* Posts by mikeyboosh

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AT&T drops Facebook phone to 99 cents

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This may be a wolf in sheep's clothing as you can easily disable the facebook launcher and you're back to stock android.

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Galaxy S4 radiant, but has black holes

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Re: It seems...

I have JB on my nexus 7 (obviously) and where it's a bit better it's still not un-noticeable. It's highlighted by the lack of audio creation apps on android. Although a major player did release their app last week (the name escapes me) but cost over a tenner so I passed on it.

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Re: It seems...

It's the audio latency that needs improving, they are far from laggy.

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Do users have enough power?

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Re: Eat your own dogfood

Perks?

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WTF?

You're asking for trouble if you let users have too much power.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in Android tablet review

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Why anyone would get this over a Nexus 7 is beyond me.

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Acer Iconia A110 8GB Android tablet review

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Re: Speaker

Mine isn't quiet, not even in the slightest.

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Rumour: Asus rejects $99 Nexus 7... rumour

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Re: Cheaper Nexus 7

I imagine the camera is useful for Skype etc. Agreed about the GPS chip, but how much would it really save?

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Re: "Google Play shop to which the Nexus 7 is tightly tied"

Came here to say that. Bravo.

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iPhone queue ‘superficial and pretentious’ says queuing fangirl

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Re: 'wants a phone that works'

I hear this a lot, but I find that Android on ICS and above is very easy to use, as does my not-really-technical-i-just want-to-send-a-text-and-check-facebook girlfriend.This was maybe not the case a few years ago but I think times have changed.

I'm sure I read a study once which compared how a 'virgin' user would perform tasks on iOS and Android, and I think it was really close. They measured things like hunting around to find the correct button etc.

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Amazon pitches cheap new Kindles for Blighty

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Re: "And I don't mind paying a little extra for it."

Just had a look and that is interesting. However, it's not being sold directly by Amazon so maybe you're being a bit cynical!

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I was just about to buy a nexus 7, and after looking at a side by side comparison, I still am. I just want pure android. And I don't mind paying a little extra for it.

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PCs get touchy ahead of Windows 8 launch

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Vertical screens gives you a gorilla arm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchscreen#.22Gorilla_arm.22

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Sick of juggling apps on biz PCs? This install tool will save your sanity

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I always use it at home etc on a fresh build, saves half an hour or so, it's impressive. Would I use it in an Enterprise? Not sure...

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NHS trust: Not buying through NHS IT saved us £7m

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Government in not getting the best deal shocker

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Sysadmins! There's no shame in using a mouse to delete files

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It's all about automation, which is usually via CLI.

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Firefox 14 encrypts Google search, but admen can still strip-search you

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WTF?

Who uses firefox anyway?

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McDonalds staff 'rough up' prof with home-made techno-spectacles

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Joke

He should have **takes off sunglasses, folds and puts them in top pocket of shirt** seen that coming

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Apple 'fesses up: We broke App Store downloads

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Trollface

Will they patent this?

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NHS trust spunks £67m on e-patient records, Twitter, Facebook

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Re: NHS and IT?

Obviously this didn't happen.

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You're right. Our Trust wanted to buy some software which prompted users to update their details when they logged on, which in turn updated AD. They got quoted ~£20k I think, including all the bells and whistles. We (IT) found one for a couple of hundred dollars which did everything we needed, but without our help the project managers would probably have ploughed on.

However this my experience in nhs IT: Our budget it get allocated, we spec something up, then the budget gets cut and we have to compromise and the system never really works as we can't afford to do what we wanted to achieve in the first place. We do try and get 'inventive' with licenses etc but there is only so much you can do.

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Ten... Androids for under 200 quid

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Re: System storage???

Although rooting maybe straight forward for the target audience of this website, 99% of users not even know what rooting is and would never attempt it.

After I passed my Desire to my other half (i got a Galaxy s2 - sooo much better) I was forever looking after it for her; clearing up cache space etc. I don't know what HTC were thinking when they decided on space. It was the reason I left HTC and went to Samsung (2gb for apps, yes please!)

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Dimming the lights on smart(arse) TV

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Re: Remote controls

That's what I've done, but with all the HD channels, as they are spread out so much on Sky.

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Android Firefox: Screaming, awesome, you'll go blind etc

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I installed it last night, it crashed twice, and used 11% of my battery in about an hour even though I gave up using it after it crashed. Needless to say I uninstalled it.

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Android activations near a million a day

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WTF?

900,000 does seem an awful lot, That would cover every man, woman and child within the UK in less than 3 months. I'd love to see an actual breakdown of these numbers.

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Laptop computers are crap

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Well? Are you going to enlighten us as to what this wonder machine is called?

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Free CompSci 101 finally launches this month

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Re: Cover picture

Google images, click the little camera icon on the search bar, paste in the image url. Thank me later.

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Samsung worker confirms April launch for Galaxy S III

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Re: What's starting to worry me...

> iOS rules phones

>Android is king of smartphones

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> Apple is eating into Microsoft's turf on the desktop

Is it?

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ISP Be admits crippling iPlayer demand burst its pipes

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WTF?

Would this be why my experience on the whole of the BBC domain has been slow for the last month or so then?

Also, what is the name of that software used for the ping tests?

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Facebook denies poaching your text messages on Android

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Use tinfoil for android.

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World's first bamboo smartphone to enter production

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'Wood' you believe it!?

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Apple iPhone 5 to debut at developer gig

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Stop

So are we going to have to put up with unfounded reports about its specification until then?

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Mozilla releases Firefox 10, adds developer tools

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I think Chrome looks *far* better than Firefox, there's something about that default font in firefox that I'm not keen on.

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FAIL

haha good one. Oh, wait - you're serious?

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Happy

Chrome has the right idea (IMO) with it's silent, background updates. Not to mention it's better in almost every way as well.

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Microsoft builds Kinect into Asus laptops

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Asus marketing ticking the USP box.

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Yahoo! cofounder! Jerry! Yang! quits!

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Is it rule you lot have whenever there is a Yahoo! story to have! the! headline! like! this! Seems you do it every Yahoo! related story

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Vauxhall prices up Ampera e-car for Blighty

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I would love to know the estimated cost of replacing the battery and their life expectancy.

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Samsung joins Ultrabook race

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Is it me, or do all these ultrabooks look the same?

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Netflix goes live in Blighty

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FAIL

Initially was interested, looked at selection and was, quite frankly, appalled.

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2011's Best... HD TVs

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but.....

Much more expensive

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Man's phone burns, toasts trouser region

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Galaxy Nexus only has a 5mp camera. The plot thickens. Deffo not a European S2, could it be the sort they sell in the US?

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Chromebooks: the flop of 2011?

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Like a lot of things, it's surely a price thing. The cheapest are about 300 quid, and some are more. I've just got a i5 (sandybridge) etc laptop for £399 (ASUS K53E, impressed with it btw) which will run everything I through at it from an OS standpoint

Is anyone surprised by this? Like dogged says, it will need a huge price cut to succeed

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Facebook phone rises from the dead, again

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Try Tinfoil for Facebook on your Android device...it's just m.facebook.com but it's sandboxed and is easy on battery life and doesn't use gps.

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Deduplication: a power-hungry way to streamline storage

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It compresses the data, also. Hence the extra cpu power. Which I believe can be chosen to be done client or server side.

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Parmo v poutine: The ultimate post-pub nosh deathmatch

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Speaking from experience....

I work in Middlesbrough so I feel I'm well placed to comment....

Parmo's (I try and said Parmasan to avoid looking like a chav) are awesome, they generally come in chicken rather than pork though, and cost about £6 ish for a "full" (which would easily make 2 meals) . I haven't had one for 6 months as I try and keep them too a minimum for health reasons!

We've moved on to Shawarma's sandwiches now though...middle eastern loveliness!

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Boffin hacks Wi-Fi to double mobile gadget battery life

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zzzz

Anyone fancy doing a tl;dr?

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Does a flash motor act as a fanny magnet or not?

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hmmm

nice try, porsche

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