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It’s Time I Got a New iPhone

My iPhone 6 is doing my head in! It has gotten so slow over the last few weeks no matter what I do to it so seeing as I spend so much time on my phone I have decided I will get myself a new iPhone. There has been so many new releases of the iPhone in the last few years that I don’t even know what is what in terms of spec and price. From what I can see there is the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X? I am not sure what is different about them and to be honest I find the whole shopping for a phone thing a real headache.

My iPhone 6 was working fine but I guess it has just gotten old or maybe I have too much stuff on it. I don’t need a top of the range phone so I have my eye on a iPhone 7. After some looking around online I see that you can get a refurbished version of the phone for a good price so this is what I am thinking. I came across the website www.phonesforsale.ie which has them and with a 1 year warranty so I guess it is worth a shot!

It says it is also network unlocked which is good because I plan to go to Bali for a month at some stage so that will mean I won’t need to get a new phone over there and sim card. If anyone has had any experiences with refurbished iPhone’s good or bad please leave a comment as I would like to know before buying what they are like? Thanks!

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Thinking of getting a hoverboard to commute into town

electric scooter hoverboard

Has anyone else noticed people going in and out of work on these electric scooters in Dublin recently? I have only noticed it the last few weeks and I couldn’t believe the speed that these things go! To be honest the only people I have really seen use them are mostly foreigners so maybe us locals are slow on the up take but I did only really notice them recently. Anyone I have been use them have been using them in the cycle lanes. This makes sense but I am not sure of the legality of this…not that I really care just pointing this out.

After doing a bit of Googling I see that they are treated like a motorbike so you do actually need a license for them….I think. I can’t see this being enforced though I guess it is one of those things where the law is years behind technology. I hate sitting in traffic every morning and evening especially as the days are getting darker. My work place is only a 10 minute cycle so with one of these scooters I could be into work in 10 minutes without hitting any traffic and the stress that comes with.

I do have one of those hoverboards at home somewhere that I got from the it-directory.ie two years back and it is great fun but I have never actually gone anywhere on it. But these electric scooters look a bit more serious and convenient. Imagine if a small percentage of the population of Dublin decided to use these as a mode of transport. It would take more people off of the Luas, Dart and buses around town and take more people off of the roads. I think they should be fully encouraged. Maybe there is a stigma over them as they are so new..just like there used to be over online dating and now look..everyone is doing it!

 

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