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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

Google Maps : latest changes have made this app even better

Google Maps for Android has so many features that it would take a series of reviews to uncover them all, but I recently discovered some of the new features recently added so thought I would share them with you. Some of the features will not appeal to many – the navigation feature is one as it

MetroView Nav Australia & NZ

The fact that you can get as good as (if not better) GPS navigation on a phone as by using a separate GPS navigation device is one of the best reasons to have a smartphone these days. An offline app that uses its own quality maps is much better than those that require the internet

Camps Australia Wide

As promised, here is the review of the latest version of the Camps Australia Wide app. The previous version doesn’t have great reviews in the Google Play store, but the new version seems to have addressed the problems which were mainly about the map. The Camp Australia Wide books are known as the Aussie campers ‘bible’ and

Telstra Air

If you are a Telstra customer you probably already know that they have recently given us access to their free WiFi hotspots all over Australia (plus more than 14 million ‘Fon’ hotspots worldwide apparently) until 30th June 2016. If you didn’t already know about it then I suggest you signup soon – after all, you don’t

Emergency+

This app was recently mentioned on the Australian ABC and should be installed on all our phones in my opinion. The app was developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia. It uses your mobile phone’s GPS functionality so

Aldiko Book Reader

Reading and buying books online instead of buying the ‘real thing’ has become very popular over the last few years. Seniors, especially travelling seniors, recognise the advantages of electronic or eBooks as they take up no room in the van for one thing and can be bought anywhere there is an internet connection of course.

TV & Movie Guide Australia

Finding a good app to show a TV guide for whatever region of Australia you are in can be tricky as the channels tend to change their guide formats sometimes, but this one has been working fine for us for some time now and it has become our firm favourite. The app displays all the free to

Google Play Books

In my review of the Amazon Kindle app I mentioned the need to have an Amazon account before being able to make use of the app, so for those people who just want to download some free classic novels to read this app from Google works well. I have recently been rereading some of the

Memory-Map

An increasing number of seniors are in the ‘grey nomads’ category, especially here in Australia at the moment with many thousands of us on the road travelling this enormous country. Having a way to navigate the ‘road less travelled’ is always a welcome addition to our Android devices. Memory-Map is a kind of ‘mud map’ that

Fuel Map Australia

The developers of WikiCamps have come up with another handy app for us travellers, Fuel Map. At this stage it is just available for Australian drivers, but hopefully they will add other countries as they have done with WikiCamps. From their excellent description : “Fuel Map is a crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel

Caravan Leveler – Free Edition

If there’s one thing that can put a strain on a relationship it is getting the caravan level in an RV park. While many parks these days have level sites there are many, especially free camps, that don’t. This app is designed to take the guess work out of the process – and maybe end
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