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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-12-2014, 12:28
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By TheBigM
Consider purchasing a Surface RT tablet/laptop...

Consider purchasing a Surface RT tablet/laptop hybrid, seems like you can get a 64GB one for around 100. Will be basic and you can't get desktop applications other than office but will be malware...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-12-2014, 11:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By TheBigM
For pure reading to her, the cheapest kindle...

For pure reading to her, the cheapest kindle should be plenty sufficient, a paperwhite might be nice to a bit backlit.

Think about getting a device with Audible support so she can listen to...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-12-2014, 11:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By TheBigM
in the start screen, type in "windows refresh"...

in the start screen, type in "windows refresh" and follow that procedure. That should sort it out for you.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 06-12-2014, 14:40
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By TheBigM
Skype for web:...

Skype for web: http://blogs.skype.com/2014/11/14/please-welcome-skype-for-web-beta/

Google Hangouts is an alternative that is web-based.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 06-12-2014, 12:20
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By TheBigM
Buy her a chromebook, less maintenance than a...

Buy her a chromebook, less maintenance than a windows machine
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 06-12-2014, 11:36
Replies: 145
Views: 11,812
Posted By TheBigM
It's not put back, that was always pretty much...

It's not put back, that was always pretty much the intention.
Forum: Mobile Phones 04-12-2014, 08:44
Replies: 116
Views: 5,701
Posted By TheBigM
Windows 10 is a merging of Windows Phone and...

Windows 10 is a merging of Windows Phone and Windows RT so it may well bring a number of under-the-hood changes but expect the primary UI model of Windows for phones to remain the same.

Joe Belfiore...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-11-2014, 00:14
Replies: 55
Views: 3,278
Posted By TheBigM
Hers is fully tricked out with 3TB Fusion Drive,...

Hers is fully tricked out with 3TB Fusion Drive, the top of the line quad-core Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, top of the line graphics card with 4GB video memory.

She didn't need all that but we got a good...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 19-11-2014, 09:10
Replies: 55
Views: 3,278
Posted By TheBigM
If you get Office 365, you can now have unlimited...

If you get Office 365, you can now have unlimited cloud storage on OneDrive so she could archive photos there.

O365 Personal is 5.99 a month.

On the upgrade front - rather than upgrading,...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-11-2014, 09:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By TheBigM
It was announced for Asian countries - China,...

It was announced for Asian countries - China, Bangladesh etc. Not destined for UK officially as far as I know - just like the Lumia 525 never came to these shores.
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-11-2014, 09:46
Replies: 47
Views: 3,018
Posted By TheBigM
If you're not really a WUM then the whole story...

If you're not really a WUM then the whole story is a bit sad.

Focus on getting some decent friends rather than a decent phone.
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-11-2014, 07:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By TheBigM
What's happened to your 520? You could stick with...

What's happened to your 520? You could stick with it for longer? An upgrade to the 520 would be the Lumia 635.
Forum: Mobile Phones 09-11-2014, 20:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By TheBigM
MVNOs frequently have a lower data priority than...

MVNOs frequently have a lower data priority than own network sims. Same way phones have lower data priority than mobile broadband traffic.

Question in my mind is: is the EE network fully merged at a...
Forum: Mobile Phones 09-11-2014, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By TheBigM
citymapper is a good choice for travelling around...

citymapper is a good choice for travelling around london generally.
As regards connections between the airport and London, the airport websites should have that information.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 08-11-2014, 20:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By TheBigM
FPS unlikely to be an issue outside of gaming....

FPS unlikely to be an issue outside of gaming. Video chat is usually done on low-res webcams anyway and you could just shut down other software to prioritise the video chat.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-10-2014, 07:37
Replies: 37
Views: 2,063
Posted By TheBigM
You already have a desktop PC so you could use...

You already have a desktop PC so you could use your existing mouse, keyboard and monitor alongside a Mac Mini.
But...the refreshed Mac Mini has become quite disappointing and is not at all upgradable...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-10-2014, 21:35
Replies: 37
Views: 2,063
Posted By TheBigM
Why Mac? You could get a superior spec Windows...

Why Mac?

You could get a superior spec Windows PC for half the cost?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 25-10-2014, 10:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By TheBigM
What sort of upload speeds does your broadband...

What sort of upload speeds does your broadband connection have that you can upload 10TB worth of stuff?
Forum: Mobile Phones 25-10-2014, 09:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By TheBigM
The low-end Lumias like the 520 and 635 are...

The low-end Lumias like the 520 and 635 are usually good bets.
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-10-2014, 22:03
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By TheBigM
If you want a 'small' Android phone, seems like...

If you want a 'small' Android phone, seems like the Z3 compact is better than the Galaxy Alpha.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-10-2014, 22:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By TheBigM
Are you using internet explorer?

Are you using internet explorer?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 16-10-2014, 07:36
Replies: 145
Views: 11,812
Posted By TheBigM
That wasn't Microsoft, that was Google pissing on...

That wasn't Microsoft, that was Google pissing on Microsoft's chips.

Some of those videos had comments with stolen license keys and instructions on how to pirate Windows. Microsoft wanted those...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 15-10-2014, 19:38
Replies: 32
Views: 2,240
Posted By TheBigM
If the software she wants to run is OS X only or...

If the software she wants to run is OS X only or better on OS X then go for it. Otherwise you can get a beefier PC box for the same money and spend cash on a hi-res, large screen, upgradability of PC...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 05-10-2014, 14:37
Replies: 145
Views: 11,812
Posted By TheBigM
This is the Modern design movement, pioneered by...

This is the Modern design movement, pioneered by Microsoft but now also embraced by Google and Apple to varying extents.

"Flatness" is considered digitally authentic. You will still see subtle 3D...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-10-2014, 19:03
Replies: 145
Views: 11,812
Posted By TheBigM
You can't build Macs though, only buy them. Macs...

You can't build Macs though, only buy them. Macs don't have start menus nor do they have video background desktops so why is that a logical move if Windows doesn't have it.

Windows 10 does have a...
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