Computer Keyboards – 1

In the past, I’ve always used the keyboard that came with my computer.  The only exception was years ago when I bought a special keyboard that had a small piano keyboard (which could be covered to form a hand-rest) that connected to the computer and could play musical notes and chords.  It was handy for … Read more

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai scanner – 1

As sometimes happens, it took a sad event in my life last month to motivate me to do something I’d thought of doing for years, but had never got around to.  I decided to buy a 35mm slide and film scanner to scan the old photos I took with slide film after I moved from … Read more

Verdi: The Complete Works

I have to admit that I’m a real sucker for big collections of classical music CDs, especially if they are of composers, conductors, artists and musical genres.  Or even of a nostalgic recorded music period in my life when RCA Living Stereo and Mercury Living Presence recordings in the years when stereo first came out, … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III camera

These days all modern smartphones have a built in camera feature, otherwise maybe they’re not too smart.  I used to find the camera on my iPhone very useful when I wanted to take a photo of something I came across when I was away from home, but didn’t have a dedicated camera with me at the time. … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III keyboard

The Featured Image for this post is a screenshot of the Samsung Galaxy S III keyboard in vertical mode, in the Email screen.  Note the sliding row of text format options at the top.  The keyboard is significantly different to the iPhone keyboard in a number of respects.  On the alphabet (ABC) view the top … Read more

2013 – A Year of Change for me – Mobile Phone

I’ve been using an iPhone for over 4 years now. I bought my first, the iPhone 2, from the Telstra shop at Chadstone in November 2008.  In late 2010 I took out a new 2 year contract at the Bentleigh Telstra shop to upgrade to the iPhone 4.  I’ve been thrilled with iPhone since the … Read more