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by sampedrena
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Access to Sabadell personal
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Access to Sabadell personal

Fine on Chrome for me also.
by sampedrena
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Electrical problem

Just wondering if anyone with electrical knowledge might have some suggestions to help me towards a resolution for an electrical problem. We are in an apartment block where the supply enters the building and splits into two "distribution cupboards", each one housing the meters for half of ...
by sampedrena
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Community agm
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Community agm

Article 15 (1) - " Attendance at the general meeting shall be in person ....................."

Sampedrena
by sampedrena
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

I am also still having problems with Smarty (on a tablet) - VPN London, or 2 or 3 now won't work at all. Sometimes DNS will do the trick - but it's impossible to know whether it's going to do it or not! I keep clearing the cache, re-starting - all the usual stuff - and then sometimes it will do it b...
by sampedrena
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Thanks Beachcomber - I'll give it a try!
by sampedrena
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Hi Satandpcguy - Over the last week I've had various communications from Smarty. Asking me to delete cookies, re-start, etc. Eventually they suggested I should delete the BBC Apps and re-download. I said I would not do this until I had watched everything that I had already downloaded. They then pass...
by sampedrena
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Thanks - I certainly prefer an easy solution, preferably using an App on my Tablet. Until last week Smarty was doing a good job - I could download from Sounds and also get all the TV Apps - to stream or download where applicable. This has now changed and it's not working well for me - so that's why ...
by sampedrena
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Thanks SatandPCGuy - I've never hear of this programme. I'll have a look and see if I can find it on Google Play so that I can give it a try.
I'll also try again with Smarty as they tell me today that they have made some improvements!
by sampedrena
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Thanks for the information about Pure - it is really important to me to download from BBC Sounds, so maybe that's not going to be an option for me. I didn't realise that it was possible to transfer items downloaded to a PC and then on to some other device. I use a laptop with Win10 and a Samsung Tab...
by sampedrena
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Thanks Enrique - it certainly seems worthwhile trying Pure to see how it works.
Interesting to find that you also had a problem with SmartyDNS! They have been great until last Thursday - when it all went pear-shaped. But they won't admit that they have any problem.
by sampedrena
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Yes Beachcomber - I think that is right. What I have been doing previously is downloading from BBC Sounds Drama plays, comedies, book readings - all sorts of stuff - which I can then listen to anywhere, even if I don't have access to wifi. (or indeed if the wifi is not working) I never listen to pro...
by sampedrena
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

That's right El Cid - but to download you need to show as being in the UK
by sampedrena
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Very interesting Fyfin. Thanks for letting me know your experiences. I have just tried using Smarty London 3 VPN and managed to download a programme from BBC Sounds (I prefer to download & that's only allowed if in UK. However on the second programme I got "Failed" - so that's not a pe...
by sampedrena
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Re: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

Thanks Enrique - I'll give all that a try. Agree BBC Sounds works okay with no VPN - except for downloading programmes, which is what I prefer to do. I think it will be sensible to trial some other VPN Services - because I find that none of the TV catch up services will work with Smarty now (itv hub...
by sampedrena
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer
Replies: 38
Views: 5976

Best VPN for BBC Sounds downloads & iPlayer

I am looking for some advice, please. I have been using Smarty for vpn access to all the above services on my Samsung Tablet - but it has just today stopped working for me and is not seeing me as being in London! Smarty have just said that I should use the DNS - and I switched to that on the Android...
by sampedrena
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play

Yes - it was a UK account that I set up and now that it is operating, as you say, I don't need a VPN. Using BBC Sounds I do use a VPN if I want to download programmes - which is what I usually do, so that I can listen to them anywhere. (Although obviously at the moment I am always at home!) Thanks a...
by sampedrena
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play

Thank you for your help. Pleased to report that I now have access to the UK Google Playstore! I set up a totally new Google Account and put it only on the Tablet that I use for BBC Sounds. I logged out of all other accounts, cleared cache & data, switched off tablet. When I switched on again - I...
by sampedrena
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play

Thank you for these suggestions. I will try and see what I can do - and will let you know how I get on! If you have any other thoughts, please do let me know!
by sampedrena
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Android Apps from somewhere other than Google Play

Really hope someone can help with this! I have recently noticed that Google Play will not let me download UK Apps - even when I have Smarty switched on. Play seems to have decided that I am in the United Arab Emirates! (which I've not even visited). Smarty tell me that it is not down to them and, in...