706 posts • joined Wednesday 25th July 2007 17:00 GMT
Windows 8 includes the new version of defender which rolls in Security Essentials.
No real need for any other AV at the consumer level.
Also @Efros, windows 8 can mount disc images without the need for a 3rd party driver. Not sure what images are supported but iso works fine.
Re: nexus device
My Xoom is also a UK wifi device I installed the US firmware onto it and it promptly upgraded to 4.1
After a bit of messing around mine even has flash working.
Re: nexus device
I'm guessing that the Motorola Xoom will get 4.2 as well once released as it's a Google experience device.
Not converting yet
Since EE have 120MHz @1800 they've got plenty to share between 4G and 2G.
Once they transfer the 30MHz to three they will no doubt add some 800MHz
I'd expect all the networks to maintain 2G capacity inline with the number of phones they have using it.
Re: BT is also guilty
I get two of these a month telling me to sign up to the new "super fast" service but my exchange is at least a year off being upgraded.
Yes, as are all the other highlighted people on this list. Maybe the highlighting has some significance.
"Unless of course somebody can tell me it's worth that price per bulb in theoretical energy savings, which I doubt considering the bulbs are 50w compared to the 12w I currently have plugged in."
50W equivalent as in same light output as 50W tungsten bulb. These are LED lights though so much less power usage than your 12W CFLs
Re: Excuse me
"And if you're going to convert it, then why not into a unit we all understand.and tell is it soared from the height of 2962.1849 double decker buses. Or 197.4788 Brontosaurus."
I don't think you can use double decker buses or dinosaurs for height only length. I think for height you need to use Nelson's Column so 525x the height of nelson's column.
Re: Charm bar thing....
This was going to be my point, when everyone asked "is there going to be some kind of tutorial?" you forget to tell them "there is but we've neglected to let you see it"
I can't remember when the tutorial is shown but it's either part of the OOB experience or at first log in to a new user account.
If they don't get to see the video how do you expect them to know what to do?
How many of them would have know how to produce the start menu in Windows 95 the first time they saw it if they didn't get to see that weird animated arrow that flies in from the right first time you log in?
Re: Windows 8, the first Microsoft OS since DOS that needs a keyboard
To get back to the desktop you just drag the charms bar in from the right, hit start then choose desktop.
drag the window swticher in from the left side of the screen which lets you toggle back to the desktop.
It's not obvious but there's certainly no need for a keyboard.
£25 for a box and a couple of DVDs
The boxed version of Windows is £49.99 available to pre-order now. The download version is £24.99, why is there such a difference in cost? Who is going to pay £25 for a box and some DVDs?
more reviews like this please
laptop with fairly decent performance but let down by everything else not sure it even deserves the 65% but it's a good start. Poor reviews for their products are the best way to get through to manufacturers that this isn't what people are after.
Re: browser choice? from Handle
Chrome and Skyfire are front ends for the iOS webkit browser, neither of them is a fully functioning browser.
I don't use my optical drive for installing software any more as it comes downloaded from the Internet these days. I also don't use it for burning discs, it's much easier to use online storage or a USB drive.
I do however use my drive all the time for ripping CDs, DVDs and BluRays.
Now the number of CDs I'm buying is decreasing as mp3 prices fall but I think we're a way off having DRM free downloadable films so my desktop computer will have a bluray drive for the foreseeable future.
£269 for the cheapest model, £80 between each model and £100 extra for 3/4G
compared to £190 for the Nexus and £160 for the ad supported kindle fire HD. You'd have to be very committed to Apple/iOS to go for the ipad.
very easy to do on other hardware
I think most new intel chipsets have this functionality built in. You build your system on to the big spinning drive and then in the intel storage management you combine in the SSD, the driver takes care of the rest.
I think I'd rather have the drives separate, use the big disk for storage and the SSD for the system.
If you look at the EE site it seems the pricing is a little more complicated.
e.g if you already have a 4G phone and you want a sim only deal 5GB a month is £36, still expensive but not as bad.
If you just want data you can get a data only plan which according to the website is significantly cheaper for 18 months than it is for 24 months - £26 for 5GB over 18 months or £36 for 5GB over 24 months.
The problem here is that EE don't have a nationwide 4G network this means that if they did give you 100GB of data to use you would need to be able to consume it on 4G and 3G and 2G.
Now they could say you can have 100GB of data on 4G and 500MB on legacy networks but this would be a hugely confusing model for most people.
I take it all these packages are advertised as unlimited?
a little bit lives on
A little bit of ceefax still lives on in the form of the page numbers on the digital service. Football is still on 302 with the brief stories on 312.
if your program requires access write access to its own install folder then it is up to the program to set those permissions when it installs. If it doesn't set the permissions then it is the fault of the program not Windows.
I take it this guy hasn't realised that you can plug a mouse into an android tablet? Also most Android tablets support USB OTG you just need the correct adaptor and you can plug your USB accessory in.
As far as I can see the differentiators are the interface which some people will like and some will hate and the full versions of office programs which are irrelevant since the only reason for having Microsoft Office is Excel VBA which you don't get on the arm version.
Microsoft had a USP with the keyboard cover but it stops being a USP if you have to pay extra for it. They should have priced it $499 including the keyboard. I also think the 16:9 ratio is a mistake.
"A[sic] unencrypted stick amnesty by the force's data controller.."
So the force has a data controller? Sounds like a good place to start with the redundancies then. If your job is to look after the data and you are not then you should loose your job. This is a basic point, no sensitive data leaves the systems unless it has been encrypted.
The problem with inches arises when things get small, I can't stand hardware reviews that tell me a laptop is 0.6 inches thick or a phone is 0.35 inches.
While we're on the subject can we start a campaign for tool manufactures to make tape measures with metric on top and inches on the bottom? Or better still ones without inches at all.
I see the update instructions tell you to go to "install optional updates" to install the update. For those who haven't used Windows 8, the install optional updates shortcut takes you to the desktop windows vista/7 style updates application. There is also a metro style update app which doesn't seem to be recommended by Microsoft.
I guess this is similar to any instructions from Microsoft dealing with the control panel in XP, the next instruction after opening the control panel is always "click the link to switch to classic view"
FTTH is a waste of time
Current FTTH is a waste of time just have a look at BTs current service offerings.
Infinity Option 2 (FTTC) 76Mb down 19Mb up £26 per month (plus telephone line rental)
Infinity Option 3 (FTTH) 100Mb down 15Mb up £35 per month (plus telephone line rental)
The FTTH service isn't worth it until they offer symmetric upload speeds which should be one of the benefits of a fibre connection. Of course the other benefit should be that you no longer need a phone line but for some reason BT make you take one anyway.
still think a windows media centre is a better choice
A bit more expensive I think mine was around £300 once you factor in tuners and remote but it has access to all on-line services and there are no restrictions about where you can watch content. Also can play back anything you throw at it. Mine even has a DVD drive in case you're feeling nostalgic.
Also they should have graphed the rate of increase rather than the actual values as that is what the graph is trying to show.
Oh those crazy Greeks with their blasphemy law.
Turns out blasphemy was still a crime in the UK until 2008 and remains a crime in Northern Ireland so maybe they're not the only crazy ones.
Do Offcom really have such little understanding of how TV is transmitted?
Don't they realise that TV is transmitted in large groups of antennas each one covering at least one major city and all the surrounding towns, villages etc.
What qualifies as a major city? Most of the transmitters needing a retune are in Scotland and Wales it's only really Winter Hill that covers a few big cities.
Of course it should be easy to sort out if you simply do one a week rather than one a month.
stopping reviewing these favourably
£900 + 1366x768 screen should automatically mean a harsh review hopefully containing words like unacceptable, useless, waste of money.
I talked to a Toshiba guy at a trade fair and asked him why the screen resolutions were so low, he had no idea it was a problem and I can only blame the press for that.
If people are playing a premium price they want a premium product. That means not only a high resolution screen but also 8GB of RAM.
So what's the battery life like of the Atom tablets vs. the arm tablets?
Also are the RT x86 tablets capable of installing software outside of the market?
Re: Mozilla Persona vs. Mozilla Personas
For those who don't know, Personas with the s on the end are like skins or themes for your browser. Right hand not talking to left hand at Mozilla then.
MB < GB
" It is 9.5mm thick and spins at 5,400rpm and has an 8MB flash cache"
I think we're going to need more flash than that to make it worth while
I don't think you've read this right.
Microsoft have extended the mainstream support i.e. the product will still be in mainstream support until 2015 after that it will transition to extended support. Where it will receive fixes right up until 2020.
What's interesting here is that microsoft are treating 2012 as the replacement to 2008 rather than 2008R2.
I would imagine far more people are using 2008R2 than 2008
Of course none of this is important, the only important upcoming dates are 2014 for XP and 2015 for 2003 after which there will be no more support for IE6 and the browser can finally be forgotten about.
Crusty old wires
Don't quote me on this but I'm pretty sure that if your connection from your house to the pole is the old style single pair cable in a figure 8 arrangement then openreach will swap it out as part of the FTTC installation.
All the cables from the pole to the cabinet and the cabinet to the exchange should be fairly modern anyway.
It's no really an issue is it?
Apple probably have a batch of slightly too tight connectors, a visit to the Apple store will get them replaced no question.
I guess the story here is that if I bought a new phone and found the cable was too tight I'd just use a different one out of the drawer. Apple makes you go to the shop and get one from their drawer.
buy better equipment
If you don't want to lose your PVR schedules or have to retune when this kind of thing happens, buy some better equipment. A decent freeview PVR should be able to background scan the currently tuned multiplexes finding new channels and moving around the old ones without any kind of manual retune. Retuning should only be required when the multiplexes switch frequencies.
A decent PVR should also be able to maintain series links and scheduled recordings using something better than the EPG number.
So again like the Nokias you have to choose between the high end model that has no SD card support or the low end model with SD card support.
Only Samsung are clever enough to realise that your top model should give away features to the lower end.
contactless payments work well if they can speed up transactions to reduce the length of queues. I recently travelled on the M6 toll and you can now wave your card. This works well because it's slightly quicker than posting your card into the slot. If, however, you were to use your phone for this it would be far slower.
1. unlock your phone
2. load the NFC app
3. choose the correct wallet
4 enter a pin to unlock the wallet
These are not steps you need to be doing when you're in a queue.
Paying in shops doesn't work either currently because to pay with your card you have to tell the shop assistant that is what you want to do and wait whilst they tell the till you are paying by card and only then can you wave your card. The system needs to be
1. shop keeper says that'll be £3.49 please
2. customer waves card
Until the system works like that it's a waste of time.
Re: Mutual Benefit
I can't believe these kinds of features are only just being implemented on modern smartphones.
I'm pretty sure the auto reply with text feature was available on my Ericsson T28 if not it was definitely on the T39.
The Do not disturb feature used to be part of Windows mobile you could set the phone to switch to your meeting profile when your calendar showed you as busy. Of course this feature (along with almost everything else) went missing in WP7.
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