"The most creative browser I have come across!"

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So the other day I found myself in the middle of a conundrum, why did I use Google Chrome? What made me pick this when I first used my computer? Now it is to be said I can guarantee most people will have heard of the main browsers out there on the market being Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer (now Microsoft Edge). but what would you say if I was to say there are others out there, all it does takes is a quick google search to find that there is a plethora of different web browsers out there which do a heap of different things. After doing a bit of googling I came across one that I have found that blows the others out of the water!!



Now if you follow me on twitter then you already know browser I am talking about. The browser itself is called 'Vivaldi' and it is, in one sentence, The most creative browser I have ever come across! Based off of the Chromium source it is built with customisation in mind. After downloading, the first couple of steps it takes you through is all of the essential bits and bobs of what most people want to do e.g. setting a colour or theme to make their browser feel like their own, and customising start pages to what they want, but its when you delve a bit deeper into the browser that you find its brilliance.

Now me myself I love to be able to customise and change everything according to my liking, i'm always changing everything too do with my PC so when I delved in to the settings of Vivaldi I was incredibly surprised, the amount of changeable settings here is amazing, everything from the tab bar to the icons in the search bar can be edited and changed according to your own preference and how you like them.



So one point to Vivaldi in my eyes, the next comes from their intuitive side tab bar, now most common browsers adopt the same tab style that we all know and love, that is where your tabs are at the top and you click to change tab, what Vivaldi does is it lets you put this bar on the side. not only that but if you hover over the tab it will give you a small preview of the actual open tab, it gets better as well as it allows certain tabs to be grouped and can be viewed with the different thumbnails, so an example of this is I keep all of my social media tabs in one succinct tab group so I can see all of them at once, check the picture below for an example of this.




Another great little point is that this browser is incredibly light in terms of system usage, for any of you geeks out there then you know this a great thing, sometimes when I have used the likes of Chrome, IE or Firefox I've found them to be quite 'system heavy' and find the disk usage is peaking at 100%, I have yet to encounter this with Vivaldi.

So who should download Vivaldi? I think if you use the internet everyday and like the idea of changing everything to suit your needs then its perfect for you, another great little point is that the team behind Vivaldi are always updating the browser so it keeps the system fresh and new features always being released, a big plus to them is their social media channels are always updated and they always welcome feedback or ideas that would make the browser better.

If you would like to try Vivaldi click the link below and I promise you wont be disappointed!! I honestly like this browser a lot so will probably write another post with more features and tips I have found while using it.

https://vivaldi.com


Infinity Crate : May

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So yet another month, yet another infinity crate! As per usual I was very excited to receive this infinity crate, but low and behold because I have recently moved it was sent out to the wrong address. Not the worst thing as it was redelivered in a couple of days which just made me open it more!!

As soon as it arrived I knew what to expect a new shirt and a new POP figure, this is the great thing about the infinity crate because I just get more and more to add to my collection of POPs and another shirt(saves me having to constantly buy new ones! Below as usual is an image of what was in the box this month and i'll talk through all of the little bits and bobs.


So where do I begin with what I got in this months crate? well lets strat with the biggest thing the shirt! Now as a big batman fan I was very very pleased with this random short as I thin k it looks hella cool and the fact the joker is made up of "ha ha's" and Batman is made up of bats just make this such a cool design, I dont know of this beats my Star Lord Shirt though?

Sticking with the Batman theme i'll move onto the vinyl sticker in the top right, plain and simple when I get a sticker it goes straight onto my guitar, so this one fit nicely onto the body of my guitar and every sticker I get in the future will have the same fate.

The sonic spork was a nice little bonus, i have to admit I am not a big fan of Doctor Who but I still think its pretty awesome and actually is really handy because now if I have two out of the  three main bits of cutlery in one!!

Now onto the little ginger dude in teh bottom left corner, the mystery POP figure in this months crate, if you couldn't tell already he is from the harry potter series. No he is not ron, it is in actual fact his brother George weasley, again the great thing about the infinity crate is I am now amassing a collection of different nerdy things and not having to pick them myself so the randomness is actual really cool.

Last but not least I have the catwoman figure in the top right, now this was a surprise as I got a saruman figure just like this one last week, I have decided to keep these in their boxes like a good nerd just incase one day (I doubt it) they are worth any form of money.

And there you go thats what I got in my May infinity crate! Apologies for it being posted so late, i'll try to keep on track with these now! Dont forget to share the page and tweet me @lukedonovan3

Till next time

WTFactory Phone Cases

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Sooooooo today I bring you a review I have been waiting to wrote for so long now, about a month and a half ago I was contacted by WTFactory to test out their new phone cases! From first looks on their websites at the cases I was pleased to see that they had made a case that kept the thinness of modern phones while offering protection from dropping your phone, which I guess we can all agree is the biggest problem in most of our lives. So I couldnt wait to get the case to try it out.


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The Sticker Shop Review

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So the other day I was contacted to do a little review of http://www.stickershop.co.uk/  They sent me out some stickers for free and now I am writing this review to let you all know what I think of them, so keep reading and enjoy!


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Why I have started skipping

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So recently I have started to incorporate skipping into my daily routine, part of the reason for this was because I got sent a really awesome skipping rope (check out my review here) but it was only once I was sent the rope that I actually realised I had neglected something that was so simple to do and actually makes a huge difference.

If you want a easy to do exercise that burns fat like nothing then skipping is definitely the one to choose. It gets the heart rate going very quickly and before you know it you'll be sweating buckets and shedding pounds. After a short google on the internet I found out that doing two 10 minute skipping sessions will burn about 200 calories doing that over a week means an extra 1000 calories lost every week. Amazing right?

One of the other things that I love about skipping
is that it really can actually be done anywhere and you dont actually really need any professional equipment, I would recommend getting a good rope but any will really do, I've been doing my skipping in my room for like 15 mins at a time day, it really is a good full body exercise as you can change the jump you do to target different muscles. Want to target the abs? bring your knees up when you jump, want more of a stomach shred? increase the speed at which you are jumping. The possibilities are endless. Before long you'll have been skipping for ages and asking where the time has gone.

Skipping is one of my new favourite things to do as its easy reliable and has given me visible results already, I would urge everyone out there to don a rope of sorts and join me in this free, easy way to increase your fitness levels and get fit!