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Amazon puts up CD rack in the cloud, unearths your OLD stuff too

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And Google Play is even better

As it does the same, but has more storage and no subscription fee. The quality is better to (320k)..

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'Not even Santa could save Microsoft's Windows 8'

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Re: wishful thinking

Good point, i'm off to buy a Windows 8 license, just to keep someone in a job....

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Nokia chief Elop: 'Android? Hey, anything's possible!'

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Re: Differentiating

Windows Phone is at less than 2% and that's down since the previous year..

Is this make stuff up day?

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Errm...

"it's stronger than a year ago"

No it's not, Windows Phone has dropped even more marketshare than it had last year (despite new products).

""rejecting Google's Android operating system because it would have been tough differentiating its products from all the other Android handset makers."

So they adopted an OS that offers nothing in the way is differentiation (tell me how different HTC's Windows Phone is to Nokias....) Android is the ONLY platform today that offers differentiation. Samsung have done a good job of marketing theirs (Although I don't personally think they make the best Android handsets).

Windows Phone is a utter disaster, and the suggestion that they may have a plan B that involves Android should be a warning sign for any potential Windows Phone customer. (not that there at that many).

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Victory on mobile belongs to Google in 2013

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Re: android usage

Firstly, you are in London, and it's full of pathetic hipsters who all work in advertising.

Secondly, iTards are far more likely to WANT to flash their phone around, as it's a status symbol (or so they think. My builder and the chav next door have them, so it's clearly not that much status).

I work in an Engineering company, and 80% of smartphone users are Android. The 20% that aren't again work in Marketing or are too stupid or lazy to know what they want and have to be told by the telly.

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Re: Apple polish.? Google already have that...

Well security on Android is just fine (unless you are a pirate and untick the option that prevents you from downloading dodgy apps from random websites). Shopping on the Google Play store is as safe as iOS. Of course AntiVirus sellers won't tell you this, so you have to suffer endless half-truths about Android Malware...

iTunes. Don't make me laugh. It's pretty clear you haven't tried Google Music.... free storage of 20,000 of your own songs, free scan and match and available to pretty much any device on the planet that has a browser. The Android Google Music app is superb. You have everything in the cloud, and pin the stuff you want to download locally to your phone, I have a "everything rated" playlist with 1000 or so tracks, pin that along with some of my other mood playlists, and voilla, I have the best of both worlds. The vast majority of music I want, on my device all the time, and ALL my music available anywhere as long as I have a data connection or have a device with a browser.

THAT is a million times more useful than needing a local music collection, and a proprietary music transfer program like iTunes...

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Google wriggles out of FTC search smackdown. Now to Europe!

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Microsoft's deceptions aren't helping...

Most countries, Microsoft would have been in the dock over shenanigans like this...

http://paidcontent.org/2011/11/15/419-the-story-behind-shopcity-and-its-antitrust-complaint-against-google/

Surely THAT'S anti-trust and deceptive right there......

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Proven not-guity

is not the same as "wiggled out"... biased much???

This is the nuts of it.

“The evidence the FTC uncovered through this intensive investigation prompted us to require significant changes in Google’s business practices. However, regarding the specific allegations that the company biased its search results to hurt competition, the evidence collected to date did not justify legal action by the Commission,”

So Microsoft's claims that Google were biasing the search results to favor it's own products and services were found to be untrue.

Will Microsoft and their band of cronies be paying the legal bills?

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Microsoft snaps up Slingbox mastermind's home control biz for Xbox

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fixed it for ya

Microsoft is expanding its Xbox into an all-round double-dip subscription scam with the addition of LoveFilm and TV streaming like Channel 4's 4oD service for Xbox Live Gold subscribers

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FTC clears Google in anticompetitive probe

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Re: Off the hook...

Bring the popcorn indeed, it's likely to end up badly for Microsoft:

Most countries, Microsoft would have been in the dock over shenanigans like this...

http://paidcontent.org/2011/11/15/419-the-story-behind-shopcity-and-its-antitrust-complaint-against-google/

Surely THAT'S anti-trust and deceptive right there......

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Satnav-murdering Google slips its Maps into car dashboards

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Re: wtf?

Have you murdered someone? What are you hiding?

DO you really think Google are interested in where you have been? (other than the obvious, showing you location relevant adverts).

Tin foil hats allround....

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Browser makers rush to block fake Google.com security cert

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Re: ?

So does Opera.

http://my.opera.com/securitygroup/blog/2011/08/30/when-certificate-authorities-are-hacked-2

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Samsung confirms Tizen-based mobes to debut this year

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Carry on dreaming.

The only people upset about the way Android is going, are Apple and especially Microsoft (who's Windows Phone platform is still-born and hemorrhaging marketshare year on year, down from it's embarrassing 1%) ....

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Hey, Apple and Google: Stop trying to wolf the whole mobile pie

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Tripe...

"keeps releasing the Android operating system that is popular but not nearly as good as Apple's iOS, and its phones/tablets that are not as good as Apple's hardware."

Go buy a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 and you will see how ridiculous your claims are, infact buy two of each, and give out to a relative, and still have change to spare over an iPad Mini and iPhone5.

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Microsoft says Google trying to undermine Windows Phone

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How is it Anti-trust?

They support Apple, because they have a significant marketshare.

Microsoft are NOWHERE with Windows Phone, and their marketshare is shrinking. so Google therefore don't have a requirement to support them. If they do, I demand that Google also support my Mobile phone OS I am making in my bedroom.

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Re: Ironic!

Indeed.

Reminds me of when they intentionally delivered borked content to Opera Browser...

http://slashdot.org/story/03/02/14/1256231/opera-releases-bork-edition

I have a suspicion that the underlying problem is Microsoft's insistance of pushing the closed H.264 video standard. If they supported open VP8/HTML5 video, i'm guessing there wouldn't be a problem with the YouTube app.

Either way, the lack of a decent YouTube app on Windows Phone is the very least of users problems, the whole OS is shite, not just a single app.

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Apple supremo Tim Cook's pay packet SLASHED 99% in 2012

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Re: Shark. Jumped.

Apple maps ARE crap and Android DID dominate the mobile market. Not sure what your point it....

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The LINUX TABLET IS THE FUTURE - and it always will be

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You can install Ubuntu on Nexus 7 today...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation

That is all.

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Re: Android

Of course not.

Apple play games in this area, they cherrypick the £60 Supermarket tablets, the ones without Google Play store, and come with resistive touchscreens, and pretend this is the typical Android tablet experience.

The idiots that pay £400 upwards for their tablets are all to happy to believe this is the real story, when we all know it's not.

Even the most inbred Apple owners are usually impressed when I show them a jellybean powered Nexus7, and then I break the news that me and missus have 1 each, for the price they paid. They then go on to talk about having heard at a Apple conference that all Android apps are just "big smartphone apps", which again is utter bullshit and I show them the apps I use, and very few of them fit into that category. I then break the news to them that that too is a double edged sword, and they where they buy separate copies of their apps for iPhone and iPad, this is rarely the case on Android, where the single APK has both smartphone and tablet layouts included that share the same business logic. Infact Swiftkey is the only example that breaks that rule of thumb on Android.

Apple owners believe any old shit to make it seem like their overpriced tablet is worth it.

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Outlook 2013 spurns your old Word and Excel documents

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Curious...

How when Google stop using Microsoft's proprietary ActiveSync/Exchange protocols in favor of open versions, all the shills call foul, yet when Microsoft try and force the world to their new document formats, that's OK...

Please explain...

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Windows Firefox stiffs Adobe Flash, plays H.264 YouTube vids

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Hurry up Google - switch off H.264 on YouTube.

Make it VP8 only....

We need a truly OPEN video codec to rule the web, the rest will follow.

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Samsung grabs 'World's biggest handset-maker' title off Nokia

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Re: Nokia

It's actually a 1 horse race, with iOS as an "also ran".

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Ten... tech stocking stuffers

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Yay, stocking fillers on the 19th December.

Great. not much hope of getting for Xmas then.... Shouldn't this be last week's news????

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Microsoft 'surprised' by Google Gmail 'winter cleaning'

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Fixed it for ya, Microsoft...

Microsoft has responded by saying it’s “very surprised” by Google’s decision and claimed users of free Gmail services “are facing a situation where they might have to upgrade their mobile email experience by using open and non-proprietary open protocols.”

Really, nobody wants to use Microsoft's proprietary crap, when there is perfectly fine open standards that allow inter operation and stop you ending up being locked into a certain vendor.

Anyone that's locked into Microsoft's Exchange stuff really only has themselves to blame for that. It's certainly NOT Google's fault you have a reliance on Microsoft's own proprietary standards....

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Google can't use finger-fumble patent to poke Apple - Trade panel

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Clearly Apple is bulletproof in the ITC's eyes.

As reading this patent, it DOES to me look like innovation that is patentable and doesn't have prior art, unlike much of the stuff Apple has (slide to unlock, something doors have had for hundreds of years..., rounded corners, give me a break...)

America yet again showing just how screwed up it really is...

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Siri: Can you make a Raspberry Pi open a garage door?

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or get out....

lol. 1 less retarded iPhone owner on the streets can only be a good thing I suppose...

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iPhone 5 launches in China, late and expensive. Chinese say 'meh'

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Re: Strange pricing

Simple, the most expensive, the more exclusive idiots think it is...

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UK cops: How we sniffed out convicted AnonOps admin 'Nerdo'

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Anyone that used LOIC

Clearly your card is marked too, and at minimum permanently on a list, possibly even getting a visit from the plod ... I hope it was worth it...

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Google Maps becomes Apple's most popular app

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Re: My plumber has an iPhone

All the chavs down the road have them. They went to payday loans to get the money for them.. They also have really nice union jack covers for them too..

I laugh when people think iPhone or iPad is some kind of status symbol that shows you have made it in life, when every chav has one...

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API is a nice move.

as all the apps on the store will soon be using Google Maps too, and Apple will have gained fuck all out of this humiliating farce and lost everything.

This time last year, everyone was parading around the office with shiny apple things, now they hide them in their pockets for fear of being laughed out the room...

Nice one Apple... You put your need for cutting Google out above the needs of your users.

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Broadcom's new chip aims NFC at every smartphone

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But no support for Mifare Classic....

Ooopsie...

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Girl gang targets Microsoft's Seattle stores for $5,000 theft spree

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Typo? Girl gang targets Microsoft's Seattle stores for $5.00 theft spree

As when I saw it was Surface tablets and Windows Phone stuff, it surely can't be worth more than $5.

Perhaps Microsoft are so desperate for news sites talking about their dismal hardware products, they paid them to steal this crap, and then throw it in a nearby skip.

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Boffin: Android's on-board malware scanner utterly FAILS

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1) Define "dodgy app" and "dodgy websites". In terms an IT-illiterate will understand.

Well for starters, you can't download them by default, so any IT-illiterate user will also be too dumb to find the setting that enables it.

Secondly, the warning is VERY clearly worded, that even the dumbest person can work out...

“Your phone and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by applications from unknown sources. You agree that you are solely responsible for any damage to your phone or loss of data that may result from using these applications.”

It's such a shame too many idiots in the press can't work it out...

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That's because...

anyone with even half a brain understands that 99.999999999999% of all Android malware lives on the open internet, and not the Google Play store, and as long as you have the setting that prevents non Play store installs, then you have absolutely nothing to fear, it;'s no less safe than Apple app store, or Windows Phone app store (but the later is because there is no apps there..)

However that's all pretty boring news that doesn't sell... And blogs like this (until their reporting standards rise, they are back to "blog" status in my books), and Androiod anti-malware sellers are all too keen to make mountains out of molehills.

I wonder what company this researcher works for.

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I've got the 'fastest growing THINGY ever', boasts Google+ chief

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Re: Worth another look

That's what I do on Facebook and Twitter sometimes - sign up for an account, not add anyone and then sit there in awe at it's silence.

Then I get bored and add some people and they both come to life, just like G+ does.

Only a total fucking retard would think they could sign up and people would stop what they were doing and add them to your circle. That only happens for Lady Gaga and Barak Obama, the rest of us need to engage with others...

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Apple, Samsung patent judge: 'I feel like I'm in Groundhog Day here'

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I'd be more worries about Mr Hogan's other cockups.

Like him acting as technical advisor to the rest of the jury, and his understanding of prior art being fundamentally flawed.

Surely this makes HIM (and him alone) judge, jury and executioner, and it was never a trial by jury, but a trial by a single juror, one that had previous grievance with Samsung, and didn't understand fundamental legal and technical terminology...

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Windows Phone 8 must be Microsoft's priority one, two AND three

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Re: Who are Nokia?

Wow, people still citing Gadgetshow.

I stopped watching when i became obvious that they were no better than QVC for trying to offload any old shite, depending on upon advertiser...

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Re: Too little, no credibility, too expensive

Windows Phone and Windows RT both have Zune/HD DVD/Kin written all over them....

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Re: Too little, no credibility, too expensive

I wouldn't pay more than £50 for one, I might stretch to £70 if you could unlock the bootloader and install Jellybean on it.

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Who are Nokia?

and what is this Windows Phone you speak about? It it like Bada?

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Nokia uncloaks Lumia 620: A 'budget' $249 Windows 8 mobe

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Really?

As you would have to be a retard to buy ANY Windows Phone. Surely it's the same demographic.

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Google puts Nexus 4 back on sale, sells out pronto

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Shitpeas smackdown of the week award

Surely it has to go to this post.. :-)

"Note that Android sells over 1 million a day (possibly more now, I don't know the latest figures). That's all year round, rather than just the yearly bump where everyone rushes to buy a product that's been advertised for months previously, and where the sales then fall. Similarly by manufacturer, Samsung sell around 1 million phones a day."

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Re: Rather cynical

Then you will have a long wait. Clearly the tickbox "associate this device with my Google account", means when you order, you actually have a device with a real serial number that's been manufactured, and on it's way. The 1-2 weeks is to get to them and then get to you.

Either way, your loss, as that batch is now sold out and it's 5-6 weeks, so they are allocating the ones that are being boxed in Korea, rather than the ones that are in transit..

In short:

2-3 days "we have them"

1-2 weeks "they are on their way to us"

5-6 weeks "they are being prepared to be send to us"

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Erm, get the 16Gb then...

if anything trying to store everyone you ever owned on your mobile phone is rather 2007.

I know iCloud is shit, but don't assume all other cloud systems are....

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Lovefilm does a Wii after rival gets loaded on new Nintendo

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Netflix and Loveflim

They are both end-of-the-line services, where movie companies can't get any more revenue for content, they end up there on their streaming services.

Loveflim is better, it's a quid cheaper a month, it has more content, and best of all, has the disks by post option (which is WAY better than any streaming, as it's recent movies and it's at full bitrate, not the rubbish streaming bitrates).

I just wish they would update their apps. Android streaming is missing (although clearly possible, as they seem to have magically made it work on the Kindle Fire), and NetFlix is easier to navigate (at least on the PS3).

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Don't worry, Apple: iPad still dominant in China

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Re: Please stop reporting these analyst numbers as if they were facts

The usage stats are clearly wrong. The biggest flaw is they only look at the stock browser (which isn't mandatory on Android), so it fails to include Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Dolphin and Boat browsers..

I use my Android tablet for surfing every night, but I use Opera Mobile on Android, so i'm not included in their headline grabbing stats.

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Utter bullshit

Where was this survey taken? Outside a Apple store?

It's REALLY different to the story on the ground, which anyone that's been to China will know..

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Google Play revenues leap 311% in 2012

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Re: The Shiny Tax

http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/2/3214685/dead-trigger-free-ios

"the number of pirates on iOS is comparable with the amount of jailbroken devices."

In other words, anyone hiding behind the Jailbreaking is legal clause, is basically a pirate hiding behind a lame excuse. (OtherOS springs to mind here - nobody cared about it's removal because of it's function, they cared about it being taken away because it was a potential vector to getting free PS3 games...)

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Good news for end users.

As one of the key reasons that Android SALES of apps are lower, is because more often than not, there is a just as good (or better) version of said app, for free. So whilst iOS developers coming to android scratch their heads and wonder why the money isn't rolling in like it is on iOS(where you can put a pricetag on any old shit, and some mug will buy it), that simply doesn't cut it on Android. You need to offer something above and beyond what's already out there for free.

Harsh but true.

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