* Posts by The_Regulator

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Here's what YOU WON'T be able to do with your PlayStation 4

The_Regulator

Dealbreaker

This just killed my console buzz, ps4 was looking like the way I wanted to go but no dlna is a killer for me, I stream movies from PC all the time instead of having to search through my physical discs to find the one I want. I will wait to purchase until they add this or I guess may look at buying an xb1 (seems underpowered if it can't run launch titles in native 1080p) or just wait a while for the dust to settle.

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Windows Phone market share hits double digits in UK and France

The_Regulator

If its such a pos why are you developing for it??

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WHY didn't Microsoft buy RIM? Us business blokes would have queued for THAT phone

The_Regulator

Lol, obviously there are many phones with better built in cameras than the Lumia 1020 and 808 right......go back to the drawing board dude your clueless or blind or both.

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Official crackdown on Apple fanboi 'shanty town' ahead of London iPhone launch

The_Regulator

So....

That's what Apple Fanbois look like.....one article on this site where I agree with the majority of the comments!!! Hey it's progress.....

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Open source Android fork Cyanogen becomes $7m company

The_Regulator

Yes, only looking at this from a consumer perspective not corporate.

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The_Regulator

If CM is such a great idea why would google not simply have purchased it and rolled the option out for customers if it is so popular? Real question...

To me this has fail written on it for a number of reasons, none less than you have to overwrite your device for it to work in the first place which voids your warranty in case of any software failure.

Somewhat of a comparison would be rainmeter skins on a PC, they look good at first but then you realize they are actually not that great the good news is they do not void warranty and it is much harder to "brick" your PC than your phone when you are flashing it.

The secure part made me laugh too, so wait, you want me to fully root and hack my phone, install custom software on it and then take it to my job and use it on my corporate secure network......rightttttt.......

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In MASSIVE surprise, world+dog discovers Nokia checked out Android

The_Regulator

Re: Nokia becoming more like M$oft @Ledswinger

Quote:

""Windows Phone does actually run pretty well on low-spec hardware; that was one of its design goals from the outset." Which surely was a pointless goal. All the money is made on premium handsets so that's where user experience counts, and buyers at the bottom end are unduly influenced by whatever is topping the charts."

I think you are looking at the point of low end hardware especially from the WP perspective a little short sightedly. Obviously every company wants to make as much money as possible however with a long term business strategy you cannot put the chicken before the egg.

The market share for WP is low which means that developers are more hesitant to create applications for it than for iOS/Android. Multiple countries and users in every market of the world either choose not to or cannot afford high end spec cell phones therefore to drive interest in the platform, create additional market share and as such then increase developer interest in the platform it is critical to provide multiple price points for the market. The profit per handset at this particular time for the platform as a whole is less important than increasing the overall market share % numbers.

Check the web for sales information on the lumia 520/521 and you will see why its important, you could even try using Bing to search :)

I also enjoyed (can you sense the sarcasm) your random comment about the 1020 (comically coloured, camel humped, zero battery life) seems you could not resist going there. Comically coloured...thats why many major handset producers are now going with colours e.g. HTC, Apple, Motorola (errrm I mean Google), if you want a camel hump grab your backpack and pick up a GS4 Zoom not a 1020. I heard you need at minimum some kind of bag to carry the lens!! Also based on your opinions of WP I highly doubt that you have even tried using a 1020 so forgive me if I take your battery life comment as a complete waste of time and energy.

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Nokia's 41Mp Lumia 1020 'launches' in UK - but hoi polloi must wait

The_Regulator

Nice try AC glad you got called out here.

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The_Regulator

What's your big issue with WP? Just interested to hear....

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The_Regulator

Currently a Lumia 920 user. My only major issues are lack of a handful of first party apps (nothing that's an absolute deal breaker though) and the volume controls on WP just plain suck (raise/lower vol on media has same effect on ringers and notifications) other then that its really great to use.

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The_Regulator

I will throw in a backpack to sweeten the deal, you can also use it to carry your new lens :)

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Why Teflon Ballmer had to go: He couldn't shift crud from Windows 8, Surface

The_Regulator

I'm a MSFT Fan But.....

Ballmer did have to go, he missed the boat on smart phones and now even though they have a great product they are way behind the curve with market share, he released vista (enough said), obviously windows 8 is also somewhat of a flop too even though imho its actually a great product. The next CEO is going to have their work cut out for them that much I do know as they are being given a pretty smelly pile by the lack of priority given to innovation over the last decade.

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Government intervention unlikely for beleaguered BlackBerry

The_Regulator

I guess its just a matter of time.

Bail out of a company such as RIM makes no sense, either you #profit or #fail. Kinda makes you realize though that even with its failings Nokia probably made a semi smart move aligning with MSFT as I'm sure we could easily have been having a similar conversation about them as well.

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Acorn’s would-be ZX Spectrum killer, the Electron, is 30

The_Regulator

This...

Mannnn, never had an electron butdid have the xx spectrum with the cassette drive. It used to take 15-20 minutes to load up a game and then sometimes would crash tight at the end but bringing my friends over to play on my "sick" computer was awesome fun and is definitely one of my strongest early childhood memories.

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Android MasterKey found buried in kiddie cake game on Google Play - report

The_Regulator

I get down voted all the time for giving opinions about windows 8 and windows phone 8, saying they are actually good to use here is the equivalent of telling someone that you just ran over their cat in your car.

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Man sues Apple for allowing him to become addicted to PORN

The_Regulator

They would borrow the money and issue dividends to avoid any tax liability should they actually have to pay anything which seems highly unlikely....

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The_Regulator

I think the bell end was his major problem. Perhaps we should also sue our OEM PC vendors for not providing a shortcut entitled bellend on the keyboard, I for one could use this with alarming frequency when responding to corporate emails.

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Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A

The_Regulator

Or you can just shortcut excel to the taskbar or desktop in desktop mode and use one click as you would with windows 7.......i add my commonly used desktop applications to the desktop workspace and use it like win 7. I use start and metro apps for consumption more than anything else eg listening to stations on tune in radio, reading magazine articles etc.

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France gives Google three month DATA PRIVACY DEADLINE

The_Regulator

They can still fine the pants off them like they did to MSFT and if you think the "voting public" cares whether google gets fined huge you would be wrong.

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John McAfee releases NSFW video on how to uninstall security code

The_Regulator

Am guessing you would want HW protection instead of SW for that kind of fest :)

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

The_Regulator

You may need to check these comments again. I would put money on the 808 camera being the best available in a phone still today. This may change in the next few months though with the new GS4 and potentially the Nokia EOS coming to market.

The 920 camera is really good but I don't think its on the same level as the 808.

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The_Regulator

I agree, I don't think EOS will be even officially announced until July, funny how so much info got out about it...nokia leaked on purpose I think.

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The_Regulator

On my 920 the "system files" are 1.6gb

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The_Regulator

I did read again and I originally did agree with your post just not the part I mentioned. I think they should keep the wireless charging as it is super useful and personally I do not find the weight of the 920 to be an issue but I guess not everyone has that same feel, Nokia seems all over the board with some of their phones not sure why tbh.

P.s. Announced is different than available though no?

On the Lumia vs 808 not sure why you would do that, I expect the EOS to be every bit as good as the 808 each to their own though.

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The_Regulator

Re: Overpriced

I paid $100 US for my phone and the same for the wife's at the time and then get charged roughly $150 US per month here in the States for my own and my wifes phone with 1Gb of Shared Data, unlimited texts and calls. Free and 35 squid a month actually sounds appealing based on the standards where I am!!

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The_Regulator
Trollface

Re: Just went to the comments

Maybe he lost his funding??

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The_Regulator
FAIL

Re: Weight

Except your comparing the S4 Zoom a phone that has not been released yet to a phone that is available now.

How about you compare the S4 Zoom with the Nokia EOS instead and then see how your argument stacks up??

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The_Regulator
Windows

Re: Looks good, sounds great but…

While I do not know for sure if these are the same ones you mention I took a second to look at what was available....

Podcatcher: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/podcatcher/5d5cebe9-420a-4566-a468-04c94aa34d93 (not sure if same but same name)

Fritz!Fon http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/fritzbox-calls/f8352e82-85b0-48c8-8103-7a745573c70b

(Fritz!Fon how popular is this really?? Real Question)

Öffi? Is this information for public transport? if so Nokia provides: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/here-transit/adfdad16-b54a-4ec3-b11e-66bd691be4e6 and there are others too.

The economist does not seem to be an available app however windows phone does have Zinio which I believe includes the economist and a ton of other publications: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/zinio/236cc9f0-a250-4f1a-8f3a-b532d7a60b23

Do you have more apps that you are missing???

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The_Regulator
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Re: Squee

check out the 3rd party app called swapchat for what you are missing in the wp store, you will find that there are some really good 3rd party apps for many of the things people like to point out as missing e.g. for instagram too (instance)

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Microsoft botnet smackdown 'caused collateral damage, failed to kill target'

The_Regulator

I agree, while there is bound to be collateral issues taking down whatever you can is the way to go. Monitoring is one thing but monitoring is not helping anyone except for the security researcher doing the work....

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Jailed LulzSec hacker Cleary coughs to child porn images, will be freed soon

The_Regulator

Does it really matter? Either way, hacking mehh child porn wtf sick...

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Magpie Apple plunders the competition for cosmetics, as egos run wild

The_Regulator

Wow, who would have thought that the mighty fruit would have to steal their new designs from everyone else especially from windows phone.

I am kinda annoyed and happy at the same time. Annoyed that they nicked so much stuff from so many other innovators and happy because copying is the sincerest form of flattery.

I wonder how the fanbois feel about windroid 7 on their iphones.

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Google accused of hypocrisy over Glass ban at shareholder shindig

The_Regulator

If you re-read my comment I said nothing about banning them. I merely said that I suspected it will come up as an issue.

Most likely I will have drowned in a sea of down votes by then so doubt I will be here to say I told you so.

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The_Regulator

Lmao

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The_Regulator

Ohhh your an internet thug/ E-Gangster, come find me and see what you get when you arrive pussy ac poster.

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The_Regulator

Then try wearing google glass and recording the same trip, I wonder which one that parents would be upset about first or more. I would put money on the photos

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The_Regulator

Right now this is valid but what if glass goes mainstream and lots of people are wearing them just like people own cell phones...at that point is it still obvious?

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The_Regulator

Lol, wow if they don't know about it then its no big deal right? That's how your comment reads....

Try that argument with parents you know and see how they react then try again

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The_Regulator

@Steven Roper so I'm a fuck wit for pointing out a valid concern with glass and I should do what with your comments other than consider them vulgar and offensive?

As a parent of a 3 year old yes this is a concern and as I said one which I suspect will come up in the future.

Grow up and try to make a point people want to read instead of throwing around names and other bs.

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The_Regulator

So your not in the least bit concerned that a sex criminal might wear google glasses to record kids in a bathroom without them knowing it and then have the ability to store it, share it or do whatever else they like with it?

There are going to be major privacy issues with these things in the near future I would put money on it because you have no clue if you are being recorded or not. Someone holding up a cell phone, tablet or other recording device is obvious this is not.

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Hacker who helped find Steubenville rapists threatened with decade in prison

The_Regulator

That's assuming that the information is deemed as admissible evidence after someone hacked the site it was posted to though I guess....

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The_Regulator

Lol, they may have had the information, the only question is could they actually find what they had inside the ridiculous mountain of data they are no doubt sitting on.

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Curtain drops on Apple Store ahead of WWDC: What lies behind?

The_Regulator

Lol, at least Ballmer does it big real big instead of dancing and then being like ohhh by the way do you see that new chipset do ya kid do ya yeahhhhhhh

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Microsoft borks botnet takedown in Citadel snafu

The_Regulator

Seems they opted for the tactical nuke instead of the precisely targeted strike. Might not be the way to go next time MSFT!!!

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SEXY models clash at big bash over catty tweets: Yup, it's HTC v Samsung

The_Regulator

Hahaha, this is great, there needs to be more. Maybe they can make fight phones and duel it out in the arena!!!

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Sneaky new Android Trojan is WORST yet discovered

The_Regulator

Sideloading an unknown app while giving it admin privileges anyone who gets this type of Trojan deserves it for their own stupidity.

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

The_Regulator
Facepalm

always on internet no problem check

no used games no problem check

Personally none of these things are an issue for me but I am sure for many out there they are, makes me laugh at the Shite that people come up with though.

I want to see what Sony has to say and I am going to laugh if they are taking the same stance (which I expect them to) PS4 seems strangely elusive though dont you think?

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The_Regulator
FAIL

Re: Goodbye XBOX

Did you even read the stuff, it specifically says you can share your games between 10 people on your friends/family account .........

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