Monday 9 May 2011

Extra space on Dropbox for free

If you want cloud storage, then Dropbox will give you 2GB for free.
In fact, if you sign up using the below link, both me and you will get extra space.

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Saturday 7 May 2011

IOS update 4.3.3 allows more control of location tracking

I've blogged on this before, but a new update seems to allow control over how much location information your iPad or iPhone collects. Here's what I collected using iPhone Tracker before the update was installed:

All Time




When I connected to iTunes today I was offered IOS update 4.3.3:


IOs 4.3.3 Software Update

This update contains changes to the IOS crowd-sourced location database cache, including:
  • Reduces the size of the cache
  • No longer backs the cache up to iTunes
  • Deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off

I've not verified the last statement as I use the location services a lot, but iPhone tracker certainly can't see the locations in the iTunes backup now:

I'm also not sure if this is new. The Location Services option in Settings shows an arrow next to any application that has used location services in the last 24 hours:

Liberal democrats lose three seats in Felixstowe West

Nice result! I think one Liberal Democrat stood down, and the other two lost thier seats.
I would have preferred to have had a choice of candidates other than the the three major parties.
I'd be prepared to vote for an independent candidate or some of the minor parties...

FELIXSTOWE WEST (3 seats) - CON GAIN, LAB GAIN 2  Stephen Gerald BEEDLE - Conservative (546 votes)
 Stuart Michael BIRD - Conservative - ELECTED (590 votes)
* Henry James DANGERFIELD - Liberal Democrat (547 votes)
 Jeremy Robert MOORE - Conservative (503 votes)
 Margaret Anne MORRIS - Labour - ELECTED (574 votes)
John MULLEN - Labour (535 votes)
 * Michael Robert James NINNMEY - Liberal Democrat (479 votes)
 Michael John SHARMAN - Labour - ELECTED (590 votes)
Peter Robert WOODS - Liberal Democrat (454 votes)
 Turnout: 37.3%
 Electorate: 4,840

*Indicates defending councillers

Monday 2 May 2011

All posts transferred from old Blog

I've now transferred all my posts (by hand!) from the old blog to this one.

Next steps are to transfer selective comments over and then create some permanent redirects from the old blog to here.

I guess I'll leave these redirects on for a few months before I then trash the old blog completely.

Blackberry Playbook - A pretty damming review

I'm not sure this review is completely fair, and I've yet to get my hands on a Playbook to see for myself. This guy sure didn't like it though:

The requirement to have a Blackberry isn't going to be so bad if you already have one for work though? The Playbook just gives you an alternative presentation method for you existing data. I don't currently like duplicating my email accounts across all the devices I use anyway.

Sunday 1 May 2011

New battery charging technology

This new battery charging technology allows Lithium Ion batteries to charge in minutes, and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries to charge in seconds. It has far reaching implications!