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I have looked through the forum but I don't think these situations have been posted before.
My husband and I will be work-traveling in Iceland, France, Germany, and Benelux for July and August 2013. At the end of that time, I'll be working in France and he'll be working in Germany for the academic year and probably longer.
We are looking for two different phone solutions during this time:
1) Sim cards that will work in all of our traveling countries (with the possible exception of Iceland, where we won't spend very much time) for SMS, phone within these countries to both cell and land lines (i.e., from France within France; from Germany within Germany, or alternatively but not necessarily within this whole zone of France, Germany, Benelux), and maybe a small amount of data for me. I have an iPhone 5 with Verizon, which so far as I understand comes unlocked and can t... more »
On a recent trip I became addicted to the "Water Color" feature on my new pocket Sony Camera...
There are other features on new cameras...like B&W plus one color that you choose... Also a kind of fake instant HDR... or Vivid Color and other "filters" you can shoot though...to get away from the ordinary photograph...
I found that I was hardly shooting anything "straight"... And had to adjust consciously my shooting to get back to "normal" photography...
Examples of this ....below...
There are an entire new range of features on newer cameras...that you might want to look into before your next "big trip"...
I am trying to put together a list of travel apps. Please let me know your favorite and how you use it. Where is it available? Thanks.
Hi .... I will be a month in France and want to use my ipad, mostly for maps, (do not want to use the iphone).
I'm coming from Australia so a bit at sea about what options there are. We will be in Bordeaux countryside and Provence countryside.
I am going travelling for a year around central and south america and would like to keep a mobile phone so I can send the occassional text/use for emergencies and skype people using other people's wireless connections.
Does anyone have any suggestions about SIM cards I should get?
One friend suggested GiffGaff whereas others have just told me to buy one in every country I hit.
I'm hoping just to use the smartphone I currently own as it's unlocked.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I am travelling 4 countries - Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands in the month of June-July. And I wanted to know, if there is any international travel sim provider for all/most of these countries.
I am going to go on a vacation to the Fiji Islands and have recently been contemplating which new camera should I buy.
When it comes to photography, my technical knowledge is quite restricted , though pictures taken before proved to be beautifully oriented.
Since I like to hike amidst nature reserves and focus on remote objects such as flowers, birds, animals, as well as natural landcapes and seascapes , what camera would you suggest me to buy ?
I would like to be advised on the technical features of a camera which you think may best serve my purpose.
Last time, I had a very unfortunate experience with an 8M Fuji camera which yielded unfocused and blurry pictures. I do not want this to happen again.
I would like to buy a camera of high resolution ( 24 M ), high zoom, very good lens , the ability to catch up with very fast moving remote objects, and dark conditi... more »
I am soliciting views as to what camera to upgrade to, if any.
I currently have an Olympus Micro 4/3 E-PL1, which is 3 years old. I have the standard 17-45 kit lens as well as a Panasonic Micro 4/3 20mm/F1.7 and an Olympus 40-150mm zoon lens. The camera works fine. I use the kit lens most, as well as the Panasonic lens, which is very fast and has very narrow depth of field for great indoor shots. I don;t use the zoom a lot- i also find its images aren't very sharp.
Of course, the system has all the pros and cos of the (early) micro 4/3 cameras.
- far better IQ than a compact, but not quite the standard of a DSLR
- better depth of field than a compact, but not quite what a DSLR can offer
- Smaller than DSLR, but still to large to put in your pocket (except for my winter coat).
- no view finder- can't always see the screen in broad day light
- a little slow to focus
I ... more »
I use a project planning data base that puts an asterisk against certain dates under certain conditions. When the data is copied into xcel it retains the asterisk and I need to delete it.
For example a date field is shown like this 10-May-13*
Is there a way of doing a global change to remove the * symbol as xcel sees it as a wild card and I have to delete each one manually.
I'm an industrial design student and our current mission is to develop new Walkie Talkies. With everyone having a mobile phone these days, it is difficult to find a real need for Walkie Talkies. But there are plenty of remote areas that don't have coverage, and maybe there are even a few situations you have been in were a Walkie Talkie might have been helpful. Please share your experience or answer the question below:
1. Do you use Walkie Talkies, if so why? Why not?
2. Explain how and when do you use them?
- example: 'First we decide on a channel, then I turn the volume way down... only use them if I lost the gang'
3. Where do you keep the Walkie Talkie while being outdoors?
4. What functions do you like? Dislike?
5. Anything you might like to share and add?
You can share anything you like on the subject of Walkie Talkies, everything helps . Wi... more »
Hi everyone hope you can help me to this..
I've been travelling for just over a year now with my 15" Macbook, and it's been wonderful. I spend a lot of time on my computer because I work from it wherever I go, and it's very important to me.
My travel style is as minimalistic as possible (except when it comes to technology), normally Ill go around with a carryon luggage and a big backpacker bag, with several smaller bags in the backpacker bag (eg. laptop bag, backpack), and I travel pretty much on a whim (eg. I never know where I'm going more than 1-2 weeks in advance of going there). Generally I do pretty much calm stuff like beaches and temples and take it easy, and I try to stay out of big cities, but I may be doing some stuff in the Amazon soon (no cliff jumping or windsurfing or anything like that). Overall I would say it's possible that I'll go anywhere, except for warzones and other similarly dangerous places.
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JP is so hard for GPS. They rent them at the airport for like fifteen bucks a day. Non residents cannot buy prepaid sims. I have tried to do a Google Map offline cache but it won't save in memory, it say it is not supported. But I can view it only with a active connection. Nokia, NAVTEQ, Tomtom, Garmin don't have them. Is this what JP has ruled on ... cos seems more than a coincidence?
With regards to OSM (?) maps do they support JP? And possible to save points manually so I can refer to them later on my trip?
Edit - I found "mapswithme" there is a lite free version without routing and a pro version for about five bucks, can download countries and have POIs .... FYI
Edited by: Rayonline
I'm off to Iceland for a month soonish. I LOVE taking photos while travelling - it's a major part of the experience for me. But I also like to travel relatively light too.
My normal travel kit is a canon 400d (now a 650d) and an 18-200mm lens and circular polariser. This gives me a really handy range of focal lengths for all sorts of travel photography. No tripod.
This time I'm thinking about taking a 6d. But what lens to take? To get an equivalent focal length range in one lens is going to be mighty heavy (and probably expensive but I'm happy to stretch for something that fits my requirements well).
I anticipate lots of landscape shots but also some wildlife (puffins!), architecture, building interiors, the odd portrait, street scapes .....the usual travel milieu.
Output will be mostly viewing on screen, but I may eventually wish to make a photo book or turn... more »
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