With my recent acquisition of a Google Nexus 7 (which you can read my review of here) the obvious next purchase was of course a protective case for the tablet. Now, although tablet design and construction has come on leaps and bounds since the very early market contenders. I am still a fan of looking after my tech, and keeping its resale value as high as possible.
Cases like these seem to divide the masses, some completely disagreeing with them and not seeing the need, others seeing them as an essential purchase.
Unlike my iPad I didn’t really want a bulky keyboard case, just something to help prevent knocks and scrapes. Scouring the market there’s a whole host of designs and builds, some starting for as little as £2.. (Which I’d personally avoid..) After a little shopping trip in my local city, I settled on the LOGIK 7″ Google Nexus Starter Kit.
Those of who you know me, or are regular readers of my blog will know that I have been a devout Apple fan for many years. The premium price point has never put me off, as I’ve experienced the build quality first hand. So when I had the opportunity to review the Nexus 7, I was immediately sceptical of the build and the OS.
I know the OS war of Android vs. iOS will rage on for an eternity – and will essential split the crowds.. However, I am not about to start OS bashing in this post. I will be open and honest, my initial thoughts about the OS have actually been nulled….. That’s right.. I am actually seeing the benefits behind the open OS!
Looking after yourself is perhaps one of the most important jobs of any persons life, it’s important to not ruin the body you live in, after all you only get one!
With this in mind, investing in technology to help keep yourself fit and healthy is far from a waste of money.
The market is awash with all kinds of kit to help monitor every aspect of our lives, however in this post I am focusing on the Ozeri CardioTech Premium Series BP3T.
Ozeri, an American based company, are a not only manufacturers of health and fitness wearable tech, but also kitchen, home and bathroom appliances and accessories. The CadioTech product range is clinically proven technology, which is in use in hospitals around the world.
Ozeri have in the past won awards for their product design, so off the bat it was clear that the BP3T was going to be of a premium design.
If (like me) you are a keen early adopter you may be considering upgrading your iOS device to Apple’s latest (and greatest?) operating system iOS 8. As it’s still only in early BETA stages some apps in the App Store are still somewhat incompatible with the OS. Some have some ‘quirks’ only present on iOS 8, and some refuse to work at all.
Below is a list of applications which have been tested, and proved (currently) not to be working with iOS 8 and the symptoms they display.
If you would like to contribute to this list, please get in touch using the comments field below.
Hootsuite – Application crashes on attempted load WordPress – Application unable to navigate to “Me” tab WhatsApp – Application crashes when trying to get access to message threads
This is a living post, and will be updated as and when un-working apps are discovered.
For as long as there has been an iPod (2001) there has been iTunes.. Starting out life as iTunes digital jukebox software, it truly has decided the masses. Some users love everything it’s about, others believe it was Satans doing.. It’s fair to say it has had its up’s and downs, 6 times out of 10 iTunes updates (on Windows) tend to go haywire causing countless hours of headache for music lovers the world over.
Well luckily the clever developers over at Softorino Inc have come to the rescue of the iTunes suffers with their latest Windows software offering – iStick
iStick has been developed to reduce the need for iTunes when transferring media to Apple devices..
“iStick is the beginning of something really revolutionary,” said Peter Bondarevsky, Softorino’s co-founder. “We love Apple. We love iPhone, but iTunes, is just too outdated and did not reach its full potential, especially for Windows users.”
Now with iStick installed all you have to do to transfer stuff is mount it as a drive, and copy and paste… No, seriously.. That’s all! Check out this youtube video and see for yourself just how easy it is..
Upload Music, Videos, Books & Ringtones to Device
Transfer Media (Music, Photos, Videos, Books & Ringtones) from iOS device to any PC
Multiple iOS device management (i.e. transfer music directly between two iPhones)
Access the uploaded media immediately after the transfer.
No need to install iTunes.
Mount iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as a USB Stick.
AFC2 access, the app can read & write to the iOS device real root. *Jailbreak required.
Simplistic Interface (Copy & Paste | Drag & Drop compatible)
You can grab a FREE copy of iStick from Softorino’s website using the following direct download link
As a (primarily) OS X user I, generally don’t suffer with the iTunes issues I know my Windows friends do, but apart from my affinity to Apple and iTunes – this application seems flawless. iTunes for Windows users rejoice, a pain-free method of data transfer!