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Forum: Mobile Phones 17-01-2015, 15:03
Replies: 47
Views: 2,516
Posted By TheBigM
Existing customers have it until their minimum...

Existing customers have it until their minimum term expires after which date Three will move them to the tariff with 4GB data. Very heavy users could potentially be moved over even earlier.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 15-01-2015, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By TheBigM
Such people need to be using the Windows app...

Such people need to be using the Windows app store and only the windows app store.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-01-2015, 20:22
Replies: 133
Views: 5,397
Posted By TheBigM
I don't see the start screen much. Like most...

I don't see the start screen much. Like most users, I only use a handful of applications most of the time. These are pinned to the taskbar in my desktop which where most of my time is spent.

If I...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-01-2015, 20:14
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By TheBigM
Your current PC is still probably plenty -...

Your current PC is still probably plenty - install a fresh copy of the latest version of Windows.
CPU, GPU and SSD. Only need to worry about potentially upgrading these guts not building a whole new...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-01-2015, 14:43
Replies: 133
Views: 5,397
Posted By TheBigM
I always read his writing like it's a she?

I always read his writing like it's a she?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-01-2015, 13:11
Replies: 133
Views: 5,397
Posted By TheBigM
Way too early to make a judgment. Most of the...

Way too early to make a judgment. Most of the features, design etc are not in there yet. Wait for 21st Jan when they will be showing off a lot more.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-01-2015, 18:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By TheBigM
The Macbook Air is 1.35KG, this Dell XPS 13 is...

The Macbook Air is 1.35KG, this Dell XPS 13 is 1.17KG so it's lighter.

(Part of the point of small bezels is that they've fitted a 13-inch screen into an 11-inch body so I would argue this should be...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-01-2015, 18:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,765
Posted By TheBigM
Also people are using more disposable,...

Also people are using more disposable, unrepairable kit like iphones and ipads compared to desktop tower pcs
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 05-01-2015, 21:36
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TheBigM
I have the same dialog and with modern printers...

I have the same dialog and with modern printers bought in the last few months. I can't pick individual pages to print, it's all or nothing in the metro interface.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-01-2015, 19:03
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TheBigM
Guessing you didn't read the post fully :D

Guessing you didn't read the post fully :D
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-01-2015, 19:03
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By TheBigM
Either: 1) Copy what you want and paste into...

Either:
1) Copy what you want and paste into LibreOffice and then print
or
2) Open the email in your web browser by logging in to your mail service (e.g. gmail, outlook.com etc) and then you can use...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-01-2015, 12:02
Replies: 133
Views: 5,397
Posted By TheBigM
The differences will be large actually -...

The differences will be large actually - continuum, metro apps running windowed on the desktop to name two features I am looking forward to.

But Windows 10 not expected to be released until...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 02-01-2015, 15:50
Replies: 33
Views: 3,645
Posted By TheBigM
HP Stream 7 is 99 and includes a year's...

HP Stream 7 is 99 and includes a year's subscription to Office 365 Personal which you could sell.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2014, 12:54
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By TheBigM
Where did you download skype from? There are...

Where did you download skype from?

There are some possibilities: 1) You downloaded skype from an unofficial website which has modified it
2) Your firewall is paranoid and is blocking ports that...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-12-2014, 13:16
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By TheBigM
The DVDs you own are copy protected or not. If...

The DVDs you own are copy protected or not.

If not, Handbrake will do you fine.
Forum: Mobile Phones 23-12-2014, 15:33
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By TheBigM
There's no obvious answer. Historically, free...

There's no obvious answer. Historically, free minutes are for specific types of calls and conference calls weren't included. It all depends on your plan's T&Cs.
Forum: Mobile Phones 23-12-2014, 15:31
Replies: 39
Views: 3,864
Posted By TheBigM
I think overall, 2014 was a disappointing year...

I think overall, 2014 was a disappointing year phone-wise.
iPhone users had a major year as the larger screen size gave them a big bump up in user experience.

Otherwise it all seemed so very...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-12-2014, 12:28
Replies: 41
Views: 2,280
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: 1,896
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: 1,277
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: 912
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: 912
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: 12,172
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: 5,997
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: 3,409
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...
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