30th March 2015 – need a french map for my trip to Alpe D’Huez in September 2015 so best start early with the planning
get your free Open street maps HERE many thanks to the people who run the site an excellent tool and the bonus its going to save you a fortune !!!
Looking into he device your maps are stored under ACTIVITY PROFILES click race or train then navigation then map and finally map information tab
I guess we all get these maps built in these days for cycling ?? I wasn’t sure ??
- Intl standard basemap
- Garmin cycle map EU
- Edge DEM map EU
- Garmin GEOCODE EU
Looks like EU maps are pre-installed which is a nice bonus ? seeing as its £34.99 for the French map
If your looking for install guide this is a good read – HERE (Scarlet Fire)
Applications load FAST and I’m hoping to test a nice big video save in windows movie maker to see if it cures my SAVING issue (well saves me some time 🙂
Another upside improved battery life, I’ll be telling all my customers that this is the real upgrade required on any computer running a HDD. Its that good 🔌 💻
One thing I hate is unwanted programs especially ones I never use taking up space whether there good or bad
My 13 apps needed March 2015 the rest get BINNED
Windows movie maker (not the best but it works for me and what I need PLUS side its free)
Acestream vlc (this is a must but you need firefox to make it work)
Bonjour (this makes the tablet remote work with KODI, no install no remote)
Garmin Virb edit (add the speed/power overlay onto video’s, needed till SHIMANO GET THERE LAUNCHED)
Google Chrome (works for me)
Firefox (needed for Acestream)
Java (needed for some website still 😦
KODI (XBMC media players a bit like netflix but free so better)
Libre office (why pay for MS word or excel when these guys do it free and better ??)
Mediatek drivers for the N speed dongle (no drivers no action/speed)
Quicktime (needed for kodi stuff)
VLC player (acestream is the same really but tweaked for ACESTREAM links)
So that’s my current top 13 programs / apps I need the rest get binned, can’t wait for the new SSD to arrive I hope it so fast it makes the computer sing 🙂
2.38am on Sunday morning and as always I’ve got a tech issue in my head, this time its HDD and how slow its been transferring files from my sd cards to hdd and then making movies with Windows movie maker and then saving them.
If you watch any youtube videos it looks like if you running max ram in your notebook SSD is the next best upgrade especially for large file transfers BUT what do you buy ?? go here for reviews US site but offers good info
The asus looks easy to work on with just the back panel to come off and no major issues with unplugging etc good work ASUS !!!!!
Benchmark SSD speedtests worth a look before you purchase one HERE
Difference between sata 1,2,3 Here
Purchased the 5ghz dongle RaLink RT5572 did the job till I swopped it out for my old internal wifi card found in the loft, always keep your old tech for a bit 🙂
Next project is seeing if I can get it to work on the my new android tv box
My new virgin broadband service started 11th March and having bought the 100mbs service I’m running around 58mbs at present, so I as always I’m trying to grab every last mb from the service, £33.50 a month.
Virgin tell me that I can get the full 152mb service yet I can’t even get 100 so I’m starting to dig into WHY ! today infact as I type I’m digging STAY TUNED !
*** HERE’S THE ANSWER AND ITS BAD NEWS ON 5GHZ ***
The WLAN adapter of the S300CA comes from Qualcomm/Atheros (Model AR9485) and belongs to the entry-level category. Only the usual radio standards are supported (802.11b/g/n) and it doesn’t come with the latest high speed version 802.11ac or support for networks in the 5 GHz band. In a short test, we were able to establish a stable connection with excellent reception and a data transfer rate of 150 Mbit/s over a distance of 5 meters and through a wall – a sign that the metal case doesn’t impact negatively on the WLAN reception
So the next option is a 5ghz dongle from ebay around £8 a worthwhile investment as my nexus 5 is running 100mbs and the mipad is 72mbs so the 1 year old laptop is outdated with a POOR WIFI CARD well not poor just not the best option available. #SpeedUp #KeepUp