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Post by PeteC » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:57 am

^ Me too exactly. :D I've never used one in a home environment which has been decades now. I tried a code on my cell phone but deleted it after thinking why waste time with extra steps. My daughter thinks it's neat....fingerprint ID, 4 digit ID and whatever else there is. Pete :cheers:
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Post by Dannie Boy » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:05 am

I've upgraded my old iPad 2 to an Air2 in the past few weeks and it's lightning fast by comparison and also comes with the fingerprint ID to ease opening, although when you start from switched off mode you have to enter your code first time. Similarly, the Company I am doing some short-term work for have given me an iPhone 7, which compared to the Chinese Android phone I previously had, is like moving from the Middle Ages to the 21st century in one move - first iPhone I have ever had, but a great piece of kit imo.

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Post by crazy88 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:35 am

Thanks Pete

One of those I had not tried. The command r gave me the option to reinstall operating system which I am doing on the iMac . Did not take me the normal route.

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Post by J.J.B. » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:54 pm

I wasn't aware of the password reset thing, I find it hard to believe it's that easy though - hopefully I'll never need it! I have a long history with Apple devices (I owned two Newtons!) and my first desktop was a Mac Classic with tiny, black and white screen.

The only real problem I've had of last was last week, with my Mac Mini in Hua Hin. It has been on pretty much non-stop for the last four years and acts as a media server and CCTV hub for the house. I jacked it to take a second internal hard drive for my iTunes library and swapped out the first HDD for a SSD. I could not get it to upgrade past 10.10, however. It would download the Yosemite and then Sierra OS but got part way through the install and then said it could not go any further.

This left me me with a partially installed operating system and I was stuck in a loop of installing it since the previous one had been over-written in the install. The iCare store in MV were able to get a fresh copy of 10.10 on it back in June but then the same thing happened when we were over last week. AHT was not even able to run when I left it on overnight so I think it was either the SSD the RAM or both that was beyond help. In the end I bought a new one and have the troublesome one back in Blighty now where I shall interrrogate it with more tools and a much faster internet connection.

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Post by Bluesky » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:50 pm

The slow burning fuse of BREXIT is now affecting Apple Products in the UK


Brexit hikes price of all Apple’s Macs in the UK by up to 25%

More reasons to be miserable about the UK’s vote to leave the European Union: Apple has hiked the pound sterling price of Macs, old and new, by as much as 25 per cent to take account of currency fluctuations in the wake of the June referendum vote. Thanks #Brexit.

The company announced a clutch of new laptops at an event yesterday but appears to have used the occasion of introducing some new Mac hardware to reformulate UK pricing across its entire range of Macs, including existing models.

This means that Apple’s entry level Mac now costs £949 in the UK — a full £100 more expensive than just a few days ago. (The former entry level Mac laptop, an 11in MacBook Air, which was priced at £749, has been discontinued entirely.)

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https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/28/brexi ... -up-to-25/

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Post by Felipesed1 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:36 pm

Bluesky wrote:The slow burning fuse of BREXIT is now affecting Apple Products in the UK


Brexit hikes price of all Apple’s Macs in the UK by up to 25%

More reasons to be miserable about the UK’s vote to leave the European Union: Apple has hiked the pound sterling price of Macs, old and new, by as much as 25 per cent to take account of currency fluctuations in the wake of the June referendum vote. Thanks #Brexit.

The company announced a clutch of new laptops at an event yesterday but appears to have used the occasion of introducing some new Mac hardware to reformulate UK pricing across its entire range of Macs, including existing models.

This means that Apple’s entry level Mac now costs £949 in the UK — a full £100 more expensive than just a few days ago. (The former entry level Mac laptop, an 11in MacBook Air, which was priced at £749, has been discontinued entirely.)

Full article

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/28/brexi ... -up-to-25/
Of course it is nothing to do with Apple wishing to increase their profit margin; or maybe the new products cost more to make?

Are you sure you don't want to blame Brexit for the heavy rain in Huahin this last week?


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Post by crazy88 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:22 pm

Thanks Pete

After a bit of mind bending Fking about your solution worked. Despite managing to change the keychain password it has reverted to the original?????????????????? Can access all my data now. A few beers owed. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Post by Bluesky » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:27 pm

Felipesed1 wrote:
Bluesky wrote: Are you sure you don't want to blame Brexit for the heavy rain in Huahin this last week?
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As a disinterested party to the internal politics of BREXIT I have merely passed on an observation and impact on the pricing structure of apple products in the UK. I do not recall apportioning any form of blame either way. For any forum reader considering an Apple product purchase in the UK in the future they may need to reconsider the impact of this increase with respect to their decision making process. :guns:

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Post by PeteC » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:37 am

^ ^ Glad it all worked out well. :thumb: Pete :cheers:
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Post by J.J.B. » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:25 pm

Apple has always had a very active pricing strategy to ensure their products match-up to the US dollar. Buy an Apple device at an authorised reseller in any country in the world and the chances are it won't be cheaper or much more expensive than the equivalent USD price. There is nothing evil about putting up the price of Macs etc. in the UK when the currency exchange rate changes so dramatically; it's called "business".

Apple, and other, products seem more expensive in the UK compared with the US as they include the 20% VAT charge upfront whereas US prices don't include sales tax in the same way.
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Post by Big Boy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:47 pm

If the £ suddenly recovered (yes, I know, very wishful thinking :wink: ) would the price in the UK drop again, or just wait for natural adjustment over time? By natural adjustment, I mean UK price staying static at each annual price rise until the differential has gone away. Apple have obviously been absorbing the hit for a few months.
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Post by Bluesky » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:04 pm

Big Boy wrote:If the £ suddenly recovered (yes, I know, very wishful thinking :wink: ) would the price in the UK drop again, or just wait for natural adjustment over time? By natural adjustment, I mean UK price staying static at each annual price rise until the differential has gone away. Apple have obviously been absorbing the hit for a few months.
With the collapse of commodity demand, Australia has gone through a similar situation to the UK with AUD/USD trading at 1.078 AUD to 1.00 USD in Feb 2012 to a low of .686 AUD to 1.00 USD in Jan 2016 which made a substantial difference on the cost of goods valued in USD (Including Apple) or other currencies which AUD had depreciated against. If interest rates rise or further hawkish comments are made at the next meeting of the Fed (FMOC) on 1-2 November there will be further strength in the USD which will put further presssure on USD denominated goods and services against the weaker currencies. Hopefully for pound it will find a floor sooner rather than later for those that have reliance on it.

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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by Name Taken » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:20 am

So I was tinkering with my iPhone and found that I can use it as a WiFi hotspot, I never knew I could do that with my iPhone.
It also free's up a USB port on my computer because I was using a USB dongle to connect to the internet. 8)
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Post by PeteC » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:42 am

^ Yes. Settings > 5th item down = "personal hotspot"
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iPhone--keeping the stopwatch running

Post by oakdale160 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:54 pm

Im obsessional I know. When I am out doing a run/walk, I like to time myself. I start the stopwatch om my iPhone5 but aftera few minutes it closes down . I enter thePword and it opens up, the stopwatch is running OK, but to have to do this when running is difficult. Is there a way to stop it closing down

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