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  1. Thought some of you may be interested in the performance of the new iMac Pro. This is the 8 Core one.
  2. Photo sync iOS and android

    Google Photos. Only downside is you need to pay for storage if you don't want compressed photos.
  3. The £1k mobile phone

    Regulatory issue with Apple Pay - functionality was in the early betas. As for Face ID-getting-hit-over-the head. Well, it's a lot easier to grab your cold, dead thumbprint on your phone than it is to get the phone unlocked with face ID.
  4. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Hey Siri, Google Do not Disturb
  5. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Hey Siri, check my whatsapp.
  6. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Hey Siri, check my messages.
  7. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    It's built in to iOS11.
  8. "Relay Crime" reality?

    I put all my stuff in RFID proof pouches now. I don't bother or worry too much anymore about such things, it can consume you. I have had two cars stolen, but having good insurance and GAP means it can become 'one of those things'. It's still a kick in the guts, but what's the point of constantly worrying. The RFID pouches cost a few quid.
  9. Gap insurance for purchase cars? What else?

    Be careful with GAP, and make sure it really is back to invoice (ALA) and not back to invoice*. *subject to our arbitary review of what invoice value should have been.
  10. Hmmmm
  11. WiFi extension

    I get about 950Mbps each way over cabled. 500Mbps each way is over WiFi. Company is HyperOptic. Fibre to the hallway
  12. WiFi extension

    That reply has been sat on one of my laptops for an age Derp.
  13. WiFi extension

    orking, wired connection 175 mbps. Wifi sometimes 20 but I’ve seen 60 odd. Will attaching a router like MrMe boost my wifi speed significantly or will the mesh system be a better bet? I don’t hardwire anything really so all that speed is just going the waste at the moment. The router makes a ton of difference. My Netgear gives me brilliant WiFi performance - 500Mbps each way, which is phenomenal. Not quite as phenomenal as wired, but hey ho.
  14. WiFi extension

    Yes, the same tech.
  15. WiFi extension

    As a side note, the Google solution looks good - but Google. So nah
  16. WiFi extension

    PowerLine is OK, but personally, I'd go with some kind of mesh system. Firstly how fast is your Internet connection? Secondly, what is your traffic like? Mostly to/from t'internet or do you run internal stuff too? It'll affect the choices. Powerline stuff is OK, but I've rarely seen them hit 200Mbps, even though they're rated far higher. That's fine if your internet is below that, and most of your traffic is that way - could be frustrating otherwise. Check out stuff like the LInkSys Velop or the Netgear Orbi .
  17. The £1k mobile phone

    Yes, you do. It's no different to TouchID on that front. There's a common thing I see with people assuming that Apple Pay only works while you're physically authenticating - I.e. You have to have your finger on the TouchID while paying. You don't. Start ApplePay/Wallet, auth, take finger off, and then touch on NF terminal. Understand why people do that, it's not massively intuitive to tell you you can do otherwise. Will be same for FaceID. Open Wallet, Auth, touch.
  18. The £1k mobile phone

    GM iOS 11 seems to support multiple faces.
  19. The £1k mobile phone

    Must admit I want to try an X, but suspect I'll end up with the 8 plus. It's interesting there were all the rumours about them not being able to get TouchID working through the glass - that and the early code betas indicated Face & TouchID would be available? It's an odd one. Everything about the X tells me I want it - the sceen estate/form factor for example. The removal of TouchID is bugging me though! Arguably the new method of unlocking - and removing the TouchID - will drive upgrades on the iPads too Ever had two similar devices with two different unlock methods? It's infuriating
  20. The £1k mobile phone

    Well if the cap fits
  21. The £1k mobile phone

    OMG main progress new stuff why I can use stuff I bought in 1983.
  22. The £1k mobile phone

    Yup, this is very much the first step on that process I think.
  23. The £1k mobile phone

    I found a 6310 clearing out my garage - the shocking thing was it still turned out without charging it Didn't last long, but I was gobsmacked. You have to remember that the upgrade in hardware often enables new software capabilities. That HW capability is a dependency for a lot of stuff. You build it, people will make use of it.
  24. The £1k mobile phone

    As for catching up with the S8...Nah.