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The gaff - 12th October 2018

Started by: willp789
On: 12/10/2018 | 18:00
Replies: 32

by: willp789
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:00


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"Lots of great news and photos to check out" - cass905

12th October 2018/Issue #287

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giffgaff Happenings
by bluemoonbaz

More Help sticky threads revamp

Following the successful revamp of one of the Help and Support sticky threads, @roxy_r thought it was about time we had a look at the other two threads that reside on the Help and Support board to see if they fulfil their purpose. She thought that it would still be worth merging other two threads and create a shiny new one. What do you folks think? Have a look at Roxy's post here and add your viewpoint.


We’re improving how we release features

@steve_mc, our chief operations and technology officer at giffgaff, has news of some changes we need to take. To get to grips with new tools, reorganise and get ready, you might notice a little less change on the giffgaff front, so bear with us if it feels a bit like things aren’t moving at the usual pace. A few months into the new year, we’ll be able to show you how powerful this change can be. I’m really excited about it, and I’ll share our progress as we get closer to that goal. Let Steve know if you have any questions on the thread here, and he will pop back in soon to answer as many as he can in the next few days.

Blog Highlights
by jammydodge

A giffgaff guide to refurbished phones

In the market for a refurbished phone but not sure what to look for. Join Jake Watson as he presents the latest giffgaff guide on what you need to look for when buying a restored handset. Check it out to learn all about refurb phones.


Review: Sony Xperia XZ3 - the best Sony smartphone yet

Sony have released a new flagship phone. Facing fierce competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung, this latest Xperia certainly swings some major punches. In this blog, @shadylady gives a detailed review of this new jam-packed smartphone from tech giants Sony. Head over and give it a read.


iPhone 8 compared to iPhone 6

With the iPhone series just getting better and better, older phones are increasingly appearing defunct. In this blog, Jake Watson compares the differences between the iPhone 8 with the iPhone 6 and discusses and the benefits and drawbacks each model brings. Intriguing right? Go and give it a watch!

Psychology Tricks
by toxiic

Hello everybody, in this week’s gaff I’m here to note some psychology tricks that you might find interesting or have fun trying out. These are from a video I found online, which is linked down below.


  • Song stuck in your head? Think of the end of the song. Our brains are designed to remember unfinished thoughts, so finishing that pesky song in your head should help.
  • Think someone is looking at you? Yawn. If they yawn too, there’s a good chance they were looking – it’s contagious!
  • If you want someone to give more information to an answer to a question, look at them whilst keeping quiet for a few seconds. The awkward time no one is talking is likely to push someone into talking to fill the space.
  • If you’re the mean type of person that wants to eradicate someone’s progress whilst counting, simply say a set of numbers in order. The brain is then interested in the pattern that you say rather than what they were counting previously.
  • If you’ve lost something, try looking right-to-left than just left-to-right. As you’re used to looking left-to-right, you’re more likely to skim over your environment. Instead, do the opposite, slowing down your eyes and causing you to take more notice of subtle objects.


Source video. If you’d like to check out my other content, you can do so here.

Say Hello!
by kathleen414


Welcome aboard @hockers62 right here.



Say hi to @iwishiwasthehulk here.



Welcome @kazpeza over here.

Photo Of The Week
by brulaw



This week's featured photo is Druidge Bay Northumberland by @yvonnearmstrong. Some of the comments were: "Wow amazing photograph, thank you for sharing it" (oliverspooner), "Simply stunning" (frenchielove), "Love this - very atmospheric" (illneverrememberit), "What a really stunning photo" (the_bookie), "Another wow from me, I'm loving your beautiful photos (bobrobinson), "It's a beautiful photo" (john3831), "Lovely moody shot" (markulous), "Great photo, hopefully you don't get too wet" (jsmith2009).


Click here to see the original post. The pictures this week are brilliant as always, thank you everyone for sharing these images.


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Tech Developments
by revilo10

Pixel 3 Slate


This past weekend, Google held a launch event for a wide variety of new products, most notably the Pixel 3 phone, which we have covered multiple times here on Tech Developments. One thing that was left out of everyone's minds for the event, was the possibility of the launch of a new tablet. Well, Google pulled one out the bag this week and announced the launch of the Google Pixel Slate.


Looking over the Slate, it seems as though Google is trying to get a foothold in the laptop/tablet market, which has been dominated by Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet and various other large players. Now, as you probably know, Google already has its own range of laptops (co-manufactured with companies such as Acer), the Chromebooks, which run on Google's own ChromeOS. Well, as it happens, the Pixel Slates will run a touch-screen enabled version of ChromeOS. Now, let's dive into the specs of this new tablet.


The standard Slate will come with a 12.3-inch display, will be just 7mm in width and the overall length will be 290.9x202.0mm. There are four options, ranging from £549, all the way to £1549, the RAM ranges from 4GB up to 16GB. The storage ranges from 32GB up to 256GB, all of which will be SSD. The processors are all Intel, and most of them are 8th Generation m3, i5 or i7 processors, whilst the cheapest tablet will have an Intel Celeron. Finally, the tablet will come with full WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, 2 USB slots, a Slate keyboard connector and a fingerprint sensor.


Next time, we'll be diving into the Pixel 3 phone. Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading

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by: timwilliams25
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:01

Sticky thread revamp.  Hope the gaff still gets stuck!

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by: brulaw
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:01 edited: 12/10/2018 | 18:02

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by: allan1954
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:03
thanks again for this weeks the gaff a great read.
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by: the_bookie
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:04 edited: 12/10/2018 | 18:10

Well done everybody 


Another Great edition 

of The Gaff and some 

terrific information on

all the fantastic things

going on on this super 

community .

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by: tids
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:05

@willp789 and the gaff team


Thanks for this week's gaff it's packed full of info again

Well done to all the editors 👍👍👍👌👌

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by: bluemoonbaz
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:05

Good evening gaff readers 

We hope you enjoy this week's edition , sit down with a cuppa and relax with our news .giffgaffefEOz.pngWith all your latest news





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by: yvonnearmstrong
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:12



For a great read and to




And thank you for photo of the week❤and loved people's comments they make my day 

Have great weekend


Yvonne 🥂



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by: blue1212
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:13



Thanks yet again for a very good edition of the gaff 👏


Well done everyone 👍👍👍

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by: smiffyds
on: 12/10/2018 | 18:16

Thanks for another great read



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