* Posts by dave 93

325 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Jun 2009


Metaverse? Apple thinks $3,500 AR ski goggles are the betterverse

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No additional computer required

I'm pretty sure you don't need another computer to use the Apple glasses. They support wireless keyboard and trackpad directly, or you can use your iPhone... https://www.macrumors.com/2023/06/06/apple-vision-pro-navigation-gestures/

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Re: Apple CAN'T Do VR

A lot of people seem to have missed that you don't need to plug the Apple glasses into anything.

Unlike all other VR/AR headsets, the Apple Vision is a stand-alone computer unlimited, private 'displays' built in.

If you don't want to use gestures and voice to control it, you can use a wireless keyboard and mouse/trackpad for productivity apps...

60% of Germany's 5G network is Huawei, says Chinese embassy

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Force Huawei to partner with a 'local' manufacturer

Huawei should be compelled to partner with Seimens in Germany, so that their 5G technology can be transferred to a European manufacturer.

You know, just like the Chinese government makes western manufacturers do if they want to sell in China...

Gootloader malware updated with PowerShell, sneaky JavaScript

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Why is there an iMac in the article picture?

Love them, or hate them, Macs are immune from the attacks described in the article that apparently affect Windows machines only.

I know El Reg is ideologically opposed to Apple products, but this is quite a misleading picture, deliberately made up with a fake virus alert pasted onto its screen, and the Apple logo removed.

We would all be interested to know how many of Register reporters are using Apple products to regularly have a pop at Apple products.

I dare you to come clean on the number of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks in daily use at Vulture HQ.

UK competition watchdog investigates Apple and Google 'stranglehold' over the mobile market

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Nobody forces you to buy an iPhone, or any phone for that matter.

The 'security' argument is non-trivial when you consider the private information on most peoples' phone.

Apple's total vertical integration has produced some very capable, and relatively secure devices, and that's why people want them.

CMA, HMG, Uncle Tom Cobley etc. are welcome to build their own phones, just like Amazon and Microsoft did, instead of trying to break other peoples' phones.

My outrage would be reserved for the companies whose WHOLE BUSINESS MODEL is selling spyware to nation states to allow them to steal private information from target individual's phones.

We sat through Apple's product launch disguised as a dev event so you don't have to

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Buy Now Pay Later

Apple getting into the instant credit business is the most significant announcement from the WWDC.

BNPL is hugely popular, and provides an entirely new revenue stream for Apple.

The ability to use an iPhone as a card payment terminal is also pretty big news, and is bound to be very popular.

The march of Macs into the enterprise: Demand is on the increase

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A Mac ate my hamster...

This thread is weird - It's almost as if some people have a pathological hatred of all things Apple...

Google's Chrome OS Flex could revive old PCs, Macs

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You could boot CloudReady from USB

Which means you could try CloudReady out before installing. It also offered a dual boot installation option on Windows machines too. I bet that’s disappeared now it’s a Google product.

SmartNICs, IPUs, DPUs de-hyped: Why and how cloud giants are offloading work from server CPUs

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Crypto key generation

Generating session keys on high volume servers has been 'offloaded' to a dedicated HSM for years...

Apple Mac sales break records amid ex-86-odus to Arm-compatible M1 silicon

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Re: Bigger question - Native M1 apps

600+ Native Apple Silicon apps listed here...


1000 compatible apps here...


Apple warns sideloading iOS apps will ruin everything

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How to void your warranty

Good luck making a claim on your car's warranty if you got it serviced by your mate using cheap oil and brake parts...

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How does sideloading affect your warranty?

Would Apple or Google be within their rights to say installation of unauthorised software voids your manufacturers warranty?

They certainly say that for unauthorised hardware modifications...

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.