Episode 177 – This is Not a Podcast from Macworld




Wheezy, and full of cold – I struggle on and podcast. (Everyone say Awww!)

I review the Y-Can 720p Bullet camera, the Snappgrip, a great set of Audio Technica Earbuds, and the Chromecast!

Y-cam Bullet HD 720 – YCBLHD7 – HD Outdoor Security IP camera | Y-cam Solutions Wireless Home Security Cameras

Live Media Player on the App Store on iTunes

Hola Better Internet – Android Apps on Google Play


Roku takes on Apple TV, Chromecast with new Streaming Stick, and other news for March 5, 2014 | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Watch British TV Anywhere!

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33IS Active noise cancelling: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

snappgrip Case for iPhone 5c – White: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Episode 176 – Saturday Night at the Movies




Projector talk amongst other stuff that I just ramble on about. Does anyone read these show notes? I could say anything really, and I don’t think anyone would notice.




There I said it.


August LP200 – Wireless Presenter with Shortcut Keys: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics 

 The smallest Black HDMI TO VGA with Audio Adapter for PC Laptop to VGA Monitor, Power-Free Support Raspberry Pi

Episode 175 – Happy Birthday Mac


Not a great news week, but I struggle on, making it up as I go along (as usual).


How to… add PLEX to a NOW TV box | Strayed

SSega | Play Sega Genesis | Mega drive | Games Online | Sega Games

NewOnNetflixUK – The latest additions to Netflix UK

Buy Acer X112 2700 Lumens VGA Projector at Argos.co.uk – Your Online Shop for Home office, Limited stock Technology.

iPod Nano 6th Generation Front Panel Assembly Replacement – iFixit

Episode 174 – The Return


I’m back!


Destination Details – Going abroad – Pay Monthly – Roaming & international – Support – Three

T-Mobile Huawei E5332 Mobile Broadband WiFi Pay as You Go

T-Mobile pay as you go micro SIM inc £5 credit – iPhone 4 & 4S compatible | eBay

For cheapskates, like me, here is the 99p budget alternative…

1. buy a 99p T-Mobile SIM off Ebay (comes pre-loaded with £5 credit)
2. stick the SIM into your phone and activate the 30days Internet booster by texting MONTHWEB to 441
3. Put the SIM card into your tablet and enjoy 30 days of web/email

after 30days, rinse and repeat…

limitations: 500MB fair usage policy on downloads, but they do promise to never block you from using web/email services. No VOIP, tethering or P2P allowed at all I am afraid.

Samba Mobile Sim for £1 – Hot UK Deals

BBC News – Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

ZX Spectrum games – Qaop/JS

OpenEmu – Multiple Video Game System

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND 300Mbps Wireless N 4 Gigabit Port Cable Router (USB Port for Printers, Files or Media Sharing): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

TP-Link TL-WR702N Wireless N Nano Router/Range Extender/TV, Gaming, Set-top Adapter with USB Charger: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Welcome – Kenu

Kenu Airframe Portable Car Mount – Black/Grey: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Episode 173 – Leaving on a Jet Plane




Of on my hols – but a quick podcast before I leave!


Dear all we would like to take this opportunity to remind you all of a number of H&S guidelines during the holiday period.


All members of the establishment planning to dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are advised that a Risk Assessment will be required addressing the safety of an open sleigh for considering participants and members of the public. Written consent will be required before any horse play takes place.

This assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly where there are multiple passengers.

Please note that permission must also be obtained in writing from landowners before their fields may be entered. To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we would request that laughter all the way is to be kept at a ‘moderate’ level only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance. (A decibel meter is available for hire from the Support Services office)

Equipment and PPE

Benches, stools and orthopaedic chairs are now available for collection by any shepherds planning or required to watch their flocks at night. Please ensure your DSE assessment is complete and up to date. While provision has also been made for remote monitoring of flocks by CCTV cameras from a shepherd observation hut, all users of this facility are reminded that Data Access Request forms need to be complete prior to the use of this facility and an emergency/crisis evacuation plan must be submitted to account for known risks to the flocks and staff. In the event of an evacuation please ensure registers of flocks are taken in your planners. Any electrical items such as heaters, kettles, toasters etc. are to be placed on the inventory and PAT tested prior to their use.

The angel of the lord is reminded that, prior to shining his/her glory all around, s/he must confirm that all shepherds are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to account for the harmful effects of UVA, UVB and the overwhelming effects of Glory. Please refrain from looking directly into the light unless you are wearing appropriate goggles.

Animal Welfare

The RSPCA have issued strict guidelines with regard to how heavy a load that a donkey of small stature is permitted to carry, also included in the guidelines is guidance regarding how often to feed the donkey and how many rest breaks are required over a four hour plodding period. Mr Donkey is to ensure a Tachograph is to be used at all times. Please note that due to the increased risk of pollution from the dusty road, Mary and Joseph are required to wear face masks to prevent inhalation of any airborne particles. Please ensure any medical forms are collected before any trips are made and where appropriate any meetings with parents/parent (in the case of Immaculate Conception) or guardian occur to discuss any special requirements. Copies of trip application and medical details are to be kept in the saddlebags.

The donkey has expressed his discomfort at being labelled ‘little’ and would prefer just to be simply referred to as Mr. Donkey. To comment upon his height or lack thereof may be considered an infringement of his equine rights.

It is not advised that the traversing kings rely on navigation by stars in order to reach their destinations and suggest the use of Routefinder or satellite navigation, which will provide the quickest route and advice regarding fuel consumption. Please note as per the guidelines from the RSPCA for Mr Donkey, the camels carrying the three kings of Orient will require regular food and rest breaks. Facemasks for the three kings are also advisable due to the likelihood of dust from the camels’ hooves.

Inclusion Policy

Following last year’s well publicised case, everyone is advised that Equal Opportunities legislation prohibits any comment with regard to the ruddiness of any part of Mr. R. Reindeer. Further to this, exclusion of Mr R Reindeer from reindeer games will be considered discriminatory and disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty of this offence.


While it is acknowledged that gift bearing is a common practice in various parts of the world, particularly the Orient, everyone is reminded that the bearing of gifts is subject to Hospitality Guidelines and all gifts must be registered. This applies regardless of the individual, even royal personages. It is particularly noted that direct gifts of currency or gold are specifically precluded as they could be seen as bribery. Caution is advised regarding other common gifts such as aromatic resins that may evoke allergic reactions. A suggested gift alternative would be to make a donation to a worthy cause in the recipient’s name or perhaps give a gift voucher.

Record Checks

Finally, in the recent case of the infant found tucked up in a manger without any crib for a bed, Social Services have been advised and will be arriving shortly. Please note, only persons who have been subject to a DBS check and have enhanced clearance will be permitted to rock the infant.

Episode 172 – Happy Xmas 2013


Happy Xmas Everyone! thanks for being such loyal listeners this year!


Blue Microphones Yeti USB Cardiod/Bidirectional/Omnidirectional/Stereo Microphone: 

Bose | QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones

Watch Entertainment On Demand – Stream Live TV and box sets | NOW TV

Now TV comes to British Apple TV, cutting the cord gets a step closer | iMore

BEATS BY DR DRE Solo HD Headphones £89 (or £79 with new customer code) @ Tesco – Hot UK Deals

Episode 171 – “NEW” isn’t always best


I review the iPad Mini with Retina display, the Xbox ONE, and the Belkin WeMo!





Belkin Wemo Home Automation Switch for Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android Devices


Ninja Blocks Kit | Ninja Blocks

Anker® 25W 5V / 5A 5-Port USB Wall Charger

First iOS 7 Game Controller ‘MOGA Ace Power’ Now Available – Mac Rumors

Logitech’s ‘PowerShell’ iOS 7 Game Controller

£10 Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate for £5 | bespoke offers

Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games: Trade-Up Your Game

Episode 170 – Cheap and Cheerful!



The second Sonos Play:1 turns up – and wow was it worth it! I invest £29.99 in a cheap Android tablet, and I finally order a Retina iPad Mini (rMini apparently).

Gemini GEM7008 Grade A – JoyTAB 7" Tablet PC 8GB


Lemon Wallet · Your smarter wallet

Sharing Xbox Live Gold

snapgripp | iPhone grip + camera apps = great snaps