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Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2020-03-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By TorontoColin
Emojis do not cause SMS to convert to MMS.

Emojis do not cause SMS to convert to MMS.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-12-31, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By TorontoColin
I don't have any LAN cables connected to my home...

I don't have any LAN cables connected to my home theatre. I have a single device which connects to wifi (as does my blu-ray player) connected to the TV.

The Godfather Trilogy is on Prime Video....
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-12-29, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By TorontoColin
I don't see how any of this has changed...

I don't see how any of this has changed dramatically with the transition to streaming as the delivery method. Cable TV was just as ephemeral, and why would I want to own the TV shows that I watch?...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-11-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 179
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Posted By TorontoColin
When I watched Ralph Breaks the Internet on...

When I watched Ralph Breaks the Internet on Netflix I experienced the same thing.
Forum: Home Computing   2019-11-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By TorontoColin
This could more accurately be titled "avoid cheap...

This could more accurately be titled "avoid cheap routers." Higher end consumer routers like Netgear's Orbi, Amazon's Eero, and Google's Nest Wifi are updated regularly and are still friendly to your...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-11-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 179
  Disney+
Views: 16,721
Posted By TorontoColin
Spider-man may not be available as Sony has the...

Spider-man may not be available as Sony has the distribution rights, not Disney.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-09-30, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,784
Posted By TorontoColin
Roku also has YouTube, which up until recently...

Roku also has YouTube, which up until recently was not available on Fire TV, and Google Play Movies and TV.
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-09-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By TorontoColin
The thing is, nobody is required to subscribe to...

The thing is, nobody is required to subscribe to every service. Most people, especially among those who don't frequent sites like this one, don't need to have access to everything on TV. They can...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2019-09-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By TorontoColin
If you don't know what a switch is, you're...

If you don't know what a switch is, you're definitely not going to be using VLANs, so I don't think this matters much in this case.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-09-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,588
Posted By TorontoColin
You can purchase the ethernet Chromecast adapter...

You can purchase the ethernet Chromecast adapter from the Google Store for $19. But I doubt it'll solve your issue.

DAZN streams at 50 fps, but for some reason when casting it only works at 25...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-09-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,588
Posted By TorontoColin
The Chromecast Ultra does include a power adapter...

The Chromecast Ultra does include a power adapter with an ethernet port. The standard Chromecast does not.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-09-04, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,588
Posted By TorontoColin
The standard Chromecast power supply does not...

The standard Chromecast power supply does not include an Ethernet port. You can buy one that does, but they can be hard to find.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-09-02, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By TorontoColin
According to several sources, the Android 10...

According to several sources, the Android 10 roll-out will start for all Pixel phones tomorrow (regardless of carrier).
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-08-27, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By TorontoColin
Which theme your phone displays is controlled...

Which theme your phone displays is controlled server side. Sometimes they will test UI changes on small groups before a staged wide roll-out, but sometimes their logic for these things is...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2019-08-26, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,730
Posted By TorontoColin
Regardless of how much the ISPs spent on that...

Regardless of how much the ISPs spent on that infrastructure, it's ultimately a public good (since we can't have eight companies ripping up roads and lawns) and needs to be regulated like any other...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-08-26, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By TorontoColin
Play Music is being discontinued. I assume...

Play Music is being discontinued. I assume they'll continue to sell albums and songs through Google Play (why turn down money if people want to give it to you?) but they want their music business to...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-08-26, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By TorontoColin
They'll continue to use letters for their...

They'll continue to use letters for their internal code names. Android 10 was Queen Cake internally.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-08-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By TorontoColin
It's not irrelevant, but it's not even close to...

It's not irrelevant, but it's not even close to the most up to date information that we have. This was written not only before we knew many of the other phones which would be released in 2019, but...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-08-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By TorontoColin
One author was saying (nearly a year ago) that...

One author was saying (nearly a year ago) that the A8 would be the best Samsung phone for most people. Not saying that it's not a good choice, but that's not quite the same thing.
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2019-07-25, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By TorontoColin
Even better than that would be to allow customers...

Even better than that would be to allow customers to buy one-time data add-ons with the existing system. Most people don't want to automatically be charged overages or be outright cut off.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2019-07-24, 04:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,588
Posted By TorontoColin
Assuming you're streaming directly from TSN to...

Assuming you're streaming directly from TSN to the Chromecast, the most likely cause of the issue is TSN. If you're mirroring your phone (ie the game is playing on both your phone and the TV...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-07-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By TorontoColin
Netflix actually has meaningful competition....

Netflix actually has meaningful competition. Everybody who makes video or is video-adjacent seems to be launching a streaming service. Disney+ and HBO Max may not have gone live yet, but in puling...
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2019-07-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By TorontoColin
I'm seeing the same issue with Teksavvy cable via...

I'm seeing the same issue with Teksavvy cable via Rogers. And the sites which are inaccessible keep changing. Teksavvy support had no answers for me, so they're going to try to send a tech out to...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2019-07-03, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By TorontoColin
Amazon Prime will play in 4K if the content and...

Amazon Prime will play in 4K if the content and playback device supports it. HD will look fine too though, but if you're spending that much on the TV I'd spend the $50 on a 4K firestick or something...
Forum: Home Computing   2019-07-01, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By TorontoColin
Chromecasts show a code on your screen which you...

Chromecasts show a code on your screen which you then enter in the app when connecting them.
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2019-07-01, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By TorontoColin
Your friend seems like he was spending beyond his...

Your friend seems like he was spending beyond his means (you seem to know an awful lot of people with poor judgement!) but there are many people who do have the disposable income and who choose to...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2019-06-27, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By TorontoColin
That's an interesting perspective. I'd argue the...

That's an interesting perspective. I'd argue the other way. If you're likely to damage your phone, you're much better off buying a mid to low end phone outright and replacing it annually. The Moto G7...
Forum: Home Computing   2019-06-27, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By TorontoColin
Every new appliance seems to insist on having...

Every new appliance seems to insist on having "smart" features which mostly barely work, are paired with janky apps, and are not particularly secure and likely to be future soldiers in the bot...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-06-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By TorontoColin
From that article (emphasis mine): ...

From that article (emphasis mine):



Full system level dark mode will come with Android Q. It is not available on Pixels in Pie, and Google will not be rolling it out retroactively.
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2019-06-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By TorontoColin
Pixel phones do not have a system level Dark Mode...

Pixel phones do not have a system level Dark Mode in Pie. I can't comment on Samsung or LG, but it may vary depending on the model.

As you say, an increasing number of apps do have it though.
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