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Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 10-18-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 37,032
Posted By freitasm
Thanks for all the fish!

Thanks for all the fish!
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 09-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,415
Posted By freitasm
It runs but I found out an update bricked the...

It runs but I found out an update bricked the TopGlobal, so had to revert to the official firmware after a while.

You can try using the minimum DD-WRT install, it seems the TopGlobal doesn't have...
Forum: Digital Home News 07-24-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By freitasm
Probably you won't feel much speed difference if...

Probably you won't feel much speed difference if you are in Canada and the OpenDNS returns a CDN POP close to you in the same continent. It certainly feels different if you get a CDN POP on the other...
Forum: Digital Home News 07-23-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By freitasm
In most cases OpenDNS slow down connections to...

In most cases OpenDNS slow down connections to CDN-based content, such as iTunes, Microsoft Windows Updates, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

What happens is that those CDN-based content providers will be...
Forum: Windows Phone Software 06-16-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,422
Posted By freitasm
Is this version synchronising with the desktop...

Is this version synchronising with the desktop now?
Forum: Digital Home Talk 05-25-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,702
Posted By freitasm
One thing to have in mind: you don't need defrag....

One thing to have in mind: you don't need defrag. Too many writes are bad for your SSD, even though they come with three or even five (Intel) years warranty.

I was exchanging email with a...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 05-25-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,702
Posted By freitasm
I've just replaced (a month or so ago April 2011)...

I've just replaced (a month or so ago April 2011) the original 500 GB HDD on my laptop with a Crucial C300 256 GB SSD.

Performance improvement is clearly visible. After POST my laptop boots...
Forum: Windows Phone News 05-09-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By freitasm
I would not feel bad at all if instead of music...

I would not feel bad at all if instead of music recognition the team delivered a good voice command experience.

Back in the old Windows Mobile days Voice Command was awesome. On Windows Phone not...
Forum: Windows Phone Software 03-29-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,906
Posted By freitasm
The whole update saga is, frankly, a joke. ...

The whole update saga is, frankly, a joke.

One update, one wave. That's how it should be done.
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 02-26-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,595
Posted By freitasm
Post There are many things happening here... ...

There are many things happening here...

First Google trained people to believe that ads only pay if you click on them. People don't know or understand advertising comes in different models for the...
Forum: Windows Phone Software 12-11-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,133
Posted By freitasm
That's brilliant!

That's brilliant!
Forum: Windows Phone Software 11-09-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,436
Posted By freitasm
Yep, checked a couple of hours ago (hey we are a...

Yep, checked a couple of hours ago (hey we are a few hours ahead of the AU west coast) and it's there. Quite good really and the icon makes a splash in the Start page.

Waiting for Amazon Kindle...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 11-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,842
Posted By freitasm
It's a Zwinky ad, served from TribalFusion. If...

It's a Zwinky ad, served from TribalFusion. If you have a TribalFusion account then you can go to the site profile and change it to block popups/popunders.
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 11-09-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,842
Posted By freitasm
I don't run an ad block. But you should really...

I don't run an ad block. But you should really check the ad networks you are using outside the US/CA for your spare inventory. Popups are not nice!
Forum: Windows Phone Software 11-09-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,436
Posted By freitasm
It's there, unless it's not there... The rest of...

It's there, unless it's not there... The rest of the world have Windows Phone 7 for a couple of weeks already and as usual some applications that shouldn't really be geo limited, are...
Forum: Windows Phone Articles & Resources 11-06-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,455
Posted By freitasm
In the previous article: "We're also...

In the previous article:

"We're also making it much easier on our partners (OEMs and Mobile Operators) by establishing a single, consistent update process that they can take advantage of,...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 08-16-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By freitasm
20 sets of smartphones? And we only have five...

20 sets of smartphones? And we only have five months to the end of the year?

It sounds to me like another empty promise - seem this before. Or four models with four variations each - US,...
Forum: Digital Home News 08-09-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By freitasm
Wow... The level of suckage on this device just...

Wow... The level of suckage on this device just increased then...
Forum: Digital Home News 08-09-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By freitasm
We almost never watch live TV. We time shift a...

We almost never watch live TV. We time shift a couple of shows during the week to later during the evening, when our daughter is sleeping.

We probably watch no more than eight TV hours/week...
Forum: Digital Home News 08-06-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By freitasm
Shame from the specs it's seen as just one tuner...

Shame from the specs it's seen as just one tuner - ideally you should have two tunners, so you could watch a program while recording a second one, or record two programs at the same time. Or even...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 07-30-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,842
Posted By freitasm
Well, Google won't make money out of the AdSense...

Well, Google won't make money out of the AdSense text ads - they only charge if there's a click, and pay more than other networks (they published their % last month). They do charge for image ads...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 07-30-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,842
Posted By freitasm
I only use the cursor to highlight a bit of text,...

I only use the cursor to highlight a bit of text, like a bookmark, if I have to move away from my computer... Then I know where to come back to continue reading ;)
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 07-30-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,842
Posted By freitasm
Don't you hate advertisers that pay you per click...

Don't you hate advertisers that pay you per click but in the ad they put in big letters their 0800 number (or 1-800 in US/Canada), making people think twice before clicking, therefore making you lose...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 07-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,842
Posted By freitasm
Nope. Those ads are from another company. Google...

Nope. Those ads are from another company. Google AdSense does not underline words in the text. They are mainly the same size and format of other ads - banner and towers. They are no intrusive.
...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 07-24-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By freitasm
This is something so obvious, and they haven't...

This is something so obvious, and they haven't leardned from the old Windows Live for Windows Mobile, which by default merged Windows Live Contacts to your Contacts - even if you used Exchange...
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