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Post by PanBiker » 02 Apr 2020, 09:00

QR codes are basically square two dimensional bar codes. :smile: :extrawink:
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Post by Tizer » 02 Apr 2020, 10:27

What does Stanley mean by `to set it up'? Is that so he can see the video on his big screen instead of the tiny smartphone screen?

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Post by PanBiker » 02 Apr 2020, 11:20

It doesn't need any setting up on Windows apart from installing the application and linking the phone. You need to have the phone switched on as it uses that as an interface it just mirrors the groups and contacts you have on your phone but gives you the advantage of the big screen and your full sized keyboard. I have a similar tab on Firefox for Instagram as well, works the same and a lot easier to use. With both using the phone comes into its own when taking photos to send but for text based contacts you cant beat a full sized keyboard.
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Post by Whyperion » 02 Apr 2020, 12:33

QR Generally takes a reader to a web address, sometimes with an executable (that you have to give manual permission to proceed)

Am I right in that most Apps on Phones also (A) need an email address (B) will work on a computer/laptop/tablet. This is primarily because the comms system is over IP routing either wired or wirlessly. So far as i know I dont think (despite many years of attempts at integrated messaging, for want of a better term) any landline can have its information seamissly paired to your internet apps/programs ( I note that Window 7( or 8?) and above call on its home screens 'programs' 'apps' which confuses me for a while.
I sort of made a list of popular programs but I dont know what is best, some allow voice or video recording too (but eat memory/storage)
Skype (its Microsoft Account needed, I dont think I like it)
Whatsapp Seems usable, does anyone else feel the need to shout on mobile, or laptop. I have always been wary enabling speakers and microphone on my devices over the years.
Instagram
Telegramm (seems a bit like twitter and is probably more for widecast than one to ones )
Messenger (runs on Facebook)
There are probably others.

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Post by PanBiker » 02 Apr 2020, 13:15

Windows 10 describes programs as apps because it is a platform transportable OS. It is not just used used on computers but phones and tablets also. It's indirect competition to Android and IOS platforms. WhatsApp is probably the most versatile of the communication apps as it can be used for straight text messaging, photo and video sharing and video calls, all either to individuals or groups. It's free and has end to end encryption. Covers all the bases I would say.
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Post by Stanley » 03 Apr 2020, 03:56

WhatsApp was forced on me by Janet when she was dying, it was brilliant then and still is. I love it. Ian is right, much better to use it on the screen....
And I have discovered that it means I can do video calls to Oz using the router and my new phone, bliss!
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Post by Tizer » 08 Apr 2020, 09:23

This man is an idiot and a menace and Youtube/google should have banned and deleted all these videos weeks ago...
`Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke 5G interview' LINK
`YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks. The Google-owned service will now delete videos violating the policy. It had previously limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them in its Up Next section. The move follows a live-streamed interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday, in which he had linked the technology to the pandemic....Mr Icke also claimed that a coronavirus vaccine, when one is developed, would include "nanotechnology microchips" that would allow humans to be controlled. He added that Bill Gates - who is helping fund Covid-19 vaccine research - should be jailed. His views went unchallenged for much of the two-and-a-half-hour show...'.

The really sad thing is that so many people believe this sort of misinformation. It reminds me of a novel I've been reading which centres around witch hunts in medieval times and things people believed then. Mobs being fired up by religious leaders and seeking out innocent women to kill.

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Post by Stanley » 09 Apr 2020, 03:12

"Mobs being fired up by religious leaders and seeking out innocent women to kill."
Exactly right Tiz. I heard the reports about Icke and have difficulty understanding how anyone can give him credence when he is so obviously barking mad! I suppose the answer to that one is that you have to be bent the same way in order to even start listening seriously to him. Include me out thanks...
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Post by Big Kev » 09 Apr 2020, 06:31

I disregard any online information source that contains adverts...
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Post by Stanley » 09 Apr 2020, 07:56

That sounds about right..... I'll go with that one Kev.
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Post by Tizer » 04 May 2020, 09:07

This is another aspect of the rise of populism. Trump must love it!
`Far-right spreads Covid-19 'infodemic' on Facebook' LINK
`....what the WHO has called an "infodemic" looks more like a parallel world, complete with social organisation, activism and gift shops. It is one where fringe politics and fringe health have begun to mix. They both carry the idea that the lockdown isn't about safety but about control, which they promise to "liberate" their followers from. Given its size and energy, it is a world that also may represent a growing threat to the lockdown itself, and the medical and political consensus on which it is grounded.'

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Post by Stanley » 05 May 2020, 02:36

I suppose there always was 'false news' and manipulation for political ends but in the days of print media it was slower to propagate. Today a false fact can be round the world in an instant. I wonder if there could be an unintended consequence buried in there?
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Post by Whyperion » 09 May 2020, 20:20

Tizer wrote:
04 May 2020, 09:07
This is another aspect of the rise of populism. Trump must love it!
`Far-right spreads Covid-19 'infodemic' on Facebook' LINK
`....what the WHO has called an "infodemic" looks more like a parallel world, complete with social organisation, activism and gift shops. It is one where fringe politics and fringe health have begun to mix. They both carry the idea that the lockdown isn't about safety but about control, which they promise to "liberate" their followers from. Given its size and energy, it is a world that also may represent a growing threat to the lockdown itself, and the medical and political consensus on which it is grounded.'
I cannot see how it can be about control. I can phone who I like, talk about what I want, visit most (reasonable) web sites and have a confidence that within six months for most people travel for them to associate with who they like will be back in place.

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Post by Tizer » 03 Jun 2020, 08:51

The more complicated gadgets get, the more chance of a glitch...
`Android: Why this photo is bricking some phones' LINK

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Re: Mobile Phones

Post by Stanley » 04 Jun 2020, 03:05

The cure.... Only ever use your own pics for wallpaper. Better still, never use wallpaper! :biggrin2:
(And I know nowt about it)
PS, how do you take a selfie? I can't find any setting that instructs me.
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Post by Tripps » 04 Jun 2020, 08:20

Stanley wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 03:05
PS, how do you take a selfie?
On mine - switch the camera on. Bottom left is a button to change from front to rear camera. Has two opposing arrows on it. Press that then carry on.

Just tried it - I don't like what I see. . . :laugh5:
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Re: Mobile Phones

Post by PanBiker » 04 Jun 2020, 08:29

It's Android so that's the one. I already posted a reply on this about 15 minutes ago but my post disappeared. :sad:
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