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Forum: Mobile Phones 09-07-2014, 09:19
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Make sure you do a full backup to iCloud or...

Make sure you do a full backup to iCloud or iTunes before you take it in. They may want to do a wipe and restore.
Forum: Mobile Phones 07-07-2014, 18:26
Replies: 1,212
Views: 54,535
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Lord this thread and cyclical argument is dull!

Lord this thread and cyclical argument is dull!
Forum: Mobile Phones 02-07-2014, 22:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By grumpyoldbat
You can sync photos easily to a Mac, or you can...

You can sync photos easily to a Mac, or you can create an iCloud account and use Photostream to sync photos there.
Forum: Mobile Phones 02-07-2014, 17:20
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Totally agree. When I left O2 they tried to argue...

Totally agree. When I left O2 they tried to argue that I was using under my 1GB allowance. As I explained to them, it was because I'd been constantly aware of not downloading big files, not watching...
Forum: Advice 02-07-2014, 12:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,800
Posted By grumpyoldbat
The Michel Thomas app for iOS is the same as the...

The Michel Thomas app for iOS is the same as the CDs, but broken up in to sections. The first introduction is free, and then you pay for the next chapters as you go along, if you like it....
Forum: Mobile Phones 02-07-2014, 11:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If, as you say, you don't want a load of...

If, as you say, you don't want a load of "bloatware" then Samsung is probably not the way to go for you. If you want the purer Android experience, why not pick up a Moto G 4G, which has just been...
Forum: Advice 01-07-2014, 20:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,800
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you have an iOS device, the Michel Thomas...

If you have an iOS device, the Michel Thomas course is available for iPhone and iPad.

Alternatively, try Duolingo. You can learn a lot of Spanish using that app, and it's set up like a game, so it's...
Forum: Mobile Phones 01-07-2014, 19:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By grumpyoldbat
If you're looking for something that will last,...

If you're looking for something that will last, you would be better buying one of the newer iPhone models. The 4S is a 2011 phone and the 5 is 2012. The 5c and 5s were the iPhone models released in...
Forum: Mobile Phones 30-06-2014, 19:15
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By grumpyoldbat
The notes on this release don't seem to indicate...

The notes on this release don't seem to indicate anything to do with background data processes. It just mentions iBeacon connectivity, data transfer to 3rd party accessories, and a fix regarding mail...
Forum: Mobile Phones 30-06-2014, 12:56
Replies: 87
Views: 7,154
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I just don't want a watch I have to charge up. My...

I just don't want a watch I have to charge up. My current watch goes 2-3 years between battery changes.

This clearly isn't a device for me.
Forum: Mobile Phones 30-06-2014, 12:54
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By grumpyoldbat
You need to provide more info: Which app for...

You need to provide more info:

Which app for radio?

Which phone network are you with?

The spinning thing next to wifi is data activity. It could be a background process happening.

Do you have the...
Forum: Mobile Phones 27-06-2014, 18:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Had to ring Three yesterday to make a change on...

Had to ring Three yesterday to make a change on my mobile broadband and had an interesting experience. The guy told me all the changes he was offering, and then he asked if he could verify that I...
Forum: Mobile Phones 27-06-2014, 11:30
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Just keep checking. One will probably turn up....

Just keep checking. One will probably turn up. There are silicone cases for other Cubot models on there.

Unfortunately this is an issue you will encounter if you choose to buy a phone from a...
Forum: Mobile Phones 27-06-2014, 11:19
Replies: 58
Views: 2,885
Posted By grumpyoldbat
1. Not a sweet/dessert 2. Not the easiest word to...

1. Not a sweet/dessert
2. Not the easiest word to spell - Linguine
Forum: Mobile Phones 27-06-2014, 11:16
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By grumpyoldbat
ebay. If the phones are being imported from...

ebay. If the phones are being imported from China, the accessories will be too.
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-06-2014, 12:29
Replies: 40
Views: 2,568
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I've never actually seen my phone go to 2G...

I've never actually seen my phone go to 2G fallback. I have 3G the majority of the time, and very occasionally I get a no service message if I'm underground, or in the middle of nowhere. I travel...
Forum: Fashion and Beauty 24-06-2014, 23:26
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By grumpyoldbat
We attended friends' wedding in Vegas and went...

We attended friends' wedding in Vegas and went for smart casual. My husband had a neutral linen suit, but paired it with a leopard print shirt, which we thought was fun. That way he could throw off...
Forum: Mobile Phones 23-06-2014, 18:24
Replies: 58
Views: 2,952
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Massively better, or a bit better? I ask because...

Massively better, or a bit better? I ask because all the comments I read indicated that it wasn't a sufficiently big improvement to make upgrading worthwhile, and my colleague at work who did said he...
Forum: Mobile Phones 23-06-2014, 12:36
Replies: 58
Views: 2,952
Posted By grumpyoldbat
From all I've read, it's no better than the Nexus...

From all I've read, it's no better than the Nexus 4 as the battery is a similar size, as is the screen, which is what takes up the majority of the power in most phones.
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-06-2014, 12:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Yes. There's not much they can do if the phone is...

Yes. There's not much they can do if the phone is sold on, but they can't tell if a phone has been legitimately sold on or stolen and used/sold on, so this is just a way of covering their behinds a...
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-06-2014, 11:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By grumpyoldbat
In a lot of cases with ebay/Gumtree phones...

In a lot of cases with ebay/Gumtree phones they're on there because the person has got a free upgrade but doesn't actually want the phone. From the phone companies perspective, if someone signed up...
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-06-2014, 11:36
Replies: 268
Views: 65,412
Posted By grumpyoldbat
Why on earth would you think Samsung or Apple...

Why on earth would you think Samsung or Apple would bother installing spyware on these phones - especially those being shipped abroad - it's a tiny fraction of the number of phones both companies...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-06-2014, 13:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By grumpyoldbat
The other issue with buying a second hand iPhone...

The other issue with buying a second hand iPhone on ebay or the like is whether the previous user has remembered to reset it properly so you can activate it with a new Apple ID. Any device running...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-06-2014, 13:47
Replies: 38
Views: 2,517
Posted By grumpyoldbat
BBC said yesterday that the first version of the...

BBC said yesterday that the first version of the phone would be US only - so the same launch plan they followed for the original Kindle.
Forum: Mobile Phones 17-06-2014, 17:06
Replies: 79
Views: 5,654
Posted By grumpyoldbat
I was speaking in general terms about the cost of...

I was speaking in general terms about the cost of components alone versus the cost of the phone to the business.

As I said, it's well documented that Samsung have an enormous global marketing...
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