Portrait Mode Complaints

Whilst I have never been overly motivated to have a portrait mode capable handset. Now I actually have the iPhone X I have enjoyed the odd occasion of trying out the feature. It definitely has some issues, especially using the front facing camera, but does get some great snaps. With...

🎙 Bring Your Own Device 29

This week we have a special guest - Guilherme Rambo (AKA Mr. Rambo), which reveals the ludicrous prices of Apple products in Brazil. Also, Gui joins Nati as they both share their impressions of the iPhone X, before diving deep into some nerdy talk about BridgeOS and the iMac Pro which will come with an A10 SoC.

Then we continue to talk about the HomePod and whether Apple’s software game has taken a hit in recent years.

Control Centre Needs Some Work

Since collecting my iPhone X from Appleon release day, my impressions of using the device have gotten better and better. The size is perfect for me, splitting the difference between a smaller phone in my pocket and a larger screen to get things done. However the one huge sticking point...

Bugs vs Noise - Does it REALLY matter?

I’m never sure how many people complaining about issues are actually users of the phone or OS in question. I tweeted about this yesterday as a genuine question. Although some may have took it as a tweet dismissive of issues in iOS, I an genuinely interested in the level of...

If you need a happiness app, question everything else first

I’m not new to this whole improving your life movement, and I’m certainly not new to technology. Those two worlds collide more than you think, and as more and more of our lives go digital it happens more often. Shifting more of our minds to the cloud leads to more...

🎙 Bring Your Own Device 28

We talk about Greg’s new Dutch 27” iMac 5k and why IKEA is so awesome, and continue about Qualcomm rejecting Broadcom’s acquisition offer, and the reality that most people don’t give a damn about internet speeds.

Then we dive into some more thoughts about the iPhone X, while shipping time improves before the 2nd launch wave which includes Israel. Discuss the improved wireless charging iOS 11.2 brings among other stuff and give our opinions about the 2018 iPhone line rumors.

Errors in Apple Health App? Try this fix

When Apple launched the Apple Watch, it was greeted with confused emotions. It tried too hard to be everything to everyone, however from watchOS 2 onwards the message has been clear. Notifications and health monitoring are the major benefits to everyone, recording activity levels and making users more engaged. Unfortunately...

I Finally Deleted Facebook

For a long time the big blue F was my main social network for communicating with people, keeping up to date with news and just receiving boredom. However for the last few it has been left gathering nothing more than automatic posts and links because it really is a horrible...

🎙 Bring Your Own Device 27

This week we have a special guest - Matt Birchler, which joins us to talk about the his impressions of the Pixel 2 - Matt’s annual Android experiment, the experience of using an Android device with an Apple Watch, and the Pixel 2’s shortages that come up only when using the device (hint: the camera).

Also, we continue with the world’s longest follow-up about Qualcomm and talk about the iPhone X, and the Watch Series 3.

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Making The Case For The iPhone Plus

After picking up my iPhone X on Friday it was immediately apparent that the new Apple device is not going to be everyones perfect device. Despite sporting a fantastic 5.8” OLED screen, the iPhone X is going to frustrate users of Plus model phones - and there is still a...