* Posts by Julian 3

70 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Aug 2009


Intel's back. Can't keep it down. Back with 5G. Back in the game, back with modems... that have 'MediaTek' written on them

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Re: 2021

Two phones will work on 600MHz 5G. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G and the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G.

Infrastructure wonks: Tear up Britain's copper phone networks by 2025

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BT would happily spend £33 Billion on football rights

BT would happily spend £33 Billion on a few seasons of football rights on their poorly performing TV venture rather than spend it on infrastructure.

Living with the Pixel XL – Google's attempt at a high-end phone

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Re: Convert ahoy

Bet your Nikon Powershot didn't have the famous lens flare issue the these HTC built Pixels have.

UK competition watchdog gripes to Brussels about Three-O2 merger

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Actually BT Mobile was launched in March 2015 using EE's network.

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They turned a blind eye to vertical integration with BT and EE as they consider most people would be too blind to see what was happening. Network mergers on the other hand are pretty obvious to all.

Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung

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No Removable battery and no Micro SD card slot

There is no removable battery and no Micro SD card slot. The only thing it has going for it is a larger battery.

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Vulture's claws: we find looks AND brains

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32GB S6 only has 23GB of usable storage

A word of warning to anyone wanting to buy the 32GB version of the S6 the core OS uses 9GB which leaves you with only 23GB for personal use (see picture in review of 25% storage used). Now people would normally buy a SD card to get round these short comings but Samsung decided to ditch that useful feature along with the removable battery.

Rumour has it Samsung will release an Active version of the S6 in the summer with a removable battery and SD card slot and will be water resistant (another feature missing on the S6). Samsung already has S4 and S5 Active versions available in certain territories if you don't mind waiting.

Clearly Samsung want to appeal to the iPhone crowd. The S6 even features a glass back which even Apple ditched (yes there were a lot of broken back glass panels on iPhone 4/S a few years ago). Samsung have obviously calculated that they will loose some customers but hope to gain some of the trendy iPhone crowd. Time will tell.....

Police radios will be KILLED soon – yet no one dares say 'Huawei'

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There's an App for that!

As for the shortcomings of using mobile phones data networks there is a simple solution. There's an App for that! Plus the government is forcing the networks to get rid of not spots so that's all sorted then.

Lycamobile launches 'unlimited' 4G for £12 a month. Great. Now where can I get a signal?

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Three Usage Cap 1000GB not 25GB!

All you can eat data allowance -

"A usage cap has been set at 1000GB in order for example to identify commercial use of the service, which is not permitted under the Terms for Three Services"

Feels like home has 25GB cap for those people roaming.

MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

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Mobile phones and tracking

Mobile phones make for really good tracking devices when within range of the a mobile network. So if there was something that was obviously wrong then passengers would be reaching to switch their mobile phones on. If the plane had indeed gone over Thailand then the phones will have attempted to log onto the networks in Thailand. Malaysia Airlines offers a “air-to-ground phone” service in business class that also allows passengers to send email. But such systems can also be switched off too.

UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites

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Big Brother

Extremist - Anyone who disagrees with the government.

Extremist - Anyone who disagrees with the government. Big Brother is watching you!

SEC review clears Apple of dodgy tax dealings

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That money was just resting in my account

To quote Father Ted "That money was just resting in my account"

Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

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Paris Hilton

Strewth Bruce that iPhone 5C is crap!

Somehow I expected more enthusiasm from the Apple fans for the 5C. Its is made of Holy Plastic after all!

Paris cos even she wouldn't be seen dead with a 5C.

Want the latest Android version? Good luck with that

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Windows Mobile was worse!

As bad as Android is for dragging its heels for updates Microsoft's now defunct Windows Mobile was much worse. The best thing to do was to forget it! Updates were like hens teeth unless you wanted to seek out an unofficial ROM which could be troublesome. Microsoft have learned from the experience with Windows Phone.

Still on the bright side at least Apple has managed to get updates right.

Google need to be a lot firmer with operators and manufacturers.

O2 tears wraps off £26-a-month mobe sport, music, games (and 4G)

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O2 has least 4G spectrum Not Three!

O2 have the least 4G spectrum not Three!

O2 have 2 X 10 MHz at 800MHz

(Total 20 MHz)

Three have:

2 X 5Mhz at 800MHz (10MHz)

2 X 15mhz 1800 MHz (30MHz) from EE

(Total 40MHz)

So double what O2 have unless O2 want discontinue 2G & 3G spectrum and use it for 4G.

Microsoft offers IE 11 preview for Windows 7 ... but not Windows 8

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Same here. The Gadgets have become corrupted including the AVG one. Strange!

The O2 4G Lottery: Are YOU in one of the three LUCKY cities?

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£26 per month is Sim only tarrif

The from £26 per month applies to a Sim only deal. EE's cheapest is £21 per month. But until we get tariff details its hard to tell if its a good or bad deal. Probably bad since its a premium tarrif.

Mobe networks bag UK 4G for a steal - £1bn shy of Osborne's £3.5bn

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O2 Coverage Obligations

O2 is obliged to provide a mobile broadband service for indoor reception to at least 98% of the UK population (expected to cover at least 99% when outdoors) and at least 95% of the population of each of the UK nations England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – by the end of 2017 at the latest.

They can barley meet 3G coverage obligations without Ofcom being on their case! Plus they have the least spectrum so may suffer congestion issues unless they are careful with how they plan their coverage.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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Re: Build quality

You can set it up to use the physical home button to answer phone calls instead of swipe to answer.

Thank Freeview for UK 4G by mid-2013 - NOT the iPhone 5 nor EE

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iPhone 5 not compatible with UK 800MHz band

The iPhone 5 will not work on 800MHz (LTE Band 20) which the UK will use. So you will all have to go out and buy the iPhone 5S or failing that the iPhone 6.

US court lifts ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Pocket Money

$2.6 Million is pocket money to Apple. They wont care.

Apple iOS 6 review

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Re: Mutual Benefit

Apple will probably sue Nokia now claiming they patented it 9 years ago!

iPhone 5: UK pay-monthly tariffs compared

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iPhone customer have more money than sense so all the more reason to shaft them for every penny.

Samsung fights to stay on US shelves as Apple calls for ban

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Re: S3 not exempt

"At what point does it become not worth trading in the US?"

Thats exactly what Apple want. The market all to themselves. They have seen Samsung errode their market share and are keen to stop it though legal action.

Boffins confirm sunspot-weather link

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Sunspot Tax

Clearly what is needed here is a Sunspot Tax.

Problem solved!

AT&T defends FaceTime price gouge

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Carry On Shafting

iPhone customers have more money than sense so it quite right to take advantage of them. They will happily cough up and think nothing of it. Carry on shafting!

Everything Everywhere bags 4G monopoly in UK - for now

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Legal Action

Bet Vodafone, O2 and 3 will be calling their lawyers in an attempt to delay this.....

Oooh-la-la! 'iPhone 5' bares all, strokes tiny nano-SIM in pics

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Re: Consider

That is Apples the plan to get rid of sims. Seriously!

UK 4G auction: No word on what will be flogged, or what it costs

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Legal Aid

Whatever Ofcom decides I'm sure the Networks Lawyers will be kept busy.

Microsoft's uncloaks Phone 8 developer preview

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Burning Platform

Stephen Elop warned about Nokia being on a burning platform. Looks like Nokia owners just got burned!

You were warned!

Steve Jobs' death clears way for rumoured 4in 'iPhone 5' screen

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Its Heresy!

Its heresy! We should stone Tim Cook to death for this! Saint Steve will be turning in his grave.

Report: Nokia, Apple battle over ultra-tiny nano-SIMs

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At the end of the day....

At the end of the day Apple will do whatever they want even if ETSI don't approve.

iPhone 5 gets a 5in screen

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Against the 10 Commandments

Saint Steve will be turning in his grave if this is true. Saint Steve said increasing the screen size of the iPhone would lead to a 'fragmented' iOS experience.

Someone will burn in Hell for this!!!

Osborne names UK cities to land £100m broadband bonanza

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Thumb Down

Fast Get Faster - Slow Stay Slow

No surprise that places already served with high speed broadband get an ever faster services whilst the rest can just crawl along forever......

Apple to reveal plans on Monday for $97.6bn cash hoard

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Apple to pay dividend and buy back shares

Apple has said it will use its cash to start paying a dividend to shareholders and to buy back some of its shares.

iPhone stroking keeps us satisfied the most, say fanbois

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Dumb Ewe

"More worryingly, 31 per cent said they were particularly looking forward to using the 4G networking on the iPad - despite the fact that they will never be able to do so in the UK."

Sounds about right for the Apple flock mentality.

Apple hands iPad screen contract to rival Samsung

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Know your enemies ... but do business with them always

Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

Rule 177

Know your enemies ... but do business with them always.

Game Group shares slide under a penny

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Game Over...

That's it man, game over man, game over!

Microsoft 'yanked optical drive from Xbox 720'

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Optional Optical?

Perhaps MS will offer an optical drive as an add on you could buy like they did with HD DVD Drives when the 360 came out?

Windows Phone to overtake iOS in 2015

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Windows Phone to overtake iOS in 2015 and other fairy tales

......and they all lived happily ever after.

Woz praises Android, blasts iPhone limitations

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Any praise of Android is heresy. Steve Wozniak should be hung from the nearest Apple tree! Saint Steve will be turning in his grave.

Lovefilm knocks a pound off streaming sub

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Lovefilm is a bit of a cowboy operation that Amazon has never bothered sorting out. They better pull their socks up or Netflix will eat them for breakfast with any luck.

Royal Mail fights to address website outages

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The Royal Snail

Was down on Saturday, Sunday and Monday its spent most of its time not working properly for tracking items. The Royal Snail strikes again!

Samsung v iPhone 4S French entrenchment: 'TOTAL WAR'

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This Is War

If we don't end war, war will end us. H. G. Wells

Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

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Class number plate I spotted last week was Y2 CUM and SUC 808Y (suck bobby) is another one ive seen!

Jobs mulled building own mobile network for iPhones

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Apple could have become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) like Virgin, Tesco or Asda mobile etc. They could use the name iMobile (they probably have the right to it anyway)

Samsung demands iPhone 4S source code in Aussie row

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Its a Holy War!

The Book Of Jobs says "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

The Holy book says so so rise up fanbois and destroy all Android products especially ones from Samsung and HTC! This is a Holy war. Our glorious leader has commanded it : "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion [£25bn] in the bank, to right this wrong."

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is available at from our Church (the iTunes Store)

No where did I leave my straight jacket lol!

Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’

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Windows Phone 7 Unlocks the same way

Windows Phone 7 can be unlocked the same way as an Android phone. Funnily enough Apple aren't going after Microsoft as Steve had only declared a Fatwa on Android.

Sky Movies too expensive, says Competition Commission

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Better late than never....

Well yesterday Ofcom finally caught up with Talk Talk / Tiscali after 10 years and fined them £3 Million. Must be the weather for it.

Samsung-Apple Wars: Galaxy blocked Down Under

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Greed is good

Maybe Mercedes Benz should sue all other car manufactures for infringing their Intellectual Properties. After all Karl Benz is regarded to have invented the car as we know it today.

Apple just want to protect their market share and huge profit margins. Apple have more cash the the USA Treasury Department with $76.4 Billion. Greed is good.