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Vivis 20,000mAh Battery Pack

One of the things I do worry about is for my portable devices to run out of battery, especially the iPhone which is essential for work, contact with friends and family, as well as accessing emails and social media e.g. WhatsApp, Messenger. I’ve seen my wife run out battery so many times, and hence I am aware of the usefulness of back-up batteries. Hence when the Vivis 20,000 mAh battery pack came up on the Lightning deals on Amazon for £18.39 (RRP £22.99), I just had to buy one. Continue reading Vivis 20,000mAh Battery Pack

Lenovo Yoga Book Windows 10 Convertible Laptop

On Christmas Eve, I took my daughters to John Lewis in Wycombe to collect the new iPhone my wife had ordered. While there, we went around to look at the various electronic devices on display and one computer which caught the eye of my two daughters was the Lenovo Yoga Book. And when the salesperson showed us what it was capable of, my daughters both wanted one – each. After discussing with my wife, we decided that we would get one for each of them as there are so many benefits of this device to facilitate their learning. Continue reading Lenovo Yoga Book Windows 10 Convertible Laptop

mydlink Home and Harmony Skills for Alexa

It has been a long time coming for the release of the skills for use of the D-Link Smart plugs and Logitech Harmony Hub with the Amazon Echo/Echo Dot, which were both previously unavailable in the U.K. (but had been available in the US). Prior to this, I had already found alternative solutions to pair these devices with my Amazon Echo Dot and have been successfully using the Amazon Echo Dot to control the D-Link Smart plugs and Harmony Hub. Hence the big questions are: Are the Alexa Skills provided for these devices better than the solutions I had found previously? Should I be enabling them on my Alexa App? Continue reading mydlink Home and Harmony Skills for Alexa

New Year’s Meal

As I was working during the week after Christmas, I was unable to cook for my family on Tuesday. Hence I had planned to cook on New Year’s Eve for my family instead. I had already made plans in my mind of what  I wanted for the emal. My plan was to start the meal with a lovely bottle of bubbly to celebrate the end of 2016 and welcome 2017, to serve a medium-rare Wagyu Rib-eye steak with leafy salad for the main dish, and to finish off the meal with a lovely dessert . Continue reading New Year’s Meal