1955 posts • joined Tuesday 13th April 2010 14:17 GMT
Re: Watch out again.
"How many access web pages with pass words, check on their bank accounts, buy stuff?"
Email = App. Not accessed by browser
Bank Account = App. Not accessed by browser
Buy Stuff = I use an App. If there was a need to purchase via web page, I'd do this at home on my laptop. How often would you need to purchase via browser on your phone? Not often and when required, I wouldn't be using a phone to do this.
Remember the phone must be booby-trapped as well as a load of other ifs and buts.
For Apple users, they have Apple to vet apps etc.. For droid users, they just need to be a bit savvy and not download crap apps from untrusted sources. Don't allow "non-market" apps, unless you have an idea of what you’re actually doing.
It's scaremongering for the standard user. Even Apple have their security scares, though they perpetuate the myth of (i)OS(x) being impenetrable and free from attacks.
Re: CDs are only a delivery mechanism now
"For anyone with a liking for tonal music and a decent ear, this is fairly close to torture."
What utter bollox mate! Tell you what, next time I have guests I shall ask them. Don't think it's going to be close to torture, at all. Yes, quality isn't as good but the loss is acceptable and most people wouldn't know the difference. Get Real!
Yes some people prefer CD, I prefer CD quality, but they are too inconvenient and antiquated.
Re: CDs are only a delivery mechanism now
I've not used a CD player for playing discs since 1995!
Ripped onto PC and played from the PC!
PC connected to the telly and the "Stereo" which is now just an amp/equalizer.
I though the whole world did the same thing?!?! No! Then where have you been for the past 17 years??
As for format shifting being illegal, fuck 'em! I paid my dues to listen the that music, and I will do so, in any format I wish (CD into a player or ripped onto PC/Digital format).
My advice to the industry is keep up or DIE! Ultraviolet should have been introduced a decade ago! They have themselves to blame.
"who could resist hitting a shiny big red button?"
Why does it matter so much? Who actually cares?
Think about it!
On the Iranside they call it Pursian Gulf
On the Saudi side they call it Arabian Gulf
Its the same stretch of water know by different names by different cultures.
The same could be said about alot of stuff.
Oi! Iran! Wind ya neck in!
"It is the Persian Gulf and has been so for a very long time"
Well, they should play fair and give someone else a go!
""It is unfortunate that my personal choice has led to a public debate, based not on the facts, but entirely on speculation and misinformation.""
What? You really didn't thin about this before hand? PLEASE!
iPad (for those heavy days) want to go smaller and fire larger??
I never use text speak. Simply because I don't want people to think I'm a complete flake, like I think of those who do use it.
Usually because they can not spell! Neither could their parents, or their parents are typical Brit, and don't give a SHITE about them.
If my children use poor grammar/spelling I'll tell them how stupid and scummy they come across. Let the spivs indulge, they should raise the standard and be 1 step ahead.
"... primary school in Edinburgh, which is already using technology such as iPads."
More public money being wasted! Really? Explain why they could not be issued a cheaper tablet? Why the way to expensive for what it is iPad?
Sorry, there is NO justification. The kids would learn just as much with any other tablet.
(Why are people so gay for Apple?)
Slow morning eh Reg?
Re: Not 5, iPhone 6!
Demonstration of the level of intelligence at play!
(Flame away ladies)
The same ole bleeting. Hot air and no substance. I bet you have an iPad too!
Careful the herd don't wonder off and leave you stranded now.
"frankly, this reeks of troll."
As opposed to looking, sounding, acting and thinking like one!
Oi! It's an opinion, don't take it to heart! You bought a crap product. Live with that poor decision and learn from that BEFORE you drag your offspring up.
" ....its big-screened Android phones, which are selling like hot cakes.."
The main benefit, not being seen with an iPhone.
Droid handsets just look better, are customisable, do all the iPhone can do and more, are more open and not tying you down to Apple for EVERYTHING.
At a party lately, a few friends had iPhones just laying on the sideboard. When a text message arrived, they all scambled to the phones asking "which is mine?" I had to smile, with a big grin. Of course I laughed loudly and scoffed that no one knew who's phone was who's cause they all looked exactley the same (ie. DULL). HELLO Customisation??
"Apple arguably created the market for modern smartphones" WTF, were you born in 2006? if not you either have selective or no memory. (Don't you just hate wild claims from iFannybois)
Why are people arguing about the best screen size?? One size doesn't fit all! (Sorry Jobsy) A 3.7/4" screen for my hand is perfect. Anything larger and it’s like the "fast show" phone *for me*. Yet my mate has a SGSII and with a near 5" screen the phone is perfect size for his hand!!
W O W, Not everyone finds same screen size comfortable SHOCKER!!
The whole argument, 'cause deceased demanded all phones have a 3.5" screen size.
Even *your god* can be wrong! And by the looks of it, how wrong he was!
Re: "Cops don't need your actual phone any more"
"Think I'll only be friends with dumb phone owners from now on."
As an iFannyboi your already are sonny.
Re: "Cops don't need your actual phone any more"
the iFannybois are just to much trouble.
Just don't bother communicating with them! Even better. Better off without them.
Re: Why no Android phones?
"Well if you have the user's Google login and password which he uses to sync the phone - like the Apple ID/pass you need for this one - you can pretty much get their information straight away online, no expensive and slow decryption software even needed."
Apple iCloud - Everything Everywhere to ANYONE!
Surely iFannybois considered this before purchase??
(Simple chose not to backup to cloud, it's so simple even a fannyboi can do it! Tho Wait!)
If you ever doubt my comments about have fking stupid the English are, you can always refer back to this article!
Each and everyone deserved what they got, especially the ifannys.
If you disagree, send £1 to PO BOX6656 Freepost 6656
THE one to miss!
Yawn of the century!
Re: I agree 100% with him
"Metric frees me up from doing so."
you mean from having to bother.......or can't??
"current halfway house makes us a laughing stock"
This whole none issue makes us a laughing stock.
Re: From the Dead Sheep Dept
"Just because he finds real money confusing..."
Believe me, Tories have NEVER found money confusing!
As longs as they have as much of it as possible, leave your brethern to starve!
No, mate, you're just fooling *yourself*.
I know my weight in pounds and hight in feet.
I've no interest in knowing what it is in Kilo's, I have no need to know. I know how tall 6' is, 1.72M means nothing to no one in the UK.
We still measure our kids on feet, I still buy milk and beer in pints and buy petrol in gallons.
There's no point in converting! Costly excercise for no gain. I still get my milk/beer/pterol and my tea/pissed/to work.
Posh boy government are not just out of touch, they're on a different fking planet!
Re: Point 57 of a litre please.
*I* buy milk in pints! Have done for YEARS and YEARS??
Pop into Tesco/M&S son. Maybe read the label before you purchase this time?
The retailers have changed to Litres because they make more money! 2 litres for the same price (and more) of 4 pints.
"..."metrically literate elite" and a "rudderless and bewildered majority.."
For which LORD HOWE is partly responsible for!
Why change it? We all know 4 pints of milk, £1.35 per gallon, etc....
Why doesn't the metric system go for a jump instead?
Or better still WHY WAS THE MESS ALLOWED IN THE FIRST PLACE, dear "LORDS"!
(Lords my ASS! They are even lower than a Pikey's illegitimate kids pet snakes knackers)
The Tory’s need to move back to the middle ages and take their absolutely wank policies and ideas with them.
I do not want my "government" details (i.e social security numbers, tax details, etc....) held on cloud servers from ANY hosting company. I want MY data held on Government servers IN THE UK and not on some Google, Amazon, MS, Apple, or any other 3rd party servers.
It's a bit pointless me being decidedly cautious with my data, for my even more personal data being held on servers belonging (in some cases) to the exact same companies.
As for the headline:
"Confused, pessimistic on G-Cloud? You must work in government." That should read:
Confused, pessimistic on G-Cloud? You must be smart enough not to listen to the sales men!
Cloud is a PART of a solution and NOT the be all and end all.
Apple must be a really good F*ck!
"It's apparently up to 80,000 apps now, but a lot of the main ones still aren't there...."
This is because the companies who pay for app dev still concentrate on iPhone!!
The largest OS user base is droid, but apps are still developed for iOS first. If that doesn't speak volumes...
"This is no good to replace my mp3 player." I thought this was a phone, not an MP3 player?
AND..... there's less shit in the market place.
Who needs a talking cat, a strobe, or the rest of the shit pumped out for iOS/Droid?
Tho our points will fall on deaf ears. The small minority actually make considered decisions, the ifan(nys) will never change because I think that they are not capable.
Lots of really informed decisions being voiced here! HA!
75% is bollox. The Lumia beats the iPhone for design/style and usage hands down.
Of course too many commentards are glued to their iPhone. They have to justify to themselves why they chose a closed proprietary OS, because they know they are now stuck with it! All of their content is stuck with Apple and can't easily shift it.
"Windows Phone still doesn’t have the app range of iOS or Android. But what is available is turning out to be pretty good quality these days."
When you *consider* the absolute CRAP apps on iOS and Droid you realise a smaller number of quality useful apps is undoubtedly better than having 1000's of shit app to choose from.
If you’re going to comment, make it an informed and objective comment and not just the usual knee jerk reaction to anyone slating your poor choices.
People don't realise what it means to, basically sell their information for a daft free app, or some other drivel. As long as they get what they want for free. Then there's the 10% who actually *think* about the options and make an informed decision.
If the freetards didn't reproduce and the 10% did, maybe, just maybe, todays Britain wouldn't be the cess pit from hell that it actually is!
"which is the best smartphone/cell phone?"
The phone which satisfies the consumer’s considerations and not one which was bought ‘cause me mates got one, or look it does this (some daft app that has no practicle application)
I hate sheep. BAAAA!