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  • Tonka 3 Jun 2020 09:08:09 31,560 posts
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    His du i change between screens? Where are the quick settings? How do I close apps?

    The fuck is this parental shit? How do I add a credit card? How do I remove it? Where are the pincode settings?

    Endless confusion
  • Zerobob 3 Jun 2020 09:10:23 2,799 posts
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    nudistpete wrote:
    Zerobob wrote:
    My only reservation is that all phones in particular are limited by the lifetime of their battery... and then they're a paperweight. The same surely applies to the iPhone 11.
    There's a whole cottage industry in replacing iPhone batteries, so why worry? If you're in it for the long term just factor in £100 to have the battery replaced in 4 years time.
    I didn't realise this, having never owner an iPhone. That makes the iPhone 11 even more attractive. Thanks for the tip.
  • nickthegun 3 Jun 2020 09:11:47 84,512 posts
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    I mean, they all have their quirks, unless you only buy a phone thats as stock as possible, so theres always a bit of fannying around but even then, its not massive.

    The M-I-L wanted me to get her an ultra cheap laptop, so I rolled the dice and got her a chromebook, assuming that since she always had samsung phones, the OS would be consistent enough for her to use and, for the most part, its bang on.

    Its actually a great bit of kit of 200 odd quid. Im genuinely v impressed.
  • nickthegun 3 Jun 2020 09:15:26 84,512 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    His du i change between screens? Where are the quick settings? How do I close apps?

    The fuck is this parental shit? How do I add a credit card? How do I remove it? Where are the pincode settings?

    Endless confusion
    What?

    What 'quick settings'?

    Pinch them with five fingers or long swipe up from the bottom of the screen then swipe the app away

    The stuff that protects your kids

    Where do you put a credit card? In the wallet...

    From the wallet

    In settings
  • Dougs 3 Jun 2020 09:15:34 97,447 posts
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    Quick settings is the only thing that really bugs me but that may have changed in newer iPhones as my wife only has a 7 (dunno which OS though)
  • nickthegun 3 Jun 2020 09:18:25 84,512 posts
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    If you mean the group of settings from the pull down, I suppose the equivalent is pull down from the top right on the ipad/phone. You can now long press the bluetooth and wifi icons to get more granular control but its still not quite as in depth.
  • mrpon 3 Jun 2020 09:18:49 36,740 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Its actually a great bit of kit of 200 odd quid. Im genuinely v impressed.
    Link plz nick.
  • Zerobob 3 Jun 2020 09:21:07 2,799 posts
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    @BurnoutJunkie Good point about 5G, as I do intend on keeping my phone for around 4 years if possible. That said, I rarely use 4G because I'm nearly always near wifi, plus there's nothing to say Apple won't charge £900-£1000 for the iPhone 12, whereas the iPhone 11 can be had for £700.
  • Dougs 3 Jun 2020 09:21:29 97,447 posts
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    Yeah, I was looking at Chromebooks until a) my wife desperately wanted Win10 and b) the school kindly loaned us a couple of Chromebooks for the kids to work from. Which has been a godsend
  • nickthegun 3 Jun 2020 09:24:10 84,512 posts
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    https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/lenovo/student-chromebooks/Lenovo-Chromebook-S340-14/p/81TB0009UK

    The keyboard is a bit spongy and the viewing angles arent amazing, but other than that, I genuinely dont think you'd do better for the money. Its really decent.
  • mrpon 3 Jun 2020 10:11:24 36,740 posts
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    Super cheers!
  • BurnoutJunkie 3 Jun 2020 10:33:10 1,188 posts
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    @Zerobob Given the Covid crisis and the recession thatís probably going to hit the world, I doubt Apple will not have the lowest end iPhone 12 model at a similar price to the 11.

    The rarely use 4G argument is fair, but itís always nice to have it when you do need 4G when youíre out and about, no? Itís now June, thereís another 3-4 months until the announcement and then release shortly after (unless thereís a big delay) of the iPhone 12. My advice would be to hold out these next few months and then make a call. In fact the iPhone 11 may get a big of a price cut when the new models launch, so if you decide the 12 isnít for you or the lowest end 12 is much more than £700, you can get the 11.
  • Tonka 3 Jun 2020 14:00:13 31,560 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Tonka wrote:
    His du i change between screens? Where are the quick settings? How do I close apps?

    The fuck is this parental shit? How do I add a credit card? How do I remove it? Where are the pincode settings?

    Endless confusion
    What?

    What 'quick settings'?
    Ha! You didn't even know it was there. That's how shit it is.

    Look, I'm not saying any of this is better on android, I'm just saying that it's tough to teach an old dog new tricks, which makes Apple UX a bit annoying to me.

    And that long swipe thing to get the app overview was confusingly tough even after I googled how to do it. That's definitely because it was similar enough to android to be familiar but then had a little difference that made me fail repeatedly.
  • Deleted user 7 June 2020 09:07:13
    Grrr got a problem on my S20 and cant seem ro resolve it no matter what i try. Basically i've lost some permissions on my sd card. If i try and move, copy files to it i get a pop up message advising that i need to grant access. I've checked all permissions and all seem fine. I did also use the card fine when i first got it, so now im wondering if a samsung update has screwed it. Card works fine in my laptop.

    Baffled i am.
  • Dougs 7 Jun 2020 09:44:14 97,447 posts
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    Transfer any data off, then reformat?
  • Deleted user 7 June 2020 10:16:00
    Dougs wrote:
    Transfer any data off, then reformat?
    Yeah done that twice now mate. Might just reset my phone and try again.
  • Tonka 7 Jun 2020 12:25:42 31,560 posts
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    Could it be a hardware problem? Do you have another card you could try?
  • Deleted user 7 June 2020 12:35:48
    Tonka wrote:
    Could it be a hardware problem? Do you have another card you could try?
    Good idea that, yep i have them in my tablet and surface pro so will try them.
  • TheSaint 11 Jun 2020 00:15:10 20,280 posts
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    These new android 11 voice based accessibility features are pretty awesome:

    https://twitter.com/backlon/status/1270808199143120897?s=21
  • Tonka 11 Jun 2020 06:15:17 31,560 posts
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    @AddyB- how did it go?
  • Vice.Destroyer 21 Jun 2020 13:44:53 7,332 posts
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    @b-rk I don't think I never responded to that. If you're talking about low volume from the mobile itself, like what the oiks do on my bus commute, that is nothing that I'm concerned about. If you're saying that the volume is still low when played via Bluetooth headphones, I'm sure I'll be fine.
  • Dougs 23 Sep 2020 19:29:48 97,447 posts
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    Android 11 now out.
  • Tonka 24 Sep 2020 05:40:21 31,560 posts
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    What phone are you on?

    I reckon it won't get 11 for months.
  • Dougs 24 Sep 2020 06:05:15 97,447 posts
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    Pixel 3a. Installed overnight, haven't noticed a huge difference yet.
  • dfunked09 24 Sep 2020 08:51:28 1,451 posts
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    @Dougs
    Yeah, seems to be a pretty minor update. Some QOL changes but nothing that's going to blow you away.

    I'll probably get it some time next year (S10+)
  • AcidSnake 24 Sep 2020 08:56:50 8,408 posts
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    Yeah, nothing particularly groundbreaking.

    Long pressing the power button now shows quick controls for smart devices in your home. Quickly toggle the lights off and such...
  • magicpanda 24 Sep 2020 09:16:17 15,086 posts
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    They removed the screenshot from the power button which is annoying as you now have to wrestle with vol down and power button.
  • Dougs 24 Sep 2020 09:57:29 97,447 posts
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    That is a ballache. I used that a lot.
  • mrpon 24 Sep 2020 10:23:17 36,740 posts
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    Can you remap Bixby yet? Without third party faff.
  • Dougs 24 Sep 2020 10:35:28 97,447 posts
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    I hope to have binned Samsung off for good with all that nonsense. Hated it
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