69 posts • joined 23 Feb 2011
Oh dear, that'll be the end of Viber then. Play.com turned to shit after they took over.
Re: Virgin Media watched subscriptions to its broadband service plummet?
So how many left the service during the period?
From the numbers given in the report, it seems that the rate of increase has "plummeted" - not exactly the same as losing subscribers though.
Re: Is Chrome somehow special?
Chrome automatically, and silently updates extension. Firefox at least tells you it's been updated. No idea about Opera.
Re: Curiosity kills the KitKat.
I'd suggest a nexus 5, with one of the many custom ROMs loaded onto it, without gapps.
No Google slurping, and still fully functional. apps can be got from f-droid (open source app store)
"... but rooted devices usually have other kind of security issues, therefore we wouldn't recommend this step," he explained.
Go on then, enlighten me, what "other kind of security issues" are there (beside user stupidity)?
"Then there’s the PS4’s much-hyped ability to let gamers play PS One, PS2 and PS3 games remotely with cloud-gaming service Gaikai.... All those grumbles about backward compatibility? Gone"
Ah, yes, I assume it'll be making me *rent* the same game that I've already purchased...
"He picked out Linux distribution Ubuntu for praise as well."
Except when it comes to Mir...
Re: *Headlines to which the answer is no.
Betteridge's law of headlines.
But... "Why do people put traffic cones on statues?", "No". Makes me smile.
Re: Call Quality?
The 4 was on jellybean (4.2) from the start...
Re: you say third party cookies are blocked
I still do that. And use ad-block to block the cookie pop-ups on sites I frequent.
"And the pricing is certainly aggressive: the $499 before tax and subsidies means it’s roughly where Atom-powered netbooks used to live."
Although that doesn't include the $150 for the keyboard, which was always included in the good old notebooks.
Sees like a lot of cash for a keyboard that clips on, given that a decent bluetooth one can be had for around $25.
Re: Four words.
I count 5, going by how you've (incorrectly) written it...
Re: 53 per cent were Android and 47 per cent iOS
I would put a hefty bet that virtually all the 53% android installed apps from unofficial / crap sources.
Doesn't make any difference to the stats though.
Re: I genuinely think that this is the best one so far.
Great idea - gets my vote.
Re: What's the point?
"Rooting your phone is essentially installing a custom ROM, just with less drastic tweaks."
Nope. Rooting is simply having administrator access. From this, you can edit system files, or delete pre-installed applications (such as carrier installed crap).
Custom ROM is a new/different Operating System. Along the lines of wiping Windows and installing Linux on a home PC.
You can do one without the other, if you so wish.
Just don't try to use the gallery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDvk_Y414a8
Re: Could also cause non-hiring of those who hibernate their fb accounts
"Personal policy: 140 is the MAX, and from now on, if I have not met you, you do not get added, period."
Why would have "friends" if you've never met them?
My policy is the pint policy. Have I gone for a pint with you in the past 12 months? If not, you're not a real "friend" and you get binned off.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Re: Do you actually SEARCH your files and programs?
I have everything filed away in folders according to project, etc, as I'm quite anal about things like that.
However, it's much quicker and easier to press the super key, and type "func temp" then enter to get the "Functional Specifications Template" open, than click on files, then documents, then templates folder, then scroll through the 50 or so documents in that folder to find the right one.
"Where a GSM phone might be duel-band"
"The author is attending TechEd Australia as a guest of Microsoft, which has shelled out for travel, accommodation, nourishment and Nokia."
"Just one question, will the watch work with phones that are cheaper than it is?"
No - only Samsung stuff. And only Samsung stuff that's on Android 4.3.
Re: In or out of stock?
I had the card authorisation problem. Failed to get hold of them via email, chat, etc.. So I submitted another order, and this one has authorised, and is now "scheduled to ship" - within 10 mins of order.
Hopefully I won't get two!
Nice clean design.
Shame half of it doesn't seem to work, or sends you back to the old direct.gov.uk site...
Re: I come to bury Ubuntu, not to praise it.
Distrowatch rankings mean the square root of cock all in the real world though.
"Customers no longer have to worry about botnets; we will take care of that for them."
Taking bets on how long that will take to bite him in the ass. I reckon less than 6 months.
People skipping the tradition ads (the ones in between programmes), will only lead to more "in programme promotion".. I'm thinking especially about the ruddy huge popups on screen (usually advertising the programme after the one you're watching).
Worse still, is the Indian way (I think). Watching cricket there, and the screen shrinks to a 1/4 size, and they thrust adverts into your face. Whilst the play is ongoing. And then break for "proper" ads at the end of the over too...
There must be a better way to fund commercial telly, but buggered if know what it is!
I believe that Virgin is already an "American" Comany, since it's listed on NASDAQ.
My problem with apple maps is that where I live (Solihull) does not exist. Nothing to do with bigoted views / jealosy, just a crap app that doesn't work for me.
"Chrome, when running on Windows, can is designed to allow unseen installs “to allow users to opt-in to adding a useful extension to Chrome as a part of the installation of another application.”
“Unfortunately,” Google now says in a blog post, “this feature has been widely abused by third parties to silently install extensions into Chrome without proper acknowledgement from users.”"
Wow, who'd have thought that would ever happen?
If you look around XDA some more, Chianfire has release an apk, which applies root, then closes this hole
Simply that when you get it out of the box, it connects to google for you - saves you typing in your details / time on set up.
Plus, if you've already got an android, it'll automatically download your apps for you.
Ordered at 1705 (in a bit of a rush, as I was on a train with free wifi, and had to get off at 1708!). Order processed and sorted within 2 minutes, and expected delivery within 3-5 days... We'll see how true that is!
""They signed it! Although I do admit after you've read a contract that's been revised 47 times there's a fair chance you get clause-blind after a while and rely on the other party using tracked changes. When you really shouldn't.""
My boss has a habit of only looking at tracked changes....
It's currently £50 until the end of the month:
Re: Power consumption
Only one thing more rabid than an Android fanboi is an Opera one.
Sticking on 12.04 for now.
Yes, the amazon crap can be removed (sudo apt-get remove unity-shopping-lens, or something like that - but it should be opt in, and in it's own scope, rather than the home page), but it's buggy as hell for me. Sound is screwed (on a system that's been fine with Ubuntu sound for the past 4 years), Unity is slow as hell, and well, there's nothing here that makes me want to upgrade.
Maybe I should look into Arch. But I do actually like unity as it is for now...
If the lens was just that, it would be fine (i.e. if I wanted to go shopping, I'd click on the shopping lens and search. Great.).
However, this puts it into the default home "dash". So everything you try to do on your local machine, will also have an advert for something possibly connected to your "search". So open dash, type in "sound" (to maybe open the sound controls?) and you'll get a load of amazon adverts for headphones, soundcards, and lots of other irrelevant (to the task I was trying to do) shite.
That's where the problem is to me.
Still a mess. Why is shopping classed as "general entertainment"?
Youtube Comment Snob
Solves pretty much all comments - I barely see any!
"The Nexus 7 is going to be the only tablet running Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, in the near future"
Apart from the Xoom, which is rolling out over the next week or so
Re: I have no Google+ account, and will never have a Google+ account.
As far as I know, you do have a Google+ account, you just don't use it. Having a Gmail / Play account has automatically created you a + profile. All part of Google's "streamlining" logins policy...
Why does a ticket need to be animated? The paper ones aren't.
Re: While we are on the subject...
Various iterations of:
(for each domain - I suppose I could probably wildcard it, but I was too lazy!).
Firefox add-on "Element Hiding Helper for Adblock" helps work out the correct filters.
Re: While we are on the subject...
I gave up and adblocked the notification message instead...
Yes, I clear all cookies automatically on close, so it probably deletes the "OK" cookie, as well as the nefarious ones...
Sounds just like Tasker...
Oh, and needing a facebook account to use? No ta.
Maybe I'm being thick
But that graph clearly shows "Physical" being far in excess of other income sources.
Pretending that nothing happened...
So they didn't post about it on Tuesday?
Virgin Mobile fail
On a new Virgin Mobile PAYG phone I found this block when trying to find the lottery numbers!
The resulting "you're blocked" page contained an advert for "sexy lady wallpapers", provided by Virgin themselves (or at least branded by them), which wasn't affected by the block. Hmm...
Re: "now I have to walk an hour to work"
Or indeed say hello to that man behind the window at the place where you get on the train. You know, the "ticket office".
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