Friday, 17 August 2012

On line personal journal/diary- DAYONE

DAYONE is an app for the MAC, Ipod touch, iPhone or iPad. It is an online diary which is synced up between your devices using iCloud. It works very well, allowing multiple entries per day if you wish, each with its own date and time stamp, full editing facility and just recently enhancements to add photo, auto weather and location tags. Other facilities include export to printer and external file system. The beauty of this is that you can start an entry on the iPAD anywhere, then continue when you get home on the MAC. 

I have tried the paper journal, but soon converted to this....

Unfortunately it is only available for MAC and IOS

A taste of India in Rothwell - MIRCHiZ

Thursday night at Mirchiz in Rothwell is special deal night, very good food, great price and most of all plenty of it. It is a non licensed place so you can take your own alcohol and chose from their Bistro menu £8.95, take a look at their menu....well recommended...

Viber- Free calls, messages and Picture Messages for FREE..

is an app for both IOS and Android Phones and it allows instant contact to others via your internet settings, either on WiFi if in range and via 3G if outside. For Voice it works like SKYPE and for messages it is like Blackberry BBM or  "Whatsapp". It works very well, once installed it checks your phone book and indicates which of your friends already have it, i was surprised just how many of my friends were already using it.

Someone asked "whats the point, I have unlimited texts and 1000 minutes on my contract", well if you are a PAYG then it is well worth it, but even on contract, picture messages usually cost 50p or so on the phone, on VIBER it is free.  Other advantage is that if you go abroad and can get the Hotel WiFi then calls home are free contract or not.

Free download, no adverts, nothing hidden as far as I can give it a go, my username is my mobile number which is on my web site.
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Friday, 13 July 2012

Mini PC on a Budget

This small Mini PC based using the Android OS, is ideal for connecting to your lounge TV, it is small, about the size of a mobi phone, the picture shows a 50p piece for size comparison.

It comes with a PSU (mobi phone type), a HDMI lead, a mini USB lead and a USB to mini adapter. All you have to do is connect it to the PSU, plug into the HDMI of your own TV and plus in (ideally) a wireless keyboard and mouse (I bought a new Microsoft combi kit for £20 at PC World) and there you have it, a PC to surfe and do all the things an Android would do, it is equipped with WiFi and there is a slot for a Micro SD card for storage. 

If you are an Android user already, then getting used to it would be quick and easy, but be warned, it is not the same as a Windows PC or is it fast as one, but it does the job.

Just sit in front of the telly and surf away...or whatever. As with all Android kit, it can be synced to your google account and you just download apps from the Playstore.

If you have got one or used one, lets know of your experiences.