Developing for web 2.0 stage one

Introduction A significant chunk of my ‘day job’ at the moment is both developing and project managing an all new website. The current site is very much old school web 1.0, developed using a dated HTML authoring piece of software. Maintaining the site is slow, clunky and inefficient. It also falls way short of our […]

Blogging from my iphone

I have been playing around with various platforms for my blog. Initially I used WordPress, then played around with iWeb, for integration with my Apple ecosystem. However, ironically it would seem that the WordPress App on my iPhone makes blogging a breeze on the move. So I think I might stick around with WordPress for […]

UK Launch party of the Flip Video Ultra

I was fortunate enough to attend the UK launch party of the Flip video ultra. This neat little product has been making all the tech headlines in both mainstream media and the blogosphere. In a nut shell it’s a mini digital camcorder that is compact, simple to use and something you can easily carry with […]

Sat Nav for the masses

Now days ‘Sat Nav’  is almost as ubiquitous to the driver as the iPod is to the pedestrian . However, until recently, a decent model meant a hefty price tag. Until now that is. Introducing the all new C350BT from Binatone.   This new model combines a Sat Nav and bluetooth handsfree speaker phone at […]

There can be no doubt that Apple’s SDK release for the iPhone / iPod touch is big. No, massive. Apart from the obvious benefits to consumers (third party apps coming in June), the SDK is a game changer for developers.

There can be no doubt that Apple’s SDK release for the iPhone / iPod touch is big. No, massive. Apart from the obvious benefits to consumers (third party apps coming in June), the SDK is a game changer for developers.    In my view the biggest news was not so much the SDK itself but […]

keeping up with web 2.o and social networks

It felt liberating to ditch my Facebook account last week. I’ve moved on – Facebook was beginning to feel far too much like the new MySpace, which I often refer to as the trailer park of the web. Don’t get me wrong – the idea is great. But I am a bit of a tech […]

Jay’s predictions for MacWorld 2008

Well, as is the tradition I thought I would share my predictions for Guru Steve Job’s product line annoucements in the Apple keynote tomorrow:  1. Macbook lite/nano/airApple enters the UMPC market with a tablet based sub-notebook. It will sit between the iPhone and entry level Macbook in the product line up. I suspect it will be […]

Free on Three

Happy New Year everyone etc…  Recently a friend told me that he was able to connect to the web via a usb serial cable and his three cellphone (on the unlimited web tariff). Apparently, it was very easy to do so through a Windows system and the standard Nokia suite….Inspired, I set about a new year days […]

More exciting news on the Eee PC

The Eee PC is still the talk of the tech world – and rightly so. Engadget are reporting that a generous hacker has compiled a Xubuntu distro for the pocket sized laptop. It seems like it supports the native hardware….Without wanting to get on my open source soap box – this is exactly why I love Linux […]

What podcasts I’m listening to

In a week of pretty much zero tech news, I thought I’d take a look at podcasts I’m listening to and watching. So, in alphabetical order: Apple Phone Show Ask a Ninja Buzz out Loud – CNET CommandN h.264 Cranky Geeks Daily Breakfast Farming Today (I know – but it has sentimental value) Fr. Geek’s […]