Space saving with a baby sling? Other benefits?

Baby slings are becoming more and more common, but there are still many mothers and fathers who have never heard of them, or even if they have, they haven’t tried them.

Not only that, there are many people who have tried them but did not get along with them – most likely because they wore them wrong, or had the wrong size, or positioned the baby incorrectly.

Finally, there are the group of parents who swear by baby slings and could not imagine carrying babies around without one, the first 2 may very well become one of the third group if properly educated on the benefits and methods of using a baby sling.

So, benefits – what benefits

A baby sling / carrier is as good as an extra 2 arms, how many times have you uttered the words “I only have 2 hands” or “I wish I had 4 arms”? Well a baby sling allows you to carry your baby around, keeping him or her close to you and still have your arms free to do other tasks.

With a baby sling, you’re not restricted by space, remember back before baby was born when you were pregnant? You walked around freely (even if slightly uncomfortably!) without having to push around a pram or buggy, and without your arms aching from carrying all day – a baby sling can make you feel like you are back as one with your baby, the sling will hold your baby close to you whilst you walk around as normal.

Going out for the day can be a real headache when you have to pack up your car, a huge pram can fill your whole boot space leaving no room for anything else – going for a picnic? Nope – no room for a picnic basket, holidays? No room for suitcases – ditch the pram and take a baby sling instead, it can be folded up into a small square and placed anywhere without taking up any space whatsoever.

With your baby laying in a baby sling or carrier you can see your baby in front of you at all times, you may even breast feed your baby whilst he or she is in the baby carrier, as it can be positioned in many different ways. Not only that, your baby will be able to see your face for comfort, and feel your warmth, being tucked up in a baby carrier is almost like being in the womb, making your baby feel safe.

A baby carrier keeps your baby close and safe, removes the bulk of a pram from your life and frees your hands up for every day use, so you certainly can’t argue that there are benefits, and this is precisely why the die hard users would never be without, it is also why we recommend that anyone who has their doubts, has never tried one, or found them useless in the past try again, ensure you use it properly, give it a chance for a week, and then see if you can do without!

Crane Hire – A low cost way to lift

For a crane, there is no job that is too big, or too small that is of course, if you hire the right type of crane for the job. For many building contractors, it is simply not possible to carry out some types of jobs without needing to hire a crane, so it is important – in fact, vital to ensure that you know what you’re looking for from a crane hire company. It may be that you don’t even know what type of crane you need for the job, many companies will have a selection of cranes available, for example hire several types of cranes.

The first thing you need to do is find out exactly what type of crane is required to safely carry out the work you require.

There are many different types of cranes available, ranging from cranes which are designed for rough terrain to cranes which are easily mobile, and of course those great tower cranes you often see on the skyline before a new building pops up. With that in mind, you need to consider the following points when deciding what crane hire company to use, and of course what type of crane you need for the job you are doing.

Ensure you hire a crane which is able to perform the job you need – if you have rough terrain with no way to level it out, but only require general lifting then an all terrain crain will do the job, otherwise you may need to build a stable base and hire out a tower crane – this will be assembled on your site, and is the type of crane which is used to construct tall buildings such as towe blocks and multi storey buildings, or even skyscrapers!

If you have nobody on your team who is qualified to drive a crane, you will need to hire an operator along with the crane – most crane hire companies will provide an operator for the crane, who will drive the crane to your site and perform all of the crane operating and related work for you. This is often the best option, as the operator will work with cranes day in – day out, and will know the crane well, whereas a qualified worker on your site is unlikely to be regularly controlling cranes.

Ensure that your crane operator, whether they are provided with the crane hire, or are one of your employees, are up to date and qualified in all of the latest health and safety procedures which must be adhered to whilst operating a crane.

Be sure that the crane you are hiring is fully serviced, this will not only show that the machine should be reliable and capable of doing the work you require, without braking down and grinding your project to a halt, it will also ensure that the company is at least reputable when it comes to their maintenance schedule.

You can never do enough research when it comes to hiring a crane – you need to be 100% certain that the company is reputable, safe, and reliable. Safety is a huge factor and any accident with a crane could seriously jeaporadise your project, or even your life. If a crane is operated incorrectly or unlicenced you could be in seriously hot water if something goes wrong, so be certain that the hire company is above board – ask people in your industry for recommendations, as word of mouth is often the best form of resarch.

Having the latest and greatest crane on the market isn’t required – older cranes will get the job done, but newer cranes are often more advanced and can work faster and safer than older models, don’t let this influence you too heavily, but if you’re stuck choosing between 2 companies then this may swing it for you.

Always always always see the relevant health and safety and maintenance certificates and if possible, take a copy for your records – if something does happen to go wrong, then you want to be sure that you can prove you were not negligent, this could be the difference between your insurance company paying out, or your business going under!

Roofing, DIY or DI – DONT

Having your roof replaced, either on your home, your business, or even just your garage, can be an expensive job, unfortunately if you leave it in a state of disrepair, your repair bill is likely to be significantly more than if you just pay to get it fixed as soon as possible.

It’s important to know exactly what work needs doing, whether you survey and decide by yourself or pay a roofing specialist such as to come out and do an initial survey and quotation for you.

You need to find out exactly what needs to be replaced, when people say they are having their roof replaced, generally they are just having the tiles or the shingles replaced, but more rarely the whole roof including the rafters may also need replaced. It’s imperative that you find out every last thing which needs replaced and have it all done at once, otherwise you’ll need to rip your roof apart again to replace a part which was missed.

Have a full inspection done on all aspects of your roof including the shingles or tiles, the flashings, the rafters and any vents and seals which may be installed. Sometimes you may choose to replace the guttering and fascia at the same time as replacing other parts of your roof.

Once you know exactly what needs replaced, you need to start getting quotes from professionals, or if you choose to DIY you need to find out some extra things such as;

What tools and equipment are needed to perform the job correctly?

There are many tools required to do a good quality roofing job. It may be possible to hire the tools you need, because some of the tools could be extremely expensive to purchase, which might actually make the job more expensive than it would be if you paid a professional roofing company to carry it out.

Disposing of the old roofing materials.

If you’re removing a roof full of tiles or shingle, it’s important to dispose of the waste material correctly. Some of it may be able to be recycled, whilst other materials should go to landfill. If you’re replacing shingles then you need to ensure they do not contain asbestos, if they do you’ll need to have it professionally handled and disposed of, and wear the appropriate safety masks and clothing – asbestos can be very dangerous to your health.

How long will it take?

The last thing you want is to have half of your roof removed and the heavens to open above you soaking your loft space, and potentially leaking through your ceilings. If you can not complete the job in a timely fashion then we’d recommend a company does this for you – they will have the manpower to get the job done much quicker than a single person diy repairing their roof, and they will also have a system in place to carry on working, or protect your home in the event of rain or snow.


Be sure you know exactly what it’s going to cost before you start the work, running out of money before the work is complete could be catastrophic.

So, should you hire in a contractor?

Consider all of the above and ask yourself whether you can tackle it or not. In our opinion, roofing work is not something which should be attempted by an amatuer, working at hight can be dangerous and one wrong move could cause serious injury. You must also take into consideration the safety of the public and your family when you consider making do it yourself changes to a structural part of your home.

Car Warranties – what to look out for

If you’re looking to buy a car warranty or extended car warranty, you really need to do your homework. Before you even think about signing anything, you need to shop around, check what types of deals are available and compare the features which each individual company offers.

It is often a much better idea to find an independent car warranty provider than to purchase through a car dealership, as the salesman in the dealership will often be adding a very large profit margin onto the real world cost.

Dealership provided warranties can also be lacking in features, but people can easily be blinded by the convenience and sales talk given by the salesperson – don’t fall into the trap, tell them you’ll consider it and get back to them, then shop around!

So, you’ve avoided the first mistake of taking what the dealer offers you without doing any homework, but what’s next?

Well – much like car insurance, you can search online and find a huge amount of companies who’ll offer what you want, but like everything, not all companies will be equal.

The main factor you’re going to want to look at is of course price, if you are money concious, but even if you have no money worries, and can afford a more expensive package, that isn’t always going to be the best way to go either, much like cheapest isn’t always the worst, most expensive isn’t always the best.

Firstly, compile a list of companies who offer a warranty service within your price range. Once you have this, list and compare all of the features they offer – if you’re not sure on something listed on their website, don’t be afraid to ring them, you can often get a simple answer over the phone, and you can also gauge how well they know their product.

Once you have a shortlist of companies who offer exactly what you need at a price you can afford, do some research on each of the companies, simply typing their name follow by the word “reviews” can be an easy way to find out how other people have found their services.

If a company has largely good reviews, keep it on your list, one with a majority of poor reviews should be struck off, you’re looking for a service which will save you money in the long run, one with poor customer reviews is unlikely to be the best choice, and the hassle you may have should you need to claim will not be worth it.

Once you’ve got your shortlist, ring them! Start with the most expensive, tell them you are looking at a few companies and company x is cheaper, do they have any form of price match or discount available, even if they beat the cheapest price, thank them and say you will get back to them.

Repeat this process with the whole list until you have the cheapest price available, and, as long as everything else checks out – reviews, features etc, then you’ve found the best company for you.

It may take you a couple of hours but it could save you hundreds!

Selling your internet based business

For those of you selling an internet business, or a website you’ve had for some time, it’s worth considering calling in the professionals.

There’s no denying that a car dealership sells cars for more than a private seller, and the same works with websites and domain names, brokers such as are experts when it comes to valuing, marketing and selling online businesses, and that’s why you shouldn’t overlook what a broker can do for you.

If your website is generating a stable, monthly income then you can expect to command at least 6 months worth of income as a sale value for your website, however, the general range is even higher than that, with 6 – 12 months being the norm, and some certain niches even bringing up to 18 months worth of income.

You might be thinking that you’ll find it easy enough to sell your website by yourself, and that could possibly be true, but many of the larger public marketplaces are full of people who are looking to buy websites just to sell them on again for profit, so the amount they are willing to pay is often significantly less than a website is worth.

Not only that, because of the low entry requirements to these marketplaces, you can spend days, even weeks discussing details of the sale with someone, only for them to pull out at the last minute because they can’t afford it (or even worse, never could!), or have changed their mind, or have decided they’d like to pay less.

We all know the old saying, time is money, so paying for a professional to handle the sale may cost you money, but it will save you time, so if you value your time then handing the process over to someone who does it for a living is likely going to be the better option.

Allowing a professional service or company to sell your website or other online business for you means you’ll have a professional valuation, and know exactly what your website is worth, it’s then up to you whether you agree to sell it for less or not.

The website broker will do all of your advertising for you and will handle any questions, queries and discussions with potential buyers. Generally websites sold via brokers will achieve their true worth, sometimes even more – this is in part due to the professional nature of the brokers, and the trust that buyers place on buying from a broker, but also because a brokerage fee is usually a percentage of the final sale value, so it is in the website brokers best interest to sell your website or online business for the highest possible amount – the more they sell for, the more they get in fees.

This also helps you out, because if you’re happy with one price, and a broker manages to sell your website for more, the difference between your asking price and the actual sale price will often cover most of the broker’s commission, meaning you effectively paid nothing (or very little) for their services, and also saved your own time. That’s win-win for everyone involved, you don’t need to spend time marketing and trying to sell to possible time wasters, the buyer feels that they have a good deal and also have the security of buying through a broker, and the broker has made a percentage of the sale value.

At the end of it all, you’ve offloaded a website you no longer wanted, and made some money – what’s not to like?

The Best Steam Cleaner Guide For You

Steam cleaners are extremely efficient machines that are thoroughly adept at cleaning dust particles. They are also capable of killing bacteria and other unwanted microorganisms such as germs, viruses etc. This is because steam cleaners use vaporized water for the purposes of cleaning. This vaporized water is stored in a cylinder. The cylinder is an essential part of every good quality steam cleaner.

Various steam cleaners have varying sizes of cylinders fitted in them. Quite often the variation in costs of the cylinder is also centralized on the size of the cylinder. Steam cleaners with bigger cylinders cost more than those with smaller cylinders. However, exceptions are always there. If you have a bigger house with greater surface area to clean going for a steam cleaner with a big cylinder is always the smarter choice. This is also a sensible choice.

The advantage that you will have with a steam cleaner that has a more voluminous cylinder is that the cleaning can be done on a longer surface area. Also crucial is the fact that a bigger cylinder does not require refilling of water too often. Hence your household staff or you will find it less cumbersome. Understand the mechanism of the steam cleaner before you purchase it. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of buying a steam cleaner. However the benefits always far outweigh the drawbacks when you buy a good quality steam cleaner.

Steam cleaners with smaller cylinders can be bought for smaller households. Why spend more when a less expensive steam cleaner can fulfill your needs? Remember that more expensive cylinders do not always reflect better quality. Make sure that the steam cleaner you buy is within your budget. Going for expensive items is not always a smarter choice. Quality steam cleaners can also be bought at relatively lower costs.

In this regard, information can be very useful. However, information overload should be avoided. E-commerce websites have a variety of steam cleaners available for sale. You can compare the prices of steam cleaners on the various e-commerce platforms. Make sure that you purchase the steam cleaner at the lowest price available. You can get the best steam cleaner by doing comparison of several models online.

Make sure that you actually need the steam cleaner that you are planning to buy. Do not fall victim to consumerism. Do not buy an expensive steam cleaner just because your colleagues and friends have expensive steam cleaners. If all your needs can be fulfilled by a steam mop which is relatively inexpensive you should buy a steam mop. Even when buying a steam mop you must compare its price on the various online E-commerce platforms.

Always go for the steam cleaner or steam mop that best suits your needs. Remember that buying articles that you do not need will not only lessen the available space in your house. But it would also lessen the amount of green that you have in your wallet. But make sure that you do not buy a cheaper steam cleaner just to save money. The steam cleaner is an important equipment for your home. Hence, buy the best as per your needs.

How Hard Is It To Delete Safari From Mac Computers?

Mac computers are incredibly easy to use. In fact, this is one of the most important reasons why people prefer the computers that are created by Apple. It is very easy to install programs and use them. However, this does not mean that there are no problems that will be incredibly frustrating. While most of the Windows users simply believe that it is their operating system and they get used to it, when referring to the users that love Macs, we are faced with difficulties as it is particularly stressing to see that many things cannot be done.

One of the best examples of something that is complicated is going to appear when you want to delete Safari. In order to do this you need to be able to learn how to uninstall programs that come with the operating system. At the same time, you will need to be sure that the system was cleaned of all the traces of the program, including browsing history and more.

The really good news is that it is not at all difficult to eliminate Safari from a Mac computer when you use cleaning software. A really good example is Movavi Mac Cleaner. It will allow you to remove the software that you desire with just a few clicks. This does include the standard Safari browser. Never choose to eliminate Safari without it in the event that you are worried about privacy. This is something that you have to remember as it is the only real way to delete all the associated files.

Movavi Mac Cleaner is a software program that can so easily help you to remove Safari and many other programs. At the same time, it comes to the table with some pretty interesting extra features you will want to learn more about. Software allows you to delete the large files that occupy a lot of space on your computer. At the same time, it will help you to basically end up with a computer that runs a lot faster than before you use it. What many users do not know is that as time passes, loading time for the operating system increases.

Make sure that you know all the options that are available for you if you want to remove Mac programs or clean the computer. You will find different ones to choose from, with Movavi being definitely number one on the list.

The all new DDR4 vs DDR3

With the release of DDR4 to the widescale market, we decided to check out the differences between it, and DDR3 (The until now, best on the market).

We checked out Crucial’s DDR4 offerings and were surprised at just how much of a speed increase the new modules have over the older DDR3 modules. With DDR3 bandwidth throughput maxing out at around 6.4Gb/s, DDR4 has almost tripled in efficiencey, with an over 17Gb/s throughput.

This really is quite something, as with most things PC related, the higher the number the better, even for a novice this is simple to understand.

So what does that mean for people looking to upgrade?

Well unfortunately for most of us, DDR4 isn’t backward compatible, with a new 288 pin configuration and a new “slot cutout” position, it’s impossible to fit DDR4 into an older DDR3 system, and likewise a motherboard which supports DDR4 will not accept a DDR3 module. In the past we’ve seen backwards compatibility through older DDR versions, but in this instance it isn’t possible. Chances are you have DDR3 and won’t be able to upgrade without also upgrading at least your mainboard (motherboard) which will work out costly.

As yet, until prices come down you may be better visiting a computer repairs shop in Dublin to see what upgrades are possible without costing too much.

Some new processors require DDR4 to even function, so we can see it becoming more common fairly quickly as technology moves on (which is happening at a blistering rate).

Local Building Firm uses Modern Technology to Assure Quality

Birmingham Driveway have stepped things up in terms of their technology. We all know how frustrating it can be when you work in a profession to think that something is level, only to find that it isn’t. When this happens, you need to re-do the entire project again and if you don’t then it could result in more problems later down the line. On top of this, you may also find that you are wasting your customer’s time, so this is again, something that you need to think about. From a customer point of view, if you don’t have a very good builder working with you, you may find that the result at the end just isn’t what you wanted and this will set you back in terms of both time and money.

Birmingham Driveway however have put an end to all of this, by investing in some satellite guided laser-levelling equipment. This equipment is fully designed to check the layout of the job before it has been completed, ensuring that it is done to the highest quality as well as making sure that everything is in full and complete order. The technology can also be used to determine the quality of the job upon completion so you can already start to see how this could revolutionise the driveway industry and everything that is involved with the general construction.

A lot of people who work in the driveway industry are forced to use manual levelling equipment when measuring out their driveways and this can make things even more difficult for the future. From this point, they then need to attach string, or rope to two posts and this is the level for any work that is going to be done. With weather conditions and manual labour, it is understandable how this could be slightly off in some instances and if you don’t have a completely level driveway then this can lead to plenty of problems later. Even so, true professionals can generally get it completely level but that doesn’t mean that it is worth taking the risk.

That is why Birmingham Driveway have decided to invest in this new technology, which uses laser levelling systems to ensure that the end result is completely 100% level without any room for error. This allows the people who are installing the driveway to get the job done to a remarkable standard and it also ensures that the customer gets the best result as well. With so many companies wanting to provide a better service to their customers, technology upgrades have gone through the roof but some companies just aren’t willing to pay the money needed to invest. With companies like Birmingham Driveway however, they are diligent in their approach to their job and the customers that they serve and that is why they have chosen to invest in this laser levelling system.

The satellite guided laser-levelling equipment is state of the art and a lot of contractors are still using pen and paper so you can already start to see how this could change the way things are done from the moment they arrive on site. Of course, there are always advancements in the construction industry and things are always changing but as you can see, it is very important for companies to change with the times and that is why Birmingham Driveway have gone with this. Customers can now expect to receive a service that is incomparable to companies that still use pen and paper and it is a great step forward for technology and the driveway industry.

Reasons Why You Have To Consider Getting IPhone Insurance

IPhone owners love the smartphone and use it all the time. This is quite normal. After all, we are talking about the very first phone of its kind launched on the market. People love it and will spend a lot of money on a new generation iPhone. Because of the fact that you would need to pay a lot for your new smartphone and that much important data is stored on the device, iPhone insurance becomes necessary.
If you still do not know why iPhone insurance is necessary, here are some reasons that you want to remember.

IPhone Insurance Is Cheap

You do not need to pay much for the insurance policy. In most cases the price is just around 2 dollars per month. This is enough to cover the much more expensive iPhone. You do not need to be extremely careful and you just have to keep using as you normally do. In the event that the device is damaged or dropped at a restaurant, the insurance provider will cover the costs.

The Process Is Really Simple

Most people are actually surprised to see how easy it is to insure an iPhone. All that you really need to do is go online, find a reputable service provider and then complete a specific form. In only a matter of minutes you will be able to get the insurance that you want for your smartphone.

Accidental Damage Is Covered

Most problems with an iPhone are associated with accidental damage, which is not covered by the warranty that you get from Apple. This even includes loss, theft and loss. The phone is going to normally be insured with a brand new iPhone in a pretty short period of time, sometimes just 2 days. In the event that the warranty expired, the insurance will also cover internal malfunctions. Phones would be repaired and damaged components would be replaced. This basically completes the warranty coverage, which is definitely not as great as most people think.

Theft Coverage Is Included

This is really important. Warranty does not cover you in the event that your iPhone is stolen. Theft and even unauthorized calls will be covered by the iPhone insurance. If you do not have insurance, you will spend a lot of money.

Bonuses Can Be Offered

Based on the iPhone insurance policy that you will choose, the provider can offer bonuses. This is something that most people do not even know until they get the bonus. As an example, it is possible to get the iPhone 5 insured and at the start of the policy you would only pay half of the premium for three months. The discount is normally not that much in terms of value but every single dollar counts.

All the reasons that were mentioned above surely highlight the fact that it is a really good idea to cover an iPhone that would even cost 500 EUR. Make sure that you consider such an insurance policy with any electronics device that costs a lot for you.

AMD Release New Crimson Edition Drivers & Control Centre

AMD have released a rather large change to it’s graphics drivers, and the Catalyst suite, replacing them with the new Radeon Crimson Edition software. This also includes AMD’s yearly major drive update, replacing the previous major update “Catalyst Omega” which added several new features.

So what’s new in Crimson Edition?

Well – quite a lot actually, the crimson edition software and drivers have taken into account community bug reports, fixing the top 10 bugs reported by the community. The stability is greatly increased over the Omega series of drivers, with greater testing done on various hardware, both manually in a real world situation, and by stress testing via automated programs.

So that covers stability, but there are many new performance and efficiency options, with game specific optimisations built in, directx 12 optimisation, power saving optimisation and frame rate improvements.

The software application itself also incorporates a shader cache for improved game loading, with less stuttering. custom resolution support, and additional features for OpenCL 2.0.

The UI has an all new look, faster startup times (Remember the slow loading of the older Catalyst Control Panel?!)

The optimisation options for gaming do produce some decent results, with SW: Battlefront loading almost 35% faster with AMD’s Shader Cache enabled.

We observed performance improvements across the board with various games we tested, the improvements aren’t going to change your life, or how you play, but they are certainly noticeable.

The new look is sleek, mondern, and places AMD well to increase quality across the brand.

Our conclusion: Update – the changes are worth the time required to complete the updates.