Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review
Feb28

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review

We’ve been working with ASUS, trying out some of their latest tech in a family setting, to see if we can work out from a baffling array of options which is best for which job in the house. This week my gaze turned to the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review – which was snaffled swiftly away by the 14yr old, and borrowed heavily when his back is turned by the 10yr old. They’ve been so busy with it that I’d barely had a...

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Honestly? I didn’t get it (or the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Review )
Feb13

Honestly? I didn’t get it (or the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Review )

When Asus sent me the ZenBook Flip (the UX360CA model, for those to whom the extra letters matter) I’ll be honest. I didn’t really get it. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I know why I love my tablet. I also know why I need a laptop. But a hybrid laptop? Why do I need something that can’t make up its mind (*whispers* and probably therefore ends up doing neither properly)?  On unpacking I was actually surprised –...

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Heads Up! Glorious New Girls Kickers Are In!
Feb03

Heads Up! Glorious New Girls Kickers Are In!

It’s no secret we’re HUGE fans of Kickers – not only am I a big fan from back in the 80’s, but this is my girl modelling her first pair SEVEN years ago. We’ve been fans of Kickers as solidly reliable kids shoes ever since – they’re school shoes which are tough enough to withstand the roughest playground, but stylish enough to keep fashion-conscious tweens oh-so-happy. But even I, with my...

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Let’s just pause to talk about The Right Click please.
Dec07

Let’s just pause to talk about The Right Click please.

Can I just interrupt the Christmas Shopping frenzy for a moment while you have a coffee? Actually, it is sort of tied in – I know a huge amount of kids will be getting some new tech for Christmas this year. And I also know that the reason we write about Tech Stuff for Baffled Parents is that so often, a child’s technical knowledge and cyber-smarts totally outstrips their parents. Which is fine, and has always been the way...

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Thorpe Park Fright Nights Tickets Giveaway!
Oct16

Thorpe Park Fright Nights Tickets Giveaway!

We had the dubious pleasure of visiting Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights recently – I say dubious not because it’s a bit of an iffy event – it’s so not. It’s frankly brilliant at the whole scare-you-pantless thing, which is why I was naturally dubious about going. But the event was all part of our Merlin Annual Pass Ambassador Big Plan, and a long-promised event to No.1 son – so I really needed a...

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The New UCAS Tariff – 10 Things You Need To Know 
Oct03

The New UCAS Tariff – 10 Things You Need To Know 

My oldest is 17, and has just started his final year in 6th form. Which means we’re now facing the endless bafflement of UCAS and Uni applications. *tremble*. I realise that if your children are pre-schoolers this is a land far, far away (trust me, it’s so not as far away as you think), but if you’re housing teens then you’ll be either vaguely or acutely aware that the whole system just changed on you. So...

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