823 posts • joined 25 Jul 2007
Vendor lock in
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.
Re: Learn something please, Microsoft
" 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
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.
doesn't go far enough
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.
Re: The NSA must be happy
I doubt there was any need, I'm sure GCHQ happily hand over all government communications to the NSA without question
of course people aren't upgrading
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.
Re: On Street Parking
Don't forget they're talking US mpg, 50mpg in the US is around 60mpg over here due to the larger gallon.
change file extension
Why would you change the file extension when your preferred zip client is 7zip? just right click, 7zip, open archive.
Re: The names...
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.
Re: Microsoft Office is in Big Doo Doo
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
Reasons for revealing a new feature
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.
Re: Since When?
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.
Not that simple
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.
Re: Sigh ...
you can't just keep the last N hashes, if someone decides that your passwords have to be dissimilar then there is no way to test for this. The has for password1 is completely different to the hash for password2 so there is no way to tell from the hashes that the user has just changed the number on the end of the password.
Also some systems, banks for example, ask you to enter the 3rd and 7th characters of your password. Again this isn't possible with a one way hash unless you hash each character individually and then rainbow tables are going to be pretty quick to construct.
Re: Slightly schizophrenic review
It also makes no sense having your keyboard layout in the qwerty style, the dvorak is a much better layout for a keyboard. Thing is once you're used to typing on a qwerty keyboard everything else is a nightmare, same goes for all the modified keys.
Pretty sure the Nokia Here transit on my windows phone does this as well and has done for at least a year. Still it's nice to see other platforms can catch up.
waste of time
I thought this article was going to say that clients running 7 or 8 embeded didn't need a license, but bringing them into SA is stupid. It might be cheaper than the VDA but,
1. the saving in the cost of the license will be negated by the extra money required for a thin client running windows embeded over something running a linux or wyse OS.
2. SA is still a subscription that you have to keep paying rather than being a perpetual license.
Re: All your files are belong to us
Of course you are right, if you're going to put files online you either accept that they could be accessed by anyone or you encrypt them yourself, but Dropbox shouldn't be claiming that their service is a secure way to store files.
Re: still no top left double click to close
it's not hard to click the big red X once, in fact it's easier than double clicking the top left corner. However, if your mouse pointer is already near the top left corner of a windows then it's quicker (particularly on a laptop) to double click the top left corner. When you have one program out of all the programs on your computer that responds differently then this is a pain.
Chrome and IE both have similar tab layouts and have both removed the application icon from the top left but they have both maintained the double click to close functionality.
still no top left double click to close
since the dawn of time it has been possible to close windows programs by double clicking the top left corner of the window, a hang over from when that was the way you closed windows. In firefox when the orange button arrived we lost this option. I had hoped that when the orange button went and some blank space appeared next to the tabs that this would return but no such luck. Firefox will remain the only browser that needs to be closed from the top right.
Is it just me or does anyone else think PoE is kind of pointless for a NAS.PoE is useful for devices that have to be in a particular location, phones, CCTV cameras, wireless access points. A NAS is just as useful right next to the switch from which it is drawing power. Any device that needs to store data remotely is going to include that capability on the device, most likely through the use of an SD card.
Re: 90 degrees
Konica Minolta made one, for it's time a pretty decent camera. Sony also made some, I'm guessing from the Minolta designs after the acquisition.
pretty sure that's right
I think you have two email addresses one sends the files for free but only if your kindle is connected via wifi and the other you have to pay for.
Re: Developer unlocked?
developer unlocking a windows 8 phone is easy you just plug it in to your computer and visit the developer site.
Your windows 7 phone won't run windows 8 though, windows 8 needs a dual core processor.
Re: Not Engineering
"Even at home listening to NS10m's I can tell the difference between a Cubase track made at 16bit/44.1 and a track made at 24bit/96Kh."
The important difference here is that you are listening to a track _made_ at higher resolution. Once you bounce that track down and do your mastering from your 24/96 session. You can convert the file to 16/44.1 and you won't be able to tell the difference.
There's just no market for this
You've got the set of people who own a bluray player
A subset of those being the people that own a bluray player that isn't just a playstation or an xbox (fan noise from these devices is going to negate any theoretical audio improvement)
A subset of those being people who have their bluray connected to an audio system that isn't just the TV
A subset of those being people who listen to music at all
A subset of those being people who believe that they can tell the difference between music at 24/96 and a CD.
You see the music industry thinks that the reason people bought DVDs over videos was because they were better quality. This isn't true, the main reason for DVDs becoming popular was that you didn't have to rewind them. Same with CDs, they were smaller than vinyl and unlike tapes they didn't get chewed up. Bluray audio is worse than CD for most people, can't play it in the car, can't put it on your iPod, costs more.
Is it just me that thinks 4.5" isn't particularly mini? The original Galaxy S only had a 4" screen. My HTC Touch Diamond had a 2.8" screen, that was mini.
I'm all for big phones (up to a point) my current phone has a 4.7" screen and I find it useful, but if I want a _mini_ smartphone I kind of expect it to be mini, like the mini car, oh yeah I remember that's not very mini either anymore.
"I would buy a whole lot more CDs, if they weren't STILL pricing at £20-£30 a piece even for old school stuff such as I listen to."
Where are you buying your CDs? I can't remember the last time I paid more than £8 for an album and even that is the price you pay on day of release.
Thunderbolt has some uses, it makes a great universal docking station connector for one.
Using it as an interface for a single portable hard drive via a SATA 3 interface is just stupid. In the future maybe we'll see some sort of PCI-E SSD connected over thunderbolt which would actually take advantage of the speed but ultimately very few people are going to benefit so the price will remain high.
That battery should last at least 10 minutes.
My understanding of these kinds of robots is that they don't actually solve the cube. They instead lookup the current state in a database of solutions. The robotics are pretty clever though. A couple of thoughts though, 1. would it be quicker to use 6 hands rather than 4, 2. are they still spinning the cube at the start and using the camera on the phone to read in the current state? If so wouldn't they be better with 6 cameras so they could scan all sides at the same time?
Re: Alibaba actaully sells stuff?
Alibaba deal in wholesale. If you've ever bought anything from ebay that orginated in China from cheap audio connectors to no name tablets right through to small diesel generators or hand tools. Chances are it was sold wholesale on Alibaba.
"For mobile companies in the bulk / "free" handset segment, selling directly to carriers instead of end-users, Apple and Samsung are not "competitors";"
I agree with you on Apple, but Samsung compete across all phone markets from crappy candy bar handsets that struggle to do much beyond make calls, through a succession of Android devices from the very cheap right up to the S5. They also dabble in other OSes including Windows phone. I'd say Samsung is exactly the company Huawei are trying to compete with.
will it have downloadable maps?
One of the really useful features of the nokia here maps on my windows phone is that you can choose to download a region of maps to the phone. This means you can download a map of a foreign city you are visiting and actually use some of the features of your smartphone without needing to hunt down a wifi hotspot.
Re: “high resolution” albums
forget $1000 power cords, you're not going to get any kind of decent quality unless you use £1600 Ethernet cables http://www.chord.co.uk/product/chord-sarum-ethernet-tuned-aray/
Re: Reinventing the wheel?
"But when taking closer look at the actual explanation it becomes even more bothersome. For starters this thing is for i386 (32bit) environments only, that doesn't sound too reassuring to me. I also don't quite grasp the potential of this still being a userland process."
Where to start with this?
First up EMET runs fine on 64bit systems, some of the mitigations are only available for 32bit processes. The ASR mitigation (the one that deals with java in the browser) is available for both 32bit and 64bit processes. However modern versions of IE don't have 32bit and 64bit versions, they run as 64bit and spawn 32bit processes as required to run plugins.
The article you linked to concerns EMET 4.1 and includes a paragraph at the bottom thanking Microsoft for working with with them and I would expect the new release 5.0 to include fixes for the workarounds Bromium labs presented.
Re: More security is a good thing
A lot of the functionality in EMET is already built in to Windows 7, the toolkit is there either to allow you to configure it on a more granular basis or to add that functionality in to XP or Vista.
Also this is a technical preview of version 5.0 of the tool. Version 4.1 (the current release version) is fully ready for the enterprise.
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