* Posts by Bugsy11

8 posts • joined 2 May 2013

Germany tells America to verpissen off over Huawei 5G cyber-Sicherheitsbedenken

Bugsy11

Re: How about Apple's apparent deflation? The surgence of "cloud"?

$300 billion in the bank and counting. Don't hold your breath for Apple to go poof. With or without China, Apple most likely has a bright future

Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery

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E.U's Qwant search engine needs to Embrace, & Extend before trying to Extinguish

The only way to really break up an entrenched incumbent like Google is not to try and replace it right away but to first embrace, extend, and only then slowly try and extinguish it. Essentially two relatively simple steps may be all that is required to accomplish this.

1) On the desktop, all search queries in browsers should be required to present double framed results page with left frame for Google, and right frame for say E.U.’s own Qwant engine. If users don’t see what they like in the left frame, they click on an answer in the right frame.

2) On smartphones require search results to be swipable so that user can swipe the Google results page if they don’t see what they want to have the same query run thru Qwant.

This allows enough traffic to be built up through Qwant to raise money thru ad revenues, perhaps by using differential privacy to protect user identity as Apple does. Qwant might then have a chance to improve and catch up to Google in search

France wants in on the No Huawei Club while Canuck infosec bloke pretty insistent on ban

Bugsy11

Re: Again....

It's not iPhones with "doubled down" emphasis on security that are more likely to be compromised. It's the Androids: Security bods find Android phoning home. Home being China http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/15/android_phoning_home_to_china/

Intel's announced PCs packing 5G, and that's just plain wrong

Bugsy11

Re: Two mobile data subscriptions instead of one

>Orange and now EE allow you to have multiple SIMs and provided you are on the right plan (£££) you can share the data on the master plan.

We have plans like that in Canada but the carriers still require an obligatory extra device connection fee on top of the shared data plan. For example, it's $10 per month connection fee for the Apple LTE Watch from Bell Canada. It makes sense for the Watch as it's a highly mobile device but for a notebook that will be used most of the time in a WiFi, it is not cost effective for most consumers. Some road warrior professionals may go for it but this is a niche. 5G won't change anything. Intel has good publicity machine but it's likely to remain a niche product IMO.

So... Nokia's taking a long, hard look at its health unit

Bugsy11

If the Withing Watch does not do HomePods, HomeKit device controls, does not tap you on the wrist when it's time to turn on the road, and does not buy you stuff with a swipe of the wrist, then it's future is bleak. Nokia are smart enough to see that.

Apple iPhone X: Two weeks in the life of an anxious user

Bugsy11

Re: I hate iOS - but......

Who the hell would want all your personal data in a phone by a search engine who has shown callous disregard for people's privacy in past?

Uncle Sam's treatment of Huawei is world-class hypocrisy – consumers will pay the price

Bugsy11

Re: The American consumer will pay in a poorer market without Huawei

"So are you calling for Microsoft, Apple and Google products to be banned too?"

No, just the spyware from communists who seem to have a national policy of steeling technology from other countries.

BTW, you can tell which tabloid forums are frequented by the Chinese "50 center" troll army. It's the ones with all the down votes on any anti China comments. Looks like the Reg is popular across the Great Wall.

Can't find your motor? Apple patents solve car park conundrums

Bugsy11

Re: A possible problem...

iWatch = back up key.

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