9 posts • joined 20 Feb 2013
UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal
I've never managed to get Edge browser to, well, work at being a browser. My home laptop runs Windows 10 and even though my default browser is set to Chrome, MS insist on opening the pages they want to open in Edge. Which promptly fails to load anything other than a 404 page. I call that a win.
As for the new version of Edge being based on Chrome, well I'm sure that'll be equally as awful as the old version of Edge. Chrome is mediocre browser, once Microshaft have finished with it, we'll all be downloading Netscape. The future is in the past people.
Redmi Note 5 Pro
I've had the Redmi Note 5 Pro for about a year. The reason I bought it was becuase I dropped my S7 Edge and the cost of an eBay screen was about the same as the Redmi.
For the money they are brilliant. I have a few minor bug bears, the touch screen is not quite as sensitive as the Samsung, the auto brightness is a little dark for my liking (there is no adjustment factor) and worst of all permissions. The pre-installed Apps require stupid levels of permission and ignore the default Apps setup on the phone. My example here is that Gallery works fine, you try and open a video, it ignores that VLC is set as the default video App and insists on using MiVideo. The downside to MiVideo? It requires 'phone' permissions to play a video. It states 'needs IMEI for security', somehow I doubt a video player needs to access my phone at all.
Even with the minor issues, I would still buy another Redmi. Maybe it's the fact I am from Yorkshire, but I just can't justify £1000+ on a device anymore. I own 4 cars and I could have bought 3 of them for the cost of latest Samsung.