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Review: Microsoft Surface 2

I was about to embark on a trip to Melbourne when I got the memo that I was invited to join the Microsoft Loop membership program. As a bit of a tech lover (and, let’s face it, geek), I couldn’t take my mind off it all holiday. When I got to Melbourne, I saw my brother had the Surface 1 and asked him how he was getting on with it. He said he hated it. Not a good start. I had a little play and I couldn’t really see why. My brother (no offense, Matty boy) isn’t really the most tech savvy human being, though. He was, and still is, more into cars than the latest gadget. I, however, was in awe of technology from a young age. I blame my dad and his exciting stories. I’ll never forget being on a family holiday as a child and my dad predicting that one day I would be able to have a video call with my best friend. I was fascinated. Fast forward a good few …

MI1020 – Dining with Nokia Lumia 1020 and Windows Phone

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Microsoft house in Mayfair and provided with the new Nokia Lumia 1020 and Windows Surface 2 tablet. I will be writing a post about the devices in the New Year but alongside this I was also invited to MI1020, a clandestine culinary adventure created by Gingerline in partnership with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Windows Phone. All ‘agents’ were asked to use their super-sleuth skills and the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41mega-pixel camera to discover an evening of high-end food, art and performance. As an agent I have been sworn to secrecy but what I can say is you should check it out for yourselves. There are a limited number of places available for Saturday 14 and application closes at 23:59 today so be quick. To be in with a chance to attend this free spy themed event, daring diners should register their interest at http://www.gingerline.co.uk/MI1020 Good luck!

Nikon 1 J3 Review – Venice and Melbourne

I arrived back from Melbourne on Saturday morning at 7am. I dropped my bag off at home, had a quick shower and headed out to meet my friend for breakfast. As I was munching on my bircher muesli, she asked if I fancied going on a day trip and proceeded to say that Brighton was £10 return on the train. Woah woah woah, I thought. I felt good but not THAT good and I knew that jet lag would catch up on me soon enough. So we settled on Greenwich. We had an amazing day but as soon as the darkness set in, sure enough, I was on my way to sleepy town. I was asleep by 8pm and awake on Sunday morning at 5am. Gotta love jet lag. It’s not too annoying though as it has given me time to root through all of my pictures from Australia. Speaking of pictures, this post is the review the Nikon 1 J3. I borrowed this beauty of a camera from Nikon for my trips to Venice …

Samsung S4 Zoom at The Big Feastival

Ask anyone who has known me since I was a young whipper snapper and they will tell you that I have been a lifelong technology geek, mobile phones in particular. I remember getting my first mobile phone so clearly. It was a Sony Ericsson brick with a clear orange back. I was 13 and it was really really cool. Mobile phones have come a long way since then. Nowadays, a phone isn’t just a phone – it’s your calendar, inbox, mp3 player, camera, you name it, your phone does it. The last phone I upgraded to was the Samsung Galaxy S3 but I still have just under a year to go on my contract so I have been eagerly awaiting an upgrade. But last Thursday I was contacted by the Samsung press office to ask if I wanted to take one of the brand new Samsung S4 Zoom handsets to The Big Feastival on Sunday to take a load of pictures and report back. How could I say no? So off I set with Gabriela …

Wimbledon with Nikon Coolpix S9500

He only went and did it! As soon as Nadal and Federer crashed out in the first and second rounds, whispers started to circulate that this might actually be the year for Murray to break the barrier and become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry, 77 years ago. And yesterday he did just that – CONGRATULATIONS MURRAY! I was at Wimbledon on what was dubbed as Wipeout Wednesday by the press and I was on Centre Court to watch Federer crash out to Stakhovsky. I secretly wanted Federer to win but was glad that I got to witness such a fantastic match and a sterling performance from a player that I had never even heard of before. A couple of days before, I was provided with a Nikon Coolpix S9500 to take with me so that I could get a few snaps of the action. I had wanted a smart camera for a while and with this one, it’s so easy to share high quality images and videos via Wi-Fi to …

Windows Phone – My Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone

A few weeks ago an invite popped into my inbox inviting me to an event to showcase the new Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone and I couldn’t believe my luck. A group of bloggers were to meet at the Soho Hotel to collect a handset before being treated to a demonstration by award winning photographer, Laurie Fletcher. We would then be heading to Jason Atherton’s newest venture, Social Eating House, for dinner to test out the camera on the phone and to see how fantastic it performs in low lighting settings. Anyone who knows me really well will know that I am a real technology geek at heart. I get WAY more excited about a new phone or gadget than a new pair of shoes or a handbag, so I was excited at the prospect of being able to play around with the new Nokia Windows Phone first hand. I had to admit to the PR that I took the plunge and swapped from the iphone to Samsung a year ago and have been very …