* Posts by Christopher Rogers

478 posts • joined 5 Jul 2007

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Farewell to notches and hole-punches? ZTE expected to announce mobe with under-display camera next month

Christopher Rogers

Re: So no-one's....

It'll be under the guise of providing a personalised experience.

Hey Cortana... I mean Google: Microsoft's ex-digital assistant boss to take the reins at G Suite

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Bloody hell folks, the guys' only excited about a new job......

Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions

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Re: Or...

I suppose you are just using ADFS for security and all eh....

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Re: Or...

If you are are daft enough to let your users into the work portal from any old PC....

We don't mean to poo-poo this, but... The Internet of S**t has literally arrived thanks to Pampers smart diapers

Christopher Rogers
Trollface

I get the impression the author does not like this product.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean Google isn't listening to everything you say

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Re: Welcome Captain Obvious

Couldn't agree more. Also, don't visit anyone who has bought one and dont have a conversation with anyone who has a phone in their pocket.

Lots of tinfoil hattery to be had.

Christopher Rogers

Too late.

Imagine an Upside Down world where a vastly inferior OS went on to dominate... Stranger Things have happened

Christopher Rogers

Re: What's Not to Like in LOVE ..... Live Operational Virtual Environments

Utterly pontless gobbledygook.

Welcome back amanfromMars 1, i thought you had quit the site!

Sophos antivirus tools. Working Windows box. Latest Patch Tuesday fixes. Pick two: 'Puters knackered by bad combo

Christopher Rogers

Re: Out o'curiosity ...

In what way is Windows not fit for purpose? For me Linux won't be fit for purpose because many of our daily use applications will not run on it.

Patch blues-day: Microsoft yanks code after some PCs are rendered super secure (and unbootable) following update

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Is it a Microsoft failure or a Sophos failure?

Azure thing at last: Windows Virtual Desktop takes to the cloudy stage

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Re: mac OS.... what.... eh..

Surely licencing would put pay to that

Christopher Rogers

Re: "Windows 7 ... lure hold-outs into the cloudy world of Windows Virtual Desktop

No, it convinces them YOU were wrong....

OK, Google. Music in 2019 isn't what it was, but Play nice, will ya?

Christopher Rogers

Yes and no. Its a new album of cover versions.....

Christopher Rogers

Ah so it is a thing! I thought i was losing my mind trying to play the new Weezer album, but instead it was Google losing theirs...

Cops looking for mum marauding uni campus asking students if they fancy dating her son

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Its not just mothers.....

A dad took to the local press to find a suitor for his daughter:

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dads-ad-in-tele-to-find-husband-for-gorgeous-6ft-daughter-she-can-talk-to-anyone-37792563.html

It's the wobbly Microsoft service sweepstake! If you have 'Teams', you've won a lifetime Slack sub

Christopher Rogers

Re: Who would notice?

Couldn't agree more. Teams just looks like a mess.

OneDrive Skype integration goes live aaand... OneDrive falls over in Europe

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Never mind onedrive - the whole of Office 365 and Exchange Online this week has been a car crash. It appears MS just want the problem to go away now though, they've even broken the Heath Service inside the portal so i can't see any incidents or advisories....

Bet Google aren't having this problem....

LastPass? More like lost pass. Or where the fsck has it gone pass. Five-hour outage drives netizens bonkers

Christopher Rogers
Windows

Well, these things happen.

This one weird trick turns your Google Home Hub into a doorstop

Christopher Rogers

Re: Security PAH who needs stupid security

Ahhhh but thats what the AI wants you to think.....

Finally. The palm-sized Palm phone is back. And it will, er, save you from your real smartphone

Christopher Rogers

I went with the smartwatch idea. It really does the job of this miniphone while being strapped to my wrist and not ever in my road.

I have a Galaxy S9+ so i suppose im in the ridiculous phone category, but the watch takes care of checking notifications, answering or rejecting calls, navigation commands (used when walking), controlling music i listen to via my bluetooth headphones and quick replies to messages

oh, and tap to pay and workout tracking (read knows where i went for a walk).

A second phone is just daft.

Connected car data handover headache: There's no quick fix... and it's NOT just Land Rovers

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The difference between wiping a car for sell on and wiping a phone is that the phone will contain your personal data that could potentially end up with someone else. The car however when sold on will give you access to someone else's data (location for instance).

If you were of a vicious mind, you'd be happy to still be connected to the car so you can f**k with the new owner and potentially rob them...

The dealer should be making sure the car is digitally clean before sell on.

Techie's test lab lands him in hot water with top tech news site

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Has elReg bought a 3rd server yet?

New Windows Server preview ships with an AI crystal ball

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See below for details

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Windows Server 2008 SP2 gets new support model

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F*ck patching and everything to do with it.

Select few to watch World Cup in 4K high dynamic range colour on BBC iPlayer

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Sportsball!

Swiss sausage sizzler 4.0 hits 200 bangers per hour

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Thon pipe is a thing of beauty.

Oh Capita! Thirsty outsourcing titan finds small oasis in contract desert

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Or InvestNI?

Samsung Galaxy S9: Still the Lord of All Droids

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Re: A grand for a phone

The stupid ip phone on my desk in work would suggest otherwise

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Re: A grand for a phone

Except its not. Its my entire filofax, primary media consumption device, occasional document creation device, library (reading device) and go to contactless payment option with loyality cards.

It also takes all my photos (and stores them in my google account) and lets me phone people when i need to.

It also lets me communicate through instant messenger apps and is my alarm clock for trying to get out of bed in the morning.

It lets me tell the time occasionally.

Its also a great sat nav when either walking or in the car.

Which you have a good chance of losing or dropping down the toilet. <- if you are clumsy enough with it.

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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It stings how close to the truth this is.

Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs

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Yea, dead idea. The underground system exists. If he could combine his hyperloop theory with the existing underground systems around the world to make them more efficient etc then hes on to something.

Crunch time: Maplin in talks to sell the business

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Re: Sadly true

This is very accurate. I went to the nearest one a couple of weeks ago and just left feeling depressed on behalf of the staff who had the look of broken people on death row. The product range had no USP and prices didn't beat anywhere. The could plausibly close 150/160 stores and double down on the hobbist market but they would need to make their prices very keen to outdo direct from china via ebay purchases.

When Samsung reveals the S9 at MWC, at least try to act surprised

Christopher Rogers

I got the S8+ on a finance deal with Samsung and will probably upgrade to the S9+ at the first opportunity. For all the arguments, the S8 is a great phone and I'd expect the S9 to be a great increment on that.

The DEX Dock is going to be what i use to replace my main PC.

Equinix CEO bails after ‘poor judgment in employee matter’

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I'd be inclined to think that if they are letting him go because he did something offensive against another person and are making that news public knowledge, then thats what happened. That sort of thing wouldn't look good in a court room if it wasnt true, regardless of how the Telecity buyout went.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Re: Hmmm...

Maybe MS getting on board with arm processors was foresight based on insider knowledge....

Tech giants at war: Google pulls plug on YouTube in Amazon kit

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Re: One winner - not really.

Ive been guilty of letting my son have you tube access but I do my best to avoid it at all costs. I prefer he watches Netfix and Amazon prime. Youtube is too much of a cesspit to allow youngsters to run riot on. Trolling videos, unboxing videos and kids being exploited by their parents by making videos of them playing with toys are some of the reasons to avoid it...

As for myself - Youtube has been a great resource.

Christopher Rogers

If things are so bad, why did Amazon suddenly add chromcast support to Amazon Music?

Huawei Mate 10 Pro: The unfashionable estate car wants to go to town

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The S8+ quickly feels normal and sensible (if you are after a bigger phone, which i was).

OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

Christopher Rogers

The F**k is all the hype about? I'd feel cheated that there is a permanent black bar taking a chunk out of my screen. Its the same thing when Motorola did the flat tyre on the 360 watch.

First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks

Christopher Rogers

Re: I like Touch ID...

To be fair, i thought i had hit peak phone with the Samsung S6, but the S8+ has been a bit of a revelation for me. The key point is the battery though. Its amazing how much more you do when you dont worry about battery life.

Christopher Rogers

Re: Sounds like my S8 and facial recognition

I actually moved to iris recognition and it works significantly better. The only problem I have found with it is when my glasses are filthy (which my kids ensure happens lots). But i do not need to be holding the phone in any unnatural way to make it work, it just does.

Guess who's now automating small-biz IT jobs? Yes, it's Microsoft

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I like it. MS clearly understand that sysadmins are feeling the squeeze so they are giving non-IT management the opportunity to really F*** up their own infrastructure to the point of realizing that they desperately need IT staff to steady the ship. Good to see MS helping the small guy /jokingnotjoking

Google touts Babel Fish-esque in-ear real-time translators. And the usual computer stuff

Christopher Rogers

Re: Balance

No. Thats the beauty of apple, they set the trend and then normalise it.

Now EE's challenging UK regulator's mobile spectrum proposals

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Let three buy o2 and make it a fair fight.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

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S8+ was the right move then. The best of both worlds. I only got into computers because my handwriting is terrible...

Fujitsu looking to flog its smartphones biz – report

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Thats why they are selling it.

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served

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Surely if memory and battery usage is better controlled, many older devices are coming back into usefulness?

If Apple can upgrade ipads from 2013, surely Samsung/Google can upgrade my flagship GS6 from 2015?!

The curious case of a Tesla smash, Autopilot blamed, and the driver's next-day U-turn

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Re: Hmm

Means you can get shitfaced and just fall into the back seat and wait for the car to take your passed out self home./joke

Northern Ireland bags £150m for broadband pipes in £1bn Tory bribe

Christopher Rogers

LOL@ voter currency

You are suggesting policy and performance dictate how people vote in NI

The DUP will be reelected. Even after the numerous scandals, stances towards parts of our community, courting of terrorists (of all types) etc etc etc.

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