Re: Google doesn't respect its own 90 days deadline!
Maybe Microsoft should start paying bounties for bugs in Google software
847 posts • joined 25 Jul 2007
Maybe Microsoft should start paying bounties for bugs in Google software
There are two of them.
HTC have the Windows M8 (same as the android version but running windows) and Samsung have the Ativ SE (an S4 running windows)
Problem is both are only available on the US market, you know the market where nobody buys Windows phones.
For Cortana in the UK you need the Denim update. It's rolling out at the moment, check here https://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/ to see if it has been released for your device/region
The trick to not being forced into using an email address to log in is to make sure you aren't connected to the Internet when you're setting the computer up. So don't join your wireless network until you've created your account.
These are probably aimed at external drives. SATA drives in racks are usually 3.5" and designed for 24x7 running.
It's worth pointing out that the 2TB Seagate/Samsung drive mentioned is a 9.5mm drive so will fit in laptops.
This is an M.2 card and most likely NVMe so the article you posted isn't relevant
The register app used to be reasonable, just lacking a live tile with the latest headlines. Then the comments broke and it has never been fixed.
Sticking a link to it at the bottom of an article without even checking to see if it actually still works is a pretty poor effort
Fanbois who are willing to shell out $14.99 can purchase _a licence to watch_ a high-definition version.
When BT install the VDSL street cabinets they have to dig the road between the voice cabinet and the new VDSL cabinet, this might be a metre or sometimes it's the other side of a street.
In any largish building there will be a BT duct entering underground bringing in 100s of voice pairs from the street cabinet terminated at a demarcation point. BT will add a rack near this demarcation point and bring in the fibre connections using the existing duct. No need to dig anything and no need to find the space outdoors for the cabinet.
As for FTTP, I'd guess this is actually harder in a building such as this since BT would need to run fibre from the demarcation point through existing risers and ducts which may travel through other tenants offices depending on the design of the building. The copper will already be there ready to use.
Sure, I have no problem with the "black box" part in my example running Android but if I don't like that bit or it's no longer the best system for the job I should be able to pull it and replace it with something I do like without having to take a hacksaw to the dashboard of my car, and without losing the integration into the handsfree microphone, heads up display, steering wheel controls etc.
This is going to become more important over time. For years stereos in cars had radio and tape or if you were lucky a CD player and that was fine. Then music changed and everyone had mp3 so there was ipod integration which generally stopped working as iOS changed. There's 3.5mm inputs but the control interface on your phone or mp3 player is crap for use in a car. There's bluetooth but support is patchy, newer stereos have better support but without a standard you're stuck with the one that came with your car.
rather than this sort of crap we need manufactures to develop standardised systems for cars.
Cars built today will likely run for 10-15 years, probably more. Is an Android going to be the best choice for in car entertainment in that amount of time?
The entertainment systems fitted to cars need to be upgradeable in a standard way, like they used to be.
Make the amplifier separate. Then the system itself can be a black box hidden away somewhere with standard connectors for power, control and display.
Are there any other companies that make hard drives?
No spam for me at my designated plusnet address so I don't think this is an across the board problem but it's a poor effort.
The only big company I've ever found leaking my email is snapfish who, being backed by HP, you'd think would do better. Plenty of small companies though
I didn't think Hackers was available on bluray so was he actually bypassing the DVD region lock on a bluray player?
DNA from different species is different. That's how it's possible to tell that your beef lasagne contains horse.
Just a small correction here, as far as I know the UK has 4 IMAX cinemas capable of showing 15 perf 70mm. BFI, Science Museum, Manchester and Bradford.
I think the author refers to the LEO line of computers vs the s360 line of computers. You'd be comparing the first s360 to the LEO III
Why does everyone love VLC so much, I've always found it to be resource hungry and buggy. I've always preferred MPC-HC
you have to sign on to windows using your 365 account
"Stating 802.11ac is capable of "multi-gigabit" speeds is as pointless as stating USB3 is 10x faster than USB2. Which has been debunked as bullshit many times over with real life tests finding closer to 3x faster."
In my experience USB 3.0 is around 10x faster than 2.0. If I connect an SSD to a USB-SATA adapter I get around 22MB/s using USB 2.0 and around 250MB/s using 3.0. Now this is nowhere near the theoretical limits of either interface but it is a 10 fold increase in speed between the two specs.
ftp is built in to all versions of windows, has been since 95 but it's probably quicker to use IE to download your browser of choice.
A lot of the teclos will already unlock your phone for free at the end of your contract but some (EE) will charge you around £25 to cover the cost of their "admin".
This admin fee is charged to make you think twice about leaving, you can get a better deal that saves you a couple of quid a month but it will cost you a years savings so that you can use your own phone that you paid for how you want.
Ideally we need to ban locking of phones completely, it's fine that your contract subsidises your phone but that doesn't need your phone to be locked you signed the contract so you have to pay it regardless of whether or not you unlock the phone.
At first glance this doesn't appear to solve the problem. You still can't buy a perpetual license for windows for use on VDI. This is a new per user software assurance i.e. subscription license or a new per user VDA i.e. subscription license.
What we need is a perpetual per user license, i.e. I buy 300 Windows licenses for my 300 staff and they can use any copy of windows, that version or below, on any device (VDI, tablet, desktop) for ever.
Flash updates are hopeless.
If the update is a point release on the same version then it will update automatically. If it's a major release (which seems to be at least every other month) then the auto update window appears. Clicking update opens your web browser and takes you to the adobe website to download a new copy of flash with whatever toolbars Adobe is peddling that month. You then have to manually install the update from the download.
Adobe reader doesn't get updated too much, I think there has only been 8 updates since 11 was released.
Java is the worst of the lot. UAC prompt to load the update notification, followed by a manual process to initiate the install which installs the ask jeeves toolbar even though you told it not to when you first installed. Then the new Java 8 installer doesn't automatically remove Java 7 as part of the default install. I know some people need to retain multiple versions but that should be an option on the custom install not the default.
These people need to look at Google or Mozilla to see how auto updates should be done
I guess Apple ran out of room to make the sim any smaller so that it would only work in Apple devices, now they seem to have solved the problem by making a sim that literaly cannot be used in any other device.
" I don't really see what it's missing from the basic level Surface Pro"
2" of screen
active digitiser pen
I think the key is called context select.
Friend of mine had the same issue with a Dell, I remapped the keyboard layout for him so that Alt Gr functioned as the "right click" key
It's worth shopping around for example the 840 evo is less that £100 at many online retailers
Any news on an update to NFS?
Unfortunately it's almost impossible to run Windows 8 without a 64bit processor. You need SSE2 and the NX bit and I think there were only 2 or 3 processors released that had those features but didn't have 64bit support.
This is the other way round, the exe is made to look like a doc by reversing the last 7 characters of name. However any mail scanner worth anything is going to actually scan the file to find out what the content is rather than relying on the extension.
not sure where this 8GB figure comes from, my Ativ S running 8.1 shows 3.57GB used by the system. Loads of Windows phones only have 8GB of flash on the phone and they run 8.1 fine. The HTC 8S only has 4GB and will run 8.1
how about a version of onenote for windows phone that doesn't suck? Maybe I'd like to be able to create new notebooks/sections on my phone like you can with the ios version.
So many benefits to a driverless car. Driverless cars waiting at traffic lights can communicate with each other and the lights so that they all set off as soon as the light turns green rather than having to wait for the car in front to get away. Cars on motorways can drive closer together all communicating with one another. Cars can drive with maximum fuel efficiency all the time. Cars can drive places overnight when the roads are less busy whilst their passengers sleep. Cars can drop you off then go and find a parking space which they looked up online. The car park can pack cars in because entry and exit times can be booked so cars can be placed into spaces according to when they need to leave or move themselves around in the car park as required, nobody needs to open doors so cars can be parked very close together. All this and the car can take you home from the pub. The potential of driverless cars is huge.
Law's like this should require the automatic unlocking of phones when the contract term is reached provided the account is up to date. The provider shouldn't be allowed to charge a fee for the unlock. If the provider incurs a cost for unlocking the phone they should build this into the contract cost.
I doubt there was any need, I'm sure GCHQ happily hand over all government communications to the NSA without question
when you upgrade a point release of 13 it happens in the background without you doing anything, when 14 came out you are presented with an update wizard that takes you to the adobe website to download version 14. This all happens when you are logging in to your computer, how many people have time to download an install an update when they have just logged on to their computer. It's the second most stupid auto updater after the idiotic java which asks for elevated privileges before it asks if you'd like to install the update and only then does it go and download the actual update to install it along with the ask Jeeves toolbar.
I'm not an Apple apologist and dislike most of their products but the iPhone 4 battery is pretty easy to replace. 2 Screws and the back slides off, the battery just unplugs and you plug in a new one. No clips, no glue no soldering, if it's a 4 rather than a 4S then they are standard screws. Not as easy as some but by no means a reason to replace the whole phone.
Try the Trendnet TEW-818DRU
Or if you want something cheaper then some of the TP-Link stuff is fairly decent once you install dd-wrt
This is why PSK is not suitable for anything other than guest, public or home wifi. Anything more serious should be using certificates with a proper crl in place.
Don't forget they're talking US mpg, 50mpg in the US is around 60mpg over here due to the larger gallon.
Why would you change the file extension when your preferred zip client is 7zip? just right click, 7zip, open archive.
It's to make price comparison impossible, you provide individual stores with their own models so Curry's will sell you a SV55WEKs where as Amazon only have the SV55WEKt, what's the difference? probably nothing but it makes a price comparison very tricky.
Um, did you notice you get the web components of office 365 for free also? You only have to pay if you're a) a business or b) you want the full install versions of the office programs so you can use them without an Internet connection.
Also isn't the fastest SATA speed 6Gb/s? To get to 12Gb/s you need SAS.
you're missing something, the words "all-in-one" from your plugin name
1. said feature currently sucks ass and you've no idea when it's going to be ready for use so you don't want to be done for misselling
2. You intend to release said feature soon but when you do it will be part of a new product so you don't want people to not buy your current product whilst they wait for your new product to be released.
Maybe it's an Asus thing, I have an Asus board in my PC and had to install low profile RAM to fit under the heat-sink. It was surprisingly hard to find 4GB low profile DDR3 sticks.
You see WD bought the hard drive business from Hitachi but weren't allowed to keep all of it so half of it went to Toshiba and the other half went to WD where it is now called HGST so HGST drives are either WD drives branded as HGST or Hitachi drives manufactured by WD branded as HGST. Toshiba drives might be Hitachi drives manufactured by Toshiba branded Toshiba or they might be Toshiba drives.
ummm, it's easy enough to get the old passwords, the users give them to you when they log in.
user logs in check password using old hashing method if correct hash password using new method and store as people log in their hashes are updated nobody needs a new password, sure it's not as secure as changing everyone's passwords but it's going to be a lot cheaper.