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  • How to forward calls from your iPhone

    Call forwarding is carrier specific.  All the iPhone does is send a carrier code with the call forward details.

    For the iPhone to do anything more complex would require it to be online and active during the call.  E.g. call forward from a specific group or number to a specific destination, the iPhone would answer the call, then call the destination and merge the call for the duration.

    Some networks offer/used to offer an assistant whereby your calls were answered and then transferred based on your preferences.  This was used to get around the limited logic of call forwards.

    check with your carrier for specific forwarding codes, you can enable multiple call forwards based on their function, here are the codes for O2 uk:

    Not Reachable Divert

    • To activate ** 62 * phone number # SEND

    • To cancel ## 62 # SEND

    • To check status * # 62 # SEND 

    Divert calls when busy

    • To activate ** 67 * phone number # SEND

    • To cancel ## 67 # SEND

    • To check status * # 67 # SEND 

    Divert calls when there is no reply

    • To activate ** 61 * phone number * 11 * no seconds# SEND

    • To cancel  ## 61 # SEND

    • o check status * # 61 # SEND 

    Divert all calls

    • To activate ** 21 * phone number # SEND

    • To cancel ## 21 # SEND

    • To check status * # 21 # SEND 

    To cancel all call diverts

    • To cancel ## 002 # SEND
  • 2019 MacBook Pro keyboard changes don't look like they're going to do much

    My day one 2016 MacBook Pro with Radeon 460 is still going strong. I’m hoping that one of the keys goes wonky so I can take it to get a new top case as mine has a shiny spot where I rest my left palm.  I use it every day of the week running vm’s and world of Warcraft and it’s been rock solid even with the bashing the keyboard takes when playing a WoW. When it’s not in use it’s kept in a Cush case in my laptop bag and it gets an occasional wipe over with a mildly damp cloth now and again to clean it.
  • Apple says Spotify 'wants all the benefits of a free app without being free'

    Well said.  It would seem these actions are purely to make Apple look like a bad guy in public, and Spotify the underdog as their complaints will be unlikely to have any traction.  Hopefully the court case against songwriters will get more publicity and show off who Spotify really are, VC bankrolled one trick ponies with a broken business model.
  • How to check if your flight is on a Boeing 737 MAX 8 & find the best seats on any aircraft...

    hentaiboy said:
    It looks suspiciously like the incidents with this aircraft may be due to inexperienced pilot error, but it’s still too early to tell. There have been no issues in the US.
    Lion Air pilots had 11,000 flying hours between them. They fought a plane trying to crash itself for 13 minutes.
    Correct.  They should have disabled 2 trim controls to allow them control of the aircraft after the sensors incorrectly over rode their control.  At the time, this was not known.  Boeing has since issued this to the pilots but did not make it compulsory training so the 2nd crash was likely the same issue and the pilots had not been informed/trained how to over ride the system in the case of this failure happening.

    And this is all because the aircraft is flawed, the new engines cause an imbalance which brings the nose up, the software which ultimately caused the crash was created to bring the nose down. When the sensors failed/fed back incorrect data, the aircraft thought its nose was veering up. How this software was unable to operate withought double checks from other systems it pretty crazy and the team responsible should be fired.

    bottom line, Boeing f’d Up.
  • Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple's low-cost desktop

    Plenty of Intel NUC boxes out there, greed is the only thing stopping Apple from making something similar where the user can add their own ram and storage. Absolutely zero user experience to be gained from Apple whacking a 40% premium on the hardware.