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smadge1

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In Topic: Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

12 December 2017 - 03:05 PM

Well, my trip to India is getting closer, I have my tickets, and just about everything I need is ordered.

 

Some Rupee:

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A 20,000mAh (77Wh) powerbank (3-port, 3A/port and 6A Max) (Has 2x 2A input ports too!)

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I already owned a pair of Aldi Bluetooth headphones, but I wasn't particularly interested in taking them as they were pretty bulky, but then I saw Aldi had a Noise-Cancelling version, for $79.99! Perfect, exactly what I need.

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In Topic: Bitcoin trading.....

07 December 2017 - 10:33 AM

eeeeeeeeee, BTC is almost at $20,000 AUD


In Topic: Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

06 December 2017 - 11:14 AM

I figured I could handle a 6.0 handset, and consider it a bonus if it ever gets update to 7.0

 

There's more "hardware" in the Oppo than the LG


In Topic: Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

06 December 2017 - 08:01 AM

As I'm heading off to India in January, I figured I'd get myself a more appropriate (and cheaper) phone. My current phone is a Pixel XL.

 

I spent a week researching different phones, looked at $200, $300 and $400 handsets.

 

Important things to have were 2x 4G SIM Slots and a separate MicroSD slot.

 

Only 2 hit my shortlist, an LG Q6 and the Oppo A77

 

The only downside to the Oppo handset is that it only has Marshmallow 6.0, and no idea if it will ever be upgraded to Nougat 7.0

 

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In Topic: Wifi VPN advice

23 November 2017 - 03:12 PM

I've been forced to think about Travel VPNs, as I'm off to India early next year.

 

People say you don't need mobile data when travelling, you just use wifi, but I'll never connect to WiFi I don't know, without protection.

 

I plan to use as little mobile data as possible, it's quite expensive. If I connect to WiFi, I'd like the most protection I can get. I plan to be taking a Marshmallow 6.0 Android phone and an iPad Air2.

 

I really don't know what's involved in looking for and setting up VPNs (especially across multiple devices)

 

I think the iPad is relatively easy, once you sign up for a VPN service (on a website or an app) you just download and install a mobileconfig profile with the VPN payload,

I have less experience with Android devices however.