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Anth _________ 01/11/2017 - 02:50:35am

It's a bit off-topic, Brett, but...

On older cars we used to fix this with a suppressor on the ignition coil. I'm guessing it might be different with modern cars.

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Brett Walmsley _________ 31/10/2017 - 03:46:56pm

why does my car engine noise come through my sterio?

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Should you buy a Windows Phone

Dan asks:

I am thinking on getting a windows phone, Telstra says I'm mad, maby I am but what has the cave got to say?

Hi Dan

I haven't used any of the latest Windows phones so I can't directly answer your question, but I can tell you why I may have one in the future.

If, like me, you are using Windows 10 on your PC and liking it, a Windows 10 phone may be just what you want.

The phone version of Windows 10 is closely tied to the desktop version, and syncing things should be automatic.

The down-side to Windows phones is the lack of quality apps available when compared to iPhone and Android.

I don't use many apps so this wouldn't be an issue for me, but it is for others.

You would need to go through the apps you use on your current phone and determine if there are Windows versions, or suitable replacement apps.

This is easy if you have Windows 10 on your desktop, because the apps available for Windows phone are the same as the "modern apps" that run on Windows 10. I'm not talking about the traditional programs like Internet Explorer, or Media Player. Think more of the new Edge Browser, and the new crappy default Photo Viewer.

One other thing is that there are still many phones on sale today that don't, or can't run the latest full version of Windows. You would need to look at higher-end models, for now. Like most tech products, if you can hold off for a few months there will be better, and cheaper options.

One thing I like is Windows' new "Continuum" mode that allows you to run the phone as a PC through your TV. At first glance I like the idea, but it is not a full version of Windows - you are limmited to the same modern apps as you are in normal "phone" mode. It is still a handy feature for watching movies, etc. Continuum is only available on the Lumia 950 series.

That's about it for now, I'll try to expand on this answer in coming weeks with a more-detailed look at the current Windows phones.

Cheers

Anth

How to Stop Chrome Opening Two Tabs on Startup

Samuel asks:

Some time last week my computer started loading two pages whenever I started Google Chrome. The pages are both the same Google empty search page.

Read on to find out how to stop Chrome loading two tabs at startup.


Can I Unplug My Monitor the Laptop Is Going?

Carol asks:

I've been plugging my laptop into a second monitor when I get home so I can have two documents open at once. Is it safe to plug and unplug the monitor while the laptop is running?

Read on to see if it is safe to unplug your monitor while your laptop is running.


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