My first Android device was The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i . One of the reasons I chose it was for the large 4″ screen, nowadays the desirable phones (the ones that are marketed as premium products) are all bigger than that (the Galaxy S6 is 5.1″) and even the slightly less expensive phones […]
In June last year I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 . Generally I was very happy with that phone, one problem I had is that less than a year after purchasing it the Ingress menus burned into the screen .
2 weeks ago I bought a new Galaxy Note 3. One of the reasons […]
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 […]