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Forum: Mobile Phones 18-04-2015, 15:16
Replies: 2,102
Views: 175,982
Posted By Orbitalzone
Thanks guys, can't imagine why all networks...

Thanks guys, can't imagine why all networks aren't clambering to get wifi apps out there to save them having the get the coverage improved, or at least give users an option should the local mast fail.
Forum: Mobile Phones 18-04-2015, 10:10
Replies: 2,102
Views: 175,982
Posted By Orbitalzone
I haven't read all of this but is it likely EE...

I haven't read all of this but is it likely EE will provide a wifi phone app like Three's 'in touch' app or is it only ever going to be supported on certain (high end) phones?

I'm moving back to EE...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 17:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By Orbitalzone
Revovermyfiles (http://www.recovermyfiles.com/)...

Revovermyfiles (http://www.recovermyfiles.com/) is a very good paid for alternative that really does recover files that other file recoverers might miss (ooh that sounds like an advert!)

There's a...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 16:39
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By Orbitalzone
indeed, as said already, what works and what is...

indeed, as said already, what works and what is going the approved route according the Microsoft's EULA are two different things.

The trouble is that most people don't like to hear that the proper...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 10:29
Replies: 35
Views: 2,260
Posted By Orbitalzone
It's been a remarkable decade for new and ever...

It's been a remarkable decade for new and ever useful gadgets.

ADSL (a massive change for us all)
Powerful computers that no longer became obsolete after 6 months, well relatively speaking)
GPS...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 10:21
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By Orbitalzone
I dare say her daughter isn't too pleased having...

I dare say her daughter isn't too pleased having an operating system that's probably as old her!

However I can't see that XP can't do what's required....
Forum: Broadband Internet 27-12-2010, 20:37
Replies: 36
Views: 4,129
Posted By Orbitalzone
As Beerhunter has repeatedly suggested, try the...

As Beerhunter has repeatedly suggested, try the 'test socket' - if you're capable of turning a screwdriver then you can do the test.

https://www2.bt.com/static/i/media/pdf/repair_guide.pdf

See page...
Forum: Broadband Internet 27-12-2010, 10:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By Orbitalzone
I have an old 3 usb dongle and now considering...

I have an old 3 usb dongle and now considering buying some of these 3gb/3month preloaded SIMS for 10each! - each sim lasts for 3 months or up to 3gb of data (whichever runs out first) so if you...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 21:28
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Orbitalzone
First establish whether it is PCI-Express or AGP...

First establish whether it is PCI-Express or AGP socket.

Then if you're happy with the performance of the X1300 then buy one from Ebay for 10 or less... otherwise a new and basic PCIExpress card...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Orbitalzone
I used to use Opera 10 mobile on my Dell PDA that...

I used to use Opera 10 mobile on my Dell PDA that ran Pocket PC5 so it's possible, but I did have to buy Opera as that particular version wasn't free and then they no longer updated it.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 21:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Orbitalzone
You might first want to use system restore and...

You might first want to use system restore and 'roll back' the laptop a week (or day) to a point before the problem existed. It might be that simple to cure!

otherwise give us the laptop model and...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 21:17
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By Orbitalzone
yes, an interesting read.

yes, an interesting read.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 21:12
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By Orbitalzone
Hi Forum support, nice to see you keeping an eye...

Hi Forum support, nice to see you keeping an eye on things! - in all fairness, I don't there's been any real talk of illegal methods to obtain software, it's something that generally is frowned upon...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 11:12
Replies: 29
Views: 4,417
Posted By Orbitalzone
I see Comet have a 30 second waiting frontpage...

I see Comet have a 30 second waiting frontpage before they let you into the site at the moment!

edit: seems ok now but 10 mins ago I got a 'please wait 30 seconds as our site is very busy, do not...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 11:05
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By Orbitalzone
Not sure if it's totally the same thing but MS do...

Not sure if it's totally the same thing but MS do state it <here (http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/Pages/licensing_faq.aspx)> regarding reloading an OS for a PC that came with...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 10:58
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By Orbitalzone
That's kind of my guess too...... they might...

That's kind of my guess too...... they might unofficially prefer to sell tons of OEM software than perhaps make more people go the pirate route.... but it does somewhat fly in the face of their...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 08:57
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Orbitalzone
It's CE Windows not desktop/laptop windows......

It's CE Windows not desktop/laptop windows... it's a very cut down version and very restricted in what can be done or run so as said already, nothing really needed.

As to how well it'll work on some...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2010, 08:55
Replies: 51
Views: 3,325
Posted By Orbitalzone
Selling OEM to non system builders seems to have...

Selling OEM to non system builders seems to have always been a grey area in so far as MS obviously can see retailers selling the OEM software to all and sundry but don't seem to do much to prevent...
Forum: Sky 24-12-2010, 17:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Orbitalzone
sigh, of course not that is just daft! But it's...

sigh, of course not that is just daft!

But it's very easy to give what might well be interpretted by others as arrogant replies. It's very hard to sometimes realise that a reply is in jest / being...
Forum: Sky 24-12-2010, 14:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Orbitalzone
Being protected by forum annonymity allows people...

Being protected by forum annonymity allows people to reply is such a manner unfortunately....some people seem obsessed with giving the most right and technically accurate answer (even if out of...
Forum: Sky 24-12-2010, 14:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By Orbitalzone
hmmm so really it should be called 24 mins then...

hmmm so really it should be called 24 mins then by my 'violence to programme' ratio.

I haven't seen any of this daytime showing but imagine it must be quite tame.

:D
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-12-2010, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Orbitalzone
Straight from the manufacturers website is...

Straight from the manufacturers website is usually a good place to get the drivers....or the actual hardware maker such as graphics, chipset, networking etc.
Forum: Broadband Internet 23-12-2010, 08:21
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Orbitalzone
Maybe the have issues with staff due to the...

Maybe the have issues with staff due to the snow?

As for using ISP provided email, do you really want to use this as if you change ISP your email address changes again...personally I just buy a...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 23-12-2010, 08:17
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Orbitalzone
I've found recovermyfiles was good as well but...

I've found recovermyfiles was good as well but when I last used it they recommended you didn't run it on the hard drive you were trying to recover from. I assume this is stilll the case as Windows...
Forum: Mobile Phones 22-12-2010, 09:05
Replies: 33
Views: 4,227
Posted By Orbitalzone
I've got the Orange SF and for 100 it's a great...

I've got the Orange SF and for 100 it's a great value Android phone.... free and simple to unlock, lots of forum support on Modaco and it performs quite well really,

The only downside in my opinion...
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