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Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-11-2014, 06:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mark Smith
GetFrodo asked me to expand on my experience with...

GetFrodo asked me to expand on my experience with iOS8 on the iPad 2 so here I am.

I'm currently running version 8.0.2. I haven't updated to 8.1 yet because the (32GB) device is running quite low on...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 27-10-2014, 19:40
Replies: 45
Views: 6,317
Posted By Mark Smith
Good advice. I really regret "upgrading" my iPad...

Good advice. I really regret "upgrading" my iPad 2 to iOS 8. It now runs even more slowly than it did under iOS7. I'll be ordering the Air 2 on Black Friday, hopefully it will be discounted then,...
Forum: General Discussion 26-09-2014, 18:45
Replies: 186
Views: 5,242
Posted By Mark Smith
I hope not. Pubs have been so much more pleasant...

I hope not. Pubs have been so much more pleasant since smoking was banned.
Forum: General Discussion 21-09-2014, 11:27
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By Mark Smith
Miliband is blocking that because he doesn't want...

Miliband is blocking that because he doesn't want his 41 Scottish MPs in Westminster to be excluded from votes that only affect England. If that's the case, England should have it's own Parliament....
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2014, 06:31
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Mark Smith
I went there in June. Planned to spend the...

I went there in June. Planned to spend the morning there and it ended up taking nearly all day, which meant missing out on the museums because they were closed the following day (Monday). It was...
Forum: Mobile Phones 25-07-2014, 22:51
Replies: 1,723
Views: 209,755
Posted By Mark Smith
No further 4G expansion in East Anglia either. In...

No further 4G expansion in East Anglia either. In December Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich as well as a few other places such as Braintree were included but there has been no further expansion since...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 19-07-2014, 22:08
Replies: 40
Views: 3,574
Posted By Mark Smith
I no longer have access to any machines that run...

I no longer have access to any machines that run Windows 95 but one of our computers at work still runs Windows 98SE, and is used regularly. It's no longer connected to the Internet, or to any other...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 08-07-2014, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mark Smith
On the Apple Store a 16GB iPad is 499 (wifi +...

On the Apple Store a 16GB iPad is 499 (wifi + 3/4G of course). You'll end up paying 670 for getting it on credit with data, which works out at a difference of 7.125 a month, so seems like quite a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 23:36
Replies: 174
Views: 15,071
Posted By Mark Smith
I once posted something about a TV programme on...

I once posted something about a TV programme on another forum, pointing out an inconsistency. Another poster obviously thought I was being a bit picky and decided to patronise me, suggesting that I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 22:26
Replies: 785
Views: 21,785
Posted By Mark Smith
I haven't read every post in this thread, it's...

I haven't read every post in this thread, it's going to take too long to catch up now and a lot of the same points get repeated, but...

My view is that you should drive in the left hand lane if it's...
Forum: Politics 04-07-2014, 06:19
Replies: 239
Views: 6,474
Posted By Mark Smith
I agree we should changw to metric and get rid of...

I agree we should changw to metric and get rid of the confusing and archaic imperial system. It's not even consistent. It has two types of ton and our pint is different to the American pint, and...
Forum: Radio 30-06-2014, 21:31
Replies: 127
Views: 15,826
Posted By Mark Smith
Great to have Sudbury on air, I can now listen to...

Great to have Sudbury on air, I can now listen to BBC stations on a portable DAB set downstairs. :)

The BBC DAB expansion link previously posted in late May doesn't seem to be working and has now...
Forum: Radio 28-06-2014, 23:53
Replies: 131
Views: 7,319
Posted By Mark Smith
I've never had a problem with DAB is Ipswich or...

I've never had a problem with DAB is Ipswich or Bury. Sudbury is a bit more patchy though, but this should be addressed with the new transmitter.

Mostly DAB works well, but none of the broadcast...
Forum: General Discussion 31-05-2014, 09:01
Replies: 486
Views: 13,275
Posted By Mark Smith
But they're such lovely dogs really. It's the...

But they're such lovely dogs really. It's the owners that don't train or look after them properly....any dog can be nasty in the wrong hands blah blah blah...

Funny how west highland terriers or...
Forum: General Discussion 13-05-2014, 06:39
Replies: 40
Views: 2,074
Posted By Mark Smith
I see the same thing in supermarkets. Loads of...

I see the same thing in supermarkets. Loads of of checkouts chock full of people being served or waiting to, while the four scan as you shop terminals sit idle half the time. People do love doing...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 00:03
Replies: 262
Views: 10,147
Posted By Mark Smith
In one instance, the word was broadcast, in the...

In one instance, the word was broadcast, in the Clarkson incident, it was not. That is the key difference. Sacking the presenter is an overreaction though, and quite unfair for what was likely an...
Forum: Eurovision Song Contest 10-05-2014, 21:22
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Mark Smith
I would hope the performance, not politics,...

I would hope the performance, not politics, decides the winner.
Forum: Eurovision Song Contest 10-05-2014, 20:30
Replies: 36
Views: 2,137
Posted By Mark Smith
Is this also why we can't vote using the mobile...

Is this also why we can't vote using the mobile app?
Forum: Radio 25-04-2014, 20:22
Replies: 37
Views: 8,089
Posted By Mark Smith
I'm not too keen on "Sally Traffic", but IMO the...

I'm not too keen on "Sally Traffic", but IMO the banter between Ken Bruce and Lynn Bowles is one of the best things on Radio 2. I think the station would just be that little bit poorer without it....
Forum: Broadcasting 14-04-2014, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By Mark Smith
I watched TheSimpsons on NOW TV on Saturday. I...

I watched TheSimpsons on NOW TV on Saturday. I didn't find it on catch up, only live streaming of Sky One.
Forum: Mobile Phones 08-04-2014, 21:04
Replies: 41
Views: 4,104
Posted By Mark Smith
For the past week since I got my new phone and EE...

For the past week since I got my new phone and EE contract I've been trying to move my old Orange PAYG number to EE. It finally happened today, and my data allowance was reset too!

I agree the EE...
Forum: Broadcasting 07-04-2014, 19:54
Replies: 82
Views: 5,871
Posted By Mark Smith
Typical DS. Someone dies and it doesn't take long...

Typical DS. Someone dies and it doesn't take long before people are on here whining that it's not an important story. Maybe not compared to the situation in Ukraine or the search for MH370 but it's a...
Forum: Mobile Phones 04-04-2014, 20:42
Replies: 1,723
Views: 209,755
Posted By Mark Smith
I've just moved from Orange PAYG to EE contract....

I've just moved from Orange PAYG to EE contract. Since I activated my new phone on Tuesday I've been waiting for my old PAYG number to be transferred on to my contract. I called them on Wednesday...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 31-03-2014, 11:03
Replies: 272
Views: 44,307
Posted By Mark Smith
You need a USB port to power it as well as the...

You need a USB port to power it as well as the HDMI port on the TV. The USB port can come from anywhere but having one on the TV means you don't need to use a phone or tablet charger, taking up...
Forum: Mobile Phones 27-03-2014, 22:03
Replies: 137
Views: 8,157
Posted By Mark Smith
I just called 150 from my phone, which connects...

I just called 150 from my phone, which connects me to Orange because I'm currently on Orange PAYG. After being kept on hold for about 15-20 minutes I eventually got through to someone who wasn't able...
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