Simon O

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  1. Simon O added a topic in Honor 6   

    How to stop "Stagefright" exploits on Honor devices
    Honor UK have made a short tutorial explaining how to protect against the "Stagefright" exploit.
     
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  2. Simon O added a topic in Honor 6+   

    How to stop "Stagefright" exploits on Honor devices
    Honor UK have made a short tutorial explaining how to protect against the "Stagefright" exploit.
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  3. Simon O added a post in a topic EE recall Power Bar batch over explosion risk   

    EE probably source these from several manufacturers to their own specifications, hence the different model numbers out there. It'll be one factory trying to cut costs further by using low quality 'C' grade cells. Result = bomb.
    EE obviously haven't tested all the batches properly.. probably leaving that to the factories to do QA testing :/
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  4. Simon O added a post in a topic EE to offer customers free Power Bars   

     
    Quickly press the power button twice and it'll switch the torch on. Another two presses switch to flash, and another two switch the torch off. 
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  5. Simon O added a topic in Honor 6   

    [ROMS] Custom ROMs for the Honor 6
    Here is a list of custom ROMs:

    CyanogenMod 11 by Codeworkx. Forum thread
     
    LiquidSmooth by Spanorg. Forum thread
     
    Pac-Man ROM by Spanorg. Forum thread
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  6. Simon O added a topic in Honor 6   

    [TOOL] Honor 6 & 6 Plus Multi-Tool
    VirusPlus has a great tool for the Honor 6 devices which does the following:
    Unlock/Relock Bootloader. Flash CWM/Stock Recovery. Rooting (with Sideload). Unbrick from bootloop It can be downloaded from http://forum.xda-developers.com/honor-6/general/honor6-multi-tool-t2963060
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  7. Simon O added a topic in Honor 6+   

    Where to buy the Honor 6+?
    The Honor 6+ is available to pre-order from Amazon in the UK for just £299.99 with an expected release date of May 18th. amzn.to/1CxbxpS

    Three have exclusivity for contacts and will be available from the 1st of May. Prices TBC
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  8. Simon O added a post in a topic Battery anxiety? These are 5 of our favourite battery banks   

    It's definitely 'inspired' by Xiaomi




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  9. Simon O added a post in a topic EE to offer customers free Power Bars   

    Definitely worth doing. I'm tempted to stick a few quid on the EE "Dan and Phil" SIM I picked up before Christmas so I can order a second charger
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  10. Simon O added a post in a topic Battery anxiety? These are 5 of our favourite battery banks   

    I'm a big fan of the Xiaomi power banks as they are quite cheap and provide excellent capacity. And they use LG cells so they are pretty reliable.

    Merimobiles.com sell these starting from £10.73 for 5,200mAh single port which delivers 5v 2A. They also offer a 10,400mAh for £13.42, 16,000mAh for £24.83 and even an ultra slim version giving 5,000mAh for just £11.40.

    Obviously being a foreign website you'll need to factor in the costs of postage or take a gamble on the free shipping arriving before Christmas. 

    I'm currently using the 5,200mAh which charges a Honor 6 fully around 1 and a half times. Which isn't bad at all. 
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  11. Simon O added a topic in Android News   

    EE to offer customers free Power Bars
    EE are set to launch a great promotion in the UK that gives all mobile customers a free 2600mAh battery pack from the 16th April 2015. The 'Power Bar' is a tiny lipstick style battery pack designed to give you a boost of power whilst on the go.
     
    Whilst the capacity of the pack isn't huge (2600mAh is lower than many flagship devices), EE have a trick up it's sleeve. Simply take your empty EE Power Bar to any EE store and they will exchange it for a fully charged one completely free. It's this unique offer that makes the Power Bar a lot more attractive to general users. EE have previously run similar promotions at music festivals across the UK and, whilst they haven't officially announced anything for 2015, one would assume they would do the same this year. Great for students!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    EE are set to launch the promotion on the 16th of April.
     
    Power Bars will be made available to all EE Customers with a 30 day, 12, 18 or 24 month plan, whether for mobile or fixed line and broadband services. Pay As You Go customers can also participate, however, before qualifying for the offer they must have been with EE for at least three months.
     
    To obtain the free to hire Power Bar, mobile customers must text POWER to 365. Broadband customers must text JOIN plus your EE landline number to 60005 and follow the instructions provided. Texts cost 35p. This mechanism is required to enable EE to verify the customer is an existing customer; and provide a redemption code to EE retail agents when collecting the Power Bar.
     
    Non-EE customers participate in EE Power, to join they just have to pay £20
     
    EE Power Bar specifications:
    Capacity = 2600mah – which is enough to charge a typical smartphone onceThe EE Power Bar is rechargeable and has a guaranteed life of 500 chargesIt features charging indicator lights that will show how much charge is in the power barIt features an LED torchIt includes a micro USB lead that will be used to charge bar but also to charge the phone form the barIt takes approximately 4 hours to charge the power bar from flat to full 
    Press release

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  12. Simon O added a item in Android   

    EE to offer customers free Power Bars
    EE are set to launch a great promotion in the UK that gives all mobile customers a free 2600mAh battery pack from the 16th April 2015. The 'Power Bar' is a tiny lipstick style battery pack designed to give you a boost of power whilst on the go.
    Whilst the capacity of the pack isn't huge (2600mAh is lower than many flagship devices), EE have a trick up it's sleeve. Simply take your empty EE Power Bar to any EE store and they will exchange it for a fully charged one completely free. It's this unique offer that makes the Power Bar a lot more attractive to general users. EE have previously run similar promotions at music festivals across the UK and, whilst they haven't officially announced anything for 2015, one would assume they would do the same this year. Great for students!

    EE are set to launch the promotion on the 16th of April.
    Power Bars will be made available to all EE Customers with a 30 day, 12, 18 or 24 month plan, whether for mobile or fixed line and broadband services. Pay As You Go customers can also participate, however, before qualifying for the offer they must have been with EE for at least three months.
    To obtain the free to hire Power Bar, mobile customers must text POWER to 365. Broadband customers must text JOIN plus your EE landline number to 60005 and follow the instructions provided. Texts cost 35p. This mechanism is required to enable EE to verify the customer is an existing customer; and provide a redemption code to EE retail agents when collecting the Power Bar.
    Non-EE customers participate in EE Power, to join they just have to pay £20
    EE Power Bar specifications:
    Capacity = 2600mah – which is enough to charge a typical smartphone onceThe EE Power Bar is rechargeable and has a guaranteed life of 500 chargesIt features charging indicator lights that will show how much charge is in the power barIt features an LED torchIt includes a micro USB lead that will be used to charge bar but also to charge the phone form the barIt takes approximately 4 hours to charge the power bar from flat to fullPress release
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  13. Simon O added a topic in Android News   

    Honor 6 Plus gets UK price & launch date
    The fantastic Honor 6 Plus finally has a release date in the UK. The device will officially be released on the 1st of May 2015 through Three stores and Amazon for £299.99. Honor will also be running a pre-order through Amazon on Monday 6th April for release on the 1st of May. The device will also be available on monthly contracts through select Three stores but sadly the mobile operator has not yet announced any prices for those plans. We don't expect them to be expensive though!
     
    We quite like the Honor 6 here at Modaco and the Honor 6 Plus brings a dual-camera system that produces excellent photos, a larger 5.5inch screen 32GB of internal storage and a slightly faster CPU. We hope to have one for review very soon!
     
    Update: The Honor 6 Plus is now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk - link
     
    Want to know more about the device? Check out this great video from our friends at Three
     
     
     
     
     
     

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  14. Simon O added a topic in Android News   

    Honor announces VIP Replacement Service
    Honor is launching a brand new service for it's customers offering a next-day replacement service free of charge for buyers of the Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus devices. Named the 'Honor VIP Replacent Service' it aims to exchange your faulty handset right at your doorstep ensuring you aren't left without a handset waiting for repairs.
     
     
     
     
     
    The service itself will be launched by the end of April and available for all Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus buyers. Only handsets purchased within the EU will be eligible for this service.
     
    Customers with a faulty unit will need to contact Honor support by telephone to arrange a next-day exchange by courier. A small deposit or pre-authorisation will be taken from the customers credit or debit card and the customer will be given a 1 hour window for the exchange.
     
    Honor also provide a standard 7 day repair service for customers that purchase other handsets like the Holly and 4X which is still a lot quicker than many other manufacturers. However like all warranty services, physical damage is not covered so if you drop your phone and crack the screen then you'll have to pay out for a repair.
     
    It's great to see a manufacturer providing this kind of service here in the UK and it goes to show that Honor really care about it's customers and products.

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  15. Simon O added a item in Android   

    Honor announces VIP Replacement Service
    Honor is launching a brand new service for it's customers offering a next-day replacement service free of charge for buyers of the Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus devices. Named the 'Honor VIP Replacent Service' it aims to exchange your faulty handset right at your doorstep ensuring you aren't left without a handset waiting for repairs.
    The service itself will be launched by the end of April and available for all Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus buyers. Only handsets purchased within the EU will be eligible for this service.
    Customers with a faulty unit will need to contact Honor support by telephone to arrange a next-day exchange by courier. A small deposit or pre-authorisation will be taken from the customers credit or debit card and the customer will be given a 1 hour window for the exchange.
    Honor also provide a standard 7 day repair service for customers that purchase other handsets like the Holly and 4X which is still a lot quicker than many other manufacturers. However like all warranty services, physical damage is not covered so if you drop your phone and crack the screen then you'll have to pay out for a repair.
    It's great to see a manufacturer providing this kind of service here in the UK and it goes to show that Honor really care about it's customers and products.
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