* Posts by Martin Pittaway

19 posts • joined 18 Apr 2008

UK.gov cuts deal with Microsoft to avoid £15m post-Brexit price hike

Martin Pittaway

Longevity

PC's ££££££££££££££££ year on year cost a fortune to live with. Subscriptions to anti virus. malware and spyware.

Macs? Hmmmm. Don't need to subscribe to anything for protection unless you're a paranoid PC nerd who thinks they know better.

Tell me. Why do Windows luvvies hate Apple when it was the Mac interface Bill Gates fell in love with, had to have whatever the cost, and so Windows arrived how many years after the Mac OS GUI was launched? And lets not forget. Word and Excel were on Mac in a GUI LONG before the Windows versions.

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Martin Pittaway

Know it all Microsoft luvvies costing the British tax payers a fortune

Lobby your MP.

Swap to Apple and don't pay a penny in on-going licence fees! No OS upgrade fees. No BIG server license fees.

Totally compatible. Apple's own Office suite will read and write to Office 365 documents.

Infinitely expandable (XSAN) plug n play.

More secure.

Just who is that keeps complaining that Apple product is expensive?

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Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?

Martin Pittaway

Anti-virus, spyware, malware er isn't this Windows?

Why would this Windows product be compared to a Mac? Mac's are far more secure so you get ALL the processing power running the apps. Not something in the background because up front is all the protection software dominating the Operating System.

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Martin Pittaway

why buy 2nd best

It never ceases to amaze me that the IT industry let Apple do all the research and development, and then copy them, to the detriment of Apple's income. GIU was developed by Apple and the John Sculley gave gates permission to create Windows. And then look what happened. Apple developed the iPhone smart phone. And now look where Samsung are. Apple announced a Smart Watch..... Need I go on. What really pee's me off is that Microsoft advertise their goods as faithful replacements to Apple product. Would somebody tell me what planet they are on? My Mac is throttled by anti virus, spy and malware product before I get started.

Why on earth anyone uses Windows is beyond me!

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Apple’s facial recognition: Well, it is more secure for the, er, sleeping user

Martin Pittaway

Duh

You should go watch the video before commenting.

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Martin Pittaway

Petty jealousy

Oh my the silliness of it all. Apple are the , most moral, operator. They deliberately go out of their way to protect everything we do with the products they create, and because, they, Apple, thought of it first, all the silly people can do criticise.

HOW PATHETIC!

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Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap

Martin Pittaway

The problem, is Android

Why do people buy Apple? It's not just the brand name, it's the fact that Apple are the most moral corporate company on the planet with a built in principle to secure their IOS: and more to the point, their users security too. Android security....... come on. Windows mobile security... guffaw guffaw.

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LiveDrive drive by: Backup biz's price hikes will kill us, say resellers

Martin Pittaway

So you're wanting peace of mind at a reasonable cost

Apple iCloud. 1Tb of storage just £6.99p per month. Microsoft iDrive is around the same price. And with the bank balances these 2 have I doubt they will be raising the price any time soon.

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HTC 10: Is this the Droid you're looking for?

Martin Pittaway

Erstwhile market leader Samsung

Hmmm.Samsung's Galaxy brand has sold more units, but it's not as simple as it may otherwise appear. Taken form this link

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/10/16/samsung-galaxy-vs-iphone-which-product-line-has-so.aspx

I agree with a lot of the other comments. You should re-do your homework before writing.

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No Apple fanbois here: Man United BANS iPads from Old Trafford

Martin Pittaway

Re: Security has poor memory...

You have all missed the real point, MU don't want action recorded so that they can make yet more money out of selling the footage to those who didn't get enough of it live that they have to download it and post mortem every single minute, forever more.

The Fans think it's all over. Thanks to MU, it is now!

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

Martin Pittaway

Apple's lunchbox is a feast in comparison. Nothing being flushed away here.

Where else you can buy a 2nd hand, 7 year old machine, for under £250, that will run the very latest version of the OS, and all the latest applications, without having to spend a fortune on any upgrades: that will also operate concurrently as a PC running WindowsXP or 7 or even 8!

And you don't have to be a techy nerd to get it working either.

eBay right now! iMac 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo, 20" Screen, 500Gb HD, Dual Layer DVD Drive, 4Gb RAM, wireless keyboard and mouse in a single box with no spaghetti that still looks cool! eBay Buy now £250.00

New versions of the Mac OS for FREE!

Popular applications that are all compatible with their PC counterparts, FREE!

Synchronisation with Non Apple devices, FREE!

Word and Excel were on Mac long before PC!

Why oh why do so many Windows users think Apple are the pits? Is it because in truth they regret their original decision?

John Sculley (Mr Pepsi Cola) gave Microsoft written permission to copy the Mac GUI. If it wasn't for Mr Sculley there wouldn't be Windows.

Does Lenovo, or HP, or DELL, or any other PC hardware manufacturer make a box that will run the competitors OS and Windows on the same box?

SO you want cool longevity yet still need to run PC software. What's the problem?

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Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

Martin Pittaway

BroadBand Streaming = Income Streaming = Business Opportunity!

I am a UK Mac Technician with just over 100 active accounts that I look after, and of that 100, there are over half that are still coping with a broadband speed of less than 1 MBps. Some of my BT customers in villages such as Catworth, Cambridgeshire, don't even get a broadband signal part of the day. I have a customer who has just gone off to the desert of Chile for a year on a research trip. How does Adobe expect to service these customers who rely on CS for their work if when the Cloud version calls for authentication there's no internet connection to authenticate by?

And then of course you've got to pay by the month for your license!

Remember FreeHand and PageMaker. Perhaps there's a business opportunity here.

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Apple's marketing honcho Schiller attacks Android, Samsung

Martin Pittaway

UK or US?

British buy on Price. Americans buy on the best tool for the job and then the price. it's a significant difference that means that all these surveys that compare the Brits to the Yanks are lopsided and don't give a true reflection. Prime Example: Blair sent troops to Afghanistan licking up to Bush. How wrong was that?

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Former CEO John Sculley: Apple must adapt or die

Martin Pittaway

Sculley the Bully

He should go back to Pepsi. Look at how well CokaCola did under his reign. What he knows about business strategy where Apple is concerned is why Jobs was returned to the fold.

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Daily Telegraph hit by SQL hack attack

Martin Pittaway

Decision Making Process

Will I ever understand why intelligent people persist in using an operating system that is so wide open to abuse. Microsoft will never adopt the same operating ethos as Apple so why not buy the Apple in the first place rather than wish you had?

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Intel says 'no' to Windows Vista

Martin Pittaway
IT Angle

Vista. Isn't that a brand of Pasta?

Over cooked Pasta. A stodgy gooey mess. Over cooked Vista. Installed on a minimum spec PC, purchased for pennies, that then can't cope with the Anti this that and the other requirements as well as running the operating system. God forbid you should want to word process or work a spreadsheet. You got it, another stodgy gooey mess.

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Brits confused by digital TV switchover, report claims

Martin Pittaway
Unhappy

Average Joe

Your average Joe Brit has been hammered over the years by successive Labour governments, the people's government. They have ripped into the pockets of their supporters each time they have come to power. In 1997 Gordon Brown's first stealth tax was putting the cost of petrol up to fund his future spending and now look at the price today. And the results are that Average Joe has little money to spend on consumer goods this far in advance. And it's not just in the home. Many business people buy on price rather then whether the product being purchased can actually perform the task purchased for. With a mentally such as this, forced on by frivolous spending, it is ever likely we are behind. The only rich people these days are politicians.

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BSA dubs Manchester second worst for piracy

Martin Pittaway
Black Helicopters

Profiteering

Software development is costly; that's fact. Someone has to pay the nerd to write the code.

Three issues here.

First. Developers issue software code that's still in development stage (beta testing).

Second. They charge we users for the privilege.

Third. They then expect us users to pay for an upgrade to the version that we have paid to test on their behalf.

This is profiteering on a grand scale. and then the software authors accuse the users of 'stealing'. Isn't this more a case of taking some reward for the hassle of testing?

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Japanese geeks offered smaller-than-Eee little laptop

Martin Pittaway
Gates Horns

Ahead of the competition.

I recall Apple produced a eMate 300 similar to this. Moral of the story, buy an Apple and stay years ahead of your competition.

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