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@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 February 2020 - 02:26 PM)

SkiNNEERRR

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 February 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Superintendent Chalmers is hilarious too, or was when he was played straight. "An unrelated article." "mm hm." "Within the banner headline."

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 February 2020 - 09:03 PM)

"I'm not a real Mister but I am a real Burns I am an actual Burns..."

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Optimus looks like his Siege figure. Maybe this will be canon to the Transformers ongoing comic series at the moment.

@  Cyoti : (06 February 2020 - 05:13 PM)

iirc megatron ended up in equestria at the end of gi joe v tfs

@  wonko the sane? : (06 February 2020 - 05:02 PM)

I doubt megatron will fall for that friendship stuff.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 02:04 PM)

My Little Pony/Transformers is really happening cool!

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:49 PM)

I don't know...

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 12:39 PM)

Okay, Mr. Burns. What's your first name?

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:21 PM)

i believe you have a letter for me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (06 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

My name is Mr Burns.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (06 February 2020 - 11:52 AM)

*Walks in and immediately disappears into a bush like Homer Simpson.*

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 05:05 AM)

Crossgrin OTP

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

If anyone at IDW is reading this. Feel free to make that canon

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:36 PM)

Sweet I can ship him with...*throws dart at board* Skullgrin??? Sure that works

@  Flamewar : (05 February 2020 - 09:08 PM)

crosshairs is gay

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

Can he be purple next?

@  Paladin : (05 February 2020 - 08:40 PM)

Crosshairs is GREEN, dummies...


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#41 K Gatzby

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:06 PM

The Gmail app for iOS is back. I am giving it a chance for a week to handle my Gmail outright. My work and iCloud email still go to Mail.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:27 PM

It's kind of baffling how it still doesn't work with Google Apps accounts.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:27 AM

Oh, this is handy... now I don't have to worry about making a thread later.

Performance on my iPhone 3GS as of late has been... well, unimpressive. I took it to the "Genius Bar" at the local Apple Store, and a guy ran a check on it. Since I wasn't running the new iOS 5, and apparently a lot of "junk data" had accumulated, he recommended I back up my phone, restore the factory settings and update iOS, then put the back-up back on the phone, and everything should be like it was.

Yeah... no.

Pretty much everything was gone, particularly apps, songs, podcasts, all that fun stuff. At least my save data seemed to be retained when I was able to figure out re-downloading the stuff. But there is still one problem...

For the life of me, I cannot get my ringtones to work. I had two on there I used: the first was the Power Rangers communicator beep, and the second was the Dragon Dagger tune.

I called Apple's support, and after being on hold and helped for what came to about an hour, the lady helping me went to ask someone about it... and I got disconnected.

Not. Happy.

So, the current plan is to hit the Apple Store tomorrow with my ringtones on a memory stick, and tell them to FIX THIS.

That is, unless someone here can help.

Honestly, dealing with Apple/their device has been such a pain lately. Prior to this, it took months for them to get my iTunes account working again, since the prospect of people going back and forth between the U.S. and Canada is apparently completely unheard of.

...but I digress. Ringtones: Can anyone help? I'm at my wick's end dealing with this thing this week, and I just want it to be over and a sense of normalcy to return. As it is, my experience has led my wife to reconsider updating her iOS...

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:42 AM

I assume you're clicking the option to sync ringtones via iTunes?
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Nov 18 2011, 04:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty much everything was gone, particularly apps, songs, podcasts, all that fun stuff. At least my save data seemed to be retained when I was able to figure out re-downloading the stuff. But there is still one problem...

For the life of me, I cannot get my ringtones to work. I had two on there I used: the first was the Power Rangers communicator beep, and the second was the Dragon Dagger tune.


Pretty sure you did what it seems 90% of people are doing when restoring their phone now. Apple allows you to use the phone while it syncs so everyone just unplugs it as soon as its open. You shouldn't. Everything will eventually show up, but it takes a while. Plug it back in and sync and wait. By the provider logo there is a little sync icon that'll show up now to tell you its syncing instead of shutting you out of the phone.

As long as you have apps and ringtones set to sync it will work, as long as you give it time to...
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE(LBD @ Nov 18 2011, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, this is handy... now I don't have to worry about making a thread later.

Performance on my iPhone 3GS as of late has been... well, unimpressive. I took it to the "Genius Bar" at the local Apple Store, and a guy ran a check on it. Since I wasn't running the new iOS 5, and apparently a lot of "junk data" had accumulated, he recommended I back up my phone, restore the factory settings and update iOS, then put the back-up back on the phone, and everything should be like it was.

Yeah... no.

Pretty much everything was gone, particularly apps, songs, podcasts, all that fun stuff. At least my save data seemed to be retained when I was able to figure out re-downloading the stuff. But there is still one problem...

For the life of me, I cannot get my ringtones to work. I had two on there I used: the first was the Power Rangers communicator beep, and the second was the Dragon Dagger tune.

I called Apple's support, and after being on hold and helped for what came to about an hour, the lady helping me went to ask someone about it... and I got disconnected.

Not. Happy.

So, the current plan is to hit the Apple Store tomorrow with my ringtones on a memory stick, and tell them to FIX THIS.

That is, unless someone here can help.

Honestly, dealing with Apple/their device has been such a pain lately. Prior to this, it took months for them to get my iTunes account working again, since the prospect of people going back and forth between the U.S. and Canada is apparently completely unheard of.

...but I digress. Ringtones: Can anyone help? I'm at my wick's end dealing with this thing this week, and I just want it to be over and a sense of normalcy to return. As it is, my experience has led my wife to reconsider updating her iOS...

--LBD "Nytetrayn"


Do an iCloud backup and then perform a DFU restore on your phone. iCloud doesn't back up firmware or any software bugs, so you should be good to go.

What he didn't inform you was that a restore/update to iOS 5 wipes the phone and anything you don't transfer prior to the update will not be put back on. Any songs from iTunes or apps/books/ringtones can be redownloaded through the purchased tab on the app/itunes store. Save data will be gone, but hey, at least it's a working phone.

And as for ringtones? Custom made or purchase through iTunes? And I hate to ask it, but you'd be surprised at the amount of people who don't realize the silent switch is on...is yours in silent mode?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:55 PM

Just upgraded my iPad, and I do not like. iTunes used to have some nice audiobook options, including the ability to choose chapters & skip back 30 seconds. No more. Now the thing just treats audiobooks as big audio files & also makes you go looking for them, as you can only find them under the more button. (I think there was a bookmark feature too, but I never used it.)

I don't see what's been done in Safari as an improvement either. Previously, instead of tabs, they created this neat button that acted the same way. Now tabs are part of Safari, and I really miss the old set up.

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My FlickR folder...

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#48 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:59 AM

QUOTE(Kup @ Nov 18 2011, 08:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I assume you're clicking the option to sync ringtones via iTunes?


I did, yes.

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QUOTE(LBD @ Nov 18 2011, 04:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty much everything was gone, particularly apps, songs, podcasts, all that fun stuff. At least my save data seemed to be retained when I was able to figure out re-downloading the stuff. But there is still one problem...

For the life of me, I cannot get my ringtones to work. I had two on there I used: the first was the Power Rangers communicator beep, and the second was the Dragon Dagger tune.


Pretty sure you did what it seems 90% of people are doing when restoring their phone now. Apple allows you to use the phone while it syncs so everyone just unplugs it as soon as its open. You shouldn't. Everything will eventually show up, but it takes a while. Plug it back in and sync and wait. By the provider logo there is a little sync icon that'll show up now to tell you its syncing instead of shutting you out of the phone.

As long as you have apps and ringtones set to sync it will work, as long as you give it time to...


I don't think I unplugged it early... I think it made the sound the computer makes when you plug/unplug something from the USB.

QUOTE(ShadowFox @ Nov 18 2011, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do an iCloud backup and then perform a DFU restore on your phone. iCloud doesn't back up firmware or any software bugs, so you should be good to go.

What he didn't inform you was that a restore/update to iOS 5 wipes the phone and anything you don't transfer prior to the update will not be put back on. Any songs from iTunes or apps/books/ringtones can be redownloaded through the purchased tab on the app/itunes store. Save data will be gone, but hey, at least it's a working phone.

And as for ringtones? Custom made or purchase through iTunes? And I hate to ask it, but you'd be surprised at the amount of people who don't realize the silent switch is on...is yours in silent mode?


Well, I have everything I want/need back in working order now, except the ringtones, and I think iTunes had been giving me grief about the files before when syncing, but it never mattered until now.

And they are custom, and no, the switch wasn't set to off-- I tested it and another ringtone comes up instead. I can't even find the ones I had anywhere in the list now.

No desire to mess with the back-up and such again right now. My save data for apps and things seems intact, interestingly enough.

And I did redownload what I needed to, though iTunes has wiped it out when I try to do the ringtone thing, so I've put that stuff on the back burner until my ringtone situation is sorted. It threw me at first, though, since instead of "redownload" or "install," it gave me "buy" and the price... but I found out that doing that just leads it to say that I've downloaded it before, and do I want to again.

Anyway, is there a way to set the custom ringtones back again? I know Apple's not big on it, but it sounds like there is a way. I'm convinced that whatever I did before (I think my wife added them, actually, but she doesn't remember how) no longer has any effect, so I'm starting from scratch again.

Update: After a trip to the Apple Store, a gent there was kind enough to help me out with the problem, and turned my attention to a site which seems able to handle all my ringtone needs.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Edited by LBD "Nytetrayn", 20 November 2011 - 04:47 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:07 PM

Ok, I got an iPad2 and I found this app called IPB that says it is for looking at IP Board message boards. But for the life of me I can't see a difference between it and Safari. Am I doing something wrong?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Dec 5 2011, 10:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, I got an iPad2 and I found this app called IPB that says it is for looking at IP Board message boards. But for the life of me I can't see a difference between it and Safari. Am I doing something wrong?


Nope. It's a crappy app.
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#51 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:32 AM

Might have to make another trip to the Apple Store... I got the ringtone thing figured out... sort of.

For some reason, it won't allow me to set one I've got for text messages. It allows the other two tunes, but not the third, for some reason.

BUT, the third is on there-- I can select it as a ringtone, but only the first two for text messages.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Nov 18 2011, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just upgraded my iPad, and I do not like. iTunes used to have some nice audiobook options, including the ability to choose chapters & skip back 30 seconds. No more. Now the thing just treats audiobooks as big audio files & also makes you go looking for them, as you can only find them under the more button. (I think there was a bookmark feature too, but I never used it.)

I don't see what's been done in Safari as an improvement either. Previously, instead of tabs, they created this neat button that acted the same way. Now tabs are part of Safari, and I really miss the old set up.



I like the new Safari all right. Haven't seen much with iTunes, but previously you could set up a playlist of music videos in the music app which would trick the video player into using it, but you can't anymore. icon-screamer.gif


Not loving iOS5. Haven't done iCloud stuff yet, and from the new MacWorld, it seems very pointless in that way many Apple "innovations" are to folks smart enough to know better, if more complicated, ways of doing things.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Dec 5 2011, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, I got an iPad2 and I found this app called IPB that says it is for looking at IP Board message boards. But for the life of me I can't see a difference between it and Safari. Am I doing something wrong?


Tapatalk is a much better app for browsing forums, but alas Kalidor hasn't installed the plugin. Which is a shame, this is about the only forum I can't access on Tapatalk.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE(lostorbit @ Dec 6 2011, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Axaday @ Dec 5 2011, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, I got an iPad2 and I found this app called IPB that says it is for looking at IP Board message boards. But for the life of me I can't see a difference between it and Safari. Am I doing something wrong?


Tapatalk is a much better app for browsing forums, but alas Kalidor hasn't installed the plugin. Which is a shame, this is about the only forum I can't access on Tapatalk.


Does he even know about it? Send something his way or post in "Ask the Staff". No reason he wouldn't I don't think.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

Oh that's a good idea.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:43 AM

After much consideration, I decided to stick with Apple and bought an iPhone 4S. I'll continue to suffer through its shortcomings and hope that they're resolved eventually.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:31 PM

I sent Kal a message about Tapatalk.

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Does anyone use the Apple keyboard dock with an iPad 2? I read in one place that it is a little awkward to attach the dock, but sometimes things like that get written by whiny people. There are lots of slick looking bluetooth keyboard STANDS, but my ideal situation was really to do everything with one item.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:23 PM

I picked up an iPhone 4S last night and one of the first things I wanted to do was see my purchases from the phone pushed to my laptop. But for some reason it isn't doing it. Settings on the iphone are set to allow the store/phone to push apps and music(not books because I don't use) and my laptop has had its preferences set in itunes to search for them. But when I open iTunes on the lappy, although it asks for my PW for the purchases, it doesn't start downloading any.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(Bainreese @ Dec 6 2011, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I picked up an iPhone 4S last night and one of the first things I wanted to do was see my purchases from the phone pushed to my laptop. But for some reason it isn't doing it. Settings on the iphone are set to allow the store/phone to push apps and music(not books because I don't use) and my laptop has had its preferences set in itunes to search for them. But when I open iTunes on the lappy, although it asks for my PW for the purchases, it doesn't start downloading any.


How big a data plan did you get, Bain? Because that iCloud is a MASSIVE datahog.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:44 AM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Dec 6 2011, 07:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How big a data plan did you get, Bain? Because that iCloud is a MASSIVE datahog.


To which aspect of iCloud are you referring, the biggest data transfer would be the backup, and it only initiates that when it's connected to wifi and plugged in.



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