Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 9th June 2017 132

Apps To Help You Go With The Flow Over The Summer

June is here, the three peak summer months have begun.

Trips to the seaside, in the UK or abroad, are being planned.

Beach mats, surfboards, buckets and spades are coming out of the loft and, oh yes, there are apps to download.

Knowledge of the tides is especially important at some resorts.

Take one of our nearest, Weston, where you need binoculars to see the sea at low tide yet the sea can kiss the promenade when at its highest. Or, maybe, the classic art deco hotel at Burgh Island in Devon, cut odd from the mainland by the incoming tide twice a day.

For these and many others, a tide App will come in handy.

Either Tides Near Me or My Tide Times will both provide the forward picture around the UK and in many places internationally, for up to a week ahead.

Now, if you are heading more directly westwards to Wales then wherever you reach the sea you will be on the Coastal Path, 870 miles long, stretching all the way around from Chepstow to Chester, the long way, through rugged and outstanding scenery.

As a result, the Official Wales Coast App is a great guide to any area of its shore.

It has a guide to the beaches and suggestions on how to choose a short section of the path to explore. How to catch the dramatic views, but within the limits of a gradient that suits.

Then, for anyone planning to mess about in boats, check out Transas ISailor, a GPS driven navigational aid, to show a boat’s position and sound a warning if it is heading in a dangerous area.

 

 

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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