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skyscraper101

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So a year with my Apple Air Pods and have to say they are without doubt one of the best products Apple have ever made!


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Have to agree here. I wear them everywhere. I wear them to work, to bed, for lengthy phone calls. The years of wires and entanglement are over!

My pockets are now, wallet, phone, keys, travelcard, AirPods. Standard.

(eta and crucially, they aren’t those horrid rubbery type earbuds which block out all external sounds too)
 

Kid_Eternity

"You might be a lord but here comes the king."
Have to agree here. I wear them everywhere. I wear them to work, to bed, for lengthy phone calls. The years of wires and entanglement are over!

(eta and crucially, they aren’t those horrid rubbery type earbuds which block out all external sounds too)
Yeah they fit so well, the little pod case is just brilliant. Instant connection, works seamlessly on all my other Apple products. Very happy with them.


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sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Yeah they fit so well, the little pod case is just brilliant. Instant connection, works seamlessly on all my other Apple products. Very happy with them.


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Are they comfy? I've always found the headphones that come with iphones won't stay in my ears, so assumed the airpods would be the same.
 

skyscraper101

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Are they comfy? I've always found the headphones that come with iphones won't stay in my ears, so assumed the airpods would be the same.
I find them fine but evidently they don’t fit for many so definitely try before you buy as they’re very similar to the wired ones.
 

Kid_Eternity

"You might be a lord but here comes the king."
Are they comfy? I've always found the headphones that come with iphones won't stay in my ears, so assumed the airpods would be the same.
Very comfy, and stay very well in place. Love little things like auto pausing if you remove one and being able to configure the double taps on them to do different things.


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ash

Inittogether
Help appreciated if anyone can advise. My Mum was gifting her old iPad to my niece for Xmas and had created an iTunes account for her and uploaded some money from an iTunes voucher. Turns out nieces mother has bought her an android tablet.
So my daughter has the iPad now and has her own sign in and iTunes account already.
The £25 is on the previous account, from what I can see I can’t gift that money to my daughters account or even gift apps. Apple seems to have it sewn up even using family and friends wouldn’t work as my daughter would need to be the account manager so any apps bought could only be paid from her account and not the other (ghost) account.
Can anyone think of or does anyone know a solution to this?
 

B.I.G

Well-Known Member
Help appreciated if anyone can advise. My Mum was gifting her old iPad to my niece for Xmas and had created an iTunes account for her and uploaded some money from an iTunes voucher. Turns out nieces mother has bought her an android tablet.
So my daughter has the iPad now and has her own sign in and iTunes account already.
The £25 is on the previous account, from what I can see I can’t gift that money to my daughters account or even gift apps. Apple seems to have it sewn up even using family and friends wouldn’t work as my daughter would need to be the account manager so any apps bought could only be paid from her account and not the other (ghost) account.
Can anyone think of or does anyone know a solution to this?
Didn’t understand about the android bit. But gifting apps is done as linked Send App Store & iTunes Gifts via email
 

B.I.G

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Thanks for the reply however you can’t gift apps or a gift card using funds that have been downloaded from a gift card. We have an account that no one is using (or will use) with the £25 on it.
Its possible to buy an app then switch back to the original id. It just asks for the password to update it.
 

ash

Inittogether
Its possible to buy an app then switch back to the original id. It just asks for the password to update it.
Oh that’s an idea I will try that... thanks ... would this work even if it’s downloaded on one iTunes account and then opened on another. The other option we thought was using it in the Mac and just having a separate log in for the specific game/games.
 

B.I.G

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Oh that’s an idea I will try that... thanks ... would this work even if it’s downloaded on one iTunes account and then opened on another. The other option we thought was using it in the Mac and just having a separate log in for the specific game/games.
I think so. We download work apps on a word id and people download apps on a personal id. I’d use it for as few apps as posible to avoid inconvenice and preferably games etc that will be played and then discarded when done.
 
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Lazy Llama

Suburban robots that monitor reality
Article is all over the place. Says that he used the money from the op in 2011 to buy an iPhone 7 (which came out in 2016), then says he bought an iPhone 4.
Judges awarded Wang and his family £169,000 (1.47 million yuan) in compensation.
He'll be alright for an upgrade then....

If the black market price is correct, he can buy 6 more kidneys too.....
 

skyscraper101

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Has anyone tried the AirPods Live Listen feature yet? Nifty little function if you're in any way hard of hearing or just want to pretend you're a secret agent.

 

skyscraper101

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That’s very cool, can see that being useful for some people.


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I tried it the other day. I can see the potential use, but I only then realised it turns the phone into the mic, not the airpods. I thought they'd be creating their own little hearing aid kind of thing. So, it's more useful for spying than for improving hearing.
 

pinkychukkles

Feed Your Head
For those who may use it but not read much of the news...
Apple has made the group functionality on its FaceTime application temporarily unavailable as it rushes to fix a glitch that allowed users to listen in on the people they were calling when they did not pick up the call. Under certain circumstances, the glitch also allowed callers to see video of the person they were calling before they picked up.

Apple rushes to fix FaceTime bug that let users eavesdrop on others
 

skyscraper101

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Despite from this obviously massive screw up, Facetime Audio is still my go to app for lengthy calls with my family. Not only is it free but the call quality is superb as long as you have sufficient wifi on either side. Regular cellular calls sound like something from the last century by comparison.
 

editor

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it really is a spectacularly leaky bug:

Here’s how to do the iPhone FaceTime bug:

  • Start a FaceTime Video call with an iPhone contact.
  • Whilst the call is dialling, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap Add Person.
  • Add your own phone number in the Add Person screen.
  • You will then start a group FaceTime call including yourself and the audio of the person you originally called, even if they haven’t accepted the call yet.
It will look like in the UI like the other person has joined the group chat, but on their actual device it will still be ringing on the lockscreen.



Whilst the call is ringing, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and add yourself to the call.

The damage potential here is real. You can listen in to soundbites of any iPhone user’s ongoing conversation without them ever knowing that you could hear them. Until Apple fixes the bug, it’s not clear how to defend yourself against this attack either aside from disabling FaceTime altogether.

As it stands, if your phone is ringing with an incoming FaceTime request, the person on the other end could be listening in.

What we have also found is that if the person presses the Power button from the lock screen, their video is also sent to the caller — unbeknownst to them. In this situation, the receiver can now hear your own audio, but they do not know they are transmitting their audio and video back to you. From their perspective, all they can see is accept and decline. (Another update: It seems there are other ways of triggering the video feed eavesdrop too.)

We have also replicated the problem with an iPhone calling a Mac. By default, the Mac rings for longer than a phone so it can act as a bug for an even longer duration.

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up
 
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