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Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

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$2.5 billion

My god that is a lot of money......

However compared to what they paid for Sype and what Facebook are paying for WhatsApp its a bargain

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Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained

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Re plastic screen protector

Sorry but the new screen protector is probably worth more than the phone now.

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Re: Apple did release a product that uses this not so mythical material, the Apple Watch.

To be padantic they didn't release anything at all just made announcements. They then stated the release dates for the phones, the watch ? well thats some time "early" next year. so any time in the first 4 months, not a release then.....

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Movirt-who? BlackBerry gobbles maker of multi-line smartphone tech

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Re: Too little too late?

Oh ha ha, very not clever................................NOT

Now crawl back into your hole and pull it closed again so as not to waste any more space.

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Re: Too little too late?

@ DougS

You really need to read before you post, the article said blackberry will support this "on all major smartphone operating systems." also read this http://uk.blackberry.com/business/products-services/bes-10.html?lid=uk:bb:software:businesssoftware:bes-10&lpos=uk:bb:software

BES10 one of if not the most secure enterprise system to manage multiple mobile systems.....

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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@ NoneSuch

What competition ?

iPhone, no choice if you want iOS, either pay a fortune for the latest or a very high price for years old kit.

Windows, MS are so slow with each update on the OS it means there is no competition there and it poushed away even someone like me who really like the OS, but lack of updates and apps were just a killer.

The only real competition for Android is Android, ie different versions from handset makers plus phones from China breaking into the market from the likes of lenovo.

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Digital dongle transforms European XBOXen into tellies

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Wow what a waste of money for almost everyone.....

I would think that most people have the xbox connected to the TV that also is connected to Sky, Virgin or Freeview.....

So instead of changing channel on the tv you can now change channel on the xbox......

Cor what a major update to the hardware.

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True fact: Hubble telescope spots ZOMBIES in SPACE

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What !!!! A galaxy has been crashing through our own for years and no-one told us......

Its actually about 110 MILLION light years away

Oh and our star is way to small to go supernova, it would need to be about 8 times more mass than it is.

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New iGasm: Apple to unveil not one but TWO iPhone 6 models on 9 Sept

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Very confusing title......

"New iGasm: Apple to reveal not one but TWO iPhone 6s on Sept 9th "

I read that as Apple bypassing the iphone six and releaseing 2 versions of the iphone 6s

Surely it should have read 6's ......

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It's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards

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Cor what a great idea.....

Send a file from one phone to another with wireless......

Wow I never though anyone would get that one sorted.....

Oh sorry they have.....

OK my fridge will be able to tell me I'm out of milk, but I just threw away the carton and noticed, and I noticed the butter was almost empty when I put it back in the fridge......

Um.... lights, curtains etc to set moods by clapping my hands........ done

Got it, I can drive my car from the back seat using my phone...... Yeh baby a real use, I can drive and be the back seat driver at the same time.... Brill, I can also start it and defrost it in the winter with the same phone...WOW, just make sure your kids don't grab your phone off you....

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Swell. Apple buys 'Pandora-for-talk-radio' app... for $30 meeellion

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Re: we're pretty sure the Beeb won't ever sell itself to Apple

Boy are you wrong.

The value of the library of content the BBC has is worth billions, add to that the hundreds of millions that BBC worldwide make each year even with the restrictions on it.

If the BBC had a free hand to do what it wanted then it would be one of the biggest companies in the world on the basis of value and you could kiss goodbye to ITV, channel 4 and five.....

Apple would love to buy it and would offer 10's if not hundreds of billions to get it.

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Ummmmm

When asked most people who buy Apple kit will tell you " Because it just works "

Well that's another reason gone bye bye.....

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Amazon's Spotify-for-books: THE TRUTH

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I read

That there are only 2000 audio books, most disappointed. same price for unlimited audible would be more interesting.

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Nadella: Yes I can put 2 THINGS FIRST. I will say them at the same time – CLOUDOBILE

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Did he really say this ?

“The goal for first party hardware is to create categories and markets, but we want to stimulate the entire ecosystem,” he said.

So by create they mean build a tablet several years too late.....

Buy a phone company that can only sale phones by cutting the price

Have a group of OS's rather than one, and 2 for tablets FFS......

Top that off with the old comments re windows 8 UI and loss of start button etc and boy are they going about it wrong.....

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 world conquest plan: folders!

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Windows phone suc a pain.....

To be honest I liked Windows phone as far as it went but it was just never far enough, so I waited and waited for the update from MS, I installed the developer edition and ........

WTF hardly anything has changed apart from a siri / google now wanabe that we all know will be like bing almost pointless outside the US of A..... and WOW I CAN HAVE MY OWN BACKGROUND ON HOME SCREEN WITH TRANSPARENT TILES..... gasp how ever did they come up with home screen setup ?

I have now sold my Nokia even though I loved the phone itself and bought an LG G2 instead, boy what a relief, back to the world of being able to set up a phone how I want.....

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Freeze, Glasshole! Stop spying on me at the ATM

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WTF......

I'm sorry but since when was a Panasonic camcorder a wearable device ?

Thats whats quoted as 40 meters, Google Glass was only 83% useable for it at 3 meters.....

Scaremongering and blatant missuse of data in the title,,,,

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Intel pleads for €1bn EU fine to be overturned, is DENIED

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Hmmmmm

They should have the fine adjusted upwards allowing for inflation plus extra costs awarded against them to cover the costs of the EU since the fine was awarded.

If not then these companies will always just hold on as long as possible even if they accept guilt internally just to cut the real cost of the fine over time.

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HP has Chromeboxes with Intel Core i7 chips, but they'll cost you

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One of the more stupid ideas

To say the least an i7 is massive overkill, chromeOS does not need so much cpu power, its would make more sense to buy one of these and a laptop or top range chromebook. Hell for the money you could have this and a laptop/tablet combo running windows.

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Facebook's new self-destructing pic app SELF-DESTRUCTS

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Oh God

I have to respond before I see what I have to respond to ?

So I send a pic, open the one received, and then respond. I then get a pic for them to open the first one I replied with and a second for the second proper responce......

I can imagine that within a few exchanges I will need to send dozens of replies to open all the pics I received just to find the one I want to open.......

What idiot thought this one up ? ? ?

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Verizon threatens Netflix in video lag blame game

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I can understand Verizon users being upset

I am located in the UK and use chrome with Hola extension and a three mobile with H+ connection to stream Netflix, I can get HD quality from the USA version any time of the day without buffering.

That being the case then I would say that maybe Netflix is correct that Verizon is the problem.

I wonder if using a vpn or proxy service would be quicker for them.........

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The enemy of my enemy is my, well, temporary ally: Apple and Microsoft in pact against Google

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2 things

The article reads as if the iCloud Drive is non Android, if so its a failure for anyone with an android phone or tablet and a mistake by Apple.

As to bing ? its ok if your in the USA but not so good in the rest of the world, its not as easy as google to use (try looking for shopping results).

So Apple have shot themselves in both feet (again) and restricted their users from choice once again. Walled garden ? More like a max security prison to me.

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

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Come on people

It all depends on price....

If this is anwhere near the price of a Galaxy S5 or an LG G3 then I like many others will concider this as a great alternative to chucking £500 at just a phone.

Lets see what it costs before writing it off.

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Brunner does a runner: Beats designer must hand the brand to Apple

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This is such a great buy by Apple

After all look at how much extra value people thought HTC phones had with this system built in....

Oh right.....

I'll get my coat.

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A first-world problem solved: Panoramic selfies, thanks to Huawei's Ascend P7

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Dam you Huawei

Here I am having looked at lots of different phone and all set to buy an LG G2 and now along comes this for about the same price....

Looks like I have to wait to hold one of these now as well....

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Chinese iWatchers: Apple's WRISTPUTERS ALREADY in production

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Re: Sure....

Unless they use kenetic energy to charge.

You know the more you shake your wrist the more you charge it..........

Oh dear......

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Re: You will need

Oh dear, I'm shaking my head....

1 is a joke

2 Bluetooth will eat the "Small" battery this thing will be able to hold in a very short time if its more than an interface for your ithingy.

3 I can't see any use for one unless it is a fully functioning device after all by the time I look at it I couldhave looked at my phone or whatever.

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You will need

A new set of earphones with an extra long lead to go up your sleeve, across your body and up to your ear.

These will also have a patented Apple sytem called an iRubberband to secure it to your arm to prevent dangly bits that could catch on non iThings.

The cable will also be stretchy to accomodate arm movement and bending. Cost of earphones will be 50% of the cast of the iWatch, ie £300 for the iWatch and £150 for the earphones.

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Facebook-backed spec lets apps link to other apps on mobes

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Facebook......

The moment I saw the word Facebook my radar went on full alert and my bias engine kicked in....

And what a shock I was once again correct in my fear that this looks like something else where you could ned up with all your choices being posted on their ad network....

Once again I am blessed that I don't use them and never want to.

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Windows Phone: Just as well Microsoft bought an Android maker, RIGHT?

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I have an X and its great

OK so its a Moto X not a Nokia. I do however have a Nokia 920 and a Blackberry Z10 as I can't make my mind up which I want to have as main device and which as backup, I swap round evry week or so and enjoy the differnece, then have to swap again as I am bored with it.

Now if we could combine the best from each into a single OS then it would rule the world.

Oh and no I don't like iOS, its too old hat, too small on screen size and too walled garden for me.

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Apple patent pokes at holographic iPhone screen

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How ? ? ?

How can they patent something that doesn't exist ?

OK if they have a working model then fine they deserve a patent but this is a patent for something that might exist in the future.

On this basis I should be able to patent anything I can dream up without a real proof of possible manufacture.

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Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update

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@ websey

Agree 100%

I installed it to try out creating anapp to see how hard it would be and I only did it as its my backup phone and not my daily use one.

OK so a Nokia 920 is a bit OTT for backup but I couldn't resist the price at Tescos a while back.

Anyone instally this is a stupid as someone doing so with an untested android ROM etc, you should at least have the brains to wait a week or so for problemsto appear, oh and the can't go back to version 8.0 message has also been a blind spot for some as I see posts asking how to return to it......

Oh and my phone seems sooth as silk and problem free so I guess I'mlucky with it.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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but but but

But MS should support it even if I do refuse to upgrade, after all I'm the Sysadmin for my company and.......

Whats that ? The CEO is on the phone ? OK put him through....

Yes sir, yes sir, thats ri.... I mean to...... FIRED ? ? ? ?

Oh crap.......

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Apple to protect your gently roasting rear with 'iTanning' system

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Oh dear

I am badly burned on my face etc because it didn't tell me to put blocker on.

Surely as its an iWatch it knows its under a glove whilst I am skiing........

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Rumour: Next Apple iThing to feature 65-inch screen. Four-limb multitouch, anyone?

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Nah your wrong....

They want to import them and cut them up to make the iWatch.

Its just their way of fooling the tech press etc.

Oh and if I was to spend the sort of money one of these would cost I would rather get a top of the line 3D projector and a recliner seat for comfort. The real price would be high enough without the "Apple" tax added.

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Putin and pals dump Apple's iPads for Samsung slabs... over security concerns

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Re: It really is sad......

It was a reply to another post where Lost all faith... posted the below

Re: It really is sad......

yes, they will create a ultra secure version with no way of getting info back to Google, then they will download Facebook and twitter from the Play store.

No Joke Icon, well, just because.

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Re: It really is sad......

Of course your right, no-one would work for their government would they ?

the NSA and GCHQ are full of empty desks arn't they ?

Idiot.

Oh and there are plenty of crooks in Russia using computers as well.....

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Re: It really is sad......

And how pray tell do they download from the play store with no play services on the tablet ?

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It really is sad......

Several people posting here without bothering to think at all.

Believe it or not but you can make your own version of Android that doesn't report to Google.

Some people even buy a Chinese tablet and then do their best to get it to talk to google store etc.

Amazon also I believe sale tablets that have a modified Android OS that doesn't report to Google......

How hard would it be for the Russian government to write a version for use on government systems only.....

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'Arrogant' Snowden putting lives at risk, says NSA's deputy spyboss

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Oh dear you all seem to have missed it.....

"He claimed the agency only slurped the communications of targeted individuals, and said that the vast majority of people who weren't on the target list had nothing to fear from his spies."

This if you look at it from his point of view is a licence to spy on everyone.

Just imagine that the target list is everyone with an internet connection then he is telling the truth, the vast majority of those without access have nothing to fear as they will have at best dumb mobiles that can only text or call.....

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NASA: Earth JUST dodged comms-killing SOLAR BLAST in 2012

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Re: Really?

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/sun_darkness.html

On March 13, 1989 the entire province of Quebec, Canada suffered an electrical power blackout. Hundreds of blackouts occur in some part of North America every year. The Quebec Blackout was different, because this one was caused by a solar storm!

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WhatsApp founder: Privacy WON'T vanish under Facebook

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Pul the other one

Come on, FB are going to pay 19 billion for a company that will take decades on current earnings to pay it back let alone make a profit.......

Not in a million years, there must be something that they want or they wouldn't be buying, and that has to be data and the ability to obtain more data.....

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Previously stable Greenland glaciers now rushing to the sea

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Re: sooo.....

Did you type that with your head still buried in the sane or did you lift it out for a minute.

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Bill Gates-backed SOLAR POO RAYGUN COMMODE unveiled

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A non curry based hot ass feeling......

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BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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You missed the obvious

They are great at opening drinks tins etc when the tab breaks off or corned beef if you loose the key

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Windows Phone beats BLACKBERRY in mobe OS popularity stakes

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My 2 cents worth

tried iPhone a couple of years ago, didn't like it as it was just too small for me (Big thumbs and bad eyes.)

Switched to Android and was happy for a couple of years but decided to try something different so got a Nokia 520, loved most things about it except the battery and lack of a few apps.

Have now got a 920 and its great , I needed a backup phone anyway so I thought I would try BB10, bought the Z10 and I love it, everything I want to run just does fast and easy.

So for everyday txt / email and phone I use the BB, for browser etc I use the 920. Its horses for cources and if you are into lots of txt and social media etc BB10 just works so well.

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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Nah your all wrong....

Sandra Bullock invented it and took control in 1995

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113957/

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Re: Idiots

Isn't TCP something you gargle if you have a sore throat ?

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BB10's 'dated' crypto lets snoops squeeze the juice from your BlackBerry – researcher

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Re: And that ..

And this is why Blackberry are getting such negative press.

Idiots posting as facts total rubbish. If you had half a brain you would check what you are going to post and find that the "Android" apps are "sandboxed" and so are no problem to run unless you enter data directly.

And don't forget that BB10 also seperates work from peronal so Android can be restricted to the personal side only leaving a safe phone for work purposes.

Now go away and read data to correct your "opinion" so you can start to post facts instead.

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The land of Milk and Sammy: Free music app touted by Samsung

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Waste of space on the phone.

Get the tunein radio app on any mobile OS and you have 100,000 stations available for free.

Pay a couple of quid and you can record etc as well

Another case of a company giving you something you don't need.

Anyway haven't Nokia & Apple been doing this for ages as well....

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Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

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Siri in a Ferrari ?

Well thats one sale they've lost.....

I'll stick to my Ford Fiesta with bluetooth and a mount to take my phone instead......

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