Re: So close now....
only 8 years after the iphone .... kinda show how long it takes others to wake up
341 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007
only 8 years after the iphone .... kinda show how long it takes others to wake up
i recently had a conversation about this. My point was that it was only a matter of time that some class action is taken against the networks for not providing regular software updates which ended up with a hack; large bill; data loss; exposure of sensitive info.
Especially in light of the recent multiple flaws discovered in Android.
So to cover their shiny metal ass on that front, operators have to pass the buck back to the manufacturer. Apple and MS already cover this aspect.
But if Operators customise Android with UI and other tweaks, then they become potentially liable (?)
So if its stock Android, does the responsibility pass back up to Google?
And before someone posts about being able to update any phone, my point is about providing EASY OTA updates, that any idiot can click "install".
So the question for anyone with better knowledge, where does the buck stop? Would this be the reason for Voda wanting to provide stock Android?
From the Video, Join our talk at 4pm Friday August 2015
Back about 20 odd years ago, a woman from the US of A was in Limerick and drank in my Uncles pub. A few weeks later, a letter arrived with a picture of him and her, sellotaped to the front and the instructions : To Mr Postman, Deliver to THIS man (and an arrow to him), Limerick Ireland.
as the owner of HSP, who has seen many customers move to O365 and then back to us after a few months, I am delighted !!
this means more business for me. couldn't be happier !!
no fan of his , but i have to say that the ad is actually effective and clever.
All your Touch-Base are belong to us !! ha ha ha
idiots will buy any new shiny thing that Apple make ... oh wait.......
"I want The Register to be great. Not boring."
The Reg will never be great again. El Reg was once good, witty and entertaining, but they seem to have taken that formula and rode it to death, kinda like how they mock others for doing similar. Ironic. Now, as you point out, its boring. the writers now are only capable of repeating the same tired lines and mockery, ad nauseam.
I for one would prefer a return to the Reg i started reading years ago that had good journalism with a nice dose of humour/cynicism. I expect the site to become a Waterford Whispers of IT soon.
Now this is proper humour http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2015/06/05/apple-ceo-who-forced-new-u2-album-on-world-now-lecturing-about-privacy/
"The point was that you can't use iPay at the majority of locations. Safari probably doesn't render that information properly. I imagine Apple users only get to see a couple of icons, and an infographic, when reading an article."
what the hell is that about? i read it about 6 times now and have no clue what you are saying? Whats safari got to do with it? Weird.
"So you didn't see it at the cinema then?"
nope i didn't. Why , was a different one they showed in the cinema to all the other methods you could rent it online?
and i have enough going on upstairs to know after 4 minutes that its tastelessness was not to my taste.
turned it off after just 4 minutes.. it was terrible. Bad acting, Bad attempts at humour. tasteless.
and i will usually watch anything.
"It's been used by unknown actors to deliver a malicious iframe"
i bet its Bruce Willis.... ;-) Happy Friday
I did this months ago.. Object was scanned, printed to a printer miles away over TCP-IP. Then i got a hammer and smashed the crap out of the original. Job done.
as for this: "By holding buyers to a single copy, retailers could ensure a product can be sold and printed without the risk of pirates selling off additional copies of their 3D printed products."
How the hell does that work? I design something, I send it to you and destroy the original, so now I can't sell it again, and you now have it and can use a non-"Scotty" printer to copy it and sell on. Cant see any protection there.
Seems like more that 3 seconds of thinking should have been applied here...
no matter what the specs, the biggest problem is that it still runs Android, so no Apple won't worry.
the famous film "The Big Red Ball" released in 2025?
Explains it all perfectly.
sure MS USA is only a shareholder and not the owner of a subsidiary? its a big difference.
@Ledswinger looks like you have no knowledge of South Park.. look it up, will explain a lot.
I expect the next Apple TV will have this tech built in,via Siri, and with HomeKit too, should prove a nifty device.
I like the idea.
of course, i would name mine "The" so that it annoys everyone in the house with each sentence they speak... :-)
I have to ask what has actually happened to the idea that she was the 'impossible girl' there through all of time with all doctors? has that just been 'forgotten' and now she is just and annoying sidekick?
how did this happen?
Can anyone explain this leap to me? Did I miss a scene in some episode where this is explained?
I am trying my best to stay watching DW. Girlfriend has given up. Hates this season.
Orient express in space was just a re-hash of Titanic in Space to me. Coming soon, Route 66 (in space)
This week was a bit more fun though. maybe because Capaldi featured less?
also, just to annoy someone
" watching Clara from some kind of tablet" - its clearly an iPad... it is the "Promised Land" after all !!! ;-)
Surely AC is missing the main point of the story. People connect to any network and their traffic is visible.
The whole T&C part was a humorous side line
firstly, there is no evidence that the passwords were brute forced on iCloud, and not taken from some other hacked site and used, in the hope that the same one was in use. No evidence that it wasn't either, so neither of us can claim that point.
Secondly, it took my niece 3 attempts to get it right, as she had a fair idea what she saw me type, so in effect, yeah, she brute forced it (with a good starting point )
as for "over the internet" oh no's !!!! you can hack over the internet now ??!! What WILL we do? ;-)
don't worry, i'm just poking fun.
But I agree with you that the problem is, and always has been the single password. 2FA helps, but that has problems too, as if the phone is stolen, then it can be selected to receive the code. Short of it all is, that if someone really wants your data, they will get it. Same as when car immobilisers got good enough, the thief simply broke into the house and stole the keys or car jacked you.
Oh, and on the 200 word jargon, why do you think companies produce these? Answer: idiot users who want a quick buck and sue over the slightest thing. Ends up costing the normal people money. Case in point is that pretty soon you will have to have insurance on your ride-on mower in the EU. All because one guy fell off a ladder and happened to fall on the mower. Idiot sued and now you will need insurance to operate one on your own land. It won't be long before we all need T&Cs for people who just drop by for tea.
I wish we were back in 1980 again. Common sense was a lot more common
El Reg and clout ! you forgot the Joke icon
also "after hackers broke into Apple's iCloud"
Wrong; Fail. No-one broke in. They got some users passwords and logged in. A far cry from being a Hacker. My six year old niece logged into my iPad after watching me key in the PIN. Would call her a hacker,, and she didn't 'break in'
Top notch journalism !! I swear , more and more I come to this site for the laughs rather than for actual news.
yeah, because most people take their case home, store it with all the contents and then board a plane a few weeks later, using the same case , contents unchanged !!!
quite common, i'd say
lol… tell your bosses they are idiots.
"10.5 and 10.7 machines are happy doing the same work they have been doing for more than 7 years"
and they think there were "bitten" buy having kit that was bought 7 years ago , that still does its function!!! hahahahaha thats ROI to dream of.
yep, go buy a win-pc and when it barely does its function in 7 months, you'll see where the "tax" is.
@ frank ly
BCC = hide recipients
PGP = encrypt emails
2 different items.
Just in this case, if a PGP encrypted email was sent via BCC, then it wasn't encrypted, even though it was meant to be. Make sense?
Anyway, i am sure the 2 people left who use PGP don't need to use BCC as they only email each other. ;-)
i'd say its that German crim's are just more intelligent than Blighty's moron 5finger-discounter.
They know the iPhone has the iCloud kill-switch and is harder to shift on, so target the easy to re-sell Android devices.
judging by how crap the episode was, it was 6 out of 11 by the time the kiss happened.
simple answer to requests
"Yes we can prepare for Asteroid impacts. This will mean a 10% increase in taxes to cater for this unlikely event. If you are happy with the increase, please let us know and we will proceed."
usually, end of discussion.
where do they stand in relation to EU data protection laws?
is it not against same to use servers owned by US companies , and have data covered by Patriot Act??
best one I ever had was the 40 minute argument I and 3 others in the office who had to come on the phone to confirm we were not joking or going to do some thing bad.
Back in the days of floppy discs and Apple LC III, client rang saying there was no button on the computer to get the floppy out. Correct. (she used to use DOS)
No matter what we said she would not drag the floppy to the Trash to eject it as "this would erase it"
40 minutes of assurance, laughter, patience, frustration, argument by all 4 of us and she eventually said that she would do it but was going to sue us if it erased it.
made our day!!
"Neville was also the one who quipped the referee was using the "invisible spray" to mark out where the wall should be and the ball should be placed. If you've seen the spray it's basically Gillette shaving foam."
I'm waiting for them to introduce that for throw-ins too.. drives me mad watching the taker advance about 10 yards up the pitch each time and nothing ever said/done.
How did this become so accepted?
slow day today...
didn't stop reading at that point, but my opinion of the author shot through the floor. Hope he has good insurance cover.
Presuming he is in the UK/EU, you could land in hot water if you recommend that. Depending on your clients business, you could be contravening EU Data Protection Laws as Google App, Office 365 etc are owned by US companies, so the data, even if its on an EU hosted server, is covered by the Patriot Act.
Bit of leaked data, and be sure someone will point the finger and say " He said to do it"
I think there are some negotiations going on to circumvent the issue, if anyone in the know could provide more info…..?
does no-one get it?? ** JJ ** Abrams …… Jar Jar ….. JJ …. see it now??
It was Jar Jar coming up with all those Lost episodes, and crappy 1 season shows and all-effect, no plot/story films.
If had a a flight booked from Terminal 5 now, I would deliberately miss the flight and claim compensation due to the fact that I could not find Terminal 5.
anyway, what a terrible marketing move.
can't wait to see Jar Jar Binks again. That crazy fool.
"The only way is down...
...if you're already at the top.
Hard to deny, really."
yeah just ask Mircosoft !! lol
so, within 5 years from a standing start, this new "X" company is going to build up a knowledge and expertise and develop an OS for mobile and desktop, thats is going to better a company that has being doing it for over 30 years, made mistakes, learned, changed, adapted, innovated and amassed over $150 billion cash mountain
i don't know if its just me, but I would LOVE to be alive to see something like that happen. Heck the last 10 years in tech have been pretty cool.
Did it occur to him that IF, just IF, this company X started and even remotely looked like gaining some sort of traction in year 1 or 2, Apple could just use some of that $150 billion and buy them?
My prediction: things will be much different in the future and by 2100 there will be other companies that we haven't heard of now.
Makes me much more valuable then him, as I can predict stuff WAAAAYYY further into the future.
"IOS7 was a mandatory upgrade"
i don't remember the iOS Police calling around and putting a gun to my head !!??
I know plenty of people who haven't upgraded from iOS 6.
Have to say though, i didn't like iOS 7 at the start, but used an iOS 6 device recently and it just felt , dated. maybe i am just used to it now, but have to say i like & prefer it overall, although there are a few inconsistencies and bad elements ( i'm looking at you, date and time rolodex
the only trojan horse was Elop himself, bringing Nokia to its knees so it was cheap steal for MS.
what a crap article... putting a bad spin on someone saying that only release product when they are happy with what they release. Apple should be applauded for it.
Look at all the useless stuff released in the last few years... things rushed to market. The iPad was nearly a decade in development. Result : a success.
nice little company locally to me go2mobile.com had the SMS to Email and Email to SMS service working in the late 90's . email to SMS was a paid feature, you bought credit and then could send an email to <number>@go2mobile.com and it arrived to the number as a text.
sms to email was free, you sent a text to go2mobiles provided number and put in the email address, space, then the message and it arrived to the desktop.
Nifty programming by them meant you could reply each way and messages would deliver correctly.
Worked great back then pre-smartphones. still useful today in some situations.
Back in Uni , early 90's , I wrote a program on the VAX/VMS system that allowed you to lookup a student id and get the persons name/ course , if they were logged in, and after a lot of tracing, mapped out the computer labs so you could see what desk they were sitting at in which lab. Nice for the stalkers of hot birds!. I swear that wasn't my motivation !!! (** yes, like finger, but that was priv only access)
When email/chat privs were removed from all students because one of the guys on the course hacked the system and emailed the operator his password, I wrote a pretty crude instant message app bolt on. Amazing watching people sitting 5 feet apart chat on green screen terminals. Very much like teens text each other in the same room these days. Remember this was 1991/1992 !
Met an old college friend recently and she said to me "Remember that system you wrote, kinda like its Facebook of the day" . I was depressed for a month. If i had kept developing that system I might be worth billions, but instead I got a "real" job and am worth f-all !
So, the lesson kids, stick to the useless stuff you are messing with. The oldies don't understand things at all.
As an aside, telneting into chat servers in the USA became really popular until the Uni got the Data bill (thousands) and then that was cut too.
Come to think of it, my Vax "handle" was Pito. Some of the spanish speaking readers might appreciate the humour in that. No Google in those days to find out what it meant. :-)
WordPerfect, Harvard Graphics, Lotus 123, Modula 2. Ah the memories.
yes, yes, thats what YOU want, maybe not what others want. Entitled to your opinion etc, but i'd suggest you are most likely in denial about the actual usage of all that Android market share. Most have not got a clue what a file manager is about, or why they would want it.
Techies are a small, small minority, yet their arrogance leads them to think that the rest of the world SHOULD think and buy EXACTLY like they would.
Disclaimer?: yes, i am techie. learned many years ago to not give a crap what someone whats as a phone/laptop/OS. I just only work on what I want. If they don't have it, I don't help.
simple way to look at things. If the device/os doesn't do what you want it to do, get something else. Other people quite happy with device A, thats their choice. You are as equally wrong to them as they are to you.
Except in my case where I am more right. :-)
'use the force luke'
thats what she said
simple, buy a mac and iPad/iphone
I remember when windows 95 came out, and apple handed out cool stickers to all us resellers, with an Apple Logo, and the words : "Windows 95 - Been there, done that"
Here we are again, different UI for Desktop/Touch - did that 7 years ago!! Yes, SEVEN.
Good man Ballmer.
simple solution for Dell. Change the option on the order process to be :
"Install an alternative web-browser :- + £16.25 "
Solved it there in 30 secs.
" If you're female & married, forget trying to get anything official done, that's the man's job"
an advanced civilisation then, spain….. ????? :-)
"Using WhatTheFuck won’t save me a penny so I’m intrigued as to how they intend monetising it."
Completely agree here. Keep getting people asking me am i on Viber or Whatsapp ( actually pretty much all viber , haven't been asked about whatsapp in over a year)
My usual response, is that i have a phone number, accepts calls and texts, have a Skype account, email address (more than 1) and more minutes and texts included in my bundle per month than I know what to so with. And with iMessage, my text usage has more than halved.
So why the hell would I want to give people ANOTHER method of contacting me?? Its less crap in my inboxes I want, not more. less questions from free loading "friends" about whats the best X or Y (the usual thing, "you are into computers, you must know whats the best camera/printer/scanner/<insert any device run on voltage>")
try charge any of those "billion" users 1 cent, it will quickly drop to n very very small percent of users.
there is a change coming... mark my words... logmein started it by stopping the free service... soon it'll spread
ma, get my gun
"Disjointed menus unconnected to the application they reference, that stay visible when you minimise the application,"
Thats kinda the draw to people who know how to use it, you can minimise a window and still be in the app to other items, like open new document. And the menu is always in the same place.
Once you start using it, you'll appreciate it.
" a dock that looks like a 5 year old designed it,"
not even sure what you refer to here… whats the issue? Dock works very well. Wonder why so many Linux distros are doing something similar. What can you suggest thats better? Maybe you have a point is you can show me better
"small un-obvious window buttons,"
Nope, can always see them perfectly.
"no structure to the folder layout"
Now you are just rambling for the sake of it. Please point out the actual issue and whats better? Are you saying Windows has it right???
"Yes: "Stand down.""
although, a part loss on this could result in telling the sniper to "Stand"
with hilarious consequences…..