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YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS

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And yet...

I have experienced my Samsung Galaxy Sx handsets get quicker and use less battery with some updates. The important word being some, other updates have made them slower and eaten the battery.

where x in (1, 3, 4)

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Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5

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TV Remote Analogy

"Imagine if your TV supplier sent you a message saying your remote control would no longer work once the TV software was updated?"

This is a false analogy. The reality is more like your TV manufacturer sends you a message saying your old remote control will no longer work once the TV software is updated but you can pick up a new one from your local electronics store free of charge.

Sonos do not make iThings only the control app that goes with their overpriced audio equipment. You may well find that the reason for this change is that Apple are forcing their hand. Or that they want to use iOS features not available in the old versions in order to give you a better experience.

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series

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Man in the High Castle is nothing like Wolfenstein. Nazis are not the important fact about that book, the reporter just Godwined himself for cheap clicks.

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Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

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Re: Compiler and runtime(s) also guaranteed defect free?

Time for Wine

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REG MAN penetrates GOOGLE'S LAIR

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Re: Body language

Wearing glass. Sounds like a euphemism.

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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@Graham Marsden Re: Cipher - In the 1970s...

So I imagined all those documentaries and text books that stated we were definitely, 100% headed for another ice age at some point in the near future?

They existed. Since that scientific opinion made it into UK text books it must have been held by a significant portion of the scientific community for a long time.

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

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No caps menus

They already exist in the current version. VS2013 Update 3 adds an option to have nice menus or the rude shouty kind.

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Re: Refactoring...

Nice face palm you gave yourself there. You did realise you failed at reading comprehension right?

Go back and re-read the article. Refactoring has been added to VB, it has been in C# for some time. Two new refactorings have been added, others already exist.

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HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

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Re: Good article, but...

It's a British insult for French people. Presumably because they eat frog's legs.

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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Re: Hmmm. (Chris W)

I find your comment insulting to skinheads and wearers of Doctor Marten's boots. None of the people I know who fall into either category are the type of person you are talking about. I usually find its the ones in a casual shirt with a nice short back and sides that are the brain dead violent thugs.

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Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

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Re: Wonderful Opportunity for Nokia to resurrect itself.

Nokia was dead long before they hired Elop. A succession of comedy management errors over the last 10 years saw to that.

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HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

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Re: Raw Data

No he's pointing out that an Apple Genius is anything but. Those mouth breathing sales people are not true techies. A true tech could hack it no bother.

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NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

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Re: and Ghostery tells me,

What items at the bottom of the page? He said he's using Ghostery therefore they don't show up. :)

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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re : James 51

Cycling through a red traffic light is against the law but I see a majority of cyclists doing it. For some reason they think the highway code does not apply to them.

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When the robot rebellion comes, this Jibo droid will BORE you to death

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"Kids could also make friends with the machines whilst their parents are out of work"

Because the kids of unemployed parents just can't make any friends.

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Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

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If we reduce the contrast on the display and make the fonts harder to read, the developer will lose their eyesight in a few years.

Fixed that for you MS. Now are you going to pay for glasses for everyone that uses Visual Studio 2020?

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

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VP of product at AOL

He probably deserved it for his sins.

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Will Microsoft devices sit happily on a single platform?

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A user interface designed for a 24" monitor with keyboard and mouse will not work on a 4" touchscreen phone. Similarly an interface designed for that phone will look like shite on a 24" monitor. You see that on a tablet when running apps that were only designed for phones.

So one code base fits all will not work. At the very least you need a UI for each device type.

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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"Surely we believe that women can do this kind of task in a way that is equal to, if not better than, men"

Where can I report this sexist MP for being anti-men?

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

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Re: Version 13?

"I'm still on version 11 because I'm a feckless arsehole"

Fixed that for you. Your being 3 major versions out of date says nothing about Adobe but it speaks volumes about you and your lack of security.

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: That's because

Yeah its not just graphic designers that are stupid enough to pay over the odds for a disposable computer, football coaches do too!

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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"multi-room", a sector created by Sonos?

I had a multi-room Hi-Fi back in my student days some 20+ years ago. My amp allowed two sets of speakers which could be played individually or at the same time and I had a pair mounted to the roof in the bathroom as well as those in my room. Dark Side of the Moon is great in the bath and, when it was time to turn the record over, I had voice control - shouting my flatmates. :)

Created by Sonos? My arse!

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Someone should start a campaign to get Google to ban religious organisations from using AdWords. Organised religions have killed millions over the centuries and they perpetuate through indoctrination of children.

IT'S FOR THE FREAKING CHILDREN!!!

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Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT

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Duh and or Olá!

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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You think LinkedIn invites are annoyiong?

I get regular emails inviting me to friend people on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc and I'm not even on any of these services! Some of these invites come from people who know I'm not on any social network. WTF?

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Re: Chris W

Ho! Cunto! Shut it!

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Assange™ makes fresh bid for FREEDOM from Scotland Yard's 'physical encirclement'

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Re: Who cost the taxpayer £6M?

Actually it is much worse than callous or sociopathic, you forgot the rule of law. Assange is not a perpetrator because he has not committed any crime. Until he is convicted he is merely an innocent man who has been accused. So by strict application of your views we should spend absolutely nothing.

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Are these the same researchers that tell us PC games are dead?

I'll believe them when I see that porcine avionics specialist.

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Space station 'nauts will use URINE-FUELLED ESPRESSO MACHINE

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Re: I estimate that...

"French roast or Starbuck's finest?"

The point was to allow the 'nauts to make decent coffee. Why would they go anywhere near the swill that Starbucks laughingly call coffee?

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

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Screw him for every penny he's got. It might make up for all those god awful films he's made.

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How practical is an electric car in London?

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Re: On Street Parking

"Fast charging, 250+ mile range at ~$30k will spell the end of the ICE almost overnight."

I can 'charge' my petrol car in a couple of minutes, get 450+ miles range with an average of 67mpg and very low emissions and it cost approx £12k. Your dream electric car (which isn't even possible atm) still can't compete with that.

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Satellite 'net hype ignores realpolitik

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Re: I see what they're doing there

Because all the charging ISPs went out of business in the 200s when there were ISPs offering internet access in the UK for "free".

Oh wait no they didn't.

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US allows commercial use of sharper satellite snaps

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Oh noes I can tell Trevor was out of the house on a random date six months ago, how will he cope! Or do you actually think Google Earth is real time?

"the ability to judge the relative size of all objects on earth to within a penis-length from space"

So you're real problem is that we'll all be able to use Google Earth to tell you've got a small cock?

Seriously this is a non-issue. Companies outside the US have been selling images of this resolution for years and the sky has failed to fall.

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Give us a slice or we BLURT all your users' topping preferences to the WORLD

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For all we know the only actual victims are the known ones who haven't paid up and any claims of successful extortion are just lies advertising.

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Join me, Reg readers, and help me UPGRADE our CHILDREN

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A great idea. I wish you luck and if you bring these lectures to Scotland please, please come to Glasgow (where the people are) as opposed to Edinburgh (where the foreigners go).

Unfortunately I'm primarily a coder and you said you don't really want code. But, if you need volunteers to help organise a lecture in Glasgow I'd be happy to help.

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Google in talks to nail Virgin as 'partner' in satellite internet plan

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Why?

Surely someone with actual launch capability into low Earth orbit would be more useful than Virgin's "you're in space now, honest" scam.

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S is for SMACKDOWN: Samsung takes Galaxy Tab slab war fruit-side

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Re: They still run Android, so they're useless as their iOS counterpart.

You may be willing to code on an iPad but the rest of us non masochists demand a keyboard!

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Sealed with an XSS: I gave TweetDeck a heart attack, says teen comp sci boff Firo

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Rewrite the whole code

Problem is they'd probably introduce even more issues.

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HP starts a memristor-based space program to launch ... THE MACHINE

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The Machine

Did they have a dangerous looking guy in a black suit hanging around the keynote?

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L337 crackrz use dumb passwords too

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Re: What about 'f'?

That's the point. He found that he only needed to use those characters to break the passwords on his list. Apparently hackers have gaps in their ABCs.

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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I read about this 2 days ago. What took you so long Reg?

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We're ALL Winston Smith now - and our common enemy is the Big Brother State

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"Common to both of these stories is the mistake that private sector information-gathering is the same as (and thus as dangerous as) mandatory state collection of the same data."

True in principle but add in the fact that the state has access to all the data collected by the private sector whenever it wants and the lines begin to blur. Especially since we have no way of knowing what or when the private sector is giving up and there are no judicial controls to moderate the state's behaviour.

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UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

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Re: The future's bright then...

I was thinking it sounded more like the 3 day week than WW2.

Mine's the one with the Slade 8 track in the pocket.

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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I'm very surprised there are no comments on his blog post yet. I felt sure there would be an attack of scathing sarcasm from the great unwashed Reg readership. You're slipping people!

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New Apple iOS to help fanbois thwart Wi-Fi network spies

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Re: So if your router is filtering by mac address

That was my question too. Unfortunately not enough detail in the article and I wouldn't be surprised if Apple had forgotten about that standard security feature found on all routers.

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UK govt 'tearing up road laws' for Google's self-driving cars: THE TRUTH

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Why make it legal to test prototypes on the road with unsuspecting crash test dummies? Surely most of this work can be done on a test track. Perhaps the Nordschleife at Nürburgring?

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: Before the knee-jerk "PC gone mad" comments start in earnest...

"IT has a problem with fair treatment of women, we know this."

I've had more female managers than male. So nope!

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Has Google gone too far? Indie labels say it's crunch time for The New Economy

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Simple solution. Tell Google to get lost and then sue the hell out of them for every track of yours you find on YouTube. Meanwhile post legitimate music videos to a dedicated service like Vevo.

Maybe Netflix would be interested in creating a music channel if a few labels approached them.

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How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change

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Re: Quote to long to put int title

Should have carried on AC, laughing at an idiot explaining the depth of his idiocy is always fun.

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Re: What is this "Email Spam" of which you write?

What do you call all those emails from Google telling you what's new on YouTube, Play Store, Play Music, Play Video, etc, etc, etc. There is plenty of spam on GMail and most of it comes from Google.

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