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Re: Wait a second @Don Jefe
The pedantic grammar police have arrived, downvoted because it was probably the spell checker at fault on his iPad.
Re: Specs make the iPad Mini look REALLY crap.
Yes and maybe the next ipad mini will make the Nexus look dated. The longest race in the world and the lead changes day by day, the end is not even in sight.
As to bench marks, they ALL cheat. The bottom line is this,
does your tablet work smoothly?
does your tablet freeze?
does your tablet require regular re-booting?
does your tablet require an anti-virus program?
does the anti-virus slow it down?
does it take ages to get hold of the newest operating system?
does the manufacturer withdraw support for older models?
If you answer YES to the majority of the questions you know what you need to buy to end your frustration.
Re: 20$ for a mono headset?
$20 for a mono headset, top quality and produced in China for less than a $1 a throw, the cheapest they could find, what an offer, what a bargain, what a deal. Not.
Under the guise of safety
Many parents are under the misapprehension that giving a young child a phone is a matter of safety.
Instead they give phones to impressionable children with little maturity and risk exposing them to an unsupervised web experience at a too young age and unsupervised phone.
Safety can be a very abstract term.
Instead of looking at it as Android v Apple v Blackberry v Windows it should be broken down into Manufacturer v Manufacturer v Manufacturer v Manufacturer.
Comparing manufacturers is more relevant economically than comparing OS's as a manufacturer may go bust but an operating system won't.
Re: Surely not?
The UK Government is the master of botched ethically transgressed IT project failures that never apportion blame to anyone.
You Aussies are just beginners at it.
Just like pubs that begin to offer a free bottle of wine with every meal, then buy one get one free, then two meals and a drink for £10, then two meals and a starter and a drink for £8.
The following week it's closed.
It's the slippery slope of failure.
Discounts don't necessarily mean that you are getting a good deal.
Nepotism, pure and simple.
Pride comes before a........ Ooops
Oh dear, remember the saying 'Pride Comes Before A Fall'?
Talk about setting yourself up.
They bring out a better phone than the S4 and yet they can't attract enough of the market.
We live in a mad world.
The first film was and is the definitive Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi were natural follow ons but didn't add to the original which was a stand alone film. The studios were just cashing in.
The prequels on the other hand are just over CGI'd teen film crap. Fully of pretty people, no real story line which relied on special effects to sell themselves. My biggest gripe is the technology in these films, the sci-fi tech is more complex that the original 3 films. It is as though time has gone backwards.
I hope the New Star Wars stays honest, no over the top CGI, no pretty teen clones, tech that appears to belong to the particular time.
Make it a bit more adult, appeal to those that saw the original rather than the tweenies the prequels were aimed at.
I'd settle for a signal where I live.
Just like Samsung, they cheat on benchmarks, don't believe everything you read. They just haven't been caught yet, it took years for Armstrong to be outed as a drug cheat, but time will catch up with them.
Re: No suprises here. Move along please...@Iglethal
Sounds like you are talking about the PC market.
Re: Large corproations fudge their numbers?
So the bottom line is this,
You're not getting the performance you are paying for
You're not getting the battery life you have been promised
Nothing new really is there
Enterprising if nothing else
So now they have explained how to identify a genuine Apple Charger, the fake producers can finally get it right.
Still metal is a great conductor of electricity, stick to a polycarbonate shell and you will be fine.
China owns most of the American debt, by default they own America so it is really a moot point about them spying.
The NSA had too much dirt on those that were going to vote against them. 24 hours before the vote a number of brown envelopes were delivered to these Politicians with a note that said,
'Do you really want this to become public?'
When the film is released America will once again believe the Great Jobs was a great charitable man who looked after his staff, was the nicest person you could hope to meet and who listened to others and took advice.
What a nice man they will say when they leave the cinema, what a shame his life was cut short, I never knew he invented the Internet, mobile phone, computer, keyboard....... Shoes, God....... What an amazing guy!
I mean, the US film industry distorts pretty much every historical fact there is.
They will shut him up when they find the dirt on him after a bit of secret surveillance.
He will tow the party line then.
Cash in my pocket is much better than 'fairyland' currency in the cloud.
Caveat emptor, quia ignorare non debuit quod jus alienum emit.
And no one filmed the incident?
What is the world coming to?
An aircraft designed by the UK, built under licence by the US. UK aircraft then scrapped and sold off to the US by our Government as a cost cutting exercise. The tragedy is not the bombs but the tech we give away for others to exploit.
Just like the jet engine the UK gave to USSR which found its way into the MIG15.
Politicians have a lot to answer for and they never learn because they seem to do a lot of it.
This is a new 'low' even for El Reg, where's the tech story?
If you don't happen to be white
I'd stear clear if your ethnicity is anything but white, you regularly wrap a towel on your head after a shower, wear a long dressing gown, are in a same sex relationship, vote liberal, wear sandals, have a beard, read the Guardian, drive a foreign car.....
There is probably a 'symbolic' ordinance for that but you are as likely to get shot for it as you would knocking on a door and asking for directions in the dark.
Realistically, making apologies for what had been done in the distant past, years ago is symptomatic of the age we live in.
Let's apologise for........
Let's apologise for slavery
Let's apologise for crimes in the past that are no longer crimes
Let's apologise for Nagasaki and Hiroshima
Let's apologise for the British Empire
Let's apologise for the Aboriginies
Let's apologise for the American Indians
Let's Apologise for the bombing of Dresden
Let's, let's, let's.......
Instead of this faux apology thing how about we look back on History discuss what was done, understand why these things happened and that they were 'incidents, acts and products of their time' then celebrate that we have come a long way since. Apologising for the distant past serves no purpose.
That when one crashes a survivor will be able to use his mobile phone to call the emergency services!
Re: Electrocuted? I'm taking no chances
Now this could be a 'jump on the band wagon to get compensation' ploy....
I am taking no chances and have put a rubber case on my phone, just in case!
Malware of course
Not fashion, it's just that they can't get their malware on Apple phones, so it makes sense to change to Android, the malware writers dream.
One door closes
One door closes and another door opens.
Of course they will say this
Who would be able to prove that they didn't?
As it is covered by the official secrets act we will just have to believe them...............
It was only water in his helmet and not a weeping rash!
Since I don't use Tumblr I don't really care, I care even less about other people's Tumblrs and have no urge to go sniffing them out.
I have better things to do, beer please.
So here in the UK we are not alone in the phenomenon of getting less broadband speed than we promise or pay for. 'Up to' is just an advertising fantasy figure.
Re: Makes no difference
From a personal point of view, I have a MacBook Pro and Dell XPS, while I have USB 3 on the Mac and USB 2 on the Dell. I've never had an issue with waiting a couple of minutes longer and it gives me time to put the kettle on.
The average user doesn't move hundreds of Gb of data, maybe a few photos, video, music here and there perhaps but that's about all. I wouldn't buy a new computer, spend £500 just to have a couple of USB 3 sockets and then have to upgrade my USB 2 memory sticks or back up hard drives or buy new caddies for my old hard drives.
Makes no difference
The average man in the street is quite happy with his 3 year old PC that does everything that is needed. Few people need such high speed transfer rates, are happy with USB 2 and there is nothing innovative enough or must have to upgrade.
The consumer is much wiser to the fact that new and 'upgraded' PCs are just smoke and mirrors.
I have a first generation retina screen iPad, I see no reason to upgrade until it stops working. I mean why upgrade for a new socket, slightly faster processor and fractionally less heavy new one when it does everything I want of it.
Re: First mover advantage??
The report is just a way to garner interest, the leaks are the kind that tries to make Apple show its hand.
The media hate the fact that Apple can play its cards so close to its chest and they are never able to truly break through all the secrecy. Instead a story about delays and problems is put out in the hope that it will damage the share price so much that Apple will have to announce something to refute the allegations.
Come the Autumn, there will be iOS 7, probably a new iPad, probably a new iPhone, probably an iPad mini with retina and probably an announcement that the iWatch will be released in March 2014.
Going on past reports no ne in the media has ever got it right unless Apple instigated the 'leak' for their own advantage.
How many people really care about this?
Are they just playing to a non existant audience?
Does anyone really buy a mobile/gadget by first researching if it is Eco OK?
Could it carry anything useful and if so how would it phone home with the results or information?
A known problem
"The revised operating procedure calls for the APU selector switch to be put in the “on” position during a shutdown, which will allow the inlet door to open and the the unit to cool down. The door must remain open for 40 min. before being closed, to enable the APU to be restarted. The notice indicates that the APU could be restarted without causing damage if reactivated within 20 min. of shutdown, or after 120 min. have elapsed.
The revised procedure also has connections with the operation of one of the 787's two lithium-ion batteries. The notice includes a precautionary note that advises against using the APU battery power to keep the door open as this will “only have about 15 minutes before being discharged.” It adds that ground power must be used to keep the APU door open for 40 min. and warns that, if this is disconnected, the door will close even with the APU switch on the flight deck remaining in the “open” position. Boeing declines to specify the design changes that will be made to improve cooling and ventilation of the APU compartment."
The APU is in fact located in the tail section?
A real Gift
I'd just like a weekend on my own, just me, no children, no wife, just a beer and a take away.
That would be the perfect present to me.
Re: I wonder
I'd like to see Tony Blair indicted for war crimes.
No, they just borrow ideas...........
Sneaky sneaky sneaky, but we should not be surprised.
Once they get their teeth into gaming there won't be enough space on the servers for the rest of the world.
Population 1,354,040,001 as of the 27 December 2012
Never a truer word said.
Why do these people think that anyone working on a building site will need a bash resistant smart phone with less functions?
Stick with whatever phone you want and buy a decent case for it, Lifeproof, Otterbox or Gumdrop etc.
I work outdoors, go on site and have dropped my phone on a number of occasions, it survived.
This CAT phone is trying to solve a problem that doesn't actually exist.
If they give these people what they want it will see the demise of the Xbox quicker than an ice cream on Brighton beach in a heat wave.
Would not be surprised to see sales slump.
Still, the US has had access to the system for years, it's just that they don't talk about it.
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