Category Archive: Google

Aug 31 2015

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Well, after owning my Surface Pro 3 for a couple of months (with half the time split between using Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on it) I am now sharing my review.   It is a longer video but I cover off the following points: 0m00s: Look and feel, In a nutshell, Microsoft has done well in …

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Feb 01 2015

Google Earth Pro – Free!

Just a quick one for today. Google Earth Pro has been around for over a decade on desktop computers with its initial release all the way back in 2001 from Keyhole (which was a company funded by the CIA) under the name of EarthViewer 3D. It wasn’t until June 2005 after acquisition by Google did we see …

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Jun 25 2014

iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Charging Car Mount Review

Prius dashboard surface

Introduction Again, I want to thank MobileZap for sending out the iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Charging car mount for me to review on my blog. This car mount was one of a number of solutions physically and technically suitable for my new Nokia Lumia 1520 – this is just one of the wider range of wireless chargers on …

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Jun 16 2014

Working Out How to Unlock the Fuel Tank Lid on Rental Cars

This last weekend I had to pop back to Melbourne for a day and although I was tempted to drive down and back in my own car it was probably a bit more sensible to fly down and back and hire a car for the duration of my visit. Amazingly, it would have been cheaper to …

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Apr 27 2014

Nokia Lumia 1520 Unboxing

For a while I have had my eye on the Nokia Lumia 1520 to replace my Lumia 920. The 6″ Full HD screen on the Lumia 1520 was hard to go past and, prior to the Windows Phone 8.1 update, I really dug the extra column of live tiles. Even though I could get the …

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Dec 12 2013

Suss Out Street Parking Before Arriving

Here’s a quick tip. Many of us have faced situations where we have to drive out somewhere that we’ve not been to much or at all and we’ve got absolutely no idea about the parking options. Street parking could be very limited or altogether absent or you may have heaps of parking spaces from which …

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Oct 20 2013

Apple iPhone 5S Unboxing

Well, it was time for my wife to upgrade her smartphone which saw the iPhone 4S replaced with the iPhone 5S. The replacement was somewhat of a necessity given a very annoying quirk with the iPhonewhere the volume would turn down by itself (both music and phone calls) which was a constant annoyance. Apparently, the …

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Oct 04 2013

Enabling the Large Player Size in YouTube

After a recent change you may have noticed the ability to toggle between the standard and large player sizes in YouTube has seemingly disappeared. You could be forgiven for thinking so but it has actually been moved into a menu. Just click the little cog icon in the bottom right of the video player window …

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Oct 03 2013

Perhaps the Simplest Way to Download YouTube Audio and Videos

It goes without saying that the legality of this service would be questionable unless you are dealing with creative commons content but it’d save you from downloading any software to perform the process. If you want to download video or audio from YouTube then all you need to do is add pwn to the front …

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Sep 26 2013

Sometimes the GPS is Wrong

Yesterday, I made the leisurely drive from Sydney to Melbourne in the Prius and as per usual I used the GPS just so I could keep an eye on my arrival time as well as the traffic conditions once I got back into the metropolitan areas. However, as much as every GPS attempts to be …

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