Two New Wonderbook Games for PS3 : Review

| November 21, 2013 | 10 Comments
Two New Wonderbook Games for PS3 : Review

We have had great fun this last week, reviewing two new games for the PS3.  We reviewed the original Wonderbook game : Book of Spells last year HERE after attending an amazing launch event in London.  Well now, just in time for Christmas there are two new games to add to the series.

So what is Wonderbook?

Wonderbook is a virtual story book that comes to life in front of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Eye camera. You experience the game, with a magical book, which enables you to feel that you are in the middle of all the action on screen. It uses augmented reality technology to transform the world around you, bringing adventure, mystery and discovery into the heart of your home.  We love it! Continue Reading


Playstation : Vita Mega Pack

| July 13, 2013 | 3 Comments
Playstation : Vita Mega Pack

Playstation Vita Mega Pack

We actually don’t own any handheld consoles at The Ana Mum Diary house.  Apart from our phones we really don’t have anything else to play games with on the move.  With the school holidays coming up, we have been considering what we could buy.  Whilst doing my research I heard about the Playstation Vita Mega Pack. 

PlayStation® Vita Mega Pack, which features 10 of the best family-friendly games alongside the PlayStation Vita handheld console. This looks fantastic, whether you are looking to play at home (whilst someone is hogging the Playstation 4) or whilst travelling and away on holiday.  Crikey, it would make the plane journey and long car rides we need to do a lot easier!  It is available now from selected retailers, including for example Argos and Amazon, retailing at £169. 

So why buy this console over others?

  • Amazing PS3-quality 3D graphics
  • Wi-Fi & 3G
  • Great mix of traditional, touchscreen and motion controls. which is great for encourage hand/eye co-ordination
  • Fantastic sub-HD OLED 5 inch screen
  • Fab built-in apps and it also many games to buy – 10 included in this pack – WipEout 2048, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm RC.
  • Lots of reviews I have seen, call it the ‘Ultimate in handheld games machine’ …very impressive!

A more detailed Review HERE

The pack also includes an 8GB memory card to store lots of additional games, apps, videos, music and photos, something for all of the family, if you can pry it away from the kids!  It also has front and rear cameras, how cool is that to capture all those special summer holiday moments, really making it the ultimate family travel companion too.

So what do you think, do you have a Playstation Vita? Whats you favourite game?

Thank you for reading


Modern Mums And Technology On The Go.

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

 As more and more of our digital technology becomes mobile and designed for use on the move, we are seeing interesting trends relating to user demographics. Statistics show that the modern mum is one of the earliest adapters of mobile technology and one of the largest user demographics, making them an important consumer group in an industry that perhaps didn’t consider them overly important in the past.

So, why are mums suddenly making the most of modern mobile technology and what does this mean for future developments?

Recent studies have shown that one potential reason for the popularity of mobile technology and devices amongst modern mums is the way in which they allow them to multi-task. Most mothers will understand just how important multi-tasking is to their daily routine and this skill is made far more manageable with a device that neatly contains all the technology necessary for easy communication, working, internet browsing, media consumption and online shopping.

It’s now easier than ever to organise everything concerning the family with one single device but it’s not just smartphones that are responsible for the change. Products such as Virgin Media mobile broadband allow mums to connect any of their computing devices to the internet and reap the full benefits of the services.

The importance of mobile technology to family communications has also grown incredibly over the last few years. Mums and their children now utilise the instantaneous communication found on smartphones and certain computer software, making this technology vital to the feeling of closeness to loved ones.

However, it’s not just for the essential day-to-day organising and communication that mums are turning to mobile technology. Such devices are now a major part of leisure and down time; whether it’s streaming videos, playing games or browsing social media sites.

There is no doubt that the effect mums are having on the mobile technology market is impressively large and, in a lot of respects, they are driving forward important developments. It’s generally accepted that mums also have a great deal of control over household finances and, in many cases, will be the ones choosing between services in the home.

This means that, not only are mums a force to be reckoned with in the mobile technology market but they’re also important players in home broadband, TV and entertainment services. You can be sure that future technology will reflect these important changes to the demographics using them.


The UK Dating Scene : Top Tips for Success by Posh Bingo

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
The UK Dating Scene : Top Tips for Success by Posh Bingo

This is a Sponsored Guest Post, brought to you in association with Posh Bingo.

PoshBingo has compiled a user-friendly infographic to help you get the most out of the UK dating scene.

Love is in the Air at Posh Bingo!Infographic

The UK dating scene can be a treacherous place for some and a delightful attraction for others. Here at PoshBingo we’ve compiled a fun-filled infographic showcasing the merits of being single. There’s a lot to look forward to with a host of interesting characters, amusing attractions and a great social scene. The UK dating market is peppered with the trendy and the conservative, the go-getters and complacent types – you name it, you’ll find it. PoshBingo aficionados have gone to great lengths to provide readers with an in-depth look at the merits and pitfalls inherent in the UK dating market.

Manchester Tops the Charts!

Singles are most likely to get the most out of the social scene in the city of Manchester.According to a dating survey conducted by Posh Bingo, 71% of singles in Manchester are excited about the social scene, meeting other folks and living large and in charge. Singles across the board have very different expectations and this variety certainly adds an interesting flavour to the mix. One of the most important considerations to take into account is personal expectations. Our survey concluded that 58% of folks felt that they had been misled during dating endeavours.

Are Women from Venus and Men from Mars?

The differences in expectations between men and women are substantial. During dating, men tend to wrongly perceive what woman expect of them, and vice versa. Studies have shown thatmen believe that alopecia is a major turnoff for women and those hair loss treatments (Rogaine, Propecia and implants) are required. Quite the contrary – women don’t seem to care much about that at all – as many as 88% of women have no qualms with baldness. In fact, men are taken aback when they learn that 91% of women prefer men who are less than perfect!

Too Ugly to Date?

Perhaps it’s the hunter mentality within men, perhaps it’s a low self-image – either way as many as 69% of men feel that they are completely unattractive and unlikely to get a date. Then there’s the issue of what men are looking for when they do find a date. The good news is that many men – 67% of them – don’t mind at all if their partner is a little overweight, enjoys a drink or two and sampling delectable treats. The flip side of the coin is that overwhelming majority of men – 91% of them – like their partners to actively share their interests!