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Boeing, Cupertino to 'explore weaponisation of Apple technologies'

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Cut

But would Apple want 30% of the drones?

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

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Black what?

What happens when Crackberry dies (as it indeed will)?

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New Microsoft CEO Nadella could earn FOURTEEN TIMES what Ballmer banked in 2013

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"Nadella's total compensation for his first year as CEO could be as much as $18m..."

What's all this 'compensation' shite. He gets a salary, a wage ... not 'compensation'.

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

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News

Next week's News.

Samsung introduce solar-powered laptop made of glass-like plastic stuff found on a skip.

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Apple stores? Samsung says two can play at that game

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Apple Store

Samsung ... copying Apple ... never!!!

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'I'm BIG, I'm BALD and I'm LOUD!' Blubbering Ballmer admits HE was Microsoft's problem

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A Son?

He has a son?

There are more Ballmers?

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Suicide is an option, Microsoft.

Sorry, you're already there.

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Ohh! The PRECIOUS! Give it to uss. We WANTS it: Shiny iThings coming in 2014

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We (Apple lovers) pay a lot for our devices ( though not as much as some) and we're not supposed to fiddle with them. However, we have devices made of the best (mostly) and we have customer service second to none. Just because the likes of Samsung copy whatever they can and do it cheaper doesn't mean they're better (have you ever seen the innards of a Samsung fridge/freezer? I have and it's not pretty!). If people choose the cheaper alternatives then good for them. We choose very, very, very unique items (poor fellow just can't say unique). If you're happy with Android ... good.

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

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Sell all the old ones to help Mr Ballmer supplement his wages.

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Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?

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Updated an iPhone 5 and an iPad Mini with no problems. Yesterday, 19th Sept at about 10am. Took about 20 mins each. AND, I normally buy each iteration of any Apple product but i'm not going for the iPhone 5S because £709 is just TOO MUCH for features I don't need (want, yes, but not need}.

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We made the iPhones, now we want OUR 'UNPAID' WAGES – student Pegatron toilers

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'Twas ever thus ...

Moanies should look up who was paying (or not paying) what when YOUR country was growing. In both US and UK wages were crap when industries/countries started out. The same goes for China. It's only workers' unions that get the extra pay and then they ruin businesses which move to cheaper labour markets. Wake up! China's only doing what the capitalist pigs want and have wanted throughout the ages.

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Apple snaffles travel app in quest for way out of Maps debacle

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It's probably a UK thing but Apple's Maps has been OK here and a friend got out of serious trouble using Apple Maps. I have found the turn-on-turn an absolute boon. I'd use Google maps but I don't know how but I recently used Apple Maps and it got me back to the hospital I had come from... my own fault as I'd not set it correctly (holding it wrong, perhaps).

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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

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How about:

SKYHIGH

gives the pricing and cloud connotations.

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Huawei unwraps Ascend P6: World's slimmest smartphone

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Facepalm

Ann Droid

It runs Android ... who know who spies for whom?

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O2 averts strike action over mass Capita outsourcing deal

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Mudroach

Not only are O2 getting into bed with Crapita, they're also selling off home and broadband to Sky ... owner one Rupert Mudroach of phonehacking fame.

Good bye O2 !

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Network Rail axes hundreds of tech suppliers

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No

These aren't the executives who got HUUUUUGGGGEEE bonuses for not meeting targets recently?

No. I must be mistaken.

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Apple confirms 128GB iPad. A hundred bucks for an extra 64GB

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Have you seen how many GB you get? Surface my ar*e.

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Another Apple retail chief crashes out the door

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Let's face it ... anybody looks good after Browett.

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer named 'most improved tech CEO'

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He's the 44th richest person in the world. He must be doing something right!

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Analyst slams Apple innovation FAIL

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Global Equities Research MD Trip Chowdhry.

Mental Note: Stay well away from Global Equities Research.

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Apple axed Brit retail boss for doing his job well - TOO well, perhaps

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I wonder if he misunderstood Apple stores.

"They (in my experience) offer minimal customer service apart from selling goods, and, particularly in the case of Dixons, are only interested in what else they can sell you (extended warranties etc).

As such, they have a minimal staff, and often those staff who are there are only really interested in selling more stuff.

When people go into these stores, they know this. They expect it."

No they don't. They go into Dixons/PCworld because they want a fix for their (usually Windows) computer which they do't understand and are so non tech-savvy that they 1) believe the ads and, 2) believe Dixons/PCWorld will solve their problems. They also have enough 'pride' that they know what's needed that they'll pay dearly for the cable which they could have bought elsewhere at half the price. I feel sorry for the Dixons/PCWorld staff who are demoralised and working for a company which has no interest in them at all, let alone the customers.

Why is Microsoft copying Apple's retail ideas? BECAUSE THE RETAIL SYSTEM WORKS! And THAT's what Browett didn't understand and will never understand. Still. he made a lot of money from Apple's error of judgement (Can't call it a 'mistake' can we?).

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"Browett was used to selling value-for-money products"

No he wasn't. Almost all of the products in his stores were NOT value-for-money.

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Dixons!!!

Browett ... was an agency used by Apple to Headhunt him? If so, they too should be given the heave-ho.

At my local Apple stores in Manchester (Trafford and city Arndale) you can't get a Genius appointment for the next three days. This is either Browettisation or loads of Apple stuff either not understood or returned. Hmmm... makes you think.

As for the Bullring Apple Store they now give you oxygen to help you through the 'experience'.

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MYSTERIOUS GREEN GLOW seen on iPhone 5s

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Oh my God! I've just found out that my iPhone 5 doesn't make the world stop when I want to get off!

And, what's more, my Apple Maps work well and accurately!

Apple are doomed (again).

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Schmidt: Google deathmatch with Apple is 'defining' for the tech biz

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When Google went public a year ago, it famously said in the papers accompanying its offering that its motto would be “Don’t do evil.”

So, Eric, What happened?

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Siemens expected to announce job cuts, closures

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All Siemens has to do is get (another) UK government project to cock-up. Magically, £4bn and no job cuts achieved!

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Apple: Blue-shirts can fix iOS Maps in their spare time

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If Browett has his way there'll be ONE blueshirt left in the country but he will know about Maps (so long as you've paid the £39.99 to be covered).

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Surrey council plans to SAVE money by switching to BT

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Surrey Council will save money by going with BT.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

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HP boss Whitman: 'We have to offer a smartphone'

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HP: Let's copy someone.

Me: Who?

HP: Erm, Apple I suppose. That's what everyone else does.

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Capita ITS ditches UK job cuts, offshoring dream

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If everyone at Crapita went on strike ... would we notice?

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Foxconn to investigate iPhone 5 factory woes

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So we get past the headline which gives the impression that it's the iPhone only and we read later... "The iPhone-maker, which also produces kit for Nokia, HP, Dell and other big tech names..."

No wonder you don't get invited to Apple functions. You must list yourselves with the other Apple-haters who post here.

The fact is that ALL the tech companies use crap-paid labour in China for cheapness because they want to get as much money as they can for shareholders, Apple included. But we (US and UK) all did the same not so long ago... it's how we built up our empires. The Chinese are only doing what we did and probably learned from us!

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Ballmer predicts 400 MILLION Win 8 Surface and Lumia fumblers

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All I needed to read was "Ballmer predicts ..."

Good for a laugh.

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Dixons: We had a good summer, though southern Europe was a drag

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"Gross margins were pretty much flat.

The firm has been through a series of restructures under previous boss John Browett including redundancies, store closures and reformatting and a revamp of customer services."

And Apple gave him a job?

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Samsung accused of using child labor in its own factories

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The Chinese are only doing what WE did (US and UK) not so long ago. They, too, are using child labor/labour just as we did to increase their market penetration. They'll get the same laws we have eventually.

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Lexmark dumps inkjet arm, sacks 1,700

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We employ just 50 people now.

So, what can I buy?

Err... well, we don't actually sell anything. But the Managers and bean-counters still get their bonuses!

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Driving a car? There's an app for that

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Looks like it''s made of bits of Airfix, Ikea and Scalextric.

Yup, it's Android alright!

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Nokia, Samsung and pals team up to map malls, stations

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"Nokia and Samsung have teamed up..."

Says it all, really.

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Samsung strides onto the catwalk

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Yeah, but Samesung fridge freezers are crap! Mine's gone (again) and these things just shouldn't go wrong.

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Reagan slams webmail providers for liberal bias

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And it's all the fault of them thar injuns!

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Firstly, he was on Fox News ... 'nuff said.

Secondly, the (ex) President's brain was missing. It certainly wasn't gifted to his son.

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Behold: China's robot noodle army!

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What else from the land of "Death by a Thousand Cuts"?

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Unite workers at Capita ITS vote for strike action

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What are you meanings? It is raining dogs and cats here. My name is Kevin and your calls is important for us. Capita is very pleased your callings today. We are hopings you will be with us tomorrow mornings or forever I need the money.

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HSBC brands EVERY Apple iPhone 'an insecure PC'

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From your World's Favourite Wank!

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UK's thirst for energy falls, yet prices rise: Now why is that?

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"The owner of British Gas has come under fire for paying chief executive Sam Laidlaw about £4.4m in salary, shares and benefits last year, despite flat profits and rising consumer energy tariffs" (Telegraph)

Someone has to pay poor Sam his salary (or is it remuneration), otherwise, how could he pay his gas bill?

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Bradley Manning's lawyers seek to show 'cruel treatment'

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Poor fellow, didn't go to Eton or Cambridge.

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Oracle cans IBM attack ad after ticking off from watchdog

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Oh, did they forget the bit about IBM systems being used by the Nazis to identify Jews in the last World War?

How soon we forget.

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Apple CEO: Frothing fanboi iPhone 5 hype screwed our sales

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The European dimension...

Now that wouldn't happen to be because of the gross distortion caused by Apple's prices (at least in the UK) would it? Apple have their own US$ to GB£ calculator which doesn't resemble anyone else's, even their own apps. Aren't apple connected to Disney? Same fantasies!

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IBM plans to axe staff in UK, Ireland despite hefty profits

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Well IBM could always bid for a UK scheme for IT.

They'll make millions and won't have to do anything.

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Microsoft 'didn't notice' it had removed Browser Choice for 17 months

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and...

Microsoft doesn't make mistakes...

It has 'errors of judgement'

and...

I suppose it's top people don't have wages or salaries

they'll get 'remuneration'.

Asleep now.

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iPhone 5 poised to trounce Android, devastate BlackBerry?

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Words... words

"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."

Steve Ballmer.

And he's still in charge of Microsoft.

Long may he stay!

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Web snooping bill an 'odious shopping list of new gov powers'

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nigel11...

I,too, voted against Labour because of ID Cards.

I shall hurt the Toreens in the only way I have (so far) in the Ballot Box if this stupid Bill is approved.

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