Is Sky Glass relevant in today’s streaming world?

Sky, the satellite TV, broadband and mobile company, today announced their newest product: Sky Glass. It’s effectively a television set with a Sky decoder built-in and uses the internet rather than satellites to provide the service. You effectively buy the TV through Sky as a loan (so even more bloody credit checks) or outright and… Continue reading Is Sky Glass relevant in today’s streaming world?

Rejecting do not reply/no-reply emails

I’m utterly fed up with any company or organisation that deploys [email protected] email addresses to send out generic (or even targeted) crap that doesn’t give me the ability to reply to it. If I start to see a pattern emerging from [email protected] addresses, they’ll get added to the ever-increasing list of banned email addresses and… Continue reading Rejecting do not reply/no-reply emails

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..