New iPhone – Automate iOS Siri Shortcuts

It’s that time of year again – iPhone Xs Max It’s a good time of year to be good and geeky we will get iOS Siri Shortcuts as well as new phones. Possibly an expensive time of year, but good all the same. Apple have just announced their new iPhone and you can’t help but want it. I work on the basis of having an iPhone for two years so Read More …

How to be Good and Geeky

The world keeps changing and technology is always being updated. So there are always lots of ways to keep on being good and geeky. It’s not limited to just messing around with a computer, fooling around with code, fiddling with electronics or playing with gadgets. One of the ways I’m being a geek these days is with my electric car. Mind you, you could say that having an electric car Read More …

Bought a new Apple Watch – Series 3

I usually prefer to go to an Apple Store to buy. Or I buy it off the Internet and have it sent to me. Today I went to the MediaMarkt shop in Girona and they had what I was looking for. I did think about using the one with the sports wristband but they didn’t have it available. I had the choice of the standard aluminium colour or the space Read More …

Nissan Leaf 2018 Selling Like Hot Cakes

Nissan delays of the Leaf causing loss of government incentives It’s not just here in Spain where the production delays are leading to customers having orders put back by up to a month. In France there is a customer who was supposed to get his car in February and the date was changed to March. That would have been okay except it was then changed again to a date in Read More …

Autonomous Vehicles Future

Driverless autonomous cars and the future of transport I’ve just been listening to a podcast in which a journalist/author is commenting upon driverless cars and autonomous cars. His name Christian Wolmar whose book is called ‘Driverless Cars and the Road to Nowhere’. He has a lot of negative things to say about autonomous cars and the future. In the podcast to me he sounded like an old guy with no Read More …

Find electric charge points with What3Words

In a few of the videos I’ve seen on YouTube with people looking for a place to charge their electric vehicle it seems it sometimes can be a little bit difficult. On the map it shows the charger as being at a specific address, but when you arrive there in your Nissan Leaf you have to do some searching. Is the charger at this end of the car park or Read More …

2018 Nissan Leaf Charging Options – Europe

Waiting for the Leaf I keep wanting to know more about the car I’m buying and so I scan all of the reviews and reports coming out about the new 2018 Nissan Leaf. I wonder how it’s going to be with longer journeys using the fast chargers while travelling. I hear stories that you get to a charging point and find it isn’t working. There are also tales of when Read More …

First impressions of the 2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is an incredibly solid car, sweet blend of design and tech! The Japanese know us tech heads like to have lots of buttons to play with The seats are highly comfortable as well as heated. Not all models have the heated seats. The driving position is higher than in my Renault Clio so it felt like I was driving a van or an SUV. Great viewing all Read More …

Crypto Currency Security – Precautions to Take

Bitcoin, crypto currency wallets and security I spent the morning looking into the best way to store crypto currency. I have a small sum in Coinbase which is a wallet and an exchange. It’s convenient to have the crypto currency in the wallet where you bought it but the purists would say it’s better to look after your own currency. There are various wallets to store bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin or Read More …

Nissan Leaf vs Tesla Model 3 – Going Electric

Vehicles have become complicated. In days of old when knights were bold I used to be a motor mechanic cars were so much simpler. This was in the days before electronic ignition and the firing of the engine was controlled by a distributor with a set of points inside. The mechanical switch, when it opened made a spark occur in the engine to light the fuel. Terrible things to work Read More …