* Posts by thtechnologist

19 posts • joined 22 Apr 2015

7 million Apple Watches just buried the competition – Canalys


Re: Explain please

Agreed, it means nothing. This is based on my own path through life, but I have seen 0 of these anywhere. I also have a family full of Apple fanbois, about 35 that no other tech exists but istuff, and 0 of them even want this, let alone have one. I have seen more pebbles and AW watches.

Windows 10 is an antique (and you might be too) says Google man


Re: What people wanted, and didn't want

Power users that hate MS for whatever reasons are the only ones "worried" about basic telemetry data, the average user does not know, or care, at all, ever. I am practically ostracized by MY FAMILY who call me a tinfoilhatist because I tell them facebook, gmail, etc. is unsafe to use. Users have spoken, they want convenience and a company to just take care of their stuff, in exchange for privacy. The fact that facebook adoption isn't falling indicated clearly no one cares. Only power users care, and MS does not need us anymore.

PGP Zimmermann: 'You want privacy? Well privacy costs MONEY'


The general populace does not care, or cannot understand why they should care. If they did, there would be no Facebook, Google would have died as well. In some cases, it is a hindrance in life. I have interviewed a couple places where they, "don't trust anyone without a Facebook account," because they "wonder what you are hiding."

Samsung forgets Galaxy worries, surprises analysts with big numbers


Funny how selling millions of something is "tanking" nowadays.

Surface Book: Microsoft to turn unsuccessful tab into unsuccessful laptop


The comments here have me rolling in laughter. Why is there so much MS hate in the world? I just don't understand it.

'One Windows' crunch time: Microsoft tempts with glittery new devices


Re: two problems

I have been toying with development, and adapting to the screen was my biggest perceived challenge. It's bafflingly easy to implement, and even putting things on "automatic" works well enough to not need to fiddle with things too much.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Email keyword sniffing? We'd NEVER do that!


"We don't collect a lot of your data and understand every detail about your life"

That explains why, personal testing of course, Siri is so much worse than even Cortana now.

It's BACK – Stagefright 2.0: Zillions of Android gadgets can be hijacked by MP3s, movie files


Just got a Note 5 that is probably going up for sale after MS thingy on the 6th. If the phones are even half decent I'm jumping. This is simply ridiculous at this point.

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches


Re: Dear Microsoft,

You are assuming more than 1% of people care, and that's a high estimate I think. People have to care first, that's the first step.

Windows 10 is the fastest adopted OS of all time, as of stories breaking today. People are willing to make the trade it seems. I have people at work badgering me every few days, "When is the update coming"

Pirate MEP: Microsoft's walled garden is no consumer pleasure park


Corporate isn't going anywhere, they can get a garden inside the garden. A corp can easily publish their own apps, and whitelist / blacklist anything else in the store. Broken device? Give the user a new one and have them login to the store and corporate ms account. All apps and data files restored. We are testing this at a MAJOR gov't agency and are looking to deploy before the end of the year.

We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror


Over 40 different games tested, 0 issues.

Apple's HomeKit: So, you know, it exists and all that. Oookay ...


They mentioned that it could be controlled through iCloud. No!

I'd just like to be able to automate maybe when I am away, and have anything to do with this stuff staying on my local lan, and I am only semi-comfortable with that.

Apple announces 'Home' iOS 9 app to run the Internet of Stuff


Re: oh £100 light bulbs with that special glow

You are willing to trust your security to internet connected locks and heaters? Really? I seriously hope you are kidding. Security is currently an afterthought for most vendors, and has been for years.

Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES


Re: Aye

You forgot reason 3, they just want the current president to fail at any cost.

World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10


Re: Will I get my Windows 10 Pro?

They have already said that it is free for life for non business users. As long as you upgrade in the first year you pay nothing, ever. Google it, it's out there.


Re: Hmmmm less and less of a selling point.

Home laptop, so perhaps the home version?

This idea of, "if you offer more than 2 versions of ANYTHING you will "confuse" the consumer needs to stop. Yes, too many choices is bad, but so if too few.

How Project Centennial brings potentially millions of desktop apps to the Windows 10 Store


As long as I can "sideload" anything I want, they can do what they will with the store. It seems that people like a single place to get software these days anyway.

Are people really still having issues with app dependancies and "vomit" all over the system? I haven't dealt with any issues like that in YEARS while supporting a few thousand users in several environments in that time.

Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs


This is great....

For the odd looks I get when I tell people NOT to buy a "smart" TV. I'll just point them here after explaining like a 5 year old to them to back up my point.

Booking.com smacked by EU competition bods. Yeah, yeah, yeah


Re: The trouble is...

Check which device you are using as well. My cousin was ordering plane tickets from her ipad and got a higher price than I did on my android tablet, checking the same website, it was a 15% difference.


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