* Posts by Malcolm Hall

17 posts • joined 17 Dec 2006

Apple misses earnings targets, Street reacts

Malcolm Hall
Megaphone

4S was all profit

So the 4S sales are down, big deal, the entire year of the 4S is pure profit because they didn't even have to make a new model or change anything. Apple was years ahead so taking 1 year out of the 5 years ahead to make billions is surely a good move. Heck they could bring out the 4SS and make billions for another few years before lifting a finger about a new model.

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Apple flooded with iPad 3 wireless connection complaints

Malcolm Hall
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It's probably the same problem as on the 4S. There is an authentication problem between the sim and the chipset. After multiple failed attempts 3G turns off. This is noticed when using WiFi at home and then not being able to receive any iMessages when out and about. Then of course not being able to use Safari confirms the issue.

The way to fix is to set any PIN on the SIM and then turn the PIN off again, this can be done in Settings. The default PIN on AT&T is 1111 not sure if UK networks supply a default PIN. This resetting of the PIN appears to correct the authentication problem and 3G works continuously afterwards.

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Hack slots hotspots into Windows 7

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@Lawrence Dudley

OS X can share an ethernet connection over the airport. This is about sharing a wifi connection over another wifi connection. E.g. multiple virtual wifi connections with different SSDIs. OS X cannot do this yet.

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Next iPhone to make you a film editor?

Malcolm Hall
Stop

Typical blog spam

Those pics are actually from the voice recorder app.

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BBC mobile gets pimped

Malcolm Hall
Thumb Down

Most read?

I'd use it if it had the most read / most emailed list. Usually the most interesting/funny/stupid articles are in that list. At the moment it takes me an extra tap of the "take me to the desktop site" link on my iPhone and the wait is VERY annoying.

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Users pour forth MacBook trackpad woes

Malcolm Hall
Unhappy

Ack

I have this same problem but I didn't realise it was widely known already. I switched to using tap to click a few days ago, its quieter anyway.

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iPhone beer maker sues Carling over virtual suds

Malcolm Hall
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loser

It wasn't even his original idea. He stole it from that illusionist on youtube who had the beer drinking video super imposed on an iphone outside an apple store on the iphone launch day. You'll remember him as the guy that kept saying "amazing" in the most annoying way. "Look at my new iphone it does some aaaaammmmmaaazzzing things".

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Vodafone says termination rate clampdown would hit the poor

Malcolm Hall
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Not very impossible

New phones will make use of a new flag in the GSM spec that allow the phone to display a £ if an incomming fee is going to be charged BEFORE you answer.

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Bloke crams 13 into Volvo S70

Malcolm Hall
Paris Hilton

Seems fair to me

So when an off duty police chief drives at 90mph endagering the lives of many others he wizzes past he gets a 42 day ban and £350 fine. Then you would totally expect someone going at 20mph and a few extra passengers gets a 12 month ban and £1000 fine.

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WD pitches Firewire pocket HDD

Malcolm Hall

For PowerBook booting

I think the old PowerPC laptops like the PowerBook were only able to boot off firewire and not usb. Maybe WD just wanted to cover all the bases.

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'We could wake up smarter' - Ballmer hints at Win XP reprieve

Malcolm Hall
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yeh

But even with SP1, Vista performs 50% less than XP. XP reprieve is a must.

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Influential tech pundit says iPhone 'will be 3G in 60 days'

Malcolm Hall
Jobs Horns

3g

because the current one can't receive calls when EDGE is connected.

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HTC to include high-res video support in handsets

Malcolm Hall
Stop

bigger issue here

The reality is windows mobile is painfully slow, graphics drivers aren't going to make a substantial difference.

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Man uses mobe as modem, rings up £27k phone bill

Malcolm Hall
Stop

Get a grip

So why are they STILL allowed to use the word unlimited when it is not. Get a grip Ofcom.

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Vista sets 2007 land-speed record for copying and deleting

Malcolm Hall
Jobs Halo

Get a Mac

This is why I switched to a Mac. On the Mac you can move files while they are open, and even move ones which are still downloading!

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Counterfeit Vista rate half that of XP

Malcolm Hall
Jobs Halo

Another nail in the coffin

Even the market stalls can't shift it

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Intel vs AMD - integrated graphics shoot-out

Malcolm Hall

My scores

When I was using my 6150 I got a score of 3.0 then I installed a 7600GS and now have a 4.5. I didnt think Vista was usable with the 6150 it was too slow to drag windows around. The 7600GS is a pretty good option for Vista since you can get the XFX one which has no fan, just a heat sink, and gets you a high enough score.

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