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  1. Give it a go. Although I've never done a NUC build, I hear they work very well.
  2. Update the BIOS before you clean install Waj. There's been a lot of updates to the Ryzen platform.
  3. Check which apps are running, turn off /remove ones you don't want. Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth at night and see what the battery level is. Was the new battery installed by Apple or an aftermarket one? My daughter just had an aftermarket one put in her iPhone and it seems fine but it's possible the battery may be faulty.
  4. Your post sounds so much like my Mums situation. She's also in her 80's and stuck with Talktalk for years, and told it was the fastest that was available. I eventually convinced her to shop around. Her internet speeds were pathetic and ok for a bit of slow web browsing but not much more! She now has a 80 down 20 up from BT. I'm not trying to plug BT as there are plenty of others that will do you a good deal. If you're streaming video (iPlayer/Netfix etc) I'd look at the 30's down as a start point. That would give you the option of a couple of streams at the same time. For the £27 a month you mention, you should have no problem getting much higher speeds as long as your line is capable. If you don't mind giving your post code, that will help find out your maximum speeds.
  5. I think it was Ghozer that mentioned Medion is a Lenovo company. I bought a cheapy from Tesco a few years ago and that's still going strong. At £350 (ish) for a 50" smart TV with a 5 year warranty, I thought it was worth the risk. As said above, the screen quality isn't up to the more expensive ones of mine...but certainly watchable. The smart apps can be quite slow. I heard talk on here that most of the cheaper TVs come from a factory in Turkey and then get re-badged. It might be worth a look on AV Forums to see if there's any mention of the one you're looking at.
  6. Thanks all for the replies. I'll go with the recommendations on the shower unit and if needed, I'll have the wiring upgraded.
  7. You're right, thanks for the pointers.
  8. Good point that I didn't know. I know the shower cable was fitted when the electric hob wiring was installed. If you mean 10mm by how wide the cable is, it's easily that wide. Your comment does open up new questions though. It might be better if I get it checked properly.
  9. We will be needing a new electric shower in the near future and I was just wondering if anyone can give any pointers as to which to buy. It will need a decent flow rate/KW etc. Not bothered about whistles and bells, just a decent quality shower. No option for power shower or the mixer type, just cold supply. Also, any idea of install costs? All the pipe work and wiring is there. Thanks.
  10. I think that's the key to swapping over, if you have a bit of time, do it gradually. Here's a list of email providers I use in order of how well they work. Gmail - No issues to date Live/Outlook - No issues to date Yahoo - Plenty of sync issues. Plenty of server down issues. My 2 Yahoo addresses are being retired, not worth the trouble!! Another thing I never do is use ISP email addresses. It's not because they are bad, it's just because I don't know how long I'll be with them. I hope the move goes OK Earthling and you know where we are if you need any more tips/advice.
  11. Changing an email address can look a bit daunting at first but it isn't that bad. First, get a new email address. I find Gmail fairly good but the choice is yours. Send a bulk email to all friends a relatives that have the old one, letting them know your new email. This can be done in one send. As for banks and other companies, do it online if you can (most allow this) or a quick phone call should sort it. Lastly set up a redirect from your old talktalk email to your new email address. This should show you any that might have been missed. As said above, paying for emails isn't really needed.
  12. As above, monthly subscription now. I think older versions can still be bought outright but I doubt they will be the ones used in her course work. It's also worth your niece asking her tutors if the college has any agreements/offers with Adobe. Most of the big companies such as Adobe, Apple, Microsoft etc all have education discounts. You just need to provide her student number and college email as far as I remember.
  13. The bloke on the cheap specs advert. "I tell people I paid £6 for these...and they're shocked" My God man, I bet you're a blast to chat with during the the lunch break!!! 😂
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