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  • AtomicEdge commented on So I designed a new logo...

    Yep! That is pretty awesome! Good job!

  • AtomicEdge commented on Testing: OnePlus One Android Smartphone

    These guys seem to have made a great handset, but their ability to get units out are really hurting them. By the time they are able to meet demand, this unit is going to be an old model. Assuming the Nexus program is still on the cards, we should be hearing about a Nexus 6 in a couple of months.

    As for the unit itself, I like the look of it, and the battery life sounds VERY appealing. But the 5.5" screen just seems to big for me. I think 5" is my upper limit.

    I almost wish that all phone manufacturers made a deal. No spec bumps for 2 years, and just work on making batteries better. Obviously it would never happen, but a phone that could just about last 2 days instead of one would be a big improvement. At least as that battery ages you can still get a full day out of it.

    As it is, my iPhone 5 (launch model) makes it to about 5 pm with very minimal use (on wifi, a few texts, bit of e-mail). I have to have it plugged in all day at my desk.

  • AtomicEdge commented on A question about Android Launchers

    @tom032792: Interesting! You have a guide handy?

  • AtomicEdge commented on Any updates on new Tested merch?

    Yeah, I am going to "go gold" once some merch I want pops up.

  • AtomicEdge commented on More Mods to Tackle Spam?

    @will Any thought on the premium members forum idea? Most of the people who post round here premium anyway.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Twitter android app?

    I need to try Plume. The biggest casualty in the iOS to Android conversion was definitely TweetBot.

  • AtomicEdge commented on A question about Android Launchers

    I really like stock Android. It's kind of no frills in some ways, but stock with Nova does everything I want on my Nexus 7, and I'm after getting an android phone too.

    The problem is, even though the HTC One M8 does have a Google Play Edition in the US, it's not available in the UK and won't be available subsidized even if it was.

    I'm tempted by the Nexus 5 (my other half has one and it's nice) but I would really like something with a better battery and camera.

    I was really hoping they would announce some new phones at I/O last night, but alas not...

  • AtomicEdge commented on A question about Android Launchers

    Hey guys, I have been Googling around but can seem to find a decent answer for this.

    Are custom Android skins like HTC Sense and whatever Samsung use just replacement launchers, or are they more than that?

    On something like an HTC One M8, can I just change the launcher to Nova, and it look just the same as if I had Nova on a Nexus 5?

    I'm hoping at Google IO today they announce a phone I just have to have, but if not, there may be an HTC One M8 in my future!

  • AtomicEdge commented on Tabletop Tutor: Worker Placement Games

    An interesting read! I've been looking for new games for a while but I don't really know where to start.

    Most of the time it's just me and my other half playing a game, and when we have another interested couple over, we generally play Catan because we all know the rules and learning a new game from scratch with a bigger group seems like a headache waiting to happen.

    Do you have any suggestions for games that can work well with 2 players but be expanded to 4 or even 6? Theme wise, my other half rolls her eyes are more castles and dragons, and we prefer more modern stuff, but the theme is mostly secondary to the game.

    Co-op or competitive is fine!

  • AtomicEdge commented on How To Customize an Awesome Android Home Screen with Nova Launcher

    Oh and yes, that is the stardate in my dashclock. It shows up when I don't have any hangouts!

  • AtomicEdge commented on How To Customize an Awesome Android Home Screen with Nova Launcher

    I've been meaning to try out Nova for a while on my Nexus 7, but shied away because I like the OK Google hot word in the Google Now launcher.

    An afternoon of messing around has got things how I like them. One page, no swiping, lots of icons I can learn the location of.

    It might not be pretty, but it's mine.

  • AtomicEdge commented on The Obligatory forum introductions thread

    @Nscafe: To be fair, when I was 15, I used the internet name of "Grim Excelsior Masamune Dark"...

    EDIT: Christ, why did I tell anyone that! I had the email address GrimMasamuneDark@hotmail.com too!

  • AtomicEdge commented on The Obligatory forum introductions thread

    Hello, my name is James Bray and for the last 10 years I have gone by the ridiculously over the top internet pseudonym of Atomic Edge!

    I live on the south coast of England, I'm 29 this month (AND FEEL OLD) and I work in IT as a Technical Services Director.

    I love sci-fi and video games (much to the surprise of everyone, obviously!). My current project is decorating my house that I brought a year ago with my girlfriend. I am learning a lot!

    You can follow my nonsense on Twitter or on my Tumblr Blog.

  • AtomicEdge commented on No active mods?

    @will: Hey Will, it's heartening to hear that there is work being done on the forums to keep them spam free. I suppose the frustration comes from using other forums that don't seem to suffer the same issues. How do other, more popular sites manage their spam? Is it simply economies of scale that mean 1% of people being mods actually provides more coverage than it does on something much smaller?

    You know what a kinda shitty, but also totally easy fix would be? Make a premium board that only people with premium accounts can post in, but anyone can read. At least then people who want to converse without the spam flood can do so, while also not taking away from users reading stuff. Plus, another bullet point for the Premium page!

  • AtomicEdge commented on Peoples Opinions on certifications?

    @firebird said:

    This pretty much sums up my opinion on certifications:

    http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2000-08-31/

    :P

    Love it!

  • AtomicEdge commented on No active mods?

    @Rallier: Yep, I figure that will initiate one of the 2 previously mentioned outcomes. Fix it up, or shut it down.

    Mods on strike!

  • AtomicEdge commented on No active mods?

    Yeah, it only takes a couple of days of the mods on holiday to make this place a wasteland...

  • AtomicEdge commented on Google+ Photo Management

    Yeah, Google Plus is definitely not for people who need their photos organised (like my other half!).

    If you are doing that, Flickr is your best bet, and you can setup autoupload there too.

    As thatlad says, Google does a pretty good job at splitting the photos you take down into days, and they are adding things to the search all the time.

    If you have tagged people in your pics you can search for stuff like Joe Bloggs Sunglasses, and it will return all the pics of Joe Bloggs wearing sunglasses!

    If you do want to use albums, I would just use them for sets you particularly want to save. Let the day to day snaps just sit in all photos, and then just put things like "Our Day At The Zoo" into Albums.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Chromecast today?

    @thatlad said:

    @AtomicEdge: can you tell me a bit more about your setup please? Have you got a PC hooked up to your TV?

    So my setup is such:

    1 x Mac Mini running plex media server accessing video files from...

    1 x IcyBox 2 disk external hard drive with 2 x 2TB drives with mirroring connected to my airport extreme router.

    My Mac Mini is hooked up to my router using a Belkin powerline adapter, the Chromecast is (obviously) connected using Wifi.

    I have a Chromecast in my lounge and AppleTV in my bedroom. I use either my iPhone or Nexus 7 to cast to the Chromecast, but need to use the iPhone to AirPlay in the bedroom (I think I might just get another Chromecast!).

    I actually have a friend who access my videos and streams them online. He gets HD quality video with a few seconds buffering. The 2011 Mac Mini with 8GB of RAM does a surprisingly good job of Transcoding!