* Posts by David Simpson 1

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'Satnavs are definitely not doomed', insists TomTom man

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Earth control to Major Tom Tom

So drivers should be watching a large satnav screen instead of the road ?

TomTom will sink without a trace if they believe this nonsense, between Smartphone, Tablets and built in systems from car manufacturers they are completely screwed, which is a good thing since they have been screwing customers for so long.

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hint hint

Get an app called Screebl, it controls your screen on/off depending on the angle your phone is at.

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Jesus appears, acquires vast following, bitchslaps Justin Bieber

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FAIL

Even Christians don't understand the bible.

Some people need to read a little passage about graven images.

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Google in freetard-friendly copyright infringement update

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FAIL

As usual.

It's a search company, I'd be much more annoyed that Google was editing my results in a huge way based on the word of big media alone. Harping on about infringement is only one side of the story, as usual...

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Google dumps TV flop on UK

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WTF?

crap

"In the United States, where free-to-air television is of low quality,"

Have you watched UK TV ? It is utter crap.

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Googlola's closed source Android temptation

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More research please.....

"which is much more of an advertising company than a software or hardware company"

And yet internet search/advertising is built on software that runs on hardware. Google build their own servers and even use their own file system which gives them the best search system on the market. Claiming they don't software or hardware is pure bull.

"most recently resulting in a study declaring it to be the most closed of any open-source mobile platform"

The study looked harshly on Google because they don't use distributed home users to write code, which is a separate issue completely from how open the released code is.

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Microsoft begins cagey Windows 8 disclosures

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*FAIR

To be really *fair, Vista didn't ship with a proper Bluetooth software bundle, it took them a year to work it out and wasn't just keyboards.

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NSS

Linux already runs on ARM, instruction sets are up to ARM themselves to add, but then they need to go out-of-order first to really compete with X86

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Apple sells world's most expensive flash drive

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Mushroom

What are you on ?

It's illegal to put a disk image you paid for and downloaded on to a USB drive you bought ?!?

When did this happen ?

Copying an installer disc and selling it or giving it to friends is illegal but buying your own disc and copying it to a USB drive is not, it's the same fair use principle that allows you to copy CDs to your iPod.

The funny thing is it's incredibly easy to make a USB installer with a Mac (using Disk Utility) thanks to Intel's EFI, Mac fans really don't have a clue.

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Has Google wasted $12bn on a dud patent poker-chip?

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iOS copy ?

If anything Android's UI is more a copy of HTC's build of Windows Mobile, I know I used it quite alot (shudder) It's silly to claim Android's desktop UI is like iOS at all apart from a grid of icons.

Google didn't copy Java's APIs they used what they though were open source Java code, Oracle's whole argument is about how Java ME is licensed and the fact that Google didn't want to hand string Android by using Java ME.

A very poor collection of research (or lack there of) in this article.

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HTC sinks $309m into audio tech from Dr Dre

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Dolby ?

So why is Beats better than Dolby ? My Desire HD sounds great thanks to the Dolby sound chip. Must be cheaper to buy into Beats than pay a license for Dolby chips. So really they are just replacing one reasonable sound chip with another.

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Facebook gets creative with mobile phone data harvesting app

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16-1

A surprise that this is not out for Windows Phone due to Microsoft and Facebook being in bed together, but lets face facts Windows Mobile had 16% of the market since the launch of Windows Phone 7 that has dropped to 1%. Only Nokia can save them now, so long as someone shows up to save Nokia too.

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Acer flings forth SSD-booting, HDD-data-storing laptop

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FAIL

Dual drives ?

It doesn't use dual drives, the SSD is a mini PCI express card that is about the size of a WIFI card.

SSD's use very little power so no advantage to a flash enabled HDD.

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S not H

Sleep not Hibernate is the answer.

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Brit CompSci student faces extradition to US over link site

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Facepalm

Treaty or not it's still far from legal.

The fact that America wants him extradited is just silly but did his mum think a site linking to streamed video of copyrighted brand new TV shows was legal ? Really ? He could still get a jail term in this country for it, if he isn't smart enough to cover his tracks then his mum might want to pay a bit more attention to what he uses his computer for.

P.S Torrents were not involved this was direct streams of the shows a la YouTube.

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Dolphin Browser HD

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NSS

Not that I pay much attention to American sports but according to Ace Ventura Pet Detective Dan Marino played for the Miami Dolphins, hence the use of his name connected with DOLPHIN.

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Mac OS X Lion to include browser-only boot

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UMM?

If someone stole a Mac (or any laptop) the first thing to do is format and reinstall, who cares about the average users files anyway, this feature seems more as a convenient way to let a friend browse the web without seeing your files or messing with your Facebook.

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A peek inside Apple's iCloud data center

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X86

Many people run OS X on normal PCs (Mine dual boots windows 7 and SL), it's stupidly easy, and I'm sure Apple have an in house version that installs easily on any X86 setup.

However I'm sure their data centers run on some form of Linux.

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Apple pilfers rips off student's rejected iPhone app

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D'oh

I'm usually the first to bash Apple, but really he added arrows to Apple's WIFI icon so what we they expected to do differently, since Android and Zune already do WIFI syncing it was hardly his original idea, it was coming to iOS sooner of later.

Sounds like he made a fat wad of cash out of it, and I'd say putting out press like this has made sure his CV goes in the bin over at Apple too.

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Microsoft replaces Xbox 360s after disc-format switch

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99% of Android phones leak secret account credentials

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iTard

That would be the Google GPS tracker you can opt out from during setup or at any other time, how do you do that on an iPhone again ? Such an iTard.

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Security

How about adding "ON UNSECURED WIFI" to the title, I don't even sign in to anything from a laptop on unsecured WIFI, it's a fool's game.

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Apple stuns Wall Street with 95% earnings surge

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

No one is angry you buy Apple kit, we all just wish we could waste money in such a carefree way.

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McAfee site crawling with scripting bugs say researchers

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Flame

CRAP!

Great story for all the McAfee flashing ads, hilarious that anyone still pays these jokers, everything they make attracts flies very quickly, until it stops steaming.

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Microsoft sues trio over Androidian book reader

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Don't let facts get in the way

Google does not own Android, it has a GPL and is licensed by the Open Handset Alliance.

Google does most of the development but there is a difference.

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Jon Bon Jovi accuses Steve Jobs of murdering music biz

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iPods

Apple did kill the record business, when they started iTunes as an accessory to an expensive line of devices called iPods.

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Intel: 'We ate McAfee to slip security into silicon'

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Well Duh!

If Intel wants to build McAfee into their chips then it's a good reason to buy AMD, McAfee is terrible, much like a story that simply repeats what both Intel and McAfee already told us when they first announced their joining.

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AMD claims 'fastest graphics card in the world'

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Alien

VGA?

Try with a VGA lead I have found with a variety of laptops and desktops they always look like crap over HDMI, I always thought my no-name TV just a cheap HDMI/Digital system but having tested both a high end Sony and a Toshiba I'll stick with VGA.

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'Wrong amount of snow' caused Heathrow chaos

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Ummmm ?

The heating system is for frost and mild ice not three days worth of heavy snow.

I take it from your bitterness you were much to stupid just to stay at home and cancel your own flight.

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Why so serious ?

What would you recommend you clear them with ? While tons more snow is falling ?

Idiots who fight to get to the airports in extreme weather need to learn to do the typical British thing and sit on their arse with a nice cup of tea and accept the flight is not happening.

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BooHoo

The thing that is funniest is the people who were so snowed in they could barely make it to the airport, still went to the airport.

In future folks just cancel your appointments and stay at home, we certainly don't need to be spending millions on snowploughs that might sit unused for ten years, people in this country just need to learn if you book a holiday in the depth of winter then get some insurance so when the snow starts falling you can just stay at home like any other sensible person.

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Nvidia four-core chip to power quad-res Apple iPad

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Back to earth please.

Apple don't use Tegra in the iPhone or the iPad they bought a company so they could at least look like they design their own chips.

A quadcore ARM chip still won't drive games at that kind of resolution even the latest (and massively power hungry) Nvidia graphics cards have trouble driving a game at that resolution, Time somebody learned at least a small amount about computer hardware before writing an article about it !

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Google undercuts Apple in publisher revenues dash

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Terrifying

"In other words, Google can farm out subscriber data - such as names and email addresses - to publishers"

So just like subscribing with the publisher directly, how terrifying !

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Nvidia pledges to pass water on Core 2 Duo this summer

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not

Superman is already not a Marvel character.

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Graph makers

So who makes graphs that go from 1 to 10 then 10 to 100 ?

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Microsoft polishes Windows Phone 7

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LATE to LITTLE

The title is wrong it should read " MICROSOFT CLAIMS IT WILL POLISH WINDOWS PHONE 7 AT SOME STAGE THIS YEAR BUT IS ALREADY LATE WITH THE FIRST UPDATE FOR COPY &PASTE"

People rave about how updates work with WP7 compared to Android yet no update has arrived yet and the first one claimed is already late.

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Ecstasy doesn't make rave-goers any stupider - official

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;-O

"No," says Halpern, bluntly. "Ecstasy consumption is dangerous: illegally-made pills can contain harmful contaminants, there are no warning labels, there is no medical supervision, and in rare cases people are physically harmed and even die from overdosing."

I love it when people come off with comments like that, it's a perfect argument for legalisation and regulated manufacture. I popped pills for ten years through out the 90s then got an education and now run my own business, have yet to find any swiss cheese holes through my brain.

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Pink Floyd guitarist pays McKinnon's health bills

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Ummmm

Someone should just clarify that Asperger's Syndrome is not a mental illness and is in fact (like most Autistic spectrum disorders) a developmental problem which causes you to socially develop much slower than others. This causes problems at school but not in your forties.

Most people facing a jail sentence would be having some mental problems and regardless of how insecure the PCs were it is no excuse. If you door lock is cheap it doesn't excuse someone robbing your house. Throw him in jail in the UK and scrap the "treaty" with the US.

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Grief and disbelief greet Elop's Nokia revolution

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Comfy seats and all that!

So if using Android is like pissing in your pants to keep yourself warm is using Windows Phone like crapping in your pants to make your seat more comfortable ?

This is like when the spider bites it's prey then waits for the venom to start digesting it inside out then it swallows what's left. R.I.P Nokia and goodbye to thriving European tech industry.

But hey at least we still have ARM!

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Microsoft lands big handbag on Google's copy kisser

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Ending FAIL.

" It's churlish of Google to play the foul card when last summer it blatantly refreshed its signature minimalist search page by giving people the option for some delicious Bing-like photo images as their search wallpaper. "

Pretty big difference between copying a search engines results and just letting people pick a background image.

"Google elsewhere has not been shy in copying the work of others - thanks for the iPhone idea, Steve."

Android was bought by Google in 2005 (two years before the iPhone launch)

It was founded by the co-founder of Danger (Andy Rubin) who had vast mobile experience.

I thought it was an interesting article until the catty fan boy ending, shame really.

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Fanboi king hails Apple 'love affair with open web'

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Huh?

Do you have your head in the sand ? WebOS 2.0 came with Flash and although it's been delayed Flash is coming to WP7, Symbian, MeeGo and Blackberry.

http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=17146&news=Adobe+Flash+Player+10.1+BlackBerry+Windows+Phone+webOS+MeeGo

The new Blackberry Playbook was shown off running Flash and RIM have stated that Flash will be bundled with all future devices.

Few Android phones are running Flash ? Apart from the 10 million Galaxy S phones Samsung sold last year, and every HTC phone has come with Flash Lite before Android 2.2 launched.

Anyone would think you have no clue what you're talking about.

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Are disk drives beginning to spin down?

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Cloud Shmoud

The cloud can't reduce HDD sales, if people use a cloud storage service instead of local storage then it is still being saved on an HDD.

Just in a data center somewhere instead of on a local system.

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DUP website translated into Irish by mischievous hacktivist

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Hmmm

I'd be interested to know what you think the canal would achieve, the sea didn't stop all my Scottish ancestors settling in Derry.

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Apple 4 Verizon. True

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Happy

Here here....

Or in fact any rooted Android phone from 1.5 onwards....iP.O.S, I love it!

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Windows 7 Phone glitch spews phantom data

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Tinfoil hats at the ready.

What's really funny is you have obviously never used Android. Off the top of my head I can think of three apps that can measure data usage, Stats, Net Counter and Net Sentry and guess what there is no huge data uploads happening on Android. The problem in the article is a bug not a conspiracy theory.

If you still think Google is trying to steal your soul then have a look over the Android source code. Something you might have trouble managing with Windows Phone 7 or iOS.

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Police reject Labour MP's call for Bristol-wide DNA test

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Idiots unite!

Has the highly intelligent minister considered that the real killer could just leave Bristol while the DNA test is being done ?

What a complete idiot.

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Asus slips out keyboard equipped Android tablet

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Elementary my dear Register.

The strange mix of capitals is obviously used to highlight the "me" part of MeMO.

Not exactly up there with Sherlock Holmes eh ?

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iPad's biggest rival? Microsoft's dead Courier

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Obvious

Isn't it obvious ? They cancel Courier as a hardware/software device then less than a year later they are hinting at showing off a new version of windows for ARM and touchscreens that might be Windows 8 might not. Courier has been melted down and is presently getting mixed into Windows 8.

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Standard smartphone charger to dominate in two years

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D'UH!

Yes but a standalone that can charge ANY phone, that is the point ! You shouldn't be plugging stuff in to work computers but with a common standard everyone at your work can share a common charger.

Apple will just give a free adapter in their new devices you will still have your beloved patent protected dock connector.

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Micro

I think a lot of people here are misunderstanding the use of USB, the end that plugs into your phone is Micro USB the other end plugs in to a wall socket not a computer. But again any Micro to full size USB cable can be used which is a god send since you can buy wall sockets and plugs with USB on them now.

Most smart phones already use this standard, My HTC, my wife's Sony Ericsson and my Dad's Samsung (not that new) all use it.

Apple will not be leaving the dock connector behind they will just throw a free dock connector to micro USB adapter in for FREE ! Quite a change for Apple !

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