Hugh W Roberts

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Summer #Sale – #Free Books – Olga Nunez Miret, Paul Andruss and Sally Cronin

Welcome to the second of the Summer Sale posts where authors in the bookstore are offering their books <b>FREE</b>. That would include one of my books which …

Books

What it's like planning the first Pride in a country where it's illegal to be gay

On 1 July 1972 the UK’s first Gay Pride march took place in London. The protest was organised by the Gay Liberation Front, who aimed to show that gay …

LGBTQI

Do You Need To Spend Money To Make Money Blogging?

Short answer: yes and no.<p>Firstly, let me say that I do spend a lot of money on my blogging business. Like a lot. And I do review my expenses …

Personal Finance

How to Use Find My iPhone to Find iPhones Misplaced in the House

You might lose your iPhone or iPad, but Find My iPhone pretty much guarantees you’ll always at least know generally where it is, whether you left it at a friend’s house or at the bar (I did this once. Luckily my iPad was still there when I returned.) But what if you misplace your iPhone within your …

Mobile Technology

12 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here — but before you shop the retailer's amazing deals, check out these lesser known Amazon shopping tips to save even more …

Shopping

The Kindest Dog Breeds To Adopt If You Want A Total Cuddle Buddy

Dogs are known for being wonderful companions. Anyone who has a dog knows that they quickly become more like family than simply a pet, and that's …

Pets

Boy Erased: first trailer for Oscar-tipped gay conversion drama revealed

The trailer for the Oscar-tipped drama Boy Erased has given a first look at the fact-based tale of gay conversion therapy.<p>It’s actor-director Joel Edgerton’s follow-up to his film-making debut, domestic thriller The Gift, and stars Lucas Hedges as the son of a Baptist pastor who is sent away to a …

Comedy-Drama

How to Connect Your Laptop to Your TV

Sometimes your laptop screen just isn't big enough. Here are the best ways to put movies, music, and games from your PC on your TV.<p>PCMag reviews …

Wireless

WordAds vs AdSense | Which One Is Better?

There are so many ways to monetise your blog and one of them is to use ads. You can earn money by placing ads on your website, the ads are usually …

France

Tips While Traveling

If you’re traveling this summer and looking for ways to make it easier, then this information is perfect for you! Two great ways to use your iPhone …

Flying

The Strange Workings Of The English Language Part Six

Here is part four in my new series, where I take a look at the weird and wonderful world of words. If you missed part one, please click here. You’ll …

Olympic Swimming

Things to Ask Siri-Translation

Did you know you can easily ask Siri to translate into five languages? It’s very easy and ready at the push of a button or by saying “Hey …

Language

Smorgasbord Something to Think About – Summer holidays – Who is watching your house?

This is not the first time that I have posted this but it is perhaps time for a reminder. The summer holidays where people are away for a couple of …

Social Media

49 Days In 1988: Week 27 – Escaping!

Click here to read the first week of this feature, and follow the links at the end of each post.<p><b>London – July 22nd, 1988</b><p><i>I decided to leave the matter</i> …

Self-esteem

HomePod: Can Apple’s Smart Speaker Beat Amazon Echo & Google Home?

To say I’m obsessed with speakers might be an understatement. In eighth grade, I was supposed to write an essay on my most valued possession. I chose my Sony boombox. As an adult, I now have a speaker in almost every room of my house. So when I watched Apple announce the new HomePod at this year’s …

Smart Homes

Why I’ve Watched The Movie, Mamma Mia!, Over Fifty Times!

When I switched on the TV last night, I was amazed to see that ITV were showing the movie “Mamma Mia’, again! Despite it having been on TV, at least …

Tom Daley

Netflix releases first picture of Olivia Colman as the Queen in The Crown

Netflix have released the first image of Olivia Colman as the Queen for the forthcoming third series of The Crown.<p>Colman, 44, has taken over the role of the monarch from Claire Foy, who played the Queen in the first two series of the Netflix royal drama.<p>The streaming service posted the image with …

Prince Philip

These phone models have highest failure rate: is your device on the list?

• Samsung is number one on the list of manufacturers with high failure rates, according to a new report.<br>• Xiaomi and Motorola were number two and three, respectively.<br>• Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 was number one on the list of phone models with high failure rates.<p>A new report, covering mobile device repairs, has …

Mobile Technology

How to Use the New Photos App Features in iOS 12

In iOS 12, Apple has introduced some new features to the Photos app that aim to make it easier for you to search, share, and enjoy your photo collection. Here's how to make the most of them.<p>The most prominent addition in the Photos app is a new <b>For You</b> tab, which replaces the old Memories and Shared …

Apps

Hotel Artemis Review

In his debut feature as director, acclaimed screenwriter Drew Pearce (<i>Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation</i>) presents a star-studded anomaly …

Hotel Artemis

Doctor Who season 11 trailer drops

BBC has released the first trailer for <i>Doctor Who</i> season 11.<p>In an almost blink-and-you'll-miss-it sequence, the 40-second promo introduced us a bit …

Doctor Who

How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts

When your crisp white dress shirt or favorite tee starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms, don't sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh. And this eco-friendly cleaning …

Cleaning

Sunday Stills: A Plant’s Life

Posted on July 15, 2018 by Terri Webster Schrandt<p>Thank you to Betty Louise, at <b>Idaho Bluebird,</b> whose blog I have followed for several years. She …

San Diego

Why you need to give yourself a break

<i>This was not today’s planned topic. However, today’s topic was more intense and due to being incredibly busy for the last few weeks, I hadn’t</i> …

Burnout

How to work with engagement on your blog

<i>Happy Thursday! Ready for another Blogger Series post? Well, before we get to that, I had an awesome surprise recently when I found out that my blog</i> …

Top 10

How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone or iPad

Need to capture exactly what’s on your screen? The built-in Screen Recording tool can create a video of your screen activity and can also help you …

Google Chrome

How to Use Voicemail Transcription (aka Voicemail-to-Text) on iPhone

A lot of people are asking, "How do you use Voicemail Transcription on iPhone?" This voicemail-to-text feature on iPhone takes your voicemail audio and transcribes it so you can easily read the voicemail. Some love the feature, others hate it; the debate rages on. One thing is for certain: you …

Voice Mail

Top Ten Tunes- 2009

Every Friday, I’m publishing my top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of <b>2009</b>.<p>For previous top ten tunes, please click on the …

Top 10

July 12: Flash Fiction Challenge

He shuffles across the rubble that bridges the 2nd Street drainage system of Ripley Creek. Wisps of white locks curl from beneath a baseball cap, and …

Lake Superior

How to Delete a Contact on the iPhone

Open the Contacts or Phone app. If you open the Phone app, navigate to Contacts.<p>From the list, select the Contact you want to delete.<p>Tap on it to view that Contact’s information card.<p>Tap Edit in the upper right corner.<p>Scroll all the way down to the very bottom and tap Delete Contact.<p>Confirm Delete …

iPhone