* Posts by steve2727

6 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Once, twice, three times - a Very Large Phone™

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Maybe it's my trousers?

Why does everyone assume that a phone that size won't fit in your pocket? I've upgraded to this from the original Note I got 2 years ago. I take it everywhere and have never had any problem keeping either handset in any of my trouser or coat pockets.

Either I've somehow ended up owning trousers that all have 'VLP' (Very Large Pockets) or people who've never tried putting a Note in their pocket are just assuming it doesn't fit.

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'Sacrifice another goat!: iCloud is Apple's biggest failure before Google

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Re: @Matt Asay:

Microsoft had enough money to buy their way back into search, Google had enough money to buy their way into social networking, neither have had much success in their respective attempts, and neither will Apple. Doesn't matter how much cash they throw at it the cloud will always be a struggle for a company whose success is based on making shiny toys.

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Ofcom calls for end to 0800 charges on mobiles

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If I recall correctly, 0800 numbers used to be free on mobiles until the early 2000's when somebody came up with the idea of vastly undercutting mobile rates by hosting a proxy phone service on an 0800 number (basically the user dials an 0800 number, then dials the actual number they want and the proxy service uses the tones to forward you on). I used one for a while, paying the proxy provider a bit more than landline rates and not paying a penny in call charges to my mobile operator.

So all the mobile operators slapped charges on 0800 numbers to kill the practice, which was understandable at the time, but now with VoIP etc. there's easier ways to avoid call charges and anyone on a contract gets free minutes by the bucketload anyway, so I doubt we'd see the return of these services if 0800s were made free on mobiles again. Now it's just a case of not wanting to relinquish a nice little earner...

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Samsung staffer says 7.85in 'iPad Mini' in the works

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Why this form factor?

Have I missed something? I've never seen what the benefit of a 7-8 inch tab is. I love my Galaxy Note, but that's pushing the upper limits of what can be considered 'pocket friendly' (unless combat pants are making a comeback) so I'm not sure what the benefit of them is over a bigger tablet? Except perhaps being cheaper, but cheap has never been part of Apple's gameplan...

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BlackBerry World hits 10K apps

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Fart Ratio

Hopefully this will become the internationally recognised standard measure of mobile app store quality!

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Samsung cosies up to Yahoo!

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Not Microsoft then?

Someone at Samsung marketing must have been on the ball enough to forsee all those 'Bada Bing' gags...

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