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Clients vs Web-Based Apps, my opinion.

Clients vs Web-Based Apps, my opinion.

January 29, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Image via CrunchBase I’ll put myself out there for criticism on this one… but I quite like the ‘app’ model vs. the web-app/web-client model for both my mobile devices and for my computer. When I use Twitter, I much prefer using the desktop client than the web-app. When I use Google Reader, I much prefer […]

The Joy and Evolution of Audibooks

The Joy and Evolution of Audibooks

September 22, 2010 by · 19 Comments 

Image via Wikipedia I mostly read business books, biographies, science books, or science fiction books. However, I don’t always have the time to read books in a quiet place other than when at home at night. During the day I get nauseous when reading in a car, bus or train, and I usually try and […]

O2 Contract Cancellation Gymnastics

O2 Contract Cancellation Gymnastics

August 21, 2010 by · 104 Comments 

Image via Wikipedia I am unfortunately moving to a new flat where I don’t have O2 coverage in spite of the fact that I still have a contract with 5 months outstanding and that I’m generally happy with O2. When I signed up for my iPhone contract, I chose the 45 pound a month plan […]

Convention vs. Intuitive Interface Design

Convention vs. Intuitive Interface Design

July 7, 2010 by · 29 Comments 

I was at a conference yesterday that brought up the issue of user interfaces in next generation web services and TV @home services. The key hurdle many people identified during the Q&A was the issue of how to get the average normal user to ‘get’ the interface and all the new features that designers were […]

My Take on the iPad

My Take on the iPad

January 28, 2010 by · 17 Comments 

As is usually the case with Apple products, the iPad oozes tech coolness. It promises a new freedom to consume media more comfortably. It promises a more efficient way of doing things we currently do on a laptop or phone, but does it really? Although I can’t argue the merits of the device, particularly for […]

The Kindle, A Parrot, and Platform Cyclicality

The Kindle, A Parrot, and Platform Cyclicality

January 8, 2010 by · 24 Comments 

This Christmas I was able to play with the Amazon Kindle. Chromewalker’s little sister (CLS), in an attempt to out-do her brother, asked Santa for one of the more recent ‘lust worthy’ gadgets on the market. She must have behaved well, for she got the new ‘international version’ Kindle. However, as usual, CLS is more […]

Trends in Mobile

July 22, 2009 by · 81 Comments 

Image via Wikipedia These are not some sort of top ten trends nor are they new (you may have heard of these before), but they are trends which I increasingly see  in Mobile: 1) It is all about the platforms that developers will care to develop for: Android (free), iPhone (easy) – these will dictate the […]

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