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Apple Watch 2 months down the line

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments

I’ve been using my apple watch for about two and half months so its about time I reflected on what I find it useful for. Like most Apple products, lets face it, like most technology products, each person will find different aspects useful. I know three other people with Apple Watches, one finds the ability to […]

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The all-new Apple Watch

May 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Ok, I admit it. I sat in bed one morning a few weeks back and pre-ordered the all-singing, all-dancing Apple Watch. The week before I’d received one of the Apple marketing emails suggesting that I book an appointment in store to try one one….so I did. That was an experience. The enthusiastic Apple employee had […]

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iPhone 6 and IOS 8 – Initial impressions

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’ve had the iPhone 6 for a day now, so I’ve not yet explored all its capabilities. Most impressive: Big screen – easy to see. When you set it up you have the option of having icons and text slightly larger which is brilliant if you are a bit long sighted. Makes it much easier […]

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Reserving an iPhone 6

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It didn’t take long for me to crack and purchase a new iPhone 6. On Tuesday I wandered into the store and said “I’d like to buy an iPhone please”. How silly of me. In fact they are so popular you need to go online and reserve one to collect in store if you want […]

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Raspberry Jam Event Planning – London 6:30pm tonight

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Not been to any Raspberry Jam’s since before the summer. Those that were on clashed with times I was away, and when I was available, I couldn’t find any that were near enough to be convenient. So….I’m going to see what it takes to host my own. Or at the very least, after tonights event […]

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MK Raspberry Jam 28th April 2013

May 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I took lots of photos at this jam, intending to publish a rich blog post about everything I saw. Sadly events and work overtook me and I didn’t get around to doing it. Reluctant to waste the photos, I decided to blog them now, and add in more text as I find my notes.   […]

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8th Raspberry Jam – Milton Keynes

April 3rd, 2013 · 3 Comments

I was away in Februrary, so missed the 7th Raspberry Jam. However Easter Sunday saw me up bright and early (even earlier than it would have been due to the hour going forward) heading for the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park for the 8th Milton Keynes Raspberry Jam. Despite being held on Easter […]

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Raspberry PI

December 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments

I treated myself to a Raspberry PI as a kind of late Christmas present. I am intrigued by the idea of something so small and inexpensive aimed at giving kids (and interested adults) the ability to get to grips with basic computing at a very low cost. I bought the Maplin Raspberry PI starter kit which […]

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Tags: by Gill · Raspberry PI · Research Tools · technology

Kindle

September 1st, 2012 · No Comments

I got a Kindle touch for my birthday in July. I’d resisted these devices up until then because having become accustomed to the touch screen interface of the iPad, and unsure of how I would take to reading books on a screen, I didn’t want to risk getting one and not using it. Once the […]

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Evolving Uses for the iPad

July 15th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve had the iPad for nearly two months now, and am finding a pattern of use. However I think this pattern of use will differ for different people according to their preferences and lifestyle. GPS Geocaching (see photo). OK, it looks a little odd to be trekking through the woods holding what looks like a […]

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Tags: by Gill · iPad · technology