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950 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011

Sony opens cover on latest e-Reader

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Re: Yep - that's Sony

What's ironic is Apple is doing EXACTLY the same thing...

Double standards because one is American and one is Japanese?

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'$199' Surface tablets: So crazy it might work, or just crazy?

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You would have to be an idiot

to believe this..

This RUMOUR is to try and stop Google selling even more Nexus7 devices. They never need to sell it at that price, they just need to stop Google selling them at at price until they are ready (which sounds like another 6 months away).

This is LAME stalling tactics by Microsoft, and you would have to be a fucking moron to not be able to see past it.

Good luck for anyone holding out for this....

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Nokia CEO: No shift from Windows Phone

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Who are Nokia and whis is Windows Phone?

Never heard of either of them.

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Goldeneye

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Or get the Reloaded HD PS3 version.

As it's excellent... Has all good stuff from the original, but doesn't look shit.

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android tablet review

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Re: nice hardware...

Android on tablets is a fantastic OS. It was good on Honeycomb, it was great on ICS, and it's unbeatable on Jellybean.

I'm guessing you bought a £50 supermarket Android 2.x tablet, when Google told you not to....

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Rivals routed by Apple, Google smartphone onslaught

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Re: Why Android and not iPhone for my sister.

... and the key....

When she wants to upgrade to something better, there is a Android path to take you to the next tier of devices....

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Re: Question the data

Because those reports you get your information from, are all part of the Apple viral marketing to pretend that there isn't a mass exedous towards Android development.

It's quite obvious on the ground however it's now VERY different. Most apps/games launch at the same time, or sooner than their iOS counterparts. That's partly helped by the fact that on Android, you don't need (nor should you use) separate iPhone and iPad versions..

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Re: here is why

Why? With Android, you can pick whatever phone you like, from all the big companies.

Perfer a keyboard over a touchscreen, no problem.

Like small phones rather than large? no problem.

Want one thats waterproof? no problem...

The whole POINT of Android is you aren't a sheep. You can pick and choose your DEVICE... And if your requirements change in the future, no problem either, you just sell it and buy a different Android device, all your contacts, all your apps, all your content is there to go with you... No lock-in to a specific hardware supplier.

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Amazon: e-book purchases push past paper

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Clarification needed.

Are they talking open EPUBs, or closed AMZ books, or both?

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Opera updated following unexplained Outlook.com lockout

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Opera fixes browser bugs that are web standards failures

they send out site patches automatically to fix badly coded sites using javascript.

That's the way it should be done. You get the best of both worlds, you don't compromise your standards compliance, and you can workaround sloppy coding aswell.

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HP and Dell to 'unveil Windows RT slabs in October'

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Loads on teh horizon...

Just like all them Nokia Windows Phone handsets gathering dust in storerooms...

Windows 8 might not flop bad enough to take down Microsoft, but it might take down anyone stupid enough to partner with them.

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Microsoft RTMs final Windows 8 and Server 2012 code

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Did they remove that metro bullshit yet?

I don't want Windows booting into a smartphone user interface designed to sell me lots of applets.

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Apple's new Safari snubs older Macs, drops Windows version

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Re: Surprising ?

Not really suprising at all.

Apple have been fooling idiots for years on iOS in the same way. Call something iOS6 on older devices, but it's not really iOS6, it's just the old OS with some of the new bits and a bit of spit a polish. A PR stunt to save face, and make it appear like they are supporting old handsets.

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Google Nexus 7 blighted by brightness blunder

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Re: Mine is ok

Mine too.

Apple really are plunging to new depths to try and discredit the Nexus7.

We will now have to endure YEARS of iPad fanboys quoting this expert that nobody has ever heard of...

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Amazon to bash down Google, Apple with SIX new tablets - report

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Yay

because what I really want is a tablet locked into Amazon and it's sub-standard set of out of date and incomplete apps...

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'Google can do whatever it wants with the data once it gets it'

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'Google can do whatever it wants with the data once it gets it'

Errm, not they can't....

http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

In short, they know what you like and dislike, and Google can show product X adverts to people that are likey to be interested in product X based on their search history. This is about all they can do, they can't sell your details to anyone else, or profit it from it in any other way.

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Apple finally grabs apple.co.uk – after just 16 years

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Who wants to bet

They they acquired this, they their groveling Samsung apology can appear here, but not on Apple.com

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Microsoft picks October 26 for Windows 8 launch

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Re: Windows 8 Metro, it's really just Vista reincarnate

Vista wasn't this bad.

MetroUI is a total and utter disaster, Microsoft have put the need to sell up all new apps above users needs from an operating system.

I won't be putting Windows 8 on any of our 1000 or so desktops, and any new hardware that comes with it, will be downgraded to Windows 7.

The longer Microsoft continue with their new Microsoft Bob, the longer they will lose marketshare.

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iPhone 5 poised to trounce Android, devastate BlackBerry?

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Re: small sample

Who did you think paid for the survey?

You can also bet they were asked to survey very close to an Apple store to get the required outcome...

It's unfortunate there are still too many idiots in the world this believe these sorts of surveys. They are NEVER impartial and ALWAYS have a hidden agenda.

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Study: Users prefer Google+ over Facebook

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Re: Gahh!

The problem is with these surveys.

1) many of them are financed by Facebook, and many were released just prior to the Facebbok IPO to boost their launch price.

2) they don't consider private circles. about 70% of my posts are not public.

So it's easy to be fooled by FUD. It seems you have.

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It costs $450 in marketing to make someone buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

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LOL

Saw a bloke on the train with a Lumia 900 yesterday, I think he saw me laughing at him, as he quickly hid it.

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Re: No room for 3rd ecosystem.

I think many of us would have bought a Nokia had they gone Android, the whole world seems to understand than, except for two people, Stephen Elop and Steve Balmer.

Someone want to wake them up????

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Google pushing Jelly Bean updates to Android devices

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Anyone else bored by these crybabies yet?

I mean if you want the Apple upgrade experience, buy a network-agnostic Google Nexus from Google.

If you cheapskate and get a subsidized network operator handset, you should expect the operator to meddle with the process. If you buy a non-Nexus device from a network operator, then it's even worse still.

Don't get me wrong, Android is by far the best mobile OS, but you get what you pay for....

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Android Trojan leaves 100,000 users out of pocket

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As predicted

"TrustGo recommends customers only download apps from trusted app stores and download a mobile security app which can scan malware in real-time."

No doubt they will sell you an appropriate security app. I'm guessing they will also happily sell you snakeoil and volcano insurance too.

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Microsoft sets October date for Windows 8 release

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No they wait a couple of years and have an OS where everything has moved and has been renamed..

Windows 8 is a disaster-zone and best avoided.

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What is the Nokia Secret Plan if Windows 8 isn't Windows gr8?

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Re: Stand Aside...

What's to discuss?

Windows Phone had already failed. The handful of users that were stupid enough to believe that Nokia and Microsoft would look afer them and give them a upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 and it's new app format had all be screwed over.

The only Plan B is to let it quick with whatever you can get your hands on.

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CANNIBAL! Apple's 7.85in iPad will EAT 9.7in iPad sales

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Re: It would be Tim Cook big second mistake at Apple...

Fixed it for ya

" Microsoft and Google give no real competition on tablets at all. Apple told me that their products just suck."

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Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US

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Re: Ye gods.

Throw enough patent claims, some of them might stick because the judge owns an i-thing.

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PS3 fans buy more digital content than Xbox buffs do

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Re: MS Market is much better

??? Almost all PS3 games have demos. Many of them have full game trials too if you are PS+ member.

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Chrome hits iPhone and iPad, storms to top of download chart

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Re: Is it really Chrome?

It's just a safari skin. Apple don't allow anything other than Safari. I'm sure Google would love to have all Apple owners using a Google browser...

Worse still, it uses the browser control, not full Safari, so it can't even use Javascript JIT Nitro, so it's 5x slower than Safari (which isn't exactly a speed deamon).

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/the-problem-with-chrome-for-ios

Safari Mobile on iOS Sunspider: 1784ms

Chrome on iOS: 6917ms

(lower is better) OUCH.

Still, Apple fanboys don't care about shit like that. if someone kicks the ball in motion, they will run with whatever like lemmings.

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Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet, Android 4.1 and Nexus Q

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Re: A Properly Priced Tablet

Plenty of other reasons not to get a fire.

1/ It doesn't run proper Android

2/ It doesn't have Google Market

3/ It's locked down to a single content stream

4/ It's forever stuck on old Android 2.3 with no update path

5/ It's Amazon, and they want you to only ever buy from Amazon and nobody else.

Any of these is a great reason NOT to buy a Fire. The reason it's not been released outside the US, is only Americans are stupid enough to see past those rather important points, and all they see is "shiny cheap tablet".

The Nexus7 is also a Shiny cheap tablet, but without any of those problems.

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Apple wins US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Re: Ouch!

sssshhh, don't spoil the Apple fanboy baiting party game....

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Microsoft's Surface plan means the world belongs to Android now

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Re: Many people saying Android has failed on tablets..

Android has 45% of the tablet market, iOS had 55% in 2011. Expect that to be close to 50/50 in 2012 and 60/40 in favor of Android in 2013.

http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-stats-research/2012/03/14/idc-android-tablet-market-share-reached-45-2011

Only a total idiot (or Apple braindead) would consider that a failure...

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Google Nexus 7 price, details confirmed in pre-I/O leak

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Shame no 10in

to cover both bases, but otherwise great stuff.

And of course you get the full Android experience, not that cut down Amazon Fire rubish.

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Nintendo supersizes 3DS

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Yawn

Another hardware refresh for those with whiney kids and too much money.

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Samsung frees fanboys from iPhone with freeware

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Weird

I just took my SD Card out of my old phone put it in my new one, signed into my Google account on my new phone, and let it sync.

That's ALL I had to do.

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Re: What I don't get

Sonicstage indeed was incredibly shit, but it's not 2001 anymore.

For anyone that want's an iTunes-like experience on Android without any of the hassle or lock-in, DoubleTwist is a good choice.

http://www.doubletwist.com/

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Re: What I don't get

Every Apple fanboy thinks it's fine, UNTIL it deletes all your music, because it thinks the device ID has changed or some other security measure...

Then you can join the cue of disgruntled iTunes users looking for a new non-Apple phone that's not tied to that crap.

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What I don't get

Is why ANYONE would want to use iTunes, unless they were forced to...

Surely getting away from iTunes is what every iOS owner craves..

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Apple flat-screen TV to ship by holiday season?

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Apple fanboys will buy any old shit.

A sharp telly with a Apple logo even.

I have some magic beans for sale, if you plant them in your garden, an Apple Tree may grow.

I may ebay they for £99

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Apple cops $AU2.5m fine for misleading consumers

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Net win for Apple then.

As they profited WAY more than the fine...

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Microsoft details latest Windows Phone update

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Re: not be available in all markets or for all phones

The fragmentation problem for Windows Phone just got a gazillion times worse...

LOL, at the handful of genuine Lumia owners...

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Microsoft's uncloaks Phone 8 developer preview

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Re: Don't ever question me again..

Yes, minus of course the ones in your mum's bed...

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Ha, told you so...

Don't ever question me again...

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1423959

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Brits spent £334 each year on games

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Fixed it for ya

"“We HOPE this trend will reverse when the next generation of consoles are released, beginning with the Wii U this Christmas,”

The reality will be the same as before. The Wii-U will come with Wii-U sports, be a novelty for a month and then get thrown in the cupboard under the stairs, in the same way the Wii was.

The fact that only 4% of Wii owners bought a game in the latest year is even more shocking that what we thought we knew, and really should have been the headline, not buried in the detail.

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Reloaded Doom 3 shoots onto shelves this autumn

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Re: "Bringing the classic first-person shooter to consoles "for the first time"."

Yeh, you screwed that up too...

http://www.amazon.com/Doom-Playstation/dp/B00000I1BT

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Surface: Because Microsoft does so well making hardware?

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"OEMs, please pay attention. This is how you build a PC.”

Just like the showed ATI how to design a GPU?

http://eetimes.com/electronics-news/4077187/The-truth-about-last-year-s-Xbox-360-recall

"The Xbox 360 recall a year ago happened because "Microsoft wanted to avoid an ASIC vendor," said Lewis. Microsoft designed the graphic chip on its own, cut a traditional ASIC vendor out of the process and went straight to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., he explained.

But in the end, by going cheap--hoping to save tens of millions of dollars in ASIC design costs, Microsoft ended up paying more than $1 billion for its Xbox 360 recall."

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Nokia after the purge: It's so unfair

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Re: Sad

" Nokia nail it with new Windows 8 devices "

Because I see people all the time buying them.. (not...)

The harsh reality is, that the only people I have EVER seen with a Lumia, got it for free. They even have trouble giving them away. They are plauged with problems and boast a featureset from 2008.

I would live to know sale numbers, I mean REAL sales, not $0 gifts, and not shipped numbers. That would REALLY scare shareholders...

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Re: You could have seen it coming...

Most of what you are believing to be truth is spin.

Amazon and AT&T are being pushed to say these things. I you really believe Windows Phones are genuinely making it in the best sold phone list, then I have some magic beans for sale...

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