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* Posts by Recaf

26 posts • joined 27 Jan 2011

Freeview's rumoured '£100m YouView killer' is real – and it's yet another digital TV thing

Recaf

FFS!

Why can't they just make services available using the existing Freeview HD IPTV standard?

Another £100m bites the dust.

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Can't wait for 4G? Take heart, 5G is on the way

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IPTV?

Why is Ofcom so convinced the future of TV is IP? More than a decade after the first consumer broadband appeared in the UK there are still large swathes of the country that don't have it and 3G coverage is still patchy at best!

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Internet Explorer 11 for Win7 bods: Soz, no HTML5 fun for you

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Headmaster

Chrome for Android dropped support

Google dropped support for all plugins, including Flash, when it released Chrome for Android long before Adobe announced it wouldn't be releasing any new versions of the plugin for Android.

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IP telly upstart stuffs Comedy Central, MTV in Freeview box

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Why not 1 IP stream per channel?

Why do Freeview IPTV providers insist on having multiple streams per channel? Surely one stream per channel would be far better for EPG integration, if nothing else?

Find a program on the EPG, switch to channel 2XX, IPTV stream plays, life's good.

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Can't agree on a coding style? Maybe the NEW YORK TIMES can help

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4 SPACES?!

Tabs! For the love of God, use tabs! What's wrong with people? Spaces indeed.

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NSA PRISM-gate: Relax, GCHQ spooks 'keep us safe', says Cameron

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Big Brother

Requires a warrant?

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said that "to intercept content of any individual’s communications in the UK requires a warrant signed by me or the Home Secretary."

Translation: "I've given them permission to intercept your communications."

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BBC iPlayer downloads BORKED by Adobe Air update

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Stop

Re: Testing, testing, 1-2

Pre-release versions of AIR are available from Adobe Labs website months in advance of release, so BBC have no excuses for not knowing about this sooner.

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BT wins ad watchdog ruling against BSkyB's 'instant movie' claim

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Facepalm

Oh, the hypocracy

So, the ASA block an ad for using "instant" to mean <1 minute, but still allow mobile networks to describe <1GB of internet usage as "Unlimited".

Oh well, at least they seem to be heading in the right direction...

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Biz bosses 'to save £400m' as UK.gov axes green red-tape

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FAIL

"over the next 20 years"

That's £20m/year across all UK companies or about 5p each. What a load of bollocks.

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Microsoft kills Windows Live brand

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Re: Changing again?

Unless of course they finally drop it and merge "MSN Messenger" into Skype?

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Parliament ponders £400,000 iPads-for-MPs plan

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WTF?

Plus 3G subscription, Apple Care, leather case...

Let's call it £1m. It's only tax payer's money after all.

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Nokia exec praises Brazilian...

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Boffin

Using the same calculation as the UN...

... who calculated the 7 billionth human being by picking a random name out of a hat and with a margin of +/- 1 year.

You know, using a nice accurate, scientific method ;-)

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Nokia partners with EA in major WinPho game push

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XBox live is free

Silver is free, Gold is around £30/year (needed for network play)

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BlackBerry PlayBook in US price plummet

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Happy

Re: Why is Android important?

From a developers' perspective, it's not the Android OS itself that's important, but the PlayBook's support for the Dalvik virtual machine (i.e. Android apps) and Adobe AIR, which make it a viable platform to develop for, despite its relatively small user base.

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Recaf
Thumb Up

£169

We picked one up for £169 (£140+VAT) at PC World as a test device after discovering it can run Android apps and have been pleasantly surprised by how good it is.

If nothing else, it plays DivX and has HDMI straight out of the box ...

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Apple to conquer connected TVs? Steady on, lad

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"aren't service providers offering TV like services required to provide freeview channels free of charge?"

No, although I believe that Sky and Virgin are obliged to provide access to the UK's 5 main PSB channels (BBC1/2, ITV1, C4, C5) as part of their license.

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WTF?

"This rumoured TV set may not include any access to live channels"

I think they'd struggle to sell even the most dedicated Apple fanboi a TV that can't receive regular TV channels!

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Adobe Flex SDK bombshell STUNS developers

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FAIL

Adobe does a Nokia

Do they share a PR company?

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Fujitsu £2bn broadband project throttled at both ends

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FAIL

Give taxpayers' money to Virgin Media? You may as well burn it.

Need I say more?

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PS3, Xbox 360 pass water on Wii

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Virgin offers unlimited action for a fiver

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ASA

If you're as fed up with it as I am, complain via http://www.asa.org.uk/

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Recaf
FAIL

How is 3000 texts 'unlimited'?

Regardless of how tired my fingers might get, unlimited should mean unlimited: if it's 3000 texts, say "3000 texts", I've had enough of all this 'fair use policy' bullsh*t.

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Ads overseer told to bring down 'up to' broadband speeds

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Stop

Typical

It's time to apply the same rules to broadband as the banking sector: making 'typical speed' the most prominent element of the advertisement.

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Sex offenders will get a review – after 15 years

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FAIL

Sex offenders will automatically come off the register?

"Explaining that the government will do the minimum to comply, she explained that sex offenders will automatically come off the register."

A missing 'not' in there somewhere, I suspect ;-)

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Memo to Microsoft, RIM, Nokia: Quit copying Apple!

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WTF?

Confused?

You begin by saying companies should innovate not imitate, but in the same breath say Nokia and others should embrace Android rather than develop their own platforms.

Make your mind up!

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PSP 2 'as powerful as PS3'

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FAIL

Enough to outclass the 3DS?

Probably not: the existing PSP technically outclasses the DS in almost every way and look at how that turned out.

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