* Posts by TeacherMARK

43 posts • joined 4 May 2015

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: If you can stomach the nagware and price, it may be Droid of the Year

TeacherMARK

Are you accidently swiping the annoying 'HiSearch' feature on your new Huawei Mate 20 Pro?

Well, now you can safely remove it and it's not that hard if you pay attention to the instructions below.

(It may work on other Mate 20s but I've only tested it on my phone.)

1) Download the ADB zip file to your Windows desktop computer or laptop.

Unzip the contents of the zip file to your desktop. There will be a folder called 'platform-tools'.

Direct link to the ADB zip file is here:

https://dl.google.com/android/repository/platform-tools-latest-windows.zip

2) Connect your phone to the computer and enable USB Debugging on your phone.

(There will be a pop up on your phone asking you to do this.)

Open the 'platform-tools' folder that you just unzipped and open a 'command prompt' from inside that folder.

Put your mouse somewhere in the folder, hold 'shift' and right click your mouse.

Select 'Open command window here'

3) Type "adb devices" then enter.

This just proves that you are connected to your phone.

The long ID number of your phone will show up if you are.

4) Type "adb Shell" then enter.

5) Type "pm list packages" then enter.

This will show you a long list of packages installed on your phone.

6) Type "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.search" then enter.

7) Did you see the word "Success"?

8) You did it. Aren't you clever! No more accidental 'HiSearch' swipes on your phone.

Huawei used cheap-as-chips chips in some P10s, now buyers want to boil it in oil

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I bought a P9 and it works just fine... but after hearing this latest disaster from this company I'll return obediently to the Samsung fold for future purchases. China, eh? Their slogan for anything should just be... "It's shit, innit!"

Huawei P10 Plus: The bigger brother is the real contender

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memory specs

I have the P9 and I'll hold off on the P10, because...

I really want Huawei to come clean on memory specs and also, compared the new Samsung rival, the design does seem 'old school' already!

The P11 will probably be my next phone.

Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

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It would be nice if Windows could find a way to remember my chosen programs for each file type every time they do an update. This latest update is a big yawn... no noticeable changes except I have to change all the default programs AGAIN for movies, music and images, etc...

Non-existent sex robots already burning holes in men’s pockets

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Sign me up. No matter what they cost, they'll be cheaper than the real thing. So long as they don't talk, I'm in.

Don't panic, friends, but the Chinese navy just nicked one of America's underwater drones

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"Keep it!"

Russian hackers got Trump elected? Yeah, let's take a close look at that, says Obama

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...or... it could have been a free and fair election!

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Well, the leftie loonies aren't going to roll over and play dead are they! Losing has to be the fault of someone else, right? It seems they are turning to political self-flagellation now... It's fun to watch, though!

Bless their hearts... they won the 'popular vote' though... except the campaign (on BOTH sides) was fought for ELECTORAL votes! The best (and poorest) campaign easily won that and it's all the fault of Russians, news feeds on Facebook and the FBI for having the cheek to do their jobs!

I'm lovin' it!

Australia boards the slow boat to Brexit

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"...with what's left of the UK post-Brexit..."

Stick to the tech stuff and avoid politics, Reg, eh?

Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

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I've been living in Thailand for the last 16 years... see you on the other side, suckers!

Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets recalled immediately

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Watch out, watch out, Samsung... there's a Huawei behind you!

Dropbox: Leaked DB of 68 million account passwords is real

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Head in the cloud?

Anyone who commits anything of value to a computer in the sky deserves to be hacked and exposed. It's just amazing that so many millions of dummys thought that this was ever a good idea!

Two G4S call centre staff sacked over 999 answering scam

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Tip of the iceberg... this whole company is one massive scam after another.

Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: Windows 10 is good if you don't care about controlling your own computer or your privacy

"An Operating System used to be the layer that could launch applications and manage the hardware."

I miss those days.

I would pay almost any price for a Windows OS that just sat there quietly, didn't move and did NOTHING while I worked on other things.

MicroDaft is aiming for children and retards who play games and buy sweeties.

It's fast becoming a thing of the past for proper computer users.

Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them

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The Timberlake stunt didn't work so they got fired.

It's not our fault we don't hire black people, says Facebook

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If you are wetting your pink panties over who Facebook is hiring, you really shouldn't be allowed out on your own. Who cares what color the workforce is so long as they can do their jobs.I'm never gonna meet 'em or see 'em. They can be spray-painted orange for all I care.

Pokemon Go oh no no no, we're not reading your email, says gamemaker

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Frankly, if you're dumb enough to be attracted to these silly games, bad things are gonna happen to you in every aspect of your life.

Seagate defrags 14% of workforce: 6,500 axed

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In a couple of years, flash storage will be so cheap they will be giving these things away in cereal boxes.

Facebook deleted my post and made me confirm pics of my kids weren't sexually explicit

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Stick to posting images of your food. You don't see the Japanese having all these problems, right?

Google asks the public to name the forthcoming Android N operating system

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Nougarty McNougartface.

Windows 10 with Ubuntu now in public preview

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How about a version of Windows 10 with NO features that simply runs my programs (not apps.)

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

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I wish...

I wish there was an operating system that I could install that could run all my programs... AND DO NOTHING ELSE! No 'apps', no unwanted updates, no data harvesting, no bloatware... And have ONE control panel, an easy basic start menu and a 'windows explorer' for 2016, not 1995.

The idea that Microsoft builds products based on user feedback is a joke.

Wakey wakey, app developers. Mobile ad blocking will kill you all

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Re: Tricky problem.

I buy plenty of apps here in Thailand. I have a PAYG sim card and it takes the cost from that. No CC numbers - no worries.

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Re: An ad blocker is the only app I'd pay for

I don't mind paying for apps. I have bought a few cheapies in the past.

I DO object to ads and will do everything in my power to avoid them.

Brit censors endure 10-hour Paint Drying movie epic

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No black bricks, yellow bricks or misshapen bricks? I'm so offended. But I'll be buying the DVD for the alternative audio with the director and crew explain what's going on.

Shopping for PCs? This is what you'll be offered in 2016

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What people want...

120 GB SSD boot drives on the motherboard.

2 TB storage drives.

USB 3.1 EVERYWHERE!

i7 4790K CPUs.

16 GBs 1600 DDR3

That's about it.

US still lagging on broadband but FCC promises change is coming

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Re: Nothing new here ...

That old 'but you're isolated in a rural area" excuse doesn't hold water.

I live in Thailand which is much MUCH more rural and the entire country is blanketed with coverage.

Americans have lazy phone companies who are getting rich off of ancient technology. There's no reason for America to upgrade to normal standards and speeds that the rest of the Western world enjoy because they are paying through the nose for crap.

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Too far behind

Anyone visiting the US would be very surprised at how ancient the phone infrastructure is compared to other Western countries.

The situation is exacerbated by having a couple of companies who control everything. The Americans seem happy to put up with crippled phones that the rest of the world has long since abandoned or would refuse to buy, too.

I used to think that "no bars" was just a plot device for scary movies - but if you go be prepared to have rubbish coverage and extremely poor voice quality as well as miserably slow streaming speeds.

Five technologies you shouldn't bother looking out for in 2016

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Spot on... and all very well put.

Eight budget-friendly 1TB SSD data packers for real people

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Well, get 'em whilst ye may.

In a couple of years time all the 'space' you need will be delivered soldered on to motherboards and extra space will be sold as 'internal 'cards' NOT drives.

Internal 'drives' are very much a thing of the past...well, they soon will be.

Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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In order...

Only Doctors worth a mention are...

1 - Tom Baker

2 - Jon Pertwee

3 - Matt Smith

The rest were all rubbish.

So, the article would have been much shorter if it had been 'Who is the best doctor.'!

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It was crap before Jon Pertwee and it was crap after Tom baker.

But worst of all were the stupid teenagers Eccleston and the small Scottish one that came after him. All they did was run around corridors and shout like girls. Pure shite!

Microsoft in 2016: Is there any point asking SatNad what's coming?

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Dear Santa Microsoft,

Please give me the ability to easily decide whether or not (and when) I want to update MY computer.

And please assign some humans to redesign the start menu. The monkeys aren't really doing it properly.

Ta...

Windows 10: What's coming in 2016?

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Hey, here's a tip, Microdaft...

STOP UPDATING MY COMPUTER!

Just when I've got it working just perfectly you change my settings with your crappy and unnecessary and unasked for updates.

STOP DOING IT!

IT bloke: Crooks stole my bikes after cycling app blabbed my address

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Re: Common sense

I don't believe you do that.

GOP senators push FCC to kill support for local broadband

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Don't Americans ever get tired of their elected officials working for corporations? Seems not.

Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

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It gets worse each week.

Jeepers creepers...

The new David Bowie video is scarier than this bloody awful nonsense.

Yes, GCHQ is hiring 1,900 staffers. It's not a snap decision

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Let's hope we have a lot of Muslim hires. It's only fair!

Assessing the power of Intel’s SSD 750 … but check your motherboard before buying

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Yawn. wake me up when they are shipping 10 terabyte cards for a hundred bucks. In the mean time I'll pass.

‘Insufficient evidence’ makes Brit cops drop revenge porn probes

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Make sure all your sexual partners sign a model release form.

Hurrah! Doctor Who brings us a bootstrap paradox treat in Before the Flood

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Just awful.

But I always enjoy reading The Register fawning all over it!

Doctor Who's Under the Lake splits Reg scribes: This Alien homage thing – good or bad?

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The weekly fawning...

I'm now on episode three of The Register's weekly fawning over this asinine and un-watchable BBC politically correct homage to what used to be a bloody good TV program.

Your misguided and child-like unwavering belief that this trashy bollocks is worth so much effort and page space is nothing short of spectacular.

Your authority on other things (normally held in high regard) are diminished by this fervent and all-consuming crush on a kid's TV show which has been raped, then murdered and then horribly mutilated since it's disastrous reboot at the turn of the century.

If you are going to advertise at least be honest about it and stick a label at the top of the page.

New Windows 10 will STAGGER to its feet, says Microsoft OS veep

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An operating system should be the 'ground' on which a house can be built.. Not a house that needs to be dismantled and re-built properly. Windows 8 works great for me because I spent a week hacking it to bits to make it work like Windows 7!

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