Friday 29 July 2011

New Mp4 Camcorders - Sony Bloggies

We have just bought some new camcorders to add to our collection of 'Learning Technologies for Loan'.
We have been using Flip cameras very successfully for the last 2 years and they are very popular with staff and students.  We decided to go for something different this time for a change and because the Flips are not being produced anymore.  I decided to get a selection of the different models - our e-Learning Technologist and Apprentice LRC Assistant are testing them this week and producing a mini helpsheet.  They will be ready to loan out from mid August and we will do some short training sessions to show staff how to use them.

(Interestingly, I don't know why this image is upsidedown - it is not upsidedown on the computer in the folder where it is saved.  To try and correct it I turned it the other way up in the folder and uploaded it again and lo and behold it was still upsidedown)

Thursday 28 July 2011

iPhone battery problems?

Over the last 3 or 4 weeks I've been having problems with my iphone 3gs.  It is related to the battery but I'm not sure exactly what.  When it gets to about 65% battery, it just switches off - it will back on but then switches off again as soon as you try to do anything e.g. take a photo.  If you plug it into the mains power it's fine.
I have tried resetting certain settings and functions but it doesn't make any difference.
Yesterday in desperation, I restored factory settings but then backed it up from iTunes.  It's made no difference.  I think I should have configured it as a new phone.  So I'm going to try that tonight.
In the meantime I'm using my original iphone which I still like the best although it has limited functionality but I love the handset.