* Posts by Colin 21

14 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Jul 2009

O2 claims win in UK mobile broadband speed test

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What 3G?

Despite living in a large town, 10 miles from the Capital City (of Scotland) there is no o2 3G signal here. So Orange, Vodafone and Three get top marks here and T Mobile and o2 should hang their heads in shame.

Brits take iTablet moniker for 12in iPad rival

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"But the iTablet runs a full-scale, multi-tasking OS: Windows 7"

Looks rather like Windows XP to me in that picture...

Devolo dLan AVplus

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I have Comtrend 200mbps adaptors which have pass through sockets and best of all the ethernet port is on the top, so the adaptor can still be used with sockets close to the floor ;-)

Asus intros netbook with desktop CPU

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How much?

So for less than £78 more I could get a proper mobile laptop with a ULV Pentium processor, 13.3" screen and built in DVD-RW drive. So much for the small cheap computers netbooks were supposed to be.

BT call centre staff snaffle £45m lottery win

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IT Angle

Who do they work for?

The bbc state that "The syndicate is a group of IT workers who are employed by Hewlett Packard. "

So which is it, BT or HP?

Google maximizes minimalist homepage madness

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Working in ie, not firefox

as the title says

iPhone and Windows Mobile get the (Gmail) Push

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Cert error

Oh dear seems Google can't get their certificates in order. Other than that setup was a breeze - excellent (free) service.

TomTom UK and Ireland

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Copilot is better (and cheaper)

Hmm apart from a few clunky menu options Copilot would seem to be the better option. It's much cheaper (£25.99 by memory), has lane assist for motorways, speed camera locations (with free updates for about 2 years), fuel prices and more.

Routing is fast and as accurate as the TomTom.

Gmail in massive web outage

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Slow Recently

Seemed to be really slow on the web mail interface yesterday and this morning. Not noticed any outage though and can currently get in just fine.

O2 data network falls over again

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No issues here

No issues here (Scotland) with voice, data (gprs + 3G) or broadband.

ISP redesign unites the web in nausea

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Untrusted Connection

Anyone with Firefox will have to get past the Untrusted Connection screen first - looks like someone at Be made a mess of the SSL cert.

Apple ends Palm Pre's iTunes charade

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DoubleTwist anyone?


Orange UK exiles Firefox from call centres

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Release Candidate?

"And Firefox 3.5 is now on its first release candidate."

It's not just Orange that needs to get up to date!

Gmail turns into label junkie

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If it ain't broke...

Preferred it how it was. Have now had to go in and set all the labels to show.