* Posts by jowlymonster

18 posts • joined 30 Jun 2012

New iPhone sells out, millions in hands of lucky fans, Cook cock a hoop ...


Re: So much for the talk of failure

"200 million people can't be wrong can they?"

Of course they can. Most people are idiots!

HTC warns of likely loss next quarter


The One is great - I have one. I think it's a lack of marketing or awareness. Most people who've seen my handset didn't even know it existed (even though it's been around since April) and assume you either get an iPhone or an S4...

HTC woes prompts 'leave now' tweet from former staffer


Yeah, the HTC One is great- I have one. But people don't know it exists. There was much cooing over an S4 in the office recently, someone spotted my one and was impressed, but the simply hadn't heard of it. Every shop window has posters for the S4 or iPhone.

HTC need to up their marketing, but if they haven't got the money to do that then yeah, they'll struggle :(

Review: HTC One


Re: No microSD AGAIN

A common complaint but, I'm not sure these days it matters so much, and I think it's only likely to get more common.

I used to have an HTC Desire, before moving to a Galaxy Nexus (no SD, 16Gb storage) and you know what? I've been fine.

I simply don't need to cart that much stuff around. I've got space for all the apps I need including offline maps of a few countries for Sygic, a few albums for the odd occasion I'm travelling, and I've yet to run out of space.

I get that some people may travel more and want their entire music collection on the device but for a lot of people it won't matter.

The other problem with SD cards is they are a pain in some situations. Do you install an app internally or externally? If you move widgets to the sd card (like I did on my Desire when I ran out of space) then every time you plug into a PC and the SD card gets mounted, they all crash and vanish.

And no one ever complained the iPhone had no SD card...

I was one of the "deal breaker" people before I got my Nexus, but took a punt, and looking back I don't know what I was worried about :)

iOS 6.1 KNACKERED our mobile phone networks, claim Vodafone, Three


Hmm, since the end of Jan, my android device has intermittently stopped receiving calls/texts until I restart it. I wonder if it's related...

Samsung demands Apple's iOS 6 source code in patent case


I'm bored.

Is this possibly the worst broadband in the world?


*affect, not effect.

Windows Media Center EPG has SWITCHED OFF, wail Euro users


Re: MediaPortal

The new Titan skin in 1.3 Beta is really nice actually. If I can solve my HD problems it'll be happy days.


I'm suffering this too - last Sunday I started setting up MediaPortal again (which I used to use before it crashed a bit too often). So far so good asides from stuttery HD channels :(

Windows 7 may receive EPG data from the Freeview signal, but for those of us needing to use satellite it's sod all help.

Android Trojan taints US mobes, spews 500,000 texts A DAY


This has nothing to do with insecurities in the OS (because the user gets to see what permissions the app is requesting *before* installing - there's no evil hackery going on) and it's nothing to do with an insecure app-store, because the infected apps are obtained by visiting FreeCrapz.ru.cn or similar.

That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker



- Create webpage with links about Latest Big Thing (I dunno, that vampire flick or some crap)

- Put in lots of adSense too

- Create QR code stickers leading to site

- Stick on Posters in Bus stops and stuff

- insert redundant ?????

- Profit!

Brits swallow Google Nexus 4 supply 'in 30 minutes'


I'm still using my trust Galaxy Nexus - the Nexus 4 looks ok, but not significant enough for me to really want one. So luckily, I didn't have to get all pissy yesterday when it all went wrong. I know a couple of guys from work tried to buy one and failed miserably though.

I might pick one up in a few months, but the G'Nex is the first phone I've had for 12 months and not got bored of yet!

EU proposed emergency alert system won't work on iPhone


I used to "use" cell broadcast years ago with old Nokias and Ericssons to display the local area code on the screen... shame more was never made of it (you could add other codes to display random techy crap IIRC too)

A hundred Brit IT bods' jobs under threat at Direct Line


Re: Training

Happened to me once too. Funnily enough, a year after I was "outsourced" the work came back to the UK as the work coming from India was shoddy to say the least.

Xamarin links mobile apps with Microsoft cloud services


I saw a couple of talks by the Xamarin guys earlier this year - it does look good, but for a "bedroom coder" like me knocking out a free app, I can't justify the cost, so i'll stick with Eclipse and the android sdk for now... icky as it is.

The cloudy stuff is an interesting development though.

Apple slip-up slows iOS 6 upgrades


Re: iOS6 update broke on my iPhone 4

This is what I love about Apple stuff, "It just works"

Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout


Lost profits?

For their "lost profits" argument to hold true, they'd have to prove everyone who bought a Samsung device would have gone out and bought the Apple equivalent instead (had the Samsung device not existed).

Proof? I've only just stepped into the fondleslab market with a Nexus 7, had that not appeared I would go without; I wouldn't have bought a sodding iPad.

Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US


Re: Factual error

Actually, delegates were given a Nexus 7, a Galaxy Nexus AND one of those ball-media-streamer Q doohickeys.


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