Friday, May 22, 2009

2,000 Miles with Nike+

I just completed a 5 mile run and synced up to Nike+  and I was presented with my 2,000 miles certificate !

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Garmin 405 405CX out with enhanced specs.

New Garmin 405CX out with enhanced specs.

Will post up Garmin review very soon.

Bury Bluetooth Iphone Cradle Software

Bury THX have two versions of the bluetooth hands free kit, the CC9060 and the AD9060.  The CC9060 has a software update out with improved support for the iPhone.  The same update will be available for the AD9060 from end of June.

Oracle AIM 3 Download

If you're templates are out of date download the latest ones from here.  Took me some searching, theres a password protected zip file around on the web with some drawn out method of getting the password no one wants to share, but this one works out the box.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Speed Reading

I'm a pretty slow reader and was interested in an article in Wired UK magazine.  Check out  I've already pasted in some article about A View from the Bridge which Sam is studiying for English at the moment.  Seems to have worked!  I set it at 600 words per minute.  Going to try it with some technical documents next week and will update my review.

Monday, May 11, 2009

2000 Miles of Running with Nike+

I've used Nike+ since it was launched and nearly reached 2,000 miles training with the kit.  I run with Brooks Addiction shoes so need a way of holding the Nike Sensor.  I use and recommend Marware Sportsuit Sensor + Case for Nike + iPod Sport Kit.  This is around £7.  Shows no sign of wear so good value.

After buying the kit Nike + iPod Sport Kit  I needed a new sensor after about a year.  There is no way of replacing the battery - I had to buy a complete new set, but you can now buy just the Sensor.

I've also tried the latest Garmin and will post a review soon and my conclusions.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Dell Mini 9 (910) with 3G on o2

All the UK Dell Mini netbooks are tied to vodafone - and mostly available only through Vodafone deals.  PC World have it on offer for £259 to take away, no contract and no mention of vodafone until you get the box. 

I couldn't get an answer on if it was SIM locked to vodafone - I wanted to use o2 so had to chance it!

The machine comes with Vodafone connect on it which wouldnt recognise the o2 sim card. Interestingly the SMS application did and showed previous text messages.  Finally I found some software on the Dell site to use instead of the vodafone software!  Its a generic dell connection manager. 

So - to use any SIM in your Dell netbook with 3g from PC World (at least):
  1. Download Dell Wireless 3G Software and install.
  2. Uninstall Vodafone Connect (Control Panel, Add/Remove Software)
  3. Insert o2 (or other) SIM card

Automatically connects!

 Specification from PC World:

    * Intel Atom N270Processor - Energy efficient
    * Operating System - Windows(R) XP Home
    * Memory & storage - 1GB Memory & 8GB FlashHD
    * Portable - 8.9" Widescreen Display
    * Connectivity - Built in mobile broadband
    * Wireless Enabled
    * Built in speakers
    * Built in bluetooth and webcam
    * (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512MB cache)