Wednesday, 27 January 2010


Well the iPad is out - erm not sure if I am impressed - perhaps not; a lack of general connectivity means it would not replace either the iPhone or my netbook at this point. Anyway, working on my definitive list of apps for the iphone... and wow am I impressed.

Games - spore, solitare and Touchpets. Utilities - like Planets and Pocketmoney and e readers abound. still got a few more apps to work through in terms of doodle/art, maps and document editing..... but so far soooo impressed!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

iPhone - I haz one

woot and lol - got my iPhone at last and not really seeing a downside (erm maybe the lack of character counter on the SMS - think theres an app for that too) - so far the OS is much much much more stable than Win Mobile, screen is great for games and video watching, 32gb memory means I have all my music all the time, phone, ebook readers (stanza for make em yourselfs! and eReader for everything else) a great selection of games, apps for all sorts of Hypatia habits.... more apps to be grabbed for fav contacts management and I really need to separate my contacts from my password keeper!

So far so much the perfect PDA - even getting the hang of writing/typing short stories - hmmm Docs to go is prolly a necessity.. as is more data allowance - lets see how the first bill goes.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Gyms, tech and fighting inertia

Why is it so hard to find a gym? I want to exercise, I need to exercise (I have a job sitting on my bum all day only moving my fingers over a keyboard) I just don;t want to pay through the nose for it.

SO - tried Fitness First and the local Rec Centre - now its Genesis. A 'Fat Ass Buster' membership so a month of gyming for $100 and I get $5 back for every visit. A a 4 times a week gal I might make back most of the $100! LOL.
And trying DailyBurn for tracking, meal planning and recording nutrition. And it interfaces with iPhone - so watch this space for Apps reviews from next week.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

e Book readers - I am one!

Well I have been reading on palm devices for quite a few years now - as long as I could convert something from the web to a format for a Psion, Palm, smartphone or PDA. Yes pages are small but turning them is usually a simple matter - even on a moving train whilst standing; poor light is never an issue as nearly all devices had backlights or something.

So the new spate of page readers - they are more book sized.... well it makes me smile. One such is the Samsung - which looks like a bigger Blackberry or something - so just add a phone connection and you actually have a A4 sized smartphone.

Really is this as far as we have come??

Thursday, 7 January 2010

A very bright bad example

A very bright bad example - highly recommended if you are having fun with the new power saving light bulbs.

Matthew Reilly

Reading - Seven wonders of the world - though i got all three for Christmas as Audio books; since I am driving to work in a non-ipodded car I cannot benefit from them. LOL do I by a car radio with ipod or just a new car!