Choosing the ideal location for your next break in the sun normally involves a quick rifle through travel agent magazines, a search of comparison sites or simply placing the names of a few tropical getaways into a hat and taking your chances. However, for the more passive travellers there is an even easier way to plan your holiday itinerary without putting too much strain on your grey matter; simply switch on the box.
Once again, news has reached me of a new incarnation for three dimensional technology format but what exactly are developers planning on doing with it now?
Well, with the most common problem associated with 3D viewing being those awful glasses (I personally prefer the retro style ones which featured one blue and one red lens), Sony have announced a brand new accessory to enable 3D viewing without donning those unflattering specks.
Well, that's Easter done for another year; the four day weekend just flies by, doesn't it? But on return to work on Tuesday morning I was scanning the papers and I saw research that's been conducted by Carphone Warehouse into the cost of mobile phones in the UK and the long and short of it is that we are losing a staggering £5 billion a year.
The research went into more detail saying that we could all save as much
as £194 a year if we just spent a few carefully planned minutes doing
some research into what the best deal is for us as individuals. Of the
£5 billion extra charges, £174 million comes from charges for accessing
data from the internet via a network. Outrageous, surely?
Depending on how you feel about peripherals such as the iPad, 2010 was either a landmark year or a huge cause for concern. Though the iPad was far from being the first tablet computer on the market, it was the first to be marketed primarily as a platform for media such as books, movies, games, and music. While it was largely successful in those regards, it also came at the expense of technical computing power, ergonomics, as well as an open architecture. Still, the triumphs of the iPad have led way to the development of other similar devices, which are sure to be a trend in 2011.
With school soon starting, there's certainly a more than reasonable chance that many of you are looking to purchase or have just recently purchased a new computer. If that's the case, you'll probably have noticed that your computer is missing some essential pieces of software, such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and a quality antivirus program. Purchasing copies of these programs new can cost upwards of several hundred pounds, making that a rather pricey option, especially for students.
Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives to these that are
available completely free of charge. Though they might not offer quite
the same functionality or versatility, more often than not, they provide
more than enough to get your work done. Below is some of what we've
found to be the cream of the crop:
Which is the smarter sex when it comes to saving money? Are
women really better at hunting out bargains and picking up voucher
codes? Or does the title automatically fall to men because they see
shopping as a chore rather than a pastime, so simply don't do as
much? Well statistically women are the more frugal sex - yes guys,
we may spend more time actually shopping than you do, but we spend
less money doing it! The vast majority of us have mastered the art
of saving money on everything from everyday essentials, to life's
However, a new study published in the Telegraph
this weekend could explain why. Surprisingly, some 60 years since
the women's movement, us ladies are still falling behind when it
comes to pay equality. In fact, women's starting pay is a massive
39 per cent less than men in the same job, and the average
performance related pay for women was just Â£2,875
compared to Â£14,554 for men.