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#1901 sebberry

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:35 PM

not a single one of those things is a female fashion item (the watch nobody has it might as well be google glass).

 

 

IMO, it's a mistake for Apple to not release a round Apple watch.  IMO, the square design (at least Apple's square design) looks much better on women than men.  


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#1902 Matt R.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:39 PM

It’s not Victoria (but you can see north Saanich from there), but fulford ferry terminal finally got cell service on the Telus network. Full bars of LTE. We aren’t sure why, but it looks like one of the ferry buildings just got a new antenna installed. Service doesn’t extend much out of the harbour, but it is pretty big news around here.

So much so, the local paper phoned me to ask what we did to make it happen lol.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:31 PM

I have a iphone 8, for some reason it stopped working. After spending 6 hours on the phone with Apple support it is still not working. A trip to simply computing the guy says it is a hardware problem and he sees maybe 5 a week with the same problem. Can't be fixed too bad so sad.

Another hour or two on the phone with Apple and the cell service provider and the service provider says the sim card reader is broken, can be fixed but not worth it.

 

Back to Apple and they will give me a reduced price on a replacement. Hmmm.

 

Bought Apple for it's reliability, not too impressed.


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#1904 DustMagnet

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:43 AM

I have a iphone 8, for some reason it stopped working. After spending 6 hours on the phone with Apple support it is still not working. A trip to simply computing the guy says it is a hardware problem and he sees maybe 5 a week with the same problem. Can't be fixed too bad so sad.

Another hour or two on the phone with Apple and the cell service provider and the service provider says the sim card reader is broken, can be fixed but not worth it.

 

Back to Apple and they will give me a reduced price on a replacement. Hmmm.

 

Bought Apple for it's reliability, not too impressed.

 

Yeah, well, don't buy a MacBook either.  Their batteries are just swell.



#1905 Mike K.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:48 AM

I have an "early 2015" Macbook Pro 13". When I got it everyone said to watch out for the battery, but it's still going strong with 6-7 hours of daily use, virtually every day.

 

What am I doing wrong/right that has made the battery last this long? It lasts for hours on its full charge (I better not be jinxing myself here). I'm very meticulous about disconnecting the chord once the charge light is green. Is that it?


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#1906 Jackerbie

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:54 AM

Yeah, well, don't buy a MacBook either.  Their batteries are just swell.

 

I have an "early 2015" Macbook Pro 13". When I got it everyone said to watch out for the battery, but it's still going strong with 6-7 hours of daily use, virtually every day.

 

What am I doing wrong/right that has made the battery last this long? It lasts for hours on its full charge (I better not be jinxing myself here). I'm very meticulous about disconnecting the chord once the charge light is green. Is that it?

 

There was an issue with some Macbooks that caused the battery to expand, which Apple acknowledged. Not a safety issue, but serious enough that they offered replacement batteries free of charge.



#1907 Mike K.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:06 AM

Ohh, is that what all the battery quips are about? I assumed it was about longevity.


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#1908 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:30 PM

Privacy-minded changes to smartphone operating systems which foreground the background activity of third party apps are helping to spotlight more of the surveillance infrastructure deployed by adtech giants to track and profile human eyeballs for profit.

To wit: iOS 13, which will be generally released later this week, has already been spotted catching Facebook’s app trying to use Bluetooth to track nearby users.

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iOS 13’s new privacy pop-ups to call out background app activity are a clear response to such disingenuous methods by an industry Apple  CEO Tim Cook has dubbed the data industrial complex — putting a degree of control back in the hands of the user, who gets a third choice of manually disallowing Bluetooth proximity tracking (in the above example).

 

https://techcrunch.c...ook-data-grabs/


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#1909 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 03:01 PM

Samsung's Galaxy Fold will go on sale in the United States this week

 

https://www.cnn.com/...sale/index.html

 

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#1910 Rob Randall

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

If you're thinking of ditching your cellphone contract this portable satellite station will be auctioned tomorrow at Lund's.

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#1911 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:43 AM

The man charged with killing 10 people in the Toronto van attack last year is refusing to help police unlock three of his personal electronic devices, court documents obtained by CBC News show.

 

For the last year, Toronto police have been trying to access Alek Minassian's MacBook laptop and two smartphones — but so far, haven't had any success. 

 

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Investigators believe his locked devices may lead to other like-minded men considering violent attacks.

 

Minassian, who studied software development and was weeks away from graduating from Seneca College's computer studies program, added layers of encryption to his devices and is refusing to give up his passwords, Det. Christopher Sloan said in a May 2019 affidavit.

 
 

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#1912 lanforod

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:53 PM

So Freedom has been a failed experiment for us. We're dumping it and switching to Fido. Dropped calls galore with Freedom on two separate lines, all over Victoria.



#1913 Mike K.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

Are they dropping while you're moving/in a vehicle, or while your stationary?


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:18 PM

both



#1915 laconic

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

They do seem to drop a lot, even when stationary. Thankfully we are far more texting and data people.

It does seem that if you have WiFi calling enabled the droppings are more frequent. I suspect the handoff back and forth between wifi and traditional phone technology isn't great.

 



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