Apple Watch: now I’m really impressed

Two things that have blown me away in the past week: You can not only check your email via the Apple Watch, but also process your inbox by deleting unwanted crap right from the watch interface. Those spare five minutes here and there can really…

Apple Watch: a few weeks in…

I’ve been using my new Apple Watch daily for a few weeks now, so I thought it would be useful to reflect how it’s been going. In case anyone out there is still wondering what it’s like to use outside of an Apple Store. If you can’t…

San Andreas: Two hours of collapsing buildings

I went to see San Andreas last night – not expecting cinematic brilliance – but was still shocked at just how bad it was. (Some spoilers below…) Now I’ve sat through some really awful films in a cinema in my time. I just can’t bring…

Siri on steroids?

Sounds like Siri and Spotlight are about to get a lot more helpful when iOS 9 is launched later this year. According to the Apple rumour-mill, iOS 9 is going to include Apple’s response to Google Now, the helpful prompts and contextual information Android phones offer based…

Still doing with ToDoist

This post, from over a year ago, has turned out to be one of the most popular on my blog. In it, I describe how in my move from iOS to Android, I was looking for a replacement for OmniFocus. After evaluating some options on…

Amsterdam eating…

I spent all of last week working in Amsterdam. The unexpected highlight was a meal at the most excellent Cafe Modern, where I ate five mouth-watering courses of deliciousness. It’s a set menu, no options, all in for €40. You’d be crazy to quibble or…

Macbook black magic

I’m really not sure how they did it, but Apple have managed to create a new MacBook that has a bigger screen than the 11-inch Macbook Air, but is smaller and lighter, yet has a full-sized keyboard. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: the MacBook….

Review: Knomad Mini Portable Organiser

I’ve been using the very lovely Knomad Mini Portable Organiser from Knomo for the last week. It’s something I’ve had my eye on for some time and, after a good month on the work front, I decided to treat myself. What is it? It’s built…

Eurovision countdown…

Less than a week to go to Eurovision 2015 and I’ve yet to pen a word on it here. You can tell it’s been a busy few months when I fail to share any Eurovision-related excitement. It’s obviously far too late to review all of…

Coffee goes in here

My lovely, lovely new coffee machine arrived while I was away on business this week. The very frugal Mr. @FrankDJS spotted an online bargain last week which, with various combinations of online vouchers, meant this little beauty cost about £30. Hard to argue with that,…