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14 posts • joined 23 May 2007

'iPhone 5' released by Chinese Apple copycat

Steve Beesley
Mushroom

Re: As with all

"Which design "faults" did the 3GS resolve then?..."

As a 3GS user I couldn't agree more, mine fails to make and receive phone calls, text messages and emails on a regular basis, requires rebooting on average once every couple of days, phone turns off when trying to take a photo (which helps reduce the number of reboots required!)... oh and as software developer I resent not being able to write my own software to run on it (it's a work phone so I can't jailbreak it and I'm not prepared to pay Apples extortionate costs). I regulary resort to my 5 year old WinMo phone instead!

For the record I'm running iOS 5.1.1 (the latest available) although I wish I hadn't upgraded to iOS 5 as it wiped all of my music and TV programs and it's a PITA to put them all back (so much so that the phone remains largely empty over a year after I "upgraded").

Wish I could afford to replace it with something good :-(

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Survey: Android set to beat iOS in battle for coder love

Steve Beesley
Coffee/keyboard

Quality Control?!

I haven't laughed so much in ages! You owe me a new keyboard!!

Apple quality control? There are plenty of sh*** apps out there where it's obvious Apple haven't taken the shortest of looks at. It's just an excuse to ban anything that might eat into their own profits.

They can't even get their own house in order half the time, my iPhone 3GS regularly fails to make/receive calls, texts and emails. It gets rebooted several times a week and I would never ever rely on the alarm clock anymore (I used to!).

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iPhone alarm bug: now it's the UK's turn

Steve Beesley
FAIL

Fix doesn't work on recurring alarms

No matter what you do, it appears (on iOS4.1 at least) that recurring alarms always go off at the wrong time (re-entering only fixes normal none-recurring alarms).

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ICO chides TalkTalk over sneaky StalkStalk trials

Steve Beesley

Not following me?

When I visit my own site which logs every page load (including by web bots), I do not see anybody following me around (i.e. the pages are not revisited by anyone afterwards).

Maybe it's just certain sites they check, or only ones they have not previously looked at?

For reference, unfortunately got lumbered with a talk talk contract when I moved house, only a few months to go before I can ditch them forever - have had nothing but problems with them.

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Google tests multiple accounts in single browser

Steve Beesley

Firefox has multiple profiles

Has done for a long long time...

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/profiles

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The 3G coverage picture that can't be published

Steve Beesley

You get data as well?

My 3GS struggles to keep a phone connection let alone a data connection. O2 coverage near where I live is not good at all.

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HTC Smart: A smartphone for the rest of us?

Steve Beesley

Updates?!

http://www.xda-developers.com/ - how many updates do you need?

One of the few positives of WM based handsets is that you can install what you like on them including any iteration of the OS (not to mention Android) rather than being locked into anything.

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KDE 4.3 promises polish, polish, polish

Steve Beesley

@Michael Fremlins

You think KDE is bad, you should try Vista ;-)

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Windows 7 finds home at Intel

Steve Beesley

Replacement cycle?

Surely the replacement cycle of a PC depends on what it's used for.

Those people who only need to type very quick letters are probably fine with wordwise plus on a BBC, and if they do it all the time then you could probably boot from ROM and type your letter in the time that windows would take to boot and load Word.

Those people developing stuff or those that need large amounts of storage/RAM would probably want to update slightly more often.

It's blatantly a way of encouraging people to get Windows 7, oh and you'll need to buy new processors from us to do it.

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Opera slams Microsoft's Windows 7 E move - again

Steve Beesley

IE8 can set itself as default browser

"IE will never install, or become the default browser without your explicit consent. However, we heard a lot of feedback from a lot of different people and groups and decided to make the user choice of the default browser even more explicit. This change is part of our ongoing commitment to user choice and control.”

So why then, when I installed IE8 through windows automatic updates last night, did Firefox then complain it was no longer the default browser?!

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MontaVista boasts 1-second Linux boot

Steve Beesley

@Dave 31 and Graham Marsden

Or later Acorns for that matter, from the Archimedes to the RISC PC which may now appear dated but ran a full multi tasking operating system that booted as good as instantly.

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Microsoft's TomTom patents under scrutiny

Steve Beesley

SD Cards?

@BigYin

I suspect TomTom uses SD cards (or a variant of) which are normally FAT formatted. For convenience of loading maps/music/etc easily it makes sense for them to want to read and write using FAT including long filenames.

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Whitehall orders green paint for IT dept

Steve Beesley
Thumb Down

Re: Except that it's rubbish...

@AC

I suspect the heating is turned off at night as well if nobody is there to benefit from it?

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Pay-as-you-drive roads coming to the UK

Steve Beesley

See what they come up with

1.8 million people may sound a lot but the UK population is an estimated 60 million, assuming half of these can drive that means only 6% of motorists objected to the scheme (and therefore 94% did not object but aren't kicking up a huge stink about it).

I'll be the first to admit I'm a sit on the fence kind of person and I'm happy to wait and see what they come up with before objecting. I can't imagine the different parties will all come up with the same solution and so a general election will soon sort it if they get it wrong (anybody remember the poll tax?).

I probably do 3000 miles a year which makes my road tax extremely expensive per mile compared to somebody who pays the same but does 10x that amount. Assuming they propose to take the same overall revenue that they would take from road tax then I'll be all up for it, it means the people that drive a lot will pay more than those that drive very few miles, that sounds completely fair to me. Compared to the tax on fuel it's not really a significant amount to those that do a lot of miles anyway.

It will take more than a single scaremongering email with no proof of factual information to make me sign a petition...

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