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I've ditched the GMail app for Mailbox by Dropbox on both my mobile and 7' tablet. Hope there is a 10' version in the works!

Love it, simple but effective email management. 
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Awww, just found this in a box - Probably the best portable speaker I've ever had. As my old man would say "They don't make them like they used to"

Still sounds better than the Bose Sounddock, Philips Fidelio and Beats Pill thingies we have now.  
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Caught Indiana on the +BBC Radio 1 live lounge earlier. Brilliant. 
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My 'Hand-Made' Easter card effort.

I say made, it was Pixlr Express and an HP 11" Chromebook that did the hard work ;)  
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Happy Easter! :D
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Random car appears in russia - Russian Ghost Car:
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Curiosity more than anything but it seems more and more devs are moving to freemium pricing models for games.

Am I the only one out there that rarely considers downloading freemium titles? 
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A lot of paid games are stuffed with in app purchases too. It might kill mobile gaming as a creative platform (it certainly makes me more reluctant to part with my cash these days)
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Any #chelseafc  fans able to identify the signatures and confirm which season this shirt is from please? +Chelsea Football Club 

It was given to my dearly departed Nephew by the team when he was in Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital. 
I think it's the 06-07 season (he was in Gt Ormond street every year from 1993-2010 and it all becomes a bit of a blur.) 

It's not the best photo in the world but I can add some clearer ones if it helps :) 
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It's Saturday, which can mean only one thing..... #bacon  
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+Phill Burns that is not how I make my toasties ,I do em the old fashioned way under the grill ,sacrilege ,;)
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At long last, it will finally be possible to listen to Audible Audiobooks on a Chromebook...
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Technical Support, Networky Computery Stuff, Troubleshooting and the likes with some great responsive Web Design thrown in for good measure.
Web Design, Comedy, Optimism, Problem Solving, Troubleshooting, Having the patience of a Saint.
    Owner, 2014 - present
    Owner of Easy When You Know I.T. Remotely solving your PC problems, Responsive Web Design at the best prices around and PC Tuition and Advice.
  • Tolent Construction
    IT Technical, 2011 - 2013
  • Self Employed
    Co-Operative Personal Travel Advisors, 2011
  • Traveltek
  • Hays Travel
  • Sage Software
  • TUI
  • Lincoln Travel
  • Reg Vardy
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Tynemouth - Majorca - North Shields
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Hi, I'm Phill, a Self confessed Geek and gadget addict. I was once very much on the Dark Side (Apple) but thankfully saw the light and moved everything to Android. 

Launched in January 2014, I decided to start up my own business - - Offering Web Design, Remote IT Support and PC Training.

On a more personal level I'd like to think I'm occasionally witty. I'm an eternal optimist, I don't see the point in being sad / down / angry about anything (for more than a few minutes anyway.)

Google+ and Twitter are my Social Networks of choice (@phillburns / @easywhenyouknow on Twitter.)
I've practically closed my Facebook account, I find it intrusive, awkward to use and generally annoying.  

I often overuse brackets (ok, always) and Capitalise Letters unnecessarily.  

Oh and I like Amusing Cat videos...

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and I quote "Phill knows more than Google and explains it better!"
  • Southmoor Comprehensive
    1983 - 1988
  • Open University
    BSc Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
  • City of Sunderland College
    MCSE, 2007 - 2009
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Everything is cooked fresh to order so there is generally a queue but it's well worth the wait. Easily the best Fish 'n' Chips in the area if not the country. Great value for money too - the Jumbo Cod & Chips are easily the size of 3 'large' cod from most other chippies!
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1st visit here for us despite only living 5 minutes away. Can't fault the service or the decor but it was let down by decidedly mediocre food. We went for one of the set banquet affairs, which consisted of the usual Soup > Duck > 3 Dishes with Fried Rice. The starter was edible, The duck & pancakes were very tasty. The 3 mains weren't good at all. The mains were a Chinese vegetable dish with sesame seeds that was bitter and drowned in a watery Soy Sauce. A chicken and cashew nut dish served in a birds nest. The chicken was anemic, glutenous and lacking in flavour. The sizzling beef in cantonese sauce dish was the best of the three but in all honesty even that was no better than an average take-away. The bill came to approx £45 with a drink each which about what I would have expected to pay, if the food had been of a Stowell Street quality but sadly it was far from it.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
We often go for Sunday Lunch, it is simply *unbeatable* If they sold the Gravy on draught I'd have a pint! Generally some cracking offers on mid-week too, Steak and Wine for 2 for £25 being one recent example. Check their website for the offers as they change regularly. Whilst its around a 40 minute drive from home, It's worth the trip. The staff are always accommodating and helpful. Service is great and food always piping hot. It's probably the only place we go where the kids clear their plates and they are the fussiest of things! Genuinely we can't fault the place. I must have been for at least 50 meals over the years and not had a single complaint, ever. The decor is great too, with the bar area resembling the upturned hull of a boat with plenty of nautical themed props tastefully scattered around. The restaurant upstairs has a more intimate feel so they can cater for any mood or occasion. We've never stayed at the hotel with it being fairly close to home so can't pass comment on that side of it.
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Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We have been to Escobar twice now, once for lunch, once for an evening meal before visiting the nearby cinema and it's been superb both times. For those that aren't familiar with the concept it is a Brazilian, all you can eat restaurant. I am not usually a fan of this idea, Big Lukes a few doors away is my idea of food hell. Sub-standard meat that sits around for hours on end under hot lamps until some unfortunate soul decides to devour it. Escobar is different. There is a well presented salad bar, offering tastier than average faire, cous cous, freshly made coleslaw, new potatoes etc. As well as a couple of hot plates serving Chilli, Sautéed Mushrooms or Brazilian stew (which doesnt look overly appealing but tastes devine.) The Brazilian chef is usually the one that checks it too, which was nice to see. Once you have your salad the fun begins! You each have a disc on your table, one side green, the other red. If its green that means go... The staff regularly flit around the restaurant with a huge array of freshly cooked meats on. The quality comes into it's own at this point. Everything from spit roasted glazed gammon joints, succulent fillet steak, chicken, pork, black pudding (awesome), rost beef, lamb, ribs and more (even a hot, marinated pineapple made an appearance at one point. Once you have reached bursting point or just need a breather, flip your disc to red and the staff will bypass you while it remains red. The salad bar is checked constantly and dishes replaced rather than refilled. There are a variety of prices throughout the day from £12.95 for lunch to £16.95 for an evening sitting. The only difference we could see was that the fillet steak didn't make an appearance on the lunchtime sitting. We heard people contemplating a visit that were saying it was too expensive. Yes it is a bit more than other eateries in the same location but you get what you pay for. Personally I think it is a bargain due to the vast amount of quality, variety and quantity of meat on offer. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
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We've been to Blackfriars a few times now and never been disappointed. Lunchtime, Evening or Sunday Afternoon, the Fayre on offer is always 1st class. The Sunday Lunch was voted best in the North East for good reason. It's truly delicious (although an extra gravy boat is always needed in my humble opinion.) at £15 for a Starter and Main or £18 including a dessert for the early bird / Sunday Lunch menu it's pretty good value too. Evenings are a bit more expensive but again not overly priced for food of this quality. The House wines are average at best, worth paying a touch more for a better bottle. They have some unusual but lovely, locally produced beers and ciders too. My better half is particularly fond of the raspberry beer. The decor is great and there's always a nice ambience about the place. In summary it's one of the best eateries in Newcastle. Second to none for the price.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Always excellent for both dine-in and take away.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Don't take the previous reviews too seriously. They are before it was refurbished. The rooms are lovely, staff attentive and food, whilst a tad pricey is very tasty.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago