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Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 7″ Tablet Review

It has been a while since I posted a review of a phone or tablet, so when my wife’s Kindle finally died it seemed a good opportunity to get her an Android tablet so she could read books (using the Aldiko app which I reviewed here), surf the ‘net, check emails and Facebook etc. I


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

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


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

Telstra 24×7

Most seniors, especially if traveling around Australia, use the Telstra network for their mobiles and internet access  as the other carriers just can’t match the coverage out of metro areas. I’m surprised though, that many haven’t heard of the free app that Telstra provide that makes it much easier to keep track of their usage

WikiCamps 2.0 Review and Tutorial

My review of WikiCamps has been one of the most popular on the site so when I updated to the latest version I decided I had to write another review and also provide a tutorial The latest version of WikiCamps is a little different to use than the previous version, so here’s some tips on

Aussie Loo

We are about to embark upon our adventure – doing the ‘Big Lap’ around Australia – and of course, there are a wealth of free and cheap apps available to help us ‘grey nomads’. I’ve mentioned a few here already, WikiCamps, the excellent ABC Australia apps and some weather ones. Click on the ‘Australia’ tag


There are many weather apps in the PlayStore, finding one that suits both your part of the world with the features you need can be hard though. In the US, there are lots to choose from – AccuWeather, WeatherBug and Weather Channel are all great apps (click on any of the preceding links to view

Happy Grandparents Day Australia!

More than 35 years ago, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day in the U.S. Today Australia celebrates this important day. From the U.S National Grandparents Day website – this day has a threefold purpose: “To honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity

Huawei Y300 Review : Take Two

My last post on this phone has been the most viewed one on this site, so I figured revisiting after a year using the phone in the real world may be as well received. To quickly summarise the Huawei phone, here are the brief specs: Android Jelly Bean 4.1, dual-core 1GHz processor, 4.0” WVGA (480×800)


There is a huge variety of weather apps out there, some work well for my home country, Australia but many don’t – especially ones that provide tide data. I am always on the lookout for a good tide times app especially for my phone but so far have had little success with the exception of
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