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      21.02.2010 18:39
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      Great sound quality and really easy to use with great eco-friendly packaging.

      After having three sets of Ipod earbuds i was looking for an alternative that would deliver the great quality sound that i got from the Ipod pair. I was reticent at first to stray away from something that I knew and trusted but decided for the great value it would be worth the try. The sound quality is fantastic and they provide a great bass sound. Their design helps with this as it takes the sound closer to the eardrum and cuts out much of the outside noise to provide purity of sound. This design also provides a more ear healthy experience as you are not required to have the sound as high as would be necessary with the normal earphones. The sleek design also matches the excellent design of the ipod and any other device you may use them with. I got the original pair in the black and they are small, sleek and stylish. Overall I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for an Apple alternative.

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      12.01.2010 17:42
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      Read it whether your interested in economics or not, either it is a great non-fiction read!!

      As a budding A level economics student I was looking for books that would introduce me into some of the key principles of economics and in learning the way in which an economist's mind work and this was the book that was recommended to me by various people. The books seeks to use link two almost inextricable notions through a similarity in economic theory. In doing this it expresses one of the key points that I think is the biggest misconception about economics and the study of economics. It is not necessarily always a study of the markets and finance but a look at like and the way things work and the reason way things are as they are. Things that the two authors examine include the complex world of drug dealing and the way in which there is in fact a very complex economic network within a drug dealing gang. They also look at the world of sumo wrestling, cheating school teachers and the big crime surge in the US in the late 20th century. Whilst as i said there is not a constant explicit look at some of the big economic agents, which as a beginner one probably wouldn't understand anyway, it is an excellent way of getting oneself into the correct mindset in order to then go on to some of the more complex stuff. In terms of ease of read I would say it is very easy, it uses subject matters which are generally fairly common to most people nowadays. It is not too long at just 336 pages and is fairly up-to-date the most recent edition being published in 2006. This book captivated me every time I picked it up and helped me no end I believe in gaining that A grade (it was pre A* at A level!).

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        11.01.2010 21:49

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        I think even if you hate big brother you need to give it a chance, it's the last one!!!!

        Big Brother as a show has received not an unsubstantial amount of knocks over the years, often by those who have not fully allowed themselves to get involved with the programme and follow all the relationships and conflicts going on in 'The House.' But I think these knocks are unfairly administered. There are so many different levels on which one can watch big brother that it appeals to a whole array of people. The two levels on which i watch it are the sheer enjoyment of the programme - the idea of the programme does just fascinate me and is made all the more enjoyable by the various tasks and such that Big Brother sets them. The second, deeper level on which I watch big brother is my fascination with the way in which humans react with each other and also themselves and the way in which we adapt mentally to certain situations. Davina McCall is the perfect host for the show and so passionate about the show and brings out that passion in other people too. The current shows for the last EVER CBB are around an hour long and are usually on between the brackets of 9 and 11, some nights it's 9 some it's 10 and so on, it seems to vary. There are yet to be any evicitions so it's not too late to catch up on all the house action.

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        09.01.2010 21:55
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        Buy this for a simple to use camera with a choice selection of good and easy to use features.

        This camera is the first and only camera that I have ever owned. And I have owned it for several years and never really had any major problems with it but i do have a few niggles. First lets start with the tech points: 6.3mp xD card Flash Video with sound Optical and digital zoom Three shoot modes: standard; chrom and black and white Night mode and many other features. The pros This camera is really robust, it has been knocked and bumped lots in the years and still functions perfectly well. It is also very easy to use, a great camera for beginners as it is pretty much a point and shot camera. It is very easy to transfer photos from the camera to a PC as well as Pictbridge capability. It also has a large screen for reviewing photos instantly. The cons As it is an older camera it is quite bulky and I believe that Fujifilm have actually released a more streamlined version of the camera to tackle this. Alsi, the cables required to charge, transfer photos and have visual output must all be plugged into this type of adapter which plugs into one streamline plug in the camera. This means less plugs on the camera which is good but also makes it fiddly to set up as you can not simple plug and play as they say!!! The battery life can also drain quite quickly too.

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      • Millie's Cookies / Supermarket / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        09.01.2010 21:38
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        An nice occassional treat!!!

        As your rushing a round town or running for a train what is the one thing you really really want?? I would suggest that a warm, yummy, gooy cookie freshly baked on the day would be in your top ten things. And that's exactly what Millie's can offer you. Having discovered them as a child I have been hooked ever since only able to get them on the rare occasions that I stumble across a stall of there's, usual at the train station. They offer a variety of different product including cakes and hot drinks along with a wide selection of different flavoured and type cookies. The white chocolate flavoured cookie is my personal favourite. It is a basic sweet cookie dough with large chunks of white chocolate spiked amongst the cookie goodness. The balance of a nice oven cooked crispness on the edges of the cookie with the soft centre is perfect offering the ultimate satisfaction. Other flavours include milk chocolate, toffee and triple chocolate. The pricing is great too. they get cheaper the more you buy (1 cookies costs 99p whereas 24 cookies cost £9.99 (just 42p per cookie!)) so it's an excellent excuse to buy more!!!

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        • LG Secret KF750 / Mobile Phone / 12 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          08.01.2010 17:23
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          A nice phone, a shame it broke so easily.

          On first view this phone looks like the perfect phone. It's design is a great balance between a hip and swanky contemporary design along with good old fashioned design values and the touch buttons are great and well support by the conventional keyboard. But after a while problems start to arise. The first being that of the downside of having a touch screen. That is that it can bee easily accidentally activated. This causes the classic issues of calling random people in your phone book etc. A further issue I had with it was with the charger socket in the phone. I was charging it one day as per usual and I pulled out the plug as per usual and some of the charger remained in the phone which subsequently rendered the phone beyond economical repair as the repairers phrased it. It is such as shame because it is a fantastic phone. The menus and interface is great and very easy to use. The slide being a particular plus as it keeps the phone nice and thin, but not too thin. Techs: Battery life is good. Call quality is good, good loudspeaker option. Messaging is easily with the standard buttons revealed by the slide. Good camera and camera function and nice secondary camera for video calls, although this can't be used for taking photos.

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          • Apple iPod nano (2G) 4 GB / MP3 Player / 6 Readings / 3 Ratings
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            08.01.2010 17:08

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            Buy it as an alternative to the new ones, it works just as well and is highly underrated.

            This was my first Ipod and as an Apple virgin I was excited to see what all the fuss was about and what it could offer me. I was not disappointed at all upon opening up the chic box in which the ipod was contained. I got this same model but in electric blue and was very happy with it. Good points: Design is great, it is small and light and very aesthetically pleasing. It also keeps charge very well allowing hours of listening fun, around 24 hours to be exact! As the device holds around 1000 songs it's east to spend the who day listening to music. The sound quality is of course top notch being an apple product. The only disadvantages are that the Ipod earphones are not particularly good and so bought some better ones. Also I had to buy my own mains charger which is never good. I hope this review was helpful!!!

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          • Apple iPod touch 8 GB / MP3 Player / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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            08.01.2010 16:42
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            A great alternative to a regular Ipod.

            The Ipod touch is a fantastic development by Apple. After being underwhelmed by the design of the newer Ipod Classics I chose this as a great alternative. The generally functionality of the device is great being very easy to learn how to use and continue using. All the great features of a regular ipod are there along with some great extras. You have access to all of the apps that an Iphone user has access to so can download as many as you want (memory permitting!) many of them being free or having 'lite' versions which have all the key features but are just free. The wifi and bluetooth are great for checking your emails or browsing the web and communicating with others. If I were to be hyper critical I would pick out but three disadvantages with this device. The first being the design, whilst it is stunning and up to the usual apple standard the back of the device, being in chromed steel, can easily get fingerprint marks and smudges. This leads onto the second problem with it. Whilst this has not happened yet I feel that the device could get damaged very easily as it feels very vulnerable, particularly the touch screen. The final issue is due to the thinness of the device, there can sometimes be problems plugging it into the USB cable. But this is very minor. Overall I would definitely recommend getting an Ipod Touch but would maybe suggest a bigger memory size I you can afford it as you get more features such as the microphone headphones and can download more apps with a bigger memory capacity.

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          • Asus F5SL AP177D / Laptop / 11 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            08.01.2010 16:28
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            Overall for the money you pay you really can't go wrong with it!!!

            Having had this laptop for approximately two years now there are a number of things that I can say about it. I bought this laptop for use at university and it is almost perfect for this. It is reliable and has never totally broken down on me (yet!) and this is under heavy use with my degree. A particular high point I would pick out is the keyboard and all the keyboard shortcuts. The functions available using the function button make using a laptop keyboard, not always the easiest thing, fairly straightforward. Another high point is the volume of the speakers they are nice and loud, perfect for watching films. I would identify two major low points of the laptop but these are not particularly serious. The first is that weight, it is quite a weighty computer and makes carrying it around all day fairly tiresome after a while. The only other issue is occasionally the fans struggle to keep the processor cool, but this is a problem many laptops have. But overall I would say it has a sleek design, a good quality webcam and microphone for using skype and and overall good functionality - overall great value for money. In addition: There are 4 USB ports and of course you can get a USB hub to extend this number. I think I paid about £450 for my laptop when I bough it a couple of years ago. With regard to software there is the usual windows softare including Media centre and movie maker and also I got Nero disc burner and some Asus software with it that they call 'Utilities.' It is things such as an Asus sidebar on your desktop and the webcam software etc. Hope this is helpful.

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