* Posts by Durwin

6 posts • joined 12 Oct 2011

Fsck those new emojis! Install iOS 8.3, OS X 10.10.3 NOW to squash all these security bugs

Durwin

Seems to include fixes for Music Production on iOS...

I know this is a bit niche, but any iOS musicians may want to consider this 8.3 update as it is reported to fix some performance issues with music production apps such as Audiobus, Gadget, Auria + others, particularly on the latest iPads. Have a look on the Audiobus forum for more information! Strangely this (to us, very important) "fix" isn't listed in the extensive list from Apple...

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Euro broadcast industry still in a fug over that 4K-ing UHD telly

Durwin

Re: People don't want it.

As someone who is only allowed to buy one TV every 10 years, I will certainly be buying into 4K quite soon, and I'm fairly sure in about 6-7 years time I'll be "researching" the next big thing because the tech has moved on again, and again, and again... (Unfortunately I'm too good at researching TVs, last 2 sets have easily lived beyond 9 years!!)

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TrueCrypt + Norton AV = BSOD, wail disgruntled users

Durwin

Re: "Who uses Norton?"

Another paid-up WinZip user here ! I remember fondly the days of using PKZip to get data onto my 3.5" "floppies" on one of the 2 IBM PS/2 installed at my uni... I know it's not the same company but I thought I should actually buy WinZip when it became one of those "must have" programs years ago. I must say though, I can't remember the last time I actually compressed anything, perhaps I should rethink this...! Incidentally, I'm also a Norton IS user, not had any problems with it for years, but I make sure I upgrade the software at least 3 months after everyone else, I learnt my lessons years ago! And never, ever renew the sub through the software (usually £50) - I just order another boxed copy from Amazon for £20. How does that work?!

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Sound and battery: 20 portable Bluetooth speakers

Durwin
Unhappy

For those with iPhones ...

It's all well and good that these Bluetooth speakers are now including the "higher quality" apt-x codec, but bear in mind Apple do not support apt-X in their iOS devices, so you won't necessarily get the best out of these speakers with iPhones etc. I recently bought the Denon Envaya and although I'm quite impressed with the sound, it is a bit muddy through Bluetooth - it does improve when I connect using an aux cable, but what's the point in that?! I think it's a little bittersweet for us iPhone users...

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Disney shutters Star Wars game unit with 200 layoffs

Durwin

Rogue Leaders

I look to my right and see one of my most beloved books "Rogue Leaders - The Story of LucasArts" and think this would be an appropriate time to re-live their formative glories over some wine this weekend... <sigh>

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Vodafone knocks over £120 off iPhone 4S

Durwin

Plan details seem to have changed a bit

When I checked the Vodafone website on Monday, it said that contract plans of more than £40 a month would have 25MB a day of European data roaming for free - I thought great, the £41 a month 18-month plan would be useful as I travel to Europe a fair bit. When I look today, the "Data Abroad" footnote now says its only valid for plans of 1200 monthly minutes or more (in my case, that would be the £51 a month plan) - so overall I will actually LOSE with the new pricing!

Anyone else spot this or any other subtle changes?

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