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Gotta be said: Huawei Nexus 6P and Apple iPhone 6s Plus Compared – subjectively

Six is when kids normally start school. Both iPhone model and Nexus Android OS numbers have reached 6. Both have improved enormously up to now and I do believe it’s a kind of coming-of-age for Android. Where iOS improvements are … Continue reading

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Activity Trackers I have worn… Withings Pulse Ox vs Fitbit Surge – Smartwatch Coming or Going?

I first bought the Withings Pulse O2 Activity and quite liked it. It is small, fits under cuffs reasonably well and has most activity functions except GPS tracking and constant heart-rate monitor. The Bluetooth sync is though often slow to connect, although … Continue reading

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Use Konica-Minolta C220 Bizhub printer with Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64 bit – Success!

This is a rehash of a previous post in which I described how I got LM14 and a KM C220 Bizhub working nicely together. This success is now even simpler with LM16 Petra Cinnamon 64 bit as the LSB is now … Continue reading

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My current mobile… Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (au KDDI SCL22)

This phone is far better than its predecessor, the SGNII! Of course for the future a few questions remain to be answered: When will Android KitKat be available for the Galaxy Note 3?  Will the iPhone 6 be as good? What size … Continue reading

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Connect to two Netgear Stora NAS, also with mobile…

Yippee! As an avid NAS user I just found out how to, and actually did, access the Albums and Media Library sections of my Stora from my mobile phone! All the files on it are available; pix, music, vids, the … Continue reading

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Once upon a time

Once upon a time there was a site named http://anandesh.wordpress.com/ where it was postulated that “Stuff happens”. Now that “Stuff” happens elsewhere. Here!

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LibreOffice – Change language and from U.S. Customary to Metric units, Letter to A4

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Linux in public service

Unbelievable? You’d better believe it! The City of Munich has completed the migration to Linux of 15,000 desktops! An interesting short read of a decade long project. If you want to stretch your German here’s the original article. You could also offer it to Google Translate… A longer report is here with a concluding … Continue reading

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Konica-Minolta Bizhub C220 printer on 64 bit Linux Mint 14 MATE – The Final Solution…? For Linux Mint 15 Olivia too!

Well, maybe I wrote too soon: the previous entry has proved to have no sustainability! Having gone round in circles, tried older drivers (Bizhub C250) and generally flailed about and asked for help – I even tried our local representation … Continue reading

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The i7 Sandy Bridge Machine

If you read the post about the computer I designated “beast” then you’ll know that I also utilized an OWC SSD in that build. Time brings change with it and firmware updates too. So that SSD had one due, but OWC … Continue reading

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