Kapi-Mana News : February 7th 2012
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Over 1000 miniature toy figures, from cowboys, knights, soldiers and Samurai to royalty and politicians. Suitable for children with plenty of activities. Until February 12. JUBILEE/HAPU, Exhibition celebrating 25 years of Whitireia Polytechnic's art department with a small selection of work by past students. At Pataka until February 6. SAMOA & GERMANY, Exhibition investigating impact of the historical relationship between Germany and Samoa between 1900-1914 and its lasting legacy. At Pataka until February 19.SIAMANI SAMOA, Michel Tuffery's new suite of paintings, sculpture and multimedia installation. Evokes the depth and texture of the story of Ger- many's brief history in Samoa. Until February 19. METADECORATIVE, Embodying Mary Curtis' wide ranging research method- ology in jewellery objects. She has explored European museum collections, trawling library shelves, reading historical and contemporary writings on decorative arts and practices. Until February 26. Friday, February 10 OUTDOOR MOVIE, Horton Hears A Who at Te Rauparaha Park, 6pm. Saturday, February 25 RELAY FOR LIFE, Te Rauparaha Park, from 4pm. Walk strong or run to raise cancer awareness and celebrate survivors. To register a team visit www.relayforlife.org.nz. TWILIGHT FESTIVAL, Ranui Com- munity Twilight Festival, food and enter- tainment, Mungavin Park, 4pm to 7pm. Thursday, March 8 THE BAREFOOT DIVAS, Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Whirimako Black, Emma Donovan, Merenia, Ngaire and Maisey Rika are the Barefoot Divas - five proud indigenous women of diverse cultural backgrounds and exceptional vocal tal- ent. Accompanied by their international band, the Australian and New Zealand ensemble combines reggae, roots, R&B and Latin-infused music with stories of struggle and scandal from their lives on the road and in the stu- dio. 8pm, Pataka. Tickets $36/$15 from Ticketek. Saturday, March 10 CREEKFEST, promoting healthy, active lifestyles, music, sports and food. 10am to 4pm, Cannons Creek Park. Tuesday, March 13 JAMES HILL, Canadian ukulele maestro Hill is joined by cellist and singer Anne Davison for a performance of creativity and unpredictable fun. Arguably the best player on the planet, Hill's unusual techniques, humour and virtuosity have seen him build a global base of fans. 8pm, Pataka, $36/$15 from Ticketek. March 31 - April 1 BOOK FAIR, Rotary Club of Plimmerton annual book fair at NZ Ken- nel Club, Prosser St. Half of net profit to Life Education Trust. 9am to 4.30pm. Every Sunday CAR BOOT SALES, The Rotary Club of Plimmerton is holding Car Boot Sales on Sunday mornings throughout December January and February, 8am to 11am, at the New Zealand Kennel Club Car Park in Prosser Street. Spaces available for $10 and $20. Email email@example.com. Buyers may find great items for Xmas presents. Digital caveman apt this summer Non tech-savvy reporter Joel Maxwell takes a layman's look at the world of apps and how readers can smartphone their way through summer. Summer necessity: Smartphone apps can provide essential information for users. We lived in caveman times back in the 80s. When I was a kid my Amstrad home computer came with a whopping 64 kilobyte hard drive. Yes, for the non Gen-Xers out there: I said 64k. Games were loaded from audio cassettes and the operating sys- tem was a blank screen with Ready'' written at the top (you entered commands using the BASIC programming language). Cellphones too were a marvel of antiquity -- like the Motorola Dynatac 8000x, which was big agonisingly expensive and did I say big? I bring up the old days because of their striking con- trast with 21st century tech- nology melding the home com- puter with the compact cellphone and creating the smartphone. With touch screens and up to 64 gigabyte -- not 64k -- memor- ies, smartphones allow some- thing that was impossible when I was a kid: the ability to play games and use software any- where and anytime. And as television and radio tend to go on hiatus along with the rest of the country over sum- mer, the smartphone can take their place as the main source of entertainment and information. Here, in no particular order, are some interesting applications that could make summer more fun, starting with Shazam. This app might be familiar to many readers as it has been around for a few years now. Essentially Shazam allows the user to find the name and artist of just about any song to which they happen to be listening. You sample a few seconds of the music, which is then sent off to the Shazam database of song signatures'' using a section of their frequency peaks. Shazam quickly matches the song and its signature and sends back its name, artist and other information. It makes a nice app for people out and about, listening to music over summer. I tested it with a relatively obscure New Zealand song, AFFCO by the Skeptics, and got a successful reply so it appears to have a solid music general knowledge. Another music app handy for summer is Snowtape, which allows you to store a database of thousands of radio stations and listen to them on your device. It also has a built-in track edi- tor that literally lets you record music, then cut out individual tracks and store them in the app. Thus Snowtape users can listen to any music genre and station format they like, wher- ever they are, and store song lists culled from the stations. For people planning to travel around the region over summer, there are plenty of informational apps to make life easier. Aroun- dme is a useful tool for finding the nearest location of services such as ATMs, restaurants and hospitals. There is also a slightly more specialised location-finding app that appar- ently lets users find the nearest ice cream dealer called Tip Top Scoop. The app is free but that's probably because it doubles as marketing for the eponymous ice cream company. Other useful travel apps could be Weather NZ, which gives local weather forecasts, and NZ Tides, which gives times and heights for tidal movements around the country. Smart smartphoners can keep in touch with friends over sum- mer with the WhatsApp Mess- enger, which runs on Apple and Android platforms and allows free texting and pixting between users. Yes -- as long as you're sending to another WhatsApp user you can send unlimited free texts and pictures and video and audio. Of course there are the usual apps that make summer more smartphone-friendly like Facebook and Twitter and the non-politically correct animal- ammunition game Angry Birds. And you can always call people on your smartphone -- an application that seems less and less central to the device's future.
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