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Voda: Brit kids will drown in TIDAL WAVE of FILTH - it's all Ofcom's fault

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Re: Operator A

It's EE/Orange.

Absolutely no doubt about it.

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Apple share-price-off-a-cliff: Told you that would happen

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Re: An industry standard cynical outlook

Don't judge how Apple behaves in the same way as Oracle, HP or Dell do, they just don't operate the same way.

Indeed. That would be like suggesting that the Church of Scientology acts like the Red Cross.

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Microsoft reports on how often it helps police with their enquiries

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Re: Use MS services

That's just Eadon.

One day you too may be "technical" enough to understand that although Google accede to more requests and give away more data, only MS are any danger.

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Windows Phone 8 support to end in 2014

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Re: What does "works" mean anyway?

Okay. Put Jellybean on something with the same spec as a Lumia 620.

See how it performs. I'll wait.

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Re: What does "works" mean anyway?

Eadon - looking forward to your citations regarding your continual FUD about WP using more resources than the notoriously CPU-hogging Android.....

Please keep us updated.

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Re: All current handsets are supported and will be upgraded to WP9

we're all secretly hoping for the death of Windows Phone anyway.

Because less choice is SO FREAKIN AWESOME right?

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Re: So if I had bought a Windows Phone 8 on day of issue [1] ...

we get our wish and Windows Phone 8 self-destructs

Because less choice is FREAKIN AWESOME right?

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Bottomless, unsatisfied Xbox widow cuffed after boyf flees nookie

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Re: He was scared of the RED RING OF DEATH

Eadon merely has a red ring.

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Re: sad

Maybe, but to judge from the pictures on the Huffington Post (link here) we should all be thanking Microsoft, the game publisher and probably Sony and Nintendo too for discouraging them from breeding.

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Samsung's new co-CEO: 'Windows isn't selling very well'

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Exactly. Their windows hardware has been overpriced and boring.

You don't need to look much further for a reason why it's not selling.

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Touch screens and greasy mitts: All you need is glove

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Well...

Nokia are making screens you can use through thick mittens. Maybe you can get some of those and use 'em through tasteful curtains.

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eBay: Our paid Google advertising was a total waste of money

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Re: Maybe if they bought relevant ads?

I have had eBay offer to sell me Wales before now.

Reserve not met.

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AMD releases new 'Elite' laptop chips

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Not bad as a bulletin but no real meat to this article.

Still, Anand Lal Shimpi will review it before long, hopefully.

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Microsoft preps UPDATE EVERYTHING patch batch

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WTF?

Re: @Eadon Siverlight

Are you angry that EA no longer support Sim City 2000 as well?

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Re: @Eadon Siverlight

Even 4 has the writing on the wall, since MS would much prefer that you dump all the crufty old .NET stuff in favour of some shiny WinRT stuff.

Bzzzt - wrong. And you were doing so well up to then.

The shiny RT stuff is written with Visual Studio in your choice of .NET languages + or JavaScript and uses your choice of WPF or HTML for the UI.

Also .NET is 12 years old. I hardly call that dumping it every five years.

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Re: Siverlight

.NET itself is being quietly retired also.

More of your usual lies, I see.

Also, stop using the "technical content" icon when you're spreading FUD, please.

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Re: Counting security holes is not a good guide - windows has HUGE HOLES

Eadon must have a friend somewhere!

I find this unlikely.

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Redmond slashing Win8, Office OEM rates for small devices

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Re: Hmmm

downvoted because Eadon?

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Re: Hmmm

@ACcc

you can't add anything app-wise to the touchy-feely side of it without a Microsoft account

Businesses which happen to be MS shops can host their own app stores in System Center(sic).

Details here.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822984.aspx

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Europe tickles Microsoft with €561m fine for browser choice gaffe

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Re: The next step..

By market share? Apple's monopoly is PMPs. They have (probably illegally) leveraged this monopoly into phones and media downloads. This has gone unnoticed by the EU though. Presumably because the Eurocrats really like their iPads.

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Microsoft offers developer tools for its lonely Office Store

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Re: @dogged

But you don't. Anyone can write for the desktop.

And since absolutely everyone in the entire world hates metro and metro apps (according to the commentards, so it MUST be true), that's all you need, right?

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Re: Cool, I suppose. But, uhm...

Is this move by MS about creating a whole new Cloudy market for MS using its Store

I doubt it. The vast majority of Office extensions are written in-house to meet a specific need for a specific company. Not really transferable or marketable.

Putting out the tools to extend Office, okay. Expecting it to be a huge app store? Doubtful.

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Re: Microsoft begs devs

Yeah, nobody writes applications for Windows.

/s

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Inside Lord Sugar's 'you're fired' YouView bust-up with TV baron

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Re: Sugar and Desmond have a lot in common

To be fair, I'd take Sugar over Desmond.

At least he loathes Piers Morgan, so he can't be all bad.

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O2 pops out vital new feature: Making phone calls from phones

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The problem, as I understand it, is that even VOIP to VOIP calls cost you minutes or money. Which means that there's no benefit over Skype to Skype and even a hefty downside.

Normally, I'd be all for it but frankly, a means of actually getting O2 service inside my house on my phone would be better.

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Euro watchdog bares teeth at Microsoft over browser gaffe

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Re: EU lost the plot

People reported Microsoft to the courts

No, not people. Companies. Opera was mainly behind it, IIRC.

Of course Opera IN NO WAY stood to benefit from the Commission's action....

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Browser makers open local storage hole in HTML5

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Re: Security vulnerablity

I'm sorry, I'm clearly not "technical" enough to note that the browser based on closed-source Trident and the browsers based on open-sourced KHTML fail in exactly the same way for the exactly same reason and determine that it's a fail only for IE.

You retard.

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Re: Fill me up?

Eadon doesn't see adverts because he's using IE10 under Win8 with EasyList TPL.

(note - he probably isn't because installing a tracking protection list by clicking on a link is probably too advanced for the poor little lad. However, the 89 year old gentleman who lives over the road from me uses exactly this setup and never sees ads, except [for some reason] on Facebook which he no longer bothers with).

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Re: Security vulnerablity

Safari and Chrome are vulnerable.

EADON FAIL.

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So much noise on WinMob, but Microsoft's silent on lovely WinPhone

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Re: Microsoft keeping quiet?

Just out of curiosity, how do you know it doesn't have one?

Because even when you deliberately hack the firmware so that it asks for OS disks (an NT error message), it doesn't bluescreen. It's a black screen that nobody who hasn't hacked their firmware (badly) will ever see.

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Re: Elop

@Richard Plinston - which way do you want it?

Either it started on 7 or, as you say, because 7 was built on CE (the core of WM6.x and previous), it started on... 8. Which is not built on CE and came out in November 2012.

I mean, you can play the picky-picky game in an effort to score cheap points if you like but even doing so won't change the reality of the situation. Which is that a) you pretty much always post pseudo-technical badly thought-out and often untrue critiques of WP and b) you're wrong.

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Re: Microsoft keeping quiet?

Hey, it's you! You're the guy who (in this very thread!) claims that WP8 repeatedly bluescreens when it doesn't even have a bluescreen!

Anyone reading further comments from you should keep this in mind.

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Re: Elop

Neither of those started on seven, you dolt.

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Re: I'm not suprised

Never seen it. Never seen a screenshot of it. Never seen a complaint.

Never heard of any such thing before your comment.

You made that up.

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Re: Elop

Marketshare dropping despite new product launches says otherwise......

[citation needed- wait. Don't bother. You're Mrs Barry Shitpeas, as seen on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. In other words, you made that up.

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Ancient lost continent discovered lounging on Mauritian beach

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Re: plain old "scientists"

and they're trick-cyclists.

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That Firefox OS mobe: The sorta phone left behind after a mugging

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

WP8 _requires_ dual core (no more, no less)

Untrue. According to MS (who should know), the OS Is capable of supporting as many cores as desktop NT. Which is 256, or at least it was as of Server 2K8.

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

Not for any sane definition of "adequately".

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

Short answer - yes. And way earlier than ARM-11.

We know this because it's been hacked onto the immortal HTC HD2, the Phone That Will Not Die.

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/and-it-keeps-going-and-going-hd2-receives-wp8-port/

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

Evidence? Without that, I'm afraid you're just Eadoning, sorry to say...

No problem.

The Galaxy S3 is regarded as the "smoothest" experience on Android around. The Lumia 620 is the cheapest WP8 phone around and reviews rate it as equally smooth. It doesn't have the Galaxy's screen but we're not comparing video here since that's not a core requirement.

The Galaxy uses a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9. The 620 uses a Dual-core 1 GHz Krait.

The Galaxy has 1 GB RAM. The 620 has 512MB of RAM.

Those are under half the requirements in order to make the OS as fluid and usable, given the slower chip.

You can get WP phones with higher specs, of course but we're talking about OS requirements for a fluid user experience.

I hope that's absolved me of Eadoning.

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Re: What?

They did it before under Windows Mobile. I don't remember any wailing and gnashing of teeth back then.

If you do, please let me know. It'd be interesting to compare the old WM+Symbian days for network pain with the new iOS+Android days.

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Re: fear Google?

If the operators are scared of Google then they should be much more scared of Microsoft given their long record with partners.

The networks weren't given any cause for fear under the WM days. Remember those? When smartphones meant WM or Symbian? Back when Apple were a semi-bankrupt copy-house for other people's designs?

As opposed to now, when they're only intellectually bankrupt.

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Re: Graph with *3* lines on it

WP does offer problems though. It's bloated so demands powerful hardware to run it.

Has somebody told you that if you keep FUDing this it'll magically become true?

It uses about half the resources that Android demands.

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It's the Peer 2.0: Martha Lane Fox now a crossbench baroness

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Re: Her dad is a laugh

This implies that at least one person enjoyed Alexander, which is a hell of a lot more than I was expecting.

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Ten smartphones with tablet ambitions...

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Re: No Nokia in this roundup then.

I was just thinking, what we need here is for a total dickwad to post something entirely unrelated to any of the phones in this article and not even related to the category they fall into.

And reliably enough, there's Eadon.

While you're here, perhaps you could drop into http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/27/mastercard_masterpass_drives_into_mobile_payments/ and make a "joke" about how those new Mastercard and Visa "payments" don't make you "pay" remotely as much as using Windows! Ho ho fucking ho.

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Nokia opens Maps to rivals, flogs uber-budget €15 phone

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I doubt if you can introduce me to a statistically significant sample, given the alleged number of activations per day.

People who buy (non-iOS) smartphones based on OS are definitely an edge case.

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Re: Nokia Maps in Prison

the Windows Phone market is as dead as a dodo

There is no Windows Phone market. There never was. It's important to note though, that there is no Android market either. Nobody wants Android. Nobody buys Android.

People buy smartphones or iPhones or dumbphones. Some people deliberately buy Samsung or HTC or Nokia or Motorola. There is no Windows Phone market. There is no Android market.

Competent smartphones of any OS will probably sell, provided the OS is easy to use and the hardware is not so expensive as to attempt to encroach on the iPhone market, which is an actual thing. But nobody's aiming for the Android market, because there isn't one.

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HP shareholders bay for blood in $19 BEELLION writedown aftermath

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Re: Gotta Agree

"loosing".

AC dismissed as imbecile.

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Ericsson and SAP Megazord has no need for your PUNY human phonecalls

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*shudder*

SAP. Please, not SAP.

Please, for the love of all that's holy, do NOT let SAP get involved in communications technology. Nobody can afford it and no country has sufficient mental health infrastructure.

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Barnes & Noble to sling their Nook - report

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Re: Blue?

I thought "blue" was basically a big service pack, not a device?

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