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Does convenience come at a price?

  • By Cafestudy Admin
  • Created: 17th Sep 2019
  • 43 replies

Ever spoken about a particular product or destination to a friend during conversation, only to have an advertisement for that same thing randomly show on your social media newsfeed? Do you feel as...

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Should mobile phones be allowed at school?

  • By Cafestudy Admin
  • Created: 13th Aug 2019
  • 93 replies

Do you think mobile phones should be banned in primary and high schools? Whose responsibility should the decision be - the Principal’s, State govt or should parents decide what’s best...

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Online dna testing

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 26th Jun 2019
  • 14 replies

Being 52 years old & don't know who my father is. I've never seen a photo of him, I know absolutely nothing about him. I have a name only (which still could be incorrect) Would you do an online DNA...

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Huawei mobile phones

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 19th Jun 2019
  • 0 replies

Just wondering what your thoughts are regarding what's happening with Huawei mobile phones. I just purchased a new Huawei mobile phone in March this year about 4 weeks later, the US decide to ban...

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Ebay v amazon

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 17th Apr 2019
  • 8 replies

Hi again, Just interested in your opinion regarding your experiences with eBay & Amazon. I personally think now after being a member of eBay for over 15 years, the biggest mistake they made was...

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Online reviews

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 26th Mar 2019
  • 9 replies

Hi, Just curious as to how much importance or notice you take of online reviews, example.... I was looking at changing the place I usually go for my eye test. I was horrified by the reviews & the...

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Ps4/ ps4 pro

  • By Sadeesh31614659
  • Created: 7th Nov 2018
  • 8 replies

I want to know if I should buy a ps4 or ps4 pro. I dont really want to pay the extra 100-200 dollars of theres no good benefits or advantages of pro over regular ps4.

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Digital wallets and a cashless society.

  • By mustang6000
  • Created: 3rd Jul 2018
  • 8 replies

With the increasing popularity and growth of digital wallets and contactless card payments is there a need to carry cash around anymore? Personally, I do not trust digital wallets, no matter how...

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Globalisation

  • By Kelvinkelvin
  • Created: 2nd May 2018
  • 8 replies

Has globalisation done more harm than good?

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Mobile phone batteries

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 28th Apr 2018
  • 3 replies

Hi, I'm just wondering why phone manufacturers in this day and age cannot come up with a mobile phone battery that will last longer than a year. My last phone I bought was $350 outright & it's just...

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Nbn ..what choice do we have?

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 18th Apr 2018
  • 6 replies

So we now have to get NBN....Why is this being forced on us? I have heard so many stories where people who have NBN are so disillusioned with it because the 'really fast' speeds they were...

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Facebook privacy - are you worried?

  • By Cafestudy Manager
  • Created: 11th Apr 2018
  • 262 replies

Following the recent Facebook privacy scandal, have you changed your behaviour on Facebook? Are you conscious about how much you share and are you worried about your privacy?

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Internet scams

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 22nd Feb 2018
  • 5 replies

Recently I had a phone call from someone claiming to be from the technical department of my current telco and was told that 'unfortunately we will have to shut your internet down'. As the caller...

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Xbox one

  • By Henrywebster1
  • Created: 29th Mar 2017
  • 2 replies

Who here owns an XBOX 360 and an XBOX ONE? Was the upgrade worth the money?\ Please reply with a rating on the following 4 categories!? 1) General Gameplay Quality 2) Graphic / Video Quality 3)...

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Action on scams

  • By hispania
  • Created: 19th Oct 2016
  • 5 replies

As a follow up to a previous chat on scams I want to know what action ordinary people are taking on emails they receive which ask them for credit card or bank details etc. We have to fight against...

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Telstra - use it or lose it

  • By makunta
  • Created: 1st Oct 2016
  • 1 replies

Telco's policy of use it or lose it when it comes to the service you pay for and if you do not use it you lose it. This relates to data and pre-paid services. Basically you pay for something, e.g....

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Rfid blockers

  • By why?
  • Created: 15th Sep 2016
  • 3 replies

Protection for pay wave credit cards may not be as necessary as the makers would have us believe. Information is freely available on the net that suggests if scammers do scam your card details,...

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Phone

  • By Jess199@
  • Created: 15th Jul 2016
  • 4 replies

I like that I can use the online chat with Telstra so I don't have to speak on the phone to them.

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New phone old phone

  • By Laura30061115
  • Created: 10th May 2016
  • 26 replies

Hey, so I want to know how many of you use your phone until it last leg? Like when do you opt to get a new one? Do you keep up with the newest or wait until the 'good' ones are cheap?

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Social media

  • By PGS
  • Created: 16th Nov 2015
  • 1 replies

On the subject of Facebook...how social is social media? Does it make you feel connected with people, or just a viewer/bystander? How do you prefer to connect to people - is face to face still...

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Best mobile phones

  • By whatalam
  • Created: 17th Aug 2015
  • 11 replies

What are the best mobile phones in the World today?

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Iphone

  • By Ranga101
  • Created: 10th Aug 2015
  • 2 replies

I need some help does anyone know how to update an iPhone 4 and update the soft wear I tried so many times but it still doesn't work Help me please

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Telstra being uncompetitve

  • By dmatthews
  • Created: 12th Jul 2015
  • 1 replies

At my telephone exchange Telstra refuse to create more ports to enable people to have ADSL. They have however upgraded the exchange to accommodate the backlog of Telstra customers. The ACCC and the...

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Tasmanian logging of natural forrests and literally banned areas.

  • By bettythrelfo
  • Created: 1st Jul 2015
  • 2 replies

I have just been watching the news, and I am horrified to find that the tasmanian goverment is considering the logging of some parts of its natural heritage. I know that there is a build up on the...

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What is the. definition of a smart phone

  • By fuzzy4au
  • Created: 1st Jun 2015
  • 3 replies

I thought a smart phone was one that had internet connwction?? A friend of mine has an old phone with internet connections and was trying to get help with one of those emergency service monitoring...

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what you can do to play games on ps4

  • By johnmackey
  • Created: 11th Apr 2015
  • 5 replies

hello everyone i am a gamer and i love gaming so much i spend daily 13 hours on gaming but never get boered no one get bored playing online games

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Points

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 9th Oct 2014
  • 3 replies

Hi was pleased to see I was mentioned and congratulated for a win? Thanks but what happens now. Also having trouble redeeming points? Should I have problems I'm not sure where to go from here....

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Vhs to dvd

  • By Clint Marchant
  • Created: 18th Jul 2014
  • 19 replies

I've got an LG machine that can convert VHS home movies to DVD, it does this very well as I allways check that it worked but.... they play on my DVD player but sometimes not on my DVD player in my...

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What ever bappened tohaving fun without technology

  • By Heenz
  • Created: 3rd Jun 2014
  • 3 replies

I remember when everyone would run around and walk to the shops and now they sit on a computer or a smart phone and just do nothing what happened to tbe good days

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How do you get points on this site?

  • By ronaldo
  • Created: 27th May 2014
  • 1 replies

anyone tell me how do you get points and redeem for cash?

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Facebook and other social sites

  • By madie-tay
  • Created: 27th Mar 2014
  • 1 replies

I'm a Facebook user, and think that young teen ages people use it the wrong way, with photos half naked, fights, and stupid comments. Not only that it seems to be a distraction when they are ment...

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Is it worth getting the ipad mini with retina display?

  • By Ravscroft
  • Created: 12th Mar 2014
  • 1 replies

I am wanting to purchase an iPad Mini sometime in the near future but I don't whether it would be worth my while to spend an extra $100-150 in order to get the newest iPad Mini which come with...

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New 'deals' site...

  • By PGS
  • Created: 19th Feb 2014
  • 1 replies

Be aware of a new one called "SaveThe Deals" based in Singapore. The line in is an offer of $35 of shopping/petrol or movie tickes for $1.00. The catch is you have to sign up with them at a cost...

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Mobile provider - what do you think of yours?

  • By looklively
  • Created: 28th Nov 2013
  • 124 replies

What do you expect from your mobile phone company? Who are you with? What makes you stay with a company or move? Is it about price, reception, product choice, customer service or overall brand? And...

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Withdrawal

  • By surahi111
  • Created: 27th Nov 2013
  • 1 replies

cash withdrawals with PayPal on the activation of demand. Please give support

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Just a phone

  • By Clint Marchant
  • Created: 27th Sep 2013
  • 10 replies

When I wanted to buy a phone I went to Telstra and told them all I need is a basic pre-paid phone which I got but now I realise that I need the above but with a camera any recomendations? I'm on a...

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I t technology development

  • By Danger
  • Created: 19th Sep 2013
  • 2 replies

I am very touched by the amount of knowledge and development gained through computers and my biggest wish is for governments to start making it a free resource on the network side so as to spread...

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Andriod phones

  • By Razorfish
  • Created: 9th Sep 2013
  • 142 replies

Hi,Anyone have an Android phone? I have just purchased one after many years with an iPhone (which I vowed never to change). Android is amazing and to me goes well beyond iOS which I never thought...

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Is google becoming too invasive

  • By mtod1
  • Created: 3rd Sep 2013
  • 4 replies

Hi all. I was wondering what everybody thinks regarding Google. In particular, its collection of information on everybody who uses their services. For me it's a little concerning that a...

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How are seniors coping with technology?

  • By terry
  • Created: 29th Aug 2013
  • 250 replies

If you are a child of a senior citizen let us know how your parents are coping with the vast amount of technology available. Do they enjoy using technology? Do they feel it is a useful commodity?...

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Is tethering safe?

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 26th Aug 2013
  • 2 replies

Hi Everyone, I have an android phone, which I can use my internet credit when I connect to my computer using the UBS Cable. I was just wondering if this is safe as in the security on my computer...

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Trying to find out about cost and functionality of smartphones

  • By terry
  • Created: 22nd Jul 2013
  • 104 replies

I've been thinking of buying a smartphone and have heard a lot of great things about having one, but I'm worried about how much it might cost. How good are they? Is the technology as good as I have...

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Why are tv channels manipulating us.

  • By Gerry
  • Created: 8th Mar 2013
  • 5 replies

Why have Commercial TV channels made watching TV so painful. Start program 10:36 finish 11:03 and even advertised times are rarely met except for those labeled 5 o'clock news etc. Why do we just...

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New technology? no thanks!

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 18th Dec 2012
  • 2 replies

I went into a store the other day to actually cash in a gift voucher from last Xmas and while having a good look around to see what I could get with the voucher I was astounded at some of the new...

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Cyber bullies

  • By bob
  • Created: 6th Oct 2012
  • 1 replies

i think that cyber bullying is outrageous...why..why oh..why would anyone go and bully a poor defencless robot.have they no shame!!!!!!!!!

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Hello, i'm new.

  • By jmitropoulos
  • Created: 16th Sep 2012
  • 5 replies

I just signed up for cafe study and I'm unsure of how to get points. Help please?

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Points

  • By amar93
  • Created: 19th Jul 2012
  • 17 replies

aren't i supposed to be getting points for replying on chats? how does this work?

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Trouble with deleting un wanted emails

  • By nelly2
  • Created: 24th May 2012
  • 1 replies

Ihave found that entering competitions ,or doing surveys for competitions ,,not survey sites.,that i seem to get a lot of emails in my email box ,does any one have trouble deleting them some days...

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Etichs hacking

  • By Deep
  • Created: 9th May 2012
  • 2 replies

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Online australian business

  • By Jim
  • Created: 18th Mar 2012
  • 1 replies

Is the a real Australian online business out there (home based.

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Which is the best mobile phone and why?

  • By flyingace
  • Created: 18th Feb 2012
  • 13 replies

I have a samsung galaxy s 11 and its the best for taking photos and you can go on the market and check out all the apps.

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All mobile phone numbers to be released next month

  • By paradox
  • Created: 12th Dec 2011
  • 9 replies

This is for Australian phone numbers REMEMBER: Mobile Phone Numbers Go Public next month. REMINDER all mobile phone numbers are being released to ...

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No surveys?

  • By JustJess
  • Created: 21st Nov 2011
  • 21 replies

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Smart phone!

  • By CAT17
  • Created: 5th Nov 2011
  • 2 replies

Just got the new Samsung Nexus S and am now wondering why. This thing is so smart it hardly needs me! How can so many apps all be inside this little rectangle? I must admit I am considered a...

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Can apple succeed without steve jobs

  • By jeremiah_cool
  • Created: 7th Oct 2011
  • 3 replies

While Apple's past achievements owed much to the founder of APPLE - Steve Jobs' vision and hard-charging personality, its future success rests on the shoulders of executives, such as new CEO Tim...

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Online jobs

  • By shir
  • Created: 22nd Sep 2011
  • 1 replies

Online Jobs. Are there any legit work at home jobs online out there? If so, How do you find them, where do you start?

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No phone reception..no sms points!

  • By sixtyschild
  • Created: 18th Aug 2011
  • 3 replies

We live rural and unfortunately that means no mobile phone reception, it bugs me that most offers are redemable via sms or reply text message where you have to answer with a code sms immediately. I...

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Has anyone heard about club telco

  • By Lynstar007
  • Created: 27th Jul 2011
  • 1 replies

Trying to find out info on them Rang them but it all seems very sketchy I wanted to change from Telstra for phone, internet like a bundle package I was told $75 a month which seems like a good...

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Online gambling

  • By jamiewayne
  • Created: 4th Jul 2011
  • 2 replies

We offer the best online casinos We have the best online casinos. We keep things simple and easy to use and offer an online casino guide to all of the best online casinos available on the...

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Have you had a smart meter installed recently?

  • By Bigmitch
  • Created: 15th Jun 2011
  • 2 replies

Any problems after installation such as fires, burned- out appliances, or increases in electric costs? Do we have a choice to accept them or not? We are already paying for them even though many...

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Nbn

  • By errolsyd
  • Created: 10th Jun 2011
  • 14 replies

Who really needs the NBN? Are your download speeds sufficent for your needs? Do we really need to spend 40 billion on this white elephant?? Or can the money be better spent oh health and old age...

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Dates

  • By limpy
  • Created: 7th Jun 2011
  • 18 replies

i need your help i was married o the 14/ o8 /1971 can one of our brilliant cafe study members tell me how long i have been married their are 2 anwsers but which one is right & one which is ...

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Buying online

  • By chips48
  • Created: 12th May 2011
  • 21 replies

How many of the members of cafestudy find it really annoying when oerseas online stores and/or companies will not sell items to people in Australia? It really makes me angry, especially in this...

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What is your computer game addiction?

  • By Goulah
  • Created: 19th Apr 2011
  • 17 replies

After years of computer game denial I am sadly drawn nightly to the joys of popping imaginary balloons. Is there any hope for me?

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Internet shopping

  • By Proteus
  • Created: 8th Jan 2011
  • 7 replies

I'm guessing that many of the readers would have seen the news article about major retailers here in Australia bitching about no GST being paid on internet purchases? I do a little internet...

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18 & over rating on game good or bad to sell in australia

  • By hollowfication
  • Created: 15th Dec 2010
  • 4 replies

recently the been talk about 18 + Games to be allowed to be sold in store is it good to be sold to australia or bad? I think its good because it allow the game to be untouch not been recut...

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Mobile phones? looking to give my 15 yr old a new phone for a surprise xmas present.

  • By peppi6
  • Created: 12th Dec 2010
  • 21 replies

Suggestions / opinions pls as to what would be a good brand/phone to purchase. Main criteria to consider would be qwerty, good battery life, durability, easy to sms, and good or reasonable...

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Facebook. love it or hate it?

  • By mrsdew17
  • Created: 21st Nov 2010
  • 67 replies

Facebook. Love it or hate it? Personally I HATE Facebook (and MySpace to a lesser extent). A few reason why, but probably the most is that I have three children who all use it in different ways....

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Ipad vs android pads

  • By philmm
  • Created: 28th Sep 2010
  • 28 replies

I am about to get a new Pad device and have been reviewing all the data .... although I like some of the apps on my iPod Touch (almost a small pad) they dont seem to match up with the Android...

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Points

  • By dove13au
  • Created: 8th Aug 2010
  • 11 replies

has any one else had problems redeeming points because they dont have mobile cannot get code to redeem have sent e mail to them but have had no response can any one tell me what to do ty

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Unidentified flying object

  • By stewart bookworm
  • Created: 1st Jul 2010
  • 8 replies

Unidentified flying objects Our concept of a UFO is that it is from another planet which has been sighted by only a few people simple fact. Now to work the other perspective. In other words how...

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What is rss????

  • By LUV-A-TIGER
  • Created: 22nd Jun 2010
  • 8 replies

Hi Just wondering if someone out there can be able to explain to me what is RSS.. Not very good in alot of technical terminology...lol Thanks in advance

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Digital camera

  • By httle
  • Created: 29th Apr 2010
  • 6 replies

whenever where did you go, a clear memory can always be formed in the most easy way,and it is a modern record

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Free sms

  • By LUV-A-TIGER
  • Created: 21st Apr 2010
  • 19 replies

Just wondering what others think of "free sms".. Free is one of the most searched words on the internet, and having free SMS is very popular. Put these key words together with all the words that...

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Iphone abroad

  • By Razorfish
  • Created: 16th Feb 2010
  • 74 replies

Anyone got an iphone and used it abroad? I am thinking of using hot spots to hook into a wireless network then getting Skype and using VOIP calls instead being totally ripped off by telcos on...

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Nokia 2720 phone

  • By mogg1966
  • Created: 15th Dec 2009
  • 6 replies

Has anyone used or bought Nokia fold 2720 mobile phone?? Looks great, but I haven't 'played' with one yet instore

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Mrs elizabeth duhig

  • By Liza May
  • Created: 3rd Nov 2009
  • 7 replies

I see there are currently over 700 million users of mobile phones.... in China. A growing number apparently? This is an amazing figure. A wonder how their radio frequency range can cope.

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Windows 7 pricing

  • By the_dr
  • Created: 27th Oct 2009
  • 31 replies

I was looking online just after Windows 7 can someone explain the why in Australia we are paying close to 100% more than US Before you saying exchange rate at the time the Australian dollar...

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Satelite navigation systems. will they take off?

  • By mermaid
  • Created: 21st Oct 2009
  • 13 replies

They have taken off prices vary between $99.00 and up. There is some fine tuning required on the timing of instructions already highlighted by one member and real time data. Once achieved it...

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Mobile phone cameras - useful or just flashy?

  • By mermaid
  • Created: 21st Oct 2009
  • 14 replies

I recall the day my employer gave me a mobile to replace my pager lol.... We were all excited UNTIL we realised it meant anytime anywhere contact. Since then technology has progressed in ways the...

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Chapstick

  • By chapstick
  • Created: 15th Sep 2009
  • 12 replies

I find cameras in mobile phones good . Great for when we are out 4wd or fishing that is really the only time i ever use it.

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Is google chrome usefull?

  • By qantas130
  • Created: 13th Jul 2009
  • 38 replies

I was just wondering out there, people that use google chrome is it actually usufull? and is there any reall benifits?

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Voip phones

  • By Steve
  • Created: 3rd Jul 2009
  • 12 replies

Are VoiP Phones any good? Which one would you recommend?

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Loss/theft of mobile phones

  • By Robertofgoodna
  • Created: 22nd Jun 2009
  • 21 replies

What are the best ways of preventing loss or theft of your mobile phone? I've lost 4 phones, 2 just sliding out of my pocket while I was asleep on the grass, one lifted from my belt holder by an...

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Mobile phnes

  • By Horseplay
  • Created: 12th Jun 2009
  • 13 replies

I wonder what some people actually talk about when they meet the people they chat on mobiles. Maybe they never meet them?

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Its how you use it

  • By nomad
  • Created: 29th May 2009
  • 17 replies

Technology and online is great if you understand what you are doing but for some people it is just to **** confussing, so they refuse to learn and keep up with the times of technology and online...

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Design and technology

  • By colin
  • Created: 26th Feb 2009
  • 3 replies

there is a great site which discusses technology http:/www.designandtechhelp.com regards Colin

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Who needs a mobile phone

  • By gramonaghan
  • Created: 24th Jan 2009
  • 44 replies

I don't need a mobile phone, and I believe they are too expensive. I do understand that for a person who is working, or runs a business its a must have item. I am a pensioner, and find that they...

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Games console war

  • By 4letterword
  • Created: 12th Sep 2008
  • 45 replies

This will appeal to the more "immature" members, but it will be interesting to see what you all say. Playstation 3 - Flashy, overpriced doorstop, or peice of media genius? XBox 360 - Obselete...

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Legs

  • By legs
  • Created: 5th Sep 2008
  • 11 replies

mobile phone cameras are just another version of do you want fries with that. most companies are obsessed with upselling a phone is for phone calls and they should perfect the system and increase...

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Mac vs pc

  • By legs
  • Created: 18th Dec 2007
  • 117 replies

With Microsoft Vista coming out earlier this year and receiving mixed reviews, while Mac unveiled both a new operating system and a new iMac, it's probably a good time to try to get one question...

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Impersonal communication

  • By legs
  • Created: 29th Jun 2007
  • 72 replies

With the world of on-line expanding faster than many of us can imagine, people's physical or personal contact with others is becoming more and more limited. Phone calls are being replaced with text...

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Lcd versus plasma

  • By legs
  • Created: 8th Jun 2007
  • 129 replies

After a little investigation I know LCD outlasts Plasma screens.  Plasma is better at displaying darker colours and LCD is brighter.  Plasma is also generally cheaper.Who has experience...

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Mobile phone cameras - useful or just flashy?

  • By legs
  • Created: 4th Jun 2007
  • 488 replies

Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates 95% of the adult population have mobile phones while a much smaller percentage (10%) have the more advanced 3G network enabled phones. Nokia especially...

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Satelite navigation systems. will they take off?

  • By legs
  • Created: 25th May 2007
  • 232 replies

Satellite navigation is one of the fastest growing markets in the world, and with a wealth of devices on offer from various manufacturers. Some can be fitted or come installed in your car, others...