Here, here. I totally agree.
184 posts • joined 21 Aug 2018
Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break
Re: Security updates
I think it all depends on what you use your phone for. If it is just for making phone calls or sending the odd text message then security isn't all that important. As for cameras I have taken 4 photos with a phone in the last 5 years, so again not a security problem. Those people that must have a phone full of apps are the problem looking for a security solution.
Burning down the house! Consumer champ Which? probes smart plugs to find a bunch of insecure fire-risk tat
NHS COVID-19 app's first weekend: With fundamental testing flaw ironed out, bugs remaining are relatively trivial
Ah yes, Sony, that major player in the smartphone space, has a new flagship inbound: The Xperia 5 II
QR-code based contact-tracing app brings 'defining moment' for UK’s 'world beating' test and trace system
Little Timmy might not get that notebook this Christmas: HP warns of CPU, panel shortages in run-up to holiday quarter
While the world pushes back against COVID-19, Facebook has a pandemic of a different sort – medical misinformation
The Surface Duo isn't such an outlandish idea, but Microsoft has to convince punters the form factor is worth having
Seen better before
Way back in 2010 I had a dual screen device that just worked - one screen was e-ink, the other a lcd. It ran an early version of android and just worked. Unfortunately it wasn't marked very well and ended up being bought out by a Russian company.
My enTourage eDGe has been in use up to a year ago when the battery gave up the ghost, there was provision for a SIM card but I never used that.
All the way to Reno: Oppo's latest mid-ranger going global but lacks 5G compared to similarly specced models
Hey is trying a new take on email – but maker complains of 'outrageous' demands after Apple rejects iOS app
Now where have I seen something like that? I know, a text only e-mail client that allows filtering of incoming mail into various sub-folders that you can define and even allow moving a mail to one of those folders. Strange I have been using that since the mid 1990s. The fact it is text only prevents the 'click on a link' problem and I can see the full url although the spam filter tends to sort them out now after years of learning.
Oh, I forgot, it is PMMail/2 running on OS/2.
UK spending watchdog blasts £792m STEM school scheme over low student numbers, deficits, education quality
Maybe they should go back to the Technical High Schools of the 50s - they were the technical equivalent of the Grammar Schools of the time. Unfortunately, they were killed off by 'all must have prizes' comprehensive schools and the Technical Colleges got degraded to mini universities that have never caught up to the real universities. Such is life at the moment, we appear to be going backwards not forwards with education on the down path.
EU General Court tears up ban on Three slurping O2. Good thing the latter's not set to merge with Virgin Media, eh?
Re: Vodathree UK
Are they so bad over there in the UK that you have to keep on contacting customer service?
In all my time with Free (in France) I have only contacted them 4 times - three times to get an extra sim card and phone number and once to change sim card to nano sim. All only a few minutes over the internet - took longer to log in than to do business.
UK Defence Committee probe into national security threat of Huawei sure to uncover lots of new and original insights
If you're wondering how Brit cops' live suspect-hunting facial-recog is going, it's cruising at 88% false positives
Dual screens, fast updates, no registry cruft and security in mind: Microsoft gives devs the lowdown on Windows 10X
Uncle Sam tells F-35B allies they'll have to fly the things a lot more if they want to help out around South China Sea
Re: Thanks for the clarification, Smooth Newt
To get round the tracking I use a text only email client. That may seem rather old fashioned but it does save all the clutter that I see others have.
If someone sends me an email that isn't in text form it doesn't get any response from me - cuts down on the spam junk as well.
Win 10 and aircraft
Can we assume that the pilots are going to learn a new method when firing the win 10 missiles - a fast loop to get the aircraft behind the missiles before they get up the ARSE of the jet exhaust. It is either that or they need to count the number of fighters shot down by their own missiles.