Category: Apple

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 ...

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An iOS 10 headache

Now, you can tell me I only have myself to blame, but I tried to update my iOS devices as soon as the iOS 10 update became available from Apple yesterday evening. My iPad Pro 9.7" updated smoothly and easily. I haven't gone through all the details, but with a couple of hours' use, I ...

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iPhone 7 Plus: ordered.

Now the wait begins. I ordered a couple of phones for @FrankDJS and I as soon as the online Apple Store opened this morning. Sat in bed, refreshing the iPhone app until the store opened, I used an old trick to guarantee we'd get what we want. Last night, I selected each of our chosen phones ...

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iPhone 7 – taking the plunge?

I missed yesterday's Apple Event as it was streamed, but followed it via the liveblog from the Verge and sporadic tweets, all the time on a slow-moving train from Nottingham to London. There weren't too may surprises (Mario aside) and the phone and watch announcements were as expected. Yes to new black colours, yes to ...

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Great timing! Missing another Apple product announcement…

I'm once again going to miss the Apple iPhone announcement this evening, as I'll be on a train back to London from Nottingham (the glamour!). I'll have to make do with following the proceedings via twitter and hoping that my excited gasps don't annoy too many of my fellow passengers. Bad planning on my part, ...

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Here come the shiny new Apple gadgets!

By this time tomorrow, I'll have gorged myself on all the juicy details from Apple's event, pored over the blog posts, zoomed in on all the photos and decided if any of it is of interest to me. I mean, I'll be interested in it all, but I won't be buying it all. My iPhone ...