Re: $35 + Cost of a tablet remote
Costs are mounting. I'm rapidly going off this idea.
128 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
@AC 08.53 GMT
I'll take your statements a face value. I really don't know how valuable these devices would be to a student. And I don't just mean iPads but any tablet. Personally I can't see how much use one would be.
Rather than the usual ranting does anyone know? Have tablets added to student learning anywhere?
This looks like a decent bit of kit for a good price. I'm assuming this would be ideal for a little idle browsing (Which browser? Is there more than one?), a bit of movie playback (Which formats? Which player? Again, is there more than one?) and eBook reading (same questions).
You can probably guess I'm viewing from a certain walled garden. Any help or a nod towards Android for Dummies would be appreciated.
I was quoted £119 when I walked into the Meadowhall Apple Store last week with my wife's 3GS. She'd left it outside all night in the rain. A reconditioned unit with some new, some original parts but a short warranty and locked to Orange as per the original unit. I thought that was a pretty good deal so say it's nearly three years old, well out of warranty, a bit battered, my old one and originally supplied by Orange.
In the end a bag of rice and a warm radiator got it going again less the Home button. But with the new 'virtual' Home button in Settings/General/Accessibilty/AssistiveTouch 'On' that's not too much of an issue now.
Everyone seems a little more interested in black helicopters and cries of 'Big Brother!' than paying any attention to sensible suggestions such as yours. A similar and non-compulsory system is already in place (in my car for example) and I described it in my post on page one. The emergency signal from the car is monitored by the manufacturer. The drivers response or lack of determines the course of action taken.
I believe my car has this system in place already. It's my understanding that in the event of the airbags being deployed/crash sensors being activated the car makes a call using a built in phone. If there is no answer or if help is requested the emergency services are contacted. This service along with some others is free from first registration for three years.
Luckily I've had no need to try it...
Have you thought about running Cat5e outside the house? I don't know what your set up is but I have my main PC in the attic but TV/WDTV/PS3/modem/router/whatever in the lounge on the ground floor. The cable exits the wall downstairs and goes up the outside of the drainpipe (attached by cable ties) to the attic. Regular Cat5e and no problems in nearly 5 years. I'm sure it will break at some point but the holes are already there and Cat5e is cheap.
D@v3, we seem to share the same view ie it's some software that does what it says on the tin and apart from when I'm using it I don't give it a second thought. Life's too short. So there you go. That's two of us.
Mr Shitpeas however, has rage issues.
Look Barry! A Windows Phone....! Get it Barry! Get it!
"Of course there are more versions of Android than iOS out there in the market. The Android ecosystem is much more diverse than the iPhone's, with many manufacturers serving many different global markets with very diverse feature requirements and price points. "Fragmentation" isn't a problem for consumers -- only for a company like Apple trying to control the entire "experience"."
But couldn't it also be said that there are many more versions of Android out there because handsets just get 'left behind' by manufacturers/operators? ie 18 month old phone and no more upgrades. This is one of the reasons I've avoided Android sets so far.
I'd love to join in this misty eyed nostalgia as I do enjoy these articles but back in the early '80s I wasn't considered to be good enough at maths to get near computers at school. An introduction to computing based on which maths set you were in now seems incredibly short sighted. As a result I successfully avoided computers for about 20 years believing them to be the devil's work. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Well I probably am on this site...
Please include a variation on this statement for all your player reviews. It's enormously helpful. I don't know how many times I've thought I've found the Holy Grail of players just to be disappointed after a frustrating search through user reviews or manufacturers tech specs. I have no idea why manufacturers seem to think it necessary to bury some vital info about format/container support but they do.
Well sort of. Wasn't daft enough to drive into the water.
However, it's the satnav settings that are important here. Usually satnavs by default say yes to motorways, toll roads and ferries. It's the last one. Never mind your choice of quickest, shortest or most economical, if you allow satnav to include ferries then it will. That's all very well but it obviously doesn't know when the ferries are. Hence the "In 500 yards turn left" and all you see is an expanse of water. If for example you choose 'quickest' and include ferry crossings the nav will make the assumption that a ferry will be waiting for you at every crossing.
Try driving from Edinburgh to Bowmore on Islay with the satnav on default settings and you'll see exactly what I mean!
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