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Sunday, 24 June 2012

For A Good Time, Call... Red Band Trailer

It's not going to be for everyone but you know I think this movie will be a great bridge for the gross out & chick flick movie in a similar style as Bridesmaids and it also co-stars Justin Long.


Sunday, 17 June 2012

A few of my Ipad Apps

I've had the Ipad3 for a couple of weeks now, it's got a nice light weight and slim case to protect it for day to day use/travel as well as a renewable thin plastic screen guard which makes it safer to clean the sticky finger prints off which do tend to build up.
I've added some of the basic apps such as Facebook, Twitter and also installed GetGlue, LastPass, Skype, Tweetdeck, Youtube, IMDB, iBooks, Angry Birds and Spotify. 
Some of the extra gems so far both free and pay include...
Dark Horse Digital
Stargate Episode Guide
Star Trek PADD

Black Horse


Stargate Episode Guide
TV Catchup
I am still looking for a decent podcast app, not overly impressed with itunes on the ipad more it's integration with my much more expansive desktop/home networked install, I need something cleaner and more exclusive to downloading and playing podcasts. 
With a few weeks under my belt I'm still loving the ipad, it's display is fantastic and the audio quality very good for a device this size, the battery life is also very usable just a shame there are no wifi hotspots where I work, the O2 3G works fine for a price:)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012


A few familiar faces in the new NBC series such as Tim Guinee (Stargate SG1, Lie To Me, Iron Man), Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, Ringer) and Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon A Time, Breaking Bad).

Ipad 3

I've been circling the new Ipad for a few weeks now looking for a full colour more flexible device to replace my Kindle, now the Kindle does an excellent job but Amazon have not offered an upgrade path with the Fire in the UK and well I'm  fed up of waiting.
The delay in buying the new Ipad however was based on the price and the need for the 3G option and broadband data only deals are not that attractive but my cash back scheme (Quidco) offered a 2.5% deal which while only a token amount just pushed me over the edge. So I ordered and received a Personalised iPad 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB in Black and you know took to it straight away, within minutes I've fell in love with this device to a level I never got with my laptop (hate it's touchpad) but I'm doing things on the Ipad that were always at times infuriating on the other machine.

As for the apps well I've loaded up the obvious ones such as Facebook, Twitter, Kindle, LastPass and various streaming options (BBC, Ch4 etc) even though the video streaming will be restricted to wifi delivery (cost per meg). One of the important abilities I wanted was to be able to access my Dark Horse Digital comics and I have to say the mobile device is how it should be done, a whole new appreciation of such content is opening up to me. Lets not forget the GetGlue app which if you know me then I use that service quite a bit even though they seem to be ducking on the their sticker obligations oh and the Youtube app is fantastic, the best way of accessing that service I have used so far and finally able to really enjoy my subscriptions.

Nothing is perfect of course so having a touch screen is always going to be an issue when it's highly reflective, the oil and grease left on the screen can't be good so I'm getting some disposable screen protectors and see how they work and if the Ipad is going to go on my travels it needs a proper case/cover. There are lots of options and designs here but given that the size and weight of the device is a selling point then you don't want a cover to ruin that and at least it has to match the aesthetics.
One interesting aspect was the lack of documentation with the Ipad however at the box it was very easy to setup and get working probably even easier for those more familiar with other Apple devices or the latest phones and tablets. I have had to look up how to delete apps and any tricks and tips on itunes/ipad syncing as well as supported media formats but after a couple of days I'm pretty close to where I want to be.


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Star Trek 2 Teaser trailer

I was proved wrong with the first movie so I will not jump to judgement again but if this is anyway close to the plot then I think we'll be just fine:)

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Most Astounding Fact

The Most Astounding Fact - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Absolutely beautiful in thought and deed.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Falling Skies S2 Trailer

Falling Skies returns to TNT on the 17th with a double episode, no word on it's UK return.
The series finished on a high with perhaps the best scene of the entire series as it's cliffhanger and well it worked I want to know what happens now:)
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