The Channel Tunnel – French side, what a farce!

This weekend for the second time in less than a fortnight I used the Channel Tunnel; leaving the UK was relatively straightforward but once again the French side upon my return, what a farce! Where the French side used to be relatively simple process of; checking in, visiting the shops and then clearing immigration - … Continue reading The Channel Tunnel – French side, what a farce!

So why is UTC the official acronym for Coordinated Universal Time?

I discovered this little bit of useless information today. Up until sometime in 1970, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was the standard term utilised for time with no time zone offset. During 1970, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), devised the coordinated universal time (UTC) system. The ITU wanted a single abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time in order … Continue reading So why is UTC the official acronym for Coordinated Universal Time?

Goodbye Windows Live Spaces, Hello WordPress.com

I read with interest this morning that Windows Live Spaces are no more and that WordPress.com will now be the default blogging engine for Microsoft Windows Live users. "For six years, Windows Live Spaces has provided users with a great way to post their thoughts, share photos, and connect with others. Now, users of Windows … Continue reading Goodbye Windows Live Spaces, Hello WordPress.com

BlackBerry Desktop Manager and Microsoft Outlook 2010

BlackBerry via their website last week announced that the BlackBerry Desktop Manager should support 32Bit Outlook 2010 by August 2010, but it will not support 64Bit Outlook 2010 until sometime in 2011. The article states that: “Currently, BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.1 does not support Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-bit version for mailbox connectivity and synchronization of … Continue reading BlackBerry Desktop Manager and Microsoft Outlook 2010

Google Latitude Statistics – Home, Work and Other…..

I am not a big Google product user but one of their applications which I use on a regular basis is Google Latitude. Google Latitude interfaces with Google maps; which shares your current location with people you have chosen to share it with. Google Latitude seamlessly integrates with my Blackberry 9700 and my wife's Blackberry 8900 allowing us to know … Continue reading Google Latitude Statistics – Home, Work and Other…..

LinkedIn Client available for the BlackBerry

LinkedIn have recently made available a LinkedIn client for the BlackBerry.   I have been awaiting  for this application for a while, as LinkedIn is the place where I can usually find up to date contact information, as on the odd occasion my BlackBerry has contained out of date information. The client provides access to your LinkedIn contacts, provides status updates … Continue reading LinkedIn Client available for the BlackBerry