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If your new years resolution was to get fitter this year, and your in the market for a #fitness #tracker, why not check out my #reviews first. They may help you decide which is best for you ;)
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You may not know it but we can all travel in time. We do it while at work or working out, on a long commute or studying in our bedrooms, yet we don`t even notice. Now, this ability is limited. We can`t go backwards or forwards, instead, with the help of a magical ingredient, we can make the present seem to fly by.

What is that magical ingredient? You ask. Its music.

Try to travel for a few hours without your own personal sound system and the journey feels longer. The same can be said if you’re out for a run, time drips by if you don`t have the right equipment and your favourite, motivational tunes.

Having the right headphones is essential, and the pair you choose can decide whether the music you listen to reaches inside and touches your soul, or fades into the background noise.

I`ve always been active but more recently I’ve taken up running and to be honest, the standard headphones just aren`t cutting it any more so I decided to give Jaybirds wireless X2 headphones a go.

Being their update to the popular BlueBuds X headphones, the X2`s promise the same superior sound quality, better sweat proofing and a more comfortable design with their unique ear fins.

So, with my running gear at the ready I put them in my ears and headed out to test them.

Read on to find out my thoughts...
You may not know it but we can all travel in time. We do it while at work or working out, on a long commute or studying in our bedrooms, yet we don`t even notice. Now, this ability is limited. We can`t
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Today has been a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the #Jaybird #Reign.

I decided to wear both the Reign and the #Fitbit Charge HR to compare the step counts and see how close they were.

The day isn't over yet but the counts are as follows -

Reign - 8067
Fitbit - 8821

So you can see, quite a difference really. Now I have no idea which is the more accurate. It could be that the Fitbit is picking up more movements and thinking I'm walking, or perhaps the Reign isn't sensitive enough?

As an extra test I also counted the steps myself, all 500 of them. The Reign measured 342 of them whereas the Fitbit clocked up 549.

Another issue I had with the Reign was that while driving it registered as swimming? In fairness I can see why with the circular motion of the steering wheel. I just need to disable swimming tracking on days when I'm not doing that activity.

There was also an issue of it not tracking my sleep last night too, which was also made more frustrating as I couldn't perform the Go Zone test this morning either.

So in short, after an impressive day yesterday some issues are starting to emerge from the shadows.
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Improving my drawing skills is something I strive for, not just for my career but also because I want to be a better artist. No matter how many books you follow or how many classes you take, the best advice has always been to draw every day. Just half an hour of daily doodling can improve your skills over time – Its that simple.

The problem is life inevitably gets in the way, and what begins as a daily routine slowly gets pushed aside for tight deadlines and other priorities.

I do try to take a sketch book out with me so I can squeeze in some sketching while waiting for an appointment or a bus but I often forget it.

In July this year Ralph Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to help solve this problem by combining an every day wallet with a sketchbook. By the time he had reached the deadline in August he had almost doubled his $30,000 goal by reaching an impressive $55,911.

The sketch wallets have now been made and are starting to be sent out to the people who pledged and I was lucky enough to be sent one too.

What I want to know is will this simple wallet live up to my expectations? Is it easier and more comfortable to carry around compared to my current wallet and small Moleskine sketch book? Only time will tell, but for now read on to find out my initial thoughts on the product.
Improving my drawing skills is something I strive for, not just for my career but also because I want to be a better artist. No matter how many books you follow or how many classes you take, the best advice has always been to draw every
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If you are any type of #graphic #artist, be that a traditional #painter who uses applications like #Photoshop or #Mischief, or more of a #3D modeller and virtual sculptor, you need to own a graphics tablet. Using a standard mouse just isn`t an option with this type of work. With a tablet and stylus you get that natural fluidity and pressure sensitivity as you would if drawing with a pen on paper, nothing can beat that, except possibly drawing with a pen on paper.

Now I’m not suggesting that you rush out and buy yourself an expensive interactive pen display like the Cintiq or GT-220. A simple graphics tablet will do, particularly if you’re on a tight budget, or just starting out in the industry.

These days there are plenty to choose from with a host of companies offering their variations on what’s become a standard design. Huion is one of these companies and they have been producing graphic tablets for a while now. They have a wide range of products on offer and one of these is the 1060 Plus.

The 1060 Plus is an updated version of the 1060 Pro, with the newer model allowing for all twelve express keys to be used as well as boasting a larger 8GB MicroSD card which comes installed. This gives the artist more freedom to take their work with them actually in the tablet, rather than separate memory sticks, plus for photographers it means you can simply put your memory card from your camera directly into the tablet.

So with such tough competition, is the 1060 Plus worth your time and money? Click the link to find out.
If you are any type of graphic artist, be that a traditional painter who uses applications like Photoshop or Mischief, or more of a 3D modeller and virtual sculptor, you need to own a graphics tablet. Using a standard mouse just isn`t an option
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When you hear the words “Activity Tracker” the first thought which springs to mind is one of a pedometer. A device worn on your wrist or belt which simply counts your movements for the day. This information is then pushed through various algorithms to work out when you were walking, running or just sat on the sofa. The idea behind this type of tracker being that you have a goal to reach, which is usually 10,000 steps, and this in turn pushes you to get out of your seat to achieve that goal.

Now this is simplifying things slightly, and more modern trackers can now measure steps climbed, calories burned, distance travelled and also how well you have slept using this data.

Jaybird, a company already known for creating wireless headphones is now dipping its toe into the tracker pond with what’s its dubbing an Active Recovery Band. Initially this may seem like yet another glorified pedometer making its way into an already crowded market, but the Reign has a twist.

Yes, it follows you throughout the day and quietly stores your activity. It also sits on your wrist and synchronises its data with a companion app on your chosen device, but the similarities end here. Where the Reign differs from the competition is with the Go Zone. A virtual personal trainer of sorts who measures your body each morning and tells you whether you should push yourself further, or have a well-deserved day off from the gym.

It`s also one of the first devices to automatically recognise when you’re walking, running, cycling or playing sports in addition to swimming. Yes, the Reign is fully waterproof, another feature most of its competitors are lacking. To top it off all this is done with no need for you to log anything, or tell it when you’re about to exercise.

These are all bold claims, but does it actually work?

So with all this in mind have Jaybird breathed a breath of fresh air into the activity tracker market, or will the Reign simply drift by like a draft from an open window?

Read on to find out.
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Happy new year!

I hope you not only chase your dreams, but capture them and make them a reality.

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Be happy!
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Just over a year ago there were whispers circling the internet. These were of a new type of #activity #tracker dubbed the Advanced Active Recovery Band, one which did away with basic step counting goals and focused more on telling you when your body was ready to be active, and when to have a day off.

It also boasted the ability to automatically detect when you were #walking, #running, #cycling, #swimming (yes swimming) or doing other sport activities so you didn`t have to log them manually.

All this was collected in a stylish wrist band and then displayed on an equally well designed app on your smart phone.

The idea sounded appealing but unfortunately the developers, Jaybird, decided to put the launch on hold for a while and spend more time refining the device.

Well, a year later its been relaunched and I was fortunate enough to be sent one to try and review.

Read my early thoughts on the device here...
Just over a year ago there were whispers circling the internet. These were of a new type of activity tracker dubbed the Advanced Active Recovery Band, one which did away with basic step counting goals and focused more on telling you when your
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Authors, bloggers and writers in general have held the monopoly on working anywhere for too long. Cafes the world over are full of people free from the shackles of their desks, busy beavering away while enjoying free wifi, good coffee and the freedom to
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