* Posts by Bob Vistakin

1328 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011

Samsung S7 tease suggests phone likes it hot and wet

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Users waking up to Apple ripping them off?

That's nothing compared to the avalanche of top quality Chinese clones on the way. Just Google that, or check out the first random youtube video I hit.

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Is this the last ever Lumia?

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Re: Changing name into "Surface" won't make it any better.

This "corporate deal" defense speaks volumes. It's admitting no-one uses a windows phone because they *want* to, it's because they have to be forced to. Another stupid move guaranteed to lose their last users hearts and minds.

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Re: Changing name into "Surface" won't make it any better.

Microsoft has clearly abandoned mobile internally. We're just waiting for the formal announcement now. It's future lies in other vendors hardware using other vendors software platforms.

A colossal double fail, making their rape and murder of Nokia so much more poignant.

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Keep an eye out on eBay

There's a slight chance it has one redeeming feature.

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Microsoft axes ‘dozens’ more from former Nokia phone biz

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Re: Windows 10 WORKS

Keep the faith, bro.

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Makes things easier for mobile dev shops though, now they know for sure there's no point in developing for windows phone. Tough on those who ignored microsofts history of shitting on them at every turn, but wtf - if they haven't seen their true colours by now they never will.

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Microsoft quits giving us the silent treatment on Windows 10 updates

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Re: Microsoft... shooting itself in the foot for four decades

There's more chance of a statue of Kelvin MacEnzine being erected outside the Kop than microsoft winning back anyones trust. It knows its lost its users so has to rely on corporate jobsworths to keep going. The future is mobile and cloud, and microsoft is irrelevant to both. Infesting other platforms might seem a way forwards, but a flick of the platforms owners switch snuffs that out any time they feel like it.

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Canonical reckons Android phone-makers will switch to Ubuntu

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Re: a bit harsh on the other fruity one

This any help?

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Health Secretary promises NHS £4.2bn to go 'digital'

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Re: Bob Time!

Aye ;-)

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Re: Boondoggle

You can say that again.

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Mall owner lays blame at Apple's door for dragging down sales

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You're blaming it wrong

An Apple spokesperson from the tippity top of his ivory tower condescended the following statement: "These retailers are as stupid as the users."

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How many Surface power cords are a fire risk? 2.25 million in the US alone

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Merely the next Burning Platform

Microsoft call this a "migration", now phase 1 is complete.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise axing services techies again

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s/The DWP sites around Blackpool/civil service

FYFY

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Axe to fall on staff at IBM's Global Technology Services 'this Friday'

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Fretful Amazon wishes it could get more Android action

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Re: Will they make the apps work better to entice users?

Amazon also want to get into washing machines, dishwashers etc - right from manufacture. That way, when hooked up to the web they can detect when you're low on powder and automatically order it for you. To be delivered by fucking drone. What could possibly be wrong with this marvellous vision of the future?

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Research: Microsoft the fastest growing maker of tablet OSs ... by 2019

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Re: first tablet?

Sounds great!

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Bone-dry British tech SMBs miss out on UK.gov cash shower

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Hey steady on now, the London Tories making all these decisions do recognize the true value of the North.

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Att: Windows Phone owners: Win 10 Mobile has been spotted and it wants your phone

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Re: Yawn, another El Reg piece dissing MSFT

There's a video explaining how it's done.

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What the world needs now is Pi, sweet $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

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512M Ram

Hello Android, media players, Android TV etc.

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Doctor Who: Nigel Farage-alike bogey beast terrorises in darkly comic Sleep No More

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Doctor Who and the dustmen

Had a nice ring to it. Well, my old man thought so anyway.

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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

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Re: Best line...

Nahhh! Best line of the series was in this episode:

"I'm old enough to be your messiah!"

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CPS fined £200k over theft of laptops holding 'sensitive interviews'

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Re: Government fines government

Exactly.

There's no difference here between them writing a £200k cheque and a £0 one.

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Windows 10 growth stalls during October

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8 was worse than Vista, but is 10 worse than 8 for a different reason?

Two words: Forced "updates".

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

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Fuck, do I hate Apple

But I need a new laptop, so I've no choice now but get my first Apple product ever - a "macbook".

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SatNad failure as Lumia income drops over 50% at Microsoft

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Re: It's a shame... I Guess

It's time to piss all over another microsoft burning platform, except this one didn't take much to extinguish at all.

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Sales down, profit up, 1,000 bods chopped: Your one-minute guide to Planet Microsoft

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"I hear Google is hiring."

Unfortunately no one from Microsoft need apply.

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Re: Loonia

Woah - hold yer horses, cowboy! Microsofts rape of Nokia was terrible, yes, but this girl is gonna come back and spit on their grave in 2016. The "deal" was they couldn't launch a smart device under the Nokia name until then.

The icing on the cake will be the platform distribution figures for microsoft mobile software once it gets up to speed in 2017, if indeed there is any hardware running a microsoft OS at that time. I'll repeat that link just to make clear where things are headed.

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Re: Loonia

Or try to extend, embrace then extinguish another non-burning platform.

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Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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They laughed when they thought Microsoft were late to the wearables party - lets see 'em laughing with this where the sun don't shine.

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Samsung told to build bots who work for less than Foxconn staffers

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Its just a variation of the the "Jack Straw" conundrum

He'd bang on in Parliament about wanting defence cuts, yet back home in his constituency where the ROF made ammo promise his workers a glorious future.

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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The desperation is strong in this one

"Upgrading", I shall not be

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Shocker: Net anarchist builds sneaky 220v USB stick that fries laptops

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Why bother with the USB stick?

If you want to trash a laptop just run Windows 10.

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Hey, Facebook – these are the new Like buttons you should have used

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Verdict

Use this

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Microsoft updates Band semi-smartwatch for fitness fanatics

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Re: Wind?

Did you get the wrong forum? This one's about MS Band, nothing to do with phones.

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Sigh

I actually did see one of those app less mythical Microsoft mobile phones in the wild - just as they were universally declared dead by the industry.

Will I be going through the same thing with microsofts catch-up "me too" watch?

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BlackBerry emits Android mobe as biz goes down the Priv

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What a shit name

Venice was great. Typical BlackBerry - no idea if they have a winner or loser on their hands, so they screw things up at the last moment just to ensure things head toiletward.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Let there be WiFi

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XCodeGhost iOS infection toll rises from 39 to a WHOPPING 4,000 apps

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Re: Google Play immune?

Yeah, and as usual it turns out Apple were telling David Hamerons when it comes to how serious things are. Reports of how bad the malware really is are coming out now, as well as the 4k+ numbers as reported by El Reg.

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Re: Google Play immune?

Its this "rigorous testing" which puzzles me. The whole thing sounds really phishy (sorry). What I mean is, say you find an app with malware. How can you tell if that malware has been added unknowingly by infected build tools, or knowingly by an evil developer using legit tools? Apps are apps, and do things apps do as per any software no matter how they were created. What on earth can an infected build tool do to an app that a sneaky developer can't, to the extent it waltzes through Apples defenses this way?

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iOS's infected app-list continues to grow, says Lookout

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Re: First of many

And remember of course the developers themselves are totally unaware they are uploading malware directly to the app store.

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You're trusting it wrong.

More importantly, wheres the advice for users? How can they tell which apps on their device right now are affected?

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iCloud phishing attack hooks 39 iOS apps and WeChat

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Re: Umm...

You can say that again.

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Even worse - smug western fanbois wave their ponytails in contentment saying "it's ok, it's only China." But think about this: there was no warning. These apps passed the same stringent human-inspected tests the western app stores do. How to we know this hasn't happened already "over here" and we're just waiting for the big one?

A walled garden that lets malware in? That's Thinking Different. all right.

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Apple iPhones, iPads BRICKED by iOS 9's 'slide-to-upgrade' bug

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Re: Ban Them!

No, it can't be the fault of the device, because Apples "help" desk has issued the following advice:

You're uograding it wrong.

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JetBrains refuses to U-turn on subscriptions (but sweetens the deal)

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Re: It's never been easy...

Google, please buy them. You're halfway there already with Android Studio.

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Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

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Re: "Microsoft Linux" ?

Or even "Microsoft Zune", another typical microsoft catch-up "me too" failed experiment, fit only for posters on tech forums to mock by constructing fake names from.

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Re: Finally hired someone who knows good software

U-ho.

Their mobile efforts also failed, so their only way forward was infiltration. Is this the way we'll see Linux on the desktop then?

Maybe we could ask cortana.

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Shedload of security bugs squashed in iOS 9 – what the hell went wrong with iOS 8?

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Re: straight question

They're Thinking Different.

Fixing bugs when they are reported makes it clear their immaculate products weren't so perfect after all, and as always with Apple it marketing first.

Small point - the bluetooth AirDrop hack became public this week but its not on that list?

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Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership election

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Re: Goodbye Labour Party

A sure sign the tories fully realise what a (literal) loser he is will be how they treat him. Since him and his party are no threat whatsoever, they'll do anything to keep him there. Watch how gentle they will be at PMQ's, TV debates etc.

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