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  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2017 09:08:06 71,332 posts
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    If anyone has a Moto or Lenovo phone, Google play keeps misreporting that Bluetooth is a dangerous app and kindly offering to disable it.

    Probably best not to.
  • Tonka 11 Sep 2017 14:28:58 26,047 posts
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    Bluetooth? Is that a stand alone app? I have a Motot Z play and I haven't seen this. I usually have Bluetooth turned off though since I've no use for it.
  • Addy_B 12 Sep 2017 21:52:43 618 posts
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    Fell in love with the Sammy S3 today after a demo with a colleagues, so ordered one of those.

    Edited by Addy_B at 21:53:15 12-09-2017
  • MrFlay 13 Sep 2017 00:25:08 3,348 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    If anyone has a Moto or Lenovo phone, Google play keeps misreporting that Bluetooth is a dangerous app and kindly offering to disable it.

    Probably best not to.
    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/bluetooth-bugs-open-billions-of-devices-to-attacks-no-clicking-required/

    Google is correct. The vast majority of phones will never receive the patch for this exploit. Having Blutooth switched on is now a massive vulnerability.
  • DrStrangelove 13 Sep 2017 02:10:13 10,871 posts
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    I was wondering too (Moto G4), earlier today I allowed it to disable bluetooth, I don't use it anyway so I should be fine
  • crashVoodoo 14 Sep 2017 07:09:00 5,405 posts
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    Yeah, according to my note3, I'm a few security patches behind. 03.11.2015 was my last one :-/

    I also have Bluetooth on all the time for my watch.

    We'll see how widespread it gets or if it's the usual scaremongering that actually amounts to nothing really.
  • Addy_B 14 Sep 2017 19:25:34 618 posts
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    Got my Samsung S3 tab today. I love it. Pricey like most things these days but the screen is lush and it's just great to have an android tab again.
  • crashVoodoo 14 Sep 2017 20:06:11 5,405 posts
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    @Addy_B haha I nearly corrected your earlier posted thinking you'd mistyped S8. Didn't realise you meant tablet. My mum has the big 10inch sammy one from last year. It is swish and a joy to use but I just wouldn't use it over my laptop.

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 20:06:48 14-09-2017
  • Addy_B 14 Sep 2017 20:24:29 618 posts
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    @crashVoodoo

    Yeah this is the 9.7 one. I agree it will never replace my work laptop for my actual work but since a big part of my work now involves mobile apps (sql, power bi and other reporting) it should do nicely. Definitely wins comfort factor wise for slobbing out and watching some Netflix or whatever. The display is really nice.
  • H1ggyLTD 16 Sep 2017 14:58:52 7,336 posts
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    Picked up my Note 8 today.

    Is it a thing that some podcasts available on iOS are not available on Android?

    Any podcast/podcast app tips in general for an Android newbie?
  • reviewer 16 Sep 2017 18:22:23 4,530 posts
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    Pocket Casts is the app I keep coming back to on android, if you don't want to pay for it then podcast addict is good just not as pretty.

    I haven't found any podcasts that are iOS only.
  • Tonka 16 Sep 2017 18:27:25 26,047 posts
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    I also use pocket casts. Hedger failed me. Which podcast is it you can't find? It's like having an iOS exclusive blog... i.e. super weird but not undoable
  • Tonka 16 Sep 2017 18:28:37 26,047 posts
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    Just found out that my Moto Z Play will be getting Oreo.
  • H1ggyLTD 16 Sep 2017 18:31:50 7,336 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    I also use pocket casts. Hedger failed me. Which podcast is it you can't find? It's like having an iOS exclusive blog... i.e. super weird but not undoable
    Well, i've only looked once, but i couldn't spot Rebel FM, Burns and Jim and Dave, PC Gamer UK, and the Echo's LFC cast.
  • reviewer 16 Sep 2017 18:40:48 4,530 posts
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    I've just checked some of those and they're on there. Some apps use the iTunes directory, a few might not and singing like Spotify is rubbish for podcasts.

    The suggested ones have things like variable speed, trimming silence etc which are all great if you listen to loads.

    Edited by reviewer at 18:41:00 16-09-2017
  • H1ggyLTD 16 Sep 2017 21:04:58 7,336 posts
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    That app does seem much better.

    Thanks guys.
  • nickthegun 16 Sep 2017 21:19:42 71,332 posts
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    Podcast Addict is worth a punt. Tried a few and it does everything right.
  • MrFlay 16 Sep 2017 22:16:58 3,348 posts
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    I'm another Pocket Casts user. It can automatically trim silence which should save you some time.
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