* Posts by exexpat

37 posts • joined 15 Mar 2010

New MacBook Pro: What's actually new, here?

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Last macbook pro I had was one from 2010 - Is there still

1) no way to turn that terrible start up noise off? (apart from the vol down - very inconvenient)

2) that horrible clunky trackpad that makes a horrible clunk every time you click it?

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Apple at WWDC: Sleek new iOS, death of the big cats, pint-sized Mac Pro

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FAIL

Macbook air screen has stayed at 2010 spec i see. I'm on a nearly 2yo asus ultrabook with a better screen spec (1600x900). No upgrade from me until they upgrade the screen.

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That $1,000 the lad in Lagos needed? Just email it with Google Wallet

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aaah so thats the real reason ebay won't let you

send email addresses through there messaging system. They saw it coming.

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BSkyB seeks 100s of Geordies to deal with broadband customer growth

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Best Products, Best services...

But massively overpriced and a horrible company.

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Review: Samsung Series 9 super slim notebook

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Trollface

<Smug mode> I'm typing this on asus ux31e 13", 1600x900, i7, SSD oh and win 7x64. picked up for £660 2months back in a pcworld sale. and will get 60quidco back. I believe I have the bargain of the century for a true ultrabook.

If you can find one go for last years asus instead

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Microsoft notices Xbox gamers actually slack-jawed TV fans, adds 43 new apps

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Jailbroken apple tv2 is the best device out there right now. I have a piss3, obnox360 to compare to. No contest it wipes the floor with them. Just need firecore and xmbc or plex or what u like. millions of channels, some pirate for free.

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Rare critical Word vuln is the star of December Patch Tuesday

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is there ever going to be a service pack 2 for windows 7? With clean installs this is getting very silly

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BBC Newsnightmare: Opera chief brought in as new DG

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was actually more - you forgot his two months paypacket at around 60k so total for two months was £510k.

Which is outrageous for a public sector job.

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BBC iPlayer downloads BORKED by Adobe Air update

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FAIL

Re: Adobe air updated for a reason

Yes because its bound to be the qa teams fault as opposed to BS management,

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FAIL

I know this isn't android but the same quality issues exist there too. Google really dropped the ball by not developing there own media solution and letting the worst company in the world do it instead.

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Bargain! Desperate Comet SLASHES price of £4,400 iPod Nano

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The register in comets closing down sale? Vulture central.

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Box shifters cram UK market with crusty PCs to make room for Win 8

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Re: been wating

1600x900 on 13.3" here on the zenbook

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Happy

Re: Prices

pcworld/Currys had a good sale of win7 laptops to clear the way.

I picked up a zenbook for £650. (35% off) Needed to get it before win8 came along anyway.

I'm guessing comet might have a few too.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in Android tablet review

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Review(er) is right. Its a POS.

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Adobe spurts spackle* into Flash's gaping holes

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FAIL

as if by magic reloaded the page to see the comments "adobe flash plug in has crashed".....

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On the wider issue - why have google let possibly the worst sw development company design there "media player"?

Why haven't they done there own as compared to apple/ios?

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Re: Flash on Android 4?

Can't keep up with it too!

I think these are updates so only available thru google play if you have it already?

I also think you can still sideload flash?

Someone correct me if I'm wrong! (like I need to ask that here.....)

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Ten... Apple iPad Mini alternatives

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Re: Galaxy Tab 7.7

As hardware definitely. They should of made a nexus version of this with latest architecture.

Nexus 7.7 = ipad mini killer

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Why is the sony 9.7" tablet here? Not sure thats an alternative to the ipad mini?

Oh and its an expensive POS btw.

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I work in Mobile apps and have tested apps on most of these devices.

Whats most important to me is the quality of the screen and how the device feels in the hand.

Motorola Xoom2= POS

Archos=POS

Playbook= Antiques roadshow POS

Kindle Fire= Amazon content delivery system. Plus I believe they track all your browsing through MIMO.

Note 2= Best Phablet.

Nexus 7= The best Tablet by miles.

Not tested or had my hands on the rest or ipad mini yet. Hope this helps.

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Viewsonic PLED W500 portable projector

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No Lens shift

either vertically or horizontally so no flexibility with the install...

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Four jailed for million-pound abuse images ring

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its late/early but theres more info on this story here

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Online-business-venture-meant-child-porn-site/story-12753211-detail/story.html

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Zuckerberg: Give me your children

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this site might change your mind about letting your kids on FB

http://facebookwatcher.blogspot.com/

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Judge hits police with massive bill over false Operation Ore charges

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Possibly the worst thing you could be associated or charged with

and they pay £20k damages?? You would probably get more from the council tripping up over a broken flag...

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BSA nabs Chester MS software pirate

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They can use an Anton Piller order to raid a premises without warning

The BSA have used this before

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Piller_order

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CSC cost-cutting spreads to Europe

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Let me google it for you

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Csc

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Apple iPad vs... the rest

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Had iPad moved over to Galaxy Tab

Its all about form factor and weight for me - the galaxy tab is half the weight of the ipad and its form factor is the same as a kindle - so ok to hold in one hand. I returned the ipad after 1 week - way too heavy and akward for me and much more girlfriend friendly as can keep one hand on her!!!

I'm enjoying the galaxy so far - its nice to have another os to play with. The ebook reader on it is perfect (my kindle 3 is going to my better half) and I've not had any problems with it so far. I guess it depends on usage. I turned off the 3g so that has increased the battery life significantly.

I seem to be getting at least 7 hours out of it.

I use it on the sofa and next to the bed - the ipad was too big to do this.

Big phone? yes some of it might be but I'm getting old and can't look at my iphone 4 screen for too long! I like being able to browse the full websites and flash has been ok on it.

BTW I just noticed the tab has had its price reduced its now £399 at amazon. With price erosion like this it will be £200 come february!

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Manchester to host UK's first Apple AirPlay demo

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Actually the AVR 4311 AV receiver

According to http://www.manchestershow.co.uk/news_detail.lasso?newsid=2925&news_title=Mac%20and%20%27i%27%20technologies%20at%20the%20Show

Do I win a free ticket now? :)

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Ministry of Sound floored by Anonymous

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Go Anonymous Go

I'm behind them 100% - they are fighting fire with fire - I wish I had the knowledge to fight these truly odious targets - but I'm thankful that these guys do. Go Anonymous Go

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No cassette required: ZX Spectrum games on the iPhone

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Happy

Manic Miner and Jet set willy in browser games links

In browser games:

manic miner: http://play.80snostalgia.com/index.php?module=PostWrap&page=spectrum/manicminer.html

jet set willy: http://play.80snostalgia.com/index.php?module=PostWrap&page=spectrum/jetsetwilly.html

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DWP's Harley tops government CIO pay list

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hmmm not true - there are in it for the ego trip first

MPs pay is NOT a reflection of the role, as let's face it, every single MP is in it for the fame and publicity, not for the money

hmmm not true - there are in it for the ego trip first then the huge amount of money they can get afterwards using the connections they have made. Thats why camerons 5% pay cut is just a PR move.

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UK border security ring-o-steel flagged 48,000 travellers

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Alert

Your information is safe in the hands of 7 corporations

..... and no wonder it costs so much with all of it outsourced....

scandalous.

http://trustedborders.com/about-us.shtml

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Volcanic ash grounds dozens of UK flights

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Grenade

Me, Me, Me

Me, Me, Me. You cant travel today - get over yourselves.

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Sarah's Law review skewed by handpicked sample

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Personal responsibility in the UK?!

B) TAKE SOME FUCKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHANGE AND NOT LET THEM HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR CHEELDREN.

Totally agree. But personal responsibility? This is the UK............. sadly you, me and a few others are in the miniority.

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ITV HD World Cup matches to be shown on Sky, Virgin

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ITV HD=most other channels SD?!

ITV seems to be particulalrly bad SD... so now this means there upto most other channels SD in terms of quality?! :)

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