* Posts by Morte66

3 posts • joined 4 Aug 2015

'One Windows' crunch time: Microsoft tempts with glittery new devices


Re: PC in a phone?

Desktop Windows 10 seems more like Windows 8.5. Is the phone version any more distant from its predecessor?

Blighty a 'smartphone society' amid rise of 4G middle class


Re: Confirmation

This is kind of intriguing, what the other 4% use. I assume they're mostly a bit confused, but plausibly...

- Perhaps the poll wording leaves phablet owners choosing "other" over "phone" or "tablet"?

- Google glass :)

- Optimus rift et al

- Braille and speech interfaces for the vision impaired

- Internet enabled TV sets

Go on everybody...

If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear


I checked the defaults. I decided...

- If I'm going to see adverts, I'd rather they were targeted adverts. I have occasionally bought things that pleased me because of targeted adverts. Allow all that.

- If I'm going to say "Hey Cortana, where's the nearest pub?" I'd like her to know where I am. Too often on Android I've received traffic information for Reading whilst in Norwich, or whatever. So location stuff can stay on too.

- Like hell it is automatically giving out wifi passwords for my router. Turn that shit off.

So, I'm happy enough, but I think it's very dodgy that this stuff is buried and defaulted and not really transparent at all.

Also, I wonder whether I missed anything.

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