Maybe that's their USP with Google Assistant - hands free access to surgery how-to guides.
270 posts • joined 23 Feb 2011
Oh, do fuck off
and take your internet connected fridges with you.
No-one wants these things.
Opt in for iPlayer
Doesn't work on the news pages though.
Re: Things other than ads
"to block things like fixed-position navigation headers & footers"
Also dumbass images that take up the entire page before you actually get to the text of the article. *El Reg cough cough*
"The task switch and back buttons are reversed for no apparent reason (although you can revert to the Android convention in settings)."
Which way is it? The stock-Android way (back, home, recent) or the Samsung way (recent, home, back)?
Re: El Reg has a touch of multiple personality disorder it seems
This is an Orlowski piece. Pretty much everything he writes is anti-Google (although to be fair, he seems anti-everything, not just Google!)
"Let us know what you think – comment below or drop us an email."
Just stop it. You're better than that, El Reg.
The other problem is if more than one person in a venue hs a google phone, then "OK Google" will trigger all of them:
Quote: "You can't hear live, but every time the guy on stage says "Ok Google" it triggers the phone of someone in the front row and it's hilarious"
Re: ending his elbow
I assumed he was pleasuring himself, until I read a little further on.
"A further flaw was found in stock ROM app com.cleanmaster.miui"
Clean Master? dear god! I'd consider the whole app flawed and destroy if possible.
CyanogenOS not CyanogenMod.
Surprised I'm not the first to mention it, to be honest.
"Speeds down, slows up", surely?
Re: In theory a nice idea...
Looking at the (lack of) quotation marks on that sentence, I suspect it's El Reg being a little mischievous...
"This is kind of a big deal because the mess is in 14.04 LTS, expiry date 2019"
not really - the "S" stands for "support" - people use this version because they know they're going to get security updates for a long time.
But a headline of "Long Term Support Ubuntu continues to update security holes" isn't particularly interesting.
I'm not sure how your handedness works/doesn't work with Unity's left panel (I'm a lefty, and never cared / thought about it!)
"The Software Center was once a best-of-breed app..."
And yet it still sucked donkey balls - slow, prone to crashing, lack of information about exactly what was being installed (dependencies), etc.
You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
Maybe it was a test to ensure the "right" people were at the conference?
You forgot to mention that it's not a "new" browser, but an upgrade / rename of an existing one:
Re: Where is the users carrot?
I think the article is badly worded... It seems that it's meant to be SMSv2 (hence working with carriers to implement) - so it doesn't matter whose handset you use, it'll work. If all carriers can support it, it'll be "richer" SMS (think MMS, but without the current complexity of configurations)
That's assuming all carriers support it. Otherwise, we're back to asking what services / apps people have before trying to send stuff, then giving up...
Re: "The concept is broadly similar to Microsoft's Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile..."
Keep up! Netbooks were declared officially dead years ago, because tablets were the saviour of the universe. Apparently.
Re: $150 a month?
Without wishing to derail too much £59 + £18 = £77, not £97
But you can easily add more into that by adding sky sports / movies (I've got it up to £115, without adding some of the more obscure stuff)
"With the right remedies, this deal could stimulate, not curb, competition"
Don't believe you.
How big is the UK block-list?
""Meaning someone will rock in here and say something like they want us to 'make the website better'," said the PFY."
AS someone with a list of 20+ improvement suggestions from Operations, most along the lines of "make it better", this rings true a rather large bell for me at the moment...
"Expect less SHOUTINESS"
Woohoo, about time - it always seemed a bit gutter press seeing all those random words capitalised.
Edit: and if "We'll revisit the site's design on all devices" includes scrapping the "hero" image, I'll be your happiest reader. For at least a week.
Hope the filter lists are better than Virgin Mobile
I don't care about porn, but being blocked from viewing the lottery results, or the El Reg forums, meant I had to have it turned off (this was a few years ago, mind - it may be better now)
When I phoned up to get it switched off, I was asked "what are the URLs of the sites you're trying to view"!
I suspect the 17 cents is going to the record company, with maybe 2 or 3 cents going to the artist.
A good bit of the upgrade was that Youtube automatically uses HTML5 now, rather than flash (on Ubuntu). It's been a long time having to manually switch to the HTML5 player whenever cookies get deleted.
On the other hand
At least they didn't have any passwords on display in the news item
"Android (as well as Cyanogen OS)"
Since CyanogenOS *is* Android, that's a strange statement to make. Why not "(as well as CyanogenOS, Touchwiz, Sense, and all other OEM buggerations of Android)"??
Kudos to them for "performing a U turn" as it's know in politics.
I prefer to read it as "we tried something, it didn't work, so we'll stop doing it".
10 years ago, no one expected Apple to launch a phone, Android was nowhere to be seen, and Nokia ruled the roost.
So in another 10 years? fuck knows.
Just some company trying to get some publicity.
Interesting situation, since Thunderbird sems to be very stable, and other than bug fixes, hasn't had any updates for a good 5 years. That "tax" can't be that much, surely?
"and the ability to firewall Google's data slurping"
Guess you meant Microsoft? (although to be fair, I'd like to block all slurping, not just the that from the Operating System)
How much of that is due to auto-playing video on social media, that people didn't actually want to watch?
For the paranoid amongst you, I'd suggest staying away from any CyanogenOS phone (note, this is different from CyanogenMod - COS is the commercial software found here, and CM is still fully open Source).
CyanogenOS contains a fair bit of what some may consider bloat, including "Truecaller" dialler - which uploads all your contacts to their server to provide you with a caller ID service. So if your friend as Truecaller, then your name & phone number (& possibly other details) are on their server. Nice, eh?
Streetmap was probably the first full online mapping system (in the UK at least). However, they thought that was good enough, and were soon overtaken by pretty much everyone else - Google, Bing, Here, etc. kept updating and innovating. Streetmap hasn't simple.
A month or so ago Marshmallow was released which enables you to block facebook's location / contacts access.
Oh you mean when will non-Nexus users get it? Maybe in a couple of years, when they upgrade their phone.
"But not everyone online is such a cockwomble"
Unfortunately, the vast majority are.
"Why remove very useful functionality"
To improve the customer experience, obviously...
"You Won't Believe What Happens Next After Not Reading The Article!"
I've been reading too many internet comments - I read the headline as "loses", and got confused.
Re: Radio 4
Ars says "no"
"Moreover, TalkTalk has confirmed to Ars that some of its customer data was stored in plaintext, i.e. not encrypted. The spokesperson admitted this was "not ideal,"
"No, I'm the one who makes the decisions"
Re: What power does this have?
Every devices has to pass google's test before it gets access to the play store, gmail, etc. So if the OEMs don't encrypt, they won't pass, and therefore won't get the google apps.
"Interactive Advertising Bureau"
That's the whole problem - being "interactive". Make them static images / text, non-tracked (unless clicked on), and I'll unblock it, no problem. Until then, I'll only unblock for sites I feel are worth my annoyance at the ads.