2216 posts • joined 13 Apr 2010
Re: Dog bites man with an Apple product - big time news
"Why do you have to mention Apple product, are these antennas are exclusively for iPhone?"
Yes iPhone did have to be mentioned.
"Ive was dubbed a knight for his services to design "
It certainly wasn't for the "80's wallpaper" UI. The design is now old hat. Hope the iphone (5?) improves on the last one. Horrid!
Considered responses to known fact please, don't just spit the dummy.
" the company still refuses to say exactly where those cell towers are"
But open signal maps will show you on a map.
It will show you which cell towers the handsets can "see" and which it has an active connection with. The cell tower your handset is connected to can be miles away from your location. We assume it will have an active connection to the nearest tower, but that is not always the case.
Great app, but make sure you have a full battery, your charger and a 13amp outlet nearby.
Re: Anyone in the private sector who bought into Facebook at IPO ...
"You can't expect people to make sensible decisions without access to all the information,"
But the majority of people do exactley that!
Re: a free market depends on the free availability of information
"I don't think those clever traders want a PERFECT market."
Clever means devious!
Pursuit of cash to the detriment of others makes you no better than a peado or rapist!
Greed beerstains traders are the cause of the financial meltdown we are all suffering from.
Immoral and legal. Well done.
"school just dumped their ancient eMacs for a cartload of MacBooks."
Hello Austerity (wave as you walk by)! And we wonder why there is a deficit.
Not just labour with the waste of public money then?
Re: "the Foxconn-rebrander"
"iBaiting at its finest.
Must be a slow day in El Reg Towers.."
"Susan Kare - who designed the user interface, icons and fonts for the original Macs in the 1980s"
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, iOS is as attractive as 80's wallpaper. And look! From the horses mouth!!
"it is only a matter of time before criminals target the operating system."
It will be so well deserved!
See, one person can be wrong!!!!"""???? (That’s my adolescent mind at it again!!)
W O W, the stupidity is off the scale!
I think the world is full of AC's making HUGE assumptions which are completely wrong.
Grow up, indeed!
How are "people like me" holding back change?
Then to preach about my format shifting not being legal when you are doing the same thing. PLEASE. Learn.
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.
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.
"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!
Re: Great Move Reg !
Oh, what was that?? Oh yes!
REEKS OF TROLL!!!
Re: Wot! No beanz?
"English - baked beans, preferably Heinz"
"...and boiled to within an inch.... "
ERRRM! Excuse me that should be:
"....and boiled to within 25.4mm....."!
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.
If you don't know how to use your computer, or bothered enough to learn, then losing cash due to malware/fraudsters can only be described as deserved!
Like it or not!
"... 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.
" ....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!
"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.
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.
iPad's are for girls! Giggly, pink, airhead girls.
Just admit it and move on!
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!
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