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Latest User Comments & User Reviews

Latest User Comments

Tesco smartphone and Hudl 2 tablet to launch this year: Release dates and more

3 comments, most recent: Mack59 said on : "

If Tesco are launching their Hudl Smartphone and Hudl 2 Tablet in September I would have thought someone by now could've leaked a bit of "solid" information, screen sizes, processor size/type or which Android version it's running so as to wet our appetites.

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6 best cloud storage services - 2014's best online storage sites revealed

84 comments, most recent: Clare Nicole Wood said on : "

Hahaha whoever wrote this article is obviously very n00bile if they really believe these are the best storage services. The have just done a google search of 'online storage' and rated the first ones on the list. I am signed up with a little known one that offers a massive 50 GB for free which pretty much towers over anything you have here.

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BBC website and iPlayer suffer weekend outage

2 comments, most recent: Eleventy said on : "

So higher bitrates as default outweighed the benefits of the CDN?

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BBC website and iPlayer suffer weekend outage

2 comments, most recent: KE said on : "

DDos, is that the story? Nonsense! When parts of it began coming up, especially on Monday morning (down again this evening for a 3rd day), it was clear that the BBC iPlayer team had been pushing updates (likely untested [per usual] with no facility for rolling back to a previous working version). Add to that some fundamental design changes that were likely unsized, e.g. 30 days of content for Radio rather than 7 means more content on 'hot' storage, 128 kbps and talk of so-called HD for radio means much larger files and more activity on servers (used to be a 44 kbps option), TV iPlayer switched to adaptive bitrate streaming with much higher bitrates as default, again meaning higher demand on servers. They were warned about these changes by users, but ignored them. I'm not surprised it fell over. Frankly, given the evidently poor design & development habits on show in recent years, worse with each release, it's long overdue.

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Laptop or iPad: what should I buy?

50 comments, most recent: michael said on : "

the 1 main thing is i pad has is how do you save the info or get to off the computer and you cant play to many games,a laptop has a hard drive cd and or dvd writer plugins for mouse,usb the hd can be changed i rather have windows 7 installed the reason web tv failed and just like i pad cant play many games and how do you save a file printing dont save it

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What’s new in Window Phone 8.1: release date and new features

46 comments, most recent: MyDolos said on : "

Wait until you see the new calendar app! Its good!

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What’s new in Window Phone 8.1: release date and new features

46 comments, most recent: MyDolos said on : "

Download the developer preview app. You don't have to be a developer to get 8.1. This is a way for Microsoft to get around the carriers taking their sweet time getting the updates out. This will let you get 8.1 before it is officially released. I've had it for a few months now and it works great!

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What’s new in Window Phone 8.1: release date and new features

46 comments, most recent: MyDolos said on : "

This app is out, it is simply called Files.

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What’s new in Window Phone 8.1: release date and new features

46 comments, most recent: MyDolos said on : "

I have had the Developer Preview for a few months now, and it is awesome! One of the biggest differences Cortana has is the ability to operate apps. And I mean you can say, "Cortana, get Kate on the screen" and it will start a Skype call with that person automatically. Aditionally, there is a "Skype" option on the call screen where you will automatically start a Skype call with the person you are a regular call with. Also there are a lot of home automation companies that are jumping in on how awesome Cortana is. You can say "Cortana, turn on the living room lights and TV." And she will do just that!
I switched from Android and with this update, WP8.1 is really awesome! If you were thinking about getting a Windows Phone, get one once the 8.1 is fully rolled out.

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UK rushes through surveillance bill, extending data retention rules

1 comments, most recent: lily said on : "

Basically, the government is run by a bunch of self-serving c*nts, who want to know what you're up to, but don't want you to know what they're up to.

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Latest User Reviews

Compro C200 Plus review

7 comments, most recent: Mr Techy said on 19 January 2011: "Although it was easy to set up, recording from decent quality VHS produced mediocre results. Any slight glitches in analogue tapes were much more pronounced rendering some clips unwatchable. Analogue tape owners should look elsewhere."

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) 2.66GHz Core i7 review

5 comments, most recent: fubar1977 said on 17 January 2011: "Overall experience has been fantastic, this machine just does all I ask it to and has given me no problems at all. Buying a Macbook Pro has been a "leap of faith" that has paid off in every respect, only complaints have been minor OS peculiarities that disappear with familiarity. Totally Recommended."

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 review

8 comments, most recent: 961 said on 16 January 2011: "I have to confess my Bank supplied this to me free of charge, which must say something. But in the two years I have been using it the performance has improved markedly and I have had no nasty intruders"

Epson Stylus SX215 review

2 comments, most recent: User019283029 said on 15 January 2011: "Not a bad printer, but the quirks of not being able to print in "black only" mode, and not being able to scan unless all inks are OK is annoying. Quality is pretty good otherwise though!"

Panda Internet Security 2011 review

9 comments, most recent: Exco said on 14 January 2011: "Well worth it for peace of mind"

Keyboard Pro review

4 comments, most recent: Helen Myron said on 13 January 2011: "Excellent course that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to learn fast keyboarding skills. If you're interested, here's the link to where I bought my Keyboard Pro subscription for only £12.95 (special offer through PC Advisor). www.keyboardpro.com/uk/pcadvisor"

PhotoBox review

1 comments, most recent: zeromarks said on 11 January 2011: "Spoiled a gift for a birthday celebration, and has made me incredibly angry. The customer service was atrocious in my opinion, I found the staff rude and unprofessional. My card still hasn’t arrived, and isn’t expected to arrive for “another 4 – 6 days”. This is in total 12 days for the printing of a simple card!"

FileMaker Bento review

0 comments, most recent: PrincessPauline said on 8 January 2011: "Don't waste your £25; Excel is still a better database!"

Avira Antivir Personal review

3 comments, most recent: Nevi said on 5 January 2011: "Very good product,especially considering its free.Used with a good set up,its great.But not alone,those days are over.:)"

HP ProBook 6550b review

6 comments, most recent: Rox404 said on 29 December 2010: "Good entry laptop"

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