23 posts • joined Wednesday 27th January 2010 20:35 GMT
Re: Another win for open-source leechers
IMO the hardware I/O interconnect design, device drivers and UI are what are most important. If those components aren't well designed and programmed then nothing else matters. Using a mature, stable and well understood base operating system to build on sounds like a very good choice to me.
Apple innovate and don't copy rivals... Hmmm... Apple vs Creative?http://www.macnews.com/content/apple-pays-creative-100-million-ipod-related-lawsuit
Sleep as Android
Sleep as Android will - with your permission - spy on you whilst you sleep. A nifty app for the curious:
The simplest solution I have used so far to gain root access on my Samsung Galaxy S2 is to download a busybox installer package from XDA Developers and save it to the MicroSDHC card. Shutdown the phone and restart in recovery mode (Vol Down + Home + Power) and choose to install a file and select the installer zip file. Once rebooted there's instant Root access without the need for a carefully matched pre-rooted kernel.
New NFC SIM for S3 to enable Quick Tap?!?
Nipped into a Orange store today to quiz whether a different SIM Card was being shipped for the Quick Tap enabled Galaxy S3 - hoping to nab a new SIM for my NFC capable S2 which could do Quick Tap with the appropriate SIM Card... Sadly even though the store had the S3 in stock they had no clue whether the SIM card was different.
Microsoft have a working system?
Strange this alliance doesn't include Microsoft as they have a working system based on multiple WiFi transmitters. IIRC they installed and mapped the Tesco Extra at Gallows Corner in Romford over a year ago - again IIRC the access point had an SSID of Agora - but each it's own station/MAC address.
Re: I can't wait for them to go under completely
Oh yes. Hundreds of High Streets will benefit from another empty shop / £ Shop whilst the economy desperately needs *000's more unemployed... Muppet.
Easy phone to "hack"
Using the tools and knowledge on the aforementioned XDA Developers site I was able to turn my T-Mobile UK locked SGSII into an unlocked (from network) generic device. It's really quite easy.
Single feed option on SkyHD box
@Tom38 Your comments about the Sky+ box and a single feed are correct though there is a secret menu on the SkyHD box which allows the selection of a single feed so things work more nicely.
@Mage As long as people are honest about their political ideology all points of view are welcome. I have listened to opinion from independent financial types who have held the same opinion (Greece will default eventually) for many weeks.
Listen, for example, to Johnathan Davis - jonathandaviswm.com
Most likely a recipient of the BBM BroadCast message took affront at the cry for a riot and informed Crime Stoppers. Someone I know received three BBM BCs trying to start a riot in SE Essex - they informed the Police as they don't agree with it.
.net domains under American governance
@ScottJ - I would guess that since the domain was a .net the US Government was able to instruct VeriSign to alter the Domain registration. Certainly at roughly the time the domain was seized it moved from CyberBunker in Holland to 1and1 in the US.
I have only just noticed that part of the Seized image refers to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. How nice that the United States Government proactively protects the "copyrights" of commercial entities...
Will iOS5 Bluetooth photos?
My only question and the issue which causes me the most grief during the working day - will iOS 5 allow the phone owner to Bluetooth photos from the phone to a kiosk for printing? Trying to explain to an irate user their super amazing phone is incapable of this seemingly simple task....
Obscene violence ok - boobs bad
No doubt moderated by our cousins over the ocean.. Anyone remember the uproar caused by the Janet Jackson boob slip at the Superbowl? The half-second view of a breast was considered indecent and cost CBS a $550,000 fine...
@Moz Most likely the FB T&Cs say under 13s cannot have their own account but a parent or guardian may create one for them to use under supervision.
N900 and Flash Video via BBC iPlayer
The BBC iPlayer works rather well on the N900 - but for fast motion video the framerate suffers. As such I have added a utility to my N900 which allows me to select the browser User Agent string. Why? Simply this - now my N900 can pretend to be a Nintendo Wii. The BBC iPlayer streams a lower complexity codec for the Wii and video renders more smoothly (though lacks some definition). Stick Flash playback and User Agent String customisation in your iPhne and smoke it!
Polluted tracker list
Not sure if you're aware but The Pirate Bay admitted they populated their tracker list with fictitious IP addresses with the intention of making evidence gathered from their tracker - unreliable. Since ACS:Law will not provide information about their detection technique we cannot be sure if they are connecting to the potentially infringing address and ensuring the infringing file exists.
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