* Posts by Vlad The Impatient

9 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Jun 2009

Black horse down: UK banking giant Lloyds suffers an online wobble

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Halifax web site and Android app, too

Halifax services seem to be afected, too, both on the web and in Android.

Storm in a teacup: Wileyfox does Android cheapie, British style

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Andrew stole my headline!

I beat Andrew to the headline (a shameless plug here):


One thing I disagree with: focus lag and uncertainty cannot be lived with - the main reason I returned it.

I also experienced problems with two SIMs in, also with Three UK SIM + uSD, but Virgin UK + uSD seemed to work fine.

Finally, and another reason to send it back to Amazon: the backlight under the offscreen buttons (Back and Home) started flickering randomly (and annoyingly).

Not a good showing for Wileyfox...

Smartphone boutique OnePlus reveals another model you can’t get

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Got one in less than 24h. Not so difficult to get - if you try.

Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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Mmm, I finally found a StableTrac to that pile of bananas!

Finally! A StableTrac to that huge pile of bananas!

GOOGLE GMAIL ATE MY LINUX: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

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Re: Monkey-wrenching Gmail

I tend to create a filter that looks for a single @ in the From field and tell it Never go to Spam. Can't remember where I learned the trick as it was years and years ago, but it seems to work.

Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

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I have of course meant Sir Clive...

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They could ask Mr Clive - very ni$ely - and name it MicroDrive.

DRM-free music dream haunts Apple's app-store lock-in

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Thumb Down

You read this here first...

...unless there's prior art. ;)

Don't all app sellers have more or less unique IDs of all the purchases made? Can't they announce that if you can prove (via transaction ID or similar) that you have purchased their app on iOS you then get a copy for Android for free or a nominal fee? Surely this is possible?

Yes, it's a bit more work for app sellers/authors, but surely worth it in the long run. Or did I misunderstood something?

Microsoft forbids changes to Windows 7 netbook wallpaper

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Gates Horns

Is this petty or...

...just desperate?

I am, in fact, almost enjoying this! LOL