The painful truth about Samsung

I should have gone with my instinct and bought an iPhone. I’ve been using Samsung smartphones since the Galaxy S2. Each and every model I’ve ever owned has failed at some point within its warranty period. And that tells me a lot. For all variety in hardware design and increasingly bizarre software features – one […]

I’m finding that Tumblr definitely has the edge over WordPress as my primary blog platform. The issue for me is not that wordpress is bad – it’s not – far from it. I love all that open source stuff. The problem for me was the cost of self-hosting my WP blog. Kind of felt I […]

Running a podcast 20 shows on..

TandridgeRadio.com, the weekly podcast I set up with my friend and local journalist, Kevin Black is 20 shows old today. Hard to believe that the show has been running now since January this year. I can honestly say I find it some of the most satisfying and creative work I have ever done. Firstly, I […]

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 […]

Rediscoving my love for Open source software

I first discovered the concept of ‘open source’ software through the operating system Linux back in 1998. I had played with ‘free software’ before on various windows boxes but never really considered ‘open source’ as a development methodology. I spent a lot of time installing various Linux distros, from Redhat (as it was then) to […]

A curve ball in the ‘cloud’ from Microsoft

With all the hype around cloud computing these days, particularly with the focus on Google, it came as a surprise to many today that Microsoft  announced a forthcoming cloud based OS. Steve Balmer revealed that the new OS, labled ‘Windows Cloud’ (for now),  will be launched later this month. “We need a new operating system […]

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 […]