Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

A few years ago I found myself saying ‘with the iPad everyone flys first class’. My thinking at the time was that Apple had levelled the playing field by creating a device that delivered the same excellent user experience whether you were the CEO of a global company, a regular user, or a kid who’d sold a […]


This is Fred Wilson’s question, but I’m repeating it because it’s an interesting one, and because I think I have answers beyond glorified remote controls and recipe books. Like Fred I was also intrigued by Ben Evan’s post ‘iPads, price and self-selection‘. Also in common with Fred I really like the Nexus 7 – both […]


I’ve been a happy iPhone and iPad user for a couple of years, but the time has come to move on. It’s not that I dislike Apple stuff, I just don’t think it’s the best for my needs, and certainly isn’t worth the premium. That said, I’m not very convinced by iOS7, or OS X Mavericks […]


Last week I saw that major credit card companies are blocking payments to VPN services: This is bad news if you want to protect your stuff online (or pretend that you’re in another country). One way to deal with this is to run your own VPN service in the cloud. This is of course of […]


I’m starting a new job at the end of the week, and I’ve been agonising over whether I should treat myself to a shiny new laptop. I’m *really*tempted by an 11″ MacBook Air[1], but at the same time I’m inclined to hold off until a Haswell-ULT/ULX version comes along (which might then have an all […]


The Quick version Get OpenELEC Download an SD Card image file from resources.pichimney.com (latest version at the time of writing is RC1 – 2.99.1). Install OpenELEC Unzip the image file and burn it onto a (1GB or bigger) SD card using Win32DiskImager (for Windows) or dd (for Mac or Linux). Plug Everything in Plug the […]


I got my Chromebook a week ago, so it’s time to reflect on my experiences so far (beyond my initial first impressions). The good parts Blogging – it’s pretty much a perfect blogging tool, and I’ve managed to get a lot of posts done in the past week. The holiday may have had something to […]


BYOD

11Dec12

I’ve spent a good part of the last year working on mobile strategy, so I get asked a lot about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD[1]). This is going to be one of those roll up posts, so that I can stop repeating myself (so much). It’s not about cost (of the device) A friend last […]


I remember a Christmas in the late 90s where it seemed like everybody got a mobile phone. This year it’s looking like we’re going to see the tablet equivalent, so I thought I’d do a quick round up of what I’m expecting to see. The home front If I include my in-laws then there will […]


My second Raspberry Pi came at the end of last week[1], so now I have one to tinker with in addition to the first that I’m using as a media player. It turns out that it’s not just SD cards that the raspi is fussy about, I had a real struggle getting either of my […]