Create a whiteboard animation video with VideoScribe

With Videoscribe by Sparkol you can create a whiteboard animation video in minutes.   Sparkol actually call them “scribe videos”  – basically its where you bring illustrations and stories to life that replicates a stop-motion capture type of drawing. Jon Air founded Sparkol in  2008 and I only just found them!  The team are based near Bristol in the UK and they have really created something fantastic here to help anyone even without any technical knowledge to create marketing videos, instructional talks or stories at a low price. The Power of Images Videos are the best way to get your message across […]

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Me and The Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster

The Nokia Purity Headset WH930 Nokia Connects recently gave me a Nokia Lumia 900 to trial and with it they sent a Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster in turquoise blue, (Cyan) – yes OK, so,  I liked the colour. The headsets come in 4 colours (Red, Black and White) and they all look great. The Monster Purity comes folded up in a little hard shell carrying case that you can transport it around in and several cables, controls and stuff. You’ll see what happened when I didn’t take much notice of the other cables soon. I wanted to put these […]

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The Nokia Lumia 900 Techieminx review

I have had the pleasure of spending the last few weeks with the sexy Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone courtesy of Nokia Connects. I was blown away by this phone, all I can say is that if you are looking for a smartphone and if these are seriously on half-price, its a no-brainer.  You should jump at the Nokia Lumia 900 if you get the chance. I don’t care that it’s not getting Microsoft 8 – how long will it be before you upgrade to Microsoft 8 on your PC? Do you really need it or just want it?   Why it […]

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DrawingSomething Application including Bugs and Fixes

Its been all go recently with Intragram being bought by Facebook and now DrawSomething from OMGPOP being bought by Zynga of Farmville fame for massive amounts of money it seems. Hopefully Zynga will sort out some of the problems that people are experiencing. Where can I play DrawSomething If you still don’t know what Drawsomething is (where have you been?) – it is a drawing game similar to Pictionary where you draw a picture and people guess what it is, you can play this with Facebook friends or random people using the iPhone or iPad from iTunes. You can also play it directly from Facebook […]

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iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner does your housework

iRobot was founded in 1990 (then called IS Robotics) by Rodney Brooks, Colin Angel (CEO) and Helen Greiner.  The company was originally involved with space exploration by robots and worked with organizations such as NASA where they developed a robot for lunar exploration. Cool huh! However in 1997 after they had developed at AutoCleaner for someone else, a team was gathered to build the world’s first affordable home floor cleaning robot. Since 2002 iRobot have sold over 6 million home cleaning robots.  6 million? What sort of people have these? They must be just used in offices or hotels, places with large open spaces, I […]

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Calibre ebook management for Kindle or ebook reader

I love Calibre – Calibre is a free open source e-book library management application.  In short – it manages your eBooks like iTunes does for your tracks. I’m late to this game, as Calibre actually launched in 2006 after the release of the first e-ink based reader the Sony PRS-500. Kovid Goyal immediately realised that there were no good tools to convert the books in to the correct formats to be able to read them on the Sony, so with the help of mobileread.com libres500 was born, later to be changed to Calibre in 2008. Today calibre is a vibrant open-source community with half a […]

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