* Posts by 20legend

128 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009


UK state of the Internet report: Virgin Media 'fast', BT's PlusNet last


We're with PN on the 80/20 package and get 79/19 - replaced the supplied router with a cheap BT Smart Hub off the bay.

Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap


Re: Hardly a surprise

Most people don't pay outright for their iPhone - they get it 'free' on contract.

If you did replace your TV screen or tyres or engine with non original or even genuine used parts, the item would still function...

Samsung-Microsoft deal will bundle Office 365 with Android Knox


Re: knox

On KK Towelroot allowed root without tripping Knox, however Dr Injong Rhee can go and fornicate himself with the raggy end of a Pineapple IMO...

AD-NNIHILATION: Apple-approved iOS tool blocks ALL ads in apps, Safari, Apple News


No ad blocking on droid?

Yoon must not be familiar with Adaway or MinMin Guard.

DEATH by VEGETABLES: Woman charged with killing boyf using carrots. And peas


Same reason as every other canned veg...

.Free domains at Amazon while Google says bye to .family


Re: Hmm anyone wanna start a kickstarter for .wtf and .getmeofftheplanetnow?

Yes, because there's no money to be had from any other horse related business like racing, breeding, stabling or riding & tack, is there?

Atomic keyring's eerie blue glow lights SPB lab


Still got my original blue Traser,

Still on my keyring, still glowing brightly enough to find my keys when dropped in a state of inebriation upon returning home from a night at the pub.

IIRC I paid less for a pair of them back in the day than one on it's own costs now.

Phabba-dabba-do: Samsung hypes up Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge


Built in battery is a deal breaker for me.

Samsung batteries are utter, utter shite which barely last 12 months before starting to go west - not being user replaceable makes swapping it a costly job...

LEAKED: Samsung's iPhone 6 killer... the Samsung Galaxy S6


Re: Why should Apple be worried?

'Apple sells more iPhones every year. Profits and revenues up.'

Shame the market share doesn't reflect this......

Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are


Re: Happy times

I also still give my two Mamod tractors a run out - but they have progressed from metho, beyond exploding solid fuel tablets and gel fuel, and now have reached the heady heights of being fired by a Bix gas burner.

Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads


'By end of day two of the “exhibition” 50 of the 750 MEPs had been along to look at what was on offer'

Says it all really, bunch of lazy feckers.....

Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed


Yeh, but Bono's a twat so who give a crap what he thinks......

Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK


Gives folk chance to reconsider that giddy purchase and opt for a decent handset instead.....

Larger iPad could target big biz, save Apple from low-end scrum


'Apple intends to counter the recent slowdown in iPad sales by releasing a 12.9-inch model early next year and an updated 9.7-inch model and a new iPad mini'

But the likes of Samsung are already throwing affordable devices into this sector with the TabPRO and Tab S 8.4, 10.1 and 12.2 sporting expandable memory, octa core cpu's and higher resolution screens than Apples current range all round.

Apple are gonna be relying once again on the deep pocketed 'faithful' to stop the slide, but that may not be any help in avoiding a scrum further up the model range.



Think of how much money you could spend on getting the 'premium' feel for your mobile iAdvertising billboard.......iUsers must be drooling at the thought.

Personally, i'll be sticking with 'droid, root and Adaway.


Re: iAds?

Don't die of dyslexia...

UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones


No mention of Google's existing free Android Device Manager service which will let you locate, ring, lock and erase any droid device that is running Google services.

No Apple fanbois here: Man United BANS iPads from Old Trafford


Dream on sunshine - LVG will deffo have us in the top four.....

Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg


That's fine as Zuckerberg isn't worth a flying f*ck to me......

The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR


'For me its just too much money for something to be obsolete in 3 years'

Isn't that a prime reason not to pay over the odds just to have an Apple product? It will always depreciate in value - thus the more you pay, the more you have to lose...

PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion


If it is any good it will be a user configurable colour.

As my S3 has a blue (by default, but user changeable) visual notification does that imply greatness???

Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months


Bring on the high-end Nokia droids!!!

I think there's still enough love for them that a few decent spec handsets & a competitively priced flagship model with Google apps on-board would easily rob sales from Sammy's S series (lets face it, while Samsung sell a lot of phones the brand name still carries zero kudos) Nokia could even get away with pushing vanilla Android bundled with Navteq based offline maps/satnav and they'd still sell well IMO.

WP exclusivity for the smartphone range was a real kick in the chunks for a lot of long term loyal Nokia customers looking to move forward from Symbian.


Anti-theft mobe KILL SWITCH edges closer to reality in California


Why a kill switch as opposed to imei blocking on all carriers? Sounds like a govt inspired backdoor for future exploit.

Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen


Re: What's this Chinternet thing?

...and the internet in China is so free from censorship and monitoring isn't it? not to mention the credibility of all the tech rumours that emanate from it...

Google kills fake anti-virus app that hit No. 1 on Play charts


Re: Is this the same Android AV scanner...

No, RootCloak doesn't work with Sky Go, and from the module's notes in Xposed it looks fairly unlikely to work with it any time soon....

NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android


yep, it sure is.....

Reg slips claws across Nokia's sexy sixties handsets, fondles flagship too


Re: App gap

Can't be arsed checking if there's a WP phone version of these - but you can if you like....








Adobe Flash


Group play

IP Webcam

Lucky Patcher

Motion Shot

Popup Browser

WiFi Tv Remote


SMS backup and restore

Terminal Emulator

Google Translate


SytemApp Remover

Semper VidLink


Apple: You're a copycat! Samsung: This is really about Google, isn't it?


Re: Apple Disappointing

'Jesus they can't even make enough of them to sell'

1) highlight a point where the iPhone has ever been in short supply other than upon release of a new model (which is a scenario far from exclusive to the iphone)

2) cuts in orders for the iPhone 5c to manufacturers by Apple would suggest a surplus.....

Nokia gobble: Microsoft can't get free of red-tape bondage 'til April


'introducing the next billion customers to Microsoft services via Nokia mobile phone' - LOL, good luck with that.....the only thing worth having from Nokia mobile phones is a patched version of maps to sideload...

Win XP holdouts storm eBay and licence brokers, hiss: Give us all your Windows 7


Re: Classic Shell - I've been beating the drum for a year now

How the fuck was the OP Trolling?

They made a valid point about Classic Shell - and whilst I agree it should have been MS who made good on the issue, they didn't - so it's a good job someone did (for free)

BT demands end to Ofcom wholesale broadband subsidies for BSkyB, TalkTalk


Re: When BT can...

Well said...BT can't even compete with their own Plusnet subsidiary on price.

Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'


Nova Launcher and a few sideloaded Google apps will soon take care of the inadequacies of Nokia's implementation of Android.

Fandroids get their very own PERVY SMUT browser


but does it support Adobe Flash?

What can Microsoft learn from 'discontinued operations' at Nokia?


On a Galaxy S3 (and probably other Galaxy models, but as i don't own them I can't say for sure) you can change the font and font size for the phone using the font options under settings-display, and you can increase the font size in the messaging app using the volume keys to increase/decrease (also you can change the colours/background in use on the messaging app if it helps with legibility)

Different keyboards (free and paid) are ten-a-penny on the Play store so not hard to find one that suits (or sideload the AOSP one as it's a decent all rounder) and battery life is in part determined by the physical size of the handset as it limits the size of the battery that can be fitted.

However a small screened 'droid (I guess mid to lower end) and a Nokia 1020 aren't exactly a fair comparison in the first place - so no wonder the newer, larger screened, higher resolution handset looks better.

We see ya, Ouya, you tasty Android games console gear


I'll give you a tenner for it .....

Intel bungs PC on an SD: Tiny computer for Internet of Things and wearables


Re: It's x86

The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP are:

Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)

At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)

At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk

yep, not exactly demanding....

Got a one-of-a-kind N9? Get ready to adopt Meego's baby Sailfish


Re: Great news.



Want to try that sweet-sounding Sailfish OS, but don’t want to fork out the €399 for the first Jolla handset? Fret not as the company will allow you to sideload its OS to any Android device that you might already have.

The option isn’t yet available, but it’s currently being worked on as has been confirmed by the company’s CEO Tomi Pienimäki. In an interview with a Finnish website Mr. Pienimäki stated the following:

”That is the plan. We are on device business and OS business. It is fairly easy to install the OS on Android devices"

Wintel must welcome Androitel and Chromtel into cosy menage – Intel


re: inteloid

You can get cream to soothe that condition, try Boots.

New inkjet printer spits out cheap OLED monitors better than your inkjet prints letters


New Heads

wont stop it performing the purge cycles, they will however make the print as crisp as it can be. Maybe check for a firmware update.

Macy's: Now with Apple's Minority Report ads system that TRACKS your iPHONE


Re: fanbois can opt out by turning off their phone's location services.

The difference being that it doesn't matter one bit what Sammy do as there will always be the option to root and disable/uninstall that particular app, or better still just fuck-off the stock Touchwiz ROM and go for one that gives users a proper choice (and probably better performance) .....try doing that on yer iPhone.

APPLE EATS ITSELF: iPad Mini set to wolf Air's market share


Re: Interesting

'I have an iPhone 2 - his is unused and worth nothing - mine is still in use and worth about half what I paid for it'

Are you honestly trying to justify the extra money you spent on an iPhone as some sort of investment?

When it's out of date and obsolete it will be worth just the same as any other mobile device in the same state - sweet F.A . The only difference being that you will have lost more money over it's lifespan.

Nokia emerges smothered in red ink, manages to flog cheapo Windows Phones


Re: For all those that slam Apple

The only soul-selling going on is by Nokia, sold to the lowest (only!) bidder and facilitated by an MS minion.

Lumia 2520: Our Vulture gets his claws on Nokia's first Windows RT slab


in the words of Mrs Brown.....

that's nice......

All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM


Seriously, switching ROMs and getting fully back up and running takes like about an hour, including downloading your choice of ROM and kernel. With a few tools like Clockworkmod & Titanium to backup your existing install, and a few free apps to backup call logs, SMS/MMS and apk's it is almost a trivial job to switch ROMs at leisure.

Granted, broken functions are a pain but hey, that's why there are change logs, known bug lists and the xda forum.


Re: What's the point?

I suggest you check out the xda forum subsection for your device, but a few of the benefits are:

Zip aligned


Init d support

Exposed framework

Choice of kernel

Performance options (choice of governor/scheduler, over clock, under volt, memory usage, amount of memory available for apps to use - my galaxy w now has 390mb available up from the stock 350mb )

More frequent updates then your manufacturer offers

Newer versions of Android than your phone will officially get

A myriad of customisation options not offered by any stock ROM


Re: Meh

Cm10 EOL works perfectly on my Galaxy W (and 10.1 is nigh on flawless too) - maybe the Alpha or Beta status of the version you tried should have given a clue as to its completeness.

To rid your device of manufacturer crapware you only need root and an app called SystemApp Remover, which as you will have guessed let's you remove system apps which are otherwise uninstallable (you could even just use a root file browser and rename/remove the offending apk's from root/system/apps)

Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED


Re: Perspective please

beats having your digit chopped off by a mugger though.......

Shopping list for Tesco: Eggs, milk, bread, tablets (the £60 7in Android kind)


Re: A bit late to the party arent they?

rooted, bootloader unlocked and custom ROM (Cyanogenmod, LiquidSmooth etc, etc) installed means it doesn't really matter how late they are, for the spec and the price it seems reasonable enough for a cheapie tablet.

New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'



'Unlocked versions without a contract will be more expensive – $549 for 16GB and $649 for 32GB. Those aren't really bad prices for a modern smartphone'

What? They're fucking terrible prices - a Galaxy S4, HTC One, Xperia Z & Lumia 925 can all be had for less money as sim-free and unlocked. - and are far more desirable than a shitty poor mans iPhone.

Google Nexus 7 2013: Fondledroids, THE 7-inch slab has arrived


Re: On-The-Go?

So what you mean is it's not enabled out of the box, which is very different to not being supported at all.



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