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  • Drezha replied to the topic Spytrack Nano. in the forum Other Tech 4 days, 11 hours ago

    We use something similar with the Duke of Edinburgh groups I supervise. We offer the kids a choice whether to carry them or not but most will. I’ll have to find out what ones we use as they just use a normal SIM card.

    Some staff take that as meaning they can sit in a cafe all day which I disagree with but it does provide piece of mind and a bit o…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Router Issues in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    The TP Link was the cheap one, which was a bit surprised at why I’d seen you recommend it on the thread with Les.

    Whilst the Draytek’s are expensive, I’m considering avoiding it, on the basis that the Nighthawk was expensive as well and I’m already getting issues! However, if I did, I’d rather than then a similar priced consumer unit.

    I will…[Read more]

  • Drezha started the topic Router Issues in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 3 days ago

    Rather than hijack Les’s thread, here’s a new one.

    Getting web drop outs – Virgin box (in modem mode) and Netgear Nighthawk that I’ve had for about two years. Wifi will stop working and will only work again after a reboot of the router (Netgear). Started to effect the internet now as well, as it’ll drop my Synology connection. Happens every so…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Grandson's Posters. in the forum Other Stuff 1 week, 5 days ago

    Just to be picky, the second one isn’t Battlestar Galatica, it’s Firefly 😉

    Reminds me I need to get my picutres up in the office that I got framed. Have the set of three of these that need to go on the wall!

    Whilst I’ve got command strips downstairs for some of the decorations, I may end up using them in the office here for these as they are…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Not having a good week in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 5 days ago

    Well at least you’re sorted – I’ve just seen this and could have pulled the graphics card from the machine I keep at cadets out as that has inbuilt graphics and as you work in Manchester as well, would have been easy to get something sorted.

  • Drezha replied to the topic VPN router in the forum PC Talk 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    The mini GL-net routers are handy for travelling. I keep one in my bag for when I’m working. They can have VPN profiles added to them – I use PIA, as I have a yearly subscription to them. But the main use is to overcome Travelodge’s restriction to only 2 devices. With Mac address cloning, I sign up with my laptop, and then can connect my iPad and…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Optain intel. in the forum PC Talk 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    It already is on the desktop? When I purchased my Intel NUC, there was an option there for one with Intel Optane.

    https://www.ebuyer.com/789522-intel-optane-memory-16gb-m-2-hdd-accelerator-at-ebuyer-com-mempek1w016gaxt

    Not quite the same form factor though.

  • Drezha replied to the topic E-readers in the forum Other Tech 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Les, it’s in my local Argos if you want it? Only one near me mind (technically it’s even closer, as I’m sat in the office which is about 15 minutes walk away)

  • Drezha replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 1 month ago

    In addition to the two updates to the iPad Air and iPad Mini they announced last week?

  • Drezha replied to the topic E-readers in the forum Other Tech 1 month ago

    The only reason I use my iPad for reading, rather than my Kindle Voyage is purely accessing books on it I guess. I use Calibre a lot to store my library and read though I haven’t done so for a while, but I’m beginning to think that’s due to my tablet constantly popping up updates etc etc. I’ll have to dig the Voyage out again to read in the…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic E-readers in the forum Other Tech 1 month ago

    I believe the biggest ones are the Kobo’s.

    The Aura H20 is 6.8″ and is on sale on their website. (link), though they do have an 8″ here.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Personal email in the forum Website and Hosting Talk 1 month ago

    If I was dealing with a business that did that, I would be less than impressed and possibly take my business elsewhere. To me that seems unprofessional. I’d possibly consider it as reasonable for a sole trader or handyman, but if you were trading with that, I’d consider my details to not necessarily be secure.

  • Drezha replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 1 month ago

    Just out of interest, the Mini is no longer the cheapest option into the iOS world anymore (if you’re buying new at least). Newest iPad Mini is more expensive than the iPad (£399 Vs £319).

    Generally most apps now are universal so will run on both iPhone and iPad. However, iPad can often download the iPhone app and run at 2x view (or windowed 1x v…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic WW3 in my Close! in the forum Other Stuff 1 month, 1 week ago

    That isn’t really a planning concern, more of a Building Regs point of view.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Camera help please. in the forum Other Tech 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I’ll sticky this and follow – we booked our honeymoon for later this year in Hawaii and looking to make the most of the photos!

  • Drezha replied to the topic Nannying in the forum Security Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Yeah, I can switch it in to modem mode and then use my own router which I’m planning on doing next weekend. I was advised to let the line settle and hub update over the weekend before I switched it to modem mode, so I’ll do that. In the meantime, I’ve switched the Nighthawk in to Wireless Access Point and disabled the Virgin wifi so we’re back…[Read more]

  • Drezha started the topic Nannying in the forum Security Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Just had the new Virgin router installed and enabled.

    Tried to switch the wifi from the router to the old WiFi user and password I was using so I don’t have to reset up all the WiFi devices again. I’m being forced to use a different password now, as Virgin are enforcing you to use a uppercase, lowercase and a number and 8 digits long. Looks like…[Read more]

  • Drezha started the topic Android GPS Apps in the forum Android Talk 2 months ago

    Looking for a replacement for Strava – perhaps not a replacement per se, but perhaps an app that will automatically upload to Strava and other apps in one.

    It seems that my best bet is to use SyncMyTracks and continue to use Stava in the background – only issue with this is that I believe (though need to do some more testing) is that the…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Will TIG totally wipe out the Lib's? in the forum UK 2 months ago

    Well considering at the minute the TIG are candidates that are in power and has resigned from a main party, I don’t think the Liberals have anything to fear.

    It’s not like we’re ever taken seriously anyhow.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Little surprised in the forum Windows Talk 2 months ago

    Yeah, I don’t know – I purchased a Window 10 Pro key to upgrade my laptop to Pro so I can use Bitlocker. Cost me ~£8 in the end (first key I bought was a key for new installs only and I couldn’t be faffed with that).

    I also get free Office via work (5 installs per Office 365 license), though I can’t stand Office anymore really – they’re adding…[Read more]

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