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A New Productivity App Won’t Make You More Productive

Look, we need to talk. This is something that many of you are not going to like, it’s going to ruin your fancy home screen set up but it might actually save you money. You’re expecting too much from a new task manager, it won’t make you more productive. Organisation and productivity comes from within,…

Life Through A Lens

Like most people in the UK I spent Saturday at the beach, in fact, we went for the whole weekend. We had great fun, spending all day in the sand and the sea, and it improved my mental health. There is something very uplifting and calming about feeling the sand and smelling the sea air.…

Nine Years Later

Thank you Lucie for teaching me more in your nine years with us than all the others combined. Thank you for making me a better person and giving me the best cuddles in the world.

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…

Be Like The Sun

My wife often calls be “annoyingly positive” about everything, but that is not all I am. In fact some of my positive outlook and input is just for show, when in reality I am struggling. I know I really shouldn’t portray anything other than what I really feel, there is absolutely nothing wrong with not…

Why A Newsletter

It seems like something from the dark ages of the internet. A tool used to communicate before we had social media, thousands of messaging apps (50,000 from Google) and even RSS – yet newsletters are still a considerable part of a brand and individuals communication, and I’ve started one. Not because I had more to…

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…