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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at new a career path or additional income stre

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Christmas and the New Year always brings new gadgets and gizmos to our lives, most areuseless and simply a bad buy, while some can enhance your life. We discuss the fact that smartphones and the Apple Watch have made keeping up to date with our personal data far more achievable. Tablets are now far more powerful and transportable so we look at how gaming has moved on in these platforms. Despite this let’s present a cynical eye on this technology as it can also be a vacuum of our time of they don’t operate normally.

Bend the truthThere are many new apps and packages which allow the user to be aware of their personal footprint at all times. These apps include fitness apps as they provide real time updates to your exercise routine or activity you do outside of work - these apps incentivise you to do more and persevere. A big player in the market is FitBit and although it sounds like something a teenage lad would say it’s actually a useful piece of kit.

Tablet computers themselves have also segregated into two different sectors this year. The first one is the rise of the non iPad tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 - these have made tablet use more accessible every day due to the lower costs. It has also encouraged users to take their device out with them and actually take advantage of the apps that are often underused such as video editing and photos. The second sector that has developed is the higher end/hi
gher cost into be used by writers, editors and those within creative fields - there is also a stylus pen which is a new product for Apple.

Far more advanced games can be used on tablets now and 2016 should see the further rise of non console gaming as the games are often cheaper, simpler and more accessible. Many businesses now offer live game play such as LadyLucks, the Pots O Plenty slots jackpot is a great place to start. Such games would have struggled on earlier tablets so this is a clear indicator that the technological power has moved on. Despite all the advances, technology is getting smaller and thinner which creates a lot of risk to actual products themselves, risks included breakages and costly repairs such as the infamous bendy new iPhone. However if you take care of the latest tech it can prove to be a real life changer and give you far more opportunities for yourself in 2016.