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How to prevent “Detected suspicious account activity” while traveling

How to prevent “Detected suspicious account activity” while traveling

By on Feb 18, 2015 in Life Lessons, Tech Tips, Travel experiences, Travel tips, Traveling Office, Work and travel | 2 comments

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If you have ever travelled out of country or even travelled interstate or used someone else’s computer you will have received an email from google, yahoo, twitter, Facebook etc saying they have “Detected suspicious account activity” and either ask you to prove your identity, confirm it was you using the foreign computer or they simply temporarily...

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A lesson in poor customer service – shame on Orange.fr

A lesson in poor customer service – shame on Orange.fr

By on Jan 15, 2015 in Tech Tips, Travel planning, Travel tips, Traveling Office | 18 comments

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Before arriving in any country we spend considerable time looking at the mobile data situation to make sure we get the best value for money and best coverage. Part of the process is reading reviews on sites like ours, wikipedia and TripAdvisor. Arriving in a country we head out to find the closest best deal for one, two or even five mobile sims. We run our business...

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MacBook Pro Electric Shock – Getting a buzz from my laptop – a travellers tip

MacBook Pro Electric Shock – Getting a buzz from my laptop – a travellers tip

By on Oct 8, 2014 in Tech Tips, Travel tips, Traveling Office, Work and travel | 6 comments

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My Mac Book Pro gives me a buzz literally. Here in Lombok each time I touch my Mac Book Pro my finger tips buzz as if touching an electric massager. It feels like the aluminium case of my mac book is vibrating but when I touch the sharper edges there is a distinct sting from an electric shock. A  Macbook Pro electric shock is so annoying ( and painful) while typing...

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Best mobile internet in Lombok

Best mobile internet in Lombok

By on Sep 24, 2014 in Tech Tips, Travel tips, Traveling Office | 0 comments

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Sorry to say this has been driving me bonkers over the last week and I still don’t think we have it right. Our trip to the Philippines earlier in 2014 led us to believe that internet overseas was cheap, fast and reasonably reliable and if you couldn’t get good mobile reception then free wifi was readily available. The story in Lombok is a little...

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Water damaged iPhone 5s and how I fixed it

Water damaged iPhone 5s and how I fixed it

By on Sep 17, 2014 in Life Lessons, Photography, Photography Lessons, Tech Tips | 0 comments

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You know when you have a palm to forehead moment. Well I had one of those last Saturday. Michelle and I were busily packing and repacking bags in preparation for leaving the country on the following Tuesday. We needed to rationalize the Tarago van full of possessions down to just 5 backpacks. Basically impossible. We through out, sold and gave away most of it. We...

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Getting a good photo with your iPhone

Getting a good photo with your iPhone

By on Aug 13, 2014 in Photo Opportunity, Photography, Photography Lessons, Tech Tips | 1 comment

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We’ve only been travelling a couple of months but I’ve already started to see our surroundings through the lens of my iPhone’s camera.  What I mean by this is that I find myself looking at a tree or a flower and thinking – “that would make a good photo!” Its important that we fill this website and our social media feeds with good...

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