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BT 4K TV

Broadband bandwidth growth driver – BT 4K TV

BT 4K TV At last week’s very excellent UKNOF35 meeting in Glasgow BT Chief Network Architect Neil Mcrae gave a talk about the BT 4K TV project. 4k has been creeping up on us for a while now and TVs that notionally support it have been in the shops for at least a couple of […]

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32GB micro sd card for £11 from Tesco

32GB micro sd card from Tesco only £11 Needed some memory expansion on the S7 Edge whilst on holiday in Peel. Mine has 32GB and only 5GB left. These vids take up a lot of space. Moreover whilst here in the IoM I am backing up to Google Drive but not my NAS box. pics […]

Storage space growth forecast bang on the money

Storage space in line with forecast Just realised recently that I get 5GB free cloud storage space with Amazon Drive. I also have two Google drive accounts with over a TeraByte of storage space available plus a small amount of storage space on both Microsoft SkyDrive and Dropbox. I don’t need all these but they […]

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BT speaking clock is 80 years old on Sunday

At the third stroke lets all sing happy birthday I usually ignore the zillions of press releases I get in my trefor.net inbox. I made the mistake of once agreeing to go on some PR database and I get lots of crap from people I’ve never heard of. On this occasion however I am going […]

EU referendum poll result

Stay or Leave – the results of the trefor.net poll

EU Referendum Poll result At last tomorrow is the big day and I thought I’d share my own EU referendum poll result. Stay in the EU 170 51.8 % Leave the EU 158 48.2 % It’s very close. Quite gratifying in one respect as this would appear to match many bigger and no doubt more expensive polls […]

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1080p versus 4k video

1080p versus 4k video

How much space have you got – 1080p versus 4k video? Simple post really. Kid 3 is home briefly from uni as he has a gig on Sunday. At the same time I took delivery this morning of my new Weber rotisserie. There is no correlation between these two facts. The link is that as […]

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facebook notification phishing

Facebook notifications with phishing links

Don’t do it! – Facebook notification phishing. Facebook notification phishing whereby someone shares a post on your page and provides a phishing link within the text is new to me. Our Anne’s Vans website Facebook Page just received such a notification using a link to a phishing site. My wife spotted the notification and asked […]

s7 edge waterproofness

samsung Galaxy S7 Edge rain test

Testing the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge waterproofness The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is officially far more waterproof than the Oneplus 2. It’s handily chucking it down in Lincoln so I went outside in the rain to test the S7 Edge. Most of the video is pointing at me and to the sky – just so […]

social enterprise WebRTC

Hacking WebRTC for Social Benefit

Social Enterprise WebRTC A few weeks ago, I came across a social enterprise called Founders and Coders. They provide free Javascript development courses in East London via peer learning, mentoring and exposure to projects brought to them by other social enterprises and corporate clients. It’s an innovative response to the skills gap that most of […]

juice power pad

New toy – juice power pad

Juice power pad for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Bought a new toy yesterday. It’s a juice power pad. I was in the EE shop for a second day in a row having previously been in to buy the new phone – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which so far is a hit btw. The reason for […]

waterproof phone

Galaxy S7 Edge First Impressions

Galaxy S7 Edge waterproof phone I need a waterproof phone for the Coast to Coast sponsored walk. The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a bit of a result. It feels great in the hand and the camera would appear to be top notch. I did um and ah a bit before buying it as […]

20GB Mobile Bundle

20GB Mobile Bundle Saga

to PAC or not to PAC – the 20GB Mobile Bundle I found a new 20GB mobile bundle. My mobile deal with EE is out of contract. I took a look expecting to be able to get a much better deal than one year ago. Pricing didn’t seem radically different to a year ago. I […]

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Telecom Fraud – industry’s problem not the customer’s

Industry needs to take ownership of telecom fraud says VanillaIP CEO Dave Dadds The ongoing “quiet” debate about telecom fraud which for the Voice Carriers and Resellers in the UK typically shows itself in the form of “dial through fraud” is a continued ongoing discussion, but the truth is that it is everyone’s dirty secret. […]

oneplus 2 review

In which I take a look at my new Oneplus 2 one week in

Oneplus 2 review – is the upgrade worth going for? I took delivery of my new Oneplus 2 last Wednesday. Initial thoughts: Screen already chipped – wtf?? I like the fingerprint recognition – works really well Took a while to figure out how to close down the camera app V cool button for selecting priority […]

storm Abigail

Hurricane Nora strikes

I mean storm Abigail I should say mildly agitated bit of wind Abigail.  I wouldn’t promote her to storm, at least not in Lincoln. Course things may be different in other parts of the country. In the West. Where they get all the weather. Here in Lincoln it has got colder and I’ve stuck the […]

trefbash 2015 update

trefbash 2015 update

trefbash 2015 update – registrations over the halfway mark Signups for trefbash 2015 are roughly on par with last year with over a 100 tickets now “sold”, most of which have gone to regulars. It’s quite interesting to see which ticket types have been selling fastest – I’ve crested a number of different tickets in […]

chinese domain name scam

Chinese domain name scam returns – yay

We take a break from our Lincolnshire broadband posts to bring you this exciting message. The Chinese domain name scam is back:) I used to get these scam Chinese emails quite frequently when I was at Timico. Dunno if they specifically target email addresses of businesses. I look back at them with fondness because they […]

David Cameron broadband for all

Broadband for all – our rights to access utilities

PM promises broadband for all It is fitting considering it is Lincolnshire broadband week on this blog that last weekend Prime Minister David Cameron announced that broadband should be considered an utility and that everybody should be able to request it. He said: “Just as our forebears effectively brought gas, electricity and water to all, we’re […]

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BT superfast broadband supremo Bill Murphy talks about progress to date in Lincolnshire and offers a glimpse into the future

FIBRE BROADBAND ROLLOUT GATHERS PACE IN LINCOLNSHIRE AS NEW BT TECHNOLOGY PROMISES EVEN FASTER SPEEDS IN THE FUTURE It’s hard to believe more than two years has passed since the very first digital conference organised by onlincolnshire. Back then, in 2013, I told a packed conference room in Lincoln that the most important aim was […]

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dark nights come early and custard is a dish best served cold

Ten past four and it’s getting dark!

Custard is a dish best served cold I’m a great believer in knocking off work when it gets dark. If it had been intended that we should work in the dark we would have invented torches been born with a light on our foreheads. It’s ten past four and it’s getting dark. Time to huddle […]

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snooper's charter 2015

Like a bit of porn do you fnaa fnaa wink wink

What price privacy? Snooper’s charter 2015 – round “n” The snooper’s charter debate shouldn’t be about what will be monitored by the government.  We should be discussing exactly what price we are prepared to pay for our security. Considering that any data stored under this edition of the “charter” will eventually be hacked and leak […]

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