Sorry, this just sounds like sour grapes to me.
25 posts • joined 13 Feb 2017
Why does it need a third party to tell Google that one of the apps hosted on its own app store is dodgy? So Play protect is basically worthless then?
"Scanning and verifying over 50 billion apps every day
All Android apps undergo rigorous security testing before appearing in the Google Play Store. We vet every app and developer in Google Play, and suspend those who violate our policies. Then, Play Protect scans billions of apps daily to make sure that everything remains spot on. That way, no matter where you download an app from, you know it’s been checked by Google Play Protect."
So you're telling me with all the vast resources available to monitor potential EOL scenarios that this wasn't picked up and reported? What really happened is that they just couldn't be bothered because they predicted it's path and knew it wouldn't hit - it's only news out of courtesy.
Anyway, I doubt Jo public would be informed if there was an EOL object on a crash course - we don't have the technology to prevent or mitigate.
I think the group as a whole is making some really poor decisions which must be eating into their profits. Example - there is a fairly large retail park where I work, with at least two decent sized vacant premises. There is a mixture of clothing, food and places to eat. Couple of months and few hundred grand later - shiny new Pc World. But no, over the road is some crappy unit which was completely ripped apart, refurbished, new carpark made, many many months later they opened.
I mean who are the morons making these decisions for the brand? Away from the main shopping centre, more than three times longer to open and more expensive?
Oh and I went in there the other day - I was the only shopper there, apart from the enormous amount of sales staff trying to get me to buy something.
Nominet scare mongering enterprises to one side. Are domains really still a thing given that 99% of Joe public search for content, click through from social media etc. It's no coincidence that a good proportion of TV ads in the UK (at least) no longer display a web address - instead they just say "search somekeyword".
I'd say last ditch effort by nominet to generate some revenue here - not sure what they plan to do next when it runs out.
Considering the jump to an EV next year - gave the 3 a quick look over at my local showroom in the UK. To be honest it looked pretty basic inside. The game console style steering wheel didn't really appeal and the dash looks god awful. Any owners on here care to share why they bought one?
Simple - the average consumer in the UK, 99% of their PC activities can be done on their smartphone. If they already have an aging pc/Mac that still works when they turn it on once a month then there is no compelling reason to buy new.
From my experience as a business user my laptop is over 5 years old and has had few refreshes in memory and new SSD - still going strong and it gets punished on a daily basis. I'd be upgrading for vanity purposes and it wouldn't be anyway until the new Intel processors are out
So cutting edge surface 2 laptops costing £2.5k (512gb/16gb ram) using i7 processors and still no fing usb c???
Also slightly worrying they've omitted the surface book imagery from all their latest media ads from that event. Shelved? Or they planning to release some new shiny model costing £5k still with no usb c support.
Do people actually use these things anymore? Especially with win10 being on the device pulling God knows what in the background. I'd be paranoid as hell on how much my data bill ending up at the end of the month. Last time I tethered my laptop win10 decided to pull a 5gb update - thanks very much.
If he is investing to bring this tech to the UK then this is amazing. It's exactly what this country needs - something completely bonkers - countries around the world will be talking about this for years. Think about the PR opportunities for the UK.
Perfectly timed for post-brexit - because frankly we're fucked - and anything which keeps the world talking about us cannot be a bad thing. Forget the HS2 (yawn)
"good accounting" (as you're article opens with) - is all about itemising and tracking where you've spent (and received) money. This doesn't work if your cash is floating in the back pocket of your jeans or you lose £2 down the side of your sofa.
I *hate* cash - I/my wife take £20 out of the bank if we asked each other at the end of the month where that money was spent 9/10 I couldn't tell you. At least if it's an obscure transaction (I buy 9 toilet rolls from Ebay) it will show up on my bank statement in some kind of memory-jogging way.
What lacks are decent mobile banking apps - Nationwide banking app for instance doesn't even show you the account balance on a particular day - just what you've spent/received - I have no idea (at a glance) when I'm draining my account or go overdrawn without logging onto my laptop.
Needs an app where all the banks can feed your statement data into realtime - business banking has this been doing this for years into accounting software (albeit with a long import delay).
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