IT Audit Manager at NN Group, loving girlfriend Gerda and sons Wouter and Reinier.

Tag: iPhone

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My favourite iOS apps

(all links to the Dutch iTunes app store and to the iPad version if available)

To me the best Twitter client remains the official one

Also here, prefer the official client

Essential to control my Apple TV

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Complete mobile banking solution

Never again keep guessing ‘What is that song I am hearing?’

Get reminders when books need to be returned to the library

Know if you will need an umbrella outside

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Quickest news update available for the Netherlands

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Reading my newspaper electronically

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Very nice reader for all my Google Reader RSS feeds

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See if my train is running on time

A somewhat nicer interface than the NS planner, actually use both

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Watch missed TV programmes of the public stations

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Same for the RTL stations

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TV guide, news, and TV channels on my iPad while in home

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Watch HBO shows and movies on my iPad

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Open and edit Office documents

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Nice notes app with handwriting recognition and PDF annotation

Board games:
Very addictive Scrabble variant

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Pictionnary on the go.

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Brilliant iPad adaption of the great board game, with online play.

Also here great iPad version of the boardgame with online play

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Great strategic card game, with online play

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Terrific boardgame, still misses online play.

Kids games:
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Nice interactive story and game

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My oldest son (almost 3 years old) adores this nice game

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Making monsters with Elmo.

Interactive games and exploring with Bumba

Games, songs and TV episodes from Z@ppelin children TV

Kids interactive reading:
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The well known Miffy book now with interactive elements

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Very nice interactive book with Youp van het Hek as narrator

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My son loves this interactive book about a boy that wants to smash everything.

For parents:
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Know what to do in case of emergency.


ZX Spectrum 25 years!

I did not realize I was getting that old, but this news arcticle made me aware that the Sinclair ZX Spectrum is celebrating its 25th birthday this month!

Oh the nostalgia! This is the machine I started to learn computers on, programmed my first lines in BASIC on, spend countless hours waiting for the games to load from tape… great memories!

I still own a working (albeit not my original) ZX Spectrum, and of course emulators on my phone, PSP and PC.

So thanks Clive for starting the 8 bit revolution at prices everyone could afford!

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Some more retro stuff after the break (click read more).


My new PC

I recently bought a new PC with these specs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 (CAC-T05)
PSU: Spire SP-600W – RockeTeer VI
CPU cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 LED
Memory: 2 GB Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400
Videocard: Asus EN7950GX2/2PHT/1G (NVidia 7950GX2 based)
DVD writer: Plextor PX-760A
DVD drive: Asus DVD-E616A
Harddisks: Western Digital 74 GB WD740GD Raptor 10.000 rpm
2x Western Digital 320 GB WD3200KS Caviar® SE16 7200rpm
Diskdrive: Sony 1.44″ diskdrive
Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
TV Card: Hauppage WinTV-PVR-500MCE
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP MCE 2005
Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 203B 20″
Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
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Portable Apps Suite

Want your own favourite free suite of applications everywhere you go independent of the software installed at the PC you happen to be working at? Meet Portable Apps Suite! This gives you a complete office suite of applications running from an USB stick.

Portable Apps Suite Contains: Portable Firefox (web browser), Portable Thunderbird (email client), Portable (office suite), Portable AbiWord (word processor), Portable NVU (web editor), Portable Sunbird (calendar & task list), Portable FileZilla (FTP client), Portable Gaim (instant messenger) and will fit on a 256Mb USB thumbdrive.

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My favourite retrogame: M.U.L.E.

For those times I am in a sentimental mood I still like playing my all time favourite Commodore 64 game: M.U.L.E. Click on the [read more] link below for some nostalgia.


New PC!

A month ago I bought myself a new PC (only didn’t have time to put this message online before).

For those who are interested these are the specs of my new PC:

– CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+

– Mainboard: MSI K8T Neo FiSR2R

– Video: MadView Radeon 9800 Pro 128 Mb

– Harddisk: 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA 120 Gb (Total: 240 Gb)

– Memory: 2x Infineon DDR400 512 Mb PC3200 (total memory 1 Gb)

– Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro

– DVD-Rom: Samsung SD616QEBB

– DVD-RW: Plextor PX-708A/T3B DVD+/-RW drive

– Floppy: Sony MPF920E

– Cooler: Cooler Master DK8-7I52D-01

– Case: Antec Sonata Piano Black Quiet

– Monitor: Iiyama E431S-B 17″ TFT

– Keyboard & mouse: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX

– Modem: Etech FM56PCI-CTR21

– Router: Etech Professional VPN router

Together with my old PC I have now a nice home mini LAN 😉