Grab your cheeks and spread them
Grit your teeth and get ready for the Apple Tax
747 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
Grab your cheeks and spread them
Grit your teeth and get ready for the Apple Tax
You say "shipments" not sales so lets say every Apple Store and Warehouse have a nice stock of these on the shelves plus others sent on to re-sellers etc then how many actually sold and are on customers wrists and how many are waiting to be sold ?
Add to that Apple may have shipped a shed load just for the number one spot where others only shipped what the sellers expected could be shifted based on experience over those last 5 quarters.
Until we get sales figures then these don't mean anything other than Apple hope to shift a lot of kit which is on all OS's still looking for a killer app to make them more than a fashion accessory. Fitness bands at least have a defined purpose beyond what the phone can do already.
IF. . . . . . .
She and all the other MP's who vote in favour of it and anyone who can access it have all their data recorded and posted openly on the internet for us all to see.
After all, they must all be law abiding honest people who would never abuse the system. As has been said before if you have nothing to hide . . . . .
3D Golf balls ?
God I hate you rich MEME 's
Some of us have to make do with 2D golf balls cut out of magazines.
"for example, we won’t be requiring communication service providers from the UK to store third party data, we won’t be making the same requirements in relation to data retention on overseas CSPs [such as Facebook, Google, et al].".....
Well that's its then, they don't need to bother about facebook etc because the NSA have all the info and will transfer it to GCHQ so its on their servers any time they want it.
Or am I being paranoid because they are out to get me . . . .
"I think it's absolutely vitally important that we enable parents to have that protection for their children from this material on the internet," he told the Palace of Westminster.
Well there you have it, we have to enable parents to do their job and safeguard children. Never mind that its parents and close family that abuse children more than strangers, never mind children have been finding dads porn collection for years now. No the internet is the big evil they must be protected against.
If these politicians were serious about this they could simply asset up a separate internet for children that only has content suitable for them. They would then be safe, its simple enough for the isp's to route one lot of logins to the safe network and all others to the internet itself. But no, they expect others to do the impossible and block all content they feel is not acceptable ignoring that this is impossible....
Any more of your backchat Cyclops and its ebay for you
Unless that lens is telescopic then you cant touch me
Reg reader finds prior art for the webcam and foils Apple once again
1979 is calling and wants its webcam back
THINK OF THE CHILDREN . . . . .
Evil foreigners probing us . . . . .
This means Facebook will be classed as spam as they will be sending out daily warnings about the NSA, GCHQ, China etc etc, Glad I'm not on facebook as I dont need loads of warnings . . .
Oh and why do they want to advertise just how insecure their network is in this way ?
All it needs is at the next meeting to agree a new safe harbur is for the USA to agree to abide to the standards set by the EU on data security be it personal or non-personal.
If they do that then there is no problem. If not then the EU should simply make a statement that the US is not willing to protect EU citizens and business so they don't get special treatment and have to operate in the same way as the rest of the world and make agreements and sign binding contracts etc just like the Chinese, North Koreans and Australians etc....
ps wheres the FU finger icon ?
I'm going to bone up on it, just not on an ipad.....
I'm sure I can rise to the challenge of reading one handed still.
Why did the fisher king not just hill the undertaker and fly away in the spaceship ? and if for some reason he can't pilot it the fore the undertaker to do so for him, a lot easier than all this "phone home" stuff.
Oh and the whole orions sword line up to point to earth ? WTF they are never lined up on earth . . . . its why they are in a not so straight line. . . .
malicious actors’ . . . . . . . . what have they got against Hollywood ? ?
And more importantly how does this tie in from this side of the pond re personal data security / human rights and a new safe harbour or similar.
Any company that agrees to this must surely be breaking the rules unless the EU bends over for the US.
"Since 2000, the Safe Harbor Framework has proven to be critical to protecting privacy on both sides of the Atlantic"
Has she never heard of the NSA, Snowden and Prism ? ? ?
Foot mouth etc
No data sent to the USA and US companies needing to open European only businesses that comply with EU laws.
You don't do that then you get no business from the EU, that will hit them where it really hurts, in the balance sheet and you can bet all those shareholders will be screaming very quickly, then the US government will find itself under massive pressure as the US recovery turns into a possible US depression....
And lets be honest the quote from Big Tech: that "We expect that a suspension of Safe Harbor will negatively impact Europe’s economy, hurt small and medium-sized enterprises, and the consumers who use their services, the most". is a load of bullshit, it will hit the biggest US tech companies in a massive way, this could easily lead to EU citizen data only being allowed in centers on EU soil and run by EU business's with no USA input other than ownership and any profits being allowed to ead home, after tax that is.
It is simply the fault of US companies boardrooms for not doing their jobs and getting contingencies into place ready for this. If I were the CEO etc I would be asking several underlings what they have done to be ready and if nothing showing them the door.
That Windows 10 will be banned unless MS stop uploading data from it ?
OOooo that could be a real problem for MS couldn't it. Big fines etc etc.....
Now wheres the popcorn ? this is going to be interesting
OK try the Sony Z3 compact, still one of the best phones available and the Z5 compact is even better.
small enougth and amazing battery performance that I hope marshmallow won't ruin......
It even has serveralROMS available if you dont like the UI/sony stuff.
The Commision should put a short and simple statement to the USA saying that EU citizens data is off limits to the USA without a valid court decision on individual basis unless it can be prooved they are a security risk when a short term licence to spy can be granted and the data checked to ensure its right.
Any data that goes to the USA must be off limits to anyone other than the company and for specific purpose, ie certain data kept for account charges.
If they refuse to follow the EU line then they should be forced to do the same as every other countries companies and negociate an agreement on a company by company basis. After all why should we give special treatment to a country that ignores our laws just because they want to.
We all know Apple test the bejesus out of all their new kit so it is as perfect the Jesus himself.
Hey has anyone ever heard of a hardware issue with the phone such as antenna .......
Oh right they don't test that well do they.
Glad I never bought into the eco system
Its either a Nazi space station transfered from the Moon or a 20 year old server hidden behind a rock
If Windows 10 is going to be rolled out to the "Chinese users in government and state-owned enterprises" you can bet they will demand all tank back functions are removed, that being the case then MS will have no excuse for not supporting this for everyone as it wont brek the OS......
Man thats a hot bit of kit.
WOW I just got wood .
Yeh but ones an act of God and the other a result of selfish idiots.
How does floating ice fall off land ?
Thats even more magic
Eh ? ? ?
I thought that icebergs like everything else displaced the same amount of water as their own mass, ie if it melted it would just fill the space it took in the water.
So how do these magic Antarctic jobs break the laws of physics ?
If you breath on it you cant see anything through the mist
Imagine what the baby looks like
My god what a sad post....
Google dont sale many phones and certainly not a billion of them, manufacturers such as Samsung sale them.
Google have already according to the story provided those patches etc to them as if you don't get it ask your phone maker why not , not Google.
As to root access etc, Google phones ie Nexus phones have root access very easily so you can do what you want with it.
As to 2 year old phone updates, again ask Samsung etc not Google.......
with these foldable laptops....
If I want to use a laptop as a tablet at times I want a detachable screen to half the weight.
Add to that the chance of scratching or damaging your keboard....
Yeh maybe I might use tent mode but not likely as the screen is in that position anyway with the keyboard attached.
Nope cant see the use at all. If I was spending this much on something laptoppy/tablety I would go for a Surface Pro instead.
Good, I only pay for the licence and get my content from streaming services, just get a good VPN or unblock US and you can stream content from US TV companies just as easily as you can the BBC etc.
Add to that Netflix or whatever and you get a hell of a lot of stuff for way less than Sky charge for the cheapest service.
Cut costs even more, get a £10 A month SIM from BT Mobile (link below) and use it for access to BT Wifi and dump your landline & broadband to save mega bucks.
My monthly cost is £10 for the SIM and £4.99 for Netflix and £2.99 for Eurosport, I use an old PC for the streaming and Hola in Chrome (Only use PC for this) and I have more content than hours to watch it plus a backup phone in the glovebox of my car just in case I need one.
Boy what a load of rubbish.
Firstly unless there is some way to start compition then you will only ever have one or two Big Ones, its the cahnges that wre made to how premier league football was bid for that led to others apart from Sky having some and we having some compitition on it. The same is true for everything else, don't forget for years Sky had the streming rights on most movies in this country and never used them which is why we have so little on Netflix or Amazon compared to the USA.
Secondly Sky are not the only broadcast service. TalkTalk and BT carry it over DSL and Virgin over their network. This is the same exactly as Sky just with wires / fibre. Add to that Netflix etc who you quote are purely stream on demand and not live broadcast then they are not part of the same system
What is needed is for Sky to be broken up the same as BT, Openreach was split off and must treat everyon equally, Sky subscription channels should be the same, a seperate company selling to Sky TV, BT etc on an equal footing. Then we would have real compitition with any company able to offer everything to customers and compete to get out business.
Almost every one of the iPhone or other owners who might pay by NFC will already have a debit or credit card that does the pay by touch routine.
Its my main method on small payments. What therefore is the point of having this on a phone ? Whenever I am in London and using transport just letting my card go through the gate system or touching it against a big button on a bus just works without the risk to my phone by tapping it against some object.
Waste of time all round, just get a prepay card and use that if you are worried about it getting nicked.
I feel sorry for you poor people in the USA.
I have just taken a retentions deal with Three UK and for about $47 a month (£30) I have a brand new Galaxy Note 4 and unlimited minutes, texts and data (real unlimited, I use at least 100 plus gigs a month streaming and downloading torrents) on a 24 month contract.
To me thats the highest price I would pay for the deal. I look on in horror at what you have to pay.
Sorry I have the opposite view.
I have uploaded 120 gigs of music going back to my youth in the 60's and having that plus everything on Google available is a dream come true.
Since subscribing I have not bought a single album so saved money each month. I have also discovered a load of artists I would never have done and developed an interest in Folk Music that I never listened to before.
Worth every penny that I spend on it.
OK the answer to your post to try to offer a balance.
iOS costs ? well since it already exists its mostly adding new bits and changing the UI look feel and method.
So if we imagine there are say 1000 people programming iOS changes and they earn say $200,000, thats $200,000,000 a year, last year they sold about 170 million iphones and 65 million ipads. so thats less than $1 a year per unit. allow $5 billion for costs per year and wow thats just over $20 per unit.....
Sorry your figures don't add up, especially when you look at Apples profits last year.
Who the hell are these idiots who leave government data so open that hackers can get in ?
Surely they could have the same security across the whole government server network......
Why would you have systems that are really hard if not near impossible to break through as I would assume the Pentagon / NSA / CIA have and not use the same everywhere ?
You want to stop the bad guys looking at your data ? atsrt with the best defences possible and then encrypt everything you can.
Couple of things.....
O2 has already agreed to be bought by three so tie up with Sky not likely.
Secondly why would Vodafone and Sky be a BT/EE killer ? BT are already knocking Sky back with its "free" BT sport offer. I have a SIM from BT that for £10 a month gives me free BT sport and free unlimited Wifi. Add to that online streaming and I don't even need freeview or freesat. Top that off with iplayer etc and I have tons of stuff to watch. a few quid for say unblock us and I have all the US channels to watch that sky stuff as well.
Cor Jay Zed can't do proper poetry.....
What a shock, low talent deserves low wages mate, geddit .....
Either the letter is a load of bullshit to talk up the price of the shares or the tool has made public trade secrets on Apples future plans.
He is therefore an idiot or should be investigated for attempted share manipulation.
Read the article again please....
"On Sunday, the BBC's Radio 4 programme World This Week wrongly reported that Gove – known for butting heads with May – would be "put in charge of" the Communications Data Bill, AKA the much-hated Snoopers' Charter"
Called the layers Swatch are using our name ......
Downvoted for coming across as a pompos MeMe
As the phone connects to free wifi hotspots I assume the data usage is only when connected to and using the cell operators network.
If not then are they saying they will charge you for free data usage on free wifi ?
In Comparison BT Mobile offer non broadband customers a SIM only 12 month contract for £25, thats for unlimited calls and texts plus 20 GB of data, plus unlimited connection to BT Wifi with over 5 million hotspots and BT Sports. I have it and don't need home broadband or phone any more. Shows how bad a deal you get in the USA.
Well then post more stuff , anything at all, just post, post, post....
You will then jump to the top of sites users(sorry people) don't care about.
Sheesh what a waste of space and time Facebook is.....
Maybe shock/horror because Google is not an NPE and plans to use it in the future.
All hail Google and their beloved army
There are several NPE's some even owned by roups of companies such as Apple who buy up loads of patents form all over the place and package them on FRAND terms or similar so you can get most of the patents licences you need to cover your product for a small fee in one place. These very useful companies need to be protected for all our benifit.
What is needed is to limit what NPE's can do, just stoping them from getting goods banned etc would be enough, they should even welcome it as the continued sale of goods could lead to more money for them.
Most of all we need to have each patent concidered for uniqueness etc and if it should be given the ok or canceled before any court time etc happens.
What a load of bollocks
BT want EE but wont get the go ahead to buy it (If they do get it) until the end of the year
O2 are being bought by Three's owner not BT and that will again need up to a year for the go ahead.
BT Mobile is a virtual network just like Tesco and Giff Gaff etc.