Category: Technology

One week in with the iPhone X

I finally got my hands on the new iPhone X last Sunday and I have to admit, it's rarely left my hands since then. This - finally - is the iPhone I've wished Apple would make. Yes, there's been a ton of anticipation and hype about this phone, but for me it has lived up ...

Unboxing the iPhone X

I promise I'll write up a full review of my experiences with the iPhone X once I've used it for a few days, but first, here are some snaps I took last night. My very, very preliminary observations are: It feels great in the hand. Very high quality, very solid. Face ID seems to work ...

So near, yet so far: iPhone X lust

@TheFrankFlyer managed to snag us a couple of iPhone X handsets on launch day, while I was working in Barcelona. I tried my best to do the purchasing, hunched over my iPad and iPhone in my client's office, but I couldn't event get into the Apple Store before he'd bought them for us. So yay! ...

Putting Alexa to work

I came home from a week in Japan to find out apartment had entered the "World of Tomorrow!". Well, not really. But now we are officially a 'connected home'. Frank put his new-found expertise in internet-of-things to good use and connected a series of lights, fans and Alexa (Amazon Echo) across the apartment. So now, ...

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!

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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 ...