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Bug fixes! Get your APPLE BUG FIXES! iOS and OS X updates right here!

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Re: Still Broken :-(

Would these 'undeletable' messages be in a GMail account by any chance?

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Re: Brand new iPhone 6 here, with all the latest software

If it's brand new you have 90 days of full support from Apple. Simply call them or book a genius appointment, take it in and someone will fix it for you. Apple are not a company that just takes your money then doesn't want to know.

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Got an iPhone or iPad? LOOK OUT for MASQUE-D INTRUDERS

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This is bad

...however the real story here is that a trusted enterprise cert has been compromised and is being used to sign malware. Once it's revoked or expired, the malware will no longer be able to be installed or executed.

If you think this is bad, it would be possible to enrol iOS devices into MDM using profiles emailed to the user that are signed with this cert - the user would have to agree to them being installed however by tapping through a big warning in red letters, but if they install them it would be possible to do all kinds of nasty things such as installing further CA level certs onto the device, and even redirecting web traffic through a MITM SSL proxy.

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BEHOLD Apple's BENEVOLENCE! iMessage txt BLACK HOLE finally fixed

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I hear also when you stop using Skype all your messages stay in Skype and do not magically transfer as SMS messages as Skype assume you are talking to other Skype users. The bastards. Same goes for Whats-app.

Honestly El Reg - do you people actually attempt to comprehend how things work rather than just diving straight in with the anti-apple diatribe? If you don't want your messages going via iMessage, Settings -> Messages -> iMessage -> Off. Was that so hard?

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Apple's iPhone 6 can REVERSE BALDNESS (and cause it, too)

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Should have got a Samsung Note 4

No way anything is getting stuck in that huge gap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxgp4DNFdFM

#gapgate

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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Obviously X has had multiple desktops for ..decades? but I saw that and thought how similar it is to Apple's implementation in Mission Control. But then I remembered this was The Register and I suspect writers are banned from suggesting Apple is good in any way. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9f2JwBzClOY#t=53

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Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could DESTROY UNIVERSE

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Seeing as the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way shoots protons of 1000 TeV (1,000,000 GeV) what about a super-massive black hole acting as a particle accelerator?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11157-milky-ways-black-hole-the-ultimate-particle-accelerator.html

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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Clearly an error

Does anyone honestly think this guy know what TOR even *is*?

If you ask me, what he thinks he's talking about is BitTORrent, and he's confusing reports of file sharing data (which might have been in the right ballpark in 2009)

http://www.caida.org/research/traffic-analysis/classification-overview/#discussion

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Android is a BURNING 'hellstew' of malware, cackles Apple's Cook

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Re: That's what my boss used to shout

"Many Android users have 4+ year old versions of the OS? I guess if you buy an Android you don't need a new phone every year. Imagine that."

Just as well if you are left without support from manufacturers who don't give a shit once they have your money really isn't it. I mean, malware isn't their problem, so who cares, right?

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Solaris deposed as US drone-ware, replaced by Linux administration

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Re: I've missed something here

Yes but imagine the possibilities for dealing with spammers.

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EMC aims Elastic Cloud Storage band at Amazon, Google

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EMC and their ridiculous charging just makes me nervous. I bet they charge by the bit. Per second.

In fact I bet if you *don't* want to use their system it's double.

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Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics

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"£14 gets you a more elaborate remote that can operate four lights."

Actually see that little four-position switch along the bottom of the remote? It can operate four devices for every switch position; so 16x devices total.

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Re: Er...

I actually doubt you could fit something like that these days for less than the price of a LightwaveRF switch and remote. Then of course we have the pleasure of re-plastering after fitting new mains cable.

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Reddit users discover iOS malware threat

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Re: Malware infection targeting iOS users ..

Presumably it's getting in when people are installing pirated apps.

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Re: Wait...

"Could it be Apple is finally at Critical Mass? CM being that point when users start messing things up for everybody? And the now cross-platform bad guys are waiting/working for that sweet sweet personal info? <applause>"

Yes because HARDLY ANYONE uses iPhones do they?

The fact that a single piece of malware on the -jailbroken- iOS platform is deserving of it's own news story should tell you a lot.

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Samsung files patent for ear-mounted Google Glass competitor

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Wonder if Google will sue?

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Cheat Win XP DEATH: Little-known tool to save you from the XPocalypse

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"Doing an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 isn't a good choice. Yes, it will keep all your apps and settings, but it'll also preserve all the clutter and crud that slows down an old Windows install, and you're limited to 32-bit Windows 7. You really need to nuke and start over."

It is not possible to perform an in-place upgrade from XP to Windows 7. The only route would be from XP to Vista, then from Vista to Win 7.

The only way to 'upgrade' straight to Windows 7 while keeping most of your settings is to use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to backup the user data from XP, format the drive and install a clean copy of Win 7 then use USMT to restore the data. USMT will automatically put all the data into the right places on the Win7 install (i.e. it's not just a backup utility, but performs a proper migration). USMT is the 'pro' version of Windows Easy Transfer. WET is built into Windows and is intended for transferring data from an old computer.

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Fanbois sent into FITS of RAGE by fake Steve Jobs statue competition

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Re: It seems odd to me...

Not odd at all - this is The Reg - daily Apple bashing is part of their Microsoft subsidised mission statement.

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

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"Another thing to bear in mind is that RHEL is built for stability, not the latest and greatest."

Which is precisely what you want in a hypervisor. By all means play with Fedora in a VM, but don't trust it with anything serious.

OP also said they want a supported OS. Not going to happen with Fedora.

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Sounds like they just need a KVM hypervisor with a Windows guest (and I'd recommend making various Linux guests to keep the hypervisor 'pure'). If KVM is desired then I'd suggest RHEL if support is required and the money for license fees is not a problem, however VMware should be considered.

Don't skimp on the back end VM storage.

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Get lost, fanbois: Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple's App Store

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"True to Nokia's word, we could still access HERE Maps using an iPhone web brower, although lazy fanbois would no doubt prefer to have a nice big button to click rather than a long old web address to type in."

Fortunately iOS has the ability to add the link to the home screen as an icon, but don't let that get in the way of the regular Apple-bashing.

What happened El Reg? You used to be genuinely fun and interesting and worth the read for the witty tag-lines alone, but the last few years the pro-Microsoft bias is frankly suspicious. How much do you take from them to peddle the company agenda?

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

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Could you post how I can get the same kit for £1500?

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Re: Nothing new under the sun...

While heat continues to rise we will continue to see cooling designs that take this into account.

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Re: it's out - and fuck me!!!

>£12,777

When I spec it up it comes to £7,878.00 inc VAT. including trackpad and keyboard.

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REVEALED: Simple 'open sesame' to unlock your HOME by radiowave

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Users rage as Fasthosts virtual servers go titsup... again

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Not so fast

Last time I had a VPS with Fasthosts, I was running CentOS and it was hosted on Hyper-V which appears to be what Fasthosts's infrastructure is based on.

Every couple of months it would stop responding and behave as though the drive was corrupt. I only lasted one year before moving to the rock solid EC2. Which is Linux based. Never had any problems at all since.

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Java EE 7 melds HTML5 with enterprise apps

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Toolbar Support

Does anyone know which IE toolbars are installed with this version?

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Next Xbox to be called ‘Xbox Infinity’... er... ‘Xbox’

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Azure

I predict part of the new system will involve cloud based gaming via Azure. (try THAT without being 'always online'...) Hence the 'infinity' moniker.

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Foxconn must pay Microsoft for EVERY Android thing it makes

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Re: This should be interesting

No actually it's the 'let's point out the hypocrisy' stance.

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This should be interesting

If Apple did this, there would be an almighty shit storm on the Reg forums; in the interests of non-biased treating all companies equally by their behaviour, I wait with interest to see the criticism directed at Microsoft.

Except I suspect the apologists will be out in force.

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Spooky action at a distance is faster than light

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Devil

Ha.

As I suspected. The universe has VLANs.

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Microsoft's summer update will be called Windows 8.1

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Blue..?

So I'm guessing Windows Blue is going to be specially optimised for porn?

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iPads in education: Not actually evil, but pretty close

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FAIL

Not biased at all. Oh no.

Register editors - I am genuinely puzzled as to what exactly the point is of having such articles written by people who clearly cannot get past their bizarre hatred for a company that makes a particular product. This entire article is simply a 'lets bash Apple' diatribe with absolutely nothing of worth contained within.

More and more The Register seems to be devolving into an anti-Apple circle jerk. Please can we have some constructive articles.

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Dear Facebook: I heard the news today, oh boy

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"Anyway, Zuck's idea is quite different – and that's because his "newspaper" is being run by admen who hold the front page."

…So basically Facebook is the free newspaper you don't want and goes straight into the bin without being read but despite how many complaints you make it's still regularly rammed into your letterbox with the end hanging out to let burglars know you aren't home.

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Microsoft Surface Pro will land in UK in WEEKS*

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Dell have beaten them to it

Why is anyone going to wait to spend £1k on a Surface when you can get a Dell Latitude 10 right now for £400-£450..?

Had a 'pro' one delivered yesterday for testing - not sure about the aspect ratio which seems a little elongated when used in portrait but overall seems ok. I think this is the future for most enterprises instead of laptops, particularly when linked to Server 2012 RemoteApps.

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McAfee dumps signatures and proclaims an (almost) end to botnets

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"We can catch things that no one else can in the industry"

"We can catch things that no one else can in the industry."

Well that's certainly my experience - our PCs running McAfee catch things that users of other vendors don't seem to get. Whenever I submit a sample to virustotal.com McAfee consistently does not detect anything but 90% of the other vendors do.

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Apple 'slashes iPhone 5 screen orders', tight-fisted fanbois blamed

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Problem with the iPhone 5

...is the infrastructure that many long term iPhone users built up over the years.

I, like many others, have quite the collection of iPhone chargers in strategic places.

Sure, it's just the cables that need to be replaced as the chargers will still work with the new cable, but when cables cost £15 each (or if you prefer, you can get an adapter for £25) then this significantly adds to the cost. Up until now, I've been able to buy a new iPhone knowing that all my previous chargers and cables would work.

I'm not complaining about a change of connector; I think Lightning is a good evolution of the cable, particularly the bit where you can enter it any way up and it works, but it is a cost concern.

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New tool jailbreaks Microsoft Surface slabs in 20 SECONDS

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Bizarre

Let me get this straight. the Surface is locked down, someone has released an exploit, and people are moving to rubbish the quality of the exploit as it must be run each reboot, but not one single whine about the fact the Surface is locked down to signed apps...?

You can tell this isn't about an iPad can't you.

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Google Maps becomes Apple's most popular app

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Re: Review neglects an important feature

"New Google Maps also seems to work much better than before offline."

If you read the release notes, the offline feature is something they have improved. They have done a great job.

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"Apple tossed a boulder when they KICKED GOOGLE MAPS OUT OF THEIR STORE"

…but do you know why? The license expired. It was either pay *per lookup* or implement a new solution. They licensed TomTom's data to produce their own app, then got burned by the inaccuracies of TomTom data.

Google have clearly been dragging their heels to make their competitor look bad, and now they look like heroes for 'saving the iPhone', however as this is now a Google solution, Apple will not have to pay, and consumers get the benefits of two competing map systems.

Everybody wins.

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"So this would make fanboi quite the hypocrites, would it not?"

You appear to be projecting a simulation of the imaginary iPhone users that you have concocted rather than actual ones.

The reality (as is backed by evidence) is that the average iPhone user just wants something that works properly. TomTom's data (which is used by Apple Maps) clearly has accuracy issues, and I can't think of anyone (including myself) that would not return to tried and tested Google Maps (although it would be fair to point out that Google Maps is not 100% accurate either, however it is clearly superior to Apple's maps solution) .

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Re: My plumber has an iPhone

"Mainstream usage came with Android, or perhaps Symbian shortly before that in the late 2000s. "

It would be more accurate to say that Apple made the smart phone desirable to the masses, but before the iPhone they were MOST DEFINITELY a geek only 'tool'. Thinking about my HTC TyTn here which I used to use with a bluetooth RS232 interface for switch programming. It was also great as a girl-repellant.

Blackberry sold business users on always on mobile-email.

Cut to a post-iPhone world, and suddenly everything looks like an iPhone as that's what sells. Android and Samsung et al brought cheap alternatives to the masses, but it was Apple who sold them on the concept by making something people actually wanted to use.

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John McAfee 'captured'

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It's obvious

It's obvious the people who captured him were not the police equivalent of McAfee Antivirus.

That never catches *anything*.

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America planned to NUKE THE MOON

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"CHA"...

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Brits swallow Google Nexus 4 supply 'in 30 minutes'

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No ethernet port, no sale.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina display review

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Re: 450 more?

Yes because as we all know, 'pros' spend most of their time perusing the shelves in Blockbuster.

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Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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Re: Pathetic strop by apple

Are you a lawyer?

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Analyst slams Apple innovation FAIL

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FAIL

Tell you what - why doesn't the equities researcher stick to equities researching and leave the computer hardware design to the companies that actually make computers and who have actively tested these ideas and found them lacking.

...of course he could just be trying to get some attention by jumping on the 'let's bash Apple' bandwagon - does he have a book out or something..?

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Forstall ousted from Apple after refusing to apologise for Maps

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If it means we can get rid of the stupid 'leather bound' and 'torn paper' OSX and iPad visual metaphors, then it's not all bad. I use a calendar on a computer so I don't have to use a paper one. Making the computer one look like a paper one is just stupid and patronising. I appreciate some people might like it, but in that case let us turn it off. I know there are hacks for Calendar on OSX, but I want a supported method of not feeing patronised.

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