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Broken iPhone 5s

It was time to move up in the world and upgrade my iPhone 4 to a nice new (2nd hand) iPhone 5s. I didn’t used to be one for mobile phones but now that my iPad was getting a bit long in the tooth I was tending to use my phone more and more for keeping up to date whilst sat at home. What with that, the fact that Morgan was about to buy an iPad mini 2 and Anna has a works iPad Air, I was going to

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More Bargains with Quidco

I took the plunge the other day and ordered the Garmin Fenix 3 watch that I’ve been wanting for a while to replace my Forerunner 910XT. It’s a ridiculous amount of money for a watch, especially as I wanted the Sapphire Glass version with the new ‘Run’ Heart Rate Monitor Strap, but it’s nice to treat…

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The Apple Watch – Not For Me – I want a Fenix 3

As an Apple Fan-boy, you’d expect me to be excited about the new Apple Watch, but for me it just doesn’t seem to do enough. Now I know that it’s a first generation product and will therefore improve in future iterations. I also know that often Apple products do less than their competitors, or have...

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Apple Updates

Only a few weeks after the lunch of OSX Yosemite I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my iMac the other day. I usually leave it until at least the next incremental update just so that any major issues are ironed out, but reports seemed mainly good and I had the time to do...

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Carbonite Problems and Backup Woes

Well, I have my new iMac all set up and running. Data Migration The migration procedure was fairly straight forward thanks to the fact that I have plenty of cloned backups courtesy of SuperDuper!. I simply started up the new iMac and used Apple’s built in set-up assistant to transfer my data from a cloned...

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Apple Education Store

As employees of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Anna and I are entitled to buy products through the Apple Education Store and thereby receive discounts. The Apple Education Store states “If you are a student, teacher, lecturer, administrator or other staff member in education you qualify for special discounted pricing on Apple computers, software and...

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Time for a new iMac

If you can’t decide which new iMac to get, then the decision process I went through whilst deciding which iMac to buy may just hep you. That’s why I’m sharing it here. Mac vs PC Before you Windows guys tell me to ‘get a PC’, it won’t work. I’ve used Apple Macintosh computers ever since my...

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Upgrading to Mac OSX Mavericks

As a self-confessed ‘Mac Fan Boy’ and a surfer, when Apple announced that the latest incarnation of OSX would be named ‘Mavericks’ after a famous big wave surf break in California I really couldn’t resist upgrading to the latest operating system. When they announced last week that the upgrade would be free then I was sold....

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Mobile Mayhem – One Month On

Well, I’ve had my new iPhone 4 for nearly a month now and I’m pleased to report that I haven’t become the mobile monster that I feared. I used it a fair bit in Turkey, but since being back I’m not buried in it that often. The phone itself was bought from a mobile shop...

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IOS 7, OSX Mavericks and the new Mac Pro

I’ve just got through watching the Apple WWDC keynote and I have to say I’m quite impressed. I wasn’t really expecting much as you can’t really force a company to innovate, but from what I’ve seen I’m quite looking forward to the second half of the year as some of the new updates look really...

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Mobile Mayhem

As you probably know I’m quite a gadget hound and and Apple fanboy. I have gadgets all over the place, not just computers, iPads and iPods, but GPS devices, Sat Navs and numerous training devices. In fact my triathlon training would barely be possible without electronic gadgets as I use my Garmin Forerunner 910XT on every...

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