* Posts by DenTheMan

36 posts • joined 17 Feb 2018

iFixit surgeons tut at iPad mini 5 X-ray: Looks like a mild case of pain-in-the-arse-to-repair

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Money makes the world go round and and

Sabotage is the antidote to that.

Apple play a very straight bat when it comes to the direction of your consumer spending.

When it comes to 5G kit security, you can go your Huawei, EU tells member nations

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Bottom line ...

Is the billions it costs to buy a US infestation rather than a Chinese infestation.

Crypto exchange in court: It owes $190m to netizens after founder 'dies without telling anyone vault passwords'

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More strange tales to come

Straight from the crypt.

iPhone price cuts are coming, teases Apple CEO. *Bring-bring* Hello, Apple UK? It's El Reg. You free to chat?

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Re: Re They are still THE premium smartphone.

There is a fascinating hackers window of opportunity in nearly every OS release for IOS.

But who knows what lurks on both

Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data

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Are you listening Facebook?

Apple are not taking the Mic.

Texas lawyer suing Apple over FaceTime bug claims it was used to snoop on a meeting

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iPhone to use Windows OS next?

Well it sems every IOS release has a Window of opportunity

Samsung Galaxy A9: Mid-range bruiser that takes the fight to Huawei

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Trusted is a bit of an OTT name but at least they are on track.

https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/samsung-galaxy-a9-release-date-3579874

Apple need not worry. Those on exnhorbitant contracts will get the XR, not the A9

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Re: Mid-what?

and my cheese Sandwich is practically the Soloman Island's version of the iPhone X. But without the tech.

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Headline says a lot..

.. and in the real world we have 'Samsung makes the upcoming iPhone XR look poor and only for fans'.

Battery, OLED, FHD, camera etc etc are all better on this, so called cheap, Samsung.

Apart from the super fast processor, the A9 trounces the XR.

Wires, chips, and LEDs: US trade bigwigs detail Chinese kit that's going to cost a lot more

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My precious....

With China having a monopoly on many a precious metal, guess what is going to happen?

Someone more knowledgeable can tell us what may soon cease in the US.

Boffins offer to make speculative execution great again with Spectre-Meltdown CPU fix

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Fixed as intended?

'Intel engineers have acknowledged that pending chip architecture changes will break Retpoline, Google's defense against the indirect branch target injection attacks know as Spectre variant 2'

This fixed is called a Winatack fix?

Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android

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The Trump factor

Trump has spread understandable fear in Europe so moving away from the US control of the off switch should be classified as priority.

That was quick: Seattle rushes to kill tax that would mildly inconvenience Amazon

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Vic...

...torian Values win out.

Another branch of Poverty R US opens.

Every bloody gadget in the house is ringing. Thanks, EE

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Smartnumber is old hat...

it being called VOIP.

We even had that on good old Windows PDAs 10+ years ago.

Arm emits Cortex-A76 – its first 64-bit-only CPU core (in kernel mode)

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A non Meltdown chip?

I would assume it beats the A75 which went Intel like in adding Meltdown for speed.

And benchmarks are bogus in that Meltdown mitoigation changes it all.

TalkTalk ups the (dis)satisfaction ante as UK folk wake up to borked email

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The immobile email

It makes little sense to use @talktalk.co.uk for email.

You get locked into the broadand that way.

Meet Asteroid, a drop-in Linux upgrade for your unloved smartwatch

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Cue the adverts

Yet the most useful things are undoubtably unstated!

OnePlus smartmobe brand modelled on 'a religion', founder admits

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Re: Slavish copying to the last

Not them, their practicing members are the cult, Apple being just very good at capitalising on loyal needs.

As we know, all planned and unplanned obscelescence faults are members doing it wrong.

MacBook Pro petition begs Apple for total recall of krap keyboards

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Customer is Mr Wong.

As we know, the customer is always wrong.

So they plonkers must be plonking the keys wrong.

Samsung’s DeX dock clicks the second time around

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£129 competes..

with Apple for high prices.

The cost of convenience!

UK mobe network Three's profits hit by IT upgrade costs

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20% profit

It reads like 20% profit on sales of £2.5 billion.

Not bad for a the minmow offering good consumer deals.

A smartphone recession is coming and animated poo emojis can't stop it

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Shared poo

But Samsung let you share your poo whilst Apple poss is in permanent quarantine.

Samsung also lets journalists say things disallowed when in quarantine.

Non removable batteries, no headphone jack, quarantined NFC, simple USB, they all, more and more, let down users some way or other.

Architects of their own demise?

Surprise: Norks not actually behind Olympic Destroyer malware outbreak – Kaspersky

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This is not me typing,I've been hacked.

Alexa strikes again!

Shock poll finds £999 X too expensive for happy iPhone owners

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Botch it

just shows,

no matter how stupid something is, people still imitate.

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Re: Wouldn't they get similar data every year?

Not just a less expensive one, but a less expensive OLED one too if you believe the expanding OLED iLIneup.

Who needs Samsung Amoled?

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Disconcertingly happy

The idea of an always on looking at you FaceID has nothing whatsoever to do with it, of course.

Wearables are now a two-horse race and Google lost very badly

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First one I saw in the wild

Had a gloriously bright placcy strap.

I instantly new only an Apple buyer would think it looked fashionable.

Spectre haunts Intel's SGX defense: CPU flaws can be exploited to snoop on enclaves

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Removing Branch prediction

Very RiscY I say.

Windowsb on looks good until you realise that the choice of CPU has gone threat Risky.

Boring. The phone business has lost the plot and Google is making it worse

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All we now need is the Polo.

Rather than having a notch, why not bring out a Polo mint like phone with the camera dead centre.

Oh the innovation in me.

Apple: Er, yes. Your iCloud stuff is now on Google's servers, too

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Don't worry

.. you pretty little heads about it.

Or should that be 'very little'?

Huawei guns for Apple with Mac-alike Matebook X

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And in the iNoughties

Anything above 4" was for fools.

A bit of intel on AMD's embedded Epyc and Ryzen processors

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Not just Intel but ARM, Qualcomm and Apple

Of most note is the Snapdragon 845, Meltdown negating reasons to buy and making those recently released benchmarks pointless.

And Apples Socs went high power hybrid Intel like when designing their own CPU thus adding to the Throttlegate story.

Worldwide smartphone shipments DOWN for first time ever

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Apple are fine for the next two years but Samsung on the other hand

When you realise that most iPhones in use do not even have a 720p screen, future good Apple sales are a certainty.

Samsung on the other hand, even surpasses the iPhone X with its ancient Galaxy 6. So future big sales are more uncertain.

iPhone X 'slump' is real, whisper supply chain moles

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Apple users prefer middle of the road stuff.

Time after time the mantra has been 750 x 1334 screens are more than you really need.

So what with the notch,the ultra fragile glass, the missing headphone socket they prefer to cut costs and buy the same. Lucky for Apple the same might beva 7 or an 8, not that Xcentric iPhone.

Hands up who HASN'T sued Intel over Spectre, Meltdown chip flaws

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Only 20 class actions less than the unmentionable.

No invites for guessing who.

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