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UberEats into food delivery with new app launch in London


Uber Awesome

As a person that has never used Uber. I do wish they would launch this in South Africa. At the rate they are disrupting the market when will I see UberKittens?

Lester Haines: RIP


RIP good sir! Really enjoyed reading your articles. A part of EL Reg's soul has sadly died :-(

PlayStation 4 is FreeBSD inside


Eadon are you people in love?

Apologies as this is off topic, all I see is how many people commenting about Eadon. Does this person have their own fanclub? It is something to witness, almost a celebrity. All that from continuously bad mouthing MS.

*I want to get off this planet*

Windows 8.1 start button appears as Microsoft's Blue wave breaks


Poor Poor Windows 8

Anyone that understands basic design principles; must surely realise. Hiding basic tasks such as making a shortcut on the desktop (via the Start Screen), hiding shutting option. Not only goes against Windows philosophy but common sense.

Windows 8 isn't the worse OS on the planet, especially if MS were to listen to user feedback. Until then suck it MS

Ex-CIA techie Edward Snowden: I am the NSA PRISM deepthroat


Past Repeating Its Self

Amazing how different civilizations all eventually go down the same path. Paranoia, taking away civil liberties from its people etc.

*No I am not saying this is what the world is doing*

If this is the information that we know, imagine what we don't!

Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins


Reaching new lows

Surely someone at MS must realise something is wrong; when they have to say that IE is the most power efficient browser? Is that it, surely there is something else to brag about?

Microsoft do you guys think that more people would use IE if it was available on OS X and Linux?

Apache devs: 'We'll ship no OpenOffice before its time'


Another day Goes By

At this rate OpenOffice becomes more and more irrelevant each day. It is getting to a point where I wish someone would simply put it out of its misery. I am still upset that IBM discontinued Symphony, as I quite liked the interface.

Microsoft announces $499 price tag, new games for Xbox One


Congrats MS

Congratulations Microsoft, you have managed to drive a loyal Xbox gamer back onto Play Station gaming! Sometimes MS I wonder if you actually realise what is going on, when you alienate your customer base what do you think will eventually happen?

Xbox One=Entertainment Center

Play Station 4=Gaming Console

Nuff said!

Leaks point to new mystery Macs 'with Jony Ive's fingerprints on'


Something drastic

Unless Apple do something drastic to their Macbook Pro range of laptops. I would expect the release to be a bit well meh.

I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro 13inch and other than Retina I haven't seen much improvements really. I'll keep on using mine for another year or so and then contemplate if I'll get another or move back to a Windows laptop.

Amazon yoinks Dora and SpongeBob from Netflix for MEELLLIONS


Netflix losing the plot?

A year ago I when I really managed to get into Netflix it was an awesome experience. Catching up on old shows and even at times a kiddies cartoon or two.

Now looking at Netflix with it losing all the streaming rights, the amount of content that has come off already is ridiculous. Here today and gone tomorrow.

I have cancelled my Netflix because of this. Netflix we watch you for the content you put on, not for the "original shows" you stream.

If they do not watch out Amazon might just over shadow them, sooner than later

Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want


More like Windows 8 RTM than 8.1

This product is what Windows 8 should have been when it was released. This makes Windows 8 look like it was a paid for beta when it was released.

Now if only Start Button can actually = Start Menu (we don't need a start menu/screen that takes up a whole screen)

This update might make the much needed improvements to Windows 8, however we will only know once it is released.

Looking forward to testing this though

Microsoft waves white flag: We'll put Outlook on Windows RT slabs


About bladdy time

Regardless of what one thinks of Windows RT. It shocks me that MS didn't include Outlook in the first place. What were they thinking? Of cause want to do emails on a "mobile device" especially those that know Outlook from their work PC's.

I personally advised two people from not purchasing a Windows RT tablet because of lacking Outlook (they are MS Office freaks)

Now please allow some basic macros on this and then it might be more attractive.

Dell bucks PC market tumble with Haswell business systems


Re: How many articles is that on Dell now?

Those of us who have to support clients that only run DELL. This is excellent news, although I wish they would spend money on Latitude and Optiplex instead of Vostro range.

Best machines I have ever used are Optiplex and Latitude. Nothing else has come close but Vostro's have always given me problems when I have used them.

Exclusive Halo game coming to Windows 8 and WinPhone 8



I used to be the hugest HALO fan ever!

However I don't think this game will have the desired affect. I feel that gamers have moved on from HALO I think this move MS should have done 18 months ago.

Only time will tell

iPHONES and 'Pads BANNED in US for violating Samsung patent

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Consumer is affected

These patent wars at the end of the day affect us the consumers. If companies would innovate, look after their current customers than arguing small semantics in court. Then we might actually see proper progress.

Ever since iPhone 4 and Galaxy SIII both companies seemed to have slowed down their innovative pace.

Apple releases Mountain Lion, Safari updates


Does this improve performance

I had constant issues with Mountain Lion, random system freezes etc. Have read online that a lot of people have complained about the same thing.

I wonder if I should try ML again? Decisions decisions

Amazon to deliver groceries in 20 markets by 2014


Book, Game and Food

What more could a person want. Get food from the same place you can stream online movies.

It is amazing to see how far Amazon has come since its early days. I foresee Amazon being the equivalent of the massive Walmart empire online.

Look out, fanbois! EVIL charger will inject FILTH into your iPHONE



Yay my first downvote!

Regardless how is physically having access to a server different than physically having access to your cellphone?

*not debating which is easier*

You are still physically interacting with the device


Physical access is always the problem

Caption Obvious here:

In any environment with anything technical, if you can gain physical access to it you can usually crack it. How is this different? If it was say a website then I would be impressed.

Twitter, Facebook are 'a MENACE to society', says Turkey's PM


When will they learn

Rather use these social networking services to show their view point. Instead blaming Twitter and Facebook proves the point of the protesters far more than that of the government.

How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95



Name one alternative package to Outlook (Evolution) doesn't count. How about a product that is polished and on par with iWorks/MS Office? Alternative doesn't necessarily mean better, and still to this day I haven't seen a proper "alternative" to Active Directory.

"If you really think that "we" have some kind of desperate need to entice Windows and OSX users to switch sides, you're entirely mistaken..."

Nope I don't think that at all, I was referring to the article published.

Personally I don't care what OS people use.

I use Linux, Mac OS X and Windows



An idea that almost seems alien to people!

It is not an OS that makes it viable to users. It is the software that runs on it.

If the Linux community would release more alternative software that was on par with its WIndows OS X counterparts more people would use it. This type of common sense no one seems to get.

Do you think so many people would use OS X if it didn't have an array or decent applications? Same can be said for Windows.

Apple declares WAR on Spotify: iRadio bags streaming rights

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Please make it cheaper than Spotify

Am I the only one who thinks that Spotify has become arrogant? High Costs and collection that even Deezer seems to have newer content

Hopefully this will give the much needed competition

HTC drops 12-inch Windows RT tablet, sticks to a 7-incher


12 Inch Untapped Market

Surely there are less 12 inch Tablets than their are 7 inch?

HTC and Windows RT I see you both becoming more and more irrelevant with each passing day.

BT! dumps! Yahoo! after! 10! long! years! together!


Yahoo Spam

Perhaps if Yahoo were to re-brand their mail platform and make it as good as Outlook.com and Gmail then they might have a chance,

Until then any mail from a yahoo domain will go into spam along with a Nigerian Prince.

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth: Microsoft no longer dominates PC biz


Mark really aggggg

To be frank Ubuntu has made Linux more mainstream (calm down Android fanboi's I am talking in a different context)

If Mark wants Ubuntu to take off, then more Unity crap isn't the way to do it.

Do the following few things

1) Bring out a Office Package for Linux (no not Libre Office) that is on par with at least Office 2011 for Mac

2) Bring out a proper mail application (no Thunderbird doesn't count) even better if it can connect to EWS

3) Easier Active Directory integration

Unity, Amazon Searches are not the way to do it!

Fedora's Schrödinger's Cat Linux gives coders claws for thought


Love Red Hat/Cent OS but HATE Fedora

Does anyone else think that Fedora is a steaming pile of crap. Each time I have used Fedora from 15 to 18 I have always managed to break yum.

Then fixing it always seems to be more trouble than it is worth. Pitty in many aspects I prefer Fedora to Ubuntu but as my hatred for RPM's is strong I'll stick with apt distro's

Groundbreaking Camino browser digs grave, jumps in

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Re: The writing was on the wall

Quite right but don't discount Chrome. It is growing at a massive rate and the plugins, themes will soon be on par with Firefox.

Now if only someone would port over Downthemall to Chrome

Paris Hilton

Why wasn't this browser able to stay up to date with Gecko? Unless it is in the article and I somehow missed it?

Kinky? You're mentally healthier than 'vanilla' bonkers


Fifty Shades of Kinky

Does this include partners that were kinker while reading 50 Shades and then went back to normal afterwards?

Minty fresh Linux: Olivia hits the virtual shelves


Minty Freshness

As a long time Linux user/lover I decided yesterday was the day I was going to convert my TV PC (desktop machine connected to my TV) from Windows 8 to Linux Mint

*Ok fine I first tried to make it a Hackentosh, almost worked btw*

Mint 15 works quite well, however precompiled packages of Airvideo Server, Splashtop Streamer don't work correctly in Ubuntu 13.04/Mint 15. Not to mention I somehow buggered up my Samba sharing.

Long story short on my TV PC I will leave it with Windows 8 (with enough security protection to make Nasa blush)

My point Mint you are almost there, you can see the finish line but need more refinement.

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 secrets REVEALED ... sort of


Windows another shade of TIFKAM

Well as a long time Windows user, administrator, support engineer. I have come to the conclusion that MS is losing its mind.

Improved features in Windows 8 and Server 2012 are ignored because they both look like it was dreamt up by a elephant that uses a Mac while on LSD

MS if you continue like this I will eventually have to move away, at least now I'll still have a job even if it is telling people how to shutdown a machine

*Thanks MS*

Former Microsoft Windows chief: I was right to kill the Start button


We care why?

Why on earth should we care what this man has to say? He doesn't work for MS anymore and therefore is irrelevant.

I don't for one minute believe he was sorely responsibly for the death of StartMenu, surely there are a board of people. There must have been one person who said, WTF are you guys nuts we will piss off our user base?

His best work had to be Windows 7, or Vista SP3

Microsoft offers free keyboard covers for Surface RT


Of cause by the time we get either Surface in South Africa the world will have ended.

@MS thank you for taking your sweet time, I wanted one of these devices for some odd reason. However as you have taken so long I have come to remember just how much I dislike Win8. I'll stick with my iPad


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