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Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 24-03-2015, 11:10
Replies: 30
Views: 2,158
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: 230
Views: 11,196
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: 230
Views: 11,196
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: 1,853
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: 1,231
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: 1,231
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: 1,231
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: 3,394
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: 3,394
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: 1,244
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: 967
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: 4,852
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: 4,852
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: 1,615
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: 1,139
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: 1,139
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: 1,662
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...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 13-12-2014, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,975
Posted By zapod
Try the reset as outlined on this page here...

Try the reset as outlined on this page here (http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201559).
Forum: Sony PlayStation, Vita & PSP 01-12-2014, 16:00
Replies: 138
Views: 12,201
Posted By zapod
Nice thread. 47yo here, played just about...

Nice thread. 47yo here, played just about everything (HW wise) at one point since the pong days.

Owned many handhelds from OGB to PS Vita, just moved on from Wii to PS4 after PS1 & PS2. A little...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 30-11-2014, 10:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By zapod
The only thing I can think of is that the new...

The only thing I can think of is that the new entry has disappeared off the end. In this case look for three dots on the right - tap this and a pop up will show the remaining entries.

Also check you...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 29-11-2014, 19:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By zapod
Ha ha iGeek beat me to it... Ah well... :)

Ha ha iGeek beat me to it... Ah well... :)
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 29-11-2014, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By zapod
Navigate to the web page you want to save, then...

Navigate to the web page you want to save, then tap the share button (the square with the arrow pointing up). Then tap 'Add Bookmark' - another pop up will appear with the title of the bookmark (you...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 29-10-2014, 18:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By zapod
Also, iPad 4 introduced the lightning connector...

Also, iPad 4 introduced the lightning connector to the iPad line, the iPhone having just got it in the iPhone 5.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 25-10-2014, 18:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By zapod
iPad 4 with iOS 8.1. Playing Soundcloud in...

iPad 4 with iOS 8.1. Playing Soundcloud in Safari, switching to Twitter, Facebook, photos apps and the music keeps going for the whole track... Music library stuff always multitasks. YouTube vids in...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-08-2014, 19:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By zapod
If you have multiple email accounts set up - like...

If you have multiple email accounts set up - like I do - you can choose to list them separately or together. Under 'Mailboxes' (i.e. on the next row) it will list each account - tap on the one you...
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