Re: How would I know if I've been compromised?
I'm running V2.19.139.
I do hope that Apple manage to catch up one of these days.
75 posts • joined 2 Jul 2009
Because it's not just a "phone" - it's a network-connected mobile computer, which also works as a camera, alarm clock, navigation device, porn viewer, news feed, social media platform, email client, music player, book reader, payment device, note taking device, etc, etc, etc
(And both my most recent set of tyres and our washing machine cost around the same as my Note 9)
LG and Sony might have the idea right. Make a controllable setup such as a TV first. A TV is not getting lugged about on the bus, and so can get use case introduction gradually.
But what on earth is the use case for a foldable TV?
The whole rationale for creating a foldable phone is that it should be as small as possible when being carried around, but as large as possible when actually being used.
Who is actually using these names, and for what purpose?
I have <myname>.eu as my personal domain, mostly for email. I registered it because <myname> was already taken in all the other TLDs that I might have considered, and I'm quite happy to be regarded as a citizen of the EU.
The main use is to identify who is selling my details - for example, if I start to receive spam addressed to elreg@<myname>.eu, I'll know exactly where to point the finger.
Should the suicidally destructive nonsense that is Brexit ever comes to pass, I have access to a number of non-UK EU postal addresses that I could use for registration.
I used to use an iPod in my cars - my only ever Apple purchase.
These days I just use a 128Gb USB memory stick. Most modern cars will have no problem dealing with one (may need to format as FAT32) and the in-car controls are probably much better at accessing your music than turning that silly circle. I normally leave mine on "random play" anyway.
It's only a problem because your telcos haven't set up their translation tables properly - the correct way to do it is to look at the originating number (the real one, not the one presented to the callee) and the dialed number and then insert or delete leading digits as required.
Poppycock. If a number like 020 7999 1234 was misrepresented as 0207 999 1234, how would your translation table know that the 999 was the start of a 7-digit local number rather than a call to the emergency services? There's a reason why there was a differentiation between area codes (e.g. 020 for London) and local numbers.
Mine is auto-reject for most dialling codes around Cardiff & Swansea, Manchester & 0203.
There is no such dialling code as 0203. All of London uses the dialling code 020. The eight-digit local numbers within the 020 area currently start with 3, 7 or 8, although this could change in the future.
You can change your theme between Colorful, Gray, White and Black
Don't know what version of Outlook you're running, but here (Office 2016) I only have a choice of Colorful, Dark Gray or White.
I'd love to have an option of Black, which work better for my (far from youthful!) eyes ... but then again, my personal preference is for yellow text on a navy background!
Simple - I have wireless chargers everywhere (on my desk, in my cars, next to the TV seat, on the bedside table, etc)
When I'm not actually using my handset, it's almost always sitting on a wireless charger. I can pick it up to do something (let's be honest, it's really a "handheld computer" which occasionally is used to make phone calls) and then put it back down, safe in the knowledge that I never need to think about charging my handset - it's always fully charged (or very close to it).
... is only a "nice to have"????
Are you one of those antediluvian people who actually feel the need to stick a piece of wire into their phone in order to charge its battery? Do you also use wired headphones, an external aerial, etc?
In this day and age, wireless charging is an essential, not a "nice to have", and its omission from this (or any other handset) is a terminal fail in my book.
I'm in the exact same position.
I have <initial>.<initial>.<surname>@gmail.com, and I get a reasonable amount of email (including when he signed up for Netflix!) which is meant for <initial><initial><surname>@gmail.com.
I've no way of contacting him, as I don't have his other contact details, and when I try to send email to his <initial><initial><surname>@gmail.com address, it ends up in my inbox :-(
Coming hot on the heels of the news that most of my Extensions will no longer work in the near future, I fear that it's time to look for another browser.
Firefox started off with a great idea - a small core browser, which the user could then customise by using various Add-ons (Extensions, Plug-Ins, Dictionaries) that were important for what they wanted to do.So you ended up with exactly the browser that you wanted. That vision has long been lost :-(
Only problem is what browser to move to. Google already know far too much about me for me to want to use Chrome. IE and Edge are a bit meh. Palemoon et al are all very dependent on the developers keeping up with security patching.
Aaaarrrgggg - it's bad enough everywhere else, but I'd have hoped that people on The Register would know better than to refer to 0207 and 0208!
The area code for ALL of London (including the local numbers that begin with a "3") is 020. Not 0207. Not 0208. Not 0203. It's just 020.
Interesting that people seem to be in denial of what they ACTUALLY paid for (not perhaps what they WANTED to pay for), when purchasing music or other content.
Regardless of what you would like to happen, you only purchase a (limited) licence to use the content. So you cannot pass on your iTunes collection when you die. And you cannot (legally) format change the content. Nor can you broadcast the content in public. Or sell a CD while keeping an MP3 copy.
Of course, those who ignore the terms of the licence are probably too busy joining their fellow freetards and downloading pirated software to bother reading this.
The main reason for changing passwords periodically is to reduce the window of opportunity during which a compromised password can be exploited.
Of course, most compromised passwords will be used immediately after they have been compromised, so changing passwords every 30/60/90 days is pretty pointless. However, the user has to remember yet another password - and is quite likely to choose a less secure one in the haste to satisfy the password-reset requirement.
Good to see some sensible advice being provided.
I'm no Microsoft basher - I run their operating systems and applications on all my PCs and I am generally happy with their product set.
BUT the latest Win 10 update has made changes to my non-Microsoft applications - a space where the Operating System should not be dabbling.
The two issues that I've noted so far (I've only been running it since this morning) are:
1) It removed Piriform's Speccy application from my PC and put it in windows.old - displaying a message about this for all of 5 seconds, which I was lucky to see, but not offering me any option to prevent this
2) It changed the association for .PDF files from Foxit Reader to Microsoft Edge - again, without warning or permission
An operating system update should not be dabbling in the user/application space without permission. I've no idea what other changes could have been made, but it's not acceptable behaviour.
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