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This will probably not be needed by the younger generation!

I have lots of VHS videos from the early nineties that I recorded of my kids as toddlers.

Having them on VHS tapes is not the most convenient or easiest way to view them.

So we wanted to be able to see them on an Ipad and Iphone and then store them on the Itunes cloud ( you can use any online cloud based storage for this)

I also wanted to be able to share them with my now grown up kids on Whatsapp or by text message.

And by updating them to digital format it makes storing safer so there was less risk of losing them.

First off I read a lot of reviews on how to do this.

Some made it sound almost impossible with various download of drivers required.

I went off to Ebay and bought a cheap USB to  Video DVR / Scart lead convertor (less than £15)

When I received the converter it came with some manuals and a mini driver cd.

I realised I didn’t have a mini cd player on my PC.

So I had to go looking online for the drivers to allow the Video DVR link to be added as a device on my Laptop. ( I have done this on an Apple Mac too – if you seach on Ebay you will find a Mac compatible version )

It then took hours of trying to find a Windows 10 driver  — Forget this bit – I didn’t need any other driver. see here

I used a sample copy of Coral Video  then connected the DVR link to the VHS player and lo and behold I could see the video on my Coral editor.

Using Coral Editor

I played the video whilst using Coral to capture the clip   I kept the clips to under 4 minutes  this keeps the file size under 75 mb  which I found was a working shareable size over Whatsapp

Then once I had the file saved I choose to save my video as Iphone compatible MPEG

 

And then I added to my Icloud drive 

 

 

 

From there I can access from my Ipad and then share over Imessage or from my phone so I can use Whatsapp.

Hope this helps anyone out there with a similar desire to copy their VHS videos. 

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Apple Iwatch Golf Apps

Good value Apple Iwatch Golf Apps

Apple Iwatch Golf Apps on the course

Apple Iwatch Golf Apps – When I first looked at the Apple Iwatch  I was a bit sceptical, thinking of it as a gimmick Iphone add- on with an expensive step counter and a few other added features for the geeks.

But since my kids clubbed together and bought me one for Christmas.. well my Iwatch has massively grown on me, and once I discovered the Apple Iwatch Golf Apps I was hooked !

First off the app to ping my phone  when I had misplaced it was super handy and then the exercise analysis app bullied me into shape.  I forgot to take the watch off one night and it buzzed me at 3 in the morning to tell me to stand up. Oh and the Ebay app came in handy to keep up with my prospective golf club purchases and the text messages on my Iwatch without having to actually lift it out of my coat pocket was a handy feature.

Then the AHA moment came – Golf GPS – as a super keen golfer it was one of the things I looked in the iWatch Apps. I wasn’t expecting much to be honest but when I went to the iTunes App store and typed in golf -The Kid in a candy store feeling happened pretty quick.

Apple Iwatch on the course

Apple IWatch Golf Apps

In the App store there are quite a few free Apple Iwatch golf apps with  GPS and Golf scoring apps plus a few golf Tuition analysis Apps available for free. (more later on these tuition apps)

Iwatch Golf Apps

Apple Iwatch Golf apps

This seemed perfect however when I briefly googled the watch to get an idea on which one to download and its value for golf,  The reviews were olden basically nothing was setting the world on fire, plus battery life seemed like a big concern – so maybe the Apple Iwatch was not ready for golf or so it initially seemed until I ignored the reviews and actually tried out a few of the Apps.

I first downloaded PROTOS Caddy from the Apple App store   (funnily golf apps for the Iwatch don’t even get a mention in the advertising blurb!)

Protos Caddy

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This is the one I have used most. Its a free GPS system with most Worldwide golf courses on it. I play at Monifieth Scotland.

Monifieth has two courses and both come up when I use the “search nearby” function on my phone. There is an advert that pops up on the Iphone screen when you load up to look for courses, it selects these based on your GPS location. So you must have your location services activated.

Then its simply a case of ensuring your Iwatch is connected (paired) to your Iphone and then opening the Protus app on your Iwatch.

I have found the yardages to be pretty accurate and because of the ease of use I have even stopped using my Bushnell Laser!  The I-watch is just so much simpler. I play off a low single figure handicap and find the Iwatch golf Apps accurate enough to let me trust the figures given. I have paced the yardages out on the green to from the yardage zero point, this allows me to keep a simple chart of the iWatch zero point and where it is on every green.

Then its just a case of estimating where the pin is in relation to the yardage given by the Iwatch – front back central. And then hit the ball!

The only thing I found frustrating with the Protos system was if you are moving around the course missing out holes or going back in the round to replay due to the course being busy, or as in my case where the course layout changed and the hole had to be manually sought out. The Iwatch only offers previous or next hole. This is a small inconvenience to be honest and as its a FREE Golf App not something to dwell on.

My opinion is that the IWatch golf apps feature is the best bit about having an iWatch !

Treat yourself to an Iwatch today you won’t regret it especially as the other devices Eg Bushnell Watches costwise are not much cheaper than the Iwatch Sport, and the Apple device offers so much more!

Whats your opinion?  Tell me in comments below.

 

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Iwatch Protus Caddy App

 

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I love shopping online its very convenient but did you know it also can make you money?

Making money usually means trading time for it or selling something and most folk feel uncomfortable with selling anything.

I hate selling and most probably so do you!

However I am happy helping others and sharing information about things that I know are good  for people. Its a nice feeling when someone benefits from your help.

I  know about an online shopping site that pays its customers for referring new people to it. It sells environmentally friendly chemically safer products and scientifically proven nutritional supplements.

And the products it sells are not overpriced

Consumer Direct Marketing and  its Not MLM selling.  So you do not have to deliver anything or sell products every month to reach targets.

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3. 95% Retention Rate. Once a customer tries the products its a fact that 95% of them stay as customers because they like the convenience and they like the products
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sustain1 Without Electrolytes Your Body Simply Cannot Function

When you add a sachet of Sustain to a 500ml bottle of water you make  a drink that includes Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium  and simply combines into an innovative 4-in- 1 complex that transforms ordinary water into serious performance hydration.

When is Pure Water Not Enough?

Normally there is nothing better than plenty of pure, natural water to give your body the hydration it needs. But water isn’t always able, under some conditions, to properly hydrate your body.

Perspiration Drains You of Electrolytes!

An hour of intense exercise can cause you to lose over 2 litres of more than just water. As you perspire you lose electrolytes as well.

The first warning signs may be only sapped energy or a mild headache, but if you lose too much sodium and other electrolytes and fail to replace them, you could eventually suffer a total collapse of bodily functions.  You may have watched the Brownlee Brothers ….

Drinking water alone cannot replace the electrolytes. In fact, if you have been perspiring, drinking water without electrolytes is potentially dangerous.

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Why Water Alone is Not Enough.

In 1965 a University assistant football coach wanted to find a way to help his team perform better in the summer heat, so he asked the school’s medical research department for advice. He learned that players were sweating out more than water on the football field.

Their bodies were being drained of electrolytes as well – essential ionic minerals that water alone cannot provide.

Given that information, a new kind of beverage – Gatorade® – was born.

Athletes all over the world immediately began using sports drinks that were infused with electrolytes. Several brands are now marketed (like Lucozade Sport).

But our scientists, working with experts in the field of hydration and electrolyte balance, learned that the standard brands are lacking in several ways. Most only provide 2 electrolyte minerals, but research revealed the need for much more.sustain4

The popular formulas are also loaded with excessive calories from processed sugars, and often lack key vitamins that both improve endurance during exercise and provide faster recovery after exercise.

With the help of extensive research and some very bright people, the ultimate sports drink, Sustain™ Sport, was developed.

With a more advanced formula than Gatorade®, but with less sugar and fewer calories, Sustain™ Sport quickly became one of Melaleuca’s most popular products.

Symptoms of dehydration:

• Headache, fatigue, and loss of energy begin with 2% loss of water

• At 5% loss, you are in danger of heat exhaustion.

• At 10%, you risk heat stroke, total collapse … and, perhaps more.

Why Do You Need Electrolytes?sustain7

You may not know it but neurological system runs on electricity. That’s right, you are an electrical being. Electrolytes – ions of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and others – generate electrical charges. From the firing of neurons in the brain to the coordination of muscles when you walk, your body runs on electricity.

Every movement and every message you make depends upon electrolytes – and when you run low on them, your body ceases to function properly.

Sodium is the electrolyte that makes your body salty – and if the blood’s sodium content is depleted by only 9%, you have entered a serious danger zone.

No marathon runner, for instance, has ever died from lack of water – yet many have suffered coma, seizures and even fatalities from low sodium, a condition known as hyponatremia.

Here is why:

Through sweat, urination and similar means, fluid is lost from the body, causing electrolytes to be flushed out with the liquid.

If water alone is used to re-hydrate, the body’s store of electrolytes is diluted even further – just as pouring fresh water into a glass of salt water causes the solution to become less salty.

Since electrolytes monitor the transportation of fluid in and out of cells, the process goes haywire: the lack of sodium allows too much water to be taken inside the cell walls, bringing about rapid cellular swelling.

For brain cells, especially, this can be a catastrophic event. Thankfully, most of us will never get so far off balance.

But fear of hyponatremia is why those who are suffering from dehydration are instructed by the doctor to be sure to drink fluids that contain electrolytes.

Therefore, Sustain™ Sport is a valuable addition to both the gym bag and the kitchen cabinet.sustain6

Whether dehydration is brought on by illness, exercise, or hard work, Sustain™ Sport helps to quickly return the internal balance of minerals and water back to a safe level.

Electrolytes aren’t all the body needs during strenuous activity, so Melaleuca’s scientists didn’t stop there.

Sustain™ Sport also contains:

• Antioxidants to help prevent sore muscles

• Vitamins to support cellular health

• Fructose-based carbohydrates for a steady supply of energy. Fructose gives honey its exquisite taste. That may be why the comment most heard about Sustain™ Sport is that it has just the right amount of sweetness.

It isn’t syrupy like the other brands. Melaleuca’s Sustain™ Sport also costs up to 35% less per serving than Gatorade®, and since it allows you to use your own container, rather than forcing you to use a new plastic bottle for every serving, the potential environmental impact is also substantial.

Compare the ingredients in Sustain™ Sport to the other major brands, factor in considerations about saving money and doing your part to help care for the environment, and you will witness a Melaleuca principle in action … exceptional products at reasonable price.

Push yourself, but protect yourself. Exert yourself, but energise yourself.

With 4 types of electrolytes, less sugar, fewer calories, and savings that affect both the wallet and the environment, Sustain™ Sport is not only the logical choice – it’s the one that works as hard as you do to make a difference that really counts.

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