Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:56 UTC
In the News "According to the CONTEXT data, Android tablets now account for 61.2 percent of the Western European tablet market, more than double the 25.1 percent recorded the same time last year. Apple iOS devices, meanwhile, fell to 37.2 percent of Western European tablet market sales by distribution, from 71.2 percent at the same time last year." This is nothing short of a catastrophic collapse of iPad market share in Europe. Furthermore, "This analysis also screens out the effect of Windows 8, credited in some quarters with helping to drive increased tablet market share and cut into Appleā€™s tablet lead, but in fact with little to no impact, according to CONTEXT." And yes, Windows 8 on tablets is a dud.
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RE: uh huh
by MOS6510 on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:42 UTC in reply to "uh huh"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I just spend 3 week in a hotel in Turkey. The same one as in 2010 when I was the only iPad user. Some guest carried laptops around and I spotted a few ereaders.

This year it was crazy. A large amount of iPads. I spotted no other brands. Also a lot of iPhones and Androids, no BlackBerry or WP. Funny enough most shopkeepers had an iPhone 4/4S (no 5) and always kept them on the counter in plain sight.

All those devices did mess up the hotel WiFi: it was almost always overloaded. At one point I managed to hack in to the router and kick everybody off by deactivating the DHCP server and giving my iPhone a static IP. It worked very well for a while.

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RE[2]: uh huh
by Hiev on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:54 in reply to "RE: uh huh"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Are Hotels still using the default admin user and password?

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RE[3]: uh huh
by darknexus on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:59 in reply to "RE[2]: uh huh"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Are Hotels still using the default admin user and password?

Indeed, and it gets worse. Many businesses use not only default router passwords, but default SSIDs and, if applicable, default WEP keys. It's pathetic, and it's not as if they'd need to employ a security expert to grasp something so simple.

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RE[3]: uh huh
by MOS6510 on Fri 26th Jul 2013 20:31 in reply to "RE[2]: uh huh"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

No, until they installed a new router which I noticed during my WiFi frustrations. Then it was a simple admin/admin.

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RE[2]: uh huh
by benytocamela on Fri 26th Jul 2013 20:57 in reply to "RE: uh huh"
benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

At one point I managed to hack in to the router and kick everybody off by deactivating the DHCP server and giving my iPhone a static IP. It worked very well for a while.



and the stereotype of the entitled asshole apple user continues...

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RE[3]: uh huh
by MOS6510 on Sat 27th Jul 2013 02:49 in reply to "RE[2]: uh huh"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12