iPhone X Initial Impressions

As you may or may not know I don’t bother writing reviews anymore. There are hundreds of great videos and long form pieces out there to satiate your appetite for that kind of thing. However I usually share my initial thoughts on using new devices - and here are mine on the iPhone X. [Read More]

Apple’s Service Advantage

At 9:30 on Friday 3rd November I joined a line snaking from the front of a store in the middle of Highcross shopping centre in Leicester. It’s something I had done a few times previous, and I gladly waited for my turn at the front. When this opportunity rolled around, I was greeted with brilliant personal service, a member of store staff that really cared about my experience lead inside... [Read More]

A Few Hours Naked

Don’t worry. Nothing PG here. Merely the fact that at any hardware launch it’s important to really appreciate the lengths Apple go to to make the phone feel the best it can. Even while picking the phone up in the Apple store I am steered towards the cases that are marketed in a colourful display near the back of the shop. Clearly cases have become a necessity - but I’ve... [Read More]

Bring Your Own Device 25

Thank god there are two of them (AirPods)

iPhone X is about to arrive, so we talk about the early hands-on and why Apple’s PR change with “Youtubers you never heard of” was a great move, instead of doing the same thing with the “traditional” tech review scene, and in general how reviews are being mostly consumed today. We also touch about Touch ID’s tech, Apple’s supply channel in regards to Samsung and Qualcomm. Also, we had a... [Read More]

MacBook Keyboards ARE a mess

But your writing doesn’t help

It wasn’t I till listening to Connected that Stephen Hackett brought home the massive issues with the MacBook Keyboards. In their usual joking way, the team took and very real issue and portrayed it brilliantly. This wasn’t a new piece of information, the Outline had already covered this in their much cited piece, but I ignored this and I’m sure most other people did to. [Read More]

Not Being a Fan Boy Is Hard

Since pretty much the dawn of time we have been looking for ways to make sure we are different from each other. Understandable when you’re competing for limited terrain or food sources, yet we still do it whilst wrapped up in an easy existence. [Read More]

Too much rush, not enough quality

For the last few days my Twitter feed has been awash with comments about the new Google Pixel XL 2 (or the Pixel 2 XL, I forget!). All of a sudden Android writers have split into two camps. Those that criticised the poor quality screen, and those that lept to its defence. The truth is usually somewhere in the middle, but this screen debacle is only the tip of a... [Read More]