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Apple to drop chip-baking partnership with Samsung?

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Re: Here a Troll, there a Troll, everywhere a Troll Troll

Whereas all Apple fans are the true friends of dorothy - the obvious "elephant in the room" reason prettiness matters above such trivia as dodgy antennas, comedy maps and - what's this latest one? - oh yes, purple photos.

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Hope so

What could possible go wrong? The recent ongoing comedy of them ditching an essential component in their toys because they could do better wasn't anything to worry about, no siree.

And as their customers all chant each day: "Nanny knows best."

"Siri - modern cities such as London are often described as a concrete jungle for good reason. Do you know a secret place there where I can escape to and enjoy nature's greenery at its best?"

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/33227357714/some-parts-of-clapham-london-appear-to-be

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Ballmer's lightened pay packet is the least of his problems

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Agreed - people avoid Microsoft when they have a choice

However, Blamer can take solace from this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Wx230gYJw

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"Microsoft has an uphill battle, one that consumers are unlikely to win for it."

And the rest of the tech world gets their revenge for being dumped on by Microsoft for decades by doing the same back to them when it matters most.

Karma karma karma karma Chameleon - they come and goooo, they come and goooooo.

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Oracle, Google limber up for round two in their Android Java bout

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How to win friends and influence people

Is this the same Oracle that's desperate for developers now their dithering CEO has U turned once again and for the moment reckons their crappy cloud offering is something other than a late desperate "me too" version of everyone else's, with it's only distinguishing feature being it costing ten times more?

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RIP Psion PLC: You're with Motorola now

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Could have been a contender

Sent from my LZ64

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Windows 8 early-bird users still love Windows 7 more - poll

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Good luck with WP8 phones if Win 8 tanks

Customer: "What's the advantage of a WP8 phone?"

Sales:"It's the same desktop as the new Windows 8".

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Tim Cook: 'So sorry for Apple's crap maps app - try Bing or Nokia'

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Apple has peaked

And still no-one is listening. Yes, they make the most money from those who prefer style over substance. Yes, it made them the most valuable co in the world. But all these duds just go to show there's only 1 place to go from there, and the proof is in the cracks starting to appear in the sales figures.

iPhone4 sales flag: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444025204577547361858270658.html

iPhone5 sales miss estimates: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58774:iPhone-5-sales-miss-estimates&catid=69

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Microsoft: 'To fill 6,000 jobs, we'll pay $10K per visa'

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Sounds great!

Where do I sign up?

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iPhone 5: the fab slab to grab

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Re: Eh! WTF

http://goo.gl/oy7Gr

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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Re: iTards can all get lost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkDz4wMI9J8

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iTards can all get lost

Oh, wait...

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Apple Maps to the rescue in China/Japan conflict

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Apple has peaked.

The rot set in last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZfQwR9aF6E

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And long may this piss taking continue

The arrogance Apple has shown in the past, along with the ruthless exploitation of the market sector for smartphones of those with the lowest IQ's is breathtaking. The thickest amongst them still won't mind being ridiculed each time they pull out an iPhone, but I get the idea that at last the penny is dropping and many more are beginning to realise just how much they've been had. The recent announcement that the initial iPhone5 sales were nothing like as good as Apple predicted just reinforces this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDnFNUqf3hg

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iOS 6 maps can't find Sydney Apple Store

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"a nice logo."

And a whole mountain of arrogance, paid for by a brainwashed army demanding the one with the WiFis and bigger GeeBees, so they think they are technically savvy, too. Nothings changed since this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

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Never mind the iPhone vs Android wars, Apple tries to start actual wars!

France just invaded Switzerland!

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/32069176047/the-french-are-invading-switzerland-sudden

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Tim Cook

I think he's doing a great job and should keep doing it forever, as I do with Blamer who's excreting phones of a similar level of quality.

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But it's prettier

See that cute page curl in the bottom right corner? You got your reason iSheep feel superior to Googles maps right there.

Apple are just reinforcing their style over substance mantra. Christ, if the fanbois didn't mind not being able to make calls during antennagate and were happy to take the blame, this is a walk in the park. If you can find it....

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LONDON iPHONE 5 MADNESS: 'You must be CRAZY to buy Apple'

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The iPhone5 can just get lost

Siri, where can I combine a drive to work with a thrilling rollercoaster ride? http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31971812088/crooked-highways-near-the-philadelphia-museum-of

Siri, can you recommend a good mapping application to teach kids geography? http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31970259679/berlin-antarctica

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Most Hong Kong iPhone 5s to be smuggled into China

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So, that's 'em all ending up in Grimsby then

iPhone5? It's the iPhone4S with a few tweaks and comedy mapping.

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Fans rap Apple's 'crap' Map app

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Re: Not all bad

@HMB When you "used Google navigation in Leeds" was is as good as this? http://goo.gl/amB1g

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Re: You don't understand!

http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/

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Re: The launch video reminded me of the crowd faking tears at Kim jungs death

"Winston, how many fingers do I have up?"

http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/18.html

And it all started so well ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R706isyDrqI

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Re: Road colours are wrong too

They didn't include NFC because "it wasn't ready for prime time" but let it ship with this shit? Steve Jobs was a hypocritical thief, but at least he had standards - he'd either have stuck with Google until ready or pulled it all completely. He'd never have let this ship.

I'd say give it a month for the first batch to get out, then watch the real reviews as the backlash begins and the iSheep realise they've been screwed again and have to wait another full year till they get to even last years Android levels of functionality.

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Re: very poot

You're using it wrong.

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The launch video reminded me of the crowd faking tears at Kim jungs death

Android has had turn by turn navigation for years. It's had 3D maps for well over a year. Yet when this was announced with iOS6 the crowd of iSheep all ooohed and ahhhed like it was up there with rounded corners.

Just look again at the video - it takes brainwashing to a whole new level. Every one in the audience is for some reason pretending they are totally unaware of there being literally nothing new here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrl14SrhaUM

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Sleep easy, Tim Cook: Surface, Win8 tablet shipments looking poor

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Well, I know someone who'll buy at least 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg

If only his company had spent more of the $5 per Android handset they extort on this they might have moved the needle a smidgen.

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New vicious UEFI bootkit vuln found for Windows 8

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Some things never change

That is all

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Win8 tablets may cost MORE than iPads – AND LAPTOPS

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Sigh

That is all.

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Apple forecast to sell 8m iPhone 5s next weekend

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Re: More caution...

Caution is not required - if the iPhone5 sells out, just give 'em the iPhone4S: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

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Motorola outs Razr phone with Intel Inside

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Re: what no JB!

Reverse psychology?

"Look competitors using our OS - we said we'd not give Moto special treatment, and this proves it".

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iPhone 5: UK pay-monthly tariffs compared

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Re: Mmmm.

Disappointing, does less than the rest and costs more to buy and run.

But the Wifis and bigger GeeBees mentality is the same: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

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Who's afraid of Windows 8? Trio leads Microsoft migration pack

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"Windows 8 isn't ideal for many big businesses and government users."

Bacon butties aren't the ideal snack to sell outside a Mosque.

Erecting a statue of Kelvin McKenzie at Pier Head isn't the best idea to propose to Liverpool council.

Suggesting a DNA test will quash the rumours once and for all around Harry Hewitt isn't the best way to get an OBE.

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iPhone 5: skinny li'l fella with better display, camera, software

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Re: There really is no NFC?

"This could almost make microsofts offering look good."

Steady on, now.

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Windows 8 to grab iPad market share wrested back from Android

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Re: Google buys Microsoft

"You've posted that before and been corrected before, so at this point it is actual dishonesty to continue claiming that."

Yet the site has been up since Feb 1, 2011. Are you as vociferous in pointing out to Google this travesty, or are you restricted to merely shooting messengers? I have posted it before, and will do so again, because despite your hilarious squirming trying to excuse your masters being caught red handed, anyone even getting to the second sentence has all they need to know: "However you define copying, the bottom line is, these Bing results came directly from Google."

Jesus, and as if that's not enough we've now got to think about avs when we post let the self appointed fucking icon police get the hump.

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Re: Google buys Microsoft

Well, they already use the same search engine:

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/microsofts-bing-uses-google-search.html

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Microsoft urges devs to 'lead Windows 8 app land grab'

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Both of them?

Who'll do the chair chucking when it makes Vista look like the pinnacle of marketing excellence by comparison?

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Listen up, Nokia: Get Lumia show-offs in pubs or it's game over

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Re: So, it has come to this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chewbacca_defense

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Re: 2 please

And I'm holding out for the service pack where clippy comes back.

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So, it has come to this

At least with the old black models you could cover up or scrape off the embarrassing windows logo when you flashed them with Android. Now if you whipped out that butt ugly yellow joke in a pub, everyone immediately thinks your a few butties short of a picnic no matter what OS its running. You won't even be able to shift these on eBay.

Witness everyone - this is what you let Nokia get wrecked for.

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New Nokia Lumia mobes fail to inspire investors

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Re: Nokia need to put out Android phones

Android now does 1.3M per day, so in those terms your 16M/year is just over 12 days - aka a week and a half.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57506722-94/android-activations-hit-1.3m-per-day-says-googles-schmidt/

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They might be crap, but at least they're marketing it properly

http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/5/3294545/nokias-pureview-ads-are-fraudulent

Oh, wait...

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Ballmer predicts 400 MILLION Win 8 Surface and Lumia fumblers

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Re: Maybe.

And remember, you need two as this guy demonstrates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg

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Motorola outs Jelly Bean friendly phones

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Baffling

Why not Jelly Bean from the start? Did they need, err, Google's permission or something?

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Apple land-grabs iThingy feature management patent

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You're holding it wrong

And in the wrong place too

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The world's first Windows Phone 8 hands on – what's it like?

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Are you serious?

So this has the latest Snapdragon S4 quad core CPU in and the most advanced mobile OS microsoft can come up with, and the best it can do is reduce the unusable 7 second delay when switching between tasks to a 3 second one? That's slower than the first gen Android G1.

"What Intel giveth, microsoft taketh away" needs updating.

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WinPhone 8 preview SDK limited to established developers

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Re: Way to go.....

Kin was ok though.

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Nokia tears wraps off new Windows Phone Lumias on steroids

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So WP7 is the new Kin?

Totally incompatible and not long for this world, yet 5 minutes ago at launch the best thing since sliced bread? Just how many times are the few remaining mugs that don't know about this pattern are there left for it to repeat?

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'Nutjob' serves half-baked Raspberry PI scam

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Re: He's taking his time...

Hey careful, apparently "not everything is about Microsoft" so leave their handset sales figures out of it please.

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Nokia Asha 311 budget smartphone review

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"Nokia’s smartphone sales may be in the toilet at the moment"

Well, that's where you end up pretending you're leaping from a burning platform.

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