Don’t Fly Before You Can Hover

I’m definitely someone who expects themselves to be perfect at everything. I always run before I can walk, and usually it works. Unfortunately, not with drones it seems.

I wasn’t having much luck trying to be an expert pilot, so rather than smash the drone into a thousand pieces and create another YouTube “Tech Descruction” video, I handed the controls over to my better half whose patience paid off.

See her verdict of the budget drone ‘q323’ by WLToys.

Nintendo’s Animal Crossing is available NOW on your iPhone or iPad

It’s out now on the Australian app store for ios. But you can get it anywhere in the world if you’re willing to make a new Apple ID.

There is also an Android .apk available.

To get the iOS app for free create a new Apple ID, select Australia as your country, log in on your iphone and download it – no CC details needed. It’s no.1 on the app store already, which is no surprise.

Gameplay of the opening 20 minutes here: It’s a bit different to previous versions but still retains the basic mechanics and charm. All for free, although there are in-app purchases if you want to speed things up…

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Unboxing and Comparison with 1st Gen

I have the British (UK) advert supported Kindle from Amazon, link here

Those who know me know that I love to read, so it should come as no surprise to learn that I have had various iterations of the Kindle over the past 6 or 7 years.

I have owned the original Kindle Paperwhite since it was launched, but recently felt as though it was slowing down, especially with things like loading the store and posting to goodreads etc…

As a result I ordered a new Paperwhite, and as you can see in the video it is faster in almost every way. More importantly than pure speed is the reading experience and it is clear from a side-by-side comparison that the new Kindle is both brighter and clearer. The text appears sharper, and the overall experience is a step up. Well worth investing in if you’re in the market for an e-reader upgrade. 5/5.