Can I buy insurance for Apple’s insurance?

Apple’s launched a new AppleCare+ tier in the UK that covers iPhones against theft and loss, except the initial information page states that coverage does not include theft or loss, but yet it does. When you click through the terms link, none of the documents under the “From September 14th 2021” section mentions coverage for… Continue reading Can I buy insurance for Apple’s insurance?

The Goodies’ Moving House, and Other Things That Happened This Week

It’s been a fairly interesting week. Thanks to Britbox, I caught up on all The Goodies episodes and decided to buy the complete collection on DVD. Fourteen, yes, fourteen discs! Given these episodes were made in the 70’s, some of the effects work featured in these episodes are rather extraordinary despite their simplicity compared to… Continue reading The Goodies’ Moving House, and Other Things That Happened This Week

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

It would be an understatement to say that Sir Clive Sinclair and his innovations were directly responsible for me getting into the I.T. industry. Though I started off at an early age playing with my godfather’s electronic typewriter and being allowed to type up telexes on the terminals at my father’s work, it wasn’t until… Continue reading RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

If Apple really cared about the “Pro” moniker for iPhone, it would..

.. ruddy well start using a Thunderbolt controller with USB-C port for transferring those enormous ProRes video files. Lightning is fast, yes, but when you consider the iPad Pros of late have fast I/O with a USB-C port, it’s about time that the iPhone Pros started to align with the iPad in terms of I/O.… Continue reading If Apple really cared about the “Pro” moniker for iPhone, it would..

Easing back into office life..

Last week I decided to start the working week back in the office with a bit of a treat – staying at the local Premier Inn for a couple of days to avoid the inevitable mad rush on public transport (as well as the newly inflated prices) as most people return to the office in… Continue reading Easing back into office life..

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi wins the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction!

Wonderful news! Susanna Clarke has won the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel, Piranesi. And as a result, in a rare, uplifting moment, Twitter’s What’s Happening section reveals that Susanna Clarke is trending in the UK (as of 6:45am on the 9th September, 2021): When I first read Susanna’s Jonathan Strange & Mr… Continue reading Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi wins the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction!

Cheaper Components Do Not Make For A Good Experience

I spent nearly 90 minutes (and the rest!) yesterday spending time investigating a problem with a colleague’s Dell XPS 15 laptop. He mentioned that Bluetooth suddenly stopped working and wasn’t able to find any Bluetooth devices within the Windows 10 Device Manager. I spent a bit of time doing a bit of Googling and basic… Continue reading Cheaper Components Do Not Make For A Good Experience