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Oracle smacks JD Edwards help site with cease and desist order

Confuciousmobil

I was using the site when it was taken down.

A great loss :(

He provided a great service, I can get the information other ways but none so continent as this site.

I have, of course, written to Oracle but, surprise, suprise, no reply.

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

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Not for Jailbreakers

I thought I'd just say the obvious, don't upgrade if you want to jailbreak.

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BlackBerry makes its devilish Android trickery official in OS update

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Flame

I'm impressed!

I thought Blackberry had already gone out of business. Nice to see one last gasp....

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Apple iPhone 5s still world's top-selling smartphone – report

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Re: Corporate League Tables

"The fact that the Android ecosystem is by far the most popular (81% of the market, according to IDC) is absolute proof that consumers demand that diversity, and is a far more significant metric than which specific device sells most, for exactly the same reasons that the vast size of the Windows ecosystem comparred to the tiny Mac monoculture is a more significant metric than the sales figures for any single model of PC versus sales of the Mac."

Absolute proof that users demand diversity? That made me laugh.

Most users just want a cheap phone and Android provide that, they will go for whatever they can get and don't "demand" anything.

The high end has very little competition, it's Apple or Samsung. Apple have few, high margin, phones while Samsung have a multiplicity of devices. The rest (including Samsungs lower end devices) are high volume, low margin devices. I would like to see some decent high end Nokia devices make an inroad just for some diversity, but with Microsoft that seems unlikely.

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

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It will be higher

Once the JB is released I'm sure the uptake will be a lot higher. My iP5 is on iOS7 as there is no JB for it, my iPad is JB on iOS 6.1 and will remain there until I can keep my JB on iOS7

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Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales

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Re: It's actually quite good

Saved me typing a reply, couldn't have put it better myself.

I bought the XBox because I've always bought XBoxes, a friend bought the PS4 because he has always bought Sony (and he hates MS)

I like my XBox, he likes his PS4, it's certainly not something we argue about, if you feel that strongly about your console maybe you should think about getting one df these life things I've heard about?

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Apple stalls iWatch, 12.9-inch iPad from Quanta rumored for mid-2014

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Consume...

The iPad is a device for consuming information, not creating it, although it makes a great input device for some apps.

That's where MS went wrong with the Surface, trying to make it a Jack of all trades.

I can't see a larger iPad being successful - but then I said the same of the iPad mini so, no doubt, it will be a great success.....

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Those Xbox One first-day glitches: GREEN screens of DEATH, disc crunching

Confuciousmobil

Mine's fine

I like my XBone :)

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XBOX ONE ROUNDUP-of-the-ROUNDUPS: Everything YOU need to know

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Trollface

Mine is on its way

I'm looking forward to getting mine tomorrow. But, judging from the comments on here, I will have trouble finding people to play online with as everyone else seems to think it is terrible.

Oh we'll, I will just have to play with myself....

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BlackBerry on the brink: Security kink sinks rinky-dink Link sync in a blink

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Numbers...

The number of comment especially as most of them are about the headline, speaks volume about the volumes of Blackberry users....

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

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I love...

I love how people get so worked up about this so I will say it again.

I like my Apple products and hated Android when I tried it.

YMMV.

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Show us your Cook: Size is everything for Apple iWatch fans, apparently

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Pint

Fandroids

The Fandroids come out in force at the mention of anything Apple.

I like Apple products but have no interest in an iWatch. Having said that, if one is actually released if past experience is anything to go by I will probably change my mind once I actually get to see and use one, but to read the comments here you would think that Apple had just said they were going to kill everyone's first born.

If the Fandroids get this wound up about a rumour of a possible future device we should be able to actually hear their heads exploding if it is actually released.

I have no interest in the device itself but hope Apple release it son just to see the reaction of the Fandroids.

Maybe I'm an iSheep, but I'm half Welsh - and we like sheep ;)

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Android in FOUR out of 5 new smartphones. How d'ya like dem Apples?

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Re: "one important factor behind their success: price"

I think you got the wrong icon, surely you meant tho joke icon?

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iPad Air not very hot: Apple fanbois SHUN London fondleslab launch

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Pint

It's obviously terrible

El Reg and the Fandroids say so.

Actual reviews such as http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/news/a528527/apple-ipad-air-review-technology-on-a-diet-but-does-it-deliver.html disagree but I have learned from reading the well informed comments on here that a 64 bit chip is slower than a 32 bit chip and the weight loss is 'minimal' .

If you are a Fandroids, fine, go and buy an Android tablet and phone.

I will stick to Apple products because I, personally, like them and my foray into the world of Android was a horrifying experience (I gather this is not the case for most but it will take a lot for me to try it again)

I, personally, can not justify upgrading from my iPad 3 to the Air but I am fairly certain that the next iPad will be enough of an improvement for me to upgrade.

If Apple made massive improvements each year people would complain about obsolescence, the increment ale approach means my 'old' iPad is OK but after a few iterations I want to upgrade.

Suits me.

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Have you reinstalled Windows yet? No, I just want to PRINT THIS DAMN PAGE

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Happy

Joy at last!

I bought an HP6500a when it first came out because it was one of the first AirPrint printers.

It didn't work.

IF I was lucky I could print one page before it died and needed to be reconnected to the wireless network. Then, after about half an hour of a lot of noise, if I was really lucky I might get it to print another page provided the paper didnt jam.

I was told that wireless printers never work so I basically gave up and email stuff and print it at work if I really needed a hard copy of something.

Then, last week, I decided to try again and bought a Canon MG5400 and... It works!

Not only can I print from my laptops, desktop and server but also from my iPad and iPhones! I can also scan directly to my iPad and printing photos just works, they come out on 6 X 4 photo paper in tray 2 and everything else comes out on A4 in the other tray, no selection, no hassle, it just works!

I've not yet tried printing on DVDs with the supplied DVD tray, but was pleased to find it duplexes by default.

Print quality is great and it just works.

I've printed more in the past week than I have in the past couple of years.

I've found a printer that actually works!

Please don't tell me it's all going to go horribly wrong - I don't want to know. At the moment I am in that joyous state of believing that printing needn't be hell.

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Google RIPS aside curtain, exposes Nexus 5 phone, KitKat Android 4.4 coupling

Confuciousmobil

Nice phone

Nice phone for people that can't afford an iPhone......

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Three million Adobe accounts hacked? Sorry, make that 38 MILLION

Confuciousmobil

You think their Bots can actually tell?

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Z30: The classiest BlackBerry mobe ever ... and possibly the last

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To late

If they had released this a year ago it probably would have saved Blackberry.

As for complaining about a $600 price tag - what price do you think high end smartphones go for? I wish my iPhone was that cheap.

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

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Not surprised.

Most people are waiting for the 5S - the only people I know who have ordered the 5C will be getting the S as well. The C isn't the main show here, not surprised sales aren't exactly soaring.

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Microsoft to unveil new Surface slabs at September 23 event

Confuciousmobil

15?

15 replies? I'm surprised there are that many people who can be bothered to read an article on the Surface.

MS will be pleased.

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Apple sucking triple the phone switchers as Samsung – report

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Old?

I'm over 35 and have an iPhone.

I really should get rid of it and get a Samsung to make these stats look even better.....

Or maybe not.

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Xbox One users will have to pay extra for Skype and gamer-gratifying DVR

Confuciousmobil

They don't agree with everything

My comment has more down votes than up votes because I said I don't actually care.

If you are passionate about what you say, then people will agree with anything you say.

Unfortunately the only thing I'm passionate about is my wife.

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Confuciousmobil

Which one?

I got the Xbox360 when it first came out, the PS3 didn't come out for over a year so I'm glad I did.

This time the next gen consoles will be released about the same time - nd there is likely to be a shortage on release.

I think the bundled Kinnect is well worth the £80 price differential so price isn't really an issue.

I think I'll wait for the reviews when they have both been released but I'm sure gatherer will just be a lot of bickering like there is here, over things that of very little importance to me.

Unless the PS4 is stunningly better than the XBOne I will probably go Microsoft again because I like the Kinnect.

There're really doesn't seem a lot of difference, I would probably be happy with either but will leave it a while before succumbing and buying one or the other. I'll probably walk into a shop and see an offer of a bundled game with one or the other and buy that one because its shiny.

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

Confuciousmobil

Unix

I didn't realise this article was all about Unix, strange that there are so many people who actually care about it, and all seem to post here.

I love may iPhone and if its Unix based or not matters not onejotto me.

Thanks for caring though ;)

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Samsung brings back clamshell phones with added Android

Confuciousmobil

I still want..

Two tin cans connected by a bit of string, never needs recharging, why don't they bring that back?

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Lost phone? Google's got an app for that, coming this month

Confuciousmobil

I'm so glad..

That I have an iPhone again so things just work. I'll leave the fandroids to argue the best solution for their devices. My Nexus is going back on eBay when I get home from hols

I still don't know why anyone who has tried iOS (I know there are people that will never buy Apple whatever) would put up with Android.

ITunes is awful, so managing media is easier on Android but is that really worth outing up with the rest of Android? Certainly not for me. YMMV

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Sony and Panasonic plan 300GB Blu-Ray replacement for 2015

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I remember

When people were wondering why CDs were made. They were expensive and who would need all that space?

Most computer content is downloaded or streamed these days, I only have a 120 Meg connection, I'm sure it will be faster in a few years 13 years ago I was paying £70/month for a 64k connection) . I have a 46" 3D TV and Blu Ray player which was unheard of a few years ago. If 4K TV takes off then people will need something to buy 4K films on, I would imagine download speeds for most still would not have caught up.

I am surprised at people here saying things like "no one will use it", people will find a use. Things move on, and while computers seem to be moving to an online world, films are just one area this might be useful - the other obvious one is, of course, backup. Now why didn't Sony/Panasonic think of that? Oh, wait, they did.

Have fun all.

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Bloke raises hand in vid, claims: I sparked Apple dev site hack panic

Confuciousmobil

If you want to know

How the treat people who find security flaws, just ask 0xCharlie!

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Android sig vuln exploit SEEN IN THE WILD

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FAIL

What?

You are kidding, aren't you?

Do tell me hat you do actually read even a little bit about security and do know what utter claptrap you have written?

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Droid X2 plus ActiveSync equals DATA SLURP

Confuciousmobil

Of course

You have an option with Android, agree to let them have all your data or don't install the app. Or in this case, use the device. Permisions you are expected to grant for even the most basic of Apps are appalling.

The more I use Android the les I like it :(

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Microsoft's murder most foul: TechNet is dead

Confuciousmobil

SBS

The scrapping of SBS was the start, Microsoft do not want Small Businesses.

My not so Small Bussiness just paid £500k to get out of their MS contract rather than pay a lot more to be tied in.

MS are losing the plot.

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Report: Android malware up 614% as smartphone scams go industrial

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Unhappy

Permissions

I am appalled by the permisions 'normal' android apps ask for.

And the really intrusive adds.

I'll stick with it for a while, changing does take some getting used to, but I'll see when the next iPhone comes out if I'll jump back, really strugling to like Android so far. (Nexus 4).

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Pint

Looks like...

Looks like I'll be the only one buying an XBone then?

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That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go

Confuciousmobil
Mushroom

They already own them.

Microsoft already own Nokia in all but name. Elop ensures Nokia do Micirosoft's bidding with no risk to them.

Why on earth would MS want to waste their own cash on Nokia?

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Microsoft announces $499 price tag, new games for Xbox One

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Pint

It's terrible

I know I should wait for the price to come down or for the PS4, but I had my 360 for nearly a year before the PS3.

All my devices are always connected anyway, if yours aren't you really should try joining the 21st C

Not sure I'm that keen on the DRM but it probably won't affect me and the price could be cheaper - but how much is a top of the range graphics card for your PC (cue flames).

Have fun you guys, I will with an xbone.

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

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WTF?

So?

Most of my devices are always connected to the Internet, I usually make sure I buy things that can be.

As for second hand games, I've never bought one or sold one.

Some people might not like it but most won't care.

People do like to moan, don't they?

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Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0

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Go

Only one

Windows 3.0 was the only version of Windows I pre-ordered and eagerly awaited. It was what broke us free!

I got the disks and installed it the day it came out.

2 months later the Lotus User Group's quarterly newsletter came out and said that unfortunately Lotus 123 used different memory management so couldn't work with Windows 3.0

They released an update a couple of days later after I told them how I got it working the day Windows 3.0 came out.

Windows 3.0 is what released us from the 640k memory limit and that, for me, makes it the greatest release of Windows ever. It was the game changer.

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BlackBerry infrastructure hit by ANOTHER outage

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Pint

Eleven

Eleven comments?

I guess that's 90% of Blackberry users that still care....

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Google to Glass devs: 'Duh! Go ahead, hack your headset'

Confuciousmobil

Saurik?

It should be saurik with a small s.

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Microsoft carves out 'niche' in tablets, says numbers chap

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Pint

Cheap

People buy a cheap Android tablet because they heard Tablets are good. They get them, wonder what all the fuss is about and don't use them.

People buy an iPad and realise what the fuss is about and use them.

Just look at the web stats for tablet use to see the truth in that.

Tablets are supost to be simple to use consumer devices that you just pick up and use. Although the top end Android devices are very good, they take more work, which most consumers don't want. People buy cheap and wonder why they don't get the experience they heard about.

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More Brits ditch Apple tablets for Amazon, Google, Samsung kit

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Alert

It's good to see Apple helping other manufactures.

Until the iPad came out no one thought a tablet was useful, now everyone does.

People think Apple kit is expensive so bu cheaper.

Technically literate people like Android because they can do all sorts of things with it. The point of tablets is that you shouldn't have too. 'Normal' people love the iPad if they try one but don't use Android tablets if they buy one - it's a shame, they buy Android to see what the fuss about tablets is about and then think they are awful.

People that buy iPads just fall in love with them.

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Microsoft ships Surface firmware fixes with April patch batch

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Pint

With twice the users...

Now it's on sale they must have at least twice the number of users that they had in the in house beta so it's no wonder they are finding more problems.

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Cricketer the face of in-car heads-up satnav

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Pint

I'm getting one.

My local Halfords say they are getting this in stock today. Just off to buy it now.

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Smartphone running 'Facebook OS' said to debut this week

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Devil

Wait!

You mean there are Smartphones that aren't iPhones? :confused:

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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Happy

Evad3rs

Looks like we might have to wait until next Monday for the JB, but I'm still hoping Sunday will be Funday.

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Crap security lands Sony £250k fine for PlayStation Network hack

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Facepalm

Surely...

Sony must have expected it? After they went for young Mr Hotz they must have realised that a lot of hackers were getting seriously hacked off.

While I am sure George had nothing to do with it the people that did this were doing it to get back for what they saw as an attack on one of there own.

While I in no way condone what happened, Sony really should have sen it coming. The fine is risibly small but the costs to Sony were not insignificant and could, so easily, have been avoided.

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Don't shoot the Windows Live Messenger, cry IM users

Confuciousmobil
Unhappy

Games

I use Live Messenger to play games all the time. Skype does not have games.

Yet another example of MS taking away what we like and giving us something we don't.

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Tim Cook’s 'One more thing': Apple TV rumor-stoker

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Coat

Last weekend

I just bought a 46" top of the range 3D TV to replace my ageing 32" CRT.

I don't intend buying another TV for another 10 years.

I do hope Apple dont release a game changer....

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Motörheadphönes Overkill earphones review

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Happy

Monsters of Rock

Can these play at the same volume as the Monsters of Rock festival in August 1981? Volume is far more important than quality with Motörhead - and they had it in spades.

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IBM drops Lotus brand from next version of Notes

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Unhappy

123

Lotus 123 was by far the best spreadsheet until IBM bought Lotus.

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