* Posts by dave 93

314 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009


Unfixable Apple M1 chip bug enables cross-process chatter, breaking OS security model

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Re: Major security risk

Are you trying to say that vaccines won't work in Australia? If so, you're wrong. Did you vote for brexit as well?

Streaming mad: EC charges Apple with abuse of dominance, distorting competition in Spotify case

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Re: "Anyone can set up an account on the Spotify website"

How much does it cost to set up an Apple Music subscription on the Spotify website?

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Re: Not sure this is going to hold water....

There are lots of free web browsers on iOS that can be used to access Spotify, etc. without having to share revenue with Apple...

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Spotify and Fortnite want all the iPhone club benefits, but don't want to pay...

Why do Spotify think they deserve special treatment?

Apple Store rules are clear when you sign them, and the same for everyone.

There are many web browsers for iOS that allow users to access Spotify without an 'app'...

Rampant 'cakeism' reminds me of pointless Brexit.

PCs continue to sell like hot cakes and industry can barely keep up with demand – analyst

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Other computer manufacturers are available...

Apple sales of Macs were up 111% in the same period - 6.7 million units, or 8% of the market...


iPhone XR caught fire after getting trapped in airline passenger's seat

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What happened to the haters?...

Dropped in for the obligatory Reg Apple hating after the product launches yesterday.

All those new coloured iMacs and fancy AirTags, and this is the best you can do? Sad...

ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1: Workhorse that does the business – and dares you to push that red button

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Some people have far more money than sense - and they aren't Apple fanbois

"The model reviewed costs £1,499, there are other machines you might want to consider first."

You're not kidding! Vastly overpriced for what it is...

Apple appears to be charging Brits £309 to replace AirPods Max batteries, while Americans need only stump up $79

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Re: This is a crime against the planet

From your examples, only Google do hardware and software, and yes, they are a bit shit.

Windows 10 on a 2009 Lenovo? Masochist! Try CloudReady from Neverware to resurrect an obsolete Intel based compute, and make it secure and usable again...

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Re: This is a crime against the planet

You're wrong. Apple products are supported far longer than any other comparable manufacturer.

Five years is typical for iPhones and Macs.

iPhone 6s released 2015, and 2015 Macbooks still supported by latest iOS and MacOS.

Plus all their kit is made to be recyclable and toxin free.

Name any other consumer computer hardware vendor that comes close to Apple for long-term product support.

I'll wait...

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How's that #Brexit going?

I heard you're gonna have to pay higher prices for imports...

Apple's M1: the fastest and bestest ever silicon = revolution? Nah, there's far more interesting stuff happening in tech that matters to everyone

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Because Apple controls its entire hardware and software stack...

...it can make the whole thing work extremely well.

As you say, nothing at this price point comes close in performance and low power use.

You didn't mention access to millions of new apps from the iPhone and iPad.

Because you choose to eschew all things Apple, the M1 will not make a difference to your world...

Apple Arm Macs ship, don't expect all open-source apps to work without emulation – here's what you need to know

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Universal binaries do contain native M1 code, obvs

"Microsoft has released a Universal build – containing x86_64 and ARM64 binaries – of its Mac Office 2019 beta. But there's not yet an M1-native general release of Office."

This is wrong - Universal binaries contain M1 native code AND native Intel code - that's the whole point...

My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)

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Re: That's horrible.

Sadly, the Apple logo doesn’t glow anymore...

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I am shocked!

An El Reg hack uses an Apple MacBook.

Whatever next?

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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This has nothing to do with iPads

But you know that anyway, don't you...

Cyber-IOU notes. Voucher hell on wheels. However you want to define Facebook's Libra, the most ridiculous part is its privacy promise

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FaceBucks is the obvious name

isn't it?

Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…

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Trump has to win an election next year, Xi Jin Pin doesn't...

Trump has started his 2020 campaign tour already, now he has to spin self-inflicted consumer price inflation as a win...

Whose cloud is it anyway? Apple sinks $30m a month into rival Amazon's AWS – report

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Netflix runs on AWS

Apple is the largest 'publicly announced' customer...

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock

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The price you pay for performance and privacy

Apple products are more expensive to produce than rivals due to the additional cost of OS development, allowing optimal performance from Apple hardware, and long, up-to-date device life.

The only mobile alternative is Google's Android, and Apple make a point of not using your behavioural data to sell you things, and not providing back-doors to Law enforcement.

The Great British Curry: Put down the takeaway, you're cooking tonight

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Garam Masala Beans

Tin of Baked Beans, dessert spoon of Garam Masala. Thats it...

Don't judge me...

Chuck this on expenses: £2k iPad paints Apple as the premium fondleslab specialist – as planned

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Don't worry about Apple

The new iPad Pro is pretty much sold-out already. You will just have to wait....

Amazon is at this point a money-printing cloud machine with a grocery store in the parking lot

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Re: They’re still the most shit

Netflix runs on AWS

Android Phones are 10: For once, Google won fair and square

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What phone do you use Mr Orlovski?

Methinks Andrew doth protest too much.

Android phones of all calibre are obsoleted through lack of support after a year or two.

Great for selling new phones, but unnecessary and damaging for the ecosystems, real and commercial.

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

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Apple could put a copy in your iCloud

Apple could put a copy of a purchased movie into your iCloud automatically, if they know they will lose the rights at some future point. Am I missing something?

Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum

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No ports makes the iPhone more secure

Worth mentioning that having no hardware I/O has the potential to make the device much more 'tamper proof' which is good for security and bad for tinkerers...

Can't wait for Linux apps on Chrome OS? And you like stability? We'll see you in December, then

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5 second boot time never gets old...

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Old computers that still power up...

...can get a new lease of life if you put ChromeOS on them.

Neverware Cloudready is a revelation for nuking and making old hardware usable...

Might even have enough CPU and storage to make 'Russian doll LinuxOS, in a Linux BrowserOS' viable...

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'command limes' LOL

10Mbps for world+dog, hoots UK.gov, and here is how we're doing it

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Thumb Down

Who needs fiber?

150Mb on 4G network is common, up to 250Mb is possible...

Hip hop-eration: Hopless Franken-beer will bring you hoppiness

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Genetically Modified Yeast...

No way I am going to choose to pay for GM beer over non-GM beer, but I don't live in North America where GM produce is allowed to be sold unlabelled, and you don't have a choice...

Amazon manages to find a mere sliver of profit – just $2bn – out of $61bn in end-of-year sales

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$2B is a fucking big 'sliver'

It is also 3.3% of earnings, which is not too shabby when Amazon is still investing strongly to grow...

Why did top Home Office civil servant lobby Ofcom for obscure kit ban?

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After Brexit, rip-off mobile charges will come back

And these gateways have the potential to allow entrepreneurs to undercut mobile operator's ability to gouge customers, like they did in 'the good old days'.

Follow the money - does Sir Philip Rutnam have links to any mobile operators?

Remember the 'budget' iPhone SE? Apple plans an update – reports

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Orlowski's iPhone 'Damascus' moment reveals he's just a cheapskate...

After years of slagging Apple in general, and the iPhone in particular, now we find out it was only ever the price that put him off. I bet he secretly uses an Apple MacBook too...

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Re: UK street price (for a refurbished....

All Apple refurbs get a new case, new battery and full warranty. Just sayin'


Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

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The 'Covfefe' Act will take care of this



First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks

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You know what kinda sucks, reviewing a product you've never touched or seen.

While other actual hands-on reviewers are impressed with the iPhone X, Orlowski gets his Apple hate on.

What phone do you use Andrew? What laptop do you use Andrew? What desktop do you use at work Andrew? Surely not an Apple device...

Off-brand tablets look done, but big players are growing

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Much hyped 'death of the iPad' is wishful thinking - 11% year-on-year growth

Apple's iPad is the only tablet on the market that will continue to get updates and support after you hand over your cash. For that reason alone, iPads are a better investment than any Android or Fire device.

EU tells Facebook and Twitter: Obey us or we'll start regulating

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This article is all over the place...

Contradicts itself in consecutive paragraphs.

"These, .. are intended as much as a chance for the EU to flex its regulatory muscles as to reign in the worst excesses of the American companies that dominate today's consumer-facing World Wide Web.

Both Facebook and Twitter have been dogged by scandal after scandal in recent years, including serving as platforms for Russian disinformation campaigns during last year's US elections."

Personally, I believe that compelling companies to be responsible for their content, and to pay tax on profits made in the EU is a good thing.

Huawei reckons it can strong ARM its way into AI world with new chips

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What are 'artificial intelligence tasks'?

'Managing' network traffic...

Huge flying arse makes successful test flight

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'world's largest flying craft' - I think not...

Saturn V rocket weighed around 3000 tons, and was 110m long.

Airlander 10 is 20 tons, and 90m long.

Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry's KEYone is one hell of a comeback

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It's not a BlackBerry...

It's an Android phone with a keyboard.

There won't ever be a KEYtwo.

Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. Yes, you heard. Deal with it

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More Apple ClickBait

From the site that loves to hate on Apple, despite all their hacks using iPhones and Macs. Sad...

Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

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OK Google...

Play Rick Astley - Never going to give you up

SWIFT on security: Fresh anti-bank-fraud defenses now live

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Re: Not much of a 'Society' more like a faceless corporate.

Which is why new fintech companies like Transferwise are eating their lunch in consumer area. Forex trough is getting smaller, and moving to EU...

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Misleading title

I assumed your story was referring to @SwiftOnSecurity Twitter account with 180k followers, including El Reg. Not cool.

'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done

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'Victim' of their own success - Apple's $750b 'mistake'

My iPad 2 is still going strong, and has only just been made obsolete with iOS 10. That is Apple's only real problem with the iPad - they made them too well, and they kept supporting them too long, so nobody bothered upgrading, yet...

TBH the same is true of Apple laptops and desktops - 10 year old Macs are still perfectly usable, and have only just been made obsolete with Sierra. Unsurprisingly, customers like devices that 'just keep working', and they remain loyal because of that.

Android and Windows are such fragmented environments, with most devices abandoned at birth by their manufacturers, and that is why users and developers continue to support iOS and MacOS devices.

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If you wish hard enough - it might come true

More Orlowski 'Apple is dead!' bollocks.

Pull your head out of your backside and visit some actual schools and universities, then bask in the glow of illuminated Apple logos.

Those who choose their own portable computing devices choose Apple, especially if Mum & Dad are paying!

iPhone is still better than Android.

iPads make other tablets look like a poor joke.

Macbooks are a beacon of high-quality consistency in a world awash with crappy laptops. MS Surface is a pathetic attempt that doesn't even know what it is!

Again I ask Andrew Orlowski directly (even though he never answers)...

* What phone do you use?

* What laptop do you use?

* What type of computers sit on the desks at El Req HQ?

UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Next Kodi update will include built in VPN/Proxy...

...or some other way of masking requesting IP addresses.

Opera browser has this facility built in for free already.

UK Home Office warns tech staff not to tweet negative Donald Trump posts

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Don't use the words Donald Trump

There are plenty of other instantly recognisable synonyms based on his appearance, policies and moral compass. Just sayin'

Nuclear power station sensors are literally shouting their readings at each other

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Read the article, then google TCP/IP Transport Layer

Security, including authentication and encryption are performed in other layers...

"Jones likes to compare Chirp to TCP/IP. It is a transport layer: while the encoding works "in much the same way as Morse code", to brand Chirp inherently insecure because of that is a bit like complaining about someone who picks up a megaphone and reads out his passwords in clear text.

"You can layer other technology on top of Chirp," Jones told his audience. "We provide the networking medium, then you can use that."



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