Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

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 […]


I’ve been a big fan of Koss Spark Plug earbuds for many years. They’re cheap, comfortable and sound great. I got my first set after some very expensive Sony noise cancelling earbuds failed on my (just after the warranty ran out), and it was obvious straight away that a good snug fit was an excellent […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 found myself upgrading a bunch of stuff over the last weekend, which gave me cause to reflect on what was good, and what was not so good. Android First up was my ZTE Blade, which I’ve had running Cyanogen Mod. I wasn’t super impressed with version 7.0. There were few things that it did […]


More Android

24Mar11

This post will likely be trollbait for that special flavour of Apple fanbois and their anti equivalent… Weekend away I spent a most enjoyable weekend away at Maker Faire in Newcastle, and I took my iPhone 4 and the San Francisco (ZTE Blade) with me (along with my old Lenovo s10e netbook). The Blade made […]


This is going to be one of those ‘to save me from repeating myself’ sort of blog posts, as I seem to have been frequently engaged in conversation recently about this topic. Apple Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Apple redefined the smartphone with the launch of the iPhone, and though I don’t […]


Tied down

10Jul09

One contract for voice and data, and enough SIMs for the devices that I wish to use – is that too simple? Am I asking for too little?