It’s back once again, like the previous Family and Friends deal Telstra had going, you can get up to $20 per month off your fixed services, which is a saving of up to $480. If you’re interested in getting a new service with these savings, feel free to contact me so I can put in a referral for you.
The $20 Bundle Discount Offer provides a $20 discount on the monthly charge of eligible Telstra Bundles, Telstra Entertainment bundles, T-Bundle BizEssentials and DOT (Digital Office Technology) plans. The offer is available to customers connecting a new Fixed Broadband service as part of a Bundle. Eligible customers will be offered a $20 discount off their Consumer or Business Bundle plan’s monthly charge, for every month they remain on that plan, for 24 months.
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So the guys over at MobileZap hooked me up with a product that I was always interested in, which I never ended up purchasing. That is the magnetic charging dock made by Sony for the Xperia Z1.
Xperia Z1 Charging Dock
Now this dock is pretty awesome. The phone fits into the cradle snugly and has a decent viewing angle. The actual dock does come with an extra cradle adapter for if you happen to use a case on your Z1. If you’re thinking of getting a case you should check out all of the ones available over at MobileZap. To change the cradle you can just pop out the current one and swap it over to the wider one.
Xperia Z1 Dock
My Xperia Z1 is running Cyanogenmod 11; this is my phone sitting in the dock charging using BasicDreams / PhotoTable. It randomly throws pictures on the screen and rotates through them from whichever albums you choose. However if you wanted to simply display a clock, you could do that too.
It’s seamless placing the phone into the dock and you here the “click” of the magnets connecting. When placed in the dock the screen automatically rotates to landscape view; a nice touch.
If you are one of the (few) people left who prefer the use of proper grammar and spelling, I thank you. You are not alone.
Technology can usually make things simpler for us. In most ways it does, but at what cost? Are we actually becoming dumber from technology?
You just have to take a look at certain things (well one major thing), that which is known as Facebook. You see it all the time; people using improper language. Not only people my age, younger people too (usually to more of an extent). Now imagine in 10 years what the English will be like.
People that know me would agree that I am somewhat of a troll* when it comes to correcting spelling mistakes online, in which I would agree. Especially when it comes to the younger generation who don’t understand that the letter “I” is a capital letter or maybe they don’t care. Is it really that hard?
Chell and I were having a chat with a mate a few weeks ago about how the younger generation are using the internet, and losing sight of what the English language is. Thinking about this today and seeing a couple of posts on Facebook made me ponder writing this post.
I’m not sure if there are many people who appreciate the English language or grammar for that fact. Maybe (most) people are just becoming complacent with where the English language is travelling and feel that it has already become a lost cause? I don’t know.
What do you think?
*Troll (Internet), an internet term for a person who, through willful action, attempts to disrupt a community or garner attention and controversy through provocative messages.
I wanted to have WOT (wide open throttle) on my CBR250R with less “twist of the wrist”. After looking around, I noticed other people with Ninja’s have done it, but not much information for the CBR250R, so I decided to do it.
The purpose of this mod is to allow you to acheive wide open throttle via a larger diameter throttle tube without having to twist your wrist as far.
Stuff you will need
- Zip tie (I used one I had laying around)
- Superglue or other strong bonding agent
- Screwdriver (use proper size)
- Alchohol wipes / cleaner
How to do it
- Cut a zip tie 3 inches in length, then what I did was bend it into a “C” shape and heated it with a lighter, then ran some cold water over it to maintain the shape.
- Remove the throttle cable housing, you will have two screws on this, then remove the throttle cable and return cable.
- What I did then was clean the plastic, and then scuffed it lightly with some sandpaper.
- I then used superglue along the rough size of the zip tie and glued it down onto the throttle tube in the center (where the cables run).
- I then re-attatched the throttle and return cable, and re-assembled the throttle housing, then screwed it back together.
- I checked to make sure the throttle operated smoothly and “snapped” back and didn’t get any binding.
I now have around about an inch / quarter turn to get WOT.
Throttle Housing Open
Bent Zip Tie
Zip Tie Glued
Zip Tie / Cables Installed
The guys over at MobileZap sent me this cool little bluetooth speaker. Now what I like about it is that it’s loud and clear and it’s also the iconic Android, which as you can probably tell by some of the posts on my blog, I am a bit of a fan of Android related products. However my Son has taken it and uses it when he watches cartoons on the tablet because he likes the little robot too.
When I opened the parcel I was a little upset to see one of the antennas broken off, however I did quickly fix that with some superglue and it was as good as new. I can’t really put that down as a fault with the product, more so just the postman. The robot itself has an on/off button, a usb charging port, a speaker at the bottom and I believe the left eye is the microphone for when you take calls.
Now you push the head down to play and pause music or to answer and end a phone call, if you hold it down for 3 seconds when you receive a call, you can reject it. If you happen to be on a call, you can also hold down it’s head for 3 seconds and it will transfer the call to your phone, or back to the robot.
You turn it’s head to the left to lower the volume, or right to increase the volume. The little ring around it’s neck is the LED. Battery life on this thing will get you up to 6 hours of talk time or music playback, and 300 hours of standby which is quite decent for having such a small battery at 270mAh.
If you’re after any kind of accessories for your devices, even if it’s for Apple products or mobile phones, I would highly recommend MobileZap. They have always been professional and friendly with all my interactions with them.