Re: Note to my fellow Yanks ...
130 posts • joined 28 Dec 2007
The problem is that apps such as the BBC's iPlayer and Sky Go do not let you save the TV programmes or films to SD cards - you have to save to the internal memory. With the amount of crap that Samsung force upon you (I know, I could root it) I regularly run out of space on my 16GB phone. It will be the same for this tablet. I would always suggest 32GB as a minimum.
You need as much internal memory as you can afford.
My Samsung GS4 has 'only' 16GB. Apps such as the BBC's iPlayer and Sky Go will only download shows and films to internal memory. They will not use the 64GB card I've added to the phone. You very quickly run out of space and with 8GB it would be even worse!
"The majority of gamers use Windows 8..."
Well, since I'm assuming 'the majority of gamers' also use Steam the current Steam stats suggest that Windows 7 rules the roost at the moment:
Windows 7 (all versions) 62.70%
Windows 8 (all versions) 22.14%
I consider myself a 'hardcore' gamer and I have no interest to move over to Windows 8.1 (and yes, I have tried it).
[Edit: Beaten by Steven!!]
Not so, as I understand it. My Galaxy S4 now has Android 4.3 so my phone is also compatible with it, along with a few other Samsung devices that got 4.3 in Blighty - I'm aware that the 4.3 update has be pulled in the UK for the S3 and across the pond for some carriers.
Not that I'm buying the watch at that price (if ever!).
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 - the built in camera app allows me to turn on the spot to create a 360 degree panorama. Works very well in both portrait and landscape . The panorama feature of my parent's Sony Xperia Z1's I find much harder to use and I've not been able to get a 360 shot from that.
I have two DAB radios - both are next to useless.
I pretty much only listen to Radio 5 Live. In the evenings I get 60-80% signal loss, so all I get is bubbling mud. If the microwave is on this becomes 100% signal loss. Mornings are okay, with 35-45 % loss.
I've now taken to using my Sony Pocket Radio. Only cost a tenner, runs off two AA batteries and they last for months. I also quite often listen to 5 Live via the BBC app on my Nook HD tablet.
Wifey listens to Radio 2, so the FM switch off would greatly annoy her.
But was he that rank when the incident took place? I can't seem to find out with a (very brief) Google search.
From the BBC - "Mr Petrov - who retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel and now lives in a small town near Moscow - was part of a well-trained team which served at one of the Soviet Union's early warning bases, not far from Moscow. His training was rigorous, his instructions very clear."
I ordered mine from nook.co.uk last night. Colleague in the office ordered hers this morning from the same site. Both are on their way to us.
It was highlighted in the Evening Standard last night (as B&N are donating 1,000 units to the ES reading scheme). I suspect most stocks got wiped out last night.
Best thing is being able to borrow eBooks from my library online, something the wife's Kindle cannot do (shame on you Amazon!)
I'm not sure I believe that PC gaming has declined so much. AFAIK Steam and the like do not release their sales figures, so these digital downloads are not reflected in the sales figures released. It's been many, many years since I've even thought of pirating a game. With regular Steam sales with up to 75-80% off I own hundreds of legitimate games and have no desire to pirate.
After a year of ME3 MP I still play it almost every night. 413 hours on-line* says I've got my monies worth and you need a legit copy to play - well worth it. (*That's just for that game, and yes, I am happily married!)
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