Thoughts on the new iPhone line up

At this point in the regular cycle of iPhone releases, there’s very little point in talking specs. In summary it’s simple – iPhone XS/Max is faster and better than the X, no surprises there. The addition of a new Max line (why did they call it that) with a whopping 6.5″ display is compelling; and […]

The Fitbit Versa – early thoughts

I’ve just bought the latest smart watch offering from Fitbit, the Fitbit Versa. I’ve been a big fan of smart watches, my first being the original Pebble watch which I bought back in 2013. I’ve also owned the follow up Pebble watch, an original Apple Watch, an Apple Watch series 2 and now the Fitbit […]

Why I quit Facebook – permanently

I have stopped using Facebook. Let me rephrase that. I never really used Facebook that often – but I have deleted my account. Permanently. In short, I don’t miss it. I had never really got much value out of it. The issue for me is broader than the recent controversies around how Facebook uses your […]

Out with TuGo in with the new…

Occasionally I dip into some of the key web services I depend on to test the market to see if there are better alternatives. For example, as part of my move away from a number of cloud services I’ve come to heavily rely on I shifted across from the likes of Google Apps to my […]

The future of Sonos

For the first time ever I’m beginning to question the strategy behind Sonos. This was always a company on the bleeding edge of innovation and I’m genuinely concerned about their future. The signs are there: They promised integration with Amazon Echo over a year ago – there’s still no sign of even the beta software […]

Taking back control of my data

With a number of recent high profile hacks combined with my growing sense of caution about storing my data with third parties online, I have decided to start an ambitious project of shifting over my entire cloud data to a NAS. It’s not going to be easy but I’m increasingly not convinced that my data […]

From Evernote to OneNote 

I’ve been a loyal Evernote premium users since April 2008. I’ve always loved the company. But sadly not anymore. Their new 2 device only pricing structure makes little sense to me. Finally Microsoft have released the Evernote exporter to OneNote. So I’m moving over. Fingers crossed the transition works. I’ll keep you posted. But until […]