* Posts by Bear Features

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Apple staff in UK told to cancel holiday in early October

Bear Features

Irrelevant. Fact is that Apple released it, to be reported, twisted and all the rest of it. And it's lame marketing because it's now a great joke in its predictability.

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You're not raining on anybody's parade. First of all your employer, not being Apple, is irrelevant. Secondly just because one party can make a "request" does not mean the recipient of the request has to comply, unless your contract specifies, which is quite unusual in itself. So therefore you'd already know about it and it wouldn't be a big deal because IF an employer specifies this, there must be a compensation package available for people with holidays booked and paid for.

However, above all of this is that Apple and media outlets reporting this nonsense what us to talk, discuss and argue about this very notion. Though if we think about it for more than perhaps 1.5 seconds we realise that this is nothing than a PR stunt. It's what Apple do, it's all about perception and creating hysteria. Which is odd given that apparently it's all and only about the products. Weird how they need (and spend $$$$) on such church like evangelism where if the products are that good they'd sell themselves. Wait for the.... we've run out of stock due to high demand chestnut too... and other such rubbish like they're selling a billion iphone 5s every .6 seconds ... Apple sources confirm.

And this is from an Apple user. Though I am looking to sell my MacBook because I can't be a part of this nonsense any longer.

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I'll join you. You do the drinks and I'll bring the snacks.

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Any chance they can just do normal PR without all this shullbit? Perception is a wonderful thing.

Google now a serious rival to Microsoft in cloud email

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nothing like a subjective statement put out as fact... oh dear.

Short answer... so?

Windows 8 to ship with built-in malware protection

Bear Features

Well you stick to your DOS 5.0. Who is forcing you to change?

Let us know how far you get ;o)

Apple's ex-cop and the case of the lost iPhone 5

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just shows

This kind of stupid nonsense just shows (if it needed further illustration) the lengths Apple will go to. It's pathetic and so cheap it's a joke.

HTC outs 'Mango' WinPho 7 smartphones

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rip off

Did Apple ever mention that they weren't the first to think of two taps on the iPhone spacebar giving you a full stop and capital next letter? Do you think Apple invented the concept of a tablet device?

Get over yourself. Everybody steals from everybody, and that includes Apple.

Facebook's 'awesome' plan to hook up with Skype?

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not again

This is like those that be that thought buyers and sellers would get all excited chatting on Skype. If you have people you want to chat with on FB, you can use Skype. What does bloody everything have to be integrated?

Tag Heuer readies €4700 Froyo phone

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oh dainty

I'm sure the likes of Lewis Hamilton will buy one *rolleyes*

'Four million Amazon Tablets' ready for autumn - report

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cack titles?

Like no book published by a publisher is cack? lol

I've ready loads of books by self published authors and they're fantastic.

Toshiba joins all-in-one PC fray

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lol

I love the copy cat syndrome. News alert, everybody copies from each other. Unless Apple's recently announced 'iCloud' is a first? Face Time ? iChat? ...

Apple doesn't have touch capability on OSX, when it's introduced in Lion, I trust you'll be scoffing that they are also copying?

Written from my MacBook Pro. I bought into the laptop, not the church. :p

Panasonic preps outdoor Android slate

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not again

When will manufacturers listen, a tablet is not an ebook reader, is not a tablet.

E.g. Just because my desktop PC displays ebooks, it doesn't make it an ebook reader. My phone also displays ebooks, but it's still a phone. A tablet is great... but it's a computing device. e-ink on a device like the Kindle is where it's at. It replaces a book, it's by my bed or in my bag when I travel long distances. The battery last at least a month with everyday use. I don't want it to be anything else and nor do I want my tablet to be an ebook reader.

If you try and merge you'll end up with something that isn't a great ebook reader, nor a great tablet.

Hackers jailbreak iOS 5 in under 24 hours

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OH!

That's ok then LOL

Skype pushes gaming software down users throats

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huh?

I had the message a few days ago... I declined and it didn't install (I checked). Where's the story?

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oh dear

that'll help them in the big wide word :rolleyes:

Dell intros world's thinnest 15in laptop PC

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huh?

If that's an Apple Keyboard then Face Time is a Skype copy (a crap one at that).

Apple admits scareware problem, at last

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haha

Now the story has changed from 'never' being able to get a virus to 'well... maybe'.

Like I said, Humble pie time.... extra portions to the church goers ;o)

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well no

I also used to be a 'support staff' and it's quite common for the 'official line' to be one thing, but on ground level one actually does try to help the customer face to face otherwise one looks like a dick.

Fact is:

1. why has it taken this long for Apple to issue something?

and

2. I thought it was totally impossible to get anything untoward on a Mac, regardless of user stupidity? The argument has always used random and meaningless words like "Unix".

Humble Pie doesn't always taste so good huh? That why when I bought my Mac I just bought the product and did not subscribe to the church. I don't like superiority complexes because they are usually short lived, as we are seeing ;o)

Apple to support reps: Don't confirm Mac infections

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but, but

I thought Macs couldn't get a virus regardless of user ability because of random meaningless words supposed to make one sound superior....like "Unix"

Microsoft Skype: How the VCs won and Ballmer overpaid

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ha

Like Apple who fully support FaceTime on Android right? Or how well they make crappy iTunes work on Windows? lol What about their famous office package? lol

Canadian kid uses supercomputing to cure cystic fibrosis

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well...

money and ethics don't mix... please don't suggest that they are working hard to cure, when really they are working hard to medicate.

Example, why do we constantly hear about obesity drugs, when really, it should be about eating properly and not selling crap processed food. But yet... let's medicate when no medication is needed. ;)

Microsoft breaks own world record for IE nonsense

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hmmm

Seems to me, especially with the last sentence, that Cade Metz be a iPhan ;)

oh dear

Microsoft cranks out Internet Explorer 10 preview

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well...

IE6 is still better than Safari :D

Microsoft promises not-quite-as-much Street View

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good

What they are doing makes perfect sense... I mean what is the point of stupid residential roads being on Google Street View? Just so people can say 'oh look that's my house?'

Apple bashes 'gay cure' app

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not surprising

So much for the high quality and strict control.

Windows Phone 7 gets cut'n'paste, other tweaks in update

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well...

keep waiting lol

BlackBerry users get free remote wipe, backup and location

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what?

Who cares how long Apple have been doing whatever. Since when has anything been based on who did what first? If that were the case half of Apple's products weren't the first either.

Getoveryourself.com

Good on RIM!

IE9: Downloads beat Angry Birds, lag Firefox and Opera

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meaning

Crap news for Apple then :D

Euro police smash online paedophile ring

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euro what?

do we have to crow-bar the word euro into every opportunity possible? Police authorities have always worked together internationally, there's nothing 'euro' about it.

iPhone 5 design drawings spied on web

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but...

Will this include instructions for how to hold it? ... oh no, sorry, my mistake, that was a software glitch wasn't it, did they ever patch that?

Tablet hype brings e-book readers a more merry Xmas

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quite

and I bought one too. But it isn't a tablet, nor do I ever want it to be. Just as tablets are not ebook readers, they just pretend to be. I can read ebooks on my desktop PC, but that isn't an ebook reader either.

Bear Features

no no no

Tablets are not ebook readers and vice versa... stop making comparisons when there aren't any.

Apple security update leaves iPhone 3G users unprotected

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LIES

This is just negative propaganda, everyone knows that all Apple devices are magical and never have any problems nor virii. It's impossible. Buy anything Apple and your life is transported to a realm of blissful happiness. Just don't have any illusions about buys media from the nasty "outside".

Sony to serve up Wimbledon in 3D

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nope

"Buy a 3D TV" marketing at it's best.

They've just made us buy flat screens, now they want us to buy TVs all over again.

Nobody is interested, concentrate more on delivering good customer service.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone

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nope

an mine works fabulously on my Torch :p

Microsoft polishes Windows Phone 7

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infiltrating? lol

Because Symbian really had it going on LOL

Bot attacks Linux and Mac but can't lock down its booty

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WTF?

but... but

I thought Macs just can't get a virus because they're magic?

Tablets to eclipse e-book readers

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FAIL

whatever

Pointless stats and pointless article. Despite tablets pretending to be ebook readers, they aren't. These are two different products.

Organisations have realised there's another product that they can make us buy every 5 mins, tablets! First there was computers, this has slowed up and they are lasting longer, mobile phones are going outof date as soon as you buy it, now ... tablets!

My ebook reader replaces a book. I don't ever want it to check email, or do anything else. And I certainly don't want anything other than e-ink. I hope I won't have to replace it as often as I do tablets/netbooks et al. So of course, tablets will outsell them.

Different products.

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nope

You don't stare at a monitor like a book. Different products.

Opera 11 goes beta with extensions, stacked tabs

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and?

Can they whinge to the EU about something to get more free publicity for itself? .... again?

Tablet vendors 'quake in fear' over iPad 2

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yes!

and I've heard especially that the iPad #9, which will be released 1 week after #8, in September 2011, will be a real "game-changer".

Brits say 'no, no, no' to 3D TV

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and?

What's the surprise? A decade ago they were making us buy computers every six to eight months, now they are doing it with mobile phones, and they think they can do it TVs too... not interested.

Secondly... how many times did you write Europe/Europeans in the article? We don't have to compare everything with "the rest of Europe".

Anyway, sick yer 3D, especially the stupid glasses.

BlackBerry boss renews disdain for Steve Jobs

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he's right

Well he is right isn't he. Apps shouldn't replace the web, or a website. Apple can't mke a device to offer FULL web so they use apps instead and blame Flash. Before Jobs said he didn't like Flash, no fanboi had a problem with it. Now, magically, they all hate it because their leader has told them to hate it. :o)

Apple ships Mac OS X 10.6.5 update

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Alert

security

I thought there was no such thing as a security threat in Apple land? ;o)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect

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huh?

"grand sitting rooms of America, but a distinct one in more modestly sized European and Japanese..."

Why are you using Europe as a reference point rather than Britain? I mean, you may as well include Russia, China, Argentina et al. Difference being? Europe is not a country even though the media talk about it like it is. Use it, then you must use North America.

John Lewis pitches 80-quid colour e-book reader

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no

you don't read your PC screen for hours you sausage. You look away, you type, you glance here and you glance there. That isn't like reading a book.

I have a scientific experiment called "me" because nobody knows my eyes better than me. e-ink affects my eyes like real paper. i.e. it doesn't. A backlit screen does. That's it .End of story.

Windows 7 'I'm a PC' man quits Microsoft

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yeah right...

a younger PR team to do what? Be like Apple who look like a bunch of San Francisco "happening" kids that are so far removed from reality that it's the best comedy ever.

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well...

Microsoft were actually responding to Apple's little comedy adverts. Remember the ones? The adverts where they were uable to advertise their products without mentioning Microsoft. Oh and also they are so brilliant they went Intel and bent over backwards so we can install Windows on their 'magical' computers.

Seems like Apple have always been the scared ones. ;)

Apple shrinks Mac Mini price

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well...

selling well then :)

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