* Posts by Rob007

6 posts • joined 3 Mar 2018

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


Dear Alistair - you've nailed it

Do you think that the FBI/CIA/MI6 et al have been developing AI to filter out the fart noises from all the Home 'Assistant' voice feeds.

And if so could Fart Code become the new Morse Code !?!


Re: Hmm

Tend to agree, the flat/house only needs to be at 20C when someone is in it. Just press the on button when you come in (most places warm up within 20mins - otherwise money better spent on insulation). House guests could understand this and you've got frost protect on the thermostat for holidays.

Apple in XS new sensation: Latest iPhone carries XS-sive price tag


Not surprised, my iPhone 6 has been exhibiting strange behavior (calling random people in my contacts at random) but just went for dual sim Galaxy S8 for £409 sim free a few days ago. This Apple announcement was the anti climax that press expected

Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit


Re: It was all downhill from the Apple Extended Keyboard II

Nice comment I bought a 2015 MacBook Pro, and its great. I wanted the standard USB 3.0 ports and card slot so I could add memory and the full size HDMI port is a bonus. I find the keyboard good on it.

It's a shame that Apple have put prioritised thinness over usability since.

Microsoft patches patch for Meltdown bug patch: Windows 7, Server 2008 rushed an emergency fix


Re: This is what happens when...

Oh yes - seen this regularly - why test when you either get the internal users to do this for you and/or the customers

You. Apple. Get in here and explain these iOS slowdowns and batteries – US, French govt reps


Arrogant Apple

My iphone 6 had started mysteriously shutting down when it got to around 35% battery, by November 2017 I had enough. Apple still wanted £89 for a battery replacement, third party shops only wanted £40 and would do it in 30-45 minutes. So I went for the third party battery. According to app Battery Life the original battery should have a capacity of 1751 mAh. The third party battery seems only to have a capacity of 1500 mAh.

When the price of the Apple replacement went down to £25 in January, I thought I would try an Apple replacement. I went to an Apple shop had the tests explained about the third party battery which they put into their notes and booked it in. Many weeks later after some prompting Apple came up with a repair date.

On returning to collect the phone, Apple had refused to replace the battery as a third party had replaced the battery and it would be a ‘health and safety issue’ and promptly tried to sell me a reconditioned iphone 6. Even if I had the third party battery removed they still wouldn’t replace the battery as they only did battery swaps.

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