2655 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
I suppose you could...
Send some kind of FOI request to the company for all the info they have on you giving only a postal address for response.
100k of stamps has to cost quite a bit.
Just switch to an alternate app repository
Oh. Wrong operating system. Sorry.
Amazing how fast Apple will bend over rather than stand fast when it suits them.
The Starbucks loyalty card even pops up on the lock screen whenever one is walking past a Starbucks.
Nice. Of course you can turn location tracking off in preferences, right? I mean you know when you're in a Starbucks, you don't need your phone to tell you, do you?
Mind you these are apple users we're talking about I suppose, they don't seem to believe anything unless Cupertino tells them it's so. Like location tracking being a 'real innovation' .. right.. no-one ever heard of a fucking TomTom? Oh maybe not, didn't apple just 'invent' TomTom maps, too, this week?
Gimp icon. Cos, well.
Maybe they'll charge Apple to include it
30%, sir ?
It'll piss Garmin right off.
Re: Easy to reject a call - big deal
The Mr Number app on Android rejects all 'unknown caller' calls automatically for me... works a treat.
Can be set all sorts of ways.
Yet my wife's Galaxy2 had ICS made available to it by Vodafone. It's 18 months old.
Re: Only us geeks care about OS versions
Don't most iThing owners use IThingTunes ?
Doesn't that push/enforce updates on the devices as and when?
I think that means apple upgrades the devices rather than 'most users'. For Android it's the carrier's decision, oftentimes, to deploy an update as they have to rebrand it, e.g. Vodafone needs lots of Red bootscreen crap and voda-specific apps, etc. In the event an update comes available it's still the user's choice to apply it, also.
That marketing.apple.com re-supply that pie chart this time next year so we can see how many devices they 'obsoleted' from ios6.
Apparently all ipad1's for a start, and I'm willing to bet only the 4s phone onwards gets #6 which is maybe why they released that incremental 'meh' version of the 4, to obsolete the rest this year with a new ios to hopefully force the shiny pavlovian massive to get the V5 phone so they could spout hyperbole.
Re: Simple security
Absolutely. Your average webserver only needs :80 and :22 visible to the world anyway and MySQL should be bound to 127.0.0.1. If you need a separate DB server then put them on the same private network and only expose the webserver to the world.
Re: Are Apple shooting themselves in the foot?
Yeah shame about Nokia though I spose it's largely of their own doing by ploughing the wrong furrow
Still have a 6230 upstairs somewhere which'd I'd expect to work perfectly if I charged it. Oh, and it can 'see' phone numbers in SMS messages, too.
Re: Are Apple shooting themselves in the foot?
I know at least six people personally who are essentially saying 'Fuck Apple, they're like bloody crybabies, I so don't want anything to do with them any more' and going SGS3/OneX for their next phone.
Probably doesn't help that I keep calling their phones CryPhones, either ;o)
Plus others (mostly dev types to be fair) who're considering Transformer Primes for potential laptop replacements (including me) without even giving a thought to an apple tablet.
Re: The [Apple/Samsung] is better than the [Samsung/Apple] you own now
The note was really nice, too big for a phone though, imho.
The people I know who've tried an SGS3 are gobsmacked by it, apparently it's not just 'rather quick' but 'instant' response as far as UI response goes and that was from an IT guy who knows what 'latency' is ;o)
Mind you, quad-core 1.6GHz - you'd bloody well hope it had a 'prompt' interface response!
Might get one next week as I'm due an upgrade from VodafOne2 though I may hold on till the blue ones are shipping, if I can, don't really want white.
We've known about the 10M preorders for a month or more, too!
Re: Stupid Apple
@Charlie - Damned right.
The US phone isn't the same as the UK phone, different CPU for a start isn't it? So crapple are basing a US ban on a different device to what would be entering the US, surely?
Buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters...
We thank you, Douglas Adams.
That's pretty thorough
Defo smacks of professional/industrial coding.
Complete and utter Database 101 fail
Crybaby Apple cries like a baby
Refuses to innovate, insists patent lawyering is valid business model for foreseeable future until A. N. Other Corp invents something new they can use in their other-peoples'-tech mashup products.
Mind you, we don't really need to read any reviews any more do we? If crapple seeks a ban on something then it's almost certainly worth having over one of their products.
Re: lost sale?
Yep, it's the
Apple Streisand Effect
Didn't Samsung recently thank Apple for the free publicity in Oz?
Prior art va any Apple tv patent
The Sharp Aquos on my living room wall. I humbly invite Tim Crook to come and check its corners for roundness and its bezel for blackness. and it screen for screeniness.
My kids used to make noises like Apple do now. When they were about 6 months old and dropped their Pooh/Tigger/Piglet beany toy.
Mind you my kids grew up over the last ten-fifteen years, Apple didn't.
They should simply change it
To cover cookies that can track your behaviour outside of the website it was set within, or allow cookies from a TLD to be excused while browsing that TLD.
Surely that would just let normal everyday shortlived session cookies do their thing while 'dealing with' cookies that track your wider behaviour from stuff like FB & Google
Re: Might one enquire...
Still ongoing, presumably.
Apple are busy finding one of their lawyers who can be do something other than patent litigation most likely.
In the meantime...
Apple sues the soon-to-be-ex employees for trademark abuse...
Whilst cackling maniacally.
Get Zuckerberg to fund it
I'm sure it's worth it to Zuck the Suck just to have robo-controlled satellite-style stereographic space pics to
sell make available on his shiny new Instagram. So long as it takes square pictures, of course, and you like your speace pics with a 1970's look.
Mind you Failbook has just plumbed a new record low in price so perhaps he's tightening his belt...
I'd rather see
Trollco's suckered in with a whiff of easy cash then thrashed soundly and very expensively in the courts to the point where they all take up a different job altogether and just fuck off. They don't produce anything, they're just a financial burden on the economy.
Here. Have my crocodile tears, advertisers.
Not a Google fan
I'm sure Google wants to own the world as much as anyone else but I think as an organisation they're generally smarter, understand the long game better and don't start an argument without checking their facts.
As for antitrust investigations all the big companies have their share of that stuff, often instigated by the childish foot-stamping of their competitors, it's how many large companies think you do business these days. Didn't help Oracle, did it.
Umm read the article.
They claimed they wouldn't, now they bunged the patents to someone else who is. All Google needs do is show Nokisoft has any involvement in these companies to seriously improve their cry of foul and I'm sure Google have done their homework.
Google likes homework.
On second thoughts I think I know most of them
So, the keyword list please, Google.
Come along now. Chop-chop!
To paraphrase Nelson from The Simpsons...
Re: a non-trivial result
Just so long as you don't implement my 2+2 methodology to achieve the same result...
-- Love, The Ghost Of Steve Jobs.
Re: Google's Biz Model
Exactly why you should be able to demonstrate you're *implementing* your patents to be able to protect them.
If you didn't invent it and you aren't utilising it in product, which given that you're probably sitting in an apartment in Florida with a PC and a Ferrari parked outside rather than in a management office in a company making real things, then you lose the right to defend it until such time as you're judged to be utilising and then from that point in time only (i.e. not retrospectively) you're allowed to pursue others for infringement.
Yeah, I know. Too sensible. Politicians would lose too many kickbacks if implemented.
An expression of free speech and therefore exempt from WIPO/etc claims ?
As oft-mentioned in Spartacus..
Involving bending over, natch
Netflix has the better PS3 UI anyway
If you're dumb enough to pay an XBOX Gold subscription ON TOP of your Lovefilm/Netflix sub to be able to use it on that console then you largely deserve what you get. Don't care about HD especially, it's just a bonus, I want to watch the film, not count the pixels.
(Yes I realise people might already pay for gaming anyway on XBOX but if you don't, paying two subs for the benefit of one is lunacy)
Re: more downloads
That's what ebay's for, let someone else have the benefit of the stuff you no longer need!
My exact thought, also.
I would additionally advise
Putting a frigging password on your 'puter and then NOT telling anyone what it jeffing well is.
Especially around your current squeeze's child from her previous liaison with Satan.
Spawn of Satan indeed!
Two years ago
You'd have laffed your ass of at the suggestion Samsung would become a serious phone competitor to apple.
Not laughing so much at that one now, eh?
Things Doctor Who never actually said
Crumbly Wumbly Casey Wasey
Not that he doesn't deserve a kick up the arse but, when it comes to greedy megacorps, these days I'd be on Idi Amin's side if he were still alive and being hounded by the MAFIAA
Fuck ACTA and its megacorp self-interested sponsors.
My thoughts exactly. If it were a cheap take-on-holiday gadget that let you access email and share your snaps then that's top banana.
For £150 absolute tops. Needs to be cheaper than a netbook for sure.
I don't want a white one.
Re: Only 35% of those polled trust Facebook !!!
Well, if FB want to order 5M units, I'm sure HTC will happily supply.
Which leave branding, apps and underlying platform to Failbook to dictate, presumably with their usual incredible stupidity, based on the web UI which is truly awful.
Given that they have, truly, one of the worst search algorithms (based on the crap it calls results) ever devised by mankind I shouldn't think a phone would be any threat to HTC/Samsung/LG/SONY/Apple/etc
Who the hell would want a Failbook phone?
It'd just sell all your phone activity & contacts to direct sales droids while asking your Gran what kind of Koala she is via £1.50 SMS.
You could take a machine gun to these humourless petty bastards.
Oh shit, was that incitement?
It really takes three high court judges to work out if the guy was a loonie threat or just venting?Morons. Pathetic. There is no icon disparaging enough.
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