Category: Technology

It seems to be silly season again in the world of tech. After I suggested that there wasn’t really a bubble in the world of mobile apps Facebook go and spend  $1 billion on Instagram. That’s right $1 billion! This move seems to make no sense at all. Let’s be clear on what has happened. Instagram is […]

Whether or not you were amazed or somewhat underwhelmed by the last nights announcements from Apple something significant happened during the reveal of the ‘New iPad’. While the interweb was, as usual, awash with rumours of iPad 3, iPad HD, iPad LTE, iPad mini, and even iPad Touch (that’s just silly), what we were given […]

A recent post that arose from of some work that we have been doing with a local college proved to cause quite a bit of interest. Having had some time to digest the raw stats, as well as seeing some of the feedback in the comments, I thought that I would take the opportunity to try and […]

I was stunned recently when the tech world reacted to the recent iPhone 4S reveal with a kind of lack-lustre ‘oh is that it?’, ‘it’s just a faster iPhone 4’ and ‘it’s not a revolutionary phone in any sense’. Gobsmacked. Now maybe its because the tech world spend so much time studying tech they forget […]

There has been quite a stir in recent weeks about Boston Globe. This American daily publication has shunned Apple and its in-app subscription model and decided instead to develop a new desktop browser based website  which is optimised for mobile browsers using a techniques called adaptive and reactive design. We are going to take a brief look […]

Following on from last weeks post from Kev about how the size of the device really does matter I have found myself considering how I actually use my devices. While I was aware that use of my laptop had changed since I started using an iPhone I was quite surprised to realised that my usage of my iPhone had […]

Yesterday Google took their turn in the latest round of the smart phone wars when it was announced that Google is to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. Motorola split their business sometime ago with Mobility being the development and manufacture of mobile phones arm. It seems that, for now at least, Google will continue to […]

The rise and rise of the smart phone has made a lot of other devices very nervous. Your smart phone; Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, yes even blackberry, is a Swiss army knife for the digital age. It’s a multi-tool. It can do pretty much everything. And if it can’t, well, there will be “an app for that” […]

The next few days will hail the arrival of HP’s TouchPad in stores all over the UK. It’s yet another tablet device come iPad wannabe that has been met with a lukewarm reception and average reviews. So, whats new? Well, it’s among the first of HP’s devices running the new webOS. That’s right, it’s not […]

I recently read, and commented on, an article on eConsultancy (Moments in Needless Bi-Polarity: Apps vs the mobile web). However, as I was moderated, I thought that I’d share my thoughts on it here instead. *smile* It seems that this issue, and the misunderstandings surround it, will not go away. I do agree with much […]