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July : Apps/Games now free or reduced

I’ll post these lists each month now to keep you all up to date whenever a previously paid app or game is offered for free or at a reduced price in the Play Store. There are always plenty of apps & games that are put on special, sometimes for just a few days, but I

How to set up a WiFi Hotspot on your phone

Mobile internet devices are handy, no doubt about it, but if your mobile phone is on a plan with plenty of data why not use it instead on your tablet or laptop? I recently advised someone to do this and she saved her and her husband $30 a month. The Telstra rep she spoke to cancel

BOM Weather (Australia)

Readers of this blog will know that weather apps are one of my favourites and my current fav is the excellent (but not free at least for the premium version) – Weatherzone which I reviewed here. The Australian Bureau of Meterorology or BOM for short (don’t you love the abbreviation?) has recently released a free

Chromecast : A Beginners Guide

These days, almost all new TVs are ‘smart’ – pity about the station programmers I hear you say? Well, I have to agree that finding anything half-decent to watch is difficult at times, even though here in Oz we have a few great channels (ABC Australia and SBS) that appeal to many of my generation. For

YoWindow Weather

I must admit, I’m a bit of a weather app geek plus I also like live wallpapers so when I saw this one was on sale at Google Play as the ‘Deal of the Week’ for just A$0.20 I grabbed a copy to review. After using it as my live wallpaper for a few days,

Google Opinion Rewards

Apps and games in the Google Play Store are very affordable, but for those on a tight budget or if you want to regularly buy an app, Google Opinion Rewards is the answer for you. Here’s how it works – Google pays you to respond to quick surveys to aid market research. In my case

New Telstra Mobile Broadband Plans

There’s no getting away from it, if you are travelling around Australia and need the internet (and these days nearly everyone does), Telstra is the only real option unless you plan to stay in major centres. Many of us grey nomads use their mobile WiFi devices or USB ‘dongles’ and the best value for money

Tutorial : Get the best out of Chrome for Android

Google Chrome is often installed out of the factory on tablets and phones, but if you haven’t experienced Chrome on Android, I suggest you give it a go as it is a very good (and secure) web browser. Like all Android apps though, getting it set up for the best possible performance is well worth
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