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True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras

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Re: raw

The Lumia 1020 and 1520 both support the RAW format, y'know.

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Nokia halts sales of Lumia 2520 Win RT tablet over zap-happy charger

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It's a shame that Windows Rt is such a lemon because the 2520 tablet is a rather nice piece of kit in terms of design and build, with possibly the nicest screen I'm yet to see on a tablet. It still puzzles me why MS didn't copy Apple and Android and just have WP on larger screens.

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Gov cheerleader Sajid Javid gets nod from PM to park in Miller's spot

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Congratulations to the man. I'm sure he'll perform as admirably and effectively in office as Mr Hunt and Ms Miller before him.

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Reg slips claws across Nokia's sexy sixties handsets, fondles flagship too

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Re: nice phone but

930 doesn't have glance:

http://m.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-930-does-not-have-glance-heres-why

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

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Lord Melchett, Lord Melchett...

...intelligent and deep,

Lord Melchett, Lord Melchett,

A shame about the sheep.

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Chinese company counters pollution by importing fresh air

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Damn, what a gullible breed.

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SECRET Apple-Comcast CONFAB BLAB: Movies streamed to TV? – report

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Old Rupes has very little foothold in the cable market in the UK, with the dominance of Sky being predominantly based in the Satellite TV market (which doesn't seem a very good fit for Apple TV). Sky are starting to gain ground with fibre optic broadband but still lag behind Virgin Media (who rule the cable roost and have just started to offer Netflix via their TiVo boxes) and BT with their patchy Infinity service.

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Virtual reality? Two can play THAT GAME, says Sony: New headset revealed for the PS4

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I'm sure that it'll hit the amazing highs that Sony achieved with 3D gaming on the PS3.

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Straight to 8: London's Met Police hatches Win XP escape plan

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Quite a few machines at my local NHS Trust run Windows 2000 Pro, showing that they're way ahead of the curve (2000 is loads higher than 8, innit?)

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Netflix needling you? BBC pimps up iPlayer ahead of BBC3 move

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The only apps the Beeb are interested in are the ones on iOS. Android is always second best and Windows Phone is a web app.

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Microsoft's battery-boosting Surface slab cover to ship soon

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If I fancy a cheap thrill at the same time: yes.

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Two hundred notes for that?! I could get a tumble dryer for the same price

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Samsung narrows counter-claim against Apple in US

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I'm pretty certain I had a Sony Ericsson that was able to fulfil claim 27 also. Seems like a pretty obvious claim so how its patentable is rather puzzling.

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British Pregnancy Advice Service fined £200k for Anon hack, data protection breaches

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They mucked up made the private details of humanoids available to a nincompoop, but £250k is the same size fine that the multibillion corporation Sony were slapped with for similar laxness. Seems a bit unfair.

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Apple 'hid AUD$9 BILLION' from Australia alone: Report

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Re: It may not be illegal

The immorality of Apple's actions is made worse by the huge cash pile they are feeding with their tax avoidance. I can only assume that Cook et al have a Scrooge McDuck fixation that makes them want to horde $100bn and counting, while at the same time the folks that screw their iDevices together struggle to survive on pittance a week.

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Frenchman eyes ocean domination with floating, mobile Bond villain lair

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Can't see a chute for dispensing unwanted guests to the circling sharks anywhere on the plans. Puzzling.

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Boeing going ... GONE: Black phone will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secs

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Re: Bring Me the Head of Agent Garcia

Errmm... Mornington Crescent!

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No mention of what kind of battery it sports, or whether the casing will be flame retardant.

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HTC One grabs BEST SMARTPHONE gong

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In a previous work life my company had Huw Edwards host an awards evening. He was urbane, witty and had clearly done his homework about the company and its bigwigs. The organisers of the MWC clearly hadn't bothered watching Corden's efforts at hosting the Brits for the past five years, otherwise they would have gone for someone more professional. Like Sam Fox and Mick Fleeetwood.

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Tab for Xmas, Mr Consumer? Yes please. And Mr Busin... NOPE

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Re: Excel etc was borked on Apple's slabs

Macros didn't function properly on an iPad, just as they don't on the Windows RT version of Excel 2013 which we found rather surprising when we had a play with a Surface 2.

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My company bought over one hundred iPad 2s a couple of years ago based purely on a scheme dreamt up by the head of sales for all his field staff to lug one around. Just before Christmas they were donated to a charity that provides IT for schools in the developing world.

Whilst they looked rather lovely and weighed less than the laptops before, none of the sales team could use them with customers ageing IT (projectors etc), Excel etc was borked on Apple's slabs and the geolocation software that was indented to keep tabs on the staff showed them travelling from China to Colchester in the space of an afternoon.

We're currently trialling Windows 8 tabs and hybrids against Linux based laptops with far more success. One wonders whether a thorough evaluation of the ipads that the London plod are buying were properly field tested also, or whether the Met chiefs have been watching too much CSI again.

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Ford to dump Microsoft's 'aggravating' in-car tech for ... BlackBerry?

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Fiat have dumped the MS developed Blue&Me system also. I've got it in my Alfa and it's utter twaddle.

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Korean credit card companies hit with 90-day, $100m sales ban

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That'll learn 'em. If only our own Information Commissioner could have his teeth sharpened to a point like his Korean counterparts.

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Treasure hunters dig up LOST RELIC of dead Steve Jobs

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Re: How Pathetic...

You clearly haven't read the article properly. The mouse in question isn't just some collection of plastic, wire and rubber: this mouse was touched by the hand of Jobs.

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Rotten to the core: Apple’s 10 greatest FAILS

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The eMac is the only bit of failed Apple kit that I've had personal experience with. My firm decided to buy half a dozen of them and every one had screen failures, and took Apple at least a year to fess up that there were issues. And I think that's the problem with Apple: not admitting their mistakes.

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Re: Good to remember whenever you hear that "Apple can do no wrong" blah blah

And when it's the anniversary of Windows 3.1 or similar then I'm sure we'll get a retrospective. This is to tie in with the massive success of the Mac and all of the lyrical waxing that has been in the tech press over the last few weeks.

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

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Re: How about

I am outraged that MS aren't supporting a thirteen year old operating system that hasn't been available for purchase for five years. I've only just got over the shock of my Star dot matrix printer not having any drivers released for Windows Me.

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One large NHS teaching trust near me is running XP via Bootcamp on OSX Tiger, with no signs of upgrades to either anytime soon.

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Apple in bid to turn MORE and MORE humans into iPhone-stroking fanbois

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Re: Perfect

There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why certain screens scratch/crack/survive. My wife has had an iPhone 4 for over three years and there's not a mark on it, despite it living without a case and being subjected to the innards of ger handbag. My last phone had Gorilla Glass 2 and it also didn't have a mark on it, even after bouncing down three flights of concrete stairs.

I'm typing this on a Lumia 1020 with a Gorilla Glass 3 screen which has a handful of tiny scratches on it. Next to it is an iphone 5S which already has a scuffed screen and - coming back on topic - an thick scratch across the camera cover. Which is made of sapphire.

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James Dyson plans ROBOT ARMY to take over the world

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Re: In the UK?!

Your caution over buying UK designed products is completely founded. It's a well hidden fact that we are required by orders from the Queen to slip a surveillance equipment into every product we design, from Land Rovers and JCBs all the way down to Sir James of Dyson's vacuum cleaners. Even a block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk has a hidden mic inside.

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15,000 London coppers to receive new crime-fighting tool: an iPad

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Re: Unwise?

My firm tried this on their field based salesforce and their lovely new iPads. In the space of a day the Suffolk based flogger managed to travel from Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich via Boulder City NA and a small town in the Hunan province of China. And this was pre Apple maps. I shudder to think where she would have ended up after that.

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STRIPPED DOWN and EXPOSED: Business kit from the good old days

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I've still got a stack of 5 inchers with Harvard Graphics on them. I'd still rather see folks use them than Powerpoint.

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Gas masks? Pah! We unearthed a huge purple dildo hibernating in a support stocking after breaking into the locked desk drawer of a recently medically retired product manager.

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Schmidt gets $100m in Google stock on top of his $6m bonus

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So that's why he's so fond of capitalism. Maggie Hodge will be most dischuffed.

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BSkyB sees first half pre-tax profit tumble as sales climb

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Sky signal around my parts is utter pants, as is anything via aerial. Fortunately we have cable, but as you say subscribing to VM excludes us from Atlantic (so no Game of Thrones etc). I'd be happy if Netflix got all the shows as they're far more affordable.

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Google close to inking search biz deal with Brussels: report

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I don't know where to begin...

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BBC Trust: 'LA LA LA I'M NOT LISTENING' to this DMI mega-tech FAIL

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£100 million would have paid for two and a bit The Voices, or 100+ series of the likes of Rev, The Thick of It and such. So swings and roundabouts I guess.

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Want a touch-friendly solar-powered laptop? Apple just patented it

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Didn't Nokia buy into a startup that was developing something similar (though no doubt less magical)?

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Murdoch's BSkyB stares down Microsoft: Redmond renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

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They'll be after Skynet next. Be a shame if Mr Murdoch is visited in the small hours by a T-1000.

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Lloyds Group probes server crash behind ATM, cash card outage

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Having revently seen the hardware that one of the big banks has chugging away behind their fancy web pages and mobile apps, I can only assume that they ran out of valves, transistors and duct tape to fix one of them.

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The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

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From Breaking Bad?

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Apple: That 'white screen of death' nightmare? We'll fix it... AT SOME POINT

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I was told by an Apple "Genius" that the WiFi issue was either the fault of my cordless telephone (which I don't own) or my router (possibly but as it occurred in multiple locations it would seem that there is a conspiracy amongst router manufacturers to make Apple loom bad).

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Bing Maps COCKUP: Oracle UK HQ is 'Elvis Impersonators' joint

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Apple moved the town of Leamington Spa fifty miles east, so I'm not entirely convinced mislabelling a building is quite in the same league.

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Apple-aligned firm opens sapphire glass factory. iPhone 6 rumours, DEPLOY

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He did design (well, demonstrate) it on a Mac after all.

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HOT AIR-FILLED Apple fanbois SHUNNED iPad 2 at Xmas

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Many hospitals use iPad 2s to allow patients to rate how miserable they are.

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Nokia's Android? It's not for the likes of us…

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Isn't tombstoning rife on the best from Sammy, HTC, Sony and Apple also?

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Royalty free

I thought MS were going to start dish out WP software licenses for free so that cheapo handsets could compete with Android efforts? As the Normandy device is slated to run a forked version of Android that won't have access to Google Play and the plethora of apps etc available there, what's the benefit over Windows Phone marketplace?

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Sniff, sniff, what's that burning smell? Oh, it's Google's patent-filing office working flat out

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Voldemort?

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Apple asks judge to axe ebook price-fixing watchdog

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I gave up on the Apple statement after the first sentence. The US is desperately in need of a plain English campaign. I currently work for a US based company and the combination of the ridiculously tongue twisted emails I receive from them and having to fill in US government documents I'm surprised that anyone can be bothered to fill in any form in America (the forms for Obamacare are Orwellian in their double speak).

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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No Little Professor?

It might have been a backwards calculator, but the little guys moustache used to wiggle when you got an answer correct. Sir Clive's efforts couldn't compete with that!

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