* Posts by Kyoraki

46 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Mar 2011

Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8


Surely you mean Windows ME version 3?

Ouya Android console gets OnLive onboard


Cheaper, and better equiped than the official Onlive console? Colour me interested. I was getting fed up with plugging my phone/laptop in all the time anyway. This running the recently announced XBMC Android app would be a dream come true.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review


Re: Better put the kettle on

Odds are there is already a AOSP rom or CyanogenMod 10 nightly floating about for your device somewhere. Forget the kettle, time a bright young lad like you learned to get his hands dirty.

Behold: First look at Office 2013, with screenshots


Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?

Actually, MS office has taken the hint somewhat that their new file formats are an affront to common decency, and have added rather robust ODF support in Office 2010 onwards. (2007 got an update that added ODF support too)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance mid-range Android



Really Samsung? That's just pure laziness. All of HTC's new phone including the dinky low end Desire C have Android 4.0 and Sense 4, there's absolutely no excuse to shove out outdated software.

Windows 8: We kick the tyres on Redmond's new tablet wheels


Re: The solution is simple

Tried it in CP, worked fine for me. Some tweaks could be made here or there to make navigation easier, but I was always more of a fan of using the search anyway. Another alternative is ViStart, which is identical to the Win7 start menu.


The solution is simple

Install Stardock's 'Start8', which adds both a metro themed classic start menu, and the option to use metro in a window. Expect 99% of OEMs to ship this pre-installed.

Samsung Galaxy S III

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Re: Quad Core?

In short, no. Browse down a bit and read the HTC One V review. Same hardware as your beloved WinPho7 devices, just as smooth as the quad core blowers. Difference being, it can't play 1080p video or play HD console quality games like the quads.



Did a recent comparison the other day with Samsung's new S-voice, and freebie Siri knockoff 'Iris'. Guess what? Iris got way more questions correct over S-voice, rendering the feature completely worthless.

It even has a sense of wit and humour.

MP blasts 'ineffective' games regulation


Didn't this Norweigan nutcase also say that World of Warcraft helped train him also, and that he's a member of the Knights Templar? I think Vaz might need one of those sanity tests too...

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I'm pretty sure it has something to do with how impossible it is to get goods in and out of the UK without it geting covered in a thin film of Mr Cameron's saliva.

HTC One X Android smartphone


No SD card slot? Eh..

I'm none too bothered with the lack of an SD card slot on my Desire. I always mount my card onto my PC using the phone itself because taking it out means turning the phone off, and those silly little things are just begging to be eaten up by the dog the moment it slips out of my hand. So long as I can mount the thing as a regular disk drive with a usb cable, I'm golden.

The lack of removable battery however, is a more regrettable loss as it will make hard resetting the device quite a bit harder. I understand why they did this though, (battery cases take up lots of space) and I'm sure HTC have a workaround in place for tinkerers.

iPhone fanbois enraged by Instagram's Android triumph


Re: 12 employees

The android design guidlines remind me a lot of the Windows ones. They exist, but because programs that use them look so ugly, (pre-gingerbread anyway) it just gets ignored in favour of whatever misguided idea the developer has.

HTC One X priced up for UK punters



HTC One X has 32gb of onboard memory, not 16. That's the One S you're thinking of lad.


Re: yep

Resolution is down? I might be wrong on this, but I think this is HTC's first phone with a 720p screen resolution. Also, HTC admitted that their old 'we will build and they will buy' policy wasn't doing them any favours, so they're only releasing 3 phones this year. The X, a similar dual core job, and what looks to be an upgraded HTC legend. Looks like a decent range to me, abliet a little uninspired.

HTC sues fans for premature unboxing


Especially considering you can get the things second hand now for under £200. Poor buggers.


Re: another day

Have you been asleep for the past few months or so? I though the whole point of the One X/S/V was that they'd be trying to get rid of their 'build as many as possible' stigma from the past year and only release 3 handsets between now and 2013.

Vote now for the WORST movie EVER


Re: Sir

Agreed. On it's own it deserves a spot on the list, but there is no punishment cruel enough for the permanent damage caused to what's probably the greatest film triogy of all time.

Wii U graphics said to be no better than current consoles


Re: No change at Nintendo

"All their consoles have been less advanced than their competition since the days of the N64 (and maybe before, I wasn't really paying attention)."

No, you haven't been paying attention. It shows. In terms of raw grunt, the N64 surpassed the ps1, though it fell flat with storage and v-ram. The Gamecube however, matched the PS2 perfectly, and surpassed it with better shader technology than it's rival. That's why the Gamecube was always flooded with Survival Horror games, because of it's ability to produce more realistic fog and whatnot.

Ten... new games you may have missed


Um, about that Silent Hill HD collection...

I wouldn't put my hopes up too high if I were you. Buggier than an average day at the beach, and the art director for the first three games says it looks like garbage, and should never have been released.


Windows Phone left on launchpad by Angry Birds in spaaace


Available for...

iOS, Android, Playbook OS, PC, Mac, Chrome, Facebook, but not WP7 (completely).

Says a whole lot about the success of the platform, to be honest.

Walmart offers $2 digital copies of your DVDs


Don't hold your breath- upgrading standard definition to HD is pretty much impossible. What they will do however, is upscale the video to 1080p, which will do nothing whatsoever to improve the quality.

In short, it's a ripoff.

Metro breakdown! Windows 8 UI is little gain for lots of pain


Re: Easy

Ubuntu Classic disappeared with the switch to Gnome 3 in 11.10 I'm afraid. Replaced instead with 'Unity 2D', it's far less polished, Metacity based brother.

Apple lands slide-to-unlock patent blow on Motorola



This is just getting silly. Motorola / Apple / Samsung / etc need to stop these pointless patent disputes and just agree that some things are just an industry standard. Goodness knows where we'd be now if some bored patent lawyer in the 80's decided to patent drop down menus or shortcut icons.

Europeans turn backs on Ultrabooks


Netbooks? Underpowered? Barely enough power to render a webpage? Nonsense. Even with one of the single core 1.6Ghz atom jobs, you can decode 1080p if you play your cards right. And by play your cards right, I mean ditch that horrifying mess that is Win7 Starter, ergo the penguin.

Orange Tahiti 7in Android tablet


To put it bluntly, a lot. ~£300 on ebay is the norm it seems.

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter expose Google's 'evil'


So, let me get this straight..

Other networks are blaming Google for launching a service that lets people search Google+? If this new search included Twitter and Facebook and pushed them down in favour of G+ then sure, but from what I understand, this is a service for just Google+ users. People do like to jump on Google for breaking their motto for the silliest of reasons...

Best-selling games of 2011 revealed


Not sure what rock you're living under lad, but Macs have seen a huge rise in games thanks to Steam and Onlive entering the market. Who knows, one day they might break into triple digits.

RIM demos PlayBook OS2

Headmaster "BlackBerry 10 OS – formerly known as QNX" I'm pretty sure you meant BBX there. QNX is an embedded system that's been around since the 80's, which serves as the core for both Playbook OS, and the upcoming Blackberry 10 OS.

Videogame piracy figures show decline

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Origin? Hassle free? Origin is probably why Crysis 2 has the No 1 spot, and why Battlefield 3 is so high. A buggy, god-awful piece of software that should never have seen the light of day.

As for MW3, people probably couldn't see why they had to buy another copy of CoD4 for the 5th time.

Fans lose grace with Star Wars MMO


Oh dear...

Looks like the usual good intentioned developer vs uncaring publisher malarky again. Lets hope Bioware can convince their electronic overlords to bring back the grace period before the game goes live.

OnLive Game System cloud gaming console

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Very impressive service from what I've seen, even in early days like this. Bought Batman AC during the black Friday £1 sale, and today downloaded the android app (which is exactly the same as the PC/Console version) along with my free copy of Lego Batman, and was bowled over by the service both times. I expect very very big things from this service in the future.

...Or until Steam offer something similar anyway.

HTC: Apple and Samsung won't steal our lunch


"Every single review seems to comment that they hate Sense"

Not from the reviews I've seen. Though it's still quite chunky, Sense hasn't slowed down handsets since the HTC Hero days. From my experience, and from every review I've seen (including el reg), the sense UI is brilliant. Sense adds some much needed polish to the quite ugly Android UI, and adds features to android that have only just been added to stock (facebook/twitter integration into contacts manager, for example)

Touchwiz and Motoblur however...

Punctured Google+ leaks bored users


Hey, here's a genius idea:

How about a g+ api, google? Plus is failing because it's lack of integration with anything other than google products.

Harry Potter director takes on Doctor Who movie

Black Helicopters

They don't even have a script yet...

No need to panic yet people, nothing is certain at this point. As for the lead role, Either Mr Depp or Hugh Laurie. I'd love a bit of blackadder style in a who movie.

B&N fans fondleslab flames following Kindle Fire


Hang on...

Haven't they already got a 7" android tablet called the nook color? Sure it needs some fiddling to get the android market on it, but it's all there.

Alien city lights could be detected across interstellar space


"Sure it's impractical, the tech doesn't exist yet, and it most likely won't work, but on the 0.00000001% chance it does work, it would look bloody good on the evening news."

Dixons knocks £200 off laptops before Xmas...


I wonder...

If this offer also extends to £200 netbooks, and how long this offer will last when people start to realise this.

Ballmer disses Android as cheap and complex


Whatever happened to..

.. Admitting defeat at third place? Something tells me that stockholders weren't too happy about being underneath Apple and Google.

Ubuntu's Oneiric Ocelot: Nice, but necessary?


Huh. I don't know if 'Mother knows best' canonical have just messed up my compiz settings or something stupid, but I'm just not getting any of that 'Extra performance' stuff people are raving about. Hopefully just some teething problems with my hardware that'll be fixed in good time.

Spotify 'sold soul' to boy king Zuckerberg


Spotify sold it's soul?

I don't remember it having one for a long time now. A fitting end for the promising startup that slowly succumbed to corporate greed. A lesson for future music services, I hope.

No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC


God damnit HTC

I bought the Desire mainly because I wanted to avoid this 'lol not enough memory' nonsense in the first place. I wouldn't be surprised if XDA have a working gingersense rom out by the end of the week anyway. If not, I'm sure CyanogenMOD will fill my needs when froyo comes to the end of it's life.

iOS 5 said to sport over-the-air update facility

Gates Halo

Welcome to 2009, Apple.

It wouldn't be the first time Apple have pushed out a standard feature as something 'new'. A welcome break away from iTunes though. All Apple needs to do now is re-brand the Mac App store as the Apple App store, and shift iOS apps onto that platrform, which makes much more sense.

PlayStation Network credit cards protected by encryption


Re: Game Over

Oh shush. Removing features of an OS that sony own is hardly illegal. Sony gave people a choice of Linux, or PSN,

And as huge of a scandal as this is, not encrypting user passwords and not employing better security is hardly a crime against humanity.

ICT classes in school should be binned – IT biz body

Paris Hilton

What else would you expect...

... When the blind are leading the blind? Most teachers in secondary schools know no more about computers than the students themselves, with the exception of those 1 day seminars they have on inset days.

Get some specialist teachers in there, who know what they are actually on about.

Google patches Flash bug before Adobe


Here's a brilliant idea-

Don't open shady looking attachments from your E-mail inbox kids.