455 posts • joined 3 Feb 2010
Re: Thank God for O2
And yet, despite the O2 coverage checker telling me I should get good indoor reception, in reality it's piss poor, with a little yellow No Coverage icon being a familiar visitor to my phone. Pop in a Three sim and everything works perfectly.
Great, so we can see what apps are pulling location info.
If only Google had developed a hidden option to revoke app permissions, so we could block unwanted intrusions...
Re: GPO snoops
you must have very nosey Post Office staff. When I post something the only thing they ask is "Is it worth more than £20?", presumably to try and sell insurance on it. A simple No and they're quite happy.
It's time for the rest of the techverse to play catch up and adopt
And spend the next few years fighting Apple patent lawyers because they tried to use magnets in power supplies or connectors with rounded corners.
You don't actually think Apple would licence magsafe and lightning to their competitors for a reasonable fee?
he sent out thousands of message with direct links to websites operated by his own company.
Are you sure he's not a complete idiot?
Re: Last week I chose between an Android phone and a Q5
I can see your concern. After all, it would be so easy to download an app that said it was a "vaccine killer" and that wanted access to your SMS messages.
All they have to do is trundle over to where the lunar rover was left, take a pic of an empty space and let the conspiracy theorists explode. They can ask their friendly North Korean Photoshop experts to knock something up.
I remember seeing OBO 110X on TV when I was younger, possibly on That's Life or something.
Seems that one is still in circulation.
Re: Touch Screen Monitor?
Saw one of the Viewsonics in a museum in the summer, not as an exhibit, but, as a video player. It was mounted next to a display and had a host of videos loaded, explaining different things about what was on display. Worked very well. No instructions needed, just a screen full of thumbnail videos, so you easily see what it was about and a prod with a finger was all that was needed to get them playing.
Will all those poor desperate people in Nigeria, who really need our help to repatriate all those millions, now move to Uganda?
Re: To be fair ...
So.. can anyone suggest a PDF reader that is just that... a reader? No interactivty, no ability to do anything other than display static text and images, an electronic version of a book. Not a pop-up book, just a normal book.
OK, can someone explain how the bitcoins get transferred from one account to the other, and there be no trace whatsoever of where they've gone? Surely the coins have to go somewhere? And they are only of any use to a criminal if they can be converted into real cash? That means that a bitcoin account must have a real world bank account attached to it? And the worlds police agencies cannot trace that?
What it needs, for carriers to remove their collectives fingers from their arses, is a little persuasion.
If, for example, someone with an S4 (after Samsug has released the update required) happened to stumble on a compromised website, entirely accidentally of course, and was pwned, could they then take the negligent carrier to court, as their inaction has left the phone insecure, despite a fix existing and being available?
Re: This just in
There are certain companies that wouldn't dream of doing such a thing as lowering the price.
Re: **Space is not grey.
thanks.... after reading some of that, I am now singing The Rimmer Song. Repeatedly.
Re: I keep hearing about these Android bugs...
Who do you expect to roll it out?
Last time I looked, the security updates for my Windows laptop come from Microsoft. I'll hazard a guess that Apple does something similar for Macs and iPhones.
Re: Nice phone
missed the troll icon.
Very poor. Must try harder.
Re: any confirmation on sim size yet?
GSM Arena says micro sim
Ordered... shame the black ones are due to be shipped on the 8th, white in 1-2 days. Still, better than being artificially "sold out".
No worries about no SD card, current phone has a 4GB one in it, never filled it.
Hopefully the otg app will work on it.
Re: BAD idea
You could always put it in a case.
so... an iron felt heavy, because it had a few grammes of extra circuitry? those Russians have exacting standards when it comes to the weight of an iron.
Re: Ribboned for your pleasure
not only did they not get rid of functionality, but, the old menu options are still there, I still use Alt+E, I, S to paste special, even though the options are just one click away on the ribbon. Old habits die hard.
maybe it would be useful to a lot of people for either Microsoft to mention this on the app description or for websites declaring how wonderful this software is.
One sentence saying "does not work on home editions" would save a lot of people a lot of wasted time and frustration.
"Our industry is working hard to bring content to audiences when they want it, where they want it"
I bought a triple play DVD and tried to register the digital copy. It failed to work, of course. After at least 6 new codes from Fox, I gave up, and ripped the DVD. So, technically I broke the law.
Also, why do I have to download a digital copy when there is quite probably plenty of space for it on the DVD? Just put a non-DRM'd MP4 (pick your format) and let me play it on my laptop, on my tablet. Is it really that difficult?
" features will come and go, crashes will be introduced and fixed, and designs may go through many iterations"
A bit like the Android Facebook app itself then. Apart from the fixed bit, of course.
A wi-fi network built 8 years ago is now struggling... not exactly surprising, considering the number of gadgets that can now go online.
Don't you all know? The only place that you're safe from all of Dr Who's enemies is behind the sofa?
A kids phone app that doesn't include ads? No in-app purchases? No new Mattell toy tie-in?
Yes please. More of them.
Amazing how Apple owners are so obsessed with the resale value of their iShiny. It's almost as if they are already planning on buying their next fix before buying this one.
So, how many abusive tweets being read out to everyone in the car would it take for that functionality to be turned off permanently?
Re: Credit card vs. charge card
"But I still don't understand why the strip club is suing Oracle"
Strip club sues man over unpaid bill
Strip club sues massive multi-billion dollar high-profile tech company over unpaid bill
Which headline gets the most clicks and gets shitloads of free advertising for said strip club?
Re: Did I understand this right?
mandatory corporate sanctioned software.
hmmm.. fair enough.
check your version of Google Play Services, you need a version 3.2.25 or higher. I had to manually update it, reboot and all was working.
Re: Did I understand this right?
Stop at step 1...
1. So you log into gmail or Google+ or whatever.
Why log in at work to gmail or google+ ? Isn't that why you've got a phone or tablet in the first place? To access your stuff when not at home?
I never log in at work, only at home. So, if someone is remote wiping my phone, I'd be far more concerned that they'd broken into my house and hacked my laptop.
Having said that, does anyone know if you need to re-enter your password to wipe it? Don't fancy trying it, just to test the theory.
Re: Police are looking for the smug git
true... Samsung are due to bring a new budget phone soon and need something to bas it on...
Most folks would wake up as soon as someone moved their hand, let alone pressed it on the scanner. Perhaps some might not notice, but everyone else in the carriage sits back and watches such a careful theft?
Never been on the last train out of a city centre station on a Friday or Saturday night then?
Wow, you really are deluded, aren't you?
Do you really believe that everybody in the world, who owns an Android phone, actually wanted an iPhone but is too poor to buy one?
As for the only reason iPhones are browsing is because their owners can afford it, that just beggars belief. Never heard of wi-fi or unlimited data plans?
You're either a troll or an idiot, I'll go with idiot, and a cowardly one too.
Re: Reservations for Gold and Silver iPhone 5s sold out..
within two hours, the Gold version of the iPhone 5s was sold out
Numbers? How many? Easy to sell out if the stores only had 5 each. Without an actual figure, such claims are worthless.
Re: Apple can't be responsible for every app in its store
They may not be liable for the content of every app on the app store, it would be unworkable for them to monitor everything. However, when they receive a letter of complaint, informing them that an app is illegally hosting content, and then choose to completely ignore that letter, it could be argued that, from that point on, Apple are condoning the illegal content and are knowingly profiting from that content.
Seems to me there are two types of thief who steal laptops, phones etc.
The first is an opportunist thief, who will steal whatever they can, to sell down the pub for a few quid for their next fix.
The second is the steal-to-order specialist, who is after laptops belonging to government officials, CEO's of multinationals etc.
The first type would be confounded by using password as a password, and the second has absolutely no interest in your photos of your aunty Edna's sixtieth birthday bash at the Dog and Duck.
Basic security is fine for the average person, just enough to stop other average people from accessing their emails, making phone calls etc. If you make the security too complicated, it will just not get used at all.
Wow... Apple complain Samsung copied their designs.. have Samsung not seen that THL?
Re: After all what could go wrong, they restricted them before....
another headline you missed
Three scraps roaming charges in 7 countries.
"a new fingerprint reader for iPhone smartphone is likely to spur widespread use of fingerprint readers as authenticators"
Really? I would've thought this appearing on an iPhone signals the death knell for it. Apple will no doubt have lodged a "on a mobile device" patent already (ignoring the Motorola phone with fingerprint scanning as prior art). Therefore, any use by other manufacturers will result in court cases and import bans.
Re: Fingerprint scanning less secure than a PIN?
I get the feeling some commentards on here really need a reality check and a sense of humour transplant. You REALLY believe that I have friends that would do that? Bloody hell.
It was obviously a joke situation, you didn't pick on the bit where I implied iPhone owners are invited to social outings and have friends?
Re: It is affordable and useful
You read technical documentation about semiconductor processing equipment on a 4" screen?
I'm no Apple fan, but, if you want to do that, buy a bloody iPad.
Fingerprint scanning less secure than a PIN?
Let me explain...
You're at a party, had a shandy or two too many and have nodded off into a gentle slumber.
Your mates, being mates, decide that this is the perfect opportunity to shave your eyebrows off, draw a penis on your forehead, take a photo with your phone and send to all your contacts.
With a PIN, or unlock pattern, they're stuck. Can't get in. Fingerprint scanner? Perfect... try each finger until it unlocks... Bob's your uncle.
Seems to me that the very time you need security, when you're drunk or just asleep, is exactly when this technology becomes a serious failure.
Fingerprint scanning... insecure by design.
Re: Should we trust Android more though?
"Yes, law enforcement would love it but are law enforcement going to break the law to get it "
I would say recent revelations would indicate that law enforcement agencies the world over are more than willing to break the law to get what they want.
Major tech companies have been feeding the NSA information for years, spying on their own countrymen, without any legal justification. Do you really believe they'll stop just because they've been caught at it?
Re: How about...
doesn't this bit cover your concerns?
"... and must have had a genuine choice – consent cannot be a condition of subscribing to a service"
So, are they also going to ban any possibly offensive words that may be French, German, Spanish etc. in origin? Or words that foreigners may find offensive, but, which are perfectly acceptable in English? Maybe foreign language translations of suspect words too?
Apparently apple is a code word for a mass murderer's next victim. Allegedly. Maybe. Not at all.
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