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iPhone 6, Watch: Hate it or really hate it, Apple's now a $604.77bn biz

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Re: Shut up already

Yeah man, all this negative prose is clearly hurting share prices and sales, not.

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Apple iCloud storage prices now ONLY double Dropbox, Google et al

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Same old, same old faux vitriol from El Reg.

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Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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Re: Ignorance seemingly not bliss..

Oris Big Crown, have one, lovely watch....

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So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL

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Same old market share mantra....forgetting that iOS users just spend more time and money on their devices.

There's a lovely lady on our local market, she makes and sells goats cheese. Her cheese is simply divine. It's also £25 per kilo. Doesn't stop people queuing up to buy her cheese and she makes a really decent living out of it.

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Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years

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some cocktail that must have made

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Apple ebook price-fix row: Stiffed readers inch closer to $450m windfall

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Re: ... in contrast to Amazon's approach

except that selling at 0% or a loss at Amazon hurts every other bookstore, physical or online, because they cannot afford to sell at a loss. Note Amazon has made a consistent loss as a company for sometime now and investors are getting itchy feet. A lot of people think Amazon is the best thing since sliced bread, until Amazon starts to flex it's monopolistic muscle and then we all suffer with higher prices.

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johnnymotel

...and bookshops too.

I'd wager the damage in the USA is probably permanent, not sure about the rest. I think consumers and governments will rue the day they let Amazon develop such a strong monopoly in online sales. Although there are other costs to using eBay, at least I feel I support the smaller business. Maybe I am misguided about eBay.

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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Is this the Bose

who still haven't upgraded their bedside speakers with dot matrix displays?

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not strictly true...

Almost from the get go, Apple sent Samsung requests to desist from their obvious copying, which were rejected by Samsung. So after exhausting the legal letter writing, Apple took them to court.

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Call girl injected Google exec with heroin, drank wine, left him to die – cops claim

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just coincidence...

doesn't she look very similar to Alex Vause from the TV series "orange is the new black"?

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Foxconn to take on 100 THOUSAND workers prior to iPhone 6 launch

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seriously!

"slow pace of releasing new products only when they think they're ready."

If you were a large, multi-national company, producing consumer items would you?? Do you see Mercedes, Audi or BMW bringing out new models with bits a paint missing, odd tyres, ill-fitting interiors....etc etc.

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KA-BOOOM! Boffins blow up mountain to make way for telescope

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better still

a small tactical nuke buried at suitable depth, create a nice compacted plateau, complete with glassified foundations.

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Apple settles ebook price-fixing damages lawsuit with US states

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really?

"even when their guilt has been proven unequivocally." show me where exactly this is written, because aside from the somewhat biased trial, there are many outsiders who don't agree with Judge Cote's judgement.

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Bloke squeezes Apple's boules, predicts millions of iPhone 6s, iWatches

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Re: My word, how amazing

"Margolis notes that GT Advanced has installed more than 2,500 furnaces and is expected to work with sapphire boules that weigh between 200 and 235 kg"

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EU probe into Apple's taxes: It's NOT to do with double-Dutch-Irish anything sandwiches

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Re: Selling apple kit is a loss leader, almost

Since Costco is a US company, what's to stop them importing from the US, where they may be getting a better deal from Apple? Who knows, maybe they have their execs smuggling MacPro's in the suitcases.

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sorry but....

I've bought Starbucks beans at Tescos in the past. They were on reduction from a mouth watering 3.99/227g down to 2.50/227g. Still expensive (my wife is Brazilian and we bring over suitcases full of best beans at very cheap prices), but fancied a change of bean.

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Xiaomi launches Mi Pad fondleslablette – your (legal) move, Apple

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I'm sure Apple will sue over the name, and before anybody gets their panties all twisted, imagine someone brought out an OS called Mi Windows, Microsoft would be on them like a ton of bricks.

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The verdict is in: Samsung to pay Apple $120m chump change, but gets tiny rebate

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Samsung: serial infringer

If you read up on Samsung, you will discover they have a long history of 'copying' their competitors products, getting sued by competitor, suing back at competitor and then dragging the whole legal stuff out in the courts for as long as possible.

If it hadn't been Apple, it would have been another phone company. Would the vitriol thrown against Apple be quite as strong if it was Nokia suing Samsung for patent infringement?

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/06/apple-samsung-smartphone-patent-war

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Apple's strong iPhone sales crush Wall Street moneymen's tepid expectations

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Why is the I-Pad losing market share where the competition is still so weak?

I think Mr Cook answered this one when he talked about the embedded market. I assume he was talking about Amazon Kindle and others like that. He said that Apple has no desire to enter a market like that. I am thinking that if the analysts segmented the tablet market properly, Apple would have a huge share in the top end segment.

My iPad has all but replaced a MacBook Pro. I use it to participate on conference calls, I use Quip to stay in touch with work colleagues scattered around the world. I use it for emails, browsing, research etc. Of course it gets some Netflix and Candy Crush downtime....

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Haunted Empire calls Apple 'a cult built around a dead man.' Tim Cook calls it 'nonsense'

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or this version?

"but their sales figures bear no relation to their market cap - in the real world they should fail,"...???

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

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It's not 100% clear in the article which MP they are reviewing, because a Geekbench of ~23,000 is not the base model by any means. Please clarify El Reg.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay NAS

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OK, help wanted here

I have a very nice 5 bay storage box from Lian Li, it has a very basic PCB in the back to control the RAID. There is just enough space to fit a NUC board from Intel. But I'm stuck on how to connect up all five drives or maybe just four + one. I thought the NUC boards would make a good platform for FreeNas installation. The boards have a PCI Express connector, but cannot find any boards that would be similar to a regular PCI-E board with an SAS connector going to four drives.

Any help anyone? Or any other suggestions instead of the Intel boards?

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Apple investor Icahn backs down on share buyback plan

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re-cant?

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Greenland glacier QUADRUPLES speed, swells seas

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or this version?

Just reading the other day that antibiotic resistant bugs could be a far larger hurdle for the human race than any GW effect. Imagine a time when the slightest cut or scratch turns into some full blown infection. Imagine a time when a simple operation on your appendix could kill you.

Not that I want to see cities submerged, leaving low lying areas for higher areas is big logistical problem.

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Our Milky Way galaxy is INSIDE OUT. Just as we suspected, mutter boffins

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Re: "everything in the universe emerged from a very small space"

I agree, the way I could see it is higher energy levels equal more compactness. As the energy levels rise so maybe even 'particles' disappear. How much energy can be packed into an infinitesimally small space?

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Optical filters head to Germany for Solar Orbiter build

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So, not something I'll find down my local Jessops then?

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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really?

for whom? I just don't see the so called 'smart home' becoming universal....maybe in the USA where folk regularly fill their homes and garages with Home Depot junk.

Nope, this is just another play by Google to collect data.

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You're fired: Lord Sugar offloads faded PC builder Viglen to XMA

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This bike he is riding, of course would love to have one myself, but it's kinda wasted on Florida roads.....it's almost dead flat everywhere. I don't know where he lives, but cycleways or pathways are a bit absent where I have been and I wouldn't like to argue with a huge SUV.

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Thought sales were in the toilet before? Behold the agony: 2013 was a PC market BLOODBATH

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Funny thing, no mention of Apple increasing their US share substantially (in same report)

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Samsung: Ta-da! We made $7.8bn. What do you mean you expected another BILLION?

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in other news...

Apple to announce record profits and sales in the last quarter

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NSA spies should clean up their act, says Prez Obama-picked panel

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My guess is that this type of surveillance is a bit like online porn. Once the lads get a taste of just what, where and who they can 'look' at, the barriers of what's right and wrong all start to break down. It becomes a sort of voyeurism, to be able to snoop in on Merkel's private conversations ad hoc is a powerful motivator.

So whatever the governments may rule, I suspect that in the long run nothing much will change and this surveillance will continue.

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iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system

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Simples....

It's a slow Apple week for El Reg.....

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You DON'T need a new MacBook! Reg man fiddles with Fusion, pimps out vintage Pro

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APPLE EATS ITSELF: iPad Mini set to wolf Air's market share

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my next replacement

Have an iPad 3, I like the size and for the amount of emailing, surfing and game playing it gets, the biggest drawback is the uncomfortable edge and the weight. So come next year, I'll be giving the 3 to a close one and buying in the Air.

For my work (sound recordist) I could see the Mini being perfect for clapperboard duties....so even a non retina would suffice for location time.

I have to laugh when people decry tablets as only suitable for entertainment. I have friends in the indie film business who use the iPad as their preproduction tool for storyboarding and script writing.

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Another DEVASTATING Chelyabinsk METEOR STRIKE: '7x as likely' as thought

johnnymotel

Re: Can someone explain the science

thank you for the explanation...

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Can someone explain the science

Why did this large meteorite explode instead of burning up and hitting earth? Is it something structural inside the object. I'm curious to know the answer.....

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Like iPads? Like stuff called AIR? Here's our REVIEW ROUNDUP-squared

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Re: I saw all the fanbois outside the oxford shop today

looked at another way, what you say is that a larger % of Android sales are to incumbent users, fed up with crap hardware.....whereas....it's the reverse for iOS users, where a larger % are in fact new users fed up with......(Android??)

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New iPad mini gobbles Retina display, 64-bit brain, puts on little weight

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does one need 128GB of RAM?

I have a 16GB iPad, still not full. At home I stream music from drives and when I fly I load some movies/TV shows for the trip. So it's only apps that really take up space. But an iPod I have has 64GB and I need every GB to store all my music.

The 16GB iPad was a very conscious decision, driven solely by my understanding of my usage and only partly by the price. Whenever my friends ask me which iPad I always tell them buy 16GB, for all the above reasons.

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Third of Brits now regularly fondling their slabs, say beancounters

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Once had a MacBook Pro, sold it for a MacMini and an iPad, now I do 75% of my work on the iPad and the rest on the MacMini. I went to Brazil for six weeks and even though no access to main file storage, could still do most my work. I do voluntary work for a global charity, distributing TV programmes.

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Tesco's new fondleslab winks at Apple's stealthy NFC assassin iBeacon

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Re: Maybe I'm missing something here...

Don't many items in a shop have these strips that have to be deactivated at the till? A little more tech and the shop having seen that item purchased, simply deactivate it's beacon.

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Scientists to IPCC: YES, solar quiet spells like the one now looming CAN mean ICE AGES

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Re: Energy

hand in hand with food supply is over-population....no one seems to mention this elephant.

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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or this version?

I run a LG BR burner via USB, no problems and burns at a good speed.

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USB 3.1 demo shows new spec well on its way towards 1.2GB/sec goal

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expensive thunderbolt?

My guess is not so much gullible Mac users, it's the various companies knowing where their market is. For a post production house, buying into TB is simply another cost to pass on to the client. Same goes for professional photographers, videographers etc. I would love to have all my drives on TB, but my work is for non-profit, so I cannot justify the cost. FW or USB3 is fine by me.

So my guess is that a company like LaCie etc, simply take a FW/USB drive box, modify it and tag on an extra 100-200 just because they know that the customer for TB is a business and a few extra bucks mean nothing.

My brother ran his own joinery shop, he always bought the top gear, because the client paid in the end.

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Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?

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Re: Boll*cks

What I found very quickly, was that select a black and white background and the slightly ott colours start to look pretty nice. I'd say that after a few hours use, I see no reason to go back on os6

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Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner

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I read the Dyson Patent, seems like they took an idea like a kids tricycle and modified into a vacuum steering mechanism. I'm sure it's not that simple, maybe someone can explain how the Dyson design patent is so revolutionary.

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Apple's no-news Beijing event leaves it adrift in China

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in other news Apple has been granted a license to sell iPhone with China Mobile http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/11/apple-granted-iphone-network-license-for-china-mobile-worlds-largest-carrier

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Apple prepares to unleash iPhone 5S, 5C for the GREAT BRAWL OF CHINA

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I bet he never 'actually' said this...

David Webber, managing director of Intelligent Environments, a financial services software provider, said this would encourage fanbois to access bank accounts using their fondleslab.

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Fanbois taught to use Apple's new killer app: Microsoft Windows

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Re: Macs are "so expensive" - not.

Used 2008 macpro, driven pretty much 24/7 for video rendering since I bought it back in 2008. Filled with hard drives, upgraded GPU, upgraded RAM. Sold it for more than I paid for it. Now that's what I call good value. It is now giving an old friend sterling service as his main edit machine. Basically, it takes a 2013 quad core i7 macmini to achieve the same benchmarks as the 2008 macpro.

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PEAK Apple: Cupertino's hopes died with Steve Jobs, says Larry Ellison

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This always makes me chuckle: “The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: God Doesn’t Think He’s Larry Ellison”

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New blinged-up 'iPhone 5S' touted by Jobs FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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FAIL

just another ElReg click bait, certainly caught me

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