Apple Design Excellence Is Failing

Just incase you hadn’t gathered already, I really like Apple products. Not because I am some obsessive fan boy, but because (generally speaking) they all work together and achieve exactly what I want from my devices. Given this meek attachment I never feel the need to jump to Cupertino defence when they release products I don’t like, or do things that I think could be better. This is why the... [Read More]

Filling all those rings

My health and well being has always been a huge focus for me. I have been an avid runner, professional footballer and sport scientist but being active and healthy is increasingly hard in the modern world. The one thing that has helped me move more and weigh less is the Apple Watch. [Read More]

WatchOS4 - Still no Podcast app!

Apple have made several considerable changes to the Apple Watch. What was once a complicated and cluttered experience is now slim and targeted to its audience. The Series 3 achieves what the team set out to make, an independent piece of hardware that can do almost everything your iPhone can. Run apps, make calls and stream music without being tethered to your handset. However more than 2 years, and 3... [Read More]

The Shelf App Review

A shelf app is a very strange thing to take in. Until Federico Viticci published his iOS11 concept I hadn’t even considered the idea of needing one. He posed lots of ideas around universal drag and drop that Apple did actually build into the OS, and now this idea of a shelf to drag all those things you’ve picked up before you have a place to drop them is taking... [Read More]

The iPhone x isn’t the future today

There has been lots and lots of noise following the iPhone event on Tuesday, Which is one of the reasons I have left this post for a few days. As normal falling into two camps of opinion, which is always to be expected, however the prevailing narrative is that the iPhone x is the future of smartphones in a product made now - unfortunately this simply is not true. [Read More]

Getting mad at leaks

As the saying goes, “Everything leaks”. Even as Apple attempts to double down on their security surrounding information leaking, readers of technology websites have been bombarded with information on the new handset. This started even before the iPhone 7 launched, but only a few days before the press event, the iOS11 build for the new phone found its way out, and apparently website shouldn’t be covering it. [Read More]

Using iOS11 Apple Notes app to write

Sure enough, just after deciding that my workflow of using Bear and Ulysses to write all of my content was pretty much perfect - I’ve changed again. For the past week I have been exploring using Apple Notes instead of Bear now that iOS11 is about to drop, and it seems to be working very well. [Read More]

Google, Protube and app development

Apple and Google have had a very strange relationship over the years, however recent news seems to have changed the angle away from Apple and aimed squarely towards app developers. Popular app Protube has been pulled from the App Store at Googles request, but the outcry is aimed at Apple for some strange reason. [Read More]

Ulysses subscription and managing expectations

Don’t worry, this isn’t another post moaning about one of my favourite apps adopting a subscription model. There are plenty of those all over the internet. It doesn’t really matter which side of the Ulysses subscription argument you’re on because those have been said a million times. What really affected the emotions surrounding the move is the way the announcement was made and their confusing blog posts. [Read More]

Learn Ulysses - For the best experience, on the best writing app

For a few years now I have been using my an iPad as my primary computer. I communicate from it, I’m productive on it, but most of all I write every post on my blog on it. In actual fact I’m writing this post on this brilliant app right now, I preach about it’s benefits so much some fellow iPad users have converted over to the service. [Read More]