* Posts by Apprentice

18 posts • joined 15 Oct 2018

In case you need more proof the world's gone mad: Behold, Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels

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The iTards will still buy them

A fool and his money are easily parted. If it has an Apple logo on it they will sell to such fools. Apple know this, and it's why they get away with fleecing (pun intended) their consumers.

Who's going to pay for Britain's Aunty Beeb to carry on? Broadband users, broadcaster suggests to government

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Time to end funding of "celebrities" lavish lifestyles

Stop paying the likes of Gary Lineker, Chris Evans and Zoe Ball huge salaries or get rid of them completely. The obscene amount of money they get for the small amount of work they do is NOT something I want to contribute to.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock both test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

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Have I stumbled upon the comments section of The Guardian?

Some of the comments here are very puerile and hateful. They have a whiff of lefty Guardian readership for sure.

Even if you are no fan of Boris, at least understand that he is far better than the alternatives at presiding over this pandemic. Can you imagine how Corbyn would've handled this crisis? Can you imagine anyone really taking him and a Labour government seriously? Whilst there are some flaws in the action thus far taken, I really don't envy Boris Johnson's position in making some extremely difficult decisions. But I am more comfortable with him at the helm that just about any other politician.

I wish him a speedy recovery.

UK Carphone Warehouse shops set to sling their last phones, 2.9k redundancies hit high street, as Dixons closes all 531 'standalone' sites

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Satisfied customer here

Like all retailers, some people will slag them off because they had a less than stellar experience, but I have always gone back to CPW when I am ready to purchase a new phone, typically once a year (yes I am a serial upgrader). Because you can't argue with the huge range of phones and the very competitive pricing, something that the networks simply don't offer in their stores. Sure there have been the odd times when customer service was poor, mainly in the pop-up shops within PC World, but on the whole I have been very happy with the 'pre' and 'after' sales service. They now need to make their PC World outlets larger, so we continue to have more devices on display and have sufficient staff to serve the customers.

El Reg tries – and fails – to get its talons on a Brexit tea towel

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Re: A perfect demonstration of eccentric British understatement

Oh bore off. The EU will have imploded up its own backside by then.

Teardown gurus plunge screwdrivers into Google Pixel 4XL: Check out the speedy display from, er, Samsung

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Non existent hybrid phones!

So what on earth is a Samsung Galaxy Note S10? Or a Samsung Galaxy S10 Note? Neither of these phones mentioned in this article exist. Some proof reading badly needed!

Talk about a killer feature: Home, Home Mini gear replacements promised after fatal update bricks gadgets

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My Home Mini died after update.

This happened to me, my Google Mini updated and died. My emails to and fro to Google were frustrating to say the least. They wanted photos and proof of purchase and something else every time they replied. Unfortunately I no longer had the receipt and despite them saying this wouldn't be a problem provided I took a photo of the serial number, they backtracked and won't honour a replacement without it. So reading this news today gives me some hope, but will just have to wait and see.

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts

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I remember watching a news report a few years ago about parents protesting about how they wanted to protect their children, by banning supposedly harmful 4G masts near their school. Two of the women just off camera were smoking cigarettes right next to their kids!

These days the protesters are more likely to be smoking weed of course.

Want an ethical smartphone? Fairphone 3 is on the way – but tiny market share suggests few care

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Yes, let's make it even more useless by getting rid of the Play Store.

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Re: Nice!

And anything with Apple software embedded inside too. So basically any smartphone out there.

Apple is a filthy AWS, Azure, Google reseller, gripe punters: iPhone giant accused of hiding iCloud's real backend

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Re: Evils

The same people that hate on Google, yet spend their life on YouTube and use Google to search for everything. They announce their loyalty to Apple in the most blind and hypocritical way.

Memory slump and smartphone boredom deliver one-two punch to Samsung's bottom line

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Re: They could always

So you are saying Huawei don't install bloat? You're saying that the woeful EMUI that Chinese manufacturers choose is better than Samsung UI?

It may have been true that Samsung was indeed famous for bloatware and a poor interface (TouchWiz) but those days are long gone. On my Note 9 I had to actively go looking to download the Internet browser (which I prefer to Chrome) as it wasn't installed for example.

I love Huawei hardware but EMUI and all the Chinese software they force you to use always turns me away and I am then heading back to Samsung.

I grant you that Samsung need to reduce the price of their devices but general decline in Smartphone sales is happening to ALL manufacturers and it's simply an over saturated market.

Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!

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Comments are turning into a political debate

The Register is all about technology news. I get the Facebook angle and all but this article has turned the comments section into a political debate that should be discussed elsewhere like Reddit.

Do not adjust your set: Hats off to Apple, you struggle to shift iPhones 'cos you're oddly ethical

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I have sold countless pre-owned Android phones over the years and can assure you they certainly do have considerably more than your ridiculous 'zero resale value' claim, even those more than 2 years old. It's just another myth that people quote without any actual real world experience.

Brit boffins build 'quantum compass'... say goodbye to those old GPS gizmos, possibly

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Re: It's not a compass.

Oh, I guess they haven't thought about all that, I guess they should have consulted Joe Public first as clearly you know better than these well educated scientists. Back to the drawing board it is then.

5.1 update sends Apple's Watch 4 bling spinning into an Infinite Loop of reboot cycles

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Re: Wait for it...

I wonder what Apple classify as a 'small' number. The statement they released smacks of their usual playing down of a serious issue.

So, about that Google tax on Android makers in the EU – report pegs it at up to $40 per phone

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Re: why do we need app stores?

You're comparing apples to oranges. The app store is essential for mobile platforms.

Shortages, price rises, recession: Tech industry preps for hard Brexit

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Re: And all we can do...

Yes. Because democracy is democracy. The ridiculous example you chose however is a far cry from the 17.5 million people that voted to leave.

This whole "keep voting until we get the result we want" idea is NOT democratic. So rather than keep trying to throttle the process, we should use that energy to make plans for our future without the EU.

Waving placards, signing petitions and venting on social media is not going to change a thing. Brexit is happening and you need to get used to that fact.

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