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Re: Buying a new laptop

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Dannie Boy wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 12:46 pm Banana IT are a fairly big chain in Thailand selling phones, laptops, printers and accessories - you can buy online but they have an outlet in MV in Hua Hin and the price was the same as online (online is often cheaper). I paid B14,900 which at the time = £335, whereas on Amazon in the UK it was £459 - this is for the 64GB non-cellular version.

Like a lot of things, I’m sure that some will be cheaper some more expensive, so best to check first.
Seems to be a hell of a deal, fair play and good to know :thumb:

As to my issue with the Lenovo, I've just "revisited" things and have found a way via a "Micro SD Card" rather than external storage. Have to say, I have a preference with Android over iOS, but then again the LHG has an iPad and loves it!!

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Re: Buying a new laptop

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pharvey wrote:
Dannie Boy wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 12:46 pm Banana IT are a fairly big chain in Thailand selling phones, laptops, printers and accessories - you can buy online but they have an outlet in MV in Hua Hin and the price was the same as online (online is often cheaper). I paid B14,900 which at the time = £335, whereas on Amazon in the UK it was £459 - this is for the 64GB non-cellular version.

Like a lot of things, I’m sure that some will be cheaper some more expensive, so best to check first.
Seems to be a hell of a deal, fair play and good to know :thumb:

As to my issue with the Lenovo, I've just "revisited" things and have found a way via a "Micro SD Card" rather than external storage. Have to say, I have a preference with Android over iOS, but then again the LHG has an iPad and loves it!!

:cheers: :cheers:
Apple obviously work on the principle of getting you hooked and then keeping you - I’m not really into having the biggest and latest versions of anything, but having an iPad and iPhone, everything is linked and virtually everything on one device is mirrored on the other so it makes life easier, especially for the older fraternity Image


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As a member of the older fraternity I have an iPhone, iPad and MacBook. Despite enjoying their reliability and general user friendliness I prefer Microsoft by a large margin for work applications leaving my interconnected gadgets for play.
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Best place for battery replacement in old iPhone?

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I have an old iPhone that needs a battery replacement. Can anyone recommend a gode shop for this? In MV third floor, there's a gazillion places, but it's hard to know if which to choose. And I guess that MV isn't the only place for this kind of service.
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Ralfredo wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:54 pm Best place for battery replacement in old iPhone?

Hi!

I have an old iPhone that needs a battery replacement. Can anyone recommend a gode shop for this? In MV third floor, there's a gazillion places, but it's hard to know if which to choose. And I guess that MV isn't the only place for this kind of service.
There’s an Authorised Apple dealer a bit further along from the Banana IT shop on the 3rd floor that provides a replacement battery service - obviously more expensive than the stalls, but no doubt you get what you pay for!!
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U.S. hits Apple with antitrust suit, accusing tech giant of stifling competition
Apple Inc., one of the world's most valuable and influential companies, illegally engaged in anti-competitive behavior in an effort to build a "moat around its smartphone monopoly" and maximize its profits at the expense of consumers, the Justice Department alleged in a blockbuster antitrust lawsuit filed Thursday.

In a complaint filed in federal district court in New Jersey, the Justice Department accused the company of using its app development rules, iPhone features and hardware that customers use every day — including iMessage, Apple Wallet and smartwatches — to thwart competition and expand its business by charging higher prices. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia joined the Justice Department as plaintiffs in the suit.

"Apple has maintained monopoly power in the smartphone market not simply by staying ahead of the competition on the merits, but by violating federal antitrust law," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in remarks at Justice Department headquarters. "Consumers should not have to pay higher prices because companies break the law."

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Yes, the IPhone 15 has C into the phone and into the wall charger.
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PeteC wrote:Yes, the IPhone 15 has C into the phone and into the wall charger.
You got me thinking so I’ve checked again and my iPad 10 is USB C to USB C, but the iPhone 13’s for my wife and me are USB C at the charger end but Lightning at the phone end.


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The change from Lightening into the phone was either with 14 or the current 15. My beloved (and small) SE has Lightening. Everything here on out will have C in and out.
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Dannie Boy wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:07 am
Ralfredo wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:54 pm Best place for battery replacement in old iPhone?

Hi!

I have an old iPhone that needs a battery replacement. Can anyone recommend a gode shop for this? In MV third floor, there's a gazillion places, but it's hard to know if which to choose. And I guess that MV isn't the only place for this kind of service.
There’s an Authorised Apple dealer a bit further along from the Banana IT shop on the 3rd floor that provides a replacement battery service - obviously more expensive than the stalls, but no doubt you get what you pay for!!
Hi, did you get your battery replaced?
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Why Your Wi-Fi Router Doubles as an Apple AirTag

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Full article here: Why Your Wi-Fi Router Doubles as an Apple AirTag

“You may not have Apple products, but if you have an access point and someone near you owns an Apple device, your BSSID will be in [Apple’s] database,” he said. “What’s important to note here is that every access point is being tracked, without opting in, whether they run an Apple device or not. Only after we disclosed this to Apple have they added the ability for people to opt out.”
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Thanks for the info Rats. Apple are evil :)
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IMHO Apple made two big mistakes. Although it’s been pubic knowledge that Apple and Google have been using WiFi access points for geolocation, what they didn’t make clear was that you could opt out nor did they make public that this information was so easy to access.

It’s not clear to me why this post was moved to this thread. It’s not an Apple thing, it affects anyone who has a WiFi router which is probably most of us.
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Ratsima wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 8:20 am It’s not clear to me why this post was moved to this thread. It’s not an Apple thing, it affects anyone who has a WiFi router which is probably most of us.
Three reasons - it doesn't warrant its own dedicated thread, involves Apple tech, and will likely turn into another discussion about Apple (as it has already).
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For anyone who can't wade through the windy linked article/apology:

If you want to prevent both Apple and Google from adding your router to their databases, you can add _nomap to your SSID. For example, if your wifi SSID is currently John Appleseed Home, you can change it to John Appleseed Home_nomap.
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