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Anyone know if it's possible to lock the brightness on an ipad. My nephew keeps cranking the brightness to max which isn't good for eyes especially in the dark. If it's possible with a app or through some accessibility settings on ios please let me know. 
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Bt launch there own mobile plans. Seems like some alright deals especially if your a bt customer already. Some decisions to make next month. 
It's already been quite the week for the UK's mobile battleground, with Three UK's owner Hutchison Whampoa announcing its plan to acquire O2 for a cool &
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+Allen Cross that's my worry too, with fewer carriers there will be fewer price wars. It's expensive already so I don't want to think what it could be in the near future. Ofcom hopefully will keep its eyes wide open for such collusions happening. 
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Very odd move by htc to say 5.0 is the last update for the m7. Very odd considering that 5.1 was just released and if m7 got 5.0 no reason it shouldn't get 5.1. Seems like a bad move to say it this early as well just as the m9 is about to release. Not exactly good price.
 
That is so odd, considering 5.1 is essentially fixing all the broken things in 5.0 - it's a bug fix release rather than a feature release (well, there are some, but it's primarily bug fixes).

I understand there are business reasons for not doing it all over again for every variant, but I can't help but think that this sucks. At least stick it out until the next major release, eh? 
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I dunno, this has put me right off considering the M9.
If the M7 had been discontinued it's one thing but they are still selling it with no intention of further support. Seems like a rum deal to me. 
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+Kevin Barry​ when you open a folder in the app draw the background goes all gray. The same doesnt happen when you open a folder on the homescreen. I think it would be nice if the same happened too.
 
Hello everyone !! A friend of mine has this setting opening folders (white effect on the rest of the screen) that I can not find in the settings .. Suggestions? Thanks to all
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The new mac book looks nice but imo it looks like they have gone a little too extreme and picked design over functionality. 1 usb c port only which means no simultaneous charging and connecting something else in unless you buy a expensive dongle. Imo the new Dell and Samsung devices have taken the bettwr approach. Still looks very nice with there very slim bezels and still being very light but offering all the usual ports. When many people still use usb sticks, sd cards, usb attachments etc it seems silly to not even have 1 normal size usb. It looks nice but I can almost guarantee it's best to wait for 2nd gen as usual with the mac books where they will more than likely add another usb c port. 
Apple's just reinvented the MacBook with a new design that's remarkably light, thin, and short on ports. It's shipping next month for a starting price of $1,299. The MacBook Air isn't going...
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I like the look of it and am very tempted. I've got a surface pro 3 which is a cross between laptop and tablet (and let down a bit by software not optimised for touch, an onscreen keyboard that could be better and a battery life that won't get me through the day). I use a wireless mouse (the track pad isn't the best on the surface's physical keyboard). Also the external speakers on the surface are a bit disappointing. But it's great for windows only software. I've also got a MacBook Pro (brilliant keyboard, trackpad, battery life and software).

I don't use the sd card, nor usb (I did use it once when I used an external disk but these days my storage is all cloud based, also how my photos get shifted around). So, not having an sd card slot or use is fine. However, I'd have liked a separate charge port and monitor port so I can charge and use a monitor at the same time (not something I do that often).

I'd considered the new dell XPS 13 but I'll be going for this mac.
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A tech reviewer with some common sense lol I thought I was the only one that saw all those differences 
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I’m still holding out for the Sony Z4 (though keen to see the LG G Flex 2 in the flesh!, though I like the looks of the  HTC M9).
 
It’s good that Samsung has the ability to ditch the things that many saw as their strengths (removable battery, SD cards, use of durable, light wieght plastics…) and go nearer to the iPhone approach.

The lack of SD card is a plus in my eyes- helping with design; improved security; less faff  with compatibility…

The use of metal and glass is good. Though as with the iPhone 4s and other devices glass isn’t good for fingerprint smudges. Not an issue if you use a a case. It’s a shame Samsung aren’t sticking with plastic. Some companies (notably Nokia) have shown you can have plastic AND make it feel like a premium material.

And the adoption on the S6 of the touchid approach of ‘press’ for fingerprint recognition is good to see. The swipe fingerprint on the previous models has been a limitation for one handed use (and the software on the S6 will be nicely familiar for iPhone users).

So whilst the iPhone 6 and Samsung s6 have similarities compared to those of other manufacturers it’s great to see that Samsung have made improvements.

Next step is to address their post sales service- the experience I’ve had been with them has been far from ideal - though, to be fair, I’ve had more hardware issues with my Samsung devices than from any other manufacturer and more of a need to engage with their customer service:((

Meanwhile, for android devices: my choice for audio and style is HTC; for innovation that’s practical and ergonomic LG; and for all round strength, combined with excellent waterproofing it’s Sony. And for good value for money the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei… are hard to beat. So still plenty of choice in the android world! 
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All the m9 reviews are rolling out. S6 was last week. Was waiting for the m9 reviews to see battery life compared to the s6 and was certain the m9 will have way superior battery as it has lower res screen and a much bigger battery. Was surprised to see based on GSMArena that the s6 actually has better battery life than m9 even with higher res and smaller battery. I hate to keep mentioning it but I really do think there's something not right with the s810. Just cause you throttle to deal with the issues doesn't imo mean it's not got issues. 
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You want to see a brutal review this is it. Good to see someone review a device without being cautious about possibly upsetting a oem and giving them a pass. Seen quite a few negative reviews regarding the flex 2 performance. If it is that bad then how and why did LG even put out a device with a terrible firmware. Could also just be more sign of issues with the s810. Will be Interesting to see how the m9 fares with the s810. 
This isn't normally the way I like to approach a review. (Was that an “Uh oh” I just heard?) I say that because this review of the LG G Flex 2 is going to be short and sweet and we're just going to get it out of the way, so that we can move onto the HTC One M9 and the Galaxy S6.
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+Taz Hoque I haven't seen it yet. Maybe it's going to some areas to try out first:)

At the moment I'm happy with the android, windows phone and blackberry devices I've got. I do keep looking at the iPhone 6 though- the 5s is brilliantly practical for one handed use but I want more storage. And perhaps a larger screen. And having uninstalled Google+, gmail and Google inbox from my iPhone there's been a step change with battery life on the 5s (tethering to it at the moment:). It's the apps, touchid and small size for one handed use that's driving my next phone as likely to be the 6s or perhaps the iPhone 7 next year. The only android phone that might get my money is the z4!
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UK s4 getting lollipop today :) mine is downloading right now. Fingers cross that I don't have any major issues . +Steve Litchfield​ you been waiting for this right. 
Samsung is rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to a lot of its devices, at least the premium ones, including ...
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+Matt Vokes I put lollipop on my nexus 7 g1 and it ran badly - until I did a factory reset. It is now like a new tablet (and its 3 yrs old!)
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Want this device badly to replace my nexus 7. Lol we know what it looks like so let's not troll over that but as I user I could care less, I just want a great device. This no doubt is a great Android tablet at a attractive price. Hopefully Nokia bring it UK side sometimes this year. OS looks pretty much stock with just the z launcher on top. Put on nova and you have a nexus experience pretty much in a good build. 
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MWC 2016 Nokia announces its reentry to the smartphone market with a carl Zeiss camera flagship based on N1 design. I live in hope...
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S6 active makes sense this year considering the s6 is lacking plastic build, water proofing etc. If this leak is true, what got my eyes interested was the supposedly huge 3500mah battery and if true shows how much more battery can be added just by increasing the thickness by 2mm. The active is supposedly 8.8mm thin and let's be honest that's plenty slim. I would take 2mm extra "thickness" for a extra 1000mah on the s6
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+Taz Hoque if that is fact then I will be very very tempted :)
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Are UK carriers taking the piss with Contract pricing nowadays. If they think I'm going to pay anywhere close to 40 quid for just 1gb of data they are kidding themselves. Might have to start looking at three. What's it going to be next year, £50 quid a month for 1gb of data. 
The HTC One M9 is now available for pre-order at EE. The network is offering the smartphone on a range of 4GEE plans, starting from £31.99 a month. The HTC One M9 gold variant is also listed as exclusive on the EE store. To get the most out the new new smartphone from HTC, EE recommends its £41.99 plan, which will provide 1GB of 4G data with 1000 minutes and unlimited SMS. Picking up...
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Carphone warehouse seem to have a decent offer. £39 a month for 4gb of data. £60 upfront cost. Much more "reasonable" price and data compared to those other offers. 
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