Letting Your Ego In

I’ve had this post in my drafts for a long time because from both an internal and an external perspective it is something that bothers me tremendously. I have rewritten it so many times to try and avoid the negativity, and I hope this comes across in the right way....

Where Are You?

You might be wondering this, or you may not care (or even noticed) but I have been very absent from my usual haunts recently. This is partly by choice, and partly due to other reasons. I am, well I think I was, burnt out - but during my break away...

I Want A Better Looking Smartwatch

When the rumours first started hinting at Apple working on a smartwatch, I was already sold. My wrist had already had an Android wear watch strapped to it, but since my switch to Apple products, my pebble watch although great wasn’t cutting it. Now four years later, it is the...

🔗 The danger of ‘I already pay for Apple News+’ | TechCrunch

Apple News+ threatens to open a massive hole in news site paywalls, allowing their best premium articles to escape. Publishers hope they’ll get exposure to new audiences. But any potential new or existing direct subscriber to a publisher will no longer be willing to pay a healthy monthly fee to occasionally access that top content while supporting the rest of the newsroom. They’ll just cherry pick what they want via News+, and Apple will shave off a few cents for the publisher while owning all the data, customer relationship and power.

While I understand the point made, I think there is a larger more positive argument. Just like myself, I would like to believe there are users out there that would read the occasional WSJ or other paywalled publication but don’t because the monthly payment isn’t worth it.

I am not convinced Apple news is excellent for most publishers, but it might not be as bad as everyone thinks. I guess time will tell, and I’m sure if the financials don’t stack up, we will see publications pulled from the subscription service.


Considering Jumping The Walls

I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but I use a lot of Apple products. I understand this might come as a shock, but quite a few years ago I decided it was the best option for me to lean in and get the benefits of living solely in...

I Need To Stop Playing With It

Not in that way! I’ve never been happy with the way my blog performs, or looks, and unfortunately I spend too much time tweaking things and even creating completely new ones! This is time I should be spending doing other things, or you know, actually writing things to publish on...

Where Does Targeted Advertising End?

I often day dream about the perfect future of pretty basic products. This often leads to some strange outcomes and random doodles but lately I have been thinking through the future of targeted advertising and I’m a little worried.

Over-Stretching To Upgrade

One of the most difficult urges I struggle to let go of is my desire for stuff. To buy things just because I can, and upgrade to the latest and greatest simply because it was released. Thankful this pang is getting less and less, but there is an over arching...

Where To Put Your Tech Investment

For many years there were clear differences between the technology we bought. Clear divides between what companies were and were not able produce, the laptop market was still as it is now, but in mobile some phones sucked and other prevailed. A tech world was a sea of constant compromises...

Using Notion Web-Clipper

There aren’t many things that get me invested in a whole new platform, but reading offline and web clipping is one issue I come up against all the time. It’s not everyones bag, but when I write online or save things on a professional level, I like having everything in...