Tag: Technology

Done and done. New iPhone ordered.

Despite my worries, this morning's launch of the new iPhones wasn't too much of a stressful experience. Not what I was saying to myself at 0759 this morning, though... I'd already made up my mind on the model, colour and capacity of the phone I was after, (iPhone XS Max, 256GB, Space Grey), so my ...

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Packing for success: a frequent flyer writes…

As I prep for my few days in Singapore, I turn to my trusty packing list in Evernote to remind me of all the important things that must be in my bags before I leave. Over the years, I've quickly realised that it's much more efficient to work through a packing list than to keep ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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Testing the iPhone 7 Plus camera

I've had the new iPhone 7 Plus for a little over a week, but I've still managed to put it through its paces, indoors and out, and I thought I'd share a few of those photos here. Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of pics. The camera app seems faster and more responsive than in ...

Unboxing the iPhone 7 Plus

Excitement levels to the max! I actually got my iPhone 7 Plus yesterday, but it was delivered while I was working up in Birmingham and I was just too exhausted to even look at it when I got in. Ten hours of sleep later, I backed up my iPhone 6s Plus to my iMac, then ...

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Apple Watch series 2.0 has arrived!

While I won't be getting my new iPhone 7 Plus for a few days yet (le sigh), my new Apple Watch arrived this morning. What's more, I somehow had the self-control to leave it in its box until I'd finished all my must-dos today. It's gorgeous, but hard to differentiate from the series 1.0 watch ...

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Want! Want so much!!

https://youtu.be/4lKq1fGtXFM Okay, so it's not a Brompton, but for fair-weather cyclists like me, this looks fantastic. I have to wonder how heavy it is, but all the same, such a great idea. Mind you, would I last five minutes on London's streets with this? Probably not. Sadly.

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Early days with the Apple Pencil

I'm not ashamed to say I spent an inordinate amount of my Saturday evening playing with a pencil. The new Apple Pencil, combined with my iPad Pro 9.7". I know this word gets thrown around a lot when discussing Apple's products, but it's really 'magical'. In that I can't understand how it works so well. ...