Tag: iPhone 5

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48 hours with iOS 7

Like most geeks in the UK, I was frustrated by the inability of Apple's servers to keep up with my downloading needs when iOS 7 was finally made available to us. Frantic attempts to get my hands on it failed miserably until time differences meant that most of the USA was tucked up in bed ...

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No surprises whatsoever…

Despite hoping beyond hope, I wasn't surprised by anything Apple announced earlier this week. I inevitably missed the keynote, being on a plane at the time, but catching up was quick and easy. Two iPhone models? Check. Gaudy, tacky gold-coloured iPhoneS? Check. Date for release of iOS7? Check. It was interesting, but nothing to set ...

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Hoping for Apple-related surprises

As the world and its dog knows, Apple are going to announce some new products this coming Tuesday. All signs point to at least one new iPhone model - in all probability, two - as well as the confirmed availability of the new iOS 7. All iPhone rumours indicate that we'll see a slight update ...

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Tempted by the dark side…

I spent a worryingly long amount of time indoors last Saturday, fondling an Android phone handset. Despite the lovely weather outside, I was in a Vodafone store in Canary Wharf, giving serious thought to upgrading to a Samsung Galaxy 4 S. I know. I was shocked too. Here's the thing: It's gorgeous. A fantastic - ...

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Another Original…

I got to unpack my latest Filofax acquisition today, days after it arrived. I've spent the last few days on business in Dublin, so it was a little frustrating to know my A5 Original in racing green was waiting for me at home. After delivering an all-day workshop, followed by a delayed flight back to ...

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Tempted…

Just when I thought I'd kicked the Filofax habit, they go and launch yet another personal organiser I'd like. The A5 Fusion I bought some weeks ago is still doing a great job. And paired with my iPad mini, it makes for an excellent "mobile office". But Filofax have just launched a new leather model ...

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Really never thought I’d read this

No, it's not a joke. Andy Ihnatko has switched from an iPhone to an Android handset. One of the head cheerleaders of the iPhone club since day one, it seems he's finally had enough and thrown his lot in with Android. And he seems quite happy about it too. My question is, why? Here's what ...

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My precious…

Coming home last night (after an epically long day) I saw one of those slow-motion disasters that happens all too frequently: I watched a women drop her iPhone 5 onto the cold, unyielding surface of a London Underground platform. It was gut-wrenching and I can still her face screw up into absolute agony. There was ...

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Once bitten: backing up with Evernote

After my recent blog melt-down and apparent loss of (about) two year's worth of writing, I've decided to adopt a "safety first" approach and ensure this never happens again. Aside from scheduling regular back-ups of the WordPress blog itself, I'm also using the very excellent "If This, Then That" (IFTTT) service to send all new ...