* Posts by DenTheMan

60 posts • joined 17 Feb 2018


EU General Court tears up ban on Three slurping O2. Good thing the latter's not set to merge with Virgin Media, eh?


Pay More Everywhere

It gets to sound a nice and vosy threesone where the customer really gets to pay.

Twitter ticks off Trump with new 'Get the facts' alert on pair of fact-challenged tweets


Do not worry.

Your normal uncensored lieing service will begin again shortly.

Apple owes us big time for bungled display-killing cable design in MacBook Pro kit, lawsuit claims


How about an auto lock update....

.. one that only allows the laptop to be opened once per day.

Dont throttle me if Apple take up the idea.

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal


Early bird got the worm.

The horse has bolted and summer is almost here.

It amost feels like we are turning up for a gig that finished yesterday.

A round of applause.

Intel is offering more 14nm Skylake desktop processors, we repeat: More 14nm Skylake desktop processors


To TDP or not TDP

To massage the oldness of these chips, a 65 watt TDP Soc draws over 200 watts , maybe far more at times.

Comparisons are always best avoided, business finds.

TSMC 7nm is akin to Intel 10nm, ignoring the incredible Intel 10nm production failure rate.

Apple on 2020 so far: OK, so iPhone sales are a bit glum. Wearables, music, apps, vids to the rescue... almost


Spare chipsets galore?

With the A13 bionic appearing in the budget SE, it has to be assumed, maybe wrongly that Apple had an order glut there.

That is quite an interesting one, making the overpriced 11 range look even more overpriced.

Linksys forces password reset for Smart Wi-Fi accounts after router DNS hack pointed users at COVID-19 malware


US company

Trump does not like the fact that none US companies with cannot get peeked by a poke up the number 2.

It is OK when a US, Linksys include are still our friend.

Trumps the boss.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds: They're good – though for close to £300, they really should be


More landfill

And I thought disposable Diapers were just crap.


And I thought ..

Disposable Diapers were just Crap.

Obviously , Apple thinking of the customer first, makes the battery and thus unit dies before ear wax becomes too humongous.

US telcos tossed yet another extension to keep going with Huawei kit despite America's 'security threat' concerns


Swapping out fo...


All American malware is fine apparently.

'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc


Blame China

Wasn't Bruce Lee a double agent who also dabbled in coding?

A tiny bit far fetched even for Donald Trump to use.

Only just though.

Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge


Graphene Diaphragm?

Probably. You get far more accurate sound and at a very low power draw.

I cannot see Apple copying Samsung.

IN 2021 just maybe!

Guilty as charged: Apple confesses some Smart Battery Cases are having 'issues', offers replacements


believed to have been manufactured between January and October, 2019.

So, a miscalculation of 8 or so months before the sweet smell of replacement case sales materialised.

Apple batteries are simply continuing their tradition.

Elon Musk gets thumbs up from jury for use of 'pedo guy' in cave diver defamation lawsuit


One simple reason..


Welcome to the new old US of A. A is for ****hole.

Apple's latest keyboard travels back in time to when they weren't crap


The bottom line is...

...... Apple would rather you did not report the built in obscelescence that is or was an aid to repeat sales.

Forcing the customer to replace the whole unit for a keyboard failure/fault is pure genius.

Chinese customers to unfold their Huawei Mate X on 15 November


And near 1 grand for a memory restrained HD Ready one

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts


Radiation will be 100 times worse at ear.

I am sticking with my tin cans and a piece of string until 2G is proven safe.

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still


Re: No problems here!

B, not D.

Yes, you are meant to B, not Do.

Apple is about being, and even more so these days

Got a pre-A12 iPhone? Love jailbreaks? Happy Friday! 'Unpatchable tethered Boot ROM exploit' released


Re: iPhones and Androids

They are closer to Intel designs, which make them fast but power sucking.

Thus the strain on those, arguably purposely designed small batteries

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS


Envelope of ....

My phone has a 2 day + battery allowing me only charge to, most days, use a safe envelope of a 75 / 35 or 80 / 35 charge regime.

Even in 10 years time, the low degradation of safe charging should mean things are still A1 with regards to the internal consumable.

No needs to pass a stuffed brown envelope for me. 1 day fast fail batteries are simply not acceptable.

Dear chip designers: It will no longer cost you an Arm and a leg to use these CPU cores (well, not at first, anyway...)


Cortex A35 is 2015, not earlier as stated.

The ultra low power A35 is one of the most underused cores in the portfolio.

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon


It works..

........... For 12 moths before the bugs strike.

Twist my Arm why don't you: Brit CPU behemoth latest biz to cease work with Huawei – report


Biggest UK national security blunder ever.

I was flabbergasted when there was no UK intervention when Arm was sold to Softbank, and (later) Saudi Arabia.

Protectionist blackmail may cost billions.

Bug-hunter reveals another 'make me admin' Windows 10 zero-day – and vows: 'There's more where that came from'


A zero a day keeps the NSA at play.


Must have outsourced the coding to China.

iFixit surgeons tut at iPad mini 5 X-ray: Looks like a mild case of pain-in-the-arse-to-repair


Money makes the world go round and and

Sabotage is the antidote to that.

Apple play a very straight bat when it comes to the direction of your consumer spending.

When it comes to 5G kit security, you can go your Huawei, EU tells member nations


Bottom line ...

Is the billions it costs to buy a US infestation rather than a Chinese infestation.

Crypto exchange in court: It owes $190m to netizens after founder 'dies without telling anyone vault passwords'


More strange tales to come

Straight from the crypt.

iPhone price cuts are coming, teases Apple CEO. *Bring-bring* Hello, Apple UK? It's El Reg. You free to chat?


Re: Re They are still THE premium smartphone.

There is a fascinating hackers window of opportunity in nearly every OS release for IOS.

But who knows what lurks on both

Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data


Are you listening Facebook?

Apple are not taking the Mic.

Texas lawyer suing Apple over FaceTime bug claims it was used to snoop on a meeting


iPhone to use Windows OS next?

Well it sems every IOS release has a Window of opportunity

Samsung Galaxy A9: Mid-range bruiser that takes the fight to Huawei


Trusted is a bit of an OTT name but at least they are on track.


Apple need not worry. Those on exnhorbitant contracts will get the XR, not the A9


Re: Mid-what?

and my cheese Sandwich is practically the Soloman Island's version of the iPhone X. But without the tech.


Headline says a lot..

.. and in the real world we have 'Samsung makes the upcoming iPhone XR look poor and only for fans'.

Battery, OLED, FHD, camera etc etc are all better on this, so called cheap, Samsung.

Apart from the super fast processor, the A9 trounces the XR.

Wires, chips, and LEDs: US trade bigwigs detail Chinese kit that's going to cost a lot more


My precious....

With China having a monopoly on many a precious metal, guess what is going to happen?

Someone more knowledgeable can tell us what may soon cease in the US.

Boffins offer to make speculative execution great again with Spectre-Meltdown CPU fix


Fixed as intended?

'Intel engineers have acknowledged that pending chip architecture changes will break Retpoline, Google's defense against the indirect branch target injection attacks know as Spectre variant 2'

This fixed is called a Winatack fix?

Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android


The Trump factor

Trump has spread understandable fear in Europe so moving away from the US control of the off switch should be classified as priority.

That was quick: Seattle rushes to kill tax that would mildly inconvenience Amazon



...torian Values win out.

Another branch of Poverty R US opens.

Every bloody gadget in the house is ringing. Thanks, EE


Smartnumber is old hat...

it being called VOIP.

We even had that on good old Windows PDAs 10+ years ago.

Arm emits Cortex-A76 – its first 64-bit-only CPU core (in kernel mode)


A non Meltdown chip?

I would assume it beats the A75 which went Intel like in adding Meltdown for speed.

And benchmarks are bogus in that Meltdown mitoigation changes it all.

TalkTalk ups the (dis)satisfaction ante as UK folk wake up to borked email


The immobile email

It makes little sense to use @talktalk.co.uk for email.

You get locked into the broadand that way.

Meet Asteroid, a drop-in Linux upgrade for your unloved smartwatch


Cue the adverts

Yet the most useful things are undoubtably unstated!

OnePlus smartmobe brand modelled on 'a religion', founder admits


Re: Slavish copying to the last

Not them, their practicing members are the cult, Apple being just very good at capitalising on loyal needs.

As we know, all planned and unplanned obscelescence faults are members doing it wrong.

MacBook Pro petition begs Apple for total recall of krap keyboards


Customer is Mr Wong.

As we know, the customer is always wrong.

So they plonkers must be plonking the keys wrong.

Samsung’s DeX dock clicks the second time around


£129 competes..

with Apple for high prices.

The cost of convenience!

UK mobe network Three's profits hit by IT upgrade costs


20% profit

It reads like 20% profit on sales of £2.5 billion.

Not bad for a the minmow offering good consumer deals.

A smartphone recession is coming and animated poo emojis can't stop it


Shared poo

But Samsung let you share your poo whilst Apple poss is in permanent quarantine.

Samsung also lets journalists say things disallowed when in quarantine.

Non removable batteries, no headphone jack, quarantined NFC, simple USB, they all, more and more, let down users some way or other.

Architects of their own demise?

Surprise: Norks not actually behind Olympic Destroyer malware outbreak – Kaspersky


This is not me typing,I've been hacked.

Alexa strikes again!

Shock poll finds £999 X too expensive for happy iPhone owners


Botch it

just shows,

no matter how stupid something is, people still imitate.


Re: Wouldn't they get similar data every year?

Not just a less expensive one, but a less expensive OLED one too if you believe the expanding OLED iLIneup.

Who needs Samsung Amoled?



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