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Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide
Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide

4.0 out of 5 stars As good a place to start as anywhere., 1 Sept. 2017
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Good first book for competent programmer. Combined with a ton of Google searches got me going enough to get a working prototype. Kindle is not the best way to use the book as difficult to flick through it to hit on example code.

Suspect that it will need a refresh as a few code examples are now using deprecated features.

The style is easy going and sensible, and I was able to use my existing skills to get going quickly.


Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold
Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold
Offered by TECHNO NEEDS STORE
Price: £424.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice phone, 1 Sept. 2017
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Smart phone that works. Easy to port from S3 via Google backups.


Kärcher Alloy Wheel Wash Brush for Pressure Washer Accessory
Kärcher Alloy Wheel Wash Brush for Pressure Washer Accessory
Price: £14.93

2.0 out of 5 stars No good for fiddly alloys, 1 Sept. 2017
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Not really sure what it is trying to do, but it doesn't work well with my wheels - can't get in the fiddly bits which is exactly why you get a wheel brush.


Sumvision 4-Port 40W High Speed Portable Desktop Universal USB Charger PowerIQ Smart Technology for iPhone,iPad Air 2,Galaxy S6/S6 Edge,Nexus,HTC M9,Nokia
Sumvision 4-Port 40W High Speed Portable Desktop Universal USB Charger PowerIQ Smart Technology for iPhone,iPad Air 2,Galaxy S6/S6 Edge,Nexus,HTC M9,Nokia
Offered by Advance Technologies
Price: £12.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly workable but does not do Samsung S6 fast charge, 1 Sept. 2017
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4 port charger, works well enough and provides a quick charge but does not trigger Samsung S6 fast charge mode. Reasonably long mains cable which makes it more convenient than a charger in some awkward hotel room wall socket.


Cycliq Unisex Fly12 Full Hd Bike Camera and Front Light, Silver, One Size
Cycliq Unisex Fly12 Full Hd Bike Camera and Front Light, Silver, One Size
Price: £209.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fit and forget, unobtrusive camera, 1 Sept. 2017
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Fitted upside down under handlebars and it just magically put the picture the right way up. Unobtrusive and requires nothing more than switching off. Nobody I ride with is aware I ride with a camera now after a few unsettling incidents - usually while riding solo, riding in groups you get abuse but rarely have dangerous incidents.

Tried the wireless connection and concluded it was useless but it is easy enough to get the card in and out if you want to review the footage. I've done that a couple of times. Footage is in 10 minute blocks so it is easy enough to hunt down an incident by time and a quick scan.

Good quality footage good enough to identify what has been going on.

Time set up a bit weird - tried using the bluetooth connection initially and it didn't work, so used the file set up system. Not sure what I'll do to reset it - instructions a bit unconvincing.

Battery life enough for an all day ride. So fit and forget unless you really need something off it.


Cycliq Unisex Fly6[v] Hd Bike Camera and Tail Light, Red, One Size
Cycliq Unisex Fly6[v] Hd Bike Camera and Tail Light, Red, One Size
Price: £100.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job without requiring effort., 1 Sept. 2017
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Bit expensive, but does what I want it to do - fit and forget.

I don't want something that takes over my life, but if there is an incident I want to know that I've got the evidence, having been frustrated by having been threatened by deliberately aggressive drivers - and our cycling group has been subject to complaints by wreckless drivers who think that as they are momentarily inconvenienced by a group that this means they can overtake at speed on a blind corner and it is clearly the cyclists fault for forcing them into oncoming traffic that is driven off the road.

Date set up is a bit weird and it is not obvious how to reset it (instructions refer to a mythical file on their support website) but in use it is simply a matter of switching it on and forgetting about it. Battery live without using the light was more than sufficient for an all day ride (8:30am to 4pm). Unsure what it will be like in winter. Picture quality stable and good enough to id vehicles and incidents.

Footage is reviewed by removing card - easy enough. I've set up a charging point so simply plug in on the bike when I'm finished. Fitting is by velcro strap so at risk of theft if left on the bike in a vulnerable location, but is unobtrusive - looks like a rear light.


The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller
The Missing Wife: The Unputdownable Bestseller
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable story for anyone, 1 Sept. 2017
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A bit of a romance without being romantic, a mystery without a murder, fairly predictable plot once the premise has been established but enjoyably told. Unputdownable might be an exaggeration but I was invested enough in the characters to want to know how things worked out.

I'm not usually one for female stories by female authors as that usually points to a product for the cynical girlie romance market, but the reviews suggested something different and it stands in its own right as just a good book.


[2 Pack] Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Protector, Nearpow [3D Touch Compatible - Tempered Glass] Screen Protector with [9H Hardness] [Crystal Clear] [Bubble-Free Installation] [Scratch Resist]
[2 Pack] Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Protector, Nearpow [3D Touch Compatible - Tempered Glass] Screen Protector with [9H Hardness] [Crystal Clear] [Bubble-Free Installation] [Scratch Resist]
Offered by NEARPOW UK
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A protector that is easy to fit and looks good., 1 Sept. 2017
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I've fitted loads of these protectors in the past and I've never been entirely happy - there is always a bubble or the fit is a bit off. Impressed with this one - a complete set of cleaning materials that worked, the fit is sensible - a mm or so in around the screen edge. The protector is hard and stiff and on dropping down onto the screen it settled down and the air just disappeared. Picked up one dust spec, easily lifted the protector, picked it off with the sticker and dropped it down again. Air vanished and a final press with the squeegee job done. Works perfectly and looks good with no negative effects on the viewing of the screen.


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal (Eyewitness Travel Guides) 2016
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal (Eyewitness Travel Guides) 2016
by DK Travel
Edition: Flexibound
Price: £15.18

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adequate but rose tinted view at times, 5 Oct. 2016
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Pretty useful though at times it seemed to big up parts of the Algarve that were not very attractive. Portugal is a lovely place and we had a great time though there is not much there and it seemed at times that entries were there to fill up the book so to justify the entry they would make it more interesting a place than it was. Thinking about it, it is the sort of book of the thing a tour rep would say about the place when trying to justify a tour stop.

To give an example, Portimao is essentially a massively over-developed town full of skyscraper blocks and we were so put off by the drive in that we bailed and went other apparently far nicer places. The guide didn't say anything to the effect that it had been built by a bunch of architects from 1970s Birmingham, but there was something worth visiting anyhow.


Samsung EB-L1G6LLU 2100 mAh Battery for Galaxy S3 (None-Retail Packaging)
Samsung EB-L1G6LLU 2100 mAh Battery for Galaxy S3 (None-Retail Packaging)
Offered by Glitzy Gizmos
Price: £5.70

5.0 out of 5 stars It's a battery..., 5 Oct. 2016
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Seems to be the real thing, so hard to be sure on the net.


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