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  Reply # 1787175 24-May-2017 00:42
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floydbloke: When you're on a slow as.....wifi connection in a hotel and Android decides it needs to update 72,000 apps.

 

 

 

I just disabled automatic app updates. As I got sick of it always updating right when I was wanting to use the phone. Both making the interface really laggy and using more battery due to the extra processor load. I now update apps manually as needed. Sure Facebook is now pestering me that it needs to be updated. But the "What's New" blurb simply says - improvements for reliability and speed. Yet older versions were definitely faster and more reliable. Also an update will never be able to improve the actual content on Facebook.

 

A simple update rule something along the lines of only run updates when phone is both connected to a charger and has Wifi would be better. And even better again would be: Charge phone to 100% first, then run app updates. When im asleep and the phone is plugged into the charger overnight, It has plenty of time to do updates. A Facebook update is never so important that it can't wait until 3am before updating.

 

Even Windows is happy to wait for me to finish my work first. And then apply updates at shutdown.

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1787176 24-May-2017 00:58
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DarthKermit:

 

When you have to phone customer service and your assigned customer number has more digits in it than the US national debt.

 

 

 

 

I had a related one today where the serial number on the product I had called support for was so small I - literally - needed a magnifying glass (yes, I do have one on my desk!) in order to read it! It was also very long.

 

 

No doubt with lots of low resolution and font caused ambiguous characters like 0 and O, 1 and l 5 and S.





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  Reply # 1787200 24-May-2017 07:12
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Aredwood:

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A simple update rule something along the lines of only run updates when phone is both connected to a charger and has Wifi would be better.


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My stock Sony Z3 does this already, I thought it was common across Android? Will only check for updates if it's on Wifi, and will only automatically download and apply them if it has external power.

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  Reply # 1787215 24-May-2017 08:09
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Geektastic:

 

DarthKermit:

 

When you have to phone customer service and your assigned customer number has more digits in it than the US national debt.

 

 

 

 

I had a related one today where the serial number on the product I had called support for was so small I - literally - needed a magnifying glass (yes, I do have one on my desk!) in order to read it! It was also very long.

 

 

Phone makes a good magnifying glass. And can read bar-coded serial numbers too :) And can read the serial number on the back of a device without needing to pull it out of a cabinet or whatever. :)

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1787350 24-May-2017 11:22
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  Reply # 1787371 24-May-2017 12:05
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FFS. People who take no care in packing items for couriers.

 

Just received a laptop with a smashed screen because it was just put in a bubble bag. I asked about the original packing and asked for it to be well wrapped if they didn't have it. They just put the power brick in on top and clearly it's had something heavy put on that.

 

I had one last year which was sent in a plastic bag. Yep, just a supermarket bag with a bit of sellotape. That screen was smashed as well.

 

 


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  Reply # 1787375 24-May-2017 12:15
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@frankv:

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Perhaps recognise that the end-user actions that lead to such a notice actually impacted enough for this to happen?




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  Reply # 1787389 24-May-2017 12:30
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How about this from the Daily Telegraph? I am a subscriber and wrote to them asking why I was still getting a pop up objecting to my use of ad blocking software on the grounds that I pay them every month anyway. This is their reply:

 

"Thank you for contacting the Telegraph.

Further to your recent correspondence I would like to apologise for the inconvenience you have been experiencing. The decision was made to create a soft wall to our content for any browser that has ad blocker enabled. In order to bring you award winning content and investigative journalism from your favourite writers, we rely on revenue generated by advertising.

Moving forward, I would ask if it is possible for you to disable your ad blocker for The Telegraph website only; this will not affect how your ad blocker works on other websites. I have included a link below with instructions which will allow you to achieve this:"






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  Reply # 1787390 24-May-2017 12:34
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At least we give subscribers ad free, reduced script version of Geekzone.

And we don't have pop-ups.

And we have less ads than other NZ sites.




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  Reply # 1787398 24-May-2017 12:45
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Forum hasn't remember my last visit, so went through clicking on the 'send me to last unread post link', which took me back to Monday

 

Had to remind myself to click on reset read flags


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  Reply # 1787530 24-May-2017 16:06
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Geektastic:

 

"In order to bring you award winning content and investigative journalism from your favourite writers, we rely on revenue generated by advertising."

 

I believe that what this is saying is that they don't want your subscription...

 

 


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  Reply # 1787544 24-May-2017 16:14
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Behodar:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Our house got burgled last week and they stole remotes for the TV/DVD/SAT but left the actual components?

 

 

Don't make me mention "people that make a statement and end it with a question mark"! tongue-out

 

 

? in this instance indicating puzzlement on the part of the author...





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  Reply # 1787548 24-May-2017 16:17
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Restaurants that don't have on their website home page:  phone number, hours, location.





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  Reply # 1787561 24-May-2017 16:28
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MikeAqua:

 

Restaurants that don't have on their website home page:  phone number, hours, location.

 

 

You're not the first to find this annoying: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/restaurant_website


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  Reply # 1787592 24-May-2017 17:06
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@Geektastic, how much does subscription cost?


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