Mobile Payments & iTunes

With the most anticipated Apple event since the last one mere hours away, something’s been bothering me. For Apple, the introduction of its own iPhone payments product will end years of speculation about when it will take advantage of its massive file of hundreds of millions of credit cards from iTunes and App Store customers […]


I don’t hide my love of photography. I also find, being a human, that I like things that are intuitive.  I recently took the plunge and made the switch from Canon’s DSLRs to Sony’s A7R. My main reason for this is an upcoming trip to Japan. A trip that’s going to involve a not-insubstantial amount of […]

Nintendo’s head in the sand approach

There’s a fascinating article on Eurogamer about the launch of the WiiU from the perspective of a games developer. It’s interesting for a number of reasons, but one comment really stands out: At some point in this conversation we were informed that it was no good referencing Live and PSN as nobody in their development […]

iPad as a camera

I was fortunate in that I travelled to some amazing places in 2013. Something that astounded me regardless of location, was the number of people using an iPad as a camera. Apple appear to be embracing this use case in their latest advert, What Will Your Verse Be? As I travelled between tourist hotspots, there […]

Music curation

Re/Code covering the new music streaming service from Beats: Here’s how Iovine put it a year ago: “Other music subscription] companies, these services, all lack curation. They call it curation; there’s no curation. That’s what we did as a record label, we curated. There’s 150 white rappers in America; we served you one.” There will […]

Microsoft heads in a worrying direction

There’s an excellent article on The Verge where they speak to Steve & Steve about Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset division. The big question they try and get the assembled Steves to answer is whether Steve 2 (Stephen Elop) is in line to replace Steve 1 as Microsoft CEO.  It’s fairly clear that this has […]

Who’ll give me odds?

I’ve been reading with interest the coverage around Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s phone division and it’s got my head spinning (more on that later).  Something that did pop in to my mind when reading TechCrunch’s assessment of what’s left at Nokia, specifically the HERE Services, was that they must be prime target for Apple?  They’ve […]

Bins and toilets

Quartz picked up an interesting story about some new bins that have hit the streets in London: Recycling bins in the City of London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize. […]  The idea is to bring internet tracking cookies to the real world. The […]

ASUS backing away from Windows RT

AllThingsD: While not completely ruling out future Windows RT products, Shih said that, when it comes to Windows, he is putting all of his time and energy into devices that use Intel chips. Microsoft really are floundering at the moment.  Sales are down almost across the board, and some of their big bets aren’t paying […]

A day with the Fuji X100S

I’ve been a DSLR shooter for a while, but I’ve recently been finding myself becoming a little disillusioned with photography.  I’ve lost some of the fun.  For reference I shoot with a Canon 5D MKII and usually carry a lot of gear around with me.  In addition to the body there’s my walk around lens, […]