Tag: iOS

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the reign of the PC is over. For the last decade the PC has been considered as the digital hub of our digital life. It was like the sun, in the solar system of our connected devices. Well, if Apple are on the ball (and they usually are) then […]

Yesterday saw the much anticipated keynote at the Apple Developers Conference. This is the time of year when Apple tells us all what shiny new toys we get to play with in the coming year.  And by all I mean, well, quite a lot of us. A staggering 200 million iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) are […]

A long time ago, when people bought mobile phones to make phone calls and Apps were still a twinkle in Steve Jobs eye, I had a rather clunky Samsung clam-shell with a green and black screen. I was quite pleased with it. Until that is, I saw a Nokia. Nokia phones were everywhere. They were […]

Apps seem to have made the most ordinary of tasks that little bit more enjoyable. Some of the things that I used to do anyway now have a little bit more magic to them. So I thought I’d share some of the Apps that have brought this magic into my life. My current eco system […]

What makes a platform a success? Why does the iPod continue to be so dominant? Why is the iPad the only tablet that has actually seen significant adoption?   As many have done, you could point to Apple’s design ethic and branding, their re-invention and consumer focus, or the fact that their music players have […]

I’ll get straight to the point. I don’t like cross-platform web apps. If you want a mobile website, fine. That’s a good thing to have. But if you want an app, something that takes advantage of the phone or tablet as a mobile platform, then you should avoid the cost cutting temptation of an HTML […]

In the world of the smart phone platforms there are currently two extremes of approach when it comes to Apps. At one end Apple with iOS and The App Store. At the other end you have Google with its Android system and the Android Market. The Apple ecosystem is a tightly controlled walled garden. They rigorously control […]