* Posts by Fred 5

13 posts • joined 2 Nov 2009

Microsoft nails second Android device maker

Fred 5

@Dana W

Yeah - 'cos Apple aren't patent trolls or anything.

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Hackers pierce network with jerry-rigged mouse

Fred 5

Customer requirements?

Does nobody else think this reads more like a press release? A "customer" just happened to have some very unusual requirements for how we could hack their system. It just so happened we devised a neat solution that would get our name in the press.

Anyway, wouldn't a trojan mouse count as " gaining unauthorized physical access to computers"?

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Win8: A beginner's guide to FondleWindows

Fred 5

The title is required

"But it's unavoidably going to be called, now and forever, FondleWindows." No it won't. It'll just be you.

What a dreadful article. Microsoft have come up with something really different in WP7/W8. I've not decided whether I like it or not, but it's certainly different. Yet somehow this is ripping off Apple "innovative" grid of icons?

Also, where can I get one of those "conductive screens" you mention at the top of page 2?

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Alternative iPhone 4 nears end of test phase, claims insider

Fred 5

Form a queue now

I suspect that somewhere there is already a queue forming outside a shop. And maybe even some overhyped Apple staff clapping and cheering as they herd the sheep into two seperate queue.

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O2 hits button on location-based ads

Fred 5

Out out? Yeah right.

I've been trying to opt out of O2's regular text spam for months. Customer Services always tell me that this time I'm opted out but still the texts keep coming. Not all that often, but irritating.

Actually, not had one for a few weeks now. Maybe they finally managed it. Just before it all starts again.

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Group Test: smartphone satnav apps

Fred 5

On device map data

Maybe I missed it, but a summary of which apps have the map data stored on the device and which ones download over your data connection would be handy. Otherwise a very useful review.

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Satnav leaves family stranded in Outback for three days

Fred 5

Unbearable

3 days of "I told you we should have taken that left"? It must have been a harrowing ordeal.

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Data for 100m Facebook accounts published to BitTorrent

Fred 5

Job title?

"certified penetration tester"??? Now that's something to have on your business card.

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Emmerdale shoves jam rags in innocent kiddies' faces

Fred 5

Not bad

Not bad, but surely better to be a bit more subtle. Leave it at the biscuits and get away with it.

I remember seeing a film once where they were in the hallway of an apartment with the number 3276 clearly painted on the outside of the glass door.

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Sam Mendes to helm new Jesus Phone ads

Fred 5

Fred

OMG!!!!!!! Apple have now invented video calls!! Is there no end to their genius? I hope they patented it.

Where's my Apple-embossed wallet? The one with the spring loaded catch that pings open every 6 months as they drip feed me a feature and bleed me dry..

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Pixel Qi sunlight-readable colour e-paper inbound

Fred 5

ePaper?

I may have missed it but does this screen hold its display without power? If not, then as far as I'm concerned it's just a low power LCD screen and not ePaper.

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London Sperm Bank whips out its wedding tackle

Fred 5

What's the big deal?

Surely it's not that funny if yoru logo looks like a penis, when it's intentional and your company primarily deals with penises?

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HTC to launch WinMo phone with Android-oriented UI

Fred 5

UI isn't "android based"

Why is the UI described as "android based"? It's just a tweak to their existing Touch Flo 3D interface that's been around on phones like the current Touch HD for a while.

Just because they've renamed it "Sense" doesn't mean it's got anything to do with Android.

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