Continue reading “Fossil Sport: Double Battery Life with One Setting”
TLDR: With one setting change from factory default you can dramatically increase battery life. Switch off “Tilt to wake screen” and you can expect an extra day worth of battery life.
It is that time of the year again, the time for Santa photos… and posting those photos to Facebook. Sometimes you will see a perfect digital print and other times you will see a photo of the photo. In the latter case they have probably visited a Santa that won’t let you have a digital copy without purchasing the “Ultra-Mega-Super-Value-Pack” and the quickest way to get the photo onto Facebook is to snap it with your phone. I’d like to show you a method that takes a few more seconds and gives you a much better result.
…Or how I bodged together an improvised wifi network with internet (edit: secure internet) access from our hotel room. Continue reading “Hotel Wifi MacGyver”
Recently I have taken on some Web Design clients so I thought it was time to freshen up my website.
The old site was based on Joomla; this one is WordPress.
The kindergarten that my daughter attended was doing some sustainability activities and also some electric circuit activities. I offered to put the two activities together and build them a solar circuit. It ended up being a lot more involved than I thought.
Over the last few years I have been playing with Network Attached Storage, NAS for short. A NAS is a bit like a portable HDD but instead of connecting it directly to your computer/device you plug it into your network.
The most basic NAS is just storage that connects to your network… beyond that the feature list is immense. Here are just a few features I have found really cool.
I have touched on how excellent Google Calendars are in my other article, this one is about subscribing to additional Google calendars on your smart-phone (iOS or Android).
If you have an Android smart-phone and a bluetooth car kit you can make your phone automatically less distracting while driving and not miss any calls.
I had an interesting job last week. A customer brought in a CCTV test monitor for repair.
One of my favourite Android Apps at the moment is Llama – Location Profiles. This app utilises the mobile phone towers to identify locations or “Areas”. I have tried similar profile switching programs that use locations determined via the internet or GPS but they either lack the precision or use too much battery. With one such app I could be up at the local shops and my phone thought it was still at “Home”.