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"If it's not in this edition of The gaff, it probably
wasn't worth reading about" - @jaymailsays
16th March 2018/Issue #257
giffgaff Happeningsby bluemoonbaz
More Data Coming Soon - 1GB Data Boost!
The members asked: giffgaff listened & reacted. "We know that running out of data can be a real pain which is why unlike any other network provider we analyse your usage every month and tell you the best goodybag for you. This does the trick nicely but there’s always a chance you can have an exceptional month and use more data than usual. Now, if this happens you can of course buy your next goodybag early but we thought, wouldn’t it be nicer if we saved you the hassle and simply gave you extra data to keep you connected." Head over here for all the latest updates.
Coaching corner: How to become a better communicator?
@shaina_k brings us news about giffgaff's new project 'Coaching Corner' after last month's first live Q&A. So, Shaina and the team have been able to build on the poll conducted with all the members, the second most popular choice was 'How to become a better communicator' and so we are planning our next live stream on this topic. Of course, communication is a wide topic and we do understand that you might want to get a deeper dive into some sub-areas or scenarios in which you would like to make your communication skills more effective. So, here are some of the sub-topics that we thought might be useful for you:
How to become a confident speaker
How to improve communication at workplace
How to break the ice at social dos
Is this something that grabs you? If so, please share the topics that interest you here and the team will make sure that they get answered.
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Blog Highlightsby jammydodge
Spotify’s Direct To Public IPO: Will This ‘Risky’ Approach Pay Off?
The music streaming giant Spotify is preparing to list on the stock market but rather than take the more traditional 'safer' IPO, they have decided to pursue a riskier ‘direct listing’ selling shares directly to the public. In this intriguing blog, @jeff_elephant takes an in-depth look at how risky it could be and whether it will pay off.
New Raspberry Pi released, the perfect start to your next hobbyist project
You may or may not have heard of a Raspberry Pi, the cheap tiny hobbyists computer but their latest model is certainly worth considering if your thinking of taking on a new project. Jump in with @wsjudd to discover all about what this £35 computer can do.
The ultimate guide to choosing a good password
In the age of the internet everything is password protected but the number of passwords we are required to have leaves many of us with vulnerabilities. Simple choosing a password once and using it over and over again isn’t enough. It needs to be secure. In this awesome blog, @shadylady guides you on how to create the strongest password.
Transferring Picturesby toxiic
Transferring pictures from your phone to your PC can be a bit of a burden. If you don’t use a cloud service like OneDrive or of the sort then you’re forced to use a cable to transfer the media. Well, Microsoft have tried to come to our aid with their relatively new service. The app is rather subtly named Photo Companion. Here’s a quick rundown of the requirements and methods of taking advantage of this…
Windows 10 PC and phone that are on the same Wi-Fi connection.
Photos Companion app (Available on Google Play and the App Store).
On your phone, open the Photos Companion app.
Press ‘Send Photos’.
On the PC, type ‘Photos into the Search Bar, then click on the option.
In the Photos app, click the 3 dots in the top right-hand corner.
Click ‘Settings’ from the menu that drops down.
Scroll down to ‘Preview’ and flick the switch on that says, ‘Help Microsoft test the mobile import over Wi-Fi feature’.
Click the back arrow on the top left-hand corner of the app.
Click the ‘X’ to close the Photos app.
Repeat step 3 to reopen the app.
Look for ‘Import’ in the top right-hand corner and click on it.
From the dropdown menu, click ‘From Mobile over Wi-Fi’.
On the phone, point the camera at the QR code on the screen of your TV or Monitor.
Tap any photos you want to transfer.
The photos will then be sent to the PC and you can view it on the Photos app.
Note: This feature can be taken away by Microsoft at any time. It’s only a feature that Microsoft employees have created and may be unstable.
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Say Hello!by kathleen414
Come and say hello to our newbie @nelly2324 right here.
Say hi to @emma_6287 over here.
Photo Of The Weekby brulaw
This week's featured photo is Epping Forest by @leeon1988. Members' comments included: "Great photos" (themzbiker), "Eye catching" (giffgaffcoastal) and "What lovely photos" (yvonnearmstrong).
Epping forest is a lovely place to visit, plenty of opportunities for capturing some lovely images, as shown in this and the other pictures in the group. Click here to see the original post.
Tech Developmentsby revilo10
Google Maps Accessibility
Google has announced a new feature within Google Maps which allows users to view the accessibility of certain landmarks across major cities across the world.
Google Maps Producer Manager, Rio Akasaka, announced on the Google Maps blog that it would start to roll out to major cities, most notably London in the UK. The maps feature will include sites in London such as The Tube, public hotspots, museums and other notable landmarks across the city.
Many using the feature have described it as incomplete, and in response, Google said it's an ongoing project that will be constantly updated.
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