Best Value Android Phone

Monday 23 September 2013 @ 10:45 am

What is the best value Android phone at the moment?

The answer is very straight forward — It’s the Nexus 4 16Gb.
The reason for this is that the price is very heavily discounted by Google because they want to get people using Android rather than the IOS made by Apple.

The price of the Nexus 4 has recently gone down by £80 or 100USD due to the expected launch of the Nexus 5 which is likely to happen very shortly.Best Value Android Phone
Over the last two weeks then entry-level 8Gb model has completely sold out and will not be restocked.

The other Android possibilities include Galaxy S3, S4 and Note series. Other contenders like Huawei, sony are all good but much more expensive than Nexus 4.

Nexus 4 Vs Apple Iphone 5 — Lab tests have shown that Nexus 4 is better than Iphone 5 in every comparison except camera when iphone 5 is marginally better…..But at 3 times the price!





Haggling with Talktalk Broadband

Thursday 19 September 2013 @ 1:22 pm

Should you haggle with your broadband provider? — Absolutely, definitely!

I’ve been with them for two years on the smallest broadband package and I want to upgrade to medium fiber.
The book price would be line rental + “essentials” -(eve + w/e calls + basic broadband) + Medium Fiber
This would cost £15.40 + £7.50 + £10 per month = Total of £32.90 per month

After a 26 minute phone-call, getting passed on twice, the cost came down to:
£15.40 + £3.75 + £5 - £2 call credit = Total of £22.15 per month — they also waived the ‘engineer fee’ of £30.

But also

If you pay the land-line charges all in one go, annually, the monthly land-line rate is lowered to £9.50

So

My overall package is now £9.50 land-line + (£3.75 + £5 - £2) = £16.25.

Small print — The medium fiber at £5 will remain til end of contract at 18 months. The ‘essentials’ is £3.75 for 12 months then goes up to £7.50 for the last 6 months. Cancellation fees apply if you have to cancel for any reason - and these are steep.

After 18 months is up I will phone them again to renegotiate….





Giffgaff - The UK’s cheapest PAYGO mobile?

Tuesday 3 September 2013 @ 8:25 am

As the mobile world becomes a more competitive place one company appears to a clear edge on its competitors. Giffgaff, based on the O2 network are an high-quality but yet no-frills provider.

♥♥Don’t sign up without reading this first! - Undercutting all the high street big names and even the supermarkets they have shown an impressive force in the market.
They are even offering £5 free credit through special invitations.
See www.Giffgaff.com

They started out with all calls including to other networks at 8p / min and texts at 4p. Unfortunately the price rose to 10p/ min and 6p for tests. However they are still much cheaper than any other network. They will work out cheaper for light users, heavy users and smart phone users. All you need is an unlocked phone.

UK coverage is fine — (it’s delivered via the O2 network) Foreign use works exactly as you would expect, but you can’t use data abroad yet for smart phones.

To get the extra bonus £5 on a new sim use THIS INVITATION.

Pay As You Go Comparisons

These are the per minute calls, texts and mobile Internet tariffs from the main players.

Giffgaff review

*Giffgaff Mobile Internet is charged at no more than 20p a day (up to 20MB). If you go over 20MB, you’ll be charged extra at 20p/MB. Giffgaff 0800 are free.

**O2 charge 5p after the first 3 minutes per day if you are calling another O2 number or a landline.





Ipad2 Review

Friday 1 July 2011 @ 3:18 pm

Ipad 2 PictureThe Ipad 2 is a fantastic device which complements you iphone and almost replaces your laptop. It boots up when you switch it on in 2 seconds - wow! It will join your other Apple devices and keep in sync using the Icloud.

  • Wifi and 3G
  • Up to 64Gb storage and more via the Icloud
  • 2 Cameras - front and rear. (Enabling video calling via Facetalk)
  • All the usual Apps
  • Faster processor than the Ipad 1 and lighter + slimmer.
  • Comes with smart-cover that cleans your grubby fingerprints off it!
  • Verdict — great fun toy, but probably not worth updating from the Ipad 1 if you have it already unless your budget is limitless.





    Logitech mm50 Portable Speakers

    Monday 19 March 2007 @ 2:16 pm

    Ipod SpeakersA brilliant set of speakers to fill your normal-sized room with sound.

    Technical Details

    • 3D Stereo technology dramatically widens the stereo image, creating an enveloping audio experience
    • Full, balanced audio. Max-X high-excursion drivers with neodymium magnets provide remarkable sound quality
    • Plug and Play–connects easily to your iPod or iPod mini
    • Listen to music wherever you are. Operates with AC adapter (included) or rechargeable Li-ion batteries
    • AC adapter charges speaker and iPod batteries simultaneously

                        £65.56 at amazon.co.uk





    4GB Ipod Nano

    Friday 12 January 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    It’s weeks since christmas, but the price has yet to start falling, the most popular Ipod, the 4Gb, is now priced at £117 at Amazon.co.uk - available in silver, pink and blue.





    Apple Ipod 2Gb

    Saturday 16 December 2006 @ 3:19 pm

    This years popular must-have Christmas present is the Apple Ipod. The entry level 2 Gb is the one which most people will be receiving this Yule-tide.
    However if you are buying it yourself you will probably be receiving the 80Gb.

    The current Amazon.co.uk price is 80Gb=£2199.99 and 2Gb=£90.99
    I am sure the price will fall markedly once Christmas is out of the way!!

    Ipod Nano 80Gb





    iPod/MP3 accessories are hot gifts this year (The Cincinnati Enquirer)

    Saturday 16 December 2006 @ 10:35 am

    Do you have music lovers on your Christmas list this year? They probably already have Apple iPods or other MP3 players.





    Music students learn about opera (Leavenworth Times)

    Saturday 16 December 2006 @ 7:37 am

    Music teacher Jackie Miller wants Easton School District students to experience different types of music that are not found in most schools— opera and the ballet.





    Iranian engineers develop new TV technology (IranMania.com)

    Saturday 16 December 2006 @ 5:47 am

    LONDON, December 16 (IranMania) - Iranian engineers have reportedly managed to develop a modern television technology, which provides access to USB ports on analogue TV sets.





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