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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Sep 26, 2021

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Rob Brand

Ted discussed having difficulty opening and editing pdf files. Did you know that MS Word will open pdf files and try to convert them into an editable form which can be saved as a pdf or docx? The MS Office Android app has this capability as well. Also, if the pdf is on your Google drive then it can be opened with Google Docs. Though it’s not as good as MS Word, you can extract the text within the file and edit to your heart’s content.


Ian Barton on Unraid and Antec P101S Mid Tower Case

I have upgraded disk capacity a couple of times, which means I have several spare "smaller" drives of 2TB and 4TB. My current setup uses RAID1, which means I need two drives that are mirrored to avoid loss of data if one of them dies. Unraid uses a completely different system. There is one parity drive, which stores information that allows a crashed disk to be restored. You can then add as many other disks as you want, providing that each disk isn't larger than the parity disk. So if your largest drive is 8TB your parity drive needs to be at least 8TB. Unraid isn't free, but you can have a 30 day free trial. Cost is $59 for up to 6 attached disks. There is also support for docker containers and virtual machines.
I have had a couple of Antec cases in the past. Unfortunately, they are so ancient they won't fit newer motherboards. Antec cases are well built and have several features e.g. rubber grommets to reduce noise from hard drives. However, the main region I want this case: you can install up to 11 storage drives! Reasons for this are explained in the next post about Unraid.

Hardline on the hardware:

Microsoft introduces a faster Surface Go 3, Wi-Fi-only Pro X, and more...

Surface Duo 2 gets certified with wireless charging, 5G, and UWB support - Steve’s List of Attributes

Microsoft says the Surface Duo 2 will receive three years of updates

OnePlus officially confirms it has cancelled the OnePlus 9T

Billboards show how Pixel 6 & 6 Pro designs, screens differ

Exclusive: Here are the Google Pixel 6 Pro camera features

Roku unveils Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Ultra LT, rolls out Roku OS 10.5

Amazon's newest Kindle e-readers come with USB-C charging and optional Qi wireless

Fairphone reportedly working on easy-to-repair truly wireless earbuds

Flap your trap about an App:

YouTube now lets you download videos to desktop, with a catch 

USA Only for Now: PayPal will now pay you interest, and offer other bank-like features

Microsoft releases its Windows 11 PC Health Check app again

Chrome 94 rolling out as first release in the new 4-week update cycle

Hark Back

Retro Gaming - Evercade Premium Pack 

Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted

2021 Apple iPad mini (8.3-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Grey (6th Generation) - Was: £619.00 Now: £599.97

Marshall Major IV Foldable Bluetooth Headphones £109 - Steve’s Review 

HUAWEI Watch GT 2 (46 mm) Smart Watch, 1.39 Inch AMOLED Display with 3D Glass Screen, 2 Weeks Battery Life, GPS, 15 Sport Modes, 3D Glass Screen, Bluetooth Calling Smartwatch, Matte Black - Was: £139.99 Now: £95.02

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 £31.99

Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand with 4 ft USB-C Cable, Wireless Charging Station for iPhone 12/12 Pro / 12 Pro Max / 12 mini/AirPods Pro (No AC Adapter) - Was: £39.99 Now: £19.99

Soundcore Motion+ £100 to £75 again. 

HUAWEI MateBook D 14 512GB £529 from £749

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