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7 posts • joined 1 Mar 2013

There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

snozdop

It probably had a lot to do with vastly differing availability of the two models. Perhaps the UK was allocated far less 5s's than other countries.

Every phone shop I visited on Saturday had cupboards full of iPhone 5c's - in every colour. All of them had sold out of the iPhone 5s on the Friday, and had far fewer in to sell in the first place.

I was unexpectedly impressed by the iPhone 5c though. Build quality was exceptional and I was surprised how refreshing the colours were. The iPhone 5 / 4 look is getting a little tired.

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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2013: Netbook with next-gen tech

snozdop
WTF?

Re: 3rd review of an Air???

Different reviews, by different reviewers, from different perspectives = different opinions.

Also, remember you are NOT obliged to read everything posted on the internet.

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Netherlands Supremes squash iPad design patent

snozdop
FAIL

Here's an idiot who clearly knows absolutely nothing about Apple devices, and what other devices they can easily sync with using a variety of services such as Google Sync, CalDAV, CardDAV, Exchange etc.

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Apple debuts two-step verification for Apple IDs

snozdop
Facepalm

Re: better get a mobe, then.

> As opposed to SMS

Since the iPad and iPod touch I specifically mentioned cannot receive SMS, sending one wouldn't be applicable anyway would it? Duh! Therefore SMS is not even an option for many iOS users (the very people most likely to have an AppleID in the first place).

> SMS is an incredibly stupid choice. You specifically need a mobe, it spends several minutes -sometimes hours- wandering around the network before it reaches the end user

What? You need to change your network provider if SMSs take "several minutes -sometimes hours" to reach you, unless New Years Eve is celebrated daily on the planet you're from. Several seconds - at most - on any of the 5 networks I've ever used.

> Push messages on the very device from which you are trying to recover your password

If you don't care enough about your personal data to protect the device with a passcode then someone getting access to your AppleID probably wouldn't worry you much either.

> it would be trivial to mount an automated hacking procedure just by running ~10 lines of code at any step of the transmission (including, but not limited to, the recipient's handset)

Trivial? LOL. You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about do you? Finding and exploiting a vulnerability in Apple's systems, the mobile network providers systems, or the handset OS allowing you to run that "~10 lines of code" would not be trivial. Nor would setting up some 'man-in-the-middle' attack.

Certainly not impossible, but certainly not trivial either, and definitely not requiring just 10 lines of code to pull off.

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snozdop
FAIL

Re: better get a mobe, then.

> SMS? Seriously?

SMS is only used if you choose to enter the number of a non-Apple mobile device. Push notifications are used on iOS devices which require you to unlock the device to read. Spoken messages would be useless for people with an iPad or iPod touch (as they don't have cellular voice capability) or for people without a mobile phone (such as iPod owning kids).

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Apple buys indoor mapper WiFiSLAM

snozdop
WTF?

Huh?

"Apple has acquired mapping company WiFiSLAM, in a move one hopes can only improve the quality of its inaccurate and oft-derided maps service."

The inaccuracies in Apple's Maps are all outdoors and are due to bad, unchecked mapping data from widely varying quality sources. Knowing where you are more accurately indoors will not change that bad data at all.

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Texan contends iPod EXPLODED IN HER FACE

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"ITOUCH" myself...

What a top-notch lawyer this person must be - can't even get something as simple as the product name right - ITOUCH?? - makes me wonder what other details about this case are incorrect...

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