* Posts by Aberdeen Angus

24 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Feb 2010

A thousand mile Atom merci mission: Driving from Monaco to London in an open-topped motor

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Re: lack of self cancelling indicators?

Presumably because every junction is taken using opposite lock.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Once, twice, three times - a Very Large Phone™

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Following a string of Nexus devices, I'm jumping on this one. It's the stylus see.

I just hope I can remove most of the Samsung duplication of function and get close to a Nexus experience, with a stylus.

Ten Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Re: Beware the Yoga...

Oh yes, sorry. I didn't buy one, I didn't find it unusable and I didn't return it.


Thanks for putting me right, you anonymous seer you.

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Beware the Yoga...

The Lenovo Yoga is a brilliant device but it's unusable due to a really crappy WiFi adapter/installation. A Google search of "Lenovo Yoga WiFi problems" will tell you all you need to know.

Oh, and the fan never stops.

Took mine back.

On-demand streamed music services compared

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Other platforms......

Spotify and Deezer both work on the Squeezebox devices. Also that Deezer runs in the browser but Spotify doesn't (yet) is worth a mention.

Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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Re: Smart move by Google.

It'd be better if it was a Jim Bowen soundboard.

"Come and have a look at what you could have won"

Everything Everywhere to be Nothing Nowhere in rebrand

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The title that doesn't lie.....


Sky Go streams to Samsung Galaxy S III

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One week too late!

Had it been available for my Galaxy Nexus any time since October 2011, that would have been great. As they chose to release it exactly 6 days after my Galaxy Nexus was upgraded to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), an OS they do not support, it just make them look silly.

Big announcement: "look what we now support!" Except you don't.

National Rail Enquiries

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Another vote for Rail Planner Live

Especially its location aware widget.

Apple wants to OWN YOUR VERY SOLE

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Prior Art?

Clarks Wayfinders

Jonathan Ive is knighted in New Year Honours list

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A deal

This is a deal between the UK government, Apple and Jonathan Ive - Ive gets a K, Apple get senior employee with a K, Ive now allowed to locate design dept in UK, UK gets major tech company design dept.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone

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Indeed they were.....

...as the only other way of getting your pics etc. onto your iPhone was through that pos software that is iTunes.

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Maybe not.....

I have a feeling they are perceived requirements rather than actual requirements. I had a phone with all three (Nexus One) and, on reflection, never really worried about them after I'd stuck the sim, microSD and battery in for the first time. I occasionally swapped the sim for a local sim when travelling and that was about it.

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Who needs storage?

With a (truly) all you can eat data plan from 3 (Three?) you can stream all your music/movies. Shift perceptions I say.

Google opens Android music store in iTunes' face

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Any of the alternatives would be better than Coldplay....

.... including the fart songs.

HSBC UK systems major outage

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Black Helicopters


Maybe they've run out of cash.

The Great Smartphone OS Shoot-out

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Extra storage

For $5 per annum to Google I get 27Gb, or for $20 I could have 87Gb. I get your point re Office although I'm trying to wean myself of that. It's refreshing.

El Reg in email address blunder

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When will you be sending it out the the remaining 43,003

It's only fair.

Galaxy Tab remains illegal in Germany

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Vorsprung Durch Rechtsstreitigkeiten

Could be a catchy slogan.

Spotify's music manager makeover - does it work?

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One music library good, two music libraries bad

I too found it pointless to maintain two music libraries so a long time ago I ditched iTunes and the iPod/iPhone, primarily due to the lack of background play of Spotify. The combination of Android phone and Squeezebox streaming (at high bit rate) is all I want for my music listening. Apple had me, then lost me and it was all their own fault.

The recent changes do not make any difference to me, a Spotify Premium user, as I could always stream/download from my own collection.

Samsung's Android tablet: split and eviscerated

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I have both......

Early days yet but I have a feeling that the Samsung will be more useful and most used. There are some funny opinions above about what the Tab cannot do, but ignore them, they are either born out of ignorance or carrier restrictions. The Tab is much more capable than the iPad, and I love my iPad. I also love my Nexus One so I have a foot in both OS camps and I should probably declare an understanding of both but a preference for Android.

Ultimately, for me, it's a size thing and the Tab fits in my pocket so it will be used. The iPad will remain at home for desktop use. Size matters - just not the way some think.

Stephen Fry's truly terrible mistake

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Nothing wrong with DAB

Just had a little count and we have six DAB radios in the house and they all do what they are supposed to. Without interference. Or dropped signal. At the push of a button. Sound good too, for portable devices. And we get 6 Music (for now) and 5 Live Sports X etc.

So no routers, servers, internet connections, wifi, modems, encryption, ISPs etc. to worry about.

Just in case you are thinking I'm a complete luddite, most of my music listening at home is streamed from the pay version of Spotify so I get the internet bit too. But there's nothing wrong with DAB.

Orange teases with HTC Desire debut

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Another decent handset about to be rendered useless by Orange and their customer losing practice of removing function and adding nonsense. Better to buy the handset and then choose your provider based on needs/cost/contract terms.

Google forced to use humans to support Nexus One

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Aye it's super

Got one, love it.

Everyone I show it to loves it too. Especially the iPhone owners.