone factory workers imprisoned in virtual slavery – report

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Re: OK, so what can *we* do?

Congrats, my 1st thought on seeing the headline was "oh no, what have Apple been up to now ?". Then I read the whole article and discovered:

Only Apple get castigated in the headline, but lots of different major companies who use this supplier don't.

Only Apple, the article says, are doing anything about the situation.

So, all in all, just another piece contriving to stir up hate.

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Secrets of Apple's mysterious Arizona sapphire factory: Our expert whispers all

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LMAO

I so just love reading these negative comments here from all the *(multi-billion $) writers who suggest that the infant companies like Apple, Samsung et al won't survive unless the writers' advice is followed.

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Apple scrambles to fix buggy Mavericks apps

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Re: Overstretched

I've no issues with ios7 on my iPhone 5 at all. Works like a dream. Only seen 1 minor problem with Mavericks which is fairly insignificant.

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I have a glitch with ibooks, unless I use full screen, the pages won't appear.

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Microsoft's Techdays Online: Steve Ballmer speaks

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Microsoft tech dept: the blind leading the blind ?

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Watch BLUBBERING BILLION-DOLLAR BALLMER: Microsoft goodbye love-gush leaks

a53

You forget the ubiquitous Surface tablet. So successful they had to scrap nearly $100 million of the useless items because they couldn't sell them.

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Apple updates iOS 6, Safari

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Unfortunately a lot of people, including me, are finding that the App Store Safari update won't download, with users getting the message "HT1222 Error: The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)"

Luckily CNET have a version that does download and install. Never met up with this problem before.

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Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it

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TomTom have been doing that for years

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Apple iPhone 5 review

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Re: And the call quality/signal?

And the call quality/signal?

Has that improved?

Yes

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UK data-blurt cockups soared 1,000 PER CENT over last five years

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Damn

Yep, 1st our personal data is lost, then we pay for the loss by having our services cut (due to the fines imposed) or the fines cause a raising of charges to pay for for them. We lose out both ways.

Why not penalise the individuals instead of the institutions ?

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Judge: Apple must run ads saying Samsung DIDN'T copy the iPad

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Re: Timing is perfect!

"Of course, I expect Apple to wriggle a hell of a lot before they'll actually do this. Would they actually pull-out of the UK market before complying with this?"

I seriously hope not .....

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Expert: EU Microsoft competition fine could reach $7bn

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Re: What a ridiculous situation

Callam McMillan

"What a ridiculous situation

Yet at the same time seem to ignore Apple who seem equally happy to force you into using certain software (sometimes) without choice."

So that judge who told Apple to put an apology to Samsung on its webpage for 6 months was a figment of our imagination.

Apple have never forced me to buy anything, I buy/own their products because I choose to. And to date am very happy with most of them. I don't like the build quality of some of the cables.

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Early verdict on Intel Ultrabook™ push: FAIL

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Re: Well...

It's not that they choose not to, it's just that McDonald's is more within budget."

Never eaten at a McDonalds and never will. I'd rather eat at home 6 months of the year so I can afford a treat at a high quality restaurant. The wait makes the meal even more memorable.

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Facebook: Our phone app DID seize your email

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FAIL

Epic fail

Binned the app again, probably for the last time.

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Samsung asks for US Galaxy Nexus ban to be lifted pending appeal

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FAIL

Another Apple hater.

A judge decrees, that makes Apple a whiner ?

Quote = Anonymous Coward

"Personally I consider people paying money to Apple as people financing terrorism."

How the hell do you justify that sentence ? Apple is a terrorist organisation/backer ? What drugs are you on ?

Apple haters, jeez !!

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Microsoft says tablets will trump PCs in 2013

a53

Er ....

Please buy my tablet .........

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Microsoft's Surface proves software is dead

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FAIL

It's not a badly written argument

It's a badly written title.

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"Ken Hagan

It's not free if it needs a dongle. Software sold in a device is just using the device as a dongle."

Er, which browsers, applications, phone numbers will a dongle connect me to please ?

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Thank god someone finally utters this, I've been waiting so long long for a recognisable author to pen this point.

As he says, Apple is a closed world. But that just makes people like me feel safer. I'm not capable of writing software, nor making my own devices. I buy what I trust to be safest for my use. Apple devices in general don't suffer from the same woes that beset those of Microsoft users, no matter which machine they buy. (I looked briefly at Linux but again got lost in the technicalities).

Apple's devices suffer from attacks to software generally other than their own: usually Adobe's. But so do Microsoft users. In addition they (Microsoft users) have up till very recently, suffered from virtually every virus or worm going. This saves me a fortune in security software and on experts to resolve issues caused by the tons of malware out there. (99% designed for M.S. operating systems.) I do have a free AV programme to reduce the chances of being a conduit for less enlightened users.

So when I buy my desktop, laptop, or mobile phone then yes, it may cost me a bit more up front. But a damn sight less ongoing.

If Mr. Balmer's company finally start to get this, it may drive down Apple's prices by giving folks like me a genuine alternative.

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Apple extends Liquidmetal sole rights until 2014

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Weird

Hmm, it;s a hell of a price to buy something only to use it for making the equivalent of a stretched out paper clip .........

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PGP founder, Navy SEALs uncloak encrypted comms biz

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FAIL

I've dropped mine numerous times and it still works just fine...........

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Eugene Kaspersky frustrated by Apple’s iOS AV ban

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Re: And that's why,

I might be wrong, my memory is failing as I get older, but I don't remember saying anything about Windows. Nor whether it's virus ridden or not. We were, I thought, discussing a vendor of AV products for a system that doesn't as yet, suffer from a virus.

You could, perhaps, save your anti Mac rant for someone who has attacked your precious MS operating system.

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Nothing like an Apple AV post to bring out the naive fanbois.

And the current virus affecting apple machines is ?

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a53

And that's why,

AV is so great, it never needs upgrading, right ? So once you've put Kaspersky on your iPhone bad guys will forget about attacking it ?

Or, will they find ways round it so that as well as Apples updates we'll have his daily/weekly ones.

There still isn't a virus, that I'm aware of, for any of Apples current o/s. Yes there is malware, but that tends to attack through user error or third party software.

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Another NHS trust coughs up £90k fine for lax fax acts

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Hmm

Why, oh, why do they find the service which will only impact on patients instead of fining the humans who screwed up ?

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Apple v Samsung: Jobs strikes back

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Nah.

*Yawn* → #

Posted Monday 4th July 2011 11:38 GMT

In Apple v Samsung: Jobs strikes back

These legal shenanigans are getting tiring. I think I'll ignore the whole thing until a judge actually says something that's binding on one or both Samsung and Apple.

The judge will deliver a judgement and then........ The loser will just appeal.

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Teenager tries to trade virginity for iPhone

a53

Hey

I'm a 57 year old male. You can have my virginity for a lot less than that! Honest!

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MS advises drastic measures to fight hellish Trojan

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Pint

Er

Now, for all those who recently were comparing Windows to Apple, which is the equivalent attack for us OSX users to have to worry about? Oh that's right, there isn't one!

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Apple's MobileMe has a wobble

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Happy

Me.

Me, me me. That's all I ever worry about.

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Travelodge still doesn't know who hacked it

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No....

We weren't..... Honest......

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Mac OS X 10.6.8 hails from Paleolithic era

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Sfrange

I almost always use the quick update function and I've never had a problem,

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Booze for wrinklies: Good or bad?

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Ha

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_down_32.pngIf I live long enough I'll drink all the booze I want so that I won't care that I'm a wrinkly.

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Apple pulls app after dev publishes users' PINs

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Phone Pins

Wouldn't dream of making such a mistake. I arrived at mine by, or maybe I shouldn't say.

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