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Azimuth last won the day on January 13 2017

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About Azimuth

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  • Birthday October 24

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    Apple iPhone X, iPad Air 1
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    Johannesburg, South Africa
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    Wireless, mobile broadband especially LTE, cellular technology and engineering.
  1. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    I personally love every aspect of the X. Face ID. The Notch. The stainless steel band. The new swipe gestures. The amazing camera. It is blazing fast coming from a 6s. The battery performance also has a nice performance bump. (I wouldn’t expect less of 2 batteries!) I’ve been on iPhone since the 4s and I’ve had virtually every model since, bar the 7. This is my favourite iPhone to date and the best phone I’ve ever owned. (I’ve also owned Samsung Galaxy phones and HTC’s) I’m not as critical of carrier performance as the folks on S4GRU are. I’ve got zero complaints. If I had to be super critical...it’s quite heavy. The 6s is light as a feather next to it. Funny how a just a few grams makes such a difference. With all that’s crammed into it, plus the material composition, it’s to be expected.
  2. iPhone 6S/6S Plus User Thread

    In a *very* pleasing turn of events, my “old” 6s 64GB was repaired today for $100. It turns out that the power management IC was at fault. Further investigation seems to suggest this is a $12 - $15 part but a lot of skill is required so I’m happy with the price. This also included a new battery. I’ve been using my 6s today and can’t stop smiling.
  3. iPhone 6S/6S Plus User Thread

    I ended up getting a Griffin Survivor Core case and a Body Glove screen protector. With iCare. And household insurance, just in case.
  4. iPhone 6S/6S Plus User Thread

    The authorised distributor in South Africa... They masquerade themselves as iStore but aren’t the real thing. I would have happily paid $299...
  5. iPhone 6S/6S Plus User Thread

    Formal note of my exit of this thread and joining the X thread. On Xmas day my 6S died a sudden death while sitting by the Xmas tree and taking photos! The local repair centre took all of 5 minutes to assess and then sent that assessment to Apple. I got a $445 written quote for a replacement (not much details) which I rejected. One month out of extended warranty and this happens...thanks Apple. Upside...the X. P.S. Happy New Year, everyone!
  6. Backing up photos outside of iCloud

    Maybe it's improved? Perhaps it's worth a try again and could be an easy solution to my problem since I have 200GB iCloud storage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Backing up photos outside of iCloud

    Not FaceBook. Not ever. As for Google Photos, I tried it and loved it...until I found that all metadata was lost. I like Dropbox but it's expensive. I only have 10GB total storage space (free account). I'll check out Box, thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Backing up photos outside of iCloud

    Hmm, looks like I will be trying phototransferapp.com this weekend. Photo Transfer App - Easy backup of photos+videos by Bitwise Software SL https://appsto.re/za/SQ8Wv.i Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Backing up photos outside of iCloud

    Well let's see what the others say. If I do find a lekker (South African for "cool") solution on my own, I'll post it here. This is the first time since my switch to iPhone and Apple that I've been stumped. Granted I've not put a lot of effort into finding a solution because I've also been hamstrung by not having a laptop for 2.5 years. That changed a week ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So I've run into a wall with my 6S 64GB and get pop-ups ten times a day telling me that I'm out of storage. I'll clean up a bit but soon I'm back to being out of space. Part of the reason may be because I choose to keep original photos on my iPhone instead of "optimized" copies - where the original is on iCloud and my iPhone downloads a light-weight copy. The issue with this is that I found that data access was too frequent/heavy and I'd always be waiting for a photo to download (so not a fan). Now as far as I'm concerned, there is a complete lack of backup options outside of iCloud and a MacBook. I'd like to be able to access and view photos not on my iPhone just as easily when backed up. This *includes* keeping the metadata intact. Buying a MacBook just to backup photos isn't viable; an Apple Time Capsule isn't designed for iPhone/iPad; iTunes does a complete backup that cannot be accessed short of a restore. What other options are there? This is a seemingly simple thing that is evading me and I must be missing obvious solutions out there? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. iPhone 6S/6S Plus User Thread

    Ugh. A day like this kills me. My no-roaming strategy has been debunked. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Insane Mobile Data Offering

    Hi @mirskyc. Yes, MTN in South Africa. To be honest, this particular deal is the only reason that a lot of people would go with MTN. Look at Telkom and Cell C as well. Both of these carriers are the underdogs and offer far better deals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. iPhone 6S/6S Plus User Thread

    Got this result over the weekend which I was quite impressed with: If it's a software issue then I'll have to patiently wait. I certainly don't want to exchange the device again if it's of no real use to do so. (Still have iCare until November 2017) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Apple iPad Air 2 Owners Thread

    For the first time since I switched to Apple from Samsung, I am without an iPad. I traded it up for my son's Mini. It kinda fell into complete disuse. Between a phone, tablet and a laptop, it's a lot of duplication. What I do plan to do, however, is get an iPhone Plus next time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Insane Mobile Data Offering

    Any time! I wish I had more on topic stuff to contribute! So regarding the deal, a lot of people felt like they were selling their souls. This carrier does not offer good customer service and their billing system is a train wreck. You can already see my account sitting at $48, instead of $17, in the screenshot above. I've queried it and the replies are less than intelligible. I haven't been charged yet, though... There were fears of throttling as well but, by all accounts, the 50GB data is full speed. This deal has repeated four times now since Black Friday - yes, retailers are now jumping on the bandwagon (and I won't complain) I've signed up my mom, sister and-brother-in-law too! I think 2016 was the first time we got anything big for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk