I popped into the Covent Garden Apple Store this evening to buy a new MacBook Pro laptop. I decided to buy there-and-then because I needed the utility. I wanted the machine immediately rather than waiting. It turns out that this is perhaps the wrong approach for me because I really don’t enjoy the standard experience. […]
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A question that is bothering me. I walked by the EE store in Islington this afternoon and saw this sign outside: Isn’t that meant to be impossible in the first week of an iPhone launch?
Have you been seeing folk with Samsungs Facetiming in the street? I have. I am routinely witnessing this almost daily in and around London. I was in Scotland the other day on business and one of the ladies ahead of me in the taxi queue at Edinburgh Airport flipped out her S4 and proceeded to […]
So the latest set of iPhones will hit the market later this month. There will be queues. There will be slightly tame excitement. There will be headlines about millions of devices flying off shelves. A few readers have been asking where the hell my opinions have been, given the launch took place 48 hours ago. […]
A quick hello to everyone at Phones4U who recently challenged me to spend two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and write about my experience. They sent me out the S4 on Friday and I’ve been testing it… But let me stop you there. You can’t do a proper test of a phone until you’ve […]
When Techcrunch is publishing this type of analysis, you can easily discern that — despite the billions in revenue — there’s something rotten in the State of Denmark HQ at Cupertino. Have a read… Techcrunch – Design, and Insecurity is back at Apple.
I watched all of it. I stuck through it. I did skip some bits where I just couldn’t handle the stupid whooping. Here, then, is my perspective on the 5 things that really annoyed me during Apple’s WWDC keynote: 1. The whooping guy After almost every second sentence, whilst Tim or any of the other […]
Give it a rest Apple? Following on from last week’s ultra desperate email to millions of iPhone users, Apple is back again with yet another reminder about how much you should love your iPhone. Apparently last week they said they had 8 JD Power awards for customer blah blah. They must have received another one […]
For the avoidance of doubt, the following text outlines why you love your iPhone 5. Feel free to print this text for further consultation. Your iPhone will periodically prompt you with test questions based on the following text. Heh. I felt that text like that quote I made up above should have been included at […]
Stop all the clocks! Have you read what Mr Apple himself has published about Apple? John Gruber has published a decent set of rebuttals relating to the Samsung launch last week. All well and good. This is to be expected and it’s perfectly good analysis provided you recognise that he’s a super-Apple-fan. The last paragraph […]
It is a seriously annoying experience trying to transact business in an Apple Store nowadays, especially when you’re in there at peak time. At 8pm today I tried to buy an iPad Mini, Mophie juice charger and another iPad Mini or full-size iPad. I hadn’t made my decision. I’d decided on the Mini and the […]
I am deriving significant enjoyment from the apoplectic die-hard Apple fanatics and influencers going nuts over the runaway gloom currently centred around the company. In many cases (there are a few exceptions) it’s the same people who helped pile on the “Nokia is finished” and “RIM is finished” stories when both companies clearly were not. […]