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Australian Consumer Watchdog Sues Apple Over iPad Marketing

ingsocsoc New disclaimer? (193 comments)

I swear that when the new iPad was first released the disclaimer only said something like, "4G not available in all areas". The Wayback machine doesn't have data for something so recent - is there anything else available?

more than 2 years ago

Student Loans In America: the Next Big Credit Bubble

ingsocsoc Re:Australia does a simple job here (768 comments)

The 2 major differences between the Australian and the US system is that in Australia if you don't earn above a certain threshold you don't have to pay it back and that the interest rate is limited to the level of inflation. We don't have the same kinds or problems with student loans as the US because there is no money to be made.

more than 3 years ago

Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

ingsocsoc Re:Demand your rights (459 comments)

If Google gives a damn they'll add a new clause requiring that the manufacturer and the carrier agree to release updates for a certain length of time. These companies would do the work if it meant not getting access to all the nice Google Apps in the future.

about 4 years ago

Android 2.0 SDK Released, Google Maps Navigation Announced

ingsocsoc Re:Send route from computer to phone? (121 comments)

Have a look at OpenSatNav: http://opensatnav.org/
It's an open source version of AndNav2 with worldwide routing and POI search based on OpenStreetMap. It's probably best to check out the nightly builds as a lot of bugs have been fixed but haven't made it into a release yet.

more than 5 years ago

ARM Stealthily Rising As a Low-End Contender

ingsocsoc Re:So, where are ARM netbooks? (285 comments)

Unfortunately, it's still very beta. They're shipping out a bracket that will stop it falling over due to being top heavy. It blows my mind to think how this got through testing! The software isn't very good and I wish they would just ship it with Ubuntu instead of trying to roll their own.

more than 5 years ago

New Developments In NPG/Wikipedia Lawsuit Threat

ingsocsoc Low tech solution? (345 comments)

What I don't get is why people haven't started sneaking in cameras and taking the pictures themselves. The rentacops there can't make you delete the photos, and I'm sure that legally they can only ask you to leave. I think you could take lots of photos before they even noticed. After a while I'm sure we'd get all 3000 images!

more than 5 years ago

Hackable In-Car GPS Unit?

ingsocsoc OpenStreetMap (208 comments)

The first thing we need is free map data. All current maps have very tight legal terms, which makes this kind of thing impossible. Check out http://www.openstreetmap.org/, there might already be decent maps where you live. For navigation you can use TangoGPS but there are other programs available too.

more than 5 years ago

Hackable In-Car GPS Unit?

ingsocsoc Re:Freerunner (208 comments)


you can carry it around and use it to browse the web and receive calls, as well as using it in-vehicle for navigation.

Except that it hardly works. Soldered on that 1mm capacitor yet?

more than 5 years ago

Google Bans Tethering App From Android Market

ingsocsoc Works for me (361 comments)

Using the Android Dev Phone in Australia, the program appears on the Market and I can use it fine. Even if you are on T-Mobile, all you have to do is go to the developer's site: http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/ and install the apk file. The app only works if you already have root access, so installing the app manually shouldn't be a issue!

more than 5 years ago

A Look at the State of Wireless Security

ingsocsoc Re:WEP Vulnerability Remains (107 comments)

Many devices made in earlier times only support WEP, or don't have new drivers that provide that support. Even things like the Nintendo DS doesn't support more than WEP.

more than 6 years ago


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