Re: More detail
As long as someone actually logs into the management console... or is looking at the notitication alert emails that its sending out.... thats if someone has actually configured it to send out emails....
75 posts • joined 12 Dec 2011
As someone who grew up with the baby WWW of the 90s, using a login from just one company for multiple website always seemed like a horrible idea - and I never did it. The problem is people just don't care. They've handed this huge american company everything, and they don't care.
I love the BBC.
Surely you could just get your iPlayer "Access Code" on your license fee paperwork, its a 1-time use, and you use it once to connect to your iPlayer account. No access code, no iPlayer.
And then yes, a subscription service for the massive and unique and very important BBC back catalogue - I'd pay quite a lot for their music back catalog alone.
In the 90s and early 00s, Microsoft was hammered for their browser providing extra functionality for their own services. But I don't see what Google's doing now as any different. Their browser is a portal to their services, and has lots of functionality built in to support G suite etc. If you use G suite with Firefox, for example, you get a different experience.
I try to restrict my Chrome use to my G suite usage. I am a huge fan of Firefox, and have become aware of how much better Edge is on a W10 laptop - resource usage is hugely less than for Chrome.
The Home versions of Windows 10 handle updates completely different to the Professional versions. The home versions force updates on users, which I believe is the correct approach (everyone I know who runs Windows but isn't an IT professional never lets their PCs update if given the choice).
The scenario you describe should not occur in a business.
I'm one of millions of people in an area served by Virgin Media cable, and no Openreach Fibre - not even fibre to the cabinet. They are not incentivised to connect these areas, so there's no competition, and Virgin can get away with poor service without losing customers. Really frustrating. My 100mb Virgin service is fast enough but I'd like a choice of provider.
Windows 10 is unaffected.
Also there was a lot of criticism of Microsoft forcing updates on users with Windows 10 - will that criticism now end? Users need protected from themselves. We all know people who ignore all the updates their computer or device is asking to install.
I checked with the police because I was confused too.
The phone must be mounted on the dashboard, not in your hand - thats essential.
As long as its mounted, you can touch it - as long as it doesn't affect your driving. In that respect its no different to the distracting touch screens that now come in all new cars.
By the way - the Android Auto app is great - and yes I have i disabled the "OK Google" command.
Fascinating article. I think he's right, mostly. Insourcing IT with developers and people who intrinsically care what they're doing, with the flexibility of cloud hosting.
I wonder what he thinks about the fall in the pound affecting what he's paying AWS, though... wonder if he factored that into his budgets this year...
"So even if every PC sold this year runs Windows 10 – which won't happen, because lots will be Macs..."
You make that sound like a large percentage, or even most, will be Macs. Which is complete nonsense. Macs still make up only a small % of the number of PCs sold. Even if everybody wanted a Mac, most people can't afford one.
I used to have Vodafone Sony Ericsson "candy bar" phones (such as a K750i) which were absolutely ruined by the Vodafone firmware - including changing what buttons and shortcut keys did, making all the icons red (so it was hard to see what was what). It was really terrible. Flashing it to the standard Sony Ericsson firmware was slightly tricky, but was well worth it as the bog standard phone was far nicer to use.
Ten years later, I use Nexus phones for the same reason, after suffering Samsung phones which ruin Android.
DAB just didn't have the same advantages as other digital technologies. In a moving car, or in an area with poor reception, it was actually worse than FM and even with a perfect signal, the low-bit rate again could mean the quality was worse than a good FM signal. The huge increase in power consumption over an analogue radio was the final straw. I'm addicted to radio, but after experimenting with it, I gave up on DAB long ago.
if you want to run Google's web products properly, you have to use Chrome. If you use any other browser, you get warned about it.
Sound familiar? Its just what Microsoft used to do if you dared to use any other browser with their products.
In this respect, Google is as bad as old Microsoft, and for that reason I try to support Firefox as much as possible.
I'm one of those affected. I'm surprised they didn't email their customers to let them know they were having problems - I haven't had a single email from them.
I'm one of those stuck with a legacy website that I'm very glad Fasthosts continue to support, while I get it re-written. Its a not for profit site done in my spare time so its easier said than done.
Unlike iPhones and iPads, which seem to get slower each time they're updated until they have to be replaced, the 2012 Nexus 7 is about to get its second major Android update which will speed it up (as for the Nexus 4). I think this is fantastic support for devices which, after more than 2 years, other manufacturers have abandoned.
I'm a big fan of Google's Nexus line, but unfortunately the 6 is too big for me.
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