Archive for Technology

My websites new mapping display makes my listings look cool

Have you seen my new mapping display on my website?

My genius son, who created my website year’s ago and has continued to improve it and adding extra features such as the mapping display system you can find on the Property page.

The map shows all of my listings, whether it’s For Sale, Under Offer or Sold with different coloured pins that link to that property when you click on them.

Merv is a web developer and has just released a Real Estate plugin for WordPress called Easy Property Listings that can help you display your listings on your website with feature add ons such as this map.

I thought it was all very cool stuff and cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.

Need a website? Give him a call on 0421 211 114 and tell him I referred you.

I am old but my brain is rejuvenated with technology! I am young again…I wish!

Well, I love gadgets, I love my iPhone and I love my Apps!

I only do my Banking online and I cannot survive without my Groups app that has my database categorized for their needs, birthdays, anniversaries, etc, just like any of the systems used by all Real Estate Agencies, except mine is on my beloved iPhone and always in my hand!

My “key ring” app that carries my most used 50 cards from all the shops I use such as Flybuys, Rewards cards etc etc. All my cards in my iPhone.

I could not remember 200 passwords, can you? I have “password 1” that has all my passwords to remind me what they are.

And my phone is a wizard , I send a message to someone at the same time they are ringing me if I cannot answer.

I have an led light flash when my phone is ringing easy to find when it’s in my bag or if I leave it on silent when I am in a meeting. I never miss a call.

With the help of my son, my son’s girlfriend , Toni and my daughter Nikky I am very sophisticated when comes to using my phone.

Need help using your smart phone. I will help you for free as I am a gadget queen and enjoy doing it!

Perth is now in 3D on Apple Maps App

Apple Technology has just released 3D flyover maps for  3 cities and Perth is one of them.

If you have an Apple iPhone, open the Maps App and have a look at your house from the air in 3D, just by clicking the 3D flyover button.

You can then zoom all over Perth in 3D and even see if the neighbour has a pool.

This is a great tool for buyers or sellers that want to know what is near or around the home that your looking to buy or sell. Maybe you want to see how far the local school is, just type in the address and watch it zoom over in 3D.

This is just another reason I love my iPhone!

Living and learning, I live to learn everyday

I have been meaning to call an electrician to install some power points in my house so I can put a night light on.

The fact is as we get older, walking in the dark, going to the bathroom or to the upstairs bedroom is always a challenge when you have to walk in the dark as the switches are not dual.

My electrician came and suggested instead of a night light why don’t I install a sensor in one of the lights and when someone enters the room… Voila! The light comes on.

So he installed it and I confess that is the best thing for not only the “oldies” but for everyone.

At present it’s a novelty more than a necessity but I am enjoying my new gadget just like a kid in a candy bar.

Install one of these little goodies that will help everyone in your household.

Like I said: live and learn…

Hello…. Are you there? Apparently I can talk to people from the roof of my car!

A funny thing happened to me on Monday, well it was sad at the time but now when I remember I can’t help but laugh so I thought I would share it with you and give you a laugh too.

So, I’m driving along, on my way to an appointment and my phone rings through my blue tooth and I can hear “Hello… ahem hem hem…. Are you there?” which is my ring tone for those who haven’t heard it. So I think, hmmmm…. Where is my phone? I can hear it but it isn’t where it usually is.

I continue to drive and can still hear it ringing but cannot find it. Then I remember OH NO!!! it’s on the roof, right where I left it before I got in the car. So I pull over stick my head out and feel on the roof of my car but cannot find it, BUT I can still hear it. I then look in the rear vision mirror and see my shiny golden cover lying on the road and it’s still ringing! It must have thought it had wheels when it got it’s software upgrade!

I get out of my car, run to get it and pick it up and see the screen has cracked and smashed (not extremely bad) and quickly answer the call while telling the caller my phone was on the roof and went flying off and smashed and it still rings!

So I was a little sad that I have to go to Apple to replace it but they have such a good service with their Apple products that I don’t mind the laugh that it gave me!

What have you left on the roof of your car? I would love to hear that I’m not the only silly billy!

Apple Technology is giving me a belated birthday gift

I love the colour gold and anything that is gold, my rings, bracelets, watch and iPhone cover is all gold and I have even considered having my beloved red Mazda covered in gold.

Now, I was well aware that a new update for the operating system was coming thanks to Merv, my well informed IT son but today Apple revealed that not only will there be an iOS 7 update next week but they are releasing two new iPhone handsets.

One new handset called the iPhone 5c will be like the current 5 but is available in 5 bright colours but the other one (the one that excites me) is the new iPhone 5s will be an all new shiny handset with top of the range camera, speed and clarity, finger print sensor and comes in three colours, silver, space grey and yep you guessed it …. GOLD!!!!

Well my next birthday is too far away now so guess what I want for Christmas?!?

 

 

I am no IT guru but when I learn something I am always happy to pass it along

Who could ever tell that I once knew nothing about computers, mobiles and the latest technology?

I have always considered myself a “dinosaur” when it comes to technology..…but I have learnt a few things along the way.

My latest lesson is about my beloved iPhone. I love this machine and don’t know what I have ever done without it but I have decided I want to be buried with it! …just in case (You never know) …. all with a  full battery and my ever so unique ring tone: “hello, are you there?” which I am sure you have heard if you have ever been in my company.

Here is my lesson I am about to teach you!

When a call comes through and you are busy talking with someone or in a meeting or just don’t want to answer the call right then, all you need to do is just look at your phone and beside the words “answer or end” there is a picture of a phone.

Well, hold down the picture and scroll it up and it will give you a couple of choices to do with the call:

But choose “answer with a message” and it will come up with a couple more choices and you go for the first one that says: “Can’t answer right now, will call you later!” and it will send them a text with that message and also go through to voice mail so they can leave a message too.

You can add your own text but this choice is a beauty!

  • First of all you don’t lose the customer or annoy/upset someone for not answering.
  • Second, the customer is impressed by the quick response and friends and family know your busy.
  • Third, the customer, friend or family can leave a message on the voice mail or just reply to your text.

The only thing is, if it is a landline or a blocked/barred number there is no deal because you can’t text back to them.

iPhone may have to come up with something else. But you will be in contact with at least 90%+ of your calls.

Other smart phones may have the same type of thing but you have to discover how to do it which may take time but it’s so easy with the iPhone.

I teach this new trick every day to at least 1 person and I have never met anyone who knew about it except for one of my client’s that is an expert on mobiles just like my son Merv, who first taught me.

Try it out the next time you can’t take a call, you will think it is cool too, just like me!

Do you need a new website or want your current one updated then I have the person for you

My son Merv who just returned from 11 months away is a website developer and makes really great looking, user friendly affordable websites.

If you have been thinking about getting a website for your business, or your hobby or even just setting up a really great blog then he is the person you need to talk to.

His websites are built on the WordPress platform and is completely user friendly so that even the most computer illiterate people would be able to learn to use it very easily, just like me.

The internet has and will be the way of the future and everyone uses it so why not have your own little place in the world wide web.

So if you have been thinking about getting one or even if you would like to update your current website to make sure it’s working and people are seeing and finding you online.

Call  Merv to get a quote on 0421 211 114.

Family Travels, Comings and Goings, Holidays, Horses and Honeymoons

After stalking my kids and following them to Europe, I am very happy to have my daughter Nikky and her husband Danilo back home from their 9 week holiday through Europe.

Nikky and Danily left on the 30th of July and flew to Belgium to start their over due honeymoon. They met up with my son Merv and his girlfriend Toni and they all travelled together stopping in Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and then to Italy where Mike and I surprised them.

Nikky and Danilo then continued on alone to Lisbon, 3 weeks in Madeira to meet Danilo’s family, Lisbon again to stay with my friend from a long time ago, Paris, Madrid, England, Jersey back to Italy and then to Amsterdam again for their return flights to Perth. They are very happy to be back but had the time of their lives and many stories to tell.

If you want some tips on where to go and what to do in any of those places just let me know and I will ask them.

Meanwhile, Merv and Toni are now in Canada staying with his Auntie and Uncle in Nova Scotia. They live on a farm and keep and show Clydesdale Horses at Exhibitions and Fairs and they have been having fun living a country life. They left 6 months ago and have covered roughly 16 countries and still have more to go.

Thanks to technology I am able to speak them on a regular basis with Facetime on Iphones and Facebook and Skype on the computer but I still miss them very much.

You can see what they are up to follow their blog below

www.herenorthere.com.au

Baby watching a movie on Mum’s mobile is something really futuristic for me

While on the line up at the Bank tellers I saw this baby in a pram so enthralled on a movie in Mum’s mobile that stunned me how the children are in such a young age playing with electronics while me, older…not grey yet having problems with simple things in my computer.

Speaking to baby’s Jordan Mum, Danielle and asked permission to do this blog on her baby.

I know technology is well advanced today but I was unaware how advanced had progressed because my “babies “are now 28 and 35 years old.

What is next? The mobile phones are very popular with the 7 years old I know and they even teach me new things in my mobile. I just cannot keep up with it.

No, not time to stop. I learn new things everyday and that is what keeps anyone alive. The mind has to be working, right?

So the children are well advanced in technology and also smarter saving money in early age to buy their first home. I admire that. I start late investing in property but is never too late and never too early.

Just a blog on a smart cute baby I saw in the Bank.

I was not sure who was in the line up: Baby or Mum. HA.HA.Ha!