Parental Geekery Episode 10 – We’re in double figures!

by on October 24, 2012

Welcome back to another episode of Parental Geekery, and we’re delighted to have made it in to double figures! This show is inspired by the TV Show “Red Dwarf”, with apologies to any International listeners who are not yet able to watch the latest series currently airing in the UK.

The big news this week is the latest Apple announcement – we recorded this show straight afterwards so you can hear our reaction to all the news. Of course we focus a lot on the iPad mini, but we touch on all aspects of the keynote. We also look forward to the Google announcements due next week and speculate as to what they be. We also answer a question from our friend Claire about where to buy a Nexus 7 tablet.

Here in the UK our first 4G provider, EE, have announced details of their tariffs – hear our thoughts on these.

We discuss cameras, as John is looking for a new one. His shortlist is the Olympus EPL5, the Panasonic GX1 and the Fuji X100. We mention hireacamera as an option for testing cameras before buying.

Moving away from the “geekery” into “parental” territory we talk about half term, and our family trip to the Trafford Centre.

John would like to remind you all that he is participating in Movember this year, and you can find his dedicated page here.

John is sad to have completed Xcom: Enemy Unknown, but pleased he’ll now have more time for Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2. We also talk about one of our favourite board games – Stone Age.

Finally we briefly talk about Akrabat’s audioboo on genderfication. It’s worth a listen.

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Richard J Foster October 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

One thought I had about the iPad 4… does that use less components from Samsung? Is it possible that the refresh is a business decision to try and give a competitor less money? (There’s not much they can do about the CPU… for now… but I suspect Apple might be looking for alternate sources for that too.)

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Richard J Foster October 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Also… on the Nexus 7 for Claire (I knew it was her, despite the slightly crackly audio). Did you know about this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.homeysoft.nexususb.importer

I haven’t (yet) needed / used it myself, but I’ve heard good things about it. It allows you to connect a USB drive to the Nexus 7 via a USB OTG cable (This one is supposed to work just fine: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005FUNQXS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00). Once connected, media can be played directly from the external media. I’m sure there’s power issues to be considered, but that would be less of a problem on a car journey. 🙂

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