Tag: iTunes

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Considering the new Macbook

Thanks to the appearance of summer in London for several hours in a row, I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon in the park and then in the garden, catching up on various podcasts and soaking up sunshine. I particularly enjoyed Connected #35, where David Sparks made a guest appearance and shared his views ...

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Will Apple Music be my new Spotify?

I’m a few weeks into Apple’s free three-month trial of Apple Music and, so far, I have to say I’m liking it. The title of this blog post is potentially a bit misleading, in that I’ve never been a massive Spotify user. I’ve never paid for it, but had access to the premium version courtesy ...

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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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A WWDC scorecard

Like all good nerds, I was glued to Monday's keynote at WWDC. Now. If that sentence makes no sense to you, I advise you to skip to the next blog post. Because what follows will make even less sense... I've divided my immediate reactions into the following three themes: 1. Reasons to be cheerful iOS7 ...

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Apple: it doesn’t “just work”

I've been accused - on more than one occasion - of being an Apple fan-boy. A blind, foolish acolyte of a cult-like organisation who will do everything in its power to empty my bank balance with its lovely, shiny gadgets. Much of that is true. I am a fan of Apple and have been for ...

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Apple’s next announcement

So (some of) the rumours were true: Apple is making another product announcement next Wednesday, September 1st. All over the blogosphere, pundits are making further predictions on what exactly Steve Jobs and team will share with us. Not wanting to be left out of the fun, I thought I'd jot down some of my thoughts ...

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Macworld Keynote? Meh…

I was left thoroughly underwhelmed by yesterday's Macworld keynote address by Phil Schiller. Engadget called it a "Show of no-shows". It was't Phil's presentation, by the way - he gave an excellent performance and I didn't really miss Steve Jobs (am I even alowed to think that? Never mind commit it to the internets??) . ...

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Tracking my (planned) weight loss…

Like many others, my mind turns to weight loss at this time of year. Somehow, I managed to put on a kilo and a half just over the Christmas break! Somehow? Who am I kidding? It was most definitely the week of champagne for breakfast, three heart-stopping meals a day and every other drink in ...