Archive for the 'australia' Category

15
Jul
13

McDonalds Australia new McWraps and FoldOvers – good or bad?

I saw recently that McDonalds Australia is looking to try out some new menu items and have been asking people what they think. I am not a real fan of Maccas but the first two look kind of OK. The chicken and bacon fold over especially would be good but I bet that McDonalds don’t really use Lebanese flatbread and just have cheapy pita wrap bread instead, the others they say tortillas but will they be or will they be cheap pita wraps as well. Let’s see if McDonalds starts making these.

The worst part is that no matter what, the food won’t look anything like these drawings. Everything they make ends up looking awful nothing like the photos. Just the other day I bought some wedges from them. Most of the wedges were stuck to each other, were soft not crispy, were in a TINY box and didn’t come with the dipping sauces like the big poster showed. When I asked for the sauces I got a sachet of sweet chili like you get with chicken nuggets and a little cup with no lid that someone squirted a teaspoon of mayo in it – note I didn’t say mayonnaise as it isn’t that, mayonnaise has egg in it, McDonalds calls it Mayo so you think it is mayonnaise but really it is some type of flavoured thickened white paste (basically the same as choc is not really chocolate).

mcdonalds australia chicken bacon foldover mcdonalds australia chicken salsa mcwrap mcdonalds australia new chicken bacon mcwrap

06
Oct
12

Is this false advertising from Apple?

When the new iPhone and iPods were released a few weeks back I checked the Apple store like a lot of people I guess. But on there front page and in their store they have info that’s a bit deceptive I think.

I know they still sell the old models and that’s why they have “from A$219” under the iPod Touch but they show it under a photos of the new model iPod Touch that actually start at A$329. They should not have a photo of the new model and suggest it starts from a lower price than it really is.

false advertising from apple 5th gen ipod touch from A$219

As you can see they do exactly the same thing for the iPhone as well.

Other companies can’t advertise their top model and put prices down for a completely different, lesser model can they? For example Panasonic don’t advertise their 55inch TV and have from $xxx and quote a price for their 20inch model, not do Holden Vehicles advertise their Commodore but quote prices for their Barina. Or if you want to compare similar items – Sony store doesn’t do the same for their mobile phones, neither does Samsung or HTC. Only Apple can get away with it I guess.

false advertising on apple store for iphone and ipod touch

05
Apr
12

SBS On Demand for PS3 Australia – fantastic stuff

I noticed on the weekend that I could have SBS Catch Up TV on our Sony PlayStation 3 (do you call it PS3?). To get the little app just turn your PlayStation on, go to the TV/Video Services section and under the rainbow-coloured My Channels icon you’ll find a small SBS On Demand application ready to download.

Once the app’s been downloaded, you’ll have access to a pretty well sorted version of the SBS On Demand website from the TV/Video Services menu and it looks to have a really good range of videos to watch. Video quality is not bad about the same as the ABC iView one.

So now us Australian PS3 owners have the fantastic ABC iView, the great SBS On Demand and the really, really poor Plus7 catch up TV channels.

Geez, the Seven networks Plus7 is so poor, I don’t bother looking. The range of shows is so small and so old it isn’t worth the effort. Last time I looked , I went to play a Get Smart TV episode – it isn’t even the original ‘60s series but the really bad ‘80s one. They should just shut it down or offer a lot more as it is I am sure no one even looks at it.

sbs on demand catch up tv for australian ps3 playstation 3

24
Mar
12

iPad has failed

The iPad had completely failed, no idea why it actually needed to have a sign though, maybe they always fail.

ipads not working in store

22
Dec
11

I get expired certificate error on Nokia E51 when installing MMSsync by PC Suite

I had to put updated software on my Telstra E51 the other day because Telstra has upgraded the mobile equipment in the field and the E51 would reset all the time (I would get a white screen and then it reset, white screen and reset over and over)

Once I updated the NokiaE51 and all was working again I plugged the Nokia E51 in the PC and the Nokia PC Suite started up. It said Ihow to install mmssync through nokia pc suite in nokia E51 gives error expired certificate needed to install MMSsync on the NokiaE51 for the messaging to work properly.

But, of course, it wasn’t that easy. I accepted the install on the phone but it gave me a “MMSSync Expired Certificate” error. Retried and the same happened. So how to install MMSsync through the Nokia PC Suite in Nokia E51

So I thought about it a bit and this is how you fix the problem and get MMSsync to install on the Nokia E51 (and probably E71, E61, E52)

The fix I worked out is before you update your phone you have to set the E51 phone date to a date between October 2006 and October 2011. I just changed the year to 2010 and left the time and date the same. After the date is changed install MMSSync, it will install for sure. Then remember to put the correct date back after the install.

All done. Simple.

22
Oct
11

Sony Australia PS3 3.73 update

Sony has released a new firmware update for the Australian PS3 . You can get it via wi-fi on your PS3 and click System Update, that is the easy way or you can download it from http://au.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item420189/Update-features-%28ver-3-73%29/

When searching for what the update offered I find it strange that people ask on Yahoo Answers questions like

PS3 3.73 Firmware free download?? where can i download it?

All they need to do is go to the Sony PS3 site, I am sure they have done it before.

Anyway the update is not mandatory and the only thing it mentions is – Playback quality during use of some PlayStation 3 format software has been improved. The update takes less than 5 minutes so not a long time to do it.

And on some systems the firmware 3.73 also turns your PS3 white, so only proceed if you don’t want your Black PS3 changing colour.

update ps3 classic white - goldcoaster

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27
Sep
11

New Pepsi Max Flavour for Australia – Pepsi Max Citrus Oxide

I got an email a few days back – one of these online survey jobs like the McDonalds Family Meals in Australia – and it was all about a new Pepsi Max flavour that Pepsi wants to sell in Australia. It will be called Pepsi Max Citrus Oxide. It is not the Pepsi Max Ceasfire Lime flavour but a completely new caffeine drink.

The flavour seems to be a Lemon-Lime type but has caffeine in it, just like Pepsi Max Cola does and of course no sugar. Well I think it will be Lemon Lime, they don’t actually say what the flavour is, the colour is the same as Lemon-lime sports drinks. Artificial drinks taste awful, they always leave a strange taste in my mouth. I think they would be better releasing a low sugar soft drink.

The survey was all about the marketing such as what label looks best – heaps of different combinations for that and also about a launch competition they will have. I guess they are going after the V8 rev head crowd with the competition prize of a HSV V8 car , there is also $50,000 – I would choose that.

Anyway, here is the label that I thought looked best.




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