* Posts by sparksalot

20 posts • joined 19 Jun 2010

New iPad: The only review roundup you'll ever need

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Anyone else want...

A Transformer Prime, with the iPad 3 display?

*drool*

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It's time to end the Windows Wait

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I agree

I agree, the only thing holding me back are decently priced high capacity SSDs.

Does anyone actually shut down their computer? I only ever sleep/hibernate mine these days.

And really, what does this story have to do with Windows? Isn't what it's really saying is that SSDs are faster, and your OS - whatever it is - will boot faster from it?

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Apple confirmed as buyer of 3D mapping firm

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Google Maps for Android

Google Maps for Android supports route planning using public transport, and is additionally able to give full navigation, telling you when to get off the bus. Additionally works on the London Underground.

With the Google Maps change in pricing though, can't say I blame Apple too much. With Google as their main competitor, they'd obviously want to move away from unnecessarily paying money to them.

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German hackers snare wiretap Trojan, accuse gov of writing it...

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Serious Question

If your AV detected a government trojan, and you (or your AV) quarantined it, is that illegal? Interfering with government agenda etc?

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Don't bother with that degree, say IT pros

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" a degree SHOULD NOT teach you a programming language (specifically) it should teach you how to program (big difference)."

Couldn't agree more, and yet Java and similar now seems to be taught a lot more over C and similar. People won't learn memory management etc ec

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Other cases too

What you said is so true, and unfortunately also occurs in other scenarios e.g. Java where it does run on almost everything (or certainly a lot more than .NET) and yet its still not the ideal solution...

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iPhone 5 to support 21Mb/s HSPA+ not LTE

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You'd hope that in 2011 we'd be able to agree on a worldwide standard...

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Faustian descent into backup hell: A play in two acts

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OEM Laptops though

Many OEM Laptops feature the additional crap (+perhaps a couple of useful things) that wouldn't go well with being reset etc. Not to mention, that if reset, get reinstalled!

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Schoolteachers can't teach our kids to code, say engineers

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But before that...

The preceding question that needs to be mentioned is how do you expect kids that are unable to read+write well to cope with a reference manual?

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ICO: Uni workers' personal webmail may be pried open

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Some global providers will do it though

Google, and I'm sure there are others, will only store certain data within the EU if your educational institute has a Google Apps for Education account. By certain data I think its emails, possibly Docs and a few others.

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/privacy.html

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Android bug lets attackers install malware without warning

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Cyanogenmod

Surely you can, as Cyanogenmod is available for it?

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Your mom, girlf, boyf: Spying on your phone and email

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Intrusive parents

I bet they wouldn't like it if they had their personal data searched!

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US court test for rights not to hand over crypto keys

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System Encryption

@Anonymous Coward

The solution to partition encryption is system encryption. And yes, I know the bootloader is still non-encrypted, so either move it off to somewhere else, or use that too in conjunction with a hidden encrypted system partition.

And with a secure enough key, truecrypt can be made safe. If you have an insecure partition, you didn't choose either a good enough key, or key length, or encryption method etc....

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Alpha.gov.uk – it's nearly a beta

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alpha.gov.uk wants to track your physical location

If you click "locate me automatically" and you see that "tracking" instead of "locating" message at the top of your browser, I wonder how many people will think "no, I don't want the government to track me."

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Wi-Fi body wants hotspots to override 3G

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FAIL

Foiled by...

Oops, I left my Wi-Fi off.

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XBox promo code exploit set Microsoft back $1.2m

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Did anyone else think...

Free money cheat?!

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Retailer warns anti-pirate 3DS firmware imminent

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Motorola?

Didn't Motorola say they'd put out an "unrootable" phone, and wasn't it rooted quickly?

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Ofcom says no to automatically renewed contract badness

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30 Day Rolling

What about 30 day rolling contracts? e.g. for mobile phones?

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Security shocker: Android apps send private data in clear

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Misleading article

The article makes it sound like the OS itself has the security flaw, yet its only in two apps.

Shame on Google for not using SSL/TLS in the calendar, but not surprised in the least with Facebook...

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Apple gives MobileMe a makeover

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FAIL

epic fail!

you couldn't do SSL in the web ui before now?!?!

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