Not so sure. In the UK right now 70% of the ads are directed at 3% of the population.
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On eve of national industrial ballot, BT, EE, Openreach agree to temporarily suspend compulsory redundancies
Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 now includes AMD options for biz customers, boasts up to 19 hours of battery life
19 hours battery life
My Lenovo Yoga C940 has a big advert on the front page of the website advertising 18 hours battery life .....
At best it gets 3-1/2 .... and it even runs down with the laptop completely switched off so if you've not used it in a week you have to charge it again.
Large pinch of salt and all that.
Oh, and no thunderbolt 3. Really ...
Communication Workers Union to hold national ballot for members at BT, Openreach and EE over strike action
Are a horrible horrible company. Poor customer service and constant price increases. My mate works at EE and has been treated very unfairly lately.
For example in April, if you have a new EE contract the increase will be RPI plus 3.9%. How the hell is this justified?
I stipped using BT a few years ago and would never ever go back (although I guess my broadband provider is still using their infrastructure unfortunatey)
Yet again ....
No SD card support. It's one thing that keeps people coming back to Samsung.
They tried this before and got a shitload of negative feedback so why go down the same route again ...... Oh because apple get away with ripping people off on fixed storage and Samsung want another stab at it.
Oh and no charger either.
Sent from my Nokia N91
We were promised City Fibre Gigafast late last year, and a year on..... nothing.
They dug up the main road about 6 months ago but have done nothing since.
Vodafone can't give an answer, City Fibre can't give an answer and the spotty 16 year old clowns in the Gigafast tent in town are equally clueless.
Apple opens pre-orders of iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max models, the cheapest and most expensive in the lineup
Oh! What a lovely lockdown: Lenovo enjoys soaraway sales for Q3 2020 as PC shipments jump – Dell, not so much
Samsung slows smartphone upgrade treadmill with promise to support three Android generations on Galaxies
75 million smartphone sales up in smoke in Q1: Let's drill down into which brands took the most pain
Not a surprise
The Galaxy S was £400. All Samsung have done is shove £50 to £100 on each year for no real reason. The price has gone up far more than inflation.
Apple might get away with it but others won't. Samsung have taken many wrong turns against what their customers wanted and its catching up with them.
O2 be a fly on the wall during BT and Vodafone's video calls: Telefónica's UK biz, Virgin Media officially merge
Two shit companies get together to create an even more shit one.
Virgin lying about speeds, terrible customer service. O2 with a network that's way behind anyone else and expensive too.
As much as I'm not Vodafone's biggest fan the network is very good, especially for data and the issues we've had with broadband (caused by BT cutting through a cable) we're dealt with reasonably well.
It's too expensive.
Why have three models when one at a reasonable price would do.
Apart from that the Ultra is huge and not getting that good reviews.
Why they have to keep adding £50 to £100 each year is beyond me, but greed will get them in the end.
Same with their tellies, 65" model starts off at around £3500 and within 6 months it can be had for less than 2 grand.
Expect a fire sale soon folks!
Now that's what I call a sticky situation: Repairability fiends open up Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, find the remains of Shergar
Yet the same Apple
Discontinued the 30 pin connector at their own will making car interfaces, docking speakers and everything else obsolete at the drop of a hat. They also before that changed the charging pin locations so that made older devices still using the same connector obsolete as well.
Pot kettle black?
We were supposed to be getting Cityfibre this year but it's not looking good. I asked Vodafone about it and they had no info about a go live date (quelle surprise). Given the streets aren't getting dug up I think this year is looking slim.
We are currently on Vodafone fibre through BT. At 3am we get 75mbps and at peak times (like yesterday evening) it's down to around 4mbps and totally unusable.
I really despair with the state of UK broadband. Plenty talk from all sides but little action.
Just read a few reviews and it seems to be rubbish basically.
Why couldn't they have dedicated the time to the Surface Pro instead and gave it smaller bezels and a couple of more ports. At least it sells in decent numbers and badly needs a refresh.
Who makes the decision to make these products and why does nobody actually test them before release?
This is going to hurt Britain
I work in the oil industry, currently on a 6 month project which is running a bit behind .... but it is a one off project and not a staff position.
The oil industry in Aberdeen has hundreds of Limited Co people working in it ... and many of them have been with the same company in the same role for years. I agree these people should not be using PSCs as they are staff by another name.
I had a chat with HR yesterday, and it seems that after 1st April they will not be taking on any Ltd Co contractors whether short term or not.
How do they complete short term specialist projects with the staff they have, what happens to the 50% of people working there that have done for years after 1st April and how will that affect business?
Answers on a postcard
Charities are a fraud
Many "employees" paid over 100k a year, training courses in 5 star hotels, first class travel, etc.
Haven't donated in years. Just corporate businesses that don't pay tax and expect any work done for them to be discounted or free whilst the money gets scammed off at the top.
Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020
In the bag: Serco 'delighted' to grab £450m ferry and freight deal between Scotland and Northern Isles
Just like Apple
Higher prices >£50 every year
I have the Huawei P30 Pro (replacement for the Note 8). The battery life is stellar, build quality is great and the 5x optical zoom is immense. Granted it doesn't have a headphone jack but either a HTC or Hidisz USB C DAC dongle makes it sound amazing with wired cans.
I also don't understand why the smaller Note 10 has no SD support but only 256gb fixed storage, where the larger one already has 512gb and SD support on top ??????
I really expected Samsung to compete with Huawei on the camera front but yet again it's the same old stuff rolled out with tiny improvements for the 3rd year now.
Sorry Samsung, you're falling behind and taking the piss now.
If at first you don't succeed, Fold? Nope. Samsung redesigns bendy screen for fresh launch in September
Nothing currently meets my specifications.
I have a 5 year old Yoga 2 Pro as my main DJ machine and it's brilliant. i7 is quick, screen is bright and parts can be replaced in it very easily.
New machines are just not as good. Terrible dull screens (to advertise better battery life) glued in components and less ports (no HDMI specifically as I'm a video DJ)
I have money sitting but it seems nobody wants it. The Surface seems good until you realise it is expensive (plus pen plus keyboard), it's glued together, only has a one year warranty and virtually no ports.
Its not Brexit, its lack of innovation and not giving the customer what they want.
Scotrail are in the process of giving us "brand new" upgraded HSTs from the mid 70s. Refurbishment is years behind because they're all rotten with rust from serving on coastal routes for many years.
Even when fully in place they'll only be able to go max 75mph on our line because the tracks are shit.
3rd world Britain strikes again
This move by Dropbox will reduce users' files to tiers: Rarely, regularly accessed data now kept separate
Now here's a Galaxy far, far away: Samsung stalls Fold rollout after fold-able screens break in hands of reviewers
Re: Pretty well Inevitable for an Alpha Version
I'm no engineering genius but even I could see it wasn't going to last.
Another product made for absolutely no reason.
Remember those ads about Samsung quality control after the Note 7 debacle. Pfffftt.
Surely they must have tested these with real people before releasing to the journalists?
When Bangalore Telecom charge something like £6 per month to keep your old email address after leaving.
Just get a gmail address and it blocks all the spam too unlike some of the ISP ones.
We currently get 70mbps plus during quiet times with Vodafone, and City fibre will be with us soon laying cables for Gigabit which is also cheaper than what we have just now.
Happy days :)
This is intentional
We had EXACTLY the same issue with a discounted Galaxy S7 Edge a couple of years ago. System showed it as in stock, placed the order then heard nothing.
After repeated emails and calls they admitted the system couldn't handle all the orders and would we like something else?
Took 10 days to get a refund.
Now the cynic in me adds up all the interest from the orders placed but not fulfilled and that's a lot of money. Not to mention all the premium rate calls on their "special" number for customer service.
If it was a genuine system fault it should be well fixed by now.
I subscribe to a legal music video download service which provides videos in mp4 format. They play on multiple PCs with various software, phones, tablets, in fact everything except ..... the ipad.
Itunes won't even transfer the files at all.
Their genius says I have to install a 3rd party player then transfer the files within that to get them to play.
Ermmmmm No. £409 refund please.
I guess Apple don't want people playing movies that haven't been bought from their store in their specific codec then.
This is a disgrace
No wonder there was a rush to sell the business off because this scandal was always going to come back and bite them in the arse at some point.
Over 500 people who went trough stress, convictions, loss of business and in some cases homes because of this.
I hope they sue for everything.
Another classic case of business calls all the shorts and doesn't listen.