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  • Technology | Writing, life and other animals
    video gadget republic online video Reviews social networking Technology Nokia E51 Review superb all round business phone mobile Reviews Technology 2 Responses Nov 19 2008 I Like Sleek design intuitive interface ease of use WiFi third party applications price I Don t Like Slightly ropey video mediocre camera but hey this is telephone doesn t charge through the USB connector Verdict A very capable business phone ideal for busy people who still believe cameras are the best tools for taking photographs I finally did it I upgraded my phone After bricking my HP iPAQ by putting it through the washing machine my fault allegedly for not emptying my pockets I decided to use a back up phone trust me you don t want to know until my contract with O2 ran out My plan to switch to Meteor and avail of the great offer they had on the Nokia N95 8GB In the end the switch from O2 to Meteor was a painless even pleasant experience which I guess is something of of a novelty when you re dealing with a mobile phone operator If the service so far from Meteor is anything to go by it s a switch I should have made a long time ago But enough about networks this is a phone review Anyway after uhmming and ahing about the Nokia N95 8GB for what seemed an eternity I finally decided that I didn t really need to pay a premium for all that memory and a fancy camera when all I really wanted was something with WiFi that would run third party business applications could access the internet and e mail I also wanted something that s often overlooked when examining the whiz bang feature sets of contemporary phones a unit that would work well as an ordinary telephone So I opted for the N51 a smartphone running the same Symbian operating system as the N95 but just wait for it 49 on Meteor s cheapest 20 month contract It s a sleek slim phone with a metal chassis that feels solid and business like in your hands It seems to do pretty much everything an N95 can do just without the huge memory soon remedied by slipping the MicroSD card from the dead HP iPaq into my new phone and the 5 Megapixal camera but hey I have a camera for taking photographs To date the phone has been superb performing everything I ve asked of it admirably For me the killer feature has to be the ability to take Skype calls over WiFi using Fring I use a SkypeIn number for business calls and can now pick them up even when I m not on my computer I also love the fact I can monitor and update my Twitter account from the phone either on the web or much more user friendly via an assortment of mobile apps my current favourite being Twibble All in all the E51 is a streamlined business phone

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/tag/technology/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Flip Video Mino -- Product Review | Writing, life and other animals
    out of 5 stars Here s a very brief summary of the review Rating 4 5 We liked Compact size competitive price ease of use We didn t like Touch sensitive controls occasionally stick software glitch on review model USB attachment can be awkward no image stabilising Summary The must have gadget for social networking videophiles Don t forget to check out the full review over on Gadget Republic Technorati Tags Flip Video Mino Flip Video reviews technology gadgets gadget republic online video social networking Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 11 44 Tagged with flip video gadget republic online video Reviews social networking Technology Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Nokia E51 Review superb all round business phone

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2008/11/20/review-of-flip-video-mino/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Flip Video | Writing, life and other animals
    much more of a still photographer kind of guy the small size ease of use and sheer convenience of the Flip was great And shooting at 640 480 30 frames per second the video quality was surprisingly good from such a tiny device I gave the Flip Video 4 out of 5 stars Here s a very brief summary of the review Rating 4 5 We liked Compact size competitive price ease of use We didn t like Touch sensitive controls occasionally stick software glitch on review model USB attachment can be awkward no image stabilising Summary The must have gadget for social networking videophiles Don t forget to check out the full review over on Gadget Republic Technorati Tags Flip Video Mino Flip Video reviews technology gadgets gadget republic online video social networking Posted by Calvin at 11 44 Tagged with flip video gadget republic online video Reviews social networking Technology Subscribe to feed Get posts in your favourite feed reader Now blogging about Ireland s Wildlife and Nature Read Calvin s writing on Ireland s leading Wildlife and Nature blog Ireland s Wildlife on Facebook Recent Posts Empire it s finally out there Ireland s Wildlife sails past

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  • Review of the Nokia E51 Smartphone | Writing, life and other animals
    often overlooked when examining the whiz bang feature sets of contemporary phones a unit that would work well as an ordinary telephone So I opted for the N51 a smartphone running the same Symbian operating system as the N95 but just wait for it 49 on Meteor s cheapest 20 month contract It s a sleek slim phone with a metal chassis that feels solid and business like in your hands It seems to do pretty much everything an N95 can do just without the huge memory soon remedied by slipping the MicroSD card from the dead HP iPaq into my new phone and the 5 Megapixal camera but hey I have a camera for taking photographs To date the phone has been superb performing everything I ve asked of it admirably For me the killer feature has to be the ability to take Skype calls over WiFi using Fring I use a SkypeIn number for business calls and can now pick them up even when I m not on my computer I also love the fact I can monitor and update my Twitter account from the phone either on the web or much more user friendly via an assortment of mobile apps my current favourite being Twibble All in all the E51 is a streamlined business phone that still offers plenty of bells and whistles in a really sleek and compact package Crucially it performs the fundamentals extremely well and the Symbian operating system seems a lot more stable than Windows Mobile 6 which was running on the HP iPaq Would I recommend this phone you bet I would Technorati Tags reviews Nokia E51 technology mobile phones Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2008/11/19/nokia-e51-review-superb-all-round-business-phone/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Mobile Phones | Writing, life and other animals
    with a mobile phone operator If the service so far from Meteor is anything to go by it s a switch I should have made a long time ago But enough about networks this is a phone review Anyway after uhmming and ahing about the Nokia N95 8GB for what seemed an eternity I finally decided that I didn t really need to pay a premium for all that memory and a fancy camera when all I really wanted was something with WiFi that would run third party business applications could access the internet and e mail I also wanted something that s often overlooked when examining the whiz bang feature sets of contemporary phones a unit that would work well as an ordinary telephone So I opted for the N51 a smartphone running the same Symbian operating system as the N95 but just wait for it 49 on Meteor s cheapest 20 month contract It s a sleek slim phone with a metal chassis that feels solid and business like in your hands It seems to do pretty much everything an N95 can do just without the huge memory soon remedied by slipping the MicroSD card from the dead HP iPaq into my new phone and the 5 Megapixal camera but hey I have a camera for taking photographs To date the phone has been superb performing everything I ve asked of it admirably For me the killer feature has to be the ability to take Skype calls over WiFi using Fring I use a SkypeIn number for business calls and can now pick them up even when I m not on my computer I also love the fact I can monitor and update my Twitter account from the phone either on the web or much more user friendly

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/tag/mobile-phones/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Come on Wales — Six Nations decider looms large | Writing, life and other animals
    good news But what has all that got to do with Granddad disowning the girls I m not a big sports fan I don t follow the soccer and I m not too bothered about watching sports on the telly But Rugby s the exception especially the international game Come Six Nations time my wife who has no interest in sport at all becomes a rugby widow as I ensconce myself in the living room or occasionally down the pub to watch the drama unfold The girls occasionally watch with me and pick up on my enthusiasm shouting with gusto for my team And there s the problem Most of the time I m cheering Ireland all the way but come Saturday I won t be shouting for the boys in green at all I ll be joining my fellow Welshmen in cheering The Dragons to the dramatic 13 point victory that will clinch the 6 Nations title And the girls know it So when Granddad asked his 100 Made in Ireland granddaughters who they d be shouting for come Saturday it presented a bit of a quandry They looked at him then looked at me then looked at him again It was a tough call they were torn between loyalty to their nation and loyalty to their Dad In the end the little one came to her conclusion first Wales she shouted at the top of her lungs much to my delight Granddad s chagrin and Mum s dismay One of the twins followed suit and the other perhaps wisely chose to reserve judgement So we have a divided household but only as far as the rugby s concerned I m looking forward to a great match on Saturday whoever wins and it really is too close to call

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2009/03/19/come-on-wales-six-nations-decider-looms-large/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Cardiff | Writing, life and other animals
    reigning champions Wales in Cardiff in the deciding match of the RBS Six Nations 2009 hoping to claim not just the title but their first Grand Slam since 1948 All that stands in their way is fifteen Welshmen and the legendary Cardiff crowd And therein lies the rub Wales in Cardiff is the Irish team s toughest fixture of this year s Six Nations campaign and you can guarantee the Dragons will come out fighting If they re on form the Welsh have the potential to turn the Irish dream into a red white and green nightmare This is being billed as one of Ireland s biggest rugby matches in recent memory but the expectation transcends even that Set against the backdrop of the country s economic woes many are billing the resurrection of the nation s rugby team under Declan Kidney as a beacon of light amidst the gloom a sentinel of hope that could buoy the flagging spirits not just of rugby fans but of a nation desperately in need of some good news But what has all that got to do with Granddad disowning the girls Continue reading Posted by Calvin at 16 43 Tagged with Cardiff

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  • Soctland beat England to claim the Calcutta Cup 2008 | Writing, life and other animals
    Scots crowd as the final whistle sounded said it all There s something about facing that white jersey and the pompous self assured arrogance that it seems to represent that galvanises the opposition particularly those of a Celtic persuasion to dig deep and raise their game That s certainly what happened this afternoon and the English simply had no answer for Scottish passion determination and drive No tries but the Scots controlled the ball at the breakdown ran through the phases and when the inevitable penalties came the stalwart Chris Paterson was there to hammer the nails into England s six nations coffin It will be small consolation to the English camp that Johnny Wilkinson s became the highest ever scoring player in Rugby Union history during the course of the match England didn t just loose they were resolutely beaten by a spirited Scottish team that simply hadn t read the form sheet All that s left is for Ireland to stuff the English next weekend and we ll have a Celtic hat trick against the old enemy Let s hope Eddie O Sullivan can do something right for once Come on Ireland Technorati Tags Scotland England Six nations rugby Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 17 27 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Wales 16 12 Ireland

    Original URL path: http://blog.cjwriting.com/2008/03/08/scotland-beat-england-15-9-to-claim-the-calcutta-cup-can-it-get-any-better/ (2016-02-15)
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