In the story did the boss not realise that the HD went off every time he was there? Did no one else?
Random times of day weren’t very random.
219 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
I buy Apple products because they work.
I have tried Android ald was appalled by how many options there were to do nearly what you want. I prefer to have something that I know will work without having to find something from some dodgy source that doesn’t quite do what you want and then find another app that is similar but with different features.
I can’t be arsed with the faff of android, I gave all that up with Windows mobile which, on paper, did everything the iPhone did when it came out.
YMMV but I’ll stick with Apple, thank you.
My Virgin, broadband, tv and phone, all went down Monday evening but was back up by the time I rebooted.
I’m still very happy with their service. If someone else could provide 500Mb service I’d probably look at them, as it is, I’ll stick with Virgin. They have provided an excellent service, despite the increase in usage, the vast majority of the time.
Refunded most of their customers?
I, my wife and two children used to be with GiffGaff but left when they reduced our data allowance as they now did 4G.
Their 4G speeds were far lower than 3G speeds so I moved us all to providers who were cheaper and provided decent data speeds.
GiffGaff have made no attempt to contact us and I am sure there are plenty like us. So they’ve made a donation to charity for us? Aren’t we the lucky ones...
I didn’t even notice, I had 4G access , maybe I was out of 2G for a while but it didn’t affect me.
I get 100Gb a month with unused from the previous month rolled over for £20/month at full speed 4G (normally 70-100Mbs) so I’ll stick with Virgin, not had a problem myself, if you have then feel free to find someone who suits your needs better.
Outsourcing saves millions. Everyone knows that.
Bringing it back saves millions. Everyone knows that.
Do it enough times and you will save enough s the service actually makes you money.
Replace one shower with another is far better than paying for the service you actually want. Cheaper is obviously better....
I was at Brooklands yesterday and couldn't access the Internet on 3G. It was a pain.
But if someone can tell me of another carrier that will provide me 6 months of data (limited to 1Gb /month) then I will certainly consider it, but I have yet to find anyone apart from T-mobils who can do this.
I used to use an Ad blocker but now I dont.
For the first couple of days the adds annoyed me -now I really don't noti them.
Someone argued that they use bandwidth but that surely only relates to mobile devices and 1Gb/month is more than enough on my iPad and iPhone as I am on wifi most of the time.
If you have severely restricted bandwidth it might be worth blocking adds but otherwise they really are not that bad - most of the time.
I used to spend a lot of time tinkering to get things working but now can't be bothered.
I realise there are a lot of techies here that enjoy spending 90% of their waking hours trying to save themselves 5 minutes but I'm to old for that now.
I'd rather things just work, and the vast majority of the time they just do.
Finding out that Ad Block is basically just blackmail makes me realise how glad I am that I don't wor about it any more.
I have an iPhone 5 and won't upgrade to a 6 because it is to big. What I want is a smaller phone, the 4 had the right size screen, the five is to big. How is one with the screen The size of the five a 'mini'? It is to big, give us a phone size phone, I have an iPad for a large screen.
It does remind me of Apple before Jobs returned though, too many products and not enough focus.
I love the generic advice everyone gives.
I am a member of a Whisky club and I think the only thing we all agree on is that we all like our whisky in different ways (but never with more than a splash of clean water)
One bit of advice we were given was that if you do have ice you should use bottled water and make sure you wash your icecube trays (when was the last time you washed yours?) it is contaminates that give you a hangover.
The range of whiskys is stunning and they all taste different. Japanese whisky is great, so is Irish - but both over priced compared to scotch of a similar quality (at least in the UK). Indian Whisky is surprisingly good, unfortunately I can't say the same of English whisky.
Best advice is try them all - or just stick to one you like.
Just because you don't like one does not mean you won't like another and what one person raves about you might hate.
Who are the target market? Most of my family own iPhones and iPads but I have a watch I like and wouldn't swap it for something cheap and tacky like this. My children don't wear watches or see the point in them. I can't see who would actually buy such a thing.
Which means they are likely to be ubiquitous next year.
"The fact that the Android ecosystem is by far the most popular (81% of the market, according to IDC) is absolute proof that consumers demand that diversity, and is a far more significant metric than which specific device sells most, for exactly the same reasons that the vast size of the Windows ecosystem comparred to the tiny Mac monoculture is a more significant metric than the sales figures for any single model of PC versus sales of the Mac."
Absolute proof that users demand diversity? That made me laugh.
Most users just want a cheap phone and Android provide that, they will go for whatever they can get and don't "demand" anything.
The high end has very little competition, it's Apple or Samsung. Apple have few, high margin, phones while Samsung have a multiplicity of devices. The rest (including Samsungs lower end devices) are high volume, low margin devices. I would like to see some decent high end Nokia devices make an inroad just for some diversity, but with Microsoft that seems unlikely.
Saved me typing a reply, couldn't have put it better myself.
I bought the XBox because I've always bought XBoxes, a friend bought the PS4 because he has always bought Sony (and he hates MS)
I like my XBox, he likes his PS4, it's certainly not something we argue about, if you feel that strongly about your console maybe you should think about getting one df these life things I've heard about?
The iPad is a device for consuming information, not creating it, although it makes a great input device for some apps.
That's where MS went wrong with the Surface, trying to make it a Jack of all trades.
I can't see a larger iPad being successful - but then I said the same of the iPad mini so, no doubt, it will be a great success.....
The Fandroids come out in force at the mention of anything Apple.
I like Apple products but have no interest in an iWatch. Having said that, if one is actually released if past experience is anything to go by I will probably change my mind once I actually get to see and use one, but to read the comments here you would think that Apple had just said they were going to kill everyone's first born.
If the Fandroids get this wound up about a rumour of a possible future device we should be able to actually hear their heads exploding if it is actually released.
I have no interest in the device itself but hope Apple release it son just to see the reaction of the Fandroids.
Maybe I'm an iSheep, but I'm half Welsh - and we like sheep ;)
El Reg and the Fandroids say so.
Actual reviews such as http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/news/a528527/apple-ipad-air-review-technology-on-a-diet-but-does-it-deliver.html disagree but I have learned from reading the well informed comments on here that a 64 bit chip is slower than a 32 bit chip and the weight loss is 'minimal' .
If you are a Fandroids, fine, go and buy an Android tablet and phone.
I will stick to Apple products because I, personally, like them and my foray into the world of Android was a horrifying experience (I gather this is not the case for most but it will take a lot for me to try it again)
I, personally, can not justify upgrading from my iPad 3 to the Air but I am fairly certain that the next iPad will be enough of an improvement for me to upgrade.
If Apple made massive improvements each year people would complain about obsolescence, the increment ale approach means my 'old' iPad is OK but after a few iterations I want to upgrade.
I bought an HP6500a when it first came out because it was one of the first AirPrint printers.
It didn't work.
IF I was lucky I could print one page before it died and needed to be reconnected to the wireless network. Then, after about half an hour of a lot of noise, if I was really lucky I might get it to print another page provided the paper didnt jam.
I was told that wireless printers never work so I basically gave up and email stuff and print it at work if I really needed a hard copy of something.
Then, last week, I decided to try again and bought a Canon MG5400 and... It works!
Not only can I print from my laptops, desktop and server but also from my iPad and iPhones! I can also scan directly to my iPad and printing photos just works, they come out on 6 X 4 photo paper in tray 2 and everything else comes out on A4 in the other tray, no selection, no hassle, it just works!
I've not yet tried printing on DVDs with the supplied DVD tray, but was pleased to find it duplexes by default.
Print quality is great and it just works.
I've printed more in the past week than I have in the past couple of years.
I've found a printer that actually works!
Please don't tell me it's all going to go horribly wrong - I don't want to know. At the moment I am in that joyous state of believing that printing needn't be hell.
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