* Posts by Anonymoist Cowyard

109 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jul 2014


Pebble: The brilliant stealth wearable Apple's Watch doesn't see coming

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FUD Time.

Android Wear watches are much slicker – but barely make it through a day. And priced at £199

I paid £132 for my Sony SWR50 (Smartwatch 3) AndroidWear smartwatch. it has Wifi, GPS, and thanks to it's really good translucent display tech, the batter life is 3+ days in real life, moderate use.

So far (after owning it for 2 weeks), I'm really pleased with it. It doesn't look stupid on the wrist like the Moto360 does, has better battery life than the other current Android Wear devices (which is where you got your assumptions from, I guess), and has better waterproofing specs (but more awkward charging, if I had to call it out on anything).

One year on, Windows 8.1 hits milestone, nudges past XP

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It's all very sad.

I wasted a Sunday around a relative's house. Their XP machine was running slow (as it was full of malware), so they went to John Lewis on Black Friday and ended up being fobbed off with a HP desktop with Windows 8.1

By the saturday, once they realised none of their stuff was on it, and called me for help, it was already loaded with Malware, as one of them decided to download a FarmVille game.

They had been back to John Lewis as they discovered it didn't have Office on it, where they sold them Office365..

Some people you just can't help. A £170 Chromebook (or Chromebox) would have been just the ticket for what they use a PC for (web/email/basic office), and would have been secure too and would have just worked as soon as they signed in, no need to copy stuff across, or worry about backups.

As it is, they spend 6x that, for something that's already full of malware as I sat there and watched them struggle with Windows 8, I just sighed to myself... Still it's a great money earner for me... So can't complain too much. If everyone owned Chromebooks, how would I earn beer money?

That sub-$100 Android slab you got on Black Friday? RIDDLED with holes, say infosec bods

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Yay scareware stories

Anyone would think there was a hidden agenda to stop the market for cheap android devices, or sell a security product..

Back in the real world, this is a total non issue.

Number of android devices I have ever encountered with ANY form of virus or malware 0

Number of windows PC that have seen with issues 90+% of them, hundreds, if not thousands

Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then

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Bing is also useless at even English searches..

Let's not hobble Google just because they are the only company doing a good job with search. You don't break the leg of the fastest athelete just to give others a chance....

Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts

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So in summary

Wait until BT pay to put fibre along a road, and then cry to OFCOM, before undercutting BT on price.

Perhaps these other companies should get off their fat lazy asses and INVEST in infrastructure, not just going for the easy wins.

Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop

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My nexus5 is noticeably quicker. I think you dont own one and are just an apple fanboi

'Most advanced mobile botnet EVER' is coming for your OFFICE Androids

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if only there was an alternative, or a security products..

Oh, they sell one, that's handy

PHONDLESLAB-ULOUS: Motorola Moto X Android phablet

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Re: Camera Quality?

Moto G is entry level you pleb, moto X is premium.

Sick to death of idiots that can't work this out.

For £140 the moto G is a fantastic phone, but let's not try and compare it to £500 phones.....

NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!

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Nokia laughing at Microsoft..

basically. They no longer have Elop and his trojan policies, no need to waste time and resources making products that nobody wants (Windows Phone, Windows RT), they can make things that people DO want.

Well priced, well spec'd Android tablets.

Sony SPILLS GUTS on OTT service, so far for PlayStations only

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your loss

Breaking bad. That is all.

Players gonna play (play, play): Google confirms YouTube Music 'access all areas' key

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Thumb Up

Well i'm pleased.

I pay for GMAA, as it's easilly the best music service available in the UK, with the best catalog, the best apps, and the most open device access.

So for me, what is already really good, just got even better.

Sky: We're no longer calling ourselves British. Yep. And Broadcasting can do one, too

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Re: Does this mean

I don't care how much he or his evil offspring own, and no, I have gotten rid of Microsoft in the home. I still have to suffer it at work.

Microsoft: How to run Internet Explorer 11 on ANDROID, iOS, OS X

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Dear Microsoft

Why on earth would I want to run Internet Explorer ANYWHERE?

Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US

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Microsoft still haven't learnt

They need to innovate, not just making inferior copies. Xbox one is tanking so badly not because of price (ps3 sales showed consumers will pay more if its worth it). Xbox one problem is rubbish specs and burnt last gen users.

Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Liking it so far

my invite arrived this morning, and there is alot to like so far. It just offers an easy way to maintain a clean inbox. That's enough for me to like it.

NOT OK GOOGLE: Android images can conceal code

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You must be littered with malware if the press are to be believed. Oh your not??? That doesn't make sense....

With billions of android devices out there, everyone will know someone that's had an Android malware infestation on their device? Oh we don't? That doesn't make sense....

This reporting nonsense has to stop, it's watering down the worth REAL malware threats.

Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST

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Re: Pebble still seems the best

SWR30 says hi,.

Hey, iPhone 6 fanbois: Apple's bonk to 'Pay' app IS GO

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Zapp is clearly the future.

But it seems someone is still trying to stop it (presumably because they lose their "cut")

Yahoo! finally! releases! Flickr! app! for! iPad! BUT! shuns! Windows! fans!

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android app been out for years

Welcome to the party iPad users. The 4 windows phone users, well they need to wake up. Its not going to happen. Just throw it in the trash and buy a moto g

EU Competition chief: So what if I didn't tame Google? You're all 'irrational' anyway

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Get ELOP in there.

As obviously, he is now at a loose end, and it would be a great new trojan job for him.

Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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Re: No Amazon Lock-in is possibly the best feature.

More expensive? Are you nuts? Google Books is substantially cheaper than Amazon, Kobo is usually cheaper, and your local library is FREE for EPUB books. You don't get cheaper than that.

I guess you looked at Waterstones and stopped there, satisfied that you weren't getting ripped off by Amazon. Ignorance is bliss as they say....

Bad news, fandroids: He who controls the IPC tool, controls the DROID

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Re: How many

Nothing to fix, JASOVTTSUC.

(Just Another Snakeoil Vendor Trying To Sell Useless Crap)

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Re: How many

Oh, and there are now BILLIONS of Android devices. Has been for over two years. It's 2million new Android activations every day..

With that rate adoption, and 90% marketshare, you would think everyone would know someone that's had malware problems on their Android phone (if the press were to be believed). Strangely, I don't know a single person that's ever had a problem, and I suspect everyone else is the same...

Go figure.... The press and snakeoil companies continue to embarrass themselves in public with this nonsense.

Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Google offer up a 99p album each week and plenty of free tracks on their play music. Nothing forced, but a great way to legally build your music collection for little money, and a nice way to discover music you wouldnt have perhaps bought.

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X Factor season is upon us soon

I hear tim cook has a deal witg Simon Cowell to install all the x factor finalists onto every apple device on the planet, and then enforce a 20 listens rule before they can be removed.

He also has a deal with the record companies to insert tracks from Ricky Martin & Conwey Twittey's xmas duets album randomly into everyones playlists.

Enjoy your Apple marketing devices plebs. Couldn't have happened to a nicer demographic. I didn't think i could laugh any harder at them, but each year the apple car crash gets funnier, with thrir fanboys getting even more delusional and defensive over their premium priced hipster trash.

Windows XP refresh will DO NOTHING for lame PC market next year

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swapped out to what?

Not Windows 8 or 8.1 clearly... That's REALLY bad news for Microsoft until January 14, 2020

It means Windows7 was the preferred choice.

Apple's iPhone bonk to 'Pay' app launches on Monday

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Indeed, the great icloud hack seems to have been buried by the press, as if everyone was scared of not getting invites and free gifts from apple anymore....

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Re: @AC If I understand the technology correctly

Not going to happen. Despite the BBC's best efforts to downplay the iCloud hack (even going as far as trying to invent counter Android stories), consumers are wary of Apple security. If they can't be trusted to store you nudy pics, how can they be trusted to store your creditcard details.

Scammers round the globe must be running their hands with glee, at the prospect of i-idiots with too much money and no intelligence setting weak passwords and ignoring Apple's (poorly implemented) 2-factor authentication.

Jony Ive: Flattered by rivals' designs? Nah, its 'theft'

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Since ios7 and ios8 stole pretty much all of their features from android.. Pleb.

Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

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rules are pretty clear

Developer is clearly an idiot for thinking he didn't need to obey them.

Sapphire glass maker's woes caused by Apple relationship 'breakdown'

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Re: The facilities

Yep, that's the plan. They then get exclusivity, and the sapphire glass hype machine can be restarted.

Its pretty much like what EE and vodaphone did to phones4u

Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

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Re: Yaaaaawn

Nope. Microsoft still delusional that they think people care about their too little, too late, too confused offerings.

EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else

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OK then...

"Of concern to the competition authorities is the all-or-nothing bundling of Google mobile services"

Amazon and Nokia say hi....

Ello, 'ello, what's all this then? We take a spin on the new social network driving everyone loopy

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Ghost town

I went on there, didn't add anyone, and didn't see very much happening. It's therefore a ghost town.

How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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Your empty wallet is fooling your ears. Emporer"s new cloths. Dont worry you arent alone, you have iphone and Sonos users in the same boat.

I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Can anyone prove these numbers?

Nope, because it didn't happen. However the hype of saying it will eventually make it so.

What a twisted world we live in.

Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp

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So people can troll anonymously. No thanks. Google+ signon was a good thing for YouTube.

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Re: Am I the only one...

Nope, i have a very good experience of google plus. I havnt needed facebook fir two years now. Most of my family and friends (that matter) are on it, and the circles i am in are full of interesting people. Certainly not your usual facebook pleb posts.

Google+ is a true breath of fresh air in social networks, social networking done right. If anyone in the press thinks its dying or a ghost town, they clearly dont know how to use it.

Just with any social network, you need to connect (circles in googleplus) and contribute. Looking at all of the registers staffers public posts, they dont do either.

iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

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Re: Uneducated toss.

... because of network deals....

That premium price tag that comes with the iphone. Part of that money goes to keep the networks sweet, part of it goes keeping the media sweet.

Sorry to say, when you buy an iPhone, you are directly funding press jollies, fine dining and all sorts of other perks.

Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please

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Re: Hmmm

Knowing that every Google thing I do or own hurts the truly evil Murdoch even more, makes me happy to buy and use even more Google stuff.

Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets

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Re: Apple NFC

Look at the iPhone abysmal bluetooth profile support compared to Android, and you have your answer to what NFC on iPhone will support. ApplePay, that is all,

That's all that Apple can make revenue from. There is no reason for them to add other features, if they can't monetize it.

Bloat-free, unlocked Moto X to be dubbed 'Pure Edition', says report

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People still buy phones with crapware?

All the Androids I have seen have been pretty light. The Sony's have some of their own apps, but it's done in a decent way, and doesn't really deviate too much from how stock works (the walkman and gallery is substantially better IMHO). Ditto for HTC, LG and Moto.

About the only real offender is Samsung.

Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

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Microssoft obviously missed a track

As the PS4 version of Minecraft was released last week. You would have thought they would have rushed the buy through and then canned it.

I really see no value to this purchase, Minecraft is available for pretty much every platform under the sun, aside the failed Windows Phone OS.

Or will they give it a lick of paint, call it Minecraft 2, make it exclusive to Microsoft platforms?

Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say

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No, most walmart customers are iPhone owners, desperate to prove they have made it in life because of their choice of phone.

Android owners are just the ones all around that dont feel the need to buy status symbols, they don't care what others think.

Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

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Nintendo Wii mania

is that the sort of lame marketing tricks Apple need to resort to now to sell phones.

"OMG, it's sold out, it must be amazing..."

Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps

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Re: Does this mean Chromebooks can run Android malware as well?

Of course not. Anyone with even half a brain know that Android malware only exists outside Google's realm, in the "untrusted zones", and Android-clone, non Google world.

Basic in the western world, where your Android phone came from your phone shop, and yo haven't rooted it or switched off all the layers of protection, then your exposure to malware is no different to any other MobileOS, and FAR more secure than Windows...

So no, because Chrome store is now a curated garden, and people can't just upload Android apps there, things are still very secure.

Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained

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Re: Oh well

Or buy a handset that DOES have it NOW....


Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

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Bookmark this

As I predict the exact opposite. Android Wear is already off and running without a huge set of apps. It's not like when Android had to play catchup, Apple are the ones playing catchup now.

If the market grows, it's going to be Android Wear going forward. They have the variety of watches, all supporting a common platform. Apple has one. If you don't like the design, tough...

Payment security bods: Nice pay-by-bonk (hint: NO ONE uses it) on iPhone 6, Apple

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Already been branded as iSwipe

thieving from iTwats since 2014.

Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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In summary:

Make bigger phones, like Android.

Include a NFC chip, like Android

Do a smartwatch, like Android.

Oh, and a free U2 album.