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Making Alexa more accessible…

...no, not really. But the Saturday Night Live crew had some fun with it all the same. https://youtu.be/YvT_gqs5ETk

The Apple Watch is the only thing keeping me in the Apple ecosystem

I've been watching developments over in Android land with some interest. No, I'm not about to jump ship (again!), abandoning all my Apple gadgets. But I've been watching how Android is quickly shaping up to be an excellent alternative to iOS. So why wouldn't I switch next time I upgrade my mobile phone? My Apple ...

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I think I’m getting used to my AirPods…

I'm using my AirPods more than any other earphones right now. They're powerful, light and pair instantly with all my Apple devices. That said, I'm still finding it difficult to get used to how they look. Sure, for 99% of the time, I don't see them. But every so often I'll see my reflection while ...

Apple AirPods: One month in

Quite by accident, I realised today that it's a month since I first wrote about having a pair of Apple's hard-to-get AirPods. So, one month in, what do I think? The Positives I'll say it now. The AirPods are fantastic for phone calls when I'm at my desk. I love being hands free, especially on ...

Trying out the new Apple AirPods

We've been waiting on the arrival of a pair of Apple AirPods in this household for several weeks. To cut a long story short, they were a much-delayed Christmas present for @FrankDJS and proved very elusive online and in-store. While I was passing the Regent Street Apple Store yesterday afternoon, I popped in on a ...

Living with Alexa: a few weeks in. Just how useful is the Amazon Echo?

After a few weeks of daily use, it's time to reflect on just how useful the Amazon Echo Dot really is. A hint? I now have two of them!

Missing my Apple Watch… 

In a sleep-deprived flurry of OMG this morning, I somehow left home without my Apple Watch. I know, right? Talk about a First World Problem. Actually, someone did: https://twitter.com/KatieDa81729922/status/825990887775797248 Anyway, as I waited for my DLR into town, I realised it was too late to go home to get it and hopped on the train ...

Alexa? Welcome home.

I bought an Amazon Echo Dot last weekend, with the various Amazon vouchers I got from my family for Christmas. I'd been thinking about getting the 'full' Echo model - you know, the one that looks like the monolith from 2001? I opted for the Dot after some intensive online research (a good 15 minutes ...

Sad to see Pebble go

I only caught up on this news last night. It seems Pebble, maker of the super-useful and low-cost smart-watches, is gone. It's been bought by Fitbit and will no longer sell its watches. Although I'm an Apple Watch user, I've owned a Pebble in the past. I loved it - the battery lasted for days ...