* Posts by Munkstar

56 posts • joined 30 Sep 2009


Don't break your swanky new Motorola Razr, you probably won't be able to get it fixed


These issues never seem to crop up in 5 star reviews.

Red hangs up the Hydrogen phone as firm exits handset business


Re: That's the trouble with them Hydrogen Phones....

I’ll get your coat ...

The purple SIM of fail: Virgin Mobile punters left in the dark with batch of borked cards


Yeah but ...

Stuff happens. Consistent stuff is the issue.

The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings


Re: "Massey died in a fusillade of bullets"

Meanwhile in America ...

Sorry, Samsung. Seems nobody is immune to peak smartphone


What must they learn oh great guru?

It's been 5 years already, let's gawp at Microsoft and Nokia's bloodbath


In a draw somewhere

Great mobile phones and intuitive OS, only the third party support dropped daily made them unviable.

Unpicking the Pixel puzzle: Why Google is struggling to impress



Just turned on my Nokia windows mobile found in a cupboard so as to wipe it. Smooth slick operation with a great screen. Only gave it up as the app developers followed Microsoft’s lead ... and deserted it.

You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart


Always got my Lycopodium powder with me.

Brit mobile phone users want the Moon on a stick but then stay on same networks for aeons


The reason quite a few move or stay!


The agony factor of limbo ... you have your PAC code, you give it to the new operator and ... ‘maybe next Tuesday leave your phone off all day then turn it on’. Why are transfer times so long?

SAP cofounder admits: Biz goofed on branding, confused customers, depressed staff


******* ****

I use as I have to, comes with the job, ugly, user unfriendly with a mind of its own. I assume it pleases somebody in high office.

Supercycle to su-'meh'-cycle: Apple iPhone warehouses heave with unsold Notches


E ink

Twin screen, oled one side and e ink the other. Been done, has potential, needs Applefication.

Heir to SMS finally excites carriers, by making Google grovel


Will they?

40p if you add data to the text has been a great little earner.

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough



Time for a good old punch up ... European history is full of it.

10 PRINT "ZX81 at 37" 20 GOTO 10



Got bored very quickly waited for the iPhone.

Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners


Re: The usual suspects complaining

A rapist has just been convicted based on his stored DNA.


Small Brother

When they follow up with summary executions then I might worry.

It was El Reg wot won it: Bing banishes bogus Brit bank banner ad


‘Check car tax on’ Google

Top hit is ‘Vehicleinfirnation.uk ......

“Service is charged at £10 for 12 months access. You agree to the full terms and conditions, that you are 16+ and you will be charged to your mobile account. You will be shown the due date of your MOT and tax for the vehicle registration you have entered. We will send you alert reminders by text message before your MOT and tax are due. These reminder messages are free, not charged. Information supplied through the service can be obtained for free from the DVLA”.... etc



Type in a search for free government agency websites and Google still has paid for me-too hits at the top of the page.

OnePlus 5T is like the little sister you always feared was the favourite



Will it upgrade to the latest Google sweety software, does it crash regularly like every other Android I’ve owned?

Android at 10: How Google won the smartphone wars


Brilliant but cr*p

Once again a two faced system, appears great but in use is a leaky crasher.

So few use Windows Phone, Microsoft can't be bothered: Security app is iOS, Android only


Re: Windows Phone is dead, long live Surface

... a week before the FM switch off!


Still useable

Still a good mobile OS without certain apps, such a shame they went with a myriad of cheap models instead of big shiny headliners sub £500.

Kodi-pocalypse Now? Actually, it's not quite here yet



If your a Kodi user your not downloading your streaming. If Sky movies fills its vaults with crap how do you get to watch via streaming independent and foreign films? Buy dvds! The horror.

Windows Phone dives into irrelevant-like-BlackBerry territory


My windows phone is great but the missing bank apps etc a pain. Flagship phones that were buggy .... pitiful.

Home Office ignores plight of BA techies as job offshoring looms


The subsidised 'Arab' airways model is to blame.

Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL: Clear thoughts of Continuum with a snazzy camera


Are those covers available yet?


Windows 10 transfer cost me a few weeks of laptop rebuild so it will be 2016 before i touch the mobile version.

Windows Phone won't ever succeed, says IDC


The irony being it's a far better experience than Android. Ivory tower executives who decided for Nokia not to go down the android route was a remarkable effort. However there's still time for Windows to develop as 10 will allow easier app development and it's the apps that are the only missing element of their mobile product. I own iPhone, android, Windows mobiles.

Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1


So my 386 .......

Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane


A first for Airbus? The admission that is.

Wanna run Windows 10 Preview on your Lumia? Of course you do. Now 33 mobes supported


Re: You have a LUMIA???

What did daddy buy you?


Re: You have a LUMIA???

Well yeah, a 735, far better value than Android/iOS

Windows 10 for phones: Stepping towards the One True Windows


I am very happy with 8.1 on my Nokia 735 thanks. The iPad mini is almost back working correctly since its upgrade to 8. It could be argued the Android option of only the latest devices having the latest software 'works' .... untill your old apps become incompatible!

Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS


I still think the ability to put a new battery in a device (it's heart) is not a design compromise. Anything that needs a pallet knife, heater gun and suction cups to change a simple component is 'compromised design'.

HELP! Windows Phone update 8.1 broke my Lumia


I gave up on android after the Sony Xperia required multi reboots even after much rooting tooting. The replacement Lumia 735 ......... tempting fate if I say anything good ......... 'has' been fine. Meanwhile the rest of the families iphones ....... great customer satisfaction ish .... you go to the Apple Store with a 'it's gone mental' and walk out with a new one ...... Free my kids say ...... errr no I remind them, it's all in the top end price when you get it new. 1 replaced 3, 1 replaced 4, 1 replaced 4s, 1 replaced 5, 2 replaced 5s ...... I'm a regular customer.

Microsoft: Even cheapo Lumias to get slimmed down Windows 10


Windows mobile is a very good effort and works fine for me from Cortana text talk in the car to MixRadio music streaming, podcasts, MSN apps, lumia camera apps etc. if you haven't got one you don't know what your talking about ..... not that that appears to be an impediment here.

Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone


He's kidding?!

"Android has never crashed on me". You need to read more or have my Sony Xperia L ...... that'll teach ya the world of Android crashing.

Microsoft confirms Surface NOT DEAD YET, next-gen version coming


Microsofts front page .....

Surface Pro 3 starting at ..... £639.


Three UK fined £250,000 for customer complaints cockup


Whingy to the Face ..... book.

I thought people had taken complaints to Twitter and Facebook for a quicker success? www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18081651

Antarctic ice at all time high: We have more to learn, says boffin


The wrong target

Meanwhile the air and water we use continues to be polluted. I'm sure there's a suitable analogy out there somewhere ........

Was Nokia's Elop history's worst CEO?


I have had em all

As the owner of android, Apple and Windows phones I can state with minor authority .... I'm buying another Nokia. I only ever want to be paying £200 for a useful mobile (I have a good sim deal), the 735 is good enough even though I have no major need for the hyped selfie option. The main issue for the Windows phone is the lack of a comprehensive range of Apps, there are clearly some holes in my needs but that's a compromise I accept. The Apples are too expensive from entry level and the latest Android I have is an xperia L that deserves death by hammer. Frustrating would be kind. It's been rooted back to factory reset more than once (professionally) but this week is convinced there's no room for updates and most apps can stay hidden deep somewhere. Nokia as a business should of added Android as a choice, maybe that was not an option when taking on the Windows contract instead?

Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m


Given the chance

As a PAYE muppet I can only look on with envy. When you see what successive governments do with your tax £, spending it yourself seems wise. As long as no Google employee is subsidised by the tax credits system there's less to moan about ....?

Fed up with poor Brit telly and radio output? Ofcom wants a word with YOU


Re: FM vs DAB

But your the majority ......... that will never do!


Will it not all be broadband delivery? Hence the current battle to give sport away free with the Broadband (BT)?

Google Chromecast: Here's why it's the most important smart TV tech ever


No BBC iPlayer. Pitiful.

Giant solar-powered aircraft to begin cross-country flight


Re: The video is wrong.



What's the point? Qinetiq have already produced a solar drone that can fly for days (Zephyr), the difference in this aircraft is the passenger/pilot .... one of. Drones I understand, one person sat in it I don't.

More Steve Jobs iPad mini attacks from beyond the grave


Edge to edge

Take the bezel away and you have smaller iPad.

Cameron's F-35 U-turn: BAE Systems still calls the shots at No 10


Its all about the missiles really. Flying a hercules whilst chucking them out the back was muted ... still a good idea.



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