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The gaff - 3rd August 2018

Started by: willp789
On: 03/08/2018 | 18:00
Replies: 40

by: willp789
on: 03/08/2018 | 18:00


The gaff banner by: brulaw

"Just like the weather, this week's gaff is a scorcher" - finlaybj

3rd August 2018/Issue #277

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giffgaff Happenings
by bluemoonbaz

£10 Bonus credit when your friend joins through you this August

From the 1st August, all members (including Super Recruiters) will be able to offer their friends and family £10 bonus credit for joining giffgaff through them rather than the usual £5 credit on offer. The offer starts as soon as the clocks strike 12 on the 1st August (00:00) and will run until 23:59 on Friday the 31st August. This offer is applicable for any new activation by your friends or family (or anyone else, really) if they activate a SIM from you. Please note: This £10 credit will be delivered to your friends as two £5 amounts. £5 within 24 hours of activating, as per usual. Another £5 within 48 hours of them activating. Our website, emails and SIM packs should all be up to date by tomorrow (but please shout if you see any references we’ve missed). Check the announcement thread here for more info.


International friendship day - Participate and win

It's the International friendship day and what better way to celebrate it but with our lovely community. Our community is filled with people from different countries, backgrounds and age and we all celebrate these differences with a lot of love and compassion. So, here is an opportunity to thank and say some lovely things to your friends in the community and to all those people who've made it worth it for you. Share your messages, pictures, favourite quotes in your favourite language using our friendship special templates on giffgaff studio. You can share them here.


Reminder: season starting soon

NEW RBY 2018-2019 giffgaff Fantasy Football League - JOIN NOW - Prize for winner. Joining the league couldn't be easier, simply click here and you'll be added automatically after you've entered the game. Full details can be found here.

Blog Highlights
by jammydodge

Note 9 event announced; here's what you need to know

Thursday 9th August is the day when the Note 9 finally gets unveiled to the world as part of Samsung’s latest Unpacked event. While the event itself is little under a week away, there’s still plenty of time to gather some intel on the new Note 9 and its release dates. Why not join @wsjudd as he delves into the details behind this brand new smartphone and highlights everything you should need to know before its launch.


7 New Features You Can Expect in the Galaxy Note 9

Are you hungry for more info on the Note 9 before its launch next Thursday? Well, look no further as @abdulf explores the 7 new features he believes we shall see in the new Note 9 on the 9th of August. Tipped to be the future best-selling smartphone, these 7 features just may well wet your appetite before the main event.


10 Years Of The iOS App Store

Turn back 10 years. Did you even know what an app was? Probably not. However, 10 years on the App Store has transformed the society we live in a way no one could have ever imagined. So much so that there is an app now for practically everything. Jump in with @jeff_elephant and be prepared to be mind blown by the nearly 10 years worth of stats behind the App Store.

Recover unsaved Word documents
by toxiic

This little trick can be an absolute lifesaver when the issue arises that you forgot to save the Word document that you were just working on. It happens to everyone in the worst of times, but this little trick should help solve this – which will be much faster than creating the document again. Without further ado, this is how to recover an unsaved Word (2013/most up-to-date version on Office 365) document.

  1. Open Word. It can be a brand-new document, or it can be a different document that’s already open.
  2. Click File in the top left.
  3. Click Open (2 down from Info).
  4. Near the bottom of the screen, find and click on Recover Unsaved Documents. This brings up a list of weirdly named documents.
  5. Click the desired document you want to recover, it will open.

More info can be found here. I hope you enjoyed this little article, if you’d like to view my other content, you can do so here.

Say Hello!
by kathleen414


You can say hello to @agnieszka128 here.



Welcome @odm78 to the community here.



Welcome @chrisjp192 aboard over here.

Photo Of The Week
by brulaw



This week's featured photo is No Harvey pics by @illneverrememberit. Some of the comments were "That's one hell of a catch for you and the Osprey" (themrbarso), "That's brilliant" (thesepticpheasant), "Great picture of an Osprey with a good catch" (4128334), "Fantastic" (yconnearmstrong), "What a fantastic picture" (frenchielove), "Well captured" (snowman1888), "Great shot, amazing picture" (themzbiker), "Ahhh, really lovely" (markulous), "Gorgeous looking Osprey" (the_bookie).


Well, it's been another week and another touch choice, thank you to everyone for these amazing images, please keep them coming. Click here to see the original post.


No Harvey pics...jpg

Tech Developments
by revilo10

Apple hits $1 Trillion market value


As you've probably heard, Apple Inc. is the first company worldwide to hit $1 Trillion (£767 Billion) in worldwide market value as a public company. Share prices hit a worldwide high of over $250. Let's have a look at their journey to the trillions.


At the beginning of the millennium, in late 2001, Apple launched the first version of the iPod. At the end of the fiscal year, Apple was valued at $6 Billion (£7 Billion). Over the next 6 years, Apple jumped up by $100 billion and hit $106 Billion at the end of the 2007 fiscal year, with Steve Jobs' launch of the very first iPhone.


Progress from this point onwards hit the fast lane. In April 2010, the iPad launched and brought Apple's market value to $174 Billion. In 2011, Tim Cook's takeover of Apple as it's CEO after Steve Jobs' passing, Apple was valued at $624 Billion by the end of the fiscal year. In September of 2017, Apple's next large milestone of $800 Billion was hit with the controversial but massive launch of the iPhone X. Then, we move onto 2018, in early August/late July this year, Apple became the first public company to be worth $1 Trillion in market value.

Thanks for reading

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Message 1 of 41
by: brulaw
on: 03/08/2018 | 18:02 edited: 03/08/2018 | 18:05

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Message 2 of 41
by: premierphotosuk
on: 03/08/2018 | 18:31 edited: 03/08/2018 | 18:34

Well done to The gaff team, informative as always, another week another gaff. Also now August oh how time flies.Smiley Wink


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Top job as always.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


Ps For anyone interested, check your payback Dashboard the payback has already been updated and showing for July and No spanners folksSmiley Wink

On now in the photography board. Join in here Let's see and share some of your favourite animals. August challenge.

Message 3 of 41
by: yvonnearmstrong
on: 03/08/2018 | 18:35



Great reading again and great team work

Cheers to everyone


Message 4 of 41
by: tids
on: 03/08/2018 | 19:00

@willp789 and the gaff team


Top marks for a very informative edition 


Well done 👍👍👍

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Message 5 of 41
by: alex920
on: 03/08/2018 | 19:20

To the gaff editors


How you manage to turn this out week after week I do not know.


Brilliant work 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Message 6 of 41
by: cloughey
on: 03/08/2018 | 19:28
Brilliant edition again this week, keep them coming. Thanks to everyone for pulling this news round up and fantastic articles together.
Message 7 of 41
by: mcilwraith
on: 03/08/2018 | 19:51

excellent again all who are involved in the gaff

Message 8 of 41
by: odm78
on: 03/08/2018 | 19:51

@natty88 look at this I’m in it half way down this is wicked lol 


@willp789 send this to me thanks for this post and information. 

Message 9 of 41
by: natty88
on: 03/08/2018 | 20:01

@willp789 another fantastic read thank you to all the team 

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