* Posts by Jeff Paffett

15 posts • joined 25 May 2007

Apple snuffs iPhone app for too much Appleness

Jeff Paffett

Interesting

It's actually in iTunes Store now, dated 13/11...

Palm slams Apple, hoodwinks iTunes

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Strange behaviour

To me Palm are acting very strangely in this. If they want to sell a product that interoperates with another manufacturers software and make that interoperability a selling point, they need to reach an agreement with the software manufacturer. Fat chance as it's Apple.

Whether or not we agree with Apple's policies regarding iTunes/iPod is not the issue here. Palm are being irresponsible in trying to piggyback on another company's success without reaching an agreement with them.

Spotify: iPhone sideloads for £120 a year, unlimited

Jeff Paffett

Is this right?

Your article says:

"As with the Android client, the native iPhone version of Spotify rejects streaming as the method of acquiring music, and it's really just another proprietary music download player, pulling songs you request out of the Spotify desktop client's encrypted cache, and syncing them to a mobile player."

Yet their video clearly says it's streaming.

French get iPhones everywhere

Jeff Paffett

Come to Greece

Vodafone sell an unlocked 8GB iPhone for €499.00 in Greece...

Lesbians turn on lesbians in battle of Lesbos

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Lesbian and Proud

As a British resident on Lesvos, I'm trying to get my male Greek friends to wear "Lesbian and Proud" badges. Not much success so far...

Clarkson's 'steal my ID' stunt backfires

Jeff Paffett

UK Direct debits

Very unwise of Mr Clarkson. In the UK, direct debits can be set up with minimal information over the phone or online and the bank then think it's your job to sort out any problems.

Still, couldn't happen to a nicer chap....

Leopard data loss glitch uncovered

Jeff Paffett

Been around since.....

Update from blogger:

Update: The bug occurs regardless of the type of destination being moved to (whether it’s local USB, local Firewire, SMB, etc.). Also, I have been informed that this bug goes back all the way to Panther.

So this isn't all that new.

Apple's Leopard leaps into action

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Re Why

Because if people could install OS X on any PC, people wouldn't need to buy Apple computers. Apple makes its money out of selling devices, not software.

Apple slashes iPhone prices

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Early adopters

Most technology companies know that you can charge early adopters a premium and then sort out the pricing from there. Always best to wait for the next version with better spec and lower price.

Apple squeezes out iPhone update before Black Hat

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much hyped

Yeah, OK, you've told us a zillion times it's much hyped. I think you've got the point across...

Microsoft, Feds, and Chinese authorities seize $2bn in pirated software

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Microsofts figures

So, if 55,000 units of software are worth $2 billion according to Microsoft, the average unit price is $3,636. No wonder people are pirating it. And we thought M$ UK prices were extortionate.

Burned by a MacBook

Jeff Paffett

Nobody's perfect

The sad truth is that most companies these days seem to have crap so called 'customer support'. I guess some bean counter decides that it's cheaper to piss off a few people, rather than offering first class support.

Unfortunately, most computers are made in the far east these days and you inevitably seem to get the occasional turkey.

One point I would make is that if your business depends on use of a computer it's a bit risky to rely on just one machine. You should really have a backup machine in case of problems.

Investigators find secret White House email accounts

Jeff Paffett

Re: The Democrats really can't try to win w/o tricks,uh?

Must be a candidate for FOTW

Oh look, it's anonymous.

Strange spoofing technique evades anti-phishing filters

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I suspect NatWest are having this problem too

The following message has been appearing at login for the last few days:

"A small number of customers have encountered a screen that asks for full PIN and password details. This screen appears when logging into their OnLine Banking service."

No mention of bogus emails as usual

Jeff Paffett

I suspect NatWest are having this problem too

This message has appeared at login for a few days:

"A small number of customers have encountered a screen that asks for full PIN and password details. This screen appears when logging into their OnLine Banking service."

I thought the wording was a bit strange, not referring to bogus emails as usual.

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