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Archive for Technology

Getting Back to Kindle!

As longer term readers will know I had a Kindle for Christmas…

by Keiron on April 27th, 2011 | Technology | No Comments » |

Kindle! Better late than never!

I love a book, actually several books if I’m away for any length of time. You can get lost in a good book (much the same as I can get lost in secondhand bookshops!) so when my wife started hinting about the Amazon Kindle at Christmas I went looking…. We’re now a month after Christmas but it’s better late than never!

by Keiron on January 18th, 2011 | Technology | 6 Comments » |

Backup your Phone! Now!

That’s not a request, it’s an order! Losing your phone is one thing, it’s probably insured and you’ll either get your phone back or a replacement, great – you have a working phone, but aren’t you forgetting something?

by Keiron on July 2nd, 2010 | Mobile Phones | 5 Comments » |

To List or Not to List – Twitter is the Question!

Twitter introduced list functionality a while back, and I’ve used it a bit here and there (mainly so I can find the real life people I know on Twitter amongst the “noise”), but I wanted to start using them a little differently so did some research.

by Keiron on June 10th, 2010 | Blogging & Communities | No Comments » |

SEO Link Building, Spamming and Outsourcing?

I outsource some work overseas, but I’ve moved away from single contracts and now have someone on a regular long term contract to work with me, but this post isn’t about that, it’s about some of the spam I’ve been getting on this blog recently! I use both Akismet and WP-SpamFree to keep this blog reasonably clean of spam, but more has been getting through recently (well through to the point where it’s held for moderation). I wanted to tell you about the two most recent (and persistent offenders) Battery Man The most recent items are all about batteries and hard drives on my posts about MyXerver and my PINES USB Battery Pack. The spammer merrily went through several posts… Continue reading »

by Keiron on April 28th, 2010 | Blogging & Communities | 8 Comments » |

Apple Stock Riding High! Can it Continue?

Apple’s stock is at an all time high at the minute, can this continue? If it can, you might be well advised to follow Kyle Conroy’s advice! Kyle’s post suggests that if rather than buying that shiny new Apple MacBook G3 250 back in 1997 for $5700 (ouch!!), you’d bought $5700 worth of Apple shares then today you would $330,000 better off! It’s not really surprising given where Apple are today I guess, but does beg the question – could you do the same today with Apple? The fact that an iPod Touch (3G / Late 2009) was $199 in 2009 and would now have shares worth $315 suggests you might (particularly as that’s only a few months ago!). Or,… Continue reading »

by Keiron on April 28th, 2010 | Technology | No Comments » |
PINES Rechargeable Battery Pack - Boxed

Charging on the Move (PINES USB Rechargeable Backup Battery Pack)

You may have read recently about comparing of battery sizes, capacities and the like when I was looking for a rechargeable battery pack for my phone, I took the advice of @ZuuMediaSwindon and bought the PINES Rechargeable Backup Battery Pack I’ve now had a chance to use it in anger and at least five people have asked what it is and where I got it from, so here it is! Boxed: It comes with an array of manuals and handy, carry case (about the size of an old style Nintendo DS): Opening it up, for charging the battery you have: A mains charger A car charger A USB charger And charging “tips” for such a variety of things I can’t… Continue reading »

by Keiron on March 27th, 2010 | Technology | 9 Comments » |