* Posts by teapot9999

114 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jul 2010


Apple is Mac-ing on enterprise: Plans strategic B2B alliance with HPE


Enterprise support - they have no idea

I have a faulty Mac, all our Macs are supposed to be enrolled with on-site enterprise support. I call Apple, they say it is not enrolled. I say it was purchased was support, Apple doesn't care. My supplier (a large company) calls Apple to ask it to be enrolled with the enterprise support we have paid for, without success, and have been asking every day for 3 weeks. 3 weeks later, still no support, still no repair.

Shopping for PCs? Ding, dong, the Dock is dead in 2017's new models


So just like Apple then!

Everyone laughed when Apple did this, no everyone is doing it!

Did Apple leak a photo of its new Macbook Pro in an OS update? Our survey says: Yes


Re: Is it the whole keyboard?

Look close up at any picture and it is pixelated - that is how they work !

Microsoft is about to launch a UK store within a store


Why bother?

There is a Microsoft store opposite the Apple Store at the Valley Fair shopping mall in San Jose, California. The Apple store is always rammed with people, I have never seen more than 3 non-staff in the MS store in the 5 or 6 times I have been there.

No one wants iOS 8 because it's for NERDS - dev


works fine for me

on 5S

Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?



So they have released an IPhone 6 before Apple - sounds unlikely to me

Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again


bad recruiting

"she still couldn't grasp the concepts of applications and files and folders!"

How did she get hired and then make it past the probationary period?

Microsoft ups OneDrive storage, slashes prices to match Google Drive


OSX - nope

One Drive for Enterprise is still not available for OS X

Wintel pincers to squeeze iPads out of BYOD


Already missed the boat

We have lots of users with iPad, both company owned and BYOD. They have access to Office 365, Office apps, VPN, internal apps and they are easy to use.

No need for a surface.

UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on


Build nuclear now!

Governments have wasted years messing about when they should be building nuclear power stations. Just get on with it!

Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS


Support must end at some point

I have a 10 year old Sony TV that doesn't get DAB stations - as you suggesting that it is up to Sony to upgrade/replace it?

Multiplayer Elite to debut on May 30th



£100 - they have got to be kidding! I love Elite on my Commodore 64, but there is now way I would spend £100 on the new version.

Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5



If I see too many adverts for something I am more inclined to NOT buy it. Hopefully by the time I next use T5 all this Samsung stuff will have been removed.

5 Eyes in the Sky: The TRUTH about Flight MH370 and SPOOKSATS



I have been able to see my own car parked outside my house of Google Earth for years so why is anyone surprised about this level of satellite imagery!

Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad


What do you want?

Everyone complains that there is no security on mobile devices. Apple makes mobile devices secure and still people complain.

What do you/we want?

UK.gov back-office battle may see British Justice offshored


No to offshoring

It is not in this country's interest to offshore jobs - that is very shortsighted.

If you make people redundant they will start claiming benefits which will more than make up for any 'savings' from offshoring.

Lenovo Yoga 10: Mediocre tech, yes, but beautifully fondleable


Apple keyboard

People complain when Apple sue over copyright, yet this is blatantly a copy of an Apple bluetooth keyboard

Amazon, Hollywood, Samsung: PLEASE get excited about 4K telly


not interested...

until BBC starts broadcasting all it content in 4K and the 4K TV costs less than £500, and my existing 1 year old 40 inch HD 'smart' TV stops working.

Panasonic will go Firefox OS for TVs


too slow

I have a Sony 'smart' TV and after turning it on you cannot change channel for unto a minute while it 'boots' up to allow be access to a load of crap that I will never use

Vodafone dodges UK corporation tax bill - AGAIN


investing in UK!!!

Building network infrastructure to roll out a service that they plan to make a profit from is not 'investing in the UK'

It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources


Re: My concern....

I did a clean install using an 8.1 installer in less than an hour. How could it possible take 9 hours!


why should they listen

If you keep on using Windows then it doesn't matter how much you whinge. Either stop using it or accept that they will not listen to your feedback.

Los Angeles' weather is just like Mordor, says Brit climate prof



Good to see that the huge sums we pay to fund education both in taxes and student fees are being used to fund this vital work.

World-leading IT expert? We'll fast-track you into Blighty, promises PM


To do what?

I might be interested and I am a UK citizen

Just who is Apple's most frustrated fanboi? Surprise – it's GOOGLE


less support issues

I bet they have less support issues from their users than if everyone were on Windows.

Just saying.

You DON'T need a new MacBook! Reg man fiddles with Fusion, pimps out vintage Pro


Re: Why DO you need to upgrade?

Quite, I use a 6 year old Mac Pro which is happily running Maverick latest version of Photoshop.

Microsoft fears XP could cause Indian BANKOCALYPSE


Legit copies?

I wonder how many of those banks are running less than legal copies of XP!

BT Sport scores own goal with £897m Champions League footie rights deal


Can I opt out?

Dear BT,

My 73meg connection is fine, but I do not want BT Sport, what deduction can I have each month for unsubscribing?

(BTW: you are not losing out as I do not have Sky either)


BT Customer

NO! Radio broadcasters snub 'end of FM' DAB radio changeover


What about cars?

There is no sensible, practical retrofit car solution for DAB.

I agree that most local radio is crappy identikit stations.

Apple bags top Windows feature: Blue Screen Of Death arrives on iPhone 5S


How exactly...

Are they tracking these millions of app launches?

500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?


Mac OS

I have a 6 year old Mac running the latest version of OSX, never had to wipe it to install newest version.

Downvote if you like, but it is a fact.

Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?


Re: Colour me unsurprised

iOS7 has been available to developers for ages, they should have updated their apps accordingly.

London Underground cleaners to refuse fingerprint clock-on


get rid of the unions

Unions are only interested in pushing their own biased political views, they don't give a damn about majority voting or what is best for employees AND employers

Apple: Of course we stalk your EVERY move. iOS 7 has a new map to prove it


and the upshot is...

does anyone, I mean anyone, really give a monkeys where I was last week. I don't.

If Apple know, and they don't because the option to turn on is hidden six clicks into menus, what would they do with the info other than surmmise that I spend a lot of time in my own house, and they know where that is anyone because my that is my registered address with both Apple and Vodafone.

Vodafone flashes bulging package at Brits: New 4G service to rival EE, O2


same day as O2 - of course...

they share the same transmitters of cell towers, only the backend is separate

Bloke in shed starts own DAB radio station - with Ofcom's blessing


Community radio - who needs it?

I do not want some amateur telling me that the local station toilets are out of use.

What radio is lacking in this country is choice of music stations, we need something like Sirius XM in USA.

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


What about improving existing services?

Signal reception on O2 is pretty flaky, even in central London - perhaps they should concentrate on making what they have work properly first!

Apple: 'Average' iPad toiler does a mere 46-hour week


46 hours - so what!

I work an average of 46 hours a week -- it is not unusual at all!

Welsh gov beats off Canada to hand £1m to Nintendo dev


am I missing something?

Why are the taxpayers giving a UK company £1m to open another office in UK - we have the skills in this country, it should be expected or even demanded that the extra jobs are created here.

Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

Thumb Down

so what?

I have an iPhone 5, I never think it is slow, or that it would be better if it did something 0.01ms faster. I guess the S4 needs all the extra power to run the background spyware, viruses, crapware etc.

Glasgow subway's new smart tickets aren't, moan passengers


Too cheap

Why is it so cheap? Maybe they should join the real world with the ticket price put up to at least £4.

I cannot even get on my local bus for £1.10.

When Apple needs speed and security in Mac OS X, it turns to Microsoft


smb works now on OSX

I work in a company that is 70% Windows PCs, 30% Mac. The servers are 50% Windows and 50% unix-flavours, all of which I can access with no difficulty at all using smb on my Mac.

Seems this is another knee-jerk story based on nothing

Apple: iOS7 dayglo Barbie makeover is UNFINISHED - report


pre-release software may not be final version


Twas ever thus

Microsoft announces $499 price tag, new games for Xbox One


if you don't like it.....

then do not buy one - simples!

Now you can use your phone instead of your wallet at the ATM, too


signal issues

So in the many, many places that O2 and Vodafone signal is not good enough to use data (I cannot comment on other networks) you will be unable to get your own money.

So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...


Brian Blessed


Smart TVs riddled with DUMB security holes


Not so smart

I have a 'smart' Sony TV that once the picture appears still takes upto a minute before it will respond to the remote control as it is presumably booting up a whole load of cr*p that I will never use

'Untidy' Shoreditch just CONFUSES American techies - Olympic hub team


too centralised already

The UK is already too centralised on London - we need to spread employment further afield, even if it is just M3/M4/M40 corridor

Google asks Blighty to slave over its Maps for FREE


I wonder if they check

I have just asked for Hull to be removed from the map :)

Maggie Thatcher: The Iron Lady who saved us from drab Post Office mobes


What did she ever do to me?

Most of my education was in the Thatcher years, when schools had enough teachers, when I got a full grant to go to university and had no debt when I finished. Blair/Brown screwed up all of that.