I came back to see if El Reg had perhaps reversed its continued Yankificaiton, only to be presented with "government news" filled with American news. Sad. Thanks for all the fish and all.
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I've been using ACR and following its struggles for a while. ACR can only record with microphone on my Cat S61 (Android 9) and it gets full call audio on my BB Priv (Android 6). Neither of the default "Phone" applications allow phone recording.
I suppose this just adds to the mounting pile of reasons for keeping the Priv forever.
Google is just being malicious with this.
"The company eventually stopped making handsets"
Not before they made the Priv, which is my primary smartphone to this day (two displays and two batteries later). I dread the day comes I have to move to 100% tap-typing, having to touch scroll, etc...
And I've never used a BBOS Blackberry device.
What does this Catapult IP Innovations entity intend to do with whatever they got their hands on anyway? Troll?
Isn't underclocking and power management in general broadly controlled by the Laptop manufacturer as opposed the CPU manufacturer? I think they are more likely to benefit from marketing hours upon hours of battery life thanks to aggressive throttling.
Regardless if I'm sat at a conference, and aeroplane, or at the garden, I want to have the option to be the one in control of these things. I want to be able to set all its components to be unrestricted by power-saving measures (assuming the battery can take it anyway).
I don't understand this. I work in Europe, with people from different countries, different firms, and different philosophies. I do conf calls about five times a week, too. Yet, not once, not even once I encountered Zoom. It's Webex, GoToMeeting, or whatever MS decided to call their confcall solution that week.
I'm still disappointed the whole Moto mods business didn't take off. Can't think of a more innovative feature in phones since they started having an actual operating system, actually... There was also that Bullitt-built Land Rover phone with slide-on accessories as well.
This G8 is just another run-of-the-mill smartphone - HW specs spreadsheet with a price sticker.
I'm not sure if any privacy-conscious person would leave their browser in default settings. I mean it's nice to know which of the most popular browsers are the most aggressive, but in practice the user express-installs whatever is offered as default by their self-imposed walled garden, or uses whatever is pre-installed.
"I'm on my second EV (Nissan Leaf) and it is already price-competitive with an equivalent IC car if you look at overall cost of ownership."
This is absolutely false. Not only is the Leaf (which is a car that I genuinely like, by the way) significantly more higher an equivalent ICE car, but the costs of maintenance of EVs are generally rather generously underestimated.
"The only difference is range, and from personal experience that is a red herring for almost all usage patterns."
I don't know how many people do long trips often, but I don't think there's so few of them to wave them off like that.
The near-communism of Star Trek works because of seemingly infinite energy resources, i.e. almost a complete lack of scarcity. Until that point is reached, systems like UBI are going to help a few, but will be abused by many, especially those coming from "developing" countries. In fact, I'm not sure if I could resist such proposal (i.e. live a medicore life with no luxuries and play videogames, watch Netflix, or do whatever else I want all day) myself, being a lazy tw*t.
"Who exactly is going to do these jobs if they can live on a handout from the state?"
The Klingons, of course. It's only for their own good.
With net neutrality creeping away, continually increasing governmental and corporate surveillance (including directly from this fine government), and this ongoing culling of free speech (as melodramatic as it sounds), I do wonder how the internet is going to look like in 2020, the year that feels like when the new cycle is going to start.
"Local media outlet iDNES.cz reported the breach ahead of T-Mobile's statement."
That outlet's parent company is owned by the Czech minister of finances, who also happens to be one of the richest people in the country (I guess this is what you call an oligarch). He probably just needed some data for his tax collection reform.
I use Telegram, but not for security - it's because of the featureset. If I was deeply concerned about security, I don't think I would trust their homegrown "unproven" crypto, or their yet-to-be-opensourced server. The code that's available is just for the clients.
On the other hand, Moxie said is "confident" in WhatsApp's encryption since he was involved in developing and implementing it.
While I've been using a Symbian smartphone as my primary phone for years now (808), I don't think they would be able to fix Symbian in time without some form of "burning platform (MeeGo)"... and as much as I like Symbian, I don't think it would be, at the time, the better choice of the two.
Of course, Microsoon came and made third, the worst choice, but that's another story.
Thanks for the offer, but I don't know why should I downgrade my hardware to get the newest OS.
And yes, MS did promise to update *every* WP8 device to W10M. At least twice. I understand they didn't update weak devices, like the 520, but not updating fully capable phones like the 1020 or 925 is just pure scumbaggery.
Edit: Looks like you copied the message weirdly from the shill central, it's really a pain to read.