Category Technology

Homescreen In 2019

Since sharing my homescreen and a few recommended apps in October last year I have been unsatisfied with my phone. I have spoken before about my love hate relationship with using a smartphone, I tried to remove loads of apps and almost turn it dumb – but I realised I loved having a computer in…

Shortcut: Micropost To Jekyll Blog

You may remember me trying to quit Twitter (well in fact I’ve tried several times) and start using micro.blog. This didn’t work, for various reasons, so I have resurrected my project to try and build a version on my own blog. This is pretty easy to get off the ground but I never got it…

Working With Footnotes In Jekyll And CSS

Whilst spending far too long redesigning this blog, I’ve come to the conclusion that it look fine the way it is and I couldn’t be bothered with a huge change. So instead I’ve been looking into changing some of the small things. Many of these were pretty easy, but my biggest one was the styling…

Being More Productive By Doing Less

For years of my life I have been consuming the worst kind of blog posts. You know the ones – “successful people do this” or “10 task manager tricks to make you better”. I’ve read so many of these that Pocket surfaces what seems like every version of them on the planet. I’ve watched hundreds…

Mjyun True Wireless Earphones Review

So, here’s the thing. I receive loads of emails from random PR companies to test products, not as many as real tech reviewers, but enough. They claim to give you free products, but actually want you to pay for them first. I’ve been burnt a few times so typically decline. However I was intrigued to…

iPad Pro Thoughts

Once upon a time I would ‘review’ all of my tech purchases, post several hundred if not thousand words of my thoughts and a dive into the device. For the last two models of iPad I have simply shared my thoughts through text and also podcast. There are enough reviews out there for you to…

My Apple Watch Faces

Surprisingly people are still struggling with Apple Watch faces due to limited design choices. Even more surprisingly people have been asking what I use and advice on band choices. So I though I would throw together a post on what I have been using with the hope it may help. Watch Faces One of the…

Limiting Your Email App Is Just Weird

Unfortunately my current email app of choice Spark is starting to slow down for a reason only know to it. So the worst situation in the working world has arisen, I need a new email app! I sighed deeply and headed to the Appstore to try a few out, but whilst browsing and testing I…

GoodTask 3 – Supercharge Apple Reminders

For longer than I care to remember, or admit to, I have been searching for the perfect task manager. I am definitely not alone in the feeling that there wasn’t a service that seemed to fit. Todoist almost got there, Things 3 is pretty good, but no service ticked all the boxes and I went…

The iPad Smart Keyboard

I could never work out what was so magic about Apple’s Keyboard, nor the mouse to a lesser extent. It didn’t do anything out of the ordinary, didn’t wow me with features and certainly didn’t do any magic, bar make your bank balance smaller. At least the Smart Keyboard was reasonably smart. Not in a…

How To Use The iPhone XS eSim On EE

After a few days of false information, forum posts that have half truths in them and a couple of telephone calls – I have managed to set up my iPhone XS with dual sims and here is how to do it. Preparation If you want to go dual sim on your iPhone XS there are…

If I Had To Pick One Device

With all the drama surrounding iPad reviews circling again I posed myself a little thought experiment. When all is said and done, and I could only choose one device to ‘work on’ forever – what device would it be? It took me some time to run through all possibilities, come up with a few work…