* Posts by Steve Hodson

23 posts • joined 4 Sep 2008

iPhone 4S is for failures who work in coffee shops - Samsung

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I love my Apple products...

...but that Samsung sure looks the business.

I don't get the hate from either side, It's good that manufacturers are competing like this, it's better for everybody,

Locked iPhones still got their ears on

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Big deal or no?

It appears to default to 'Off'...what's the big deal here? Another non-even iPhone 'bashing' ?

Fanboi rumor mill dances for iPad 2 iPad 3

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Underwhelming if true...

Don't really need an iPad 1.5...this is the version they could have released as version 1 but even the current iPad was so far ahead of the game, there was no real pressure too.

Sucks, coz I really want an armchair device and the iPad fits the bill.

Apple delays white iPhone 4 - again

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There is no way...

...Apple will revise the hardware. Even if they do it without telling anyone, the 'secret' wouldn't stand up to 5 minutes scrutiny. and the class action lawsuit (in the States) would be moments behind it!

*Unless* :-) they intend to fix everything previously sold...and I believe this is already address with "...And Bumpers for All"

There is little doubt (in most people's mind) that this is clearly a case where Apple chose form over function.......many say that's Apple always does but it's usually BS Apple hate.

Me? I love my iPhone4....and it's $4.99 direct from China condom ;-)

BBC news apps squeeze onto iPhone, iPad

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..new news website is horrible to read....fix that first please.

The biggest issue with iPlayer and possibly this app too as far as I can figure out is the limited (is there any except news) content I can view outside the UK???

Fanbois howl over 'hang a lot' Safari 5

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Quoting Opera as a solution...

...and saying it's faster..now I know you've lost sanity. Opera is OK..heck I think I even paid for it back in the day...but it's really not in the top 3 I'd choose on a Mac.

Count me among the group that has had no problems with Safari 5.0 that weren't related to problems at certain websites....macintouch (et al) were getting hammered during and after WWDC and had problems serving pages at all.

....of course I didn't have any hacks (sorry plugins) installed in 4.05 either.

Prisoner of iTunes - the iPad file transfer horror

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..the iPad is the ultimate coffee table device and nothing more. It has the beginnings of more with the iWork suite and of course all the wonderful Apps in the store.

Until file access/management arrives at a system (apple designed) level.....it will be kludgy. I fully expect Apple to address some of these shortcomings, maybe not in the way some people hope for...but there's no way Apple's intended experience for productivity matches the current scenario.

Advertisers set iPad pester-standards

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Aren't some of you missing the point?

Ads seem to be mainly added to applications as an alternate revenue stream for the developer...they're certainly not randomly inserted by Apple.

I know quite a few 'free' apps come with the ad burden on board..it sucks that they are there but hey, it cost me nothing...

Apple said to order 24 million iPhone 4Gs

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I cannot wait...

Competition in the smartphone arena is really hotting up this summer with new Android devices......bring it on Apple!

Luke Skywalker to helm movie of own comic, Black Pearl

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Hamil might best remembered as Cocknocker, the Bluntman and Chronic arch enemy.... of course that choice role would not have been there but for Luke ;-)

Apple iPad

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'Jobsworth' ...

..simply brilliant use of words.

I don't necessarily agree with your opinion but had to upvote ya for this. :-)

Apple uncloaks deep details of its 11 iPad apps

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Still needs a camera...

This is the perfect armchair device but for the lack of this one essential device for video calls......roll on version 2!

Too fat to fly: Kevin Smith and OpenOffice

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SWA has an open seating policy so there would have had to be only one seat left on the plane, otherwise it's a simple case of asking someone to move for a passenger that actually paid for two seats.

Oh and Chasing Amy is a great film :D

'Steve Jobs' repeals AT&T iPhone prank

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Big Brother

Some words, here!

Sounds like someone might have been threatened with legal action....

'Friends with Benefits' sex does no psych harm - profs

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It's not like there's much else to do in MN anyway :p

Why teachers fear Callum, Chelsea, Connor and Crystal

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@ kissingthecarpet

Hey, my name's Steve and I resemble that remark...and yup, the Waynes and the Christophers all troublemakers in the 70s and 80s.

Giving your kids a stupid name is like giving them a handicap in life....parents have a lot to answer for....

Tesla Model S poses for cameras

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Looks very nice

...can't afford the base price, let alone the 300 mile battery pack that'd probably add significant weight.

HTC Hero Android smartphone

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Looks really nice..

I'm an iPhone addict but that looks really nice...hopefully the software gets optimized or the CPU/RAM gets upgraded in the next version....competition is goood :D

AT&T squeezes wannabe iPhone upgraders

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Pissed off at AT&T margin gouging.

Ya know what..it's not the terms of the contract I'm pissy about..it's more that AT&T expects to make a huge margin on the hardware and the calling/data plan.

I'm reasonably convinced that Apple makes more money on an iPhone sale than AT&T does but I don't buy that the iPhone costs that much more than the iPod Touch.....hence they're gouging back their subsidy as well as their margin on the original hardware with the new pricing.

The unsubsidized pricing of $599/$699 is ludicrous.

Mobile phones to get universal charger

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Dock to mini-usb adapter?

..it's hardly a stretch is it now?

Hydrogen motoring too heavy for pundit

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Not so far fetched...

I see plug in cars as a viable alternative for a second or third car....I forget what the average stats are but here in Cali, it seems the minimum is one car for every member of the household plus one for every recreation or other use vehicle 'needed' :

Mums Car

Dads Car

Kids Car

Dads Truck

...one of those parental runabout cars could easily be a plug-in vehicle where it's not a major emergency if the car is charging (since there are multiple choices of vehicle available..)

The Hadron Collider: What's it all about, then?

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Paris Hilton


A Large Hardon Colander eh.... brings to mind some kind of glory hole experiment gone awry :-/

Mines the grubby brown mac with the copy of perv monthly in it.

UK's top boffin: Renewables targets were 'a mistake'

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So let me get this straight...

'Free' energy is more expensive than the whole infrastructure of digging stuff out the ground, transporting it all around the world and managing the enviromental impact....?

Or is it rather that the companies have a need to make too much money and couldn't possibly take the hit on investing in future infrastructure but simply pass that on to the consumer thereby potentially reaping even higher profits?

I'll get me coat.


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