* Posts by Kebablog

80 posts • joined 3 Feb 2011


How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still


Smart Mailbox - not so smart

Only issue I've encountered is the smart mailbox lost the account for secondary mailboxes - added them back in and they were o.k.

Do not adjust your set: Hats off to Apple, you struggle to shift iPhones 'cos you're oddly ethical


Still happy with my iPhone 6 - Nothing in the range appeals at the moment. If a smaller Xr was available then possibly, but I'll wait. Got a few more important things to sort out at the moment.

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


Another 6 user

Still on my 6 - thought about upgrading last year, but as the 6 is still generally fine I just replaced the battery. Another reason not to update was my commitment to paying off a credit card bill for the last 3 years (0%) so I was being sensible with my money (which in reality I should've been a while ago and not had a CC).

Most IT contractors want employment benefits if clobbered with IR35


Re: Man...

I think one stumbling block is not having enough money in the bank to start contracting as not all clients pay invoices on time. (3 months I had to wait for a Council to pay up).

80-year-old cyclist killed in prang with Tesla Model S


Re: What's the point of all these anecdotal comments???

' Perhaps now you'll buy a car.'

And contribute to the extending traffic queue. No thanks. Not all cyclists are as you describe, the RLJ'ers are an annoyance to us as well.

You want all cyclists to wear hi-viz, the problem is most accidents are side swipes where the hi-viz doesn't get noticed. Lights/Reflectors are mandated by law - if not fitted then cyclists should be (and are occasionally) prosecuted. Maybe, as road users we could all just watch out for each other rather.

As for insurance, who is going to enforce it? Probably the same people who can't enforce VED, MOT and Car insurance.

Apple pulls massive HomeKit chip U-turn to keep up with Amazon Echo and Google Home


This might have been a convienient reason not to open up the platform at the time....


Virgin Media admits it 'fell short' in broadband speeds ahead of lashing from BBC's Watchdog


Rock and ..... place

I have a choice of 5mb ADSL (no hope of FTTC due to the street cabinet being uneconomically viable - because it's too small) or a over utilised Virgin Service.

Currently on ADSL, pondering over Virgin's new 50mb for £26 deal.


(I know others are in a much worse situation)

London suffers from 'sub-standard' connectivity - report


And my bit of Birmingham is stuck with ADSL or a piss poor Virgin Service.

Apple's Airpod wireless earbuds finally go on sale after six-week delay


The biggest problem I have with these airpods is the lack of control. You have to tell Siri to adjust the volume and it's not clear if double or treble tap to skip/go back on tracks is an option.

I'm not ready to speak to a virtual assistant to adjust my volume.

No spin zone: Samsung recalls 3M EXPLODING washing machines


My Samsung TV has just gone bang :(

It is 8 years old though and one of the (High Voltage Dipped) capacitors is now resembling a crescent moon.

Hello, Barclays? Why hello, John Smith. We meet again


Re: Not impressed with Barclays

It took a while for Apple Pay support - so maybe next year!

Done making the big stuff better? The path to Apple's mid-life crisis


Re: Crisis, wot crisis?

'(Apple Watch was a flop btw)'

Flop compared to iPhone sales, but i'm sure other smartwatch makers would love to have a device that has flopped this bad.

Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?


Re: Luggable

I remember a couple of luggable devices.

Apricot PC XI (http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/6095/Apricot-PC-XI/) which wasn't as portable as you'd hope, but the keyboard clipped on the underside of the base unit and monitor wasn't too heavy!

The Compaq (http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/pc/h/cppc.jpg) was a heavy beast - still managed to get it home on the bus.

Judge bins Apple Store end-of-shift shakedown lawsuit


Re: I wouldn't work at a place...

It's the norm for most retail jobs. If you take a bag in, then it's either left in security or get searched on the way out.

PSST! You wanna iPhone 6S Plus? YOINK! You can't have one - Apple


Ming-Chi Kuo comes out with the same stuff every year - does anyone actually care.

But ... but iOS 9 could BLOCK my Ad-Block, dev squeals


Re: This is great news...

It would be nice if that was available on the native install of Safari - for the moment Atomic Web browser is doing a decent job.

Brit iPad sellers feel the pain of VAT-free imports


Cameras have been sold this way for a few years. Companies that appear to be uk based (or give the impression) are selling for around 20% less, no mention of VAT on website. Some interesting small print in the terms and conditions states 'you are acting as the importer'.

Usual giveaways are lines to state camera's aren't subject to cash back offers.

Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons


Re: The best urban transport

I'm guessing Stretch drives an Audi

Virgin Media customers suffer YET MORE YouTube buffering blues


Hello and Goodbye

Recently joined and more recently left (in the 28 day trial period). Thought i'd try Virgin as Openreach can't be bothered to upgrade my cab to fibre. Found the buffering worse than my 5mb ADSL connection (which I kept running). Switched back and ripped all the cable/boxs out.

Handy now I have around 15 metres of green trunking!

REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff


Re: Hold the presses...

I saw the click bait headline and already knew the 'author'.

Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'


I'm assume all the Macscum you know are probably aware that you are an idiot so wouldn't bother taking any notice of you.

PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 SHUNNED by refusenik fanbois


'Sadly, iOS 8 doesn't seem to have had the same aphrodisiac effect'

Or maybe the recent negative press about dodgy updates has made people wait.

Still nearly 50% is decent compared to other platforms.

Bloodthirsty Apple fanbois TEAR OPEN new Macbook, bare its guts to world+dog


'The new Macbooks are pretty much the same price, shape and with the same ports.'

Same shape, check

Same ports, check

Cheaper (in the UK - though you are too lazy to check and just rely on the US prices)

More standard Ram

Edited from my original post which Jasper obviously didn't like

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Apple stores? Samsung says two can play at that game


Not a bad idea......

But wondering if they'll have repair facilities located in the stores? That's one area where Apple score well (assuming you have an Apple store near you).

More electronic retailers are welcomed on the high street as we've not got many left now. Chances are I'll still shop at John Lewis.

Mac fans: You don't need Windows to get ripped off in tech support scams


Fuck off normally works for me

Expensive blingo-rama iPhone 5S OUTSELLS cheapo-plastic 5C



People are surprised the latest phone is outselling last years phone, but in a different case?

I'm surprised the ratio is only 2:1

Sorry fanbois, no supersize Apple fondleslabs for you



"Kuo has form on Apple predictions, having forecast the arrival of a Retina iMac this year and the demise of the 17" iMac "

I think you're getting your Macs confused.

Apple iMac 27-inch 2013: An extra hundred quid for what exactly?


Re: Ethernet

Think your getting Macbook Pro and Retina Macbook confused - ethernet is still alive and well on the full fat Macbook Pro

Blighty's great digital radio switchover targets missed AGAIN


Lovely Low Quality

It's not looking good is it? In the West Midlands the regional Multiplex has recently ceased transmission, shunting more stations on to the local multiplex and some local stations dropping from 128K to 112k (Free Bham - formally BRMB).

Looks as if the quantity over quality brigade are running the show. Only station available over 128k is now Radio 3 (Classic used to be 160k).

DAB+ might help, but with millions sold the DAB quality lie it might be some time before old sets are replaced.

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


I managed to update my 4S and iPad Mini after a few messages stating that the update was unavailable. Can't complain as several million 800mb updates is going to cause a blockage somewhere.

Three axes data-roaming fees in SEVEN countries


oops. Actually being in a 3 contract did feel like 24 years!


Though the handy thing was the last time they removed it they had a clause in the contract enabling you to leave 3 without penalty (which I did). Some people who left were only a couple of months into a 24 year deal. I managed to escape a few months early (which was handy as my phone broke).

Starwing: Nintendo, Argonaut's Brit boffinry and the Super FX chip


I always thought that Starfox was renamed in europe because of the spectrum/c64/amstrad game with the same name (published by Ariolasoft)

Google menaces Apple's 3-year-old toddler with its cheap stream tech


Re: Research...

Probably because he mentioned Apple in positive context, which is against site rules.

(awaiting downvotes) :p

Adobe price hike: Your money or your files, frappuccino sippers


You think this will stop pirate software?

Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader


Not sure what the big issue is to be honest, I just applied for 12 months 0% interest on a lens, I had to submit a copy of my passport (or photo driving license)

Maybe the credit score for the person in question didn't quite meet up with the criteria for an outright pass and required additional ID.

PEAK APPLE: Fondleslab giant no longer world's biggest biz


Re: lack of innovation

I thought DEC were bought by Compaq who then were bought by HP.

Wireless charging on the Galaxy S4: Samsung goes VHS not Betamax


Re: Good move.

When did Apple confirm this?

Apple exec says music labels, Hollywood, 'old fashioned' on copyright


Not always - I've bought a number of Mac Minis over the years and price for the entry level has moved around a bit. Starting at around £500 it did shoot up to £650 then dropped to £529 and is now £500 again.

Google maps app is BACK on iPhones, fanbois spared death


Maps worth more to Google than Apple?

It would be interesting to see how much data Google lost with the removal of the of the original iOS maps app.

Review: Apple Mac Mini 2012


Re: Quality?

The issue is related to the Intel Chipset, which they (intel) have addressed for other OEMs - just waiting on the Apple version of the fix

APPLE goes on crazy, price-SLASHER Black Friday RAMPAGE


If your buying today it's a handy, but small discount. What's the problem?

UK iPad Mini FRENZY: Queues stretch SEVERAL FEET from till


Re: Because it's Apple:

It's the usual Leach crap article to be honest.

Apple hoards LTE patents to deflect Samsung attack


Re: Apple and Samsung

Samsung stop supplying one of their largest customers - yeah that would be a good decision.

RIM, Samsung thrash Apple in UK fondleslab sales growth


So what will happen to the playbook share once the stock inventory is cleared after the fire sale.

Wintel takes kicking from Apple, market share at all-time low



Until they see the price of x86 tablets (ARM will be cheaper but lacks the x86 applications so instantly become toys based on your reasoning).

No one I know is waiting for Windows 8, no one cares



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