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The 8GB version is Amazon's (UK) best selling smartphone. The 16GB version is number 3, behind SIII Mini.
Re: Post Install Permission Denial
They removed it in KitKat, but there's an app called App Opps which puts it back.
Part of the complaint was that the app did stuff before the EULA was read, so a post-install solution won't work (unless it disables everything on newly installed or updated apps, which would be a pain). Instead of installing and then seeing what the app does, we should assume that if it asks for permission to do something, it will do it. So if a torch needs to know your device ID and location and needs to be able to send data, just assume it's going to send your ID and location to someone. And then get a different app. An EULA just lets them hide behind a few pages of legalese which nobody will ever read.
Re: Colour me impressed...
You should check out the install numbers on some of the launcher apps, widgets, ROM managers and things like Tasker. Stuff the Iphone can't do makes a ton of money.
Re: Enjoyed the review, BUT....
It's not aimed at everyone, it's primarily for less wealthy customers or those who don't require super-fast downloads over mobile carriers (I've only ever had 3G and it's not inconvenienced me at all). If you want LTE at an Iphone 5c price, get Moto X.
Just tap the search box and it gives you a search history, local amenities and places of interest and, at the bottom, an option to "Make this map area available offline"
Google Maps allows downloads too.
Volume button NOT in the right place!
Earphones with asymmetric cables always have the cable coming down from the left side, so the natural pocket for a phone is the front left pocket. With the headphone socket at the top, and giving protection for the screen, the optimal position within the pocket is upright, with the screen facing inwards. This leaves Moto G's volume buttons on the crotch side of the device.
My old phone had volume buttons on the left, so when I was walking and listening to music I could change the volume with a tap on the outside of my pocket. My current phone is a fragile affair which needs a case, so the volume buttons are less accessible and a shuffle inside the pocket is required. But at least I'm fiddling on the outside of my leg! With Moto G I'd be tapping or fiddling on the inside, which might be off-putting for any ladies in the vicinity. So volume buttons should always be on the left. This is particularly important in winter when a gent may have to lift up a heavy coat before accessing the pocket.
Or can Sennheiser put a volume slider on their CX300IIs?
I saw a German guy doing an unboxing on Youtube. The carrier had already unboxed it, put a charger in there and tried to reseal it!
Re: Tesco £99
Where do the ROM updates come from? I think you have to flash a stock ROM to get updates from Motorola, whereas the Tesco one might re-lock the phone when it updates.
@Truth4u it's only a £25 differential, not £50, and with the 16Gb version being so cheap you could consider it a saving of £25 for people like my mum, who don't need the extra space.
You can get a USB OTG cable for a few quid and a micro SD-to-USB adaptor for not much more. So if you want to carry a load of songs or videos you can do it.
"Nobody wants it"
I'm not surprised nobody wants FM.
It's invite-only because they want a small group of beta testers who will use the thing and talk about it. And because they might have to modify the hardware before it's ready for stores.
Re: Really amazed
It's less bad even than upgrading a hardware product for free, because these are not on general release and are essentially provided to a beta-test team of "Explorers". So it's almost as much of a fail as rolling back a software change in Dev.
big_D, there's been an edit button for ages!
It's not banner ads though
The example other reporters used is a search for Southwest Airlines, where a banner for their brand is displayed in the search result for their website. Compare this to what passed for banner ads in 2005 and it's not the same thing at all. They're for "certain branded queries" so we can expect to see a brand's logo when we search for that brand. In fact, that's probably what a lot of people want to see anyway - especially those who use google as their address bar instead of typing the .com part.
Re: K9 Mail
You could always switch to Outlook.
secret profile data
Google doesn't feed profile data to ad men, they keep the profiles and analyse them to determine the most profitable ads to show each user. That's a pretty fundamental part of their business, which tech bloggers ought to know. Data is their secret sauce, they'd be silly to give it to rivals.
Re: Google +
That's my experience too - it's very easy not to connect the accounts. And if you use the apps instead of the website you never get prompted. Can't say varied then flat.
Re: Google+ ?
Still available, and bigger than twitter, based on active users. See the latest Global Web Index survey.
People who don't use it don't realise people do use it.
Re: whose lie?
You've missed the point completely here. I was going on usage data rather than sales data (I provided a link for you to ignore, which is more than you did with your made-up stats). Secondly windows PCs are tablets these days. The form factor has changed - check the Asus T100 for a very recent example, but this is by no means unique.
Re: Less Women at Top Rung Maybe a Good Thing & Education is a Luxury.
If this bubble ends with less-educated men taking on the homemaker role whilst living off women who have to spend hours at jobs they hate, they'll still call it patriarchy.
Coward, men in their 20s and 30s earn less than women, are more likely to die at work or commit suicide and less likely to have a degree. But no, it wasn't a comment about the downtrodden, forgotten minority being the true minority.
There is a lot of encouragement for "women in safe, well-paid jobs" but where is the "women in uranium mining" campaign?
It's not Microsoft's lie, it's not even their figures. Windows 8 beats Macs.
I've added that reply to my list of favourite comments. No, you can't see it.
Re: Best Tablet in the World?
Not everyone with a Mac is an idiot but it's a reasonable assumption to make. Most people could probably get as much done on a £200 chromebook as they do with their £1500 Mac. I know where to get development tools for free to install on my PC but I'd rather not have the bloatware preinstalled.
As for depreciation, if you spend £400 on an equivalent PC you're obviously going to lose less money than if you bought a Mac. Anyone buying a 2nd hand Mac is definitely an idiot. If you want the previous owner blogging about you as the person who stole their shiny, go right ahead.
Re: is it ready?
Dotdot, which of the 3 comments you've made caused anyone to think you worked for the Register? It looks like you joined today to make uninformed attacks on Android. Click a username to see the comment history, BTW.
Re: Best Tablet in the World?
Buzzword, the point is not how quickly it forced him out of his home, it's that he's not rich despite having an Apple product.
Being made homeless by an unnecessary purchase is an idiot move in any time scale though. My mortgage is paid off and I've not spent as much as £400 on a single computer since 2004! But that's because I know what I'm buying and what it can do.
Crippled? Why not try one and see for yourself what the processor can do?
Re: Best Tablet in the World?
On BBC3's shopping centre reality/docusoap there was a guy moving to a new flat because he has a zero-hours contract and couldn't afford the rent on his old one. He has a macbook. A family whose daughter got bullied at school for being a rich kid...were using an Eee laptop. When I see people with Apple gear I don't assume they're rich, I assume they're idiots.
Re: It's cheap...
If you held or used one you'd not think it's cheap.
There are already more Win 8 machines than Macs (presumably all consumer devices as apparently corporates hate it), the MS services are given prominent position the metro interface, and 3rd parties can't be bothered making windows versions of their own apps. Add Xbox to the mix together with the growing expectation/acceptance for entertainment to be streamed and for the services to be integrated with a single login, and MS could be huge in digital content in a few years if they don't throw it away.
Being able to play songs from search results is the least annoying thing I can think of.
Re: iPad Mini 2 - The screen on the current Mini is awful...
N4+N7 = £400. I'm not convinced of the need for 7 and 10 inch tablets together. I'd go for a powerful 11.6" laptop and larger external monitor to leave all computing needs covered.
Another problem is the number of duplicate entries. Look for something fairly generic like a card reader and you'll see the same picture many times in the search results, with a slightly different description each time, maybe with just a different brand name. It's usually Amazon which is the cheapest because they do free delivery, but finding the Amazon entry, or whether they even have the product, is a PITA.
Googlers..."disgusted with her"
She needs to be more active with the ban hammer on her G+ page!
If you need to join data then SQL is the most efficient way. If you can't work out how objects (object has attribute) can be represented in tables (attribute references object) you'll struggle to get a decent SQL solution and end up hating it.
Re: Sad to hear about your confidence problems
Cheesy, like you she started her career dressing to impress but it didn't impress. Like you she got skilled up and found her skills appreciated, and was able to dress how she wanted and still be appreciated. But for her it's a "gender issue".
Give them it
"Startup" to me suggests a guy with an app, no revenue and no plan. If you start a business, call it business; if you have an app just say so. If all you're interested in is "starting" and you don't know where to go there are other words you can use.
I'm happy for Apple to block this word.
Re: Women are discriminated against
How would that pack of men in a pub behave if they saw a man hitting a woman?
What about if they saw a woman hitting a man?
If a woman asked to join them would they shun her?
Re: Sexist numpty
She's kind of complaining that it's especially hard for women, but at least she recognises that the solution is to change herself and gain respect like any man has to, instead of demanding everyone else change to suit her needs and feelings.
Re: Oh joy
Because men never have issues and everything that happens to all women is done to them by men for the benefit of men?
I've taken a few sabbaticals in my career and each time I returned to the world of work it's been assumed that my skills had declined. I always moved jobs after each break so I've never had to see if an employer would take me back on the same terms and not have the career break work as an obstacle to promotion. If they had promoted someone who'd been adding value to the company, keeping her skills up to date and enhancing relationships with clients all the time I'd been slacking on the beach, I'd have no complaints. If I had to leave early for a football match when the rest of the team was doing essential upgrade work, I'd expect to be first out the door when the company restructured.
There's an adage that you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. In sales this might be appropriate, where you go from bullshitting customers about the benefits of the XF340 to bullshitting the manufacturer of the XF340 about how professional your team is. Cold-calling can be done in a jumper but a jacket doesn't look out of place; wearing a jumper perhaps shows you're happy where you are. But in IT when your job is to crawl behind desks and plug cables in, people will treat you with suspicion if you dress like a board member who wouldn't know a CAT5 from a mouse.
"I don't like things that turn into crippleware AFTER it's introduced to [market]."
Surely the product which was introduced to the market is all that matters, and that product is exactly the same product as the buyers now have, with the same functionality. The function which was removed was not being legitimately used, was not advertised and was not documented. They are under no obligation to support it.
"I, and a few other developers, managed to reverse engineer the Chromecast tab protocol to piggy back this to deliver local content."
They never advertised it as being able to stream local content other than through Chrome.
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