Bugger. Having click to play in Firefox stopped the most obnoxious ads, whilst still allowing static ones through. Guess I'll have to reconfigure adblock again to block more...
154 posts • joined 23 Feb 2011
"Apple made the right decisions with its WatchKit software development kit to maximize battery life for the platform, and the Apple Watch will offer leading energy efficiency"
Yet, even an Apple fan site says:
"Our sources say that Apple is targeting 2.5 hours of “heavy” application use, such as processor-intensive gameplay, or 3.5 hours of standard app use. Interestingly, Apple expects to see better battery life when using the Watch’s fitness tracking software, which is targeted for nearly 4 hours of straight exercise tracking on a single charge."
Which sucks just as much as Android Wear does!
"if we'll be able to connect the phone to a bigger screen and use it as a desktop, it will be very appealing!"
The beeb report (not the most reliable tech source, admittedly!) says "Unlike the original proposal, the handset does not become a desktop PC when plugged into a monitor." Shame, that would definitely had me getting one.
Re: Ubuntu is using flash sales, announced via Twitter, as a marketing tool to create buzz
Ah, but they can brag that they "sold out within minutes"!!
Re: Positive Spin
Look on the bright side - surely the junk mail will be combined into one mailing offering all four, rather than one each.
Sony are making some damn good phones, and keeping them updated with the latest software. The only issue recently has been that they've either launched 6 months later in America than the rest of the world, or not at all.
Near the end of last year that improved (z3 launched almost at the same time worldwide), so maybe more Americans will buy their stuff?
Yes, the cause of young people not voting is because their friend on facebook aren't doing it. Or maybe there are no party / politicians that they can associate with (the vast majority being upper class twats)?
Over on Android Police, in the comments someone's posted this image:
Looks like a new Galaxy Edge is coming
Re: This type of mentality is irrational, bordering stupidity.
"Netflix uses Silverlight which is Flash's direct competitor by Microsoft."
Odd, it works fine on my linux machine which has never seen Silverlight (or Mono)...
Are you seriously using BGR as a source? Journalistic standards have dropped round here!
Re: Is it noscript...
Just ElReg screwing up the picture format.
http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/12/11/onewindows.png for proper widescreen version.
Re: Before the usual MS bashing....
I thought the fact that Microsoft turned it on by default, is why everyone started to ignore it? It wasn't a decision made by the user (was their argument, not that I agree)
Sounds a bit like Yammer which a dopey (ex) MD foisted on us a few years ago. And we got rid of it, as soon as he was got rid of.
Complete waste of time.
I'm really liking Sony at the moment - pretty much all their 2014 phones and tablets have been great. And not too much crap pre-installed. May even turn me away from a Nexus if they continue into 2015 at this rate (I'm not a fan of the Nexus 6).
And their commitment to "tinkering" via AOSP is great (even with the disclaimer on their site: "As usual, you should be aware of that this software is not intended for daily use as there are important limitations. For example, the camera is not working and the modem is not enabled, which means you cannot take photos or make phone calls."
Put the Google play store on there, and I'm sure it'll sell lots. You can even keep the amazon stuff on there, if you really want...
This headline is made much better with the Cloud to Butt extension active.
Hey, it's Friday!
Re: That's nice.
Because you're poor?
(Although, as an owner of a '69 VW, I'm poor because I own it, rather than the other way round!)
Love the huge pointless reg vulture pictures at the top of "update 2" page. Almost as if you've done it on purpose...
one other annoyance - the pop up on the author's name on articles, which the hides the article! can you put a delay on this as well please?
Some of us still use mice, and when navigating the page, this type of pop up is extremely annoying.
Re: Adblock filters to make the site work better
to get rid of the stupidly big image at the top of each article.
The fecking pop up menu hover thing is really annoying when moving your mouse around the screen. Change it to show on click, please!
Liberal use of adblock / gresemonkey has made things a bit better (Don't worry, I allow the ads, but use it to block the carousel, pictures, etc.)
I hate the big boxes of images... Can recordings /replay stuff be put into a text list instead?
And your point is?
Re: Pointless and dangerous fads
"I just cannot fathom how fitting a smart meter will magically reduce bills by 2% (unless they fit external insulation for free as part of the service)."
Because "they" think that if we're getting told that putting the heating on every night is going to cost us 50p, we're more likely to put a jumper on.
The reality I faced, when I had one of those cheap plugin things supplied by Eon, was surprise how little the heating was costing compared to what I thought it was. So I put it on more often.
And the meter plugin thing was "recycled" (WEEE) a long time ago.
Probably because everyone who's ever shopped with them has been offered a one month trial of prime, over christmas. So it seems that they can't cope with all of us who have no intention of continuing after christmas, but find it useful for those last minute presents.
Thanks to this headline, I'm just nipping out to get a Chomp - anyone want anything?
In fact, I think I'd rather have a box of Chomps every month that this "artisan" bollocks. I'm all class, me!
That video was surprisingly informative - not the usual "its shiny and new, therefore it's better" advert.
The Mythbusters didn't get long to study the script though - it seemed far from comfortable delivery.
Re: Thank you, El Reg
But, the football field is a recognised standard! http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html
Re: Display pwned in 3.. 2.. 1..
Kudos for the obscure reference!
"Robert DeNiro's mole has got to be ten feet wide"
Good work ESA! - I've barely got any work done myself due to tracking this thing (mainly through today's XKCD [ http://xkcd.com/1446/ ], but the beeb are also showing a live feed from mission control)
“The browser is the main reason you turn on your computer,” he claimed. “Look at the desktop – native is dead. I turn on my machine and I go into my browser. The era of loading native apps on the desktop passed a while ago."
Bollocks. Yes, Web apps (office, picture editing, etc) are getting better, but they're still not good enough for day to day use, In my opinion.
In another 5 years or so, maybe.
I was wondering why I couldn't search this morning. Oh well, the solution is to use the Pid (obtainable from the URL)
get_iplayer --pid p0295tgm (for example)
Or use the full URL as someone's mentioned above.
Re: Never understood this
Probably along the lines that computers are for real work, where sensitive information may be stored / used...
Depends - did he use Google or Apple Maps to navigate there?
"Now that even the cheapest tablets are notching up increased battery life these days, it seems that the ever-ready e-reader could run the risk of becoming extinct."
Not by people that like reading - those who casually glance at a book may be served by a tablet, but those who read more than a couple of pages at a time will always prefer an ereader - eink is much better on the eyes, better is direct sunlight, and no distractions that you'd get from a tablet notifications.
But what do I know - I still think Netbooks are great...
Re: continuing the trend
I suspect the downvotes are due to "Microsucks" - it makes you appear as a teenage dickhead.
Hope that helps.
Mine (on Ubuntu) updated this morning - to v38. poodletest.com shows it as still vulnerable, whereas firefox isn't.
If they can get a mobile from nothing to market within a month or two, then I'd be very surprised. Methinks they've been planning / working on this way before the Iphone 6 was leaked/announced,
It'll be £10 a month, plus £7.99 for Netflix, and another £7 or whatever for amazon each month.
Can't see the point myself, prefer to hook up xbmc or something similar for free (plus Netflix charges obviously)
Other apps that haven’t been optimised with 3x assets, however, are upsampled considerably before being downsampled again,
What? That sounds crazy to me - OK, I'm not a developer, but still - can anyone explain why this is a good idea compared to upsampling to the correct resolution?
So you didn't notice that Silver is reportedly dead:
Re: "the ban of cash on London’s public transport systems..."
"also it seems like a nice way of excluding what some might see as undesirable people from what should be public services"
I think it's meant to keep the type of undesirables that wave knives at bus drivers from what should be public services.
Re: They are making profits of over £100m...
"It would be like that totally pointless "MPG on the EU cycle" figure that car manufacturers have to publish, even though it bears no relation to real-life usage."
It doesn't matter that it bears no relation to real-life usage. What it does do is provide a comparison between two different makes/models, using one standardised baseline, so comparisons can be made.
Just like NCAP stars, 0-60 times, etc. they're just numbers to compare one to another to see which is "best".
Re: Even free isn't cheap enough
I'd put money on my house being still standing in 20 years. Amazon / Kindle infrastructure? Not so much (Yes Amazon are big now, but then again so was Woolworths, Northern Rock and MySpace)
"I sense there will some gnashing of teeth among the left brain thinkers out there who buy into the Edge when it arrives though"
I always thought that lefties were right-brain dominant? "Only left handers are in their right mind".
Exactly the site I was looking for (without realising it!) - this satisfies my cynicism perfectly! Ta for the link!
One of the failings of the "Monopoly Board" model - it doesn't actually cover London, mainly a lot of West London. So, whilst it makes a good headline, and topic of conversation, I think it's bit useless in telling us the best in "London".
On that note, if this were done covering London, what should be defined as "London"? Central/Greater/M25/etc?
A company raising prices approximately a year after doing it last. Who'd have though it? Is this unique to Virgin Media, or are we going to get a "news" item about this for every company in the tech world?
I've purchased a banjo off eBay when drunk. Can't play the damn thing either!
And formatting a PC hard drive doesn't securely wipe it either. Is this really news, or just someone trying to sell their product?