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Apple phones are so easy to use. My daughter gave me her old one and I used it for ages until I got an Alexa and couldnt get it to work with the iphone because it needed an update which was already updated. Went for a samsung A20 but I hate it. Granted it has all I need but I find it a bit awkward to use and manage.

Benjamin hope your arm is calming down a bit. Jill beat me to it by saying Lavender essential oil for burns. I always use it and am never without it along with Aloe Vera gel. Both together they work wonders for mozzie bites and stings. 

I agree Apple are far too expensive.

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Because I use an old Doro, for my sins I have no idea what 2gb or 5gb etc per month means. I know gb is gigabytes, but I don't know what it means in relation to a phone. Maybe it's because I don't use a smartphone, I don't understand the concept. Forgive my ignorance. 

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Don't misunderstand me Jill. I'm not apologising for not having a smartphone, but for being thick. :rolleyes:

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You are NOT thick, Beekay.  I don't understand the figures either. I'm not interested in what they mean. If I was interested, I'd go and find out.

 

Don't debase yourself. The world is full of people who are only too eager to do that for you. 

 

Little Sis has spoken! :rolleyes:

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Righto Aunty, ill do as I'm told. Wrapping and little fingers come to mind. It's quite flattering to be told off by you, at least I know you care.  thumbsup

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iPhone iPad iMac life’s far to short to have these problems, pockets, shrouds, blink, gone, who? 

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Agree with Jill.  It's not necessary to know all the jargon etc.. about Smartphones unless you plan on getting one.

 

Thnig is.. I never wanted one until I got one.. now I see the attraction.. though I don't let the rule my life.  Mrs Col slagged them off for years until we bought her one.  Now I  think I'd need a crowbar to get it out of her hand..

 

The big divide is between fans of Apple, and fans of Android phones. Just different Operating Systems.  The short lived Windows phone system appears to be moribund.  I had one from Tesco for about 20 minutes.  Awful thing... took it back.  I don't have any Apple kit and I'm not interested in it.  As Brew says.. not worth the premium. 

 

A smart phone is essentially a miniature computer, with screen, keyboard, 'mouse' etc..built in.  Add on cameras and loudspeakers.. and maybe a few other devices for good measure and you have a Smart Phone. You also get WiFi and Blutooth, which mean you can connect to, and control other 'smart' devices... or you can connect your phone to your own home router for wifi, or use assorted free wifi when out and about. to save on using expensive data carried by your phone signal.

 

The problem is that many phones are effectively assembled from collections of 'off the shelf' components, produced by companies which specialise in making screens..or cameras. or processors, etc.  Different qualities of all those components are available. Phone makers cobble them tpogether to make phones at different price points. and with different 'talents'.

 

The trick is to find a phone which will do what you need/want at a price you are willing to pay.  If like some people.. you make your phone the centre of your world and use it for everything including music,video streaming,..gaming etc.. as well as computing, storing  files, pictures, video and other data based stuff.. then it might be worth spending over £1k for a phone.

 

If you just want a competent phone with half decent camera and storage for a bit of music.. you can get away with paying much, much less.

It takes work though..  For e.g., a friend of mine recommended a Moto G with good basics and a massive battery.. to minimise the hassle of frequent charging.  Thing is after reading around I found that it has actually had a less good screen and some other bits fitted in its latest version.. so it's a worse phone now...  As ever.  Do your research.

Yer pays yer money...

 

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Well what do you know? 

I thought phone's were just to make call's on 

 

It's Good To Talk.

 

Used Fairy i-pods in my washer and one garment came out all gooey had to rewash. Last Sunday in a paper, (letters) it was not only me with this problem. 

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contac Proctor / Gamble and ask why this happen's.

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the problem is the washer manufactories trying to get AAA stars so washer's use less water. 

Me to C/S  so your telling me that all the people who have this problem have the same washer?

Case not yet closed.

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No such problems with the old dolly tub and ponch! Look at the calories our female forebears used up doing the washing every Monday, instead of lounging about outside Greggs, consuming fat laden pasties into an already morbidly obese body. Progress? I don't think so.

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Jill nice to see your post but I'm thinking of womens lib, lets have automatic washing manchines, It's easy for the male sex to press a button.

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On 5/15/2021 at 11:14 AM, ube said:

Moored on the Erewash Canal with 4 other boats... Fire bin going and the beer is flowing.... All is good:biggrin::biggrin:

I'm so pleased you 2 and our cousins met up, even if it was briefly. 

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Perhaps you did click, click, click and they took offence.

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Jill perhaps they like my clicks better? I didn’t go out to see if there were any out here last evening...

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Finally ordered a new phone.  Decided on another Samsung.  A52...

 

Everytime I use it it will remind me of the road out of Nottingham... :laugh::laugh::laugh:

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Talking of phones I just bought a One Plus 9 Pro. With the Hasselblad camera system installed whoever they are.

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CF, Hasselblad were among the best cameras and lenses you could buy. A German maker, I believe. 

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Yes they still are but way too expensive for my meagre means, they are actually Swedish. Their iconic 500C was legendary among pro photographers. I'll stick to my Nikon

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Hi Oz, just been Googling some H equipment, boy ! Are they expensive. I had to make do with a Russian Lubitel twin lens reflex (120 film). Decent camera though, I've still got it.

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I know Mike is a keen photographer and am wondering if he is winding us up..

 

I used to lust after their beautiful Hasselblad 'medium format' cameras.. such as..

 

hasselblad-500cm-99.5.jpg

 

 

..when I was using a Zorki 4k Russian Leica copy.

 

For context.. Hasselblad make Leica look cheap and the rest just bargain basement tat...

 

Hasselblad have collaborated with both Sony and One Plus. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasselblad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 500c with all the accessories would cost about the same as a decent bungalow. I don't know if they still hold the crown since digital technology virtually killed film cameras but they were the stuff of dreams when I was into photography. 

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Indeed.. but the One Plus 9 Pro phone is about £900... you could buy a decent camera for that..;)

 

Whilst looking for a phone. I got the choice down to the Google Pixel 4a at around £350 and the Samsung A52 wot I bought... at a few quid more.

 

Even though the Samsung has a suite of four cameras..the Pixel ..which only has one... is generally better rated in the camera dept....  Eitherway it's not that relevant to me because I really struggle with using screens to compose shots.. especially outdoors in bright light.  That's why I bought my Lumix compact.. which has a very nice viewfinder as well as a screen.

 

It was other factors.. such as battery life in particular and assorted other specs which 'swung it' for me... though I imagine either would be a considerable improvement on my 5 year old A3.

 

https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/samsung/1413402/samsung-galaxy-a52-5g-review

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