302 posts • joined 26 Mar 2013
IOS 8 now has a plethora of uninstallable apps, few of which I actually use:
So if anything the new crown for bloatware king is designed in california.
Pono > Bono
Who'd have thunk that El Reg would include Salmond amongst its readership?
Re: I'm fine with Scottish independence if it's what they want.
That's a bit unfair on Salmond. He did a cracking job of getting rid of that ugly party of Aberdeenshire that folks liked to visit and replaced it with a highly exclusive golf course.
Re: Well I'm still waiting for an appollogy
"Sony provide cameras for most of the main DSLRs too, Nikon, Cannon, Olympus, and most of the mobiles"
They provide the sensors for some of the camera manufacturers you mentioned, predominantly in the lower echelons of the product ranges where profits are very slim. They don't produce the actual cameras as your post infers.
Sadly based on their profitability (£100m profit on £1bn sales) this brands of training was clearly serving them well, assuming it continued beyond the mid 2000s. If it wasn't for the networks wanting to cream off as much margin as possible the bingo boilers and top gear tigers would still have somewhere to buy their gear (although the advent of the iPhone kinda blurred these class segmentations).
I'm puzzled as to why Apple don't release their own authenticator app, our allow folks to use Google's one. Even Microsoft uses their arch rival's code generator doowhacky on IOS.
Re: Apple update servers now overloaded
It's 18.32 and I've just got off the phone with my mum who wants to know how she's going to squeeze 4.6GBs of update onto her 8GB iPhone 5C. She's currently ordering the micro SD card that will enable her to increase such a miserly amount of built in storage. Maybe I should call her back before she presses the "order now" button and tell her the truth.
Nokia looked like they had with Meego. Then Elop happened...
Re: Embrace – Extend – Extinguish
Wordplay worthy of Wilde (Kim not Oscar).
This isn't an issue as Apple users have been telling us mere mortals for years that NFC is good for nowt and just a gimmick, so why would they want to make life that little bit easier with quick Bluetooth pairing and such like. Tis just a gimmick, fools.
Whilst using "password1" our suchlike is rather silly and can put some of the blame for the iCloud "hack" at the door of said celebs, the fact that Apple's system permitted the perps to throw multiple access attempts at an account without a lockout is facepalmingly dozy.
Re: "operator-led NFC payments system"
I dunno, I find myself more likely to side with the operators than Apple of late.
Didn't they announce this about three weeks ago?
Go to see El Reg on the ball as ever.
Re: Now where do we go for a cheap contract?
I'm on a SIM only contract and P4U's offering included an extra 2GB worth of data over the same priced one direct from O2. I doubt very much that the extra £100m worth of sales will five their way into the pockets of the consumer.
Re: ? @squilookie
The resale value of iPhones is fantastic and just about makes up for the two year wait for Apple's handsets to catch up with the specs of most top Android and WinPho handsets (fingerprint scanner and in built RDF notwithstanding, natch).
Re: Well this is bollocks
It appeared uninvited on both my work and my wife's iPhones so I'm not sure what's bollocks about this.
"The plan as of a “week ago” was to include a sapphire covered iPhone 6 in yesterday’s launch," Margolis wrote."
So in the space of three weeks they're going to have enough Gorilla glass (or whatever it is Apple use) to slap onto several million patiently waiting iPhone 6 chasses? Sounds rather unlikely.
Re: NFC != payment system
I remember bonking several dozen BlackBerry Bolds together a few years ago to transfer settings and BBM details using NFC for the field staff. Quite a handy little feature at the time as the powers that be decreed that said staff weren't bright enough to set them up themselves. When they inflicted iPhones upon us last year the set up process took at least double the time (not including the multitude of calls we fielded querying how to install various apps, including iPlayer, BBC News and - from one particularly brazen salesbot - Grindr.
I could stream from my Nokia N8 to an Xbox 360 back in 2010. Do I win a prize?
Hopefully Apple will deviate from their typical "launch phone day after announcement" and have a street day of the iPhone 6 some time in December. That'll learn the self promoting hipsters.
Re: Naughts and crosses
They gave up and played a nice game of Global Thermonuclear War instead. Only with pointed sticks.
My work pc is called "Gruntilda" (after the baddie in the Banjo Kazooie games) so I'm not convinced every Tristan should be hunted down.
Re: I think I can hear the death knell
Failbox One! Ha ha ha! That is GENIUS!!!***????ROFLOLOLOL&#%*)%£
Re: You can take the Nokia out of Finland
You mean the Jolla mobile phone that runs Sailfish, developed by Jolla also? The Jolla that's manufactured by Jolla, not Nokia?
Thinness is good news for hour suppliers, bad news for repairability and horses.
I think a robot hoover is extremely unlikely. I'll wager it's an updated Omnibot 2000, to bring me tea and Swiss roll on baked beans.
I never much cared for Shadow on the Wall or much of Oldfield's Crises era output. Give me Ommadawn or Platinum any day.
"Punters who bought them mistakenly can eveg score a refund"
Can do what now?
I rather like O2's approach to social media. On their Twitter account if a twittering twat says "i hatez u o2 c**t" or suchlike, their usual response is "we're crying, sad face". Granted, not particularly helpful, but an appropriate response.
On the subject of EE, whilst deleting posts is unforgivable wanting customers to private message them with personal details and mobile number seems quite sensible rather than plastering them on a public forum.
Re: I'm just amazed...
Didn't they have a countdown a few years ago, ticking off the days until some 15 year old was old enough to adorn their pages topless?
Re: They all look alike
Agreed, with the exception of Apple's iPhone 5C whose bright colours and plastic casing is utterly original and not seen on any other phone, especially ones from Finland which start with an 'L'.
So Apple need to sack a few white people from their upper echelons, and slash their Asian workforce by 43% then, hire the remainder as women in the percentages given in the top chart and all will be right in the world?
Re: So they are
It's getting MKV support with the update mentioned in the article.
CEO Don Mattrick...
...he who made such enlightened and wise choices during his tenure as Xbox boss (XBoss?) that the console is lagging in sales behind the ps4 by a margin of 3:1? No wonder things look so bright for Zynga.
That functionality had been available for a couple of months now. This is just a DVB-T2 tuner for those who don't have a Freeview box or such to plug into their Xbox.
Crumbs. It's up to US$80,000 (at time of typing). That would cover the bar bill for Apple and Samsung's patent lawyers for at least one night.
Joking aside, great that it's going to charity and hole it makes much more. Might change my name to Power Mac g4 Cube and apply for a job at Samsung.
Regardless of who wins in the exploitation stakes, the likely reason for the focus upon Apple is both the company's and its devoted acolytes' holier than thou attitude that they excrete. Apple made a big song and dance shout their membership of FairLabor but almost immediately afterwards stories emerged about child labour and draconian rules at the plants making the 5C.
Re: Had a Fiat once ...
I've had a combination of Italian and German cars over the years. To date only one of the Italians (an at the time ten year old punto) needed a new ignition coil and my current car (an Alfa company car) has only had a slightly over flappy sun visor as a black mark.
Of the German cars (all company cars) all have developed faults, with two VWs requiring new engines and clutches.
The good thing about Italian cars is that you expect them to break down so when they don't its a nice treat, whereas the overhyped reputation of German vehicles disappoint with their fallibility.
We haven't actually left the EU yet and there is no mandate or legislation for us to do so. Who's to say we won't be in the EU in ten, twenty maybe one hundred years time? To preclude the UK from policy is undemocratic regardless on our stance on data protection etc.
Cortana is twice as good as both Google Now and Siri, based upon the reasoning that I used the fruity and chocolatey voice assistants for a day before ignoring them, whereas with the Master Chief's beau she lasted 48 hours. Scientific reasoning at its finest.
MS should counter sue the Chinese government for not allowing any other political parties to stands against them.
Re: You must be joking
If you're going to buy an army I'd go with the Second Sons over the more flashy Golden Company. Save you a few bob to boot.
Re: No Apostraphe
There's a Sharks Cove in Hawaii that is devoid of punctuation, so maybe it's the Hawaiians' fault rather than Nadella et al.
Isn't the timing down to Dre et al moving away from Monster making Beats branded overpriced cans to manufacturing their own? Perhaps Monster's noise cancelling tech is either licensed or sufficiently different to deserve a sueball being lobbed their way.
My old man used to have a Rover which had electric windows that would unexpectedly open and close for no apparent reason. I can only assume it was also down to some clever clog students such as in this case.
Re: My God, they're full of stars...
Or perhaps Zookd. I really didn't think this through.
My God, they're full of stars...
Hence forth I shall refer to Apple as Bqqmf. Cookie, Cookie, give me your enterprise share do...
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