* Posts by Bradley

23 posts • joined 4 Jan 2010

Apple Cook's half-baked defense of the Mac Mini: This kit ain't a leftover


Maybe they haven't found a way to tack a touch bar onto the thing.

More likely Tim had to check the Apple store to see if they were still selling the things.

Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash


Re: A company

>Come back at the end of the day and see what they've been talking about.

Or rather wait the next day and see what is delivered from amazon.

Netflix and spill: Web vid giant kills password masking in tests


I can confirm there is a button for password masking, but it's off by default. My recent Netflix login used this new password box and I lived to tell the tale.

Oops! Microsoft says its 'Bitcoin ban' was a bug, not a feature


Re: Not the point

"very few people are buying windows store apps"

"high profile supplier" indeed

What took you so long, Twitter? Micro blogging site takes on the trolls


Re: #RIPTwitter

So it really is about ethics in video games journalism. Thanks for clearing that up.

Hey, NUDE CELEBS! Apple adds SWEET 2FA to iMessage, Facetime


Re: What's the second factor?

@Mike Bell So you must have on hand at all times a second phone, with an active number, just in the event you need to 2FA with Apple? Does not compute.

Apple, Google take on Main Street in BONKING-FOR-CASH struggle


Re: The US is still in the stone age

What cracks me up in the states are the drive-thru vacuum tube banks. Beyond bizarre.

I was surprised when travelling recently, at a Y'allMart in Kentucky of all places, when they had me use the chip reader when I was expecting to have to swipe. Little miracles I suppose.

Aussie builds contactless card cloner app, shops at Woolies with fake card


The attack, where the criminal can actually make a payment on your account, comes via mag stripe. EMV needs to be 100% authoritative with no fall-back. Period.

Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'


Re: Three

I had the same experience with Bell Canada. Came to the point where the store manager had to go on the line to finally get it done.

Wireless charging standards war could be over 'as soon as 2015'


Re: I agree

In no way would I let you place qi in Scrabble.

Pay-by-bonk? YEP, it's an Apple patent now...


secure wireless connection

"essential financial data is sent over a second, secure wireless connection with greater range"

I see this ending well.

iPhone 5S and lower-cost sibling coming this summer?


Re: Fingerprint sensor...

Revolutionary, you say?


Michael Dell: PC profits plunge not down to tablets



Tablets are additional devices, sure. But what consumers don't have is the endless cash required to maintain the full range of smartphone/tablet/pc that are now so complementary to each other. When they buy their tablet and discover that it does what a new PC would have done for them, they skip that particular upgrade and in turn weaken PC sales.

Stolen, remote-wiped iPhones still get owner's iMessages


I know of at least one case where this has worked with a stolen blackberry, identifying the buyer and the thief in the process.

US Senator demands answers from Carrier IQ

Big Brother

I hope they do...

It may be the only way we learn what data they're gathering.

They'd better do it quick. I can hear the shredder starting up as we speak.

Women's gaydar (for men) improves when ovulating


oh come on

Don't be like that

Does a flash motor make a man more desirable?



yeah, because understeer is such a turn-off.

Griffin Cabinet Mount for iPad


epic web fail

If I wanted only 140 characters I'd go to twitter. This is the web, so please use it as such.

Wi-Fi body wants hotspots to override 3G



Our phones have a hard enough time handing themselves between like towers, and now you want to throw another factor into the mix? What if you're in an area with multiple 3G and wifi hotspots available to you? I can see my battery draining already.

Visa's chip-and-PIN exemption rules given cautious welcome


Simply that...

Yanks are a backwards lot

Angry Birds addicts crash GetJar site



Oh great another android app store. These things are to android as the fart app is to iOS.

By monday it should be available on the Android market, so no need to even go near GetJar.

Microsoft lines staff pockets with Windows 7 phone

Thumb Down


But will anyone care? "Oh look someone left their.... HTC?"

Magic Mice cast energy-sapping spell

Jobs Halo

knock on wood

No troubles with my old-school transparent BT keyboard with the Magic Mouse, but the rodent itself sucks it back faster than the mighty mouse before it.

The best NiMH i've tried are Sanyo Eneloop.

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