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950 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011

Nintendo Wii U Review

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Re: 80% ???

Because it's Nintendy, and everyone loves them, they can get away with all sorts, compared to those evil people at Sony that took away OtherOS and inflicted rootkits on the world...

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Microsoft claims Windows Phone sales up 300%

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Re: Microsoft claims Windows Phone shipments up 300%

Wow, it must be good if you can't buy them....

#FAIL. Never heard of the Nintendo Wii?

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Microsoft claims Windows Phone shipments up 300%

"Microsoft claims they have stuffed store backrooms with 300% more Windows Phone than they managed to stuff into store backrooms this time last year.

They are also in the process of digging a 300% bigger hole outside Salo to bury all those unsold Lumias in.

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Nowhere to hide for Google users as Play is given Plus treatment

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Good News for end users then

Bad news for people employed by Microsoft and Apple to write shit reviews hiding under anonymous cloaks.

Surely ALL reviews should have real names against them (be it Hotel, Movie or App) , as you woud have to be a fuckin idiot to believe what some random anonymous person on the internet said.

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Windows 8: A soaraway Kinect? Or is it Red Ink Friday for Microsoft?

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The WHOLE appeal of Kinect was hackability..

Were you not at all suspicious why Engadget constantly posted articles about Kinect hacks? It will all become apparent when you see it's official use, as everything on Xbox Kinect was embarrassingly bad.

It was an elaborate smokescreen by Microsoft and it's pals in the press to make you feel better about your purchase of overpriced junk.

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Kinect effect

I think it already has this.

Tell everyone it's amazing, when actually it's utter shite.

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RIM shares jump as analyst decides it isn't as dead as he thought

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2- 3 % chance

20 - 30% surely a typo....

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Fanbois: The Next Generation. YOUR CHILDREN belong to Apple now

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Brainwashing

iThings have been engineered to be synonymous with success.

However what the cretins fail to understand, is that simply buying one is not a shortcut to that, it's just a shortcut to PayDayLoans/CashConverters...

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Microsoft's OWN tests on Kin 'social phone' foretold its doom

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Re: Why does Roz Ho still have a job?

Good old Peter Principle alive and well at Microsoft. Even Balmer can thank it....

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Retailers report slow Windows 8 sales, low demand

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NewEgg has sold with Windows 8 preinstalled have been traditional desktops and notebooks.

In other words..

The only people that have Windows 8, are those that bought a new PC, and it came with it... They didn't really want it...

How many exercised their downgrade rights?

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Search and rescue: Why Facebook AND Yahoo! need Microsoft

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Wow, already talks of Microsoft not surviving..

I know Windows Phone has flopped, and Windows 8 has met with a almost universal "meh", but talking about their demise is surely a little premature. Give it to the summer at least....

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Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery

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Though it's certainly not hitting every Windows Phone 8 device

Yep, all those sat gathering dust in storerooms, and all the review units shoved into drawers or sat on ebay are just fine....

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Google fine-tuning iOS mapping app for Apple submission

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Re: This is so funny

You sir have been sucked into Apple's versions of events.

The reality is, is was always updated, but Apple prevented Google adding Turn-By-Turn and vector maps (that Android users had).

This is SO funny, as all roads lead to Lose for Apple.

If they reject it, Apple owners will hate them

If they accept it, it's red faces at Apple.

Even if they accept it, it still won't be the OS mapping solution, so all apps that use maps will be using the shit ones.

It's a public disaster for Apple that's going to take YEARS to correct. (unless of course they put the Google mapping solution back as the OS default, which 'aint gonna happen).

Which one of them is worst for Apple? They are all equally as bad... But in their blind hate of Google, they were so focused in cutting them out, they forgot about their users needs....

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Re: Steve Jobs' position would have been...

LOL, kidding yourself much?

Funniest post of the week... I don't recall seeing Apple streetview cars mapping the world, nor DECENT aeriel imagery, indoor maps, reliable public transport and POI data (which reviews) or any of the other stuff than Apple is missing and will be for many years to come. You cant magic that stuff up...

I'm also guessing you are American and live in a major US city????????

Sure if you look at JUST the road maps, then yes, they are only a couple of years behind Google, but look at the full picture, and they are 7 years or more behind them.....

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Google starts rolling out Android 4.2 to select devices

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Again, your fault for not buying a Nexus

Do you think it would be any different if Apple let HTC, Samsung, Sony make iOS based devices? Of course not. Apple devices would get the update first, like you know, those Google Nexus devices...

FAIL for not understanding that this is NOTHING to do with Android, and EVERYTHING to do with poorly managed update schedules by 3rd party manufacturers, and networks wanting to be involved in things.

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Re: Wish I hadn't

"the majority of people waiting for multi user support expected that all users would be able to access apps already installed but with their own settings."

Errm, that's a very flawed assumption. Google (and Apple) apps are ALWAYS tied to store accounts. What made you think Google were about to violate this arrangement?

The upside of course, is because it's tied to accounts. Any device you logon to, has all your apps for use.....

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Re: Wish I hadn't

So in summary:

* You don't like the font on the clock

* There aren't enough lockscreen widgets for an OS that was released last night..

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Apple to settle with Samsung? Korean honcho: 'Fuggedaboutit'

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Good on them.

As clearly paying up, means next week it will be protection money for something else.

Good to see Samsung sorting out all this Apple "we patented round stuff" shite in the courts.... I think they should send the lawyers bills to the idiots that in the patents office, that are clearly on Apple's payroll...

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Brits swallow Google Nexus 4 supply 'in 30 minutes'

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Re: 30 minutes? More like 13!

"Get a grip and get some more stock before I buy an HTC or Sammy or something ..."

Go for it.

We can all laugh at you when we have Android 5.0 and you are sat there crying about how long Samsung/HTC/Sony/Whoever is taking.....

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Re: Quanitty

You do realize that it will be BACK in stock at the current prices right? It wasn't just a one-off sale...

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Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi only tablet review

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Congratulations

you have fallen for Apple's Android FUD...

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Widow lost savings in Facebook stock, sues all concerned for $1.9m

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Re: An idiot and their money are soon parted.

Damn, pressed Send before I got to add Xbox Live subscribers to that list.

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An idiot and their money are soon parted.

Facebook shareholders

Apple owners

anyone that's taken out volcano insurance

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Office for Android, Apple iOS: 'REALLY REAL this time' - report

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Several decent, fully featured Office suites on Android already

All read/write the office file formats, and made a VERY decent job of displaying all but the most complex of layouts, and all suitable for general office use, and all costing less than a tenner..

SO why sign up to Microsoft's subscription model????

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Apple must apologise for its surly apology on its website on Saturday

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Re: It's there!

The judges WILL mind it, as Apple have redesigned their webpage so whatever resolution you view it in, the apology is hidden by default and you have to scroll down to it.

That's not even considering it's been posted on a sham Apple domain that was only bought in July 2012, for this very purpose...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/19/apple_gains_control_of_apple_dot_co_dot_uk/

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Asus pledges Android 4.2 update for Google Nexus 7

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Re: Upgrade is a huge plus

Want to install Ubuntu on the Nexus 7.

So simple, even and iPad owner that accidentally bought a Nexus could do it..

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

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Re: nexus device

Xoom is not a Nexus device.

The clue is in the name....

Really, how stupid are some people. Haven't Google said on numerous times, Motorola Mobile don't have any competitive advantage over any other Android OHA member...

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British judge: Say you're sorry Apple... this time like you MEAN it

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Only on apple.co.uk NOT on apple.com

Funny that..

I wonder how many Apple owners visit apple.co.uk 0.000001%

More Apple games...

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iPhone owners sue Apple for locking Jesus mobe to AT&T

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What of course is hillarious

IS clearly they have yet to discover the OTHER, far more serious lock-in.,...

If they are upset over the AT&T one, wait till they work out the big one...

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iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: inch makes all the difference, says Apple CEO

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They would say that, wouldn't they...

Apple had no choice but to do with "fat" 4:3 ratio, as that's what the iPad2 ratio is. Anything else, and it would need all new apps (fragmentation anyone...).

SO that's WHY the iPad Mini format looks shite.

Android apps, of course just deal with all this....

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Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware

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Re: MS Hardware

I'm guessing you havn't seen the specs for the Surface yet then.

You think the iPad Mini had a shit low-res display, surface is even worse, with a significantly lower DPI than even the ipad Mini..

Sounds like you have been "glamored" by Microsoft marketing...

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Ballmer has plans for more Microsoft own-brand hardware

God help us, more rushed out the door shit like Xbox...

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Windows 8 unleashed! Midnight launch for world+dog

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Midnight

so it's dark and nobody can see how shite it is...

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Microsoft's 'official' Windows 8 Survival Guide leaks

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Shitpeas in Orlowski like shocker.

Breaking news, self appointed El Reg critic Barry Shitpeas in a groundbreaking statement, has proclaimed that he actually endorses a Andrew Orlowski article for the very first time.

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Renault Clio IV and R-Link Android console hands-on preview

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standard-fit stereo?

Surely that's the trick ALL ICE manufactures are missing - Android.

Why is my current ICE totally shit. Sure it's got DAB and a clunky USB drive nagivation, but I wish I would ask it to play a particular song or artist, and it just does it, like I can do on my Nexus 7....

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Latest PS3 hack hits Sony with massive migraine

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Crap

"The "serious" hackers only really hacked it to get Linux support back (and don't support piracy)"

If you ever used PS3 Linux, you will know how totally pathetic it was. Anyone doing this, is doing it for piracy reasons, but using Linux as a lame excuse.

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Latest PS3 hack hits Sony with massive migraine

No it doesn't. You can only use this if you have Firmware 3.55 currently installed from 2 years ago. i.e. the 10 people that are still playing pirated PS3 games from 2 years ago can now play something newer.

In other words, yet another storm in a teacup. Don't you just love rabid and poorly researched "news"...

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Nokia flings low-end Lumia at developing world

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Re: $199??

That's because someone wanted rid of it desperately.

I have one too, I paid £30, and it indeed works just fine. It stops my living room door slamming shut when the patio doors are open.

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Aren't ALL Lumias and Windows Phone low-end?

All the ones I have seen so far are....

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Judge says PSN hack can't spark class action

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Re: No cause to complain...

http://onehitpixel.com/2011/05/03/password-not-stored-in-plain-text-sony/11876

" While the passwords that were stored were not “encrypted,” they were transformed using a cryptographic hash function. There is a difference between these two types of security measures which is why we said the passwords had not been encrypted. But I want to be very clear that the passwords were not stored in our database in cleartext form.”"

Sounds like YOU are the one that needs to understand security and the difference between encryption and hashing... Yes they weren't encrypted, but that by extension didn't mean they were cleartext.

Still, why let the truth get in the way of a good story and a fantastic internet myth.

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Nokia earnings pain masks intact war chest, brewing counterattack

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Re: Here we go again

Also..

"Officially, sales of Lumia phones dwindled to 2.9m"

They actually said SHIPMENTS dwindled to 2.9m, there is a significant difference, as the channel is stuffed with unsold, unwanted Lumias, they clearly didn't SELL that many, just filled lots of stockrooms with them....

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Never under-estimate idiots however

They will be sucked in by Lumia/Surface slick/misleading marketing, and only find out that the apps stores are barrent wastelands after it's too late.

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Gates: Microsoft will merge Phone and Windows platforms

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But only if...

you are a cretin that likes your 24in desktop system being made up of tiny mobile phone javascript applications.

It's like Windows 95 Active Desktop all over again... Wasn't that supposed to change the world too?

This is just usual hyperbole from Microsoft ahead of any product launch..

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Argos flyer confirms incoming 32GB Nexus 7

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£159 for 16GB and £129 for 8GB

so my source tells me, although these may be Google direct prices... (not sure if they will be instore at this price).

Even so, the 32GB model is half the price of a surface and has a proper set of apps.

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Re: Thats all good but...

People really want a 3G version?

two sim cards and all that nonsense. Just use your phones tethering....

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Microsoft Surface priced up for Blighty

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Re: Didnt Pre-ordered mine last night

Oh no it's not.... It does much less than a £139 Nexus7....

Seems you sir, are one of many that Microsoft have confused into purchasing by their Windows 8 ./ Windows 8 RT naming scheme,.

This is the one that doesn't have any apps and can't run Windows software,

#EPICFAIL.

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Office - USP? Really?

There are several decent Android office suites for less than a tenner that allow full editing of MS Office formats, so why blow your money on this overpriced crap with no ecosystem?

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It's official: Apple will reveal 'a little more' on October 23

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To sum up:

Apple only invite people that say nice things, and play the game...

That's how you have this silly situation where they can create overpriced, under' spec shite, and the tech media gushes praise over it.

That that the truckloads of free stuff they give them all, as for every one freebie they give out, there will be 10000 braindead idiots that don't understand how the system works.

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Microsoft Surface ad targets preppy, Glee-watching youngsters

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£510 for the WindowsRT gimped version, with the keyboard.

Man is this going to flop badlly.

£400 for the gimped tablet that runs something called Windows, but won't run Windows apps. (or £450 if you want 64GB model)

£110 extra for the keyboard case.

What nutter is going to pay that? How much is the real one that does run Windows apps going to cost? You thought Windows Phone flopped badly, you ain't seen nothing yet.....

How much is the real Surface that runs proper windows applciations going to cost when it arrives next year? £900+?

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/microsoft-surface-uk-pricing-revealed-1104812

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'Mapsgate' fails to dislocate iPhone 5 demand

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Re: Proof indeed

Why should anyone worship a particular corporation? Unlike you, I am a fan of TECHNOLOGY, not any particular company. Any company that makes good products, and drives the industry forward gets the Shitpeas seal of approval.

Crap technology hiding under slick marketing is my nemesis. This usually (but not limited to), means Apple and any Microsoft product that isn't software (although Windows 8 has broken that mould).

Don't judge everyone by YOUR fanboy corporate worshipping.

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