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 […]

Thoughts ahead of the iPhone 7 launch 

So it’s the Apple iPhone launch tomorrow, presumably to be labeled as ‘iPhone 7/plus’.  Expect to be told it’s the best iPhone yet. And expect to be told that the decision to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack is because Apple are by nature one of the most forward looking visionary technology companies in the world.  […]

Using the web overseas: a field guide

I have spent the last few years of my life overseas. Being a geek, I’ve always been fascinated by the technology that makes life abroad that bit more bearable. So I thought I’d share some of experiences of how I use technology overseas. This post focuses on using the web. A secure connection: Obvious – […]

My home network explained

A number of people have asked me about my tech setup at home. So I thought I’d post about it. A lot of the hardware I use is legacy kit, acquired over the years. However, recently the kit I have bought is deliberate and in support of the design aims of my setup. Design principles: My aim, when […]

Tech trends 2009

As we head towards a new year I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the key tech trends for 2009. 1) Apple ripens The phenomenal growth at Apple will slow down. 2009 will be ‘evolution’ rather than ‘revolution’ across all their product lines. I do not think there will be a big splash […]

A new feature idea for iPhone

As I recently downloaded an app, that I would label ‘productivity’ related, it got me thinking. iPhone would really benefit from a feature which gives the user an ability to group or cluster apps by theme or category. Sounds a bit anal. Perhaps. But hear me out. At the moment when an app is installed […]

A round up of my favourite iPhone Apps

I have owned my iPhone since July 2008 and I can genuinely say it is the best mobile computing device I have ever owned. And I have had a few in my time, including the legendary Psion 5MX and, more recently it’s modern cousin the Nokia E90. What makes it so special? Well aside from […]