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See that there at the bottom, just above the home button?

vodafoneUK

I'm not one of those to complain about the name of the network, but putting it down there is annoying. It shows up everytime I get a pop up notification and grabs my attention.

Why not just put it in the top bar like any normal manufacturer +LG UK​?
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It was there in lollipop. I didn't see it on my Nexus. 
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Over the last few days I've seen the Moto X force, the Nexus 5x and the LG G4 drop to £299.

Of the three, and because I've had enough of my Nexus freaking out on me, I've ordered a G4.

Is it stock Android? No.
Will the LG skin bug me? Maybe, if it affects performance.

Of the 3 it has the best camera. The screen is gorgeous, only a tad smaller than the N6 and the spec should be comparable, if not hopefully a little faster.

Also, SDCard support and removable battery \o/

So I think I chose the right one.

Both Nexi feel overpriced this year, and although I'd have liked a fingerprint sensor I can live without it. The other half is quite happy with her X Play but with the crap-tonne of awful support I've had from Motorola over the last year I simply can't invest on the off chance something goes wrong.

We shall see.

Once it arrives I'm sending the N6 in for repair, and will likely sell it off when it comes back.
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Result! :D
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So in other words don't install iOS9 if you have had your phone fixed by a non apple engineer. 
The latest software update for iPhone 6 handsets is allegedly rendering the devices useless if it detects repairs not carried out by Apple.
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Too right.
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By default, Exchange allows connections to ActiveSync from anywhere in the world. While this is great for new Exchange admins, small businesses who don’t want to do much configuration and those who want things to just work, it poses a security risk on par…
By default, Exchange allows connections to ActiveSync from anywhere in the world. While this is great for new Exchange admins, small businesses who don’t want to do much configuration and tho…
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+WhatsApp​ gave me a lifetime subscription (they're going free don't you know) then took it back off me.

Nice.
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Update - it's lifetime again.
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So I noticed my self-hosted phone backup software was malfunctioning, opting to copy every file every time the phone connected.

This has left me with 27,000 duplicates @3MB.
No wonder the folder seemed so large...

(Yup, a photo of a screen. I'm lazy)
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I'm in two minds over the type of case I put on the G4.

On the one hand I could use something that completely wraps around the edges for complete protection, which may trap dirt and cause it to become scratched up. Something that is happening with my Note 4's metal bezel edges.

On the other hand I could use a slim case that wraps around the sides and leaves the top and bottom exposed, which directly exposes it to dirt in every environment. I have had one of these on my Nexus 6 for over a year with no sign of damage, however the N6 frame is aluminium and the G4 is glossy plastic.

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I'm not worried about dropping it as I never have, (touch wood!) but the ingress of grit seems to always tarnish the finish, and I don't even know where it comes from!
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Nexus 6 screen burn-in

Really disappointed with this. It's been fine for seemingly ages, and just last night with the on-screen buttons minimised I noticed screen burn-in on the notification and navigation bars.

Now I can't unsee it.
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That's ridiculous... And not just because I've got one myself!
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Security and privacy have been on the minds of many over the last few years and we’re watching as the internet gradually migrates to HTTPS as standard. I’ve been considering this switch myself for quite some time – despite not really having a website that…
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One of my 4TB disks has been running both warmer than the others and quite a bit slower. They're all the same Seagate drives so this didn't make sense.

Until today, when it failed. Hard. I can't get any info from it, nor access it in any way I've tried (fdisk, parted, hdparm, smarmontools). He's dead Jim.

That's the 2nd 4TB in a fortnight.
Starting to worry a bit... 
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Yup, swapped over lunch. New one is in and rebuilding!
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Happy birthday to +Robert Scoble​!
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    Mobile Solutions Specialist, 2014 - 2015
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I am a systems and server engineer, disaster recovery administrator, enterprise mobility management lead, compliance executive, web app admin, I run a tech blog over on bayton.org and do a bit of computer work and freelance writing in my free time.

If that sounds like a lot, it is. 

I invest a lot of my time in Android, the web and emerging technologies and regularly openly discuss the above and anything else remotely tech.

I'm highly opinionated and have been known to express them over various topics.

I enjoy helping others and very rarely turn down a request, question or plea for assistance. Feel free to ask, I find it helps me stay on top of technologies and aids my troubleshooting skills over various technologies I may not necessarily encounter any other way.

Oh, and I also play the Tuba. I'm pretty good too. Oom-pah, baby.

If you've made it this far, clearly the next logical step would be to pop me in one of your circles. If you engage on my posts, I'll return the favour.

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Reading reviews I expected incredible food. It wasn't. Service was fast enough and it wasn't too expensive but the food was fairly bland.
Public - 11 months ago
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I contacted Unicorn about a fault with my Combi boiler. I was told directly over the phone without inspection what is wrong with it, disregarding what I'd found out after a number of hours researching the fault on the internet against other people with the very same symptoms. I was not convinced but took up the offer for a free visit and quote. They were nice enough to drop by out of office hours and upon arrival, I was told once again what is wrong with it. The boiler was not inspected at all (I wasn't even asked to demonstrate the issue despite being next to the boiler the entire time) before the conclusion was made. They took a "might as well do it" attitude to what I believe is the cause of the fault and offered to do it at the same time. I was quoted an estimated price for the repair having been told multiple times that obtaining the parts would be more expensive (even at their trade price) than if I got them myself due to the time and fuel the engineer would have to use. Not only did I dislike what was said here, but the way it was stated came over as if giving this company a fault to fix was a major inconvenience (probably because I didn't want a new boiler off of them.. the fact I was asked twice if I would buy a new boiler was also irritating). After reluctantly accepting the estimate, I was told I would be contacted the following day with a proper quote that would include the parts (and their fuel and time, naturally) and labour for the job. I was not contacted. It would appear that my issue was indeed too much of an inconvenience and should I be contacted next week, I will refuse the work. Due to the experience I've had with this company, I will not be recommending them to anyone. In fact, I will actively advise against contacting them to anyone seeking recommendations for boiler repairs.
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For the price the food isn't terrible. Some things are better than others and that's what keeps me going back. Waiting times for food are generally average though most of the time I do wish they'd hurry it along a bit.
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I've been eating here for years. The food is always top-notch, the people are sociable and make you feel welcome (they know us by name now) and the service is usually decent. Occasionally service suffers when too busy and due to the cost of eating in we don't do it often, but I have no hesitation recommending them. Best I've found in this area.
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reviewed 11 months ago
The food is delicious, portions are usually large (but not always, especially not meals from the specials board) and the service is generally quite quick. As expected during busy times, their service tends to suffer slightly. They do their best to check on orders for you on request though despite this. Without taking into consideration the price (it's a 2 for 1 establishment), I'd highly recommend a visit. The restaurant is situated comfortably between Oxford and Swindon on the A420, perfect for a nice stop on the way to either!
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