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* Posts by Wpgwill

27 posts • joined 13 Jul 2010

German ransomware threatens with sick kiddie smut

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In the US, at least in some states intent isn't required in being prosecuted for child porn. Possession is sufficient. Nasty twist for residents of the US...

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Yahoo! makes Brit teen app maker VERY RICH with Summly buy

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FAIL

Re: Yahoo! makes Brit teen app maker VERY RICH

And Yahoo shareholders much poorer. Although in fairness they did invest in Yahoo, so they should of seen that coming.

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US lawmakers question Google over privacy policy

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Thumb Up

http://www.ghostery.com/ is a good start for avoiding Google tracking. Won't save you if you don't logout, but will block many targeted ad companies throughout the web.

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Google in preemptive strike on Microsoft Office 365

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well...

Look at Amazon's fubar with its own cloud service. If that happened to Google or MS Office cloud services what would you do than?

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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 7in tablet

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WTF?

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iPad supports remote wipe for free for all consumers via me.com and the find my iphone app. Surely BB can manage that?

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Wpgwill
FAIL

let me help you

I'm assuming you've never seen an iPad before (or iPhone), so when you go into a store and turn on a demo iPad the native email client is the icon of the envelope on the bottom left. They really do hide it I know!

When you as a consumer have a choice of Android, iOS or QNX it seems logical to want to buy the device with a decent selection of apps already, rather than waiting 3 months and hoping they come out.

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Google and Facebook tool up for coupons fight

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FAIL

I forsee...

Many more 50% off haircuts, spas and yoga that's still over priced after a 50% discount.

But OMG, a spa that's regularly $300 is now only $150 with GroupOn. Thank god!

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Android, Steve Jobs, and Apple's '90%' tablet share

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Your making the implicit assumption that it can only be an iOS vs Android game, that likely won't be the case long term.

If your a developer wanting to make money now, I would bet on an iOS app vs an Android one.

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Apple plays cloud catch-up

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Remember this is being aimed at mobiles, why chew up precious data on streaming your own music collection? Plus what about flights and areas with no coverage? Just do without?

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Microsoft cofounder Allen unloads on Gates

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reminds me of the Yes Minister quote:

"Any statement in a politician's memoirs can represent one of six different levels of reality:

a. What happened.

b. What he believed happened.

c. What he would have liked to have happened.

d. What he wants to believe happened.

e. What he wants other people to believe happened.

f. What he wants other people to believe he believed happened."

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Nokia deal to 'rocket Windows Phone 7 past iPhone'

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Am I the only one who literally laughed out loud after reading the articles title? You don't have to be a fanboi to have some doubts about WP7, especially after the update fiasco.

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HMS Ark Royal goes under the hammer

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Perhaps Canada will buy it

...After all those leaky British subs were a stellar deal.

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Anonymous DoS attacks thwarted with Aikido hip throw

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Isn't this why UDP has typically been the favorite protocol of DDoS'ers? Don't think they make tarpits for UDP ;) Of course UDP can be filtered out a bit easier, but if you have multiple GB/s of bw available it probably wouldn't matter.

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RIM PlayBook to sync with Microsoft Exchange cloud

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FAIL

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Please, no more playbook hype until they actually ship the device.

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FTC sanctions behavioural ads firm over deceptive 'opt-outs'

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Happy

One word

http://www.ghostery.com/

Takes care of all of them.....

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Steve Jobs bends iPad price reality

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FAIL

Personally...

I would never have an interest in a subsidized tablet. I like the fact when I want data, its very simple to turn it on. When I don't want it, its very easy to turn off.

How many other tablets allow you to manage your data account right on the tablet like an iPad? When I go into the US I have an AT&T sim I can easily activate a data plan, and terminate it when I leave. Locking a tablet to one carrier would make it useless IMO, so comparing to subsidized pricing is a load of..

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iPad 2 spawns updated iOS and apps

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This is carrier specific, I don't pay anything extra for it. Similar arrangement on Android for some of the hotspot features.

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Memo to iPad mimics: No one wants a $799 knockoff

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Happy

How times change....

Before the iPad was released you would of read here they'll never sell any, now that Android tablets are coming out its suddenly a good idea ;)

Oh well, at least we can go back to the endless chatter of Apple users being sheeple.

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Airport face-scanning robots switched off

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Nexus

I'm afraid it sounds like Nexus in the US/Canada makes a hell of a lot more sense. First its opt-in, your not forced to provide biometrics, and second its based on an IRIS scan which I've never had a problem with.

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RIM boss: 'Our PlayBook shames the You Know What'

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They told everyone about it way to soon, whats the point of hyping a device for months on end when you cant actually purchase it? And when they don't even have a firm release date that I know of.

They'll end up being 3rd to market as a slew of Android tablets (in addition to the ones already out) will be available soon.

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Google brings 2-factor authentication to Gmail

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Me, but of course I also have it on my iPad & multiple desktops synced via Drop Box & 1Password.

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Apple’s iPad lead will face pressure from Google and Nokia

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Title here...

I believe there is a law against that many buzzwords in a single article.

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Zuckerberg leapfrogs Jobs on Americans' rich list

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FAIL

Title here...

A companies value is unknown until it is actually put on the market, period. Facebook just recently became profitable IIRC.

And all valuations are based on the assumption it never becomes less profitable or less popular, which seems perfectly reasonable.

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US carrier tailors 3G jacket for iPod touch?

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Well...

Skype is available for SMS/Phone calls already, but it will cost you a monthly fee on top of what you pay for the jacket.

I would guess the battery life would be terrible though.

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Cell phone eavesdropping enters script-kiddie phase

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Happy

VOIP Over 3G..

Perhaps for paranoid people, there is another good reason to use it.

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Developer slips tethering into iTunes

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Jobs Halo

Depends on the carrier..

With Fido/Rogers in Canada there isn't an extra fee for tethering, its 100% free with a data plan of 1GB or greater I believe. No extra junk to install either.

Why would Apple care one way or the other? They give carriers the ability to enable/disable it, its the carriers choice to charge. Wasn't there an extra fee for making a Wifi hotspot with some of the newer Android phones on some carriers?

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Google fashions Android dev kit for dummies (from Scratch)

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Droidtards

Apple has ered with the iPhone 4 antenna, but at the same time I would hardly be scared of Android right now. The UI is downright clunky, copy and pasting is a terrible chore and there is mostly garbage for apps. Googles new tech will surely change that though.

Droidtards are almost as bad as open source fanbois somedays.

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