* Posts by TechGuy456

3 posts • joined 1 Oct 2013

Jawbone Up4 tapcash wristjob: Get BONKING with the latest sweaty hipster toy

TechGuy456

Watching with interest

I had a similar experience with the second Jawbone UP band. Three bands had three different faults within the first year. After the third failed I took it back to the Apple store who gave me a refund.

I see the design has changed to be more like a watch strap which may make it less prone to failure.

Hopefully they will also allow you to disable bluetooth as well.

How iPad’s soft SIM lets Apple pit carriers AGAINST each other

TechGuy456

Not entirely. When you buy a subsidised phone, you also sign a fixed term contract, often 24 months.

Being able to swap out the sim during that time won't remove your obligation to pay a monthly fee to the network. The network won't mind being paid for a service you are not using.

Plus, if you are using another network during that time, you are paying twice.

Multipath TCP: Siri's new toy isn't a game-changer

TechGuy456
WTF?

Ass-umptions

You seem to be wrong on two counts.

Plenty of businesses use RFC1918 addresses in the 10.x.x.x range for their internal wifi networks.

My phone is connected to the Orange/EE network and I have a 31.x.x.x address.

"An Android app developer could make cost inferences by simply looking at which physical interface is tied to which IP address (moreover, since mobile networks are still presented to the Internet as “great big NATs”, a 3G address that's bound to a 10-range IP address at the device is clearly attached to the Telstra mobile network). An Apple developer would have to wait for Cupertino to make suitable APIs available – if and when."

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