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Apple Fatigue

Normally I love Apple products, but of late I think I am getting tired of the mediocre updates they make to products, for which they extract maximum pricing for. I upgraded from the iPhone 7 to the X several months after it was released and I love the phone, but I can’t find a reason to upgrade to the XS, even giving the X to my wife and picking up a new XS for myself doesn’t hold any appeal. My […]

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The Iphone 7 – Its here!

Once again a new generation of Iphone has been released, mine was delivered on release day, probably more through luck than judgement, as I went for my usual boring Silver / White combo, I still have friends waiting on their Jet Black devices to be delivered. Personally I am starting to find the Apple announcements even duller than the previous ones, Apple really don’t seem to be innovating much these days. I’m also starting to wonder what they or any […]

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The Ipad Pro

I watched the release of the IPad pro back in September last year, and couldn’t for the life of me understand why anyone would want a device that size, I didn’t feel the need to upgrade, as essentially its just a big IPad, isn’t it? Over the years i’ve tried various IPad keyboards and never been impressed, from no-name devices through to Logitech ones, they have always¬†seemed very obvious they were just add-on’s, not something that just worked or fit […]

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Apple Macbook : Finally Used In Anger

My main laptop for day to day usage is an 2012 Apple Macbook Pro which I love, its been a great machine whilst i’ve had it. The only real issue i’ve had was 6 months ago, when the screen developed half a dozen dead pixels, Apple were great, and immediately replaced the screen with a new unit. Sadly since the machine came back I’ve never managed to get a bluetooth mouse to connect to it, so its currently back with […]

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A month with the Macbook Retina

Well i’ve had the macbook retina almost a month now and what do I truly think? Apple have a hit, well at least for me they do. I can understand every review i’ve read of the machine so far, and they are all correct, even the negative ones! Its been an absolute joy to walk out of the house with an incredibly light laptop bag these last few weeks, so much more convenient than the Macbook Retina Pro, and of […]

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Mini Review : Tryten Mac Mini Security Mount

After modifying my treadmill to make it a walking desk recently, it became apparent quite quickly that I needed somewhere to hold the mac mini I’ll be working on. I tried balancing the mac on the back of the treadmill but it bounced around a little too much for my comfort. After browsing Amazon where I assumed i’d find cheap products, all I came up with were mounts imported from the US with appropriately high prices. I like to buy […]

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USB-C and the new Macbook.

Well after much deliberation, i’ve finally pulled the trigger on the new Retina MacBook, after finally looking at what I generally use my laptops for, it turns out I don’t actually do too much power computing, mainly a little bit of Outlook, Remote Desktop connections, and some IRC, and web browsing, so I’m hardly going to drive it hard. I do however had 2 months On to my main point though, the one thing that has been worrying me slightly […]

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With the impending release of HomeKit….

I’ve been reading up about Apple’s home kit today, and found this link to most of the HomeKit compatible equipment thats been released so far, quite an interesting selection, but nothing that the Loxone can’t do. I think we’re going to see a lot more of this icon everywhere (click the button for article):

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The New Macbook Retina Is Here!

Its here, well its not actually in my sweaty little hands and I can’t make up my mind as to whether or not to go for one.It would seem to be the perfect fit for me at the moment, after looking at my recent use of mobile kit, I feel like I’m somewhere just above the point that an iPad doesn’t do all I need, my last few weeks, i’ve spent running Outlook, Remotix (an RDP client), and Safari, and […]

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The New Macbook is here!

Yay for another new apple release. My initial thoughts were Wow that looks awesome, i’m having one! After a few days to read the reviews, and think logically about it, its not a machine i’ll be buying into. Firstly it comes in gold! a little less Pimp for me please? The idea of a single port amazes me, but in the usual Apple style, the adaptors are over priced just for a change! here’s this thing of beauty which is […]