For the first time ever, I bought an iPad, the one I went for is the Apple iPad Pro 10.5″ 256GB Wi-Fi – Space Grey.
An impressive tablet I must say.
Apple’s packaging was as usual spot on.
I also picked up a cover and Apple Pencil.
I decided to buy the tablet from Amazon as I checked the price and it was approximately £50 less than Apple direct.
As this is the first iPad for me, I have nothing to compare with on any other model, all I can say is that everything is incredibly smooth, setup of course was very easy.
Like the Apple iPhone SE 128GB, it is capable of recording at 4K – although this requires a visit to your settings to change from the default of 1080p.
Another decision I made was not to buy the keyboard for a couple of reasons, I really want to try to get used to not relying on keyboards any more and the cost from Apple is too much and it does not even have back lighting.
All of the Apps that I use
except one were easily installed.
I am looking forward to the IOS 11 upgrade, especially the Augmented Reality and using the camera to scan documents.
In short – so far – impressive.
As it was high time to upgrade my old iPhone 4S (great phone – lasted me for years), I came to the conclusion that the SE model was the best match for me.
The main reason for the upgrade was the upcoming release of IOS 11, which has the Augmented Reality feature.
Other reasons include 4G, bigger memory and 4K video recording.
The packaging, as usual, was a dream, except I almost missed the SIM opening tool.
Spending most of yesterday setting up all of the apps I use and configuring WiFi at home and mobile connections, was able to do everything I wanted to do.
Note: make sure you take the front & rear plastic covers off before putting this in a phone cover 🙂
There is no doubt that Apple produce an expensive phone but the quality is really, really top notch and if my 4S is anything to go by, will last for years to come.
P.S. A quick shout out to Carphone Warehouse who were able to offer the best deal I could find on O2.
I strongly advise that your phone is plugged into the power and if necessary, forwarded to another number while the upgrade is happening.
This upgrade took some time on my phone once I found out that it could be done.
I may have missed something but I waited a long time for this, the only reason I found it was due to the current lack of new windows phones on the market.
Go to the windows app store on your phone and search for Upgrade Advisor download and install.
There are a couple of things to do once updated, on checking my storage after the upgrade, it was 4.44 GB used out of 7.28 GB main memory and small amount used on my SD card.
Things look pretty much the same, all in all, good upgrade.
Based on the reaction from visitors, my favourite use for the TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug so far is to ask it to put the kettle on.
Of course you need to make sure the kettle has water in it and the switch on the kettle is in the on position.
Love it 🙂
I picked up a contract on this phone for upfront cost of £20 and monthly £10.99 for 24 months from Carphone Warehouse, I normally buy Pay-As-You-Go phones and get a monthly bundle for £10 but this was only £0.99 a month more.
I’ve seen this on Amazon for around £120 SIM Free.
Now, this cooking on gas when it comes to a traditional Android device.
Thankfully I’ve been able to install the apps that I need (and subscriptions that I pay for).
Although the build quality is not what I would hope for, the price tag is much less than many others.
I have previously owned a Samsung mobile (Non-Smartphone) and it lasted extremely well through a lot of cold weather abroad and not too friendly treatment by yours truly.
Although I am able to talk to my Amazon Echo from anywhere, I liked the idea of not having to raise my voice and placed this on my bedside table.
Like her big sister, works faultlessly, the only difference is the much smaller speaker.
This would be ideal if you match it with a Bluetooth speaker or stereo system.
I couldn’t put off getting used to Android style devices any longer – so I got this to try out.
As I do with all my devices, I started by trying to install my McAfee on this tablet, to no avail along with a few other apps I normally use.
I understand Amazon’s need to provide their own app store but really guys, you need to have a word with the major software manufacturers to add to your app store.
I solved this particular problem by installing another Anti-Virus which is in the Amazon app store.
The good news is that I was able to connect with my Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote.
Of course anything Amazon is well covered along with integration to my Google account.
Excellent battery life, good HD screen and easy setup.
Liking it more every day for entertainment.
The major difference with this bulb and the LB120 is you are able to dim it and it does not have a Circadian function.
Like it’s big brother, it was easy to setup and now proudly lights my hallway (which has no windows).
Reasons I chose this bulb are it is made by the same company as the Smart Plug and it has the facility to change the white balance from around 2500 k to 6500 k which allows me to create lighting for indoor photography.
Setup was easy and mostly the same as the Smart Plug.
Although there are a number of manual settings from the Kasa App, I have initially set this bulb to it’s Circadian function which follows the time of day in your location to automatically adjust the brightness.
Unlike the Smart Plug, I have left this switched on since installation, no problems so far.
I still have a number of functions and modes to explore and will do this in time.
Positives are easy setup, nice and bright and of course cost effective.