* Posts by Big_Ted

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BT gently returns to mobe biz with cheap SIM-only swoop

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Re: Planned £12.5bn gobble of UK mobile operator EE

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.

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Re: Is it me?

They also include BT Sports App and unlimited BT Wifi hotspot useage on all sims so not that bad.

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Cyanogen finds $80m in collecting tin after busking session

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Meh

Unless they can get a mega company to buy into the OS like say Samsung and have them install it on their tighest spec phones then its a dead duck niche player.

The Chinese are already going their own way and companies are either using Googles OS or writing/modifying their own such as Tizen or WebOS. Lets be honest here, the vast majority of people in the world don't know what Cyanogenmod is let alone how to install it safely. They are just looking to buy a phone that can text / twitbook / email and take piccies of their lunch to post. Cyanogenmod is the last thing they want.

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AT&T, Verizon and telco pals file lawsuit to KILL net neutrality FOREVER

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WTF?

Re: I'm surprised by this...

WHAT ? ? ?

And where do you expect the bandwidth for the satellite system of yours to come from ? It would only work if all high bandwidth useage ie video were restricted to what is basically linear like terestrial tv.....

Dont forget most of us want to start watching a youtube video or film etc at different times to the rest of the world.

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BT set to undercut rivals with return to mobile biz

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OOooo PLEASE .....

Please please please BT announce some crazy low prices. My contract with 3 is ready for renewal and I would love something to use to try for a better deal.....

Would never go BT though or even EE after experience with them.

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Watchdog slaps American Apparel's youthful naked arse

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WTF.....

One (most likely ugly) feminist complains and they investigate ?

What a waste of time and money, there is nothing wrong with the pictures unless you are looking at them for that sort of reaction.

You see worst in the tabloid press every day.....

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Honey, I shrunk the Windows footprint

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Re: Don't stop there

Its easy, turn off your pc most of the time and use a chromebook or chromebox. Only use the PC for when you must have that windows only piece of software.

I started this last year and the pc is turned on at most once a week for a short time, the rest of the time my chromebook does it all for me.

Oh and the speed to turn on a chrome device against a windows one let alone the wait for the windows machine to shut down AND stop accessing the hard drive as part of the shutdown routine.

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Google gives spit n' polish to world's most expensive Chromebook

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Re: use the sd card for the os...

Um they are not there because they are not used in the OS......

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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Me I would be more than happy to pay the licence fee and

Also pay an extra £5-10 a month if I was given access to the complete BBC library of tv and rado content to stream.

Just rewatching all the old stuff would mean no Netflix or Amazon prime needed for many years. add to that the radio streams and I wouldn't need audio books or podcasts so much either.

Giving the Beeb permission to stream their archive content would give them many millions a year and increase it to billions if they could stream it world wide.

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Google deal means game over for mobile payments firm Softcard

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"and now Apple Pay is threatening to eat everyone's lunch"

Say what ? ? ?

I have read that Apple have up to 50% of the smartphone market in the US of A. Therefore how are they going to eat the other 50% ofthe market ?

As for outside the US then Apple have much lower market share. Add to that just having the same stuff built into your credit/debit card then even more reason not to use the phone for it.

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Wake up! BlackBerry QUIETLY updates BB10

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Re: There are still Blackberry users?

What a load of rubbish.

BB10 is built on QNX, the most secure full linux distro there is, its why its used so often in places like nuclear power plants.

Try google first, you might learn something

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Re: There are still Blackberry users?

Oh ha ha

Plonker comment used as nausium.....

As bad as all the fanbois / android / M$ stuff so many still are deluded enough to think is funny.

Oh and Yeh I have a blackbery 10 as well as an LG G2, both great in different ways.

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Facebook privacy policy violates European law, says report

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Devil

Well colour me shocked

Facebook doing what it wants without reguard to users rights etc I would never have expected that.

One of the many reasons I never use it.

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Apple: 100,000 lucky people can test our flaky iOS 8.3 code – report

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If so I'm amazed how many bugs etc have been missed so often in the past including the last version.

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Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS

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What ?

@toadwarrior

You start your post saying hes right and attack the ability to have the colour you want on the back and even real leather if you want, also the trim on the phone and screen surround as you want and say its junk ? Its installed during manufacture and built into the phone not a 10p ebay clip on cover that many stick on their £500 mobile.

Then you say its like going back to a limited colour scheme etc, like the iPhone....

You sound confused,

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The mans a dickhead

"And I believe that’s abdicating your responsibility as a designer.”"

WTF just how much design has gone into the iPhone since the first version ? Pretty much zero on the outside, it looks the same to me and with the exception of the 5c has a very limited number of options.

Oh and anyone who puts their phone in a case/cover etc must had it back immediately.

On top of that I still think WTF every time I see the pastel colours on iOS, can't wait to see how much they don't bother designing a working UI on the Watch and just use the BUTTON on the side.....

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Google strongly opposes plans to let ANY US COURT authorise digi-snoops

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Devil

My thinking is that if the US enact this type of thing as law then they are saying that they are more than happy for any other country to do the same to them.

Therefore all those countries they claim are conducting cyber attacks just need a court in their own country to ok it and its no longer an attack but a legal search for information......

Oh the slippery slope approaches....

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Apple Watch 'didn't work on HAIRY FANBOIS, was stripped of sensor tech'

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Re: Pointless

FAIL, because...

There fixed it for you

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ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049

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French minister: Hit Netflix, Google, Apple et al with bandwidth tax

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Hey French film industry.

Its easy, just make films etc that people other than French people want to watch in English and you have a chance.

Otherwise your a niche industry and thats it.

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

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Devil

Who needs the NSA

When someone who could be Prez will give all the info to everyone on the web.

Putin, IS et al must be drooling at the thought.

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Microsoft: Even cheapo Lumias to get slimmed down Windows 10

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One of the nicest phones I have ever held was the HTC 8X but I had to get rid of it due to lack of certain apps I needed that were not available at the time.

Might look for a good one now if it will get windows 10 upgrade.

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You gotta keep a smart watch on the Swiss, Apple: Enter SWATCH

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Happy

Re: Commoditisation

A minion shapped car ?

Change the colour to the correct yellow and I wil buy one

https://genophoria.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/shut-up-and-take-my-money.jpg

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: Free OS upgrades - Yawn.

Or silverlight to stream content etc etc

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Re: If Win7 is "OK" till 2020

You want bigger numbers ?

How about Windows 95, Windows 97, Windows 2000.

Makes Windows 10 look real old . . .

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Re: Not entirely convinced...

What ? ? ?

It will include a start button in version 10.1 ?

Please at least read a little before you comment. It has a start button that will show standard windows programs AND app tiles at the same time........

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Stop

WTF.....

Where the hell are you above getting the sbscription / its only free for a year idea from ?

Read the article and others etc and see things like this

"Also on Wednesday, Microsoft’s vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson said once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device “at no cost”.

Lookie, "At No Cost". I have read every article here and several other places and the only time subs are mentioned its in the comments section.

Please stop spreading unfounded rumor unless you can post a quote from a high level Microsoft emplyee stating otherwise.

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Re: The thing is....

You don't need them unless you have XP and can't find a copy of 7 to upgrade to.

10 ? the default best option will be a sort of 7 lookalike desktop and spartan is just chrome done by MS.

Save time and money, stick with the current OS unless XP for support or 8/8.1 for better UI and install chrome.

Or better yet buy a chromebook and use that

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Windows

Couldn't care less

about this TBH, I use chrome as it syncs with my phones and tablet chromebook and pc perfectly, same reason I use gmail for all my mail accounts, yeh I know but I do nothing Google or anyone else would be interested in and I use IE for banking etc so it never sees any but a couple of sites. If there was a better vpn than Hola (works with andoid phone, tablet, chromebook and chrome browser for US netflix etc) that was also free I would use another browser however chorme is the default forme now.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Happy

WTF.....

Well I for one only buy a device if I can root it and install a ROM of choice.

Top of the list of options when picking a ROM is zero bloat, ie no Farcebook or Twatter.

Currently running cyanogenmod 12 and love the lack of social crap.

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

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Not too sure

I wonder if with so much cloud and virtual server useage in enterprise systems they will start to look at the old dumb terminal approach using something more on the lines of a chromebook or simiar in place of the laptop.

Given the choice I for one would rather just have to maintain the server farm and not worry about the devices out there that the user prefers to use, ie a tablet or phablet etc instead of a PC.

No more windows except for some of the servers, lovely....

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Give ALL the EU access to Netflix, says Vince Cable

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Re: Cable and streaming

@ Timmay

Hardly as Virgin offer Netflix as an extra on their service that doesn't impact on your broadband at all.

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Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs

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Megaphone

WTF.....

Not one of you has mentioned it.....

The big warning about the interweb and identity theft.......

Sandra Bullock and THE NET

Yes it should be in capitals, the idea that via the internet they can do what they did . . . Boy was that a joke

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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No problem Mr Cameron

I am more than happy to have weak encryption as the standard allowed.

But only if it is the standard that is used by all, that includes governments, banks, other businesses, the mitary etc etc.

After all people who demand strong encryption must be hiding something and quite possible breaking the law. So I am willing to have the same standard as used by the government and yourself or that you lower yours down to what you expect me to have.

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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FAIL

When reading this and the comments

All i can think is WTF......

I have a security risk on my software/OS ?

OK is there a fix ? great thanks....

What the fuck do you mean I have to wait for it till you can be bothered to give it to me. I want to be able to download and install it now.

Windows Update allows me to decide what to install when and Sysadmins have the same rights for all their kit so whats the problem ?

MS you are big enough to be able to manage this as having all your updates / fixes posted the day you complete them. There is no reason I can see for needing to wait up to a month for a security fix.

So WTF is the reason for making me wait ?

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'Scope boffins get INSIDE URANUS after snapping mystery spots

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Oh my god........

ITS HATCHING . . . . .

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Shuddit, Obama! Here in Blighty, we ISPs have net neutrality nailed

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Mushroom

At those moaning about P2P traffic throttling

Quite simply I don't give a sit if you are throttled downloading illegle content.

Oh yeh I know I know you are downloading hundreds of gigs of linux distros and game demos etc. Do you think I was born yesterday ?

I call bullshit on all heavy P2P users who doownload much more than they upload. The best way to go is to limit speed on P2P during those times most people want to stream legal content etc ie evenings and weekends to maybe 10%.

This would mean I could watch iPlayer content without buffering and HD content on Netflix rather than crap quality just so you can take the piss and download illegaly at speed.

Oh and the get what you pay for comments are unbeleivable, you are downloading illegal content for gods sake not legal content. If it was just legal stuff then overnight or a few gig a month would be enough.

What I want is to have a good enough service to do what I want when I want, ie if playing games great speed and low latency, whatching video streams, HD content if available and so on.

Now que the downvotes......

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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Lets see..

Snowden ? given a job of trust, most likely signed agreements and official secrets forms etc. Then proceeded to steal documents and release them to the world.....

Nope don't trust him but do agree with what he did.

ISIS, terrorists yes but more likely to be truthful most if not all the time as extreem religeous conviction usually includes don't lie. However I still don't trust them to be truthful all the time.

GCHQ etc, nah don't trust them at all as its their remit to lie all the time, ie deny everything and divert attention etc etc. " GCHQ sir ? never heard of it "....

So most dangerous, at the moment its between GCHQ, NSA etc undermining trust in the government and feeding the nutters who are survivalist in the USA etc and ISIS who; lets be honest; have enough to do in Iraq to bother me in the UK. Plenty of others to worry about though.

I have no problem with them spying on people etc but ONLY if there is a REAL reason and not to gather data en mass or check up on their partner/spouce etc...

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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Happy

Ah but......

Ask any fanbois and they will tell you its only Android that's open to malware.

Therefore their iphone is impossible to infect so this story is just made up by Apple haters.

Its one reason they are happy with the walled garden, its totally safe from the worlds nasties.....

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OFFICIAL: Fondling of Apple's slab declines – iPad sales DOWN in Q3

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IDC Proove they are useless

However, Apple still owns the lion's share of the market, with iPads comprising nearly one in three tablets sold, said IDC.

Shipments sank by 12.8 per cent to 12.3m in the third quarter of 2014, compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, the global tablet market grew by 11.5 per cent to 53.8m.

According to my maths thats slightly less than 23%. since when was that 1 in 3, its not even a full 1 in 4....

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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Flame

OMFG .....

#Apple CEO #Tim_Cook says he is "proud to be gay" That's the beginning of the extinction for the west civilization. Thanks Allah we r Muslims

— Dr.mohammed alhakeem (@mahir55555) October 30, 2014

Both times my reaction was "What a tool" so the west is doomed because of this? To which I say "Thank God I am not a homophobic pratt but someone who can spell are..."

Oh and didn't I read somewhere that many people who are homophobic are insecure about their own sexuality or is that as stupid as being homophobic / racist / genderist / ageist etc etc....

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Lenovo completes Motorola purchase for $2.9bn – $10bn less than Google paid for it

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Don't forget the tax breaks Google got from Motorola as well

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/30/google_motorola_mobility_lenovo_sale/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/01/google_buys_tax_breaks_along_with_mobility/

And Forbes thinks its only $1.5 Billion http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/12/22/did-motorola-mobility-only-cost-google-1-5-billion/ if so Google made a nice profit and got a load of patents as well.

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Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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Paris Hilton

Do I need an e-reader ?

No

Would I buy one ?

Yes if there was one with a 10 or 12 inch display and not too expensive.

Why ?

Because I read a lot but the tablet is good enough for home use etc, but it would be nice to take a collection of books with me any time I am off on holiday etc....

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The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event

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Paris Hilton

WTF.....

Come on, wheres the fashion angle, we all know thats more important than tech to Apple

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Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

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Re: No number keys?

Sigh....

Google is your friend

http://online.wsj.com/articles/blackberry-passport-review-a-smartphone-aimed-squarely-at-professionals-1411567271

The keys appear at the bottom of the screen with other function keys etc......

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For the money this or an iPhone 6 ?

This every time, wish my phone was older so I could go for one....

Just wish they had done it last year

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Re: No sympathy

I'm sorry but.....

Whats stupid about going down the pub?

And where should the phone be? in your hand and then on the table for the world to see and have the added risk of dropping it or knocking it to the ground if not sticking your pint on the phone you have sat in a puddle of beer ?

Seems you have no idea of the real world most of us deal with.

Oh and all those saying stick it in a steel case etc, the point of this and pshones like it are they are thin, you shouldn't need to double the thickness to do what the manufacturer should have designed it to do. I expect my phone with care from me not to scratch the screen when I put it in an empty pocket and to withstand general usage without damage, that includes putting it in the same pocket as the previous version managed to handle for the past year or 2...

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Ab phab: Apple is Britain's coolest brand YET AGAIN

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FAIL

Oh dear

So they ask a few self indulgient fashionista's what is cool and we the rest of the world have to accept ?

My god what a load of crap, yes Apple kit is very well made, nice in the hand and just works, the price while high is affordable but none of that makes it cool. So no I refuse to accept a company that calls itself Coolbrands is even remotely unbiased or knows what its talking about excpet for the few people it deals with directly.

This is a bigger non story than the Apple Watch until it is actually released.......

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Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please

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Re: Much as you may hate him...

Calm down dear and use another search engine.

Also don't buy an android phone, stear clear of most of the internet and wear a tin foil hat and you might be safe......

Sheesh but some people forget that you can live without the interwebs altogether, mankind did after all for thousands of years.

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

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Windows

$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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