Still keen to try a #Chromebook? @Dell has a nice one.

I'm pretty keen to try a Chromebook and see how much of what I need to do at work can be done with just one of these. This Dell Chromebook looks pretty compelling, if I was going to buy one ... Here is an intro from the product announcement: Dell today announced the continued expansion…

Would you buy a Leica that just shoots in black and white?

Leica has released a new camera that just shoots in black and white. It is the Leica M Monochrom, it retails for about $7,450 and it is a beautiful camera. Leaving aside the cost, I'm wondering about the use case for a camera that only shoots black and white? Leica commissioned Ragnar Axelsson to spend…

Just give me a bigger phone, keep the iPad

Om Malik published an interesting post about Apple's iPhone sales and the impact the iPhone 6+ seems to be having on iPad sales. He singled out the larger iPhone 6+ in particular: If you want to see the impact of the iPhone 6+, look no further than iPad sales:¬†about $9 billion during the quarter, which…

Talking to your machines

Voice recognition on mobile devices has the potential to be revolutionary. I (mostly) love my iPhone but Siri isn't particularly effective as a voice-based personal assistant. Google's voice recognition, on the other hand, is easily better than Siri in every way. Google's voice recognition is more accurate and consistently gives me better results and doesn't…

A couple thoughts before you update to Mac OS Yosemite

If you, like me, are one of the few people who haven't been running the development versions of Apple's latest Mac OS X version, Yosemite, you are probably wondering when you should update your Mac? I started the update as soon as I saw it was available in the Mac App Store and the update…

Simplifying the crowded messaging space

The messaging space seems to be the antithesis of email. Where email works using common protocols and a variety of email applications that all support them, messaging apps rarely talk to each other and basically function in silos. The messaging space is a surprisingly tricky one to dominate but a few of the services are…

How to add emoticons (or emoji) to your iPhone or iPad

I couldn't work out how to add emoticons to my messages in Whatsapp. My non-iPhone friends seem to be able to do it and I just couldn't work it out. This morning Nastassja came into my office and showed me how to do it (boy I felt like a bit of an old fart needing…
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