Episode 202 – Fill your Boots! Black Friday is here early!

I didn’t think Black Friday wasn’t until after that American Thanksgiving holiday, but apparently, we now have a Black Friday fortnight!

Deals galore on lots of Amazon devices, and thank you to one listener – an amazing deal on Series 3 Apple Watches from Very at £199!

I also talk about my new 4K fire stick, and three reasons I have ordered an Nvidia Shield!

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Episode 201 – Car Wash Special

 

I unintentionally give my listeners lessons on how to wash their cars, but I also talk about Black Friday, and a few Xmas Gift Ideas.

Car Wash Links

Snow foam spray https://amzn.to/2DzBKkm

Snow Foam Bottle https://amzn.to/2Dhp1Ch

aqua Wax https://amzn.to/2QFE8t6

Nanotech coating https://amzn.to/2SYcY25

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Episode 200 – Bavarian Holiday

Just back from a week off in Germany. I talk about our WiFi challenges, the curse of car hire, the new Apple announcements, and ask for help re Alexa and Harmony!

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Episode 199 – How to make your TV Smarter

Sorry for the tardyness of this podcast, as it’s been a busy weekend doing jobs around the house (and playing Fallout 4).

Post Office Surveys

BOGOF on Xbox Games pass

New Fire tv stick 4K 

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Episode 198 – CCTV lowdown

The end of a very busy week, so I thought I would take time out and talk through the CCTV system I have at home and how it evolved from a single camera system over 10 years ago.

Vstarcam Cameras on Amazon

Security Spy Mac app

Kingston ssd drive bargains!

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Episode 197 – Stinger in the House

Busy weekend, so recorded show a whole day early. Bumped the car this week (nothing serious), and look what the kind Car Gods delivered – a Kia Stinger fully loaded with every gadget in the book. I also discuss the arrival of my new OLED tv, it’s setup,  and a small issue with my Harmony Hub.

I mentioned the Smartoo HDMI switcher – which has frozen again after I recorded the show – any alternatives?

Battlesfront2 for just under £12 at the moment at Microsoft on Gold

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Episode 196 – On the Road Again

Google Maps in Apple CarPlay
Waze in Apple CarPlay

Three parts to the podcast this week. I talk about my choice of headphones for travelling by air, the recent iOS 12 upgrade and its effect on Apple CarPlay, and a smart TV winge.

gog.com

Stronghold HD

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Episode 195 – Trillion Dollar WiFi Fail

Sparse show notes this week, as it has been a VERY busy weekend. I cover 3 topics this week – my visit to EGX, the NEW Apple Watch, and iPhone, and my initial thoughts of the Sonos Beam, after my abandonment of the Homepods.

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Open Letter to Tim Cook

Hi Tim

Sorry to disturb your Saturday, after what must’ve been a very long and exciting day yesterday with the launch of the iPhone Xs, MAX, and Series 4 Apple Watch.
The GOOD news is my Black Apple Watch arrived yesterday – it’s my third, and I love it!
BAD news though, is after managing to buy a new iPhone every year since 2007, I am sitting here without the latest model. I’ve been on the Apple Upgrade Program (AUP) now for 2 years, and upgraded to the X last November. I excitingly woke up early on the 14th and preordered my new phone for collection today from the UK Apple Store in Reading.
I drove the 40 minutes in the pouring rain to get there, extremely tired after a 15 hour working day yesterday, and got to the branch at 8:40am – to be told Apple that the wifi was down – nothing would be happening today –  NO reservations, no Genius Bar, nothing.
There were 30 disappointed people in that queue. We were told to wait for news. (And promised a donut for good measure – which I never got BTW)
At 9am the doors opened – and chaos ensued. The staff didn’t know what to do or say. The ONE person in the branch who was trying to sort things out was inundated with less than patient customers. The upshot is Tim is that for the first time ever, I am without the latest, greatest iPhone. Its not the end of the world, I am extremely fortunate to be moaning abut something which is relatively trivial in the bigger scheme of things. But, Tim, a trillion dollar company unable to sell its most loyal customers a £1000+ Apple product because the IT is down? I suggested to the lady to use my iPhone as a hotspot, but apparently that wouldn’t work.
So, Tim, what use is the AUP, if at the end of the day I can’t upgrade?  I can’t get back to Reading for at least 2 weeks, my work diary is horrendous, and I can’t really justify to my family that I give up another 2 hours of my life to give you more of my hard earned cash. I have lost confidence in the AUP. I am better off buying phones outright, or dealing with the mobile phone companies. Can I just end the AUP, and give you my old phone back, and bring this relationship to an end?
Your thoughts please Tim
Happy iPhone Day
David
PS Tried to email you, but your SMTP server rejected it – either its full, or another IT glitch perhaps?

Episode 194 – It’s a Disneyland for Meat

Busy, and expensive week, with the fallout of the Apple Keynote, and a home audio decision I hope I don’t regret.

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Sonos Beam

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Homerun HDR Silicon dust HDHR5-2DT HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO TV Tuner – Black

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Tautulli

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Trakt

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https://github.com/pannal/Sub-Zero.bundle

https://forums.plex.tv/t/rel-webtools-unsupported-appstore/206843

https://github.com/ledge74/HelloHue.bundle

https://sonarr.tv

https://radarr.video

iPad Pros Podcast about Ferrite

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