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17 posts • joined 7 Feb 2013

What the 4K: High-def DisplayPort vid meets reversible USB Type C

Shippwreck1

Re: Nirvana

Only if the manufacturer installs the port the "correct" way... on my HTC One X+ the logo on the USB cable plugs in facing downwards not up... no matter which of the cheap/expensive/manufacturer supplied cables I use!

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Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

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Sigh! ...Industry issue... not an Apple one...

Incidentally when they announced the iPhone 6, me and a mate did a bit of a memory cost comparison. With a Nexus 5 16 Gb costing £299 and the 32 Gb costing £339, you are paying £2.50 per Gb for the extra 16 Gb.

So although I wholeheartedly agree that the cost per Gb is extrotionate, it's not like it's an Apple centric issue... they are ALL as bad as each other, so wouldn't it be better to bash the industry as a whole and not just Apple?

(For the "bias" record I used to own an iPhone 4, before moving to the HTC One X+ and am planning on getting the Nexus 6... if it is ever announced...)

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This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

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I would also hazard a guess that we are both partly right ;-)

I have made the odd app here and there (nothing pro... i wish!) and although it's not quite as simple as just adding all the classes etc, I can quite imagine that there are basic frameworks out there provided specifically so that people can quickly build apps on top and that those frameworks DO have all the permissions enabled... so basically the same thing.

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I think that's an extremely generous assumption...

I work on the basis that these "naff" little apps are constructed by people who know EXACTLY what they are doing and know that for very little dev time spent, every 1,000/10,000/100,000 people that say yes, they can sell that info... at best to marketing companies and at worst to... well!

In-app purchases aren't the only way to make real money in apps...

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Microsoft bins Bing image widget after Getty sueball

Shippwreck1

Honestly...

... we didin't mean to infringe copyright

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What could possibly go wrong? Banks could provide ID assurance for Gov.UK – report

Shippwreck1

Re: Must have a think about this

Yes Bank are in most things for the money, but in this case I would suspect that Lloyds and other banks will see the appeal from a customer retention perspective rather than a "how do i get paid" one... especially with the recent introduction of fast account switching between banks that was forced upon them. No doubt this will fall outside of that remit to some extent as it's "newer" and will be a reason the banks can use to try to convince you to stay...

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LOHAN Kickstarter bid IS GO: Back our Vulture 2 spaceplane launch

Shippwreck1

Engraved Tankards...

Any pictures available of the engraved tankards?

It's not that I doubt the quality of any work done by you guys, but it's nice to see what kind of receptical i'm getting for £40... ;-)

GOOD LUCK!

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Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

Shippwreck1

3.5Gb pffttt

As much as I hate to praise anything associated with Rupert Murdoch... Sky broadband in London... 20% of the download done in 10 mins... can't complain at that!

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

Shippwreck1

Personal and Work Profiles on a Phone

Your comment about having a work profile and a personal profile etc is something that I had looked for and thought I had almost found.

I bought an HTC One X+ and in Sense 4, you had the ability to setup multiple profiles. You could switch between them and all the widgets and folders on the main screen would switch as well. Perfect, I had E-mail setup as a main widget on my "Work" profile and not on the "Personal" one. However, there was one small problem. In order to change between profiles you had to Swipe down, click settings, click to go inside another setting, then click on the profiles setting, then swipe to the profile you wanted, then click ok, then exit settings and it was just such a pain in the arse that I stopped using it.

I found the Llama app with which you can set cell towers as Home, or Work or whatever and then when you come in range of one it triggers all your Work actions, like going to vibrate etc. It can even hook into programs, so long as they expose a hook, but sadly it seems Sense 4 didn't.

Lastly I had a number of e-mail conversations with HTC and the outcome seemed bright in that I was told my suggestions to make profile switching easier would be lloked at by the developers for a future Sense release and that my suggestion to expose a hook would be looked into, but sadly with the release of Sense 5 it seems they have done away with profiles altogether, or at least buried them so deep I can't find them.

So sad and as you mention it would be soooooo useful on a daily basis!

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Our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane: Intimate snaps

Shippwreck1

Re: Airframe comparison

Do you wear a tinfoil hat?

Even if The Reg decided that actually this was a bad idea and that to save themselves from government spooks they better delete this... i'm relatively sure that they can't delete Google Cache or entries on the WayBackMachine (to name but two) and therefore would be screwed anyway. With that in mind, if you're gonna go down, better to to do it actually having achieved their lofty goal!

I for one cannot wait for the launch of this and will be watching it live on the stream. As for you... i'd suggest that as you're so concerned you best not come back to The Reg and delete your account... just in case... you never know...

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

Shippwreck1

Re: Rewarding Loyalty

To be fair, they probably don't give a crap about taking online abuse and despite the fact that you may not consider £600 for five days to be good value for money there are many MANY people in this world that would (and lets face it, an estate agent is bound to be one of them ;-)

(Also a slight aside... IF that does happen then it's more lokely to be the £709 version)

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Rewarding Loyalty

I wonder if any of the commentards on here will stick to their opinions of cretins, numpties and pathetic when we see an article later in the week saying that the pair have been rewarded by Tim Cook for their loyalty (and free advertising boost to Apple) by giving them the latest iPhone for free...

Although I would never queue in this way for a phone and find the whole notion highly amusing, as someone else pointed out here... "way to give a couple of harmless blokes a hard time"

What an intolerant society we sadly live in...

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Boffins fire up old dish to send interstellar SMS

Shippwreck1

Re: Won't reach....

... or just be more advanced/adept than us at filtering out background noise... in which case I refer you back to...

"Why the hell would they do that?"

;-)

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Whoever recently showed us the secret documents: Do get in touch

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Holmes

Re: Somewhere in the depths of Prism

Balls... I clicked it twice!

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AT&T drops Facebook phone to 99 cents

Shippwreck1

Well as much as I don't care for Facebook, this article has introduced Google Tracks to me, as well as a host of other Google apps... not saying they are any good as I've not tested them, but they are certainly more interesting to me than Facebook on my phone ;-)

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Pah! Social, file-sharing apps are SAFE compared to biz apps

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" ... While 339 social networking, video, and file-sharing applications represent 20 per cent of network bandwidth use, they account for less than 1 per cent of threat logs ... "

" ... The top 10 applications by threat are: MS SQL; MS RPC; Web Browsing; Server Message Block; MS SQL Monitor; MS Office Communicator; SIP; Active Directory; Remote Procedure Call; and DNS ..."

erm... isn't "Web Browsing" a fairly broad business application, that is likely to incorporate most of the threat logs associated with users surfing to social networking sites and the 1% referred to is the tiny amount where a user has actually admitted to using a social networking site at work...

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The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

Shippwreck1

Settings...

In the top right corner there is what looks like a settings icon, however when I tap it, it does nothing... not sure if it's meant to be a settings menu or not...

Also every time I open it I get a message saying the application needs to restart and then it exits and re-loads the app

HTC One X+ Running stock Android 4.1.1

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