Apple

The New iPhone Is On The Way, And It’s Going To Be AMAZING

Actually, THREE new iPhones are apparently in the works.

April 19, 2017

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Splurge On The iPhone 7

Everything you need to know about the new cool kid on the block…

September 15, 2016

13 Alcoholic Fruit Shots Proven To Win Everyone Over

Drinking alcohol out of fruit makes it healthy… right?

August 12, 2016

Siri Is Now Programmed To Assist You If You’ve Been Raped

Although the question begs, why hasn’t this been the case all along?

April 5, 2016

Meet Our Latest Apple Watch Winner, Terry McKay

We caught up with our latest Apple Watch winner, Terry McKay (pictured), who is now the most “tech savvy” of the family thanks to his prize. After being recommended to enter the competition by one of his daughters, McKay now plans to use his smartwatch to its full capability and insists he is a “lucky guy”.

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How did you find out about the competition?

One of my daughters told me about it and recommended I enter as (in her words) I am a lucky guy. How right she was!

After entering, did you tell your family and friends about the competition?

I told my family I had entered and suggested there was no need for [them] to enter as well, for I would win the watch.

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What was going through your mind when you were signing up?

When I signed up, I was thinking: ‘Seriously, it would be nice to win such a device and be not only ahead of most people my age, but also my tech savvy children and grand-children.’

At any point did you hesitate?

Signing up was easy and it was interesting to say the least to then be made aware of the other opportunities available through the site.

We noticed that you’ve since signed up to receive offers from Hotels.com, have you received any exciting deals from them?

I have used the Hotels.com site before and monitor the numerous discount offers they put forward.

What are your thoughts about winning an Apple Watch and how do you intend to use it?

As to how I will use the Apple watch, I will study its features and use it to its full capacity, having already started researching its capabilities. My children and grand-children will be amazed!

Will you join another competition again after winning this amazing prize?

Most certainly having won this competition, I will enter others. I might even let you know which ones so you can let other subscribers know they are wasting their time competing… Just kidding!

May 27, 2015

Your Health According To Your Body Type

We’ve all classified ourselves before; whinging about our thighs on our pear shaped body, or our chubby tummy on an apple, or lack of curves on a banana. But, do we realise that our body shape actually dictates our health and how we should treat our bodies?

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Our body type is a reflection of how we should workout, what we should eat and which medical problems to look out for. Genetics and body shape are linked, therefore it’s important to know what your body needs.

Apple:

An apple body shape carries more fat around the abdomen, which can be detrimental for health. Fat around the abdomen is linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease as the fat breaks down and circulates in the blood. We may turn into apple shapes as we hit the middle-age spread, but natural apples need to be careful with their diet and exercise.

Aerobic activity such as swimming and walking can help to reduce the fat on the stomach, without putting too much pressure on joints. Weight training a couple of times a week is also a great way to burn fat in the mid-section and build a strong body. Staying away from the natural cravings of highly processed and white carbohydrates and sticking to a more protein based diet can be beneficial to apples, too.

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Pear:

Carrying more fat around the hips and buttocks gives pears their bottom heavy shape. The location of fat on a pear shaped body is said to be not as likely to cause the medical conditions like that of of an apple, but can cause osteoarthritis from the extra weight on the hips and is more likely to appear as cellulite.

As the thighs and buttocks tend to be problem areas, exercises like running and power walking can be used to slim the inner thighs. Weights can be used to tone problem areas and should also be used to tone the upper body to balance out the shape. A low-fat diet is also going to help the pear burn unwanted fat, with complex carbohydrates, lean protein and fruits and vegetables.

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Bean:

A bean shape means that the hips, waist and shoulders are all relatively similar in size. Weight gain is more prominent around the middle, which is cause for concern of diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The bean doesn’t have many curves and is usually a narrow shape.

This particular shape can benefit from eating a diet that includes healthy fats like fish and avocado, complex carbohydrates and vegetables. To keep stomach fat at bay and add some curves, weight training is a great tool to sculpt the body and create shape. Workouts that involve the butt, shoulders and legs with relatively heavy weights are great for the body.

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Images via skinnymylink.wordpress.com, fitnessmagazine.com

May 24, 2015

Could The New Apple Watch Tell You When You’ll Die?

If you’ve ever skipped the gym, indulged in an extra donut or opted for the elevator instead of the stairs then there’s a new app for you.

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London-based company Rehabstudio have announced a revolutionary new Apple Watch app that might predict when you will die. Life Clock adds and subtracts time from your predicted lifespan according to your health choices and activities.

It’s not all doom and gloom though. Life Clock’s developers say the goal of the technology is simple: to make life better. “We saw an opportunity,” Rehabstudo owner Tom Le Bree told Wired. “We thought, ‘OK, if time is really a human construct, how can we play with it?’”

Apple Watch, Technology, Health, Life

Life Clock works alongside Apple’s HealthKit data. Each user’s unique information about their activities and lifestyle choices are converted to time and displayed on the watch. For example, if you got sufficient sleep last night, Life Clock will add time to your overall lifespan, showing the impact each activity and choice has on your total wellbeing.

On the other hand, if you got less than 30 minutes of exercise today, Life Clock will subtract the equivalent impact that activity has on your lifespan. Then, it recommends ways to improve your health and increase your overall lifespan. Talk about the ultimate motivation tool!

While Le Bree admits the science isn’t 100 per cent accurate, he hopes it will make users realise the decisions they make now have a real impact on their future.

“[People think] tomorrow, I’m the guy that goes to the gym, quits smoking, and stops eating fatty foods. But today I’m going to have one last cigarette,” Le Bree says, hoping the app will encourage people to seize the day and make better health choices.

The Apple Watch will be available in Australia on April 24, 2015.

Tell us what you think: Would you ever try an app that tells you how long you’ll live?

March 26, 2015

The 5 Most Stylish iPhone 6 Cases

So you got your new Iphone 6, you’ve installed all your apps, you’re ready to use it and you have sworn that this time you will not crack the screen. Rather than not taking it anywhere and refusing to let your friends use it, just get a protective case for your phone!

RELATED: iphone Addiction: Fact Or Fiction?

Luckily, the days of boring plastic covers are over, today’s phone cases are super stylish and can actually make your iPhone look better than without one! There are of course countless cases out there so we’ve done the hard research for you and came up with our 5 most stylish Iphone 6 cases.

1. Kate Spade

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This beauty is the right choice for all fashionistas out there. It’s simple, elegant and a little bit cheeky at the same time thanks to the subtle “kiss and tell” on the back. The rose gold colour looks stunning and is oh-so-trendy.

2. Zazzle

iphone 6, case, macarons

For everyone loving bright colours and sweets, this Iphone 6 case with yummy-looking macarons printed on it is the right choice. But beware, you might get a craving for French sweets every time you look at it.

3. Society6

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If you’re the preppy kind of girl who likes to wear polo shirts and play tennis, this sophisticated, yet sporty Society6 case will tick all your boxes.

4. The Case Factory

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This black, quilted leather case will transform your iPhone into an accessory as luxurious as a Chanel handbag. Goes especially well with a diamond ring.

5. Casetify 

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We love this half transparent case with a metallic print that reminds us of liquid nail polish.

We want all of them! But which one is your favourite?

images via oliviasstyle.blogspot.ie, katespade.com, zazzle.com.au, society6.com, net-a-porter.com, casetify.com

February 15, 2015

Apple and Tahini Toast Recipe

Enjoy a delicious breakfast packed with natural fibre and sesame seeds as an essential way to start your day. If you wanted to make this even sweeter, drizzle some raw honey over the top for some extra flavour – yum!

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Ingredients

4 slices wholemeal bread

1 apple (cored and thinly sliced)

2 tablespoons organic tahini (or you can make it yourself)

2 tablespoons raw honey

Fresh thyme

Sea salt (optional)

Instructions

1. Toast your bread, and let it cool down on a rack. If you want the bread to be extra crunchy, pop it into the grill for 10 minutes at 180ºC.

2. Spread a thin layer of tahini on each slice of bread. Arrange the apple slices, drizzle with honey, then finish with some fresh thyme and optional sea salt for a tangy taste.

Image and Recipe via Tasty Yummies

November 9, 2014

iPhone Addiction: Fact Or Fiction?

Have you ever broken out into a cold sweat when you’ve misplaced your iPhone or left home without it? Or have you cried bitter tears if you’ve ever damaged your beloved iPhone beyond repair and then couldn’t get a replacement within an hour? Did you experience an actual stab of physical pain? Do you still get a buzz when you see “sent from my iPhone” on the end of your emails? And, are you akin to a crack addict each time Apple releases its next, new model iPhone?

Girlfriend, I hate to be the one to break it to you – but, like me, you might be a tad too enamoured with your smartphone. And we’re not alone – news has just hit that Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in just three months, according to the company’s recently released, new fiscal third-quarter report.

This new smartphone technology – thank you, Apple – has revolutionised the way we do business, for one. Now, you can easily organise your entire working life via the swipe of a fingertip. What’s more, smartphones bridge the gap with loved ones, helping us to much easier connect, anywhere, at any time.

There’s a lot to love about the new technologies, but can they also prove too much of a curse? Are we so obsessed with our iPhones that we’re damaging our relationships by constantly checking our phones morning, noon and night? Are we missing out on experiencing actual joy, with real-life humans, around us? Are we so busy Instagramming everything we see, eat and experience, that we’re losing touch with our loved ones? Then there’s the extreme lack of social etiquette and unkindness of having your head buried in your palm, when your husband, mother, business colleague or child is talking to you.

I recently read about a big society wedding at which guests had to surrender their iPhones pre-ceremony, not to be returned until reception end. Inspired idea, I thought – but I’d find that hard to do, myself. So, is our intense consumer devotion to the iPhone an actual addiction?

Psychologists differ on their thoughts on the subject, but say it is possible to develop an iPhone addiction, although the impact would not be anywhere near as dire as in the health impact of alcoholism, or financial impact as with gambling. It’s more about the social impact, such as the negative impact on our relationships.

And, as with addiction to drugs or cigarettes or food, the chemical driver of our iPhone mania is said to be the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine. Right, I must fly – I’ve got to check my Twitter/Instagram and email!

What do you think? Is our iPhone fixation a negative or a positive?

Image via www.pixabay.com

August 4, 2014

Apple Varieties – The Full Story

Did you know that there are over 10,000 varieties of apples growing around the world? They are now in season, so don’t pass up the chance to learn what all the varieties are. Of course we can’t let you know all the different types here today but we have listed some of our Shesaid favourites.One green grocer did give me a very important tip. Don’t wash apples until you are just about to eat or cook them. If you are going to use them in a salad, toss with fresh lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. They are also a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium. One apple is only .5 grams of fat. So isn’t it time to grab an apple over a packet of chips?

Here is a glossary to take note of:

Type: Red Delicious

Looks Like: Bell-shaped and red

Flavour: Sweet, juicy, firm and crisp

Best for: Just to eat

Type: Golden Delicious

Looks Like: Yellow-green with speckles

Flavour: Very crisp, sweet and easy to eat.

Best for: Eating raw!

Type: Granny Smith

Looks Like: Medium sized and bright green

Flavour: Tart and crisp, very firm

Best for: Baked apples, apple piesType: Rome

Looks Like: Large, deep red, round

Flavour: Dense and smooth. Rich and sweet

Best for: Eating raw, baked apples

Type: Jonagold

Looks Like: Red blushed with gold

Flavour: Spicy, mild-tart but firm and very juice

Best for: Eating raw

 

May 1, 2000