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Forum: Fashion and Beauty Yesterday, 16:06
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By grumpyoldbat
This is cheap and cheerful. Used it on holiday...

This is cheap and cheerful. Used it on holiday and it seemed to do the trick protecting against sun and sea.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inecto-Coconut-Shine-Enhancing-Glossing/dp/B00BBF8CCQ/
Forum: Advice 04-03-2015, 14:24
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By grumpyoldbat
OP, really, don't hand in your notice at least...

OP, really, don't hand in your notice at least until you've exchanged contracts. Until that's happened it's very possible parties can pull out with no penalties. At least if you've exchanged, you'll...
Forum: Mobile Phones 03-03-2015, 13:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By grumpyoldbat
A friend of mine who is out at MWC this week says...

A friend of mine who is out at MWC this week says the S6 is an all-over finger print magnet. She described it covered in smudges, but a sexy bit of kit.

I think the finger print smudges would annoy...
Forum: Advice 02-03-2015, 22:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I've bought from The Pen Shop before. They seem...

I've bought from The Pen Shop before. They seem to have a good selection:

http://www.penshop.co.uk/stores-manchester-trafford-centre/
Forum: Advice 26-02-2015, 14:20
Replies: 95
Views: 4,833
Posted By grumpyoldbat
4 hours battery life and 2.5kg? So a power socket...

4 hours battery life and 2.5kg? So a power socket will be required to recharge during the day, and you're carrying around a fairly heavy laptop. 15.4in screen is probably bigger than necessary unless...
Forum: Advice 26-02-2015, 11:41
Replies: 95
Views: 4,833
Posted By grumpyoldbat
A couple of other things to consider - MacBooks...

A couple of other things to consider - MacBooks are made of aluminium which might be longer lasting than a cheaper plastic construction laptop.

Weight - look at how much the computer weighs. If...
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-02-2015, 10:28
Replies: 98
Views: 2,224
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I think the system could be fixed a bit by...

I think the system could be fixed a bit by utilisation. If a company buys a bunch of patents but then doesn't put them into use within 1-2 years (or some other reasonable period), then they could...
Forum: Mobile Phones 22-02-2015, 12:08
Replies: 770
Views: 100,530
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal would all be good...

Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal would all be good for Regular European travellers. Turkey would be great, but don't hold your breath. The rules for SIMs there don't even allow travellers to buy a...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-02-2015, 11:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you'd prefer not to use gmail for your...

If you'd prefer not to use gmail for your contacts, you can also use something like CardDAV-Sync on your Android device which will pull in from your iCloud account. If you use Apple two-step...
Forum: Mobile Phones 22-01-2015, 10:37
Replies: 11,203
Views: 1,477,056
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Not got 4G at home or work yet, but over...

Not got 4G at home or work yet, but over Christmas Three seem to have bumped their 3G in both areas. Used to get about 1-2 Mbps at home, now it's 12+. Work has also got a speed bump. If either area...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 18-01-2015, 10:39
Replies: 46
Views: 5,463
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I still buy and download all my music. Spotify is...

I still buy and download all my music. Spotify is fine, but what about where there's no signal, e.g. on a plane? On holiday abroad?
Forum: Mobile Phones 08-01-2015, 07:54
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By grumpyoldbat
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/apple-store-transaction...

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/apple-store-transaction-cancellation-phishing-scam.shtml
Forum: Mobile Phones 06-01-2015, 17:49
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By grumpyoldbat
In order to do that, you'd need the password for...

In order to do that, you'd need the password for the original iTunes account (i.e. the ex's account). It's to counteract people nicking phones and just re-setting them.
Forum: Fashion and Beauty 18-12-2014, 11:38
Replies: 29
Views: 4,271
Posted By grumpyoldbat
The great thing about having the highlights to...

The great thing about having the highlights to blend the grey is that you can leave colouring sessions much longer than you can when you do a darker block colour. I was doing my colour every 3-4...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-12-2014, 14:58
Replies: 11,203
Views: 1,477,056
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Three 3G in Hemel is really quick - I get 10+Mbps...

Three 3G in Hemel is really quick - I get 10+Mbps down every day. 4G not really essential, but there are planned works on the 15th, so maybe that will be switch on!
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 11-12-2014, 11:20
Replies: 29
Views: 5,318
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I've got this. Bought as a replacement for my old...

I've got this. Bought as a replacement for my old Kindle Keyboard. It is expensive, but I absolutely love it. The e-ink screen is high res, the touch screen is very responsive, and the device is...
Forum: Mobile Phones 09-12-2014, 17:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Yes, but as you say, the principles are the same....

Yes, but as you say, the principles are the same. Quality of sensor, type of flash, lens/aperture size... essentially what has already been said - megapixels are not the key. I just wanted to find...
Forum: Mobile Phones 09-12-2014, 10:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By grumpyoldbat
This article might help to understand the things...

This article might help to understand the things to look for in a smartphone camera:

http://mobilementalism.com/how-to-buy-the-best-camera-phone/
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 08-12-2014, 10:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By grumpyoldbat
It's possible that the apps you have installed...

It's possible that the apps you have installed have large data files attached to them - for instance caches for Facebook or game save data files. Do you have a lot of music or video files in iTunes...
Forum: Mobile Phones 04-12-2014, 10:33
Replies: 302
Views: 8,110
Posted By grumpyoldbat
It's also really old news. Apple removed DRM and...

It's also really old news. Apple removed DRM and have allowed MP3s from anywhere on their devices for at least 5 years now. Why is this case coming up now? It all seems a bit closing the stable door...
Forum: Advice 02-12-2014, 20:25
Replies: 50
Views: 2,732
Posted By grumpyoldbat
You can get plenty in a 100ml bottle. I take 3 of...

You can get plenty in a 100ml bottle. I take 3 of them for a week holiday, one each shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Use sparingly and there's easily enough to shower and wash hair once a day for...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-11-2014, 10:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By grumpyoldbat
A couple of things to consider re iPhone 6 - the...

A couple of things to consider re iPhone 6 - the screen is larger than the 4 and 5 series models. This makes things like web browsing, games, and watching videos much more pleasant.

The battery life...
Forum: Fashion and Beauty 23-11-2014, 17:59
Replies: 29
Views: 4,271
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Do a Google image search for brown hair blonde...

Do a Google image search for brown hair blonde highlights and you'll see hundreds of examples of how it can look. It's a perfectly normal combination.
Forum: Mobile Phones 21-11-2014, 10:36
Replies: 1,331
Views: 118,962
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I know I can get better coverage at home and at...

I know I can get better coverage at home and at work with EE, including 4G in both, but for the travelling I do, Feel At Home is difficult to give up.
Forum: Fashion and Beauty 20-11-2014, 22:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,271
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Yes, if you're having highlights done, you...

Yes, if you're having highlights done, you absolutely need to have those done by a professional. It's a much more complicated process that just putting colour all over. Also, make sure you book an...
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