• Apple
  • Smallbig

    So I feel a little vindicated by this article on ZDNet telling about a recent study that found Apple Users are not buying the bigger handsets. People on average just don’t have hands that big, to me the normal 6 and 6s are too big and I frequently have to do that double tap thing […]

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  • The only constant is change

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    Over the last twenty years I have somehow managed to survive countless rounds of redundancy (I am not entirely sure how to be honest), but needless to say the company has regular seasonal purges and sheds staff like a labrador sheds fur. This year there was yet another round. I, once again have escaped but […]

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  • On hunting big game

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    Recently there has been a lot of press regarding rich people (mainly from ‘murica) going to Africa specifically to kill large (not so) game animals. Highlights of this ‘sport’ are a wealthy dentist (there are such things?) and some other silly tarts thought it would be a great idea after they had killed these beasts on […]

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  • Easily forgotten

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    As a long time Mac user (some 25+ years now) it is sometimes easy to forget just what a charmed existence we have. Recently we purchased a new machine for the household, a wintel laptop made by Hewlett Packard who for marketing reasons I am sure, chose to name the device an “Envy”. On paper […]

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  • Twitchy much

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    So, once again Apple has had a fantastic quarter, made billions of dollars and is generally quite happy with itself, however the Wall Street sheepies are twitchy again. No only has Apple not released details of how well the Watch is doing and the iPad is not selling like it once was (more on this […]

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  • Big small

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    Dear Tim. It’s been widely reported that Apple are about to start manufacturing big-ass versions of the iPhone product. This trend of super sizing phones is really naff (not good). On the UK there was an old TV programme staring a guy called Dom Jollie who would take an enormous prop phone into public places […]

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  • Beatsing the drum

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    Is it just me or did Apple pay over the odds for Beats. So apparently they paid $3B – $2.5B of that for the hardware business and £500m for their streaming music service. If they wanted a streaming music service why not buy Spotify? Who the heck subscribes to Beats? I don’t know anyone who […]

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  • Foreigner in my own country

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    As I sit here on the train to Liverpool Street, I can hear many voices of fellow travellers and it occurs to me none of them are speaking English. There’s Spanish, various forms of Asian languages, dialects that sound like Russian (they could be Latvian or Ukraine however). An so I’m sitting wondering what happened […]

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  • Been a bit busy

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    So it’s been a while! Over a year. Lots have happened. We now have dogs, two Labrador puppies (well not so much now) The kids are grown or growing up fast. This year they will be 21 and 16. Goodness I feel ancient. I am still at the same company and at long last we […]