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Mobile Phone Etiquette

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Member Advice on General Computing Issues

(+) Not having to spend money on expensive upgrades (-) Serious Virus infection can be difficult to overcome without formatting (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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Member Advice on Computer Fairs & Shows

(+) some absolute bargains can be found (-) beware of items that seem to good to be true.. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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Member Advice on Building Your Own PC

(+) Good experience, Could save you money, Fun, Choose your parts. (-) Needs the know-how and experience. Not for everyone (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Inkjet Cartridge Refills

(+) Cheaper than buying them, satisfaction of doing it yourself (-) Takes a bit of time, but I have plenty of that! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Computer Users

(+) Secure and protect your data, free/low-cost (-) Takes a little time and effort (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Telephone Preference Service

(+) None. (-) Everything. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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Mobile Phones in Society/General

(+) Read opinion (-) Read opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on Buying A PC

(+) Interesting, Entertaining and Economical (-) Need Much Time and Patience (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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19 reviews

Member Advice on PC Extended Warranties

(+) For the Companies they are Money For Nothing (-) For the Customer they are Nothing for Money (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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14 reviews

Member Advice on MD Vs MP3

(+) MiniDisk - Portable and not overly expenisive, MP3 - you can sotre loads of music (-) MiniDisk - You can't store more tan 320minutes max. MP3 - either more expenisve, bigger in size, or uses expensive Solidstae memory. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Coverage Black Spots

(+) Neater than having two phones (-) Still a trifle fiddly - one for the 'must haves'. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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13 reviews

Member Advice on Keyboards

(+) Feels great to type on (-) Not clicky (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Books

(+) Detailed, informative, excellent reference books (-) Costly at £35 - £ 40 (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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16 reviews

Member Advice on Cheap Printer Cartridges

(+) better for the environment, better for your pocket (-) are not all that good for quality presentations (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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9 reviews

Member advice on: Saving money on computers

(+) Save a lot of money compared to ready-built (-) if you don't know what you are doing, parts are easily broken (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing a Laptop

(+) Great if you get it right (-) Can be expensive if you get it wrong (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

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Member Advice on Choosing an Operating System

(+) It's Free, Secure, Rock Solid (-) Takes a while to get used to, Not the best for newest games. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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6 reviews

Cyrix, Intel & AMD - CPU war

(+) Low prices (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Repair

(On Ciao since: 12/2002)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Hewlett Packard

(+) HP for word processing / Epson for images (-) HP smudges / Epson slow (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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General Information on Buying a Mobile

(+) DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Decide how much and HOW you are going to use the phone... (-) ...and how much you want to pay. Everything else is secondary. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Building with Separates

(+) Don't have to buy it all at once (-) Not cosmetically the best way forward. No friends! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice On Using CD-R and CD-RW Drives

(+) Get it right and it all looks professional (-) Get it wrong and you write useless CDs and don't get the most out of your hardware/software (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Video Games

(+) good game (apparantly) (-) uses young people (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on DVD Players

(+) High Quality Picture, Audio, Special Features (-) New Technology On The Way (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Maxtor Hard Drives

(+) Faster, larger, with good warranty, shop around for best prices (-) I couldn't find any (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing a Hi-fi

(+) Good cinema sound (-) Many systems "mis-sold" (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Computer Programming Tips

(+) ALL your advantages no more booting (-) Nothing, or read the review (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Digital Radio

(+) Better sound quality, new digital only stations, fewer adverts, one touch mp2 or mp3 recording (-) Cost, reception problems, Wavefinders buggy original software (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Auntie Pru's Manners School

Advantages: n/a
Disadvantages: n/a

...Whenever one is in the company of others, one must remember to pay the utmost attention to the needs of everybody but themselves. With this in mind, one can be expected to be concerned with the rigours of mobile telecommunications. How does one discern th ...

peppersinclaire 17.11.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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Show some consideration for others

Advantages: Mobile phones are essential for emergencies
Disadvantages: Mobile phones are a nuisance in theatres etc

The section entitled mobile phone etiquette interested me as I have seen so many displays of complete ignorance shown when using mobiles, I felt I had to have my say! I have always resisted the urge to get a mobile phone myself until recently. I felt t ...

SusanLesley 19.03.2001 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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What sort of user are you?

Advantages: Used well it frees up your life.
Disadvantages: Used badly it spoils the lives of others.

Yes, mobile phones are both revolutionary and fantastically useful, as well as intrusive and potentially antisocial. What matters of course is how the phone is used, for example, the company it is used in, or where it is used. My mobile phone has enhanc ...

tendril 06.08.2000 · Read full review
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Dial M for M-barressment

Advantages: useful in emergencies, in sickness, travel, time and money saver!!)
Disadvantages: can be annoying if used loudly in an inconsiderate manner

...With the sudden surge in ownership of mobile phones due to advances in telecommunications technology one must not forget a few simple and basic rules of politeness and consideration. Whilst it appears to be an everyday fact of life that wherever you ...

Connoisseur_Haggler1 03.12.2000 · Read full review
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You Are Never Alone

Advantages: as opinion
Disadvantages: as opinion

...The old joke was you were never alone with Schizophrenia the modern day equivalent is you are never alone with a mobile phone. I think anyone who has heard conversations in public toilets will testify to that. The first question is always where are you? & ...

elspeth334 17.01.2001 · Read full review
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