Tech Made Easy http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:05:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Review: Nuance Power PDF Standard http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/07/21/review-nuance-power-pdf-standard/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=review-nuance-power-pdf-standard http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/07/21/review-nuance-power-pdf-standard/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:15 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7889 Make, edit and search your PDFs Since the mid 90′s when it was first invented, the PDF file has been both a blessing and a curse to those in the IT industry.  The great thing about PDF’s is that the file size tends to be comparatively small when compared to a .DOC or .PPT file. […]

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Review: Hoco Crystal Series iPad Case http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/06/22/review-hoco-crystal-series-ipad-case/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=review-hoco-crystal-series-ipad-case http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/06/22/review-hoco-crystal-series-ipad-case/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:44:09 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7883 Safe, secure, standing up Cases for portable devices have been a cash camel for device manufacturers for quite a while now.  Ever since Apple unveiled their Smart Cover that first debuted with the iPad 2, the big names have been trying to shift their own official cases at a premium.  I mean, just look at […]

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Review: Google Chromecast http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/21/review-google-chromecast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=review-google-chromecast http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/21/review-google-chromecast/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 20:15:20 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7872 Keeping it simple, stupid It took me a while to actually bother buying a Google Chromecast.  At £30 it’s not exactly expensive, but I honestly struggled thinking what benefit it actually had over my existing setup. After all, I’m in a home where every room has at least one screen, and each screen has at […]

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Review: D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC Router http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/review-d-link-dir-868l-wireless-ac-router/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=review-d-link-dir-868l-wireless-ac-router http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/review-d-link-dir-868l-wireless-ac-router/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 13:27:14 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7860 Faster than Wireless-N, but disappointing range Since moving in to our new place, we’ve really struggled to get a decent WiFi signal to all corners of the apartment.  It’s a little bit larger than our last place, but the construction is concrete/steel rather than the brick and stud-wall construction, which is relatively easy to get […]

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Belkin unveils QODE keyboard for iPad Air http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/belkin-unveils-qode-keyboard-ipad-air/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=belkin-unveils-qode-keyboard-ipad-air http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/belkin-unveils-qode-keyboard-ipad-air/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 12:22:50 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7854 Sleek case and keyboard in one Belkin may be in my bad books for refusing to respond to review requests (c’mon guys, I live in the next village), but there’s no doubt they make some pretty good accessories. Their latest offering is the QODE keyboard for the iPad Air. The QODE is a Bluetooth keyboard […]

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Soulra releases rugged solar bluetooth speaker http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/soulra-releases-rugged-solar-bluetooth-speaker/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soulra-releases-rugged-solar-bluetooth-speaker http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/10/soulra-releases-rugged-solar-bluetooth-speaker/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 12:07:38 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7849 5 hours of sunlight gives 8 hours of battery life Soulra isn’t a company that I’ve heard of before, but their PR people got in touch to let me know about their new solar powered Bluetooth speaker – the Soulra Rugged Rukus. The Rukus connects to any mobile deivce that supports music playback over Bluetooth […]

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Neato Robotics release new robot vacuum cleaner http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/01/neato-robotics-release-new-robot-vacuum-cleaner/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=neato-robotics-release-new-robot-vacuum-cleaner http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/2014/05/01/neato-robotics-release-new-robot-vacuum-cleaner/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 18:03:07 +0000 http://www.techmadeeasy.co.uk/?p=7843 Neato BotVac available end of May It’s been a few years since I owned a robot vacuum cleaner.  At the time it was a perfect tool for me; I was rarely home and it made sure that when I was the floor was nice and clear.  Except for that time it got caught on lamps […]

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