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Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-10-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By cyclo
What I noticed since upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5...

What I noticed since upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5 is that the battery life seems to have been affected negatively. I did turn on iCloud but only for email, calendar, and Find my iPhone. Everything else...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-10-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,319
Posted By cyclo
Update went pretty smoothly on my iPhone, iOS 5...

Update went pretty smoothly on my iPhone, iOS 5 installed, everything restored in about 30 minutes. The only glitch was being prompted to enter the SIM code password that I activated a few months ago.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-09-03, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,717
Posted By cyclo
I am satisfied with the 5 MP camera on my...

I am satisfied with the 5 MP camera on my iPhone... The built-in camera app is OK but you can get more "features" by using other apps like Camera+ and Photoshop Express. Below is a resized image of...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2011-01-29, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,140
Posted By cyclo
Where I work (in an office) cell phones are not...

Where I work (in an office) cell phones are not allowed for anything while inside the premises... no calls, messaging, etc. In my opinion TTC drivers should not be allowed to use these devices while...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2011-01-29, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,140
Posted By cyclo
Another incident of texting by a TTC driver is...

Another incident of texting by a TTC driver is photographed:

TTC to passengers: Don’t snap texting drivers...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2011-01-28, 12:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,140
Posted By cyclo
TTC Driver photographed texting while driving... where's the image?

A TTC bus driver photographed texting on his cell phone while apparently driving a busload of commuters down Weston Road at close to 50 km/h has attracted the ire of the public and his superiors....
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-12-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,839
Posted By cyclo
Wikileaks in my opinion is great... it has done...

Wikileaks in my opinion is great... it has done what the regular news outlets and media has failed to do these last couple of years. Julian Assange IMHO, deserve The Man of the Year award. Bradley...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-09-28, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 78,702
Posted By cyclo
MDG made a killing when it used "bait and switch"...

MDG made a killing when it used "bait and switch" tactics to sell unsuspecting folks laptops powered by "Intel Dual Core" processors whereas the customers actually thought they were buying "Intel...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-08-26, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By cyclo
Trek dealer is near Eglington and Yonge: ...

Trek dealer is near Eglington and Yonge:
http://trektoronto.ca/articles/locations-hours-contact-pg292.htm

$2000-2500 will probably get your brother a decent carbon fiber road bike with Shimano...
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2010-06-29, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,561
Posted By cyclo
Just like before, I'll probably end up watching...

Just like before, I'll probably end up watching live streams over the internet.
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-06-28, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,922
Posted By cyclo
Watching that video linked to by TVOR is kind of...

Watching that video linked to by TVOR is kind of surreal... hard to imagine that scene being played out in Toronto. Just goes to show how mighty and all powerful these G8/G20 folks are.
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-06-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,697
Posted By cyclo
A friend of mine has a Surly LHT that he uses for...

A friend of mine has a Surly LHT that he uses for commuting, long distance trips, and for hauling stuff... pretty versatile and flexible bike. The drop bars gives the hands various placement options...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-05-24, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By cyclo
Good article from the Times Online , looks like...

Good article from the Times Online , looks like USADA wants to get to the bottom of this:

Long ago, cycling’s authorities decided it would not wash in public any linen belonging to Armstrong. The...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-05-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By cyclo
A volcano of oil erupting

Looks like the oil spill is much worse than first though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=did-S6XbpMM
Forum: GPS Devices   2010-04-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,764
Posted By cyclo
I am very pleased with the cycling optimized...

I am very pleased with the cycling optimized Garmin Edge 500. It records information about my rides which I can review later on which is great for training. I also use the data from the Edge 500 to...
Forum: Windows Computing   2010-02-28, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,374
Posted By cyclo
Make sure you download the Windows 7 "64 bit"...

Make sure you download the Windows 7 "64 bit" driver. Open the Audio control panel (in the screenshot above), right click on Speakers (analog) and set it as default device.

Alternately you can...
Forum: Windows Computing   2010-02-26, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,374
Posted By cyclo
My PC runs on a Gigabyte P55A-UD4P motherboard......

My PC runs on a Gigabyte P55A-UD4P motherboard... Win 7 X64 Ultimate and I have no audio problems. I suspect this is driver related... download the latest driver for your motherboard off Gigabyte's...
Forum: Windows Computing   2010-02-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,647
Posted By cyclo
Story just keeps getting wierder...

Windows 7 Memory Usage Critic Outed As Fraud (http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/02/21/2329249/Windows-7-Memory-Usage-Critic-Outed-As-Fraud?art_pos=1)
Forum: Windows Computing   2010-02-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,647
Posted By cyclo
Interesting turn of events regarding this issue

From ARSTechnica:

Behind the Windows 7 Memory Usage Scaremongering (http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/02/behind-the-windows-7-memory-usage-scaremongering.ars)

And from OSNews:
...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-02-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By cyclo
Hey thanks for the link, first time I seen the...

Hey thanks for the link, first time I seen the unedited version :)
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-01-31, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By cyclo
IMO, the reason most people get...

IMO, the reason most people get automatics/manumatics (manual option probably used a few times out of curiosity then left at full auto afterwards) is so they just hop in the vehicle, put the car to...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-01-31, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By cyclo
Can't seem to edit my post so I'll just add...

Can't seem to edit my post so I'll just add this... in many cases I believe simple is better... the more electronics/features you have on a car, gadget, etc., the more confusing it is to operate and...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-01-31, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By cyclo
Normally I would have reacted in a similar way,...

Normally I would have reacted in a similar way, why not just shift the car to neutral? That is until I saw a picture of the shift mech of the Lexus(?) which appears to have one of those "Manumatic"...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-01-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,094
Posted By cyclo
I typically avoid motherboard provided monitoring...

I typically avoid motherboard provided monitoring software (volts, fans, temps). Also some of them might not work under 64 bit OSes. I do use CPUID's HWMonitor (Hardware Monitor)... HWMonitor is from...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-01-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,094
Posted By cyclo
Checkout the motherboards from Gigabyte... they...

Checkout the motherboards from Gigabyte... they feature USB 3.0 in addition to SATA III (not that useful right now). I just did a build using Gigabyte's P55A-UD4P, Intel i860, 8 GB or RAM and it is...
Forum: Windows Computing   2010-01-01, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,388
Posted By cyclo
I believe the key to HP drivers might be to just...

I believe the key to HP drivers might be to just plug in your printer's USB cable and let Win 7 locate/download the drivers from the web. I did this with an old HP Deskjet 1220C and it worked... it...
Forum: Windows Computing   2010-01-01, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,388
Posted By cyclo
This one is pretty nasty

The bug I encountered (Win 7 Ultimate X64) was that it won't allow me to "create an image" or "perform a backup"... lost about a day trying to resolve this issue. I keep getting this dialog whenever...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2009-12-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,333
Posted By cyclo
I am a PC guy and for those looking at cheaper...

I am a PC guy and for those looking at cheaper alternatives here is what worked for me... note that I do mostly cycling videos for posting on the web. I have also just recently started capturing and...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2009-12-02, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By cyclo
They sell GoPros at bike stores but you might...

They sell GoPros at bike stores but you might want to wait a little while until they stock up on the HD version. You might also want to check out the Vancouver based web store, pointofviewcameras.ca...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2009-12-02, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By cyclo
Here is an example (down rez'ed) of a still image...

Here is an example (down rez'ed) of a still image taken by a GoPro... this one taken at the beaches last Fall:

http://imgur.com/wigOV.jpg

When taking images, I use the "every 2 seconds mode"...
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