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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Eve Fireworks in Perth tonight

If you are looking to get to a fireworks display tonight for new years eve celebrations in Perth, here are the approved fireworks displays for tonight. Apologies for the format
  • 31/12/2014 11:59 PM  SWAN RIVER OPPOSITE  THE LEFT BANK  RIVERSIDE DR  EAST FREMANTLE WA 6158  THE LEFT BANK NYE CELEBRATIONS 
  •  31/12/2014 11:59 PM  EASTERN END HEIRISSON ISLAND OPPOSITE  CROWN CASINO  CAUSEWAY  EAST PERTH WA 6004  CROWN NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY 
  • 31/12/2014 11:59 PM  LEIGHTON BEACH  LEIGHTON BEACH BVD NORTH FREMANTLE WA 6159  BIB AND TUCKER NYE FIREWORKS 
  • 31/12/2014 9:00 PM  WESTERN FORESHORE WAR MEMORIAL LEIGHTON RD HALLS HEAD WA 6210  CITY OF MANDURAH NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY    
  • 31/12/2014  11:59 PM  CANNINGTON GREYHOUNDS ALBANY HIGHWAY & STATION ST CANNINGTON WA 6107   CANNINGTON GREYHOUNDS NYE CELEBRATIONS 
  • 31/12/2014 11:59 PM  SWAN RIVER IN FRONT  OF RPYC  AUSTRALIA 11 DR  CRAWLEY WA 6009  ROYAL PERTH YACHT CLUB NYE CELEBRATIONS 

Other parts of WA

  • 31/12/2014 7:00 PM  ON BARGE  HANOVER BAY  ALBANY WA 6330  ALBANY NYE CELEBRATIONS 
  • 31/12/2014 9:00 PM  ESPERANCE BAY  JAMES ST  ESPERANCE WA 6450  ROTARY OF ESPERANCE BAY NEW YEARS EVE 
  • 31/12/2014 11:59 PM  VAL STREET JETTY  VAL ST  ROCKINGHAM WA 6168  ROCKINGHAM NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY 
  • 31/12/2014 10:30 PM  BUNBURY TROTTING CLUB HANDS AVE  BUNBURY WA 6230  BUNBURY TROTTS NYE FIREWORKS 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Why is Platinum Edge Perth's Best Credit Card deal?

Recently, American Express started offering to waive the first year's annual fee for the AMEX Platinum Edge card. This is a saving of $195 for a card that includes a free return economy flight (plus luggage) on Virgin Australia to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Broome any time of the year with a surprisingly high availability of seats even during peak periods.

For people on the East Coast, they only get free flights along the East Coast but for us in Perth, we could save up to $1000 on air fares using this offer! We've posted about this card before but if you haven't moved on the offer already, now that they are waiving the first year's annual fee, now is the time to get the AMEX Platinum Edge card.

Don't just click on the ads, click through this link instead to get 5,000 extra membership reward points instead of the usual 5,000 points.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Phone Charging Too Slow? Probably Your Charger

I've long suspected that charging my phone from different ports or cables results in different lengths of time for the phone to charge. It was not until I got an app called "Galaxy Charging Current" that I realised how much of a difference there is.

  • Charging via a USB port on my computer charged at only 460mA
  • Charging via an extension USB cable connected to a wall socket - 600mA
  • Charging via a Samsung Galaxy S2 USB charger (black) connected to the wall charged at 1000mA
  • Charging via a HTC USB charger connected to the wall charged at 1100mA
  • Charging via a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 charger (white) connected to the wall charged at 1400mA
It is an app certainly worth getting to find out whether you are wasting your time trying to charge your phone with your computer's USB port.