* Posts by Mike Judge

191 posts • joined 16 Aug 2011

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Facebook ditches mobile HTML with native Android app

Mike Judge
Megaphone

Re: Google should thank Facebook

Have you actually tried g+? The app is a million times better than the Facebook one, and if you add yourself to the right circles the conversation and content is too.

Rather than being lazy and assuming what some writer in the press that was stupid enough to buy Facebook shares tells you about Facebook is true, actually TRY it..

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Microsoft's anti-Android Twitter campaign draws ire, irony

Mike Judge
FAIL

Microsoft REALLY desperate now

Clearly it's all gone do badly wrong they have had to scrape the barrel and resort to this.

Anyone buying a Windows Phone as a result of this campaign is a fucking moron.

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Google stealthily coalesces UK music cloud into being

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Re: Opposing views

This time however, none of your flaws have any basis in the real world.

The pricing is some of the best around.

The scan-and-match services works just fine, within limits of availability.

The amount of FREE storage of owned music is unmatched by anyone else

It can't fairly be compared to Spotify (which costs a monthly subscription), yet it easily holds it's own.

The choice of buy music is not quite iTunes, but it's not far off, and considering it's less than a week old, impressive.

It also stinks of being intentionally gimped review by the reviewer deciding to use a mobile phone to upload vast quantities of music.

THAT is the problem. All the negatives have been artificially created for the purpose of the "review". This should have been a glowing review of an outstanding and cost effective/free service, yet it was given to an iTard to review, and they clearly engineered the outcome to suit.

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Mike Judge
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Re: Undecided

Comes pre-loaded with Google Music App, which is superb.,...

Accessing Google services on an iDevice is always going to be an inferior offering,.,,

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Mike Judge
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Re: Good idea, poorly executed

"The Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple and supported on iPhone, iPad, most iPods, Mac and iTunes"

No nobody outside of Apple cares....

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Mike Judge
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Re: Good idea, poorly executed

LOL, I will give you a clue as to where the problem is...

"ripped in a codec that Google Play Music doesn't support. I used Apple Lossless "

Note the APPLE bit. You ripped all your music into a Apple proprietary format, and expect someone that's not Apple to care? I have recently come to the conclusion Apple owners are too stupid to understand the word "proprietary", and what the resulting problems are...

You could of course ripped it into FLAC, and everything would have been fine. All Android devices like FLAC lossless, as does the music uploader...

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Mike Judge
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Also interesting

that this article fails to mention how much better the encoded music is, and how cheaper it is.

79p for a track, £7.99 for an album. Every instance I tried was considerably more expensive on iTunes and Amazon.

#Fail for fanboy written articles...

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Mike Judge
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Wrong...

"Although Google is supposed to offer a scan-and-match service, it actually isn't. Scan and match,"

I had a US Google Music account for about 8 months, and it's fantastic. However it took over a month of overnight (unmetered) to upload my stuff (8000 tracks) over my slow(ish) ADSL with 512k upload.

Uploaded the same collection to my missus Google account over 3 nights.

What's happening, if it can find a match, it will, otherwise you have to upload it. Not sure what Andrew Orlowski expects to happen, if Google don't have your track in their catalog. Magic it out of thin air or something???

#FAIL

Google haters are gonna hate it seems....

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New Microsoft Windows chief 'shocked' by Sinofsky defenestration

Mike Judge
Holmes

Looks like Microsoft found a way to get ride of those unwanted Windows Phones.

How many staff do Microsoft have?

How many have they "sold"?

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Windows Phone 8 has a secret feature which may activate at any time

Mike Judge
FAIL

Meh, already out on Android...

http://www.devicescape.com/about-us/company-news/item/89-datasaver-helps-android-users-get-more-out-of-their-data-plan

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Ten... Apple iPad Mini alternatives

Mike Judge

I would prefer any of these over the iPad Mini

Including the Playbook (seriously...)

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'We invented Windows 8 Tiles in the 1990s', says firm suing Microsoft

Mike Judge
Stop

AOHELL

http://obamapacman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/AOL-1996-vs.-Microsoft-Windows-8.jpg

Nuff said...

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Asus gets paid handsomely for swallowing Google's Jellybean

Mike Judge
FAIL

In the other corner is poor old HTC

that lost the plot and tried to make Windows Phone devices, even though they had a track record of dismal failure time and time again.

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Hmm, I think I'll order an iPad Mini on Amazon ... Oh no I won't

Mike Judge
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Re: Both products are a big fail.

Not seen the Nexus 10 then I assume... Loser...

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Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win

Mike Judge
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Baahhhaaa

"Microsoft has plenty of experience playing Google's online game, what with Bing and Hotmail and its other online services, coupled with associated online advertising. "

Really? Did you just put Microsoft's services onpar with Google and Gmail, seriously????

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Google goes ahead, unveils Nexus 4 and 10

Mike Judge
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Music and Movies for UK too.

Movies now, Music (20,000 song free storage and local scan, no upload) available 13th Nov.

http://officialandroid.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/nexus-best-of-google-now-in-three-sizes.html

"On November 13, we're bringing music on Google Play to Europe. Those of you in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to purchase music from the Google Play store and add up to 20,000 songs—for free—from your existing collection to the cloud for streaming to your Android devices or web browser. We’re also launching our new matching feature to streamline the process of uploading your personal music to Google Play. We’ll scan your music collection and any song we match against the Google Play catalog will be automatically added to your online library without needing to upload it, saving you time. This will be available in Europe at launch on November 13 and is coming to the U.S. soon after. This will all be for free—free storage of your music, free matching, free syncing across your devices and free listening."

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Google Nexus 4 flips finger at Sandy, appears on YouTube

Mike Judge
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Europe Getting Google Music, Movies on Nov 13th...

32GB Nexus7, also 3G option..

Loads more info...

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/nexus-best-of-google-now-in-three-sizes.html

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Jimmy Savile ringtones still selling like hot cakes on iTunes

Mike Judge
Stop

Wow, iTune/iPhone

Is this typical of what the hipsers buy?

As to me, it sounds like the chavs have moved in, and the iPhone is now the choice of Burberry clad chavsters.

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Chrome extension blocks political speech on Facebook

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vermin supreme

I hope it won't block his political genius...

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Samsung ships two smartphones for every one Apple sells

Mike Judge
FAIL

Re: Ships vs Sells

Dream on... If this is what you really believe to make you sleep easier at night, happy dreams...

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APPLE: SCREW YOU, BRITS, everyone else says Samsung copied us

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Re: Apple really are slimy scumbags

Don't forget the epic Idiocracy, where the world is full of braindead idiots they buy what the television tells them to buy...

Wait a minute, that's America today....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

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Mike Judge
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Apple really are slimy scumbags

I used to just despise their lack of business ethics, but now I despite anyone that has an dealings with them whatsoever.

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China's Goophone unveils US$99 Android iPad Mini clone

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its not

It only needs to add GPS to instantly make it better specs than the 3x the price ipad mini....

I know apple maps is really poor, but leaving out GPS and having a rubbish bluetooth stack that can't even share files is ultimate cheap skating on apples part...

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Android apps get SSL wrong, expose personal data

Mike Judge
Stop

its not

But they don't have a product to promote oc the back of this "news" for ios yet

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Carphone Warehouse lauds Nexus 7 while eagerly eying iPad Mini

Mike Judge
FAIL

barometer broken

"Certainly, El Reg’s barometer of technology usage, the London Underground, suggests not. "

Problem is apple love to pose with their fashion accessories, nexus owners just use them...

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Apple breaks ground on massive Oregon data center

Mike Judge
Megaphone

100% renewable...

10000x 14yr old Chinese illegals running round in hamster cages if Apples current track record is anything to go by...

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Google hails hacks to WinPho 8 spoiler event

Mike Judge
FAIL

Re: Anonymous Cowards & Android Fanbois

Wasn't the lumia 920 the one with the crap camera that was so bad they had to fake all the pictures and videos to make it appear decent?

Sounds like you are willing to believe any old crap. All I know is the stream of endless windows phone broken promises and problems.

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Microsoft Surface: Designed to win, priced to fail

Mike Judge
Stop

£450 for the one one that only runs applets

Might want to wait for dome apps first, or see if the platform just disappears into obscurity like the last Microsoft slate effort.

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Mike Judge
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£510 for 32gb with keyboard

Ouch..

It's not even the version that runs windows apps.

This is gonna flop bigger than windows phone

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Microsoft Surface ad targets preppy, Glee-watching youngsters

Mike Judge
Stop

£450 for the one one that only runs applets

No thanks....

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Mike Judge

£450 for the one one that only runs applets

Not proper windows of course. This is the Windows rt version that only runs simple applets.

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EU data bosses order Google to sort out privacy

Mike Judge
FAIL

Yes Microsoft does the EXACT same thing and gets a free pass.

http://marketingland.com/microsoft-privacy-change-google-attacked-23598

I suppose that's the screwed up world we live in, where you can release significant privacy changes at a odd time of day on an obscure blog, and get away with it, but if you are upfront and honest, the media drag you over the hot coals...

#EPICMEDIAFAIL

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Google readying on-device malware scanner for Android

Mike Judge
FAIL

scaremongering

"Chocolate Factory already scans apps in the Google Play store for malicious behavior using a system known as Bouncer, but that hasn't prevented a number of high-profile incidents in which scammers have used rogue apps to swindle Android users out of cash and device data."

All those" high profile incidents " are not originating from the Google play store, they are from other sources from users too stupid to understand the clearly worded malware warning when enabling unknown sources.

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How Nokia managed to drive its in-house Linux train off the rails

Mike Judge
FAIL

Re: Nokia fanboys

LOL, deluded much?

Had Nokia gone with Android, they almost certainly would be where Samsung is today.

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Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it

Mike Judge
FAIL

Re: iOS 6 Maps - Cloud Based Satellite Imagery

Deluded much?

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BlackBerry network goes titsup inopportunely AGAIN

Mike Judge
Holmes

Still confused why people

want to send all their communications thru a proprietary server setup, rather than the open and more reliable Internet..

Peados, terrorists or retards, I would guess.

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LONDON iPHONE 5 MADNESS: 'You must be CRAZY to buy Apple'

Mike Judge
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Samaritans will be busy tonight..

one they discover that the iPhone5 is not all it's cracked up to be, and rather shit and overpriced compared to competing high end Android handsets..

Lets hope they can actually find the local Samaritan's with the shitty mapping solution provided.

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HTC hawks fresh WinPho smartphones

Mike Judge
WTF?

Death of HTC

It's not a coincidence that their shareprice drop of 50% occured the same time they took their eye of Android and wasted their engineering resources on the failed Windows Phone...

Can they afford for it to happen again this time? Me think not. Shame, I really liked HTC Android phones, when they weren't watering down their effort.

Consumers have already voted with their wallets on Windows Phone, and clearly HTC don't get it. It's no concidence these phones look just like Nokia Lumias....

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Even slimmer PS3 out next week

Mike Judge
FAIL

Re: Top loader and no price cut?

But the Xbox360 is a pile of crap that chock full of last gen PS2 storage tech, and the low price point is propped up by having to pay for online play 5yrs x £40 = £200 Come on wake up.....

How are those low def movies, and monthly recurring payments working out???

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Fans rap Apple's 'crap' Map app

Mike Judge
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Don't forget

that the public transport is missing from iOS6 maps, as is Streetview, and taiored turn-by-turn for car, bus, bicycle, walking, also don't forget the inside mapping of airports, shopping malls etc.

However this is a fix to get full functionality back (better than before, with full Google powered turn-by-turn and vector maps, and Zagat ratings and full POI and all the above missing features).

You can get the fix here:

http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxys3/

or here:

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/xperia-s/

or even here:

http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-one-x/

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Apple iOS 6 review

Mike Judge
FAIL

Re: I waited almost 9 months

It's not a whole extra step, you have been fooled by clever marketing.

Apple can announce and not have to deliver for 6 months, yet when Android users have to wait 6 months, that's a different matter apparently...

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Who queues for an iPhone 5? Protesters, hipsters and the jobless

Mike Judge
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Someone want to play this to them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nf5-Prx19ZM

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Office to propel Windows tablets past Android in 2015

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Re: You do realize...

http://androidcommunity.com/libreoffice-team-working-on-a-free-android-version-20111014/

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'Over half' of Android devices have unpatched holes

Mike Judge
FAIL

Re: This article...

.... By a butthurt Apple fanboy who is feeling angry that the iphone5 is a massive fail that's 8+ months behind other key players

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Google offers tool to bridge Android and iOS app dev

Mike Judge
Stop

Re: It's A solution

Not really that strange considering nobody bought windows phone

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ICO sets cookie-law flouters deadline - to open an HTML editor

Mike Judge
FAIL

ico are a pain in the arse

Websites are now much more annoying than they were before this crap came in. What the fuck were they thinking?

I want a global opt in for cookies to say I don't give a crao about them, but I do get annoyed by stupid cookie bars I have to chase around the screen like here on el-reg when using a mobile browser.

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Why I've got a sync'ing feeling about Amazon's new Kindle Fire

Mike Judge

Re: @ LDS

Of course, nothing that would ever compete with Amazon's buisness model would ever appear. No no EPUB readers, nothing that would allow content or formats that Amazon don't sell for.

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Mike Judge
WTF?

Funny....

"Every Kindle Fire comes deeply integrated into Amazon's retail experience, which is why I wasn't tempted by the release of Google's Nexus 7"

Funny, but that's the reason WHY I bought a Nexus7 and would never buy anything Kindle.

I like to choose where I shop. Something that forces me to shop in a single place is BAD. That's why Apple and Amazon never get any business from me.

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Listen up, Nokia: Get Lumia show-offs in pubs or it's game over

Mike Judge
Stop

"No other rival can offer such distinctive differentiators"

BZZTTT Wrong...

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL79B2287613DC67D5&v=P7vxpNDFMm4&feature=player_detailpage

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Google snags patent on price discrimination

Mike Judge
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Shop with a mac? Too stupid to shop around.

That's basically how many algorythms work. If you are shopping with an Apple product, then you will be paying more for the same item as PC owners, as clearly you are a total dipshit.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57460254-93/mac-users-pay-more-than-pc-users-says-orbitz/

Not only did they pay over the odds for the shiny status symbol itself, they pay over the odds for everything else as a result.

I call it the idiot tax.

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