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4th August 2017/Issue #225
giffgaff Happeningsby bluemoonbaz
Creative Writing Challenge
We have another fantastic writing challenge for you this month set by @gsklb04. 'The Calm Before The Storm' is this month's theme. So let's get those creative juices flowing, you can find the thread in our general discussion forum. click here for the comments thread. Voting will finish at midnight on August 31st 2017.
Run By You: giffgaff Doodle Challenges is here 😉
During the next fortnight, @the_islander would like members to share pictures of their Doodles, show off their creative prowess, share drawing tips and help bring a bit of colour and sunshine to the giffgaff forums. So make sure you have a try of this great new challenge in our Run By You series. A new challenge will be coming every couple of days, so please keep checking back to see the latest challenge... To start you off, here's the link: Run By You giffgaff Doodle Challenges
This has been a recurring idea for long while on giffgaff and with the advent of other networks allowing this to happen our member @ijustcantdoit has posed this question for debate.
A new spin on the allowance roll over question
How about giffgaff keep their existing lineup of goodybags / gigabags at the prices offered.
But then either offer the same bags but with a rollover element but at a slightly higher price so members can have rollover but pay for the facility. Or offer a monthly extra rolloverbag upgrade that gives you rollover on any bag you purchase.
You can join the debate in our contribute section (click here) and have your say.
Tips to help prevent you from being scammed when you shop online
Smartphones have certainly changed the way we shop nowadays. We can now buy things from anywhere in the world and all with at the touch or a swipe
. But help is on hand from our member @shadylady
. You can read her great blog guide right here
and keep safe whilst buying.
Blog Highlightsby jammydodge
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 - A hands-on review
Need a new phone but don't have the budget for a high-end iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S8, then this phone could be for you. In this blog, @carlryds unboxes and reviews the Samsung Galaxy A3 and outlines the key features and specs of the phone. Why not go over and check it out now.
Tips to help prevent you from being scammed when you shop online
For most people, online shopping has become a common thing, almost more popular than trekking down to their local supermarket or convenience store. However, a rise in the e-commerce trade means scamming is on the rise too as it becomes more and more lucrative to do so @shadylady gives us some top tips to avoid the scammers. Pop over now, it's well worth the read.
What Makes A 'Good' Phone?
With so many smartphones out on the market, offering top notch and similar user experiences, telling which is the best for you can be difficult. To help you decide what your next smartphone should be, @zerodudex333 shares the features he looks for when finding a 'good' phone that stands out from the crowd. Head over to the blog now and give it a read.
Printer Tipsby toxiic
Printers, they bring a host of possibilities, allowing you to hold any image, document or file in your hand. And, all those prints are handy, but come at a cost. And, that cost can sometimes be brutal on your wallet. So, here are some tips on how to save that precious ink.
By @mcilwraith: “if you use a continuous ink system, steer clear of 4 ink printers. Instead, use 6 ink printers as they last longer”.
By @navvy: “If you use a Brother Ink Jet Printer, use Ink Save Mode. This reduces solid blocks of colour but makes the prints more enhanced. You can do this on the printer by: Printer Preferences/Properties > Advanced.
It's best to print out a photo or document regularly on your printer so the ink doesn’t dry out – printing a photo once a week using all the ink colours allows the ink to be used and you’ll find that the ink lasts longer.
Want to contribute to future Tips section of the Gaff? Look at the upcoming posts here and suggest tips.
Say Hello!by kathleen414
Welcome to giffgaff @bootsy011 who defected from 02 on the 31st July 2017 "Because it's cheaper on giffgaff". We're all glad you did too
. You won't regret joining giffgaff and our fab community!
Say hello to our new member here.
Hiya Jasmine! @jasminebell joined us last month and after trying out the giffgaff network SIM. She is glad to say "I am happy and I will be transferring my old number over" and "a big Thank You to giffgaff for saving me from the frustrating networks that are out there". Well, thank you for joining us Jasmine and for saying hello to the community.
Lets give her a big community hug right here.
Please say hello to our new member Chris Woakes @chriswoakes12
who joined us a couple of days ago and Chris is looking forward to being a part of our great community. Welcome Chris it will be fab to see you contributing to the giffgaff community.
You can find Chris' post here, so pop over and welcome him to the fold.
Photo of the weekby premierphotosuk
For this week's photo of the week I have taken a different direction on this from the norm, it deserves to go to @brulaw for his abstract photo of "Watch it" for this week only I decided to find a photo from Hosted on my "The giffgaff Abstract Photo Challenge" I thought it was quite unusual looking device and it was every bit very blingy looking, I reckon if you wear that on your arm you certainly draw some attention to yourself. Here are the setting's used: Abstract mode.
I believe his unusual photo deserves to be featured in this week's gaff. Well done @brulaw and thanks for sharing this with the giffgaff community
See the full thread
App Reviewby revilo10
App: All4 | Developer: Channel 4 | Price: Free
All 4 is a typical on demand television service offered free to everyone. It holds TV shows played on Channel 4 for a set period of time and then wipes them to make room for new shows. As well as being a typical on demand service, All4 offers a feature most others don't, boxsets. If you've missed an entire season of a show, you can simply go on to All4 and watch it as you please, without a fear of it being removed. Channel 4 stores all their classic shows in boxsets, so you'll never miss out on your favourite programs.
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