* Posts by Cleverfiend

9 posts • joined 16 Feb 2010

Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass minx

Cleverfiend

As Mrs Merton might have said "So what attracted you to the billionaire Sergey Brin?" ...

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Apple iPad 3 Sim-only contracts compared

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I just buy the 3month/3Gb sims on Three from Amazon/Ebay. You get 3 months of service or 3Gb depending on which runs out first - average around £12 a sim. I use less than half of the allowance but it still works out a bargain at £4 a month (you need a sim cutter if you follow this route).

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Native Gmail app coming to iPhone, iPad?

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Archiving

@D@v3 that option doesn't seem to appear for exchange accounts, you have to set them up as a GMail account (IMAP) to get that to appear. It still doesn't bring other native GMail features like multiple labels to your mail - bring on the iOS app!

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Yes please

I use lots of labels to sort my mail - I love using the Android client, far better than using any other client since the colour coding etc comes through as well. I'll also be able to delete email from my mail client rather than archiving it - I tend to do mail management on the web interface when using iOS, a native app would be better. Power GMail users of the world rejoice!

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How to... re-energise your Android smartphone's OS

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The vanishing toolbar is a feature....

It caught me out many times too - until I found out how to turn that feature off (it's called the hidden dockbar and is empty by default), it's in the UI settings. I've been running Cyanogenmod for about 8 months and I love vanilla android without all that HTC Sense rubbish. (Interesting to compare it to iOS on my iPad and see how customisable it is!)

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Virgin Media preps firmware update for glitchy SuperHub

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FAIL

I wish I'd not upgraded to the SuperHub

Dropped wifi connections across every device. I ended up using my Fon router as my primary wifi hotspot which is not ideal but the only way I can make a sustained wifi connection. Way to go Virgin - and we've been promised a fix for months but nothing comes.

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Roundabouts and swings at Everything Everywhere

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FAIL

Orange San Francisco

Perhaps their PAYG deals should be adjusted for all the people who bought one and threw the useless Orange sim card away, unlocked the phone for free and moved to a decent network. Two handsets at this address....

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People have NO BLOODY IDEA about saving energy

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A UK perspective

Recycling in the UK is also about keeping rubbish out of landfill of which we are running short (and taxed to the hilt by the government). A primary driver of recycling is just keeping down landfill waste instead of being eco-warriors.

Washing at 40 degrees. I don't know about most other countries but in the UK we use biological washing powder. These work best between 3- and 40 degrees. Go much higher and you denature (effectively cook) the enzymes and they can't digest the stains. Therefore these work better at low than high temperatures.

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Updated Legalized SlingPlayer 3G TV joins App Store ranks

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Too much power to AT&T

It makes my blood boil to think of the control Apple have allowed AT&T to have over the content of the app store. The iPhone is supposedly an international must-have but policies about approval of apps seem to give too much power to AT&T. Apple sort your act out - this is one of the reasons why I haven't got (and won't be getting) an iPhone.

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