Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 October, 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 October, 2014

Good morning This is a smaller than usual newsletter this week, and the next several weeks will probably be similar.  Some unexpected pressing matters have taken my attention this week (albeit in a positive good way, I hope) and next week I’m traveling with a group of Travel Insiders to New Zealand. I’ve been variously writing, [...]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 October, 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 October, 2014

Good morning And a very happy birthday to one of our favorite Queens.  Queen Mary.  The lovely old ship, although moored alongside the wharf in Long Beach since 1967. And an even happier birthday to the world’s ‘oldest airline’ – KLM, turning 95.  The company was formed on 7 Oct, 1919, and claims to be [...]

RIP iPod.  Long Live DAP.

RIP iPod. Long Live DAP.

When Apple updated its website to reveal its new iPhone 6 units, it made one other change that it didn’t publicize.  It deleted the ‘iPod Classic’ from its remaining range of iPod units – the Shuffle, the Nano and the iPod Touch. Although the other three models remain, none of them really address the basic [...]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 October, 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 October, 2014

Good morning What an awful week it has been with strikes, threats of strikes, and even fires, oh yes, and of course, a bit of weather too, all disrupting our plans and adding an unwanted additional element of uncertainty.  Let’s hope for a better week next week. More positively, it was an exciting week for [...]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 September, 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 September, 2014

Good morning There’s no fool like an old fool, or so the saying goes.  I was reminded of this last Friday afternoon; I spent the entire afternoon (and much of the evening) on the phone with T-Mobile, struggling to straighten out billing issues to do with the new iPhones I received that day.  I also [...]

New Super Wi-Fi Stick for Laptops

New Super Wi-Fi Stick for Laptops

The original Wi-Fi specs saw two different types of Wi-Fi, the most common being the 802.11b standard using frequencies around 2.4GHz, and offering connection speeds of up to 11 Mbits/sec – at the time, a seemingly impossibly fast speed which no-one would ever need. The less common (and more expensive implementation) was the 802.11a standard [...]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 19 September, 2014

Good morning Have you joined the rush of people ordering a new iPhone?  They became available for pre-order at midnight last Thursday/Friday, and will be in the stores today.  I (and, by all accounts, millions of other people too) spent a very frustrating 90 minutes failing to order a phone, either through the Apple or [...]

New Amazon Kindle eReaders

New Amazon Kindle eReaders

Although we have never recommended you should purchase any Amazon tablet, we have always consistently recommended you should definitely consider buying an Amazon Kindle eBook reader. The Kindle eBook reading software is now available on all iOS and Android devices, and on Mac and PC computers, too.  So you might think there’s no longer any [...]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 September, 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 September, 2014

Good morning (apologies, can’t get images into today’s newsletter.  A new version of the WordPress publishing software seems to come complete with some glitches….) Have you pre-ordered a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus yet?  The new model iPhones were announced on Tuesday and went on sale this morning.  I’m hoping to put my name [...]

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