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U2 Flub Shows Even Apple's Customers Have Privacy Limits Commented on: 2 years ago (September 16, 2014)

"with its young audience of fans"
Y'know, it seems from the people I know, meet, or work with, that the apple userbase is decidedly older these days. They seem more popular among the middle-...

Short Takes: August 29, 2014 Commented on: 2 years ago (August 30, 2014)

Musicmplayer, indeed. However, what issue do you have with the calendar?

Putting the Win in Windows 9 Commented on: 2 years ago (August 27, 2014)

Wow, there's my new word of the day: "milquetoast"!

EU Reportedly Seeking Major Android Curbs Commented on: 2 years ago (August 1, 2014)

There's nothing illegal about being a monopoly. However, once you ARE an effective monopoly, the regulations become more stringent, to ensure that you don't strangle out competition.
What IS...

Short Takes: May 23, 2014 Commented on: 2 years ago (May 23, 2014)

"social networks and services that have been privacy (and in some cases actually anonymity"

Huh? What's the point of a "social" network, where you're anonymous? Hardly very social now is it...

Fallen Smart Phone Giants Look for Love in the Bottom of the Market Commented on: 2 years ago (May 13, 2014)

"It features an all-day battery"
REALLY? That's considered a worthy feature now, rather than just something taken for granted?

Microsoft Delivers Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Commented on: 2 years ago (April 14, 2014)

Update installed fine here in the UK, but the store no longer works at all, giving an error code 805a01f7 :(

Short Takes: April 11, 2014 Commented on: 2 years ago (April 11, 2014)

Microsoft's own incompetence with regards to Xbox media, will be the death knell. The software is awful, buggy, broken, and awkward.
It really isn't clear what of my music has been synced to...

Dutch, UK Governments Among Those Paying to Extend XP Support Commented on: 2 years ago (April 8, 2014)

"I feel that MS is priming themselves for some very negative publicity by continuing to offer XP patches only for those willing to pay exorbitant prices."

Oh yes. Very much so. On the UK...

Short Takes: March 28, 2014 Commented on: 2 years ago (March 29, 2014)

Eew, dude, gross.
I was as excited about Commodore (And "The Commodores" - but that's a different story) as well, but I wouldn't....

Oh, wait. I may have misunderstood what you meant...

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