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Simkl Review

As a person who watches quite a bit of TV, tracking the shows I am watching and airing shows is pretty important to me. I’ve been using Trakt to track my shows after the past year, however was intrigued when I was contacted by Simkl to review their alternative to Trakt.

Specifically, Simkl offers a separate Anime section – the TV genre I watch the most. Whilst Trakt does offer an anime filter in search, Simkl allows you to quickly and easily discover new content to watch – as well as TV shows and movies.

Ainope 10,000 mAh Power Bank Review

Often portable batteries are large in size – it’s cheaper, and easier, to fit a battery into a larger container. However, with the Ainope 10,000 mAh battery, you’ll get a small and compact battery with enough capacity to charge your phone around three times fully.

With USB C and micro USB input, and dual USB output, the Ainope 10,000 mAh has plenty of power to quickly charge your devices up.

SpotyPal Bluetooth Tracker Review

SpotyPal is a bluetooth tracker that attaches to your keys, wallet, and many other things, allowing you to keep track of them, and ring them when you want to find them via the app. SpotyPal boasts a few features that its competitors do not have – not-to-forget lists, SOS alert, and an alarm all make the SpotyPal a more compelling purchase.

Automate Scrobbling to Trakt with Trakt Scrobbler

If you use Trakt, you’ll likely know about scrobbling – where your media player checks you into what you are watching automatically, so it gets marked as finished automatically. Not only does this let you automatically show in the ‘now watching’ section of the show and show your progress on your profile, but it lets you keep Trakt up to date without having to go on the site.

Don’t know what Trakt is? Check out my in-depth review on it.

I use VLC to watch my videos – the official plugin doesn’t work, so I went around looking around for an alternative. I found Trakt Scrobbler – a small Github repository with less than 20 stars. However, I was blown away by how great it is – allowing me to easily scrobble from VLC. It also supports various other players, such as MPV, MPC, and MPC-HE.

Using Trakt Scrobbler with VLC allows shows to easily and automatically scrobbled.

NordVPN Review

NordVPN is one of the more well known options for VPNs. Well-known for it’s high speeds, high amounts of features, and a no-log policy, NordVPN is a great option for those who want a privacy focused, yet fast VPN. At time of writing, NordVPN has 5494 servers, based in 60 countries – allowing you to connect close by you, increasing speed, and using servers with less load.

In this review, we’ll be taking a look at performance, privacy features, and various other features such as specialist servers such as P2P and double VPN.

TheoTown Review – A City Builder for Mobile and Desktop

If you played the older SimCity games, you’ll probably recognise the feel and style of TheoTown. TheoTown is a surprisingly in-depth city builder game that originated on Android and iOS, before being ported over to Steam. I’m a huge fan of city builders – SimCity 2000 was one of the first games I played, and I’ve spent hundreds of hours on City Skylines.

TheoTown is an excellent game that can keep you occupied for hours on both mobile and PC. With no in-app purchases, you pay once and can play forever. In addition to this, various plugins can be downloaded free, enhancing your experience further.

The 5 Best To-Do List Apps – 2019

Whatever you do, it’s often tricky to stay on top of your tasks. Most people these days use lists – whether on a notebook or on a basic reminders app. However, lots of people are looking for more refined, and advanced systems. In this post, you’ll be able to see the top five task apps, along with their pros and cons.

I’ve kept it at five as it means you don’t have to go doing in-depth research into each app – choosing the right app can be difficult, so this post will let you spend less time doing research and more time being productive.

Jetpack for WordPress Speed Guide

If you are running a WordPress self hosted site, you’ll have probably come across Jetpack. Whilst it has some great features such as lazy loading and a free CDN, it can be slow. I eventually moved off of it onto Cloudflare as a CDN of sorts, as the plugin, is to put it bluntly, quite bloated. However, it’s pretty easy to trim Jetpack down to just the parts you want.

A Guide to Speeding up Newspaper, a Theme by tagDiv

Newspaper is one of the the most popular themes out there, but out of the box it can be pretty slow. In this guide, I’ll take you through hosting, caching, optimisation on both the server and front end, and finally a few more advanced options. All of the included tips are free, and you won’t need to spend any money on extra plugins.

I’ll be assuming you have self hosted WordPress with the ability to access files via FTP.

My iPhone Home Screen – Mid 2019

Every half a year or so I like to post a new update on my home screen. I’ve done a few of these posts before, however my home screen does change quite a bit over time. So, in this post, I’ll take you through my new home screen and what I use the various apps for. I’ll also link my wallpaper for those who want to use it too.

My iPhone homescreen.