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Swiss Covid App

Swiss Covid App The Swiss Covid App is now a reality. It is based on the Apple/Google decentralised approach that ensures privacy is protected but the App can be effective. Of course many will speculate that the App will not achieve much unless a critical mass of installations and users have it – but it …

The Global Window-shop for Netflix

The Global Window-shop for Netflix It seems we in Switzerland don’t get the best value for money with Netflix. While the cost is not massive, there are other countries in the world who get a better deal. Interesting reading can be found (like this). What does this mean? Well, Netflix tells us that Swiss prices …

The Great Swisscom-to-Salt fiber migration

The Great Swisscom-to-Salt fiber migration with feature comparison and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly As a family, we recently moved from Swisscom Fiber (1Gbps) to Salt Fiber (10Gbps!!). The attraction was based on speed (claims), price, an AppleTV 4K with Salt.TV to replace Swisscom TV and a phone line. It was not a …

Lockdown, Swiss style

Lockdown, Swiss style So there we were, at the enforced end of the skiing season in Austria. Anyway, we left Austria with a tan and a great ski weekend behind us and returned to Switzerland. Monday night had a strange feeling about it; we went to our local bar as we fully-suspected it would be …

Shopping during Corona

Shopping during Corona Since the #socialarmageddon began in March, we managed to shop. It’s a wide and interesting collection of things that we ordered via mail order – thank goodness for online shopping and probably, mostly, Digitec!! Se we bought, in no particular order: A MacBook Pro An iPhone 11 Pro Max Salt 10Gbps fiber …

Living the Corona Life

Living the Corona Life It’s been a while….. and because I’m trapped at home, an update!What is Coronavirus like with the “Lockdown” (it’s not truly a lockdown or at least not in my opinion)….? Firstly, the whole shopping experience – for food of course – is borderline tolerable.  I say that because I only use …

Swisscom InOne

Swisscom InOne Swisscom has finally woken up and is offering some very nice packages for Internet, TV and Mobile.  Gone is the old time where it was high-priced and uncompetitive – now you actually get good value for your monthly subscription!The stand-out thing for me is the new mobile subscriptions that are seeing fit to …

If you think Swiss health-and-safety is average, check this out….

If you think Swiss health-and-safety is average, check this out…. A bar in the red-light district in Amsterdam.  Visit the toilets….. Wash your hands too energetically and …….

Interesting aspects of the Swiss driving licence

Interesting aspects of the Swiss driving licence Here it is: It is important to know whether your licence should has something in column 12……because if you get stopped by the police, they will ask some questions. If Roland had “01.06” in column 12 and was stopped when driving and was not wearing glasses or contact …

Switzerlanded

Switzerlanded It’s amazing what a single, funny, made-up-word can do when a news organisation is bored. Economisto coined the phrase back in 2010 as a humorous retort to someone paying lots of money for film processing.  As social communities can do, they adopt such language and it becomes a commonly-understood saying. If you’re Switzerlanded, it means …