Finally a green apple?
342 posts • joined 13 Sep 2012
The vSphere web console seems to need flash.
Or is there an alternative?
This will go down in Wikipedia as the pioneer phone before all phones had an e-ink back.
It will be a given like a touch screen. But of course with slimmed down form factor as technology improves.
That Apple , with its $billions cash pile did not innovate this first just shows how a black swan can sail past entrenched competition.
Re: Coming to a phone near you...
"Usual disclaimer about having no connection with anything in the link, I came across this after the last article on Yotaphone..."
Which dumps you on the websites home page?
...to think that mains water, power grid and tarmac roads all got rolled out to 'unprofitable' areas of the UK without the big fuss
Is it because we're now in a new super- privatised world compared to those bucolic days when the UK's more traditional infrastructure was rolled out?
For a moment I thought the article was going to be about "TalkTalk may begin making 'Three style' low-cost mobile moves"
Re: Smart TVs
Anon for what obvious reason? A fairly innocuous comment I would have thought.
you won't defeat the object
Hamburg's privacy regulator says “I think it’s problematic that Facebook wants to exchange user data between all of its various units, including WhatsApp and Instagram”
Err.. that's the whole point of the acquisitions, bozo!
Bought it already
Should have invested the millions in something useful
Whenever I buy something online I get intensively chased by ads for a week after to buy the identical item again from the same seller. Funny that Google, Yahoo et al are incapable of adding an 'bought it already' button to their ads! Or maybe the seller should have such a button. Now THAT feature would be worth millions.
Re: HOW much?
The UK is trying to catch up. Merge some mobile phone companies, bundle everything like broadband and TV, set £100/month aluminum spend target per household.
"Anyone going to a movie, any movie, expecting anything other than fiction is already in the wrong place."
The Theory of Everything (well worth seeing) somewhat contradicts that statement.
"Do the cloudy folk do a better job than you were doing before you moved your primary data assets into their "cloudy place"?"
At IBM, quite possibly, yes.
Which part was hard to understand of "content providers such as 4OD"?
This could be a gadget to leave with granny who has no ability with IT / tablets at all.
Because you can fire up Skype or BBC iPlayer etc remotely for them using a free Teamviewer account.
Could even be used a security cam / infirm person monitor at this price point.
IOS / Android - no chance for proper remote control.
Windows 8.1 - proper remote control possible.
With Android and IOS, content providers such as 4OD have in the past specifically blocked the use of the HDMI port when playing their media. I suggest check if this happens to be true with this tablet.
Re: Gobbledygook In Real Time
"Using Google Translation Tools for German ..... is going to be THE GREATEST JOKE OF 2015!"
You'll have to wait till the very end of the sentence for the punchline
Windows 7 home premium 32 bit. Looks like VeraCrypt is the only option. It's the one that has has not yet had a code audit for security to nearly the same extent as Truecrypt.
How to encrypt these?
Without spending as much again on software?
Now that TrueCrypt is 'dead'.
You wouldn't want to export from your encrypted Windows partition into a free to view ID theft package, would you?
Re: It is a French car.
Are you sure is actually subsidised for private drivers, as in: Subsidy is money contributed by a government to make an item or commodity cheaper than it's cost? I thought France still levied a tax on diesel, albeit not as large as UK tax.
In Asimov's I Robot books...
Earth has a public transport system
Re: But Has Anyone Found something To Do With Them?
But the 4 iPads are far from landfill. Do a total reset on them and sell them efficiently via Ebay and get over 50% of the new price.
Try that with Android devices.
better than FT here
The article and comments are of such quality that I will cancel the subscription to the FT that I don't have henceforth.
So when are the hackers going to release....
this Kim Jong movie? If it is the 1 & only film not given an unscheduled early release that itself will be revealing.
Paris in a taxi - never again
I still recall how diabolical the Paris taxi services were when I visited with a disabled relative as part of a 4 person group. It was impossible to order a vehicle to carry 4 and the folded flat compact wheelchair. All drivers kept a thermos and sandwiches on the front passenger seat which was not available for passengers. In order to stay together we had to carry the wheelchair through numerous turnstiles and twisty narrow stairways in the Metro system instead.
Never never again. Paris taxi drivers DESERVE Uber.
The content makes want to use the ancient marketing trick of price differentiation.
The principle in theory is that if they want, they can sell to low income markets at a price that consumers in that market can accept. Especially popular with the pharmaceutical companies.
Nice if it worked, but in fact, 'official' DVDs and CDs in say, China cost as much in the West, so blowing that justification out of the water.
If you can legally transport a copyrighted paperback book across borders then you should be able to transport any copyrighted data - so long as you've bought the content legally somewhere.
Thats what we get for our SIMs
With an iPad 3g/4g you cannot buy any pay as you go non-expiring data. For an occasional user - say 4 hours a month on trains (for those moments where there's data coverage), Ovivio and Samba used to be the answer, but are no more.
With an iPhone 6+ you can pop in a Three 321 SIM and sip as little or drink as much data as you like with no expiry on the credit - at 1p/MB.
Suddenly the device makes the usability case due to the restrictive quirks of the mobile networks.
What's that WAV I hear?
I was standing in the queue at the petrol station and it turned out the card machine had locked up.
The queue lengthened.
Eventually the till attendant glanced up from his flat screen monitor behind the till and said "it'll be working in 2 minutes"
Then were greeted with the Windows XP startup sound.
And the credit/debit card reader was working again.
Re: Stakeholders delight - not
Spotify Premium does a lovely job of putting playlisted music into your phone's memory before you leave the WiFi zone. That's the appeal of Spotify and why it won't allow offline 'delayed' streaming like this for Spotify Free.
Using Spotify Free has allowed me to realise I love it for 4 hours a month as does the missus.
Might go up to 8 hrs/month each if offline were allowed.
For which we are not going to pay £20 - presumably to subsidise those listening for 100 hrs/month.
No pay as you go (or pay lite) option is what's stopping any of my spend going to Spotify.
Someone overlooked the real BYOD issue
I work at a large corporate with a BYOD policy in place.
I would estimate that 60% of eligible hardware owners have rejected the BYOD offer (including myself).
- Because they don't want to enter an 8 digit PIN every time, and that's one that must be changed every 3 months.
- Because the device has to use a VPN for all access to corporate thingies and you cannot get a statement from your employer as to when and when not traffic is routed thus.
- Because no-one else in the family is allowed to touch your phone once you've unlocked the screen.
Blackberry is the ONLY handset supplier who's recognized the issue with a SEPARATE and ENCRYPTED partition for corporate usag, apps and data and another partition for everyday.
Other Android solutions exist but would not pass the BYOD security policy AFAIK.
Even if Apple were to finally, finally play catch-up with a partitioned solution, my own iPhone at 16GB would not have the spare memory for corp stuff, even though I could sorely use the BYOD functionality.
I spent a couple of years in Berlin & Bavaria and got fluent in German.
Even in the 80s any reasonable sized town had most shops open till 7, so if you left work promptly could do most shopping after work with ease. Unlike 80s UK where town shopping centers were closed at 5:30.
It's true that Sunday started at 13:00 on a Saturday though. Something I'd appreciate much more in my dotage than in those days.
In the 80s you could not access any UK media except for newspapers from the regional airport and BBC World Service. German TV and radio was dire then and has not improved much since. German speech and news radio stations today are still a century behind the BBC.
Jobwise I found my employer clinging to unbelievably archaic and customized tech. In that respect I was better off returning to Blighty and it's US-centric approach to IT.
Due to the wildly inflated price of UK property and cost of UK public transport, I would consider retiring in Germany due to the better living space and travel opportunities.
Re: Better around cities than elsewhere
That's strange, the C1 has a full sized spare wheel neatly under the boot floor.
Re: A new El-Reg unit perhaps?
My wife has the original C1 (= Aygo). As she's 5'6" this car can ride 4-up with her+ 3 larger adults in perfect comfort. We chose this after I'd had this exact car on hire in France once - you need to drive some hours to appreciate it, looks alone are deceptive.
I take it work and on long motorway trips to give the engine a good run. It's an astonishing little car, impressively stable on the motorway and much more fun in town than any larger car I've had.
The tip above about the speakers is a good one - maybe I'll have a look at swapping to Pioneers too, the audio quality is practically the only fault at this price point. Speed-dependent Adaptive volume control on the audio (as is in all Fords nowadays) would have been nice too, wonder it it's in that new Aygo?
Re: Don't trust USB
So you roll up at a booth and plug your iPhone in charge it.
Now, do NOT tap YES on "Do You Trust This Computer"
It will charge.
The Chines govt must be quite miffed in a 'why didn't WE think of that' way.
I guess the miscreants are now awaiting job offers
hmm... TrueCrypt... hmm...
Re: A rock and a hard place
OK so the BBC whats to quietly monetize content I've already paid for, and charge so very much that only the very rich or stupid would purchase that content.
Where's my TV license rebate for the content I've paid for and the BBC is monetizing elsewhere?
(I've been recording inconveniently timed radio programs since the 80s with timers and cassettes)
It's so difficult that if I log into my Plusnet account, I can instantly see my data consumption so far this month.
Real Windows 9 and servers on a phone?
I see a possible future of computing here.
Proper real Windows running on your phone/work phone/BYOD.
At work, you dock it and work on proper keyboard and big screen.
On the train you tether it to a tablet screen for a few odd tasks or media consumption.
At home you re-dock it to a proper keyboard and screen, or any other hardware that takes your fancy, log onto work VPN and carry on working if needed.
In other news
Cameron nearly gets knocked over by a jogger
When I was getting a mortgage the building society had a habit of calling my mobile on essential matters with caller withheld. Similarly I've had calls from bank security dept with number withheld. So I've so far been reluctant to set the block anonymous callers thing on my mobile.
My niece in France and all her schoolmates seem to be able to watch any movie they like free - don't ask me how, I only work in IT.
But if any agency were to go after her and her mates, they'd find no-one has a cent between them to pay in fines. Ain't going to happen this way.
There was a recent story about knock-off dental equipment, e.g. drills and x-ray machinery, reaching UK shores and eventually the practices of unwitting (or maybe not) dentists.
So in a similar vein, how much hospital life support machinery might just happen to have one of these knock-off chips, soon to be bricked, in it's gubbins?
I went for the 128GB model - just enough room to accommodate updates
If a fake cert can put a man in the middle so easily with Apple kit, what's to stop one being mounted via a dodgy public WiFi access point in the West?
The transaction size...
needed for an average UK house purchase just caused a numerical overflow
I had this on my Samsung 10 years ago, Now Apple will patent this idea and claim Samsung are infringing their patent! Apple is such a non-innovative company. etc etc.
OK all fibs. But I thought's I'd get it in before the Samsung fandroids did.
Re: An old man writes
"the idea that there could be a phone on a train was the stuff of science fiction"
I think it still is
Re: Almost every developed country seems to do much better
....Because you'll be using your smartphone whilst driving..? Or are you going to employ a chauffeur?...
Because I'll save a lot of time and (especially with 2 in a car) money. Rail is supposed to have the key advantage that you can do something else at the same time. Except that the something ought to include online something.
Almost every developed country seems to do much better
In the past I've take very lengthy journeys in China, Finland and Switzerland.
China: Perfect uninterrupted, fast 3g (on a dongle) for the 1st 6 hours North out of Beijing.
Finland: Free Wifi on the train that worked very with with no dropouts for 90% of a 10 hour journey. No video streaming possible but radio and podcasts, just fine.
Switzerland (on an o2 roaming SIM): No 3g but perfect fast Edge or UMTS
So when took two long UK journeys recently, one from Reading to Devon and one from Reading to Fort William in Scotland, I expected to be able to use data (Three) on the train. In reality there was no 3g for 80% of the journey. When there was it was very hit or miss if you could connect.
Seems the motorways are well covered in the UK (so kids and passengers can web surf) but nothing for laptop and tablet toting rail travelers. (I did look at the train operator's WiFi offerings but laughed out loud at the cost - and already had heard reports of how dire UK onboard rail WiFi is).
For my next long journeys, flying or going by car will take precedence largely due to the lack of one major modern convenience on trains: data.