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Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 3 Apr 2019, 8:52am
by kwackers
mercalia wrote:ah special gloves

Aren't all gloves like that these days?

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 11:00am
by mercalia
so there is now a folderable phone, only £1800 - for that I could get 90 of the ones I got

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... alaxy-fold

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 12:25pm
by Psamathe
kwackers wrote:
mercalia wrote:ah special gloves

Aren't all gloves like that these days?

I tried my Garmin with cycling gloves (that have a "special" finger or 2 bit not a "special" thumb) and they were useless.

Ian

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 12:38pm
by kwackers
Psamathe wrote:I tried my Garmin with cycling gloves (that have a "special" finger or 2 bit not a "special" thumb) and they were useless.

Ian

Mine are Shimano, perhaps your gloves are Campagnolo? ;)

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 9:21pm
by Mick F
Normal gloves work with Garmins, you don't need special ones.
Mobile phones OTOH do need them as they have a different screen system.

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 30 Apr 2019, 4:13pm
by mercalia
The BBC asks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47610938

When will you next buy a mobile phone?


well I bought my first 2nd hand Lumia 635 then a Lumia 640 each for less than £20 a few months a go. Liked them so much bought a few more to last me out , (all setup the same) with some spare batterys, ( i'll keep in the fridge ). So the asnwer is not until I reincarnate.

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 30 Apr 2019, 4:20pm
by Mick F
mercalia wrote:When will you next buy a mobile phone?
It depends on how soon this one goes in the washing machine. :oops:

I've washed - and ruined - two so far. Samsung Galaxy and iPhone5c, both secondhand
My present secondhand iPhone5c will hopefully be third time lucky.

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 28 May 2019, 9:14pm
by binvius
I treat the screens of my devices with the same hydrophobic liquid I use on my riding glasses when they each get their weekly clean.

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 30 May 2019, 4:24pm
by mercalia
so 5G is here so what if this video is anything to go by

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine- ... the-street

a podcast took 3 seconds on 5G ( measured as 5 tiimes faster but in pracitce only 3 and a bit) and 10 on 4G.

hopefully it leave the 4G channels free and less congested :D as the I gotta have it crowd move on

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 30 May 2019, 6:44pm
by Lance Dopestrong
I'm in the couldn't care less crowd, blissfully happy on 2g.

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 7:44pm
by mercalia
A horrible story of what happens in this connected world. All it takes is a sim swap. easy aint it

https://www.zdnet.com/article/sim-swap- ... 4919538126

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 6 Jul 2019, 11:25am
by mercalia
7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services

This app is of no use to me but might be for Android users

Int. Computer Science Institute-UC Berkeley

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... i.haystack

read here

Our research seeks to reveal how much data are potentially being collected without users’ knowledge, and to give users more control over their data. To get a picture of what data are being collected and transmitted from people’s smartphones, we developed a free Android app of our own, called the Lumen Privacy Monitor. It analyzes the traffic apps send out, to report which applications and online services actively harvest personal data.

https://theconversation.com/7-in-10-sma ... ices-72404

if any one tries it let us know?


By the way O2 seem to have a deal at the moment - get one of their 321 pay as you go sims , put £10 on it then get another £10 free. You get an email after a bit tellling you how to claim the extra £10

Re: I just got my first smartphone but ...

Posted: 26 Sep 2019, 11:53am
by mercalia