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101 posts • joined 8 Mar 2012
This *is* a English-British site, isn't it?
We haven't even got replies-to-comments yet on the facebook app for Blackberry, so you can bet it's going to be many years before my location is stalked like a tagged sheep around a shopping centre.
Beacon sounds like it's all about the people who pay facebook money, and not the actual users. Sorry, I mean the products.
So I couldn't find Capita in the article. Is everything okay with them?
"Very, very few places, especially small and medium enterprises, actually need these ponsy overpriced 'cloud' backup services."
Actually, all of my customers tell me the the opposite. Especially the ones who have lost data because they didn't have a proper efficient backup strategy working.
The vast majority of my customers are below 20 employees in density and the company owner doesn't give two hoots how his backup is handled, all he wants is for someone to shout at if there's a problem, and for his business to work for as long as he/she wants it to. Having recently handled a data recovery job for a new customer who was happy that everything was being backed up on his NAS, with mirrored drives, as soon as the main chassis died we then had to swing in to action and save the day. The local IT tech got canned and we won the contract for online backup. Daily reports, managed service (we fix it when they change something which stops the backup from running) and they are a million times more happy.
We only started providing cloud backup a couple of years ago because we realised it was the cheapest way of helping our customers be good at backup. Besides, it's all good and well grumbling from under your bridge about how easy it is to backup and small business don't need it, they just need to... ah, there's the prerequisite. And if the companies don't meet your defined prerequisite of actually being good with organising backup, then they DO need someone else to do it for them.
I'm not here to complain about Clarkson or racism but just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this article, and the reaction that it is sure to provoke.
of the word "cyber" - a word which was originally only really used as a prefix of the word "sex"...
BB10 missed a lot of things off OS 7 that I couldn't understand why they dropped. Profiles, vibrate-this-many-times and for-this-long for different app/message notifications, auto on/off timer, the low-power battery saver mode, all stuff which I found incredibly useful on OS 7 and missed like a limb on the Z10.
However, I've had a Z10 since its release and it's come on leaps and bounds since version 1 of the software. So hopefully, maybe they will continue to implement what is missing, and what is needed, and hopefully in some sort of sensible order...
Then sold, thanks.
Regarding the hold-date thing; yes, but this selects all prior emails. Chances are I don't want to delete all prior, just today's crud (or yesterday's, or last week's if I've been being lazy).
Regarding the "just change a setting" to delete off server/handset; yes, I know, but the hold-date thing only deletes from handset regardless of setting.
Can I delete the million emails and text messages that I receive on an hourly basis without going tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap?
Android and iPhone don't seem to have this sorted out. At least on Z10 you can do "Delete everything prior to this date" - but it deletes from handset, not server, meaning you still have to go home and delete from your computer. What's the point in that?
On the Bold 9700 (oh how I miss thee) it was simply hold shift, drag down on the track pad, and press the backspace key. Voila. And no double-delete required, too, they just disappeared straight off the server also.
Apparently they're going to be implementing Chip & PIN soon.
Yes, BlackBerry do a secure wipe which takes 15 minutes (and more if you leave the SD card in).
What is this, viralnova?
npower are a complete, complete joke. The only way I can stem the flow of ineptitude from this shower of bollock-jugglers has been to change energy supplier and raise a complaint the formal way.
Utter, utter imbeciles.
One line of CLI and a reboot is all it took for me. Who makes these estimates?
www.helpspot.com - rolled this in for a 40-staffer 4000-customer service desk solution three years ago, it's still happily ticking along. Vendor support is ace and features aplenty. Self-hosted is fine.
Well then it shouldn't be a concern should it? As a Three customer I tether my laptop and Android tablet to my phone all the time and not a single extra charge came in.
So I did this abroad, too; in one of Three's Feel At Home countries. In Australia I tethered my tablet to my phone for a few minutes, did a couple of downloads, then afterwards checked my charges. Nothing. So I then spent the rest of the time streaming music and all sorts while in Australia and got zero extra charges. In fact I left my hotspot on most of the time so my partner could tether her phone on and avoid her data charges too.
So what actually is your concern?
I have a blackberry Z10 with the SIM card out of it that lasts a week switched on with occasional use and no 3G transmission. Put a SIM card in it and the life drops to a day.
Sure, the display eats a lot of juice; but I'd imagine the radio takes more
How about at the end of every "$device is insecure" article, we have a video of said piece of equipment being neutralised by a shotgun?
not understands, understood
Google are a business, a profit-making entity. They can do (and will do) what they want. You want our own Google data? Set up your own Google.
Hyphenation is the difference between a light blue wall (weight) and a light-blue wall (colour).
Nobody trusts an opinion from someone who can't spell
Even when the BB10 shipped it was unfinished and has tons of stuff that make me (Z10 user, 9700 user, 9000 user) wish I'd have stuck to either a Series 7 handset or adapted to something else.
Top on my list is the ability to select and delete large swathes of emails in one go. Can you do this on a Windows phone? Select, tap, tap, drag, tap, tap, drag, tap, tap, drag... ugh. Same on all other touchscreen handsets. With my 9700 I could select the first, select the last (hold shift, drag the touchpad down) and then delete all. Or "Mark all prior as read" or "Delete all prior" - such useful features.
Can't do that on the Z10, sadly. There's plenty that I miss from my Bold 9700 that didn't make the jump across the ravine to the Z10. Such a shame it didn't take off; the world will be worse off in a two-horse race. :(
Ah, but mon ami, the night is still young!
Of course not. Even though the option exists and nothing bad has ever happened in the past and it's a timesaving feature and "VMware should know what they're doing and wouldn't release dodgy patches" and "what could go wrong?", nobody would ever, *ever* select it.
Additional reading: see Windows NT, Service Pack 6
Here, allow me
Won't work, needs inductive power to activate the tag. No NFC device nearby = no power to power up the tag.
a "here's what everyone else has to say about the iPhone fingerprint scanner"
I particularly liked the bit from the bloke who sells SMS authentication who says that, when talking about authentication methods, if it isn't SMS authentication then it's crap.
Why, how objective of you!
What with the increase of the number of devices supporting remote wipes being in circulation, yes, I'd be far from surprised to see this trend too.
You have clearly never met my wife
It would automatically join unencrypted wireless spots, and the UMA gave me free voice calls over internet while roaming (all encrypted, as per Blackberry stuff. Lovely). I used to take a trip around a foreign town (the week I spent in Menorca springs to mind), leave wifi on, turn mobile network off, and every now and then a pulse of messages would come in. Process my replies, deletions, updates, uploads, whatever, keep walking and eventually they'd sort themselves out.
But yes, it's a shame we can't go without Internet for a few days.
Want the ability to transmit your RememberTheMilk shopping list to the eink panel on your fridge?
Need to leave a visible message for the spouse on the back of the front door?
Want to put a map of where you're going on the top of your motorcycle tank bag? Transmit it using the flexible eink panel that's been printed to the top of your tank.
When this tech goes colour and waterproof, it will open up a whole load of interesting ideas!
Excited stuff :)
I've taken a slightly different approach. Being of the tender* age of 30^H^H31, I'm in a position where my house is being sold, I've become a single man, so I've taken a look at the national occupation shortage register, and decided on a completely different path.
Sure, I could become a developer, or a website bloke - and to be honest I already run a small MSP and have a few tech support customers. But I'm just not feeling good about IT any more. Perhaps a career in social work, where I get to deal with actual people, may be more engaging...
Four years at college/uni doing a people-related qualification (for free, cause there's a skills shortage in this field) and I can then go into teaching, assistant/deputy/headteacher, or do social work for £30 an hour (as a friend has just done).
Interesting times ahead!
There's a distinction already between what is abuse and what is trolling.
Allow me to demonstrate:
"Haha, I can't believe Microsoft made people pay for the Winpho upgrade! Apple would never do that," posted in full knowledge of the fact that Apple did actually do it a while ago, but is posted purely to anger and incite. However there's nothing violent, threatening, abusive in itself - the person is trolling because they know that the other person will become a keyboard warrior in response and you can sit back, fold your arms and watch the drama unfold that you've created.
Another example - let's say you wrote your comment fully aware of the fact that there is already a distinction, and you're just baiting me to write this comment and become a keyboard warrior when I go "OMG I can't believe you're such an idiot to think that blah blah blah" whatever -- so, either you're a good troll, or you're a moron.
Nokia stories, brb
that made me chuckle, and then gave me all sorts of images in my head that I did not want...
What he said. Down with this sort of stuff!
Yeah, the thunderbolt port even less so.
I expected a warts-and-all diatribe about technology and networks and infrastructure, and it was almost there before digressing suddenly onto politics and propaganda at the end.
A bit disappointing :(
Enjoyed the bits about the BT networks and fibre differences and so on.
Actually I think you'll find here is a strange place to put an apostrophe:
"The device manufacturers can take this code, test quickly and roll out the patch within a couple of weeks,"
Yes, but they don't. Not if you're using a not-the-latest handset (e.g. Samsung S2).
And the carriers are even slower to react. Try going to the "Android Firmware Download" page on Vodafone or T-Mobile. Isn't one? Oh right.
I appreciate there is OTA updates but, again, why not just let Google update that bit of code on your phone if it hasn't been touched by the vendor or carrier?
1. Discovers a security problem requiring an update to protect the machines running on
2. Deploys the update (using the most annoying updater software ever - UAC prompt before consent? Yuck)
3. Leaves old version with security hole in place
"For law enforcement reasons, you have no privacy. I have no problem with this."
Says the Anonymous Coward.
And you forgot to substitute a dollar sign for the S on Soft.