* Posts by BXL

21 posts • joined 8 Jul 2010

Even a broken watch is right twice a day: Not an un-charged Apple Watch

BXL

Re: Odd

Re: werdsmith

Yeah, because soldiers on the battlefield needing to coordinate their attacks to a schedule has the same requirements to tell the time as people wondering whether they've got time for one more pint.

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Ex-basketball star CUFFED on suspicion of stealing Apple gear worth $14k

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probably because of Plea Bargaining

Basically, they try to foster a more serious charge in the hope that the defendant will get scare and accept a guilty plea to a lesser offence to save on trial's costs. Sanctioned intimidations in all but name, justice is only for people with money to pay the lawyers.

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How I BLEW my co-workers' HEADS OFF ... without going to jail

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Re: Nerf guns. Lots of them.

Marmalade office any chance?

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Our new top Android ten-incher

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Meh

Shame about the battery life

Anything less than 10 hours these days isn't good enough for a high end device.

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Surprise! Intel smartphone trounces ARM in power trials

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Happy

Re: no mention of the elephant in the room

Not any more. Our Marmalade SDK is now supporting native x86 C++ apps on Android. It was relatively painless to convert from using the ARM tool-chain to the x86 ones.

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Fraudster gets ten years after selling fake 'ionic charge' bomb detectors

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Re: 10 years is not enough!

and then hopefully Thailand can take a turn, then Kenya, Hong Kong and Egypt..etc.

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It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013

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Re: @Bush_rat re. the take-photo-button

I'm pretty sure that the iPhone doesn't have mechanical shutters, they take up a large amount of space. Pretty much all camera phones, and a lot of compacts, uses electronic shutters. The only phone I know of that has mechanical shutters was the old Nokia N93. The Shutter noise is generated by the phone, in some countries, (Japan ?), it's a requirement by law to have such a sound.

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Virgin Media SuperHub 'upgrade' hangs up on IP phone punters

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FAIL

No, mine did it a couple of times already.

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Virgin Media's 'bye-bye to buffering' beardy Bolt boast BANNED

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Yup. I've ordered BT Infinity 24 hours after I've found out that the "doubling" has been delayed by a minimum of 6 months. I'll be getting a slower service from BT but it'll be £10 a month cheaper and BT have not lied to me yet.

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HTC One X Android smartphone

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Re: When contemplating the latest generation of high-end smart phones I feel myself..........

I don't think the One S has an SD card slot either.

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Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only

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They were waiting on Android 4.0 (ICS) which less resolutions dependent than the older versions. Apple can get away with iOS as they can get away with keeping the same UI regardless of the screen resolutions and due to their pixel doubling of older iOS apps.

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iPad spanks Galaxy Tab in its own backyard

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How to solve your problems on Android...

1. Install a different email client.

2. Install a different keyboard.

Try doing those actions on an iPad.

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Motorola Razr Android smartphone

BXL
Stop

I'm pretty sure the sale haven't gone through yet

so don't assume anything.

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BXL

Hold the power button for 10 secs

to reset. SOP now I think.

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A rapid first hands-on: Nokia’s Windows phones

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Happy

Aren't those 2 things incompatible ?

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Nokia punts cheapo NFC dev kit

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You are not going to get one if you haven't got it by now

Got mine within a few weeks of the announcement. Also, not just any developers will get the free phones, only the ones on the pro development programmes.

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Dixons prices up Motorola Xoom for Blighty

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FAIL

iPad2 has just been announced

Since it will be out in the UK 25th March, the Xoom will be DOA.

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Infinity Blade

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WTF?

The review reads a little on the negative side

and then you gave it 80%! Most games would be proud with that.

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Cloud Engines Pogoplug Pro DIY cloud box

BXL
FAIL

Got one of these

It's not ready for prime time. Slow and buggy, I've hit a bug where my drives will disappear from the device every single day until it has been rebooted. I don't know what the iPhone one is like but the Android's application is useless.

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Amazon plots Android store

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Suppliers do "pay a fee" to sell their products

It's usually call a "co-marketing" fee. See the numerous complains about supermarkets forcing their suppliers to pay them money for putting products on the shelves.

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iRiver Story to preface WHSmith entry into e-book biz

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FAIL

£250!!

They know where they can stick that.

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