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Great iPad 2 reviews March 28, 2011

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Here are a couple of great iPad 2 reviews:

This one from ‘The Register’ is especially thorough: http://bit.ly/ho7TPe

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My idea of a perfect flow chart March 24, 2011

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Just perfect for me!

HTC Incredible S Review March 24, 2011

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Great review of the new HTC Incredible S smartphone – http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_incredible_s-review-580.php

Loving The Modfather March 24, 2011

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Had a fab time out with Gale at the Metro Arena Newcastle to see the Modfather himself on the rescheduled gig from December 2010.

The Modfather was supported by The Rifles who had a very tight set.

The Wellermaster was in great form ably supported on lead guitar by Stevie Craddock. A decent variety of tracks with almost the whole of the new album with highlights including Wake up the nation , Trees, Bright star. Classic tracks included Strange Town, Broken Stones, Start, Peacock Suit, Sha La La La, You do something to me (for the couples) and of course the legendary Changing Man.

iPad 2 Review March 24, 2011

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Great review of the new iPad 2 by Gsmarena

http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_ipad_2-review-581.php

Would the last person in Myspace please turn iff the lighrs? March 8, 2011

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It’s not often that Myspace friend requests make me laugh, cry or even gasp with shock, especially as Myspace now resembles a derelict building full of spammers and teen-bothering nonces. The last friend request to genuinely disturb me was this guy who added me as a friend, and when I accepted, chose to add to the comments section of my page video clips of himself…shall we say…manipulating his genitals with a view to achieving orgasm? Since then I’ve had to screen all incoming comments and approve them on arrival, like a sort of Passport Control for a soon to be abandoned country.

Yesterday I received yet another invite from some random band asking to be friends on Myspace, and as Myspace now allows the sender to add a line of dialogue to their friend request, the band sent me this as their opening gambit:

“Hi Mike, we are (band name witheld) and we’d like you to be our friend on here and check out our music. We’re very much along the same lines as Coldplay and Snow Patrol, hope you enjoy our page”.

I thought to myself Yes! This band sounds right up my alley! I’m just the sort of person a Coldplay/Snow Patrol type of band is aimed at:

I’m early to mid forties
I wear combat trousers at the weekend ’cause it makes a change from the shirt and tie
I bought the last Manics albumand The Best Of Robbie ‘Wobbly Head’ Williams for my wife at crimbo.
I lap up bland-as-chalk-dust crap on the telly like Miss Marple, Diagnosis Murder and Outnumbered.
My favourite comedian is Lee Evans (God he really is the new Norman Wisdom isn’t he?).
I drive a Nissan Note company car and have aspirations of owning a ******* jeep.

Needless to say I immediately approved this band’s request and placed them at the top of my friends list for all to see. But it’s irrelevant where I placed this fine example of middle-class coffee-table alt-rock ********, because by the look of things Myspace has literally just a few months left to run.

My latest iphone app reviews February 17, 2011

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Well now well into my third week with my iPhone 4 – and to be honest still loving it. Have continued to try new gaming apps and have a few views on some of the apps below:

1. Plants vs Zombies.
I gave probably mentioned If not droned on about this game before. To be succinct it is probably the best game on the iOS platform. Yes even including those Angry Birds! The game dynamic, skill levels and difficulty is just right and the challenge is almost perfect. I would certainly fork out for this again in the HD version if I had an iPad. Improvements more levels etc please…..

2. Tiki Totems
A simple physics puzzler and can be obtained either free or in premium versions. Now superseded by TT2 mint.

3. Stick Cricket
Even the free version is a decent challenge but the premium version at 59p is cheap and always make you work and helps pass a quiet lunchtime.

4. eBay Selling
Currently have my first two items listed and the process was very smooth. Just needs the ability to edit your listing when active for it to be perfect.

5. Tunein Radio
Better even than the Blackberry version. The only downside is that it now costs 59p but hey I’m a cheap skate. It works seamlessly well.

6. Pulse
A great newsreader and essential for aggregating your news on the move and works really well and can easily incorporate links to FB or Twitter.

7. Fragger
Tried after liking the lite Desert Strike version. The main prob is that the DS levels are the first pack and if you are stuck on a level as I was then you have purchased the game for no added benefit. It would have been better if the first two packs were unlocked and to be Frank freely ripped off.

Loving The Modfather February 6, 2011

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Had a fab time out with Gale at the Metro Arena Newcastle to see the Modfather himself on the rescheduled gig from December 2010.

The Modfather was supported by The Rifles who had a very tight set.

The Wellermaster was in great form ably supported on lead guitar by Stevie Craddock. A decent variety of tracks with almost the whole of the new album with highlights including Wake up the nation , Trees, Bright star. Classic tracks included Strange Town, Broken Stones, Start, Peacock Suit, Sha La La La, You do something to me (for the couples) and of course the legendary Changing Man.

Favourite apps of the week February 6, 2011

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Well it has been an exciting first week with my new iPhone 4. Plenty to try and my face apps of the first week are:

1. Plants vs Zombies
without doubt my favourite game and a great learning curve with great graphics and gameplay. Supremely addictive!

2. Facebook
It”s integration is seamless and more tied in and intuitive than the BB version. No problems with duplicate FB contacts either so win win.

3. iOS
None of the repeated duplicated contacts from Google that plagued my contact integration on BB os5. That in itself is worth the price of buying into Apple.

More next week and maybe a final Twitter client (fingers crossed).

Dell Streak 7 review February 1, 2011

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Hey get the new Dell Streak 7 – same er as the old Streak 5?

Dell Streak 7 Review