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Why on earth does the article not mention this once?
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Why on earth does the article not mention this once?
Totally agree, use it daily and love it.
It tells you that its a sixteen year old OS that shouldn't have been getting used for anything for years now.
Why didn't you upgrade to 8.0, then 7.1, then 10, then the 10 update... Windows 7 is really old now, I don't know why people persevere with it.
"Customers running Windows 10 were not targeted by the attack today."
Everyone is brave enough to suggest not running an old version of Windows without any updates.
In this case, anyone with a current OS with current updates, was completely safe.
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.
A Chromebook forces chrome and google search on you.
How is this different?
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.
Not a single mention of OnePlus? The Oneplus 3 was the standout phone of the year for me. £309 (to start with) and with specs exceeding phones more than double that price. I love mine.
The only point when they discover how good and efficient their in-house IT team was, is a couple of years down the line when the problems start to mount up, and take ages to resolve...
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.
Microsoft says that Windows 10 is fundamentally more secure than Windows 7. Therefore, the entire OS is an important security update. I don't see the issue.
Windows 7 is nearly 7 years old, its very much time to move on.
Dumb but big has been the way to go for years. Technology built into TV screens (or car dashboards for that matter) is stupid and short-sighted.
For example lots of us buy good monitors which outlive the PCs they're attached to.
Thats the reason Smart TVs are a dumb idea.
TVs should have a superb display, lots of ports, and great sound.
Then you plug some up to date technology into it.
So in summary, you're saying AWS is too big to fail?
I don't think I would.
Continued outsourcing combined with moving the actual technology to the cloud, combined with a trend towards temporary work, with static or falling salaries.
Windows has *always* allowed you to choose other browsers.
Exactly. And a nice pat on the back for the person who's saved them £14m. The cracks will take a while to appear and build up...
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.
Totally agree, it makes no sense. 8.0 to 8.1 was a free upgrade, they should be shown as the same product. By doing that, the chart looks quite different.
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.
I'd rather have a bad WWW site, than a "good" Facebook site any day.
Love the web. Hate Facebook.
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.
Are you sure there isn't a way to change the font size on Chrome?
The Chromebook pixel has 2560 x 1700 at 239 PPI but the reviews I've read haven't mentioned this...??
When you combine Windows 8 and 8.1 (which you should, as they're the same thing) Windows 8 is showing at 16%, well ahead of XP's 11%. What's interesting is how far ahead the 14 year old Microsoft OS is of OSX...
My Nexus 5 is also noticeably quicker, and no problems whatsoever so far.
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.
Only because for some reason they've split 8 and 8.1 on the chart.
Why has Windows 8 been split into two? If you combine 8 and 8.1 (why on earth wouldn't you when 8.1 is just a free windows update to Windows 8) the graph is quite different.
Wouldn't it have been better for them to find a way to help people who are NOT OK?
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.
I switched from a Nexus 4 to a Nexus 5 - its a substantial upgrade in my opinion. The screen is dramatically better (crisper, brighter, larger) and the performance is significantly improved - 1 year after getting mine, and everything is still essentially instant to respond. Its a staggering phone for £299.
At £299, the Nexus 5 has always been 'on discount'. I think it will stay at this price for a time yet, its still highly competitive.
Windows Vista was fine, I had no problems with it. BUT Windows 8 (on the same PC) is *significantly* faster, speaking from experience.
Totally agree. Windows 8 (all versions) showing very good progress on both these data tables if you plot it correctly.
It tells you no such thing. It tells you that businesses move slowly, and rarely to the very latest version of an OS.
I think its misleading to split out 8.1 from 8 in your table. 8.1 is just the latest version of Windows 8 and anyone on 8 can and should update to it for free.
I've had no significant problems with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, and each has been better than what went before.
I've been with plusnet for 12 years or more (from when they were Force9), and currently getting genuine 73mb downloads, and paying £22.50 a month, which I'm very happy with. I'm not aware of any reliability issues, and would forgive them if they've had one after so long without trouble. As long as they get it fixed before I get home from work!
I already have problems with people contacting me via my Facebook account (which I don't check often) instead of emailing me (which I constantly check). Its going to drive me to deleting my Facebook account altogether.
They've already managed to replace email for most people - this is the crucial part of the story for most people. Facebook, owned by an American corporation, is becoming the de-facto global communications platform and contacts directory. Its a terrifying proposition.
Bad grammer happens all over the UK....
England cannot disown Scotland, as it does not own it. It could disassociate itself perhaps.
Couldn't agree more.
The register is read by Engineers. Engineers designed this car, and they appear to have done a superb job. Very disappointed at the Register Headline/tone until I got to the end and read the truth from Tesla.
If you'd wanted to make a humorous story out of this, it should have been about the idiots who say this car is unsafe.
Passenger compartment remained undamaged - there would have been ample time to get 4 or 5 people out safely.
Only the battery that was damaged caught fire.
No wonder Tesla gets Pugnacious when such nonsense is written about their cars. I would too.
I have a Sony Smartwatch connected to my Galaxy S 3.
It works brilliantly. A discreet vibration on my wrist and I can see who's calling me, and accept or reject the call, I can read my texts, I can read the first few sentences of my Gmails, and i can view my missed calls - all without touching my phone in my pocket. There are loads of other apps available for it too, you can go mad. It tells the time too...
I honestly don't know why it isn't more popular, and more people aren't talking about it.
When I'm at home in Glasgow city centre, I don't care about AM at all, and never listen to it (except Radio 5 in the car that is...).
But when out in the Scottish countryside, and up North, it is often the only reliable reception you can get. LW Radio 4 is often the *only* BBC radio station that can be received!
... the neatly stacked rows of crowd control barriers at the entrance?
Maybe people have finally realised, in a deep depression, that throwing your money at massively overpriced gadgetry using your credit card is not a sensible thing to do.
As Manolo says above, if you're halfway through writing an email on Gmail, and need to refer to something else in Gmail, you simply click the 'new window' button on your compose screen. Your new email becomes a separate window so you can find what you're looking for in Gmail. Its been like this for AGES and I use it daily. The author of this review obviously isn't a frequent gmail user!
Started reading this thinking it was serious, then ended up laughing out loud in the office (with a mouthful of coffee).
Brilliant stuff, keep it up ;)
At the price Apple charges, customer service MUST be absolutely superb, and best in class. Its one of the few ways they can justify the extremely high price of their products.
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