52 posts • joined Thursday 8th March 2012 09:09 GMT
Re: Re: "Google has been ordered"
And you forgot to substitute a dollar sign for the S on Soft.
You're an idiot
If you have never used BIS then you don't appreciate what it is and what it is good at, so you cannot (should not) make judgements like that.
BIS is an end-to-end encryption solution and also a method of controlling and deploying a ton of phones to your organisation. Need to set up a BB7 in a BIS/BES environment? Plug it in, assign the user, unplug it. All the user's email, calendar, contacts are now assigned to the phone.
Need to set up a BB10 or a BB7 in a non-BIS/BES environment? Manually enter in the Outlook profile, details, username, password etc. User changes his password on the network? No email until the phone is updated. Cue the call to the helpdesk saying the phone doesn't work any more.
Re: A new (?) idea...
Yeah, kind of like a BlackBerry PlayBook.
Don't put all your kettles of fish in one basket
Yeah, I know what you mean. I took one look at the blackberry and I was like "whoa, I can't believe they've done that. Still, plenty more eggs in the sea."
Re: Voice recognition
Tried it last night, including send a BBM and an email and setting a calendar appointment with fantastic results, have to say I'm very impressed overall. Lots of very nice little touches to the OS that make it a pleasure to use. The screen's unlock mechanism being responsive even when the screen is "off" is particularly nice I think.
I managed to make the calendar app crash when changing a calendar's colour, and also managed to make the email hub panel flip out a few times ("no items selected" even though two were) but I imagine a lot of this is just stuff that will get ironed out with updates just like any other fruit-based delivery.
One thing I'm very disappointed on is the playbook integration. When you hook up a playbook to it, the playbook has no control over the device - basically the "bridge" is limited to just internet tethering, you don't get the old way of looking at the device's contacts, calendars, messages and so on. But again, perhaps that will be fixed with an update.
Thanks for the pointer regarding sound profiles. You are limited to Normal, Calls only, Vibrate only, Silent, and All Alerts Off. No opportunity to set your own profiles up, and no opportunity for location-based or time-based profiles (yet).
I would imagine it will behave just like any other phone, i.e. not routed through BB servers and therefore not on your special data plan.
Blame the people who whined on about single point of failure, special expensive servers for calendar/phonebook sync, etc...
Mine is waiting at home for me
Arrived this morning, and I ordered it specifically for its sound profiles (which, on Android, royally suck!) and because I want a proper calendar not like the crippled disabled version that Samsung force you to use on their S2/S3 series.
So, we shall see. Disappointing to see the implementation of evernote is half-baked.
It could have been so, so good!
Any word on voice recognition?
Re: Three accounts with Zen
I disagree completely. I left them because:
- they kept returning 1 in 10 emails because my sender DNS domain "didn't exist" (they didn't see how this was a problem on their network, not mine)
- their line speed was very poor, after a few complaints I left and went to BT Business and they said "oh yeah, your router's MTU is wrong, it should be this..."
Re: Well done for totally missing the point btw.
No, you bellend. As in "save UP an extra few hundred".
oh fuck off
how can you seriously post on El Reg and not get its humour?!
Re: I've yet to see
Fuck me, do you walk around with your eyes shut? Or maybe you have just yet to see anyone over the age of 21?
"IT" types tend to have Android/iOS.
"Business" types tend to have BlackBerry devices still. You just can't beat the email experience - as the owner of an iPhone 4 and Samsung S2 device, I can honestly say I want my BlackBerry back and am waiting eagerly awaiting them to ship!
SwiftKey *was* good
but since they've added features which mean that you swipe left to delete the previous word, all of a sudden you can't type as fast as you used to be able to.
SwiftKey's response to this is as follows:
I have a Galaxy S II. The shitty Samsung email client doesn't show me all the emails that Outlook actually has in its inbox when connected to an Exchange server. The calendar app whilst is very clever at aggregating any data source I throw at it, messes up recurring appointments and the reminder/notification feature is shit.
Email is also slow and inefficient use of the screen's real estate and you can't customise it.
I, for one, can't wait for my contract to end so I can get rid of this and get a Blackberry again.
Also I like the way that I can put in autotext shortcuts and things like typing "il" change to "I'll" without any user interaction. Very smart.
FAO RIM: Facebook on Blackberry is nowhere near as advanced as its counterparts. Add video upload and things like that and it'd make a lot of Blackberry owners resent the device less.
Re: They ought to use a proper operating system
+1 Internet to you, sir. Now please send me a keyboard without coffee in.
Re: Shange Morris - UI evangelist for MS?
Bearing in mind that I feel that the ribbon was probably the most credible and productive improvement to the Office suites, I disagree.
I know I am part of a minority especially amongst these forums but there you go.
Re: Jesus Christ on toast.
You're clearly an idiot.
So you're saying that every school in the UK (possibly the world?) is a niche market? All the computers that the kids use to get their work done are niche devices, and are obsolete?
Are you saying that the vast majority of employers with fleets of business desktops (multi-monitor desktops at that) are about to fall off the face of technology acceptance?
You, sir, have drank too much of the kool-aid (whatever that is, but I'm sure you're down with that too).
Win95 - reasonable
Win98 - great
Win98 SE - superior
WinME - awful
Win2k - reasonable
WinXP - great
WinXP SP2 - superior
WinVista - awful
Win7 - reasonable
Win7 SP1 - great
Win8 - no, wait, that doesn't work...
Win + Q?
What the fuck is Win + Q?!
(And that is the problem with Windows 8.)
Re: Run dialog isn't needed..
Run dialog works great when you're on a slow machine and just want to ping something or bring up a command line without searching the index of every email you've ever written for the word "ping"
Being safe from prosecution
"You'd have to detune your television receiver equipment and unplug all aerials and satellite dishes to be safe from prosecution."
No - you'd have to not own a device capable of receiving a live broadcast, to be safe from prosecution.
Re: my friend's four-year-old
My four year old also loves his Android pad with specially-designed icons that launch certain programs, and dislikes when he has freeview only and has to be shown what ever is showing.
However, if he has the ability to choose what he wants to watch, he would rather watch 30 episodes of Octonauts back-to-back than to have a varied broadcast.
I don't think broadcast TV will go away, and I don't think that it should be ditched either. Only by being forced (comparably) to watch something do you know if you like it or not. How many people do you know that will risk an hour of their life to try something new or use an hour to catch up on a series that they already like?
Let's hope the software is better
- incredibly slow screen updates and responsiveness
- Resetting the time/date every time via up/down buttons and a really slow screen if you reset the device (rather than getting it via nntp, not that the device needs time/date anyway)
- wireless turning off and staying off even though you've read the book, let the device sleep and then turning it back on
- device not sleeping properly and emptying its battery
- only five books on the home screen, meaning about a 5 min process to scroll through all the pages in a 100-book library
I am currently selling mine so I can get a Kindle.
Re: Christian Berger
I enjoyed the links to the scanimate. Thanks!
I won't touch them again
One Friday, long ago, after a few of these beauties (I confess, quite a few) I ended up smoking a lot of weed and then vomiting up someone's interior wall (while kneeling) because I thought it was their toilet. And then I rode the beer scooter home with my head out the window as I thought the episode would continue (none of which I remember but am reliably told).
The following day my brother found me naked on the bathroom floor at 6am, put a towel over me and left me there.
I was ill until about 9am the Sunday morning.
Sensible? Tremendously. Line 'em up, bar keep. Proceed with this nonsense at flank speed.
And how does the IBM supercomputer handle sarcasm?
Your search for '"military-grade" site:theregister.co.uk' returned 28,000 hits..
Your contract of sale exists with the company who you bought it from. If the Apple stores are not franchised (and I don't imagine for one second that they are) then you can legally take it back to any "Apple (UK) Limited" company.
Ask for the particulars of business (their full company name, limited company number, registered office/address) for store A, and do it again for store B. If they match, it's the same company.
Any company is arrogant if they have your money and you want it back.
Re: So my next Macbook will have Applecare
and I'm afraid it is muppets like you that allow companies to get away with doing whatever they want to.
You should be stamping and shouting and shaking your fists and demanding that it is fixed by the organisation that you bought it from as it is clearly defective, clearly as a result of poor manufacturing (as other batteries do not suffer in this way) and that if they don't fix it very quickly there and then then you're going to complain and complain and complain.
I have walked into jewellery shops before now and stood in there for an hour and a half with a bank statement (not their receipt, but a bank statement) showing that I bought the item more than 2 years ago and that the stone has fallen out, it shouldn't fall out, see this here this has a stone and I've had it for six years and it's fine, yet yours is defective and I want it replaced.
a) know your rights
b) know you're right
c) don't pay money for something you've already paid for
Applecare = 100% profit.
(Written on my MacBook Pro with 180 cycles on the battery.)
Re: Actually, I like it
Successful troll is successful.
It put cookies on my computer, and I wasn't given a choice about this
Given that this is now breaking some ambiguous law that is obviously very important, who do I sue for infecting my privacy?
Probably NOT end up in jail.
No, nobody would go to jail as it's a company and not a sole trader. Nobody is legally responsible for the company. If the Directors of Vodafone Limited are found to have misappropriated the funds then potentially there's a fraud charge to be had, but if everything is squeaky clean and they are just refusing to pay what UK think they should pay and offering what Vodafone think they should pay, they can do with a company is wind it up and send the bailiffs in to collect assets (if any), which would effectively close the UK branch/Limited company and allow the company to continue trading in any other country, just not the UK.
Admittedly the bailiffs could get a lot of money from the infrastructure as effectively that's what they'd get if they did wind the company up (providing there's a buyer, that is), but then if the company goes belly up, the jobs shedding would be in the press more than the tax bill, and nasty uk.gov would have caused the problem.
So vodafone are, basically, being the bully and saying "we don't want to pay that much tax, we'll pay you this much and you'll like it or we'll just close our operation and haemorrhage jobs."
But yes. Basically, George Osborne is a spineless cunt. While the ConDems are in, the rich will continue getting richer.
Last year's corporation tax for me was £1200
I've not paid it yet so I'm going to negotiate it down to £240 (20%) using The Vodafone Ratio™.
You must be new here.
> "inappropriate relationship" with a female employee that showed "extremely poor judgement"
Ah, we've all been there and done it. Chewing your own arm off in the morning, so you don't have to wake the monster that's lying on it. Poor judgement? She looked fine in the dark...
I've never quite understood the Data SIM pricing. I have a Galaxy S II with unlimited data and 2000 mins and 5000 texts for £30 a month, and that's bundled with a £400 handset.
£400 handset = £16.66 a month, so unlimited data and minutes and texts = £13.34 a month.
Better off just getting a handset with unlimited data and selling the handset (or, if it's a cheap one, keeping it as a modem!)...
Used to be a Zen customer
although was never a fan.
Given the runaround by their tech support because their email smarthost kept intermittently bouncing my mail saying that my sender envelope domain didn't exist, even though I was conversing with them using said email address. They denied it was their problem and said it was my MTA at fault, even though it was *their* SMTP server reporting the error.
Also had fairly poor throughput from the off, called their tech support and they said "your line is fine, it's because you've got loads of stuff open, close some stuff" and after two years I switched to BT Business (yes, yes, I know) and called *their* tech support. They suggested I checked the MTU, changed it, and doubled performance instantly.
Disclaimer: 100% not paid by BT, and 100% not a fan of BT either.
Re: disappointing pay alternatives
During the Sunday afternoon drought-quenching downpour, I decided to try and buy a book because there I had a specific interest in a subject I'm researching.
Ready with credit card went to the Amazon website ... ony to find they wouldn't deliver on Sunday and I couldn't download the book online as the author hadn't opted in to the Kindle version. I went to the high street, as the Waterstones website said there was one in stock, but the shop was closed.
Disappointed I complained on my facebook stream, only to find that one of my friends had a print of the book. I went round to his house, picked up the book, said thanks, and then went home all in under 10 minutes.
I'm not a freetard nor do I want to be. I was ready with a credit card to pay there and then but sometimes it's much easier to get stuff via unofficial channels rather than jumping through hoops put in place by morons who don't understand the system.
[PS: Putting the 'Coward' in Anonymous Coward?]
Have you all forgotten? They USED to be free...
Nobody has pointed out that back in the days when you could choose between your mobile being analog or digital, 0800 numbers and the like used to be free. You could call them, for free, as normal, from your phone.
Then, one by one the networks decided they wanted to make a cream out of the customer by charging for something that should be free.
Don't bash Ofcom for being late to the party - you've got yourselves to blame for not complaining loudly enough (or voting with your feet) in the first place...
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