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Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

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Alert

Re: Serious Question Mk II

It's prior art for this so called "design patent" that Apple have been throwing around. It doesn't matter that it's a mock up or stage prop, just that it shows that Apple weren't first over the line with it.

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Boffin

Re: Any Trekkies here?

For reference

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:PADD.jpg

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Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage

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Re: Why didn't they wait?

When was the last time you bought AMD, 1995?

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Android Trojan leaves 100,000 users out of pocket

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Big Brother

With all this in mind...

When are Apple and Microsoft installing 3rd party apps from untrusted sources on their respective computer operating systems?

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Facepalm

Re: Why is this even happening?

The exact same freedom you have on your personal computer.

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Samsung asks for US Galaxy Nexus ban to be lifted pending appeal

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Boffin

Re: Wow

Aside from the Galaxy Ace, I don't think any of the recent Galaxy models, much less the Nexus, look much like the tiny iPhone at all.

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Facepalm

Tat

Isn't ANY competition likely to "irreparably" damage Apple's income? Even if Koh has rebranded tech in her robes, even she should be aware we're on the downward spiral before the next shiney is announced, compared to what is essentially a dev phone.

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Apple wins US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Pirate

Re: Fandroids at it again....

Never mind the chinese knock offs which actually harm Apple's name...

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Apple must be tried for the bug in every fanboi's pocket

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Stop

@Met Re: @Tom

Are you talking about this one?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18441845

"Google as well as online advertising agencies, such as AdMarval, Admob, Flurry and Medialets were dismissed from the case completely."

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Retina Display detachment

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Boffin

Re: Good troll article

You'd be getting the one without internet at my college then. Old building to scare away the nasty mobile data demons and a wifi policy of "Internet access for students? IMPOSSIBLE!"

I can live without the DVD, I rely on USBs mostly and have a dusty Sony external DVD burner from my old netbook that could see the light of day, but ethernet is an absolute requisite in any business that requires stability and security. Especially in a "pro" machine.

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AMD crashes Windows 8 tablet party with ultrathin hybrid

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Thumb Up

Re: Trinity powered Ultrthins will sell like hotcakes

I would agree to some extent. The biggest barrier I've found to selling ultrabooks is that people look at the price and turn around. They'd rather have an Apple for some ungodly reason. The AMDs, sneaking in with plastic casing and maybe a slightly higher-capacity HDD, along with the APU setup, that sounds like a winning formula to me.

When I'm not dangling dangerously close on the retail ladder to a used-car-salesman, I'm studying. I don't really give a crap about battery life, I'm not going to wave it around on the bus, but lightness is a priority and as long as the resolution is decent enough to have a few things on screen at once, I'll be happy. Also, it must play Diablo 3.

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Google's 7in Jelly Bean Android tablet spied in benchmark

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: 7 inches

Who could possibly downvote this?

I shat myself laughing.

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P Zero
Holmes

Re: Yet another...

Apple or late 90's Nokia?

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FAIL

Re: Google's Asus-made 7in tablet....

Nah, different reality distortion field configuration.

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Sony PlayStation 4 will not be download only

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Linux

Yeah, nah, not interested. Burnt by the PS3, not going back.

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iPad chargers can open beer bottles

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Trollface

Stops you leaving your phone in a bar at least...

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Google updates Chrome for Android

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Joke

Re: Worlds biggest Ad Agency

What do you use? Safari?

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Apple screws UK disties, punts just 13,000 iPads to channel

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Boffin

Re: The Regs Front Page

"Windows 8 diet exposes Microsoft's weak ARM" is negative, or neutral at best.

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Apple fights off ebook suit with anti-Amazon defence

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Meh

Re: "Apple is a liberator, not an oppressor"

At least one can be used in a variety of devices. It's not much of a distinction, but it is one all the same.

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HTC One X Android smartphone

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Joke

That's nothing, my GPS has the charger on the side and it's annoying trying to crane my head to the side just to be able to read the thing. I tried to take it back and told them what I thought about it, but they just laughed at me! Never going back there again!

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Apple to take shine off glossy iMacs, say moles

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Why would you buy an all-in-one anyway?

Wifi not working? "TAKE THE WHOLE BLOOMING THING PLZ DON'T FACTORY RESTORE IT KK"

For the love of Atheismo, build one for half the price. Pick the monitor. The world won't cave in on itself.

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New iPad 4G data connection will only work in America

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Facepalm

Re: So the fact..

Boohoo. Apple traditionally waited for something to work before implementing it into their hardware. Isn't that what Steve Jobs wanted? "Perfectly" formed craftsmanship on something that "just works." Standards are slipping at Cupertino, and only after you've invested shitloads into their application market.

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Google swings new mobile unlock patent punch at Apple

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Stop

Re: Re: Patents...

That looks exactly like a regular home screen with a launcher and no buttons or widgets on the screen. Remove the Senses and Touchwizs and replace them with a pared down launcher, clear the screen of widgets and icons and that is exactly what Android still looks like...

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Ten... best Blu-ray movies of 2011

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Alert

I don't think these reviews are what you think they're about.

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NZ ISP piracy law kicks in

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FAIL

So if you pirate the right things (Anything not released recently or tied to a continuing franchise, I suppose), you may never get caught?

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Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’

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Trollface

He said farcically, mimicking a dead tech iprophet, pissing off some the Register fanbase.

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P Zero

Just use an unlock button

It's not that big of a deal.

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Pay Jobs due respect - by crushing the empire he created

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Meh

Come on

Vista got people oohing and ahhing before people got to know it. The bloat wasn't even that big a deal if your machine was fairly decent for its time. My experience with Windows Mobile was limited to a Palm and a HTC Touch, but it seemed no more complicated than a current Nokia which has floundered me even though I sell the stupid things. (Hoping to have a play with one of the N9's we received yesterday to see if it's gotten better...)

I'm not saying each generation was necessarily a massive improvement, but Microsoft have at least made moves to reinvent their product and aren't afraid to risk failure.

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Google+ inertia sets in at Chocolate Factory

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Happy

Didn't add Tom or the Zuck anyway. The comparatively stripped down G+ compared to Facebook means I suddenly have a lot more time in the day. And I like it.

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Apple outs iPhone micro USB adaptor

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Boffin

Their own 30-pin plug has connections for video and audio for those awkward composite and component TV adaptor cables. They'd probably do better with mini HDMI these days.

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Facebook to scrub itself clean of filthy malware links

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Trollface

Websense, eh?

Good thing I dropped facebook.

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Sony: all new PS3 titles will require PSN Pass for online play

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Happy

That's alright

I won't buy any new games anyway because I'm not updating my firmware.

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HTC Android handsets spew private data to ANY app

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Boffin

To quote http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/phones/smartphones.html (under Software Updates tab just down the page)

HTC Desire Android 'Gingerbread' update HTC will no longer proceed with a mass-market Gingerbread update for Desire due to the memory requirements of Android 2.3

I've just educated myself on the backflip HTC made that Ausdroid reported on June 24th and rather than spare myself the indeterminable date for such an update being made widely available through Telstra, I'd have gone custom firmware anyway. I'm happier with more control of my phone regardless.

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Meh

I don't believe my Desire is affected anyway, but I'm glad that I installed CyanogenMod after HTC refused to give up the 2.3 goods for their paltry memory offerings. I love the hardware, but I'll certainly consider a Windows Phone or another branded Android when my contract's up mid next year.

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Samsung preps anti-iPhone 5 lawsuit before it's even out

P Zero

Anyone else see the problem in releasing one phone a year now? What's good for the goose is good for the gander...

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Nintendo 3DS gets more stick

P Zero

I forget, did uDraw for the Wii require optional hardware? Likewise, there are Kinect exclusives on the 360. I get what you're saying, but with the latest batch of consoles "must have" accessories are becoming a standard theme. And if they're selling the consoles at a loss, I can hardly blame them.

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LG may axe up to 30% of overseas mobile staff

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Meh

The problem with LG is that their cheap phones are shit. I would expect a better reputation could be obtained by releasing their cheaper offerings as no-name rebrands (while still handling warranties, etc) and then their flashier phones would shine twice as bright.

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Apple shares drop after Jobs resignation

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Thumb Up

Hopefully

We'll see a more open Apple when Rev. Jobs leaves entirely. He takes me as much of a control freak.

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New Apple move against Galaxy Tab on Euro front

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If it means anything

I picked up the Asus Eeepad Transformer (16Gb, sans keyboard dock), lovely piece of kit despite the lack of 3G. Even apps that aren't made for tablets still look pretty decent. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase and I imagine the Samsung will be even better.

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RunPee

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Facepalm

What?

Prefer endless puzzles and fart apps?

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HTC loses prelim patent ruling to Apple, takes stock hit

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FAIL

The awkward moment

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/08/apple_opti/

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet

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Facepalm

FFS

Manufacturers, stop half-arsing tablets. You want sales of these lovely tablets, give me 3G. It's not that big a deal!

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Apple pulls app after dev publishes users' PINs

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FAIL

What?

I thought the world agreed that security via obscurity was silly? Certainly made me think about my 4-digit codes.

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EA angers fans over Battlefield 3 pre-order exclusives

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Angel

@Thomas 4

I suppose they live by the "any publicity is good publicity" mantra. I don't honestly remember actually liking EA Games since ye olde Compulsion for Forward Momentum: Tremendous Wagers.

Was mildly interested in trying Battlefield, but I'll hold onto my copper.

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Nintendo coughs to using Xbox, PS3 footage at Wii U event

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Trollface

Hunh?

Didn't you just get your PSN back or something?

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Toshiba reveals iPad 2 rival

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WTF?

Le sigh

Don't buy tablet > Don't make apps for it > Why buy tab if there's no apps for it > ad infinitum

Can I have widgets on an ipad natively? Can I pick my browser? Are there restrictions on where I may purchase apps without compromising the system?

Personally, I'm glad Toshiba aren't trying to clone the iFondleslab. Usually their machines are quite excellent and I'm not gay for minimalistic design, so this would be fine for me. I don't particularly care if it's heavier, it'll stop me waving it in people's faces incessantly like a giddy schoolgirl.

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New Mac scareware variant installs without password

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Jobs Horns

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Apple admits scareware problem, at last

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Terminator

o really?

Ever heard of privilege escalation? Silent install toggles? YOUR PROBLEM.

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Apple seeks anti-snoop display patent

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FAIL

Erm...

Couldn't they just use a REALLY crap LCD panel with a horrible viewing angle? Probably save a few bucks too. I just don't really see a market for it. If your privacy is that big a concern, don't wave your iPhone in people's faces.

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'Upgraded' Apple iMacs lock out hard drive replacement

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Troll

The awkward moment when

Apple blocks your app for duplicating functionality.

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