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Before there was finger touch smart phones, the popular way of doing things with a phone was the stylus and that is something that this phone keeps true to and to be honest that is not a bad thing. In it's grey design it offers a nice clear screen and 4 buttons at the bottom. Everything else apart from volume is controlled by using the stylus. The phone runs Windows Mobile 6.5 which is quick to setup and runs very well. I can honestly say that in all the years I have had this phone, crashes have been few and far between. The phone integrates what is called touch flow which is a scrolling set of menu items which you 'flow' through to find the icon you are after. this can however be turned off and you can go back to the more traditional layout of Windows Mobile. Battery life is strong in these phones, I can make a full charge last about 2 days. Phone call quality is also good. The phone has a built in browser and Facebook as well so you are able to update your statues on the move, it also has a fully featured mp3 player as well. If you are after a cheap smartphone which uses a styles that I can't recommend this mobile enough.
If you were going to get started in the shooter genre, Call of Duty is usually the 'go to' brand which people know. Why? Well it's the pick up and play aspect of it which rules the roost when it comes to comparing it against other modern shooters. Released in November 2011 Modern Warfare 3 is set in the near future in a world that is falling apart. Every city you visit in the campaign trail has been destroyed in some way or another and major landmarks are either destroyed completely or moment away from falling to the ground. The campaign begins with one hell of set piece and from that point onwards it is set piece after set piece as is the norm with Call of Duty games. So after a while the substance of these lessens for you, it is however a very good ride to be on and ties up the last 3 Modern Warfare games for you. SpecOps returns with an additional element called Survival which is basically zombies with no zombies. Waves of enemies come at you and get increasingly harder, you are able to upgrade your weapons and other ammo as you progress up through the ranks however it can take time for you to learn your the maps. What I feel this mode is missing though is the longevity of Zombies and the team play of having 4 people as Survival is limited to 2. It is however a fun additional to the came. The SpecOps missions are much the same as in Modern Warfare 2, they are all variations on the different single player elements you may have met during the campaign and are fun to play. The Multiplayer is of course where all the major action takes place in any Call of Duty game and it is no different here. Shoot lots, rank up and unlock more equipment. This year they have added weapon rank so you are able to rank up a particular weapon to unlock different camo or attachments. I like it as it gives you something to aim for. The one thing I will say about MW3 is that I don't think the maps are as well designed as Black Ops. There is a LOT of CQC so you find strikers are used a lot more than in previous games, but if you can get around that you can enjoy the whole experience on offer.
Our Cocker Spaniel was losing its hair on its neck. In fact he had gone completely bald. The vets had tried everything and then they suggested we change his food from Bakers complete to Royal Canin Cocker because of the the effects it can have on a dogs coat. This food I would say is suitable for any dog from puppy upwards as it is very small and not big in bites at all. Within a month our dogs fur had grown back again and it just goes to show the difference in the food you give you dog, but then, how good can food be that is multicolored like Bakers! Royal Canin Cocker Spaniel food comes in various sizes from 3KG up to 17/18KG bags and is available from most retailers. You can expect to pickup a 17KG bag for around £40 which may seem a lot but it is well worth it for the coat it gives your dog and the nutritional value of the food.
This is a great little mower that is perfect for anyone with a small ish size lawn. Ours is about 10m x 5x and I can mow the entire thing in about 15 minutes with this little gem. It is light to push and seems to float on the grass and as time goes on the bucked fills up and emptying it is just a simple case of unhooking the bucket and, and taking the lid off. Once emptied you can just carry on as normal. It really is a great little mower. Mine came with plastic blades however you can fit metal ones which you can get online. They are quick release blades which just snap in and out of the base. The flex is of good length so you shouldn't have any problems. We have had ours a number of years and apart from a new set of blades it has needed no maintenance. All in all an excellent little mower that is perfect for small gardens where a more conventional mower is too big.