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    iPhone 3GS as a Vespa Cam

    June 29th, 2009 byPhilip Nicosia

    I recently upgraded to an iPhone 3GS and one of the new features on it is the video camera. Playing around with it I decided to mount it to my Vespa GTS 300 to see how good the video was in comparison to the Action Cam I purchased a while ago.

    Below are the results.

    The results I don’t think are too bad. Unfortunately the windshield got in the way bit and the picture is a bit wavy in pieces but overall it’s quite good.

    You can see the Aciton Cam video to compare here.

    How to fix Apple Mighty Mouse Scroll Wheel Problems

    October 18th, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    I got an Apple Bluetooth Mighty Mouse last Christmas and a few weeks ago I started having problems with the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel stopped working properly in that I could scroll down but not up.

    Anyway, I eventually took it down to my local Apple Authorized service centre expecting it to be sent away but the engineer fixed it in a matter of 30 seconds.

    All he did was get a blank piece of white photo-copying paper, turned the mouse upside down and vigorously rubbed the scroll wheel across the paper up and down and from side to side for about 30 seconds.

    End result. 1 fixed Apple Mighty Mouse.

    So if you have problems with you mighty mouse and it won’t scroll anymore give it a try. Beats sending it away any day.

    The bean bag has evolved (and we love it!)

    October 17th, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    Mention the words “bean bag” to anyone and visions of tacky student digs and kids rooms spring to mind together with the question why? That is exactly what happened when I told my girlfriend we were getting a bean bag. There was a total look of horror on her face and I tried explaining to her that this isn’t just any old bean bag, it’s a Sumo Lounge beanbag.

    A few days later at the end of a telephone conversation she says “Oh, your bean bag has arrived” in a disinterested tone still not impressed.

    When I got home that day we unpacked it together and the first thing you notice is the shear size of it. At 5.5ft x 4.5ft it’s big! You soon realize why it’s made that size though.

    It wasn’t long before my unimpressed girlfriend had a complete change of heart. She sat down on the beanbag and felt it wrap itself around her supporting her from all angles and looked up and said “Wow! This is really comfy” After a couple more minutes she said “This is more comfortable than our sofas!” Finally she was sold.

    Sumo Lounge Omni
    (Picture courtesy of SumoLounge and no it’s not my girlfriend!)

    We’ve had the bean bag for about a couple of week now and it’s in daily use. It is as versatile as your imagination as with a quick shake and a few prods it transforms itself from a chair, bed, giant pillow or anything else you want it to be.

    “It’s so warm to sit on”, “totally relaxing”, “So comfy”, “Love the material”, “I love this beanbag” are just some of things my girlfriend has said to me with a big smile on her face when she has beat me to it.

    What do I think? I am totally impressed with the Sumo Lounge Omni beanbag. It’s not often that something lives up to its own hype on a sales page but I would say it surpasses that by a long way. Apart from being so comfortable the quality of the cover and bean bag itself is such that it wouldn’t look out of place in any home. Especially considering that it is available in 10 funky colours.

    The only downside to it is the constant fighting over who is going to use it but hey that’s easily solved. At $129 including delivery you can just get another one. It’s a small price to pay for peace and comfort!

    Go check them out yourself, Sumo Lounge, you won’t be disappointed.

    iPhone available today in the UK

    July 9th, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    Want an iPhone but can’t wait for the UK release? Well as with anything if you are prepared to pay a premium to be the first among your friends to get an iPhone then the good news is they are available to buy in the UK today.

    The bad news though is currently you won’t be able to use all the features of the phone including making calls as they are all currently locked to the US service provider AT&T. It is possible to use the iPhone as an iPod and with a Wi-Fi connection as hackers have been working hard and have found ways to activate these services without the need of a service contract from AT&T.

    I’m sure it is only a matter of time that hackers will have figured out a way to unlock all the features of the iPhone including the all important ability to use any service provider’s sim card and phone facility and reports on the internet suggest this is only a matter of hours away.

    So if you can’t wait anymore and are prepared to take a risk of being able to get these fully unlocked or are happy with an expensive iPod with Wi-fi then below is a list of what is available to you today.

    Apple iPhone 8GB

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    Rose Gold Plated Apple iPhone 4 8gb – Rose Gold Crystal Edition – Black Unlocked
    14 Jun 2012 at 10:56pm
    End Date: Sunday Jul-15-2012 0:01:51 BST
    Buy It Now for only: £949.99
    Buy it now | Add to watch list

    iPhone 3G 8GB Black on O2 with accessories + free warranty refurbished
    18 Jun 2012 at 12:36pm
    End Date: Wednesday Jul-18-2012 13:36:53 BST
    Buy It Now for only: £909.99
    Buy it now | Add to watch list

    3GS Touch screen panel + LCD display with 7 opening Tools for iPhone 3GS 8GB
    14 Mar 2012 at 11:26am
    End Date: Thursday Jul-12-2012 12:31:32 BST
    Buy It Now for only: £917.79
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    4GS Touch screen panel replacement for iPhone 4 8GB 16GB New
    23 Feb 2012 at 12:16pm
    End Date: Friday Jun-22-2012 13:21:18 BST
    Buy It Now for only: £907.99
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    4GS Touch screen replacement panel for iPhone 4GS 8GB 16GB New + 7 Tools
    28 Feb 2012 at 12:54pm
    End Date: Wednesday Jun-27-2012 13:59:57 BST
    Buy It Now for only: £908.02
    Buy it now | Add to watch list

    Switched Off The Webcam

    May 29th, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    I’ve had to switch my webcam off. We’ve had loads of rain over the weekend and the lake is starting to flood. At the rate it is going I imagine my webcam will be under water tomorrow.

    Unfortunately because the water is so high I can no longer get to it to take it down so I might need to buy another one if I can find one so it might be a while before it’s working again.

    The company I bought it from has stopped trading I think so if anyone knows where you can buy Neu Fusion wireless network cameras then please let me know.

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