* Posts by Nick Cooper

4 posts • joined 9 Aug 2007

Is Google Gears safe?

Nick Cooper
IT Angle

Security...

Not completely sure on this point, but afaik isn't Google Gears using a SQLite backend - i.e. there is never a question of file storage nor of executable content- it's a normal relational database.

You can't run a file through it any more than you can through javascript [and there's the rub]

Additionally, the level of trust in the URL is somewhat irrelevant, if you didn't have gears you wouldn't have seen anything different that would stopped you using javascript?

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Steve Jobs unveils plans to dominate RIM BlackBerry, Life, the Universe, and Everything

Nick Cooper
Unhappy

Misleading

Not really a comment... just I think the title is misleading as it gave me the impression Steve Jobs said they'd build 4 Googles.

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Apple iPhone storms world smartphone biz

Nick Cooper
Paris Hilton

What about exported iPhones?

Yes, it's nice and all to ship that many in the US market, but what about the proportion of which that has been moved overseas - I suspect the US market figures would be lower when considering the number of handsets exported.

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Sony VGN-TZ11XN/B laptop

Nick Cooper

Just got the model up

Don't know if it's any cheaper for you UK-fellows, but in Australia I ordered the Sony VGN-TZ90 from Japan. It's the model up; and the performance is notably better for simple processing tasks;

Main Changes:

- 2GB ram standard

- 32GB SSD HDD

- Wireless a/b/g/n

And with the extended battery (quoted 18hr, haven't had time to test that yet); it's quite an amazing thing to use. As for people above comparing to the TX- core 2 duo isn't a faster clock speed, but does result in faster performance for myself (running linux tho; kernel-level stuff on one core, user apps on the other...)

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