Tag: Google

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 ...

An Android experiment

Right. We've been here before. I once impulsively bought a Samsung Note phone in Heathrow Airport while on my way to New Orleans and lived with it for several months. Before swiftly moving back to iOS as soon as Apple launched a new handset. While I loved the stylus and handwriting recognition, as well as ...

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Photo library memories…

So, the great photo upload of 2015 continues - we're down to about 12,000 photos remaining - and I'm struck by just how many excellent and happy memories are contained in these pictures. It's underlined for me how important it is to back up these photos in more than one place. And maybe it's age, ...

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So I switched to Android

Brace yourself. I somehow underestimated the impact the following news would have on people who know me well. I was virtually interrogated by work colleagues who couldn’t believe that I…have finally switched from iOS to Android. Take a deep breath. Have a seat. I know I’ve had more time to adjust to this technological earthquake than ...

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London Super ComiCon 2014

Had a fantastic morning out at the superb London SuperComicon today. As always (this was my third), the cosplayers were out in force and were really happy to be snapped. The snarling chap above came as Wolverine in his X-Force uniform and was really up for posing with anyone who came his way. A definite ‘A for ...

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Learning to love Google+

Among the plethora of social networking tools, Google+ seems to come in for an awful lot of abuse. It’s been described as “empty”, a “desert” and a “failure” by various commentators. Sure, it’s no Facebook. But that’s the reason I’ve come to like it over the last year or so. Let me expand. Google+ communities are great ...

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On technology and challenge

I’ve had my new MacBook Air for just a couple of days now, but I can already confirm it’s the best Apple computer I’ve ever owned. It’s small, light, incredibly fast and has a screen and display that is a joy to look at. I’m reflecting on the brief time when I considered getting a Chromebook to replace my ...

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The Google+ paradox

I've been using Google+ for almost as long as it's been available. It has a lot going for it: excellent apps for the iOS platform, a gorgeous browser interface and interaction with other users that is missing from almost every other social media platform I've used. There are some fantastic interest groups / forums and ...

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Nexus no more

Um. I have a confession to make. After racing around much of San Francisco and L.A. just a few short months ago, all in an attempt to buy a brand new Google Nexus 7 tablet, I've just sold the one I eventually bought when I got back to London. Why? Numerous reasons, but it was ultimately ...