I was asked for advice about cheap 3G data plans. One of the people who asked me has a friend with no home Internet access, the friend wants access but doesn’t want to pay too much. I don’t know whether the person in question can’t use ADSL/Cable (maybe they are about to move [...]
Tree Frog Dashboard Mat
I’ve been given some more MobileZap products to review. The first is the Tree Frog anti-slip dashboard mat . This is designed to allow a phone to stick to an angled surface of the inside of the car without slipping. The pictures on the web site show a phone stuck [...]
Late last year I compared the prices of mobile providers after Aldi started getting greedy . Now Aldi have dramatically changed their offerings  so at least some of the phones I manage have to be switched to another provider.
There are three types of use that are of interest to me. One is for [...]
I’ve just been given an Armourdillo Hybrid case for the Nexus 5  to review. The above pictures show the back of the case, the front of the case, the stand, and the front of the case with the screen blank. When I first photographed the case the camera focused on a reflection of [...]
This morning I noticed some parking bays reserved for car charging in a car park at the corner of Sydney Rd and Glenlyon St in Brunswick (near Aldi). One of the parking spots was occupied by a Plug-in Prius from GoGet . I didn’t even realise that you could get a plug-in Prius in [...]
In 2012 I wrote about my jeans from Rivers that fit the largest available phones (and the smaller tablets) in their pockets . Those jeans are still working well for me, I can add the fact that they don’t wear out quickly to the list of positive attributes.
Recently my sister asked for advice on [...]
The Nexus 5 is the latest Android phone to be endorsed by Google (and manufactured by LG). It’s getting good reviews and the price is good for the specs. I just bought one for my wife, I got her the 32G version because when I bought her a Nexus 4 at the start of the [...]
In June 2008 I received a Dell PowerEdge T105 server to run in my home for a client . That system has run well for over 5 years for the purposes of my client and also as my own home fileserver and as a workstation. But now it’s getting a bit old, while it was [...]
I’ve owned a Thinkpad T61 since February 2010 . In most ways it’s a great system and it still does most things that I require, even though it inspired my post about how modern laptops suck .
Problems with my T61
The biggest ongoing problem with my T61 was the heat production, I’m not sure [...]
I’ve just been given a set of Hive Bluetooth speakers by MobileZap (see this link for all their Bluetooth speakers) .
The speakers charge by a micro-USB cable so I started charging them in my car immediately after collecting them. To connect them to a phone or other Bluetooth device you just press the [...]