Category Technology

Apple And Multiple Authentication Methods

Almost two years on there is still a lot of scepticism around Face ID. For me it works fine, but others seem to have issues, or different use cases and struggle quite a bit. So either from inside information or shear hope, talk of Apple returning to Touch ID still exists. It’s hard to see…

A Stylus As A Separate Touch Interaction

Although I have used an iPad pro with pencil for several years, it is always when using a Galaxy Note that I appreciate using a stylus. Samsungs S-Pen is the quintessential stylus, the phone that brought it back from the dead after being killed by Steve Jobs. The phone features a 6.8” display meaning touch…

Samsung Out Designing Apple Hurts A Little

When August rolls around it is my time of the year to switch to Android for a little while. It started as a stop gap to sell my iPhone and Apple Watch while the prices are still high and wait for the event, but now it is something I look forward to. For the last…

How To Reset And Re-Pair DJI Spark Controller

I’m new to drones, but decided to try one out to get some more interesting video and I’m glad I did. However because it is so new to me I didn’t really want to spend loads of cash on one if I wasn’t going to use it, so I decided to pick up a used…

Powerbeats Pro Review

My biggest problem with headphones is that I have too many of them. Gone are the days of having one pair to last you years on end, If you can avoid the removal of your headphone jack you might last a while, but the reliance on Bluetooth brings better models ever to the market. Now owned…

Using Apple Notes To Write In 2019

The post will also forever be known as I’ve never given Apple notes enough of a chance and I bet you haven’t either. Despite two significant updates in recent years I’ve skirted around Apple notes usage, both for hand-written pencil ones and also writing things down, yet never used it entirely. There isn’t any good…

The Case For Native Apple Maps Reviews

Ever noticed on Apple maps that more and more reviews are appearing for places you want to visit? Since 2015 Apple has been pushing to make their stock mapping app much more useful for its users. Granted, it couldn’t have gotten much worse, but Apple realises the power in making your device more useful and…

I’m Not An iPad Evangelist

The iPad lifestyle is almost a badge of honour now, a marketing angle, or some might think it a calling. However the be all and end all is the constant need to jump up and down and shout about it is getting a little draining. If you need to spend a significant amount of money…

This Feels More Computerish

For many weeks and months before WWDC I was worried. I had a fear for a piece of technology I have used for more than 5 years as my computer and it didn’t feel nice at all. My fears grew larger and larger the closer we got to the event, as leaks came out and…

Bear Notes App And Publishing To WordPress

Did I ever mention how much I like writing in Bear? Pretty sure I did, but this latest update was possibly the best timing ever, it allows me to publish new blog posts really easy to WordPress. Text Bundle The ‘magic’ behind this is exporting in text bundle. The updated app now exports plain text…

How To Add Twitter Cards To WordPress

Sharing previews are yet another thing missing from Wordpress which should really be included by now. It’s dead easy to install a plugin and have it all done for you, but why bother with slowing down your site with needless plugins when you can add a tiny bit of code to your functions file. add_action(‘wp_head’,…

In Brief: Huawei And ARM

There has already been hundreds of thousands fo words written on this already – but also lots of miss information and half truths. The basics of this are: ARM are believed to have instructed staff to stop working with Huawei going forward. This has been semi-confirmed by Huawei but the future remains unclear. Huawei obtained…