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Bluetooth Audio Kept Cutting Out on Samsung S7 (Android) Phone in Car – Fixed

You see, I just wanted to listen to my Podcasts. Well, it actually started with some French Radio podcasts (to improve my speaking and listening before an exchange visit to Angers), but then I got into the Friday Night Comedy from BBC and it snowballed from there. Unfortunately, I had to burn them all to Read More

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Disappearing Photographs on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Phone

This summer we (my Wife, daughters and I) went on a marvellous holiday for a couple of weeks which was well recorded on a variety of cameras and camcorders. However, even though I have a good Digital SLR which I took a couple of thousand pictures on, it doesn’t include GPS – and being quite Read More

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iTunes Insisted My iPhone Wanted Me To Encrypt Backups

This might help you if you encounter the same problem… When I last connected up my iPhone to my laptop it prompted me to install the latest updated to iOS – which I did, naturally.  Unfortunately, when it tried to do a backup of the iPhone it complained that the phone insisted on encrypting the Read More

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iPhone Tips and Tricks

I’ve had my iPhone 3GS just over a year now and I’ve learned a few useful tricks for using it which I’ve been shown by friends or discovered on the internet or by just messing around with it.  Of course, I could have just read the manual – but where’s the fun in that? While Read More

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An Update on iPhone Email Settings with Vodafone and Virgin Media

I wrote a while ago about setting up my email on my iPhone – it worked, then it didn’t work and then it worked and… Until tonight it didn’t work – I could receive emails fine, but it wouldn’t send them out.  From my original Virgin Media account settings, the outgoing SMTP server didn’t work Read More

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Apple iPhone Email with Vodafone, Virgin Media and Outlook 2003

–> See An Update on iPhone Email Settings with Vodafone and Virgin Media for a better and more up to date solution! It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally managed to get my email working properly (send and receive) on my iPhone.  The initial setup was relatively easy (my teenage daughter did it for me) but Read More

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Apple iPhone Web Site Icons

A colleague mentioned the BBC iPlayer for the iPhone – so I tried it.  Not bad!  He also mentioned that he had the icon on his home screen – just like an App.  I had a play and that’s when I found out what the “Add to Home Screen” button meant when you click the Read More

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I Finally Gave In and Bought an iPhone

Yes, I’ve gone over to the dark side and got myself an iPhone from Vodafone. I spent ages agonising over which deal, which network and tried to love any one of the other smart phone offerings, but eventually, the Apple marketing engine caught me hook line and sinker. And the 1GB data limit swayed me Read More

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