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Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5

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Re: Confused

Unfortunately it's usually both the app AND the firmware at the same time and it renders older versions of the app unusable once updated.

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Sonos user here.

This is annoying.

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

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Re: This is straight

You mean of course the Samsung Galaxy S-Fifth Element.....

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Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

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Re: boosting its broadband connection speed to 152Mbit/s

Not sure what speed package you're on but my upload is 10Mbit. Love it!

Depends on the person & situation etc but I don't mind paying a bit more each month to get the better upload speed - the increased download speed is just a handy side effect.

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Apple blows past (most) Wall Street moneymen's expectations

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Re: Peak apple?

I just don't get what investors realistically expect from Apple (or any company in similar circumstances), they beat their earning target for the quarter, they pocketed $7 BILLION IN PROFIT IN 3 MONTHS yet people get pissed and their stock falls by 7%.

FML There's something seriously wrong with humanity/humans if $900 profit each and every second that passes isn't enough to satisfy.

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Mr Icahn

On a positive note, by my maths, Mr Icahn has just lost 252 million dollars with a 7% price drop in Apple shares on his "no-brainer" 3.6 billion investment with Apple.

That seems a lot of money.

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Gasp! Twitter displays pictures in main feed as IPO looms

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Re: It's an option

Aye maybe, but for now it is an option that I have exercised. Some of the accounts I follow I'd prefer not to appear in picture, at least straight away.

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It's an option

You can switch off the preview y'know, it's in the settings.

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It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

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Re: Read first sentance.

That's kinda what I thought as well, I read the opening few sentences and thought "the fruity taste of bitterness is strong in this one".

Never mind, I'm sure the author will gush forth praise when Apple's watch drops. Magical. Revolutionary.

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Apple's shock treatment: An authentic charger-spotting guide

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Random standard??

Anyone explain this to me please?

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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2013: Netbook with next-gen tech

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3rd review of an Air???

So yesterday we had 2 reviews of the 13" model and today we have a review of the 11" model. Seriously, are they that different that we need a separate review for each screen size?? Jeez.....

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Albert Einstein brings cheese and clean pyjamas to space station

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Trollface

Woolly sentence

So you're saying we follow the grammar, and that nazis like sheep? Cool.

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Microsoft CFO quits as quarterly results fail to sparkle

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Trollface

The results for the 3rd quarter of 2013??

Wow. So we know Win8 continues to fail for the next 6 months huh?..

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iOS 6.1 KNACKERED our mobile phone networks, claim Vodafone, Three

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WTF?

6.1 or 6.1.1?

So is this borking for 6.1 or 6.1.1? I've got 6.1 running fine on my 4S and there's an update to 6.1.1 do I download or not?

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First Google wants to know all about you, now it wants a RING on your finger

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No Lord of the Rings jokes yet?

See title

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Oz library finds Lance Armstrong books a new home: The fiction section

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Re: WTF??

In Soviet Russia, books classify you..

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Review: Google Nexus 4

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Re: Low Cost?

Huawei? Geordie phone is it? Huawei Thelads

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Joke

What's the height of conceit?

A gnat floating on its back down the river with a stiffy shouting "Raise the drawbridge!!"

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Meh

Twas the bettery life, or lack of.

I also ordered one thinking for the price I'd be able to live with the purported poor battery life. Thankfully though, the order backlog gave me a chance to consider further the slowly increasing poor reviews of the battery life of the phone. I cancelled and bought a Note 2. Even though it's cost me more money, it's saved me a shedload of hassle with poor battery life which was the achilles with my creaking DHD

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iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' bug to self-destruct on Monday

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Joke

Re: So

Remember to switch the DND off, or you'll miss them as well......

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Kickstarted mobe charger 'kicked to death by Apple'

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Big Brother

Re: err

That would mean Apple incorporating wireless charging which they're unlikely to do any time soon, and if they do they will develop their own proprietary standard or engineer their products to only work with official Apple licensed induced energy, non-licensed energy will not be allowed.........

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Taito's Double Dragon

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I loved elbowing them

Grabbing their hair and kneeing them in the face was a win as well. Or throwing the knifes at them.

Me and my mate used to complete the game on 1 life. We had no life at the time.

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HP: AUTONOMY 'misrepresented' its value by $5 BILLION, calls in SEC

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Can this AC provide Lottery Numbers?

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/08/19/hp_buys_autonomy/

Posted Friday 19th August 2011 13:23 GMT

".... I hope they didn't cook the books like a certain now-Microsoft-owned company in order to look more valuable than they are."

Headshot!

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Phone lacking NFC pay-by-bonk tech? It can go on a SIM

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Boffin

Re: And I need NFC why?

And I need a laser why?

While I am also slightly skeptical of NFC (or its close-range variants), I think there will be large demand for it once we sort out the applications. We're still at that stage where we know it's exciting but haven't quite figured out the best way to use it yet. Maybe switching the central heating on and off as we arrive/leave the house. Light switches becoming redundant as we pass from room to room, maybe reminding us that that parma ham in the fridge is nearing its sell by date. I don't know but I'm sure someone will crack it.

Maybe I just love technology and the possibilities it allows us to dream up

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Sony Xperia T Android smartphone review

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Megaphone

Has anyone....

...mentioned the Nexus 4 yet?

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Ice Cream Sandwich still a no-show for most Android users

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Re: Moto Xoom UK - still waiting

What he said.

I clung on for a few months like a smitten teenager hoping Motorola would lavish ICS upon me but in the end I saw the reality of it. 7 months since the US Wi-Fi only Xoom got ICS and yet we still wait for it here in the UK? F-off Motorola.

GEDify your Xoom. It's definitely worth it and once, or maybe if, Moto UK get round to rolling out ICS in the UK then you can flash back to UK ICS if you fancy. Hell, they might even jump ICS and roll out Jellybean instead, but that might be the caffeine talking. The difference in performance of the same hardware running 4.0/4.1 compared to 3.2 is frankly unacceptable in the fact that I fail to take in how much positive difference the OS upgrade makes to the same physical piece of kit.

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Sky launches movie, sports on demand service

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Sky Sports Pass?

To be fair if I can pay a smaller (& REASONABLE) amount for Sky Sports only rather than ponying up for the sports and the 90% of keech I don't ever watch then I'll probably do it.

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Google pushing Jelly Bean updates to Android devices

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Go

Re: Jellybean on the xoom?

I got sick of waiting for Motorola UK to pull its finger out so I flashed to the US Xoom GED ROM. Totally different device, fast, smooth, reinvigorated it. I am astounded by it. Jellybean will be here soon so I'll probably continue to use the US ROMs until the UK ones are available and swap back when they are. Trust me, go for it, you'll not look back at all.

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Ethiopia: we are not jailing Skype users

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Ethio Telecom internet

Presumably because there is already Government informing snooping kit of some sort on Ethio Telecom?

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iOS Rock Band gets back together

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FAIL

Shysters

Contemptuous shysters.

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Mayor Boris' Chinese vote master stroke backfires on twit clone

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What a prat

See title...

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Wondershare PowerCam

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Not free App

Says £1.49 for me. May just be for me though......

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HTC sues fans for premature unboxing

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Re: nda

I thought the article said they HADN'T signed an NDA?

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Judge orders O2 to name suspected smut burglars

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Joke

Golden eye?

Brown or Japs surely would be more appropriate, if a little less PC?

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Belkin Power Pack 4000

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Seems like everyone else agrees

that this Belkin unit, compared to others available in similar or larger capacities is horribly over-priced. I expect to see this in airport electrical shops at list price + 50%

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Official: The smartphones that suck much more than others

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Loch Nest

WTF?!

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Steve Jobs named most influential game guy – ever

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Gimp

Fawning sycophants

That list is pure jokes. A lot of self-congratulatory fellatio going on there.

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Apple admits iPhone battery suckage, promises fix

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Big Brother

iOS5 is Apple's mobile device Vista

Certainly in my experience on my 4th gen Touch. Noticeably slower operation, repeatable freezes, takes an age to unlock, several crashes.

Downvote me, I don't care, I only speak the truth.

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Man builds smartphone dock into arm

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"With the company apparently unwilling to lend a hand"

LOL

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No BBM app for PlayBook soon, admits RIM

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FAIL

What a clusterf***

Honestly, do RIM employ anyone in upper echelons that is capable of critically assessing a product spec & function before moving from alpha to prototype to production? Are they all deep-cover Android & Apple execs?

This 'device' will surely be held up as a shining example of how NOT to do a tablet. Honestly, if there was a process flow diagram I'd bet money that the RIM executives travelled down every 'No' branch on the page to arrive at the fail known as the Playbook. And that includes the naming process.

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Samsung Android 4.0 smartphone priced for Blighty

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Do they not get it?

Apple can charge a premium because they are Apple, Samsung phones running Android can't because, quite simply, they aren't Apple. Everyone knows Apple makes hench cash off their hardware so why not settle to take a realistic profit from the hardware and still undercut the iPhone by a substantial margin to gather a lot more sales and revenue than the Apple-istic price point they announced.

I was interested in this before the price was announced, now it has been announced I am not. I'll stick with my DHD

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Ford spins pop-out anti-prang door shield

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Don't see how it helps......

And how does that help when you're parked next a bloody pillar or something in a car park?

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Google+ bans real name under ‘Real Names’ policy

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Joke

Change his name

Change your name. Not that big of a deal.

Sergey

Sent from my iPhone

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Facebook goes all a twitter with Beluga buy

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Paris Hilton

What were you thinking?....

.....caviar?

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Microsoft polishes Windows Phone 7

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FAIL

Re: And they want us to buy this?

I'd say nokia were doing a damn good job of destroying everything that was good about themselves way before Microsoft got involved.

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Apple iOS app hunger swells

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WTF?

They count using the phone....on a phone.....as an app

Way to go

/slow clap engage/

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Fanboi king hails Apple 'love affair with open web'

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Jobs Horns

Shill or tonguing douchebag?

Undecided. can i have both?

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Apple iPhone 4 vs... the rest

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WTF?

No Desire HD?

Please explain El Reg....

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Black Ops sets record sales figures

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Grenade

Re: Connected

Given there's a theoretical max of upwards of 5m people tryign to play the same game at the same time I'm not surprised!

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Virgin Media begins 100Mb upgrades

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Yes!

I am so there when it comes to my neighbourhood.

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