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Forum: Mobile Phones Today, 09:10
Replies: 562
Views: 21,865
Posted By zapod
One where any pro Apple views are verboten,...

One where any pro Apple views are verboten, apparently. I just don't have time (see Stuart_h's comment above) to engage in the boards fully. I'd rather invest my time playing with all my lovely Apple...
Forum: Mobile Phones Yesterday, 22:43
Replies: 562
Views: 21,865
Posted By zapod
Please don't lock the thread. It's hilarious. I...

Please don't lock the thread. It's hilarious. I want some of what Alan's on.

Personally, I don't mind waiting a few weeks for Watch supply timescales to normalise, for the hubris to pass a little. I...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers Yesterday, 15:50
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By zapod
Apparently, you don't need WiFi to Airplay...

Apparently, you don't need WiFi to Airplay (http://www.appletvhacks.net/2014/09/25/peer-to-peer-airplay-on-apple-tv-3/#.VTUfVyFVhHw)...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 13-04-2015, 12:22
Replies: 44
Views: 7,026
Posted By zapod
Thank God for that, I thought it was only me &...

Thank God for that, I thought it was only me & iOS ^_^
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 12-04-2015, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By zapod
Oh for sure, that method works too, probably...

Oh for sure, that method works too, probably easier... depends where you are in iOS i guess
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 12-04-2015, 17:41
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By zapod
It differs slightly depending if you're using the...

It differs slightly depending if you're using the web page (i.e. Safari) or the Facebook App.

In the app, tap Comment on the thread, the comment field shows with the little camera icon to the right,...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 02-04-2015, 19:01
Replies: 292
Views: 15,312
Posted By zapod
I think because smartwatches are such a new tech...

I think because smartwatches are such a new tech category, department stores such as JL will keep them up in the tech department for now.

The Glasgow store had a Moto 360 before Christmas, laughably...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 02-04-2015, 12:13
Replies: 292
Views: 15,312
Posted By zapod
Tag Monaco, one of the coolest watches (IMO) is...

Tag Monaco, one of the coolest watches (IMO) is square. There's a £50,000 ahem, edition, too. Honestly, Apple could make a banana shaped watch and it would sell.

It's no accident that Apple sell...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 24-03-2015, 11:10
Replies: 44
Views: 3,695
Posted By zapod
Hmm. Says invalid code for me :/ Even as a dyed...

Hmm. Says invalid code for me :/ Even as a dyed in the wool apple fan this is a great deal...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 31-01-2015, 22:04
Replies: 292
Views: 15,312
Posted By zapod
Well the RRP is normally 35USD down to 20...

Well the RRP is normally 35USD down to 20 (according to Xiaomiís own website). Available from Amazon for 20GBP which is pretty good value, but still not $10.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 31-01-2015, 15:50
Replies: 292
Views: 15,312
Posted By zapod
Link, please, for ten dollar fitness bands.

Link, please, for ten dollar fitness bands.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 25-01-2015, 10:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By zapod
Archiving home video - best approach?

I'm having a clear out - I have a couple of redundant video cameras I'd like to get shot of, trouble is they are the only pieces of equipment able to handle the couple of dozen miniDV tapes I've...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 03-01-2015, 21:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By zapod
Ah, that would explain it then. Needless to say I...

Ah, that would explain it then. Needless to say I was pleased to find this extra layer of functionality (knowing I did not have an ARC compatible TV) - saves a lot of remote juggling, or should I...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 03-01-2015, 20:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By zapod
It struck me as odd too... however there is more...

It struck me as odd too... however there is more to it, although it's not completely obvious what's going on.

The soundbar - an LG NB4530A - has only two sources wired: The TV via optical, and a...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 03-01-2015, 08:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By zapod
My LG soundbar is fed from the optical output...

My LG soundbar is fed from the optical output from the TV because the TV lacks ARC compatibility. What is interesting is that the TV (Sony) recognises this and lets me control the volume of the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2014, 11:10
Replies: 39
Views: 3,426
Posted By zapod
One item I just can't part with - and this is...

One item I just can't part with - and this is *well* obsolete for reasons that will be clear - is my Sony Watchman. This is a tiny 2" CRT tv that runs on 4 AA batteries and before the analogue signal...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2014, 11:04
Replies: 39
Views: 3,426
Posted By zapod
Crumbs. I resurrected my Minidisc player a few...

Crumbs. I resurrected my Minidisc player a few years ago, sound quality wise it blew the iPod away. The problem was what we would now call 'syncing' music to it - you literally had to transfer by...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 26-12-2014, 21:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By zapod
It's certainly baffling, but sounds like Windows...

It's certainly baffling, but sounds like Windows is doing something to the JPEG that the iOS photo editor doesn't like. I'm thinking it may be to do with the encoding of a primarily monochrome screen...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-12-2014, 08:51
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By zapod
We have a 2012 Mini - it was desperately slow...

We have a 2012 Mini - it was desperately slow with the original 4Gb, I think this was due to multiuser mode - took ages to swap users... an upgrade to 16Gb sorted that and I have a SSD kit waiting...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 19-12-2014, 22:09
Replies: 28
Views: 4,934
Posted By zapod
And what about 2.39:1 aspect movies? Black bars...

And what about 2.39:1 aspect movies? Black bars whatever mobile device you choose. Oh, the horror.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 19-12-2014, 08:46
Replies: 28
Views: 4,934
Posted By zapod
Because, speaking personally, consuming video...

Because, speaking personally, consuming video amounts to <5% of the use of my iPad. For everything else, 4:3 is superior.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 17-12-2014, 10:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,656
Posted By zapod
I just tried it on my iPhone, latest OS & Gmaps -...

I just tried it on my iPhone, latest OS & Gmaps - tap and hold works to drop a pin on any road - yes, even roads in the middle of nowhere.

I can't imagine it being much different on Android, but if...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-12-2014, 09:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By zapod
Oh, and pro tip for iPad movie makers - double...

Oh, and pro tip for iPad movie makers - double tap the screen to change the viewfinder (i.e. the screen) to 16:9 ratio. It continually irritates me that the default is 4:3, the ratio of the screen,...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-12-2014, 09:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By zapod
Yes tablet cameras tend to be a few generations...

Yes tablet cameras tend to be a few generations behind those in phones for the simple reason that fewer consumers are likely to use a tablet as their primary camera so the manufacturers can get away...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-12-2014, 09:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By zapod
Depends what you're air playing to - I just tried...

Depends what you're air playing to - I just tried it on 8.1.2 to our Apple TV and it works fine from both iPad and iPhone.

What I will say is that the Apple TV doesn't always wake from sleep (when...
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