Following The All New Bargains Thread Page 1437

  • dfunked09 13 Nov 2020 09:46:50 1,614 posts
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    Is the pad useful for other stuff at least?

    Google have fucked me off by cancelling the free photos uploads already today, so I feel like they owe me some free stuff to make up for it.
  • muddyyfunster 13 Nov 2020 10:09:01 911 posts
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    Two months 'free' Disney+ with any real money purchase on Fornite. New customers only I believe.

    https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/disney-plus

    I've been waiting for an excuse to try Disney+ on the cheap and this seems a decent deal given the timing runs over Christmas holidays.

    I don't play Fortnite but downloaded it on my PS4 just for this. Bought the cheapest DLC I could see (£3.29) and a message popped informing me I qualified for the deal. All activated fine, and according to the people at HotUKDeals can be immediately cancelled to disable the autorenewal without losing access before the end of the trial period.
  • kentmonkey 13 Nov 2020 12:05:31 24,149 posts
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    The photos changes and the issue with the YouTube music not playing your own uploaded music via Google home unless you have a paid for YouTube premium subscription, means I'm likely to be going away from Google devices soon.

    I was going to get one of their new Pixel phones at Christmas but that's off the list now.
  • Trowel 13 Nov 2020 12:10:33 24,196 posts
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    Pixels aren't affected by the Photos storage change.

    There's a tool which guesses how long until your storage runs out based on your current use: https://photos.google.com/storage

    But yeah, Youtube Premium can do one.
  • DJCopa 13 Nov 2020 12:24:53 2,530 posts
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    I made the switch to Youtube Premium for that reason - have some Google Home devices, but couldn't stream my Apple Music via voice.

    Had a free 6 month trial for YouTube and surprisingly loved it - all my music is there and voice commands work.
  • brokenkey 13 Nov 2020 13:03:28 10,801 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Pixels aren't affected by the Photos storage change.

    There's a tool which guesses how long until your storage runs out based on your current use: https://photos.google.com/storage

    But yeah, Youtube Premium can do one.
    Both have been downgraded under the new rules, with the compromise from Google being that Pixel owners can continue to have unlimited uploads - but now at the lower quality that was free to everyone before. Some Pixel devices will retain their original quality free uploads for longer.

    Edit: that's from a BBC article on the change.

    Edited by brokenkey at 13:29:16 13-11-2020
  • kentmonkey 13 Nov 2020 16:11:42 24,149 posts
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    @DJCopa see I won't do that.

    They said that you would retain access to your own collection on your devices, even when it switched to YouTube, but they then removed access to voice commands, the main reason you have one of the speakers over a standard Bluetooth speaker.

    I find that way of conducting business unethical.

    Edited by kentmonkey at 16:36:25 13-11-2020
  • mrpon 13 Nov 2020 16:26:50 36,885 posts
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    I "pay" for Google One sub, the 100GB option. It's paid off by Rewards points each month.
  • Dougs 13 Nov 2020 16:33:19 98,009 posts
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    I pay for a 200GB. Think I've only had a £4 credit. Useless fuckers.
  • DJCopa 13 Nov 2020 16:35:38 2,530 posts
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    @kentmonkey Ah, I get you. I heard about Google Music merging and some features missing.

    Also, like the ad-free YouTube I now get - I do miss that when on another system.

    Edited by DJCopa at 16:36:19 13-11-2020
  • mrpon 13 Nov 2020 16:38:30 36,885 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I pay for a 200GB. Think I've only had a £4 credit. Useless fuckers.
    You get 3% back in store purchases so swings and roundabouts I guess.
  • brokenkey 13 Nov 2020 17:11:26 10,801 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    @DJCopa see I won't do that.

    They said that you would retain access to your own collection on your devices, even when it switched to YouTube, but they then removed access to voice commands, the main reason you have one of the speakers over a standard Bluetooth speaker.

    I find that way of conducting business unethical.
    I think they put that back:
    "YouTube Music now lets you cast music without a subscription" https://www-pocket--lint-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pocket-lint.com/apps/news/youtube/154118-youtube-music-now-lets-you-cast-music-without-a-subscription.amphtml?amp_gsa=1&_js_v=a6&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16052868741667&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pocket-lint.com%2Fapps%2Fnews%2Fyoutube%2F154118-youtube-music-now-lets-you-cast-music-without-a-subscription
  • kentmonkey 13 Nov 2020 18:21:58 24,149 posts
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    @brokenkey it's not working on mine. I try to request a song and she just sanctimoniously tells me I don't have a premium account.

    I've just played one song on YouTube music, from my own library, via Bluetooth for my son. Couldn't use my phone for anything else otherwise it stopped the track, and within a 3 min song it asked me to upgrade 4 times.

    What's a good music app replacement for this shite? Just for playing from personal library?
  • brokenkey 13 Nov 2020 19:47:53 10,801 posts
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    Use the VPN trick and get YT premium for £2 a month?
  • Dougs 14 Nov 2020 06:09:25 98,009 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Pixels aren't affected by the Photos storage change.

    Really? I have a Pixel but still seemingly told free photos will be binned.
  • Nitrous 14 Nov 2020 11:51:32 2,212 posts
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    Crucial MX500 1TB £89.47
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078211KBB?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Seems like a good price. I'll wait a little longer though I think.
  • monkman76 14 Nov 2020 12:23:03 18,034 posts
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    I feel like I'm missing something with SSDs. Why would you go for that SATA one when there are similarly priced NVMe drives with 4-5x faster read and write speeds?
  • monkman76 14 Nov 2020 12:26:01 18,034 posts
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    It's gone up a bit more but this one was under £90 the other day.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZZYWTBP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_pX8RFbFZNDGX5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 Nov 2020 12:28:44 4,210 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    I feel like I'm missing something with SSDs. Why would you go for that SATA one when there are similarly priced NVMe drives with 4-5x faster read and write speeds?
    Old motherboard without NVME? Pretty unlikely as even my ancient I7 4th Gen mobo has some NVME support (probably older and limited though).
  • monkman76 14 Nov 2020 12:34:10 18,034 posts
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    Oh right, yeah I'm thinking purely of the new consoles. NVMe better for them at a similar price presumably.
  • dfunked09 14 Nov 2020 12:58:06 1,614 posts
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    @monkman76

    NVMe is pointless for the Series S/X. Did a few tests with both types of drive and there's nothing in it. PS5 remains to be seen, but if you're going NVMe for that you might as well wait for the gen4 support list to come out and get one to use internally.
  • monkman76 14 Nov 2020 13:01:38 18,034 posts
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    Why pointless though if it's the same price?
  • monkman76 14 Nov 2020 13:02:43 18,034 posts
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    Also I swear DF did tests showing NVMes were a decent bit faster on the last gen machines, can't see why that would be different on the new ones.
  • Phattso 14 Nov 2020 13:08:39 26,729 posts
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    Yeah, I recall reading that even in a caddy the NVMe got better performance than the more traditional SSD. It's why I have one plugged into my Series X right now, in fact. :)
  • dfunked09 14 Nov 2020 13:14:17 1,614 posts
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    @monkman76

    You'll need an enclosure for it, and they're normally a tenner more for NVMe drives.
  • Nitrous 14 Nov 2020 13:17:50 2,212 posts
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    I was going to use one either internally on my PS4 which at the moment has an old 2TB drive in or use it external on a PS5 for storing/playing PS4 games.

    Never thought to look into doing something similar with an NVMe but having said all that I don't yet have a PS5 (next year hopefully) and might be better to save the money and see what the support list looks like on that first.

    As for the PC. It's an ancient duel core thing. Probably over 5 years old now easily.

    Edited by Nitrous at 13:19:14 14-11-2020
  • brokenkey 14 Nov 2020 15:06:28 10,801 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Pixels aren't affected by the Photos storage change.

    Really? I have a Pixel but still seemingly told free photos will be binned.
    Still unlimited, but at the lower quality.
  • Trowel 14 Nov 2020 17:03:19 24,196 posts
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    Nope:
    If you back up your photos and videos in Original quality, these changes do not affect you. As always, your Original quality photos and videos will continue to count toward your 15 GB of free storage across your Google Account.

    If you have a Pixel 1-5, photos uploaded from that device won’t be impacted. Photos and videos uploaded in High quality from that device will continue to be exempt from this change, even after June 1, 2021.
    https://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/
  • Dougs 14 Nov 2020 17:48:27 98,009 posts
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    Marvellous, thanks.
  • Tomo 20 Nov 2020 23:03:56 18,984 posts
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    Some deeeeep discounts on things on Amazon Warehouse atm. They have 30% off on a lot of stuff.

    If you're in the market for a decent mouse/keyboard/headset/other bits and pieces, you can save a significant chunk of cash. Nearing 50% off on some items compared to brand new.
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