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      New Members: Click Here   03/09/2017

      Hello. If you are a new member, and feel a bit apprehensive about posting in the "open" forums, or, just wish to get your "sea legs" prior to posting in the open forums, feel free to post anything you wish to talk about, in the Newbies Forum. No one will bother you, or give you any sort of grief. Everyone there is happy to help you get answers to your questions.

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  1. I had 2 problems with my Surface Book 1TB: 1) Spilt wine over the keyboard (the whole thing went kaput... my fault ) – replaced with a new Surface Book... free. 2) Possible internal charge circuit malfunction – replaced with a new Surface Book... free. I was very surprised that on both cases, the replacement was shipped (via FedEx) from the MS Returns Center (in TX) within 5 hours of their receiving my damaged Surface Book. Isn’t it amazing to see this quick-return service? I haven’t had any problem with my Surface Pro 3. Well, I guess I will continue to use MS products…
  2. Hmmm... what about those HDMI cables with Ethernet? What can they do? Can I use this to eliminate the existing Ethernet cable between the router and the TV?
  3. Watched "Sully" Any review re "Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)"?
  4. Our web search told us what they are but it didn’t really tell us which version of the HDMI cable we should buy… Oh, we are just trying to connect our 4K/Ultra HD/HDR Blu-ray DVD player to our 4K TV… Any idea, please?
  5. We got a couple of Tasers, not those electrodes-firing type, rather a contact type (the electrodes need to contact the assailant)... it is legal to have those where we live... Don't really know how to test them (except you see the electrostatic discharge during the testing mode) and we do not see we need to carry them either... Just wondering if they are legal in the Philippines, although we do not see any use of them there either...
  6. I only use those with hardware keyboard… they are somewhat of a dying breed… BB Passport (I just bought a new one again), BB Priv (I use occasionally but the keys are too small) and Nokia E7 (OS somewhat old but I still use it). BB and Nokia are all out of CP business but these models are still available as new – hope the stock lasts as long as my life time… When they are gone, it probably means it’s time for me to go as well haha
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_the_Philippines
  8. Thank you for your input! I was talking with my wife last night and a question came up as to what to do with the old printer... throw it away (it's still in perfectly working condition) or donate it (to who?)... We do have 2 of the same model but cannot keep it as a spare as one is here (in Phls) 220v and the other 110v (US)...
  9. If the cartridges are empty, which would you buy, a new printer or a set of toners? @Amazon: 1. A brand new HP color laser printer MFP-M177fw sells for $259 which come with a set of half-filled toners which probably yield about 500 pages in color… 2. A set of new HP 4-color toners at $209 which is said to yield about 1,000 pages but it depends on the color use on each page… if you print more docs, the black cartridge goes faster and may need to buy more expensive high capacity cartridge... and your existing MFP-M177fw printer is about 2-years old...
  10. I bought my Philips brand at Ansons Makati about 3 years ago...
  11. It was taken during Holy Week... It's like that every year. Jeepney strike last week was almost like this, it was great! Destroy all the Jeepneys, extend Holy Week one week every month and it would be a beautiful country!
  12. My Surface Book looks just as good as my wife's MacBook... Was interested in buying a Surface Studio but after talking to the MS rep I found out that I have to buy a third party 2nd, 3rd or 4th monitors... MS will not sell the matching monitors... Otherwise, I think the Surface Studio looks just as good as any Apple products...
  13. Manila without Jeepneys...
  14. For any retirees, which platform, in your opinion, would be the best, Window or Mac, when you only need it for: 1) Occasional email (Outlook or similar) 2) WP (Word or similar) 3) Spreadsheet (Excel or similar) 4) Occasional web surfing, Netflix, YouTube... ?????? I have been using one of the most powerful Intel/Windows 10 machines with multiple displays (usually 3, 4 when needed) at home and a Windows Surface Book for traveling. I also have to use an iPad Air 2 and now considering upgrading to Air 3 or similar when it becomes available. I would have liked it if I didn't have to use my iPad but somewhere up in the corporate hierarchy of a sub of The Boeing Company decided that they only support the charting software (for aviation) for iOS only. It is still possible to use the Windows version if you work for Delta Airlines (they just bought 15 or 20,000 Windows machines for their flight department), so the rest of the aviation world is using Apples... So, I am debating that, if I have to use the Air, why not replace the whole thing with those nice looking Apple products… My concern would be if the learning curve would be too high, or Mac (desktop) is not high-performance enough. I could still build a highest performance Intel machine money can buy, adding $4,000 video card, etc. but if I can buy similar Mac why not replace them all with Apple for its aesthetic appeal to match my study interior… I have read enough Windows or Mac debates by those "experts" but what would you think? Oh… I would probably be retiring within a year or two…